From BundleHQ: Do you still buy candy?
Who's got two thumbs and is glad that's it's Friday? Yes, that's right, this guy. I'm looking forward to catching up on some sleep and watching the season finale of Mad Men this weekend. But first, here are some important things to check out!
One of the most popular articles on The New York Times right now is this opinion piece about how cat people are treated as second-class citizens in New York, while dog people are in some way respected more. I'm a dog person myself, and have nothing against cats. Dog owners tend to spend more than cat owners, according to data from the American Pets Products Association, so cat people have that going for them. But the best thing about this piece are the comments. For example:
"Cats are superior beings and cat people are a little bit better than dog people just for recognizing this. Winston Churchill loved his cats; Adolf Hitler only had eyes for his dog."
Whoa there! Somebody needs to has a cheezburger.
Here's what's been happening on Bundle:
- Justin found a silver lining, nay, a golden lining for the 33 miners rescued in Chile: None of them spent a single dollar in over two months. Justin used Bundle's data to calculate how much he would saved if he was trapped in a mine, and figured it would be $4,970.30 — which, most Bundlers agreed is not enough to send any of us packing to the depths of the Earth. We'll try eating out less instead.
- Kate Tormey wrote about one of her favorite, affordable fall foods: stew. I've got a great recipe for potato and leek soup that's pretty amazing (and really affordable) if anyone wants it.
- Kate Shellnutt looked at how much Americans are spending on Halloween this year, and posted some good advice from fake Suze Orman, which is basically, if you want to spend less on halloween, become that creepy neighbor that all the kids are terrified of, so they don't want to go trick-or-treating at your door. You won't have to buy any candy to give out!
Question of the Day: Speaking of candy, I just realized that I don't buy candy anymore. When I was a kid, I was ravenous for it. Every now and then, I'll see Bundle director of content Mark Armstrong eat a pack of Starburst, and realize that adults still buy candy. Do you still buy candy for yourself? How much do you spend on it? Comment here, on Facebook, or Twitter: #grownupcandy
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