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It’s not just for babies anymore

Pedialyte is aimed at small children, but the target market may be changing.  Pedialyte use by adults has exploded by 60%.  Today, grown-ups make up a third of Pedialyte drinkers because some people believe it’s a great hangover cure. The company is pitching a “See the Lyte” marketing campaign that includes free samples at sports games and music festivals. I ... Read More »

Millennials don’t talk

Millennials (Generation Y) love their smartphones, but one thing they don’t do that much is use them to talk.  One expert says millennials see a phone call as an interruption.  Picking up the phone without emailing first can make it seem as though you’re prioritizing your needs over theirs.  A psychologist says millennials grew up with emails, text messaging and ... Read More »

It’s Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

The Humane Society of Missouri says, “Shelter adoption is the best option for both people and homeless pets.  Often animals are left at shelters because of circumstances beyond their control: a caregiver has died, the family moved, or the home was not a good fit for them.  Regardless of why they have arrived, shelter dogs, cats and critters can make ... Read More »

Broga is a thing

It’s macho over mantra.  Yoga classes for men called Broga are growing in popularity.  Broga celebrates the physical over the spiritual, and strength over flexibility.  Broga instructors say it sets men free to flex tight hamstrings without feeling inadequate next to a woman twisted like a pretzel.  It was first developed in 2009 and there are now 200 Broga instructors ... Read More »

Feds want us to eat expired food

The Agriculture Department is urging people to eat food up to 18 months past the throwaway date in order to solve the food waste problem in America.  The department even released an app called FoodKeeper which is supposed to have a more accurate calculation of food expiration dates.  The app also has tips on how to properly cook expired food, ... Read More »

Showbiz rumor

Kris Jenner is upset that ex-husband Bruce Jenner did a tell-all interview with Diane Sawyer and is now threatening to sue him over it.  Bruce sat down with Diane to reveal he’s becoming a woman and sources say Kris is very concerned about what he might reveal about their relationship.  The sources say she snapped this past weekend and is ... Read More »

In theaters this weekend

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (PG) Kevin James character takes his family on vacation to Las Vegas, but duty quickly calls. Unfriended (R) The movie unfolds completely over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure seeking vengeance for a shaming video that led to another girl killing herself. Furious 7 is in its third ... Read More »

Candy Crush injury

Here’s what happens when you play Candy Crush on your phone ALL DAY for six weeks.  A California man tore a tendon in his thumb while playing Candy Crush on his cellphone and didn’t even realize he was injured.  The 29-year-old had been playing the popular game all day for six weeks since he had just left the military and ... Read More »

Best or worst alarm clock

A new app will make it easier for your cellphone’s alarm to get you up and going in the morning by making it much harder to ignore.  The alarm will only turn off if you physically get out of bed and scan a barcode while in another part of your house. The inventor of the “I’m Up Alarm” says, “We ... Read More »

Jon Bon Jovi reality TV show

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is teaming up with a bunch of entertainment bigwigs to produce a new nonfiction TV series titled “If I Wasn’t a Rock Star.”  The show will feature music stars who ditch their celebrity lifestyles to go back to their hometowns and experience the lives they may have led if they hadn’t hit the big time.  ... Read More »