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Words we need in English, Most People haven't seen Oscar noms, How to spot winte

6:15 I just love this. There are tons of words in other languages that we don't have a word for in English. Thank goodness, has found a whole bunch of these words for us.

Some of my faves:

Kummerspeck (German)
Excess weight gained from emotional overeating. Literally, grief bacon.

  1. Tartle (Scots)
    The nearly onomatopoeic word for that panicky hesitation just before you have to introduce someone whose name you can't quite remember.

    Backpfeifengesicht (German)
    A face badly in need of a fist.

    Gigil (Filipino)
    The urge to pinch or squeeze something that is irresistibly cute.

    Zhaghzhagh (Persian)
    The chattering of teeth from the cold or from rage.

    Cafune (Brazilian Portuguese)
    Leave it to the Brazilians to come up with a word for “tenderly running your fingers through your lover’s hair.”



And the Oscar goes to…who? Two-thirds of Americans haven’t seen a single Best-Picture-nominated film this year. The poll of more than 1,400 people revealed that the most-watched of the nine nominated movies is Captain Phillips, followed by Gravity, American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street. The majority - 60%- were unsure about which film should be crowned Best Picture, but 12 Years a Slave got the most votes at 9%. Respondents had slightly stronger opinions about individual actors and actresses. Almost a quarter said Sandra Bullock should take home the Best Actress prize for Gravity, with Amy Adams coming in second for American Hustle. More than 15% said Leonardo DiCaprio should finally win a Best Actor Oscar for his role in The Wolf of Wall Street, followed by Matthew McConaughey for his Dallas Buyers’ Club lead. Still, most people- 52%- are unsure about which actors and actresses should win. But there’s one person who’s already a winner- host Ellen DeGeneres, who has the approval of 60% of respondents. The 86th Academy Awards air this Sunday on ABC.;_ylt=AwrTWfxLfgpTJVIAbzzQtDMD


7:15 How to spot winter movie turkeys. From USA TODAY

How to spot a winter turkey at the movies

Winter can be a treacherous time for the movie fan — Oscar contenders have made their splash, and summer blockbusters are still months away. What's left is Hollywood's seasonal minefield. The approximately eight-week stretch that runs from the second week of January through early March can launch the occasional crowd-pleaser. But it usually doesn't. Last year saw just one winter film crack $100 million, the Jason Bateman-Melissa McCarthy comedy Identity Thief. This year has spawned two nine-digit grossers, The Lego Movie and Ride Along. Still, that's out of 16 movies released nationwide. "Studios tend to stick to the calendar, even if that means overloading a weekend in summer or the holidays," says Jeff Bock, chief box-office analyst for Exhibitor Relations. "Audiences have shown they can turn a movie into a hit any month of the year, but Hollywood is still very afraid of winter."



8:15 Ewww. Subway removing plastic from your sandwiches! Yoga mat additive is going to be taken out of sandwich bread. :(


Here’s something to chew on: the bread at Subway contains a chemical used to make yoga mats and shoe rubber! And they’re not the only chain to use the controversial ingredient, called azodicarbonamide, in their food- so do Kraft and Chik-Fil-A. The issue came to the forefront this week after a popular food blogger started a petition urging Subway to ditch the chemical. Subway responded that they’re already in the process of removing azodicarbonamide from their recipes.  BUT Wait theres more!


Subway made headlines earlier this month when it announced it was removing a chemical commonly found in yoga mats from their bread. Now, a consumer advocacy group says Subway’s bread wasn’t the only food item containing the chemical. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) released a list yesterday containing almost 500 more foods on the market that are made with the same compound, called azodicarbonamide (ADA). The list contains food made by major companies including Ball Park, Country Hearth, Jimmy Dean, Kroger, Little Debbie, Marie Callendar's, Nature's Own, Pillsbury, White Castle and Wonder. Most of the items are bread, croutons, pre-made sandwiches and snacks. ADA is typically used to bleach flour and help make dough stronger and more rubbery.

Friday Toy Memory: 
Bonnie Bell Lip Smackers! Root Beer, Bubble Gum, Orange Crush Remember these guys? They had them with a little hook on the bottom so you could wear them around your neck like a necklace. 

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