VALENTINE'S Day is done for another year. But there's another "celebration" for couples taking place today. Here's the lowdown on Steak and B*****b Day 2019... When is Steak and B*****b Day 2019 and where did it come from? Steak and B*****b day is a satirical holiday that started life as a meme online. It was supposedly created in the US as a "male response to Valentine's Day" and it is celebrated a month later, on March 14 (TODAY). The idea of the day gained so much momentum that now some have dubbed it the unofficial "Valentine's Day for men". Punters can now even purchase Steak and B*****b Day cards from some stores. According to the "official" Steak and B*****b Day website, the day is there to highlight how "men work hard to satisfy their lovers on Valentine’s Day, and, given their ebullient dedication, Steak and BJ Day 2019 is an opportunity to repay the favour". It says "men feel a tad left out, they're just too proud or too embarrassed to admit it". The date for the day in … [Read more...] about Steak and B*****b Day 2019 is TODAY! What is it and why is it called the men’s Valentine’s Day?
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AS the Christmas memories fade, all we are left with are a hammered bank account, a bulge around the waist, gloomy weather and a return to work after weeks of partying. These factors all come together in a perfect storm for a single day believed to be the most depressing of the year which has been dubbed 'Blue Monday'. Here's the rather sad lowdown... What is Blue Monday? It is calculated using a series of factors in a (not particularly scientific) mathematical formula. The factors are: the weather, debt level (specifically, the difference between debt and our ability to pay), the amount of time since Christmas, time since failing our new year's resolutions, low motivational levels and the feeling of a need to take charge of the situation. It was originally conceived by a PR company but has now become an annual event. When is Blue Monday 2018? It's been calculated that Blue Monday 2018 was on January 15 using the formula below. The date is generally reported as falling … [Read more...] about What is Blue Monday 2018, why is it called ‘the most depressing day of the year’ and where did it originate?
MITCH McConnell is being blamed for playing a role in the government shutdown in the United States. We take a look at the controversial Republican Party Senate leader who's opponents claim has the power to pressurise Donald Trump to end the closure. What is Mitch McConnell's net worth? McConnell is worth an estimate £21.1million ($27m), according Center for Responsive Politics. His annual earnings as majority party leader in the Senate is £151,000 ($193,400). According to PolitiFact, when his mother-in-law died in 2008, he and wife received a monetary gift it is claimed could be as much as £19m ($25m). Why is he called a turtle? Former Daily Show host Jon Stewart has repeatedly mocked McConnell claiming he looked like a turtle or tortoise. The comedian often imitated him with the voice of the turtle from Tortoise Wins by a Hare. 'I'M ONLY A PAIN' Heartbreaking note left by girl who hanged herself 'to make mum happy' 'S*** HAPPENS' Horror moment woman drags dog with … [Read more...] about What is Mitch McConnell’s net worth, why is he called a turtle and who’s his wife Elaine Chao?
By Eric Ting, SFGATE Published 11:56 am PST, Saturday, November 10, 2018 Cars pass Skyway highway during the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Cars pass Skyway highway during the Camp Fire in Paradise, California, on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Photo: Gabrielle Lurie / The Chronicle Businesses burn in downtown Paradise during Camp Fire in Butte County, Calif.. on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Businesses burn in downtown Paradise during Camp Fire in Butte County, Calif.. on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Photo: Scott Strazzante / The Chronicle Buy photo The sun rises above the East Bay hills through a smoky haze in Berkeley, Calif. on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Air quality in the region remains unhealthy while smoke from the Camp Fire in Butte County continues to drift to the south. less The sun rises above the East Bay hills through … [Read more...] about Why is it called the Camp Fire? How California’s most destructive wildfire got its name
CHINA'S Singles' Day has become the world's biggest shopping extravaganza, attracting millions of bargain-hunters, single or otherwise. Here's the lowdown on the annual event that has eclipsed Black Friday and Cyber Monday. When is Singles' Day? Since it started in 2009, Singles' Day has become almost four-times larger than Cyber Monday, the biggest shopping day in the US calendar. Now promoted by Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, the event is held annually on November 11 and has also smashed sales records for Black Friday. More than twice as much goods are sold over the 24-hour period than during the five-day US holiday buying spree that ends on Cyber Monday, November 26. Last year, Singles' Day sales rose by 39 per cent to 168.2 billion yuan (almost £19billion). Why is it called Singles' Day? Singles' Day is said to have been started by bachelor students in the 1990s, the idea being to buy themselves presents to celebrate being single. The date 11/11 - also written 11:11- … [Read more...] about When is Singles’ Day, why is it called Singles’ Day and how does it compare to Black Friday?