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Sit On Your Hands When Talking To Me

Why Do We Ges­ture When We Talk?   When we speak, we put our thoughts into words, and when we ges­ture, we put our thoughts into our hands. But ges­tures don’t just show what we’re thinking—they actu­ally help us think. Tod­dlers who are encour­aged to ges­ture tend to start pro­duc­ing more words. Adults involved in various […]

 

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In Lieu Of Flowers, What?

  Larry Upright died last week at the age of 81 in North Car­olina, mean­ing he’s not upright any­more. In his obit­u­ary, his fam­ily con­veyed an unusual request to his loved ones: Don’t vote for Hillary Clin­ton. “The fam­ily respect­fully asks that you do not vote for Hillary Clin­ton in 2016,” read Upright’s death announcement. “We […]

 

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Most Embarrassing Place Your Phone Rang

What’s the most embar­rass­ing place your phone has gone off?  Poor Sen­a­tor Pat Roberts inter­rupted this impor­tant meet­ing with his Frozen ring­tone.  “Let It Go” he said, after silenc­ing his phone. Has your phone embar­rassed you at the movies … in church … at a funeral?  Tell us the most embar­rass­ing time you for­got to […]

 

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Give Me A High Five Today

Slap me some skins, it’s national high five day! The hol­i­day dates back to 2002, when it was cre­ated by col­lege stu­dents at the Uni­ver­sity of Vir­ginia. But the actual act of giv­ing a high five dates back to 1977, when it was first used dur­ing a bas­ket­ball game. The cel­e­bra­tion caught on rapidly, and has been […]

 

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We're Being Watched All The Time

  With cam­era phones every­where, and apps that can broad­cast any time, it’s offi­cial, we’re being watched all the time.  Mike thinks it’s inevitable and we should just accept it.  Liza says it’s scary Big Brother type stuff and wishes for more pri­vacy.  What do you think?  Tell us here and 6:45 tomor­row morn­ing, 525‑9797.

 

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Mike & Liza's Family Feud: School or Job

  Dear Mike & Liza, My daugh­ter is a senior in High School and has a full time job.  For the past year she’s been able to han­dle both pretty suc­cess­fully, but we just found out she’s fail­ing math this trimester, and needs the credit to grad­u­ate. I think she should quit her job and […]

 

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Honey, Lets Stay Home And Watch Netflix.

Abra­ham Lincoln( February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the 16th U.S Pres­i­dent, serv­ing from March 1861 until his shoot­ing. Lin­coln led the United States through its Civil War—its blood­i­est war and its great­est moral, con­sti­tu­tional and polit­i­cal crisis. In doing so, he pre­served the Union, abolished slav­ery, strength­ened the fed­eral gov­ern­ment, and mod­ern­ized the economy .   […]

 

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How Much Freedom Do You Give Your Kids

  How much free­dom do you give your kids?  This Mary­land cou­ple has been accused of neglect for let­ting their chil­dren, ages 6 & 10, walk home alone from a park.  The chil­dren were taken into cus­tody by police offi­cers and held for hours by police and Child Pro­tec­tive Ser­vices. How much free­dom do you […]

 

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National Scrabble Day Today !

It’s time to scan through the dic­tio­nary and brush up on obscure words, because today is National Scrab­ble Day. Alfred Mosher Butts invented the board game where play­ers use let­tered squares to make words in a criss­cross puz­zle fash­ion in 1933. The game is sold in 121 coun­tries with 29 dif­fer­ent lan­guage ver­sions.  Each year National […]

 

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Letting The Weather Choose The Menu

  Do you let the weather decide the menu?  Today it’s sunny and 70.  A lot of burg­ers will go on the grill.  Tomor­row, stormy with a high of 56, and Mike’s wife is already plan­ning to make split pea soup with ham. Do you let the weather dic­tate what you eat?  Tell us here […]