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This is how much we spend on Mother's Day, How much time do you spend watching

6:15- Mother's day is THIS Sunday. So you'd better get to the store today. Here are some other Mother's day things you might find interesting from the National Retail Federations “Mothers' Day Spending Survey”. 

M" is for the many things you can give mom for Mother's Day but according to the National Retail Federation annual poll, Americans may be cutting back a bit on their purchases compared to 2013.

With that magical day fast approaching, the NRF’s “Mother’s Day Spending Survey” reveals that a total of $19.9 billion will be spent on gifts or approximately $162.94 for each mom in the nation.

That works out to be $6 less in spending than last year when the NRF put the average amount spent for mom at $168.94.

As always, greeting cards are the most popular choice for consumers with 81.3 percent making that purchase while just over two-thirds will buy flowers. Meanwhile, one in three Americans will pick out some piece of apparel they think mom will enjoy.

Other Mother's Day gift mainstays include jewelry, books, housewares, gardening tools and gift certificates for spas. And in a sign of these hi-tech times, at least one in seven will surprise that special lady with a tablet, camera or smartphone.

Naturally, folks will want to get mom out of the kitchen on her special day, resulting in $3.8 billion spent on either brunch or dinner at a nice restaurant.


6:45- Want to know how much time you spend in front of the tv? This site calculates days. Do you really want to know?

Scandal: 1 day 23 minutes

Mad Men- 5 days 19 hours

Guiding light- 53 days 20 hours 

Find out more about your tv watching habits here:

7:15 Interview with Christine Delaughter from Shenandoah Valley Discovery Museum. They've been busy moving to their new location at 19 W. Cork Street in Winchester. This Saturday, May 10th, they'll be hosting their Grand Re-opening. Find out more here

Hear the interview here:

It’s generally not a good idea to quit without another job lined up, career experts say, but here are the red flags you should watch for that say ‘it’s time to go’ ….
✗ You hate the work.
✗ It’s stressful enough to make you sick.
✗ You don’t fit in.
✗ You have the boss from hell.
✗ You’re overqualified.
✗ You’re asked to do something unethical or illegal.
✗ The company – or your department – is on shaky financial footing.
Read more here at

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05/07/2014 10:20AM
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