Oct 9, 2013, 12:52 pm EDT
Free vibrators are being given away to furloughed workers who are looking for something exciting to do during their time off.
Daily News reports that Vibrators.com is giving away up to 200 vibrators a day to federal employees who are being forced to stay at home due to the government shutdown. The company said that it will continue its promotion until the shutdown ends and these workers are able to go back to work.
Vibrators.com is the latest company to offer free stuff to furloughed workers and it is promoting the giveaway by asking government employees to consider getting a vibrator if they have “a little too much time on [their] hands and nothing to do.” The company added that both vibrator aficionados and those who are looking to experiment by themselves or with their partners should experience the pleasure of a nice vibrator. Read
Oct 9, 2013, 12:37 pm EDT
The government, announced on Tuesday, that people will have to pay more to keep warm this winter due to increases in natural gas, electricity and propane prices.
Households that use natural gas can expect to pay an average of $679 to stay warm this winter. This is around 13% higher than what natural gas users paid last year, but it still falls 4% below the average for the past five winters. Households that use electric heat will pay about 2% more for heating this winter when compared to last winter. Heating oil customers will see their bills drop 2% this year, but will still pay an average of $2,046. This is the second highest bill next to last year’s average of $2,092. The span of time for the winter season that is being used to determine heating cost runs from October through March. Also affecting the heating cost is that this winter is expected to be 3% colder than last year’s, reports the Associated Press.
Those who use gas to heat their households in the Northeast part of the United States can expect to pay 18.3% more for heat this winter due to climbing demands for gas in that area. Read