Show Notes for Monday, August 21, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit
with Nate Boyer, former NFL player, Green Beret, and actor. Nate was an Army Green Beret who deployed to both Iraq & Afghanistan over his 10-year military career. Afterwards, Nate played in NFL for the Seattle Seahawks. After being cast in several movies and TV shows; he co-created, executive produced, and hosted the NFL Network series: Indivisible with Nate Boyer. Now Nate hosts a new reality show called SURVIVE THE RAFT. The series launched on Sunday July 30th. The series is based on a 1973 social experiment to see if humans could work together as a peaceful, unified group to a achieve a common goal.

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August 21

National Day Of Remembrance And Tribute To The Victims Of Terrorism

Brazilian Blowout Day

National Senior Citizens Day

National Spumoni Day

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So, when you arrive at home after a long day, do you step out of your car and greet the neighbor across the street, or do you gather up your things and exit the vehicle with your head down in hopes you don’t have to engage in social interaction? Hopefully, it’s option #1, because according to a new Gallup survey, adults who regularly say hello to multiple people in their neighborhood have better well-being than those who speak to few or no neighbors. The poll, taken in the US, found that with 100 being a perfect score, well-being rose from 51.5 among people who don’t greet neighbors — to over 64 for people who regularly say “how do you do?” to 6 neighbors. A Gallup spokesperson pointed out that no benefit was observed in greeting more than 6 neighbors regularly, “but 6 is better than 5, five is better than 4, all the way down to zero.” And there is no “minimum” method of interaction required to realize a mental health benefit. A simple nod, a wave, a fist bump or a short conversation are all sufficient.

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Coffee-breath or not, you shouldn’t brush your teeth immediately after enjoying a cup of coffee. And according to an expert, there are a number of other foods and drinks that you shouldn’t have just before putting the toothpaste on your brush. Dr. Derek Chung, a dentist who is also the founder of Toronto’s Paste Dental office, says that because coffee is acidic, brushing too soon after can wear down the enamel on your teeth. How so? After eating something acidic, “the enamel actually becomes thinner for a temporary period of time, and it will wear away more quickly”, so you’ll literally be brushing away your tooth enamel. In addition, anything acidic is also going to stain your teeth if you brush too quickly afterward. In a TikTok vid, Chung also warns against teeth-brushing immediately after eating pickles or pickled vegetables, eating citrus fruits, drinking carbonated water… or even vomiting. Other, less obvious acidic foods that could be weakening your enamel include sauces like salad dressings (particularly with lemon juice and vinegar), as well as balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, hot sauce, ketchup, and mustard. Chung suggests you hold off for 20-30 minutes to give your enamel a chance to harden up again. LINK:


When it comes to Tracy Morgan’s weight loss, he admits that Ozempic is doing most of the heavy lifting. The “30 Rock” star shared insight into his health and fitness journey on “Today with Hoda & Jenna”, explaining that while he goes to the gym every morning, the Type-2 diabetes drug has also helped him slim down. Quote: “That’s how this weight got lost. I went and got a prescription, and I got Ozempic.” He then quipped that the drug cuts his ““appetite in half,” and “Now I only eat half a bag of Doritos.”

Independent testing on the weapon used in a fatal shooting on the set of the film “Rust” shows the trigger had to be pulled, the gun fired normally and did not malfunction, raising the possibility that charges could be refiled against Alec Baldwin. The report was filed as part of a defense motion on behalf of the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, who is charged with tampering with the gun used in the shooting, and 2 counts of involuntary manslaughter. The October 2021 shooting on a New Mexico film set killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. Baldwin was charged with involuntary manslaughter in January, but the charges were dismissed in April.

Margot Robbie is being richly rewarded by “Barbie”. The star and producer behind the summer’s biggest hit stands to make roughly $50 million in salary and box office bonuses, according to 3 insiders with knowledge of her deal. The movie has earned an astonishing $1.1 billion at the global box office since it opened a month ago — and that figure should keep climbing, given that Barbie is still topping box office charts. The film is the highest-grossing film ever from a female director

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Falling in love has similar neurological effects as taking cocaine.

Record inflation is a worldwide phenomenon and is accelerating at a record pace. In the aftermath of the pandemic, inflation in the U.S. rose to 8.5%, the highest it’s been since 1982.2 In 2022, Moody’s Analytics reported that the average household in America was spending $433 a month more for the same goods and services than in 2021.3 Some retailers are giving the illusion that they haven’t raised their prices as much, or at all. However, savvy shoppers will easily recognize that the same product they’ve been buying for years has suddenly shrunk, hence the term “shrinkflation.” And there’s a new game in town, “skimpflation,” another inflation-fighting tactic companies are employing where they decrease the quality of their goods and services. Skimpflation is harder to detect because retailers resort to using cheaper ingredients or reformulating their products, changes that are impossible to spot on the surface. Mikel Lindsaar, CEO and Founder of StoreConnect, empathizes; “Retailers are struggling too, contending with higher prices for supplies and ongoing labor shortages. But skimping on quality and service can be much more costly in the long run, leaving businesses wondering why they are suddenly worse off than they were before.” Skimpflation ultimately hurts a company’s bottom line and reduces customer retention and loyalty. A UJET report surveyed 1,600 consumers and revealed that 73% would cancel providers and subscriptions that offer terrible customer service. Of those surveyed, 66% said they had experienced skimpflation in the past six months, and 87% said they would spend less or stop doing business with companies that skimp on customer service. Their primary complaints were related to quality of service (60%), wait times (58%), and expertise and customer support (54%).4 SMBs have been in a constant struggle to stay ahead under increasingly hostile economic conditions. Lindsaar notes, “Inadequate resources, limited cash flow, tighter budgets, and supply chain breakdowns are more than enough reasons for smaller businesses to try to cut corners wherever they can. However, quality and service should never be sacrificed in the name of budget cuts. A better strategy for SMBs is investing in smarter technology.” By automating repetitive tasks and time-consuming business processes and procedures, employees can focus on more important pursuits that enhance the company’s productivity and efficiency, ensuring they continue delivering high-quality products and exceptional customer service.

StoreConnect is the only fully-integrated eCommerce, point-of-sale, content management system, and CRM platform powered by Salesforce. SMBs can realize the full potential of eCommerce 3.0 and manage their websites, customer data and support, marketing, checkouts, and payments all on one, fully scalable, fully customized, and fully integrated platform. StoreConnect is Salesforce-native, so all data and data processing takes place on the world’s number one CRM, Salesforce, rather than a third-party server so SMBs can take full advantage of all of the Salesforce platform tools. Lindsaar observes, “Skimpflation is a symptom of a larger disease. SMBs shouldn’t have to turn to deceptive practices as a remedy, which could be more harmful in the long run. eCommerce 3.0 provides a single source of truth for business owners to realize more profits through strategic investments rather than hasty cost-cutting decisions that can damage their brand.”

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One of the side effects listed on an Aspirin package is ‘headache’.

During the Victorian era, leeches were used to predict the weather.

Sailors consider black cats to be good luck.

Cold water is just as cleansing as hot water.

Melting glaciers make fizzy noises, similar to the sound of fizzing soda.

There are more than 200 flavors of Kit Kat available in Japan. Among them: Tamaruya Honten Wasabi (Japanese horseradish).


Question: 15 years ago, about 1 in 3 adults said doing THIS was OK. Now, 81% are good with it. What is it?

Answer: Using your phone while on the toilet

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The Federal Reserve chair, always on the lookout for signs of inflation, might want to drop by Manhattan's Upper East Side, where a $200 plate of french fries stretches the definition of haute cuisine.

The restaurant Serendipity 3 already claims world records for the most expensive burger ($295) and ice cream sundae ($1,000), so if the question is, "You want fries with that?" its answer is a resounding yes.

Guinness World Records certified the feat. As of July 13, the fries are officially the most expensive on Earth.

"Serendipity is really a happy place," said creative director and chef Joe Calderone. "People come here to celebrate, to really escape the reality of life sometimes."

The Crème de la Crème Pommes Frites start out as Chipperbec potatoes. They are blanched -- or scalded -- in vinegar and champagne. Then they fry in pure goose fat, not oil, and not once but twice, so they are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.

Sprinkled with edible gold and seasoned with truffle salt and truffle oil, they are served on a crystal plate with an orchid, thin-sliced truffles, and a Mornay cheese dip. The sauce, too, is infused with truffles, a rare seasonal mushroom.

"Truffle is the main star here," said corporate executive chef Frederick Schoen-Kiewert.

Like many restaurants, Serendipity was closed during the Covid-19 pandemic, and Calderone and Schoen-Kiewert thought the fancy fries would be a good way to announce its return.

It's working. There is an eight- to 10-week waitlist for the fries.

"It's been a rough year and a half for everyone, and we need to have some fun now," said Calderone.

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Ken Jeong: The “Community” and “Masked Singer” star was a physician specializing in internal medicine.

Morgan Freeman: Before he became known for movies like “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Batman Begins”, he worked in the US Air Force as a repairman.

Jon Hamm: The “Mad Men” and ‘Baby Driver” was a high school drama teacher.

Taraji P. Henson: The “Empire” and “Curious Case of Benjamin Button” actress started in showbiz by working on a cruise boat as a singing and dancing waitress.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: You might know this one. He played pro football in Canada, before moving on to pro wrestling in the WWE.

Halle Berry: She competed in pageants before making movies. In 1986, she won the Miss Ohio pageant at age 18, and went on to win Miss USA.

Whoopi Goldberg: She became a qualified beautician, and took on a job doing hair and makeup on the deceased at a funeral home.

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