Show Notes for Thursday, May 11 2023


Dear John,

I've been dating the best guy for the last several months and everything about this relationship feels different. We just click on every level...we have so much in common, and similar goals in life. I feel like he is THE ONE. There is only one tiny little potential snag that I can see that might ruin everything. I've cheated on the last three serious boyfriends I had. I'm not proud of it...I think I just fully didn't understand what I was looking for until I met my current boyfriend. I KNOW I will NEVER consider cheating on him ever. I carry a lot of internal shame about that with me. Even though I've kind of "cleaned the slate" in my mind, I'm worried he may find out about my less-than-honorable past because he shares a few friends with an ex. Do you think I should be honest with him about my mistakes so he hears them from me... and risk creating doubt and insecurity? Or should I just keep it to myself, pray nobody tells him, and not rock the boat? Does it matter? Should I tell him or just shut my mouth and hope?

Former Cheater

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May 11

National Eat What You Want Day

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It’s no secret that parenting isn’t easy. And a recent poll backs that up. A survey of 2,000 Moms and Dads with kids under the age of 4 found that parents have a disagreement with their children about every other day. Moms were more likely than dads to let their kids go to bed later (59% vs. 48%), but dads find themselves bargaining more over bath time (37% vs. 28%). And what about those famous toddler temper tantrums? Three-quarters of respondents (74%) said their kid has thrown a tantrum in the last month, with the average child throwing about 4 per week. And what are some of the causes of these tantrums? Here are the “greatest hits”, according to the exhausted parents:

• “Because he couldn’t fit a toy in his toy car.”

• “Because the dirt on the floor was a monster.”

• “I gave her spaghetti and she doesn’t like the color red, so she refused to eat it.”

• “His shirt wasn’t pants.”

• “He lost his pet worm.”

• “I wouldn’t let them play in the toilet.”

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Ghosting your friends is worse for your mental health than ghosting a romantic partner. That’s the conclusion of a new study into the relationship-ending habit, which finds that ghosting a romantic partner and ghosting a friend are in fact two rather different things, as far as your brain is concerned. The University of Vienna research determined that “People who…ghosted friends…were more likely to report increased depressive tendencies four months later” than those who ghost romantic partners.

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Will Smith owes Chris Rock an apology and some credit for the newfound popularity of one of his older films. Following Rock’s “Selective Outrage” comedy special in March, the 2004 animated film “Shark Tale” started gaining traction on the streaming charts, breaking into the Top 5 and cementing itself as the #1 kids’ movie. Why? During the comedy special, Rock threw a few metaphorical punches at Smith, following the Oscars slapping incident. At one point, Rock specifically mentions Smith’s character in Shark Take, saying: “Will Smith played Muhammed Ali in a movie!…I played ‘Pookie’ in New Jack City. … Even in animation, he’s bigger: I’m a zebra, he’s a shark.”

A Twitter account used the site’s Twitter Blue video feature to upload “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” in its entirety, where it was seen by millions of users before being taken down. The movie, which was posted on Saturday night in 2 parts by a page with 1.1 million followers titled “vids that go hard,” stayed online for at least 7 hours before being taken down by Twitter moderators. It was viewed an estimated 9 million times. The leak was possible thanks to a feature available exclusive to Twitter Blue subscribers that allows them to upload high quality videos of up to one hour in length.

Food connoisseur Stanley Tucci said he had to use a feeding tube for 6 months while fighting his “brutal” battle against oral cancer. The “Devil Wears Prada” star told Willie Geist on “Sunday Sitdown” that he lost 35 pounds because he “had a feeding tube for six months and everything tasted like you-know-what and smelled like you-know-what.” It took him “months and months and months to finally be able to eat again and then taste properly again.”

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Tony nominee Josh Groban has announced a new album and concert tour dates. You can visit his website to purchase tickets.

A technological breakthrough by a team at Tel Aviv University has made it possible, for the first time ever, for a robot to sniff odors. A biological sensor sends electrical signals as a response to the presence of a nearby odor, which the robot can then go on to detect and interpret. The development could one day lead to the replacement of contraband-sniffing dogs at airports and other public venues all over the world.

If a reassuring pat on the back brings you comfort during a tough day, you’re definitely not alone. But German researchers have found that people aren’t even picky about who’s doing the touching. They say the touch of a humanoid robot makes people happier and more likely to follow their requests. Instead of being reliant on other humans, they hope that in the future, robots may be able to fulfill the roles of therapists, personal trainers, and even life coaches.

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Scientists believe that octopuses are as smart as dogs.

A can of cat food contains as much meat as 5 adult mice.

Raccoons, slugs and ants all like to get drunk.

Due to climate change, allergy season is getting longer and more intense each year.

In the 18th century, tornados were called “twirlblasts” and “twirlwinds”.

Donkey Kong got his name because its creator believed “donkey” meant “stupid” in English and wanted to convey the impression that the character was a “Stupid Ape.”


Question: 16% of married people have gotten one of these without telling their spouse?

Answer: A credit card

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A man in China who climbed down a well while drunk had to be coaxed up by police with promises of alcohol. The man said he climbed down the well after a night of drinking to find his lost phone.

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It was reported last week that Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal has formally made an offer to soccer superstar Lionel Messi, which, depending on which report you believe, would pay him US$400-440 million per year. If that’s true, it’ll definitely put him at the top of this list for 2024…

1. Christiano Ronaldo ($136 million): The Portuguese superstar made the most ever for a soccer player. About $75 million of that came after he spurned Manchester United to sign with Saudi Arabia’s Al Nassr, with the 37-year-old netting the other $90 million off the field.

2. Lionel Messi ($130 million): He made the most of his final season with Paris Saint-Germain. The 35-year-old, who is set to become available by free transfer, also captained Argentina’s run to its 3rd World Cup title.

3. Kylian Mbappé ($120 million): The 24-year-old French soccer sensation took in $100 million of his $120 million on the pitch. He also led France to the World Cup final, earning the Golden Boot and Silver Ball.

4. LeBron James ($119 million): The NBA’s only active billionaire (and its all-time leading scorer) earned $44.5 million through his work on the hardcourt with the Lakers. The rest? Other interests.

5. Canelo Alvarez ($110 million): The reigning super middleweight champion made the list after tallying $110 million, including $100M through his strong box office earnings.

6. Dustin Johnson ($107 million): Thanks to a massive payday from Saudi-backed LIV Golf, he earned $102 million of his $107 million payday on the green.

7. Phil Mickelson ($106 million): Similar to Johnson, Mickelson raked in $102 of his $106 million in earnings while competing in the LIV Golf organization.

8. Steph Curry ($100.4 million): The Golden State Warrior earned $48.4 million on the NBA floor, and $52 million through his other ventures.

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