The worst excuses for missing work and why bosses don't believe them:
We played Fab Five this morning, and after a little help from some other people Joshua Miranda of Bolingbrook was able to knock down the remaining questions to win a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of the new movie, Side Effects!
Which snack is worse at the movies from ivillage.com:
Popcorn vs. Nachos with Cheese
Answer: Nachos with Cheese is worse! Bright-orange artificial cheese that’s high in saturated fat is what you get with a serving of nachos. Instead, get a small popcorn without the fake ‘butter’ topping and you’ll get one serving of whole grains.
Hot Dog vs. Corn Dog
Answer: Hot Dog is worse. Either the hot dog or the corn dog will set you back about 200 to 300 calories. But typically, the coating on a corn dog is made from some type of corn, which is a whole grain, so it has slightly more nutritional value than the white bun. Just slightly...
Twizzlers vs. Junior Mints
Answer: Twizzlers! The Junior Mints have a tiny advantage over the Twizzlers because they are covered in some semblance of dark chocolate, and research has shown that mint flavoring curbs appetite, so you may not feel the need to eat the whole box.
Sweet Iced Tea vs. Lemonade
Answer: Lemonade is awful for you! The lemonade just doesn’t have anything to offer besides sugar. Iced tea at least provides some antioxidants from the tea leaves. An even better choice: Ask for unsweetened iced tea, which is increasingly available and won’t set you back any calories.
You've got chances all week long to win dinner for two at The Reserve Steakhouse inside Harrah's Casino! We played it this morning, and Joel Ludtke of New Lenox was caller #9! Just listen for the sound of the jackpot throughout the day to win!
We're letting you pick the songs for tomorrow's Retro Rumble! Think of your favorite song from the 70s, 80s, or 90s, and let us know either on our Facebook page, or on our Twitter, @Star967! And, we'll have a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of the new movie Side Effects to give to one lucky voter!
Twitter is one of the best ways to reach a company:
We let you choose your game at 7:05 with You Pick It. Debbie Nagle of Willow Springs chose Timeline, and was able to put some famous TV game shows in order! She picked up a gift certificate to Choo Choo Johnny's, and a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of Beautiful Creatures!
People check their work email far too much:
7th Heaven lead singer Anthony Fedorov joined us for the final time to talk American Idol, and on last night's finale, Candace took the win over Kree! Last week, Anthony said he thought Kree would win because the country music vote is so strong, but he wanted Candace to win. It was the first incorrect prediction he had all season, and he was glad he was wrong!
On Monday, we'll get you back to work with Fab Five at 7:05, and give you a chance to win a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of the new movie, Side Effects! Also, we'll help you make some good decisions at the movies!
We were pretty surprised to find out that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is worth more than Oprah. Apparently, she's worth $3 billion, because her family is loaded. In 1851, her great-great grandfather founded the Louis Dreyfus Group, a commodities and shipping multinational that they control to this day. Thanks to that, she's worth more than Tyler Perry, Diddy, Bono, Madonna, Dr. Dre, Will Smith and Ryan Seacrest COMBINED.
5 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Work Out from womenshealth.com
First, schedule sessions with a trainer. This seems obvious, but if you commit weeks in advance to an actual appointment where someone’s expecting you, you basically HAVE to show up.
Second, start a work-buddy system. People plan to work out after a day at the office, but then talk themselves out of it by the end of the day! Find a few people in the office with similar fitness goals, and make a pact to keep tabs on each other.
Another tip: splurge on cute workout gear. Gym gear that plays up your assets can give you serious motivation and make you want to put the outfit to good use. If you look and feel good, you’ll want to show off, and of course paying a good amount of money for super flattering workout clothes definitely makes you want to get your dollar’s worth.
Leave important things in your gym locker. If you accidentally-on-purpose forget to bring your hairdryer and make-up bag home after a gym session, you'll HAVE to go back the next day to get ready. Half the challenge is getting in the door, so the more reasons you give yourself to stop by, the better.
Last, get a vacation on the books ASAP. Most people rev up their workout routines right before taking a big trip, so wherever you're going this summer, get your reservations nailed down as soon as you can.
What professions take the most and least sick days:
We played Way or No Way, and Mark Kazak of Joliet got 3 out of 4 correct to win a gift certificate to Choo Choo Johnny's, and a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of Beautiful Creatures!
Disney suffered a huge backlash when they glammed up Merida, the heroine of the movie "Brave," in order to add her to their "Princesses" marketing line. And so yesterday, they caved. Without commenting, they dropped the new version of Merida and brought back the original one, as she appeared in the movie. As the website Jezebel.com notes, the other 10 princesses have also been subjected to sexist redesigns, including, "lots of makeup, hair extensions, plumped-up lips, breast implants, cheek injections, and an inordinate amount of glitter."
Tomorrow, you get to take control at 7:05 and choose your game with You Pick It. It's your last chance to win dinner and a movie: a gift certificate to Choo Choo Johnny's, and a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of Beautiful Creatures! And with tonight's American Idol finale, we'll be joined one more time by 7th Heaven lead singer Anthony Fedorov at 8:05, and we'll see if his prediction of Kree winning it all was right!
Most common excuses people use to get out of a ticket:
We put our acting skills (or lack thereof) and played Amateur Theater this morning. Michael Myers of St. John, Indiana knew right away that our scene was from the classic coming-of-age baseball movie, The Sandlot! We set him up with a gift certificate to Choo Choo Johnny's and a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of Beautiful Creatures!
A new hot dog is stuffed with bacon:
Our fashion and design expert, Paige Ronchetti, talked a few weeks ago about how to easily dress like a fashionable French woman without spending as much as one. This week, she went over how to accessorize the look! Check out her blog to read all about it!
Tomorrow, we'll test your knowledge with Way or No Way! Will you be able to figure out if our unbelievable facts are true or false? If you can, you'll get a gift certificate to Choo Choo Johnny's and a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of Beautiful Creatures! Also, 5 tips to make sure you work out!
A school in Nashville has the first student-run record label:
Moms face Pinterest stress:
The boss had Josh and Anna's moms choose the songs for the Retro Rumble this week! Josh's mom chose “When Love Comes to Town” by U2 and BB King, and Anna's mom chose “Jessie's Girl” by Rick Springfield. Unfortunately for Mama Cooper, the votes didn't go her way, and Mama Kopsky took the win, 67-59. We also made Brittany Elwood of Matteson a winner, hooking her up with a gift certificate to Choo Choo Johnny's and a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of Beautiful Creatures!
The most common phobias:
Tomorrow, we'll give you another chance to win dinner and a movie when we play Amateur Theater at 7:05! If you're the first to figure out what movie our scene is from, you'll get a gift certificate to Choo Choo Johnny's, and a DVD/ Blu-ray combo pack of the movie Beautiful Creatures! And we'll give you with the top excuses people give to try to get out of a ticket, just in case you ever have the bad luck of being pulled over!
Taco Bell has a new breakfast “taco” in California:
Women love men in certain uniforms more than others:
We put you to work with Fab Five at 7:05. Jeff Wigton of Plainfield jumped in at the last minute and answered the final question to win dinner and a movie! We'll set him up with a gift certificate to Choo Choo Johnny's and a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of the new movie Beautiful Creatures!
A town in Minnesota now has a four-year-old as their mayor:
Tomorrow is our favorite day: Retro Rumble day! Two songs will go head to head for your votes, and only one can come out on top! We'll also make one lucky voter a winner, and set them up with dinner and a movie: a gift certificate to Choo Choo Johnny's, and a DVD/Blu-ray combo pack of the new movie Beautiful Creatures!
Josh grew up in Rockford, and came to Naperville in 2001 to attend North Central College. When he began hosting Star 96.7 middays in 2006, he brought with him a love of music, and his wife, whom he met in high school. Now that he's hosting mornings, he spends his afternoons playing with his dog and taking care of his “honey-do” list.
When Josh isn't on the air, he enjoys watching movies, collecting records, playing guitar, grilling, and watching the Cubs, Bulls, Bears, and Blackhawks. Some of his favorite Star 96.7 artists are John Mayer, Coldplay, Kelly Clarkson, and Andy Grammer.
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Anna grew up in Bolingbrook, and traveled all the way down Weber Road to attend North Central College. The latest addition to the Star 96.7 family, Anna brings a love of cats, unicorns, and rainbows. She also loves music, which comes in handy working at Star 96.7!
When Anna isn't on the air, she enjoys going to concerts, watching movies, buying things on eBay, eating Taco Bell, and playing with her beagles. Her talents include dancing (poorly), singing (not poorly), and doing impressions (poorly). Her favorite Star artists include Taylor Swift, Green Day, Coldplay and Maroon 5.
Email Anna here.