Archive for September, 2019


  • A number of eerie happenings have actually occurred on the last night of October.
  • Coincidence? Maybe.
  • Famed magician Harry Houdini died on Halloween in 1926.
  • The radio broadcast "War of the Worlds" caused mass hysteria on Halloween Eve in 1938.

halloween_cover1On Halloween Eve in 1938, Americans tuning in to CBS radio programming got an eerie interruption: "Martians have invaded New Jersey!" At the time, the pre-Halloween allusion to extraterrestrials caused mass hysteria for thousands of listeners around the country.

Although it was simply a radio play by Orson Welles titled "War of the Worlds," most listeners didn’t realize this. In fact, according to NPR, "about 12 million people were listening when Welles’ broadcast came on the air and ‘about 1 in every 12 … thought it was true and … some percentage of that 1 million people ran out of their homes.’"

This panic-inducing radio broadcast is just one example of a spooky happening that has occurred on Halloween (or the night before the notoriously chilling holiday).

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  • There are a lot of items you use every day that you may not be replacing often enough.
  • The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush every three to four months.
  • Mascara lasts two to three months, or until it looks clumpy and develops an unusual odor.
  • Bras can lose their elasticity and shape after six months of heavy wear.

change_thingsA lot of items, accessories, and tools that you use every single day have a shelf life and need to be replaced regularly. But chances are you own a lot of things that ought to be swapped out sooner rather than later.

Here are 10 things you need to replace more often than you think.

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us_knows_about_youIn 1967, Stephen Stills sang the words "Paranoia strikes deep, Into your life it will creep," in the hit song "For What It’s Worth," which he penned for the band Buffalo Springfield. More than 50 years later, it’s no stretch to feel the same sentiment when considering how much information is readily available about practically everyone on the planet. Somewhere there is documentation of things even (especially!) your mother doesn’t know from where you drove when you were supposed to be at work or school, to the image depicted in that cheeky little tattoo that seemed like such a great idea at the time.

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Spend 30 minutes on these simple maintenance steps to keep your fridge running in tip top shape. It’s hard to believe, but six simple maintenance steps will prevent almost 100 percent of refrigerator breakdowns and eliminate those service calls. Take these steps and you can forget about spoiled food, lost time waiting for repair people and shelling out $70 an hour plus parts for the repair itself. In this story, I’ll show you how to keep your fridge humming and trouble-free. And we’ll also tell you what to check if a problem does occur.

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