Show Notes for Tuesday, January 31, 2023

John & Heidi share funny stories of people doing weird things... plus it's a Tuesday... so we have everyone's favorite segment... TUESDAYS with Charlie!!!BUY THE T-SHIRTS HERE OR HERE

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January 31

National Backward Day

National Hot Chocolate Day

National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

Plan for Vacation Day

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Simply getting out and enjoying nature can lessen the need for some medications, according to a new study. Researchers at the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare found that visiting nature 3-4 times a week was associated with 36% lower odds of requiring blood pressure pills, 33% lower odds of using mental health medications, and 26% lower odds of using asthma medications. The study interviewed about 6,000 people in 3 of the largest cities in Finland about their use of green and blue spaces within a kilometer of their homes. The researchers also looked into the impact of being able to view green or blue spaces from home, and found that had no impact on use of medications, leading the team to surmise “Just seeing nature didn’t really move the needle, but experiencing it did”. Physical activity is thought to be a key factor in the health benefits of enjoying nature.

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Pizza Hut has taken a hefty slice of the Guinness Records pie after cooking up the world’s biggest ever pizza. The pizza chain enlisted a team of workers to put together the giant pie last week, which required a staggering 13,653 pounds of dough, 4,948 pounds of sweet marinara sauce, more than 8,800 pounds of cheese, and 630,496 pepperoni slices. The team spread individual squares of pizza dough across the enormous floorspace at the LA Convention Center, before painstakingly topping them with the marinara sauce, cheese, and pepperoni, and heating it from above, in sections. The final pie measured in at a whopping 13,990 square feet, and resulted in 68,000 slices. Pizza Hut donated the completed pie to local food banks and charities in Los Angeles. LINK:


Top Gun: Maverick” won Best Picture at the AARP Movies for Grownups Awards, held Saturday at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The Tom Cruise-starring sequel beat out competition for the marquee award that included fellow Oscar nominees “Elvis”, “Everything Everywhere All at Once”, “The Fabelmans”, “Women Talking” and “The Woman King”. Elvis‘ Baz Luhrmann won the Best Director award, and Michelle Yeoh and Brendan Fraser won the top actress and actor prize, respectively.

Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “Top Gun: Maverick,” “Women Talking” and “The Fabelmans” are among the films nominated for the 75th annual Writers Guild Awards. In the Adapted Screenplay category, the guild went for Oscar nominees “Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery,” “Top Gun: Maverick” and “Women Talking,” along with “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “She Said.” In Original Screenplay, Oscar nominees “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” “The Fabelmans” and “Tar” were nominated, as were “The Menu” and “Nope.” Winners will be announced March 5.

Jennifer Coolidge continues her winning streak: The “White Lotus” star and recent Golden Globe Award winner has been named the recipient of Harvard-based Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ 2023 Woman of the Year Award. The Pudding called her “a truly unique and impactful presence in the world of entertainment.” The Woman of the Year Award is the Hasty Pudding Theatricals’ oldest honor, bestowed on performers who have made “lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.” The Woman of the Year event happens Feb. 4, when Coolidge will lead a parade through the streets of Harvard Square.

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Are the following oft-repeated statements true — or just an urban myth?

Women have one more rib than men. [Myth]

Cedar chests deter insects. [True]

Fright can turn a person’s hair white overnight. [Myth]

Milk is good for an ulcer. [Myth]

Lightning never strikes in the same place twice. [Myth]

The first frisbees were empty pie tins from the Frisbie Pie Co. [True]

A baby bird’s mother will reject it if you pick it up because your scent will be left on it. [Myth]

Adidas is an acronym for ‘All Day I Dream About Sex’. [Myth]

Cooties are in fact a kind of body lice. [True]

The letters on the standard keyboard were originally placed to slow typists down. [True]

NASA spent over $165 million on a space pen, while Russia just used pencils. [Myth]

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Some species of ants explode when attacked.

Earth travels at a speed of about 490,000 miles per hour, which means that in one minute you are over 8,100 miles away from where you were.

Your nose shapes the sound of your voice.

The longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.


Question: About 25% of us do not know THIS about our significant other. What is it?

Answer: Their favorite salad dressing

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KFC has launched a new product that can be used to make your home smell delicious — fried chicken scented incense sticks. The fast-food chain is offering a set of 6 incense sticks that, when lit, will fill your home with the delicious aroma of freshly cooked fried chicken. It’s part of a promotion for KFC’s new delivery service in Japan, and they are being given away free to customers who place an order. The sticks are shaped like chicken drumettes and are packaged in a box that looks like a bucket of KFC fried chicken.

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Believe it or not, laziness isn’t the reason. These are the 4 types of procrastinators, says Jenny Yip, a clinical psychologist and executive director of the Los Angeles-based Little Thinkers Center (Which one are you?)

The perfectionist and the worrier: Both perfectionists and worriers might put off starting tasks due to a fear of failure or criticism. The perfectionist needs things done perfectly, so it takes a LOT of effort. And if they don’t have a plan, then the perfectionist will get lost. Worriers tend to be indecisive and dependent on others for advice or reassurance before taking initiative.

The dreamer: A “dreamer” procrastinator doesn’t like the nitty gritty logistical details often needed to get projects done. They like to come up with ideas, but it’s difficult or boring for them to execute these visions.

The defier: These people tend to view life in terms of what others expect or require them to do. This pessimism diminishes their motivation to complete tasks. It also can prevent them from discussing the matter with whomever gave them the assignment.

While there are different methods of approaching each of these in an effort at combating procrastination, one catch-all helper is this, according to Yip: “Visualization works. If you can visualize yourself completing (a task), then it becomes more achievable simply because you have an idea that it can be done.”

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What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. – Pearl S. Bailey

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Molly Simonson Lee was flying from Charlotte NC to New York when it became clear that the passenger in front of her was not comfortable flying. The frightened woman began to cry, and that’s when she witnessed a touching act of humanity — a flight attendant sat down on the floor next to her and explained he would be there for her every step of the way. She says “He just was so reassuring, so calming, and said, ‘you know what? I got you’. With every little noise, she’d be like, ‘what’s that?’ He’s like, ‘That’s just the jet bridge pulling away’ or whatever the case may be. And that really helped her.” The flight attendant was Floyd Dean-Shannon, and a pic of him holding the woman’s hand went viral on Facebook, with over 12,000 shares. Simonson says: “Just see someone extend their heart in that way to a stranger was just beautiful to me, and I wanted to capture it…And I really hope it leads to good things for him.” So far, so good — Her GoFundMe set up to “show Floyd some love” has raised $3,800 so far. LINK:

Show Notes for Monday, January 30, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Sam Jay about her feature film debut where she stars opposite comedy greats Jonah Hill, Eddie Murphy, David Duchovny and Julia Louis-Dreyfus in “You People” which premiered on Netflix on Friday, January 27th.

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National Croissant Day

National Bubble Wrap Day

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Americans have a fondue-ness for cheese — but cheese love isn’t spread evenly across our vast country. LawnStarter compared the 200 biggest U.S. cities based on cheese access, quality, affordability, and community interest.

Best Cities for Cheese Lovers

Rank City

1 New York, NY

2 Madison, WI

3 Chicago, IL

4 San Francisco, CA

5 Los Angeles, CA

6 Washington, DC

7 Seattle, WA

8 Santa Rosa, CA

9 Milwaukee, WI

10 Atlanta, GA

Worst Cities for Cheese Lovers

Rank City

1 Salinas, CA

2 Laredo, TX

3 Bridgeport, CT

4 Detroit, MI

5 Rockford, IL

6 Jackson, MS

7 Killeen, TX

8 Kansas City, KS

9 Springfield, MA

10 Fayetteville, NC

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Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is one of the world's most popular songs. Freddie Mercury had a piano as his bed's headboard and work on songs when he woke up in the middle of the night and that's how he came up with this song.


I hope you’ve managed to get over seeing “M3GAN”, because a sequel is on the way. It’s been announced that “M3GAN 2.0”, now in development, will see stars Allison Williams and Violet McGraw return, with the original film’s screenwriter Akela Cooper penning the script. Released earlier this month, “M3GAN” has become the first box office hit of 2023, grossing $91.9 million globally against a $12 million production budget. M3GAN 2.0 is set for release January 17, 2025.

Nominations for the 43rd Annual Razzie Awards are in, and they have singled out “Blonde,” Disney’s “Pinocchio,” Machine Gun Kelly’s “Good Mourning” and “Morbius” among 2022’s worst movies. Ana de Armas’ Blonde, which the Razzies say explores “the exploitation of Marilyn Monroe…by continuing to exploit her posthumously,” led with a whopping 8 nominations. Tom Hanks is also a target of this year’s nominees, earning 3 nods for Worst Actor for Disney’s “Pinocchio”, Worst Supporting Actor for “Elvis” and Worst Screen Couple for “Tom Hanks & His Latex-Laden Face (and Ludicrous Accent)” in “Elvis.” The Razzie winners will be revealed on Oscar eve, Saturday, March 11.

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The head of a food watchdog has raised some eyebrows by saying that people should NOT bring treats like donuts, cakes or other sweets into the office to share with co-workers — for the sake of their colleagues’ health. Prof Susan Jebb, chairwoman of the Food Standards Agency in the UK, said that while it is a choice to eat sweet treats, people can help each other by providing a “supportive environment”, presumably by not tempting them with baked goods or other delicacies. Speaking in a personal capacity, she also likened the tempting of co-workers with sugary foods to “passive smoking” and said that the advertising of junk food is “undermining people’s free will”.

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Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.

The first Fords had engines made by Dodge.

Studies show that when people fall in love, they lose an average of 2 close friends.

✓ ‘Toto’ was paid $125 per week while filming “The Wizard of Oz”.

Frogs sometimes eat enough fireflies that they themselves glow.


Question: A study found that women are 12% angrier than men when they do this.

Answer: Driving.

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The CEO of Uber has revealed what he feels the future of the ride-hailing service looks like. Dara Khosrowshahi says someday, Uber drivers won’t need 4 wheels, front-facing seats, or top speeds over 50mph (80kph) just to drive people or items around in a city. So, the company is working with automakers to create custom-built cars. He pictures electric vehicles with 3 wheels that would “have a much smaller footprint in terms of environmental but also traffic flow”. In those vehicles, passengers might sit facing one another to ease interaction. And, he says, many cities, like New York, have low speed limits which make higher horsepower, and, in turn, large and expensive battery packs, unnecessary. Uber has already pledged to use only fully electric rides in the US and Europe by 2030.

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Remember the Starbucks barista, who went viral by listing on TikTok the top “icks” that customers do? Well, now it’s a thing. Illinois cosmetologist and hairdresser EmilyPytel has put together her major client annoyances, and here they are…

When a client shows up with “super dirty” hair: “We don’t want to touch your dirty hair, but it’s also not good for your color.”

Clients who stare into her eyes as she washes their hair: “Don’t do that, it’s awkward for everybody — just close your eyes”.

Tardiness: “When you show up late with a coffee in your hand, and you don’t have one for us. We love coffee too, and we need the caffeine to do your hair.”

When the client turns her head to look in the mirror before she’s done: “Please don’t do that because there’s a reason we’re turning your chair.”


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Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more. - James Thurber

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For 10 Years, An Alabama Farmer Secretly Paid People's Pharmacy Bills

Show Notes for Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29, 2023

Today we visit with Dr. David Friedman about his new book “Funny Bones: True Tales From a Chiropractor That Will Crack You Up” AVAILABLE NOW

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January 28

Data Privacy Day

National Blueberry Pancake Day

National Gift of the Ladybug Day

National Have Fun At Work Day

National Kazoo Day

National Seed Swap Day

January 29

National Corn Chip Day

National Puzzle Day

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A recent survey of culinary aficionados sought to determine the best cookie available to buy in stores. The cookie lovers ranked them on features including texture, smell, size and taste (obviously). The eventual winner? Good old Oreos. The “cookie monsters” concluded: “No matter how you eat them, they’re always good. They’re the only cookie in the world that’ll satisfy you when they’re fresh, stale, or frozen. It’s a holy trinity. These are God’s cookies.”

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About one-third of murders committed in the United States go unsolved. This has been a more recent development — 50 years ago, the "clearance rate," referring to the percentage of murders that ended in an arrest, was over 90%. So, what happened? According to the FBI, the rate has lowered because standards for arrest are higher, DNA technology is more precise, and there has been an increase in a "no snitch" culture, leading to fewer arrests.


Arnold Schwarzenegger has reportedly signed a deal to write a new “motivational” book. The 75-year-old action star previously opened up about his years in the spotlight in the 2012 memoir “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story” and and now has signed with Penguin Press to put pen to paper again — with the help of a co-writer. As well as lifting the lid on his life in Hollywood and in politics as the Governor of California, Schwarzenegger has also written a series of books about bodybuilding.

James Bond star Rami Malek is lining up a return to TV to play movie legend Buster Keaton. The actor, who first broke out with his Emmy-winning TV role on “Mr. Robot”, is set to portray the vaudeville-turned-silent comedy flim star as part of a limited series. While a streamer or network is yet to be confirmed, “The Batman’s” Matt Reeves is set to direct and executive produce the series alongside Malek.

The Force is strong with Mando … and Grogu. The new trailer for the third season of Disney’s hit show “The Mandalorian” broke several records within the first 24 hours of dropping during the NFL wild-card playoff game on January 16. Mandalorian debuted with a whopping 83.5 million views, vastly outstripping the franchise’s “Obi-Wan Kenobi” which debuted on May 4th — or “Star Wars Day” — and attracted nearly 58 million viewers. Season 3 is set to drop March 1 on Disney+. LINK:

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These took the internet by storm a few years ago. They’re tricky…

A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost? (A: The ball would cost 5 cents)

If it takes 5 machines 5 minutes to make 5 widgets, how long would it take 100 machines to make 100 widgets? (A: It would take 5 minutes to make 100 widgets)

In a lake, there is a patch of lily pads. Every day, the patch doubles in size. If it takes 48 days for the patch to cover the entire lake, how long would it take for the patch to cover half of the lake? (A: It would take 47 days for the patch to cover half of the lake)

[The most commonly-answered responses: $.10 for question 1 (wrong), 100 minutes for question 2 (wrong), and 24 days for question 3 (also wrong).

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Monkeys floss their teeth.

Studies show that if you haven’t read an email in the first 24 hours after receiving it, there is 99% chance you never will.

People cannot pass gas forcefully enough to propel them in zero gravity

In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.


Question: Around 30% of car owners have no idea they should do this task. What is it?

Answer: Refill the washer fluid in the windshield.

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A young lady in Britain fell in love with a cat named Moose last year and decided to give her a furrever home. But when 23-year-old Abigail Laker took Moose in for spaying, the vet noted something strange. He asked if the cat always breathed so fast, as it “could be something serious.” Cats usually breathe at a rate of 15-30 breaths per minute. Laker says she began observing Moose, and “was having to rush her to the vets when it would be over 100 a minute.” Here’s the good news: After spending US$8,700 on tests, and after a stressful period of several months, the results came in. In Abigail’s words: “A specialist vet ended up diagnosing Moose, he basically told me that Moose is just a bit weird.”

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An AskReddit user asked: “What expensive purchase have you made that has paid for itself many times over because you saved money in the long run?” Here are some of the answers…

A laser printer: “They’re expensive up front, but they will save you lots of money by no longer needing cartridges. Also is less wasteful”.

Hair cutting scissors: “When my wife and I started dating, she wanted to learn to cut hair and wanted a pair of scissors that cost $25, which was a lot for us then. She offered that if I bought her the scissors, she’d cut my hair for free as long as we were together. After 25 years, she decided she had repaid me…still not a bad deal.”

A houseboat: “I bought a 27′ sailboat to live on because rent here is outrageous. Cost $4,500, and moorage at a marina is about $170/month. Rent for a studio apartment here is $900-$1300; every month I save $600-$1,100, so the boat paid for itself in 4-9 months.”

A bidet: “Not super expensive, but saves on toilet paper. I’ve used it for about a year and I love it.”

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Here’s something to think about: How come you never see a headline like ‘Psychic Wins Lottery’? - Jay Leno

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Father Donates Own Kidney To Stranger After Teenage Daughter Saved By Transplant

Show Notes for Friday, January 27, 2023

Today we visit with journalist and author Rick Leventhal about his new book “Chasing Catastrophe: My 35 Years Covering Wars, Hurricanes, Terror Attacks, and Other Breaking News” AVAILABLE NOW

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January 27

National Chocolate Cake Day

National Big Wig Day

Holocaust Remembrance Day

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Scientists at University of Maryland have developed a type of paper towel that absorbs 3 times more water-based liquids, using hydrogel, a gelatin-like material. Hydrogels have always been able to absorb more liquid than cloth or paper, but they become crumbly and brittle when they dry out. To fix this, the team created a way to include the desirable properties of both products into one

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In the years following the sinking of the Titanic, many people claimed that the Titanic had been marketed as being an unsinkable ship. Turns out, White Star Line had actually used phrasing like "as far as it is possible to do" and "designed to be unsinkable" when talking about their ships. Other headlines from the time period included words like "nearly" and "practically" when discussing the unsinkable claim. It was only after the ship had actually sunk that people latched onto the idea that the Titanic was supposed to be unsinkable, and they failed to use the company's actual phrasing when discussing the tragedy.


Troubled Amanda Bynes reuniting with her fellow “All That” cast members in her first public gig in years. Bynes is heading to ’90s Con this spring to be a part of the All That panel alongside Kel Mitchell, Danny Tamberelli and Lori Beth Denberg. The nostalgia-rich convention, which is reuniting the casts from several iconic ’90s productions, will be held at the Connecticut Convention Center March 17-19. Bynes told People that she’s “really excited to reunite with my cast mates and meet the fans.”

Boy Meets World” star Ben Savage is turning his attention from Hollywood to Washington. The 42-year-old is making a run for a seat in the U.S House of Representatives — specifically, he’s vying for California’s 30th District seat, currently occupied by Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat. Savage — also a registered Democrat — filed paperwork on Wednesday, declaring his intention to run. The actor previously interned with late Rep. Arlen Specter in 2003, as part of his his studies in political science at Stanford University.

The 2-episode premiere of “Night Court” ushered in some impressive ratings for NBC. The workplace comedy, a reboot of the original that ran for 9 seasons in the ‘80s, debuted with back-to-back episodes on Tuesday. The first episode delivered the highest-rated and most-watched program of the night with a whopping 1.0 rating in the advertiser-targeted 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen. That’s a feat that no network show has managed this season without an assist from an NFL lead-in. The episode also managed 7.4M total viewers. The second episode averaged 6.7M viewers, still very high even for an established series.

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We all have our “comfort foods”. And most of us have our “comfort shows”. Those sitcoms, like “Friends”, Seinfeld” or “The Office” that we’re happy to watch over and over…and over. Or maybe it’s a more recent hit like “The White Lotus” or “Wednesday”, or some kind of true crime show. And you know what? That’s OK. No need to feel guilty. In fact, rewatching a movie, series or single episode that you love has been found to enhance our wellbeing. Robert N Kraft, a professor of cognitive psychology at Otterbein University in Ohio, says that repeated viewing of familiar material helps fulfil our emotional needs, provides comfort, gives us a sense of control over our lives, and connects us with our past. In Psychology Today, he wrote: “When rewatching familiar shows, we receive the stories and emotions we expect. We know how the episodes end and, more importantly, how we’ll feel when they end.” Kraft says that’s one reason we’re more likely to choose comedies for repeated viewing instead of dramas or tragedies, and much like watching familiar holiday movies every December, we look forward to the positive emotional payoff at the end.

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Camels store water their bloodstream, not their hump, which is fatty tissue.

NASA accidentally erased the original tape of the first steps on the moon.

Your inner monologue operates at about 6,000 words per minute.

There was no punctuation until the 15th century.

According to astronauts, space smells like a combination of diesel fuel and barbecue.


Question: When reading a restaurant menu, 60% of people get angry or upset when they spot this. What is it?

Answer: Spelling error.

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A McDonald’s customer in Indiana didn’t want to complain when his order for a Sausage McMuffin came packed with a bag full of thousands of dollars in cash. A video shared by TikTok user @dookiedoeboy shows him holding the McDonald’s bag filled with what appear to be smaller baggies of cash. While recording, the man asks, “What is this? Why would they do this? You know how bad I want this money?” But he said he would return the money because he’s a “good person, I guess.” When the man returned to the restaurant, he jokingly asked, “Are you guys laundering money in here?” He then explains that the money turned out to be a cash deposit that was mistakenly given to him. Grateful employees rewarded his good deed with $200 and free McDonald’s for a month. LINK:

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An AskReddit user asked: “What expensive purchase have you made that has paid for itself many times over because you saved money in the long run?” Here are some of the answers…

Quality cold weather gear: Not only does it work better and look better, I’ve had a couple jackets for over 5 years, that see heavy use…I have a couple friends that basically buy and throwaway cheap gear every season. Works like (heck), looks like (heck), ends up in a landfill, costs more in the long run.

New windows: “Replaced the old single pane metal framed windows. It was like a waterfall of cold air coming off of them, and the noise from the street was obnoxious. Heating bill was cut in half.”

A nice bicycle: “I bought a $500.00 bicycle as my main transportation…doesn’t sound like a lot but when you’re only making 8 an hour, it took some time to save up for it. With public transportation at 2.50 a ride, the bike paid for itself in about 3 months…I still have it.”

Rechargeable batteries: “Xbox players save millions.”


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