Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
EIGHT SIMPLE WAYS TO EAT LESS:
We all want to lose weight. But instead of reminding you why it's so hard, I've got eight VERY simple ways to eat less . . .
#1.) SERVE FOOD IN THE KITCHEN. If something's high in fat or mostly starch, serve yourself in the kitchen, put don't put the rest on the table. If you keep it out of reach, you can cut your calories by 15 to 20 percent.
#2.) USE SMALL PLATES AND TALL SKINNY GLASSES. Normal-sized portions look huge on a small plate, and studies have shown that people pour less of whatever they're dinking when they pour it into a tall glass instead of a wide one.
#3.) PUT YOUR FORK DOWN. You won't eat so fast, which means you'll feel full on less food. And you'll concentrate more on table talk.
#4.) ASK FOR A DOGGY BAG AT THE BEGINNING OF THE MEAL. Restaurants serve huge portions. So just ask for a box early, and you won't eat as much because you won't have as much on your plate.
#5.) CHEW GUM WHILE YOU BAKE. It'll keep you from tasting the raw cookie dough and cake batter.
#6.) TEACH THE KIDS TO CLEAR THEIR OWN PLATES. That way you won't eat all the stuff they didn't.
#7.) KEEP SNACKS OUT OF SIGHT. In one famous study, office workers ate 23% less candy from a covered dish than they did from see-through container.
#8) BRUSH AFTER DINNER. It's good for your teeth anyway. But it also sends a message to your brain that eating time is officially over. (Prevention.com)
The online gambling site Bodog.com has released its initial line on this year's "American Idol" competition, and they've named ANDREW GARCIA . . . the dude who sang PAULA ABDUL'S song "Straight Up" . . . as the favorite to win it all.
--He has 4-to-1 odds, meaning that a winning bet of $1 would pay out $4.
--He's followed by a long line of girls . . . which may not be all that surprising since SIMON COWELL has said he expects a woman to win this year.
--ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ and DIDI BENAMI are next, tied at 7-to-1 odds. They are followed by CRYSTAL BOWERSOX and KATIE STEVENS, who are tied with odds of 15-to-2.
--The second-highest ranked male is TODRICK HALL, who has 15-to-1 odds.
--The longest odds, of 65-to-1, were attached to JOE MUNOZ . . . so if you have a good feeling about him, put a buck on him and you could have $65 come May. (--Not to advocate gambling, course . . . or holding out hope for Joe.)
--Obviously, those odds will be in flux throughout the season . . . and have probably even been adjusted following the girls' performances last night.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
--But there's an 18-year-old from Nepal named Khagendra Thapa Magar who, at just 22 inches tall . . . or one-foot ten-inches . . . claims he's the world's REAL smallest man.
--Apparently, Khagendra's family filed a claim with the Guinness people a few years ago to have Khagendra named the world's smallest man. But since he wasn't an adult, and there was still a chance he could grow, it was rejected.
--Then in October, Khagendra filed another claim with Guinness just after his 18th birthday, but he hasn't gotten a response.
--So yesterday, Khagendra traveled to Europe in hopes of drumming up some publicity in order to be officially recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's smallest man. (Yahoo News)
Thursday, February 18, 2010
1.) The "Winter Olympics" opening ceremony, NBC, 32.6 million viewers
2.) Tuesday's "American Idol", Fox, 27.9 million viewers
3.) Sunday's "Winter Olympics" coverage, NBC, 26.4 million viewers
4.) Saturday's "Winter Olympics" coverage, NBC, 26.2 million viewers
5.) Wednesday's "American Idol" auditions, Fox, 25.2 million viewers
6.) "NCIS", CBS, 19.7 million viewers
7.) "NCIS: Los Angeles", CBS, 17.9 million viewers
8.) "Two and a Half Men", CBS, 17.7 million viewers
9.) "The Big Bang Theory", CBS, 16.3 million viewers
10.) "The Mentalist", CBS, 15.9 million viewers
11.) "Undercover Boss", CBS, 15.4 million viewers
12.) "The Good Wife", CBS, 14.8 million viewers
13.) "Criminal Minds", CBS, 14.3 million viewers
14.) "Survivor: Heroes vs. Villains", CBS, 14.2 million viewers
15.) "House", Fox, 13.6 million viewers
16.) "CSI: Miami", CBS, 13.5 million viewers
17.) "CSI: New York", CBS, 13 million viewers
18.) "Grey's Anatomy", ABC, 12.7 million viewers
19.) "The Bachelor", ABC, 12.3 million viewers
20.) "Lost", ABC, 11 million viewers
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
#1.) THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (!!!)
KRISTIE MOORE is an Olympic Athlete. Sort of. She's an alternate for the Canadian women's curling team. That's the sport that looks like shuffleboard on ice.
--And if you're wondering how challenging the sport of curling really is, consider this: Kristie is FIVE AND A HALF MONTHS PREGNANT.
--But the team's captain said they chose her anyway because, quote, "She is young and fit."
--Kristie is definitely showing, but she doesn't think her condition will affect her performance. She says, quote, "In the eighth month or so, that might be an issue."
(--Believe it or not, Kristie is the THIRD pregnant Olympian in history. Swedish figure skater MAGDA JULIN won a gold medal in 1920 in her first trimester, and knocked-up German skeleton racer DIANA SARTOR finished fourth in 2006.)
Friday, February 12, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
#1.) "Thinking outside the box"
#2.) "Let's touch base"
#3.) "Blue sky thinking"
#5.) "Drill down to a more granular level"
#6.) "Let's not throw pies in the dark"
#7.) "I've got that on my radar"
#8.) "Push the envelope"
#9.) "Bring your A-game"
#10.) "Get all your ducks in a row"
Recently, a website called SingleMindedWomen.com compiled a list of the ten best cities for BACHELORETTES, based on stuff like employment opportunities, the cost of living, access to travel and entertainment, and the ratio of women to men.
--According to the criteria, the ten best cities for single women are:
#3.) New York City
#2.) Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
Friday, February 5, 2010
(Search Terms: "Ten Great Super Bowl Commercials" NBCMiami.com)
Recently, "Men's Health" magazine compiled a list of the "drunkest" cities in America, based on the number of DUI arrests, alcohol-related accidents, binge-drinking rates, and the number of deaths caused by alcoholic liver disease.
--With that in mind, the ten DRUNKEST cities in America are:
#10.) Bakersfield, California
#9.) Tucson, Arizona
#8.) Lubbock, Texas
#7.) San Antonio, Texas
#6.) St. Louis, Missouri
#5.) Austin, Texas
#4.) NBC has apologized for celebrating Black History Month with a Fried Chicken dinner. (!!!) Yes, this actually happened. It became public thanks to a Twitter post by ROOTS drummer QUESTLOVE.
(--The Roots are the house band for "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon".)
--He tweeted a picture of a cafeteria menu that reads, quote, "NBC: In honor of Black History Month: Fried chicken, collard greens with smoked turkey, white rice, black eyed peas, jalapeno cornbread, [and] soda or water." (--Here's the picture . . .)
--An NBC suit said the sign has been removed, and apologized to anyone who was offended. (--
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
The title track off JIMI HENDRIX'S "new" disc, "Valleys of Neptune", has hit the Internet. (--The album, which features unreleased studio sessions of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, hits stores on March 9th. Listen to the song, here . . .)
--Record of the Year: "Use Somebody", KINGS OF LEON
--Album of the Year: "Fearless", TAYLOR SWIFT
--Song of the Year: "Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)", BEYONCÉ
--Best New Artist: ZAC BROWN BAND
(Pop Winners - 1 of 2)
--Best Female Pop Vocal Performance: "Halo", BEYONCÉ
--Best Male Pop Vocal Performance: "Make It Mine", JASON MRAZ
--Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group: "I Gotta Feeling", BLACK EYED PEAS
--Best Pop Collaboration: "Lucky", JASON MRAZ & COLBIE CAILLAT
--Best Pop Instrumental Performance: "Throw Down Your Heart", BÉLA FLECK
THE GRAMMYS - 5 of 9
(Pop Winners - 2 of 2)
--Best Pop Instrumental Album: "Potato Hole", BOOKER T. JONES
--Best Pop Vocal Album: "The E.N.D.", BLACK EYED PEAS
(Dance Winners / Traditional Pop)
--Best Dance Recording: "Poker Face", LADY GAGA
--Best Electronic / Dance Album: "The Fame", LADY GAGA
--Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album: "Michael Bublé Meets Madison Square Garden", MICHAEL BUBLÉ