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The Game of Thrones series finale is on Sunday… and that could lead to a lot of people being “sick” on Monday. A new survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos estimated that more than 27 million employees will either not go to work, come in late to work, work from home, or be a lot less productive on the job than usual on Monday, May 20th, because of the GOT finale. (The Ladders

And speaking of Game of ThronesNot everyone is thrilled with the writing in the final season of GOT. In fact, there is even a change.org petition with more than 100,000 signatures calling for the entire Season 8 to be remade and rewritten with “competent” writers. Seems some fans are not happy with the way show creators David Benioff and DB Weiss have interpreted author George RR Martin’s still unwritten ending. (Cosmo)

Where do you get your best ideas?According to a new survey, most people said inspiration was most likely to strike… in bed. Yep, more than 40% of adults said they get their best ideas when they are in bed -- either when they are just falling asleep, waking up, or even in the middle of the night while fast asleep. After bed, going for a walk was the second best place for creativity, followed by listening to music in third, the shower in fourth, and while driving in fifth. (SWNS)

Dream job alert …Wine company Rosé All Day is looking for someone to send on a trip to the south of France to become the company's "rosé influencer." Oh, and it pays $10,000. To apply, all you have to do is be 21 or older, and followRosé All Dayon Instagram and tag them in rosé-related photos starting June 8th (which happens to be National Rosé Day). The contest closes on September 2nd. Good luck … and happy pink wine drinking! (Business Insider)

Millennials barely making ends meet …According to a new survey, 62% of Millennials say they’re living paycheck to paycheck, which means they’re not saving much money … if any at all. Surprisingly, making poor spending choices isn’t the biggest problem. Instead, it’s student loan debt and credit card debt that’s weighing them down. (CNBC)


In August, the world’s oldest Porsche sports car is scheduled to go up for auction -- and experts say it could sell for as much as $20 million.

The car was built in 1939 by company founder Ferdinand Porsche and designed specifically for a race back in the day to promote Germany’s autobahn.

It’s the car that started it all, which has collectors excited to get their hands on it -- and open their wallets for it. (AskMen)


Stan Munro has a unique hobby -- or obsession.

Stan builds models of landmark buildings from around the world out of toothpicks.

He’s used more than five million toothpicks, 50 gallons of glue and 400 rolls of masking tape. Because of his hard work, he has 120 toothpick structures -- such as the Golden Gate Bridge and the Rome Colosseum -- on display at his museum Toothpick World.

Everybody’s got to have a hobby, right? (AOL)

Talk About It:

  • Building stuff out of toothpicks seems messy and time-consuming ... It’s amazing that his wife puts up with it.
  • Do you have a hobby that annoys your wife or girlfriend? What about the hobby annoys her the most?


Natty Light is looking for a summer intern to go to sporting events and run their social media channels -- and drink Natty Light along the way.

This intern needs to live the values of the Natural Light brand, which means being just as creative writing college essay as they are converting a bathtub into a cooler.

The gig runs from June 10th to August 2nd -- and pays about $40 an hour. Not too shabby … (Fox News)


Taylor Swift confessed to “sleep-eating” and it's become an issue.

Yesterday, she told Ellen DeGeneres how she frequently wakes in the morning to find her kitchen has been ransacked. Taylor added, (quote) "I rummage through the kitchen and eat whatever I can find -- like a raccoon in a dumpster.” (Ellen)

The American Sleep Association apparently watched Ellen. They issued a stern warning to Taylor. She’s in danger of injuring herself if she might sleep-tumble down the stairs.

Or worse, she could harm her cats that Taylor allows to sleep in her bed. It would be easy to roll out of bed on top of Olivia Benson, Meredith Grey and her new kitten Benjamin Button. (The Blast)

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