Tuesday, May 21st, 2013
141st day of the year.
There are 26 days left until Father's Day 2013
There are 218 days left until Christmas 2013
Today is National Memo Day, National Strawberries and Cream Day and National Waitresses/Waiters Day
ON THIS DAY
In 1881, the American Red Cross was born.
pop star Gotye (33)
Mr. T (61) (Fast Fact: He won a scholarship to Prairie View A&M University, but was thrown out after a year. Mr T once tried out for the Green Bay Packers. He worked as a Chicago nightclub bouncer and began wearing gold chains and other jewelry after customers lost them in the club. His gold jewelry was worth about $300,000. As a bodyguard, he protected Muhammad Ali, Steve McQueen, Michael Jackson, Leon Spinks, Joe Frazier and Diana Ross, charging $3,000 per day.)
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Oklahoma Tornado Update:
Several tornados ripped through Oklahoma yesterday.
The biggest twister was a half-mile wide. KFOR is reporting that the storm could have been more than two miles wide at its largest point.
Briarwood Elementary in Oklahoma City and Plaza Towers Elementary in Moore, Oklahoma were destroyed.
KFOR-TV reports that up to 24 children are believed dead at the Plaza Towers Elementary School. At least seven of the children drowned after being found at the bottom of a pool at Plaza Towers.
One teacher saved six students by lying on top of them as the twister passed over.
At least 51 people died
CBS says all of the students at the elementary school that took the direct blow, Briarwood Elementary, have been accounted for.
Winds reached speeds of between 150 and 200 mph.
100 horses were killed on a farm in Moore.
A 1999 twister in the same region had wind speeds of 302 mph.
Hail as large as baseballs were reported from Georgia to Minnesota
Comedian Sinbad has filed for bankruptcy again, claiming he’s more than $11 million in debt and has just $131,000 in assets -- and a monthly income of $16,000.
9.47 million viewers watched The Billboard Music Awards on Sunday
- Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio are joining The X Factor
World Tour: Charles Ramsey is planning a tour to talk about rescuing Amanda Berry. His first stop is Stanville, Kentucky.
Teen Mom star Jenelle Evans turned herself in to North Carolina police after a warrant for her arrest was issued Monday. Jenelle got in trouble after blowing off a court date in her cyber-stalking case. She's posted $1,000 bond and been released.
5 Best Foods To Eat Post-Workout from askmen.com
Chicken Stir Fry Chicken i
Tuna And Whole-Wheat Crackers
NEW TOOTHBRUSHES INJECT CAFFEINE INTO YOUR MOUTH WHILE BRUSHING
The inventors at Colgate-Palmolive have filed a patent for toothbrushes that can release chemicals – such as caffeine – into your mouth as you brush.
The toothbrushes could also inject such things as special flavors, medication, pain relievers, or appetite suppressants in there.
If this works, you could get your morning jolt – and avoid the coffee breath that comes with it.
Graduation Party Survey from GraduationParty.com
- $578 was the average amount spent on graduation parties.
- The average number of party guests was 67
- 65% of parties are held on the Saturday afternoon after the graduation ceremony
- 13% of people are co-hosting parties with other graduates to save money in this soft economy
Why was the house across the street burglarized, but yours was spared? It is probably more than good luck. Joseph Kuhns, a criminology professor at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, wanted to find out how burglars chose their targets. So he did the obvious. He asked them. He and his team of researchers interviewed 422 male and female convicted burglars who were incarcerated in the state prison systems in North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio. They were asked about their motivations, methods and techniques, as well as what deters them. The top three reasons a burglar chooses a particular home -- or walks away from it:
When selecting a target, most burglars said they considered the close proximity of other people, including traffic, people in the house or business, police officers and the lack of escape routes.
2. Increased security
Not surprisingly, burglars paid attention to signs of increased security, including alarm signs, alarms, dogs inside and outdoor cameras or other surveillance equipment.
3. Working alarm system
Approximately 83 percent said they would try to determine if an alarm was present before attempting a burglary, while 60 percent said they would seek an alternative target if there were an alarm on-site. This was particularly true among the subset of burglars who were more likely to spend time deliberately and carefully planning a burglary.
Tumblr founder David Karp dropped out of high school. He sold his company to Yahoo for $1.1 billion. Time for 'Celebrity Dropout Or Not?'
Kevin Bacon: Dropout or not? (Answer: Dropout)
Sandra Bullock (Answer: Not ... East Carolina University graduate, where she majored in drama )
Mary J. Blige: Dropout or not? (Answer: Dropout)
Russell Crowe: Dropout or not? (Answer: Dropout)
Tina Fey: Dropout or not (Answer: Not ... Tina graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in drama.)
LL Cool J: Dropout or not? (Answer: Dropout)
FOODS LOADED WITH SALT
Salt, which can cause high blood pressure, is hidden in many foods -- from soup to spaghetti. It's well known that we need to lower our intake of sodium, but you need to do far more than put down the salt shaker. Most of the sodium we consume daily is hidden in processed and other foods. While you know there is sodium in canned tomato sauce, did you ever suspect it would be lurking in a fresh chicken breast? Prevention magazine has helpfully compiled a list of the six sodium bombs -- otherwise healthy foods that are packed with salt:
1. Chicken breasts
Pay attention to the chicken breasts you purchase. Look for the word "enhanced" on the label, because that means it is enhanced with a sodium solution--much like chicken broth--that will make the meat appear to be plumper, juicier and tastier. The bottom line is that a 4-ounce piece of chicken could have between 40 to 330 mg of sodium--sodium you never suspected was there. What can you do? Read labels carefully, because all that sodium is not necessarily listed on the front of the package. You must read the list of all the ingredients. Even if the package says "all natural," beware if you see any of the following: "enhanced with broth," "enhanced with Teriyaki sauce," "sodium" or "sodium phosphate."
Store-bought bread typically contains between 80 and 230 mg of sodium in each slice, so much so that the Centers for Disease Control names bread and rolls the No. 1 source of sodium in our diet. The sodium is added as a preservative to lengthen the bread's shelf life. What can you do? Bake your own bread or purchase it at your grocery's in-store bakery. Fresh bread contains less salt, but remember it will only be fresh for a few days.
3. Deli meat
Even the deli counter's "natural" or "nitrate-free" meats contain salt, which is used as a preservative. And there is a lot of salt in deli meat, ranging from 450 to 1,050 mg of sodium per three-ounce serving. What can you do? Choose reduced- or lower-sodium deli meats, and because even these are still quite salty, eat no more than three ounces a day. Another option is to choose freshly roasted turkey or roast beef and have it sliced thin enough for sandwiches. Because there is very little salt in these meats, they will only remain fresh for a few days.
4. Reduced-sodium soups
It's common knowledge that canned soups (or canned anything) contain lots of sodium, but guess what? Even reduced-sodium soups can have between 280 to 480 mg of sodium per serving. And if you're eating the entire can, that can be as much as 1,000 mg of salt in one meal. What can you do? It's all in the wording. Look for the words "low-sodium" on the label, rather than "less sodium." Low-sodium contains less than 140 mg of sodium per serving. You can also look for "no sodium" soups.
Wait... what? There is sodium in pudding? Yes, as much as 200 mg of sodium in one cup of low-fat, low-calorie chocolate pudding. Why? It's used to enhance the texture. What can you do? Buy the kind that you cook on the stovetop, which has 100 mg of sodium per serving, compared with the instant pudding that has over 400 mg of sodium. Better yet, skip the pudding entirely and eat one ounce of 70 percent dark chocolate for a nearly sodium-free treat.
6. Breakfast cereal
Before you pour a bowl of your favorite cold cereal, check the label. Some of the most popular cereals, including raisin bran and corn flakes, are packed with sodium. What can you do? Choose a breakfast cereal that has less than five percent of your daily value for sodium, such as puffed rice or shredded wheat.
Today's Question: "Less than 20% of men have done this romantic gesture. What is it?
Extra Clue: most likely done at home
Extra Clue: surprise
Final Clue: most likely yellow
Answer: posted a Post-It note with a romantic message for their partner
With social media here to stay, some entrepreneurs are ready to take things to the next level: Introducing, Facebook and Yelp for dogs.
A new social networking app called “Where My Dogs At” creates a new opportunity for dog owners to find dog-friendly people and places in their area.
Here’s where the gimmick really kicks in:
Instead of checking in, users “mark their territory.”
Instead of “liking” something, users give it their “paw of approval.”
But it’s not all “pun and games” … The inventors of this app were given $10k to build the app and then another $20k for seed funding.
We just hope this site isn’t all bark and no bite. (Sorry)
Monday, May 20th 2013
140th day of the year.
There are 27 days left until Father's Day 2013
Today is Pick Strawberries Day and National Quiche Lorraine Day
ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1506, Christopher Columbus died in poverty, which was a little town just outside of Barcelona.
On this day in 1899 a New York driver received the first speeding ticket issued in America. Ever talk your way out of a ticket?
Rapper Busta Rhymes turns 41 today
THIS WEEK IS
National Shoe Week --
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
A Bureau of Labor Statistics says that being a fisherman is the most dangerous job in America
Kim Kardashian may be having a girl.
13.6 million people watched the American Idol season finale. That's down from 21.5 million last year
- OJ Simpson wants to do a college tour if he's released from prison
Today begins the countdown to the big Memorial Day weekend.
A huge asteroid is expected to fly by Earth on May 31st
Bees are being trained to detect the scent of bombs
One person from the small town of Zephyrhills, Florida bought the only winning Powerball lottery ticket, worth over $590 million.
The winner the same picked the lucky numbers of 10, 13, 14, 22 and 52, with a Powerball of 11
---the jackpot would have reached $925 million if no one won on Saturday
Beyonce is indeed pregnant with her and Jay-Z's second child.
The average American consumes two 14-ounce bottles of ketchup each year. (Yes)
Microsoft stock is at its highest value since 2007 and Bill Gates is, once again, the world's richest man.
Yahoo has agreed to deal to purchase blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion. The six-year-old company has more than 100 million users, but isn't bringing in much money yet.
Although the deal hasn't been officially announced, both companies' boards have reportedly approved the all-cash deal and it's expected to be announced on Monday.
1. Star Trek Into Darkness - $70.6 million
2. Iron Man 3 - $35.2 million
3. The Great Gatsby - $23.4 million
TANNING MOM: Releases So-Bad-It's-Good Music Video
A recent poll asked Americans, "Which would you rather have 1 million dollars or a perfect body"?
88 percent said 1 million dollars
12 percent said a perfect body
BEARDS KEEP YOU YOUNG, HEALTHY, AND HANDSOME
According to a new Australian study, beards keep you young, healthy, and handsome.
Researchers found that beards block 90 to 95 percent of UV rays, which slow down the aging process and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
Beards also reduce the effects of asthma because pollens and dust get stuck in beard – and stay out of the lungs.
Facial hair also retains moisture and protects against the wind, keeping you looking young and fresh-faced.
Beyond that, shaving is usually the cause of ingrown hairs and bacterial infections that lead to acne. (WorldObserverOnline.com)
WARNING SIGNS THAT YOU’RE FINALLY GETTING OLDER
According to Cracked.com, here are some warning signs that you’re finally getting older.
New slang words make you angry – You probably get even angrier when you think about all the text shortcuts the “kids” are using these days.
Clothing becomes complicated – Jeans and a shirt used to be fine. When you’re an old man, you’re expected to think about your wardrobe a bit more.
Every debate makes you roll your eyes – Young guys argue about the issues of the day. Politics. Religion. Sports. Old guys have heard it all and know nobody will ever be swayed from their beliefs. So why fight?
New music shocks you – You know young guys have crappy taste in music, but the songs you liked when you were younger were never THAT bad, were they?
THE WORST SUMMER JOBS
For most people, summer is the best time of year. Lots of fun and relaxation, right?
Sure, unless you’re stuck with a crappy job – made worse by the heat.
Here’s a rundown of some of the worst summer jobs out there:
A new survey by HushHush.com reveals that 25% of people have not washed their bed sheets for at least six months. Other findings:
- 19% of men claim to change their bedding every week, compared to only 15% of women
- 17% of people change their bedding every week, while 28% do it once a month
- 32% of people haven't cleaned their bathroom for six months
- 62% of people would hire a cleaner if they could afford it
FUN & GAMES: Lighted Soccer Ball Lets Kids Play Into the Night
In many parts of the world, there are no lighted parks or fields. This means when the sun goes down, kids have to stop playing.
So, two young inventors set out to do something about it – and developed a lighted soccer ball called the Soccket.
The coolest thing about the ball is that it doesn’t need batteries.
Instead, every kick creates the energy to keep it lit.
Because of this simple invention, the 1.3 billion people in poorer countries like Nigeria, South Africa, and Brazil can keep playing into the night.
5 Most Useless Exercise Machines from prevention.com
1. LEG-CURL MACHINE Why it's useless: Your hamstrings perform two movements: knee flexion and hip extension. The leg curl machine works only knee flexion, which limits the benefits. What to do instead: Choose a machine or movement that works both hamstring functions at once, such as the fitness ball hip raise and curl. To do: Lie on your back with legs straight, heels on the ball. Raise your hips by pressing your heels into the ball until your legs are straight. Keep your hips raised as you roll the ball in toward you by bending your knees. Continue rolling out and back towards you for 10 to 12 reps
2. PULLEY MACHINE FOR SIDE BENDS Why it's useless: Endless side crunches on this pulley machine do nothing for reducing "love handles," as many people believe. It's not only ineffective, but can put undue stress on the lower back. What to do instead: Reducing excess fat around the midsection requires a good sound nutrition plan along with effective moves such as side planks. To do: Lie on your side with your forearm on the mat under your shoulder, and stack your upper leg directly on top of the lower leg. Rise upward by straightening your body. Hold 20 to 60 seconds, then switch sides. Do three reps on each side.
3. BUTT BLASTER Why it's useless: This donkey kick machine is an unnatural movement. The idea is to spot reduce the glutes, which isn't going to happen. What to do instead: A better choice are squats, which use your own body weight. Squats get the glutes as well as the hamstrings and are a much more productive exercise. To do: Stand with feet slightly wider than shoulder-width apart, arms straight in front of you, parallel to the ground, or clasped behind your head. Keep head up as you bend at the knees and hips and lower into a squat position until thighs are parallel to the ground (or as low as you can without lifting your heels). Pause and slowly raise back up to starting position. Repeat for two to three sets of 12 to 15 reps.
4. OVERHEAD SHOULDER PRESS Why it's useless: The shoulder joint is easily prone to injury, especially in this unstable overhead move. What to do instead: Challenge shoulder muscles with less injury risk by doing lateral dumbbell raises. To do: Grasp dumbbells and stand with palms together in front of thighs, elbows slightly bent. Raise arms up and out to the sides until elbows are at shoulder height; pause and return to starting position. Repeat 10 to 12 times
5. ROMAN CHAIR SIT-UPS
Friday, May 17th 2013
37th day of the year.
There are 30 days left until Father's Day 2013
Today is Pack Rat Day, National Cherry Cobbler Day and National Bike to Work Day
Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block turns 43 today. Should they at least be New Dudes by now?
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
HOT RUMOR: BIEBER ON IDOL!!!! Started by Foz hahaha
9 percent have done it at a wedding. (CHECKED THEIR EMAIL)
David Beckham announced he’s retiring from football. Don’t get upset, ladies, he’s retiring from soccer not underwear modeling
Eminem's special guest on his next album? We're hearing it's Chris Rock.
MOSQUITOES LOVE DIRTY SOCKS
If you’re desperately trying to avoid mosquitoes, the secret could be right at your feet.
Researchers have found that mosquitoes – especially those infected with malaria – are attracted to stinky socks.
On the other hand, mosquitoes are actually repelled by clean socks that smell like detergent.
Jackpot: Tomorrow night's Powerball jackpot could top $550 million.
Eco-friendly burials are becoming more and more popular.
E. Robert Kinney, the man, who invented fish sticks, has died at the age of 96
Start with Greens "Eat in the right order. Eat vegetables first to naturally have more of them and ultimately eat fewer calories.
NASCAR legend Dick Trickle took his life yesterday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 71 and found in a Lincoln County, North Carolina cemetery
Rough week for Kanye West, capped off by his $750,000 black Lamborghini Aventador that baby mama Kim Kardashian bought him for his 35th birthday being dinged by the metal security gate at her house.
BOSTON BOMBINGS: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Left Note in Boat
Boston Marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left a note in the boat he was found hiding in, according to CBS News.
The note, scrawled in pen on an interior wall of the boat, said that the bombings were retribution for Muslim deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan. It called the victims collateral damage, saying, "When you attack one Muslim, you attack all Muslims."
Dzhokhar added that he wasn't mourning his brother Tamerlan, but that he expected to join him soon in paradise.
Travelodge recently conducted a study to find out which color rooms allow you the most sleep per night.
HOW MUCH SLEEP DOES EACH COLOR GIVE?
Blue 7 hrs 52mins
Yellow 7 hrs 40mins
Green 7 hrs 36 mins
Silver 7 hrs 33 mins
Orange 7 hrs 28 mins
Red 6 hrs 58 mins
Gold 6 hrs 43 mins
Grey 6 hrs 12 mins
Brown 6 hrs 05 mins
Purple 5 hrs 56 mins
HABITS YOU NEED TO DROP AFTER COLLEGE
College is winding down, which means it’s time for many young adults to join the rest of us here in the real world.
Here are some habits that need to be dropped immediately after college:
The snooze button is now your enemy.
Your workday no longer ends once you get home.
Working for free is no longer an option.
Friends come second. You come first.
Procrastination will sink you.
Your professor knew you were hung over. And, so will your boss.
Your apartment is not your frat house
BIGGEST MISTAKES YOU CAN MAKE DURING AN INTERVIEW
In a job market where a single open position can receive dozens, even hundreds of applicants, just getting to the interview stage is a huge accomplishment. So, how you make sure you make the right impression? CareerBuilder.com interviewed thousands of employers. Here are the most common mistakes people make.
Answering cell phone or texting
Talking negatively about current or previous employers
Most unusual interview mistakes:
Candidate brought a "how to interview book" with him to the interview.
Candidate asked, "What company is this again?"
Candidate put the interviewer on hold during a phone interview. When she came back on the line, she told the interviewer that she had a date set up for Friday.
When a candidate interviewing for a security position wasn't hired on the spot, he painted graffiti on the building.
Candidate wore a Boy Scout uniform and never told interviewers why.
Candidate was arrested by federal authorities during the interview when the background check revealed the person had an outstanding warrant.
Candidate talked about promptness as one of her strengths after showing up ten minutes late.
On the way to the interview, the candidate passed, cut-off, and flipped his middle finger at the driver who happened to be the interviewer.
Candidate referred to himself in the third person.
Candidate took off his shoes during the interview.
Candidate asked for a sip of the interviewer's coffee.
Candidate told the interviewer she wasn't sure if the job offered was worth "starting the car for."
Thursday, May 16th, 2013
May 16th is the 136th day of the year.
There are 31 days left until Father's Day 2013
Today is Wear Purple For Peace Day, Biographer's Day and National Sea Monkey Day
ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1866, Root Beer was invented by Charles Elmer Hires.
Megan Fox (27) (Birthday Trivia: Fox has a fear of flying. What does she do to relax before a flight? A) eats Herring B) listen to Britney Spears songs C) take sleeping pills)
(Fast Fact: In middle school, Megan was bullied and ate lunch in the bathroom to avoid being "pelted with ketchup packets"
Janet Jackson celebrates her birthday and will blow out 47 candles, unless, of course, there's some sort of birthday cake malfunction.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
The $363 Million Powerball Winning Numbers Are: 2 - 11 - 26 - 34 - 41 (Powerball) 32 ... as of 1:30 am Eastern, Powerball.com says no winners ... Saturday's estimated jackpot is $475 million
- the average person is exposed to three plumber's cracks a week
- The 'Angry Birds' movie will hit theatres in 2016
Rihanna is running around as a platinum blonde these days, so you know.
Sometimes chronic snoring is related to eating spicy meals. The acid in spicy food can irritate the throat and tissues of the upper airways, causing them to collapse, which is when snoring begins.
Ariel Castro To Plead Not Guilty .... Ariel Castro plans to plead not guilty to kidnapping and raping Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight. His lawyer, Craig Weintraub, says, "The initial portrayal by the media has been one of a 'monster'
NASA says the sun has unleashed four massive solar flares that are heading toward Earth.
Storms wrecked havoc across Texas last night. 10 tornadoes touched down around Granbury, Texas. Three people died while 100 were injured. One twister was a mile wide. There was grapefruit-size hail
NEW Pop Tart flavors, like Peanut Butter and Frosted Chocolate Peanut Butter.
PLAYMATE OF THE YEAR GETS $100,000 AND A JAGUAR
The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League is pursuing Tim Tebow, seeing if he might be interested.
LINDSAY LOHAN: No Roast
She's always happy to toast, but there will be no roast. Lindsay Lohan is refusing to be the subject of Comedy Central's next Celebrity Roast.
Celebrity roastmaster Jeff Ross tells TMZ that Linds turned down his offer, despite the potential for positive PR through a little self-deprecation. But he adds that he has plenty of other candidates.
When you choose your mayor by picking a name out of a hat, you’re bound to land on a kindergartner at some point.
This is exactly what happened to the town of Dorset, Minnesota – population: 22.
The town picked out the name of four-year-old Robert Tufts and, so far, there doesn’t seem to be any rumblings of a government overthrow
STUDY: Ohio Residents Have the Dirtiest Mouths
Following Ohio in the salty language department were Massachusetts (2nd), Arizona (3rd), Texas (4th) and Virginia (5th).
South Carolina callers were the most likely to say "please" and "thank you" during calls.
People in Wisconsin were the least likely to use polite language.
Men were most likely to curse – 66% of calls involving swearing were placed by men.
Loosey Goosey: Paul Mason, once the world's heaviest man at 1,000 pounds, recently posed naked in hopes a doctor would remove his loose skin. He lost 644 pounds through gastric bypass and now carries around 112 pounds of loose skin
FLOYD MAYWEATHER: Highest Earner
Floyd Mayweather Junior tops Sports Illustrated's list of the highest-earning athletes for 2013.
According to the magazine, Money is projected to earn a lot of money this year -- $90 million, including endorsements. LeBron James comes in second at $56.5 million. NFL star Drew Brees, Kobe Bryant and Tiger Woods round out the Top 5
Big switch for "Dancing with the Stars" next season. Beginning this fall, it'll only be on one night, so you'll get the performances and the results in just one show.
MANTREST: BACON: It's What Your Taco Shell Is Made Of
We may have reached the bacon apex, as hard as that is to believe.
The “Bacon Weave Taco” is a taco shell made entirely out of bacon – which probably makes Taco Bell and their Doritos Locos Tacos very jealous.
The folks that run DudeFoods.com have posted instructions on how to make the pork-laden shell, which was inspired by their recent "Bacon Weave Quesadilla." It only takes about 30 minutes to make, which seems like a small price to pay for such a great combination of foods.
NICE FRIENDS: TEQUILA: An Arizona State University student is recovering from downing 20 Tequila shots with his frat mates. When the man became sick, and had trouble breathing, his friends dropped him off at a hospital. The frat members attached a Post It note to his body with his name. The man had a blood alcohol level of 0.471%. The student is in extremely critical condition, but is expected to make a full recovery.
Abercrombie: The backlash against its CEO’s no-fat-chicks stance continues with a handing out of Abercrombie & Fitch clothing to the homeless. MOVEMENT TO MAKE THEM #1 CLOTHIER OF THE HOMELESS!!!
***In a 2006 Salon article, CEO Mike Jeffries defended the company. “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids,” he said in the interview. “Candidly, we go after the cool kids … A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”
From Fortune, a new article highlights the 5 big mistakes new grads make when it comes to getting their first job.
Allowing "helicopter parents" to contact employers. Even if you're one of those Millennials who routinely involve one or both parents in every aspect of your life, your job search is one time when you should ask your folks to back off.
Facebook misjudgments. Don't post anything on any publicly accessible Web site that you wouldn't feel comfortable showing a recruiter or hiring manager. For example: racy photos or rants about a job or professor you hate. Employers will Google you, so make sure your online act is squeaky-clean.
Failure to network. You may think you don't know anyone of consequence, but if you sit down and draw up a list of everyone you know, you may be impressed at how wide your network really is. Let everyone know you're job hunting, explain what kinds of roles or industries you're aiming for, and be sure to follow up on any leads.
Forgetting to say a simple "thank you." When someone goes out of his or her way to help you, send a short e-mail expressing your gratitude and promising to stay in touch.
Bad voice-mail greetings. 90% of the greetings of new grads sound "immature and much too casual" according to an expert. Make sure to give recruiters your cellphone number so they can reach you easily, but remember to change your greeting." Instead of, "Whassup, it's Greg, leave a message," say something like, "Hello, you've reached Greg. Please leave a message."
Wednesday, May 14th, 2013
5th is the 135th day of the year.
There are 32 days left until Father's Day 2013
Today is National Chocolate Chip Day
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
A Gremlins remake is in the works
News anchor AJ Clemente, who was fired from KFYR-TV in Bismarck, North Dakota for dropping an F-bomb during his debut, is now working as a bartender
airlines raked in $6 billion in baggage fees last year
New Movies Opening Today: Star Trek Into Darkness
A new survey reveals that women begin appreciating their mothers at the age of 23
The National Transportation Safety Board wants to lower the DUI blood alcohol level from .08 to .05. The American Beverage Institute says, "This recommendation is ludicrous
LOL: Comedian Kurt Braunohler recently raised $7,000 on Kickstarter and then used the money to hire a skywriter. The plane flew over L.A. and wrote 'How do I land?' in the sky. Kurt says, ''I was writing this really long joke about the smell of poop, and I was like, "What am I doing with my life?" I started to think about why I was a comedian and then I came up with a reason for existence, which is: inserting absurdity or stupidity into strangers’ lives in order to make the world a better place.''
THIS IS AWEFUL: There's a story out that rich Manhattan people will "rent" disabled people to go with them so Disney employees will let the whole family cut in front of others waiting in line for attractions.
Lindsay Lohan is on official lockdown at the Betty Ford clinic and cannot leave. We feel safer.
WOULD YOU LET YOUR MOM SET YOU UP?
Have you heard of the website TheJMom.com? It's a dating website where moms set up their kids. At first it sounds horrifying, but when you really think about it, it's not that bad an idea. No one knows you better than your mom, and she really does want what's best for you, even if mixing mom and your love life seems a little creepy.
RELATIONSHIPS: The Number One Way to Build a Better Relationship
According to Florida State University researchers, the number one way to build a better relationship with your significant other is simply to express gratitude.
That’s right. Just saying, “Thank you” transforms your impression of the other person, helping you hold him or her in higher regard – which makes them more comfortable when bigger relationship issues pop up.
And, giving thanks is a gift that keeps on giving. People who express gratitude more than double their chances of being on the receiving end of generosity again.
CHANGING THE ODDS ON LOTTO: Lotto Fever: The Powerball jackpot has swelled to $360 million. DRAWING TONIGHT
You need to buy just 195,249,054 tickets to guarantee a win by buying every single combination. That would cost you nearly $400 million
A single winner choosing the cash payout will take home $327 million before taxes.
Powerball tickets are flying off the shelf at a rate of 4,100 a minute
The odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are about 1 in 175 million. To put that in perspective, here’s a list of things more likely to happen to you:
• Becoming a movie star (1 in 1.5 million)
• Hitting a hole in one on consecutive par-three golf holes (1 in 156 million)
• Being struck by lightning in your lifetime (1 in 10,000) or in a given one-year period (1 in 1 million)
• Getting attacked by a shark (1 in 11.5 million) or drowning at the beach (1 in 2 million). Being killed by a shark though, is less likely than a lottery win.
• Being crushed by a vending machine (1 in 112 million)
• Becoming the president of the United States (1 in 10 million)
• Picking a perfect NCAA March Madness bracket (1 in 13.5 million)
• Being killed by a venomous animal or plant (1 in 3.4 million)
• Being killed by falling airplane parts (1 in 10 million)
A Year In The Life Of A Teenage Girl
164 door slams
183 grumbles with mum
257 arguments with siblings
153 fall-outs with dad
127 fall-outs with mates
123 tears over boys
125 chats with friends about periods
306 chats with friends about boys
274 hours on the phone
EMAIL: I'VE FIGURED OUT A WAY TO KEEP MYSELF GOING TO THE GYM. I Leave important things in your gym locker!!! (MY ONLY HAIRDRYER, BEST MAKEUP....I HAVE TO GO IN IN THE MORNING OR ILL LOOK LIKE CRAP ALL DAY. I'VE LOST 30 POUNDS SINCE JANUARY DOING THIS AND THOUGHT IT MIGHT HELP OTHERS
TT: NEVER GONNA LIVE THIS DOWN MOMENT:
The Most Embarrassed Cop In America
The most embarrassed police officer in American is a proud member of the NYPD! Authorities say a New York police officer who was trying to be a Good Samaritan and help a cat who was stuck in a tree, climbed up and then got stuck himself. They had to call the Fire Department to use a bucket ladder to get the officer and the kitty down. The NYPD has refused to release the officer's name or comment. Guess this answers the age-old question -- who's better: cops or firemen?
FACT OR BULLCRAP
"American Idol to Ask Judge Judy to be a Judge!"
Trash! Too redundant.
"Man Runs From Police, Gets Attacked By Gator!"
Truth! In Pinellas Park, Florida, 20-year-old Bryan Zuniga was pulled over by police around 3am but then jumped out of the passenger door and fled. Police found him hours later in a hospital. The field he ran off in is a known alligator hangout. He was attacked by one and was being treated for multiple puncture wounds to the face, arm and armpit area.
"105-Year-Old Woman Says Bacon Is the Secret To Long Life!
Truth! 105-year-old Pearl Cantrell of Texas said the secret to her longevity is bacon! No kidding. Pearl said, "I love bacon, I eat it everyday!" Cantrell, who still dances, old reporters that her 105th birthday party was a three-day affair with more than 200 guests.
Tuesday, May 13th, 2013
134th day of the year.
There are 33 days left until Father's Day 2013
There are 225 days left until Christmas 2013
Today is National Dance Like A Chicken Day and National Buttermilk Biscuit Day
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg (29) (Birthday Trivia: In high school, Mark was a ______________ star A) fencing B) tennis C) bowling).
George Lucas (69) (Fast Fact: Lucas wanted to be a race car driver, but a near fatal accident in his souped-up Autobianchi Bianchina just days before his high school graduation quickly changed his mind. He tried joining the United States Air Force as an officer, but was turned down because of his numerous speeding tickets.)
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
The Wall Street Journal says that, since 1990, clothes prices in the U.S. have gone up 10%. Food prices, on the other hand, during that same time period, have gone up 82%!
TWINKIES WILL RETURN TO SHELVES IN TWO MONTHS
AMAZ PIC: 1939 Jay-Z look-alike: A photo dating to Harlem in 1939 looks a lot like Jay-Z.
Lotto Fever: The Powerball jackpot has swelled to $350 million. According to Fox News, tickets for each game cost $2 and there’s a 1 in 175.2 million chance that any ticket will win the grand prize. next drawing wednesday night!!!!
Angelina Jolie Has Double Mastectomy: Angelina Jolie recently underwent a double mastectomy after tests showed she faced a high probability of developing breast cancer.
She wrote in the NY Times: “I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy
The I.R.S. says that Beyonce's dad owes $1.2 million in taxes
Say it isn't so -- Taco Bell is working on waffle taco? (as long as its covered in that dorito cheese..they can serve terds....im eatn)
If you're keeping track, Wyoming has the lowest beer taxes in the U.S.
Kristen Dunst has signed on for a cameo in Anchorman 2
- Samsung plans to unveil a 5G network within 7 years. It will allow users to download films in seconds.
FOX has given the go-ahead to bring back Kiefer Sutherland and "24" next summer.
- Snooki has launched her own line of sunglasses for kids
- Khloe Kardashian recently got invisalign braces
Stark Request: Contact Music claims Robert Downey Jr. allegedly wants $100 million to do another Iron Man and Avengers film. A source says, ''He's the only guy with real power in this situation, and balls of steel,
Houston- We Have A Problem: An American Airlines flight from L.A. to New York made an emergency landing in Kansas City because a woman refused to stop singing Whitney Houston's ''I Will Always Love You.''
A new survey by Baylor College of Medicine reveals that dieters, who join weight loss groups lose five times more weight than those, who diet alone. People on Weight Watchers lose an average of 8.6 pounds in 3 months compared to 1.8 pounds for those, who diet alone.
6 Things NOT To Say At Work from careerbuilder.com
1. "I can't take on any more work. I'm completely overwhelmed already."
2. "(Fill in the blank) is an idiot."
3. "That's not fair!"
4. "That's not how we did it at my old company."
5. "I'll have it on your desk by 3 p.m." (when you know you won't)
6. "I'm bored."
“Sexiest Nationality Study” from MissTravel.com
Sexiest Nationalities for Women: (based on dating preferences of 13,259 American men)
Sexiest Nationalities for Men: (based on sample size of 30,741 American women)
10. Puerto Rican
MOVIES TO SEE THIS SUMMER
Summer movies are all about testosterone.
Here’s a rundown of some of the most anticipated movies we’ll be seeing in the coming months:
World War Z – June 21st – Brad Pitt deals with a zombie apocalypse.
The Internship – June 7th – Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn play interns at Google.
Man of Steel – June 14th – Will they finally make a good Superman movie? We’ll know soon enough.
2 Guns – August 2nd – Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg are undercover officers, trying and take down some drug cartels.
This is the End – June 12th – A raunchy comedy staring James Franco, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd, Jonah Hill and Jason Segel.
The Hangover: Part III – May 23rd – The Wolfpack returns to Vegas.
COLLEGES SPEND MORE MONEY ON FOOTBALL COACHES THAN PROFESSORS
According to a new report, some of the most respected colleges in the country pay their football coaches more than their professors. A lot more.
For example, schools in the SEC gave raises to their professors to the tune of 15.5 percent between 2006 and 2011, bringing them from $70,886 to $81,758.
At the same time, football coaching salaries increased 128.9 percent, from $3.1 million to $6.9 million.
Seems like no matter how great the professors are, it’s the athletic programs that bring in the money and keep things humming.
Dear (Morning Show):
A year ago, I had a one-night stand with a man I met at a friend's barbecue. It's not something I make a habit of, but I was just out of a bad relationship and wanted a friend with benefits. Last month, I got together with someone I want to be with for the rest of my life. Even though I've only known him a month I know he's "the one". On Friday night, he introduced me to his best friend. I almost fainted because it's the guy I had the one-night stand with. What do I do?
Rihanna's backstage demands from Hollywoodlife.com
a six-foot plush white cloth couch
a “thin” full-length mirror
a plush new animal print rug
six to eight plush animal print pillows
vases with white tulips
one clear vase of Sterling lavendar roses
250 full size white bath towels
a pizza place that delivers past 2 a.m.
Lady GaGa's backstage demands from Hollywoodlife.com
Mon – BBQ Night
Tues. – Asian Night
Wed. – Mexican Night
Thurs. – American Night
Fri. – Carving Night (Include Tri Tip & Ham)
Sat. – Pasta Bar (Assorted Pasta types, meats, veggies, sauces)
Sun. – Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings
Like expensive burgers? How about one that costs $325,000? While tasting a burger this expensive might be tempting, there's something you should know first: The reason this burger is so expensive is because it was grown in a lab from 20,000 thin strips of "cultured muscle tissue."
Yep, lab-burgers are being tested to see if the middle man – or "middle cow," actually – can be all but eliminated in the future, thus helping the environment and possibly convincing vegetarians to consume meat.
According to researchers, “It’s really about the conversion of feed to meat … In cultured meat production it’s much more efficient; only the meat is produced, and not all the other parts.” You want fries with that?
Monday, May 13th, 2013
13th is the 133rd day of the year.
There are 226 days left until Christmas 2013
Today is Leprechaun Day, National Fruit Cocktail Day and National Apple Pie Day
ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1940, a helicopter was flown for the very first time. The inventor gave props to his props.
Oooh, it's MONDAY THE 13th!!!
#HappyBirthday to Robert Pattinson, who turns 27 today. (Birthday Trivia: What instrument does Robert play? A) guitar B) piano C) ukulele)
Dennis Rodman turns 52. .
THIS WEEK IS
National Police Week --
"Can you run faster than 1,200 feet per second? In case you didn't know, that is the average speed of a 9mm bullet fired from my gun."
"Warning? You want a warning? Okay, I'm warning you not to do that again or I'll give you another ticket."
"Just how big were those two beers?"
National Transportation Week -- May 12-18. Did you know that in Indiana it is illegal to ride public transportation for at least 30 minutes after eating garlic.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
“Tanning Mom” Patricia Krentcil is going to appear in an adult movie.
One-in-five people forgot Mother’s Day yesterday.
NBC cancelled Matthew Perry’s sitcom Go On.
CBS has canceled CSI: NY and Vegas. The network has also passed on airing the Beverly Hills Cop TV series
19 people were shot and injured during a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans yesterday. Cops are looking for three suspects, who ran from the scene
Arsenio Hall and Paula Abdul are dating again.
UPDATE; Gina DeJesus is having trouble sleeping. A source tells the Daily Mail, ''She was locked in a room for so long that she is now sleeping on an inflatable mattress in the living