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!
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.
NEW YORK - In the digital age up-to-the-minute updates are a click and a touch away. But a new study says all of our gadgets and all of this multitasking aren't necessarily good -- and may actually be making us dumber. The same devices that connect us and keep us plugged in have obvious drawbacks.
A new study from Carnegie Mellon, first reported on yahoo.com, attempts to analyze the impact of juggling email, texts, and social media on your brain while you're at work. People who were told they might be interrupted but were left alone had a surprising result.
Dr. Ezriel Kornel, a neurosurgeon, says it is not surprising that people who were interrupted even if they knew they'd be interrupted performed poorly during the experiment.
Peter Shankman, a marketing and advertising consultant, says companies have taken notice of potential distracted employees.
AT A GLANCE
• According to a new study, Netflix adultery afflicts half of relationships
• "Netflix adultery" is when people watch ahead on TV shows they were supposed to save to watch with their partners
• Of those who cheated, 66% did so "at home by themselves on the main TV"
• A shocking 21% confessed to watching in bed while their significant other slept
• 41% cheaters refrained from revealing spoilers; 12% would rewatch and "fake it" in their reactions; 14% felt so guilty they confessed to cheating
In an effort to better understand its product — or, you know, to launch a viral-friendly ad campaign — Netflix is now studying "Netflix adultery." In a study of 2000 American adults, 12 percent confessed to watching ahead on TV shows they were supposed to save to watch with their partners. Ten percent admitted to being the victim of Netflix adultery, which means either 2 percent are blissfully unaware of their partners' indiscretions, or the cheaters are hitting multiple victims.
Of those who cheated, 66 percent did so "at home by themselves on the main TV." A shocking 21 percent confessed to watching in bed while their significant other slept. (This is my modus operandi, and it is shameful.) Forty-one percent of cheaters refrained from revealing spoilers; 12 percent would rewatch and "fake it" in their reactions; 14 percent felt so guilty they confessed to cheating.
Seventy-seven percent of men ages 18 to 34 said they would cheat, whereas only 57 percent of women that age said they would. As for people actually in relationships (not all of the men and women were), 51 percent of committed adults said they had or would commit Netflix adultery, if the moment was right and Netflix was looking particularly foxy that night.
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer at Netflix, accepts no blame: “Netflix continues to revolutionize entertainment by letting our members watch great content whenever and wherever they want, which seems to be leading to a cultural phenomenon of ‘stream cheating.’ With that said, Netflix can’t be held responsible for any trust issues, lovers’ spats, or marital troubles that arise from watching ahead of your partner. We also will not cover any therapy sessions. As always, we advise to Watch Responsibly.”
1/How to escape quicksand. You won't sink or be sucked under if you stay calm. Just slowly pull each leg to the surface. Once you're on your stomach or back then wriggle your way to solid ground.
2/What to do if you're buried alive. Don't yell, it'll take up O2. Take off your shirt to cover your face from all the dirt that's about to fall as you kick the lid of the coffin until it breaks. Stand up and dig your way out. Easy!
3/How to find water in the desert. Look for green vegetation and then dig about a foot down to see if your hole fills up with water.
4/How to survive a bear attack. Bear pepper spray is best. Otherwise just play dead by lying on your stomach with yoru hands covering your head and neck.
5/What to do if you're driving during a tornado. This is the least desirable place to be during a tornado. If you're stuck, though, don't get out of the car or park under an overpass. Quickly get to a truck stop, convenience store, restaurant, or anything building with an unlocked door!
Google is gradually rolling out a feature that lets you attach money to an email, just like a photo or text document. Two years ago, Google promised a service that would let you pay for things with a wave of your phone. It’s called Google Wallet, and it hasn’t caught on in the way Google hoped. Only about a dozen phone models on Sprint and less popular carriers support it. Now they’re building onto the service with a simpler idea: emailing money. Look for the $ icon in your attachment options. You can also get earlier access if your friends have the feature and send money to you. There’s no cost to receive money, and no cost to send it if you link your bank account to Google Wallet or use funds already in your Wallet account. Paying with a debit or credit card will incur a 2.9% fee or a minimum of 30 cents. If you don’t use Gmail, the Google Wallet smartphone app can also send or receive money.
A little girl has a talk with a fish she caught, won't kiss him though!
(flickr/99 Health Plus)
AT A GLANCE
• Plastic surgeons say that there has been an increase in the number of people who go under the knife in order to look better on social media
• 73% of plastic surgeries in 2012 were cosmetic procedures, up from 62% in 2011
• Between high definition TV, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, how you look in photos and video clips has definitely become a driver for all cosmetic procedures
• 42% of people say that social media made them feel bad about how they looked
This poll will really put the "face" in Facebook.
Social media is generally perceived to be a good thing. After all, just about everyone is on at least one social network, whether that means Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. That rise in social media presence has led to at least one unintended consequence: an uptick in plastic surgery. A recent poll conducted among plastic surgeons from the American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFRS)has found that there has been a significant increase in the number of people who go under the knife in order to look better on social media.
Among the 752 plastic surgeons who were included in the poll, there was a significant increase in cosmetic surgery; while reconstructive surgery remains a substantial portion of plastic surgeries, 73 percent of plastic surgeries in 2012 were cosmetic procedures, up from 62 percent in 2011. While it may appear that women are fueling this demand - there has been a 4,378 percent increase in surgeries to remove excess skin from the arm since 2000, driven in part to admiration for those of First Lady Michelle Obama - much of the increase is fueled by an unexpected segment of society.
"We live in a very visual world, and have come to expect that we will be 'Googled' or 'Facebooked' even before actually meeting someone socially or professionally," Dr. Sam Rizk said to Time magazine. "I see a lot of men and women who are executives or high profile so they are in the public eye. Their photos get taken all the time and they never know where they may end up. Between high definition television, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, how you look in photos and video clips has definitely become a driver for all cosmetic procedures from Botox to neck lifts."
Social media, much of which is centered around photographs, is certainly able to heighten people's insecurities about their looks. According to Shape magazine,42 percent of people said that social media made them feel bad about how they looked. However, doctors say that, while social media can readily present users with images of how they think that they should look, it does not often help people screen for the best plastic surgeons in the area. In fact, in 2012, only 7 percent of people used social media to find plastic surgeons, down from 2011. Interestingly, Healio reports that plastic surgeons are using social media to reach out to prospective clients increasingly often.
AT A GLANCE
• A new survey reveals if you want to sleep better paint your bedroom blue
• People sleeping in rooms painted with calm colors like yellow, blue or green got the best night's sleep
• On average people sleeping in a blue room get seven hours and fifty-two minutes of sleep per night
• People who paint their bedroom grey, brown or purple are least likely to get a full night's sleep
If you want better sleep, a new survey reveals that you should paint your bedroom blue.
The survey revealed that on average people sleeping in a blue room get seven hours and fifty-two minutes of sleep per night.
However, the poll conducted by Travelodge, found that people who paint their bedroom grey, brown or purple are least likely to get a full night's sleep.
The survey, which looked at 2,000 homes in the UK, found that people sleeping in rooms painted with calm colors like yellow, blue or green got the best night's sleep.
"This is an amazing result, as there are specialized receptors called ganglion cells in the retina part of our eyes, which are most sensitive to the color blue," said Chris Idzikowski, Sleep Expert from the Edinburgh Sleep Center, according to the Daily Mail.
"These receptors feed information into an area deep in our brain that controls 24 hour rhythms, and affects how we perform and feel during the day. That interaction between light, sleep and wakefulness is supremely important," he added.
The survey revealed that people who sleep in purple bedrooms get on average only give hours and fifty-six minutes of sleep per night. Researchers explain that this may be because the color purple is mentally stimulating. Therefore, people sleeping in purple bedrooms may find it difficult to relax after a busy day.
Brown, grey, gold and red bedrooms are also bad for sleep. The survey found that people sleeping brown bedrooms get on average six hours and five minutes of sleep, people in grey bedroom get six hours and twelve minutes of sleep, people in gold bedrooms get six hours and forty-three minutes of sleep and people in red bedrooms get six hours and fifty-eight minutes of sleep.
"Your bedroom décor can certainly impact upon your quality and quantity of sleep per night," Color Therapy & Holistic Interior Design consultant, Suzy Chiazzari, told the Daily Mail.
"Although many people think purple creates a sense of luxury in the bedroom, this color can reduce the number of hours of sleep you attain," she said. "Purple has a strong connection with the more artistic community being a color reported to stimulate creativity and the unconscious mind. Therefore sleeping in a purple room is more likely to promote vivid dreams or even nightmares; resulting in you feeling tired in the morning."
Bedroom Color and Sleep Duration
1. Blue (7 hours and 52 Minutes)
2. Yellow (7 Hours and 40 Minutes)
3. Green (7 Hours and 36 Minutes)
4. Silver (7 Hours and 33 Minutes)
5. Orange (7 Hours and 28 Minutes)
6. Red (6 Hours and 58 Minutes)
7. Gold (6 Hours and 43 Minutes)
8. Grey (6 Hours and 12 Minutes)
9. Brown (6 Hours and 5 Minutes)