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Talk about progress! Amazon is testing a new delivery system with unmanned aerial vehicles. It's a new delivery system called "Prime Air," and it's supposed to get your order to your house in 30 minutes or less!
Amazon hopes the FAA's rules for this system will be put into place by 2015. Amazon says they will be ready by then.
The FAA announced that they're going to let
us use our phones when we fly. BAD IDEA. And since this is the
busiest travel week of the year, CNN just ran a survey on the ten most annoying
things people ALREADY do on planes . . .
1. Kicking, bumping, or shoving the seat in front of them.
2. Reclining their seat.
3. Hogging the bathroom.
4. Taking off their shoes and going barefoot.
5. Neglecting their personal hygiene before flying.
6. Shoving past you to get off the plane.
7. Rolling huge suitcases up the aisle.
8. Playing games without the sound turned off.
9. Coughing, sneezing, and spreading germs.
10. Poaching an empty middle seat by putting their stuff on it, and
their bag underneath it.
Sure, you'll spend big money on a few people this Christmas . . . but aren't there a few people you DON'T want to drop cash on? Like the cousin you don't really talk to anymore, or the guy you pulled in the office Secret Santa?
Here are six cheap, easy Christmas present ideas, just in case . . .
1. Put some cookie mix in a jar. Take a mason jar, layer the ingredients inside to make cookies, put a ribbon on it, and attach the baking instructions.
2. Fold some $1 bills into origami shapes. Then, if you give someone $10, it looks way cooler than just a $10 bill or a check.
3. Make a big batch of homemade cookies. No one can be totally disappointed by a ton of cookies.
4. Buy a bunch of lottery scratchers.
5. Burn a CD mix. Older relatives and coworkers might still appreciate CD mixes, and it shows that you put some thought into it. For someone younger, you can put it in a thumb drive.
6. Make a photo collage from their Instagram photos, or other photos they like. You can do it online, and have them printed cheaply at a Walgreens. Photo printing costs have gone way down since there's no real demand anymore.
I’m about to give you the best Christmas present you'll get this year:
You DON'T have to call your relatives on Christmas, and spend three hours
having the same conversation five times over.
According to a new survey, 45% of people say they don't WANT to talk on the
phone on Christmas anymore . . . they just want a TEXT.
46% of people say they still want a phone call, so it's basically a 50-50
shot whether each relative will be fine with just a text or not. But
aren't you willing to play those odds?
People who DO talk on the phone during the holidays spend A LOT of time on
the phone. 42% of people say they'll spend more than 11 hours on calls
with relatives . . . and 22% say it'll be at least 21 hours.
The survey also found only 5% of men and 12% of women say they plan on
mailing out Christmas cards, or the dreaded FAMILY UPDATE
Some people start to get annoyed by the holidays around Thanksgiving, and
let their stress gain momentum right on through New Year's. Here's seven
ways to break the cycle . . .
1. Do something fun you used to do as a kid. Think about when
you WERE happy during the holidays and recreate it. Maybe it was
ice-skating as a kid or watching a favorite holiday movie. Just do it
again and try to recapture the magic.
2. Do something selfish. You deserve "you-time" during
the holidays, just like the rest of the year. So take a nap, or schedule
a massage or some spa treatments. Don't waste time on guilt, just call
and schedule the appointment.
3. Go outside. It's probably cold out, but that's actually great
for your health. Keeping warm exerts energy, and you need fresh air when
you've been stuck in malls.
4. Volunteer. Helping other people is actually a great way
for YOU to feel better. But don't force it by doing something you
hate. Volunteer to do something you love.
5. Honor people who've passed. You can get depressed during the
holidays if you think about someone you've lost. So honor them by making
their favorite food, their favorite drink, doing the things they loved, and
ENJOYING it. They'd want you to.
6. Forgive your family. They may be annoying, or worse, but they
probably love you. So do yourself a favor and let go of any anger and