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Want to Avoid Millennials on Vacation? Don’t Go Here in 2019!

If you’re a millennial and want to seek out your kind on vaca — or, if you’re not, but want to avoid them during your hard-earned time off — the travel app Hopper has your back.

The app, which skews to that younger demographic, has ranked the most-searched destinations for vacations in 2019. Here are Hopper’s top 10 hotspots for vacationing millennials:

1. Bora Bora
2. St. Martin
3. Aspen, Colorado
4. Denpasar, Indonesia (Bali)
5. Kahului, Hawaii (Maui)
6. Dublin, Ireland
7. St. Lucia
8. Tokyo, Japan
9. Palm Springs, California
10. Anchorage, Alaska

Like most aspects of their lives, potential travelers in that age group are heavily influenced by social media. “There are nearly 360 million posts using #travel on Instagram so it has become a huge source of inspiration for many millennials as they choose their next getaway,” Hopper’s Liana Corwin said.

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Tasty Doorbell

Police in Salinas, California are searching for Roberto Daniel Arroyo, who’s accused of licking a local resident’s doorbell. For three hours.

A truly marvelous piece of home surveillance video shows Arroyo repeatedly licking the doorbell of homeowner Sylvia Dungan — first from one side, then the other. Three hours. And yes, the Dungans say they’ve since thoroughly cleaned the doorbell.

KABC-TV reports police were able to use the video to identify Arroyo as the perpetrator, who’s also caught on video dragging an extension cord into the front yard and relieving himself, though it’s unclear from reporting if the two actions are related.

Police say Arroyo will likely face charges of misdemeanor petty theft and prowling.

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Love Cleaning?

If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo, you may be living under a pile of clutter.

The home organization guru sparked a phenomenon with her KonMari method of tidying and her bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.  Now, she’s the star of Netlfix’s Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, which features her traveling across the U.S. to teach American families how to clean up.

The first thing Kondo says to ask yourself when deciding whether or not to keep things is, “Does the item spark joy?”

If the answer is no, then it should be donated or given to a friend, according to Kondo.

Being able to determine which items spark joy is a skill that must be developed, Kondo told ABC News’ Good Morning America.

For example, most people’s closets include clothing in a variety of different sizes. When it comes to those items, Kondo has one question to ask: “Does it make you want to go exercise so you can fit into it? Or does it make you dread that you have to exercise because you want to fit into it?”

Kondo suggests tackling clutter by category, not location, and following her six rules, which are, in order:

1. Commit yourself to tidying up.
2. Imagine your ideal lifestyle.
3. Finish discarding first.
4. Tidy by category, not by location.
5. Follow the right order (clothes, books, paper, miscellaneous items, sentimental items).
6. Ask yourself, “Does it spark joy?”

Viewers have also been quick to take to social media to show off their tidying, including Kondo’s most famous organizing trick, the KonMari folding method: folding clothes in halves or thirds so you end up with a rectangle that stands upright in drawers or on shelves.

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Miss Green Bay Area Competition Information and Candidates Announced!

The annual Miss Green Bay Area and Outstanding Teen Scholarship Competition (presented by R.E. Management, Inc.) will add two new titleholders to Titletown on Saturday, January 19, at Bay Port High School, Suamico. The show features seven competitors.

This year the following will vie for the Miss Green Bay Area title (Name, Hometown, Talent, Platform): Kylie Thompson of Beloit, St. Norbert College, Musical Theatre Vocal “They Just Keep Movin’ the Line” from SMASH, #EndTheStigma – Putting an End to Eating Disorder Stereotypes; Shania Gorton of Green Bay, UW-Platteville, Latin Fusion Dance – “Don’t Stop Believin”, Be the Bridge: Creatively Overcoming the Nightmare of Human Trafficking; Sarah Jensen of Random Lake, St. Norbert College, Classical Vocal “La Zingara”, Meaningful Connections Through Service; Kaylee Vermeern of Appleton, UW-Green Bay, Lyrical Dance “Silence”, Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation.

Those vying for the title of Miss Green Bay Area’s Outstanding Teen title (Name, Hometown, Talent, Platform): Eve Vanden Heuvel of Freedom, Piano “Swingin’ the Blues” by Melody Bober, Thank You From the Heart – Thanking our Veterans;
Elizabeth Black of Little Chute, Vocal “Taylor the Latte Boy”, Girls on the Run;
Brooklyn Heyn of Appleton, Violin Solo excerpt of “Czardas” by Vittorio Monti, Autism Awareness.

The show will also feature a Princess Program, which is a mentorship program for girls ages 5-12.

Candidates ages 13-25 that meet criteria are eligible by full time residency, school attendance, or employment in Brown County or any county directly adjacent, including: Calumet, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Oconto, Outagamie, and Shawano. Miss Green Bay Area 2018 and Miss Green Bay Area’s Outstanding Teen 2018 are sisters, Katrina & Anika Mazier of Appleton, who will be featured in the production. Katrina was named a Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit Winner at The Miss Wisconsin Competition held this past June. Anika placed Third Runner Up to Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen 2018.

The show is open to the public on Saturday, January 19, at 4 p.m. at Bay Port High School. Purchase tickets and vote for the People’s Choice winner in advance on the MGBA website: Tickets and People’s Choice voting will also be available at the door.

Scholarship and prizes will be awarded to participants. The new titleholders will advance to the Miss Wisconsin and Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen Competitions this June in Oshkosh.


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“Why don’t you die?” Police respond to screaming spider-killer false alarm

Most people don’t really care for spiders in their home, but one man in Australia was so intent on smashing one, he earned a surprise visit from the police.

It was actually a passerby who called the cops in Wanneroo, Australia, when he heard a screaming child inside the house, and a man shouting “Why don’t you die?”

In a now-deleted tweet Wednesday, the Wanneroo Police said when officers arrived at the home — no doubt fearing the worst — they learned the man “had only been trying to kill a spider.” He was apparently really afraid of spiders.

“No injuries sighted (except to spider),” a screenshot of the tweet reads.

As for why the Wanneroo PD deleted their tweet about the incident, a spokesperson reportedly said it was because it included some internal police communications, as well as some typos.