This Day In History – July 31

1964

Country Music Hall of Famer Jim Reeves died when his single-engine Beechcraft crashed near Nashville, Tennesse

Gentleman Jim became a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1955.

He was 40

1989

Nintendo’s Game Boy first went on sale in North America

118.69 million units were sold worldwide 

Tecmo Bowl for life!!

1985

Prince was big at the box office with the autobiographical story of the Minneapolis rock star, Purple Rain.

The flick grossed $7.7 million in its first three days of release on 917 movie screens. The album of the same name was the top LP in the U.S., as well. 

and then lastly…

1995

The Walt Disney Company agreed to acquire Capital Cities/ABC in a $19 billion deal

In May of 2015, Forbes named The Walt Disney Company the 11th most valuable brand in the world with a value of $179.5 Billion.

#Investing!

-Tyler Jackson

Glamour’s List of How to Make a Man Fall For You

FULL STORY“Glamour” magazine is catching heat for a list they posted last weekend called “13 Little Things That Can Make a Man Fall Hard for You.”

Readers thought it was like something you’d read in the 1950’s, so “Glamour” pulled it down earlier this week.  We’ve got the full list though.  Here are all 13 tips . . .

 

1.  Stock the fridge with his favorite drink, and hand him a beer as soon as he steps out of the shower.  (???)

 

 

2.  Make him a snack after you get it on, like a grilled cheese or milk and cookies.

 

 

3.  Email him the latest online gossip about his favorite TV show.

 

 

4.  Brag about him to other people while he’s around.

 

 

5.  When he comes over, answer the door in a negligee . . . or better yet, naked.

 

 

6.  Be open to whatever he wants to try in the bedroom.

 

 

7.  Let him help solve your petty work problems . . . because guys like to fix things.  And yes, they really used the word “petty.”

 

 

8.  Memorize stats about his favorite sports team.

 

 

9.  Make a big deal out of his favorite meal.  If he likes cut up hot dogs mixed with macaroni-and-cheese, serve it to him on a silver platter.  (???)

 

 

10.  Treat his friends as well as you treat your own.  If you win their affections, you’ll win his heart.

 

(That’s the only one so far that’s not THAT offensive.)

 

 

11.  Sit next to him while he watches whatever he wants to on TV.

 

 

12.  Give him a massage . . . happy ending completely optional.

 

 

13.  “[Take] him back to third grade with a gentle tease over anything, from how you’ll dominate him on the basketball court to the weird way he just styled his hair.”  (???)

Read more here!

Holy Freaking Python!

A python researcher who regularly works in Everglades National Park has caught a giant snake that may be the second-largest python ever caught in Florida.The snake measured to be 18 feet, 3 inches long.The largest snake ever caught in Florida was 18-feet and 7 inches, caught in 2013 in Miami-Dade.

Everglades National Park officials say the snake was humanely euthanized because the Burmese pythons are an invasive reptile and appear to be wiping out most of the small mammals that once thrived in the park.The snakes became established in Florida several decades ago as a result of the international pet trade, and some experts say there are as many as 100,000 of them living there now.

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Read more here!

This Day In History – July 29

1958

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration was authorized by the U.S. Congress

NASA has truly been a strength to America

1981

People from around the world watched on television as England’s Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer got married at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London

A record 750 million people worldwide tuned in for it

1991

Metallica’s single Enter Sandman was released

It’s simply one of the best rock songs ever!

and then lastly…

1966

Happy 49th birthday to Martina McBride! 


Martina Mariea Schiff was born on July 29, 1966 in Sharon, KANSAS!

She is definitely one of Kansas’ finest 

-Tyler Jackson

How much money you need to save each day to become a millionaire by age 65

If you want to get rich, start investing — and start as early as you possibly can.

To illustrate the simplicity of building wealth over time, an expert laid out a chart that details how much money you need to set aside each day, month, or year in order to have $1 million saved by the time you’re 65.

The chart assumes you’re starting with zero dollars invested. It also assumes a 12% annual return.

The simplest starting point is to invest in your employer’s 401(k) plan. Next, he says, consider contributing money toward a Roth IRA or traditional IRA.

See the chart HERE

-Tyler & Megan

A Dentist is Under Fire for Killing a Beloved Lion.

A dentist from Minnesota paid $55,000 to go on a big game hunting trip to Zimbabwe earlier this month and wound up illegally killing a famous lion.  He says his two guides told him it was legal to shoot the lion . . . but now all three of them could be facing poaching charges and get up to 15 years in prison.

Read more here!

This Day In History – July 28

1984

The 23rd Summer Olympic Games opened at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Southern California

Peter V. Uberroth, head of the U.S. Olympic Committee, welcomed 7,800 athletes from 140 nations during the 3-1/2 hour opening ceremonies

2000

Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of the ABC talk show Live with Regis and Kathie Lee!

15 years already?! Damn!

2001

The Eagles played the first concert at the American Airlines Center in Dallas

Great venue! 

-Tyler Jackson

How to Scare a Man Away

Relationship experts, Laura Yates and Genevieve Zawada, say you could be scaring away your male love interests with 12 simple mistakes you’re making.

Here’s the list:

1-Not having friends. Men are attracted to women who have an active social life. Having friends implies that people want to spend time with you.

2- Being irrationally jealous. This shows buried insecurities and diminishes attraction. Men are attracted to women who have a sense of inner confidence and security.

3- Texting too much. If you’re constantly texting a man, it conveys a sense of neediness and that you have a lot of time on your hands.

4- Baby talk. It’s not cute or endearing. It comes across as needy and immature.

5- Being possessive. Allow a man to also be free to keep doing all the things he loves.

6- Talk badly of other women. This also conveys insecurity. If you’re bringing down something about other women, it can suggests you’re hard work and lack confidence.

7- Being a drama queen. Creating drama for no real reason can suggest that you’re high maintenance.

8- Pushing for too much commitment too soon. While it’s good to know where a relationship is going, it’s also wise to let it evolve naturally and not put pressure on a man to commit.

9- Oversharing. Part of building connection is being about to trust your partner with the more private things about you, but you should avoid getting into all of this too soon.

10- Calling the shots. Little Miss Bossy is not a good look when it comes to dating either, remember they have survived this long without you micro-managing them.

11- Expecting the man to pay for everything. If this has not been agreed beforehand and even expecting him to get you home can scare a man off.

12- Not having any outside interests. Men are attracted to interesting women with passions, hobbies and things to talk about. You can only have these things if you engage in activities and interests outside of the relationship.

Read more here!