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Parenting Hacks, History of the word "dude", The Intern Queen, Short dudes live
by Rona,posted Jun 12 2014 10:44AM
6:15 PARENTING HACKS:
✓ Remove a splinter easily by applying a paste of baking soda & water, then waiting several minutes for it to pop up out of the skin.
✓ Organize a bath by placing your toddler and toys in a plastic clothes basket, then immersing the clothes basket in the water. It provides a back support and helps coral all the tub toys.
✓ Keep a fine-mist spray bottle full of water in the car to cool seatbelt buckles. Even if the water becomes warm, its evaporation will cool the hot metal and plastic quickly.
✓ Place a styrofoam pool noodle along the edge of a child’s bed under the fitted sheet to keep the little nipper from falling out at night.
✓ Use Velcro strips to fasten floor mats, making them less slippy for little busybodies running in the halls.
✓ Bake cupcakes directly in ice-cream cones. Makes them more fun and easier for kids to eat.
(And what’s your little secret for bringing up kids just a little bit easier?)
– Source: http://mashable.com/2014/05/18/diy-parenting-hacks/
6:45 Let's check ou the history of the word “dude”.
For some time now, we have known the basic outline of the story of “dude.” The word was first used in the late 1800s as a term of mockery for young men who were overly concerned with keeping up with the latest fashions. It later came to stand for clueless city folk (who go to dude ranches) before it morphed into our all-purpose laid-back label for a guy. What we didn’t know was why the word dude was chosen in the first place.http://mentalfloss.com/article/53317/whats-origin-word-dude
7:15 The Intern Queen: Lauren Berger.
Now that the students are out of school, you can't have the older ones sitting around, playing video games and collecting dust all summer. If an internship is in the cards, you'll like my next guest Lauren Berger. She took on 15 internships and used that experience to become known as “The Intern Queen”. She has tips for business looking to hire and for students who want to internships. She's the author of two books...check out here interview here: You can find out more about Lauren and get her tips here: http://www.internqueen.com/
8:15 SHORT MEN LIVE LONGER:
It’s true! A long-term University of Hawaii study, the largest of its kind and involving more than 8,000 men, conclusively shows a direct connection between short height and long life. That’s because short men are more likely to carry FOXO3, the so-called ‘longevity gene’ that protects from the effects of aging. As well as enhancing lifespan, FOXO3 seems to lead to smaller body size during early human development. The gene has previously been proven to enhance lifespan in animals but has never before been linked to variations in height in humans. In the study, people 5 ft-2 in and shorter lived the longest. (Yay for Prince!)
– “The Independent”
8:45- Today is National Jerky Day and some "dudes" (see what I just did there?) created"Meat Rushmore"
Thursday, June 12 is National Jerky Day, and to celebrate the occasion, Jack Link's has commissioned "Meat Rushmore," a jerky-covered replica of the faces of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and Teddy Roosevelt.
The construction of the meat replica of the South Dakota landmark has been cataloged online; the meat mountain will be unveiled in New York City's Columbus Circle on Thursday.
Like National Jerky Day itself, Meat Rushmore celebrates, "rich history, the immense popularity, and the nutritional value of meat snacks," according to the project's art director, identified as Alex.