A Third of All Employees Will Probably Embarrass Themselves at the Office Holiday Party

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You might want to rethink that third cup of spiked punch at this year's holiday office party. That’s because the odds of embarrassing yourself and saying something you can’t take back are about one in three, according to a new survey spotted by the New York Post.

OnePoll and social planning website Evite surveyed 2000 office employees about previous work-sponsored parties they’ve attended, and not all of them had fond memories (or any clear memories at all, for that matter). One-third said they did something they regretted, while two-fifths had been privy to some sort of office drama.

Be warned: Free booze coupled with a celebratory atmosphere can lead to a bad case of loose lips, which makes for some awkward encounters at work the next day. The average office worker hears seven new pieces of gossip about other employees while attending a holiday party, many of which are fueled by office romance rumors. Some of them, of course, end up being true. Of the survey respondents, 37 percent said they had witnessed two coworkers getting affectionate at a holiday party.

According to the survey, Friday is everyone’s favorite day to attend an office party—and for good reason. In cases where holiday parties were held on a weekday, 35 percent of respondents showed up late for work the next day, and another 17 percent took the day off. Of those who came late, suffering from a hangover was the top explanation given, followed by sleeping through an alarm.

And in case you needed another good reason to keep your wits about you at an office party: there will probably be lots of flashing cameras (expect to participate in six group photos, on average).

“One thing you can always look forward to the next morning is seeing those moments caught on camera from the night before,” Julian Clark of Evite said. “But as the results tell us, sometimes the party can slightly get out of hand.”

[h/t New York Post]

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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5 Great Beauty Advent Calendars You Can Buy in 2020

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The countdown to Christmas can last for the entire month of December with the right Advent calendar by your side. And this tradition has evolved way beyond the standard chocolate pieces and paper Christmas tree ornaments of decades past—today, Advent calendars feature huge franchises like Harry Potter, Star Wars, and plenty more.

One of the most popular themes in recent years has been Advent calendars filled with beauty supplies. Below, we've rounded up the year's best beauty Advent calendars for fanatics who can't get enough of bronzers, moisturizers, fragrances, and more.

1. L'Occitane Signature Holiday Advent Calendar Set; $74

L'Occitane

Discover le marché de Noël en Provence with L'Occitane's classic Advent calendar this holiday season. This set features 24 of the company's most notable beauty products, including moisturizers, hand creams, and soaps. The box is also decorated with beautiful illustrations that will keep your loved one inspired all season long.

Buy it: Amazon

2. OPI Holiday 2020 Shine Bright Collection, Nail Lacquer Nail Polish; $50

OPI

OPI is one of the leading nail polish companies out there, and whomever you're buying this for can try out 25 new mini OPI nail polishes with this vibrant Advent calendar. There are so many colors to discover that they'll practically be able to open a salon by the time Christmas Day arrives.

Buy it: Amazon

3. Benefit Shake Your Beauty Travel Size Set; $55

Benefit

Benefit is offering this 12 days of Christmas beauty Advent calendar to help anyone get a jump start on their travel essentials. From the company's iconic brow gel to their Hoola bronzer, your loved one will get to unpack the ultimate makeup collection for their next adventure over the course of 12 days.

Buy it: Nordstrom

4. 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar; $99

Macy's

This calendar will surprise the beauty lover on your list each day with products from some of Macy's favorite brands. The goods in this calendar are valued at $434 and feature products from top companies like SK-II, Caudalie, Elizabeth Arden, Tarte, and more.

Buy it: Macy's

5. Sephora Wild Wishes Advent Calendar; $45

Sephora

Any beauty guru knows that trying different products is one of the best things about Sephora. The beauty retailer is embracing this during the holiday season with its Wild Wishes Advent Calendar featuring 24 surprises valued at $70, so the beauty lover in your life will uncover the best of the best.

Buy it: Sephora

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