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Box Office Results from the Weekend

By |2019-12-16T06:17:00-06:00December 16th, 2019|

"Jumanji: The Next Level" raked in $60.1 million at the box office in its first weekend, easily making it the #1 movie at the box office.  "Frozen 2" was a distant second, making another $19.2 million in its fourth week. Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell", tanked, with only $5 million.  It's one of the worst openings in his career as a director.   Here's the Top 10 from this weekend:   1.  NEW:  "Jumanji: The Next Level", $60.1 million   2.  "Frozen 2", $19.2 million.  Up to $366.5 million in its 4th week.   3.  "Knives Out", $9.3 million.  Up to $78.9 million in its 3rd week.   4.  NEW:  "Richard [...]

SUICIDE HOTLINE: FCC Approves New Three-Digit Number, 988

By |2019-12-13T06:01:45-06:00December 13th, 2019|

Federal regulators announced Thursday a new three-digit number for the suicide prevention hotline that will make getting emergency mental health aid as easy as calling 911. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline has used the 10-digit number, 800-273-TALK (8255). Counselors answered more than 2.2 million calls last year at one of 163 crisis centers, but officials think the new number will make it easier for those in need to call for help. Dwight Holton, CEO of the non-profit suicide prevent organization Lines for Life, said, "The three-digit number is really going to be a breakthrough in terms of reaching people in crisis. [...]

Are These the Ten Most Stressful Things About the Holidays?

By |2019-12-11T06:06:46-06:00December 11th, 2019|

A survey this week said over a quarter of us haven't started our Christmas shopping yet.  Here's why you might be avoiding it:  Another survey just found that shopping is the MOST stressful part of the holidays.  Here are the top ten . . . 1.  Shopping for gifts.  37% ranked it as one of the most stressful aspects of the holidays. 2.  Traveling and visiting family. 3.  Extra cooking. 4.  Receiving gifts.  So GETTING presents stresses a lot of us out? 5.  Dealing with crowds and long lines. 6.  Other shopping-related stressors. 7.  Attending parties and social events. 8.  Family [...]

Phones Can Be A Pain!

By |2019-12-09T07:05:56-06:00December 9th, 2019|

Have you ever dropped your phone on your face? Have you ever fallen or walked into something because you were looking at your phone and not what was around you? You are not alone. Lots of people are being injured … because of their phones. A recent study out of Rutgers University revealed that head and neck injuries are on the rise nationwide – because of distracted phone users. Over 76,000 people across the country have been treated for phone-related injuries to the face, head, and neck. And most of the injured are between the ages of 13 and 29. The [...]

Several Toymakers Ended Up On The Industry’s ‘Naughty List’

By |2019-12-05T07:03:08-06:00December 5th, 2019|

The nonprofit organization “World Against Toys Causing Harm” (WATCH) came out with its annual list of the “10 Worst Toys.” The nonprofit, which has published the list for more than 40 years, makes its list “so parents and caregivers know what traps to avoid when buying toys -- especially in the upcoming 2019 holiday shopping season.” The products that ended up on the list ranged from toy guns to stuffed yetis. Here’s the full list of the toys -- and what makes them bad (all capitalization and exclamation points WATCH’s emphasis, not ours): Nerf Ultra One Foam Dart Blaster. Why? “POTENTIAL [...]

What Holiday Movie Should I Watch Next? I Need Suggestions!

By |2019-12-03T07:18:18-06:00December 3rd, 2019|

Lifetime, The Hallmark Channel, even Netflix has their own set of Christmas movies.   I read somewhere that there are over 70 new holiday films making their way to your TV this season. Watching holiday movies has never been a regular part of my past. It's not that I dislike them, it's mostly because I never seem to find the time! I decided to be more intentional about trying to catch some of these this year. Christmas movies seem to fit this formula; a woman falls in love with a handsome man, twists and turns, they end up together happily ever [...]

You Should Listen to 78 Minutes of Music a Day for Your Mental Health

By |2019-11-19T07:01:32-06:00November 19th, 2019|

You should listen to music every day.  And according to a new study, you should listen to 78 minutes of it every day. That's the amount recommended by the British Academy of Sound Therapy for maintaining good mental health.  But you can't just listen to one specific type of music.  There's actually a formula.  You need: 14 minutes of "uplifting" music to feel happy. 16 minutes of "calming" music to feel relaxed. 16 minutes of whatever you choose to overcome sadness. 15 minutes of "motivating" music to aid concentration. And another 17 minutes of whatever you choose to help manage your [...]

Friendsgiving Has Become More Popular with Young People Than Thanksgiving

By |2019-11-19T06:37:09-06:00November 19th, 2019|

Have you been to any FRIENDSGIVING dinners yet this year?  And were they a lot more relaxing and fun than your family's Thanksgiving dinner is going to be?     According to a new survey, young adults now actually PREFER Friendsgiving dinners to Thanksgiving dinner.  68% of people between 18 and 38 say they would rather do Friendsgiving over the traditional family dinner.  And here's why . . . 1.  Friendsgiving is more social.   2.  They get to avoid personal questions from their family.   3.  They feel less pressure to impress their guests.   4.  They don't have to [...]

99 packs of beer?

By |2019-11-18T07:24:09-06:00November 18th, 2019|

Why show up to a party with a 30-pack of beer like some kind of a lightweight when you could roll up with THIS. Pabst Blue Ribbon just started selling new 99-PACKS of beer.  They're calling it the "Family Pack," which is hmm . . . hey kids, put down your homework and get in here, we need your help polishing off this giant case of PBR your uncle brought over?? The packs come in a long, narrow box . . . it looks to be several feet long and probably needs two people to carry it. It costs $175, which [...]

Are you “sober curious”? You’re not alone, according to growing booze-free movement

By |2019-11-15T06:41:15-06:00November 15th, 2019|

We've all heard about Dry January -- the period where we skip booze after the excesses of the holidays.  But new trends show that people have started to give up alcohol for good. The global nonalcoholic beverage market is expected to reach a record value of $1,650.28 billion by 2024, according to a recent report from Zion Market Research. Terms like "sober curious" are becoming more prevalent, and last month, Whole Foods declared that zero-proof drinks are one of the top-10 food trends for 2020. Influencing the rise of this trend is a cultural shift toward wellness. Even conversations on social media [...]