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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.
Forgetting a name can make for a pretty painful social encounter, but in a professional relationship, it can be lethal. So, if you know you're not great with names, or just want a little boost for an upcoming event you've got on the calendar, try these strategies for enhancing your memory.
The most important thing you can do when trying to remember names is to really focus on the person's name-and nothing else-when first meeting him or her.
In many networking situations, it's so easy to be distracted by other things that your focus isn't really on the person you're talking to: Perhaps you're thinking about how you'll respond after you hear his name-so intently that you don't even hear it in the first place. Or maybe you're worried that she'll notice your nerves or the Chardonnay stain on your shirt. Maybe you're subconsciously scanning the room looking for the next person you want to talk to.
Stop. As difficult as it may be, try to focus only on the introduction at hand, even if just for a few moments. Listening to the person in front of you and really focusing on his or her name is the first step to remembering it.
Once you've actually heard your acquaintance's name, try one of the strategies below based on your learning style to help drill it into your mind. (Not sure of your style? Take the VARK questionnaire to find out.)
If you're a visual learner, networking events with name tags are your sweet spot. Seeing someone's name written out as he or she says it will increase your changes of remembering it tenfold.
If you're in a more casual setting, there's still hope. One helpful trick is to find an image you can associate with a person's name. When you shake hands with Bob, for example, imagine him in a Bob the Builder hard hat. You can also try making a visual association between the person and a key fact about him or her: Imagine Steve from San Francisco standing on the Golden Gate Bridge. If seeing the name is more helpful than an image, try asking Katie if she spells her name K-a-t-i-e or K-a-t-y, and then imagine the name written down.
If you remember best after hearing something said, try repeating someone's name (naturally) throughout the conversation: "John, what department do you work in?" "Were you at the softball game last weekend, Sarah?" "I'm so glad I finally got to meet you, Alex." As long as you don't overdo it, it can also be very flattering to the person you're talking with.
Another valuable strategy is inviting the acquaintance to repeat his or her name before leaving the conversation. Begin with a compliment: "It's been so much fun talking to you! Can you remind me of your name?"
If you're a hands-on learner, you may need to be even more intentional with your name-remembering strategies. One simple way to remember names is to write them down on a piece of paper after a conversation. More than likely, the act of writing will be a good reinforcement, but for additional help, keep a list of the names of people you met to review later that day or the next morning.
Or, have a little fun with word play. Utilizing mnemonic devices or alliteration, for example, can make for helpful memory triggers-"Taylor from Baylor" and "Jungle Jim"-and playing with the name gives you a chance to interact with it.
Try as you might, there will still be the occasional name that simply doesn't stick. But fear not-there are some easy ways to save the situation.
You may have a get out of jail free card if you're talking with someone else when this acquaintance approaches you. Simply introduce your friend-"Have you met Jeremie?"-and more than likely your acquaintance will introduce herself in response. If this doesn't work, it may be helpful to begin by reminding the acquaintance of your name first ("I haven't seen you in a while! I'm Chris, again"). She may be thankful and likely will return the favor.
If you're caught in a situation in which you must reveal that you've forgotten a name, do so in a way that shows genuine interest in the person rather than embarrassment about your faux pas. Rather than resorting to the old, "I'm sorry, I'm terrible with names," try something along the lines of, "I was so fascinated by your work in social media that I've totally blanked on your name! Could you remind me?" Sharing something you do remember will show that you care and make it easy to move the conversation quickly past your forgetfulness.