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Manhattan dog Jack saved after eating $1.11 in pennies

Manhattan dog Jack saved after eating $1.11 in pennies | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Doctors at BluePearl Veterinary Partners removed all the coins in a two-hour operation, without which they believe he would have died. 'He's doing great,' owner Tim Kelleher says.
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One quarter of the ladies in your Facebook feed are big fat liars

One quarter of the ladies in your Facebook feed are big fat liars | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
An upside to social media is how easy it is to connect and stay in touch. It’s also a downside. Many people’s Facebook timelines are filled with mundane updates, because most us aren’t that interesting.
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What’s the most annoying email sign-off? - Video on TODAY.com

What’s the most annoying email sign-off? - Video on TODAY.com | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Video on Today: The TODAY anchors debate a recent article that proclaims it’s time to do away with email sign-offs like “cheers” and “best regards” in favor of simply signing your name.
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Just thought I would pass this along.

 

Peace - 

Stu

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Water becomes America's favorite drink again

Water becomes America's favorite drink again | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
After a 38 percent increase in 15 years, water has become America's most popular beverage once again.

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Schools shift from textbooks to tablets

Welcome to the new digital bookcase, where traditional ink-and-paper textbooks have given way to iPads and book bags are getting lighter. Publishers update students' books almost instantly with the latest events or research. Schools are increasingly looking to the hand-held tablets as a way to sustain students' interest, reward their achievements and, in some cases, actually keep per-student costs down.

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Click your mouse 2,500 times today and you might lose 1 pound

Click your mouse 2,500 times today and you might lose 1 pound | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
A single mouse click burns more than one calorie, according to Convert Anything to Calories, published by PHP Science World Shinsho.
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For Columbia Students, Nutella in a Dining Hall May Be Too Tempting

For Columbia Students, Nutella in a Dining Hall May Be Too Tempting | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Columbia University students may be hoarding jars of the chocolate hazelnut spread, to the tune of thousands of dollars a week.
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14 Unusual Names That Are Making A Comeback

14 Unusual Names That Are Making A Comeback | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Written by Linda Rosenkrantz for Nameberry Last week, we unearthed 14 under-the-radar names for girls, none of which are in the current Top 1000, and this week we are doing the same for the boys.

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FOX 5 Meteorologist Tucker Barnes in "timeout" for forecast

FOX 5 Meteorologist Tucker Barnes in "timeout" for forecast | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
An unpredictable winter storm is heading for New England after burying parts of the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions with snow but barely laying a glove on Washington.
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Funny stuff - it seems like our forecasters are constantly missing it in TN..

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'Help me find my doppelganger'

'Help me find my doppelganger' | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Sophie Robehmed describes her personal quest to find her doppelganger, a person who looks just like her, using the latest modern technology.
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Who do YOU look like? I used to get Doogie Howser. Now, not so much.

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French fry parties a hit in Asia

French fry parties a hit in Asia | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Teens in Southeast Asia are jumping on a greasy, potentially heart attack-inducting trend -- french fry eating parties.
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Help Others.org: A Frustration Pinata -- A Kindness Story

Help Others.org: A Frustration Pinata -- A Kindness Story | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Someone I know was going through a tough time and feeling pretty depressed.

I knew I couldn't fix her problems, but I wanted to send her something that might bring a little brightness to her day. So, I decided to get a little creative.
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I should give one of these to my boss.

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Drivers Beware: The Most Dangerous Driving Day & Time

Drivers Beware: The Most Dangerous Driving Day & Time | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
If you're texting while driving your head is somewhere else, and the distraction is highly likely to lead to a car accident.
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‘Best obituary ever’ written for eccentric Mississippi father

‘Best obituary ever’ written for eccentric Mississippi father | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Harry Weathersby Stamps drank buttermilk from a martini glass garnished with cornbread.
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What do you want said about you when you pass? I like the 'outsmarting squirrels' bit.

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Damsel (not) in distress: Dad hacks Donkey Kong for his daughter 

Damsel (not) in distress: Dad hacks Donkey Kong for his daughter  | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
If you've ever played the "Donkey Kong" video game then you know how it goes: That big bad ape Donkey Kong kidnaps a helpless lass named Pau...
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Some Theories on Why Men Don't Do as Many Household Tasks

Some Theories on Why Men Don't Do as Many Household Tasks | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
And some suggestions on what could be done to change that
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Tell your boss to get with the program and install a nap room

Tell your boss to get with the program and install a nap room | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Nap rooms are becoming more common in offices because they improve employee productivity. Some businesses, such as Nationwide Planning Associates, have a dedicated nap room with a schedule.
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'Slurpee' brain freeze blamed for 5-vehicle crash

'Slurpee' brain freeze blamed for 5-vehicle crash | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
The driver said he was drinking a Slurpee, when he got a 'brain freeze' and blacked out.
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Students at Texas High School Plan 'No Makeup' Day

Teens at Plano Senior High School in Texas are trying to redefine beauty, rallying students to wear no makeup Friday — an initiative they’re calling “Operation Beautiful.” “I just really began to see how I don’t need makeup to be beautiful,” said...
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'Flowers? No thanks - just take the children away!' What women REALLY want for Mother's Day is sleep (and NOT diet pills...)

'Flowers? No thanks - just take the children away!' What women REALLY want for Mother's Day is sleep (and NOT diet pills...) | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
And only after they've had eight hours of uninterrupted sleep this Sunday, mums would love nothing more than to spend some quality time with the family, according to a new poll.

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Billy Graham Offers Advice on Growing Old

New interview touches on money, retirement, relationships, and what Graham most looks forward to about heaven.
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Internet Marriages on Rise in Some Immigrant Communities

Internet Marriages on Rise in Some Immigrant Communities | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Some international couples are marrying by proxy over the Internet, a practice so new that immigration authorities say they do not typically watch for it in their efforts to detect fraud.
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Modern childhood 'ends at age of 12'

Modern childhood 'ends at age of 12' | It's Show Prep for Radio | Scoop.it
Children are under pressure to grow up too quickly, according to members of a parenting website.
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