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New I-Phone App
Here's a new iPhone app for ladies who are sick of catcalls and leering colleagues. "Not Your Baby" provides awesome one-liners to tackle a range of compromising situations. Users are instructed to enter information about their scenario, including the setting and the identity of their harasser, then receive lines that are generated based on submissions from other users. I'm not your baby! The iPhone app that gives women the perfect withering one-liners to answer embarrassing catcalls | Mail Online
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Confessions of a Single Woman
What would you add to our list...

1. Sometimes I don't shave my legs during the winter months
2. I hate going to wedding showers
3. I don't want to be set up with any of your friends
4. I actually enjoy my freedom
 
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Coupon Clipper
We're happy when we extract a discount, refund or other concession from a store. We're even happier when we lie to get it. Why? Because it takes more work, according to new research. Why customers get satisfaction out of deceiving retailers - Bottom Line
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What's for Dinner?

There’s a reason Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is on TLC and not The Food Network.  On a recent episode, Mama June grossed out viewers when she whipped up one of her signature dishes- “sketti,” or spaghetti noodles topped with a sauce made with microwaved ketchup and butter.  June prides herself on feeding her family of six on a thrifty $80 a week, and with meals like “sketti,” we can see how she does it!  The episode inspired mixed reactions across the internet, with some people wrinkling their noses at the dish and others admitting they, too, grew up eating noodles with ketchup.  In fact, some people still eat it!  Unsurprisingly, it’s popular among college kids- after all, it’s cheap, easy to make after a few too many beers, and you have to be drunk to stomach it.

What do you think of “sketti?”  Have you ever eaten noodles with ketchup and butter?  Does your mom have any slightly strange signature dishes?  Do you like them, or do you secretly think they’re gross?  What’s your go-to meal after you’ve had a too much to drink?

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Your Facebook Photo
A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND COMMENTS

Looks may not be everything, but they’re pretty important on Facebook.  It’s no secret that the first place most of us look when we visit someone’s Facebook profile is their photo.  A new study found that we actually judge people’s attractiveness based on the comments on their profile pics left by other users.  Experts say that when measuring someone up, we rely on other people’s opinions to help form our judgments.  The study also found that people tend to prefer profile photos that feature people in action over simple head shots.

Do you judge people’s attractiveness based on other people’s opinions/judgments?  Why or why not?  Do your friends’ comments influence your choice of Facebook profile picture?  What kind of profile pictures do you prefer?

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Parent Regrets
WOULDA, SHOULDA, COULDA

There are moments- the terrible twos and the rebellious teenage years, for example- when some parents may regret ever having kids at all. But according to a survey, the number-one regret parents have is spending too much time at work during their kids’ early years. Rounding out the five most common parenting regrets are worrying too much about the little things, not playing with their kids more, not going on more vacations and not taking enough photos.  More than 60% of parents wished they’d done more activities with their children, and almost 20% worry their kids’ lives were affected by something they did or didn’t do.  Two thirds of parents said they would do things differently if they had the chance, and six out of ten parents with multiple children said they actually did change their ways the second time around.

What’s your biggest parenting regret?  Did you raise your second child differently from your first?  In what way?  Is there anything you wish your parents did differently when raising you?

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Annoying Words
JUST SO YOU KNOW

These are literally some of the most annoying words in the English language!  You’re probably guilty of using so-called “crutch words,” a.k.a. over- and often misused terms people say to appear smarter, add emphasis or simply fill space in conversation.  Some of the most common and cringe-inducing crutch words and phrases include: Obviously, irregardless, I’m not gonna lie, per se, personally, quite frankly, totally, fascinating, with all due respect and the thing is.

What’s the most annoying crutch word/phrase?  Which one(s) do you often find yourself saying?

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Disney Drinks
CH-EARS

The Happiest Place on Earth just got a little happier!  Disney announced that they are going to start serving alcohol inside the Magic Kingdom.  Beer and wine will be added to the menu at the French-inspired Be Our Guest restaurant in Fantasyland.  Disney’s resorts and other theme parks (like Epcot) already serve booze, but until now Magic Kingdom has always been dry.  While some folks are upset about the development, it’s likely to be a welcome change for the many adults who accompany their kids to the park every day.  Wouldn’t you need a stiff drink after a day at Disney?

Do you think alcohol should be served at Disney parks?  Why or why not?  Have you ever been to a Disney theme park?  Which one?  Do you like Disney theme parks?  Do you think alcohol would enhance the experience?

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A Birthday Surprise!
Check out what my Grandma gave me for my birthday! A New Kids On The Block T-Shirt and it still has tags on it.

She bought it for me when I was 12, but found out from my Mom I was over them and she decided not to give it to me. She came across the shirt while cleaning her house the other day and gave it to me now for my 31st birthday!
So sweet :)
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Simply Amazing!
Have you ever seen a sunset that made you stop dead in your tracks because it was so gorgeous?

These pictures don't due it justice, but after yesterday's rain, this was how the sun looked when I was leaving BayShore.
 
Definitely put a smile on my face and reminded me just how magnificent nature really can be when you stop and take notice.
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What does your drink say about you?
When you go out to a bar what drink do you order? Here's a new list of what that drinks says about you and what celebrity you are most like:

VODKA AND SODA – I’M TRYING TO GET DRUNK…PRINCE HARRY
VODKA CRANBERRY – I’M JUST A GIRL HANGING OUT…JENNIFER ANISTON
TEQUILA SHOTS – PLEASE VALIDATE MY COOLNESS…KANYE WEST
REGULAR BEER – I’M HERE TO HAVE A GOOD TIME…RYAN GOSSLING
FANCY BEER – I’VE MATURED SINCE COLLEGE…JOHN MAYER
FANCY COCKTAIL – I WANT YOU TO THINK I’M INTERESTING…KIM KARDASHIAN
BLOODY MARY – I’M HUNGOVER…LINDSAY LOHAN
GIN & TONIC – I’M BORING…TOM CRUISE
SCOTCH – LOOK HOW SOPHISTICATED AND MYSTERIOUS I THINK I AM…GEORGE CLOONEY
WINE – CLASSY AND I’M NOT HERE TO GET WASTED….OPRAH
MARGARITA – I DON’T LIKE THE TASTE OF ALCHOLOL BUT I WANT TO DRINK – TAYLOR SWIFT
(Photo - from Kidd O'Shea's cell phone during one of his fun days out)
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Phillip Phillips LIVE!
"American Idol" winner Phillip Phillips was in Milwaukee yesterday for the Idols Live Tour at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. I was able to sit down with Phillip and chat with him before the show.

I can tell you that is is the sweetest guy I've meet to date from the "American Idol" TV show.
 
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Reality TV Drama!
I can't believe what I saw last night! I know "The Bachelor Pad" is considered trashy TV by reality show haters, but it's my guilty pleasure!

If you had a choice what would you choose $250,000 or love? That's basically what the show comes down to in the end. And the finalists, Rachel and Nick were faced with that dilemma last night.

She wanted love, but her boytoy around the mansion Michael dumped her. So maybe she'd win the money. Nope.
Nick chose to "keep" all of the money and Rachel walked away with nothing. DRAMA!!! My jaw dropped. And Nick just laughed in her face. A guy like that might have money, but good luck getting love if you treat a friend that way and laugh in her face and kick her when she's down.

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Uh, oh...it's coming!
Fall is on it's way and so is Halloween!!

I was driving on the freeway yesterday and there it was in front of the Wisconsin State Fair grounds - the big, orange pumpkin.

It seems like the holidays get pushed up even earlier every year!
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I WANT this!
Wouldn't you love a dog washing station in your house?

I was touring this year's MBA Parade of Homes and one of the houses had this in their mud room off of the garage...isn't it cute!

With 2 big dogs, I feel like this would be a must in our next house! I LOVE it!
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Ellen vs. Matt Escalates
We're at war, people. Well, it's an early morning versus daytime war, between Matt Lauer and Ellen DeGeneres. The most recent salvo is Matt's. This comes after Ellen started jazzing up Matt's mornings with some racy Photoshopped clips. Matt retaliated by filling Ellen's car with 20,000 ping pong balls. Ellen sent her viewers to Rockefeller Plaza to test for Matt's tickle points. And now, Matt paid to have billboards erected around Los Angeles, showing Ellen as a plumber, butt-crack and all. Funny stuff. Even Ellen thinks so. No telling what will be next though... Look what I saw on my way to work today. Good one, @MLauer. #MattsRevenge pic.twitter.com/8QCUw5wqJM — Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) April 16, 2015
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Referee Trip & Fall Makes Highlight Reel
It's always funny to see someone take a fall - as long as the only thing hurt is a guy's ego, right? The other night, NBA referee Joey Crawford took a center-court face-plant during the Toronto Raptors home game against the Charlotte Hornets. It's tough to tell what he did - probably tripped over his own feet - but he did make a nice headfirst slide. What better way to watch than with a continuous Vine, right?  
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Scary Road to the CMAs
Lady Antebellum's singer Hillary Scott was on her tour bus, heading to Dallas for a week of shows culminating in the Country Music Awards this Sunday night. On Interstate 30 in Garland, a tire blew out and caused a fire. Everyone got out safely, but Hillary lost many of her personal belongings. Scary moments indeed. Glad to hear everyone's okay though.  
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50 Shades of... Wait! What Did You Do to Your Hair?
Dakota Johnson is between films right now. She completed 50 Shades of Grey and was just about everywhere on the promotional tour. And the word in the industry is that the sequel will start shooting fairly soon. So what's up with the new haircut? What has become her trademark Anastasia Steele long brown hair is now a bob. Boom. Let's hope she had permission. Check out the report from MM1 News. The read by the robotic and accented voice makes it almost hilarious.  
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The Force Continues to Awake...
Another official trailer is out for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, coming to theaters in December. In this one, Luke narrates over a variety of images - "The force is strong in my family. My father has it. I have it. My sister has it. You have that power too." No one's saying who that you is - but I guess that's why they call this a teaser. It's great to see Han and Chewbacca ever so briefly at the end. I'm ready. How about you?  
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What's Going On at ESPN?
Seems like the folks who work at ESPN need to learn to keep their thoughts to themselves. You'll remember Keith Olberman got in some trouble not too long ago for tweets he made about Penn State and a fundraising effort there. Now ESPN reporter Britt McHenry got herself suspended for launching a tirade against a tow company's employee. It's pretty nasty - if you want to watch it, you'll have to go to this link - but don't do it at work. Britt apologized, but too little too late. She'll be off the air for a week. Others are calling for her to be let go entirely. What do you think?   In an intense and stressful moment, I allowed my emotions to get the best of me and said some insulting and (cont) http://t.co/Wx37XF2QtM — Britt McHenry (@BrittMcHenry) April 16, 2015
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The Newest Avenger
Ellen DeGeneres breaks another Hollywood secret. This time, it's all about the newest Avenger - the Honker. Okay, it's Ellen, inserting herself into the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron as a joke-telling horn-honking superhero standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk and the rest of the gang. This could make the movie even more interesting, don't you think?  
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Hard Enough to Play Real Drums...
It takes years to learn to play the drums. Even longer if you want to play them well. Imagine how much more difficult it must be to play the drums well if you're a marionette. Well, if you're the puppeteer manipulating the marionette, and the marionette is playing a drum set made of tin cans. And the marionette has to keep up with Rush's classic "Tom Sawyer." Impossible, you say? Think again and witness... It's pretty cool what's happening in this video.  
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Ah, Yes, the Buckingham Banana Peel!
The royal guards stationed outside Buckingham Palace in London are famous for their crisp movements and fierce focus. Tourists try all the time to get them to laugh - even just to crack a smile - to no avail. Which makes what happened on Tuesday even funnier. During a routine changing of the guard, one soldier somehow managed to slip and fall while shifting to one side. He got up quickly, but he was smiling a bit. He stopped very quickly, but it was caught on someone's cell phone - of course - and now it's gone viral. Have a look...  
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Carpool Karaoke, the Latest Craze
James Corden is starting off strong in his new gig on CBS's Late Late Show. Strong guests, strong performances, and strong skits. Like this one, where he's carpooling with Jennifer Hudson. When songs come on the radio, they have no choice but to sing along, now do they? And when they pull in to a drive-through, why not let Jennifer Hudson sing the order for you? All that and more. Funny stuff.  
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Josh & Kelly Team Up for Phantom Duet
If you're a fan of musical theater, you're of course familiar with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom of the Opera and one of its more beautiful tunes, "All I Ask of You." It's a haunting tune, really, and somewhat operatic. Enter Josh Groban and his new album, "Stages" - his salute to musical theater. He tackles the role of Raoul, opposite Kelly Clarkson's Christine. This is not your typical Phantom, and there's not a thing wrong with that. Give a listen.
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The Epitome of TMI
Okay, maybe E! is starting to reach on its reality shows. Their show, Botched, features plastic surgery nightmares. And last night's season premiere focused on Tiffany Pollard, the self-professed queen of reality TV. The star of VH1's Flavor of Love decided to get breast augmentation surgery when she hit the big time - no pun intended - inspired by Dolly Parton. She's none too happy about the outcome, and of course, being the queen of reality TV, she doesn't mind sharing her story. I'm sort of wishing she hadn't...  
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Hail to You, Robin Williams
Jamie Costa is a comic/ actor from South Carolina. He's making a name for himself with celebrity impressions. And this week, he released a reel of impressions of Robin Williams in a variety of roles. Twenty of them, to be precise - from Mork to Teddy Roosevelt and many others in between. He calls it his "tribute to the man whose spark ignited my passion." Pretty good work, if I do get to pass judgment...  
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Oh No Pokemon Didn't...
File this one under Seriously? A number of websites are reporting that the Creflo Dollar Ministries - that's a guy's name, by the way - has conducted a study that determined that Pokemon, the cartoon of the 80s and 90s, pointed children who were teenagers in that era toward homosexuality. The quote most often seen: teens ”had their sexuality warped by Ash and his fruity friends.” How about that? And here I thought it was Tinky Winky the Purple Teletubby who was responsible for turning kids gay...
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Milk Milk Lemonade
Amy Schumer's the hottest thing in comedy these days. Her concerts sell-out. She was a hit hosting the MTV Movie Awards over the weekend. She wrote and starred in Trainwreck. And her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, starts a new season. They're calling her the new Queen of Shocking TV Comedy. And here's the promo for her show - "Milk Milk Lemonade" - sort of a very grown-up version of "All About That Bass." Think twice before opening this one up at work...   Inside Amy Schumer Get More: Comedy Central,Funny Videos,Funny TV Shows
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No Good Deed Goes Unpunished
Jake Caputo's a man with an idea. He tweeted out a message to the world asking people what they'd pay for a standalone HBO streaming service. He even set up a website in 2012 called takemymoneyhbo.com. And it looks like HBO was listening. And now they're ready to talk seriously with Jake - and take his money. Who better to collect, than Paulie Walnuts and Big Pussy from The Sopranos, am I right? Check out this promo!  
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Game of the Holy Grail
Game of Thrones is back, and all is well with the world. Well, unless you live in Westeros. Or on The Wall. But it's Game of Thrones. In honor of that, here's a little Throwback Thursday fun. What if Monty Python & The Holy Grail were a real fantasy film, instead of a comedy fantasy film produced by the coolest comedy troupe of all time? Would it look something like this? Why yes, I think it would...  
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Cookie Meets Cookie
When Taraji P. Henson hosted Saturday Night Live this weekend, some writer had a stroke of genius. Insert her character from Empire - Cookie Lyon - into a show that already had a character named Cookie - Sesame Street. The result is pretty brilliant, with a new Cookie Monster shaking thinkgs up on the street we all know and love.  
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Them's Fightin' Words
It didn't take long for Hillary Clinton's potential Republican opponents to come out swinging after her Sunday announcement that she'll be running for President on the Democratic side. Rand Paul published a slickly-done apocalyptic message, warning about what would happen if Hillary weren't defeated. Very Orwellian, or Hunger Games, or something like that. Check out the picture they use of Hillary at about the 10-second mark. Does she remind you a bit of Auntie Em from The Wizard of Oz?  
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How Yucky Was It?
Coachella's known for having some weird things happen. Could be the weirdest thing happened this weekend, when Madonna shared the stage - and more - with Drake. In the middle of a song, Madonna grabbed the seated Drake's head, tilted it back and locked lips big time. We're not talking a peck here, or a friendly little kiss. No, it was more like mouth-to-mouth. And when it was done, Drake doesn't look any too happy. Check out the video... and be sure to listen for Drake's heavily-bleeped response...
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The Kardashian Invasion Continues
Kim and Khloe Kardashian continued their whirlwind tour of Mother Armenia - that's what they're calling it. They met with the Prime Minister of Armenia, because, as you know, they are quite important Armenian American dignitaries. At some point, Kim spotted an elderly woman in the crowd. According to the story, the woman had been waiting for 12 hours to meet the Kardashians, leaning on her cane the whole while. No word from the woman if she thought Kim's hug was worth the wait.     It was an honor to meet the Prime Minister of Armenia, Hovik Abrahamyan who expressed how proud they are that we are proud Armenians and we have not forgotten our roots! #NeverForget A photo posted by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Apr 9, 2015 at 9:33pm PDT
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Something Bugging You?
Seems like Hollywood is cranking out every Marvel comic character in the library. Next up: Ant Man, starring Paul Rudd. Paul plays a thief turned hero who's able to shrink in size and increase in strength and speed. And of course, he has to save the world. Otherwise, what's the point? And having Michael Douglas on board as the scientist who makes Ant Man possible - that's just a bonus.  
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Pink Puts the Haters in Their Place
People think it's okay to take shots at anyone for anything. On Saturday night, Pink went to a benefit to celebrate a friend's recognition "for her tireless efforts and stellar contributions to the eradication of cancer." But all people could tweet about was Pink and her black dress and how she looked fat. Pink took it in stride and issued the most polite "shut up" in history. "While I admit that that dress didn't photograph as well as it did in my kitchen, I will also admit that I felt very pretty. In fact, I feel beautiful. So, my good and concerned peoples, please don't worry about me. I'm not worried about me. And I'm not worried about you either:)… I am perfectly fine, perfectly happy, and my healthy, voluptuous and crazy strong body is having some much deserved time off. Thanks for your concern. Love, cheesecake."    And then a little frosting on the cake...   and my hubby says "it's just more to love baby" (and then I smack his hand off my booty cause we're in a supermarket) pic.twitter.com/Mnd6PIoKhK — P!nk (@Pink) April 13, 2015
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"I've Been Trying to Teach Him to Blend In"
I've got to admit it. When I heard they were making a new Terminator movie that included Arnold Schwarzenegger, I wasn't expecting much. I mean, the guy's 67, and the original Terminator came out over 30 years ago. But watching this trailer for Terminator: Genisys, I might have to change my mind. Some mind-boggling time-travel sci fi here, but the moment when now-Schwarzenegger goes toe-to-toe with then-Schwarzenegger could be worth the price of admission. Who's with me?  
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Watching It Live Takes the Glamor Away
Every time you see a glamorous photo, don't you think how cool it must be to be a celebrity on the red carpet of some posh event? Look at the photo of Jennifer Lopez that's part of this blog. It was taken on the runway of last night's MTV Movie Awards. Breezy, serious, all-business but stylish too. Now watch the footage of her as that shot and a whole bunch of others are snapped. Poor woman must need a break by the end of it all. And she still has a whole awards show to sit through...   Jennifer Lopez 2015 MTV Movie Awards by maximotv
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