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Signs of Strength

“Strength” can mean different things.  So what does it really mean to be a “strong” person?  A new survey asked 2,000 people.  And #1 on the list is something NOT everyone sees as a strength.  But it was the top answer in the poll. Here are the top ten signs you’re a strong person, according…

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Destination Weddings

Have you ever gone to a destination wedding?  A survey of 1,500 Americans found 27% of us have.  The other 73% haven’t, mainly because it’s too expensive.  Here are five stats from the survey . . . 1.  The number one reason we don’t go is the cost.  71% of people cited it as the…

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At What Age Did You…?

Were you a typical teenager, or a late bloomer?  Over 200,000 people took an online poll that asked about different milestones a lot of us hit in our teenage years.  Here are six big early life moments, and when they happen . . . 1.  Your first kiss.  The top answer was between 14 and…

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Things We Need for a Long and Happy Life

Researchers talked to 2,000 people who are either retired, or approaching retirement age.  And they asked them to name the top things you need to have a long and happy life.  Here are the top ten . . . 1.  Being with someone who loves you. 2.  Staying close with your family. 3.  Laughing every…

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Elements of a Great Joke

Since today is National Tell a Joke Day, here are four elements of telling a great joke . . . 1.  The premise.  That’s what the joke is about.  And if you don’t properly set up the premise, the audience might not “get it” and your joke will fall flat. 2.  Timing.  A great comedian knows when…

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Five Ways to Relax for National Relaxation Day

It’s National Relaxation Day today.  So here are five ways to help yourself relax that are all backed by science . . . 1.  Eat a banana.  Potassium helps regulate blood pressure.  And when your blood pressure’s low, it’s easier to deal with stress. 2.  Give yourself a hand massage.  It’s a quick and easy…

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Are These the Ten Most Stressful “Life Moments”?

A new survey looked at the most stressful “life moments.”  And we’re not sure we’re on board with the results, because a few big ones didn’t make the list. Divorce and the death of a loved one did NOT make the top ten.  But somehow, a dead PHONE BATTERY did.  (???)  Here are the top ten…

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Things That Can Cause a Vacation Disaster

What’s the #1 thing that can RUIN a vacation?  A new survey found we’d rather go with no A/C than no internet.  But internet access is NOT the top thing we need to enjoy our time off.  Here are the top ten things that can ruin a vacation . . .   1.  Lost luggage. …

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Traits Parents Want to See in Their Kids’ Friends

A recent survey asked 2,000 parents to name the top qualities they’d like to see in their kids’ FRIENDS.  Here are the top ten things we want our children’s friends to be . . . 1.  Kind. 2.  Helpful. 3.  Funny. 4.  Hardworking. 5.  Generous. 6.  Empathetic. 7.  Confident. 8.  Protective. 9.  Someone who takes…

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Why You Should Lie To Yourself About Your Age

You likely know somebody who is perpetually 39, and it turns out that’s not just denial, it’s actually helping that person feel younger. University of Virginia researchers found once we pass age 25, we start to think of ourselves as younger than we actually are. Medical Xpress reports that this discrepancy grows as we get…

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Tips to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

  Earlier this week, we heard about a survey that found one in three people think back-to-school shopping is more stressful and EXPENSIVE than holiday shopping.  So here are four tips to help you get your kids ready for the school year . . . 1.  Make a list and a budget.  Schools usually send students a…

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Ways to Lower Your Stress Level at Work

A recent survey found the most stressful parts of the average job are the workload . . . your confidence in the FUTURE of your job . . . feeling like there’s a lack of purpose or direction . . . and our co-workers are fourth. Here are three ways to lower your stress level…

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Things We Want Our Kids to Be When They Grow Up

 What’s the #1 thing you want your kids to be when they grow up?  And if your answer is RICH, you’re in the minority.  A recent survey asked 1,500 parents to name the top things they want for their kid.  And a ton of money did NOT make the top ten . . . 1. …

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Robo-Calls

Do you get a million spam calls?  Or are you one of the lucky few who don’t get that many? A recent survey found only 3% of Americans get ZERO spam calls or robocalls a month.  Which is right around the samenumber of people who don’t own a phone. . .So apparently that’s the only way…

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Study: Lots Of Sex Increases Post-Heart Attack Survival Rates

Good news: sex can extend your life. University College London looked at heart attack survivors, and found those who had done the deed multiple times per week were 27 percent less likely to die in the next 12 to 13 years compared to people who “did it” less often. Those who got lucky once a…

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People Who Eat Dark Chocolate Are Less Likely To Be Depressed

Chocolate certainly seems to make people happy. University College London scientists talked to over 13,000 people about their chocolate consumption and depression symptoms. They found those who reported eating any amount of dark chocolate were significantly less likely to report any clinical signs of depression. The same could not be said of those who ate…

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Touristy Things You Should Always Do on Vacation

If you’re going on vacation before summer ends, here are five touristy things you should always do in a new city . . . 1.  “Hop on hop off” bus tour.  They’re a quick and easy way to get familiar with a place.  And they can also help you figure out what areas you want…

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Weird Things That Can Make Someone Fall for You

If you want to up your chances in the dating scene, here are four weird science-backed things you can do to make someone fall for you . . . 1.  Get coffee together.  A first date at Starbucks might not be a bad idea.  A study at Yale found that when people hold a warm…

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Five Ways to Trick Yourself into Losing Weight

  Most of us would like to lose a little weight.  We just don’t want to WORK for it.  So here are five ways to trick yourself into losing weight without making a huge effort . . . 1.  Instagram your meals.  Studies have found that snapping a picture of your food and posting it…

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Band Together Winner

Congratulations to Sonya W. from Lock Haven.  Thanks to Happy 103-1’s Free Ticket Window, she scored a pair of passes to “Band Together”, and Easter Seals benefit concert coming to the Tussey Mountain Ampitheatre.