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Peppermint Potato Chips?

Pringles has released five seasonal flavors that include White Chocolate Peppermint, Milk Chocolate and Tortilla Cinnamon Sugar.  The exotic chips will only be on store shelves for a few weeks, because having products available for a limited time has become a proven way to attract customers. I’m a potato chip lover, but I just don’t know. Read More »

Why did she do it?

Singer Annie Lennox questions why 56-year-old Madonna decided to do a topless photoshoot for Interview magazine.  Although 59-year-old Lennox has no issue with women wanting to show off their bodies, she says she isn’t sure about the message Madonna is trying to send other than to shock people.  She said, “What is Madonna telling us?  Anybody know?” Maybe the message ... Read More »

Price of Gas Will Continue to Drop

There are eight states that will soon see their gas prices fall below $2 a gallon.  The states are close to large refineries and have low gas taxes.  Here’s the list: Alabama, Louisiana, MISSOURI, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.  Prices are dropping dramatically because the price of oil is dropping.  During the summer, the cost of oil went ... Read More »

Thanksgiving Pet Tips

The Humane Society of Missouri says you should avoid feeding your pet anything they’re not used to eating.  Just because your dog eats chicken, that doesn’t mean turkey won’t upset his belly. Poultry bones can be harmful to dogs.  Turkey and chicken bones are hollow and shatter easily, causing little shards to possibly get caught in your pet’s throat. Fat drippings ... Read More »

Text Neck for Real

People who hunch over their phones to text, tweet, and send emails could suffer from back and neck pain.  Bending the head at a 60 degree angle to look at a phone can put an extra 60 pounds of pressure on the cervical spine.  Doctors say the extra wear and tear could lead to a person needing surgery.  A 45 degree ... Read More »

Triple Play Possibility?

If you tuned in one morning and heard “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor, “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen and Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back” back to back to back, what would you do?  Shake that boom-boom??  Let me know because I just might do it! Read More »

Two Patriots, One Family

For the first time in over 35 years, a mother and son have enlisted in the U.S. Navy at the same time.  Michelle Medina and her son, Ezekiel Chavez, will head to basic training at the Great Lakes in Chicago.  The mom will ship out this Thursday.  Her 18 year-old son will follow in February.  Medina explains, “It allows me ... Read More »

Macaulay Culkin is not dead… only his acting career

A story broke over the weekend that former child star Macaulay Culkin was found dead at the age of 34.  But it was just a hoax.  On Sunday he posted a picture with a “Weekend at Bernie’s” caption.  Culkin is best known for his role as Kevin McCallister in “Home Alone” and sequel “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.” ... Read More »

Ladies, is this true?

Women now have more free time than ever because men are helping out more with the housework.  Researchers have found that women have cut the amount of time spent on domestic tasks by 90 minutes a day over the last 50 years.  Men now spend an average of 2 hours and 18 minutes a day doing unpaid work… up from ... Read More »

Crash-test dummies are gaining weight

How fat are we?  We’re so fat, the weight of crash-test dummies is on the rise.  Studies show obese people are 78% more likely to die in a crash.  So now dummy manufacturers are increasing the weight of crash-test dummies to see how obese people would do in an accident.  One new dummy weighs 270 pounds! Read More »