A study found that an increase in dopamine released within moments of a subject tasting beer, with corresponding cravings for beer, thus scientifically proving beer is delicious.
A good friend of mine that I went to high school with has been living in South Korea and he shot this video in the last week (April 7th-14th) so that family and friends back home could get a (calmer) sense of what was going on in a country so far away, that we've heard so much about in the news lately. Enjoy!
"With the heavy media attention on North Korea and its threats of imminent war, I decided to make a video. The video shows events recorded during the week of April 7-14, 2013." - Pat G.
If you're anything like me, you probably spend close to $100 a month on your Smartphone. Are you really getting the most for your money? I know I don't go much out of the realm of Facebook, Twitter, iHeart Radio, and email on my phone... so I've enlisted the help of my friend, APP EXPERT, Jason Douglas. Jason will be checking in with us Monday afternoons to go over some of the hottest apps for your smartphone!
Today, he featured security apps. Your smartphone is much like a computer, and protecting your device from viruses and theft is important.
For Android users, check out AVAST MOBILE SECURITY
iPhone and iPad users, check out LOOKOUT
Be sure to follow Jason Douglas on Twitter - @jasondouglas - and check back Monday afternoon for more HOT APPS!
HAPPY TAX DAY! It's a little less painful today with these tax-day deals (at participating locations):
Arby’s: Grab a free value-sized curly fries or small potato cakes.
Boston Market: The chain’s “We love the IRS” promotion will give more than 1,000 $15 gift cards from April 8 – 30 to those who enter the sweepstakes Bostonmarket.com.
Bruegger’s Bagels: Get 13 bagels and two tubs of cream cheese for $10.40 at participating locations.
Cinnabon: Get two free Cinnabon bites at participating restaurants between 6-8 p.m.
Panda Express: Get a free Samurai Surf & Turf on April 17 when you bring this Facebook coupon to participating stores.
Sonic: Stop by restaurants all day on tax day for half price drinks and slushies.
White Castle: Bring in this coupon and get 15 percent off your purchase through tax day.
Know any other local businesses providing tax day incentives? Email them to me to add to this page at Jillene@WLLR.com!
Who brings a BAT to a GUN fight?
This guy! And he wins! Check it out...
(Backstory: A Chicago store owner furiously swung a baseball bat to fend off a pair of robbers. The dramatic confrontation was captured on the gift shop's surveillance video.)
Two teenage girls lift a 3,000-pound tractor off their father, saving his life. The Albany Democrat-Herald reports the tractor 36-year-old Jeff Smith was using to pull out a tree stump flipped upside down and on top of him Monday at his home in Lebanon, Ore. “The steering wheel and the steering column is what had me pinned on my chest,” he told KPTV.
His daughters, 16-year-old Hannah Smith and 14-year-old Haylee Smith, heard their father yelling for help. “We heard, ‘Save me. Help me, God,’” Haylee Smith told the Democrat-Herald. The two called 911 and were miraculously able to lift the 3,000-pound tractor just enough to free Jeff Smith’s chest, but his arm was still pinned underneath the tractor.
“I don’t know how I lifted it, it was just so heavy,” Hannah Smith told KPTV. “And I could feel it, I could just feel all the weight. But we just did it. We both did.”
A neighbor brought over his own tractor and used its shovel to completely free Smith, according to the Democrat-Herald. “If these two hadn’t have been here to hear me,” Smith told the Democrat-Hearld. “They saved my life.” Smith suffered a broken left wrist and some nerve damage from the incident.
WOW! What an amazing rescue story... sometimes you find out just how strong you are when your loved one is hurt. Have any similar stories? Email me at Jillene@WLLR.com!
When 5-year-old Ethan Clos showed up at school with a short, spiky mohawk last week, his fellow kindergarteners thought it was cool. But administrators at Reid Primary and Middle School in Springfield, Ohio, deemed the edgy cut too disruptive, and ordered him home until he adopted a tamer style. His mom, Keshia Castle, said that school officials suspended her son on Wednesday. After he begged her for the hairstyle, she finally let him get it over spring break. "They seen his hair like it was," she told WHIO-TV on Friday. "All the little kids were going over and feeling on it and everything."
Superintendent Gregg Morris says that's exactly why they had to send little Ethan home. "Our dress and grooming policies are designed to ensure that clothing and hairstyles do not cause a distraction to the learning environment," Morris said in a statement. The school's handbook states that "Hair shall be worn above the eyebrows and must be kept clean, neat and trimmed" and specifies that boys may not wear their hair longer than the bottom of their shirt collars. It also says: "Hair styling or coloring arrangements which are disruptive or distracting are not permissible." CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY
In MY humble opinion, I feel like even though the boy's haircut went "against school policy," the message being sent to the child here is that it's NOT ok for him to be himself... and that he'll get in trouble for expressing who he is - even if it is just hair. What do YOU think? Call me at 563-359-9557 or email Jillene@WLLR.com!
Kacey Musgraves stopped by Ellen yesterday and performed her NEW single, "Blowing Smoke!"
Tomorrow, "Blowing Smoke" is your CHALLENGER in the WLLR Facebook Faceoff! Watch our Facebook page after 6:00 tomorrow to cast your vote between reigning Champ, Justin Moore and Kacey Musgraces!
According to some striking data presented in TurboTax's latest infographic, the average American can expect to spend between $200,000 - $500,000 on their child during the first 17 years of their young one's life.
The graphic makes some remarkable visualizations of where money spent on the child is truly going, with the highest percentages going to paying the child's housing and food costs during the earlier parts of their life, with both of those categories shrinking as the child approaches age 17 and slowly becomes more dependent on their own income. --> CLICK HERE TO SEE THE GRAPHIC