Feb 28

Eight Warning Signs of a Nervous Breakdown

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A therapist recently posted a list online of eight signs you’re on the verge of a nervous breakdown.  If only a few of them apply, you might just be a little stressed out.  But if they ALL sound way too familiar, take it seriously . . .

 

1.  You have escape fantasies.  Like you want to pick up and leave everything behind.

 

2.  You feel like you have no downtime.  Which is common if you have kids.  But it can also be a sign of anxiety and depression.

 

3.  You struggle to make simple decisions.  It might be because your body’s producing too much of the stress hormone cortisol.

 

4.  You’ve stopped socializing completely.  You don’t even WANT to, because you’re too overwhelmed with everything else.  So it feels like work.

 

5.  You can’t sleep.  It’s a classic sign of anxiety and depression.

 

6.  You’re having panic attacks.  Obviously it’s a sign you’re dealing with major anxiety.

 

7.  You’re self-sabotaging.  A common example is going out drinking when you know you have to wake up early.  Stress-eating is another one.

 

8.  It feels like you keep failing at everything.  Which probably isn’t true.  But if you feel like you’re constantly failing at work AND at home, you might be depressed.  (Healthista)

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Nov 30

The Best Fast Food Place According to Your Zodiac Sign

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FULL STORY:  This is really stupid.  But there’s an astrologist named Danielle Paige, who apparently doesn’t take her job too seriously.  And she recently came up with a list of the best fast food places to go to according to your zodiac sign . . .

 

1.  If you’re an Aries . . . it’s Burger King.  You like trying new things, and they’ve been adding weird new stuff to their menu recently, like their Chicken Cheetos Fries.

 

 

2.  If you’re a Taurus . . . Chipotle.  You’re more patient and like being in control.  So you’re more likely to go somewhere that takes longer but serves real food.  And you like to watch them make it, so Subway could also work.

 

 

3.  If you’re a Gemini . . . Arby’s.  Or anywhere else that has a huge menu with lots of stuff to choose from.

 

 

4.  If you’re a Cancer . . . a bucket of chicken from KFC.  Or something like a pizza that you can share with other people.

 

 

5.  If you’re a Leo . . . Taco Bell.  Just like an Aries, you like trying new things that might seem weird to other people.  So go with something like the Doritos Locos Taco.

 

 

6.  If you’re a Virgo . . . Panera Bread.  Or anywhere else that serves stuff that’s slightly healthier than normal fast food.

 

 

7.  If you’re a Libra . . . Domino’s.  Just like Cancers, you want to be able to order something that’s big and sharable.

 

 

8.  If you’re a Scorpio . . . Starbucks.  You’re more about the experience than the food.  So you’re happier in a place with good chairs, free Wi-Fi, and half-decent music.

 

 

9.  If you’re a Sagittarius . . . In-N-Out Burger.  Or any other regional fast food place that you can’t just get anywhere.

 

 

10.  If you’re a Capricorn . . . McDonald’s.  Capricorns like classic things that remind them of their childhood.  Plus they’re practical, so the fact that it’s cheap is good too.

 

 

11.  If you’re an Aquarius . . . Dairy Queen.  Most people never go there, so it seems weirder and more unique.

 

 

12.  If you’re a Pisces . . . Wendy’s.  But the explanation is kinda weird.  It basically says you’re an optimist, so you don’t care if the food’s healthy or not.  But if that’s the standard, wouldn’t pretty much ANY fast food place work?

 

 

(Delish.com)

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Nov 18

Cops in Texas Handed Out Turkeys Instead of Tickets

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We’ve seen police departments do stuff like this, but I don’t know if we’ve seen the Thanksgiving version before . . .A bunch of people in Fort Worth, Texas got pulled over for minor traffic violations on Wednesday . . . like not wearing a seatbelt, and not using their turn signal.

 

 

But instead of giving them tickets, the cops handed out Thanksgiving TURKEYS.

 

 

They did it in five different spots around the city, and it looks like they might have focused on lower income areas.

 

 

One of the cops told the local news it was a small way of reminding people that the cops are looking out for them.

 

 

And one guy who got a turkey said it was pretty inspiring, especially with how much hate there is around the country right now.

 

 

(KHOU)

 

 

(Here are some photos of people getting turkeys.)

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Nov 17

Five Random Facts For Thursday

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Here are some random facts for you . . .

 

1.  The Michelin Man originally was drawn with a glass of champagne in his hand and he was called the “Road Drunkard.”

 

 

2.  There’s only one basketball coach in the history of the University of Kansas who has a losing record.  And it is . . . James Naismith, the guy who invented basketball.  He had a .478 winning percentage at Kansas from 1898 to 1907.

 

 

3.  The United States Treasury’s official name for the penny ISN’T “penny” . . . it’s “one-cent piece.”

 

 

Related Comedy:  The United States Treasury’s official name for the penny ISN’T “penny.”  It’s really supposed to be called a “one-cent piece.”  As in, “Scott Baio doesn’t have a one-cent piece to his name.”

 

 

4.  There have been 509 people on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list, and 478 of them have been caught.

 

 

5.  There’s only one bridge over the entire Amazon River.

 

 

(Fast Co Design / Wikipedia / Treasury / FBI / Wikipedia)

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Nov 15

Are You Ready For The New Emojis?

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There’s a nonprofit organization called the Unicode Consortium and they do all sorts of important things to regulate and standardize the Internet.  But most of us only REALLY care about them because they control EMOJIS.

They just announced 51 new emojis that will be debuting next summer.  Here are some of the ones that caught our eye . . .

 

1.  A UFO.

 

2.  A shocked face with the head exploding.

 

3.  A face with the mouth open vomiting.  (I really need this one.)

 

4.  A woman breastfeeding.

 

5.  A sandwich.

 

6.  A piece of pie.

 

7.  Tyrannosaurus Rex.

 

8.  A witch and wizard, vampire, elf, zombie, genie, and mermaid and merman.

 

9.  An orange heart . . . because I guess the blue, green, yellow, red, purple, and pink hearts aren’t enough.

 

10.  A woman in a hijab.

 

 

 

(Gizmodo / Unicode) 

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Nov 1

Five Random Facts For Tuesday

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1.  The famous British “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters that have now been parodied a million times were never distributed.  They made the posters in 1939 but decided not to distribute them because they thought it might cause a panic.

 

 

2.  When the word “girl” started being used in the 1300s, it just meant a child.  It didn’t specifically refer to a female until the 1400s.

 

 

3.  Rhode Island is 93 times smaller than Wyoming but has twice the population.

 

 

4.  During the Vietnam War, Krazy Glue was used to seal up wounds on the battlefield.

 

 

5.  The little button on the top of a baseball cap is called a squatchee.

 

 

(Daily Mail / The Guardian / Index Mundi / Krazy Glue / Uni Watch)

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Oct 25

The Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog Appeals To The Wealthy

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Every year around this time, Neiman Marcus releases a Christmas catalog with a few ridiculous gifts that even RICH idiots would find extravagant.  And once again, they didn’t disappoint.

Here are the five absurd things they’re selling this Christmas . . .

 

 

1.  A private plane made out of ROSE GOLD for $1.5 million.

 

 

2.  A week of living at three English countryside estates and castles, including polo lessons, helicopter rides, and clay pigeon shooting for $700,000.

 

 

3.  A walk-on role in the Broadway musical “Waitress” for $30,000.

 

 

4.  A slumber party at the Neiman Marcus flagship location in Dallas for 12 people, including food, pajamas, and spa treatments for $120,000.

 

 

5.  And one day of private football lessons from JOE MONTANA for $65,000.

 

 

(CNBC

 

 

(Google “Neiman Marcus fantasy gifts” to see the other things they’re offering.)

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Oct 24

A Cop Did CPR and Saved a Three-Year-Old

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A couple named John Geis and Bethany Hoover called 911 this month, because their three-year-old son Brayden had a seizure, and stopped breathing at a KFC in Granbury, Texas.  (About 60 miles southwest of Dallas.)

 

A cop named Chase Miller happened to hear the call come through on his radio, and realized he was just around the corner.  So he drove straight there and showed up in less than a minute.  (We don’t know his age, but he looks like he’s in his early 30’s.)

Then he immediately put Brayden on the ground and started CPR.  And his dashcam got it all on video.  You can see that Bethany’s so upset at that point, she can’t even watch . . . she turns around and walks away.

Then Chase had to grab an oxygen mask from his car, so John took over for a few seconds.  But they got the mask on him . . . continued doing CPR . . . and by the time paramedics got there, Brayden was breathing again.

They got him to a hospital, and it looks like he’ll be fine.  There’s no word on what caused the seizure or if he’d had them before.

Meanwhile, Chase got an award for it all last Tuesday.  Bethany, John, and Brayden went to the ceremony, and there’s a photo of them all posing together.

 

 

(Dallas News / Washington Post)

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Oct 21

When You Stink Up a Bathroom, How Do You Mask the Smell?

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It’s a good idea to hide the smell when you stink up a bathroom.  Partially because it’s polite to other people . . . but mostly so you don’t get embarrassed when the next person walks in there and practically faints.

And according to a new survey, 84.4% of people DO try to cover up the smell.  So bravo to the brave 15.6% who don’t.  But here’s how everyone else does . . .

 

1.  Spraying air freshener, 41.1%.

 

2.  Using a fan, 33.1%.

 

3.  Lighting a match, 6.3%.

 

4.  Potpourri, 1.3%.

 

5.  Flushing an extra time, 1.1%.

 

6.  Lighting a candle or incense, 0.6%.

 

7.  Opening a window, 0.5%.

 

8.  Spraying perfume, 0.4%.

 

 

(Healthline)

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Oct 20

54% of Women Think Bald Guys Are Sexy

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If you’re single and going bald, you don’t have to stand there feeling sorry for yourself while you watch your hair circle the drain.  A new survey found 54% of women think bald guys are SEXY.

Here are four more stats from the survey . . .

 

1.  97% of women would date a guy with “minor” hair loss.  So just 3% require a thick, full head of hair.  89% said they’d date a guy with “moderate” hair loss, like a receding hairline or a bald spot.  And 76% would date a guy who’s TOTALLY bald.

 

 

2.  When they had women do word association with the word “bald,” the top three words they came up with were “male,” “men,” and “SEXY.”

 

 

3.  30% of guys who are going bald THINK it’s negatively affected their love life.  68% said it hasn’t affected it, and just 2% said it’s had a positive effect.

 

 

4.  The survey also found the most important thing when you’re dating someone is their personality, followed by their looks . . . their education . . . their job . . . and how much money they make.

 

 

(Maxim / Online Doctor)

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Oct 19

Four Tailgating Accidents That Are Covered by Insurance

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This might come in handy when you get drunk and irresponsible while you’re tailgating at a football game this weekend.  Here are four accidents that can happen while you’re tailgating that might be covered by your insurance . . .

 

1.  You accidentally burn your car with the grill.  Like if you set it up too close, or you put it back in the trunk while it’s still hot.  If you have comprehensive car insurance, you’re probably covered.

 

 

2.  An opposing fan vandalizes your car.  Most comprehensive car insurance policies cover vandalism.  So if someone breaks a window . . . rips off a side mirror . . . or keys the side of your car, you’re probably covered.

 

 

3.  You undercook the food, and give all your friends food poisoning.  Their medical bills might be covered by your homeowners or renters insurance.  Those types of policies usually include personal liability insurance, and not just when you’re at home.

 

 

4.  You damage someone else’s property.  Like if you’re throwing a football, and it knocks over their grill.  Again, if you have homeowners insurance, you might be covered.  Or if you break their NOSE with the football, that might be covered too.

 

 

(NerdWallet)

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Oct 18

The Ten Most Rat-Infested Cities in America

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The pest-control company Orkin just released its rankings for the 50 most rat-infested cities in America, according to how many extermination calls they got in the past year.  And Chicago took the top spot for the second time in a row.

Here’s the top ten . . .

 

1.  Chicago.  It was #1 the last time they did the rankings too . . . in 2014.

 

2.  New York.

 

3.  D.C.

 

4.  Los Angeles.

 

5.  A tie between San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, California.

 

6.  Baltimore.

 

7.  Philadelphia.

 

8.  Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

 

9.  Detroit.

 

10.  Denver.

 

 

(PR Newswire)

 

 

(Check out the rankings for all 50 cities here.)

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Oct 6

Stores Are Fighting Black Friday By Staying Closed on Thanksgiving

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The WORST Black Friday trend is people killing each other to save $17 on vests from the Adam Levine collection.  The second worst trend is every store opening on THANKSGIVING, just to get a jump on the day.

Fortunately, it looks like that trend is reversing.  LOTS of stores have been announcing that they’ll be staying closed on Thanksgiving this year, and opening in the morning for Black Friday, like in the good old days.  You know, 2013. Some of the places that’ll be closed are Costco . . . Home Depot . . . Nordstrom . . . Gamestop . . . TJ Maxx . . . Crate and Barrel . . . Staples . . . and the entire Mall of America in Minnesota, which is the biggest mall in the country.

But it’s just for the 1,200 employees who work FOR the mall . . . the stores IN the mall can choose to be open.  But hopefully they get the point.

 

 

(Mashable)

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Sep 27

The 12 Worst TV Shows of All Time

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“Rolling Stone” just did a list of ‘The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All-Time,’ and now they have an un-ranked rundown of the 12 WORST.  They are . . .

 

1.  “Duck Dynasty”, 2012 to present

 

2.  “The Ropers”, 1979 to 1980

 

3.  “Northern Exposure”, 1990 to 1995

 

4.  “Viva Laughlin”, 2007

 

5.  “1600 Penn”, 2012 to 2013

 

6.  “Osbournes Reloaded”, 2009

 

7.  “The Hard Times of RJ Berger”, 2010 to 2011

 

8.  “The Ghost Whisperer”, 2005 to 2010

 

9.  “For the Love of Ray J”, 2009 to 2010

 

10.  “Joanie Loves Chachi”, 1982 to 1983

 

11.  “Stalker”, 2014

 

12.  “The Pick-Up Artist”, 2007 to 2008.

 

 

(RollingStone.com has brief write-ups on each.)

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Sep 23

Five Random Facts For Friday

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Do you like random info? Even if you don’t were gonna give you some so USE IT!

1.  The Algerian national anthem was originally written on a prison wall in BLOOD.  It was written by an Algerian poet in 1956 when Algeria was a French colony, and he was being held by the French troops.

2.  The word for a single piece of confetti is “confetto.”

3.  During the course of your life, you’re breathing in molecules of air that have been breathed in by almost every OTHER person who’s ever lived.  It’s not guaranteed or anything.  But yeah, mathematically it’s possible.

4.  Since Alex Trebek became the host in 1984, only seven games of “Jeopardy” have ended where all three players had no money . . . and one of them happened during the second game he hosted.

When that happens, all three players are eliminated and three new ones are brought in for the next game.

5.  The oldest living civilization on Earth is the Aboriginal Australians.  DNA testing confirms they’re at least 72,000 years old.

 

 

(Wikipedia / Dictionary / io9 / Wikia / Mashable)

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Sep 16

The Top Things You Don’t Want to Hear From Your Doctor [Humor]

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Doctors for both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton said positive things about their patients this week.  Here are The Top Things You Don’t Want to Hear From Your Doctor.

 

 I’m gonna need you to pay me now.  I mean, like, right now, before you start seeing a white light.

 Well, if my degree from Arizona State tells me anything . . .

 This time, let’s maintain eye contact when you cough.

 I know it’s an eye exam, but I still need you in the stirrups.

 Who are you voting for?  Because that might determine how careful I am during your surgery.

 Can I take a picture of that lump?  I GOTTA put it on Facebook!

 According to our test results, you died in 2012.

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Sep 14

A Bus Driver Saved 20 Kids from a Burning Bus

 

 A school bus in Maryland caught on FIRE on Monday afternoon.  And there were 20 elementary school kids on board.  It happened in College Park, just outside D.C.The bus driver was a woman named Reneita Smith, and she immediately started getting the kids off the bus, one-by-one.  (We’re not sure how old she is, but she looks like she’s in her 30’s.) Then, even though she thought they were all out, she ran BACK into the burning bus to make sure no one got left behind. In the end, no one was hurt. A firefighter’s dash-cam got footage of the fire after they were all safe. The school bus was fully engulfed with black smoke pouring out the windows.

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Sep 13

[Viral Video] Two Women Can’t Handle the World’s Hottest Pepper

An 18-year-old girl in New Jersey recently posted a video where she and a friend eat the world’s hottest pepper, and they do NOT handle it like champs. PRESS PLAY!

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Sep 8

Eight Things That Just Aren’t Cool Anymore

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What is and isn’t cool changes frequently . . . and that transition usually happens once people’s parents find out what’s cool and try to get in on it.

There’s a discussion on Reddit right now where people are talking about things that USED to be cool but just aren’t anymore.  Here are eight of the best answers. Do you agree?

 

1.  Pushing people into swimming pools.  Now that we all have electronics in our pockets, the prank becomes an expensive disaster.

 

2.  Facebook.

 

3.  Shirts and posters that use the “Keep Calm” phrase, like “Keep Calm and Eat Nachos” or “Keep Calm and Do the Harlem Shake” or whatever.

 

4.  MTV.

 

5.  Using text language, like the letter “u” instead of the word “you.”  No one texts like that anymore.

 

6.  Wearing those silicone wristbands for different causes.

 

7.  Wearing a backpack with just one strap.  Using both straps is okay again.

 

8.  Smoking cigarettes.

 

 

(Reddit)

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Sep 7

The “Human Skateboard”

 

A video called Human Skateboard is getting a bunch of hits on YouTube.  It’s a stop-motion video where one guy lies on the ground while his friend pretends to ride him.  They even added skateboard sound effects for all the ‘tricks’ he does. Whoa!

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Oct 5

10 Vodka Hacks – Happy National Vodka Day! (10/4)

So, we’re a day late…but it’s never too late to celebrate vodka, right??
Who knew vodka had its own National day?!  Although it was the 4th of October, we’re sure it’s still ok to celebrate!! OR, you can always try these vodka hacks instead.

Watch here:

Thank you Crazy Russian Hacker, thank you!

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Oct 2

Glass-Bottom Bridge in China – Would You Cross It?

This would be too scary for most….Would you be of the few brave enough to consider it?

 

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Sep 30

Father Run’s Sons X-Box Over To “Teach” Him a Lesson

Some say it’s a bit extreme, and others call it “good parenting”… You be the judge:

 

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Aug 21

Would You Dare Swim in this ‘Sky Pool’???

London has a pretty cool swimming pool underway, and it’s set to be complete by 2019.  The question is…. Would you swim in this ‘Sky Pool’? It has a transparent bottom which will allow swimmers to peer down at pedestrians… 114 feet below.

Complete story here:

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Aug 21

6 Sex and Dating Myths That Aren’t True

Let’s do our own survey… Single peeps out there: Does this video speak truth?

Do redheads have more fun???

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Dec 12

The Morning Show Podcast 12-12-14

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Nov 25

The Ten Names Most Likely to Be on Santa’s “Naughty” or “Nice” List

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A recent study looked at 63,000 kids, and how often they got credit for good behavior at school . . . using online sticker books.  And if that’s any indication, here are the ten names that are most likely to end up on Santa’s “naughty” and “nice” lists this year.

 

For boys, the top ten “naughty” names are; Joseph, Cameron, William, Jake, Joshua, Jamie, Lewis, Benjamin, Ethan, and Luke.

 

For girls, it’s Ella, Bethany, Eleanor, Olivia, Laura, Holly, Courtney, Amber, Caitlin, and Jade.

 

For Santa’s “NICE” list, the top ten boys’ names are; Jacob, Daniel, Thomas, James, Adam, Harry, Samuel, Jack, Oliver, and Ryan.

 

And for girls, it’s Amy, Georgia, Emma, Charlotte, Grace, Sophie, Abigail, Hannah, Emily, and Alice. 

 

 

Source: Daily Mail

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Oct 28

The Morning Show Podcast 10-28-14

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Oct 17

A Guy Wouldn’t Pull Over Because His Wife Was in Labor . . . and It Started a High-Speed Chase

I’m not sure this guy made the right decision here. But for the rest of his life, his wife can NEVER accuse him of not listening.

On Tuesday, a woman in Pomeroy, Iowa named Rachel Kohnen went into labor, and her husband Ben started driving her to the hospital. (We’re not sure on their ages, but we’re guessing mid-30s. Pomeroy is 125 miles northwest of Des Moines.)

Then at some point, a cop saw them doing 85 in a 55. And he didn’t know Rachel was in labor, so he tried to pull them over. Which is when Rachel told Ben she didn’t want to give birth in the car . . . screamed at him to KEEP GOING . . . and he DID.

So now they were in a high-speed CHASE. The cop called for backup, and police set up SPIKE STRIPS. Meanwhile, Rachel called 911 to try to explain. But they couldn’t understand her because she kept screaming from the contractions.

Then right before they got to the hospital, they hit the spike strips, which blew out all four tires on their SUV. And the cops ordered them out of their car at GUNPOINT.

Luckily, they realized Rachel was in labor, and got her to the hospital, where she gave birth about an hour later. So far, Ben and Rachel haven’t been charged with anything. And their new daughter, Hazel, is doing fine.

(story/pic source: WHOTV / NY Daily News)

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Oct 10

PODCAST – Phillip From Galt Translates Hip Hop Lyrics

PRESS PLAY #Hot1035Mornings – Phillip from Galt translate Hip Hop Lyrics

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