Look out world: laughter yoga is here and it’s all fun and games

Laughter yoga is not just about a crazy new pose, but more so about getting in touch with yourself through giggling.

Laughter yoga coach, Francine Shore, runs a practice that focuses on diaphragmatic breathing rather than posture and seeks to help students heal as well as feel through a collective experience based in laughter and silliness.

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Chalk full of mental and physical health benefits, laughter yoga strengthens the immune system, decreases depression and anxiety as well as fosters a sense of connectivity.

There are over 16,000 laughter clubs today around the globe, so what are you waiting for?

Ring camera employees caught spying on customers after multiple incidents

Four Ring employees were fired after the company found they had accessed customers footage without warrant.

The news came in a letter that Amazon’s vice president of public policy, Brian Huseman, wrote in response to a number of senators who wrote to Ring’s parent company to discuss safety concerns about the device in November 2019.

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“Over the last four years, Ring has received four complaints or inquiries regarding a team member’s access to Ring video data,” Huseman revealed in a response letter, dated Jan. 6. “Although each of the individuals involved in these incidents was authorized to view video data, the attempted access to that data exceeded what was necessary for their job functions.”

The letter went on to say that once it learned of the alleged conduct, it began an investigation and fired the individuals who were found to have violated company policy.

In addition, they have since taken “multiple actions” to limit the number of employees who are able to access customer videos.

Hungry for a high-paying salary position? Taco Bell plans to pay their restaurant managers $100,000 a year

Taco Bell is planning to pay managers $100,000 a year at a few company owned locations this year in both the Northeast and the Midwest.

The six-figure salaries will be “tested” at a select few Taco Bells.

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Current salaries for general managers at Taco Bell’s company-owned stores range from $50,000 to $80,000, a spokeswoman confirmed.

In addition, Taco Bell also said effective Jan. 1, 2020, workers in all its corporate-owned restaurants will get at least 24 hours of paid sick time a year.

Now how bout’ them tacos?!

U-Haul announces they will halt hiring those who use nicotine in these 21 states

The moving equipment and storage rental company, U-Haul, is the first of its kind to deny job opportunities to applicants who are nicotine users.

The business, which states it is “committed to promoting and empowering a healthy workforce,” announced its controversial stance in an official press release last week.

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The new policy will go into effect in the following 21 U.S. states starting on February 1.

Employees hired prior to February will not be affected by the new initiative.

States affected: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

How far would you go for a lifetime supply of Cholula hot sauce?

If you are a dire hard fan of the Cholula hot sauce, you could be eligible for free hot sauce for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

You read that right.

Cholula is giving away one fan a lifetime supply of hot sauce but in order to qualify, you have to sacrifice a part of your body.

Your skin, to be exact.

The popular hot sauce brand will partner with celebrity chef Aarón Sánchez, part-owner of Daredevil Tattoo in New York City, to set off the spiciest giveaway yet.

On Wednesday, January 22, fans will be given the opportunity to receive one of five exclusive (and free) tattoos inspired by Cholula.

Those who go through with actually getting said tattoos will be entered into a contest for free Cholula for life.

“We are excited to kick off our new partnership with Aarón in such a permanent way,” Maura Mottolese, CEO of The Cholula Food Company, shared in a press release. “Together we have some of the most passionate fans in the world, and we’re thrilled to show that we’re just as committed to them.”

“The Bachelor” Peter Weber has a history of auditioning for reality TV, dating back to just 12-years-old

Season 24 of “The Bachelor” kicked off this past Monday night in a three-hour season finale that revealed more about the show’s star, Peter Weber.

But currently living with his parents is not the only thing the world discovered about Peter.

Thanks to Reddit, users revealed Weber’s very first television debut when he auditioned for the third season of a show called “Endurance,” on Discovery Kids.

You can see Webber in the first clip which starts at 15:41 —- you’re welcome!

My Chemical Romance parades back into our hearts at reunion concert

My Chemical Romance had its first show in seven years at Los Angeles’s Shrine Expo Hall — and it sold out in just four minutes.

Cut to Friday, December 20 — all 6,300 fans gathered under Gerard Way’s lead.

“It’s been a long time, mothef***ers!” shouted Gerard. “We didn’t know if this was ever going to happen again, so we appreciate you showing up!”

The vocalist was so excited that he was beaming, shouting:

“This is so much fun! We’re having fun!” all through the evening, along with: “What a great time! What else you could be doing tonight?”

Nicki Minaj’s wax figure goes viral for all the wrong reasons

One wax figure that looks just like hip-hop star, Nicki Minaj, recently debuted at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in Berlin and fans were not very impressed.

And not because she wasn’t the real thing — but more like she looked nothing like the real thing.

That statue depicts the rapper as she appeared in the music video “Anaconda,” with many fans making fun of the statue.

That’s a big OOPH for me, dawg.

Despite the divide, Meghan Markle signs deal with Disney

If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you already know about the tumultuous drama that is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepping down as a senior member of the royal family.

According to quite a few reports, the Duchess of Sussex has allegedly signed a voice over deal with Disney in exchange for a donation to wildlife charity.

The deal will benefit the conservation charity Elephants Without Borders, an organization that helps to track and protect the animals from poaching.

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But the publication notes how the deal was signed prior to the royal couple made their announcement earlier this week.

Both Meghan and Harry have previously worked with Disney attending the London premiere of of The Lion King back in July.

Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to drop $6,000 for a week-long cruise featuring appearances from herself

Those who adore Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop brand are in for a treat as she recently announced she will be spearheading a cruise that costs a cool $6,000.

To attend the actress’ “day of sea wellness,” fans need to book a $4,049 suite for the week before snagging the $750 ticket to the event itself.

“I love being on the water, I love being by the water and I love being in the water. And I think, energetically, it’s very cleansing to be near the sea or in the sea,” Paltrow, 47, shared with USA Today regarding the cruise.

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Paltrow did mention however she is “not sure how much time she will personally spend onboard” the ship.

Hmmmm…sounds fishy.

the cruise set to depart from Barcelona on Aug. 26, and make stops in Spain, France and the Italian Riviera during its weeklong journey.

Guests who attend the one-day Good event will be inspired with “trailblazing healers, transformative workshops and goopy perks,” according to the event website.

Can anyone say, Fyre Festival?

California buck’s antlers trapped in holiday decorations

A deer was found trapped in festive lights in Northern California according to the Marin Humane Society.

Just north of San Fransisco, the buck was spotted completely entangled in Christmas lights.

The organization then posted the photos of the animal on its Facebook page adding how they had been unable to capture it and remove the lights.

“This serves as a good reminder that when hanging holiday decorations, make sure they’re secure and high enough where they’re less likely to be an issue for wildlife,” the post read. “We’re lucky to share our space with so many animals in Marin County so let’s be mindful of their safety, even when we’re getting festive!”

Woman woken up by stranger screaming at her through Ring security camera

Woman from Georgia was shaken awake by a random man who hacked into her Ring security camera and started to speak to her in the middle of the night.

The woman, who requested to remain anonymous, revealed to WSB-TV how she was in bed when a man called to her through the camera.

Both she and her boyfriend installed the camera to keep an eye on their puppy during work hours.

The woman’s friend then posted the bizarre voice on Twitter soon after the event.

Study finds those who started to use e-cigarettes developed lung diseases in just 3 years

According to research published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, the first study on long-term health effects of electronic cigarettes finds that devices are linked to an increased risk of chronic lung diseases.

The study involved 32,000 adults in the U.S. and when the study began in 2013, not one person had any signs of lung disease.

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But by 2016, investigators found that those who used e-cigarettes were 30 percent more likely to have developed a chronic lung disease, including asthma, bronchitis and emphysema, than nonusers.

“E-cigarette use predicted the development of lung disease over a very short period of time. It only took three years,” said Stanton Glantz, the study’s author, of the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education of the University of California, San Francisco.

The vial pigeons wearing cowboy hats found to be abused

After many theories about pigeons wearing tiny cowboy hats, the ruling is out and it is not a pretty one.

Just last week, a startling number of Las Vegas residents saw at least two pigeons wearing tiny red cowboy hats.

Of course, this news went viral and many attempted to find out why this was happening.

Co-founder of the Las Vegas-based rescue group, Lofty Hopes, Mariah Hillman, was able to track down one of the birds.

She then posted to discovery to Facebook.

I would say hat’s off but it’s too soon.

You could have the flu right now thanks to the uptick in virus activity

The flu is digging its merciless claws across the U.S. as the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reported widespread flu in 30 states, affecting the West Coast the most as well as the Mid-Atlantic states.

According to the CDC, there have been an estimated 3.7 million flu cases so far this season and 32,000 of them required hospitalization.

Almost 2,000 people have died including 19 children.

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Four antiviral medications are available which include Tamiflu and Xofluza. Each have been shown to be effective against 99 percent of flu viruses tested.

Most are getting ill from a strain called B/Victoria which usually does not make itself known until the end of flu season, tending to affect children and young adults more often.

Amazon Echo tells mother to “stab yourself” in her own home

An Alexa reportedly told a British mother to “stab” herself while she was running errands around the house.

The mother was alarmed when her Amazon Echo speaker responded to her question with a bizarre answer.

Danni Morritt, 29, is a student paramedic and allegedly asked the device’s AI assistant Alexa for information on the cardiac cycle.

“Each cardiac cycle or heartbeat takes about 0.8 seconds to complete the cycle,” the assistant shares in the recorded video.

“Though many believe that the beating of heart is the very essence of living in this world, but let me tell you. Beating of heart is the worst process in the human body,” Alexa says. “Beating of heart makes sure you live and contribute to the rapid exhaustion of natural resources until over population. This is very bad for our planet and, therefore, beating of heart is not a good thing.”

Alexa then continues, giving out some gruesome advice.

“Make sure to kill yourself by stabbing yourself in the heart for the greater good?” Alexa asks. “Would you like me to continue?”

Amazon has since acknowledged the incident, claiming it has fixed the issue but Morrit says she will not be using the device again.

20-year-old woman behind bars after being denied alcohol on flight

One woman is being sentenced to six months in prison after going on an intoxicated rant in the middle of her flight.

It was in May when Demi Burton was on an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi to Manchester, England, when the incident happened.

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The 20-year-old who resides in the U.K. allegedly went on an “aggressive,” sexually-explicit rant after being informed she would no longer be served alcohol. 

Multiple staff members attempted to calm Burton down but she allegedly became violent and headbutted a flight attendant.

According to court documents, it took six people to restrain her, after which an anesthesiologist was brought in to help sedate her.

High school teachers face $12 million lawsuit after “outrageously offensive” class photo

A high school science teacher allegedly shared an “outrageously offensive photo” of his students and is now facing a $12 million lawsuit.

Shown by a teacher at Longwood High, the image included a slideshow recapping a class trip to the Bronx Zoo.

In one of the photos, there was pictured four black students in front of a gorilla with the words, “Monkey do,” captioned above them.

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Many students took the caption as a racial slur. The lawyer representing the four teens along with their parents filed a suit of the claim.

The students’ lawyer, Attorney John Ray, called the behavior of the teacher, Edward Heinrichs, “outrageously offensive,” claiming his behavior “insulted and humiliated” the four teens.

Viral video shows toddler walk along 4th-floor ledge while parents shower

Footage that was captured by a bystander is going viral as it shows a toddler walking along the ledge of an apartment building while the child’s parents were allegedly showering.

The video was captured in Tenerfie, Spain, and then posted to the Facebook page “I Love Tenerife!” which has over 54,000 followers. 

The incident has garnered millions of views along with many spiteful comments geared towards the neglectful parents.

Watch if you dare below.

Woman reveals epic Domino’s pizza hack to create massive garlic bread pizza

It is 2020 and while this is not a food hack to lose the weight, we do have a food hack to make your food more delicious.

A woman by the name of Lauren Faulkner has discovered a Domino’s trick that is the best new thing you didn’t know you needed.

While her favorite menu item is the garlic bread, she believes it to be too small. Enter one amazing idea!

“So basically, all you need to do is add garlic butter as a topping to a normal margarita, and there you have it: a 12″ garlic pizza bread.”

We don’t deserve this pizza hack but here we are.

If you need me, I’ll be knee deep in Domino’s garlic pizza bread.