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How NOT to Spend Your Tax Refund

Did you get a tax refund?  If so, hopefully, you’ll be smart and make good use of it.  But maybe you won’t.  Here are The Top Things Not to Do with Your Tax Refund.    Gorilla Glue it to your head. Upgrade to Spotify Premium.  Those Farmers Insurance ads are kinda catchy. Put an addition on…

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Cooking Mistakes

 Someone recently asked professional chefs for the top cooking mistakes us average Joes are making.    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…

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Signs Your Bartender Is Not Very Good

Today is World Bartender Day . . . a day to celebrate bartenders.  Unfortunately, not all of them deserve love.  Here are The Top Signs Your Bartender Sucks.   You ask for a Buttery Nipple . . . he pulls up his shirt and breaks out the Smart Balance. His dirty martini is just a regular…

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Actively Preparing Or Watching Others Prepare Food Can Lead To Eating More

How often are you the one preparing food in your home? University of Surrey researchers found that study participants who had actively prepared a food, or watched someone else prepare a food then consumed more and reported a greater desire to eat than those who did neither action and instead participated in a coloring task.…

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The Best Things About Being a Millennial

 Millennials are not shy about saying they are the best generation.  Find out what makes them so arrogant with this list of The Best Things About Being a Millennial.    That stack of unpaid student loans makes a great coffee table. You recognize almost 13% of the bands playing Coachella. It’s not embarrassing to shop at…

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Margarita Fun “Facts”

With today being National Margarita Day, we’d like to share this list of The Top Margarita Fun Facts.    Its exact origin can’t be pinned down . . . sort of like Vin Diesel. Using premium tequila isn’t for everyone.  It’s for people who can afford an $18 cocktail. Jimmy Buffett did not waste away in…

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The “Classiest” Things We’ve Done in Lockdown

2,000 people named the “classiest” things they’ve done in lockdown.  Here are the ten most common answers . . .   1.  Watched a documentary.  Half of us have done it in the past year. 2.  Cooked a nice steak dinner. 3.  Bought a nicer bottle of wine than you normally would. 4.  Listened to…

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National Drink Wine Day

Today is National Drink Wine Day Here are some wine statistics for you to mull over while enjoying your next glass. How much wine do mst people have in one sitting? 74% of people have one or two glasses.  But 9% drink at least five glasses or just finish the entire bottle. Which wine is…

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Beware Phony Romances, Fake Shopping Offers

Valentine’s Day is nearly here, and scams are reflecting that. Lynette Owens is the global director of internet safety at Trend Micro, and says the number of scams related to romance and/or Valentine’s Day are up 20 percent over last year, due to the “double whammy” of people spending more time online and more time…

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Getting Back at Rude Customers

The pandemic should be reinforcing the idea that service staff are incredibly important.  But apparently some people haven’t gotten the memo. On Sunday, someone on TikTok asked, “What’s something you’ve done to a customer after they’ve been RUDE to you?”  Here are some highlights . . .    1.  Someone who works at a juice…

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How Often Should We Be Cleaning Our Coats During The Pandemic?

Winter is a long way from being over–just ask the Groundhog. This has some people wondering if they should be cleaning their outwear more often than they used to. Fortunately, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health experts generally agree that touching surfaces is “not thought to be a common way”…

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Keep Your Eyes Healthy While Working from Home

With more and more of us working from home and staring at computers all day, it’s important to start thinking about eye health.  A recent survey of 2,000 adults found a third had eye strain complaints by the end of their workday.   Here are five ways to keep your eyes healthy while working from…

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The Six Morning Routines that Will Make You Happier, Healthier and More Productive

1. Exercise and Energy— Recommended for: If you struggle with grogginess, you’ve had a hard time fitting exercise into your schedule and if you want to make fitness your top priority. 2. Meditation and Stillness— Recommended for: If you want to be calm and less anxious in your day, if you’ve wanted to make meditation a priority…

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Covid-19 And Super Bowl Parties: Are They Worth The Risk?

Super Bowl parties are an American tradition, but the pandemic is putting a damper on them this year. The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, said yesterday (February 3rd), “As much fun as it is to get together in a big Super Bowl party, now is not the…

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Americans Most Stressed Out Now Since Pandemic Began

We are getting close to being one year into the coronavirus pandemic, and instead of things getting easier as people have adjusted, a new survey out yesterday (February 2nd) found that Americans are the most stressed out now that they’ve been since the pandemic began. But it’s not all about the pandemic, with people feeling…

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Why We’re Using Less Cash

Americans are using less cash during the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s not only because of wanting to avoid paper bills and coins because of them potentially being sources of transmission of the virus. Other reasons for the shift toward digital payments include convenience and the fact that more shopping was pushed online due to retail…

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Will 2021 Be the Year of the “Travel Rebound”?

Raise your hand if you need a vacation.  It’s safe to say after 2020, all of us deserve one.  Well, according to a poll by TripAdvisor, the prospects for traveling in 2021 might be looking up.   Here are some of the results:   1.  45% of U.S. passengers say they are planning on travelling internationally in…

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Is Watching TV Actually A Good Way To Relax?

Watching TV is an American pastime, and with the pandemic, people are watching more TV than ever before. According to new data from Nielsen, 29 percent of remote workers have the TV on during billable hours daily, and the average American watches 5 hours and 56 minutes of cumulative videos each day. But outside of…

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Five Reasons to Swear More

If you need more excuses to swear, you must have missed that donkey of a year we just went through.  Here are five reasons to swear more that are all backed by science . . .    1.  It can be a sign of intelligence.  A study in 2015 found people who mix it up…

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Five Responsible Things to Do with Your $600 Stimulus Check

Hopefully you didn’t blow your whole $600 stimulus check on Mega Millions tickets.  Here are some SLIGHTLY smarter ways to use that money . . .   Someone polled 6,000 people who keep a monthly budget, and asked how they’re using their $600.  Here are the top five things people who stick to a budget are…