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 Study Explains Science of Crunchy Foods

Even strong-willed individuals can’t eat just one chip. Although the snack’s high salt and fat content make them irresistible, researchers found another reason it’s so easy to devour a bag of sour cream and onion spuds–and it has nothing to do with taste. People are more likely to eat more chips when they’re labeled “crunchy,”…

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Tips on What Kind of Touching at Work is Okay

Etiquette expert Jodi Smith gave Quartz some tips for what kind of touching at work is okay and what it’s best to stay away from. All this is separate, of course, from the kind of sexual harassment targeted in the #MeToo movement. Keep a light touch — Things like shaking hands, fist bumps, high fives, a light tap…

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Wedding Photographers Reveal Signs a Marriage Is Doomed

Someone asked wedding photographers to share the ‘red flags’ that a couple’s marriage is potentially doomed on Reddit, writing the question, “Marriage/engagement photographers/videographers of Reddit, have you developed a sixth sense for which marriages will flourish and which will not? What are the green and red flags?”   The cake cutting. “To me the biggest sign…

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Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filers

It’s Tax Day today (April 15th), and that means tax returns are due by midnight tonight. If you’re one of the many procrastinators out there who’ve left their taxes to the last minute — as many as 50 million people as of last Friday, according to the IRS — here are some tips: -Getting an…

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14 Unexpected Celebrity Facts

1.  Megan Mullally had a part in “Finding Nemo”, but they fired her because she refused to do her “Will & Grace” voice. 2.  Betty White is older than sliced bread.  She was born on January 17th, 1922.  The first time a pre-sliced loaf of bread was sold was in 1928. 3.  Shirley Temple was such a talented child actor that people were convinced…

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Signs of Inner Beauty

There’s a general consensus on what “outer beauty” is, but what about “inner beauty”? Researchers asked 1,600 women what inner beauty is.  According to the results, here are the top ten signs you’re beautiful on the inside . . . 1.  You’re kind and treat people well. 2.  You’re honest. 3.  People feel comfortable around…

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Breaking Down the Numbers on GAME OF THRONES!

“Game of Thrones” returns for its eighth and final season on Sunday . . . and to celebrate, here’s a rundown of 12 interesting facts and stats on the show: 1.  Many shows suffer audience fatigue as they get older.  Not “Game of Thrones”, which has a GROWING audience. Here is the U.S. viewership for each season…

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Excuses We Use for Not Getting in Shape

Well here’s some good old-fashioned honesty:  A new survey found the person who’s most likely to derail your attempt to be healthy is . . . YOURSELF.  People said a lack of willpower is the #1 reason they can’t get in shape. With that said, four of the top ten excuses we use for not being healthy…

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Amazon Employees are Listening to What People Tell Alexa

Some people are wary of smart speakers because they suspect they could be listening to them in their homes. According to a new report, it turns out that in some cases they’re right. Bloombergwrites that thousands of Amazon employees around the world listen to voice recordings captured by Echo owners’ devices in order to help improve…

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Modern Conveniences That Have Improved Our Lives the Most

Researchers asked 2,000 people to name the top inventions that have improved our lives the most.  According to the results, here are the top ten modern conveniences . . . 1.  Washing machines. 2.  Refrigerators. 3.  Smartphones. 4.  Online banking. 5.  Laptops.  (Wait, online banking is more important than computers?) 6.  Wireless internet. 7.  Microwaves. 8. …

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Excuses Women Have Used to Get Out of Terrible Dates

“I told my date that my dog swallowed a sock and had to have emergency surgery to remove it… I don’t even have a dog.” -Carley N., 25   “This dude had terrible body odor, he was drenched in sweat, insulted my culture, all while being super condescending. So, I told him I needed to…

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THE CHAINSMOKERS TICKET WINNERS

Congratulations to Crystal Jones of Frenchville and Tim Johnson of Bellefonte on winning tickets to see the Chainsmokers on September 29th at the Bryce Jordan Center.

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Survey Finds Most Common Reasons Guys Haven’t Proposed Yet

If you’re wondering why your significant other hasn’t proposed yet, take comfort in knowing you’re not alone. According to a new survey of 1,000 men, guys’ top reasons for not getting down on one knee have more to do with them than you.  It seems that men’s finances are some of the biggest deciding factors…

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Pizza is Better than Cereal for Breakfast

Since today is National Deep-Dish Pizza day, we thought we’d share this with you: The Daily Meal and the Chicago Tribune claim pizza is better than a bowl of cereal for breakfast. Dietitian Chelsey Amer is quoted by both the paper and the site as saying; “You may be surprised to find out that an…

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Creamy Versus Smooth

What It Says About You If You Prefer Smooth Peanut Butter Now is as good a time as ever to settle an ages old score: smooth peanut butter, or crunchy peanut butter? Well, in a sheer numbers game, it would appear that smooth has crunchy beat — 49 percent of Americans prefer their peanut butter…

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Things That Make Guys Irrationally Amorous

1. Tan lines. I don’t know what it is about these sun-kissed lines that turn men on, but they seriously have a thing for tan lines. “More people are just seemingly more attractive when tanner,” says Kyle C., 29.  2. Glasses. “It’s probably something about looking more academic, but to be honest, a good pair of glasses…

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How do you say “LOL” and “WTF”?

 We use a lot of acronyms and abbreviations when we’re texting.  But what happens when you actually say them out loud? Buzzfeed ran a survey asking people how they say different Internet acronyms, with some pretty surprising results.  Here are some highlights . . . 1.  LOL:  55% “ell-oh-ell” . . . 36% “lawl.”  2. …

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April Fools’ Day “Fun Facts”

Today is April Fools’ Day, so what better time than now to check out this list of The Top April Fools’ Day Fun Facts.   Retailers say it’s by far the best time of the year for sales of rubber spiders. No one’s really sure how long it’s been around or why we still care .…

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The 8 Most Common April Fools Day Pranks

If you’re a real sociopath, you’ve been planning your April Fools’ Day prank for months.  But if you’re a normal person like the rest of us, you’re like, “Wait it’s April 1st already?  What am I gonna do?” Here are the eight most common pranks people pull on April Fools’ Day, according to a new…

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Man Sues for $1.3M over Boss’s ‘Stinky’ Farts

Can regular farting equal bullying? An appeals court in Australia will have to decide based on a nearly $1.3 million lawsuit filed in 2017 by the former employee of a construction company, who refers to his ex-boss as “Mr. Stinky.”  David Hingst, a 56-year-old former engineer of Melbourne’s Construction Engineering, says supervisor Greg Short would…