Oreo Comes Out With New Candy Bar Just In Time For The Holidays

Lately it seems like Oreo cookies come in every flavor known to man. From the magically wondrous mint and cookie dough crunch flavor to the eclectic Peeps and Swedish Fish flavors, the classic cookie company probably makes something for you. But what if you want something that tastes like a cookie but has the feel of a candy bar? Well until now the world has had nowhere to turn, but all that changed with the recent partnership with European candy company Milka to make candy bars!

They announced not one but TWO kinds, and we have to say that both candy bars sound delicious! The first is the Milka Oreo Big Crunch Candy Bar, which will be a mouthful in more ways than one! It’s a reverse Oreo bar in that the cookie is the center, the classic Oreo creme sandwiches that, and then the whole thing is wrapped in creamy milk chocolate. The best part is, this bar hits shelves in just a week!

The second will be coming out sometime in January but sounds no less delectable! It’s the Milka Oreo Chocolate Bar, and it is a softer bar made of Oreo creme that has bits of chocolate wafer in it, which is then wrapped in that same amazing Milka chocolate!

If you think these sound like a sweetness overload, you might be wrong. Initial reports from taste testers are saying that the bars are like having a traditional Oreo cookie with a glass of milk, but only portable! We can’t wait to try these in the weeks to come! YUM!

Best Buy’s Epic Holiday Deals Will Make You Want To Start Shopping ASAP

Since 1932, the day after Thanksgiving has been widely regarded as the start of Christmas shopping in the United States. Every year since then, the day has gained traction as one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Even in countries that don’t celebrate Thanksgiving!

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In years past, many shoppers spent hours of time on Thanksgiving day plowing through printed newspaper ads. Eager consumers looked for the best deals and biggest sales all the while plotting their route to different retail stores in order to swoop them up before other shoppers. People waited in lines for hours in the middle of the night, waiting for stores to open up so they could be the first ones in the store to get one of the five super cheap TVs on sale.

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Today, while Black Friday still has its reputation as one of the biggest shopping days, it’s become a little less extreme. Now shoppers want good deals but don’t want to spend the night in line outside of Best Buy. As a result most stores release their Black Friday ads or Black Friday previews weeks before Thanksgiving. And, as the retail landscape changes and shifts to online shopping, many stores are also offering exclusive online only deals.

While Black Friday is creeping up faster than we realize, Best Buy has announced some of its deals for the year already. The electronics retail giant will open on Thanksgiving Day at 5pm, enticing shoppers in with door buster deals. They are also offering many other sales and deals throughout the weekend too. Ranging from savings of up to $400!

If you’re in the market for some new electronics, Best Buy’s Black Friday sale is not to be missed! Shop happy and shop smart!

There’s A Fully Functioning Bar In Japan Made Entirely Out Of Trash

There are some things in this world that should only be used once, like exes or band aids. Many other things in this world, however, can have long useful lives even if we think they’re one time use products or useless scraps. We’re all very familiar with tossing aluminum cans and glass and plastic bottles into the recycling bins, but what about everything else?

As our population grows, so does the amount of waste we create. The challenge of finding what to do with that waste is becoming a new creative outlet for many groups of people, including architects. One building in Japan is serving as a shining example for recycling, reusing, and reducing, and is built completely out of recycled or reclaimed materials. The Kamikatz Public House, designed by architect Hiroshi Nakamura and NAP, is such an amazing example of recycling ingenuity that it won the World Architecture News (WAN) Sustainable Building Award of 2016.

The Kamikatz Public House isn’t just a beautifully designed building of trash, but it’s useful, too! Inside, there is a bar and brewery, and even a couple living spaces for people to rest their heads. Located in Tokushima, Japan, the interior boasts chandeliers made from bottles, reclaimed wedding chests as furniture, and even uses a carbon-neutral radiator that utilizes branches from the forest for heat.

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Citizens of the city love the building because it falls in line with Tokushima’s vision of becoming a zero waste town. The town is already 80% of the way there. Locals go to recycling centers where goods are set out to “shop” and be taken home by citizens who get creative with how to use discarded items. The Kamikatz Public House has become a beacon of inspiration for the town to stay focused on their zero waste goal. According to the WAN website, “ Local residents said that by embodying the town’s vision within everyday life, the locals who gather at this pub are beginning to truly realize that their actions are fun and creative.”

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These Awkward Sweaters from The 1980s Are So Bad They’re Good

Fashion trends come and go, which is why keeping “classic” pieces of clothing in your closet is so important: nice black pants, simple button ups, you get the idea.

When you look back at pictures of yourself 20 or 30 years from now, how embarrassed will you be seeing yourself in high-waisted shorts with a “YOLO” t-shirt on? Do you really think that fedora and and hipster beard will still be a style that you’re still proud of? Maybe, but also, don’t get too embarrassed. We all make fashion faux pauxs, no decade is an exception.

That’s why this series of sweaters from the 1980s is absolutely magical.

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The nice thing about fashion trends is that they are totally cyclical. High-waisted shorts were popular in the 1970s, the 1990s, and now again in the 2010s. These ridiculously rad knitted sweaters from the 80s? They are definitely cool again (at least we think so). From grown men wearing sweaters with teddy bears on them, to an electric strawberry, these are pretty bodacious sweaters.

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Probably the best part about these photos is that they look like they all come from the same catalog or sweater company. We can’t really be sure if these sweaters are a serious fashion statements, or just for novelty purposes, but at least all the models in these photos look like they are having an absolute blast showing off their knitted duds!

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Redditor Proves These Unbelievable LEGO Instructions From The 1970s Are In Fact Real

Today LEGO is probably one of the most recognized toy brands worldwide. The Danish company started creating building bricks that snapped into each other in 1949, and since then has continuously grown to be a massive empire that is loved by all. The toy brand itself isn’t just a toy anymore, but a franchise. It has theme parks, retail stores, and even movies built around the iconic toys.

Through its growth and $15 billion value as a company, LEGO has more or less still remained true to its roots. Lego bricks are all about building and creating and letting your imagination take you away. The toy has always appealed to children of young ages because it allows them to use their imagination and use their tactile skills to build something all their own.

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Despite gender marketing of today, pushing pink flowery dolls on little girls and blue and black race cars to boys, LEGO has historically refrained to do just that, maintaining the building and creating knows no gender. Just look at this instruction pamphlet that used to come in Lego sets from the 1970s. A Reddit user found the note and shared it with the internet community, many of whom agreed that the message itself sounded like the very moral of The Lego Movie that was recently released in 2014.

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Some Reddit users doubted the authenticity of the letter, saying that the simplicity and font choice of the letter made it look fake. However, when PopSugar reached out to Lego directly about the letter, spokesperson Roar Rude Trangbæk confirmed that it was authentic and those pamphlets were in fact distributed in playsets for girls from the 1970s. 

“Yes, the text is from 1974”, said Trangbæk, “And was a part of a pamphlet showing a variety of LEGO doll house products targeted to girls aged four and up from the 1970s.” Even though in the 1970s and today, there are still sets “for girls” and “for boys,” Lego knows that creativity should know no bounds!