THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Tues 9/10/19

September 10th is the 253rd day of the year. There are 112 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 80 days remaining until Black Friday

There are 106 days remaining until Xmas

Today is International Make-Up Day, National Swap Ideas Day, TV Dinner Day

McDonald’s is testing donuts at select locations in Toronto. A dozen donuts costs $5.99. Flavors include Apple Fritter, Strawberry Jelly Powdered, Boston Cream, Sprinkle, and Maple Iced and Caramel Filled.

Wendy’s plans to hire 20,000 employees because they are going to start serving breakfast in America next year.

Borden Milk has released a line of State Fair flavors that include Blueberry Cobbler, Cotton Candy and Banana Taffy 

Costco is now selling apple pie spring rolls with cinnamon sugar. A box of 16 rolls costs $10 and comes with a caramel dipping sauce. The rolls are flying off store shelves 

UPS is hiring 100,000 temp workers for the holidays because they expect to deliver 30 million packages per day during the holiday season 

Lego is planning to sell a $700 Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer Lego set. The set contains 4,784 Lego pieces and will be out on October 1st 

A new survey reveals that 69% of employees say they can do their boss’s job better than their boss. Other findings:- 71% of employees grade their boss’s competence as a “B” or better – 67% of employees give their boss a “B” for their communication skills and people skills

A new study found that smelling the scent of lemon makes you feel slimmer, even though it doesn’t actually make you lose weight.  And the scent of vanilla does the opposite.  It makes you feel heavier and more out of shape. It has to do with how our brain associates different smells with various other things.  When we think of lemons, we think of freshness.  And when we think of vanilla, we think of things like cookies and ice cream that aren’t good for us.

An annual study that ranks the happiest states in America put Hawaii at #1 again, followed by Utah, Minnesota, California, and New Jersey.  The least happy states are West Virginia, Arkansas, Alaska, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Wisconsin came in at #25. The study looks at 31 different factors, like hours worked vs. income . . . commute times . . . life expectancy . . . depression rates . . . how much sleep people get . . . and how nice the weather is.

Don’t panic, but an expert says there’s a 100% chance of some asteroid colliding with Earth at some point . . . we just have no idea when.

Back in January, a designer created asymmetrical jeans . . . they had one wide leg that flared like a bell bottom, and one leg that was tight and tapered like a skinny jean.  Well, they’re now on sale at Neiman Marcus for $462-per-pair.

Taking naps is actually really good for your HEART, according to a new study.  Researchers found that people who took one or two naps a week had a lower risk of heart disease and strokes . . . mainly because it helped them catch up on the sleep they aren’t getting at night.