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Impressive Scams People Used to Get Out of Work

A Guy Published a Fake Obituary: Next to calling in fake sick, claiming a family member died is the most effective excuse. Who will dare question it? But a guy named Scott Bennett from Pennsylvania went one step further. He published her obituary in the local paper. How Bennett’s plan fell apart? Family members called the…

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Kick Butts

 Today is National Kick Butts Day, as in cigarette butts.  And if you’re looking to quit smoking . . . or know someone who is . . . a new survey looked at the top reasons people give it up.  Believe it or not, health is NOT #1. The survey talked to about 850 smokers, and…

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It’s National Let’s Laugh Day! Here Are Seven Stats About How We Laugh

There are way too many made-up holidays.  But this is one we can get behind.  Today is “National Let’s LAUGH Day.”  Here are a few stats from a new survey on our laughing habits . . . 1.  96% of people say they enjoy making others laugh. 2.  95% of us think laughing helps relieve…

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Do Houseplants Really Clean the Air in Your Home? Nope, Just a Myth

Have you filled your home with plants to clean the air and protect your lungs?  If so, I hope you like the way they look . . .  A new article from the magazine “The Atlantic” says the idea that houseplants purify the air is basically just a MYTH. They talked to a few different experts who…

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Our Top Complaints

A recent survey found the average person complains three times a day.  And less than half of us think we could go a whole day without one complaint.  Here are the ten things we complain about the most, according to the survey . . . 1.  Bad customer service. 2.  Telemarketers and robocalls. 3.  People…

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How to Make Green Beer

A writer for Thrillist.com claims the secret to making green beer for St. Patrick’s Day is using BLUE food coloring.  And when we saw the article, we thought, “Wow, that’s a great tip.  We’d never heard that before.”  But here’s why . . .We watched a bunch of YouTube videos, and it turns out he’s just WRONG. …

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Ohio Man Goes on Beer-Only Diet for Lent

An Ohio man is taking inspiration from the monks of yesteryear with his unusual Lent fast: Giving up all food and drinks except for beer. Del Hall, who works at the Fifty West brewery in Dayton, said he will not eat or drink anything except beer for all 46 days of Lent.  Hall said he…

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Excuses That Will Get You Out of Jury Duty

 There was a story this month about a guy in Hawaii who tried to get out of jury duty by shouting, “he’s guilty” over and over again.  But instead of being dismissed, the judge threw him in jail. So obviously you shouldn’t lie or do anything THAT crazy.  But here are five ways to get out of…

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Are These the Ten Keys to Happiness?

According to a recent survey, money is NOT one of the top ten keys to happiness.  At least not directly. Spending quality time with your family was chosen as the #1 key to happiness.  To be fair though, it’s a lot easier to make time when you’ve got plenty of money in the bank.  Here…

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Four Ways Life Might Be Better with Year-Round Daylight Saving Time

We set the clocks forward this Sunday.  And several lawmakers are considering switching to Daylight Saving Time year-round.  Here are four ways that could make life better . . . 1.  Lives might be saved.  The evening rush hour is more dangerous for a couple reasons . . . there are more people are on the road,…

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Gross Things the FDA Allows in Our Food

 You may actually be eating maggots, rodent hair and animal poop without knowing it! Here are six things that the FDA actually allows in your food. 1.  Mites in frozen broccoli.  There can be up to 60 mites per 100 grams of broccoli without breaking any laws.  100 grams is about three-and-a-half ounces. 2.  Maggots in your maraschino…

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Things You Shouldn’t Say to Your Kids

There are some things you’d obviously never say to your kids . . . like, “I used to have money, friends, and free time . . . you STOLE all that from me.”  But here are five things you also shouldn’t say that aren’t quite as obvious . . . 1.  “I’m on a diet.”  Kids look…

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The Ten Most Common Lies We Tell

A recent survey asked people how often they lie.  And the average person said just 48 times a year, which seems WAY low.  Here are the ten most common lies we tell, according to the survey . . . 1.  That everything is fine. 2.  That you liked a gift you didn’t really like. 3.  That you’re…

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15 New Rules for Communicating in the Digital Age

Someone came up with 15 new rules for communication in the digital age that we should all start following.  See how many of these you agree with . . . 1.  Don’t randomly FaceTime people.  If you want to video chat, shoot them a text first. 2.  One-word texts like “K” and “LOL” are conversation…

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What Are Some Good Long-Con April Fools’ Pranks You Can Start Now?

We’re one month out from April Fools’ Day.  But why not get started early?  Someone online asked people to name the best LONG-CON pranks you could start now.  Here are the five best ones we’ve seen . . . 1.  Tell your friends you got a bad tattoo on your butt, and you’re too embarrassed…

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Four Natural Ways to Get Better Sleep

  If you haven’t been getting enough shut-eye lately, here are four things that are proven to help you sleep better . . . 1.  Exercise.  Even if you work out in the evenings.  A new study had people do 30 minutes of high-intensity exercise a few hours before bed, and they were still able to fall asleep just fine. 2.…

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Do you have a Bad Boss?

If you don’t like your boss, you’re not alone.  A recent study by the jobs site Monster found almost 1 in 3 people worldwide don’t like their boss.  So we could be talking about more than a BILLION people.  Here are five signs you might have a horrible boss . . . 1.  They expect you to be just like them.…

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Should Seniors Be Moving Into Holiday Inns Instead of Nursing Homes?

We haven’t checked these figures yet.  But if they’re even close to right, this person might be onto something.  A guy near Houston recently made a pretty decent argument on Facebook for why seniors should stop moving into nursing homes . . . and move into Holiday Inns instead. Now, this obviously doesn’t work if…

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Free Ticket Window Winner

Congratulations to Donna K. From Bellefonte.  Thanks to our Free Ticket Window, she wins a 4-pack of tickets to see the Lady Lions when they host Nebraska.  Enjoy the game!

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The Best Way to Break Up with Someone

  Break-ups suck, especially for the person being dumped.  So here are four tips to make it less painful, according to relationship experts . . . 1.  Tell the truth, but don’t be cruel.  Be honest with them, just not BRUTALLY honest.  There’s no need to list all 101 reasons you don’t want to be…