Today, I bring you a few things you may have missed in this primary frenzy… in no particular order:
“Hello, Big Brother? Go away!”
Northeastern University researchers tracked more than 100,000 people through their cell phones without these people knowing. Sure, the study wasn’t done here, and that kind of tracking would reportedly be illegal in the US, but those facts don’t make me feel all that great. My phone wasn’t tracked but I still feel violated.
Sharon Stone can forget the Shanghai International Film Festival – they don’t want her.
A consumer advocacy group says eight artificial colorings in foods can lead to hyperactivity and behavior problems in children; they want the FDA to ban those dyes.
While we’re at it, can we ditch the orange dye for cheese? It’s creepy.
My tomatoes may be at risk. I love vegetables and fruit and I eat a lot of produce. Summer brings the best flavors of the year, including tomatoes. There is nothing like a tomato salad, but it’s not as appealing with a side of salmonella.
Don’t you hate it when you can’t find something around the house? More than once, I’ve decided the item was likely gone for good, and ended my search. Maybe I shouldn’t give up so easily. If a Massachusetts lighthouse can turn up decades later on the California coast, who’s to say my missing book/purse/necklace/$20 bill won't surface one day?
Every year around Mother’s Day, we learn what Mom is worth. OK, let’s be real – there really isn’t a number to capture any mother’s true worth, but if a stay-at-home Mom were paid for everything she does, she’d earn around $117,000 a year.
Some Moms say that sounds a little low, and I have to agree. I am in awe of ALL stay-at-home parents – don’t forget the stay-at-home Dads!! They don’t have coffee breaks, lunches, or sick days. My friends who stay home never cease to amaze me. My hat is off to all of them.
Being a parent is a lot of work, and it turns out even working Moms like yours truly would take home a little extra… or a lot, it turns out: more than $68k. If I had that cash, I’d hire a housekeeper! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a few minutes on the morning to just sit? No laundry, no cleaning, no making lunches…a moment of Zen, if you will, with a cup of coffee and the Living section of the paper.
Filed under: Erica Hill
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