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.
***Update. The young man who wrote this touching, inspiring song, has passed away. Read more HERE
As a tribute, a group of famous people, including Bryan Cranston and Sarah Silverman, lip-synched the song “Clouds” by Zach Sobiech, a young and inspiring cancer patient with only a few weeks left to live. Support the Zach Sobiech osteosarcoma fund and help find a cure for childhood cancer by visiting the Children’s Cancer Research Fund site.
Zach Sobiech is a 17 year old diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. With only months to live, Zach turned to music to say goodbye. Zach turned 18 years old today (May 3rd, 2013) and continues his fight against cancer with a smile that can change the world.
AT A GLANCE
• Chris Daughtry revealed while he's been working on material for the next Daughtry album, he's also been honing his acting skills
• He tweeted, "While in LA, every morning before my writing sessions, I've been taking acting classes w/[Marjorie Ballentine]...I'm learning so much!"
• Chris made his TV acting debut on an episode of CSI: NY a few years back
Chris Daughtry auditioned for a tiny role in last year's summer blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises. It didn't work out, but that doesn't mean the Daughtry frontman has abandoned his dream of silver screen stardom. The singer recently revealed on Twitter than while he's been working on material for the next Daughtry album, he's also been honing his acting skills.
"While in LA, every morning before my writing sessions, I've been taking acting classes w/[Marjorie Ballentine]," he tweeted. "She is INCREDIBLE & I'm learning so much!"
Ballentine is an acting coach whose clients include Gary Oldman -- perhaps not coincidentally, he plays Commissioner Gordon in the Batman films. Her other clients include Krysten Ritter of Don’t Trust the B- in Apt. 23, actor and comedian Mario Cantone and even another former American Idol alum: Lisa Tucker, who was top 10 with Chris on season five.
Chris already made his TV acting debut, by the way: he had a role on an episode of CSI: NY a few years back. Last year, he told ABC News Radio that his dream role is as "a bad guy, or something that would require some fighting and maybe me getting my face kicked in by Vin Diesel."
A couple who had been trying for a baby for almost a decade have made British medical history by having quadruplet girls from the same embryo.
Christine and Justin Clark had been trying to conceive for more than nine years when they finally decided to try IVF treatment last year.
A single fertilized embryo was implanted - so doctors were stunned when four babies developed, and medics said it was unheard of for four children of the same sex to be born from a single embryo.
Mrs Clark, a staff nurse, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, said the four tiny babies weighed just over 10lbs between them when they were born on March 25.
Darcy was first born at 2.46pm weighing 2lbs, Caroline followed also at 2.46pm weighing 2lbs 3oz, Elisha was born at 2.47pm weighing 2lbs 14oz and the last was Alexis, born weighing 3lbs at 2.48pm.
Mr Clark said: ‘They are the first set of quads to be born from a single embryo, which then split into three. One of these three then split into two, to make twins.
Adel Shaker, medical director at CARE Sheffield who treated Mrs Clark, confirmed the quads were extremely rare.
He said: ‘I have been working in IVF for over 20 years and this is the first case I am aware of where a single embryo transferred resulted in a quadruplet pregnancy.
Doctors hope the babies will be sent home in June and Mr Clark said he and his wife had been grateful for help they had been given by other parents of twins and triplets at the Sheffield Twins and Multiples Group.
AT A GLANCE
• According to a new survey, 46% of mothers in the U.S. feel more stressed out by their husbands than their children
• Mothers feel that because of different parenting views, a lack of help with household duties, and the typical pressures of marriage, their husbands are just another child to take care of
• 3/4 of women said they do most of the day-to-day parenting and household duties
• 1 in 5 women admitted that not receiving more help around the house from their other halves is a major source of their stress
46% of mothers in the U.S. feel more stressed out by their husbands than their children, according to a new survey.
A poll of over 7,000 mothers across the country, conducted by Today Moms, found that because of different parenting views, a lack of help with household duties, and the typical pressures of marriage, many mothers feel that their husbands are just another child to take care of.
What's more, the average mother reported her stress level overall at a whopping 8.5 out of ten.
Three-quarters of those surveyed said they do most of the day-to-day parenting and household duties, a fact that has undoubtedly taken a toll.
Indeed, one-in-five admitted that not receiving more help around the house from their other halves is a major source of their stress.
He explained: 'Moms think, my primary job is to be a mom, so she looks to her husband to be a support.' When a man does not fulfill that supportive role, that's when the arguments start.
'It's easy to blame your stress on another person,' said Mr Runkel, a father-of-two. 'Marriage is emotional weight-lifting. It's exercise. And when you choose to exercise, sometimes it feels miserable.'
Still, having a partner at all does alleviate some of the day-to-day worries for mothers; the poll also revealed that single moms reported feeling the most stressed of all.
In 2010, during his tour in Afghanistan, Marine Cpl. Juan Dominguez stepped on an improvised explosive device. The IED caused him to lose both of his legs and his right arm.
When Dominguez returned home, the residents of his hometown of Temecula, California, and his fiancé, Alexis, stood by him during his recovery. As a way to honor Dominguez's service to his country, the town of Temecula donated $30,000 in services to give Juan and Alexis a dream wedding. Local businesses donated everything from the rehearsal dinner and the photography to the entertainment and the cake at their reception. Dominguez was even able to walk his new bride down the aisle.
They were married on April 27.
Even though Dominguez is a triple amputee, he still can do the things he loves like driving, swimming, playing drums in a band, and snowboarding with his wife.
"Nothing's changed, you know. I'm a little bit shorter, you know. Lost a couple of legs and an arm, but my brain's still here, and my heart's still here."
In September of 2012, the town of Temecula along with actor Gary Sinise, who helps wounded veterans, presented Dominguez with a smart home equipped with an elevator, easy-access ramps and an iPad controlled lighting system.
If you would like to follow Dominguez's progress, check out his Facebook support page.
Picking the 10 most hilarious moments in almost 200 episodes of "The Office" is no easy task — not even after you strike out the abysmal eighth season.
Here goes anyway:
1. Pam and Jim fluster health insurance deputy Dwight with made-up diseases (season one, episode three: "Health Care"). One of Jim's finest pranks on Dwight is also one of his first winsome bonding experiences with Pam. The payoff — Dwight uncomfortably going over Kevin's anal fissures and Meredith's hysterectomy during a staff meeting — is excellently weird humor, especially because Meredith and Kevin were still just Everyday American Worker Nos. 1 and 2, and not yet Alky Psycho Mom and Guy So Stupid He Shouldn't Be Allowed Outdoors.
2. Michael Scott is kind of scary sometimes (season two, episode six: "The Fight"). Steve Carell is the undisputed king of "The Office's" confessional interviews, with most of his best moments being pure idiocy ("Abraham Lincoln once said that 'If you're a racist, I will attack you with the North.'"). But his finest soundbite may be this slightly terrifying take on his managerial philosophy: "Would I rather be feared or loved? Easy, both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me."
3. Dwight gets concussed, is nice (season two, episode 12: "The Injury"). This is by far one of the funniest episodes of "The Office," in no small part due to Dwight's post-concussion personality 180. From his spasmic vomiting on the hood of his crashed Trans Am to his Jim-like rattling on the reception desk of his new friend Pam, Dwight manages to out-funny even Michael Scott, who himself is a hoot limping around the office with bubble wrap encasing his George Foreman-grilled foot.
4. Michael asks about Dwight's attempted coup (season three, episode three: "The Coup"). Michael tilts his head and softens his voice with a kind of playful sadism as he asks Dwight about his dentist's visit, knowing full well his assistant actually saw Michael's superior, Jan, about taking over as manager. Michael's up-close glance at the nonexistent crown in Dwight's fully open mouth is one of the show's finest moments of awkward tension as a source of amusement.
5. Dwight explains why he's the only one with an office key (season four, episode 15: "Night Out"). When Pam asks Dwight how anyone else will get into the office if he, the lone key-holder, is dead, she gets a response that says all you need to know about the beet farmer's survivalist obsession: "If I'm dead, you've all been dead for weeks." Plus, it's just a perfect line.
6. Michael Scott pushes Toby's lunch off the table (season four, episode 12: "The Deposition"). Michael's unexplained hatred of Toby has never been more hilariously unyielding than this bit of blackheartedness. After Toby pours his heart out about his parents' divorce to console Michael during a lunch break from humiliating corporate hearings about his relationship with Jan, how does Michael respond? By calmly shoving Toby's lunch tray off the table. It's maybe the best bit of black humor in either the U.S. or the U.K. version of "The Office."
7. Ryan blames his breakup on 9/11 (season five, episode one/two: "Weight Loss"). I had to get a classic D-bag Ryan Howard moment on this list, and his attempt to fault his soulless treatment of Kelly on the fact that he "never fully processed 9/11" is probably his best one. Moments like this hint at a kind of brilliance in BJ Novak's role as the shallow ladder-climber who always wants to appear meaningful, but never actually can.
8. Dwight's fire drill sends Dunder Mifflin into chaos (season five, episode 14/15: "Stress Relief"). As "The Office" looked less like your average American workplace it became generally less funny, but this batty opening to the show's only post-Super Bowl episode was rare proof that sometimes, it could do batty very well.
9. Michael Scott quotes himself quoting Wayne Gretzky (season five, episode 23: "Michael Scott Paper Company"). One whiteboard sums up the spirit of Dunder Mifflin's clueless but well-meaning manager of seven seasons.
10. Jim cowers through a parking lot full of snowmen, inside one of which Dwight may be lurking (season seven, episode 11/12: "Classy Christmas"). One of Dwight's rare moments of revenge for Jim's years of pranks is this culminating moment in a Christmas episode full of psychological snowball warfare. By the time Jim walks to his car, furiously smashing through the dozen snowmen he thinks may be hiding Dwight, he's hilariously broken with fear.