Every afternoon join me for CLOCK WATCHER TRIVIA. At 4pm each day I give you a new question to ponder. If you are the first to correctly answer it, you can win! And it's great fun, as you wait for quitting time to roll around. Missed a question? Want to find out who won? You can get that here: 987theriver.com/pages/trivia.html
And don't forget THE DRIVE AT FIVE...an hour of commercial free music as you head home for the day, plus the traffic information you need.
'NEWSWEEK' PLANNING RETURN TO PRINT
Newsweek, which stopped print publication last year amid reduced circulation and sales and struggling finances, is planning to return to having a print edition, according to the New York Times. Newsweek editor-in-chief, Jim Impoco, said the news magazine expects to begin a 64-page weekly edition in January or February. However, he said Newsweek would depend more heavily on subscribers than advertisers, meaning readers will pay more than in the past. Impoco said, “We see it as a premium product, a boutique product.”
... SKIP THE SIDE OF GUILT!
Even the best dieters slip up once in a while, and new research finds rather than beating yourself up about that cookie you should take it in stride. Researchers found this when they attempted to find out if guilt motivated a person to stick with their weight-loss efforts, or if feeling guilty undermines their resolve. Researchers asked 300 participants if eating chocolate cake would make them feel celebratory or guilt-ridden, and found that those who said eating the cake would provoke feelings of guilt were less successful at losing weight. Those who viewed eating the cake as enjoyable were more successful. Researchers say feeling guilty actually weakens your willpower, enabling you to give in more easily to temptation.
A Japanese tire company created this 40 second clip to promote their new tires. There is a warning that this is not for the faint of heart...but it's in Japanese! Watch...if you dare.
Pentatonix, an a cappella music group consisting of five members, posted a cover of Little Drummer Boy on YouTube on November 25. In less than a week, it has become a viral sensation
A COUCH THAT IS SHAPED LIKE A GIGANTIC CAT
Have you ever wanted to snuggle up to the warm softness of your cat’s belly? With a gigantic cat-shaped couch, you can actually have a similar experience. Created by a Belgian company, the massive 11½ foot cat couch is made of felt. I want one!!! :)
Main Street Beaufort, USA proudly presents the 28th Annual A Night on the Town! This opening of the Christmas/holiday shopping season takes place on Friday evening, Dec. 6, 2013, beginning at 6:00 pm, and ending at approximately 9:00 pm. A long standing tradition of the community, A Night on the Town is a mix of traditional and the contemporary.
Take your pick of holiday parades by land or sea in Beaufort. Join Main Street Beaufort, USA and the Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron Dec. 7, 2013, at 5:30 pm for the Light Up the Night boat parade on the Beaufort River. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park provides the best view of the parade. The first boats will start arriving at the seawall at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park by 5 pm. Boats will make three passes by the seawall. Hot chocolate will be available courtesy of The Greenery.
The traditional Beaufort Christmas Parade will be Dec. 8, 2013, at 3:00 pm, through the streets of downtown Beaufort. Floats, bands, groups of walkers and personal cars and trucks are expected to participate. Deadline for entries is Nov. 18, 2012. Participation fees vary from free for military and government groups, $10 for non-profit organizations and $20 for others.
Application forms for Light Up The Night Boat parade and Beaufort Christmas Parade are available at www.downtownbeaufort.com/anightonthetown For more information contact Main Street Beaufort, USA at (843) 525-6644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org