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It costs about $170 a year to power your flat screen TV, but only about $3 a year to power your radio or smart speakers.Cruising through photos of puppies online improves your focus, reports a study in the journal PLoS One.It's estimated that Americans only do what half as much cooking at home as we did in 1976.14% of dogs have chewed on eyeglasses and ruined them.According to Men's Health, 40% of men can not remember the last time they wrote a thank you note.Close to 20% of people in a recent survey said picking their nose while driving nearly caused them to get into an accident.Only seven out of every one thousand people will live to be 100.About one in every five men say they couldn't leave for vacation without packing a hair dryer.30% of us are more likely to do this when the weather is warmer. Socialize with friends.

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Oregon is going to allow students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health.Miss Michigan, Kathy Zhu, has been stripped of her title after pageant officials said she had a pattern of posting "offensive" messages on social media.Art Neville, founder of the Neville Brothers, died yesterday. He was 81.A baby girl in St. Louis was born on 7-Eleven Day at 7:11 p.m., weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces. 7-11 has given her $7,111 towards her college fund.Did you know that Gisele B√ľndchen has a twin? Mrs. Tom Brady and her sister celebrated their birthdays together over the weekend.Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix are engaged.Beyonce's daughter has received her first songwriting credit at age 7.Bernie Sanders' campaign staff is demanding $15 an hour pay, the same as what he says should be the minimum wage.Pampers has announced a line of smart diapers.A study says Jo…

Music Calendar...

In 1942 Harry James and his Orchestra record "I Had the Craziest Dream."
In 1955 Chess Records releases Chuck Berry's first single "Maybelline."
In 1965 The Kinks perform "You Really Got Me" on TV's "Where The Action Is."
In 1966 "They're Coming to Take Me Away" by Napoleon XIV and "Bus Stop" by the Hollies both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 Frank Sinatra's "Strangers in the Night" is #1 on the U.S. albums chart.
In 1969 Los Angeles Mayor Sam Yorty proclaims "James Brown" day.
In 1969 "One" by Three Dog Night and "Spinning Wheel" by Blood, Sweat & Tears are both certified gold.
In 1970 David Crosby appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1972 Following an altercation with a newspaper photographer, 5 members of the Rolling Stones entourage, including Mick Jagger and Keith Richards (who were on their way to a Boston concert) are arrested in Warwick, RI, on ch…

Today In History...

In 1798 Napoleon captures Alexandria, Egypt.
In 1829 William Austin Burt of Mt. Vernon, MI, receives a patent for his "typographer," the forerunner of the typewriter.
In 1885 Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th U.S. president, dies at the age of 63.
In 1886 New York saloonkeeper Steve Brodie supposedly makes a daredevil plunge from the Brooklyn Bridge into the East River.
In 1904 By some accounts, the first ice-cream cone is made by Charles E. Menches during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, MO.
In 1914 Austria-Hungary issues an ultimatum to Serbia following the killing of Archduke Francis Ferdinand by an assassin. The dispute leads to World War I.
In 1937 Isolation of the pituitary hormone is announced.
In 1945 French Marshal Henri Petain, head of the Vichy government during World War II, goes on trial and is condemned to death.
In 1947 The first air squadron of jets is formed in Quonset Point, RI, by the U.S. Navy.
In 1952 Egyptian military officers led by Gamal Abdel Nasser o…

Born On This Day...

In 1874 Race horse trainer, James "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons
In 1863 Merchant, Samuel H. Kress (S.H. Kress 10 cent stores)
In 1874 Race horse trainer, James "Sunny Jim" Fitzsimmons (Gallant Fox)
In 1884 Film executive, Albert Warner (Warner Bros. co-founder)
In 1888 Novelist, Raymond Chandler (Phillip Marlowe, The Long Goodbye)
In 1892 Haile Selassie, emperor of Ethiopia (1930-74)
In 1893 Psychiatrist, Karl Menninger
In 1894 Actor, Arthur Treacher (English butler in 30-40's films)
In 1895 Actress, Florence Vidor (The Virginian, Doomsday)
In 1908 Actor, Karl Swenson (Lars-Little House on the Prairie) [d: 10-8-78]
In 1909 Actress, Helen Martin (Pearl Shay-227, Baby I'm Back) [d: 3-25-00]
In 1912 Actor, Michael Wilding (married Elizabeth Taylor) [d: 7-8-79]
In 1913 Actress, Coral Browne (Vincent Price's wife) [d: 5-29-91]
In 1919 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Pee Wee Reese (Dodgers) [d: 8-14-99]
In 1921 Actor, Calvert DeForest (Letterman's Larry "Bud" Melman) [d: 3…

TV/STREAMING . . .

Batwoman boss teases 'pretty serious Batman villain' in season 1. Showrunner Caroline Dries explains her 'back to basics' approach to Kate Kane and 'Batwoman'. Batwoman has been in production for only a few weeks, but Ruby Rose is already loving it. "It has a completely different feel than any other job that I've done before," says the Orange Is the New Black alum, who appears on the cover of the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly. "I wake up and I feel a lot of gratitude and excitement for what's going to come in the day ahead." Rose's red-haired vigilante grappling-hooked into the Arrowverse in last December's "Elseworlds," but the actress' new series is set before that topsy-turvy crossover. Premiering Oct. 6, Batwoman begins with Bruce Wayne's cousin Kate Kane (Rose) returning home to a beleaguered Gotham after years of training, and picking up the Bat-mantle in Bruce's absence. "She's eve…

Movies News

Greta Gerwig is set to inject a feminist spin into the live-action Barbie film starring Margot Robbie and we're so here for it. The dream team. When Warner Brothers announced Barbie was undergoing a modern-day makeover in a new live-action film, no one expected Robbie would be cast in the role. While it seems like an obvious fit aesthetically, it doesn't scream revolutionary. In the past, the Barbie doll has garnered widespread criticism for projecting unrealistic body ideals onto young girls, so with the news of a film, we presumed the doll would be reinvented for a progressive, 21st century audience. But don't panic just yet. There's still hope. Ladybird's Greta Gerwig has confirmed she'll be joining forces with her long-term partner Noah Baumbach to co-write the script, with the screenwriter in talks to direct the film too. And if there's one thing guaranteed with Greta, it's a female-led film with strong feminist messaging. Oh yes. "For us, the…