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Jun 15, 2012

50 SHADES OF GREY

If you are one of the millions reading the best-seller series Fifty Shades of Grey, it looks like you’ll be able to wear it too.

The author E-L James has just signed a licensing deal to bring “Fifty Shades” eyeshadow and clothing products into a store near you.

Some items from the trilogy that could soon be on store shelves include lingerie, apparel, fragrances, make-up, home furnishings, jewelry and other types of products aimed at adult women.

Jun 15, 2012

DADS VALUE

I need a raise!

We hear some women complain that they aren’t paid equally to men. Well, ladies as it turns out you are worth more than us guys.

A new survey says that fathers are worth about one-third as much as mom around the house.

 

Insure.com released its annual Father's Day, finding that dads are worth about $20,248 -- approximately $1,000 less than the inflation-adjusted value of 10 years ago.

The website matched government wage data to 13 different fatherly household tasks to calculate the index.

Jun 15, 2012

GIFTS FOR DAD

If you haven’t shopped for a dad or your dad yet, good. We have the items that dad doesn’t want this Father’s Day.

We all can agree, trying to figure out what someone wants without directly asking him is hard, and in your desperation you may just pick out the first thing you see.

The key to picking out a Father's Day gift is to avoid being generic.

If it's something generic, odds are that he already has it.

So what should children or wives avoid when shopping for Father's Day gifts.

 

Jun 15, 2012

COST OF RAISING A CHILD

Jun 14, 2012

THE PALINS ARE BACK

Being a single mom is hard work under normal circumstances, but when your family is the subject of constant media scrutiny, it's even more difficult.

Bristol Palin, the daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, is learning that lesson all too well, as her struggles raising her 3-year-old son, Tripp are documented on her new reality show, "Life's a Tripp."

Jun 14, 2012

THE GIFT

Need your help folks.

My wife’s sister Lisa and Lynne were discussing what to give their cousin for his wedding gift. 

She (Lisa) said she asked people she worked with and her friends in FL and they all said something off of the registry that was put together for the shower. 

Lynne’s says her practice has always been to give money...typically she would give money to cover the cost of my plate.  Normally around $50 per person. 

Jun 14, 2012

SHOT WHILE WALKING

This is a strange story.

A West Virginia man is hitchhiking across the country seeking answers.

So far he’s made it to Montana was injured in a seemingly random drive-by shooting.

Ray Dolin, 39, was shot in the arm as he approached a pickup Saturday evening, thinking the driver was offering him a ride.

The freelance photographer looks like he’s gonna be okay.

Jun 14, 2012

PLEASE STOP DOING IT

CNN did a report on how long you can look away from the wheel and read a text.

On average anyone who drives and reads texts while driving does it for about 5 seconds.

A lot of us think it’s not harmful to do a “quick” look for a few seconds. But when you’re driving how far is 5 seconds?

25mph – 150feet

35mph – over 250 feet

Imagine going faster like 45 or 55mph, you could cover the length of Neyland Stadium! (football field)

Jun 14, 2012

TEENS AND JOBS

If you’ve been hard on your teen already about not getting a Summer job it may not be their fault.

A new report says Summer jobs for teens are disappearing.

Check this out. Fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold jobs such as running cash registers, mowing lawns or busing restaurant tables from June to August.

The decline has been particularly sharp since 2000, with employment for 16-to-19-year olds falling to the lowest level since World War II.

Jun 13, 2012

SIDEWALK CHALK

Subdivisions... We love them because there are plenty of people and kids around and fun going on and we feel safer; but then there are the RULES and The homeowners association...