HAVING THE TALK
While talking to your kids about sex is never easy, one set of parents just can’t face the idea of giving their kids “The Talk” and they’ve found a way around it, and no surprise, it involves money.
A couple in England have placed an ad on the Childare.co.uk website looking for someone to have “the talk” with their two kids and they're willing to pay close to $3,500. The listing says the parents have tried to talk to their kids, an eight-year-old girl and seven-year-old boy, but were unsuccessful and they don’t trust that the school will do a good job.
According to the ad, the parents want the sexpert to advise their kids “about the complexities of puberty, intimacy and consent” and talk to them about sex, rape culture, periods and masturbation, as well as gender topics like transgender and non-binary.
- And while this may seem like an easy way for the parents to get out of an awkward moment with their children, they aren’t totally stepping out of the process. They do plan to be in the room when the sexpert is with their kids just in case they feel uncomfortable.
Source: New York Post
1 in 20 have skipped!!
Most people don’t expect to go out to dinner and not have to open their wallets, but it turns out there are a lot of folks who aren’t above a little dining and dashing.
A new survey finds that one in 20 diners admit they’ve skipped out on the bill after getting impatient waiting to get the check. What’s more, 25% say they’d consider bailing on the bill if they waited more than 30 minutes to get it.
It’s almost understandable why people would be ready to walk out after waiting so long for the bill, especially since the average wait time for a check is only nine minutes and 57 seconds.
- But soon folks may not even have to wait for the bill at all. The survey was conducted in conjunction with a new "invisibill" payment app that’s being tested in London. The app, called Dine & Dash, will allow customers to leave right after they finish eating, with the bill automatically charged to their card.
Source: Fox News
March 1st, Spring is in the air, and so is LOVE!
It’s finally March 1, but we’ve spent the last six weeks wearing sweatpants and bickering with our partners about who’s turn it is to walk the dog. Winter can take a toll on a relationship while we don’t feel like doing anything or going anywhere because it’s cold out, but spring is right around the corner. And if your relationship needs a pick-me-up this month, here’s how to do it.
Commit to “Netflix and Talk” - After you and bae get done watching that episode of “Black Mirror,” get into a conversation about how mind-twisting it was. Let the shows you enjoy watching together be a catalyst for engaging talks and be reminded why you fell in love with this smarty pants in the first place.
Take advantage of daylight savings - It seems like we just turned the clocks back, but they’re already springing forward on March 11. And that means more daylight for your evenings, which is the perfect time to reconnect with your sweetie on an after-dinner walk or an al-fresco happy hour.
Set-up a sitter swap - Date nights are essential for a happy relationship, but who can afford one with the price of babysitting today? So here’s a budget-friendly fix: get one of your couple friends who has kids to watch yours one weekend so you can go out, and the next weekend, you watch theirs. It’s free babysitting and if you’re lucky, your kids even get along and have fun.
Book a summer trip - If the long, dark days of winter have you down, start dreaming and planning your ultimate summer getaway. Talk about where you want to go and your goals for the warm weather months and decide what vacation you want to take. Having something to plan and look forward to with your sweetie will give you the boost you need now.