Randoms-Happiest/Least Happiest States, Pumpkin Spice Mac & Cheese, & More


TODAY IS:

National Lobster Day

National Cooking Day

National Comic Book Day

National One Hit Wonder Day

According to voters on ranker.com, these are the 10 best one-hit wonders. Let the debate begin …

10. “I Melt With You” –Modern English

9. “Video Killed the Radio Star” –The Buggles

8. “(There’s) Always Something There to Remind Me” –Naked Eyes

7. “Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)” –Looking Glass

6. “My Sharona” –The Knack

5. “Come on Eileen” --Dexys Midnight Runners

4. “Boys Are Back in Town” –Thin Lizzy

3. “867-5309/Jenny” –Tommy Tutone

2. “Tainted Love” –Soft Cell

1. “Take On Me” –A-Ha

TODAY’S TOPICS:

Hashtag Roundup …Time for some Friday fun …#WhatIShouldHaveDoneSooner

Some responses:

  • Bought Amazon stock
  • Bought a bigger boat
  • Put sunscreen on
  • Saved more money
  • Stopped drinking
  • Quit smoking
  • Gone on a diet. I’ll start next week. Maybe …
  • Started exercising
  • Given up sugar
  • Paid more attention
  • Put up my Halloween decorations
  • Gone to bed
  • Stopped trying to impress people

Happy in Hawaii …According to WalletHub’s latest ranking of the Happiest States in America – which measured a bunch of factors in categories like "emotional and physical well-being," "work environment," and "community and environment" – Hawaii is the happiest state in the country. West Virginia was ranked the least happy state.

Here are the 10 Happiest States:

  1. Hawaii
  2. Utah
  3. Minnesota
  4. New Jersey
  5. Maryland
  6. California
  7. North Dakota
  8. Iowa
  9. Idaho
  10. Connecticut

The 5 Least Happy States:

  1. West Virginia
  2. Arkansas
  3. Oklahoma
  4. Louisiana
  5. Kentucky

This is interesting …Researchers in the U.S. and Denmark have found that fans of horror flicks, alien invasion movies and post-apocalyptic movies are coping better with the pandemic and experience less anxiety regarding COVID-19. (Study Finds)

Have you tried a weighted blanket?If you have a hard time sleeping, it might be worth a try. Researchers in Sweden found that weighted blankets not only led to better sleep for study participants, but they also had more energy during the day and had reduced levels of depression and stress. Researchers think the reason weighted blankets are so effective is because the pressure acts almost like a massage on your muscles and joints. (Best Life)

Pumpkin spice mac and cheese?It’s very possible that the pumpkin spice craze has officially jumped the shark. The classic Kraft Mac and Cheese in the blue box is launching a pumpkin spice Mac and Cheese -- but it’s only in Canada … for now. Instead of selling it in stores, Canadians need to put their names on a waitlist on the company website for a chance to be one of the “lucky” 1,000 winners who get to try this strange concoction. If you win, Kraft will ship an instant cup of noodles to you – yep, they are putting the stuff in what looks like a disposable coffee cup you’d get at Starbucks -- and it will even have your name spelled wrong on it! If it’s a hit, who knows how long before we see it on shelves? (Delish)