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Problem for Bezos: Mall Becoming Cheaper Than Amazon

Problem for Bezos: Mall Becoming Cheaper Than Amazon | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
A challenge facing Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the fact that some brick-and-mortar retail stores are becoming cheaper than Amazon.
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Close that wallet! Thrifty is the new sexy, dating study says

Close that wallet! Thrifty is the new sexy, dating study says | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
A new study says that, when it comes to cash and dating, savers are more attractive than spenders.
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You're not imagining it — mosquitoes really are worse this summer

You're not imagining it — mosquitoes really are worse this summer | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Have you been swatting away mosquitoes and scratching their bites more than usual this summer? That's because a combination of drought, heavy rain and heat has brought on more of the annoying insects.
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Yes. Every time I go outside I'm bitten!!

 

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Debunked: No, an iPhone does not use more power than a fridge

Debunked: No, an iPhone does not use more power than a fridge | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
If you read on the internet that your iPhone uses more wall-juice than your fridge, dismiss it out of hand because it just isn't true.
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14 Signs You Spend Too Much Time on the Internet

14 Signs You Spend Too Much Time on the Internet | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Understand the warning signs that you've been spending too much time on the Internet and not enough time outside.
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The cut-off point of youth: How the age of 46 is when women decide to chop their locks in favour of a more 'mature' style

The cut-off point of youth: How the age of 46 is when women decide to chop their locks in favour of a more 'mature' style | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
In a survey of 2,000 women over 40, most revealed they live in dread of having an 'old fashioned' hair cut and were happiest with their hair in their twenties.

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What America Isn't Doing That The Rest Of The World Has Mastered

What America Isn't Doing That The Rest Of The World Has Mastered | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Americans, it seems, are always striving for bigger, faster, stronger -- but when it comes to slowing down, we're seriously lagging behind the rest of the world.
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Singing Changes Your Brain | TIME.com

Singing Changes Your Brain | TIME.com | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Group singing has been scientifically proven to lower stress, relieve anxiety, and elevate endorphins
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6 Late-Night Snacks That Won't Pack on the Pounds (PHOTOS

6 Late-Night Snacks That Won't Pack on the Pounds (PHOTOS | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Walnuts will satisfy your desire for crunch and are a nutritional powerhouse. The best part? They boast melatonin , the hormone that induces sleep, which makes them an optimal choice right before bedtime.

 

http://thestir.cafemom.com/healthy_living/159812/6_latenight_snacks_that_wont/109334/walnuts?slideid=109334

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What's on Vince Gill's home screen?

What's on Vince Gill's home screen? | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
The Country Music Hall of Famer likes to know when to play golf and when to stay home.
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This could be fun. What app do people most use? What does your home screen on your phone look like? Posting on Social Media...

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The names of success: Men called John, David or Steve more likely to do well in business than a Tony, Matthew or Jimmy

The names of success: Men called John, David or Steve more likely to do well in business than a Tony, Matthew or Jimmy | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
The study examined the connection between first names and the achievements of their bearers. The late and hugely successful former Apple CEO Steve Jobs is pictured.

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Great. What do I do with that? I'm Stu. More of a thick soup than a name.

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National Back to Church Sunday | Join the National Movement & Invite America Back to Church!

National Back to Church Sunday | Join the National Movement & Invite America Back to Church! | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
What would happen if every church member invited just one person to church? Join with hundreds of congregations as they invite their neighbors to visit on Back to Church Sunday

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Men, slap on extra sunscreen: You're more vulnerable to skin cancer

Men, slap on extra sunscreen: You're more vulnerable to skin cancer | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Men are more vulnerable to malignant melanomas, a form of skin cancer, and it may be because they have weaker immune systems than women, study says.
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Georgia voted Nicest State

Georgia voted Nicest State | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it

Georgia is the nicest, followed by Minnesota. The South gets high marks here, potentially because the rest of the country doesn't understand that "Bless your heart" is facetious.

 





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'Disney Infinity' enters whole new world of toys, games

'Disney Infinity' enters whole new world of toys, games | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Players and retailers may start clearing their shelves to make room for another competitor in the video game toy market. Disney Infinity launched Sunday.
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Library head sees red after boy wins reading contest for 5th time

Library head sees red after boy wins reading contest for 5th time | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Nine-year-old Tyler Weaver won this year's reading club contest at Hudson Falls Public Library in Washington County, N.Y. by reading 63 books from June 24 to August 3.
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Why We Choke When All Is on the Line

Why We Choke When All Is on the Line | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it

But sometimes we do think. And that's the wrong time to do it. We miss that critical shot, or we flubbed an important line, or we forgot the boss' name just as we were supposed to introduce her.

The one time we really needed to pull it off, and we choked. Why? A growing body of evidence shows the answer may be incredibly simple. Thinking too much at the wrong time can be a bad thing because your brain tries to take charge at the precise moment when your body doesn't need any help.

Your muscles, for anything from shooting a basketball to simply breathing, have their own memories. You don't have to tell your heart when to beat. And if the "executive" part of your brain butts in, it's probably going to hurt, not help.

"We call it overthinking

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You can sing our praises later for this supposed cure for snoring

You can sing our praises later for this supposed cure for snoring | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
A study by the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in England has found that snoring can be reduced by singing, and choir director Alise Ojay says that she has exercises to help.
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Have you got 'screen sightedness'? Smartphones are causing sight problems to soar, warns eye surgeon

Have you got 'screen sightedness'? Smartphones are causing sight problems to soar, warns eye surgeon | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
David Allamby says there has been a 35 per cent increase in the number of people with myopia since the launch of smartphones in 1997.
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Inability to recognize famous faces a sign of early dementia: study 

Inability to recognize famous faces a sign of early dementia: study  | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Can't recognize Albert Einstein, Princess Diana or Oprah? Not being able to put a name to these famous faces could indicate the early onset of dementia, scientists say.

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So my wife has dementia? She doesn't know the faces of many famous people. I say "hey there's so-and-so", and she's like "I don't know who that is."

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That 2012 Bundle Of Joy Will Cost You $241,080 To Raise : NPR

That 2012 Bundle Of Joy Will Cost You $241,080 To Raise : NPR | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
That's according to the USDA's yearly "Cost of Raising a Child" report. Adjusted for inflation the damage is $301,970.
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Diet Coke Defends Safety of Sweeteners

Diet Coke Defends Safety of Sweeteners | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Diet Coke will debute new ads defending use of artificial sweeteners.
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Uh, I'd expect Coke to run ads saying what they are selling is just fine. 

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