Show Notes for Monday, March 20, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Emily Swallow (The Mentalist, Seal Team, Supernatural, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett & More) Swallow plays live-action Star Wars fan-favorite character ‘The Armorer’ in Disney+ hit series “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett.”

The highly-anticipated 3rd Season of “The Mandalorian” premiered March 1st onDisney+.

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March 20

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

National Proposal Day

National Ravioli Day

World Flour Day

Spring Begins

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Three-quarters of people aged 70 older agree that the ‘old age stereotypes’ no longer apply to today’s seniors. In a poll, 72% of them said they feel “years younger” than their actual age, and here are their top tips for staying young (or at least feeling that way…):

A varied diet

Laughing daily

Socializing with friends

An active sex life

Hanging out with people younger than they are

Keeping up with new music

and 1 in 20 said they still jump up on grocery carts to glide around, just to prove they can still do it.

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People spend one-sixth of their lifetime trying to enhance their physical appearance, according to research published in the journal Evolution and Human Behavior. Survey data from 93,000 participants across 93 countries and various cultures was analyzed by an international research team. It considered the application of cosmetics, hair grooming, clothing style, body hygiene, exercise and dietary habits as actions taken to better one’s looks. Women were found to spend an average of 4 hours per day, with men averaging just above 3½ hours primping in some way.


Pete Davidson and his girlfriend, Chase Sui Wonders, crashed their car into a Beverly Hills home Saturday night, police have confirmed. The “Saturday Night Live” alum had been driving a Mercedes-Benz “at a high rate of speed” around 11 pm when he jumped a curb in the Flats neighborhood, according to a report. Davidson reportedly also hit a fire hydrant and skidded across the front lawn before slamming into the corner of the house. Photos of the site show the siding on one corner of the home was broken and pushed inward. Neither was apparently injured, and police are still investigating.

Bruce Willis’ wife Emmy Heming Willis has made an emotional plea to paparazzi to stop yelling or otherwise distracting her husband to get his attention. In an IG video, she asked “photographers and video people that are trying to get those exclusives of my husband out and about: Just keep your space. I know this is your job, but maybe just keep your space.” She also asked that people don’t yell at him or ask how he’s doing, and avoid “the woohoo-ing and the yippee ki yays” in order to “give our family or whoever’s with him that day to be able to get him from point A to point B safely.” Her post video came after an outing was hampered by media attempting to capture a rare public appearance by Willis, who has been diagnosed with dementia.

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck can’t make up their minds – they’ve pulled the plug on the Pacific Palisades home which they seemed set on buying for $34.5 million. TMZ says the couple were supposed to close escrow on Friday, but just before it was signed, sealed and delivered, they pulled out. Why? Sources say they are now in escrow on another house – and at least one home they viewed last week is listed for more than twice what they were spending on the one that they just bailed on. That would put it near $70 million.

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A study claims that those who are divorced are about 25% more likely to die early than those who are married.

Janie’s Life-Changing Baked Goods is known for its pie crust cookies — and giving employees a second chance. Owner Janie Deegan discovered a love of baking when she was 25 and recovering from addiction. She found baking to be “a beautiful, meditative, very controlled artistic outlet.” When she decided to open a bakery in Manhattan, Deegan wanted to give others an opportunity to start over as well. She has an open-door hiring policy, meaning if someone is “ready, willing, able, and enthusiastic about coming to work”, she isn’t “going to look at your past situations or gaps on your resume or if you’re homeless or been in prison. The person you show up to the interview as is the person we’re looking for.” That’s been her recipe for success — she now has 2 bakeries and 15 employees.

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Humans have the same number of hair follicles as chimpanzees.

Women have more taste buds than men.

A study showed that the brains of people who exercise moderately look 10 years younger than those who don’t.

Studies have shown that psychologically, losses are twice as powerful as gains. So winning $100 feels as good to us as losing $50 feels bad.

Ancient Romans left graffiti on Egyptian pyramids saying things like: “I didn’t like anything but the sarcophagus,” and “I can’t read the hieroglyphs.”


Question: Recent stats show that over 10% of us keep track of THIS everyday. What is it?

Answer: How much water we drink

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A man in Spain has been ordered to pay his ex-wife $215,000 for 25 years of unpaid domestic labor. The record divorce settlement was calculated by a judge, based on the annual minimum wage throughout the couple’s marriage. The man must also pay his ex-wife, Ivana Moral, a monthly “pension” of $527, as well as $422 and $633 to his 20-year-old and 14-year-old daughters. The woman said she and her daughters were “left with nothing” when the couple, who married in 1995, were divorced in 2020.

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A Redditor asked, “What’s the most under-utilized ingredient by home cooks that pro chefs use all the time?” Here are some of the best responses…

✓ “Pasta water! My Italian grandma always used salty, starchy pasta water to amp up her sauces. It really is a game changer.”

✓ “Lemon juice. It enhances the flavor in almost anything you’re cooking. Vinegar is too dominant, but lemon juice adds just the right taste.”

✓ “MSG. Disregard those who say it’s bad for you (or gives you headaches and whatnot). Those claims have been disproven for years.”

✓ “Fresh herbs. The difference between fresh basil or curry leaves and the dried stuff is basically night and day.”

✓ “Instant mashed potatoes. I use it to thicken soups instead of using cream or a roux, and it’s such a game changer.”

✓ “Peanut butter. Just a little bit of creamy p.b. can thicken up many sauces — like a roux traditionally would. It adds a complex, toasted umami component to the flavor. Just don’t overdo it!”

✓ “Fish sauce. It is a secondary source of salt that also brings another dimension of flavor.”

✓ “Toasted sesame oil. It adds a light nuttiness and saltiness to a dish.”

✓ “Bacon fat. Save leftover bacon grease and use it instead of olive oil or butter when you’re making anything that could use a little extra flavor boost.”

✓ “Good-quality butter. It’s amazing people will happily slather their bread with loads of butter, but they balk at using a couple of tablespoons in cooking. That right there is the source of restaurant-level flavor.”

✓ “White wine. Lots of chefs add a dash of lemon or lime juice to their food, but I think white wine works even better.”

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