On PR Newswire: 2020-21 Winter Outlook, Workplace Drug Test Trends, McDonald’s Debuts Spicy McNuggets

With thousands of press releases published each week, it can be difficult to keep up with everything on PR Newswire for Journalists. Here are some of this week’s most newsworthy:

Farmers' Almanac 2020-21 Winter Outlook infographic

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Winter of the Great Divide? Which Side Are You On?

Winter may be a few months away, but it’s front and center now as the Farmers’ Almanac releases its 2021 edition and its long-range winter weather forecast, which is dubbed “Winter of the Great Divide.”  Because the Farmers’ Almanac is anticipating “cold and snowy conditions in the north, drought in the west, and everything crazy in between,” they’re asking, “Which side are you on?”

Capitol/UME, John Lennon Gimme Some Truth

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John Lennon.  Gimme Some Truth.  The Ultimate Mixes.

In everything he did, John Lennon spoke his truth and questioned the truth. An incomparable and uncompromising artist who strove for honesty and directness in his music, he laid bare his heart, mind and soul in his songs, seeing them as snapshots of his current emotions, thoughts and world view. Believing the one quality demanded of himself as an artist was to be completely honest, he did not disguise what he had to say or conform his messages to be more in line with what he felt others thought they should be. On October 9, 2020, Lennon’s 80th birthday, in celebration of his remarkable life, a collection of some of the most vital and best-loved songs from his solo career will be released via Capitol/UMe as a suite of beautifully presented collections, titled GIMME SOME TRUTH. THE ULTIMATE MIXES.

U.S. Postal Service logo

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U.S. Postal Service Launches New Election Mail Website

As part of its ongoing effort to ensure that voters and election officials have the information they need to successfully use the U.S. mail to vote in the November general elections, the U.S. Postal Service has launched a new election mail website. The website, which provides clear and concise information about voting by mail, is available 24/7 by going to usps.com/votinginfo.

2020 Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index infographic

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Workforce Drug Testing Positivity Climbed to Highest Rate in 16 Years, New Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index Analysis Finds

The rate of workforce drug positivity hit a 16-year high in 2019, according to a new analysis released on Aug. 25 by Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services. Positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased in urine drug tests, climbing to the highest level since 2003 (4.5%) and more than 28% percent higher than the 30-year low of 3.5% recorded between 2010 and 2012.

McDonald's New Spicy McNuggets and Chips Ahoy McFlurry

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McDonald’s Bringing First-Ever Spicy Spin to Classic Fan Favorite This September

We know spice is in the eye of the beholder…or in this case, the taste buds. One person’s taste-bud-singeing swelter is another’s “you call that spicy?” That’s why we’re excited to announce a pair of menu innovations arriving to U.S. restaurants this fall to please our spice-seeking customers: Spicy Chicken McNuggets and Mighty Hot Sauce. Both will be available Sept. 16 for a limited time at participating restaurants nationwide.

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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists.  He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.

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