6:15 KID GIVES SOLDIER FOUND $20heartwarming story
For an eight-year-old, finding $20 is a big deal. But for Myles Eckert, what he did with that $20 is an even bigger deal. Myles found the bill in the parking lot of an Ohio Cracker Barrel and originally planned to use it to buy a video game. But when he saw a soldier dining at the restaurant, Myles, who was just five weeks old when his father, Army Sgt. Andy Eckert, died in Iraq, changed his mind. He decided to give that $20 bill to the soldier, Lt. Col Frank Dailey, witha note that read, "Dear soldier — my dad was a soldier. He's in heaven now. I found this 20 dollars in the parking lot when we got here. We like to pay it forward in my family. It's your lucky day! Thank you for your service. Myles Eckert, a gold star kid." Dailey couldn't believe such a gesture came from someone so young. "It's incredible being recognized in such a manner," he said. "I look at it (the note) every day." Dailey says he learned a big lesson from Myles and decided to give the $20 away and plans to do more. He also hopes Myles' story inspires others across the country to give as well.
6:45 The Bachelor: This is exactly what I posted on my personal Facebook page...check out the commentary that commenced. I changed the names in case there is some problem with posting real people's names comments here:
I said: Who cares if Juan Pablo did not tell the woman he's in love with her on TV? Isn't that his decision and between the two of them?
Therese- I'm on #teamChrisHarrison and #team sean on this...it's the whole point of the show! JP needs to get over himself...
Raye - Personally. I think he's a pompous a$$hole.
Sam- Not when you put your stuff on TV. He is a D-Bag and she is the dumbest chick I have seen in awhile, lol. Just sayin
Carly-I agree with Raye! I dont care that he didn't say I love you... he just wasn't genuine these last 3 weeks.. it was like personality 360.. Jekyll and hyde
Kim- Nikki is cute, but she is pretty dumb if she thinks this is going anywhere! He makes my skin crawl. His conversation level with anyone is around 1st grade.
Rona-I never even watched an episode of The Bachelor this season. All I'd heard is how much people disliked Juan Pablo. So when I happened on the finale, I was curious. I watched and couldn't believe how invested people were getting on social media. I suppose I'd want a satisfying outcome if I invested in watching it for a season too. I found I had an opinion too, so I guess the producers of that show got what they wanted...another invested viewer.
7:15 Melissa Clark from the National Kidney Foundation. Western Maryland Kidney Walk 2014 is coming up May 4th so Melissa was telling us all we need to know about it.
Replacing Brooke Burke isn't the only change Dancing with the Stars is making. On Good Morning America recently, host Tom Bergeron revealed the show has added a new twist this season – for the first time ever, viewers will be allowed to vote to switch celebrities and their pro partners. As for those celebrities, this year's competitors include: Real Housewives of Atlanta'sNeNe Leakes; Olympic Gold medal-winning ice dancing pair Charlie White and Meryl Davis; former NHL starSean Avery; former Full House star Candace Cameron Bure; Price is Right host Drew Carey;The Wonder Years'Danica McKellar; Star Wars'Billy Dee Williams; double amputee snowboarding champ Amy Purdy; Australian pop singer Cody Simpson; long distance swimmerDiana Nyad and Big Time Rush'sJames Maslow.Click here to find out who the stars are partnered with.
8:15 THE 4-DAY ICE CREAM CLEANSE _ If you've ever tried to lose weight you've probably at least considered a cleanse. There's the Master Cleanse, Dr. Oz's 48-Hour Cleanse, the Colon Cleanse... and so many more. But my new favorite is the diet cleanse made entirely of ice cream. Yep, it turns out there's a vegan ice cream shop in Los Angeles that's offering a four-day, ice cream only-diet cleanse that's supposed to be good for you. For $240 (correct) Kippy's Ice Cream Shop will give you 20 pints of its coconut-cream based, raw, organic, non-dairy ice cream, in a variety of flavors. The cleanse works out to one pint per meal, five pints per day, for four days straight.
7:45- Bill Cosby coming to the Maryland Theatre. First show at 8pm sold out in a matter of hours. Now a new show has been added and tickets will go on sale tomorrow.
8:15 Knit a sweater for a penguin! KNITTERS NEEDED FOR PENGUIN SWEATERS
You've heard of the penguin suit, well how about the penguin sweater? The Penguin Foundation, based in Australia, is asking knitting fans to make sweaters for penguins that have been caught in major oil spills. Thepulloversare needed to help the penguins stay warm and to stop them from using their beaks to clean off the oil themselves. And you don't have to be an expert knitter to help out. The Foundation says they're easy to make, and evenprovides patterns. Not to mention they are adorable!
Pizza is delicious, but could you really eat it for every meal? This guy could – and has been doing so for the past 25 years!Dan Janssen, a 38-year-old from Maryland, claims to have eaten nothing but pizza since he was 13 years old. He eats it for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and – get this – he only eats cheese pizza. He doesn't even spice it up with different toppings! His all-pizza diet started when he became a vegetarian as a teen for "ethical reasons" and decided he didn't like vegetables. He says he never gets sick of pizza, but all that cheese and dough can certainly make you sick. Janssen has health problems and is currently seeing a therapist to get to the root of his food aversion. What this guy needs is a slice of reality.
A newstudy suggests the reason there are more male bosses than female ones is because everyone prefers it that way. It found that men generally prefer being in charge, while women are more likely to want to work with their equally-ranked peers. While previous research reveals this pattern time and again, experts warn that women's instinct to cooperate with their equals could prevent them from becoming mentors for other women in the workplace. And studies have shown that women benefit career-wise from the guidance a mentor provides.
Hats off to Pharrell Williams! The "Happy" singer made headlines a few weeks ago when he rocked a ridiculously large hat to theGrammy Awards. Then, he donned a similar topper during his performance at Sunday'sOscars. But now he's turning a viral meme into a philanthropic opportunity. It hasn't gone unnoticed on social media that the logo of fast food chainArby's bears a striking similarity to the hat. Appropriately, the chain just bought it in an eBay auction for more than $44,000! The money is reportedly going to the children's arts and technology charity From One Hand To Another.
A new etiquettesurvey reveals the top dos and don'ts of mobile phone use. The majority of people surveyed said they know someone who exhibits bad smartphone behaviors...and many are probably guilty of these transgressions themselves. So hold the phone and check your manners!
…Consider your ringtone and its volume.
…Have conversations about sensitive subjects in private.
…Be careful while walking and texting.
…Turn your phone off during funerals, weddings, movies etc.
…Mind your language when talking on the phone in public.
…Surrender your phone when you're drunk to avoid embarrassment.
…Use your phone while on the toilet (almost half of people admit to doing this! Here's a tip- the echo of the bathroom totally gives you away).
…Talk on the phone while making a transaction at a store, coffee shop, bank etc.
…Be overly distracted by your phone while you're physically with another person.
…Let more than an hour go by before responding to a text.
…Break up with someone via text message (ouch).
…Overdo it with the abbreviations, like LOL.
…Use your phone while eating a meal with family or friends.
…Text or email in all caps.
8:15 Delishious-ness!!!!! WHAT TO SAY WHILE DECIDING ON WEEKEND PLANS…
I'm working on my core — with friends Ben and Jerry. The ice cream brand upped its game by giving usnew 'core' flavors — two ice creams, one cup. With amazingness in between. If you ever contemplated what is better than sex…http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-ben-and-jerrys-new-core-ice-cream-flavors-20140226-photos,0,3838486.story?utm_source=Daily+Skimm&utm_campaign=2aea2d46f5-daily_skimm&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_74efee6205-2aea2d46f5-22978749#axzz2uTI1ytFX
6:15- Oscars Recap:12 YEARS A SLAVE WINS OSCAR FOR BEST PICTURE
In what some people felt was one of the closest Oscar competitions in years, the 86th Annual Academy Awards were pretty predictable. As expected, Best Picture went to 12 Years A Slave, which also won for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress for Lupita Nyong'o.Matthew McConaughey continued his award season winning streak, taking home Best Actor forDallas Buyers Club, as did Cate Blanchett, who won Best Actress for Blue Jasmine and Jared Leto, who nabbed Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers Club. Other winners included: Frozen,Best Animated Feature; Alfonso Cuaron, Best Director for Gravity and Spike Jonze, Best Original Screenplay for Her.
6:45- CONSUMER REPORTS RANKS YEAR'S BEST CARS (big dawg 2-28-14)
Start your engines! Consumer Reports has named their top car picks for 2014. The expensive yet efficient Tesla Model S electric sedan came in first overall. Other category winners include…
1. Multicultural team of close talkers --in the workplace
2. Headset hottie (attractive woman w/headset meant to make you think of a call center or Julie your time life operater)
3. Techno yogi (woman doing yoga at her laptop)
4. The Hurdler --Can you help people overcome their biggest hurdles or obstacles? Why not show them with this stock photo of a businessman jumping over an actual hurdle?
5. The Frustrated-at-Technology Guy--Do you want to remind your customers about the pitfalls of your competitor's products? Do so with an image of a frustrated man, woman, or child (you can take your pick; you have plenty of options in stock-photo land!).
6. The Eureka Moment Use this photo when you want to convey how truly life-changing your product is.
7. The AARP Couple Is your target audience over 50? Be sure to feature a couple of silver foxes on your site to make Boomers feel at home there!
8. The Whiteboard Thinker--I've never seen someone write on a clear glass whiteboard in real life, but I've seen it hundreds of times on the Internet (including on our own site... no one said we were innocent!). Use this photo whenever you need to showcase strategic thinking!
8:15- Bruce Springsteen covers Lorde Royals in concert. Cool!