E-Scooter Commutes Are Up

By |2022-03-29T07:06:45-05:00March 29th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

Gas prices are up, but we're doing what we can to avoid WALKING anywhere.  Sales of E-SCOOTERS have skyrocketed, according to a new report.  And more people in cities are using them to commute. The makers of Bird scooters say sales are up 60% compared to the same time last year, and web traffic was up 30% in March.  A website called FluidFreeRide.com sells e-scooters too, and they say the same thing.  Sales are up 70%, and they've had 30% more web traffic since gas prices shot up. I've ridden the Bird scooters before, we should get more than just the ones [...]

A Study Found You Should Criticize Your Co-Workers More

By |2022-03-28T07:15:46-05:00March 28th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

Here's a good tip to start the workweek:  A new study found your co-workers might actually like to hear your thoughts on how BAD they are at their job . . . as long as it's "constructive" criticism. It found most people are more receptive to feedback than you think.  But we usually don't say anything, because we don't like confrontation, and don't want to seem rude. If it's something major, we're even less likely to speak up.  But we even let dumb stuff slide.  For example, less than 3% of people in the study told a researcher they had a smudge on [...]

On This Day In History 3/25/22

By |2022-03-25T11:45:03-05:00March 25th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

Today is International Waffle Day, National Medal of Honor Day and National Bridesmaid Day There are 23 days left until Easter There are 41 days left until Cinco de Mayo There are 44 days left until Mother's Day -- On this date in 1668, the U.S.'s first official horse race took place -- On this date in 1863, The first Army Medal of Honor awarded -- On this date in 1942, Aretha Franklin was born -- On this date in 1954, RCA introduced the color TV -- On this date in 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 marchers [...]

Five Random Facts for Monday 3/21/22

By |2022-03-21T10:37:35-05:00March 21st, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

Five Random Facts for Monday   HIGHLIGHTS:  Here are some random facts for you:  Alaska is home to the EASTERNMOST point in the United States.  And giraffes and mice have the same number of vertebrae in their necks:  Seven.     FULL STORY:  Here are some random facts for you . . .     1.  Alaska is home to the EASTERNMOST point in the United States, because the Aleutian Islands extend past the 180th meridian, into the Eastern Hemisphere.     2.  Leo Fender, the guy who invented Fender Stratocaster electric guitars, couldn't actually play guitar.     3.  Giraffes and [...]

Every State’s Favorite Traditional Irish Dish for St. Patrick’s Day

By |2022-03-17T07:03:49-05:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

Is there something you like to eat or drink to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?  Maybe something a little more traditional than a Shamrock Shake? There's a new rundown of each state's favorite traditional Irish delicacy, including stuff like:  Soda bread . . . colcannon, which is a side dish of mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage or kale . . . Irish Stew, a casserole traditionally cooked with root veggies and lamb, mutton, or beef . . . Irish coffee . . . Guinness Pie, which brings together the Irish staples of beef and Guinness beer . . . corned beef hash [...]

On This Day In History! Monday 3/24/22

By |2022-03-14T11:42:32-05:00March 14th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

Monday's History Lesson:  March 14th is the 73rd day of the year. There are 292 days remaining until the end of the year Today is National Pi Day, National Potato Chip Day, National Napping Day and National Save A Spider Day There are 3 days left until St Paddy's Day There are 34 days left until Easter -- On this date in 1879, Albert Einstein was born -- On this date in 1950, the FBI came out with their first "Most Wanted List" -- On this date in 1964, Jack Ruby was found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the [...]

Pre-Pandemic Events That Felt Like an Eternity Ago

By |2022-03-08T08:36:44-06:00March 8th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

The pandemic has dragged on for so long, stuff that happened right BEFORE it seems like it occurred in another lifetime. Here are some examples from a list that Buzzfeed put together: Jennifer Lopez and Shakira did the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Donald Trump was acquitted on both articles of impeachment. This was his SECOND impeachment. "Tiger King" came out. Technically, this was right AS the pandemic was taking off. It debuted on March 20th of 2020. "The Invisible Man", "Sonic the Hedgehog", and "Bad Boys for Life" were in theaters. We kinda thought Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were gonna [...]

3/7/22 Entertainment News

By |2022-03-07T10:27:46-06:00March 7th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

3/7/22 Entertainment News -- Netflix is halting service in Russia. The decision was announced Sunday and Netflix said it was made in light Russia's intensifying invasion of Ukraine. The streaming services had already suspended projects and acquisitions in Russia following the country's invasion of its neighbor. TikTok also announced Sunday it would not allow users in Russia to post on its platform. -- "The Batman" is securing the best opening weekend at North American box offices so far this year. Variety reports the Robert Pattison led superhero movie raked in 128-and-a-half-million-dollars since opening on Friday. It's the only the second move [...]

2/28/22 Entertainment News

By |2022-02-28T08:58:20-06:00February 28th, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

2/28/22 Entertainment News -- The cast of "CODA" is showing the progress Hollywood has made with representation at the SAG Awards. The film about a culturally deaf family took home outstanding Motion Picture Cast at the award show Sunday. Meantime, Jessica Chastain is taking home the Screen Actor's Guild award for Female Actor in a Leading Role her performance in biopic "The Eyes of Tammy Faye." Will Smith is celebrating his first SAG win for outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role for his performance in "King Richard." -- A motions hearing is set for today at the Santa Monica Courthouse [...]

Vegas anybody?

By |2022-02-23T08:26:02-06:00February 23rd, 2022|Categories: Blogs|

According to statistician Jeffrey Rosenthal, the casino game you should absolutely steer clear of is the Video Lottery Terminal.  Those are the ones with Keno or slot games.  They give a 5% to 15% edge TO the house. You want better odds?  Play Craps, and you'll have a 49.29% chance of winning.  By the way, both of these are "pure chance games" meaning it's all luck.  They don't have a skill element like Blackjack. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW3KRaz4aI4&t=375s

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