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Sometimes You Get More For Your Money With Kids

It's just me and Sam at home and we have been trying to do "boys" stuff. Sam has been making suggestions. Sometimes when you have time off you want to fix stuff or clean stuff, and that's what I was doing when Sam said, "Daddy, when do we do something fun!!??"

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(Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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The Top Ten Coolest Towns in Minnesota

According to an article in highwayhighlights.com, Minnesota has some pretty great towns. I agree, and it must have been a difficult task to narrow a long list of qualifying towns down to ten.

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Thank Your Parents For Taking You Places, Here’s Why

I've learned this a couple of times, and know it to be true. I took JJ and Sam to Disney World, Lego World, and several other fish and kiddie hang outs. Most recently I took Sam to The Mighty Thomas Shows. When I was at Disney, I called my Aunt Lynn, Mom and Dad and thanked them for taking me to all the fairs and parks that they did when we were kids.

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(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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Charge Your Phone Or Don’t Fly, Says TSA

When I first read this news I was outraged, then I saw the reason, I calmed down but is this law a bit too much? You decide. The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has announced that flights coming back to America will not allow devices that are not fully charged.

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Jeff Frey and associates
Jeff Frey and associates
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Listen To The Re-Broadcast Of Grandma’s Marathon, Re-Live The Record Breaking Day

You're invited to join ESPN Radio 560 WEBC AM this July 4th starting at 11 am central time to hear the exciting broadcast the way it was presented on June 21st. Hear the record being broken all over again.

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Photographer: Igor Balasanov
Credit Photographer: Igor Balasanov
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Do You Know When Someone is Flirting With You?

That sounds like sort of a dumb question right? Not really, recent statistics say most people were good at figuring out when their partners were not flirting -- they got this right around 80 percent of the time. But when it came to detecting when their partners actually were flirting, men got it right around 36 percent of the time. Women picked out the flirters around 18 percent of the time according to an article in the Huffington Post.

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Category: Featured, Lifestyle
Rosamund Parkinson
Rosamund Parkinson
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Make Summer Better With Frugal Backyard Tips; More Than 50 Ideas To Try Soon

I've got to be honest:  I don't think I would try a single one of these ideas myself, even though they are pretty creative.  While researching a different topic, I recently found a list of ways to think outside the box and re purpose items you already have around the house.  This list of more than 50 backyard "life hacks" features something for everyone:  from kids to entertaining, gardening to landscaping.

Whether or not you actually use any of these ideas, the list itself can be a useful idea starter for your own backyard.

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Category: Featured, Lifestyle
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(Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Jimmy Fallon and Govenor Chris Christie Gettin in the Groove [VIDEO]

Whether you like Chris Christie's politics or not, you have to give him credit for getting on live television and gettin down with Jimmy Fallon last night. I first saw the video and laughed my self silly. He's taken a lot of grief over his weight the past couple years, and isn't afraid to poke fun at himself.

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chris allen
chris allen
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Both of Chris Allen’s Boys Win Most Improved This Year, Proud Papa Brags

I know a lot of people brag about their kids like their kids are the best, well, mine are. (Pause for laughter) I want to recognize them both for the achievement, but most of all I would like to make a point that they got.

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UPDATE: Rudy Hummel of Hermantown Sleeps Outside 365 Days Raises $6000

 

Rudy Hummell came on the KOOL morning show and talked about sleeping outside for 365 days. At first it was just a dare for himself, but he made it into a fundraiser for Western Lake Superior Habitat for Humanity and the Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory.

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See This Couple Get Video Bombed During A Proposal

One of life's big moments, you pick the perfect place, the perfect time, and one of your idols is late for work and it winds up being a good thing when they video bomb your wedding proposal.

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Credit Spencer Platt
Credit Spencer Platt
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If Your Phone is Broken, Bring it to Radio Shack

Thankfully, I've never had a cracked screen, or broken part on my phone. I've dropped it several times, but got lucky. How about you? Now, thanks to Radio Shack you can bring your phone it, and they'll fix it for you according to an article in marketplace.org. Think of the money you could save!

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Category: Lifestyle, Tech

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