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ON THIS DAY 10-30-19

THE OTHER STUFF . . .

Prince Harry Had the Most Relatable Setback Tuesday Morning Ahead of Invictus Event. We've all been there! On Tuesday morning, Prince Harry arrived at the Honourable Artillery Company in London to attend the launch of the British team soon heading off to the next edition of the Invictus Games. However, the Prince unfortunately greeted the players a little bit late due to unforeseen circumstances -- traffic! During one of the group photos, Harry came in late apologizing to the team for getting stuck in traffic. In a video posted to Twitter, you can see Harry jog into the photo before cracking a joke and waving at the cameras as an attempt to apologize for his tardiness. Like the pro he is, Harry just jumped right in the photo without missing a beat. Prince Harry created the Invictus event in 2014 when he was in the army, and it's a cause that remains close to his heart, so there was definitely no ill will for his slight lateness. The Invictus Games is a global sporting event fo…

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Letting life take its course. Halsey spoke out for the first time about her split from Yungblud after she confirmed her romance with Evan Peters. "Sometimes. people just break up," the Grammy nominee, 25, wrote in a since-deleted tweet on Monday, October 28. "It doesn't mean someone cheated or something bad happened or someone f--ked up. sometimes. it just happens. because life is constantly changing. and adults stay friends and move on. In a second tweet, she added, "Now u know what u know ." Halsey debuted her relationship with the alt-rock singer, 22, on Instagram in January. While it is unclear when the former couple broke up, Us Weekly exclusively revealed in late September that the "Without Me" songstress had moved on with the American Horror Story star, 32. Halsey -- who jokingly tweeted about starting a petition "for Evan Peters to date me" in 2013 -- was spotted getting cozy with the actor at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Santa C…

SEXY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

An online Cosmopolitan poll asked men, "What's the sexy Halloween costume he wants to see you in?" 46%, sexy naughty, like nurse or French maid37%, sexy sweet, like Little Red Riding Hood or a cheerleader9%, sexy scary, like a vampire or devil8%, sexy skanky, like a biker babe or Pussycat Doll Women's Health asked, "What's your Halloween costume style?" 22% said sexy school girl17% said vampire/scary9% said princess52% said "none of the above"

CONQUER CANDY TEMPTATION

(Self) Halloween may be all about sweets, but our tricks will help you enjoy the treats without gaining a pound:

Stock up on lollipops
Buy bags of yummy but diet friendly candy. You won't disappoint trick-or-treaters, and you'll save yourself calories with festive favorites such as lollipops and Blow Pops.

Rock a cute costume
"Wearing a body conscious outfit will remind you not to indulge," says Patrica Bannan, R.D., author of "Eat Right When Time is Tight." Not dressing up? Get a pre-party blowout. When you feel good about how you look, it can be easier to stick with healthier options.

Eat treat after 4pm
"The worst thing you can do is to have candy in the morning, because you'll crave it all day," says Heather Bauer, R.D. author of The Wall Street Diet (Hyperion). After a sweet spike, blood sugar plummets, triggering your body to seek out more sugar. Plus, if you wait, picked over goodies in the break room will look less tempting.

Be candy free Nov…

HEADLINE TRUTH OR TRASH

"Haunted House Offers $20,000 If You Can Make It Through!"
Truth! It's the McKamey Manor in Nashville and Huntsville. Unlike most traditional haunted houses, the actors are allowed to come into physical contact with participants, but the participants cannot return contact.

"New Classical Album Performed by Real Mummy!"
Trash! If one recorded, it most like would be wrap music.

"Joe Scarborough Calls Chants of Lock Him Up Directed at Trump UnAmerican!"
Truth! In a rare moment - Scarborough actually defended the president calling the chants directed at Trump at the World Series "sickening" and "un-American." He also said it was sickening and un-American when the same thing happens at Trump rallies.

"Real-life Wolfman Triggered by Drinking Beer!"
Trash! There was talk that he only turns into a monster while drinking a Blue Moon. Yeah, not true.

"Deer Attacks and Kills Hunter Who Shot Him!"
Truth! Happened in Arkansas. The hu…

ARE YOU DRIVING YOUR HUSBAND CRAZY?

Married ladies, do you get on your husband's nerves? Take this simple test and find out! Have you told your husband that you wished he made more money?Do you frequently remind your husband to pick up after himself?Do you dislike your husband's family or close friends and tell him about it?Do you frequently criticize your husband for his bad habits?Do you contradict your husband in front of the children or your friends?When you and your husband are with others, do you ever "joke" about him being less than romantic?Do you tell your husband that he rarely lifts a hand to help you?Have you told your husband that you wish he could be more like your father or some other man you admire?Do you frequently remind your husband not to eat certain foods or to not touch food items in the refrigerator?If you know something is bothering your husband, do you force him to talk? To find out whether you irritate your husband, add your "yes" answers, then check your total again…

HOW NOT TO BE A WALLFLOWER

Health magazine talked to radio host Celeste Headlee, author of "We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations That Matter." "Studies how that talking to strangers actually makes your more positive," said Headlee, who shares some survival tips:

Play reporter
Most people love talking about themselves, "It activates the same pleasure centers in the brain as sex and cocaine," says Headlee., so ask your conversational partner about, say, her jewelry or cool haircut. "That can be your whole side of the conversation," says Headlee.

Skip the Power Poses
Ignore all the advice about how to arrange your body language so you look like you're paying attention, says Headlee. Instead, "actually pay attention and let your body do whatever it does naturally."

Don't underestimate yourself
Introverted? Good news, says Headlee: "Introverts are just as good at small talk as anybody else." In fact, she says, small talk is great for introverts beca…

JUST SAY NO!

The Stalling No
Try this technique if you're the type who tends to get carried away by the enthusiasm of the person making the request. You say yes only to realize when you walk away that you really wish you hadn't agreed. Instead, play for time by saying, "Wow, that sounds fun or interesting. But I need to check my calendar or with my husband who may have made plans for us/think about that because I'm not sure I can manage it. Let me get back to you," advises communication expert Judith Selle McClure, Ph.D. Then, when you've had a day or so to think it over, get back in touch with the persona and use one of the methods listed below to say no.

The Partial No
This method is a good compromise if you don't feel right delivering a blanket "no" to someone. It allows you to help someone out, but on your own terms, says stress expert David Posen, M.D. Example: "Gee, I sure can't lick envelopes all day, but I can from 9 to 10."

The Pronto No
A …

DID YOU KNOW?

According to Parents magazine, when adults were asked to recall the worst trouble they got into as kids, almost 40% said using BB guns.63% of people who like to vacation in the winter, said the boss calling would absolutely ruin their vacation.A sleep study says if you have trouble sleeping you should wear sunglasses.According to scientists, Daylight Savings Time, or turning the clock back and then forward, is a waste of time and bad for your health.There are many more insurance claims in the summer by men, while women are better drivers than men during those months. It seems men have more accidents because they were ogling women while driving.According to a recent study one in four couples sleep in separate bedrooms.The average person sticks to a weight loss diet for only 19 days.Every year 80,000 people are bitten by other people.The average woman will buy 220 of these over the course of her life? Candles.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

NBC's Sunday Night Football matchup between Green Bay and Kansas City beat out FOX's broadcast of the fifth game in the World Series, but lost 14% of its audience from the previous week. An average of 16.2 million viewers tuned in to watch football on NBC, while Fox garnered 10.6 million -- a record low for this series.Hours before the 72-year-old singer's "Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour" concert in Indianapolis last Saturday, Elton announced "with the heaviest heart" that he was postponing the show because of an illness. The postponement came just days after Elton's mother-in-law, Gladys Furnish, died two days earlier.A report says that 41% of the world population is under 24, with only 9% over 65.The money spent on Halloween has fallen for the second straight year.ESPN has pulled the plug on the musical component of its halftime show, swapping out the performance segment for a more traditional interval of chalk talk and game analysis.Acorns are b…

National Candy Corn Day --

Candy Corn was created by George Renninger of Wunderle Candy Company in the late 1800s. Each year Americans consume enough Brach's Candy Corn that if laid end-to-end, would circle the earth 4.25 times.

Music Calendar...

In 1943 "Pistol Packin' Mama" by Al Dexter is #1 on the charts.
In 1954 "Mr. Sandman" by Chordettes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1961 The Crystals' single "Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby" is released.
In 1964 "Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison is certified gold.
In 1965 "I Hear a Symphony" by the Supremes and "I'm A Man" by the Yardbirds both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 Johnny Cash's "Live At Folsom Prison" is certified gold.
In 1970 Jim Morrison is sentenced to 6 months in jail and fined $500 for for exposing himself to a Miami crowd.
In 1971 "Brand New Key" by Melanie, "Got To Be There" by Michael Jackson and "Rock Steady" by Aretha Franklin all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1971 John Lennon's "Imagine" LP becomes the first to top the album charts in the both U.S. and Britain at the same time.
In 1972 Ray Charles appears on TV's "Bill Cosby Show."
In 1…

Today In History...

In 1864 Helena, the capital of Montana, is founded.
In 1893 The U.S. Senate gives final congressional approval to repeal the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890.
In 1905 Tsar Nicholas II grants Russia a constitution.
In 1925 John Logie Baird creates the first crude light and shade TV images.
In 1938 Orson Welles panics a nation with staged news bulletins about an invasion from Mars known as the "War of the Worlds." Thousands flee their homes in fear after hearing the radio play on CBS.
In 1941 The U.S. Navy destroyer Reuben James is torpedoed by Germany off the coast of Iceland, even though the U.S. had not entered World War II.
In 1944 The Martha Graham ballet "Appalachian Spring" premieres at the Library of Congress with Graham in a leading role.
In 1945 The U.S. government announces end of shoe rationing.
In 1953 Dr. Albert Schweitzer receives a Nobel Peace Prize.
In 1961 Soviet Party Congress unanimously approves a resolution removing Josef Stalin's body from Lenin&…

Born On This Day...

In 1451 Explorer, Christopher Columbus (discovered America)
In 1632 Playwright, Richard Brinsley Sheridan
In 1683 King George II Of England (1727-60)
In 1751 Dramatist, Richard Sheridan
In 1735 John Adams, 2nd U.S. president (1797-1801)
In 1816 Dramatist, Richard Brinsley Sheridan
In 1839 French impressionist painter, Alfred Sisley
In 1832 Physicist, Louis Winslow Austin (long-range radio transmissions)
In 1867 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, "Big Ed" Delahanty
In 1871 French poet, Paul Valery
In 1882 American admiral, William "Bull" Frederick Halsey (5 star)
In 1885 American poet, Ezra Loomis Pound
In 1894 Bodybuilder/exerciser, Charles Atlas
In 1896 Actress, Ruth Gordon (Harold & Maude, Every Which Way But Loose)
In 1898 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, "Memphia" Bill Terry
In 1907 Publisher, Albert Rice Leventhal (Little Golden Books) [d: 1-6-76]
In 1914 Actress, Ruth Hussey (I Jane Doe, The Great Gatsby) [d: 4-19-05]
In 1914 Country singer/songwriter, Patsy Montana [d: 5-3-96]
In 1…

Music Calendar...

In 1936 Country singer Hank Snow records "Lonesome Blue Yodel" and "Prisoned Cowboy."
In 1955 "Autumn Leaves" by Roger Williams hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 weeks.
In 1957 Ricky Nelson meets Elvis Presley after Ricky's Los Angeles concert.
In 1963 The Hollies begin recording their first album.
In 1965 The Rolling Stones fly to Montreal to begin their fourth Canadian/American tour.
In 1966 Beale Street in Memphis, TN, is declared a national landmark and "Home of the Blues."
In 1966 "You Keep Me Hangin' On" by the Supremes enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 "96 Tears" by ? & The Mysterians is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 The rock musical "Hair" opens off Broadway.
In 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival's album "Willy & The Poor Boys" is released.
In 1970 Neil Diamond receives a gold record for the single "Cracklin' Rose."
In 1971 Allman Brothers guit…

Today In History...

In 1618 Sir Walter Raleigh is executed in London.
In 1682 The founder of Pennsylvania, William Penn, lands at what is now Chester, PA.
In 1811 The first Ohio River steamboat leaves Pittsburgh for New Orleans.
In 1833 The first college fraternity is founded.
In 1863 The International Committee of the Red Cross founded.
In 1901 Leon Czolcosz, the assassin of President McKinley, is electrocuted.
In 1911 American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer dies in Charleston, SC.
In 1917 The thermometer drops to 33 below zero at Soda Butte, WY, the U.S.'s lowest October temperature record.
In 1923 The Republic of Turkey is proclaimed.
In 1929 "Black Tuesday," descends on the New York Stock Exchange. Prices collapse amid panic selling, thousands of investors are wiped out, and American's Great Depression begins.
In 1940 Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson draws the first number (158) in the first peacetime military draft in U.S. history.
In 1945 The first American made ball-point pens are marketed.
I…

Born On This Day...

In 1656 Astronomer, Sir Edmund Halley (observed comet named for him in 1682)
In 1740 Scottish biographer, James Boswell
In 1815 Songwriter, Daniel Decatur Emmett (Wish I Was In Dixie)
In 1831 Scientist, Othniel Marsh (discovered over 1000 fossils)
In 1859 Sports owner, Charles H. Ebbets (Brooklyn Dodgers, Ebbets Field)
In 1875 Marie, queen consort of Ferdinand I of Rumania
In 1879 Politician, Franz Von Papen (helped Hitler become German chancellor)
In 1884 Actor, Bela Lugosi (Dracula, Body Snatcher)
In 1891 Actress/singer, Fanny Brice (Ziegeld Follies)
In 1897 Actress, Hope Emerson (Minerva-I Married Joan, Peter Gunn)
In 1897 Nazi propagandist, Paul Joseph Goebbels
In 1904 Composer, Vivian Ellis [d: 6-19-96]
In 1921 Actor, Ed Kemmer (Buzz Corey-Space Patrol) [d: 11-5-04]
In 1921 Political cartoonist, Bill Mauldin (Willie & Joe) [d: 1-22-03]
In 1922 Trumpeter/composer, Neal P. Hefti (Batman, Odd Couple themes) [d: 10-11-08]
In 1925 Actress, Geraldine Brooks (Honor Thompson-Ironside) [d: 6-19-77]
I…

ON THIS DAY 10-28-19

SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO THESE THINGS DAILY

(CreditDonkey) Success doesn't happen overnight, but by making some tweaks to your routine, you will be more likely to reach your goals. Here are things successful people do on a daily basis.

1. Wake up with the birds
You won't catch successful people hitting the snooze button. A study of college students found that those who got up earlier in the morning tended to be the most proactive and productive throughout the day. If you're not a morning person, you can ease your way towards becoming one by bumping your wake-up time ahead in 5-minute increments over a couple of weeks.

2. Get moving
Research shows that exercising for as little as 2.5 hours a week can make you more productive overall and decrease your likelihood of getting sick -- giving you more time in the year to actively tend toward your goals. Whether you're spending an hour at the gym or just taking a 15-minute stroll around the block, you're storing up energy that you can put toward your work.

3. Always have…

TIPS TO BE TREATED BETTER WHEN FLYING

Once upon a time, flying was fun. Or so we hear. If you want to make flying fun -- or at least more pleasant -- there are specific things you can do that will help transform the experience of jetting from one city to another. Five tips to get better treatment when you fly, according to the Washington Business Journal:

1. Stick with established airlines
Fly only on the big name airlines. You will not only have more flights from which to choose and more competitive ticket pricing, but also you will benefit from large hubs and abundant personal. Even better, choose one airline and stick with it as much as possible. Join the frequent flyer program. This will make you a high-value customer--and the flight crew will know that.

2. Join the airline club
Yes, it costs more money, but if you fly a lot, it is worth it. When a flight is delayed, you can spend that extra time in the club instead of fighting for one of the few unoccupied chairs in the terminal. You will not only be more relaxed and les…

DID YOU KNOW?

Roughly 50% of American homes have a houseplant.Americans reportedly take more photos at car racing events than any other.According to Redbook magazine, nearly 50% of women admit they base their first impression of other women on their make-up.A recent survey found that 82% of people struggle with what to talk about on the first date.A rose is the most popular tattoo for women over 50.55% of people say dating is impossible in their city, while another 24% say it's terrifying and only 12% say it's exciting and fun.Only one out of six future husbands will ask his future Father-in-Law's permission to marry his daughter.On a scale of 1 to 10, most of us rate how attractive we are around a six.When it comes to Halloween, 10% of us feel this way about it? It's our favorite holiday.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Amazon's Jeff Bezos is now the second richest man in the world, after Amazon stock slid. Back in the number one spot, Microsoft's Bill Gates.Game 2 of the World Series set a record for the all-time lowest TV audience of a game 2.Actress Felicity Huffman was released Friday from a federal prison in California after serving 11 days there for paying someone to fix her daughter's SAT exam, completing her two-week sentence two days early."Orange Is the New Black" star Laura Prepon announced on social media last week that she's expecting her second child with actor husband Ben Foster.Enough people complained about a Halloween costume in Australia that Kmart had to remove it from their shelves. It was a bride costume for girls.A couple of months after delivering her latest daughter, Keira Knightley has revealed her name: Delilah.Jamie Foxx's latest dating partner is comedian Natalie Freidman.Hawaii's Tulsi Gabbard was running for both president and her seat …

Music Calendar...

In 1893 Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky conducts his first public performance of his Symphony Number Six in B minor, "Pathetique," in St. Petersburg, Russia, just nine days before his death.
In 1956 Elvis Presley makes his second appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show."
In 1958 Buddy Holly makes his last major TV appearance on ABC's "American Bandstand."
In 1961 Liverpool record store owner Brian Epstein receives a request for "My Bonnie" by the Beatles. He set out to find the group and soon after became their manager.
In 1965 Manfred Mann appears on TV's "Shindig."
In 1968 Newsweek features an article on Mama Cass Elliot.
In 1968 Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on the grounds of adultery. At the time, he was living with a pregnant Yoko Ono.
In 1969 "Suspicious Minds" by Elvis Presley is certified gold.
In 1971 The Beach Boys appear on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In 1971 John & Yoko record "Happy Christmas …

Today In History...

In 1636 The first U.S. college, Harvard University is founded.
In 1776 The Battle of White Plains is fought during the Revolutionary War.
In 1793 Eli Whitney applies for a patent for the cotton gin.
In 1886 The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the people of France, is dedicated in New York Harbor by President Cleveland in the presence of its sculptor, Frederic Auguste Bartholdi.
In 1904 St. Louis Police try a new investigation method called fingerprints.
In 1918 Czechoslovakia declares independence from Austria.
In 1919 Congress enacts the Volstead Act, which provided for enforcement of Prohibition, over President Wilson's veto.
In 1922 Fascist, Benito Mussolini takes control of Italy's government.
In 1922 The first coast-to-coast radio broadcast of a football game.
In 1929 The first child is born in an aircraft in Miami, Florida.
In 1936 President Franklin D. Roosevelt rededicates the Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary during a re-election campaign stop in New York.
In 1940 Italy i…

Born On This Day...

In 1017 King Henry III Of Holy Roman & Germany (1046-56)
In 1467 Dutch author, Desiderius Erasmus
In 1728 Explorer, Captain James Cook (discovered the Sandwich Islands)
In 1793 Manufacturer, Eliphalet Remington (Remington Rifles)
In 1808 Inventor, Horace Smith (Smith and Wesson revolvers)
In 1842 American orator, Ann Elizabeth Dickinson
In 1846 French chef/author, Georges Auguste Escoffier
In 1894 Clyde Pangborn, first to fly nonstop from Tokyo to Washington
In 1902 Actress, Elsa Lanchaster (The Bride of Frankenstein) [d: 12-26-86]
In 1903 Author, Evelyn Arthur Waugh (Brideshead Revisited) [d: 4-10-66]
In 1907 Fashion designer, Edith Head [d: 10-24-81]
In 1907 Actor/comedian, Lew Parker (Lou Marie-That Girl) [d: 10-27-72]
In 1909 Irish painter, Francis Bacon [d: 4-28-92]
In 1914 Polio vaccine inventor, Dr. Jonas Salk [d: 6-23-95]
In 1915 Actress, Dody Goodman (Mary Hartman, Diff'rent Strokes) [d: 6-22-08]
In 1915 Actor, Jack Soo (Det. Nick Yemana-Barney Miller) [d: 1-11-79]
In 1919 Actor/dire…

ON THIS DAY 10-25-19

THIRTEEN WAYS TO BE NICER

Even when you really don't feel like it. If the foot shaking under the table doesn't give you away, then the gum snapping certainly does: You're anxious. And however you cope with your anxiety -- or don't -- recent research reveals an all-natural fix: Being nice. Turns out that good deeds, or kind acts, can make socially anxious people feel a whole lot better. So whether you suffer from anxiety, or just need a way to boost your mood, here are 13 everyday ways to do something nice for someone -- and make yourself feel better in the process:Buy a co-worker her favorite Starbucks frap next time you stop for morning coffee.When you're driving, let someone merge into your lane.Offer to stay late and help cleanup at your friend's party.Smile and make eye contact with people in the grocery store.Pay the toll for the person in the car behind you.Baby-sit for your neighbor's kids while she takes a nap.Make small talk with the cashier at your dry cleaner.Let someone …