Studies show that Black Friday actually warps your brain – and retailers know it. You lose your usual chill a little bit, right? Get stressed…even aggressive? Customers actually chase the feeling of belonging when shopping during Black Friday and want something even more if the stock or offer is limited; and it turns out, products given promotional Black Friday pricing are actually cheaper or the same price at other times during the year!
There’s going to be a Christmas tree shortage in the states this year and prices are going up 5 & 10% all over the U.S. But Nova Scotians are here to save the day as we have an abundance of trees! We all know Lunenburg is the Christmas Tree Capitol of the World and we harvest over a million trees every year and about 95% of those are shipped out of province, around the world – they are one of our major exports! You’re welcome, America.
The Public Gardens will stay open this winter just from 8 AM – 4 PM; the historic downtown gardens usually closes around mid-November until May but this year major paths in the park will be maintained for safe winter strolls. But sorry park-poopers: the bathrooms will be closed for the season.
Julia Stiles and her fiancé Preston J. Cook have welcomed their first child. Strummer Newcomb Cook was born October 20th although the couple just made it public on Facebook this week. The actress’ rep confirmed to Us Weekly in June that she was expecting their first baby.
Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly engaged to Glee producer Brad Falchuk. They’ve been dating since 2016 – well before she formalized her divorce from Chris Martin. Each have two children from their prior marriages, and if you can remember back in the 90’s, Paltrow was once engaged to Brad Pitt, although they never walked down the aisle.
And that’s your Fast Five!