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What’s GREAT In Tampa Bay: The Tampa Bay Lightning

  • 8:46 am Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
Chadd with ESPN The Magazine

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning for earning an amazing honor! ESPN The Magazine has named the Lightning the #1 sport franchise in the nation among ALL sports (hockey, football, baseball & basketball combined).  The official announcement is expected later today.

The Bolts were honored for several reasons including:

Being the best when it comes to owners & players showing appreciation to the fans
For its record Fanfest attendance at over 11,000
For getting the most out of the money they spend.

Tampa truly has turned into a hockey town! #Go Bolts

Just In Time For The Holidays: Wine Hot Chocolate & More Flavors Of Dessert Pringles

  • 5:47 am Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
Jeremy Hudson

Just in time for the holidays, there are some new mash-ups to try. Starting with…Wine Hot Chocolate. Surprisingly, no one has ever paired the two in the same mug until now. Yep, apparently it’s a thing.

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You Can Now Order Your Food & Other Things Via Facebook

  • 5:29 am Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas

There’s a new service that Facebook is providing its users.  The site is looking to connect you with food & services, so now you can order food via Facebook. Reuters reports that as of yesterday (October 19th) the social network would allow users in the U.S. to order food through Facebook pages of restaurants. You’ll also now be able to get quotes from businesses, buy movie tickets & book appointments at spas & salons.

In addition, users will able to use a feature called “recommendations” that will allow them to share recommendations on things such as restaurants with others. Click [More]

Are You Making The Money You’re Worth, New App Can Tell You

  • 5:26 am Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
Everyone knows that doctors and lawyers are compensated at a good rate, but what about other occupations? A new report by identifies which professions pay $100,000 or more a year. The following jobs yield six-figure salaries. (Photo courtesy Flickr/three6ohchris)

Do you ever wonder if you’re making enough money and if it’s time to ask for a raise? Glassdoor has a new app that will tell you what you should be getting paid. The employment website, which tracks job openings, salaries and company reviews, has a new app called “Know Your Worth” that can help you figure out what you should be getting paid. Users enter their current employer, location, job title, how many years of experience they have, level of education, and current salary, and the app creates an estimate of their market value, and how that compares to [More]

Here’s The Recall Deal Samsung Is Offering Note 7 Buyers

  • 5:36 am Friday, October 14th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
Dee Decasa holds her replacement Galaxy Note 7 smartphone in an aluminum pan at her home in Honolulu on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, one day after the phone released smoke and sizzled. Samsung said it is halting sales of the Galaxy Note 7 after a spate of fires involving new devices that were supposed to be safe replacements for recalled models. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)

Samsung officially recalled its Note 7 smartphone earlier this week, but they’re trying to give buyers an incentive to stick with the brand by offering them $100 in bill credits (on top of their refund for returning the device) if they replace their Note 7 with another Samsung model, according to Time. Those who choose to get a non-Samsung phone will only receive a $25 credit. Both offers were valid beginning Wednesday (October 12th) afternoon. Samsung announced earlier this week that it was halting production of the phone after reports indicated that even Samsung’s replacement devices had issues.

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Kelly Clarkson And Daughter River Rose Dance For A Good Cause

  • 6:23 am Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
Photo courtesy Rare Country

It’s the latest viral challenge–the “Diabetes Dance Dare.” According to Pop Sugar, just as the Ice Bucket Challenge raised money & awareness of ALS a couple of years ago (and more recently the 22 Push-Up Challenge), the Diabetes Dance Dare is aimed at raising money & awareness of just how many Americans are diagnosed with diabetes. Click here to read all about it. 

Singer Kelly Clarkson & her precious 2-year old River Rose took the challenge, then passed it on to the cast of “The Voice.” Watch Kelly’s adorable video below.

Facebook Launches Separate Workplace Social Networking Site

  • 7:20 am Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas

Facebook…at work. Facebook has announced they’ve launched a separate workplace version of the social networking site that is designed to help coworkers communicate and get work done. They’ve expanded upon what was called Facebook at Work. The way it works is that your employer has to sign up for it. Since your workplace has to pay for it, there are no ads. It is simply called, Workplace. (The service is being offered to non-profit organizations & schools for free.)

Facebook said of their new product: ‘We’ve brought the best of Facebook to the workplace — whether it’s basic infrastructure such as News [More]

Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade Comes To An End At The Magic Kingdom

  • 5:45 am Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
Photo courtesy Kristi Thomas

And the lights have gone out on Disney’s classic Main Street Electrical Parade at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in Orlando. The parade has long been one of our family’s favorites thanks in large part to the retro feel. Chadd & I took the kids recently to see the parade for one last time, as it is moving out west to run at California’s Disneyland for a limited time. Click through the gallery below to see all of our photos from that night and click here to see video of the parade’s final run. 

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Golden Retriever REALLY does not want to leave the pet store

  • 8:45 am Monday, October 10th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas
Getty Images

I can relate to the way this Golden Retriever feels. I do the same thing every time Chadd tries to drag me out of Sephora. Haha!

Today Only: Local Coffee Shops Transform Into Gilmore Girls’ Luke’s Diner

  • 8:18 am Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 by Kristi Thomas

If you’re a Gilmore Girls fan & are eagerly anticipating the next chapter in their story that is coming to Netflix, TODAY ONLY, you can have a cup of coffee at Luke’s Diner. Click below to find out where.

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