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DID YOU KNOW?

One in three wives wish their husbands would hold hands more.According to a recent survey, over 60% of men and women believe it is not appropriate to talk politics until after the third date.In a recent study, the average person knows two people who had a unibrow in high school.Around 7 percent of women have had a dream about a bartender.Close to 50,000 people needed medical attention last year due to bites from other people.Virtually everyone did this 20 years ago, now only 20% of people write checks once or twice a year.92% of women in a recent survey said they consider guys who wear silk boxers a huge turn-off.We have an argument with our kids just over 5 times a week for about 14 minutes each time. That's based on an average of just over five arguments a week for 16 years, which works out to 4,210. Those fights last for an average of 14 minutes, which means you'll spend about 41 total days of your kid's childhood arguing with them.Believe it or not, 33% of children won…

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

A company in South Bend is on the lookout for someone to taste local coffee for a month and write reviews about them. The pay is $1,000 for the month. Details can be found here.
"Alienstock," the viral Facebook event that invited people to storm Area 51 in Nevada next week, has lost its ringleader. Matty Roberts, a college student who started the event jokingly, has pulled out due to worries about the infrastructure of what is supposedly going to happen on September 20.
What's with the snake-like UFO's that have been appearing in states across the summer? Oh, they've got video of them in California, Wyoming and New York.
According to Nielsen, ratings for the seven blended NFL TV windows were up 5 percent year-over-year, with an average draw of 17.1 million viewers.
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and his wife Nicole welcomed a third son to their family on Monday. Maverick Nicolas Phelps was born weighing 6-pounds, 5-ounces and measuring 20-inches long.
Starting today, …

Music Calendar...

In 1963 Barbra Streisand and Elliot Gould get married. (They divorced eight years later.)
In 1965 The Beatles' single "Yesterday" b/w "Act Naturally" is released.
In 1967 "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" by Frankie Valli is certified gold.
In 1968 The Beatles appear on the cover of Life magazine.
In 1969 John Lennon & Yoko Ono debut the "Plastic Ono Band" at the Toronto Peace Festival. Musicians included Eric Clapton, Klaus Voormann and Alan White.
In 1969 Barbara Mandrell makes her chart debut with "I've Been Loving You Too Long."
In 1969 Elvis Presley's last #1 single, "Suspicious Minds," enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 "You've Got A Friend" by James Taylor is certified gold.
In 1974 Stevie Wonder makes his first public appearance since being in a near-fatal car crash a year earlier.
In 1975 "Lyin' Eyes" by the Eagles and "Bad Blood" by Neil Sedaka both enter the U.S. top 4…

Today In History...

In 1321 Dante Alighieri, author of the "Divine Comedy," dies.
In 1759 During the final French and Indian War, the British defeat the French on the Plains of Abraham overlooking Quebec City.
In 1788 The U.S. Constitutional Convention authorizes the first national election and declares New York City the temporary capital of the United States.
In 1803 Commodore John Barry, considered by many the father of the American navy, dies in Philadelphia.
In 1899 Henry Bliss becomes America's first motor traffic fatality by stepping in front of a car in New York City.
In 1922 The hottest shade temperature on the Earth's surface is recorded at 136.4 degrees Fahrenheit in El Azizia, Libya.
In 1943 Chiang Kai-shek becomes president of China.
In 1948 Republican Margaret Chase Smith of Maine is elected to the Senate, becoming the first woman to serve in both U.S. houses of Congress.
In 1949 The Ladies Professional Golf Association of America is formed in New York City, with Patty Berg as its …

Born On This Day...

In 1755 Inventor, Oliver Evans (pioneered the high-pressure steam engine)
In 1819 Composer/pianist, Clara Wieck Schumann
In 1851 Scientist, Walter Reed (proved mosquitos transmit yellow fever)
In 1857 U.S. chocolate manufacturer, Milton S. Hershey
In 1860 General John J. "Blackjack" Pershing (World War I)
In 1874 Austrian composer, Arnold Schoenberg (12-tone music system)
In 1876 Author, Sherwood Anderson
In 1895 Actress, Ruth McDevitt (Jo-All in the Family, Night Stalker)
In 1903 Actress, Claudette Colbert (It Happened One Night) [d: 7-30-96]
In 1908 Cartoon Voicist, Mae Questel (voice of Betty Boop) [d: 1-8-98]
In 1911 Singer/guitarist, Bill Monroe (father of Bluegrass) [d: 9-9-96]
In 1912 Actress, Reta Shaw (Martha-Ghost & Mrs. Muir) [d: 1-8-82]
In 1913 Actor, Roy Engle (Police Chief-My Favorite Martian) [d: 12-29-80]
In 1914 Composer, Leonard Feather (Encyclopedia of Jazz) [d: 9-22-94]
In 1916 Author, Roald Dahl (Over To You, Taste, Two Fables) [d: 11-23-90]
In 1916 Actor/singer, D…

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Billie Lourd Says American Horror Story: 1984 Is the Goriest Season Yet. Get ready to be singing a whole lot of "Africa" by Toto. That's Billie Lourd's go-to for when filming on American Horror Story gets too scary, and apparently those rains down in Africa have been getting blessed a lot this season. The actress appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Monday and obviously couldn't share too much about the new season, which is a bit of a departure from typical seasons of AHS because it features no Sarah Paulson or Evan Peters, but she could give us a little explainer and share her methods for keeping herself happy when the gore becomes too much. In the clip, she and Jimmy even sing a bit of the song together before she reveals just how bloody this season gets. "This one is even gorier than it ever has been before, so I need to sing 'Africa' literally every day all day because it's terrifying constantly." She then explains how the s…

Movie News

Nicole Kidman Declares Her "Love" for The Goldfinch Co-Star Ansel Elgort. Ansel Elgort has found the next president of his fan club in Nicole Kidman. The pair, who co-star in upcoming drama The Goldfinch, were on hand for the film's premiere at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. And if their red carpet photos weren't lovely enough, watching Kidman offer Elgort a rave review after working together is sure to put a smile on your face. Speaking to E! News, Kidman gushed, "I just adore him. I just love what he does." The Oscar winner then shared her support for his highly-anticipated role in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake, "I love his choices. This was a really, really great choice for him to do." In addition to praising Ansel's professional endeavors, she called him "very funny" and said he always had her laughing on set. In The Goldfinch, which is based on the 2013 novel of the same name, Kidman also stars opp…

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Katharine McPhee and David Foster Hit First Carpet as Husband and Wife. Katharine McPhee and David Foster are making a Smash-ing red carpet appearance as husband and wife. The newlyweds have been busy zipping across the globe for various appearances, vacations and gatherings, but now they are making one of their most important stops yet: Toronto. This getaway to the Canadian city will forever be remembered for being the place where they made their first-ever red carpet appearance as husband and wife. It's been mere months since Katharine and David got married in a quaint wedding ceremony in London, and somehow they've only just now crossed this major item off their to-do list. But the long wait was worth it, because it also brought together all three of David's daughters. Amy, Erin and Jordan Foster posed with their new mother-in-law at the Toronto International Film Festival, where a documentary about David is making its premiere. The doc titled David Foster: Off the Reco…

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick Are Reuniting Onstage After 24 Years. Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick are teaming up for a Broadway production, debuting next year! The couple, who tied the knot in 1997, are set to star in the 2020 revival of the late Neil Simon's Plaza Suite. Parker announced the exciting stage news on Tuesday morning, writing a message to her fans on social media. "A classic American comedy A legendary playwright An actor whom I get to love onstage and off 2 actors, 6 roles," Parker captioned her announcement post on Instagram. "Neil Simon's comedy about love, marriage, children and all the absurdity and heartbreak that can happen in room 719. Plaza Suite is back on Broadway. Starring Matthew Broderick and his wife. Directed by John Benjamin Hickey." The Sex and the City alum concluded, "I feel I've waited a lifetime." Parker and Broderick, who share three kids together, will kick off a 17-week limited r…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Jenny Slate Announces Engagement to "Kindest" Boyfriend Ben Shattuck. Jenny Slate is a bride-to-be! The actress-comedienne announced her engagement to boyfriend Ben Shattuck on Monday via Instagram. Sharing a plethora of photos from the future newlyweds' recent trip to Europe, Slate revealed her artist-writer beau surprised her by popping the question in France. "He took me to France and made a picnic and made me feel happy and free and then he asked me to marry him and i screamed YES," the 37-year-old Parks and Recreation alum shared. "I love you @benshattuck_art, you are the kindest and brightest and I am so grateful and here we go and keep going." In one snapshot capturing Jenny's post-engagement bliss, she's wearing what looks like a vintage-inspired ring with a dark stone in the middle and a gold band. The couple first went public with their relationship while attending the Sundance Film Festival in early 2019. Ben shared even more detail…

HEADLINE TRUTH OR TRASH

"McDonalds to Replace Their Employees with Burger Bots!"
Trash! They're afraid if they did that, they'd run into problems with the Ham-Hacker.

"Pennsylvania Man Arrested for Pointing Finger Gun at Neighbor!"
Truth! The "victim" later told police that he had felt "extremely threatened" by the gesture. It's actually illegal and 64-year-old Stephen Kirchner was charged with disorderly conduct. He paid a $100 fine plus court costs!

"Schools to Start Punishing Kids Using Dunk Tanks!"
Trash! But it would sure make discipline a lot more fun!

"Woman Dies by Rooster Attack!"
Truth! In Australia while the poor woman was collecting eggs. The rooster kept pecking at her legs, hit a varicose vein, and she bled out before help could arrive.

"New iPhone 11 Tells You Where Nearest Restroom Is!"
Trash! You're a big boy. You should be able to do that by yourself.

"Two Sisters Now Army Generals!"


Truth! Maj. Gen. Maria …

NAVIGATING SICKNESS AND HEALTH

(Men's Health) Of the roughly 44 million unpaid caregivers in the U.S., 40 percent are men. And when it's your partner that you're caring for, you're not just dealing with an illness. You're dealing with a changed relationship. To help steady your course:

Give the rock a rest
"Male caregivers, in general, have the tendency to play tough guy and not allow themselves to experience any feelings," says Barry Jacobs, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist who's a national spokesperson on family caregiving for the American Heart Association. That breeds a conspiracy of silence that shuts out your partner and doesn't give honest conversations the stuff healthy relationships are built on, a chance. "Illness doesn't kill a relationship; lack of intimacy does. It's hard to feel warm and fuzzy about a warrior," he says. Which also explains why people's sex lives evaporate.

Team Up
You've got to find a way to bring up what you're feeling, e…

YOU KNOW YOU'RE A CHEAPSKATE WHEN

You line the inside of your purse with aluminum foil at an all-you-can-eat buffet.You've ever eaten noodles and ketchup.You unroll 2-ply toilet paper for the extra roll.You re-use Q-tips.You cross out names on greeting cards and send them to others.You've ever put new soles on your flip-flops.You buy an outfit for a special event, and then return it.You sharpen a pencil until you hit the eraser.You buy birthday presents at garage sales.Anyone in your family still owns a Yugo.You've ever crashed a wedding reception.

WHAT YOUR NAILS SAY ABOUT YOUR HEALTH

(IntegrativeNutrition.com) There are many ways your body gives you clues about your health. One often-overlooked indicator is your nails, which can be affected by illness, surgery, trauma, stress, and nutritional efficiencies. Here are some common nail problems to look out for:
White lines or spots may be caused by trauma to the nail or finger, like hitting it against something hard.Dry, cracked nails are extremely common and generally nothing to worry about. If you frequently get manicures or work with water or cleaning supplies, brittle nails are normal. If they persist, brittle nails could be a sign of hypothyroidism or an iron deficiency.Concave or spoon nails occur when the nail gets so thin that it becomes concave. A possible cause is an iron deficiency or anemia. Trauma or working with petroleum-based products can also cause nails to become concave.Yellow nails could be from something as simple as nail polish stains or a sign of a fungal infection. Though rare, yellow nails can …

GIRLFRIEND GLOSSARY

"I need to talk."
Code for: Drop everything and come over immediately. If you must speak over the phone (clearly a second-best choice), make sure I can't hear you opening your e-mail or washing dishes during my catharsis.

"I have nothing to wear."
Code for: I'm stressed and cannot tolerate standing under fluorescent lights to try anything on. What I want is for you to lend me a perfect outfit with matching shoes.

"Do I have food in my teeth?"
Code for: You are so close to me, you can actually tell me the truth about that little piece of spinach caught in the gap between my front teeth. This code also applies to your honest opinion about my wearing anything luminescent and pink. The colors may be in style, but you have permission to tell me I look like a psychedelic ice cream cone.

"Don't tell a soul."
Code for: Includes your husband or boyfriend. No exceptions!

BE A BETTER LISTENER OR JUST LOOK LIKE ONE

Researchers have found that connecting with another person through talking triggers the pleasure centers in a woman's brain with a rush of dopamine and oxytocin-the biggest neurological reward you can get outside an orgasm. Doesn't listening sound pretty good now? Sadly, few people do it well. Here's how to improve your skill.

Focus
Listening is actual, physical work; your heart rate picks up, your body temperature rises and your breathing increases. It only seems easy because our minds understand speech much faster than we speak (600 or so words per minute versus 125-150 words per minute). Since we can figure out what the speaker is saying faster than they can spit it out, we have plenty of time to daydream. Stay alert and focused on the speaker's message to keep your mind from wandering off. And ditch the external distractions, like the blaring television or loud music.

Stop talking
Most of the time when we're "listening" we're really just planning what…

EAT AND DRINK MINDFULLY

(Health) Heading to a party and obsessing over whether or not you should indulge in all the good food? So not worth your time. These tips will help you savor the season while still respecting your body's cues:

Carry a pack of gum
We'd never suggest you pass up a tasty holiday buffet but if you're tired of food hangovers after too many nights out, consider this party hack: Pop a piece of gum in your mouth 15 minutes before you grab a plate: "Chewing gum tricks your brain into thinking you're eating, so you actually eat less," says Susan Albers, PsyD., a clinical psychologist and author of Eating Mindfully. Downing a mint in between helpings can be useful too: "It gives your body time to get a read on whether you are full or not," Albers says. "Make a deal with yourself that you can have seconds if you're still hungry by the time the mint dissolves in your mouth."

Alternate cocktails and water
Before you arrive at a fete, decide how many dri…

SIX FOOT TWO EYES OF BLUE

When we are asked to reveal our height and weight, most of us tell a bald lie. These fabrications are not limited to one gender or ethnic group. Almost all of us tell others we are slightly taller and weigh slightly less than we really do, reports LiveScience.com. A study found men in all ethnic groups overestimate their height by a half-inch, on average. While black men slightly overestimate their weight, all other ethnic groups of men underestimate how much they weigh. Women in all ethnic groups overestimate their height by a third of an inch, on average. While all women underestimate their weight, black women shave off the most pounds -- on average, 3.8 pounds. Women lie to their man for several reasons, but primarily to protect his feelings or save her butt.

The top four lies women tell, according to Dr. Phil:
I'm fine. There's nothing wrong.
Oh, this isn't new! I've had this old thing forever.
Oh, this was cheap! I got it on sale.
I've got a headache.

The top four l…

FIND THE RIGHT DOG FOR YOU

(Men's Journal) If you want a dog that's up for an adventure whenever you are, you can't go wrong with one of these breeds:

Labrador Retriever
Weighing in between 55 and 80 pounds. Labs were bred in Newfoundland to help fisherman haul in nets, and there's a reason the breed has been America's most popular for 26 consecutive years. This is an all-around awesome dog that checks every box: athletic, gentle, loyal, good with kids, and smart enough to do anything. Best Qualities -- They are born with an instinct to retrieve and swim, an aptitude to be trained, and a strong desire to please.

Siberian Husky
Weighing in between 35 to 60. The Husky is an ancient breed relative to most of the purebreds on the list. It emerged centuries ago in the Russian Far East and was bred to pull sleds in the snow. It was brought to the U.S. in the early 20th century, to pull sleds in the snow. Huskies eventually became popular as pets because they're tireless, and have very little aggre…

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DID YOU KNOW?

UK researchers found that people were up to 63 percent more likely to eat from a candy bowl if it was positioned about 8 inches away than if it was about 28 inches away. Even this short distance may increase "perceived effort."3% of guys have lied to their significant other about the cost of the engagement ring.Joking on the job strengthens bonds between employees, improving communication and performance, a study from the University of Missouri at Columbia suggests.Three-quarters of American children simply do not know their home phone numbers.Around 35% of us have used a tanning bed this to improve our moods in the winter months.According to ManPower.com, research reveals 26% of us hide out in the bathroom to relax at work.3 out of 4 American dog owners believe their pets can predict the weather better than a professional.How many dots total on a pair of dice? Forty-two (42).

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

"Sunday Night Football" on NBC attracted 22.2 million television viewers and an average streaming viewership of 523,000, making this year's Sunday kickoff about level with last year's numbers.President Donald Trump fired National Security Adviser John Bolton yesterday after a string of disagreements between the two over how the U.S. should handle North Korea, Afghanistan and Iran.Superbia Credit Union is the country's first LGBT financial institution. It's designed for LGBT customers, planning online service beginning in early 2020.McDonald's is said to be working on using A.I. to make drive-through windows completely automated.Beginning tomorrow, you can order a "Day of the Dead" limited-edition Barbie at Wal-Mart or on Amazon, retailing for $75.The amusement park at Coney Island in Cincinnati is going to close forever on September 21.Volkswagen has a new logo, which they feel looks friendlier.The group Tool kicked Taylor Swift off the top of t…

Music Calendar...

In 1945 Ernest Tubb records "It Just Doesn't Matter Now" and "Love Turns to Hate" on Decca Records.
In 1959 Duke Ellington wins the Springarn Medal for his musical achievements.
In 1960 Tommy Sands marries Nancy Sinatra. (They divorce in 1965.)
In 1961 "Hit The Road Jack" by Ray Charles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1962 The Beatles begin their first recording session with Ringo Starr as drummer. They record "Love Me Do" and "P.S. I Love You."
In 1964 Then Beatle George Harrison forms his own song publishing company, Harrisonsongs.
In 1965 "Keep On Dancing" by the Gentrys enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 The Beatles soundtrack "Help!" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 9 weeks.
In 1966 The Rolling Stones perform on the "Ed Sullivan Show." Guitarist Brian Jones plays with a cast on his broken right hand.
In 1967 The Beatles' "Magical Mystery Tour" bus cruises the English …

Today In History...

In 1777 During the American Revolution, forces under General George Washington suffer defeat at the hands of the British in the Battle of Brandywine near Wilmington, Delaware.
In 1789 Alexander Hamilton is appointed the first U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
In 1814 An American fleet scores a decisive victory over the British in the Battle of Lake Champlain in the War of 1812.
In 1853 The electric telegraph is used for the first time.
In 1910 The first commercial electric bus line opens in Hollywood, CA.
In 1919 The U.S. marines invade Honduras.
In 1936 President Franklin Roosevelt dedicates Boulder Dam, now known as Hoover Dam, by pressing a key in Washington to signal the startup of the dam's first hydroelectric generator in Nevada.
In 1941 Aviation hero Charles Lindbergh charges "the British, the Jewish and the Roosevelt administration" were trying to draw the United States into World War II.
In 1944 President Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet in Cana…