Episode #7×39: Pre-Emptive Defenses and Wrongful Assumptions, Rising Insomnia, Higher Shipping Rates and New Surcharges?!

On today’s episode, we discuss a viral TikTok that addresses a unique observation about how quick people are to attack others on social media, then we’ll talk about the increase in those experiencing insomnia, and the outrageous shipping rate increases here in the U.S., and how they will affect the holiday season. 

  • Some feedback about our spanking conversation from a couple of weeks ago inspires us to examine our blind spots, and we’re thankful!
  • A viral Tiktok is calling out the internet behavior of attacking others online for not specifying every possible caveat to every statement made. We share our own experiences with trolls doing this to us, and question if we’ve ever done this to others.
  • As our culture evolves, is this a somewhat natural side-effect? Or can we do better?
  • Some experts have noted increased rates of insomnia during the pandemic, and are terming the phenomenon “covidsomnia.”
  • Have we experienced a decrease in the amount or quality of our sleep? What do we want to try to improve it?
  • Listeners over at the #Millennial Facebook group sound off on their own experiences with insomnia, and share some tips for combatting it.
  • Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s 10 year plan to cut costs and raise revenue isn’t landing well with some, especially in light of increased shipping costs and delayed delivery times this holiday season. 
  • Will your area be impacted? Check here!
  • This week’s recommendations will help you be prepared, entertained, AND relaxed! Buy Forever Stamps (Andrew), Nickelodeon All Star Brawl (Laura), and the ‘Sleep With Me’ podcast (Pam).
  • This week’s episode is sponsored by Thirdlove (https://www.thirdlove.com/MILLENNIAL for 20% off your first purchase), Talkspace (https://www.talkspace.com and enter promo code MILL for $100 off your first month), and OUAI (https://www.theouai.com and use code MILL for 15% off your first purchase). Support #Millennial by supporting our sponsors!

And in this week’s installment of After Dark, available on Patreon:

  • It’s almost Halloween, and we’re feeling nostalgic for our childhood memories of trick-or-treating. Join us and the Chicago Tribune for a walk down memory lane.
  • How old were we when we stopped trick-or-treating? Is there an “appropriate” age to stop?
  • Did our parents ever have fears about our candy being tampered with?
  • How do we celebrate Halloween as adults?

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