Nov 11 2009

What Sesame Street character are you?!

Fans of Sesame Street are celebrating, as the show has officially been on the air for 40 years! Amazing! The question is, what character from Sesame Street are you most like? Take this quiz and find out!

http://www.wyff4.com/seenon4/21572582/detail.html

 

So, which character are YOU?

 

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Nov 04 2009

Parking Lot Failure

 

About a week ago, a woman tried to park her BMW X5 in a gym parking lot in Thornhill, Ontario. For some mysterious reason, she instead drove over two other cars and sat on top of them for a few seconds, like a big game cat savoring her kill. Then she drove off. One of the demolished cars was a 2004 Hyundai Elantra that the owner had just finished paying off, and on Friday Hyundai gave him a new car. Luckily the incident was caught on a security camera, so if you haven't seen it yet, here ya go:

The 62-year-old driver returned to the scene of the crime—she was a member of the gym—last week, where she was identified by a gym employee with a special interest in solving the case. The Globe and Mail writes, "She was identified when an Extreme Fitness staff member, whose own car had been crushed in the Oct. 22 incident, spotted a similar-looking SUV in the parking lot again Wednesday morning [October 28] and called police.

"The Elantra owner, Todd Jamison, was surprised last Friday by a Hyundai representative in the parking lot: ...when colleagues called him into the office on a pretense, he found a shiny 2010 Hyundai Elantra in the lot along with a smiling Hyundai representative. ""We wanted to help the guy," a Hyundai spokesman told TheStar.com. "This was our random act of kindness." Either that, or it's the best viral advertising video for both BMW vehicles, and Hyundai customer service, that I've ever seen.

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Oct 28 2009

Onion juice, garlic chunks and a brisk walk...cures for the common cold?

It's officially cold and flu season and we're hearing a lot of talk about how to avoid catching the latest bug. But, what do you do if you start coming down with something? Any surefire methods for fighting off the common cold? We heard about many "normal" (i.e. sleep more, drink lots of liquids) and "not-so-normal" (onion and sugar juice, garlic chunks!) remedies on the show today! Here are a few ideas from Glamour magazine:

1: Walk fast. New research has shown that walking briskly will help keep a cold at bay by increasing your immunity. But don't run (you'll get sick if you overexert yourself), and if you have anything more than the sniffles, you best stay in bed.

2: Don't blow. When your nose is all stuffed up, blowing both nostrils at the same time can propel mucus up into your sinuses, which could possibly cause further infection. Um, yecch. Instead, take decongestants or blow one nostril at a time.

3: Take a sauna. Research shows that the warm, moist air somehow gives your bod the same detoxifying benefits that drinking lots of liquids does when you're sick, ushering the cold right out the door.

4: Have a hot fruit drink. Drinking a hot cup of apple and black currant juice has been found to relieve symptoms such as sniffling, coughing, sore throat, and runny nose. Scientists are researching whether other hot drinks are as effective.

5: Eat peppers. Chow some red bell peppers, high-in-vitamin-C superfoods that are believed to reduce the length and intensity of cold and flu symptoms. Other immunity-boosting foods: yogurt, tumeric, garlic, oregano, green tea, and pumpkins.

So, what are your best methods for beating a cold? It appears that nothing is too odd...as long as it works!

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Tips to winterize your home and save money this winter
Nov 12 2010

Tips to winterize your home and save money this winter

There are some simple, inexpensive ways that you can get your home ready for winter and save money on your utility bills this winter. Some suggestions, check for a draft in your doors and windows, get your heating system serviced, get a programmable thermostat and wrap a blanket around your hot water tank. Got any other tips that have worked for you? Feel free to share them here! 

Read the whole article here: http://shine.yahoo.com/event/moreformyfamily/how-to-winterize-your-home-and-save-some-cash-in-the-process-2406596/

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11/12/2010 4:38:38 PM
Teresa Cruz United States
Teresa Cruz
They have water heater blankets to wrap your water heater with so it don't turn on so often when its cold outside especially if its in your garage..
Help alot for pg&e bill
11/12/2010 4:46:21 PM
Shelly United States
Shelly
I got these tips from my power company, and they make a measurable difference on my power bill when I am home to use them:

First, when you run your top-loading washer, leave the lid up and use the shortest (or shorter) cycle. Let load soak 10-15 minutes after filling before shutting the lid to begin the agitation cycle. Your clothes will come out just as clean on the 6-minute cycle with a soak as they do on the 12-minute cycle without it. Make sure to carefully sort your dark, light, and white colors, as soaking will increase bleeding!

Second, when you run your dishwasher, turn off the heated dry option, and open the door when the cycle is complete. After a few hours of air drying, your dishes will be almost as dry as they would have been, and you saved lots of energy and money!
11/12/2010 5:01:44 PM
Faith United States
Faith
Can you guys play One Last Christmas by Matthew West? I've looked EVERYWHERE for it since I heard it on K Love, and can find it no where. I would really love to listen to it again. (:
11/12/2010 9:56:56 PM
Dorene United States
Dorene
I have my grandmothers old pressure cooker pan. I fill it up with water (keep the lid off of course) and using my gas stove I have a super low flame. It keeps warm moisture in the air and keeps the home warmer. You can add a cinnamon stick for a scent or any of those additives. Moisture keeps your nose from drying out and you things in the home, esp wood items. Hope this helps. It saves the furnace from coming on all the time because the thermostat thinks it is warm.
12/6/2010 10:36:06 AM
Dorene United States
Dorene
I also have my mother's pressure cooker on my gas stove..have to fill it about twice a day. I also have a WARM humidifier in the front room, also fill it twice a day and in my bedroom upstairs where there is no registers I have a warm humidifier going. Saves lots a money on running the furnace and keeps the moisture in the air. I keep our thermostat about 50 and we are comfortable.
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