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SURVIVING THE OFFICE ROMANCE BREAKUP

According to a recent poll, 41 percent of working Americans between the ages of 25 and 40 have been involved with a coworker. Other surveys put that number even higher -- closer to 58 percent says relationship guru Laura Snyder. Office romance can be risky business - both emotionally and professionally. Not that it stops many of us from trying anyway. But what happens when things go wrong?

Be Prepared to Be Professional
Hurt, angry, guilty... All those feelings -- and temptations to have your revenge at, say, a staff meeting or at the water cooler - need to be kept in check. This is easier if you don't work closely together, but be prepared to be polite and professional even when you think it might kill you.

Control the Rumor Mill
If your coworkers were aware of the relationship, give them a vague update on the situation. No details on who-did-what-and-why and no bitter tirades against your ex's character, reputation or lack of bedroom prowess. Save all that for your friends. …

OFFICE ROMANCES

Office happy hours may be happier than you ever thought. Twelve percent of all office romances begin at happy hour, according to a survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of CareerBuilder.com. The results are based on the response of more than 3,000 full-time, private sector employees across a variety of industries and company sizes.
Where do office romances begin?
Happy hour: 12 percentLate nights on the job: 11 percentLunches: 11 percentChance meetings outside work: 10 percentLove at first sight: 9 percent
37 percent of workers say they have dated someone with whom they work, and 30 percent of these liaisons have resulted in marriage. In addition, 25 percent of office romances involved a superior, including the immediate boss, something that is generally considered a no-no. As if dating the boss isn't perilous enough, nearly one in five workers who have had an office romance (19 percent) have had an affair with a co-worker where one person involved was married at the time.
When…

ANOTHER SLEEPWALKING NIGHT

30% of U.S. adults have sleepwalked at least once in their life, and 3.6% are actually prone to wandering around the house in their sleep, a far higher proportion than previously thought, HealthDay News reports of a study from Stanford University School of Medicine. Find out the ideal amount of sleep. If you sleep more or less than this, it will actually "age" your brain. Nearly 30% reported having sleepwalked at least once in their lifetime. In addition, nearly one-third of the 3.6% who had done so within the previous year said they sleepwalked twice or more each month. It appears to run in families. Some of the predictors, but not causes, of sleepwalking are:
Nearly one-third of those who have sleepwalked at least once in the past year report having family members who do the same thing.Those who have experienced depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder are 3.5 times and 3.9 times more likely to sleepwalk, respectively, than people without these psychiatric conditions.Peo…

TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF THE WEEKEND

How much do you enjoy the weekend? You may enjoy it so much that your personality changes. Nearly half of us find that we become more impulsive, imaginative, agreeable and creative on Saturdays and Sundays, according to a national poll conducted by Hampton Hotels. In addition, 33 percent say the transformation is so radical that they are a completely different person on the weekend than they are during the week. "The weekend is a significant cultural norm that actually doesn't change who we are, but allows us the freedom and flexibility to take part in activities that elicit these positive emotional reactions," says University of California, Berkeley sociologist Dr. Christine Carter, who is the author of "Raising Happiness." To make the most of your weekends, make sure you do the following, according to Carter:

1. Give yourself something to look forward to
Planning your weekend ahead can have a big impact on your level of happiness simply because you get to ant…

WASTE OF TIME

We've all heard the statistics about how much of our lives are spent doing mundane things, like watching TV or eating. For example, based on an average life expectancy of 74.3 years, here's how much time you'll waste in your life:
Applying deodorant -- 3 days, 8 hoursUrinating -- 29 days, 5 hoursPooping -- 3 months, 8 daysBlowing your nose -- 6 days, 2 hoursOn hold -- 2 months, 2 daysWaiting for a computer to boot up -- 16 days, 6 hoursGrocery shopping -- 10 months, 17 daysEating at McDonald's -- 6 days, 10 hoursDriving your car to work -- 8 months, 1 dayBreaking wind -- 2 days, 6 hoursOpening junk mail -- 8 monthsWaiting to see doctors -- 64 hours

WHAT'S IN A GLASS OF WATER

(Popular Science) With nearly limitless beverage options, you might not realize how much variety exists in the seemingly bland realm of tap water. This colorless refreshment can vary widely from city to city, house to house, or even sink to sink. Here are some surprising items that might show up in your water:

Pesticides
Insecticides and herbicides can wash into rivers and lakes and seep into groundwater. The pesticide atrazine has been linked to hormonal imbalances in lab animals but probably isn't carcinogenic.

Fluoride
As rock erode, they naturally release fluoride into soil, air, and most water sources. Because it can prevent tooth decay by rebuilding enamel, many communities add extra to the drinking supply.

Chlorine
Water-treatment facilities add chlorine as a disinfectant, and it's safe at low levels. But some disinfectant produce byproducts that have been linked to miscarriage.

Arsenic
Arsenic occurs naturally in rocks and soil, and it's linked to increased risk of…

THINGS WOMEN DO THAT ANNOY MEN

(from Askmen.com)
Use sex as a weapon -- It's a man's universal weak spot, and therefore unfair to use for gain.Talk incessantly -- With guys, you don't need so much detail!Shop till they drop -- If that's unavoidable, leave us home, don't force us along for the hell.Become too emotional -- we suck at dealing with a crying woman on our shoulder, we don't know the first thing about comforting woman. Don't lose it during every minor setback.Invade our personal space -- You know the hell we'd pay for doing this to you, so stay out of our drawers! Well, at the least the ones that hold our clothes.Speak in code -- The old "What are you thinking?" is timeless for testing how we feel about you. Please be specific or else we just don't get it.Become needy -- Don't turn us into emotional crutches and overly use us for moral boosters, it can become too much.Act jealous -- A strip club is just another place to talk football... and watch nude women…

WEIRD NEWS

You Bought Porn? That's Gonna Cost You... Your Life!

In Arkansas, 69-year-old Patricia Hill shot and killed her husband... because he bought porn. No kidding. Mrs. Hill admitted to police she killed 65-year-old Frank Hill following an argument that began after her husband purchased pornography on their television. In a statement, police said Patricia Hill canceled the purchase, but her husband then made a second one. She then approached her husband in a shed outside the home and asked him to leave. When he refused, she went back into the house and armed herself with a .22-caliber pistol. Back at the shed, she shot her husband twice, striking him once in the leg and once in the head. Immediately following the shooting, Patricia Hill told authorities she went back inside the house, put the gun back where it belonged, and called 911 to report what she had done. Her husband was discovered dead in the shed when police arrived. Patricia is now being held without bond on felony probable …

DID YOU KNOW?

According to statistics, when it comes to online dating profiles, the thing women are most likely to lie about is their weight. Men are most likely to lie about their job.One out of three Americans can't name a single Christmas presents from last year.You would have seen far more of these 50 years ago, but today, 72% of stay-at-home moms say they don't own an apron.According to USA Today, people respond to pulling the blankets off the bed more than anything else when waking up.When it comes to household chores, 80% of the time women make the bed.The most frequently roasted nuts are almonds.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team will take President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to court in Alexandria, Virginia, today.Iran's currency has hit a new record low, as the country's economy worsens.In England, a 26-year-old woman caught her 26-year-old husband cheating on her-after only a year of marriage-with a 72-year-old woman.Tom Cruise's latest Mission: Impossible movie pulled in $61 million over the weekend, a franchise record.Disneyland resort workers have approved a contract calling for a raise in the minimum wage to $15 an hour.A California teen was arrested after breaking into a house and asking a sleeping couple to use their Wi-Fi.A naked man was found doing jumping jacks in the women's restroom at a Tennessee McDonald's.Because of possible stadium-construction issues, the Seahawks-Raiders game October 14th at England's Tottenham Hotspur Stadium might be moved to Wembley Stadium.New research from Parks Associates finds 4…

ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1498, Christopher Columbus discovered the island of Trinidad. Which, of course, was right next door to Trinimom.

In 1790, the first U.S. patent is granted to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process. Back in my college days, pot ash was never a problem.

On this date in 1964, the American space probe Ranger 7 sent back over 4,000 pictures of the moon's surface. It made for a really long "home-movie night" of slides. Or, they should have sent me. When I got on vacation, I easily take 2,000 more than that.

In 1967, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were released from jail after spending a month there on a drug conviction. They were both so skinny, they could walk in and out of the cells at will, but they stayed anyway.

On this date in 1981, baseball's 7-week strike officially ended. They celebrated the end of the strike with four balls, which of course, resulted in a walk. It was the season everyone knew what it was like to be a Cubs fan.

In 1988, the last of the 22 …

Music Calendar...

In 1942 Harry James records "I've Heard That Song Before" with Helen Forrest as lead vocalist. In 1959 Neil Sedaka records "Oh Carol." In 1964 Country singer Jim Reeves, 41, is killed when his single-engine Beechcraft crashes near Nashville, TN. In 1964 "Dancing In The Street" by Martha & the Vandellas is released. In 1965 "It's The Same Old Song" by the Four Tops and "The In Crowd" by Ramsey Lewis both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1966 The first Cream concert is held in Windsor, England. In 1967 Mick Jagger & Keith Richards are released after a month in jail on drug convictions. In 1970 The Rolling Stones fulfilling their contract with Decca for one more album deliver "Cocksucker Blues." In 1971 The Rolling Stones' documentary "Gimme Shelter" makes its UK premiere at the Rialto Cinema in London. In…

Today In History...

In 1498 Christopher Columbus discovers the island of Trinidad. In 1556 St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuit order of Catholic priests and brothers) dies in Rome. In 1776 Francis Salvador is the first Jew to die in the American Revolution. In 1777 Marquis de Lafayette, a 19-year-old French nobleman, is made a major-general of the Continental Army. Lafayette later played a role in the British defeat at Yorktown. In 1790 The first U.S. patent is granted to Samuel Hopkins for a potash process. In 1875 Andrew Johnson, the 17 U.S. president, dies in Tennessee at age 66. In 1919 Germany's Weimar Constitution is adopted. In 1945 Pierre Laval, premier of the pro-Nazi Vichy government, surrenders to U.S. authorities in Austria; he was turned over to France, which later tried and executed him. In 1948 President Truman dedicates New York International Airport at …

Born On This Day...

In 1763 Legal scholar, James Kent In 1800 German chemist, Friedrich Wohler (co-discovered Vandium) In 1803 Engineer, John Ericsson (built USS Monitor) In 1822 Industrialist, Abram Hewitt (made first steel in the U.S.) In 1867 Merchant, Sebastian S. Kresge (S.S. Kresge Co.) In 1882 Physicist/inventor, Herbert E. Ives (transmission of pictures) In 1889 Actor, Donald Foster (Herbert Johnson-Hazel) In 1894 Pianist/bandleader, Roy Bargy (Jimmy Durante) In 1900 Pollster, Elmo Roper (Roper Poll) [d: 4-30-71] In 1901 French painter, Jean Debuffet (Landscape with 2 Personages) [d: 5-12-85] In 1904 Sportswriter, Arthur Daley (NY Times-Pulitzer 1956) [d: 1-3-74] In 1912 Economist, Milton Friedman (Nobel, 1976) [d: 11-16-06] In 1912 TV talk show host, Irv Kupcinet (Tonight! America After Dark) [d: 11-10-03] In 1913 TV producer, Bill Todman (game shows with Mark Goodman) [d: 7-29-79] In 1919 Sportscaster, Curt Gowdy (ABC, NBC) [d: 2-20-06] In 1921 Ci…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams' Biggest Fan May Just Be Chris Harrison. Forget about a rose. Chris Harrison wants one member of Bachelor Nation to get a ring! It's no secret that the host of ABC's popular franchise has seen his share of wonderful couples. But with Becca Kufrin's season coming to an end and Bachelor in Paradise kicking off next month, there's one famous pair that Chris can't get enough of. Any guesses? He's for sure Team Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams. "They are an amazing couple and are crazy in love with each other. They are both quirky, goofy and funny," Chris shared with E! News exclusively at the City of Hope poker tournament inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. "I don't know when this [engagement] is going to happen, but it will happen. If there is a couple I root for, it's them." While Wells hasn't revealed any top-secret details to the host about his relationship plans, Chris admitted that he 100 percent …

The End of Tipping?

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ON THIS DAY

On this date in 1729, the city of Baltimore was founded.
It was either Baltimore or Balti-less and people tend to always go for more.
Heck, I didn't even know it was losted. Up until that time, the local baseball team was called the "Somewhere in Maryland Orioles."
That makes it 289 years old, although it doesn't look a day over 280.

In 1956, "In God We Trust" became the official U.S. motto, replacing the previous one, "Who do we trust?" I'm surprised no one has tried to repeal that yet.

On this date in 1965, President Johnson signed the Medicare bill into law. At the time I said, "So what?" But with each day, I care more and more.

In 1975, Jimmy Hoffa mysteriously disappeared. Much like the $1 gallon of gas... we never saw it coming. (Have listeners call with things that they owned that mysteriously disappeared. Maybe working together, we can find 'em.)

On this date in 1985, officials from 35 countries began meeting in Finland to mark …

Music Calendar...

In 1949 "Some Enchanted Evening" by Perry Como is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1954 Elvis Presley debuts professionally at Overton Park in Memphis, TN, opening for Slim Whitman. In 1956 Brenda Lee records "Jambalaya" and "Bigelow 6-500." In 1956 "My Prayer" by the Platters hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1966 Bob Dylan appears on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post. In 1966 "Wouldn't It Be Nice" by the Beach Boys enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1966 "Wild Thing" by The Troggs hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks. In 1966 "Yesterday And Today" by The Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 5 weeks. In 1968 The Beatles close their London-based Apple boutique on Baker Street, giving away its entire contents. In 1969 Barbra …

Today In History...

In 1619 The first representative assembly in America convenes in Jamestown. In 1729 The city of Baltimore is founded. In 1792 The French national anthem "La Marseillaise," by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle, is first sung in Paris. In 1864 During the Civil War, Union forces fail in an attack to take Petersburg, VA, by exploding a mine under Confederate defense lines. In 1916 German sabotuers blow up a munitions plant on Black Tom Island near Jersey City, NJ. In 1932 The Summer Olympic Games open in Los Angeles, CA. In 1942 President Franklin Roosevelt signs a bill creating a women's auxiliary agency in the Navy known as Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Services, or WAVES. In 1945 The USS Indianapolis, which had just delivered key components of the Hiroshima atomic bomb to the Pacific island of Tinian, is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Only 316 out of 1,196 men sur…

Born On This Day...

In 1511 Painter/architect, Giorgio Vasari In 1818 English novelist, Emily Bronte (Wuthering Heights) In 1855 American sculptor, James Edward Kelly In 1857 American economist, Thorstein Veblen In 1863 Auto maker, Henry Ford (founded Ford Motor Company) In 1880 Publisher/editor, Robert Rutherford McCormick (Chicago Tribune) In 1889 Inventor, Vladimir Zworykin (TV camera tube, Electron microscope) In 1890 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Casey Stengel (Yankees) [d: 9-29-75] In 1898 English scultor, Henry Moore (Lincoln Center) In 1909 Historian, C. Northcote Parkinson (Parkinson's Law) [d: 3-10-93] In 1916 Actor, Dick Wilson (Dino-McHale's Navy, Mr. Whipple) [d: 11-19-07] In 1926 Singer, Christine McGuire (McGuire Sisters) (92) In 1928 Baseball player, Joe Nuxhall (youngest MLBer to play) [d: 11-15-07] In 1931 Actress, Joan Vohs (Elaine-Bachelor Father) [d: 6-4-01] In 1933 Actor, Edd Byrnes (Gerald Lloyd-77 Sunset Strip) (85) In 1934 Actor, …

WEIRD NEWS

There's More Than One Way to Skin an Insurance Company

In Alberta, Canada, a man found a quick way to save over $1,000 on his car insurance - by simply stating on his insurance documents that he is female. In truth he identifies 100% as male and identified himself only as David to protect himself against possible legal consequences. He is in his early 20s and had already had a couple of speeding tickets and one collision, so he knew the insurance would be high - but the $4,500 he was quoted was even worse than he thought. At one point, he asked the insurer what the cost would be for a woman in his exact situation and learned that his annual bill would be about $1,100 lower. David said, "I was pretty angry about that. And I didn't feel like getting screwed over any more. So I asked them to change my gender on my auto policy, and she's like, we can't do that." Then he learned that it could actually be done, but he had to have his gender changed on his birth cer…

DID YOU KNOW?

It costs about $170.00 a year in electricity to power your flat screen TV, but only about $3.00 a year to power your radio.40% of women admit having thrown a shoe at someone when they were really angry.The average person touches their nose five times an hour without realizing it.A recent study finds that books are the most borrowed items in America, followed by jumper cables and then scissors.One in five married women say their engagement or wedding ring is the number one thing they would change in their lives.In a recent survey, people said that cracking knuckles is the most annoying personal bad habit.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Actress Priyanka Chopra and musician Nick Jonas are engaged after two months of dating.Scientists spotted a cross between a whale and a porpoise off the coast of Hawaii last year."Mission: Impossible - Fallouit" actor Ving Rhames says California police officers pulled their guns on him inside his own home after a neighbor reported a "large black man" breaking in.America's Got Talent judge Mel B has been banned from talking about her marriage to Eddie Murphy in her upcoming tell-all book. But she will dish on ex-husband, Stephen Belafonte.Those two Georgia police officers who were caught on video flipping a virtual coin to determine if a speeding motorist would go to jail were fired late last week.For the record, The Cheesecake Factory is celebrating National Cheesecake Day with 50% off a slice of Cheesecake all day long. Limit one per guest.North Korea returned the remains of 55 American soldiers on Friday, from the days of the Korean War 66 years ago.Actress B…

TV/STREAMING . . .

Julia Roberts on the 'mental challenge' of shooting 'Homecoming'. Julia Roberts is returning to the small screen for the first time since the 2014 tv movie "The Normal Heart" in "Homecoming," Amazon's new thriller based on Micah Bloomberg and Eli Horowitz's podcast of the same name. And what brought her back to the medium were the men behind the project. "I just think that what Eli and Micah have written is such a great old-fashioned yarn set in this really modern conundrum of a morality play. And you put that in Sam [Esmail's] incredibly stylish, capable, huge hands, it seemed a very safe place to be," she said at the Television Critics Assn. panel for the series Saturday. The recent star of "Money Monster" and "Wonder" noted that the process of filming "Homecoming" wasn't "that different" from the way she has been asked to work on films, based on the way they shot it and the fact th…