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Start Your Workday with the 9am ALL Music Hour! MONDAYS are Commercial Free ALL DAY!
Take a little of the sting out of Monday with your favorite music all day at work. Each Monday we give you the 9-5 Commercial FREE Workday! And every weekday we begin your work day with the 9am all music hour commercial free!
Your Holiday TV Guide!
The Christmas Holidays are here and now we all can enjoy our favorite holiday TV specials.
NOTE: All times are EASTERN
SAFETY FIRST IN THE GULF!
If you're heading to the beach , please remember to check the flag colors flying overheard before you enter the waters. Click HERE for what all the flag colors mean.
If you get caught in the gulf during a bad rip current, HERE are some safety tips.
How's Traffic on the Bridge?
Wanna get an update on traffic on the Hathaway Bridge? Now you can check out traffic on the bridge before you head out. Click HERE for access to one of 8 cameras!
Save HUNDREDS Each Month on Groceries!!
Besides the rent/mortgage or car payments, much of our money each month goes to groceries. How do you reduce your grocery bill each month and not starve? Well...
These are ALL worth bookmarking...
Logan's wife Leanne LOVES Southern Savers. This site alone can help you save significantly each month on groceries. Bookmark it HERE
Thanks to my buddy Cynthia Gardner who loves E-mealz - a meal planning resource for busy moms and frugal family cooks. Save time, money and make time for family with delicious weekly meal plans everyone will love. Easy recipes with concise directions and aisle-by-aisle grocery lists. Here you go...
Then the world famous "Coupon Mom" offers 10 ways to save big HERE (EXCELLENT)
You probably want to go to bookmark the coupon mom's website because she helps you organize and save time AND money. Her site is HERE
BEST DAY TO SHOP FOR GREATEST SAVINGS
You may prefer to shop on Sundays because it fits your schedule best or you choose Tuesday afternoons because it's less crowded. Maybe it's time to rethink your strategy and instead shop on the day that offers the best deals. What day is that? It depends on what you're buying. SmartMoney figured out the best days for the deepest discounts. That means that prices for the exact same item in the exact same store could be lower on Sunday than it is on Wednesday. Here is SmartMoney's advice on what to buy on which days:
Appliances: Prices for washers, dryers, ovens and refrigerators are about 1 percent to 2 percent cheaper on Sundays, which works out to about $10 saved on a mid-range model.
Groceries: While most grocery stores publish their weekly sales circular on Wednesdays, Sunday is the best day to shop. Clip coupons from Sunday's newspaper for more savings.
Personal Care Items: You'll find the best deals on toothpaste and deodorant at the drugstore chains on Sundays. You must go early to get the best deals.
Skirts and Dresses: Skirts sell, on average, for 77 percent off the retail price, while dresses are discounted, on average, 54 percent.
Cars: Cars are cheapest on Mondays as dealerships are more willing to negotiate. This holds true whether weekend sales were lackluster and they want to makeup for that or whether weekend sales were robust and they want to continue it.
Electronics: Computers, televisions, digital cameras and even video games are between 2 percent and 4 percent cheaper on Mondays.
Airfares: Since most domestic fares are posted on Monday evening, there is a scramble Tuesday morning to match prices. The number of cheap seats peaks at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Clothing: Both brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers tend to begin their weekend sales on Thursday. You'll find the best deals and the most in-stock items. However, there are exceptions. See Monday.
Books: Books are 11 percent cheaper on Saturdays; they are priced at their highest on Fridays.
With Christmas only weeks away, there are plenty of holiday specials, movies and more airing on television to keep you in the Christmas spirit.
After a long day of work, what's better than curling up on the couch to watch a Christmas flick with your loved ones? It's relaxing and serves as a good reminder that the holiday will be here before you know it.
Several channels have holiday programming set to air on a nightly basis. Here's a look at what will be playing until Christmas:
Tonight, Carrie Underwood will star in NBC's The Sound of Music Live! at 7 p.m. while ABC Family will air "The Muppet Christmas Carol" at 8 p.m.
On Friday, CBS will kick off the night with "Frosty the Snowman" at 7 p.m. followed by the classic film "Yes, Virginia" at 7:30 p.m.
On Dec. 9, ABC will air "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" at 7 p.m. followed by seasonal show "The Great Christmas Light Fight" at 8 p.m.
At 8 p.m. on Dec. 10, "The Year without a Santa Claus" will air on ABC Family.
On Dec. 11, NBC will show Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale at 9 p.m. AND A&E presents Duck Dynasty's Christmas Special at 9pm
On Dec. 14, NBC will air the holiday classic film "It's a Wonderful Life" at 7 p.m. while CBS will show "Frosty Returns" at 7:30 p.m.
ABC will show Disney's "Prep and Landing" as well as "Prep and Landing 2: Naughty vs. Nice" back-to-back beginning at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16. In addition, FOX will air "Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas" at 8 p.m.
Home for the Holidays with Celine Dion will begin at 7 p.m. on Dec. 18 on CBS, and Michael Buble Christmas will start at 9 p.m. on NBC.
"Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown" will show at 7 p.m. on Dec. 20 on FOX while "I want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown" will begin at 7 p.m. on Dec. 21 on ABC.
On Dec. 23, ABC will show "A Chipmunk Christmas" at 7:30 p.m.
On Christmas Eve, NBC will show "It's a Wonderful Life" at 7 p.m. while ABC will show "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas" at 7:30 p.m.
On Christmas, ABC will air Disney Parks Christmas Day parade at 9 a.m. In addition, TBS will marathon "A Christmas Story" all day.
Recent studies show that up to half the U.S. population complains that they eat more when they are stressed, a condition that has also led to high rates of obesity -– and often a negative cycle of eating more, gaining weight and then getting stressed out about gaining weight -– especially during Thanksgiving.
"It’s mostly women who are emotional overeaters, and it turns out that a bra is perfect for measuring EKG (electrocardiogram)," said Mary Czerwinski, a cognitive psychologist and senior researcher in visualization and interaction at Microsoft. "We tried to do the same thing for men's underwear but it was too far away (from the heart)."
The stress-busting bra was recently tested by a small group of volunteers who were able to get feedback on their moods. Microsoft built the sensor pads with a microprocessor powered by a 3.7-volt battery. It was able to sample up to eight bio-signal channels simultaneously, according to Czerwinski’s research paper, "Food and Mood: Just-in-Time Support for Emotional Eating," which was presented recently at the Society for Affective Computing conference.
The sensors captured heart rate and respiration with an EKG sensor, skin conductance with an electrodermal activity sensor, and movement with an accelerometer and gyroscope. The data was streamed to a smartphone app, as well as stored in the researchers’ computer.
By both recording their own moods on a smartphone app and collecting data from the bra-sensors, the scientists could accurately predict changes in physiology that accompanies eating and stress, including whether the subjects were happy or angry.
The sensor pads were built into each woman’s own bra, but Czerwinski admitted that they only worked for about four hours until they had to recharge the batteries. She's now looking for another part of the body to monitor moods that has similar physiological accuracy, but that doesn’t require as much work.
The only thing more thrilling than having one pop song stuck in your head is having twenty. Which is why I’m so very excited to share Chad Neidt’s latest mash-up with you. He picked the 20 catchiest songs from this year and sang them in under a minute. And before you start worrying that he doesn’t sing enough of each song for you to be able to get it stuck in your head, he does. Because keep in mind, these are the HIT songs of 2013. And hit is a neat little euphemism for overplayed.
A&E's "Duck Dynasty" team never lets any opportunity fall through the quacks.
On Dec. 11 at 10 p.m., the Robertson family returns for their second Christmas special.
Last year's "Redneck Christmas" special was a hit, and this year the show returned more popular than ever - becoming the most-watched non-scripted show in cable history outside of sports events.
The new special involves, among other things, the Robertsons volunteering to join a nativity scene. Food and shopping for gifts are also on the menu.
The Louisiana-based "Duck Dynasty" team has flown full-throttle into Christmas. They have also released a Christmas CD and appeared on various holiday specials - including a turn for Uncle Si on "Veggie Tales."
On Tuesday, he interviewed Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning as Burgundy before hosting SportsCenter in character. The results were predictably awesome.
Ron Burgundy hosts the 6pm/5pm CENTRAL "SportsCenter" on Thursday, Dec. 5, joined by Champ Kind.
The holidays do indeed have the potential to be a tender, happy time, when we lovingly share in each other's joy. But rather than letting half-hidden beliefs and expectations govern how you feel, it's worth your while to try rewriting these common old stories for yourself, so that you can love the holidays as they are, not how they should be.
Stressful Belief #1: My family should get along during the holidays.
Maybe the family in question is your mother and father, or your children, or even your co-workers. But the need for people to treat each other and you well around the holidays can be intense, leaving you disappointed, resentful and hurt.
Try this: Seek out loving friendship. If this belief aligns with a core value for you, such as strong emotional connections, embrace it while trimming away some of the pain it creates. In this case, be proactive about filling the well of connection for yourself. In the midst of all the holiday parties, reach out to one or two good friends or family members and get a date on the calendar for a brunch, dinner, what have you. Or offer to help with a cookie-making marathon. The event doesn't have to be special -- your relationship is what will sustain you when your family squabbles over the turkey dinner again.
Stressful Belief #2: I must make this the perfect holiday.
Look deep enough and you probably can see the roots of this in childhood, when something along the lines of "If I do x, then my parents will love me," was a powerful tool of control. Now, though, you've outgrown its usefulness. All this belief does now is drive you to distraction and keep you from appreciating the holidays you've actually got.
Try this: Catch your thoughts. If you find your mind starting to twitch for perfection, closely observe the ticker tape of thoughts you've got going. Listen for key phrases like "I'm the only one who knows how to do it," or "If I don't get this done right, it will be ruined." Notice how these thoughts feel, and then challenge them: Here I go again, treating Thanksgiving dinner like a death match. It doesn't make sense in my life to do that anymore. Perfection isn't the goal.
Then: Focus on your breath, letting it deepen and slow. Tuning into your physical sensations will keep you connected to the present moment -- and melt the iceberg coming straight at you.
Stressful Belief #3. I should give -- and get -- the perfect gifts.
Presents take on extraordinary weight this time of year, as if a chenille scarf or new smartphone can really express the depth and breadth of a person's love. And even if you do craft the exquisite lavender-scented, silk-covered, organic buckwheat-filled eye pillow, there's no guarantee the recipient will respond the way you want him to.
Try this: Aim for gratitude. The best way to handle unrealistic icebergs that you only run into in a very specific situation is to steer around them. In this case, set your sights on gratitude.
During shopping season, keep a gratitude journal and every morning (or evening), write down three to five things you're grateful for. The morning before you open gifts, send a thank-you text message or email to someone who did something nice for you recently.
When you make gratitude a practice and express it to others, you shore up your own sense emotional well-being. Gift-giving can then be what it really is: a small sweet moment in a long, rich life.
AT A GLANCE
• Netflix will launch its first original series for kids, DreamWorks Animation's Turbo FAST, on Dec. 24 at 12:01 a.m. PST
• The first five episodes will be available this holiday season, with additional episodes premiering throughout the year
• In Turbo FAST, Turbo and his adrenaline-fueled snail stunt team will go on daring new adventures, race on more tracks and take on crazy challenges
• The Turbo FAST series was announced before the release of the film
• The movie grossed more than $280M worldwide but only $83M in the U.S
Netflix will launch its first original series for kids, DreamWorks Animation's Turbo FAST, on Dec. 24 at 12:01 a.m. PST, it was announced today.
The series, produced by DreamWorks Animation Television, is based on DWA's Turbo film about a snail that wants to race in the Indy 500. In Turbo FAST, Turbo and his adrenaline-fueled snail stunt team will go on daring new adventures, race on more tracks and take on crazy challenges. Veep's Reid Scott will voice Turbo in the series, with Ken Jeong reprising his role from the movie as Kim Ly, manicurist turned home-shopping icon.
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix announced a multiyear deal this summer, which gave the streaming service exclusive access to new, original TV series produced by the JeffreyKatzenberg-led studio. The deal was Netflix's largest-ever deal for original first-run content.
The pact will cover more than 300 hours of new programming, based on characters from DWA's hit franchises and feature films as well as the Classic Media library it acquired last year, and is a key part of DWA's plan to expand its TV production and distribution. Netflix will be the only home for these shows for now, but there is the possibility of a second-cycle rights deal in the future.
DWA feature films, beginning with The Croods, also will be available on the streaming service in the U.S. and Latin America starting next year.
The Turbo FAST series was announced before the release of the film, featuring Ryan Reynolds as the voice of the titular snail. The movie grossed more than $280 million worldwide but only $83 million in the U.S.
AT A GLANCE
• A survey found that 54% of parents plan on purchasing a tech item for their child this holiday season
• Tablets are at the top of the list and they beat-out video game consoles 28% to 18%
• 36% of parents plan to purchase either a tablet or smartphone
• 77% of parents plan to purchase educational apps for their children
• 90% of parents say that educational apps will play an important role in their child’s education
PBS Kids recently ran a survey on parents and posted results that show that 54% of them plan on purchasing a tech item for their child this holiday season. And that number increases to 59% for the more tech-savvy parents ages 18-34. Tablets are listed as the hot item at the top of the list and they beat-out video game consoles 28% to 18%. The study of over 1,000 surveyed parents with kids between the ages of 2 and 10 also lists that 36% of parents plan to purchase either a tablet or smartphone.
The survey also shows that 77% of parents plan to purchase educational apps for their children as 90% of them stat that educational apps will play an important role in their child’s education.
“There’s a vast and ever-growing population of young children who have ready access to mobile media and, as many parents recognize, that presents an important opportunity to utilize tablets and smartphones to advance children’s learning,” said Lesli Rotenberg, GM of Children’s Programming at PBS, in a press release. “It’s essential that parents think through what kind of apps, online games and video content they make available to their kids. This is one important reason why PBS KIDS has been so innovative in making sure our high-quality, research-based educational content is available across digital platforms to provide a deeper learning experience for today’s learners.”
Other Key PBS KIDS Parent Survey Findings
•Six in 10 parents collaborate with their child to select apps, while a third of parents say they make the choice themselves.
•When selecting games and apps for their children, over half of parents (56%) base their decisions on age recommendations.
•In addition to educational content, 56% of parents pointed to price and 45% cited characters their kids know and love as important factors when choosing apps.