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From our “You’ve got to be kidding” department

Did you know there was a magazine indexing iPhone apps? Oh yes just what you may have been waiting to see! 947 apps all under one cover for the one low price of $19.99. Wait Nineteen dollars and ninety-nine cents? Are they kidding? The cost of 20 of those iPhone apps? Has anyone at the publishing company heard of the Internet? Remember Google? One click and hundreds of apps. Yet this magazine has already had 5 editions and appears to be raking in the bucks…but who is buying these magazines? Bob Sokoler is a former Anchor/Reporter turned Louisville Realtor 7…


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2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Deals with Obesity Epidemic*

Compiled by Barbara Day, M.S., R.D., C.N. Because more than 1/3 of children and more than 2/3 of adults in the US are overweight or obese, the 2010 Dietary Guidelines places a stronger emphasis on reducing calorie consumption and increasing physical activity. There were four major action steps for Americans in the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) from Executive Summary*: 1.       Reduce the incidence and prevalence of overweight and obesity of the US population by reducing overall caloric intake and increasing physical activity. 2.       Shift food intake patterns to a diet that emphasizes vegetables, cooked dry beans…


Good Vibrations

We have in our culture and language examples such as “we resonated”, “the vibe was bad”, “good vibrations”, “on the same wavelength”, “in sync”… All suggest our recognition that vibrations and frequencies are visceral, they influence how you feel and who you spend time with – or not, including yourself! My intentions are: • To remind you that you already know that vibrations have an impact on you • To introduce you to the many local Sound Healing practices and practitioners • To get you to experiment with Sound Healing – you truly only “get it” through the sensory experience…


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Let’s Go To The Digital Beach!

 It’s snowing again. I’m done and I can’t wait for spring break. If we miss any more school, we might even lose that and that makes me cranky!  I’ve noticed that over that past few days people on Facebook have been taking short little digital breaks to the beach. Friends are posting last summer’s vacation pictures or dreaming out load about trips to come. The sheer number of uploaded cruise photos must be in the millions.  I have a friend in Florida who keeps remaining everyone what the temperature is there. (I wonder who else is tempted to block him.)…


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Best Local TV Sweeps Reporters

I love TV sweeps months, especially February, because that’s when TV stations put a big emphasis on investigative reporting, which usually comes with a big dose of sensationalism. Sometimes it works, and having a reporter work on one story for several weeks results in good journalism. Short-staffed stations even require anchors to get out from behind their desks and actually go and interview people about issues. You won’t see many anchors outside the studio in March, but in February you’ll see it: WAVE’s Scott Reynolds up at the Indiana State Capitol, or WHAS’ Rachel Platt talking up JCPS principals and…


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Council Supports Cleavage Ban

I’m just kidding. I was having a conversation today with April Perkins about how silly the No Nudity ordinance is — we decided Louisville must now be the largest city in America where you can’t pay to see a topless dancer — and wondered what absurdity Bob Henderson’s bunch downtown might support in his effort to keep locals from thinking about sex. The headline here is how I imagine The Onion might treat the story. Seriously, can’t you imagine a “No Tolerance for Ta Ta’s” measure? TV reporters rushing to ROCK leaders asking them about the spread of venereal diseases…


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Taylor Swift Comes to Yum!

The Yum Center just announced that Taylor Swift, that’s right, Taylor Swift, will perform at the KFC Yum Center July 2. Tickets go on sale Friday morning at 10.  This seems like a big deal.  Here’s the official release. Anybody going? LOUISVILLE, KY (February 9, 2011) – Taylor Swift’s much-anticipated “Speak Now World Tour 2011” will include Louisville as a stop on its North American leg. Sponsored by COVERGIRL®, this high-energy, theatrical presentation is centered on one of today’s biggest cross-genre artists as she delights fans with special guest NeedToBreathe in the city’s newest multi-purpose arena, the KFC Yum! Center…


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Traffic gremlins? What’s yours?

Enough is enough. Greg Fischer’s No. 1 job as new mayor of Louisville has nothing to do with bridges, budgets, figuring out why the Kentucky Derby Festival eliminated Iroquois Park from the Mini Marathon (toughest job the man has been faced with so far, I’m certain) or who the head dog catcher in town is going to be. No, his main priority should be working on finding someone–some computer–to keep our streets and traffic flowing as smoothly as one of his silk ties. Sounds trivial, I know, but what in local politics isn’t, really? Seriously, I think Louisville may have…


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Amazing Grace in Highlands Closing Soon

Grace Carswell is still Amazing after all these years, although she has not been part of the Amazing Grace  Whole Foods market since 2006. After splitting with husband and business partner, Paul Koenig, both the store and its creators have gone through some changes. When they opened the store at 10:30 a.m. on June 17, 1995, Grace may have had thoughts about the positive impact such a business would have on the city; but I doubt she ever thought it would close its doors this soon. The latest news is the store will shut down by the end of the…


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I believe the children are the future

Ever wondered who’s looking out for the little guy? No, not the figurative “little guy” – our children. Well, here’s your chance! Next week, on February 17, is the 7th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day. Whose job is it to make sure the next generation is given the right tools for a successful future  – access to education, health care, a stable family environment? Let me let you in a secret – not just the folks with kids. We all have a stake in this so I hope you will find some time to either join us at the Capitol Rotunda or…