Show Notes for Friday, May 10, 2024

Today we visit with Dan Harris about his best-selling book “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works” AVAILABLE NOW:

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May 10th

Donate A Days Wages To Charity Day

Mother Ocean Day

National Clean Up Your Room Day

National Lipid Day

National Ship Via Rail Day

National Shrimp Day

National Small Business Day

Occupational Safety And Health Professional Day

One Day Without Shoes

Trust Your Intuition Day

World Lupus Day

Child Care Provider Day

Childcare Professionals Day

Fintastic Friday: Giving Sharks a Voice

Military Spouse Appreciation Day

National Provider Appreciation Day

National Public Gardens Day

Provider Appreciation Day

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Half the world will need glasses by 2050, says a guy who knows this kind of stuff. Rochester Institute of Technology vision scientist Andrew Herbert wrote in an article that some even consider myopia, also known as nearsightedness, an epidemic. If current trends continue, about half of the global population will need corrective lenses to offset myopia by 2050. That’s up from 23% in 2000. Recent studies show that that an important reason for the uptick in myopia is that people are spending more time focusing on objects immediately in front of our eyes, such as screens. The more time we spend focusing on something that close, known as “near work,” the greater the odds of having myopia.

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There are twice as many pyramids in Sudan then there are in Egypt. Sudan has somewhere between 200 to 255 pyramids, while Egypt is home to just 118 to 138 of them. So how did so many pyramids end up down in Sudan? From 3,000 BC, Egypt’s armies were sent south to conquer whoever they found, reaching as far as modern-day Sudan. There they lorded over the locals until the Egyptian empire collapsed in 1,070 BC, but their influence remained for much longer.


The man who attacked Dave Chappelle onstage at the Hollywood Bowl in 2022, has sued the venue and its security for battery and negligence. In legal documents, Isaiah Lee identifies himself as bisexual and claims he was “upset by the discriminatory nature of the comedian’s jokes and rushed the stage in protest”. That’s when he says that the security company “began beating” him “ruthlessly.” He also claims the company “allowed members of the comedian’s entourage, encouraged by the comedian, to beat” him. Lee is not suing Chappelle himself.

Drew Carey says you’ll have to pry his gig hosting “The Price Is Right” from his cold dead hands. Speaking at CBS’ fall schedule celebration, he revealed he has no plans of retiring from his post — ever. Carey said to People: “Thoughts of dying on stage with a microphone in my hand have gone through my mind. I never want to leave. I’m having such a good time there. Everybody treats me great.” He pointed out that at age 65, he appreciates that he’s in an enviable position and he wants to “keep that going” as long as he can.

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McDonald’s is getting set to release its biggest-ever hamburger. CFO Ian Borden confirmed last week that the company has “created a larger satiating burger” that will be rolled out worldwide. No word on when, but we can expect the beefed-up burger sooner rather than later. A McDonald’s hamburger patty currently weighs in at 1.6 ounces (45g) and comes on a bun which is around 4 inches (10cm) in diameter. The Big Mac is made with 2 patties served on a 3-slice sesame seed bun. It’s unknown how big the new burger will be.

A US sandwich chain has partnered with a Bloody Mary mix maker to create “Brunch in a Cup” – just in time for Mother’s Day. Jimmy John’s and Zing Zang’s new collab brings together sandwiches and Bloody Marys, using the brands’ “Jimmy Pickle Bloody Mary Mix”, a custom glass that says “mama approved,” a Bloody Mary recipe, and a huge skewer to hold a large pickle and sandwich from Jimmy John’s. The pickle and sandwich are sold separately, but there also is a gift card in the box. One of the staples of the Jimmy John’s menu is its jumbo pickles. Zig Zang used juice from the pickles to create the Bloody Mary mix. The kit will set you back $35. LINK:

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In 2007, Georgetown University banned the possession of multiple ping pong balls in an effort to eliminate the playing of beer pong.

NASA estimates that the value of minerals in the asteroid belt equals nearly $100 billion per person alive.

A man actually looked for and found a single needle hidden in a haystack. It took him 18 hours.

All Ben & Jerry’s Employees get to take home 3 free pints of ice cream every single day!


55% of us admit THIS is one of the first things they notice about other people. What is it?

Answer: Their choice of smartphone

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Today’s report is from the International File in London, England. In a classic case of self-arrest, our criminal dialed 999, the British equivalent of 911, and told the operator he’d had a rough weekend. He went on to say he was drunk and “didn’t know what he was doing.” Fortunately, he knew enough to pull over to the side of the road, where the police found him shortly thereafter. Busted! And charged with drunken driving.

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LawnStarter rounded up the Best Cities for Dog Lovers.

See the 10 cities leading the pack (and the 10 cities in the doghouse) below, followed by key stats from our report.

Best Cities for Dog Lovers

Rank City

1 Orlando, FL

2 Tampa, FL

3 Alexandria, VA

4 Austin, TX

5 Richmond, VA

6 San Diego, CA

7 (TIE) Atlanta, GA

7 (TIE) Scottsdale, AZ

9 Knoxville, TN

10 Miami, FL

Worst Cities for Dog Lovers

Rank City

1 Paterson, NJ

2 Detroit, MI

3 Newark, NJ

4 Bridgeport, CT

5 Laredo, TX

6 Brownsville, TX

7 West Valley City, UT

8 Springfield, MA

9 Kansas City, KS

10 Hialeah, FL

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Barber's Split-Second Decision Saves Toddler From Oncoming Traffic