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Reasons You Should Take a Road Trip This Fall

  When it comes to road trips, summer gets all the love.  But fall can be a great time for one too.  Here’s how to do an autumn road trip right . . . 1.  Seek out the fall foliage.  Fall leaves and all their incredible colors are something you can only get this time…

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Five Mistakes That Encourage Burglars to Break In

The next time you leave town, here are a few things to think about.  It’s five mistakes that can encourage burglars to break in . . . 1.  Leaving lights on when you’re not home.  It’s fine if it’s just one night, or they’re on a timer.  But leaving them on multiple days in a…

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Why Couples Fight

A relationship app called Lasting surveyed 75,000 married couples and found the top five things couples fight about.  Yes, sex was one of them, but not the number one argument. 1.  Chores.  Experts say the best way to avoid that one is to just split them up 50/50.  Or as close to it as possible.…

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What’s the Most Popular Way to Cook Bacon? 

An old poll a while back found 70% of the bacon we consume is eaten at breakfast.  11% is eaten at lunch, and 17% at dinner on things like burgers and salads.  The remaining 2% is eaten as a snack. So how do you COOK your bacon?  In a pan or in the oven?  A…

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Are You Friends With Your Coworkers?

There’s a difference between being friends with someone and being “work friends” with someone . . . like, with a work friend, you’ll eat lunch together but you wouldn’t be caught DEAD hanging out with them on your free time. A new survey asked people if they’re actually REAL friends with any of their coworkers…

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How We Like Our Breakfast Cooked

When you have a classic American breakfast . . . bacon, eggs, toast, and coffee . . . how do you like it prepared? A new survey polled 1,300 Americans.  And for the average person, the answer is scrambled eggs . . . LIGHTLY toasted bread . . . somewhat crispy bacon . . .…

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Least Favorite Halloween Candy

Candystore.com has taken a survey of the Least Liked Halloween Candy. Here is this year’s list: 10. Bit-O-Honey 9. Good & Plenty 8. Black Licorice 7. Smarties 6. Tootsie Rolls 5. Necco Wafers 4. Wax Cola Bottles 3. The fake peanut butter-ish things in the black or orange wax paper wrappers 2. Circus Peanuts 1.…

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Things to Look Forward to in October

 We’ve made it another month!  Here are a few things to look forward to in October . . . 1.  Candy.  Start stocking up for Halloween early, so you can eat half of it YOURSELF this month.  And it’s also time to start worrying about costumes. 2.  October’s always a big month for sports fans: …

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How to Get Your Email Inbox Under Control

I feel like there are two types of people in this world:  People who have zero unread emails in their inbox . . . and people who have thousands.  If you’re in the second group, this is for you.  It’s four tips on how to get your email inbox under control. 1.  Sign up for…

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Things You Can’t Carry on to a Plane

Today’s the best day to book plane tickets for Christmas, according to a study out this week.  Now here’s something for the actual day you fly:  Five weird things you’re not allowed to carry on to a plane . . . 1.  Magic 8 Balls.  Because of the liquid inside. 2.  Bowling pins.  So if you’re a…

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How to Change Someone’s Mind

Convincing someone they’re wrong can seem impossible, especially on social media.  But here’s a trick you can use that someone came up with 350 YEARS before Facebook was a thing . . . Blaise Pascal was a French philosopher and mathematician in the 17th century who dealt with probabilities. And he figured out that if you…

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At Work Time-Wasters

Most people don’t want to be at work a minute longer than necessary.  So this is fairly annoying . . . A recent poll found the average eight-hour workday includes 2 hours and 22 minutes of pointless things that just waste time.  Or about a third of your day.  Here’s how it breaks down .…

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Bucket Lists

Nine out of 10 people say they have a bucket list, according to a new survey. And here are the most popular things on people’s bucket lists . . . 1.  Travel, 30%. 2.  Financial success, 16%. 3.  Activities, like skydiving or swimming with dolphins, 13%. 4.  Family things, like finding your soulmate or watching…

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Bob Dylan Ticket Winners

Congratulations to Bryan B. from Tyrone, Janda H. of Centre Hall and Adam H. from Boalsburg.  Thanks to our Free Ticket Window, they each won a pair of tickets to see Bob Dylan this November at Eisenhower Auditorium!

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Five Ways to Protect Yourself Against Phone Scams

With the Venmo texting scam going around, it’s a good reminder we all need to stay vigilant.  Here are five ways to protect yourself from phone scams. 1.  Register for the Do Not Call Registry.  There will still be companies and criminals that ignore the fact that you’re on the registry, but it should reduce calls from…

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Skills Parents Fear Their Kids Won’t Have

A survey of 1,000 parents identified 50 skills that parents are afraid their kids won’t have when they’re older.  Here are the top ten . . . 1.  How to deal with stress.  29% said they’re worried their kids won’t have the emotional skills to deal with tough situations. 2.  How to budget.  3.  How…

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Alone Time

A recent survey asked people if they enjoy being alone.  And only 7% said they HATE it.  But do you behave the same way the rest of us do when no one else is around?  Here are seven questions, and how people answered them . . . 1.  Do you ever talk to yourself when…

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Three Simple Ways to Make Your Home Healthier

61% of Americans think the air inside their home is cleaner than the air outside, according to a new poll.  But indoor air is actually 2 to 5 times MORE polluted. That’s why opening your windows on nice days is a good idea, unless it’s allergy season when A/C is best.  Here are three more…

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Simple Pleasures

A new survey found the average American spends $1,796 on ‘simple pleasures’ each year.  So things you don’t NEED, but they make you happy.  And 78% of us say they’re worth the money. Here are our ten favorite simple pleasures.  Some of which don’t cost anything, they just require free time.  And hopefully WE help…

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Science News

1.  Are we getting close to reversing the AGING process?  A study out this week gave people a mixture of three drugs . . . a growth hormone, a diabetes medication, and a hormone supplement.  And it essentially made their DNA younger than it was before, by about two-and-a-half years.  2.  Speaking of younger, a new study found the…