Rank #1: The Happy Headline of the Day – Thursday, January 14
And over the past few years, business boomed and the company is now close to $50,000 in sales.
That success has led to two big changes.
First, Treandos — who is the founder and CEO — promoted his younger brother, Noah, to the role of president.
Then, he decided to run his own food and toy drive that helps families in need.
Treandos was inspired to “motivate kids to see that style meets purpose” — and has a goal to have his very own store in the future.
See more on this story from WBTV-TV
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Rank #2: The Daily Dish – Thursday, January 14
The actress told the story while on the series Straight Talking for Britain’s Sky One and was asked about a time when she experienced the most fear.
The Australian star said, “There was one time in Africa where I got kidnapped.” She said she was traveling in a truck through rural Mozambique with a group of women when another vehicle pulled up beside them. Men with “big guns…poured out” and “started making demands.” They then took Rebel and the women to a “house in the middle of nowhere.”
The actress said she surprised herself, because she was “good in a crisis” and ended up being her group’s team leader. “They sat us down. I said, ‘everybody link arms.’ I’m petrified in the night they might want to take one of the girls or something. Luckily, we weren’t harmed.”
The next day, the women were let go. She recalled that “they came and said, ‘oh, your truck is ready now you can go… So we just didn’t ask any questions, we got back on that truck and just got back out of there and then crossed the South African border a few hours later.”
Looking back, Rebel said she now thinks she knows why they were allowed to leave. “I think maybe those guys used us to smuggle illegal things in the bottom of the truck.”
She didn’t say when this happened.
Jason Sudeikis is praying Olivia Wilde is just going through a Harry Styles “phase.”
A source tells Us Magazine, “Jason’s had no option but to step back and let Olivia do her thing, but he [has his fingers crossed] that this is just a phase and that Olivia will snap out of it or that Harry will get bored and move on before too long.”
The insider adds that Jason is “desperate to” win back his ex so they can “repair their family.”
The timeline of Jason’s breakup with Olivia isn’t clear. A source close to Jason says, “Whether Harry knows it or not, he was a reason for the split.” A Styles source, however, inists the former One Direction member “did not break up an engagement.”
Jeopardy! has announced more guest hosts.
Journalist Katie Couric, NFL star Aaron Rodgers, executive producer Bill Whitaker and actress Mayim Bialik will follow current host Ken Jennings — who replaced Alex Trebek following his November death.
Couric will be the first woman to host the game show.
Jennings, who holds the record for the longest Jeopardy! winning streak, started his run on Monday.
According to a press release, “As a part of each guest host’s appearance, a donation will be made to a charity of their choice. The amount donated will equal the cumulative winnings of the contestants that compete during the weeks they serve as guest host.”
More guest hosts will be announced later in the season.
While a permanent replacement has not been announced, word has it that Jennings is the frontrunner.
Jan 14 2021
Rank #3: The Coast Social Network with St. Joseph Today – Thursday, January 14
Zack is joined by Daniele from St. Joe Today with a preview of some great upcoming events and specials for you and the family!
- Join us for the annual Magical Ice Fest February 5-7 in downtown St. Joseph, sponsored by Silver Beach Pizza, to celebrate the winter season! It’s a weekend that brings frosty fun to downtown St. Joe. Enjoy professional Ice Carving Competitions, a SnowBiz Scavenger Hunt, Ice Interactives and more! Visit magicalicefest.com for a complete schedule.
- Countdown to Summer with SWMI businesses and restaurants for a chance to win weekly prizes! To enter, spend $25 (one time or cumulative purchases) at any SJT member business and turn in your receipts at the Welcome Center for one entry! Every $25 spent = one entry. Qualifying purchases between January 1 through May 26. Weekly prizes will be given away starting February 11 through May 27 (16 in total). Visit stjoetoday.com/countdown for more info!
- The Children’s Center Preschool Enrollment is open! Enroll by January 25 and receive a FREE Amazon Tablet Kids Edition.
- Twin City Player’s hosts a Virtual Trivia Night Saturday, January 30 at 7PM! Limited availability – reserve your spot today!
- Olive Cart special January offer: Grab & Go Thursdays – Selected Oil & Balsamic Pairings $23.95 (20% off or more). Offer valid for online, curbside and in-store purchases.
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Rank #4: Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Thursday, January 14
A TikTok user is getting mixed reactions after sharing a video of how she took revenge on her cheating boyfriend. User @hollynicoleeee posted a video of herself throwing glitter all over her ex’s apartment — with Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats” playing in the background. The glitter is everywhere – on his bed, in his bathroom, all over his furniture, on his clothes … “It’s not key his car in 2021 … no, it’s glitter his EVERYTHING 2021,” she captioned the video.
Many commenters sided with her, saying it was a harmless prank – and even suggesting other places she should have put the glitter, like the ceiling fan. But others called her behavior “childish” and “toxic.”
Looks like the home improvement boom of 2020 isn’t going away in 2021. A study conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of Puffy, found that 70% of respondents said they are upping their home décor game in 2021. Seems 55% said they did a home makeover project in 2020, and 71% said that, after spending more time at home than ever last year, they’re planning to take the project to the next level this year. (SWNS)
Want some cereal in your coffee? International Delight has rolled out Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles Coffee Creamer. Yep, this is a real thing. “The creamer on its own is the exact flavor of Fruity Pebbles cereal. It’s phenomenal. Furthermore, the flavor still shines through in coffee! Many coffee creamers have their flavor drowned out by that of coffee, but not this one! Even with a small amount of creamer, the Fruity Pebbles flavor is noticeable,” @CandyHunting wrote in its review. Yum? (Delish)
Now this is automation we can get behind … This week, during the all-virtual Consumer Electronics Show, Samsung introduced a trio of robots that can do everything from pick up dirty laundry and put away groceries to pour you a glass of wine . And no, they’re not yet available just yet… Finally, parts of the Jetsons are coming to fruition! (Food & Wine)
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Rank #5: Music News – Thursday, January 14
Closer Weekly Magazine says Gwen Stefani’s children can’t wait for her to marry Blake Shelton. A source tells the magazine, “Blake treats Gwen’s kids like they’re his own. He adores them, and they love spending time with him. Blake’s relationship with the kids won’t change much once he officially becomes a stepdad.”
Don Henley tells CBS that he doesn’t listen to the band’s songs. “After 44 years, you just really don’t want to hear ‘em when you’re off. When I’m off duty, I’d rather listen to somebody else, or just silence. Silence is good. You don’t get much of it these days anywhere. So I’m a big fan of silence.”
Billy Joel tells The New Yorker that he still keeps himself humble. “I don’t let myself get too big of a head onstage. One minute, I’m Mussolini, up onstage in front of twenty thousand screaming people. And then, a few minutes later, I’m just another guy stuck in traffic on the highway.”
Jan 14 2021
Rank #6: The Happy Headline of the Day – Wednesday, January 13
While he was in the hospital, he was comforted by a puppet named “Fido.”
Noel wanted to give kids who are in the hospital now something special to keep them from being lonely, so he started a non-profit group called the Bear Hug Project, which buys teddy bears from the Build-A-Bear toy store and distributes them to kids in the hospital.
Since he started it in 2011, more than 3,000 bears have been donated. Every stuffed animal comes with a ribbon and birth certificate — and volunteers come up with a name for each bear.
Noel knows from experience that the bears put smiles on the faces of the children, but also admits that being able to deliver the gifts puts a smile his face as well.
See more on this story from Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Jan 13 2021
Rank #7: The Daily Dish – Wednesday, January 13
Sources tell Page Six that Alec is staying at a rental house about a mile away from his family’s Hamptons estate. One insider says he’s been quarantining there as he films a project in New York City.
The separation comes as Hilaria has been accused of posing as a Spanish woman for the past decade, although she was born in Boston. Her real name is Hillary Hayward-Thomas.
The couple are said to be “very upset” over the backlash.
Is this the end of Jimmy Fallon?
Ratings for Monday’s Tonight Show were bad. Really bad. The episode averaged the smallest TV audience ever for an original episode of the show. Only 947,000 viewers tuned in to watch Jimmy with guests Bill Burr, Rashida Jones and Old Dominion.
By comparison, Stephen Colbert’s Late Show on CBS scored 2.03 million viewers, followed by ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! with 1.67 million viewers.
This isn’t new territory for Jimmy. He’s hit record lows twice before in only the last five months. He pulled in 992,000 total viewers on September 25th, 2020 and 1 million viewers on August 18th, 2020.
It seems a long time since Jimmy was the king of late night. Colbert passed him up in November 2018.
Saved by the Bell star Dustin Diamond has been hospitalized in Florida and may have cancer.
TMZ says the 44-year-old actor went to the hospital over the weekend “after feeling pain all over his body and a general sense of unease.”
Sources say doctors are concerned it’s cancer, and they’re conducting a biopsy.
A spokesperson for the actor said, “It’s serious, but we don’t know how serious yet. He’s going for testing. He hasn’t been feeling well. He’s at an undisclosed hospital in Florida. We are hoping for a speedy recovery.”
Jan 13 2021
Rank #8: The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, January 13
Lisa Cripps-Downey from the Berrien Community Foundation joins Zack to discuss the many local scholarships available to Berrien County students, including the David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts. Get more details on Scholarships at the BCF by going to berriencommunity.org, and the David A. Hicks Scholarship for the Arts at davidhicksscholarship.com.
Jan 13 2021
Rank #9: The Hot 3 from Honor Credit Union – Balance Transfer Offer – January 13
Chad and Macy from Honor Credit Union tell us how you can transfer an outstanding credit card balance of $500 or greater from somewhere else and enjoy no interest until 2022 and no balance transfer fee! Get details here: https://www.honorcu.com/credit-cards/balance-transfer/
Jan 13 2021
Rank #10: Coffee Talk from Honor Credit Union – Wednesday, January 13
Did you start going gray … last year? Seems for many women, the color of 2020 was gray. A new OnePoll survey found that the average American woman says she feels four years older after the stress of last year. 65% of the women surveyed said they believe 2020 aged them more than ever – and that includes going gray. 52% said they’ve gone gray faster in the last year than they would have, and 42% said they discovered news strands of gray in their hair in the last year. 46% of those said it was the first gray hairs they’d ever had. The survey, which was commissioned by Garnier, found that 33% of respondents said they dyed their hair at home during the pandemic – with 88% saying they did it to cover up their grays. 44% said they colored their hair just to make a change and another 32% said they tried a new color because they were bored.
Here’s another pandemic effect … Seems many people are in such a funk these days that they are “too tired” to clean, cook, exercise, shower, or even have sex. A new British survey of adults found that they feel tired at least four times a day and spend a total of three hours per day feeling low in energy. 41% said their fatigue is a result of not being able to sleep at night, while 31% blame it on stress. 27% said it’s the cold dark winter days that make them tired, 15% said their bad diets drain their energy, and 9% said it’s their kids that exhaust them.
Lose weight … wirelessly. If you’ve ever watched My 600-Lb Life you know that for people who suffer from morbid obesity, gastric-bypass surgery is sometimes the only tool to aid in long-term weight loss. Researchers from Texas A&M University have just discovered, however, that they can mimic the surgery – using light. Yep, via a tiny, wireless implant, light can be used to trigger the nerve in the stomach that tells the brain that you’re full. That means with just a small implant, doctors could one day replace invasive surgery with a simple procedure and produce similar results.
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