- Walmart has launched a new program that allows gamers to trade their used video games for gift cards. Walmart tells Forbes: “With 117 million gamers in the U.S., we are constantly looking to provide new and game-changing offerings to those customers. We’ve said that we would focus on the $2 billion pre-owned market, and we’re continuing to deliver on that today.”
- Buffalo Wild Wings is raising prices by 3% at the end of November because they are paying 30% more for chicken wings these days
- The NY Daily News claims Melissa Rivers is close to hiring a law firm to represent her in a millionaire dollar lawsuit against the clinic where her mother died
- The NY Daily News claims Amanda Bynes will remain in a psych hospital for at least 30 more days
- E! claims Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are working on a new sitcom about a 25-year-old woman, who works at a frozen yogurt shop and discovers she is telekinetic
- The producers of The Walking Dead used pork as the meat for Bob's leg
- Taylor Swift will headline ''Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve With Ryan Seacrest'' on ABC
- Hugh Jackman is ok following a third bout of skin cancer on his face
- Grub Grade says select Papa John's are selling Fritos Chili Pizza. The pie contains chili sauce, beef, onions, Roma tomatoes, cheddar and mozzarella cheese and Fritos
- LeBron James and his wife, Savannah Brinson, are the proud parents of a new baby girl named Zhuri
- Neil Patrick Harris is going to host a new variety show for NBC beginning in 2015
- Just Jared claims Sean Hayes and Scott Icenogle are engaged to be married. They have been together for 7 years
Check out these two videos of my flight with the Geico Skytypers! It was a blast!
Jim had the awsome opportunity to go fly with the Geico Skytypers yesterday afternoon. Here is a photo of Jim and his pilot.
Videos coming soon!
HealthyWomen's top 10 time-saving tips:
1. Make Fridays leftover night.
Clean out the fridge and save time and money.
2. When you're watching TV.
use the commercial breaks to sort laundry, start the washer, vacuum a room, unload the dishwasher or clean off the kitchen counter.
3. Sign up for free automatic bill-paying services.
Do this for all recurring bills such as utility bills and the mortgage. Then set up an online bank account for free, one-click payment of all other bills. This not only saves time, but also postage and gas.
4. Combine as many errands as you can into one outing.
Group them by location and reducing travel time.
5. Ask for help!
Keep a list of your errands and delegate to your spouse, relative or friend if one of them is headed to the same place.
6. Ride your bike.
Or walk or run to run local errands, eliminating the need to take time to exercise later.
7. Set a schedule and establish boundaries throughout the day.
for example, at the beginning of each conversation, tell others how much time you have available. It's as easy as saying, "I'm glad you called, but I've only got about 10 minutes to chat..."
8. Make e-mail more efficient.
Unsubscribe from all the junk e-mails so the only ones that appear in your inbox are the ones you want.
9. Take public transportation to work.
And use that time to read, update your to-do list or answer personal e-mails.
10. Set your clothes out the night before.
Women who don't can waste time trying on different outfits or having to iron at the busiest time of the day.
Almost everyone has the dream of a love that lasts a lifetime. And while it's not the impossible dream, it does take more than white lace and promises to turn it into a reality. Married psychiatrists Philip Lee and Diane Rudolph of New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center offer eight tips on how to keep the flame burning -- even after decades together.
1. Be diplomatic.
Instead of screaming and throwing a tantrum about the things that make you upset, praise your partner for doing the things that are helpful to you.
2. Give your partner space.
Give yourselves a chance to unwind before tackling the evening's chores. You both need some transition time after work, and once you've had that time you will both be much better listeners and probably more willing to cooperate with each other.
3. Remember the good old days.
Almost everyone remembers the "early days" of the relationship as more fun than the present. It's probably because you weren't arguing about how to get to the restaurant, where to sit or how much to drink.
4. Be polite.
Try being polite for a week. There's no shame in saying "Thanks for picking up the kids" or "Great looking dinner! Can't wait to try that chicken." While it may seem silly to talk that way to your partner, just remember you would do the same for a business partner, employee or your child.
5. Break the cycle of arguments.
You don't have to voice your displeasure about everything. Rather than "expressing yourself" in a negative way, break the cycle of blame and recrimination by treating your spouse more like a friend or co-worker. You wouldn't argue with your coworker about mundane details because you want to have a civil relationship with this person.
6. Never say never.
Don't begin sentences with "You never..." As in: "You never clean up after..." or "You never take my feelings into account..." or "You never think of anyone but yourself..." This places your spouse on the defensive and accomplishes nothing. It is a losing start. Try this instead: "You know what would be really great?" or "It would really help me if you could..."
7. Say "thank you."
Show your appreciation for all the things that your partner does no matter how small or how you may really feel. Something as simple as a "thank you" can make a dramatic difference in your relationship in a matter of weeks.
8. Just listen.
Try just listening to your partner without offering suggestions, criticism or a solution to his/her problems. Most of the time your spouse just wants you to listen and calmly empathize without saying any more. Even if it seems pointless to you, that's often all that the person needs.