TMC Show Highlights… Friday, August 9

TMC Show Highlights… Friday, August 9

New Music Friday — “Small Talk” by Katy Perry … A new study figured out how much of the stuff you worry about comes true … Four tips to save money on back-to-school shopping … An Instagram model steals an e-cigarette and tries to make her getaway in both a Lyft and an Uber …

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New Music Friday — “Small Talk” by Katy Perry…

A new study figured out how much of the stuff you worry about comes true…

Are you someone who’s constantly worried about everything?  This study might actually change your perspective on life.  Seriously.

Researchers at Penn State University wanted to figure out how much of the stuff we worry about is actually WORTH worrying about.

So they asked 29 people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder to keep a journal of everything they worried about for 10 days.  And then after three weeks they checked on how many of those worries came true.

The result?  91.4% of the stuff people worried about didn’t come true . . . only 8.6% did.  In other words, less than one in 10 things you worry about is probably worth worrying about.

And there’s more.  The most common percentage of worries that came true for people in the study was . . . 0%.  So while some people in the study did have worries come true, a lot of them didn’t have a SINGLE bad thing actually happen.

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Four tips to save money on back-to-school shopping…

For those of you who find back-to-school shopping more stressful than holiday shopping, here are four tips to help you get your kids ready for the school year . . .

  1. Make a list and a budget. Schools usually send students a list of what they’ll need for the upcoming school year.  You might even be able to find it on Target or Walmart’s websites.  And for what it’s worth, the National Retail Federation found that families with kids in elementary school or high school are expected to spend an average of $696.70 this year.  While families with college students are expected to spend $976.78.

  2. Take inventory of what you already have. To avoid buying things you don’t need, check to see if you have pens, pencils, or notebooks left over from last year that you can still use.

  3. Use coupons and shop sales. A lot of stores have coupons on their apps and websites, and in their weekly circulars.

  4. Buy used or refurbished items. Electronics can be expensive.  And some items, like graphing calculators, won’t be needed for more than a couple years.  So check sites like eBay, Amazon, Apple, and Dell for their refurbished deals.

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Tri-Cities poll results… which is more stressful, holiday shopping or back-to-school shopping?

An Instagram model steals an e-cigarette and tries to make her getaway in both a Lyft and an Uber…

There’s a 23-year-old woman named Kate Lamothe from Los Angeles, and she runs a very glamorous Instagram account that shows modeling pictures of her, bikini pictures of her, and lots of shots of her traveling the world.

Well, last week, she was visiting Pinellas Park, Florida.  And I guess she decided that when in Florida, do as Floridians do . . . and start committing dumb crimes.

So Kate took a Lyft to an Exxon gas station and stole a $43 Juul vaping device. Then she tried to get back in her Lyft . . . but the driver figured out what was up and refused to be her getaway driver.  So Kate ordered an Uber instead.

But the cops got to the scene quickly and found her inside of an Uber van in the parking lot next to the gas station.  She was arrested for retail theft.

So to add up the millennial clichés, we have an aspiring Instagram model who stole a vape pen and tried to get away in both a Lyft and an Uber.  If only she’d been drinking a green juice or asking “What’s a newspaper?” the whole time.

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More results . . .

We don’t exactly wait to start packing it on . . . we gain 17 of those 36 pounds in the first year.

Men gain more in the first year than women . . . men pack on an average of 22 pounds, women gain 13.

What are the reasons we gain weight?  42% say it’s going out to dinner . . . 34% say it’s cooking together and drinking . . . and 64% say it’s because they felt like they could relax on their diet now that they weren’t trying to find dates all the time.

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Random facts to feed your brain…

  1. Red Lobster ran an “all-you-can-eat crab” promotion in 2003 and wound up taking a $3.3 million loss . . . because they seriously underestimated how much people can eat.
  1. George Washington went shopping early on July 4th, 1776, before the Declaration of Independence was signed. His expense report from that day includes veal, beets, potatoes, and a broom.
  1. John Mayer has a song called “Love Is a Verb” where he uses the word “love” 17 times . . . all as a noun.
  1. Of the top 10 highest grossing movies in U.S. history, “Titanic” is the only one that isn’t part of a franchise. The other nine movies have a sequel out, have a sequel coming soon, or were a sequel themselves.
  1. CDs hold 74 minutes of music because when Sony and Philips were creating them, they wanted to make sure one disc could hold Beethoven’s “Ninth Symphony” . . . which comes in at right around 74 minutes.