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National Wine Day

National Wine Day is Saturday, May 25. A wine storage company called Coravin commissioned a survey of 2,000 Americans to find the differences in personality traits between those who drink red wine to those who prefer white. Red Wine Drinkers: – Wake up early – Introverts – Prefer dogs to cats – Like jazz music…

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Here’s What We’ll Be Spending Our Money on This Memorial Day Weekend

According to a new survey based on data from Bank of America, here are five things we’ll be spending money on this Memorial Day weekend . . . 1.  Gas.  Americans spent an average of $48 on gas during last year’s Memorial Day weekend, which is an increase from $41 in 2017. 2.  Hotels.  We…

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Five Things That Make People Dislike You

We all want to be liked.  But if you try too hard, it can backfire.  Here are five things that can instantly make people like you less . . . 1.  Humblebragging.  That’s where you pretend to be self-deprecating, but you’re really saying something positive about yourself.  People see through it, and it’s a turn-off.…

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Seven Foods You Shouldn’t Put in the Freezer

Here are seven foods you should never leave in the freezer . . . 1.  Cooked pasta.  It gets really soggy when it thaws out.  So you’re better off making less, so you can leave it in the fridge and eat all the leftovers in a few days. 2.  Coffee.  Taking it in and out…

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National Tire Safety Week

It’s National Tire Safety Week.  Which is about as boring as holidays can get.  But it’s a good reminder to make sure you’re being safe out there on the roads.  Here are five things you’re supposed to do this week . . . 1.  Check your tire pressure.  It fluctuates with the weather and can…

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The Top Five Places We Miss When Spring Cleaning

  We’re a month out from summer.  Have you gotten your spring cleaning done yet?  According to a recent survey, here are the top five spots we forget about when we spring clean . . . 1.  Baseboards along your walls.  Just use the brush attachment on your vacuum.  And for scuff marks, use a…

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Save Money on a Summer Vacation

If you’re itching to get away soon, here are five tips on how to save money on a summer vacation . . . 1.  Book your plane tickets now.  Try to book your summer vacation plane tickets a few months in advance.  Last-minute sales used to be more common, but more airlines are jacking up…

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Should You Pay Your Kids to Get Good Grades?

Unless you’re a millionaire . . . or were on the show “Full House” . . . your kids probably need good grades to get into a good school.  So is it okay to give them a little financial incentive? A recent survey asked people if it’s a good idea to reward kids for doing well in…

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Four Things That Happen to Your Brain on Less Than Six Hours of Sleep

  Experts recommend between seven and nine hours of sleep a night, but at least a third of us aren’t getting that much.  Here are four things that happen to your brain when you’re running on less than six hours of sleep . . . 1.  You get distracted more easily.  Your brain constantly looks…

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Effective Exercises That Don’t Require Equipment

Two big excuses for not working out are:  “I don’t have time,” and “gyms cost too much.”  But those aren’t great excuses, because you don’t need those things to get in shape. According to an expert with the American Council on Exercise, here are the three most effective exercises that don’t require any equipment . .…

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Four Ways Caffeine Is Good for You

A new study found that more than five cups of coffee a day is bad for your heart.  Which is a LOT of coffee.  But as long as you’re drinking five cups or less, you should be okay.  And it can actually be good for you. Here are four potential health benefits of caffeine . . .…

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Mother’s Day—By The Numbers

 In honor of Mother’s Day, here are five fresh stats on moms for 2019. 1.  How many moms are you honoring this weekend?  A new survey found that 44% of Americans ages 18 to 54 have three or more “mother figures” in their lives, and 20% have at least FIVE.  So people like grandmothers, in-laws,…

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What Mom’s Want

Two different surveys just came out that looked into what moms REALLY want for Mother’s Day. And apparently women really do love getting flowers . . . a card . . . or anything sentimental.  Because all three of those things made the top five on both lists . . . A survey by YouGov.com found the top…

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Packing for Vacation

How is it possible that so many of us are THIS bad at packing for a trip? According to a new survey, 62% of us admit we OVERPACK when we travel. But we still do a terrible job.  We wind up not wearing 24% of the stuff we pack . . . and the majority…

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TV Moms

Mother’s Day is Sunday, so for the rest of the week, join Pat Urban for “TV Moms’. Between 8 and 9 AM, Pat will  play a clip from a TV Mom.  Name that Mom (the character, not the actress or show) at 272-9625 and you’ll win a Happy T-shirt.  You’ll also qualify for Friday’s grand-prize…

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What Would You Do for a Year of Perfect Sleep?

A new survey asked people what they’d do for a YEAR of perfect sleep.  And some of us are ready to do some pretty extreme stuff. Here are the top 10 answers . . . 1.  Give up alcohol, 34%. 2.  Give up reality TV, 33%. 3.  Shave their head, 26%. 4.  Give up social…

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Monetary Amounts You Can’t Bet on “Jeopardy!”

  Did you know there are five dollar amounts you’re NOT ALLOWED to bet on “Jeopardy!”?  One of them is $69 . . . for obvious reasons.  Another one is $666 because, as Iron Maiden taught us, it’s the NUMBER OF THE BEAST. The other three are $14, $88, and $1488 . . . because they’re all associated with…

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Five Delicious Facts About Guacamole

Cinco de Mayo is on Sunday, and according to a recent survey, 59% of us plan to celebrate by eating Mexican food.  So here are five random stats about AVOCADOS and GUACAMOLE . . . 1.  The week of Cinco de Mayo is actually the SECOND most popular time of the year to buy avocados,…

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Four Potential Health Benefits of Beer

If you need an excuse to toss back a few cold ones this weekend, here are four ways beer might actually be good for you . . . 1.  It reduces the risk of kidney stones.  A recent study found one beer a day can lower your risk by 41%.  (Bonus fact:  Doctors who specifically…

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Five Things to Look Forward to in May

Welcome to a new month, everybody!  Here are five things to look forward to in May . . . 1.  The Billboard Music Awards are TONIGHT on NBC.  Kelly Clarkson hosts for the second straight year.  Performers includeTaylor Swift, Madonna, and Ariana Grande. 2.  Another ROYAL BABY is on the way.  Meghan Markle is due any day now. 3.  The last three…