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The Average Babysitter Now Costs $13.50 an Hour

Mar 24, 2015 -- 3:42pm


Babysitting has gotten so lucrative, your kid could REALLY be cashing in.  If only he wasn't a delinquent who can't be trusted to keep a PLANT alive for three hours, right?

A new survey by the website found the average babysitter today gets $13.50 an hour.  That's way up from $10.50 an hour just five years ago . . . and well above minimum wage.

The survey also found 26% of people give their sitters an extra tip on top of their hourly rate.

All of that means it's a STRONG market for good babysitters to cash in.

87% of parents say they'd give their babysitter a raise if she asked . . . and 20% would steal one from a friend.

Still, as for what REALLY matters to parents, 49% say it's about how much her kids like her.  Only 3% say it's about how much she charges. 


Bachelor Contestant Passes Gas On First Date

Mar 23, 2015 -- 5:45pm

A contestant on New Zealand’s “The Bachelor” became a YouTube star on Friday when video of her passing gas on a date was posted on the net. Poppy blamed the sound on “squeaky sand” before admitting to the gas. Bachelor Arthur Green said: “I love the way she just owned up to it, and it was hilarious.'' Some say the gassy toot sound was added during post production.


Foods You Should Start Eating Now

Mar 18, 2015 -- 3:43pm


These just aren't any old foods. From acai berries to sunflower seeds, they have been designated superfoods -- specifically superfruits and superseeds -- that provide a number of nutrients and health benefits in one package, reports Food Technology magazine. If you want to eat natural, minimally processed foods, add these nine items to your grocery list:

1. Chia seeds
Chia seeds are often used in yogurt, homemade trail mixes, baked goods, commercial nutrition bars, beverages and snacks. They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

2. Flaxseeds
Flaxseeds are a good source of protein, fiber, antioxidants and phytoestrogens in the form of lignans and omega-3 fatty acids. A study has also linked eating ground whole flaxseed to lowering blood cholesterol.

3. Sunflower seeds
Often considered a traditional ballpark snack, sunflower seeds provide monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, protein, fiber, vitamin E and phytochemicals like choline, lignan, phenolic acids and betaine.

4. Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds are packed with protein, fiber, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus.

5. Blueberries
Daily blueberry consumption may reduce blood pressure and arterial stiffness and are packed with fiber, vitamins, minerals, fructose and antioxidants. Antioxidants in blueberries are linked to the prevention/delaying of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and the aging process.

6. Acai berries
Acai berries are a rich source of anthocyanin and have a fatty acid ratio similar to olive oil. They have been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties.

7. Tart cherries
Tart cherries are high in anthocyanin and have high antioxidant activity. Reported benefits include enhanced sleep, anti-inflammation in arthritis and gout and sports recovery.

8. Avocados
More than just the main ingredient in guacamole, avocados have beneficial effects on cardio-metabolic risk factors that extend beyond their heart-healthy fatty acid profile. In a 2015 American Heart Association study of 45 overweight or obese subjects, who ate a moderate-fat diet including an avocado daily, had lower bad cholesterol than those on a similar diet without the avocado or those on a lower-fat diet.

9. Cranberries
Cranberries have long been associated with benefiting urinary tract health but have also shown to benefit heart health, cancer prevention, oral health and glycemic response.

MUST SEE VIDEO: A Poodle Walks On Two Legs And Thinks He’s Human

Mar 16, 2015 -- 3:38pm

 A couple in China has been dressing their poodle up like a little girl and have taught him to walk on two legs.  The dog apparently loves it, and is very happy pretending to be human.  They’ve opted for girl’s clothing because the couple claims that skirts are far more comfortable for the dog.  (Metro)


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