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I'm married to a wonderful, bearded man and go home to 3 lovely, loud children at night. My key to survival is coffee and loud music. Catch me week day mornings on The Big Hot Morning Show on HOT 96.7 FM and midday's on KXLP @ 94.1 FM

Seven Things You Shouldn’t Do When Getting Your Vaccine

By |2021-03-31T06:11:52-05:00March 31st, 2021|

Vaccines are opening up to more people.  So here are seven things you SHOULDN'T do when you get your vaccine...     1.  Don't take over-the-counter medications like Advil or Tylenol right before your shot.  There's a slim chance it could interfere with the immune response doctors want to see.  But taking them afterward to help with symptoms is okay.   2.  Don't worry about drinking alcohol.  Yes, too much can weaken your immune system in general.  But there's no evidence that it affects the vaccine or how well it works.   3.  Don't get a tattoo or piercing right after [...]

The Grammy Winners | Highlights

By |2021-03-15T07:01:32-05:00March 15th, 2021|

The 2021 "Grammys" will be remembered for years to come, not just for its nearly 3-hour-and-45-minute runtime . . . but for being the show where "WAP" was performed for the first time ever. It started with MEGAN THEE STALLION doing a solo performance of "Body" and "Savage".  Then she left the stage and CARDI B entered for a live performance of "Up".  Then she launched into "WAP". Megan reappeared when her part came up.  She and Cardi got onto a giant bed and rolled around together.  Behind them, the two giant pillows on the bed had a gap between them that looked like . . . well, I'll let you figure it out. [...]

Five Cooking Mistakes You’re Making, According to Chefs

By |2021-02-25T07:33:08-06:00February 25th, 2021|

Someone recently asked professional chefs for the top cooking mistakes us average Joes are making.  Does cereal count as cooking?   Here are the highlights . . .   1.  Don't use dull knives.  You're actually more likely to cut yourself.  So sharpen those babies up . . . then be careful.   2.  Stop cutting your vegetables unevenly.  If you take time to cut them evenly, they'll cook more evenly.   3.  Don't leave a huge mess of pots and pans.  Knock out some of those dishes during prep, so it's not so overwhelming at the end.   4.  Taste [...]

A Guy Tracked His Wardrobe for Three Years to Figure Out What You Really Need

By |2021-02-02T08:15:24-06:00February 2nd, 2021|

I'm glad people out there have time for this type of thing, because I sure don't:  Some guy who's WAY too into spreadsheets tracked his entire wardrobe for THREE YEARS to figure out what he really NEEDS.   He broke everything down by "cost per wear."  That's the price you pay for something, divided by the total number of times you'll wear it.  Here are nine tips he came up with to make your wardrobe more efficient, and save money long-term...   1.  Only buy what you need AND love.  Before you buy, ask yourself if you'll still love the item [...]

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: $1.8 Million Meteorite Crashes Through Man’s Roof

By |2020-11-19T08:20:05-06:00November 19th, 2020|

How is this for lucky... 33-year-old Josua Hutagalung was just minding his own business in his home in Indonesia -- when a four-pound meteorite crashed through his roof. Yes. His roof was damaged. But, nobody was hurt. And -- as it turned out -- that meteorite was 4.5 billion years old and worth $1.8 million. Scientists figured out that the space rock contains very rare chemicals -- and is believed to be part of a meteorite that dates back to the start of the solar system. All of this was great for Josua, because he was able to sell the special [...]

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: Illinois Teen Provides Coat to Domestic Violence Shelters

By |2020-11-17T09:15:04-06:00November 17th, 2020|

Six years ago, Victoria Kuzlik and her dad were cleaning out their house and found some old ski equipment. Victoria asked her dad what do to with the old coats and her dad told her that they’d “find someone who needs them.” That memory stuck with Victoria -- and she took action. She’s now 16 years old and spends time each year collecting donations and delivering coats and clothes to domestic violence shelters in her community. Her charity organization -- Coats for Hope -- now operates nearly two dozen donation boxes in Illinois and Wisconsin. And over the last six years, the group [...]

CELEBRITY TRASH: Wednesday, October 21st 2020

By |2020-10-21T06:47:00-05:00October 21st, 2020|

  NICOLAS CAGE won nearly $20,000 playing roulette in the Bahamas 30 years ago.  He said he immediately went to an orphanage, handed over the money, and never gambled again . . . quote, "because if I did, it would ruin the power of that moment." (By the way, Nic will be doing his first regular TV role soon, when he plays "Joe Exotic" in an upcoming "Tiger King" show.)      DEMI LOVATO and MILEY CYRUS have both made contact. Demi communed with aliens during a recent trip to Joshua Tree, and Miley saw a UFO while driving through San Bernardino with a friend. She said, quote, [...]

CELEBRITY TRASH for Wednesday – Oct. 14th, 2020

By |2020-10-14T06:24:27-05:00October 14th, 2020|

CELEBRITY TRASH for Wednesday - Oct. 14th, 2020 ''Coming to America 2'' is going to premiere on Amazon Prime on December 18th. Amazon bought the film for $125 million. HBO is developing a limited scripted series about Elon Musk's space exploration company SpaceX.   Cardi B is launching a new footwear collection with Reebok. The shoes will be released on November 13th. Adult shoes will sell for $100 while children's shoes will sell for $50.   JUSTIN BIEBER's Crocs went on sale yesterday online and it was a mess.  People were getting kicked out of the virtual line, others were using bots to bypass the one-per-customer [...]

Our Favorite Things About Fall Include the Leaves, Scary Movies, and Sweaters

By |2020-10-13T06:24:08-05:00October 13th, 2020|

We're less than a third of the way through fall.  But have we already hit PEAK fall?  A new survey asked people when the best part of fall is.  And the top answer was the first two weeks of October.   The survey also found the perfect fall temperature is exactly 53 degrees.  And here are the top ten little things we love about this time of year...   1.  Seeing the leaves change color.   2.  When there's a chill in the air.   3.  Hot chocolate.   4.  Getting ready for the holidays.   5.  Soup.   6.  Starting [...]

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