Show Notes for Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Today we visit with Dr. Travis Stork (The Bachelor and The Doctors) Travis is a television personality, emergency physician, and author best known for appearing on Season 8 of The Bachelor on ABC TV, and as the host of the syndicated daytime talk show The Doctors from 2008 to 2020.

These days Dr Stork is working on a new probiotic line of products as the Chief Medical Officer at Nature MD, where he developed a 360 degree gut health product after seeing so many patients in the ER - all coming in with gut-related health issues and after his own struggle for decades with abdominal discomfort.



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January 10th

Houseplant Appreciation Day

League Of Nations Day

National Bittersweet Chocolate Day

National Cut Your Energy Costs Day

National Oysters Rockefeller Day

National Save The Eagles Day

National Shareholders Day

Peculiar People Day

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We all know that it’s a good idea to limit screen time before going to bed. But a study shows that gaming and texting are worse for your sleep than watching TV. Penn State University researchers found that 15-year-olds who engaged in screen-focused activities like chatting with friends online or playing video games within one hour of going to bed needed an additional 30 minutes to fall asleep.
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Just about everyone uses a caffeine boost in the morning to get going, but new research says that too much of a good thing may actually backfire – especially if you’re using it to prepare for sports. Staffordshire University researchers found while consuming caffeine prior to a game can improve the accuracy of football passes, it may have a negative effect on plays involving complex decision making and problem-solving skills. They suggest coaches may want to explore the issue further in training exercises.


Britney Spears has shot down rumors that she’s recording a new album while declaring that she “will never return to the music industry!!!” In an Instagram post, she wrote: “They keep saying I’m turning to random people to do a new album… I will never return to the music industry!!! When I write, I write for fun or I write for other people!!!” She also claims to have written over 20 songs for other people the past 2 years as a ghostwriter, and “honestly enjoy(s) it that way!!! She appeared to be addressing a report that she was looking to team up with Charli XCX or Julia Michaels, co-songwriter of the tunes in the Disney film “Wish,” for an upcoming music project. Sources told Rolling Stone that Spears’ management is “trying to get her excited” for the possible collabs, despite her disinterest.

Nigel Lythgoe is stepping down as a judge on “So You Think You Can Dance”. Lythgoe, also an executive producer, is being sued by Paula Abdul for alleged sexual assault. He also faces a second lawsuit from 2 contestants on “All American Girl” who accuse him of forcibly trying to kiss them. In a statement, Lythgoe said he stepped back from this year’s series, set to begin March 4, “because this great program has always been about dance and dancers, and that’s where its focus needs to remain.” He plans to dedicate himself to “clearing my name and restoring my reputation.”

The 2024 box office kicked off with “Wonka” at the top. The Timothée Chalamet musical earned an estimated $15 million for its 4th #1 weekend, to bring its domestic total to $165 million. And in a sign of how rough it has been for movie theaters since the end of summer, Wonka is now the first movie to pass $400 million in global grosses since “Barbie” and “Oppenheimer” in early August. “Night Swim” came second over the weekend with a weekend take of $12.5 million domestically.

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According to a study, thinking about your romantic partner can give you an energy boost.

We just celebrated “Take Down the Christmas Tree Day”, and if you’re wondering what to do with yours, here are a few ideas…depending, of course, on the facilities available in your area…

Mulch and landscape uses: Many communities offer recycling pick-ups or drop-offs sites, where trees are turned into mulch and used for city projects, or for limiting erosion and helping inject essential nutrients into the ground.

Benefiting the animal population: If there is enough space on your property, you can make the tree into a natural bird or fish feeder. It can be “decorated” with things like popcorn, fruit or cereal, and turned into an ongoing science project for your kids.

Donate it: That’s right, it can still be of use to local groups such as Boy Scouts, who take part in tree pick-up or drop-off programs as a fundraiser. And zoos and animal sanctuaries use old Christmas trees as treats and enrichment objects for the animals.


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The average snowflake falls at about 3 mph (4.8kph).

One inch (2.5cm) of snow will produce just less than 1/10 of an inch (.25cm) of water when melted.

A high quality Persian rug can last for 500 years.

Incidences of déjà vu decrease with age.

Tom Cruise writes with his right hand, but does almost everything else with his left hand.
✓ There are over 635 billion possible hands in a game of bridge.


Question: A survey found we are 15% more likely to do THIS during the month of January. What is it?

Answer: Meet a new significant other

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Efforts are now underway to have a pothole repaired in Grand Haven MI, after a recliner placed in the large hole led to an entire living room scene being set up outdoors. The pothole went viral after someone placed a leather recliner in the hole and pics were shared online. The chair soon vanished (and turned up on Facebook Marketplace, with an asking price of $1,000). It was replaced with a blue armchair, and locals added furniture and accessories to the scene until it was a full outdoor living room. Visitors who posed for photos with the pothole on Monday said they came from neighboring towns to see the viral celebrity. The city now claims that the hole is on a private road, but it is in contact with the property owner about having it repaired. LINK:

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Mean Girls (Jan 12): Not a remake of the iconic 2004 film, but an adaptation of the 2018 Broadway musical. Still, it features much of the same storyline, written by Tina Fey.

Argylle (Feb 2): Starring Bryce Dallas Howard as a spy novelist who finds the events of her storys are coming to life. Also featuring Dua Lipa, Henry Cavill, John Cena, and Samuel L. Jackson.

Madame Web (Feb 14): Dakota Johnson stars as a clairvoyant paramedic who develops the ability to see into the future. Also in this Marvel film are Sydney Sweeney, Celeste O’Connor and Isabela Merced.

Bob Marley: One Love (Feb 14): Produced in cooperation with the singer’s family, this biopic stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as the iconic reggae artist.

Dune: Part Two (Mar 1): Continues the journey of Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) as he embarks on a warpath of revenge against those who destroyed his family. Also stars Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, and more.

Kung Fu Panda 4 (Mar 4): Jack Black’s back. His ‘Po’ is told by ‘Master Shifu’ (Dustin Hoffman) that he will no longer be the Dragon Warrior, but instead become Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace.

Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire (Mar 29): The sequel to 2021’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” follows the Spengler family leaving Oklahoma and going to the New York fire station of the original 1984 “Ghostbusters” film.

Mickey 14 (Mar 29): Robert Pattinson is sent on a mission to colonize the ice world Niflheim. When an employee dies, he’s cloned with the memories of the traveler who comes before him. Mark Ruffalo and Toni Collette co-star.

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire (Ap 12): A sequel to 2021’s “Godzilla vs. Kong”, now they are allies facing off against a new threat.

Civil War (Ap 26): Kristen Dunst and Jesse Plemons and Cailee Spaeny star in this apocalyptic action film depicting a USA where 19 states have seceded and the government is facing off against a Texan and Californian army called the Western Forces

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