Boss hands out extra vacation days for staff who don’t smoke

One boss wants their employees to quit smoking by giving non-smokers an extra four vacation days.

The managing director of KCJ Training and Employment Solutions, Don Bryden, believes the his staff that smokes spend up to an hour each day taking cigarette breaks.

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The announcement posted to Instagram read:

“*Our new non-smoking policy starting 2020*

Cheeky cigarette breaks are a common feature of all office environments so as of right now all of our non smoking office staff have been given an extra 4 days holiday per year!

We’re proud to incentivise our staff to quit smoking and to create a healthy workplace within our KCJ offices.”

I’d say smoke em’ if you got em, but you may miss out!

If you drink tea on the regular, you could live a longer and healthier life than most

Drinking tea at least three times a week has been linked to both a longer as well as healthier life.

Thanks to new research, consistent tea intake is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease along with improved health.

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Scientists examined 100,902 Chinese adults who had zero history of heart attack, stroke or cancer.

The findings have been reported in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

Tea time!

Grab your broomsticks because the largest Harry Potter store is opening this summer in the Big Apple

This year, the largest Harry Potter store in the world is set to open in New York this summer.

While there are locations in Watford, England, along with The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando, Florida, can we really have enough Harry Potter?

The three-story, 20,000 square-foot flagship store will be set in the middle of New York City right next to the Flatiron building at 935 Broadway.

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Senior Vice President of Worldwide Tours and Retail, Warner Bros, Sarah Roots, revealed in a press release:

“This will be the largest dedicated Harry Potter store in the world and will become a must-visit fan destination where Harry Potter enthusiasts can engage with interactive experiences and numerous photo opportunities as they step into the magic.”

“We are very excited to be opening in New York. It’s the ideal city in which to launch with so many dedicated Wizarding World fans, a cutting-edge retail environment and a community that embraces innovative experiences.”

Customized spuds are here and they make spectacular prank gifts

Finally! Customized potatoes are here!

The Shark Tank-approved company, Potato Parcel, has made waves over due to the simple but silly method of imprinting detailed, full-color images on a potato.

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Potatoes can be sent with an assortment of candy in a gold-painted gift basket for just $22.99 along with free shipping.

“Perfect for birthdays, love notes, congrats messages, sales pitches/follow-ups, or any occasion you can think of!” according to the Amazon description for the product.

Get yours here.

Kourtney Kardashian swears by this $33 product to keep the flu away all year long

No one is safe from the flu — including Kourtney Kardashian.

Thank goodness she recently shared her most secret weapon: $33 vitamin C packets.

She believes the magical packets keep her body in tip top condition, sharing how she takes them as her main source of vitamin C.

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“I never take those sugary, to-go vitamin C — I think this is like, the real deal,” she said. “I try to take it every morning, but if I feel slightly like I’m getting sick and 100-percent when I’m on an airplane, I take it.”

She goes on to share how often she takes it and why it’s not just for preventing yourself from a cold.

“When I’m traveling, just as an extra boost, I’ll even take up to two a day. I keep my travel bags packs always, like, I have one that’s all supplements, and I keep that in there,” she continued. “And I think they’re great for skin too, like internally, for your immunity, for so many different things, I love them.”

Even the Bachelorette’s Hannah Brown is stunned by this stunning sweat-free loose powder

It’s official: the “Bachelor” season is off to a DRAMATIC start and speaking of d-r-a-m-a, let’s talk about Hannah Brown.

While many have mixed feeling about the previous Bachelorette, we can all agree her looks are flawless — thanks to the show’s leading makeup artist, Gina Modica along with a product that keeps sweating to a null.

Modica shared in an Instagram post how she uses the Kevyn Aucoin Gossamer Loose Powder and it is a miracle worker.

But don’t just listen to me, see the results for yourself:

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Sold yet? Get yours here.

Prince Harry and Duchess of Sussex decide to focus financial independence from Royal Family

Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are planning to “take a step back” from their position as senior members of the Royal Family to concentrate on their careers.

The statement which was released on their joint Instagram account reads:

“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen.”

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The statement continued, saying:

“It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity.”

Needless to say, the royal family was very upset over the announcement but the dynamic duo seems to be unshaken when it comes to other’s opinions on their unconventional way of life.

“We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.”

This reverse microwave will change the way you drink your poison

Always on the go and never have time to chill wine and/or beer for your Tinder date?

Introducing JUNO!

Juno is a reverse microwave and will chill your beverage in just a short few minutes.

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The idea has been successfully crowdfunded and revealed at the CES technology conference where creators revealed it can cool a can of beer or a bottle of wine in just minutes.

It uses thermoelectric technology, which sucks heat away from your drink.

Sounds too good to be true? Check it out for yourself, here.

Beyonce, Katy Perry and Demi Lovato swear by these must have tights

If you noticed literally anyone who is currently in the spotlight right now, then you may have noticed their very shiny, very slimming tights.

While the word “tights” may not sound sexy, these Wolford Neon 40 tights are super luxurious and cost more than $1.99 for sure.

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Wolford tights have been the best kept secret in Hollywood as they create a super sleek appearance once on their model.

In fact, Katy Perry revealed to InStyle back in 2011 how she began to wear the brand after Beyoncé revealed how she got that shiny-leg appearance.

Wolford Neon 40s are thick, durable and hard to snag — every performers dream.

And while they will set you back at $49 a pair, some customers say the tights last them over a year so it may be worth it.

Amazon will clean your house for just $75 a month

If the post-holidays are wearing on you and cleaning seems like the last thing on your mind, Amazon will lend a hand.

The online retailer now offers cleaning services across the U.S. and for a great price too.

First, you pick the size of your home along with the types of products you prefer. Then Amazon will recommend how much time the cleaning will take and provide you with a price estimate. Last but not least, just pick a time that works for you.

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Amazon requires you to pay upfront and will quickly connect you with a local house cleaning professional who will then email you to confirm appointment date, time, size of home and other details. Never clean your house again!

Your basic house cleaning includes: dusting mopping and vacuuming all rooms, trash removal, cleaning kitchen counters, stove and floor and cleaning the bathroom vanity, tub and toilet.

And if you have more heavy-duty needs, Amazon also offers deep cleaning, move-in or move-out cleaning, tile and grout floor cleaning as well as carpet cleaning.

Canyon swing is the world’s biggest and can reach speeds up to 75 mph

The world’s largest canyon swing lives in New Zealand — a space known for its gorgeous landscape and it known to be one of the country’s best hiking destinations.

But the Nevis Swing, located not too far from the heart of Queenstown, is a freefall of almost 230 feet.

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It swing at an 1,000-foot arc and reach up to speeds of up to 75 miles per hour — faster than a cheetah.

What are you waiting for? Go check it out today!

Man discreetly records USPS delivery driver, furious over how he handles package

One mailman’s behavior is making waves online after a man decided to share footage of him handling his package.

Nick Verzilli revealed a video of the incident to YouTube in a clip titled: “USPS sucks.”

The footage now has over 1 million views and reveals a postal service worker flipping, tossing and kicking a big box after delivering it to Verzilli’s doorstep.

Verzilli revealed the package contained about 40 pounds of computer equipment and how he started to film after the first time he saw the driver drop his order. He also shared photos of the box which looked to be scratched and split open in one corner.

A shot of the mailman features both doorbell camera footage along with video that Verzilli recorded himself and later shared it to Reddit.

Many were quick to slam the driver for being lazy and incompetent.

But let’s be honest, this is the UPS we are talking about. Who is truly surprised?

This stunning $22 lip liner grabbed our hearts thanks to Michelle Williams at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes was packed with controversial speeches but also stunning looks.

One routine worth attempting is Chartlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk.

Tilbury revealed on social media how it was worn by fellow stars such as Salma Hayek, Michelle Williams, Busy Philipps and more.

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And oh, it looked fabulous as well — but don’t take our word for it, take the leap and get yourself a stick.

You can get yours for the low price of only $22.

Creators of “Gay Jesus” Netflix special attacked with Molotov cocktail

The headquarters of Porta dos Fundos, the Brazilian comedy troupe which produced the Netflix gay Jesus Christmas Special, was hit by a Moltov cocktail early Christmas Eve of last year.

The two petrol bombs were thrown at the building — which caused a fire and was later put out by one of the office’s security guards.

Pictured: Gay Jesus Netflix Special

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While no one was injured in the attack, it “endangered several innocent lives in the company and on the street,” Porta dos Fundos said in a press statement.

Porta dos Fundos has since given security cam footage of the attack to authorities.

The incident comes after just three weeks after Netflix released the special on December 3.

With Friends officially off Netflix, here is where you can watch to get your fix

It’s official: the show Friends is coming to an end on Netflix.

After five years of being showcased on the platform — it is currently gone but we have a few alternative way for you to get your fix.

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Currently, you can purchase the limited edited version, which has the complete DVD box set for $74.20 while YouTube also offers it at the same price.

In addition, Amazon offers the 25th-anniversary version of the complete series for $138.88 while the same products is available on iTunes for a $1.11 difference.

And last but not least, Amazon Prime customers can purchase the series at $2.99 per episode (HD), or $19.99 per season.

Madonna cancels her last ever U.S. concert hours before start time due to “indescribable” pain

Madonna has decided to cancel the final date of her U.S. Tour, due to her “indescribable” pain that could cause “irreversible damage” to her body.

The announcement came only hours prior to the start time which caused discord among fans who traveled far for the performance.

While scaling an on-stage ladder over the weekend, the pop star shared:

“I was in tears from the pain of my injuries,” she posted to social media. “With every song I sang, I said a prayer that I would make it to the next and get thru the show. My prayers were answered and I made it.”

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After the performance, the 61-year-old revealed she spent multiple days undergoing scans, ultrasounds and X-rays, suffering “poking and probing and more ears.”

Madonna then apologized for the cancellation announcement after doing away with or postponing multiple tour dates this year due to injuries — causing one fan to file a lawsuit against her.

Dad redesigns bathroom floor with 5,500 pennies

One dad decided on a inexpensive way to make his bathroom shine which was gluing $73 worth of pennies on the floor — a whopping total of 5,500 pennies.

The dad’s daughter revealed a photo of the bathroom in the DIY On A Budget Official Facebook group, sharing how her dad had stuck the thousands of pennies down with glue prior to epoxy resin over the top to give a smooth, level finish while also protecting the coins from water.

Cha-ching!

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Teen brutally injured after landing on concrete from carnival ride

Footage has surfaced of the horrendous moment a teen was sent soaring through the air by a slingshot ride in Kazakhstan.

A 13-year-old boy in the video can be seen spiraling out of the catapult as onlookers audibly gasped before he lands on the concrete ground below.

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The accident happened at the Kok Tobe recreation area last week.

The teen was then rushed to the hospital and is said to be in “moderate” condition and fully conscious in the trauma department but he has sustained a number of severe injuries.

The first British astronaut reveals if aliens are actually in space

Back in May of 1991, Dr. Helen Sharman made history by becoming the very first British astronaut to go to space.

And almost 30 years later, she has no doubt that there is life out there.

Speaking to the Observer Magazine, she shared:

“Aliens exist, there’s no two ways about it. There are so many billions of stars out there in the universe that there must be all sorts of different forms of life. Will they be like you and me, made up of carbon and nitrogen? Maybe not. It’s possible they’re here right now and we simply can’t see them.”

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The chemist added how it was “telling” that many refer to her as the first British woman in space when in reality — her journey to the Soviet space station was the first time any British man or woman had been to space.

She said:

“I’ve never defined myself by my gender, and I continue not to do so. People often describe me as the first British woman in space, but I was actually the first British person.”

“It’s telling that we would otherwise assume it was a man. When Tim Peake went into space, some people simply forgot about me. A man going first would be the norm, so I’m thrilled that I got to upset that order.”

Dr.Sharman hopes that her legacy will inspire others to believe in themselves and follow their dreams.

Everything you believed Jesus to look like is probably historically incorrect

Most would assume that Jesus was the tall, white-skinned and blue eyed middle aged man we saw depicted in countless Sunday school books but according to one expert, that probably was not the case.

A professor of Christian origins and second temple Judaism at King’s College London, Joan Taylor, says Jesus actually would have had shorter hair and darker skin.

According to Joan, Jesus also would have a shorter beard and his clothing would have been plain and not colored.

The professor also states how there is even a picture already out and about that realistically depicts what Jesus would have looked like:

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10/10 would recommend!