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  • Leave it to mom.

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    Leave it to mom!

    According to a new survey… Women only trust their moms to tell them the truth when it comes to clothes.

    Researchers surveyed 2,000 women and found 70% said their mothers would tell them if an outfit they tried on didn’t look right or fit them properly.

    56% believed their partner had told them that something looked good just to get the shopping trip over with as soon as possible.

    The survey also found that friends were women’s favorite people to shop with.


  • Wisconsin world record.

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    Do you know this Wisconsin senior citizen?

    An 87-year-old Wisconsin man has earned a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the third year in a row.

    John Bates has won the title for “Most perfect games of Wii sports bowling."

    Two years ago, he hit the book with 2850 perfect games, and now he has more than tripled that with 14,000 perfect games, which adds up to 168,000 strikes.

    He started playing in 2008 after a neighbor got him hooked and has since mastered the game, scoring 80 to 85 games in a day.

    He’s also now the “oldest video gamer” to hold a record in the book as well, an says he may now shoot for a record in Wii golf.

  • Love & sex what you didn't know

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    Love & sex, what you don't know!

    1. Women snoop...A lot--If you already know your date's education and work history before you get to the restaurant, you're not alone. 48 percent of single women look someone up on Facebook before a first date.

    2. Sex doesn't end after marriage--Worried about your sex life plummeting after you tie the knot? Don't worry, 41 percent of married couples had sex at least once a week last year. And better yet: Married women think about sex even more often than single women.

    3. Money troubles ruin your mojo--A bad credit score can screw up more than just your financial future--it can mess with your love life. 65 percent of singles wouldn't date someone who was over $5,000 in debt.

    4. Singles are better communicators--Communication is important for good sex, but singles have the upper hand on this one. Married men and women are less likely to bring up intimacy concerns than their single counterparts.

    5. Most people want to get married--Even though singlehood seems to be getting longer and longer, most people still believe in getting married someday. In fact, 9 out of 10 singles are optimistic about marriage.

    6. Hookups are hot right now--Having a no--strings--attached hookup isn't so scandalous anymore: 47% of singles have been involved in a friends--with--benefits relationship. And only 37 percent of single women wait until they're in an exclusive relationship before sleeping with a new partner.

    7. Your FWB may be BF material--Just because casual sex is on the rise, that doesn't mean serious bonds are going away. 44 percent of singles have had a friends--with--benefits fling turn into a long--term relationship.

    8. Orgasms aren't everything--Even though single women climax less often than single men, they may be enjoying it more. 49 percent of single women say they're satisfied with their sex lives, compared to just 44 percent of single men.

    9. He actually wants to meet the parents--Taking a new guy to meet your mom and dad isn't a deal breaker. 48 percent of men want to meet a woman's parents before they become exclusive.

    10. Your sexts are never really safe--Unfortunately, 23 percent of singles who received a sext have shared it with others.

  • Is Carrie Underwood ready to quit

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    Carrie Underwood is ready to quit!

    Carrie Underwood wouldn't hesitate to hang up her microphone for her marriage to hockey player Mike Fisher.

    Carrie admits their conflicting work schedules often keep them apart, but they do their best to keep the romance alive by frequently texting one another and hosting wine and barbecue nights at home with friends.

    They also make a point to meet up for casual dates at Subway (the sandwich shop!). Carrie says: "We called it 'our place' when we were first dating!"

    She tells People magazine, "If Mike ever told me he needed me to quit, I'd quit. When you make that promise (marriage vows) to somebody, and you stand before God and your family and friends, you've got to do everything that you possibly can to make that work."


  • Seeing is beleiving

    Posted by Randy Allen

    This is what we're going after.  Andrew Buchholz landed this 29" 10 pound walley in Depere.  Email me your fishing photo's anytime.

  • Want one for yourself

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    I'd love to have one of these!

    PGA Tour golfer Bubba Watson debuted his specially-designed hovercraft golf cart.... in a video posted on YouTube.

    Unlike traditional carts, it can drive anywhere on the course without damaging the green.

    Because it floats on a cushion of air, sand traps are no longer traps and water hazard no longer a hazard.


    The hovercraft also has the advantage of having a smaller impact on golf greens.

    Traditional golf carts rest all of their weight on four tires.

    A hovercraft has a footprint 33 times lighter than the human foot.


    ** The BW1 includes a roof, space for clubs and sand mugs.


  • Do you have a twin

    Posted by Randy Allen

    If you could pick one person to be your twin, who would it be?

    Being a twin makes growing up a really unique experience.

    -- Sometimes people think of you as a unit.

    -- You get used to answering the same questions: "If I pinch you, does your twin feel it?"
    Uh. No.

    -- "What's it like to be a twin?"
    I've never known anything different!

    -- "Which one of you is older?"
    Does it matter?

    --"Do you have a secret twin language that you talk to each other in?"
    Not really.  Sometimes we pretended to have one though.

    -- "So you have the same birthday and everything?"

    -- "Why aren't you guys dressed the same?"
    Because we're over the age of 4!

    -- "Whoa, what if you guys, like, married another set of twins?"
    I guess that'd be cool.

    -- "Which of you is the funny one and which is the serious one?"

    -- If you were identical, you could switch places and fool your teachers.
    I guess. Did anyone ever actually do that?

    --As you get older, you realize that having a twin is a total blessing.
    Someone's ALWAYS got your back.

    -- You have a birthday buddy for life.

    -- They understand what it was like growing up in your crazy family.

    -- And you can talk to them about ANYTHING.

    --And the best part is, no matter how far away you might be from your twin... they're always with you in your heart. 

  • You're gonna love this

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    Her secret for a long life?  You're going to love this!

    A 101-year-old Staten Island (NY) woman claims that she has the right recipe for living a long and healthy life- and it includes several alcoholic beverages throughout the day.

    Nancy Lamperti was born in Italy in 1912, and she just turned 101 years young on Easter Sunday.

    She usually wakes up at 5 a.m., making the coffee and the beds.

    Her lunch consists of a small sandwich plus a banana, and two glasses of wine, followed by a nap.

    At 4 p.m., she enjoys a small glass of Southern Comfort, at 6 p.m., she drinks a can of Budweiser, and by 10 p.m., she’s fast asleep.


  • How dumb is this guy

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    How dumb is this guy?

    A guy shot a deer from the parking lot of a Pennsylvania Wal-Mart.

    The 40-year-old fired several shots from the parking lot at a white-tailed deer and bagged the animal on the other side of the highway.

    He’s been charged with five hunting law violations and a reckless endangerment charge.

    No one was hurt… well, except the deer.

  • This is no joke

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    You're going to charge me for what?  Are you kidding me?

    A store called Celiac Supplies (in Australia) plans to charge a $5 “just looking” fee to customers who come in to browse but don’t buy anything.

    The gluten free grocery store has posted a sign that reads, “As of the first of February, this store will be charging people a $5 fee for ‘just looking.’ The $5 fee will be deducted when goods are purchased.”

    The store explains that the new policy is meant to fight the customers who “use this store as a reference and then purchase goods elsewhere.”

    The store also claims that “This policy is in line with many other clothing, shoe and electronic stores who are also facing the same issue.”


    ** Instead of passing the burden of “window shoppers” onto consumers, American stores like Best Buy and Target adapted to stay competitive in the marketplace.

    After dealing with shoppers who would come in, try out their products, and then go home to buy the items on Amazon, the stores extended their price-matching policy to Amazon and other online retailers.”

  • Spoiled kids

    Posted by Randy Allen

    Are your kids spoiled too much?

    Many Americans think their kids are spoiled and experts suggest keeping spending on your kids in check.

    A recent survey of 6,000 moms found 75% of mothers think their kids are at least a little spoiled. And a study found that parents in New York City, Miami and Minneapolis spoil their kids the most.

    Experts say there are several things that you can do so your kids aren’t spoiled like keep spending in check early on.


    Tips to not spoiling your kids:

    1. A little adversity goes a long way. One of the bright spots of hard economic times is more families are hunkering down and dealing with current financial realities together. Parents forced to scale back often end up reprioritizing their time. Coaching one of their kids' teams (free). Going to church (free).

    2. Reward resourcefulness. There's no telling what the job climate will be when our kids grow up. But, one thing's for sure, it pays to be resourceful. So start rewarding that now.

    3. Don't assume they'll outgrow expensive taste. The luxury trend doesn't end with toddlers. The penchant for high-end goods seems to just strengthen with age. Look no further than the high-end college dorm room market.