The Unscripted Weekly: Prime Rate, Gifts, Tea Bags, and Searches

The Unscripted Weekly features links to various articles I have come across in my travels across the internet.  Feel free to share your own internet journeys, and thoughts on these articles in the comments section.

Click through to read more, and Happy Trails!

If you follow the financial section of the news, you may have seen the Federal Reserve Board’s decision to increase the prime rate.  This is only the second time in the last year that the rate has changed, and prior to that, it had been 8 years since a rate hike.  What does it mean?  Jessica Dickler of CNBC breaks it down for us in her latest article published earlier this week.

I am usually pretty hesitant to give gifts to co-workers, so when I stumbled across Theresa Agovino’s article, Gift Giving at Work, I breathed out a sigh of relief.  Etiquette experts break down the dos and don’ts of co-worker gift giving during the holiday season.

Coffee is my usual hot beverage of choice in the mornings, but I do love a cup of tea in the afternoon.  I grab my tea bags, and brew a hot cup without a second thought.  Convenience at its finest.  But, where did the convenience of tea bags start?  Pop over to Smithsonian’s article Ever Wonder Who Invented the Tea Bag? to learn more.

I don’t know what we did before internet search tools.  If I have a question, I simply ask my search tool of choice, and instantly find out what I need to know.  It is by far one of my favorite features of a smart phone.  Google recently posted the top searches of 2016 which to me is always an interesting read to gauge the mood of the world.

In this final week up to Christmas, take a few moments to slow down, and enjoy the moment.

“Maybe Christmas he thought, doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more.     ~Grinch

 

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