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Recently, Chris Malone changed his schedule from 3pm- 7pm  to 5am-10 am and now can be heard with Storm Roberts and Janie Pope weekday mornings.  Some still say he's still quite possibly the best voice you will hear all day!
Posts from July 2014


Back To School Tax Free Holiday Is This Weekend
Yet another sign that the new school year is just around the corner (August 18 for most), the famous sales tax holiday for back to school items, including clothing, computers and supplies, is this weekend.

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Drivers' Good Behavior Actually Creating Traffic Jams
Being courteous on the road, apparently, is causing headaches for drivers.  Here's the science behind "zipping", which we as Americans, deem as rude!

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Deep-Fried Alcohol
When will the deep fried madness end?  Besides twinkees, oreos, kool-aid and candy bars, a British couple now say they've mastered deep-friend alcohol!

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Mosquitoes love to bite beer drinkers
Say it isn't so!


Drinking beer makes you more attractive to mosquitoes and more mosquito bites!!!  But that's not all, people with Type O blood, those with larger frames and bigger bodies & pregnant women are more likely to be bitten too!

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I guess that just another reason to stay indoors!

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How you Pronounce Words Says A Lot About You
Potatoe or Potato, tomateo or tomahtoe. Besides being misspelled, where you place emphasis on certain syllables says a lot about yourself.  So take a look at these common words that are said differently .  Lots of fun!

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The Best Sleeping Position Is....
Sleep on your side?  On your back?  Or stomach?  Each position has it's pros and cons, so find out which is best for you!

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Fist Bumps Less Germy Than Handshakes
Famed germaphobe Howie Mandel was right. Fist bumps are far more sanitary than handshakes. Scientists at Aberystwyth University in the UK discovered that handshakes transfer 10 times as many bacteria as a meeting of fists, while a palm-to-palm high-five was somewhere in-between. It is thought that the smaller area of contact and the shorter duration in the bump reduced the spread of bacteria. The study's findings support the Journal of the American Medical Association's previous call to ban handshakes from hospitals.

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8 Ways Technology Is Hurting Us
Yes, technology is making our lives better.  healthier living, more efficiency, lower costs all good but they are also taking a cost on our brains!  There are 8 ways that technology is making us less healthy, less efficient and costing us dearly!

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Washing Denim Jeans Is A No-No
You may already know this but you are not suppose to wash your jeans.  But did you know you're not suppose to wash the...ever?  That's the word from Levi’s CEO Chip Bergh.  So what about spills, bacteria and smells? Take a look at this denim care guide (and notice washing is not on the list).

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Telling White Lies Can Strengthen Your Relationship
Do you ever tell little white lies? New research finds that telling your partner you like his (horrible) new haircut can actually strengthen your relationship. Researchers created a mathematical model that shows those who tell white, or pro-social, lies tend to form stronger links with others in their social networks. On the other hand, the model shows that those who tell lies to cover up a misdeed or manipulate the situation, known as anti-social lying, slowly isolate others from their social networks. The model may help psychologists better understand the effects of lying in online communities.

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Man Earns Up To A Thousand Dollars A Week Standing In Line For People
Talk about a text book case of offering a service that is in demand, Robert Samuel is a true entrepreneur.  He has founded a company that will stand in line for you...for a price and earning upwards of a $1,000 a week!

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Bruno Mars Banned From Pennsylvania High Schools

Bruno Mars has been banned from being played at schools in Lancaster County, PA. According to Lancaster Online, a Lancaster County school board made the decision to remove two Top 40 hits from its high school marching band's upcoming music selection because of their suggestive lyrics. 

Garden Spot High School's marching band has been practicing the instrumental versions of Bruno's "Locked Out of Heaven" and Fall Out Boy's "Thanks for the Memories." According to the site, the school district's school board voted six to three to uphold the decision to ban the records. Board member Heidi L. Zimmerman called the lyrics "trashy" and "inappropriate" for high school students. She added, "We only voted on it because the parents asked us to reconsider."

My personal opinion is this is one of the most ridiculous decisions ever.  First, as someone who was in marching bands, what is the harm of playing a song that is heard everywhere?  It's not like the band would be saying the lyrics...they're playing the music!!!  And to play the popular songs of the day is a powerful way for teenagers to get excited about a marching band, instruments and musicians. Banning the school band does not to change that fact that you can hear these songs everywhere...on the radio, in department stores, on TV and the Internet.  It only shows how out of touch board members are in thinking banning a song will make it less popular stop people from listening to it.  Trying to protect people by banning is a dangerous road to travel.  I can remember schools banning Metallica, Warrant and Def Leppard in my day saying it was to protect us.  Behold I grew up fine, as well as many people in my generation, without becoming a out-of-wedlock parent or even having sex, committing suicides or using drugs.  Why? Because my parents talked to me about sex, which leads me to the root of this issue. This country has a problem with the word sex.  For some reason, when performers sing the word sex, the song instantly become inappropriate and dirty.  Never mind song lyrics that sing about drug use, rape or abuse.  Sex is the king dirty word.  But instead of treating young adults like young adults, they would rather treat them like ignorant children and ban the word for their own good.  Believe me, with or without songs lyrics, some teenagers will have sex and some won't. Banning songs only strengthens the very stance these people are trying to prevent. However, this is solely my opinion and not in any way the opinion of 98.5 KTK, Entercom Communications, it's staff and management.  I take full responsibility for these words.

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Get Ready For Deep Fried Doritos
Ahhh, state fairs, you never miss an opportunity to introduce us to new ways to deep fry food!  In southern California, one vendor has debut deep-fried Doritos chips!  Yep, the guy who brought us deep-fried Twinkles and deep-fried Snickers bars now dips his Doritos into the vat of hot oil and introduces his latest item at the Los Angeles (California) County Fair.

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Why It Is Better To Be A Morning Person
It may come as a shock to you but I'm a morning person!  I get to work before the sun rises every day and it some people see this as crazy!  But there are some of us early morning risers who say it's the best way to get work done, lower stress and avoid traffic!  Click here to find out why morning people rock!

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SOCIAL MEDIA TREND: "FAKECATIONING"
Did you go away at all this summer? Even if you didn't, you'd be trendy for posting photos of your "travels" to social media. The trend is called "fakecationing" and is really simple to pull off. All you need is a large desktop display of a resort location, then you place two fingers in front of the photo to make it look like they are the tops of your legs and snap a close-up photo. Many people who post these photos are tagging them with the hashtag "#facay."

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13 Easy Ways To Drink More Water Every Day
Let's face it, drinking plain, ol' water can be as boring as watching paint dry!  But it does so much good for you...inside and out!  So here are 13 fun ways to make drinking water...FUN and to make sure you're getting enough of the good stuff every day!

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Cellular Phones Bogging Down Restaurant Service
Do you think it's polite to use your cell phone in a restaurant? Apparently lots of people do, to the point where it's slowing down service. An anonymous manager at a busy New York City restaurant says that cell phones prevent customers from ordering as quickly as they used to. After comparing security footage from 2004 with current footage, the restauranteur claims that 10 years ago customers spent an average of one hour and five minutes at their table, but in 2014 the average time jumped to an hour and fifty-five minutes. The anonymous post on the Craigslist "rants & raves" board says that customers are so preoccupied taking photos, checking social media, and complaining about WiFi connections that take longer to order and to eat.  The post end reads, "We are grateful for everyone who comes into our restaurant, after all, there are so many choices out there. But can you please be a bit more considerate?"

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Game Of Thrones Wines Coming To A Store Near You
A line of wine is being released inspired by Game of Thrones. The wine is being produced by Australia's Common Ventures and is being called the Wines of Westeros. It will include six whites and six reds -- each one representing the houses or some other aspect of the series.  Arryn, Greyjoy, Stark, Baratheon, Lannister, Tyrell, Martell, Targaryen,  Dothraki, White Walkers, Wildlings, and Night's Watch will be available in early 2015. Bottles are expected to cost around $19 each.
House Redwyne’s Arbor Gold Wines
House Tyrell’s Reach Red Wines
House Lannister’s Westerland Red Wines
House Baratheon’s Stormland Red Wines
House Martell’s Dornish Red Wines
House Arryn’s Vale White Wines
House Tully’s Riverrun Wines

 
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What Your Household Scent Says About You
So you like to clean with lemon scented items.  What does that say about you?  Well find out about lemon and few other scents too by clicking here.

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Ellen DeGeneres To Launch New Brand
Ellen is keeping busy with a new endeavor.  The comedienne and talk show host announced on Tuesday (July 8th) that she is starting her own lifestyle brand called E.D. Look for the brand to kick off in the fall with a collection of tabletop products, candles, and bedding. There will also be a pajama and slipper set available. The full launch will happen in the Spring (2015) with home-and-garden items, clothing and accessories for men and women, and pet products. Ellen added, "I don't want to be specific because I don’t want people stealing my ideas."  The 56-year-old addressed pricing saying, "My goal is that people can have a beautiful house, a really comfortable house, without only being able to afford very expensive things." The clothing prices will be midlevel. The new project will be a collaboration between Ellen and J. Christopher Burch, of Tory Burch fame. She discussed the brand with Women's Wear Daily saying, "I wouldn't be doing this if I didn't want it to be the biggest brand name that you can imagine. I'm not trying to launch a little boutique situation." 
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Tangle-proof Your Earbuds
Nothing is more frustrating than de-tangling your wound up earbuds. Check out this video. With a few little twists and turns of your earbud cords, you'll be able to ensure that your earbuds are never tangled again.

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Kids Follow Rules When Written Down
Kids are more likely to follow the rules if they are written out and posted, finds a new study. Boston University researchers tested 61 children between the ages of four and six. They found that kids who were starting to read chose written instructions over spoken instructions 75 percent of the time. Professor Kathleen Corriveau, lead researcher, says, "Children seem more likely to remember it and more likely to obey it when it's put to paper. It suggests they view texts as a mechanism to knowledge." She suggests parents write down rules simply and broken down to increase the chance of their kid following them.
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James Franco Writes Poem About Heath Ledger

Heath Ledger's film legacy has been memorialized by James Franco. The late actor's body of work is the subject of a new poem included in James' new book, Directing Herbert White, which reveals that both actors were up for many of the same roles prior to Ledger's death in 2008.

James writes:

"There had been a time
When we were up for the same roles,
10 Things I Hate about You
(Based on The Taming of the Shrew),
And The Patriot --
Funny, you were Australian and so was Mel --
You were the knight in A Knight's Tale..."

The collection also includes pieces written from the perspective of the late River Phoenix and Lindsay Lohan.
 
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Squeeze More Life Out Of Your iPhone
So you aren't ready to part ways with your iPhone.  Let's be honest, they are a bit pricey to replace, so here are some tips you can use to improve your current iPhone's speed, memory and shelf life

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How To Make Make New Friends As An Adult
When we are kids it was easy to make new friends but it's a little more difficult as an adult.  So here are some tips from experts on how to make new friends.

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Low Cost Fun For The Fourth Of July
Being on a budget doesn't mean you have to forego fun this Independence Day! Here are some fun and (nearly) free ideas on how to celebrate the Birth of Our Nation!

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Fireworks: Keep Your Pet Safe This Independence Day
It's no secret that fireworks freak out cats and dogs. The ASPCA says that nearly one in five lost pets goes missing after being scared by the sound of fireworks. In an effort to help pet owners keep their pets safe for the Fourth of July, the non-profit has released an app. The app offers a personalized recovery kit with step-by-step instructions on how to search for a lost animal under various scenarios. Another feature of the app allows the user to upload photos and medical records to create a digital "lost pet" flyer that can be shared across social media networks in the event of an emergency.

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Never To Late To Change
Bad habits we develop in our 20s, 30s and 40s can be reversed for a prolonged life, according to a study conducted by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  And what makes this study unique is its suggestion that dropping just one bad habit for a healthy one by the age of 50 will give your body enough time to reverse the damage!

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Breaking Bad Marathon Begins August 10
Hold off on that Netflix subscription for jsut a moment..  AMC is hyping up their upcoming series Better Call Saul by airing a Breaking Bad marathon of the Emmy-winning drama. All 62 episodes will air onthe network starting on August 10th. It will air ever Sunday night from 5 pm to 1 am before it wraps up on October 5th. The network will also air interviews and behind-the-scenes content that have never been seen before.
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New Florida Laws Effective Today
July 1st is here and that means new laws for Floridians to follow including lower college and vehicle registration costs and banning the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors.

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Click here for a brief overview of the new laws.

Go USA...beat Belguim!

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