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Hi, I'm Rona...and I'm pretty random. I blurt out things that come to mind. Sometimes funny, sometimes serious. Tune in to find out what I mean. Drop me a line at rona@wltffm.com!

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Who was your celebrity crush as a teen? , Work stress leads to poundage, Did you

6:15 Who was your celebrity crush when you were a kid or teenager? I was online and saw one of those quizzes asking which Duran Duran member you were crushing on...here's the quiz if you need a time waster: http://www.buzzfeed.com/amalmariei/21-signs-you-spent-the-80s-worshipping-duran-duran-axh0

Mine were:

  • -Rockwell
  • -Michael Jackson
  • -I send a fan letter to Malcolm Jamal Warner on the Cosby show

I did not crush on but had posters of:

Leif Garrett

  • Fonzie
  • Shawn Cassidy
  • The General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard.

6:45 FAT CHANCE---

Your job could be making you fat! A study of American employees found likelihood of obesity depends in part on job field and work environment. Specifically, people who work more than 40 hours per week and who are exposed to a "hostile" work environment- meaning one in which they feel threatened, bullied or harassed- are more likely to be obese. Obviously, working long hours means less time to hit the gym. And experts believe heavier people's weight may make them a target of hostile behavior at the office. The fields associated with higher obesity rates include healthcare and social assistance, architecture and engineering, public administration and government, community and service work and protective services.http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/top-best-most/gaining-weight--maybe-it-s-your-job-172121651.html

7:15 Weird inventions

April is "Worldwide Innovation Month", so here's a look at some preposterous products that have actually been patented. Whether they'll ever make it to market is a different matter.
• 'The Arm Mitten' – A solar-proof mitten that extends from the fingers all the way up to the armpit, for people who drive with one arm leaning out the car window.
• 'The Bumper Dumper' – A port-o-potty that connects to the trailer hitch of your vehicle, said to be perfect for campers.
• 'The Diaper Alarm' – A sensor that straps onto diapers so that when baby wets, a mild electrical conduction along his/her skin activates blinking lights and an audible alarm.
• 'Floating Shade' – A helium-filled 3-foot disc that's attached by strings to the shoulders, thus floating overhead to provide hands-free personal shade.
• 'The Spoon Truss' – Basically a spoon with an attached bracelet, so parents don't have to be continuously picking up a utensil tossed from a toddler's highchair.
– PA News

8:15 Chocolate Bunny Time-- USED 4-18-14

WHERE'D YOUR CHOCOLATE BUNNY COME FROM?
If you're average, you consume about 5.5 kg (12 lbs) of chocolate per year. Out of 4.24 million tons of cocoa produced last year, the largest amount came from the African nation of Ivory Coast (1.51 million tons). On the other side of the equation, the Netherlands (one of Europe's leading chocolate producers) led importing nations, bringing in 0.72 million tons of cocoa, well ahead of the USA's 0.45 million tons.

The cocoa trade has come under criticism recently for the use of child labor in Ivory Coast, among other places. US State Department estimates over 100,000 children work in the cocoa industry. What can you do about it? The 'Fairtrade' logo indicates chocolate made by paying cocoa farmers a 'fair and living wage'. (But doesn't necessarily prevent enslavement.)
– "The Guardian"

8:45- Friday Toy Memory: S & H Green Stamps- You'd get them from the grocery store and stuff and could trade them in for products. They were around for about 50 years and people went wild for them. I remember when I was a kid, we had a whole drawer full of them, but I don't know if my parents ever traded them in for things. Hmmm. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S&H_Green_Stamps

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KFC Chicken Corsage, Jellybean Flavored Milk just in time for Easter, It's a Sma

6:15- I bet you never thought you'd see this. KFC Chicken corsage! Imagine the chicken chain trying to make it easier for teens to get a prom date. They have this new product, it's a corsage with a drumstick and baby's breath attached. Can you imagine the smell of the gym? Ewww!

http://www.kfc.com/corsage/

I can see this greasy mess now dripping all down your arm and prom dress. No thanks.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/consumer/kfc-debuts-chicken-drumstick-corsage-n79826


6:45 We've got chocolate milk, strawberry milk and now Jellybean flavored milk. Just in time for Easter...Jellybean Milk. Ew.
JELLYBEAN MILK _ Chocolate and strawberry milk are already a fake-nutritious thing, so why not Jellybean Milk? we have Prairie Farms Dairy to thank for this. Those who've tried it say it takes like, yes, candy.

Spring into NEW Seasonal Flavors!

Introducing Easter Themed Old Recipe Holiday Milks and Easter Nog.

Now, enjoy the perfect milk for any season with our exclusive collection of Old Recipe Seasonal Favorites.

Just in time for Spring, we welcome back Old Recipe
Egg Nog and introduce two new flavors Jellybean Milk and Chocolate Marshmallow Milk. Old Recipe Jellybean Milk is low-fat milk delicately sweetened with a sugar/monk fruit juice combination and bursting with fruity jellybean flavor. At only 150 calories per 8-ounce serving, it's the perfect guilt free sweet treat anyone can enjoy. Old Recipe Chocolate Marshmallow Milk is delightfully rich and creamy chocolate milk with just the right blend of marshmallow flavor.


Old Recipe Seasonal Favorites are produced in small batches and are available for a limited time - so savor the spring flavors while you can!

- See more at: http://www.prairiefarms.com/seasonal_favorites.aspx#sthash.ZXSBcO5M.dpuf

7:15 So in Disney, they decided to celebrate 50th Anniversary of the DisneyWorld theme parks by having a sing off of "It's a Small World". I'd be so pissed if I got there and there were people in the pretzel shop, in every attraction, in line and in every location singing that song. Ugh! They did. Everyone seemed happy with it. And if they weren't happy with it, they didn't put it on the official Disney website. See for yourself

http://disneyparks.disney.go.com/blog/2014/04/global-celebrations-mark-50th-anniversary-of-its-a-small-world-at-disney-parks/

8:15 I"m wondering if anyone has "cut the cord" with their cable bill? I'm thinking about doing it but I want to be able to watch certain shows. Live. I know it'd be cheaper and I have a friend that recently did it and he likes it, buuuuuuutttt ...I'm still not sure.

I asked for your help and Melody said she cut the cord 5 years ago when she moved to Martinsburg from another state. She said that the cost was much more here for cable so she made the decision. She said, "just think if you're paying $100/month, that's a $1,200 savings a year.". When you put it that way, I can get some cable and figure it out I guess. But then I'd need a laptop, a service, or a new tv or all of them I think. I think I still need to think much more about it.

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33 things that tell you, you're turning into your mother, scratch and sniff jean

6:15 Ha! Here are the 33 ways to know you're turning into your mother. These are very on target.

I am completely #12-- You talk about how cold it is all the time. Wait, are they watching me or something? How do they know that?

Which one are you?

http://www.thefrisky.com/2014-04-12/33-telltale-signs-youre-turning-into-your-mother/

6:45 Margarita and a Movie Promo with mention of Access Hollywood.Last night, I saw that gals from the movie "The Other Woman" on Access Hollywood and they were so funny. It's gonna be a fun movie. Margarita and a movie is coming up next Friday at Leitersburg Cinemas. Get your tickets now at: https://whatsnxt.com/margarita

7:15 So now I've heard everything. Scratch and Sniff Jeans...for men only. So if you're thinking that you might want your denim to be a little fresher than that "just worn" smell. Well this might be your answer.

All you need to know about them is here: http://www.rawrdenim.com/2014/02/naked-famous-scratch-n-sniff-mint-denim-just-released/

Want to buy them?-- http://shop.tateandyoko.com/products/naked-famous-denim-weird-guy-scratch-n-sniff-mint-scented-denim

8:15
I covered two things: Pharrell's Happy. Oprah had the hatted hero on her OWN Network the other day and showed Pharrell several videos of people singing along and dancing happily to his infectious hit "Happy". Here's a look at the video (Hint: Grab a tissue, you'll probably need it).

2nd Thing, There is a youtube video series where they present kids (under the age of 12) with relics of old like typewriters and stuff and ask them to comment on it. It's called "Kids ReIt's a modern day "Kids Say the Darndest Things". It works. It's funny. Today, it's the Walkman cassette player.

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Tax day freebies, Egg Heist...Yikes!, New versions of Baby Got Back, Help for yo

6:15 Here's a Tax Day stumper: Would you rather pay your taxes — or eat a cookie?http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/04/12/tax-day-promotions-freebies-april-15/7595689/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/04/14/tax-day-need-to-know/7692499/

Pay your taxes — or get a massage?

Pay your taxes — or sing for your supper?

Oops. Did we forget to mention that on April 15, these all will be free?

Tax Day means lots of things to lots of people, but to most folks it means giving, not receiving. Which may explain why a parade of companies have embraced Tax Day freebies, deals and promos. To brands looking for a star on which to hitch their marketing wagon, almost nothing could be easier than this. "Everyone hates sending money to the government," says brand guru Allen Adamson. But everyone loves free stuff. "It's a theme that unifies." And, just as important, he says, tends to drive social media buzz. Which may help explain this Tax Day loot:

Free dinner. Got a song in your heart? Perform a complete song between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. local time on the live music stage at one of 40 Hard Rock Cafes on Tax Day — and you've just sung your way into a free entree. The chain expects to give away "thousands" of entrees valued at up to $14.95 each, says John Galloway, chief marketing officer.

Free cookies. For those with a bitter taste after filing their taxes, Great American Cookies has a sweet reward — a freebie chocolate chip cookie. OK, the limit is one per person. But no purchase is required, notes Vice President David Kaiser, "nor proof of completed taxes."

Free massage. You need to sign up in advance, but free mini-massages are on tap April 14 through 18 at participating HydroMassage locations. Since the tradition began six years ago, the chain has given away almost 500,000 free massages "in this traditionally stressful time of year," says Paul Lunter, president.

Free shredding. For those with super-secret tax documents to shred, folks who print special Office Depot coupons can shred up to 5 pounds of papers between now and April 29.

Free sandwich. Well, there's a Tax Day catch to getting a free sandwich (The Original) at Schlotzsky's — you have to buy a 32-ounce drink and a bag of chips. But, hey, that's a pretty small price to pay for deli sandwich.

Free fries. Arby's will hand out snack-sized curly fries free on April 15 for guests with coupons from Arbys.com or Arby's social channels. But you won't be able to print the coupons until April 14.

Free chips and dip. At California Tortilla, you can get free chips and queso dip on Tuesday but only if you tell your server these secret passwords: "Taxes Shmaxes."

6:45 Wished my friend Drew a Happy Birthday! Also, I wonder if there was a bunny spotted on the scene of this crime?????

EGG HEIST

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — It's an egg case Ft Myers, Florida investigators are trying to crack. Someone has swiped a semi-truck with a load of 180,000 eggs. The Lee County Sheriff's Office reports the big-rig was parked behind a 7-Eleven Sunday morning. When the driver returned that night the truck was gone. Investigators tell the News-Press there are no security cameras at the scene. For now, the case of the missing eggs won't be over easy.
Hmm Just in time for Easter---maybe there was a Bunny driving that truck.

7:15 Baby Got back....it's a classic and now, there are tons of other versions. Folk, swing, Rat Pack Sinatra Style, Metal...yeah, I said metal. What's your favorite? This is how I found all of these versions: http://weirdnews.about.com/b/2014/03/30/swingin-new-version-of-baby-got-back.htm


8:15 My friend posted this on Facebook last night:

"Don't ever buy a wardrobe on-sale from Ikea. 4 hours later,cursing like a sailor, hammering, drilling, no fingernails left...aaaaaaaannnnd straight into the trash heap. Discontinued for a reason "...too bad she didn't know they've finally created the answer to her furniture assembly prayers...

Bout time!!!! Next time you're getting ready to put together that bookshelf named "EKTORP" from Ikea...think of this first

WHAT TOOK SO LONG?
Italian researchers have designed a robot that helps you … assemble IKEA furniture. After all, the frustrating thing about building the stuff isn't just the little screws or the difficult instructions, it's the inept person helping you. Through a process called 'kinesthetic teaching', the new robot learns the movements needed to complete each project. First, the robot assists the builder in flipping a tabletop over, for instance, then stiffens while still holding it so the builder can screw the legs on. (This could save some friendships!)
– Gizmodo.com

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Galileo Vierira from Microsoft with tax tips and apps, I'm Old, French people ha

6:15 This was so good, I decided to run it again. Galieo Vieira Senior Product Marketing Manager, Windows Store Microsoft Corp. He stopped by to chat about several apps that can help you with your taxes and to get your financial house in order. Here is the audio of the interview:

Some of the apps available to make tax time less stressful:

MyTaxRefund - Quickly check the status of your tax returns after you've filed them, and get an immediate estimate of when you can expect your refund, without even having to be a TurboTax customer!

Bing Finance – Bing Finance helps you stay on top of fast-changing market conditions so you can make the most informed financial decisions. Bing Finance puts your portfolio at your fingertips.

Mint.com Personal Finance – Mint provides real-time updates on financial accounts, bill reminders and personalized money advice directly on the Start screen, anywhere, anytime.

Billminder - Billminder is a minimalist and elegant solution for controlling your expenses. With innovative infographic style display you can see at a glance how much you have to pay.

MoBu – Financial Management - MoBu allows you to manage and analyze your financial wealth and your spending and savings. At a glance, MoBu offers different views of your financial assets and allows you to simulate the future, such as obtaining a new loan or a new job.

Yahoo! Finance - The Yahoo! Finance app brings to you a combination of market and stock information, financial news hot off the press and access to your investment portfolios in an aesthetically pleasing package, including Watchlists and Portfolios, latest news and interactive charts.

Sigfig Portfolio - SigFig is the best free way to manage the most important part of your personal finances: your investments. Sync with your investment accounts and track all your stocks, funds, 401ks, and IRAs in real-time, in one secure personal finance app.

TaxCaster - Use an estimate from TaxCaster to get a quick read on your taxes before you prepare your tax return, adjust your paycheck withholdings so you take home more money, or plan ahead so you pay less tax.

Spending Tracker - By tracking your spending you will be able to stick to a budget and therefore save money.

Office Calculator - Office Calculator is an app designed to optimize office and business tasks. Tax, business and currency conversion functions make this calculator a must have in the office, for working at home or when on the go.

6:45 I'm old. I'm old. I waited for months to see the new Mad Men. I got home at 9:30 last night and ….fell asleep. Old.
So in the middle of the night, I wake up having a hot flash. And I can't sleep. So I turn on the TV and I notice last night was the MTV Movie Awards. I didn't recognize many of the presenters, commentators, and people involved in the show. As I wastched Zac Efrron won the best shirtless actor in a movie award (why don't they have that in the Oscars?). So he wins and the woman that presented the award, runs onto the stage and rips his shirt open.. He looked really good. And he went ahead and ripped it completely off. It was niiiiice. However, I felt a little gross looking at this hot kid. Thinking, Ewww. I'm a creepy coougar.

7:15- Let's be like France in this respect! http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2456348,00.asp OFF THE CLOCK

Oh la la! Trade unions in France have negotiated a policy that prohibits work emails after 6 pm. This means employees can't be punished if they don't respond to work-related communication after 6. Unlike America, which is known for overworked employees who never unplug (even when they're on vacation), workers in France already have a reputation for being a bit more laid-back. Maybe we should follow their lead!

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Fun & Crappy Old Commercials, Dove is at it again, Galileo Vieiera with Tax Apps

6:15 Remember these old commercials? Kurt Kronke and I were talking about this the other day and it made me think of how bad the commercials were at that time. For example:

Carvel Ice Cream-Fudgie the Whale http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rS6ki8D7zQA

BTW...do you remember and Cookie Puss too? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcVno8saeZY

Mr. Ray's Hair Weave-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccy2x-JEoGc

Jhoon Rhee TaeKwonDo school- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7PEMGuA6tw

Mr. Yuk- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLsONa3gKIQ

6:45 The Dove Beauty Patch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGDMXvdwN5c

1,394,876 views 1 day ago

Dove soap is at it again...trying to make women feel good in their skin. Look at this!

At Dove, we are committed to creating a world where beauty is a source of confidence not anxiety. So we created Dove: Patches and invited women to discover how the right state of mind can unlock a powerful feeling of beauty that lives inside all women. Become part of the journey that will empower women around the world with the message that beauty is a state of mind.

7:15 Galieo Vieira Senior Product Marketing Manager, Windows Store Microsoft Corp. He called to chat about several apps that can help you with your taxes and to get your financial house in order. Here is the audio of the interview:

Just in case you didn't get to write them all down...here you go!

Some of the apps available to make tax time less stressful:

MyTaxRefund - Quickly check the status of your tax returns after you've filed them, and get an immediate estimate of when you can expect your refund, without even having to be a TurboTax customer!

Bing Finance – Bing Finance helps you stay on top of fast-changing market conditions so you can make the most informed financial decisions. Bing Finance puts your portfolio at your fingertips.

Mint.com Personal Finance – Mint provides real-time updates on financial accounts, bill reminders and personalized money advice directly on the Start screen, anywhere, anytime.

Billminder - Billminder is a minimalist and elegant solution for controlling your expenses. With innovative infographic style display you can see at a glance how much you have to pay.

MoBu – Financial Management - MoBu allows you to manage and analyze your financial wealth and your spending and savings. At a glance, MoBu offers different views of your financial assets and allows you to simulate the future, such as obtaining a new loan or a new job.

Yahoo! Finance - The Yahoo! Finance app brings to you a combination of market and stock information, financial news hot off the press and access to your investment portfolios in an aesthetically pleasing package, including Watchlists and Portfolios, latest news and interactive charts.

Sigfig Portfolio - SigFig is the best free way to manage the most important part of your personal finances: your investments. Sync with your investment accounts and track all your stocks, funds, 401ks, and IRAs in real-time, in one secure personal finance app.

TaxCaster - Use an estimate from TaxCaster to get a quick read on your taxes before you prepare your tax return, adjust your paycheck withholdings so you take home more money, or plan ahead so you pay less tax.

Spending Tracker - By tracking your spending you will be able to stick to a budget and therefore save money.

Office Calculator - Office Calculator is an app designed to optimize office and business tasks. Tax, business and currency conversion functions make this calculator a must have in the office, for working at home or when on the go.

Friday Toy Memory: What little girl didn't have one of these? Mine was weird, it played "Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head". How 70's! Do you remember what song yours played? --Rona

Here's a video of one...but of course mine was pink. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0-JGCpDRNk

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Heartbleed Internet bug is a serious problem, This is what Americans think of mu

6:15- Superbug Heartbleed, could be a big old issue! What you need to do is change your password for all the sites you log into consistently. Just in case. Here are a few articles that give you some insight. It's a BIG DEAL!!!!!!

If you don't believe me, here's a list of the affected sites...there ware TONS of them. Be safe y'all. Change your passwords. http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/

This is a list of all the sites that could be affected. Now you see why it's so important to change your passwords!

https://github.com/musalbas/heartbleed-masstest/blob/master/top10000.txt

This tells you what else to do about the Heartbleed bug: (Good luck!) http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-what-to-do/

6:45 60 Minutes & Vanity Fair took a poll of what we think of music. Surprising results. We basically think:

-new music is kind of um...crappy.

-people want their kids to know music of Mozart or the Beatles

-people want to be the lead singer of a rock band.

Fun stuff. Read more here: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-vanity-fair-music/

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Music to our ears! A new poll revealed some fun facts about Americans' musical tastes. For instance…

-More than 40% of people think the music of the current decade is the worst.

-People are pretty evenly split when it comes to which artist they'd like their children to study- 33% said The Beatles while 32% said Mozart.

-64% of Americans think songs sound best when sung in English.

-About a quarter of people think the guitar is the sexiest instrument to play, with saxophone a close second.

-Almost 30% would most like to be the lead singer of a rock band, followed by the drummer.

-Parents would much rather take their daughters to see Taylor Swift in concert than Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber or One Direction.

-Half think rap/hip hop has reached its peak.

-Nearly three quarters think jazz is more important than hip hop.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-vanity-fair-music/

7:15 Well, apparently, how I have a total excuse to be the procrastinator that I am! yay! :)

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-procrastination-taxes-genetics-20140408,0,1353113.story

LATER FOR YOU

Why put off 'til tomorrow something that can be done today? Because you were born this way! That's right- a new study found procrastination may be genetic. Previous research has found that people who have a tendency to procrastinate also often behave impulsively. This new study found those two traits may originate from the same genetic roots. It makes sense, considering both habits likely have evolutionary implications- back when man's main goal was basic survival, putting off long-term goals to satisfy immediate needs gave us an advantage.

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So THAT'S why we buy cereal?, 11 Strange Doggy Products, This is how you're blow

6:15 BOWLED OVER

Cereal companies are up to some dirty Trix when it comes to marketing to children. It's a well-known fact that grocery stores arrange items specifically to appeal to target customers. For instance, more expensive items are often displayed at eye level on shelves so shoppers are more likely to grab them first. Some stores have recently introduced "man aisles" that feature dude-friendly products like beer and cheese dip. Sugary cereals are generally placed lower on shelves so as to be eye-level with shorter people (i.e. kids). But a new study discovered something even more sinister- the cartoon characters on many boxes of cereal are pictured with their eyes pointed downward, so they make eye contact with children. This is probably to blame for many a grocery store tantrum- as well as plenty of not-so-healthy purchases.

http://time.com/46962/why-that-creepy-character-in-the-cereal-aisle-is-eyeing-your-child/

6:45 Yesterday was fun facts about cats: Today was 11 products you can get for your pooch...also from Mental floss.com. Seriously, who thinks of pet "pawlish" nail polish for dogs? Hilarious!

http://mentalfloss.com/article/54122/11-strange-products-you-can-purchase-your-pooch

7:15 BS WAYS YOU'RE BLOWING YOUR MONEY:


Credit card interest. The average person owes thousands on credit cards. If you constantly carry an unpaid balance, it's worth considering whether you're spending beyond your means.
✗ Designer clothing for babies or children. Does nothing but feed parents' ego. Kids outgrow clothes and shoes quickly, and they tend to get them messy.
✗ Lottery tickets. The odds of winning on a typical ticket are 1-in-175 million, less than the odds of getting struck by lightning, getting killed by a shark or an asteroid, or being injured by a toilet.
Speedy shipping. Emergency fast shipping is one thing, but paying extra simply for the sake of getting your hands on your newest purchase ASAP is a waste of money.
Unclaimed tax refunds. People who do their own taxes often end up leaving money on the table. Each self-filer leaves behind $460 on average, according to H&R Block.
Unused gift cards. A 2012 study estimated that about $2 billion-worth of gift cards went unredeemed. Why buy them when most people enjoy getting plain old money as a gift?
✗ Wasted energy. Energy efficiency program Energy Star says consumers can cut energy costs by a third if they use the recommendations and suggestions on its to-do list.
.✗ Wasted food. It's estimated we blow over $500 per person each year by tossing away unwanted snacks and meals.
– Excerpted from "Motley Fool" http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/23/20-ways-americans-are-blowing-their-money.aspx

8:15 VACATION, ALL I EVER WANTED

Feel like you could use a vacation? Probably because you need one. A survey found only one quarter of American employees with paid vacation took all of their allotted days last year. And 15% took none at all! On top of that, more than half of people who managed to take time off said they did at least a little bit of work while they were away. The lesson here? Take your vacation days, and enjoy them. After all- more than 20% of American workers don't even get paid vacation. Read more about it here: http://www.today.com/money/workaholic-americans-arent-taking-all-their-vacation-time-2D79469734

I posed the questions:

  1. Do you take your vacation or leave it on the table?

  2. If you do go on vacation, do you still stay "plugged in"? Answer e-mails/phone calls?

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Tax Tips from EY Tax Guide, Fun Facts about Cats,

6:15-Earlier you heard me chat with Greg Rosica, the tax expert from the Ernst Young Tax Guide. Check out the site, there's great info on:
-50 of the most easily overlooked deductions
-25 common tax filing errors
-Important dates to remember when filing

Get the info here:
http://www.ey.com/US/en/Services/Tax/Ernst-and-Young-Tax-Guide-2014---Welcome

6:45- I'm getting a Margarita and a movie! Friday, April 25th at Leitersburg Cinemas. Who's joining me? Get tickets and info at: https://whatsnxt.com/margarita

7:15 FUN FACTS ABOUT FELINES:
A few things even ailurophiles (cat lovers) might find surprising …
• Cats can be allergic to you. Indoor cats in particular can be susceptible to cigarette smoke, dusty houses, human dandruff, pollen, and some kinds of cat litters.
• Cats aren't always affected by catnip. In fact, half the cats in the world don't respond at all.
• Cats can actually live with dogs. If they're introduced while still young – 6 months for cats, 1 year for dogs – they'll get along just fine.
• Cats have strategies for sharing space. A 2013 study concludes that they appear to 'timeshare' territory in order to avoid squabbles between themselves.
• Cat illnesses are often similar to ours. Cats are susceptible to more than 250 hereditary disorders, including their own form of Alzheimer's.
• Cats get fat just like us. It's estimated circa 55% of domestic cats are overweight or obese.
• Cats don't necessarily purr because they're happy. Sure, they purr when they are content, but also when they're sick, wounded, giving birth, nursing, or in a stressful situation.
• Cats spend a lot of time grooming. OK, that isn't surprising but just how much time is – up to 50% of their day. And when they groom you, it's to show affection and mark you as family.
– MentalFloss.com

8:15 IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE CRAZY:
Most people talk to themselves once in a while, many do it on an hourly basis. Previous research has found that self-directed speech in children can help guide their behavior (talking themselves step-by-step through tying shoelaces, for instance). But can talking to oneself also help adults? In a word, yes. A recent study has found that self-talk can help when you're searching for particular objects. Saying the object's name can actually help you find it more quickly. (One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody's listening.)
– ScienceDaily.com

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Put a hat on or you'll catch a cold! NOT, Punkin Chunkin, Martinsburg--we gotta

6:15 You know how your mom always said "Don't go outside without a hat on your head, you'll catch a cold"? Yeah, that's not exactly right. Here are 10 facts that we all believe are true...but aren't.

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/10-false-facts-most-people-think-are-true

6:45 PUNKIN CHUNKIN
DOVER, Del. (AP) — They're movin' Punkin Chunkin. Organizers of an annual pumpkin flinging contest are looking for a new site. The event draws thousands of people to southern Delaware each fall. But the farmer who has allowed the Punkin Chunkin on his land has been sued and wants the event moved. Punkin Chunkin Association President John Huber says he doesn't know where this year's contest will be held. He says one possible location could be Maryland's Eastern Shore.

If there's an intventor in your family. Consider having them participate in the annual Punkin Chunkin festival.

It's a big deal and looks like a lot of fun. http://www.punkinchunkin.com/

7:15 Gallup Poll shows the fattest and thinnest cities...I have bad news Martinsburg. :( Why can't we show up on a poll that we'd LIKE to be on? This one pretty much says that we are among the top 10 most obese cities in the country. Sad face big time.

http://time.com/51431/gallup-healthways-well-being-index-boulder-obesity/


Other stuff: Today is Each year, April 7th marks the anniversary of the signing of the Cullen-Harrison Act, which went into effect in 1933 and allowed people to buy, sell and drink beer again—as long as it was less than 3.2% alcohol by weight. Cheers to no more Prohibition!

http://mentalfloss.com/article/55964/15-offbeat-holidays-you-can-celebrate-april


All week long, listen after the 7:30 news for your chance to win a $25 Glory Days Grill Gift Certificate! Find out more about the Ranson, WV location here.
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We're so busy...and we like it! All Christian Lopez and Story Stomp Grass, Humbl

6:15 GET BUSY

These days, it seems everybody is SO busy. Our culture has become obsessed with efficiency, employing technology to make everything- working, eating, exercising, communicating- faster. But are our schedules really that packed, or do we trump it up and wear our stress as a badge of honor? Some experts believe the latter is true, and that for all our complaining, we actually like being busy- and talking about it to anyone who will listen. In fact, some say citing your busy schedule as an excuse for pretty much anything is a passive-aggressive way of saying you expect praise for working so hard. Move over, #humblebrag…these days it's all about busy-bragging. http://www.today.com/health/we-complain-about-being-too-busy-secretly-we-it-2D79465186

6:45 Kid gets into 8 Ivy League Schools...wow!

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/01/us/new-york-student-accepted-ivy-league/

7:15 Christian Lopez (love that kid) came into the studio and we had a great time chatting and promoting the the show "Story Stomp Grass" on August 2nd. It's gonna be great with Christian Lopez Band, Jim Avett, and Grace and Tony. Check out the website and get your tickets at: www.storystompgrass.com

8:15 If you've never heard this term. I had a difficult time describing it but here's what Urban Dictionary.com had to say about it:humblebrag : Subtly letting others now about how fantastic your life is while undercutting it with a bit of self-effacing humor or "woe is me" gloss.

"Uggggh just ate about fifteen piece of chocolate gotta learn to control myself when flying first class or they'll cancel my modelling contract LOL :p #humblebrag "

Here's a great page that shows celebrity humble brags: #jerks http://twistedsifter.com/2011/05/funniest-humble-brags-on-twitter/

Friday Toy Memory: Benji. Need I say more? This dog rocked waaaay before Spuds McKenzie, or that Taco Bell Dog. He had his own movies! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Obs7Wm2tug

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8 Phrases NEVER to say at work, Mom tries to teach her daughter a lesson, Allerg

6:15 8 Phrases You Should Never Say at Work

http://www.savvysugar.com/Things-Say-Work-34335678

There are some things that are better left unsaid. DailyWorth shares phrases you should ditch while you're in the workplace. Choose Your Words Carefully Sometimes the little things we say can have a positive lasting impression. Maybe your boss

6:45 This mom tried to teach her daughter a lesson and she was the one who ended up getting the lesson. Mom's Facebook Lesson To Daughter Backfires (March 24, 2014)

A mother who was trying to teach her daughter that photos shared online can be seen by a lot more people than she thinks, has hopefully learned a valuable lesson herself. Last week the mom, Kira, took a picture of her daughter holding a sign that reads, "Mom is trying to show me how many people can see a picture once it's posted to the internet." A day later, Kira posted, "She is pretty miserable! ...And angry! I'm just trying to prove a point. 468 [shares]. The photo has now moved beyond Facebook. It is now on two other websites (that I'm aware of). Lots of messages, and nice people keeping me in the loop with what they are doing with the photo."

4Chan caught wind of the photo and the story and decided to teach the mother a lesson of her own, by finding her home address and home phone number online. By Wednesday night (March 19th) Kira reportedly received prank calls and pizzas -- something the group has been known to do. (Daily Dot) UPDATE: Sometime after 11pm ET Wednesday (3/19), Kira removed the photo of her daughter from her Facebook page and scrubbed the rest of her profile of personal information.

7:15 UP YOUR NOSE WITH A FILTER HOSE!
People with nasal allergy symptoms could one day find relief through a tiny filter worn inside the nose. The contact lens-sized filter, called 'Rhinix', would be placed inside the nose each day to filter out pollen and other allergens. The filter consists of a flexible frame inserted into both nostrils. The frame features a filtering membrane for each nostril, with a small plastic band visible at the bottom of the nostrils. Clinical trials have found it helps reduce sneezing, itching and runny nose symptoms, as well as throat irritation. Its Danish manufacturer is currently seeking FDA approval. (Not only functional … but oh-so-stylish!). Do you suffer from hay fever and allergies? There may be relief on the way! These are nasal filters that block allergens from getting in your nose. http://rhinix.com/

Apparently there is a similar product that was on the ABC TV show "Shark Tank". See an interview with the guy here. http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000240707
– AFP

7:45 "Happy" parody videos. I tell you, they are going to be the next big thing! Definitely! I'm not going to post them here because some of them can get pretty raunchy.

8:15 Christian Lopez is coming in tomorrow! He'll join me live in studio with a big announcement!

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Hipsters get beard implants, when did you decide to stop being trendy?, Lion Kin

6;15 I recently read that: wannabe hipsters are getting......wait for it..................beard transplants! Get this, if you're longing for a hipster beard, but just don't have enough fuzz to fill it out, try a facial hair transplant! Apparently, they're all the rage among young, stylish men. Customers pay up to $7,000 a pop to enhance their scruff. One plastic surgeon estimates he performs three beard implants a week! "I get a lot of detail-oriented people — artists, architects," another surgeon said, citing that many of his patients hail from Brooklyn. No surprise there! Well, that got me to thinking, I'm not trying to be trendy like that anymore these days. Then I read this: If your hubby has been letting himself go a bit lately, here's why -- men give up trying to be trendy and cool at the age of 46. Most say they're not in great shape anymore and have stopped worrying about how they look, and a third of guys could care less about the health implications of what they eat. I turned the question to you... When did you finally give up trying to be trendy?

For me, I gave up being trendy when it was painful. For instance, when I could no longer go out and wear high heels, because they hurt my feet.

6:45 So imagine you're on a flight and the cast of Lion King is on the flight. Before take off, the cast gave a mini performance! A Lion King singalong makes flying more fun. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgSLxl1oAwA

7:15 http://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-beer-glass-to-end-smartphone-addiction/

DEVICE STOPS PEOPLE FROM CHECKING PHONE AT BAR

Here's a new way to get people to put down their smartphones. An invention called Offline Glass is a beer glass that keeps people from checking their phones when they're out at a bar. It features an iPhone-sized notch cut into the base. The glass can't stand upright without a smartphone wedged underneath, so if you reach to check your phone, the glass will topple and spill the beer. This is also a handy way to avoid drunk texting! So far it's only available at one bar in Brazil, but it could soon catch on.

7:45 BOOZING BY STATE

New data reveals which states consume the most wine. People in Washington, D.C. (we're looking at you, Olivia Pope) drink the most vino- almost 26 liters per person in 2013. On the other hand, folks in West Virginia drink the least. Overall, wine is especially popular in the Northeast, out West and in Florida. See the map here: http://www.businessinsider.com.au/wine-consumption-map-united-states-2014-3

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Pharrell on the Voice, Cupcake vending machine, I met Roseanne Cash!, Health Ben

6:15 I played Happy by Pharrell Williams (who is going to be the new judge on NBC's The Voice.)

PHARRELL REPLACING CEE-LO ON THE VOICE

NBC announced yesterday that Pharrell Williams will replace CeeLo Green as coach on season seven of The Voice. Pharrell has experience on the show, serving as guest mentor toUsher during season four. Sources say schedule permitting, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton will all be back for season seven.

Speaking of things that make me happy...a cupcake vending machine. Awesome! New Yorkers now have a way to get a cupcake at any time of the day or night, whenever the need for a little bit of cake and frosting strikes, with the opening of a Sprinkles cupcake ATM this week in Manhattan. Buyers choose from nine flavors -- black & white, chocolate coconut, Cuban coffee, dark chocolate, lemon meringue, red velvet, strawberry, vanilla and vanilla milk chocolate -- and then just swipe their credit card, at a cost of $4.25 per cupcake. Just 10 seconds later, a small door next to the screen rises and the cupcake is there in a single-serving box. The ATM is restocked several times a day to make sure the cupcakes are fresh. This actually isn't the first cupcake ATM; there are others in cities including Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Beverly Hills...what no Martinsburg yet? What up with dat?

Wouldn't it be nice if there were vending machines for things we really NEED? Here are 11 things we need in a vending machine. Can I get an Amen on the fingernail polish?

http://www.thefrisky.com/2014-03-29/11-things-we-need-in-vending-machines-more-than-cupcakes/?utm_source=em&utm_medium=dailynl&utm_campaign=140330&utm_content=article2

6:45 My adventures working at the Weinberg Center and meeting Roseanne Cash. Last night, Roseanne Cash came and played an amazing concert with her husband John Leventhal. They were just fantastic. Her voice is wonderful, they play and work so well together and the stories that she told about how she came to her new album The River and the Thread, were just so engaging. At the end of the night, you know me, I needed to get a selfie. Also in the picture is her talented husband John Leventhal, and my friend Elizabeth. Ha.

7:15 The amazing Health Benefits of Lemons. That's cool and all but I'm NOT putting some lemons on my feet to sleep. That's where I draw the line! (abolish acne, canker sores cures, corn and callous removal, cold and flu and so much more. Don't believe me read on! http://www.beliefnet.com/Health/Physical-Health/Hidden-Health-Secrets-of-Lemons.aspx?p=5&source=REENGAGE&utm_campaign=MissYou&utm_medium=Waterfall&utm_source=NL

7:45 JUNEAU BACONFEST celebrates it's 2nd year. Awesome!

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Bacon. Bacon. And even more bacon. The meat treat was celebrated at Alaska's second annual Juneau Baconfest. Not all the bacon there was for eating though, some was for wearing. Model Amy George wore a five pound bacon bustier. She says it was actually pretty comfortable. It was created by artist Lauralye Miko, who used pre-cooked bacon. Miko says the tough part was trying to keep her cats away as she made the bacon bustier. The Capital City Weekly reports Baconfest is a fundraiser for the Glacier Valley Rotary.

https://www.facebook.com/events/482136671843829/

8:15 Today in History in 1778- Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, created the dollar "$" symbol. Or I think so. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dollar_sign

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