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by Lou Bartelli posted Feb 11 2016 8:51AM

HIGHLIGHTS: The key to getting a big raise this year is working somewhere ELSE. A new study found people who switched jobs last year made 4.5% more than the year before.

FULL STORY: Your parents stayed at the same jobs their entire lives, because they knew that hard work and loyalty eventually lead to promotions and raises. But now it's 2016. Nope.

"The Atlantic" magazine analyzed data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and they found the key to getting a big raise is . . . going to work somewhere ELSE.

People who switched jobs last year made 4.5% more than the year before. People who stayed at the same job made 3.9% more. That doesn't sound like a huge difference, but across such a giant number of people, it's significant.

The gap was even bigger for people under 35 who switched full-time jobs.

This study backs up one from a few years ago, that found people who stay at the same job make 50% less in their lifetimes than people who switch every few years

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by Brian Stephenson posted Feb 10 2016 9:22AM

Some of the best inventions in history were accidents. Penicillin, the microwave, Velcro and Teflon were all created by mistake. I'm not sure THIS accidental discovery is going to join the list.

A team of scientists at University College London were recently trying to find a cure for glaucoma . . . and accidentally discovered the recipe for the perfect PANCAKE instead.

Glaucoma is caused when liquid builds up in your eye. So they wanted to figure out HOW it builds up, and how it escapes. And weirdly enough, pancakes are a pretty good stand-in for eyes from a physics perspective.

So the team started making different types of pancakes, analyzing the ratio of liquid to flour, and tracking how it affected the size and the quality of the pancakes.

Unfortunately they weren't able to figure out a cure for glaucoma. But on the bright side, they DID come up with the recipe for perfect pancakes.

You want to use a ratio of 1.75 cups of water for every one cup of flour. That should get you a nice, smooth, perfectly browned pancake. Won't do a damn thing for your eye pain, though.

(Food & Wine)

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by Brian Stephenson posted Feb 9 2016 9:09AM

How's your relationship? Good? Wonder if you'll be saying that 24 hours from now.

It's the Tuesday before Valentine's Day, and that means you're more likely to get DUMPED today than any other day of the year. So, if someone breaks up with you today . . . I guess this was your spoiler alert?

A new survey found 27% of people have dumped someone the week before Valentine's Day. And five days before is the most common day. (They even came up with the name 'Red Tuesday' to describe it. But that's so annoying, we refuse to use it.)

It also asked people their ideal way to end a relationship, and this is DEFINITELY a sign of the times: People would rather break-up with someone with a TEXT than do it face-to-face or call them.


by Brian Stephenson posted Feb 8 2016 9:00AM
This year's Oscar gifts bag are worth $200,000. And, as usual, they only go to the nominees in the major acting and directing categories. Here's a list of what's inside:

Haze Dual V3 Vaporizer ($249.99)
My M&M's ($300)
Halo, Purely for Pets ($6,300)
Explore Israel ($55,000)
SilverCar ($45,000)
Lizora ($31,200)

Tribute ($125)
Caolion ($134)
Healing Saint by Dr. Jane 360 ($193)
Walk Japan ($54,000)
Alexi Seletzky, Celebrity Trainer ($900)
Belldini ($300 +)
Chocolatines ($35)
Dandi Patch ($21)
Delovery ($2,000)
Farm Wife Style ($25)
Fit Club TV "Ultimate Fitness Package" ($6,250)
Gleener on the Go ($11.99)
Golden Door ($4,800)
Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria ($5,000)
Grand Hotel Tremezzo ($5,000)
Greenhill Winery & Vineyards ($39)
Hydroxycut Gummies ($19.88)
Jay Cardiello ($1,400)
Joseph's Toiletries ($275)
Lat & Lo ($150)
Memobottle ($47)
Mezcal El Silencio ($75)
Mission1 Clean Protein Bar ($5.64/box)
Nuelle Fiera Arouser For Her ($250)
Phantom Glass ($49.95-$59.95)
Purely Inspired Organic Protein ($19.97)
Rougle Maple ($99)
Sedona Lace ($109.95)
Signature Vodka ($70)
Slimware ($29.95)
Steamist ($5,060)
Sundial Power Coating ($500)
Tools by Gina ($250)
Vampire Breast Lift ($1,900)
Zekkle Edge ($125)
740 Park MD ($5,530)

by Brian Stephenson posted Feb 5 2016 9:22AM

The Internet is the greatest collection of knowledge and information in human history. So why do we all feel DUMBER after spending time online?

Scientists have finally figured out WHY the Internet is making you so much stupider. Fortunately, the explanation is pretty easy to understand, even for our soft, mushy brains.

It's because of . . . links. That's it. Here's why.

When you read something online, you're constantly bombarded by links to other articles, videos, and pictures. Plus there are the ads. So many ads. That makes your brain WORK while it reads, because it has to make decisions.

When you read a book, you don't have ANY choices like that. And because your brain isn't making decisions, it does a better job processing what it's reading and committing to memory.


by Lou Bartelli posted Feb 4 2016 9:27AM

In case you don't know, the Super Bowl is on Sunday. Or as every ad says because of the NFL's rabid army of lawyers, THE BIG GAME is on Sunday.

Approximately 189 million Americans will watch the game . . . that's more than half the country. Here's what they'll be eating and drinking.

1. 53% of people over 21 will drink beer, and 27% will drink wine. There's definitely some overlap between those groups.

2. 48 million people will order food for delivery, or pick something up to go.

3. Domino's will sell 12 million slices of pizza.

4. People will eat 1.3 BILLION chicken wings.

5. We'll eat almost 140 million pounds of guacamole.

6. People will spend $140.2 million on chips, and $5.1 million on vegetable trays. That means your party is 27 times more likely to have chips than vegetables.

(ABC News)

by Lou Bartelli posted Feb 3 2016 9:54AM

Double Dipping at Super Bowl Parties Is Literally Killing People

HIGHLIGHTS: A new study found that when a city's team is in the Super Bowl, the DEATH RATE jumps. It's because people are more likely to go to Super Bowl parties, where the flu is spread through shouting, coughing, and double dipping chips.

FULL STORY: You might think double dipping a chip at a Super Bowl party this weekend is a victimless crime. Really, what's the worst thing that can happen?

HERE'S the worst thing that can happen. DEATH. Lots and lots of death.

A study at Tulane University in New Orleans analyzed flu data from the past 35 years, and found an interesting connection to the Super Bowl.

If a city's team is in the Super Bowl, their DEATH RATE from the flu jumps. People over 65 in that city are 18% more likely to die . . . and that's not a coincidence.

The researchers say it's because people are more likely to attend big Super Bowl parties with people they don't know . . . and whose germs they aren't used to.

And as they all get really into the game, they start double dipping chips, shouting, and coughing . . . and that spreads germs. And since older people are the most susceptible to dying from the flu, that's really bad news for them.

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by Brian Stephenson posted Dec 29 2015 1:00PM

Seahawks playoffs scenarios and seeding chart: Who will Seattle play in the Wildcard Round?

By  on Dec 28, 2015, 2:52p
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by Admin posted Nov 16 2015 10:01AM

Scientists Have Finally Figured Out Why You're a Slacker


HIGHLIGHTS:  Scientists have figured out why some people are SLACKERS.  Their brains have to work harder when they choose to actually do something, which makes it harder for them to do other stuff . . . and less likely to do anything in the first place.



FULL STORY:  Good news, slackers.  Your laziness ISN'T your fault.



Scientists at Oxford University in England have finally figured out why slackers exist.  And it turns out their brains are just wired differently than other people's.



The scientists ran a study where they offered a reward for completing a task to two groups of people:  One group of people who said they're active and ambitious, and another group of people who said they're lazy.



And they found that when the slackers decided to do the task, MRIs showed a LOT more activity in the part of their brain that controls actions.



That means that when a slacker decides to actually do something, their brain has to work a lot harder.  That leaves them less energy to do other stuff, which is why they're more likely NOT to want to do anything that takes effort

by Brian Stephenson posted Oct 21 2015 10:04AM

Three Dog Night
 co-founder Cory Wells has died.


The singer, who joined with Danny Hutton and Chuck Negron to form one of the top-selling bands between the breakup of The Beatles and the ascendancy of the Eagles and Elton John, passed away today (Wednesday) at his home outside Buffalo, New York. He was 73. No cause of death was immediately announced.

Between 1969 and 1974, Three Dog Night scored 18 consecutive Top 20 hits -- including seven million-sellers. Singles such as "Joy to the World," "One" and "An Old Fashioned Love Song" made them radio staples. But their insistence on covering songs by outside writers such as NilssonRandy NewmanPaul Williams, Leo Sayer and Laura Nyro likely limited their chances at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame consideration.

Along with Hutton, Wells continued to front the band the last 30 years after Negron left to deal with serious substance issues. They'd remained a popular touring act, but have been canceling shows the past month, inlcuding one which was scheduled a couple of weeks ago at the Central Washington State Fair in Yakima, as Wells was said be dealing with "a nerve problem affecting his back." 

Brian & Lou "The Waking Crew" will have the latest details tomorrow morning on the show (6am-10am) and will be featuring the music of Three Dog Night and look back at the great success of the band.

RIP Cory.

by Brian Stephenson posted Sep 18 2015 2:05PM
Yakima’s Greatest Hits 100.9 Cherry FM presents:

“R O C K I N’   J U K E B O X   R O U L E T T E”

Who wouldn’t want their own JUKEBOX?!!! Cherry FM is giving listeners a chance to win THIS vintage 80’s Jukebox loaded with classic 45’s! Beginning Monday - Qualifying listeners will have 5 chances per weekday to call in and identify the song snippet played from the “Jukebox” at 6:20, 7:20, 8:20, 9:20 and 12:20 plus a floating bonus contest each afternoon! One winner will be drawn on Monday, October 12th at 7:20am with Brian & Lou “The Waking Crew”!

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