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The Channel 10 Great TV Auction Director, Sharon Fischer-Toerpe joined us to show off some of the items that will be featured on this year's auction!
The Channel 10 Great TV Auction runs through May 4th and you can CLICK HERE to view items online and even bid!
Murphy's newest baby nephew was born on April 24th and weighed in at 8lbs. 10oz!
Since my sister and brother-in-law haven't decided on a name yet, I've told my children they can call him "Cousin Eddie!" However, they will probably choose a name that starts with "M"...after his Uncle Murphy! Or because their first 3 kids' names also start with that letter.
UPDATE: "Cousin Eddie" has been renamed "Marcus Allen!"
Here are some pictures of "Cousin Eddie" Marcus Allen…
Proud Papa Ben with his new boy!
Proud Uncle Murphy with his new nephew
David, Lindsey & "Cousin Eddie" Marcus Allen…
Julia, David, Lindsey & "Cousin Eddie" Marcus Allen…
After last Friday's arrest, Reese Witherspoon's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live a few months ago is ironically forboding. You can see the video below but we included the story about Witherspoon's arrest, in case you needed to catch up...
(Yahoo!) Academy Award winning actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested and jailed along with husband Jim Toth Friday morning in Atlanta, Georgia, when a police officer observed Toth weaving outside of his lane in traffic. Toth was arrested for DUI, while Witherspoon was handcuffed and arrested for alleged disorderly conduct when she refused to cooperate with law enforcement.
Witherspoon released the following statement regarding her alcohol-fueled incident in Atlanta Friday morning: "Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I'm very sorry for my behavior."
Read more here
We also have the video of her in handcuffs and you can read the story here...
The website CareerCast.com just released their list of 200 of the most popular jobs in the U.S., ranked from best to worst on factors like physical demands, pay, and stress. Actuary, biomedical engineer, and software engineer were the top three jobs . . . newspaper reporter, lumberjack, and enlisted military personnel were the bottom three.
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According to a survey of happy couples by Zoosk.com, here are eight things you should do if you want a successful relationship:
1. Share responsibilities: Four out of five happy couples share decision-making . . . two out of three share financial decisions . . . and two in three split chores evenly.
2. Go "Bowling" Often: Three out of five couples said they have sex at least twice a week . . . one in three have it at least four times a week . . . and 16% of couples do it EVERY DAY.
3. Be affectionate when you're NOT having sex: 69% of happy couples kiss each other and show affection several times a day.
4. Be honest: 70% are always honest with each other . . . and don't even tell little white lies.
5. Stay in shape: Three in four couples say it's important to be in shape . . . and 18% say their partner's physical appearance is the thing they're most attracted to.
6. Don't talk about politics: 37% of happy couples say they NEVER talk about politics . . . and another 47% rarely talk about it.
7. Be the same religion: 71% of happy couples have the same religious beliefs.
8. Communicate: 72% have in-depth conversations about work . . . life . . . and family on a regular basis.
According to a new study, based on the way food prices have gone up in the past decade, you're not really saving money by cooking at home anymore. Eating out costs around the same . . . and might even be cheaper.
Based on estimates from the USDA, the cost of food for a family of four has gone up 38% since 2003. Back then, it cost $601.50-a-month to feed a family. Now it's up to an average of $830 on the low end . . . and $1,257 on the high end. That's anywhere from about $28 to $42 per day . . . and you can probably eat cheaper than that at fast food. Of course, it would be WAY less healthy than what you're cooking . . . but you're not saving a FORTUNE by cooking at home.
The study also found that if you try to make a 10-ounce ribeye steak, soup, salad, and a vegetable, it costs you $2.53 more per person than eating that exact same meal at Outback Steakhouse.
And if you make seafood alfredo, breadsticks, and salad, it's costs $3.79 per person more than eating that same meal at Olive Garden.
Here's about two weeks worth of healthy eats for Murphy's family, purchased for $125 at a local warehouse club!
If you're not already emotional over the bombings in Boston, this'll get ya for sure. A guy named Rene Rancourt has been singing the National Anthem at Boston Bruins hockey games for the past 37 years. Last night before the Bruins' first game back since the attack, he sang the first few lines but then the crowd took over and he let THEM finish.
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Some claim that sugary soft drinks are unhealthy and rot your teeth. Say what you will about Coca-Cola...because outside of your body, it's like a miracle formula! Here are some of the best ones from Homesessive.com:
1. Rust remover. Coke has baking soda in it, along with phosphoric and citric acids. Which basically makes it an industrial-strength cleaner. You can rub it on a chrome car bumper and it'll take the rust spots right off.
2. Pain reliever. You can pour Coke on bee stings and jellyfish stings to take the pain away. That way no one has to whip their junk out in public.
3. Fertilizer. Pour a can or two of Coke into your flower beds once in a while. The acids help break down organic material, and the sugar attracts microorganisms to enrich the soil. But you should let the Coke go flat first.
4. Gum remover. When your kids get gum stuck in their hair, soak it in Coke. The gum will slide right off and you won't have to cut it out.
5. Toilet cleaner. Dump a can of Coke in your toilet bowl and swish it around. It'll take care of rust, mildew, mold, and any OTHER kind of stain you might find in there.
6. Odor neutralizer. Coke can supposedly combat SKUNK odor too. If your dog ever gets sprayed, the high acidity in Coke can neutralize the alkaline ingredient in the skunk spray. That's why citrus and tomato juice help too.
7. Bug Killer. If you want to get rid of an ant hill or rid roaches, spray the bugs with Coke. Even though it attracts them, it will also kill them once they're inundated. Leaving open containers of Coca-Cola around the perimeter of an outdoor party and bugs will be attracted to it instead of your guests.
8. Laundry Stain Remover. Pour Coke right on top of a clothing stain and let it soak. Of course the stain will slightly discolor due to the color of the soda, but after you throw your clothes into your washing machine, the shirt will come out clean.
9. Cure for Hiccups. Gargle on some Coca-Cola to cure your hiccups in an instant!
Disclaimer: Murphy and Meg caution you to INGEST Coca-Cola at your own risk!