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by Lou Bartelli posted Aug 30 2016 11:26AM

FULL STORY: According to women who've had at least one kid, these seven things can actually be more painful than CHILDBIRTH. See if you agree, ladies . . .

1. Kidney stones. One woman said it's like being stabbed in the side with a hot knife over and over again. And the pain was so bad, she couldn't talk and temporarily went BLIND. Plus she didn't know what it was at first, which made it even worse.

2. A really bad toothache. Meaning the pain is constant. One woman said giving birth was bad, but she had a toothache that was even worse.

3. Broken ribs. Not because the pain itself is worse. But they take a long time to heal, and it hurts every time you breathe. So some women said they'd rather give birth.

4. A really bad migraine. Which can last hours, and cause some people to pass out from the pain. A lot of people also said cluster headaches can be just as bad.

5. Gout. Which causes burning and swelling in your joints. A recent survey found more than two-thirds of people with it said it's the worst pain they've ever experienced.

6. Trigeminal neuralgia. (Pronounced try-JEM-in-uhl.) Which is when a nerve in the side of your head gets inflamed and causes a stabbing pain. Apparently it's rare, but there's no cure. And it's so painful, it makes some people consider suicide.

7. Third-degree burns. But not just the burn itself. Getting skin grafts, new bandages, and washing the burned skin can actually be MORE painful.

by Admin posted Aug 29 2016 12:33PM
Gene Wilder, the star of such comedy classics as "Young Frankenstein" and "Blazing Saddles," has died. He was 83. Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died earlier this month in Stamford, Connecticut from complications from Alzheimer's disease. The frizzy-haired actor was a master at playing panicked characters caught up in schemes that only a madman such as Mel Brooks could devise, whether reviving a monster in "Young Frankenstein" or bilking Broadway in "The Producers." But he also knew how to keep it cool as the boozy sheriff in "Blazing Saddles" and as the charming candy man in the children's favorite "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory."
by Lou Bartelli posted Aug 29 2016 5:45AM

Seven Things People Did to Lose a Ton of Weight

HIGHLIGHTS: Here are seven ways to lose a ton of weight: Stop drinking soda . . . get a dog . . . cook more . . . snack on raw veggies . . . don't bring junk food into the house . . . stop putting sugar in your coffee . . . and drink less alcohol.

FULL STORY: What's one thing you could do to lose weight? Well, a bunch of people who lost a TON of weight went on Reddit, and revealed the one change that helped them do it. Here are the top seven . . .

1. Stop drinking soda and juice. One person switched to unsweetened tea and dropped a bunch of weight. And obviously water is always a good choice.

2. Get a dog. And not just because you'll have to walk it. They said it also forced them into a routine, so they were less likely to just sit on the couch and snack all day.

3. Cook more and stop ordering in. Restaurant food is loaded with salt and fat. So you'll naturally lose weight if you cook more. And planning your meals also helps.

4. Snack on raw veggies instead of junk food. Which might seem impossible. But you'll definitely lose weight if you stick with it.

5. Don't bring junk food into the house. Or if your kids DEMAND it, then only buy stuff THEY like but you don't.

6. Stop putting sugar in your coffee. One person said they got used to it after about a month. Or you can use a natural sweetener, like Truvia.

7. Drink less alcohol. A hard night out can be a thousand calories. Then you're drunk, and end up eating something like pizza that adds even mor

by Lou Bartelli posted Aug 25 2016 5:20AM

FULL STORY: A new survey found the top five situations that stress us out at work. And somehow, "my boss figuring out I could be replaced by a robot or a highly intelligent animal like a monkey wearing glasses" didn't make the list.

Here are the top five moments when people get the most stressed out at work . . .

1. When they realize they made a mistake.

2. When they have a huge workload.

3. During a conflict, like getting chewed out by their boss or having to fire someone.

4. Right before a big deadline.

5. During presentations or important meetings.

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by Lou Bartelli posted Aug 23 2016 7:56AM

HIGHLIGHTS: According to a new survey, parents are spending an average of $244 to send each kid back to school this year. The biggest costs are new clothes, shoes, and school supplies.

FULL STORY: Back in my day, there was no back to school shopping. Mom just put me in hand-me-downs and said I could get a Trapper Keeper when I got a damn job. At least that's how I remember it. I've drank SO MUCH Fireball between then and now.

According to a new survey, parents are spending an average of $244 to send each kid back to school this year. Here are the main costs:

1. New clothes and shoes, $130.

2. Equipment for their sports or clubs, $33.

3. School supplies and a backpack, $47.

4. Technology, $34.

The survey also found 11% of parents will turn to THEIR parents to get them to pay for some of that.

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by Lou Bartelli posted Aug 19 2016 6:05AM

HIGHLIGHTS: A recent survey asked hiring managers to name the weirdest stunts people have pulled to land a job. And the answers included showing up in a white limo for a mid-level job . . . offering to share an ice cream cone . . . and mailing them CASH.

FULL STORY: A recent survey asked a bunch of hiring managers for the weirdest stunts people have pulled in job interviews to try and land a job. Here's the top ten . . .

1. A guy showed up in a white limo and three-piece suit . . . but it was a mid-level position where the dress code was khakis and a button-down.

2. Someone had their priest call and say to hire them.

3. A guy had his wife make bars of lavender soap to say thanks for the interview.

4. Someone asked the hiring manager if they wanted to share an ice cream cone.

5. A guy who had worked as a camp counselor showed up with some of the KIDS he worked with to show he had leadership skills.

6. Someone bought a first-class upgrade to sit next to a hiring manager on a flight.

7. Someone had an interview in October, so they showed up in a Halloween costume.

8. A guy sent socks with a note saying he'd knock their socks off. And someone else sent a shoe, with a note that said he was just trying to get his "foot in the door."

9. Someone tried to land a job by KISSING the person who interviewed them.

10. A guy tried to up his chances by mailing the hiring manager cash

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by Lou Bartelli posted Aug 17 2016 9:01AM

FULL STORY: The first generation of kids that grew up with HELICOPTER PARENTS are now adults. And they need jobs . . . but if you think their lunatic parents are going to let them take on that big scary task alone, you're sadly mistaken.

A new survey asked hiring managers the craziest thing a parent has done to try to get their kid a job. Here are the six best . . .

1. "The guy opened his laptop and had his mother Skype in for the interview."

2. "A father tried to negotiate a higher salary for his son."

3. "A woman brought us a cake to try to convince us to hire her daughter."

4. "A candidate was texting his parents the questions I was asking during the interview and waiting for a response."

5. "A father called us pretending to be from his son's previous company and praised him."

6. "One parent asked if she could do the interview for her child because he had somewhere to be.

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by Lou Bartelli posted Aug 15 2016 7:10AM

FULL STORY: If drinking one cup of coffee every day is good for your health, then the 15 cups I drink should turn me into Superman . . . right?

A new study out of England found yet ANOTHER big health benefit of coffee.

Researchers found that people who drink even ONE cup of coffee a day are 20% less likely to die after a heart attack than people who don't ever drink it.

And the more coffee you drink, the better your chances are of surviving.

This is just the latest study that found coffee has serious health benefits. Other recent ones have found it helps fight liver cancer, heart disease, and Parkinson's.

by Lou Bartelli posted Aug 11 2016 9:37AM

HIGHLIGHTS: If you text someone who's out to dinner, do you expect them to write you back immediately? According to a new survey, 32% of us say YES.

FULL STORY: It's so sad when someone's having dinner with their friends or family, but pulls out their phone to text with OTHER people. But . . . a lot of us FULLY expect them to do it.

A new survey asked if you text someone who's out to dinner, do you expect them to write back immediately? And 32% of people say YES.

31% of us also think that if we call someone when they're busy, they should stop what they're doing to answer.

The survey also asked some "would you rather?" questions about our phones. Here's what they found . . .

1. 29% would rather give up sex for three months than give up their smart phone.

2. 74% would rather give up alcohol for a month.

3. And 49% would rather give up dessert for a month

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by Lou Bartelli posted Aug 10 2016 5:55AM

FULL STORY: Someone went through the breakfast menus at a bunch of different fast food places, and came up with the best breakfast option at each one . . . based on TASTE, not how healthy they are. Here's what they came up with . . .

1. At McDonald's, it's the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese Biscuit. Because their bacon is better than their sausage and ham. And their biscuit tastes better than their English muffins and McGriddles. And for Burger King, they went with the French Toast Sticks.

2. At Subway, it's the Steak, Egg, and Cheese. Which comes on flatbread.

3. At Wendy's, it's the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit. Which is what it sounds like . . . a fried chicken sandwich covered in butter.

4. At Starbucks, it's the Slow-Roasted Ham, Swiss and Egg sandwich. They claim it's better than anything else on the breakfast menu there.

5. At Taco Bell, it's the Breakfast Crunchwrap. It's eggs, cheese, and either bacon, sausage, or steak wrapped in a tortilla. And there's a massive hash brown in there too.

6. At Chick-fil-A, it's the Chick-n-Minis. Which is just a smaller version of their normal Chicken Biscuit. But they claim the cuts of chicken they use are a little better.

7. At White Castle, it's the Breakfast Waffle Slider. It's a fried egg, sausage patty, and the buns are two mini-waffles.

by Lou Bartelli posted Aug 9 2016 9:37AM

HIGHLIGHTS: VH1 is developing a cooking show hosted by MARTHA STEWART and SNOOP DOGG. It's called "Martha and Snoop's Dinner Party", and it'll premiere sometime this fall.

FULL STORY: MARTHA STEWART and SNOOP DOGG are co-hosting an upcoming VH1 cooking show called "Martha and Snoop's Dinner Party".

They'll invite their celebrity friends over for a, quote, "half-baked evening of cocktails, cooking, and conversation, where nothing is off limits." If NOTHING is off limits, that could include marijuana . . . especially since they use the pun "half-baked." Not that there's anything wrong with that. At least in SOME states.

The show will premiere sometime this fall. There's no word what celebrities might make guest appearances, but since Martha and Snoop don't exactly run in the same circles, it could be an eclectic group.

Speaking of odd pairings, Martha and Snoop DO know each other pretty well. They've teamed up on "100,000 Pyramid", and they both did Comedy Central's Justin Bieber roast.

He also appeared on her show a few times . . . cooking things like mashed potatoes and Christmas brownies. And they had great chemistry together.

Snoop says, quote, "My homegirl Martha and I have a special bond that goes back. We're gonna be cooking, drinking, and having a good time with our exclusive friends. Can't wait for you to see how we roll together!

by Lou Bartelli posted Aug 8 2016 7:11AM

HIGHLIGHTS: Four things you should buy for your kid's college dorm room are cheap towels, sheets, a microwave, and a coffee maker. And four you SHOULDN'T waste your money on are an iron, expensive bedding and throw pillows, an alarm clock, and a mini-fridge unless they'll definitely use it.

FULL STORY: Consumer Reports posted a list of stuff you should buy for your kid's college dorm room. And the top four are cheap towels, cheap sheets, a microwave, and a coffee maker so they don't drop five dollars at Starbucks every day.

And they also posted a list of the four things you DON'T need to buy, because they tend to be a waste of money . . .

1. An iron. They'll probably never use it. And if they DO need to iron something, they can borrow one from someone else. So you're better off buying some wrinkle-release spray. Or a steamer if they have room for one.

2. Expensive bedding. They'll just end up ruining it by the end of the year, so go cheap. And things like decorative pillows might sound good, but they take up space. Which is valuable when you're in a tiny dorm room.

3. An alarm clock. It might seem essential to YOU, but they'll just end up using the alarm on their phone instead. So don't waste your money, even if it's only ten bucks.

4. A mini-fridge. Don't buy one unless you're sure they'll actually USE it. Otherwise you'll waste a hundred bucks, and it'll take up an entire corner in the room

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