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Coffee Drinkers Will Be Paying More Soon As Coffee Prices Are Expected to Rise

Surveys have indicated that most coffee drinkers like to stick to a certain brand of coffee for personal use.  Some of us will switch around if there's a deal to be had and I admit that I'm one of those "switchers."  As coffee prices rise in the near future, more of my coffee drinking colleagues may end up being a switcher, like me, in order to save some coffee cash!

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Earth Day, Bears and Jelly Beans – April 22

I don't know how the Jelly Bean Day thing got started.  Maybe it's to celebrate the colors or shape or something of the Earth since Earth Day and National Jelly Bean Day are the same date.  I DO know, however, that I'll be more than happy to celebrate the Earth by eating jelly beans!

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118th Boston Marathon in the History Books: American Man Wins

Boston came back strong this year in the 2014 Boston Marathon with Meb Keflezighi, an American of 39 years of age, winning the race!  He was born in the Horn of Africa in a place called Eritrea, but later immigrated to the United States when he was 12 years old. 

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“Stella Awards” Demonstrate Proof of Dysfunction in America

I received an e-mail from an acquaintance of mine who also happens to be a WJLT listener.  Within this e-mail were stories of people who were awarded monetary compensation from the American judicial system.  Before I write any more, I would like to begin by saying/writing that I honestly don't know if these stories are true.  However if they are, our judicial system has become as dysfunctional as our American society has.

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Mazda Recalls 42,000 Cars Because of Spiders (Yes, the Eight-Legged Kind)

Mazda is recalling more than 42,000 cars due to a fuel-tank hose issue, a problem that, the company says, can be caused by a common spider.

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Americans Increasingly Turning Down Diet Soft Drinks [Poll]

I used to drink Pepsi, regular sugar-filled Pepsi, all the time; from the time I was a young child to my 30's.  Then I became more health conscious and began drinking diet sodas...

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The Consumer Product Safety Commission
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Walmart Recalls Toy Baby Doll Due to Burns – Here’s What To Do If You Have One

Many youngsters love playing with their "babies" but one local retailer sold a baby doll that could do more than ooo and ahhh. It can cause some pretty nasty injuries!

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Radar Can Be Used for More Than Tracking Weather and Speeding Cars

Have you ever been pulled over while driving for speeding?  At one time in our lives, we all may have had the "pleasure" of being tracked with radar by law enforcement.  We're all aware, as well, that radar is used for tracking storms and other weather phenomena.  So how about using it for finding those great big, car and house-swallowing empty spaces called, sinkholes?  Yep.  It's the latest thing coming from (of all places) NASA.

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Amazing Video of Kid Learning He’s a Big Brother

Watch this amazing video of this kid, Logan, learning that he is about to become a big brother. His reaction is amazing!

He's asked by his parents to read a script for the first time for a home video...

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Find Your Very First Tweet to Honor Twitter’s Birthday

It was eight years ago that Twitter moved onto the social media stage.  To celebrate, the company is inviting users to join its founders for a trip back in time...all the way to their very first tweet.

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