Last Call: Costco now selling Nutella in nearly-7-pound tub

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Who needs a 6.6-pound tub of Nutella? My family


It is always shocking to me to see how quickly my family goes through Nutella. My twins are downright creative when it comes to applications of the hazelnut spread: making a sandwich on toaster waffles, spreading it onto any kind of fruit, even mixing it into yogurt and smoothies. A large jar may not even get us through a single school week. So I am both intrigued and slightly frightened by the news that my fave Costco is now selling a nearly 7-pound bucket of Nutella for $22. You may wonder what kind of insane Nutella addicts would be in the market for such a tub? Well, my family of four, for one. I can’t wait until our next trip to Costco to see if this chocolate vessel could actually get us through the entire month. [Gwen Ihnat]

But can Nutella cure millennial burnout?

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I have forwarded Anne Helen Petersen’s BuzzFeed essay on millennial burnout to half my social circle, and it’s been emailed to me by the other half. While I don’t suffer exactly the type of “errand paralysis”—the inability to check tedious tasks off a personal to-do list—that Petersen describes, her distillation of millennial malaise sounded familiar: “[They] internalize the need to find employment that reflects well on their parents (steady, decently paying, recognizable as a “good job”) that’s also impressive to their peers (at a “cool” company) and fulfills what they’ve been told has been the end goal of all of this childhood optimization: doing work that you’re passionate about.” If you’re one of the last remaining millennials who hasn’t read this piece, remedy that tonight. [Kate Bernot]

Gwen Ihnat is the Editorial Coordinator for The A.V. Club.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.


Not Enough Day Drinking

I recognize a lot of myself in the article, like “all I have to do this weekend is get a haircut, do laundry and go grocery shopping” but the fact that I end up not doing one or all of those things isn’t because I’m burned out with too much work, it’s because there’s too much good tv, or there’s a video game, or the internet.

I think part of the reason our parents weren’t as lazy is because they didn’t have nearly as much cool shit to do at home. They wanted to get out of the house. My house wants me to stay home.