Highest Paying Jobs of 2015

CareerCast.com just released its annual list of the HIGHEST PAID jobs of the year . . . and once again, somehow “I work in client relations at a mortgage company but I’m really thinking about going to law school” didn’t make the cut.The rankings are based on the latest stats from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Check ’em out . . .

1.  Surgeon, average salary of $352,000.

 

2.  Psychiatrist, $182,000.

 

3.  General physician, $180,000.

 

4.  Senior corporate executive, $173,000.

 

5.  Dentist, $146,000.

 

6.  Petroleum engineer, $130,000.

 

7.  Orthodontist, $129,000.

 

8.  Data scientist, $124,000.

 

9.  Air traffic controller, $122,000.

 

10.  Pharmacist, $121,000.

Read more here!

What’s the Biggest Vice in Each State?

Americans have so many VICES that they can be customized on a state-by-state basis.The social network Foursquare analyzed its data to figure out the VICE that’s the most disproportionately popular in every state.  They defined a vice as, quote, “an alcoholic drink, fattening food, dessert, or borderline controversial preference.”

Check out the “Vice Map” here!

This Day In History – August 19

1969

Happy Birthday to Clay Walker! 

Ernest Clayton “Clay” Walker, Jr. was born on August 19, 1969 in Beaumont, Texas 

2004

Google Inc. stock began selling on the Nasdaq Stock Market

The initial price was set at $85 and ended the day at $100.34, with more than 22 million shares traded

As of 10:14 (CST) on 8/19/15, Google’s share price is worth 658.22

and then lastly…

1946

Happy birthday to President #42 – Bill Clinton! 

William Jefferson Blythe III was born on August 19, 1946 in Hope, Arkansas

Today, he is 69

lol

-Tyler Jackson

Which Emojis Are Used the Most in Each State?

A new study figured out which emoji every state uses more than anyone else.  A few of them make perfect sense, like the surfer in Hawaii and the Statue of Liberty head in New York.  But some make NO sense, like the koala in Connecticut, or the bunch of grapes in Texas. Check out the “Emoji Map” below!

emoji-FJj

This Day In History – August 18

1587

Virginia Dare became the first child of English parents born in North America

What became of Virginia and the other colonists remains a mystery.

The fact of her birth is known because the governor of the settlement, Virginia Dare’s grandfather, John White, returned to England in 1587 to seek fresh supplies.

When White eventually returned three years later, Virginia and the other colonists were gone.

That is now called The Lost Colony

1973

Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn had the #1 song in the land with Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man

This was the lead single & title track of their album

2003

Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett were at top spot on the Billboard country singles chart with It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

This song, written by Jim “Moose” Brown and Don Rollins, spent a total of eight weeks at the top of the chart

It also won the Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year

and then lastly…

2005

Dennis Rader, the BTK killer, received 10 consecutive life sentences

He terrorized people in Wichita, Kansas for decades, murdering ten people between 1974 and 1991

Rader would be eligible for parole after 175 years of imprisonment, in 2180

-Tyler Jackson

This Day In History – August 17

1939

The Wizard of Oz premiered in New York

It had premiered in Hollywood on August 15

1977

Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD) reported that in one day the number of orders for flowers to be delivered to Graceland had surpassed the number for any other event in the company’s history

Elvis had passed away the day before 

1985

Highwayman featuring Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson was at #1 on the Billboard Country album chart

1991

George Strait’s You Know Me Better Than That was the #1 song in the country

It was the second single from his 1991 album Chill of an Early Fall

1998

President Clinton admitted to having an improper relationship with Monica Lewinsky

So he did have sexual relations with that woman

-Tyler Jackson

NFL Player Sends Back Son’s Participation Trophies!

NFL player James Harrison returned two “participation trophies” his son received because he wants the boy to earn ‘real ones’.

The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker made the announcement on Instagram on Saturday.Harrison said, ‘I came home to find out that my boys received two trophies for nothing, participation trophies!’

‘While I am very proud of my boys for everything they do and will encourage them till the day I die, these trophies will be given back until they EARN a real trophy.’ He went on, ‘I’m sorry I’m not sorry for believing that everything in life should be earned and I’m not about to raise two boys to be men by making them believe that they are entitled to something just because they tried their best…cause sometimes your best is not enough, and that should drive you to want to do better…not cry and whine until somebody gives you something to shut u up and keep you happy. #harrisonfamilyvalues. Many supported what Harrison was saying and commended the decision, but many others attacked his parenting for belittling the awards.

Read full article here!

Most Awkward Baby Names of 2015 (So Far…)

It seems like fewer and fewer parents are cool with giving their baby a traditional name . . . they want one that’s UNIQUE.  And what better way to find a unique name than to pick any random English word and call it a name? The website Nameberry.com analyzed data from the Social Security Administration to find a bunch of “real word names” that at least five parents used last year.  Here are the 10 most AWKWARD . . .

 

1.  Alias.

 

2.  Awesome.

 

3.  Boss.

 

4.  Couture.

 

5.  Eliminate.

 

6.  Gamble.

 

7.  Halo.

 

8.  Harsh.

 

9.  Kindle.

 

10.  Sativa . . . which is a type of marijuana.

Read more here!

 

The Most Dangerous Cities in Kansas

Here are the Top 10 Most Dangerous cities in Kansas based on likelihood on one being a victim of a crime, according to FBI numbers:

  1. Coffeyville
  2. Wichita
  3. Hutchinson
  4. Kansas City
  5. Topeka
  6. Fort Scott
  7. Galena
  8. Arkansas City
  9. Iola
  10. Pittsburg

Read the full article here!

 

 

7 Year-Old Boy Asks for K-9 Unit Donations Instead of Birthday Presents

    A 7-year-old Texas boy asked people to donate money to a local K-9 Unit instead of getting him birthday presents.The boy raised $157.25 which will help buy equipment to keep running the K-9 Unit.Police officials thanked the boy with a Facebook post.

He ended up celebrating his birthday with a pool party, but no presents.

Read more here!