Chris Malone

Quite possibly the best voice you will hear all day, that’s because when you hear Chris Malone weekdays from 3pm to 7pm, your workday should be about done.  Chris keeps your favorite music going strong as you head down the home stretch.  Keep 98.5 KTK with you in the car, as hitting the rush hour adds stress; Chris keeps you cool with an hour of commercial-free music starting just before 5pm!


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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Click here for ASPCA tips on keeping your pet safe this Independence Day


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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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