Deniece Lee, of Layton, Utah, says she needed medical attention after downing half her Starbucks beverage. (iStock) A Starbucks customer in Utah has is reportedly consulting a lawyer after she claims she found cleaning tablets in her Green Tea Frappuccino and subsequently needed medical attention. CALIFORNIA COFFEE CHAIN THAT EMPLOYS BIKINI BARISTAS IS DRAWING CRITICISM Deniece Lee, of Layton, says she visited a Starbucks location inside a local Smith’s grocery store on Sunday, only to discover there were espresso-machine cleaning tablets at the bottom of her Green Tea Frappuccino, Fox 13 reports. “My last drink of it, it just tasted like burnt rubber, honestly,” she told the channel. LAST REMAINING BLOCKBUSTER VIDEO STORE GETS ITS OWN BEER Lee shared on Facebook footage of herself and her family dumping the drink into some grass, and extracting what appeared to be two chalky tablets. Lee later admitted herself to a hospital on the advice of a friend … [Read more...] about Starbucks customer claims Frappuccino contained cleaning tablets: ‘I would hope it’s an honest mistake’
(iStock) If there’s one thing our current political environment has taught us it’s that conflict is unavoidable. Conflict happens between husbands and wives, parents and kids, brothers and sisters, Democrats and Republicans, employees and supervisors, CEOs and boards, pastors and leaders in the church, people on social media, and a myriad of other ways. Sadly, in our world of instant messages and social media, conflict is just one click or thoughtless tweet away. Like the spark that ignites a massive wildfire, conflict can combust into a fight that destroys relationships, careers and everything in its path. And in this explosive culture in America – where motives are challenged endlessly, criticism is ruthless, cynicism is celebrated and anyone in a position of influence is under detailed scrutiny – conditions are ripe for conflict to erupt. Now, some people might be so used to living in conflict that they don’t even notice it anymore, … [Read more...] about How to resolve conflict in an explosive culture
Before making an offer on a home, make sure you ask your realtor these six questions. (iStock) When buying a house is high on your priority list and you spot The One—the house that has everything you've ever dreamed of and more—it can be tempting to put pedal to the metal and close the deal as quickly as possible. But slow down! No home is perfect beneath the surface, and few know this better than your real estate agent. And that means it's time to sit down with this professional and pepper him with questions about the place you're hoping to make your own. While certain questions seem rather obvious—should you offer full price, how soon can you close—there are many others you may not think to ask an agent at this pivotal juncture. But you should. Here are six questions to ask a real estate agent to flush out what he's truly thinking to figure out if this place is really right for you. More From Realtor.com What Is a Real Estate … [Read more...] about Buying a House? Ask these 6 questions before making an offer
A billion-dollar listing? A 157-acre parcel of undeveloped land recently christened "The Mountain of Beverly Hills" is now on the market for $1 billion. Lisa Johnson Mandell, provided by Published 4:00 pm CDT, Monday, August 6, 2018 Photo: Imaginima/iStock Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Imaginima/iStock Can an Empty Lot in Beverly Hills Sell for a Billion Bucks? 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It's big enough to house both Disneyland and California Adventure. It sits on the highest point in Beverly Hills and has 360-degree views of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, yet it's within 10 minutes of Rodeo Drive. It's been owned by Merv Griffin and an Iranian princess. Tom Cruise once tried to buy it. Now this 157-acre parcel of undeveloped land recently christened "The Mountain of Beverly Hills" is on the … [Read more...] about Can an Empty Lot in Beverly Hills Sell for a Billion Bucks?
FILE (iStock) Union protestors and celebrity advocates have decided that waiters’ tips aren’t big enough. They are upset that in 43 states, tipped workers can be paid a lower minimum wage, as low as $2.13 an hour. Not fair! Shout celebrities like Jane Fonda, who recorded commercials saying, “That’s barely enough to buy a large cup of coffee!” As usual, those who want the government to decide that workers must be paid more insist that “women and minorities” are hurt by the market. But waitress Alcieli Felipe is a minority and a woman. She says the celebrities and politicians should butt out. Thanks to tips, Felipe says in my new internet video, she makes “$25 an hour. By the end of the year, $48,000 to $50,000.” She understands that if government raises the minimum, “It’ll be harder for restaurants to keep the same amount of employees … (T)he busboy will be cut.” She’s right. Minimum wage … [Read more...] about John Stossel: Are looney liberals and smug celebrities about to put an end to tipping?