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Watch Jimmy Kimmel’s Hilarious Father’s Day Prank Submissions Compilation! (VIDEO)

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Jimmy Kimmel has done it again!

The late night talk show host is famous for his calls on America to prank their family members with the infamous, “I ate all the Halloween candy” parent prank on their kids.

For Father’s Day, the funny man invited his audience to prank their dads by running up to them and yelling, “I love you!” and capture their reactions. After poring over hundreds and hundreds of submissions, the talk show released a compilation of the best tonight during its broadcast!

It’s hilarious! Watch!

Father’s Day: How to Get Free Beer and Wings for Dad Today

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To encourage Americans to give their dads what they really want on Father’s Day—quality time (and maybe a dad bod)—Postmates is delivering free chicken wings and beer to new users and their dads in 100+ cities across the U.S. (see the full list here https://postmates.com/) who download Postmates and order throughout Father’s Day weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).

  1. Download the Postmates app by visiting: http://springboard.postmates.com/dadrocks
  2. Add any order of chicken wings and/or beer to your cart from your favorite local or chain restaurant

  3. Use code DADROCKS to get it for free

Get yours for your dad or a dad in your life today!

Father’s Day Diss?A 1/4 Americans Don’t Plan to Get Their Dad Anything

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Dads have it rough.

A recent survey reveals that most Americans think dads get the short end of the stick on Father’s Day, compared to the heaps of attention moms get on Mother’s Day.

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The NationalToday.com and Postmates survey  indicate that 69% of dads surveyed and 74%  of moms surveyed think fathers are cheated from recognition of their role and contribution to parenting.

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It’s so bad that 1 in 4 Americans don’t plan to get their dads anything for Father’s Day.

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While 24% of respondents say they have no plans to buy anything for Dad this Father’s Day, another 44% will spend $50 or less on dad, and the other 32% will spend $50 or more.

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But it’s not like dads want stuff anyway. Like how many ugly ties and socks can one man have in his drawer chest?

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Of those surveyed, 49% of dads say time with family is the best Father’s Day gift. Gadgets and electronics come in second (12%), followed by gift cards (8%), tools or appliances (8%), and sporting equipment (6%).

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The least popular Father’s Day gift among dads? Office supplies. ha! (Editor’s Note: Not my dad. He loves Office Supplies)

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Here is to hoping you all do things for the dads in  your lives today and make them feel special too!

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These are 2017’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads

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With Father’s Day approaching and nearly 93 percent of dads with young kids working today, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2017’s Best & Worst States for Working Dads.

In order to help dads balance their dual role as parent and provider, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia across 22 key indicators of friendliness toward working dads. The data set ranges from average length of work day for males to child-care costs to share of men in good or better health.

Best States for Working DadsWorst States for Working Dads
1Connecticut42Arizona
2Minnesota43Georgia
3Vermont44Arkansas
4Massachusetts45Idaho
5New Jersey46Alabama
6Rhode Island47Louisiana
7Delaware48New Mexico
8Wisconsin49West Virginia
9District of Columbia50Nevada
10New Hampshire51Mississippi

Best vs. Worst

  • The District of Columbia has the highest median family* income (adjusted for cost of living), $98,156, which is 1.9 times higher than in Hawaii, registering the lowest at $51,442.
  • North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate for dads with kids aged 0 to 17, 1.22 percent, which is 5.4 times lower than in Nevada, registering the highest at 6.54 percent.
  • Massachusetts has the lowest male uninsured rate, 4.5 percent, which is 4.8 times lower than in Texas, registering the highest at 21.5 percent.
  • Minnesota has the fewest deaths due to heart disease among males (per 100,000 men), 145.0, which is 1.9 times fewer than in Alabama, registering the most at 276.5.
  • Mississippi has the lowest child-care costs (adjusted for median family* income), 4.6 percent, which is 2.7 times lower than in Nevada, registering the highest at 12.3 percent.

*Refers to families with kids aged 0 to 17 and in which the father is present

To view the full report and your state or the District’s rank, please visit:

https://wallethub.com/edu/best-and-worst-states-for-working-dads/13458/

 

 

 

Work At Home Dads Can Rock It Out With These 10 Mobile Apps

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Apple’s powerful iPhone is one of the most popular mobile devices on the market and is widely celebrated for its ability to help busy professionals streamline their lives and boost their productivity. Working as a stay at home dad is definitely a full-time job and the iPhone can help you manage all of the different responsibilities that come with it. These 10 apps are effective tools for dads who stay home with their children and act as a primary caregiver, offering plenty of advice, tips and assistance along the way.
  1. Parenting Ages & Stages – Parenting Magazine is a beloved and trusted resource for parents. Now, their advice, tips and useful parenting information is available through this free app, which is fully customizable and will provide you with age-appropriate developmental advice and information about various milestones.
  2. Library Locator – If you can surmount the obstacle of helping a little one to understand the importance of being quiet in the library, a world of wonder and imagination opens up for her. With this free app, you’ll be able to find all of the libraries in your area, hitting every Story Hour along the way!
  3. ICE (In Case of Emergency) – When an emergency or crisis strikes, information that you know like the back of your hand can escape you. That’s where this powerful free app comes in handy, allowing you to store all of your emergency contacts and other relevant information. When you need to access your child’s blood type, allergy information or a list of medications he’s on, it’s all at the tips of your fingers with ICE.
  4. CBS Sports – Keeping up with the score isn’t always easy when there are little ones to attend to. Thankfully, this free app will allow you to follow all of your favorite teams, accessing scores, stats, news and highlights while managing your parenting duties.
  5. Habit Changer® Feeding Your Kids – Making sure that your children eat well and learn to make good dietary choices as they get older is a very important part of successful parenting. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most complicated. This free app will help you instill good eating habits and reverse less healthy ones though a series of small changes.
  6. Chore Bank – When kids are expected to complete a list of regular chores, it can help them learn a sense of responsibility that will follow them well into adulthood. This $1.99 app not only helps stay at home dads keep up with which chores have been assigned and which are completed, but also any allowances or spending money earned.
  7. WebMD – Knowing when to treat at home and when to consult a professional can be both confusing and a bit frightening. When your child’s health is in question, you’ll want a respected and trusted resource. That’s where the free WebMD app comes into play, loaded with features like Symptom Checkers, Drug Information and First Aid Essentials.
  8. Find My iPhone – Even if you try to keep your iPhone away from little fingers, there will inevitably come a time when a child is so entranced with your expensive device that she can’t resist. Unfortunately, that’s usually also when she’ll misplace it somehow. This free app helps you locate one missing iOS device by using another.
  9. The Weather Channel® – Planning a big, exciting outing only to be foiled by rain because you forgot to check the weather forecast can make for very unhappy children, which is why this free app should have a place on your iPhone. Get not only up-to-the-minute forecast information, but also push alerts for severe weather and high pollen levels.
  10. SimplyNoise – Dads who have discovered the magic of a car ride or washing machine know the power of white noise to soothe a restless sleeper. This $0.99 app features high-fidelity white, brown and pink noise that can lull your little ones to sleep in no time.

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Father’s Day Video Dedications to Dads We Lost, In Military, Absentee or Locked Up

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Father’s Day can be significantly difficult for people who did not grow up with their dads or whose dads are no longer with them because they have passed away. Also, some moms are doing it on their own because their spouses are enlisted in the military and serving abroad. Father’s Day can be tough for their kids.

Finally, the day can also be a challenging one for kids whose dads who are incarcerated or otherwise absentee. Here are our clutch video dedication for those pops.

Keep your head up kids and survivors or absentee fathers.

Dedication to the Dad who has passed on:

Dedication from an adult to the dad who abandoned him/her as a child:

Dedication to an enlisted and serving military dad:

Dedication to a dad who is a fallen soldier:

Dedication to a dad who is incarcerated:

Father’s Day: Meet the Modern Millennial Dad (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Happy Father’s Day!

Today, there are 70.1 million dads in the United States. Of those, about 1.4 million are stay-at-home dads. Imagine that compared to decades ago. Also, about 1.4 million men are single dads and the sole caregiver to their children.

The modern dad certainly is different. Want to explore some stats about what else makes up the attributes of the “modern dad”?  Enjoy this Infographic courtesy of the folks at Giftagram  on–demand gifting app, Giftagram (free on iOS and Android).

 

 

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Father’s Day: Stay In and Make Dad One of These Scrumptious Recipes

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For Father’s Day, people sent me a bunch of great recipes that readers can consider whipping up for dad in lieu of taking him out to eat and spending a fortune at a restaurant.

Why not start dad’s day with breakfast in bed? Need a recipe or can’t decide what unique or non-traditional thing to whip up for dear old dad? Don’t worry. Check out this old Mode post I dug out the past with 40 Breakfast recipes.

Check out A Dad’s Breakfast: 40 Recipes for a Morning Meal

by Foodie Editor at Mode

From the folks at Finlandia Cheese, there is this yummy recipe for Bistro Swiss Cheese Pizza with Sausage.

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Spicy sausage and sweet cherry tomatoes are paired with our creamy, nutty Swiss Cheese and baked to crispy perfection. Served with a lightly dressed salad, this is a deliciously easy weeknight meal. INGREDIENTS 1 (8 ounces) pkg mild or hot Italian sausage 1 large prepared pizza crust 1 cup Finlandia Swiss cheese, shredded Chopped Cherry tomatoes 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Slice sausage into small thin slices. Cook until browned; drain, approximately 10 minutes. Sprinkle dough with shredded cheese, spread sausage evenly on dough. Top with cherry tomatoes and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Bake until puffed and golden brown, about 25 minutes. Yum! 

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They also offered up a recipe for making Brisket Grilled Cheese. INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons Finlandia butter* 1 clove garlic, minced, crushed or chopped fine 2 slices sour dough bread enough thinly sliced & heated brisket to cover one piece of the bread – don’t skimp but you also don’t want too much 2 slices Finlandia* cheddar cheese 2 slices Finlandia* jack cheese 1 tablespoon horseradish sauce – the mayo kind, not the grainy ‘prepared’ kind DIRECTIONS Put butter and garlic in a small bowl – mix well On one slice of bread, spread the horseradish sauce, add 2 slices of cheese, then the heated brisket, then the other slices of cheese, then top with last slice of bread Spread half the butter/garlic mixture on the bread and cook in a hot non-stick pan until golden brown Butter top side, flip and continue cooking until the bottom is golden as well Eat – but not too quickly even though you’ll want to *Finlandia butter is available at select COSTCO locations and other fine retailers.  
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I was intrigued by a sushi burrito recipe on Hampton’s Creek‘s YouTube channel of healthy recipes. I am definitely going to try this out!

    How about a Father’s Day Barbecue? Here are all the dishes that must be included.  

Check out Father’s Day BBQ by Savvy Sassy Moms at Mode

Father’s Day: 10 Apps for Stay-At-Home Dads

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Apple’s powerful iPhone is one of the most popular mobile devices on the market and is widely celebrated for its ability to help busy professionals streamline their lives and boost their productivity. Working as a stay at home dad is definitely a full-time job and the iPhone can help you manage all of the different responsibilities that come with it. These 10 apps are effective tools for dads who stay home with their children and act as a primary caregiver, offering plenty of advice, tips and assistance along the way.
  1. Parenting Ages & Stages – Parenting Magazine is a beloved and trusted resource for parents. Now, their advice, tips and useful parenting information is available through this free app, which is fully customizable and will provide you with age-appropriate developmental advice and information about various milestones.
  2. Library Locator – If you can surmount the obstacle of helping a little one to understand the importance of being quiet in the library, a world of wonder and imagination opens up for her. With this free app, you’ll be able to find all of the libraries in your area, hitting every Story Hour along the way!
  3. ICE (In Case of Emergency) – When an emergency or crisis strikes, information that you know like the back of your hand can escape you. That’s where this powerful free app comes in handy, allowing you to store all of your emergency contacts and other relevant information. When you need to access your child’s blood type, allergy information or a list of medications he’s on, it’s all at the tips of your fingers with ICE.
  4. CBS Sports – Keeping up with the score isn’t always easy when there are little ones to attend to. Thankfully, this free app will allow you to follow all of your favorite teams, accessing scores, stats, news and highlights while managing your parenting duties.
  5. Habit Changer® Feeding Your Kids – Making sure that your children eat well and learn to make good dietary choices as they get older is a very important part of successful parenting. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the most complicated. This free app will help you instill good eating habits and reverse less healthy ones though a series of small changes.
  6. Chore Bank – When kids are expected to complete a list of regular chores, it can help them learn a sense of responsibility that will follow them well into adulthood. This $1.99 app not only helps stay at home dads keep up with which chores have been assigned and which are completed, but also any allowances or spending money earned.
  7. WebMD – Knowing when to treat at home and when to consult a professional can be both confusing and a bit frightening. When your child’s health is in question, you’ll want a respected and trusted resource. That’s where the free WebMD app comes into play, loaded with features like Symptom Checkers, Drug Information and First Aid Essentials.
  8. Find My iPhone – Even if you try to keep your iPhone away from little fingers, there will inevitably come a time when a child is so entranced with your expensive device that she can’t resist. Unfortunately, that’s usually also when she’ll misplace it somehow. This free app helps you locate one missing iOS device by using another.
  9. The Weather Channel® – Planning a big, exciting outing only to be foiled by rain because you forgot to check the weather forecast can make for very unhappy children, which is why this free app should have a place on your iPhone. Get not only up-to-the-minute forecast information, but also push alerts for severe weather and high pollen levels.
  10. SimplyNoise – Dads who have discovered the magic of a car ride or washing machine know the power of white noise to soothe a restless sleeper. This $0.99 app features high-fidelity white, brown and pink noise that can lull your little ones to sleep in no time.
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Father’s Day: Recipes of Yummy Things You can Make with Beer

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Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19th this year and if you are thinking of making your dad dinner, lunch or some other special meal, you’re going to want to consider adding one of dad’s fave beverage to the meal: Beer! And you will be amazed at all the yummy things that can be whipped up with some Guinness stout or craft beer.

Here’s a few recipes to get you started and inspired:

Check out A Beer-Tastic Father’s Day Menu

by Tend Editor at Mode