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The 4 most annoying things co-workers do

1.  Blather nonstop about their family, dog, vacation; the topic may vary but the interruptions won’t.  2.  Engage in fundraising for their kids by hitting you up to buy cookies, candy, wrapping paper, popcorn, etc. 3.  Make an untenable amount of noise with loud phone calls and radios at maximum volume.  4.  Operate in a constant state of neediness requiring ... Read More »

Clear you conscience

A new app dubbed the secret social network allows users to anonymously post their innermost thoughts – and read those of their friends.  However, users don’t know who is actually posting – only that the poster is a contact.  Some of the posts include users admitting to cheating on their wives or girlfriends!  Users admit the appeal of the site ... Read More »

Divorce Season

Valentine’s Day has come and gone.  Business is booming for divorce lawyers.  Every year, divorce attorneys across the country prepare for the fallout when couples fall out of love.  February and March is known in the industry as ‘divorce season.”  According to a relationship counselor, Valentine’s Day can play a big part in the uptick.  “It’s a Hallmark holiday.  Everything ... Read More »

Valentines Day survey results

A recent survey found only 17% of adults in  commited relationships say they don’t want a gift today or are skipping the holiday.  Flowers and candy topped the list of preferred gifts.  About a third say they’d most like to have intangibles like time together, health or happiness.  62% of men expect to have sex today.  They also expect the sex ... Read More »

Candy and your political leanings

The type of candy you like can say a lot about your political views.  Researchers found that Democrats tend to prefer extras (nuts, raisins, etc) in their candy while Republicans like dark chocolate and cream fillings.  Democrats enjoy Airheads and Nerds while just about everyone likes Butterfingers, 3 Musketeers and Resse’s Pieces.  Republicans dig M & Ms, Milk Duds and ... Read More »

Secret to a happy marriage

The secret to a happy marriage: Tell your partner “I love you” ten times a week, and go on at least three dates a month.  A study of 1,000 married Americans also found that three surprise romantic gestures and ten meaningful conversations each month are key to a harmonious relationship.  AND most of those studied believe the secret to a ... Read More »

Worst luck ever

Johnny Quinn is having quite the run of bad luck.  On Saturday, the American bobsledder got stuck in a locked Sochi bathroom.  He had to break his way out.  Yesterday the Olympic hopeful got stuck in an elevator.  I don’t know if there are casinos in Sochi, but Quinn needs to steer clear! Read More »

10 frugal ways to say I Love You

1.  Clean the house, or just take on a few of your partner’s chores.  It’ll be appreciated. 2.  Make a heart-shaped breakfast.  Of course, you must include bacon. 3.  Write a love letter.  Include specific things you love about him/her. 4.  Plan a retro night.  Spend an evening doing things that remind you of when you were first dating. 5.  ... Read More »

R.I. P. Philip Seymour Hoffman

As you’ve probably heard, actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead yesterday of an apparent drug overdose in his New York City apartment.  One of my favorite roles of his was rock critic Lester Bangs in the movie “Almost Famous.”  Bangs worked wrote for numerous publications and was known for intellectually scathing reviews.  He also died of a drug overdose ... Read More »