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Friday, April 18, 2014
108th day of the year.
There are 2 days remaining until Easter

Today is Good Friday, International Juggler's Day and National Animal Crackers Day



Friday's Birthday Cake:
Suri Cruise (8)
Ugly Betty star America Ferrera (30)
Kourtney Kardashian (35) (Fast Facts: Graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Spanish. Her classmates included Nicole Richie and Luke Walton. She has publicly admitted to having a breast enlargement operation in her teenage years.)


Saturday's Birthday Cake:
Troy Polamalu (33)
James Franco (36) (Fast Fact: He enrolled at UCLA as an English major, but dropped out after his freshman year to pursue a career as an actor. Around this time Franco took a late-night job at McDonald's. He was a vegetarian until working there.)
Suge Knight (49)


THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW


WET WEEKEND...LOTS OF RAIN IN FORCAST



Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy



Astronomers Find Earth's 'Cousin'   
NASA discovers an Earth size like planet.:   just the right distance from its star to potentially support life.



Facial Mask: Romanian skin care expert Elena Schnell claims Easter dinner leftovers make great facial masks. She says the leftover fat from fresh ham is good for dry skin. The cream in Easter cream puffs is a great moisturizer. Leftover mashed potatoes can be used as a facial mask for rejuvenating skin. Schnell recommends placing leftover asparagus in a blender and then using it instead of cold cream



Easter Bunny Hall of Fame: Easter is Sunday. The Easter Bunny Hall of Fame, located in Greenville, Texas, is famous for its Monica Lewinsky Chocolate Bunnies. The Hall has also created chocolate likenesses of the Avatar characters, Troy Aikman, Elvis, Michael Jordan and Arnold Schwarzenegger



Candy Bin: The National Food Administration says consumers shouldn't think about what's in their Easter candy when they're eating it. Some red candies get their color from dried insects, while other candies are held together with pig gelatin



Donovan McNabb was busted for a DUI in Arizona in Janaury and served a day in jail


- Rosie O'Donnell has dropped 50 pounds



Dancing With the Students: Some schools are once again offering ballroom dancing lessons before their proms. The after-school lessons are free, feature hit music and are an alternative to banned dances that have bumping and grinding.



Shirt Happens: The Hayward, California police are looking for a bank robber, who robbed a bank this week while wearing a t-shirt that said: “I have issues”. The man gave the teller a note and then left with an undisclosed amount of cash.



GREAT PICS:  These vintage Easter Bunny photos are absolutely terrifying.



Approval Rating

A new survey by E-Score reveals that the Easter bunny is the most lovable holiday character.

Easter Bunny ... 89% (approval rating)

Santa Claus ... 87%

St. Patrick's Day Leprechaun ... 84%

Valentine's Day Cupid ... 71%




AMERICAN DREAMS

Folks in the U.S.A. may think the rest of the world is weird, but our habits suggest we’re the odd ones out. Check out some interesting stats about American behavior:

-We’d rather live without sex (20%) than our mobile phones (26%). In fact, 44% of us sleep with our cell phones, and almost 70% check our phones even when they’re not ringing or vibrating.

-We’re increasingly lonely- the number of Americans living in single-person households is on the rise- and almost 60% of us sleep with our pets.

-More than half think it’s harder to eat healthily than do our taxes.

-43% have assigned seating in our living rooms.

-We collectively spend more than $7 billion a year on greeting cards for no particular occasion.

Which would you rather live without, sex or your smartphone? Do you sleep with your pet? Do you live alone? Do you ever buy greeting cards “just because?” What other habits do you have that people in other countries might find odd?

#americandreams




Weight Watchers

The Anschutz Medical Campus Wellness Center is out with their list of how much exercise you have to do to burn off your Easter candy.

5 marshmallow chicks contain 140 calories ... walk for 39 minutes to burn it off

1 CADBERRY EGG has 150 calories .. jump rope for 12 minutes to burn it off

15 jelly beans have 160 calories ... bicycle for 25 minutes to burn it off

1 peanut butter egg has 80 calories ... swim for 15 minutes to burn it off

1 solid chocolate Easter bunny has 240 calories ... jog for 27 minutes to burn it off




Half The Man He Used To Be: L.A. rapper Andre Johnson cut off his manhood before jumping off a second-story balcony. Cops found him lying on the sidewalk and rushed him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The status of his manhood is unknown. Johnson has worked with the Wu-Tang Clan.

** UPDATE **

Doctors were unable to reattach the manhood



Most Haunted Place on Earth' Is for Sale
The island of Poveglia is, according to the Independent, "arguably
the most haunted place on Earth"—and now it can be yours. The
Italian government is auctioning off a lease to the unpopulated 17-
acre island near Venice where, following the 1922 opening of a
mental hospital, a doctor is said to have carried out brutal
lobotomies on patients; he allegedly used hand drills and hammers
to go about his work. Eventually, believing ghosts had driven him
insane, he leaped from a tower in the hospital.


Men or Women?
• Which make better investors ... women or men? A Merrill Lynch
survey finds that women consistently earn higher returns than men.
It seems women make better investors because they’re less likely to
‘churn’ their investments; and men tended to commit too much
money to single risky ideas. Overconfidence and over- trading are a
recipe for poor investment returns.
• Who’s more likely to gain weight after a break-up ... women or
men? University of Newcastle research finds that women tend to
gain weight after either moving in with a boyfriend or breaking up
with him. Men, on the other hand, tend to lose weight during new
relationships and maintain the same weight after a break-up.





Today's Question: "25% of men do this at work so their partner won't catch them doing it. What is it?''

Extra Clue: involves the computer

Extra Clue: nothing to do with porn

Final Clue: their past

Answer: checking out an ex-partner's Facebook page




Check our vitals!
Here are the top health and wellness stories of the week.


-Twelve million Americans- that’s one out of 20 adult patients- are misdiagnosed each year when they seek outpatient care for illness.

-A study found young fathers are at risk of developing postpartum depression. The study of more than 10,000 young men found a 68% increase of depression symptoms in those who became fathers around age 25.

-Marijuana can cause brain changes that affect motivation and emotion even in casual users, according to new research.

-A specific gene variant puts women at higher risk of Alzheimer’s than men. Women are nearly twice as likely as men to develop the disease.

-According to new data, nearly 10% of American adults have diabetes. That number has doubled since 1988. In related news, the number of strokes and heart attacks in diabetes patients is on the decline.

-A new blood test can accurately predict the recurrence of breast cancer.

-The children of women who take SSRI antidepressants during pregnancy may be at greater risk of developing autism. In other pregnancy news, overweight and obese women are more likely to suffer miscarriages. They also face an increased risk of their babies being stillborn.

-Exercise may have the power to reverse skin aging.

-The FDA has issued a warning to the manufacturer of the controversial fitness supplement Craze. The company stopped making Craze after research detected an undisclosed methamphetamine-like compound in the product.



SOUNDS:


DRAMATIC 911 Call; Toddler Kidnapped By Two Masked Men ... a Sequim, Washington woman called 911 after a boy was snatched from the same park bench her son was sitting on. She got even more mad when she discovered the kidnapping was staged by the kid's parents because they were making a video for their child abduction and prevention awareness website


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