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by Builder posted Aug 31 2015 9:53AM
A new online trend in Asia has people posting pictures of them wearing nothing but plastic shopping bags!

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by Builder posted Aug 28 2015 5:52AM

From Yahoo:

The Chinese 'Unicorn Woman'

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An elderly Chinese villager has been dubbed "the unicorn woman" due to an abnormal growth on her head that looks like a large horn, it's reported.

Liang Xiuzhen started growing something that resembled a "black mole" on her head around eight years ago, according to her son Wang Chaojun.

The 87-year-old, from Guiyan village in Ziyang City, Sichuan Province, was left stunned when two years ago it gave way to a finger-sized horn-like mass.

Xiuzhen accidentally "broke" that small horn in February - and her current, much larger, horn - which is currently 13cm long -began growing rapidly in its place.

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"Now the horn hurts my mother and prevents her from sleeping. It also bleeds from time to time," said Chaojun.

Doctors diagnosed the so-called unicorn horn as "cornu cutaneum" (cutaneous horn), a keratinous skin tumour that has the appearance of a horn.

Often small and benign, the growth can in some cases be much larger and malignant.

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Chaojun said doctors believe they can remove the growth through surgery, but the family has its reservations due to Xiuzhen's old age and are considering other options.

"My mother is old, and the horn is on her head which is a very sensitive area. I'm not confident [in the idea of] surgery. If something goes wrong [during surgery], it would be terrible," he said.

Only last month another pensioner made headlines after it was revealed she had three bizarre toenail-like growths sprouting from her foot and had appealed for doctors to operate.

The unnamed woman from the town of Wadi Al Dawasir in central Saudi Arabia's Riyadh Province has reportedly been to several hospitals and clinics, with none of them able to explain what she is suffering from.

by Megan Z posted Aug 27 2015 11:56AM

Why is it that in North Dakota we are googling so much about Limp Bizkit? Are we hoping for a come back and keep checking? Well thankfully that's not the most embarrassing thing being googled around the country. See what other states are googling!

Mapping Each State’s Most Embarassing Google Searches


by Builder posted Aug 27 2015 6:18AM
Soon after Wednesday's tragic shooting of a TV reporter and cameraman...the love stories behind the two victims emerged. Both heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time...with such a sad ending.


by Ian posted Aug 26 2015 10:55AM
There are some rivalries that will just always be. Walmart and Target, Coke and Pepsi, Democrats and Republicans. Burger King has made a proposal to their biggest rival, McDonalds, to "settle the beef... with beef".

Their master plan is called the "McWhopper". That's right. a comobnation of two of the most famous burgers, the Big Mac and the Whopper down to every detail such as a flame broiled patty and veggies (Burger King) and the Special Sauce and middle bun of a Big Mac (McDonalds). BK proposed selling the burger for one day only at a pop-up stand in Atlanta (roughly half way between their respective headquarters) on September 21, the International Day of Peace.

Burger Kind even went as far as to take out full page newspaper ads to get McDonald's attention

Last Yahoo! has heard, McDolands has declined the offer to make the best of both worlds happen-

In a comment posted on its Facebook page, McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said the proposal was inspiration for a good cause, then took a dig at the ploy by Burger King.

"Let's acknowledge that between us there is simply a friendly business competition and certainly not the unequaled circumstances of the real pain and suffering of war," Easterbrook said.

Now it just makes us wonder... What could have been?

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by Megan Z posted Aug 26 2015 10:17AM

It's your choice...would you like $25 or would you take $50 in Tuna? If you have bought Starkist Tuna before last Oct. you have money coming your way. Go click down below to find out exactly why and where to get your easy money.

Starkist Class Action Settlement Means Customers Get $25 In Cash Or $50 In Tuna


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by Builder posted Aug 25 2015 3:39PM
If you are one of the many ladies who think Tim McGraw is sexy...Here are a bunch of photos of Tim through the years!

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by Megan Z posted Aug 25 2015 9:43AM

Does your Dentist often tell you to floss more when get a teeth cleaning? It really can make a difference and I myself am trying to get better at it. However here's a suggestion, maybe don't floss as hard as this lady....

Vigorous Flossing Caused Woman's Knee Infection in Strange Case


by Builder posted Aug 25 2015 6:55AM
If you are a frequent Netflix is a list of tips and tricks to get you thru your next binge watching weekend. A couple of these will save you a lot of time and frustration...


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by Megan Z posted Aug 24 2015 11:49AM

They took a poll in the UK about what life lessons parents should be teaching their kids. Do you agree with this list? Do you feel there are some lessons missing?

Please and thank you is most important lesson we can teach children


by Megan Z posted Aug 24 2015 10:03AM

Especially be aware of mirrors if you are taking pictures in your underwear! How many times do stories like this have to happen before people learn. Well despite it all this guy looking for a flat mate in Australia, learned the hard way! Read on and see the pic if you want!

Melbourne man caught with pants down in search for a flatmate


by Builder posted Aug 24 2015 7:15AM
Lets get FRUGAL!
by Builder posted Aug 24 2015 6:43AM

1. Always say please and thank you

2. Respect your elders

3. Show good table manners

4. Always tell the truth

5. Don't talk to strangers

6. Brush your teeth properly twice a day

7. Treat others with kindness

8. Be confident

9. Be helpful

10. Admit when you're wrong

11. Work hard at school

12. Know when to say 'No'

13. Save money and spend it wisely

14. Be independent

15. Learn how to swim

16. Appreciate wildlife / animals

17. Show compassion

18. Accept defeat with grace

19. Deal with rejection and disappointment

20. Comfort others

21. Have a loving relationship

22. Don't walk home alone at night

23. Get along with people you may not like that much

24. Always look on the bright side

25. Distinguish needs from wants

26. Support yourself financially

27. How to add, subtract, multiply and divide

28. Look someone in the eye when talking to them

29. How to tie a shoelace

30. Eat your greens

31. How to ride a bike

32. How to write a thank you letter

33. Tell the time on a clock with hands

34. How to make your bed

35. Always accept a challenge

36. How to deal with tragedy

37. How to resolve a dilemma

38. How to negotiate

39. To always clear your plate after dinner

40. Read before you go to bed because it's good for you

41. How to drive a car

42. How to throw a ball

43. Don't get involved in unnecessary dramas

44. Watch TV and play video games in moderation

45. How to read a traditional map

46. How to dress for an occasion

47. How to bake a cake

48. How to give a firm handshake

49. How to knot a tie

50. How to write an essay

51. How to wrap a present

52. How to change a flat tyre

53. How to fly a kite

54. How to start a fire

55. How to pitch a tent

56. How to dive into a swimming pool

57. How to do a cartwheel

58. How to use chopsticks

59. How to open a champagne bottle

by Builder posted Aug 24 2015 6:30AM

1. Unframed posters.

2. Trophies from high school.

3. Too much IKEA furniture. One or two things is okay, but not your entire place.

4. A collection of shot glasses.

5. A lava lamp.

6. A huge shelf full of DVDs. And the same goes for CDs.

7. Picture frames with inspirational messages on them, like "Live, love, laugh." One or two are okay, but not 20.

8. A beanbag chair.

9. Glow-in-the-dark stars that go on your ceiling, unless they're in your kid's bedroom.

10. Fake plants. By the time you're 30, you should be able to keep a REAL plant alive.

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by Ian posted Aug 23 2015 4:37PM
Apple has just announced a recall on the iPhone 6 Plus.

The reason? The phones take blurry photos because of an error with the camera.

The affected iPhone 6's were sold between September 2014 and January 2015.

CLICK THE LINK to see if your cerial number is affected!

If you have an affected phone, you can have the camara replaced for free at any Apple Store, an authorized service provider or call Apple Tech Support.
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by Megan Z posted Aug 21 2015 10:32AM

I personally have never been pregnant but I've had plenty of friends and family members who have been and I have a feeling many of them would have at least given this a shot! Would you believe a meal in the south is known for helping women go into labor within 48 hours of having their specialty meal? Read on to see the tale that is and see if you believe it!

This Eggplant Parm Recipe Is Known to Send Pregnant Women Into Labor


by Builder posted Aug 21 2015 8:22AM


Because this is 2015 and someone somewhere has time to do anything and everything that you could ever think of someone has put together the '70 degree road trip. It's a map for a 9,125-mile, 365-day road trip spanning East to West Coast, and if you embark on this road trip beginning on January 1st every single day of the road trip will be 70 degrees. Imagine that, 365 days of the exact same temperature: 70 degrees fahrenheit.

Why someone decided to put this map together in place of just telling someone to move to San Diego, where it's 75 degrees all 365 days of the year, well that part's a bit confusing. But as I've stated here in the past, I'm a HUGE PROPONENT of Great American Road Trips. Now all I need is an open 365 days on my calendar and I can strike out onto the open road.

My biggest (and only) problem with this 70-degree road trip is this: who in the hell wants to start a road trip on January 1st? AND not only start it on New Year's Day, the greatest college football day of the year, but start it in B.F.E. Texas where there's not even one of the College Football Playoffs venues. It just doesn't seem right to sacrifice the greatest college football day of the year just to drive around in 70-degree weather…right?

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by Builder posted Aug 20 2015 1:43PM
Take this quiz and find out what country star should be your husband!

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by Megan Z posted Aug 20 2015 8:48AM

What would you think of eating crickets more? It could be something that becomes more and more popular, read on to find out why.

Why Eating Crickets Might Save the Planet


by Builder posted Aug 20 2015 8:03AM
As heard on Chris, John and Jane...the 30 second excersize you should to increase your flexability.

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by Builder posted Aug 19 2015 11:37AM

When it's happy hour on a hot summer day, there are few things more refreshing than downing an ice-cold beer. But what exactly happens to your body as you knock back that brew? Turns out, quite a bit. Drinking beer affects everything from the brain to blood sugar levels.

You probably already know the definition of "moderate" alcohol consumption according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — up to one drink a day for women, two drinks per day for men — and that binge drinking can put your health at serious risk. But what happens in your body after just one beer?

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by Megan Z posted Aug 19 2015 10:53AM

Remember when he came to Fargo for the Marathon, I met the guy and even took some pictures with him. The thought of it all gives me the heebie-jeebies. He's definitely way more guilty than it was previously perceived.

Fogle to plead guilty to sex acts with minors, child porn


by Ian posted Aug 19 2015 10:20AM
No... We're not dreaming about putting BACON in a MARGARITA. It is one of the items you can eat and drink this year at the TEXAS State Fair!

And if you think that's nuts, my friends at NBC 5 Dallas (KXAS-TV) say that's just the tip of the lone star.

How does Chicken-Fired Lobster with a champagne gravy sound?

Maybe you were thinking pork for dinner? They have a pork chop battered in a solution featuring Texas-Brewed Lone Star Beer, fried and given a burbon BBQ glaze.

For dessert, how about a rolled, fried carrot cake? That's right. Carrot cake rolled in cream cheese, then graham crackers and fried. Served with a side of caramel macchiato cream sauce.

Has the Minneosta State Fair met it's match? Maybe we need a road trip to judge for ourself!

Check out the entire mouthwatering gallery over at NBC 5 ---> Texas State Fair Foods

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by Megan Z posted Aug 19 2015 9:35AM

Last week we heard about a Wheaties type beer, now this week it looks as though it's going to be Count Chocula Beer is going to be the thing! How many of these are they going to try I wonder. Read on to learn more about this beer.

Count Chocula Beer Is Back Thanks to General Mills


by Builder posted Aug 19 2015 7:13AM

The Beloit College Mindset list is out for 2015. This list explains the world from the perspective of a college freshmen.

Since they have been on the planet:

  1. Hybrid automobiles have always been mass produced.
  2. Google has always been there, in its founding words, "to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible."
  3. They have never licked a postage stamp.
  4. Email has become the new "formal" communication, while texts and tweets remain enclaves for the casual.
  5. Four foul-mouthed kids have always been playing in South Park.
  6. Hong Kong has always been under Chinese rule.
  7. They have grown up treating Wi-Fi as an entitlement.
  8. The NCAA has always had a precise means to determine a national champion in college football.
  9. The announcement of someone being the "first woman" to hold a position has only impressed their parents.
  10. Charlton Heston is recognized for waving a rifle over his head as much as for waving his staff over the Red Sea.
  11. Color photos have always adorned the front page of The New York Times.
  12. Ellis Island has always been primarily in New Jersey.
  13. "No means no" has always been morphing, slowly, into "only yes means yes."
  14. Cell phones have become so ubiquitous in class that teachers don't know which students are using them to take notes and which ones are planning a party.
  15. The Airport in Washington, D.C., has always been Reagan National Airport.
  16. Their parents have gone from encouraging them to use the Internet to begging them to get off of it.
  17. If you say "around the turn of the century," they may well ask you, "which one?"
  18. They have avidly joined Harry Potter, Ron, and Hermione as they built their reading skills through all seven volumes.
  19. Attempts at human cloning have never been federally funded but do require FDA approval.
  20. "Crosstown Classic" and the "Battle of the Bay" have always been among the most popular interleague rivalries in Major League Baseball.
  21. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny has never been the official song of the Virginia Commonwealth.
  22. Phish Food has always been available from Ben and Jerry.
  23. Kyoto has always symbolized inactivity about global climate change.
  24. When they were born, cell phone usage was so expensive that families only used their "bag phones," usually in cars, for emergencies.
  25. The therapeutic use of marijuana has always been legal in a growing number of American states.
  26. The eyes of Texas have never looked upon The Houston Oilers.
  27. Teachers have always had to insist that term papers employ sources in addition to those found online.
  28. In a world of DNA testing, the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington has never included a Vietnam War veteran "known only to God."
  29. Playhouse Disney was a place where they could play growing up.
  30. Surgeons have always used "super glue" in the operating room.
  31. Fifteen nations have always been constructing the International Space Station.
  32. The Lion King has always been on Broadway.
  33. Phoenix Lights is a series of UFO sightings, not a filtered cigarette.
  34. Scotland and Wales have always had their own parliaments and assemblies.
  35. At least Mom and Dad had their new Nintendo 64 to help them get through long nights sitting up with the baby.
  36. First Responders have always been heroes.
  37. Sir Paul and Sir Elton have always been knights of the same musical roundtable.
  38. CNN has always been available en Español.
  39. Heaven's Gate has always been more a trip to Comet Hale-Bopp and less a film flop.
  40. Splenda has always been a sweet option in the U.S.
  41. The Atlanta Braves have always played at Turner Field.
  42. Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic have always been members of NATO.
  43. Humans have always had implanted radio frequency ID chips—slightly larger than a grain of rice.
  44. TV has always been in such high definition that they could see the pores of actors and the grimaces of quarterbacks.
  45. Jones and Mr. Smith have always been Men in Black, not their next-door neighbors.
  46. Their proud parents recorded their first steps on camcorders, mounted on their shoulders like bazookas.
  47. They had no idea how fortunate they were to enjoy the final four years of Federal budget surpluses.
  48. Amoco gas stations have steadily vanished from the American highway.
  49. Vote-by-mail has always been the official way to vote in Oregon.
  50. …and there has always been a Beloit College Mindset List.
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by Builder posted Aug 19 2015 6:16AM

1. "Cabin in the Woods" (2012)

2. "Pan's Labyrinth" (2006)

3. "28 Days Later" (2002)

4. "The Descent" (2005)

5. "Let the Right One In" (2008) (A Swedish movie that was remade in America as "Let Me In" with Chloe Grace Moretz.)

6. "It Follows" (2014)

7. "The Babadook" (2014)

8. "Shaun of the Dead" (2004)

9. "Mulholland Drive" (2001)

10. "Drag Me to Hell" (2009)

11. "The Ring" (2002)

12. "The Conjuring" (2013)

13. "Martyrs" (2008)

14. "[Rec]" (2007) (A Spanish movie that was remade in America as "Quarantine".)

15. "Trick r' Treat" (2007)

16. "American Psycho" (2000)

17. "The House of the Devil" (2009)

18. "The Mist" (2007)

19. "Paranormal Activity" (2007)

20. "What We Do in the Shadows" (2014)

21. (tie) "The Devil's Rejects" (2005)

21. (tie) "Session 9" (2001)

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by Megan Z posted Aug 18 2015 11:08AM

Are you as excited as some people I know for the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte? It's one of the biggest Latte's sold today at Starbuck's but did you realize it wasn't until this year that there has been one important ingredient missing...actual pumpkin! It's probably not completely surprising that artifical flavoring is what has given the popular coffee drink it's flavor but the real question will be how will you like it now with the change?

Starbucks just made a major change to its Pumpkin Spice Latte


by Megan Z posted Aug 18 2015 10:00AM

There are places that are obvious and get lots of cleaning attention but here some that maybe we might forget. Go be reminded and clean it up a little, I know I will be!

by Megan Z posted Aug 18 2015 8:35AM

Ah, to be a kid again! Do you ever look at things your kid does or kids in general and think, I wish I could get away with that again but we know as adults we just can't. See if you agree with this list and if there are some you would add to it!

20 Things Kids Do That I Wish Were More Acceptable For Adults


by Builder posted Aug 18 2015 7:56AM
Every county in America was ranked on natural beauty and we didn't do very well. With Cass County ND coming in as 12th worst and Clay County MN not doing much better. You can see the entire map and read the entire story here...


by Builder posted Aug 18 2015 7:26AM

It's great when kids are at that age where they'll believe anything you tell them. If only they'd stay that young and dumb forever.

Here are six lies parents have actually told their kids to get them to behave, calm down, or stop asking for things . . .

1. "If the ice cream truck is playing music, it means they ran out of ice cream."

2. "If you don't behave in the McDonald's drive thru, you get a Sad Meal instead of a Happy Meal."

3. "This isn't soda, it's black water, you wouldn't like it."

4. "They don't sell replacement batteries for that toy."

5. "Calamari is Italian onion rings."

6. "Chuck E. Cheese is only for birthday parties. You have to be invited to one to go there."

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by Builder posted Aug 18 2015 6:14AM
This happened on stage this past weekend in New Jersey. Way to go Kenny Chesney!

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by Builder posted Aug 17 2015 1:05PM
Disney announced that they will be adding some new attractions to Disneyland and Disney World. Plans are in the works for a Toy Story Land, Avitar Land and a new STAR WARS LAND. It will include a Millenium Falcon ride, a cantina, and a battle between the First Order and the Resistance.

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by Megan Z posted Aug 17 2015 10:02AM

How do you feel about this situation from over the weekend:

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker JAMES HARRISON recently stripped his kids of some participation trophies they brought home . . . because he doesn't want them to be rewarded for nothing.

He posted a photo on Instagram over the weekend, and ranted, quote, "While I'm very proud of my boys for everything they do, and will encourage them until the day I die, these trophies will [not] be given back until they EARN a real trophy.

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"Everything in life should be earned and I'm not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they 'tried their best.'

"Because sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better . . . not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut you up and keep you happy. #HarrisonFamilyValues."

by Megan Z posted Aug 17 2015 9:50AM

If you are going to get School Supplies for your kids according to this blogger at Yahoo, these are some great ones to get at the Dollar Store! I say why not, save some money!

11 School Supplies You Should Buy at the Dollar Store


by Builder posted Aug 17 2015 6:45AM
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by Builder posted Aug 17 2015 6:34AM

A woman named Kim Dillon in Phoenix, Arizona went to a Starbucks this weekend and got a sugar free latte. But as she drank it, she felt something WEIRD in her mouth.

When she spat it out, she realized there was a small LIZARD in her coffee.

And if that's not gross enough on its own . . . the lizard was missing its LEGS and SKIN.

Kim's husband Brian says, quote, "We understand that we live in the desert and there's a bunch of bugs. But something like that is just nerve wrecking."

He and Kim showed it to the employees and they apologized . . . and Starbucks says it's investigating.

Here are a couple of pics of the discovery...

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by Builder posted Aug 14 2015 1:27PM

CoverGirl announced that they have partnered with Star Wars on a line of beauty products inspired by the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The official Star Wars Makeup Collection was designed by Pat McGrath and features 19 products, including C-3PO gold and Stormtrooper silver lipsticks, nail polishes and six limited-edition mascaras which will feature inspirational quotes from the films.

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by Megan Z posted Aug 14 2015 10:39AM
As a kid my brothers would have done just about anything to get their hands on these. I in return would have to have one to protect myself and of course kick my brothers butts! I would be a little nervous with it moving at 70mph, but until I really try it I can't really judge, can I?
by Megan Z posted Aug 14 2015 9:27AM

Are you willing to follow this scientific formula to make what these scientists call the perfect burger? Does it look a little complicated?

Food scientist reveals the formula to cooking the perfect burger


by Builder posted Aug 14 2015 6:45AM

There's a discussion going on right now on about the things that make people say, "I'm too old for this crap." Here are our 10 favorites . . .

1. Sleeping on something other than a bed, like a futon or a floor.

2. Drinking bad coffee.

3. Not having any money in savings.

4. Waiting more than 20 minutes for a table at a restaurant.

5. Cheap alcohol, unless it's by choice . . . like you really WANT a Miller High Life.

6. Staying someplace longer than you want.

7. Splitting a check by itemizing it. Seriously, just divide it in half.

8. All day . . . or all weekend . . . music festivals.

9. Requesting new Facebook friends.

10. Going to clubs.

by Builder posted Aug 13 2015 11:59AM

A Doña Ana County government office in New Mexico has built a cat condo in their office and are allowing employees to take a cat or kitten back to their desk for an hour a day. The cats are from the local animal shelter and are housed in the lobby of this two story office, and with all the people that visit this government building on a daily basis, it gives them a greater chance of being adopted.

The office has 800 employees and each is allowed to take a cat back to their desk for an hour a day so that the cats get used to human interaction, it has also increased employee satisfaction and since the initiative started a year ago more than 100 cats have been adopted.

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by Megan Z posted Aug 13 2015 9:59AM

Would you consider buying jeans that would charge your phone while you wear them? There is such a thing as those know, but first go see how much they will cost you.

These Jeans Will Charge Your Phone


by Builder posted Aug 12 2015 2:42PM
Forget to eat your Wheaties this morning? No problem, you can drink them tonight! Wheaties, the breakfast cereal of champions, has teamed up with a nearby craft brewery in Minneapolis to create a a limited edition Hefeweizen beer, appropriately called HefeWheaties. Fear not, there's not actually any Wheaties in the beer. The connection is the wheat, which is a trademark of Hefeweizen brews. The south German-style of wheat beer is typically brewed with over 50% malted wheat.

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by Megan Z posted Aug 12 2015 11:52AM

First I read about the KFC bucket of chicken you could get in Canada that you could print pictures from phone on through blue tooth. Now China has pink buns...just because. If it was for breast cancer awareness I'd be more for it. But it doesn't look all that appealing so I'm okay if it doesn't make it to America but you can go see what you think for yourself!

Sorry, these pink burger buns from KFC China are no joke


by Megan Z posted Aug 12 2015 10:05AM

How much are you giving? I'm not talking charity here (at least not the good kind) but how much information are you giving on Facebook without any real knowledge. I followed this story and checked out some different eye opening discoveries on Facebook. I was being followed by apps I didn't even use. Might be time to up your privacy and do some FB cleaning!

How to see all the companies tracking you on Facebook — and block them


by Builder posted Aug 12 2015 8:01AM
It's Science!


11 Psychological tricks to get people to do what you want:

1. Use a "decoy" option to get people to buy your product.

In his TED Talk, behavioral economist Dan Ariely explains the "decoy effect" using an old Economist advertisement as an example.

The ad featured three subscription levels: $59 for online only, $159 for print only, and $159 for online and print. Ariely figured out that the option to pay $159 for print only exists so that it makes the option to pay $159 for online and print look more enticing than it would if it was just paired with the $59 option.

In other words, if you're having trouble selling the more expensive of two products, consider adding a third option whose only function is to make the "expensive" product look more enticing.

2. Tweak the environment to get people to act less selfish.

"Priming" is a powerful psychological phenomenon in which one stimulus produces a particular response to another stimulus, often unconsciously.

One study, cited in the book "You Are Not So Smart," found that participants playing the ultimatum game opted to keep more money for themselves when they were seated in a room with a briefcase, a leather portfolio, and a fountain pen than when they sat in a room with neutral items. Even though none of the participants were aware of what had happened, the business-related objects may have elicited competitiveness.

This tactic could potentially work when you're bargaining with someone — instead of meeting in a conference room, consider convening in a coffee shop so your partner is less inclined toward aggression.

3. Help advance someone's goals to get them to do you a favor.

Psychologist Robert Cialdini says one way to influence people is to invoke the reciprocity norm. Basically, you help someone with something they need so they feel obliged to return the favor.

And when you're thanked for helping out, Cialdini advises saying something like, "Of course, it's what partners do for each other," instead of "no problem," so they feel like they're expected to do the same for you.

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Copy your partner's body language to make them like you.

4. Mimic people's body language to get them to like you.

The next time you're trying to impress a hiring manager or the object of your affection, try subtly mimicking the way they're sitting and speaking — they'll probably like you more.

Scientists call it the "chameleon effect": We tend to like conversation partners that mimic our postures, mannerisms, and facial expressions.

The strangest part of this phenomenon is that it happens largely unconsciously — most participants in the "chameleon effect" study weren't even aware that they were being copied.

5. Speak quickly to get an argument opponent to agree with you.

How you communicate your ideas can be just as important as the substance of your argument.Research suggests that when someone disagrees with you, you should speak faster so they have less time to process what you're saying.

On the contrary, when you're delivering an argument that your audience agrees with, it helps to speak more slowly, so they have time to evaluate the message.

6. Confuse people to get them to comply with your request.

The "disrupt-then-reframe" technique is a sneaky way to get people to cooperate.

One study found that when experimenters went door-to-door selling note cards for charity, DTR helped them make twice as much money as when they simply told people they were selling eight cards for $3. In the DTR condition, they told people it was 300 pennies for eight cards, "which is a bargain."

Researchers say that DTR works because it disrupts routine thought processes. While trying to figure out how many dollars 300 pennies comes out to, people are distracted and so they just accept the idea that the price is a deal.

7. Ask people for favors when they're tired to get them to cooperate.

An alert mind may express some doubt when approached with a request. Yet someone who's tired or distracted will likely be less critical, and will simply accept what you say as true.

So if you're planning to ask a coworker to help out with a project that will supposedly only take an hour, it's best to ask at the end of a workday. That way, they'll be drained from the day's tasks and won't have the mental energy to realize that the project will probably take up more of their time.

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When people feel like they're being watched, they tend to behave ethically.

8. Display an image of eyes to get people to behave ethically.

In one study, people were more likely to clean up after themselves in a cafeteria when they saw an image of eyes than when they saw an image of flowers. The study authors say that eyes typically indicate social scrutiny.

Whether you're trying to prevent littering or encourage people to return the books they borrow from the office library, it helps to give people the impression that they're being watched.

9. Use nouns instead of verbs to get people to change their behavior.

In one study, people were asked two versions of the same question: "How important is it to you tovote in tomorrow's election?" and "How important is it to you to be a voter in tomorrow's election?" Results showed that participants in the "voter" condition were more likely to cast their ballots the next day.

That's likely because people are driven by the need to belong, and using a noun reinforces their identity as a member of a specific group.

10. Scare people to get them to give you what you need.

Research suggests that people who experience anxiety and then a sense of relief usually respond positively to requests afterward. For example, people who heard an invisible policeman's whistle while crossing the street were more likely to agree to complete a questionnaire than people who didn't hear anything.

That's possibly because their cognitive resources were occupied thinking about the potential danger they encountered, so they had fewer resources left to think about the request that was just posed.

11. Focus on what your bargaining partner is gaining to get them to agree to your offer.

While negotiating, research suggests you should emphasize to your partner what they're about togain as opposed to what they're losing. For example, if you're trying to sell a car, you should say, "I'll give you my car for $1,000," instead of, "I want $1,000 for the car."

That way, you'll persuade your partner to see things from a different perspective, and they'll probably be more likely to concede.

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by Ian posted Aug 11 2015 7:33PM
Who wants to adopt a highway with me? Right now. In Florida. On Interstate 75?

A tractor-trailer hauling Bud Light overturned Tuesday along I-75 in Hernando County, littering the highway with beer cans. The truck driver was distracted by his dog, lost control of the truck and then crashed, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Trooper Steve Gaskins said the crash closed one lane of southbound I-75 near State Road 50.

No injuries were reported.

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by Builder posted Aug 11 2015 1:21PM

Luke Bryan is opening up about how he keeps his relationship going strong. "We're really, really blessed," Luke says of his marriage to college sweetheart Caroline Boyer, with whom he tied the knot in December 2006.

Luke said that maintaining their own hobbies is key to a lasting marriage. "We both have our things that we love to do," he said. But more importantly, they both know when it's time to re-connect.

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by Builder posted Aug 11 2015 1:18PM
Good news/Bad News for Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders. Bad news is he is fighting cancer...Good news is the prognosis is positive. Here's the statement from ESPN.COM:

Minnesota T-Wolves president and head coach Flip Saunders announced that he is battling Hodgkin lymphoma and is currently undergoing chemotherapy.

Saunders said Tuesday that his doctors have called his condition a "very treatable and curable form of cancer."

Saunders plans to remain as the Timberwolves' head coach and top executive while being treated. He says he is determined to beat the disease, which is a cancer of the immune system.

"I am taking it step by step and day by day to understand how to best manage this process," Saunders said. "I want to thank [Wolves physician] Dr. [Sheldon] Burns as well as my medical team at Mayo Clinic for their hard work in diagnosing my situation and creating a plan to help me achieve a cancer-free outcome. I am attacking this with the same passion I do everything in my life, knowing this is a serious issue. I also know that God has prepared me to fight this battle."

We wish him well in his battle.


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by Megan Z posted Aug 11 2015 11:33AM

If you are looking to take a road trip before summer is done, here are some tips to make it that much better!

10 Things You Should Never Do on a Road Trip


by Megan Z posted Aug 11 2015 10:19AM

This might be hard to believe but not that long ago, people could actually do things without googling them first. Or they had to learn how to do them hands-on. In other words, there is a whole set of skills your kids probably never will.

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According to a new survey of 2,000 people, here are the ten traditional skills that are dying out . . .

1. Reading a map. (thanks GPS)

2. Using a compass.

3. Knowing how to tie different knots.

4. Darning socks, which means fixing holes in them. Most young people don't even know "darning" is a word.

5. Looking something up in a book by using the index.

6. Knowing how to format a letter.

7. Knowing measurement conversions, like there are four quarts in a gallon.

8. Spelling and grammar. (autocorrect is great but it will get you now and again)

9. Building a fire.

10. Having good penmanship, because no one writes anything anymore.


by Megan Z posted Aug 11 2015 10:13AM

How much pop do you drink? Have you been trying to cut down? Maybe this will give you some incentive. Check out what can happen to your body when you cut down or quit completely!

7 Amazing Things that Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda


by Builder posted Aug 11 2015 5:49AM
A lot of us thought the video of the husband who did the sneaky pregnancy test on his wife...and then told her in a video...might have been fake. Now they posted this 3 days after the first video...

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by Builder posted Aug 10 2015 9:31AM

The best things often come in small packages and a new hair clip is aiming to do for women what the Swiss Army Knife did for men.

The Clippa Lady reinvents the metal snap-style hair clip favoured by females - and girls - the world over into something rather more useful.

Strengthened with steel, the $9.99 hair clip boasts an array of handy tools and can open beer bottles, file chipped nails and even lever out a pin stuck in a shoe.

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by Ian posted Aug 10 2015 8:50AM
Ah... High School Senior Photos...

Granted they have evolved and changed alike every trend over the years. I remember mine being pretty basic- by the lake, letterman jacket pic, etc. I gotta give this girl in St. Louis props for originality with her pics. She tweeted that she was going to have her High School senior pictures taken at the local Taco Bell.

Her name is Brittany Creech (@MoGirlProbs on twitter), and according to KSDK-TV in St. Louis, she DID make her mom happy by doing the usual senior pictures before going on location with the photographer who puloaded these proofs to Facebook. Now she is going viral for her unique choice.

Oh yeah... Taco Bell has taken notice too.

Carzy or Crazy Creative? You decide.
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by Builder posted Aug 8 2015 8:00AM
Tonight at WeFest it's Jake Owen and Blake Shelton...take a peek here at what to expect:

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by Builder posted Aug 7 2015 2:05PM

Jake Owen and his wife Lacey are divorcing after three years of marriage.

The singer took to Twitter today to announce the news and included a heartfelt message to his fans.

"I wanted to let my fans know how much I've appreciated their support of not only my career, but my family as a whole," the statement reads. "Sadly, Lacey and I have decided to end our marriage. We want to focus on our daughter Pearl and make sure that she has a beautiful life with loving parents. We appreciate you respecting our privacy during this time."

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by Megan Z posted Aug 7 2015 12:13PM

I will not lie when I first read this I thought it said Multitasking Beauty Trend and I envisioned doing beauty treatments while doing tasks around the house and it made sense to me. Then I took a second look and realize it said MultiMASKING! I read on and it sounds interesting, might be worth trying but also sounds on to see what you think!

Multimasking Beauty Trend Takes Over Social Media


by Megan Z posted Aug 7 2015 11:18AM

Congrats to Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and his wife Cassie, expecting their first child!

Lady Antebellum’s Charles Kelley Is Going to Be a Dad!


by Megan Z posted Aug 7 2015 10:52AM

Do you agree with this ranking? This is one guys opinion so at the end of the day it doesn't hold any real meaning. But it might be one to start from and well lets be honest we all just want to do it now, because it's Oreo Cookies, who doesn't want to at least try al 25 of them!

Every Oreo Cookie Flavor, Ranked


by Builder posted Aug 7 2015 7:45AM
Tonight is the 2nd night of WeFest and includes Dierks Bentley and Miranda Lambert as the headliners! Here's a peek at what to expect...

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by Builder posted Aug 6 2015 1:12PM
It was announced today that the people who make marshmallow Peeps are going to be rolling out Pumpkin Spice Peeps later this month. Isn't it a little early for that?
You can pretty much get anything in pumpkin spice flavor now. Click the link to see all of the pumpkin spice foods you can get.

Pumpkin Spice
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by Megan Z posted Aug 6 2015 10:44AM

Would you ever consider washing your dishes and cooking a meal all at the same time in the same device...your dishwasher. Someone tried and it worked. See what you could be cooking.

How to Cook a Meal in Your Dishwasher


by Megan Z posted Aug 6 2015 9:50AM

What's your favorite month? I've always loved May because it's my birthday month but where does it land on the list of favorites for everyone else? Washington Post thankfully figured it out so go see where your favorite month lands!

The definitive ranking of the best and worst months of the year


by Builder posted Aug 6 2015 8:22AM
If you like to see the setlist before a concert - take a look below! Here's what we can expect from BIG & RICH and RASCAL FLATTS Thursday @ WeFest!

Rascal Flatts:

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by Builder posted Aug 5 2015 12:37PM
The lattest nail trend for women is "bubble nails" According to experts, bubble nails are just acrylics with a greater thickness!

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by Megan Z posted Aug 5 2015 12:09PM

What should you have in your vehicle in case of an actual EMERGENCY? Here's a list for you, see how many of THESE things you've got. They're the 15 items you should always have in your car, according to the website . . .

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1. Jumper cables.

2. At least one flashlight with extra batteries.

3. A first aid kit

4. Non-perishable food. Meaning canned food and things like energy bars.

5. A can opener.

6. At least three gallons of water per person. Which means TWELVE gallons for a family of four. But that's really just if you're driving through the middle of nowhere or going camping. Otherwise it's overkill.

7. A basic toolkit with a wrench, pliers, and a screwdriver.

8. Food and water for your pets.

9. A hand-cranked radio, or one that uses batteries.

10. Cat litter or sand to give your wheels better traction if you get stuck.

11. A shovel. It's especially important in the winter, in case you need to dig your car out of the snow.

12. An ice scraper, unless you never drive anywhere cold.

13. Extra clothes, including a jacket.

14. A blanket or sleeping bag.

15. Your old cell phone, and make sure it stays charged. Even if it's deactivated, any cell phone can call 911.

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by Builder posted Aug 5 2015 6:34AM
It's not a can actually win a Yankee Candle that is "Luke Bryan" scented. Enter HERE

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by Megan Z posted Aug 3 2015 1:03PM

Brett Eldredge probably won't complain about Judging 2016 Miss America on Sept. 13th. Follow below to read more on this story!

Brett Eldredge Is Judging the 2016 Miss America Competition: 'It's a Boy's Dream'


by Megan Z posted Aug 3 2015 12:31PM

I remember babysitting back in the day. My first job ever and I was making some cash to spend on whatever I wanted or save, but that was boring. But I wasn't make this sort of cash! Check out the averages across the country!

This is what you should be paying your babysitter


by Ian posted Aug 2 2015 3:59PM
Via KXAS-TV Dallas

Kraft Foods is voluntarily recalling 36,000 cases of individually-wrapped cheese singles due to a potential choking hazard.

The recall covers 3-lb. and 4-lb. sizes of Kraft Singles American and White American products with a "best when used by" date that falls between December 29, 2015, and January 4, 2016, followed by the manufacturing code "S54" or "S55."
A strip of the film used to package the product may remain adhered to the slice after the wrapper has been removed, potentially causing a choking hazard for consumers, the company said.

Kraft has received 10 consumer complaints about the packaging, including three reports of consumers choking,according to the FDA.

Those who purchased the product are encouraged to return it to the store where they bought it for an exchange or full refund. They can also call Kraft Heinz Consumer Relations for a full refund at 1-800-432-3101.

Here is where to check if your cheese is affected

Photo: Kraft Foods

by Ian posted Aug 1 2015 8:39AM
Not much is known outside of Jon Stewart's staff on what will happen for his final show on August 6- the reports keep saying that it will be much like the final "Late Show With David Leterman" or "Colbert Report". We do know who the final guests will be.

Stewart will go out laughing with comedic colletauges Amy Schumer, Denis Leary and Louis C.K.

CNN reports that the final show on Augist 6 will run well over its' normal half-hour timeslot at 52 minutes with a "Daily Show" marathon leading up to the final show the day of.

Closing out last Thursday's show, Stewart said: "I can't wait to show my appreciation at all the support and enthusiasm that you guys have given this show all these years, so thank you all so much. Next week, tune in, it's going to be a ball." Safe to say he has a few last tricks, and jokes, up his sleeve.
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Jason Aldean -- ENGAGED to Brittany Kerr

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