Get Free Avocado Toast for a Year … If You Buy This House

Ray White Sherwood
Ray White Sherwood

There are plenty of benefits that come with buying your own home, but rarely do they include complimentary breakfast. Still, a real estate company in Australia is trying to woo young professionals with townhouses that come with a year’s worth of avocado toast, according to Mashable.

The townhouses, located in a Brisbane suburb called Sherwood, are in a prime downtown location that’s surrounded by coffee shops. Where, in fact, you can enjoy avocado on toast. The listing even includes the above picture of toast, in case you need a visual. Sadly, the offer only extends to one piece of toast per weekend, it says:

Enjoy the local coffee trail and discover Gas Espresso, Three Girls Skipping, Annana's, Goodness Gracious—to name a few, and to help with the budget we are including 12 months free avocado on toast once a weekend at your favorite café.

Doesn't this living room scream "Eat a messy breakfast of green fruit here!" to you?

A neatly ordered living room with white modern decor
Ray White Sherwood

Avocado toast, a fantastic breakfast no matter where you live, is particularly popular in Australia. Last fall, a local magazine columnist made himself Brunch Enemy No. 1 by complaining that young people these days spend all their money on mashed avocado and feta on toast instead of saving for a deposit on a house. The BBC later calculated that it would take sacrificing more than 3800 avocado toasts (estimated at $22 in Australia, or about $16 in the U.S.) to save enough for a 10 percent down payment on a two-bedroom house in the Sydney area.

Apparently, real estate agency Ray White Sherwood wants to make sure young people can have their toast and eat it too. Sure, the townhouses cost almost $439,000, but think of the money you’ll save on brunch!

[h/t Mashable]

The Official Scrabble Dictionary Just Added 300 New Words, Including Sriracha, Bitcoin, and Twerk

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Scrabble fans know that game nights can get heated—especially when they're working with an outdated dictionary. Now, NPR reports that Merriam-Webster has added 300 new words to the official player's dictionary that are sure to anger the Scrabble purists in your family.

While Merriam-Webster is regularly adding new words its general dictionary, its editors are more selective when it comes to updating its list of playable Scrabble words. New editions are only published once or twice a decade, with the previous version coming out in 2014.

The release of the latest sixth edition includes plenty of terms that are products of the internet age. The words emoji, listicle, bestie, and twerk are now all fair game. Several trendy foods, like macaron, aquafaba, bibimbap, and sriracha, also made it onto the list. Strategic players will likely be happy to see the additions of the words qapik—a type of currency in Azerbaijan and also one of the few playable U-less Q words in Scrabble—and ew, one of only 106 two-letter words in the game's dictionary.

For more highlights from the update, check out the list below.

1. Frowny
2. Bestie
3. Bizjet
4. Qapik
5. Ew
6. Twerk
7. Arancini
8. Beatdown
9. Zomboid
10. Emoji
11. Sriracha
12. Facepalm
13. Bitcoin
14. Aquafaba
15. Hivemind
16. Listicle
17. Bibimbap
18. Puggle
19. Macaron
20. Sheeple
21. Yowza
22. Bokeh

[h/t NPR]

Predicting This Year's 10 Most Popular Halloween Costumes

Margot Robbie stars in I, Tonya (2017)
Margot Robbie stars in I, Tonya (2017)
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Odes to ‘80s ice skating icon Tonya Harding are slated to make an unlikely comeback. Thanks in large part to the 2017 biopic about Harding’s life (I, Tonya), we can expect to see quite a few Halloween revelers in bedazzled leotards and skirts this year.

There has also been a 43 percent spike in searches for scrunchies since August, according to fashion search platform Lyst, which teamed up with Pinterest to forecast the top 10 costume trends for Halloween this year. Searches and saves on both platforms—which are used by a combined total of 210 million monthly users—were analyzed to create this list.

“The data shows that consumers start searching, planning, and pinning their perfect Halloween outfit from as early as spring onwards—giving a pretty strong indication of what will be the most popular costume ideas ahead of time,” Lyst wrote in an online post.

The second most popular costume on the list: any of the characters from the hit show Riverdale—especially Betty and Jughead. Popular searches for clothing items on Lyst include fluffy pink sweatshirts, beanies, and fur-lined denim jackets.

Other costumes inspired by fictional characters include a warrior from Black Panther’s Wakanda, Edna Mode from the The Incredibles, and a Mamma Mia-inspired dancing queen (although these are based on actual ABBA costumes, of course).

Here’s the full top 10 list:

1. Tonya Harding
2. A Riverdale character
3. A 90’s icon
4. A warrior of Wakanda
5. A flamingo
6. Edna Mode
7. An ABBA-inspired dancing queen
8. A cosmic fairy
9. Frida Kahlo
10. A cow

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