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DID YOU KNOW?

The average woman burns over 15 thousand calories a year shopping.Research finds that you are better able to keep your New Year's resolution if you keep it a secret.Kids who watch TV regularly do better in school and are about 3 months ahead of those who don't.On average, men get tired of shopping after about 26 minutes.34% of people have made this fashion faux paus at work by wearing a price tag still attached to their clothes.Almost 50% of Americans lie when they go to the doctor.The average 35-year-old woman owns at least three bridesmaid dresses and really can't use any of them.Sales of orange juice have fallen by about 40% over the past 20 years.During the holiday season, Americans spend $3.2 billion on this item. What is it? Wrapping paper.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Malls are closing around the country, but in Miami, they're about to build the biggest mall in the U.S. Construction will begin in late 2021, with an opening scheduled for 2025.The buzz in the media: "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," is on track to be the worst-reviewed film in the nine-picture saga.Amazon has made it so that your Alexa can change the subject if an argument breaks out on Christmas Day. Their research indicates that most family arguments occur at 6:30pm on Christmas Day, so if that happens to you, just say, "Alexa, change the subject" and she'll toss out some distracting topics like, "Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?"Liam Hemsworth introduced his new girlfriend -- model Gabriella Brooks -- to his parents. Yep, took her home to the parents.We didn't know that Charlize Theron's mother shot and killed her alcoholic father, after the father had taken a shot at Charlize and her mom. Happened back in 1991.For the first time ever,…

Music Calendar...

In 1931 "Tiger Rag" by the Mills Brothers is #1 on the charts.
In 1947 "Here Comes Santa Claus" by Gene Autry enters the U.S. chart.
In 1955 Carl Perkins records "Blue Suede Shoes."
In 1957 "The Music Man," starring Robert Preston, opens on Broadway.
In 1958 Bobby Darin records "Mack The Knife" in New York.
In 1960 Frank Sinatra records "Ring-A-Ding-Ding" and "Let's Fall in Love" for Reprise Records, his own record label.
In 1960 "Calendar Girl" by Neil Sedaka enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1962 The Tamla-Motown Rock & Roll Show begins a 10-day run at New York City's Apollo Theatre. The show featured the Supremes, the Miracles, Marvin Gaye, Mary Wells and the Contours.
In 1964 "Downtown" by Petula Clark enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 "Come See About Me" by the Supremes hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 2 weeks.
In 1967 "The Rain, The Park & Other …

Today In History...

In 1606 The Jamestown, Virginia, colonists sail from England.
In 1732 Benjamin Franklin begins publication of "Poor Richard's Almanac."
In 1776 Thomas Paine publishes his first "American Crisis" essay, in which he wrote, "These are the times that try men's souls."
In 1777 George Washington and his 11,000 man Continental Army begin their grim winter encampment at Valley Forge, PA.
In 1843 Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is first published in England.
In 1871 Corrugated paper is patented.
In 1907 239 workers die in a coal mine explosion in Jacobs Creek, PA.
In 1932 The British Broadcasting Corporation begins transmitting overseas with its Empire Service to Australia.
In 1946 War breaks out in Indochina as Ho Chi Minh attacks the French.
In 1950 General Dwight D. Eisenhower is named military forces commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
In 1971 NASA launches Intelsat 4 F-3 for the COMSAT Corporation.
In 1972 Apollo XVII, …

Born On This Day...

In 1683 King Philip V of Spain (1700-46)
In 1790 Arctic explorer, Sir William Edward Parry
In 1813 Chemist, Thomas Andrews (proved that ozone is a form of oxygen)
In 1821 Women's suffrage leader, Mary Ashton Livermore
In 1832 Naturalist, John Kirk (David Livingston companion)
In 1849 Industrialist, Henry Clay Frick (U.S. Steel co-founder)
In 1852 Physicist, Albert A. Michelson (measured light) (Nobel-1907)
In 1865 American theatre actress, Minnie Maddern Fiske
In 1868 Author, Eleanor Porter (Pollyanna)
In 1875 Historian, Dr. Carter G. Woodson (Black history studies)
In 1893 Cartoonist, Al Kilgore (Bullwinkle)
In 1894 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Ford C. Frick (Commissioner 1951-65)
In 1902 British actor, Sir Ralph Richardson (Dr. Zhivago) [d: 10-10-83]
In 1903 Silent film actress, Pauline Curley [d: 12-16-00]
In 1906 Soviet leader, Leonid Brezhnev (1964-82) [d: 11-10-82]
In 1907 Humorist/author, H. Allen Smith (Low Man on Totem Pole) [d: 2-24-76]
In 1910 French novelist/playwright, Jean Genet [d: 4-15…

DID YOU KNOW?

75% say they'd rather have their home robbed than have their phone stolen or hacked.A survey asked, "What do you wish you could write off on your tax return?" The number one answer was Starbucks coffee.More than 30% of American homeowners live in a home without a mortgage.16% of Millennials have gone on a first date at a grocery store.Only 15% of us are able to wake up without an alarm.According to a recent survey, the #1 turnoff for men, when it comes to women, is tattoos. For women, about men, it's beards. The number two turnoff is the same for both. Bad breath.82% of kids in Netflix-only homes have never seen a television commercial.According to studies, the average consumer uses 57 sheets of toilet paper per day.12% of college aged people put this on their Christmas list. What is it? A new pet.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The publisher of the Skagway News in Alaska will GIVE you his newspaper if you promise to take it over and keep it going.In Italy, they studied 23,000 people in two groups -- those who ate chili peppers and those who didn't. Those who ate chili peppers had a 40% lower rate of heart attacks and 50% lower rate of strokes.Starbucks has apologized over claims two sheriff's deputies were ignored in a store.Attorneys say that January is a big month for filing for divorce. People make it through the holiday season and think, "Oh, it's got to be better than this!" and then make a change.Yesterday was the 30th anniversary of "The Simpsons." They made their debut on TV on December 17, 1989. Over 670 episodes later, they're still going.A couple in Muskogee, Oklahoma, used their Christmas lights to do a gender reveal. The pink lights indicate it's a girl.Chance the Rapper has canceled his 2020 tour to focus on his family.A similar move by Dan Reynolds, the …

Music Calendar...

In 1737 Renowned violin-maker, Antonio Stradivari dies in Cremona, Italy.
In 1892 "The Nutcracker Suite," by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, premieres in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In 1961 Britain's EMI Records rejects the Beatles for a record contract.
In 1961 Chubby Checker's "The Twist" marked its 23rd consecutive week on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, longer than any other on the chart.
In 1961 "Baby It's You" by the Shirelles enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1961 "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by the Tokens hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 3 weeks.
In 1962 The Beatles make their final trip to Hamburg, Germany, opening a 2-week gig at the Star Club.
In 1964 Hundreds of mourners view Sam Cooke's body in Chicago.
In 1965 "We Can Work It Out" b/w "Day Tripper" by the Beatles and "Uptight (Everything's Alright)" by Stevie Wonder both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Bar…

Today In History...

In 1787 New Jersey becomes the third U.S. state.
In 1813 The British take Fort Niagara during the War of 1812.
In 1849 Bond obtains the first photograph of the moon through a telescope.
In 1865 Slavery is abolished by the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
In 1915 President Wilson, widowed the year before, marries Edith Galt.
In 1932 The Chicago Bears beat the Portsmouth Spartans, 9-0, in the first NFL playoff game.
In 1940 Adolph Hitler signs a secret directive ordering preparations for a Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union.
In 1944 A Philippine Sea storm sank three U.S. Navy destroyers, killing 790.
In 1944 The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the wartime relocation of Japanese-Americans, but also said undeniably loyal U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry could not be detained.
In 1956 Japan is admitted to the United Nations.
In 1957 The film "Bridge Over The River Kwai" premieres in New York City.
In 1957 The Shipping port Atomic Power Station in Pennsylvania, the first nuclear facility…

Born On This Day...

In 1707 Clergyman, Charles Wesley (co-founded Methodist movement)
In 1709 Elizabeth, empress of Russia (to Peter the Great and Catherine I)
In 1779 Pantomimist, Joseph Grimaldi ("Greatest clown in history")
In 1786 German composer, Carl Maria von Weber
In 1856 Explorer, Sir Joseph Thomson (discovered electron) (Nobel-1906)
In 1879 Abstract painter, Paul Klee
In 1886 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Tyrus Raymond "Ty" Cobb (Detroit Tigers)
In 1888 Actress, Gladys Cooper (The Rogues)
In 1888 Urban planner, Robert Moses (built Long Island, NYC parks)
In 1890 Engineer, Edwin Howard Armstrong (invented wide-band FM)
In 1897 Bandleader/pianist, Fletcher "Smack" Henderson
In 1905 Cartoonist, Ferdinand "Ferd" Johnson (Moon Mullins) [d: 10-14-96]
In 1907 Actor, Kam Tong (Have Gun Will Travel) [d: 11-8-69]
In 1908 Songwriter, Buck Ram (I'll Be Home For Christmas) [d: 1-1-91]
In 1908 Explorer, Paul Siple (developed the wind chill index) [d: 11-25-68]
In 1910 Broadway composer…

ON THIS DAY 12-17-19

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DID YOU KNOW?

13% of parents say they look for fashion advice from their children.Milk is the number one food we are allergic to. Eggs are number two. Peanuts are number three.The average job or employment position lasts about 4 and 1/2 years.A recent survey found that two out of five Americans say they can't live without a car.Ten percent of people who buy candles are men.The average engagement ring costs about $2,300 dollars.A survey found that 10 percent of people wash jeans every time they wear them.The time we spend at red lights has increased by five seconds because of of people checking their cellphones.In the late 1960s and 1970s, 50% of kids did this? Now it's about 15%. Walk to school (Due to the increase of people using cars or vans instead of walking).

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Chuy Bravo, who was Chelsea Handler's sidekick on her E! talk show "Chelsea Lately," has died in Mexico City. He was 63.
Guitarist John Frusciante is rejoining the Red Hot Chili Peppers, 10 years after he last left the band.
Off the coast of Greece, they've found a sunken Roman ship that apparently was traveling with it's cargo of 6,000 terracotta pots when it sank 2,000 years ago.
The Hallmark Channel is reversing itself, after they pulled several commercials that featured same-sex couples.
The Hollywood mansion where Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt lived as newlyweds is up for sale -- yours for only $44.5 million.
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" has been renewed for a 4th season on Amazon Prime.
You know that Apple TV series featuring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, "The Morning Show?" Each actress is said to be getting $2 million per episode.
France set a new world record the other day with a 391-mile traffic jam, caused by protests about raisi…

Music Calendar...

In 1938 "Two Sleepy People" by Fats Waller is #1 on the charts.
In 1954 "Shake Rattle & Roll" by Bill Haley & the Comets becomes the first rock & roll single to reach the UK pop chart.
In 1957 Bobby Darin makes his first national TV appearance on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1961 Elvis Presley's LP "Blue Hawaii" hits #1 on the U.S. albums chart and stayed there for 24 weeks (non-consecutive).
In 1962 The Beatles make their first British TV appearance on "People & Places" live from Manchester, England.
In 1965 The Supremes perform at the grand opening of the Houston Astrodome.
In 1966 "Snoopy And The Red Baron" by the Royal Guardsmen, "Nashville Cats" by the Lovin' Spoonful and "Standing in the Shadows Of Love" by the Four Tops all enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1966 The Monkees perform both sides of their #1 two-sided hit "I'm A Believer" b/w "Steppin' Ston…

Today In History...

In 1538 Pope Paul III excommunicates England's King Henry VIII.
In 1777 France is the first nation to recognize American independence.
In 1790 An Aztec calendar stone is discovered in Mexico City.
In 1791 A New York City traffic regulation creates the first one-way street.
In 1830 South American patriot Simon Bolivar dies in Colombia.
In 1843 Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" is published.
In 1892 The dress rehearsal for "The Nutcracker Suite" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky is staged in St. Petersburg, Russia, in the presence of Czar Alexander II.
In 1903 At 10:35am, for 12 seconds, the first sustained motorized aircraft flight is made by the Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk, NC.
In 1933 In the first world championship football game, the Chicago Bears defeat the New York Giants 23-21.
In 1939 The German pocket battleship Graf Spee is scuttled by its crew, ending the World War II Battle of the River Plate off Uruguay.
In 1944 The U.S. army announces it would end …

Born On This Day...

In 1734 Statesman, William Floyd (signed the Declaration of Independence)
In 1778 Chemist, Sir Humphrey Davy (discovered several chemical elements)
In 1797 American inventor, Joseph Henry (electromagnetism)
In 1807 American author, John Greenleaf Whittier
In 1853 English actor, Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree
In 1861 Electrical engineer, Arthur Edwin Kennelly (Edison's assistant)
In 1873 Magician, Horace Goldin (developed sawing a woman in half trick)
In 1892 Biochemist, Edwin Joseph Cohn (methods of blood fractionation)
In 1894 Conductor, Arthur Fiedler (The Boston Pops)
In 1903 Author, Erskine Caldwell (Tobacco Road) [d: 4-11-87]
In 1908 Chemist, Willard Frank Libby (carbon-14 atomic clock) [d: 9-8-80]
In 1912 Actor, William Roerick (Henry-The Guiding Light) [d: 11-30-95)
In 1927 Actor, Richard Long (Nanny & Professor, Big Valley) [d: 12-22-74]
In 1929 Actress, Jacqueline Hill (Barbara-Dr. Who) [d: 2-18-93]
In 1929 Political columnist, William Safire (New York Times, Nixon) [9-27-09] (90)
In 193…

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DID YOU KNOW?

11 billion ketchup packets are sold every year, but you always get them for free.A survey shows that women spend about $155 on a dress for a party during the holiday season.27% of shoppers say jammed parking lots was their biggest holiday shopping pet peeve.The average American now eats about 25 pounds of cheese every year.Every day in the U.S. a meeting begins about 11 million times.72% of men exaggerate about how good they were at sports when talking to women.Americans eat 18 acres of pizza each day.Singing when alone, or in a group, will actually make you healthier by reducing your stress.About 60% of cars have this? A bumper or window sticker.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

They're calling this flu season "the most active we've seen in 15 years." If you're sick, stay at home. Please.Billboard Magazine has named Taylor Swift their "Woman of the Decade."You know how you call 9-1-1 for emergencies? The FCC has approved a new three-digit phone number for suicide prevention -- 9-8-8. That'll put you through to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.Yesterday was the 80th anniversary of "Gone with the Wind." You're not going to be the hoopla you'd see for "Wizard of Oz" or any other legendary movie. With its depiction of race and slavery, a 'woke' Hollywood feels it's no longer a movie to be celebrated.Microsoft has unveiled their next generation video game box-the Xbox Series X. It'll be available for Christmas next year. Also arriving in time for the holidays next year, Playstation 5.Huey Lewis admits that when he first got the diagnosis about his hearing loss, he felt suicidal.…

Music Calendar...

In 1933 "Did You Ever See A Dream Walking?" by Eddy Duchin is #1 on the charts.
In 1960 George Harrison, 17, is deported from Germany because it was found he was too young to perform there.
In 1965 "Woman," written by Paul McCartney under the pen name Bernard Webb, is recorded by Peter & Gordon at the Abbey Road studios in London.
In 1966 The first Jimi Hendrix single, "Hey Joe," is released in the UK.
In 1967 The American Breed ("Bend Me, Shape Me") make their first TV appearance on ABC-TV's "American Bandstand."
In 1967 "Green Tamborine" by the Lemon Pipers enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1968 Creedence Clearwater Revival's debut album is certified gold.
In 1970 "Knock Three Times" by Dawn and Creedence Clearwater Revival's single "Bad Moon Rising" are both certified gold.
In 1971 The 8-minute-plus version of Don McLean's "American Pie" is released.
In 1971 Melanie receives a gold r…

Today In History...

In 1653 Oliver Cromwell becomes lord protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.
In 1773 The Boston Tea Party took place when American colonists disguised as Indians boarded a British ship and dumped tea into Boston harbor.
In 1809 Napoleon Bonaparte is divorced from the Empress Josephine by an act of the French Senate.
In 1811 A 12.0 earthquake on the Richter scale shakes America in Missouri.
In 1905 Entertainment trade magazine "Variety" publishes its first issue.
In 1907 The Great White Fleet sails from Hampton Downs on it's World Cruise.
In 1916 Gregory Rasputin, the monk who had powerful influence over the Russian court, is murdered by a group of noblemen.
In 1944 The Battle of the Bulge begins in Belgium as German forces launch a surprise counter-attack against Allied forces during World War II.
In 1945 The Cleveland Rams win the National Football League championship at home by defeating the Washington Redskins, 15-14.
In 1950 President Truman declares a national state of e…

Born On This Day...

In 1485 Queen Catherine of Aragon (first wife of Henry VIII)
In 1770 German composer, Ludwig von Beethoven
In 1775 English novelist, Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
In 1857 Astronomer, Edward Barnard (discovered Jupiter's fifth satellite)
In 1863 Philosopher/poet, George Santayana
In 1872 General Anton Denikin (Russian Civil War, 1918-20)
In 1882 Sir John Berry Hobbs (greatest cricket batsman of his time)
In 1899 Playwright/composer, Sir Noel Coward
In 1900 Literary critic/author, V.S. Pritchett [d: 3-20-97]
In 1901 American anthropologist, Margaret Mead [d: 11-15-78]
In 1917 Author/scientist, Arthur C. Clarke (2001) [d: 3-19-08]
In 1920 Director, George Schaefer (Hallmark Hall of Fame) [d: 9-10-97]
In 1931 Football player/announcer, Tom Brookshier (CBS Sports) [d: 1-29-10]
In 1937 Actress, Joyce Bulifant (Marie-Mary Tyler Moore Show) (82)
In 1937 Country singer, Jim Glaser (Tompall & the Glaser Brothers) [d: 4-6-19]
In 1938 Actress, Liv Ullmann (Cries & Whispers, 40 Carats, Persona) (…

DID YOU KNOW?

15% of people have taken a selfie an average of seven times before they are satisfied with the photo and pose.For couples in their 20s, there is a 35% chance they argue about each other's parents once a month.27% of men have broken something when they're having a bad day.One in five kids do not drink water daily. The non-water drinkers were more likely to be dehydrated and consume twice as many calories from sugary drinks.It's estimated that about 3000 people working in New York City make a living selling hot dogs.According to a survey from the New York Post, 40% of people would give up dental care for a ten percent raise.People who have to drive over 45 minutes to work everyday have a much higher risk for divorce.Only 10 percent of us say we're able to wake up without an alarm clock on a daily basis.57% of people say "Santa" has hidden gifts here? In a suitcase.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Greta Thunberg, a Swedish teenager who became a global conscience for climate change and environmental activism, has become the youngest person ever to be named Time magazine's Person of the Year.Gerrit Cole has been signed by the New York Yankees, a 9-year-deal for $324 million. So, if he makes the same number of pitches he threw last year for each of the next 9 years, he'll be making over $10,000 per pitch.Quentin Tarantino is hinting that a "Kill Bill 3" could possibly be in the works.Savannah Guthrie is missing from "The Today Show" these days because she had to have eye surgery to repair the retina in her right eye, which tore last month while she was playing with her 3-year-old son Charley.Cindy Crawford says she is worried about her daughter Kaia Gerber's romance with SNL's Pete Davidson.Seven more women have come forward to accuse Cuba Gooding Jr. of sexual misconduct.We don't have details yet but Anne Hathaway has given birth to her sec…

Music Calendar...

In 1957 KEX/Portland disc jockey Al Priddy is fired for playing Elvis Presley's version of "White Christmas."
In 1960 Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" makes it's first appearance on the charts.
In 1962 The Beatles' producer George Martin goes to Liverpool to see Brian Epstein's new act, Gerry & The Pacemakers at the Cavern Club. At the door he met Cilla Black who was working as the cloakroom attendant.
In 1963 The Beatles' "She Loves You" pushes "I Want To Hold Your Hand" out of the #1 spot on the UK chart. The group held the #1 spot for seven weeks.
In 1964 "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" by the Righteous Brothers enters the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 "Mr. Lonely" by Bobby Vinton is #1 and "She's Not There" by the Zombies is #2 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1965 The Beatles play their last UK concert at Cardiff's Capitol Cinema.
In 1965 Tom Jones performs on CBS…

Today In History...

In 1787 Pennsylvania becomes the second U.S. state.
In 1870 Joseph H. Rainey of South Carolina becomes the first black lawmaker sworn into the U.S. House of Representatives.
In 1871 Jules Janssen discovers dark lines in the solar corona spectrum.
In 1899 George F. Grant patents the golf tee.
In 1901 The first radio signal to cross the Atlantic is picked up near St. John's, Newfoundland, by inventor Guglielmo Marconi. (The signal was transmitted from a point some 2,000 miles away.)
In 1913 Authorities in Florence, Italy, announce that the "Mona Lisa" stolen from the Louvre Museum in Paris in 1911 had been recovered.
In 1917 Father Edward Flanagan founded "Boys Town" outside Omaha, Nebraska.
In 1925 The first motel, the "Motel Inn," opens in San Luis Obispo, CA.
In 1937 Japanese aircraft sink the U.S. gunboat "Panay" on China's Yangtze River. (Japan apologized for the attack and paid $2.2 million.)
In 1946 A United Nations committee accepts a gift …

Born On This Day...

In 1745 John Jay, first chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (1789-95)
In 1775 English physician/chemist, William Henry (Henry's law)
In 1786 Politician, William Learned Marcy ("spoils of the enemy")
In 1805 American anti-slavery leader, William Lloyd Garrison
In 1805 Businessman, Henry Wells (founded Wells Fargo)
In 1821 Novelist, Gustave Flaubert (Madame Bovary)
In 1863 Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch
In 1864 Editor, Arthur Brisbane (master of the big, blaring headline)
In 1879 Actress, Laura Hope Crews (Aunt Pittypat-Gone With The Wind)
In 1881 Film executive, Harry Warner (one of Warner Brothers)
In 1893 Actor, Edward G. Robinson (Little Caesar, The 10 Commandments)
In 1894 Engineer, Philip Drinker (invented the Iron Lung)
In 1901 Screen/scriptwriter, Howard Koch (Casablanca) [d: 8-17-95]
In 1906 Cartoonist, Zack Mosley (Buck Rogers) [d: 9-2-93]
In 1913 Broadcast journalist, Winston Burdett (CBS News) [d: 5-19-93]
In 1914 British novelist, Patrick O'Brian [d: 1-2-00]
In 1915 …

ON THIS DAY 12-11-19

CHRISTMAS PARTY TIPS

Here are some actual office Christmas party tips you can use from Christmas.com:
Even though the music is playing, food and alcohol is being served, and people are laughing - the office party is a business function. Keeping this in mind before your every action can only lead to successful behavior.Arrive on time, mingle, speak to the boss, eat a few hor d'ouevres, thank the host, make a graceful exit.Eat and drink in moderation. It is better to go back for seconds than to put the entire buffet table on your plate. Keep the alcohol to the barest minimum. This is the worst place ever to get drunk. This action usually leads to the undoing of many. If you do plan to drink, it is a good idea to eat a little before you arrive to reduce the effects of alcohol.If the party is not actually at the office, make sure you have accurate directions, so as not to arrive late.Upon arrival, don't head straight to the bar or food table. You are at the party to socialize with your co-workers, boss…

DID YOU KNOW?

According to several studies, single people are healthier than people in a relationship simply because they have more friends.70% of people who own vehicles also talk to them.A British study finds that moms that nag will probably have daughters that grow up to be more successful.41 is the average age when people start taking vitamins in order to get healthy.A recent survey tells us that only 12% of people say it's okay to have Garlic breath.20 percent of Americans juggle three or more email addresses.12% of Americans don't use prescriptions after they are given to them.According to a poll, our top phobias are heights, spiders and enclosed spaces.5% of us have never done this during the holidays. Give to charity.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Lipton has put together a special holiday collection of teas they call "Real-i-teas," which include the flavors: Whole lotta holiday cookies, holiday party overload and Dealing with Relatives, plus more."They" was named the Merriam-Webster Dictionary's word of the year.Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson has died at age 61 on Monday after a 17-year battle with cancer.Monday night, for the first time in 35 years of "Wheel of Fortune," Vanna White filled in as host for Pat Sajak, who's recovering from a surgery.Harry Styles' new album, Fireline, comes out Friday.According to new stats, the average American will spend $700 on the holiday season.Research shows 17% of insured homeowners in the U.S. own at least one security-related device, apart from a home security system.The Hyundai 2020 Sonata has a new feature: Nature Sounds. With the optional navigation system, when you find yourself stuck in traffic, you can select built-in settings for sounds i…

Music Calendar...

In 1957 In a move that almost ruins his career, Jerry Lee Lewis marries his 13-year-old cousin Myra.
In 1958 The Coasters record "Charlie Brown."
In 1960 Aretha Franklin makes her New York singing debut at the Village Vanguard.
In 1961 "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes is #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1964 Sam Cooke is shot to death in Los Angeles by a woman who alleged he was trying to rape her. Later, a court agrees on self-defense.
In 1965 "Crying Time" by Ray Charles and "She's Just My Style" by Gary Lewis & The Playboys both enter the U.S. top 40 chart.
In 1967 Nancy Sinatra's TV special "Movin' With Nancy Sinatra" airs on NBC.
In 1967 Grapefruit is the first band to sign with the Beatles' Apple label.
In 1968 The Rolling Stones' film "Rock 'N Roll Circus" airs on BBC-TV.
In 1969 "Take A Letter Maria" by R.B. Greaves is certified gold.
In 1970 John Lennon's first album following th…