THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
My younger brother fell in with the wrong crowd. He got involved in a gang and went to jail for drugs. He's about to be released right before Christmas. We're so excited to have him home. I'm afraid he may end up falling right back into the same lifestyle. Any advice on how I may be able to help him avoid that? It could be the very best Christmas gift ever for our whole family, if he can turn his life around. Any ideas?
Signed – Big Sister
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Finally, a survey confirms what women may have suspected all along: Dudes only drop dough on drawers when they’re searching for a mate. A British retail chain conducted a study which found that male shoppers don’t buy their own underwear until they reach the ripe old age of 19. Who keeps them in fresh undies before that? Mom. Teen girls begin buying their own undergarments at around 13 years of age. At 19, young men go on a boxer-and-brief buying binge, buying up to 31 pairs a year for the next four years of their life. What’s behind this sudden urge for unmentionables? According to the survey’s authors, they’re stocking up on underwear to lure a potential mate. Underwear purchases by men start tapering off at around the age of 23 and continue that downward trajectory for the next decade. This indicates, the researchers say, that men are settling down into partnerships and turning over the task of underwear-buying to the women in their lives once again.
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Deputies arrested a Florida woman in a Motel 6 on charges of drug possession and counterfeiting the U.S. currency on Wednesday. According to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Facebook page, Hernando County deputies were investigating a report of someone stealing money and having a firearm at the motel. As part of the investigation, deputies spoke with Chasity Hatch. Hatch allowed deputies to search her room. She admitted to creating counterfeit money prior to their arrival and told deputies some of the money was under the bed. They also found, in plain sight, several glass pipes commonly used to smoke crystal meth and clear baggies frequently used to store it. Deputies charged her with possession and forgery of counterfeit bills, instruments to forge bills, and possession of drug paraphernalia.(https://bit.ly/36YMa9L)
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Al Roker returned to “The Today Show” after undergoing surgery for prostate cancer. (https://pge.sx/2J5jgMC)
Kim Kardashian tweeted her congratulations to Khloe Kardashian’s baby daddy Tristan Thompson after he signed a free agent deal with the Boston Celtics. (https://pge.sx/2J8uHTN)
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Foods, makers of Bacon Salt, has the perfect holiday gift for the
bacon-lover in your family: Bacon Scented Underwear. From the
company’s press release: “Featuring state of the art
moisture-wicking, scent-emission technology stolen from NASA, we’ve
embedded the smell of everyone’s favorite smell into the fabric of
your pants. This intoxicating scent will last through multiple wash
cycles and wearings.” You can buy bacon-scented underwear for women
According to research, men think they’re doing their equal share of work at home, even when they’re not. The study (Pew Research Center) found a “significant gender gap in how mothers and fathers describe their household’s distribution of labor”. Half of the mothers in the survey said they did more than their husbands when it came to household chores, while only 32 percent of fathers claimed the same. Meanwhile, 56 percent of fathers said the household work was split equally, while only 46 percent of mothers agreed. The reason for this disconnect — or men’s “chore goggles” — lies in the details. Essentially, while men may be getting better at doing their equal share of physical activities, like cooking, washing the dishes, and disciplining and playing with their kids, moms are still picking up the slack when it comes to those less tangible tasks such as managing the kids’ weekly schedules or keeping tabs on when the milk or toilet paper needs replacing.
We know tea is good for us. But how much? Three to five cups of tea a day is the sweet spot, according to Dutch guidelines. The Health Council of the Netherlands says tea reduces blood pressure, along with diabetes and stroke risk. Green and black teas are recommended, with herbal teas not showing the same benefits.
FACT FOR YOU:
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There’s a myth that the average person gains up to seven pounds over the holidays, but it’s really like a pound or two.
A NEWS HEADLINE... FROM SOMEWHERE IN THIS WORLD!
A guy in Japan has lost his job after managers found his desk stuffed full of containers of coworkers’ lunches. For months employees had complained about their lunch containers going missing — until someone finally installed a hidden camera in the break room. When managers saw the lunch thief taking someone’s lunch they used the video evidence to go through his desk — where they found 17 stolen lunches, many of which had gone bad.
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at a Minnesota library found an unusual item in a return bin -- an
8mm film that was 40 years overdue. Dan Buckanaga, an employee at the
Duluth Public Library, said he was emptying a return bin when he
spotted what he initially thought was a CD audiobook, but a closer
examination revealed to be an 8mm movie on a reel. “I'd never seen
one before,” Buckanaga told the Duluth News Tribune. The film reel,
a copy of classic silent film A Trip to the Moon, was accompanied by
a Post-it note reading: “Sorry, checked this out when I was 14 and
we moved. It is 40 years overdue but better late than never.”
Another library worker said the library no longer has the means to
test whether the film is still watchable, as the old projection room
was long ago transformed into a set of bathrooms. He said the film
will likely find a new home in his personal “museum” on his desk.
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bride in England has shared the horrifying moment her groom “ruined”
the wedding after he accidentally booted her in the face. Taking to
TikTok, user “GaudSquad” shared the shocking video taken on her
big day. In the clip, her new husband performs a shirtless lap dance
for her as she sits on a chair on the dance floor. But as he lifts
his leg in a high kick move, his foot makes contact with the bride’s
head - and her face says it all. Captioning her video, she wrote:
“How my husband ruined our wedding part 1.” The video has since
gone viral receiving more than 12,000 likes on TikTok, with viewers
left in shock over the footage. However, the bride was quick to
reassure her followers that despite her injury the wedding was not a
total disaster. She explained: “I cried for a bit and he felt
insanely bad but it was fine because we ended up partying until 8:00
a.m. with our best friends.” (https://bit.ly/2J5jvHQ)
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A Tarpon Springs man was arrested for calling 9-1-1 and claiming his wife was a “Black Widow Spider” ….. FLORIDA (https://bit.ly/2Y7a3aa)
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