Monthly Archives: April 2012

20 condiments that make every food taste better


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Web Watch knows a girl who only eats chicken fingers, cheese, french fries, and ketchup.

Yeah, we know – it’s a little weird.  But she’s happy with it.

Asked her once what she would do if the world ever ran out of ketchup… and she wasn’t happy.  For her, ketchup makes the world go ’round.

Similarly, we have many friends who wouldn’t dream of eating watermelon without a little salt on it.  It’s their thing.

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Beyond hand sanitizer: 10 other things that teenagers are using to get high


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Remember when Web Watch told you about “butt chugging”, one of the latest teenager trends for getting high, drinking, or doing drugs?

Well, as soon as one fad goes out of fashion, another one comes into vogue — and by now, Web Watch is sure that you’ve already heard about those kids who are trying to get high via hand sanitizer.

Really?

Really?

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Listen to 40 years of Top 40 Radio


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Want to hear how music has changed over the past 40 years?

After all, music didn’t start with Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga.

How would you like to take a listen to the Continue reading LISTEN TO 40 YEARS OF TOP 40 RADIO

Dogs understand people more than you think


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How well do you know your dog?

More importantly, how well does your dog know you?

Have you ever noticed that your dog does really well with sensory clues around them to react to?  Web Watch remembers a former pet we had that would sleep in the corner all night long… but the one time that we knowingly get up to go to the refrigerator for a snack, they would wake right up and follow us to the kitchen.

Every.  Single.  Time.

It’s like they knew something, sensed something about what we were doing – and acted upon it.

Turns out, our observation isn’t that far from the truth discovered by scientists.

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Be an adult – don’t touch a pregnant woman


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Are you an adult?

If you were, then you would already know that there are certain responsibilities that you have now that you didn’t have when you were growing up.

Responsibilities such as how to act when you’re around pregnant women.

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There are 4 different cinnamons, 3 of them are fake, and tasters can’t tell the difference


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A few years ago, Web Watch wrote about how ARTIFICIAL VANILLA CONTAINS COAL TAR.

It ends up that there are many different artificial food products that contain ingredients that we may or may not know about.

Take, for example, the simple cinnamon stick.

Did you know that there really are three different products that are commonly sold as “cinnamon sticks”?

Did you know that only one of them is actually really considered “cinnamon”?

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99 reasons why Cosmopolitan is the funniest magazine, ever


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If you’re not reading Cosmopolitan magazine, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

Seriously, their annual SEX ISSUE is hands-down, one of the funniest reads you’ll have all year.

And it’s all because of their regular survey feature of SEX QUESTIONS (“We answer the naughtiest things on your mind, in 20 words or less”).

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How to find out how much a taxi ride will cost you


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So the other day, Web Watch was out on the road and needed to get from our hotel to a restaurant a few miles away.

We definitely had choices available, as taking a taxi wasn’t our only option — and we didn’t necessarily need to have door-to-door service as being dropped off anywhere in the general neighborhood would have been perfectly acceptable.

But being on a tight budget, we wanted to know ahead of time how much our taxi ride was going to cost us.

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How to reach Inbox Zero


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Inbox Zero.

Web Watch hears this phrase thrown about at the office by managers who feel overwhelmed by the constant influx of arriving email messages.

All they want to do is get their email inbox to read “0 messages”…. and hopefully keep it that way.

Web Watch understands the desire to have 0 waiting messages, but INBOX ZERO is a goal that not everyone can achieve — especially us, who receives upwards of 1000 emails a day across multiple email accounts.   Granted, the vast majority of those messages are ones that can either be filed away or deleted without even being read or addressed — but that still is going to leave a few hundred emails each day that still need to be processed in some manner.

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Are you an ANNOYING GYM GUY?


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Are you an ANNOYING GYM GUY?

You could be a Noob, Meathead, Coach, Face, or Showoff.?  Here’s how to tell…  

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If you’re part of the Baby Boomer generation, you’re probably living alone


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The Baby Boomer generation is getting older, that’s a fact.  And it’s not just because Baby Boomers represent those aged 45-63.

It could be because they may not be doing the one thing that helps alleviate the onset of premature old-age:  finding a partner to spend the rest of their lives with. 

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Housework helps eliminate stress


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Spring Cleaning time is here, so open up all your house windows and break out the Pine-Sol – it’s time to clean the house!

At least, that’s what a recent survey from professional cleaning folks STANLEY STEEMER say, as they’ve released results from their 2012 SPRING CLEANING SURVEY.

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Children’s drawings reimagined into awesomeness


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Are you one of those parents who look at your child’s crayon drawings and know exactly what it is that they drew?

Or do you just mumble something along the lines of, “Oh, that’s very nice, dear. Let me put this in the kitchen for everyone to see,” where you then casually and mistakenly throw it away?

Because really, are any child’s drawings really any good?  Coloring books don’t encourage creativity – all they do is stifle a child’s natural tendency to create something that they like.

Coloring between the lines is for followers, not leaders.

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Only 15% of Americans avoid food poisoning by doing just one thing


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Having food poisoning is not pretty, either for you or those around you.

Web Watch knows – the one time it hit us, we were trying to enjoy a group outing while on a trip away from home.  You’d be surprised how quickly getting that ill, that quickly will identify who your real traveling companions are (hint: that number is close to zero during that time period — when it comes to food poisoning, you’re going to be mainly on your own).

So what can you do to avoid getting food poisoning?

Unfortunately, the majority of food poisoning occurs while you’re away from home, eating at restaurants with poor health scores or who happened to receive tainted food themselves.

In other words, when you’re eating out, there’s not much you can do if someone serves you bad food that really, really disagrees with you.

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The World’s Rudest Country


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Web Watch does get out to travel once in a while, and we do our best to try to present ourselves as a courteous tourist on occasion.

Lord knows, cities around the world have opened up their doors to welcome Web Watch and we want to be invited back.  More times than we can count, our kindness to our hosts has been reciprocated back tenfold.

But there are places in this world where the residents look down on tourists with disdain.

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