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Lottery Winners, Vino no-nos, Healthiest states, Friday Toy Memory


Here’s hoping someday you’re actually lucky enough to need this advice.  When you hit it big in the lottery- as someone in South Carolina did recently, by winning the $400 million Powerball jackpot- there are a few things you should know.  First, sign your winning ticket and make copies of it in case it gets lost.  And to prevent that from happening, keep the original ticket in a safe-deposit box.  It’s highly recommended that you stay anonymous, to prevent unwanted attention from the media (and greedy long-lost family members, vengeful exes and bitter coworkers).  If you have to give your name, do yourself a favor and make sure your phone number is unlisted.  In the three-month grace period you get in most states before you have to come forward and claim your prize, round up a team of experts, including a lawyer, an accountant and a financial planner, to help you navigate the process.  Financial pros usually advise taking the single lump sum instead of opting for annual allotments of cash.  Now for the fun part: as for how you should actually spend your dough, consider donating to a charity, which is not only a nice thing to do, but will also reduce your taxes.  You should also take this golden opportunity to pay off any outstanding debts…and resist the urge to splurge on a yacht, private jet, crystal-encrusted toilet etc.


You mean, I can't store my red wine in front of the radiator? Oops!!!

7:15 -America’s Health Rankings just released their list of the healthiest states in the country.  States were ranked based on lifestyle and environmental factors like obesity, smoking, physical activity, diet, clinical care, poverty and premature death.  Overall, health in America seems to be slowly improving, except in the area of sexual health- STDs are on the rise.  Here are the top 10 healthiest states: Dude. I'm kinda bummed that NONE of the 4 states in our region made the top ten. What up with that!?

1. Hawaii
2. Vermont
3. Minnesota
4. Massachusetts
5. New Hampshire
6. Utah
7. Connecticut
8. Colorado
9. North Dakota
10. New Jersey


8:15- Everybody knows a girl that sounds like that valley girl from the 80's. Why they still talk that I'll never know but it's very popular. Now, linguists are saying that this style of speaking “uptalk” is spreading all across the country.


What’s up with this?  Linguistics experts say “uptalk” is spreading to other demographic groups…including guys!  That’s right- it’s not just a Valley girl thing anymore.  The “uptalk” speech pattern is characterized by a rise in pitch at the end of a sentence that isn’t a question.  Linguists say the trend, which until now was more prevalent among young women from Southern California, appears to be spreading throughout all members of the younger generations from the area. (truth be told, I have a friend that speaks like this all the time and it drives me nuts)

Friday Toy Memory: Swanson  TV Dinners!!!! yay!
I used to love the little foil trays with the sections in them. I can almost taste the funky turkey and the gravy right now!  YUM! There's a whole lot of info on them...if you dare! :)

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Topics : Human Interest
Locations : ColoradoConnecticutHawaiiMassachusettsMinnesotaNew HampshireNew JerseyNorth DakotaSouth CarolinaUtahVermont

12/13/2013 7:37AM
Lottery Winners, Vino no-nos, Healthiest states, Friday Toy Memory
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