Although Bill is a Yankee, born and raised in Syracuse, NY - amazingly they didn't hold that against him at Star 92.1 - they hired him anyway! "I really don't feel like a northerner...I’ve been living in the South for well over half my life. The warm beach weather IS where I belong."
Roughly 40 million U.S. adults suffer from anxiety (that's around 18 percent of Americans age 18 and over), making it the most common mental illness in the country. But even those who haven't been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder aren't immune to experiencing stress, tension and anxiety in their everyday lives.
Practicing yoga can not only be an effective stress reliever, but also a way to ease symptoms of anxiety and depression. By transferring focus and attention to the body and breath, yoga can help to temper anxiety while also releasing physical tension.
"Yoga helps our entire system slow down," ViraYoga founder Elena Brower tells The Huffington Post. "Our bodies are programmed to heal naturally, and what stops that healing are all the stressors of daily life. Yoga dissolves those stressors for the time during practice and usually the effects last for hours after."
Click through the slideshow below for yoga experts' recommendations for the 10 best poses for anxiety relief.
Hey, i don't even wanna be buried like this...let along contort my body while i'm alive!
Does Jay-Z have a look-alike from 1939, or are they really the same person?
The discovery of a vintage photo of a man who bears an uncanny resemblance to Jay-Z has sparked jokes that the rapper is secretly a vampire or time-traveler.
The photo, which was taken in Harlem in 1939 by Sid Grossman, was found by the Schomburg Center For Research In Black Culture at the New York Public Library last week and uploaded to Reddit.
The resemblance between the two men is quite remarkable, but Jay-Z isn't the only celebrity who has an ancient doppelganger:
Rumors that Nicolas Cage might be far older than 49 years old, as he claims, started back in 2011 when an old photo of a Tennessee man from the Civil War era was posted for auction on eBay.
When Cage was asked about the photo, he told David Letterman that he thought it looked like a "slowed down version" of himself, and went on to deny rumors that he's a vampire.
Though Cage made a good argument by explaining that folklore states a vampire's photo can't be taken, many wondered if he was just trying to throw everyone off his track after a painting of the Virgin Mary, which also looked a heck of a lot like Cage emerged last year.
so my question is.....who's got the spare time to search and track down these vintage photos? it's pretty cool - but speaking of "time" what a time waster!
The following article is provided by Rolling Stone.
By PETER TRAVERS
"The Great Gatsby"
In Theaters: May 10
All the hard-sell – the Leo star power, the sets, the costumes, the soundtrack supervised by Jay-Z – can't disguise the fact that Baz Luhrmann's take on F. Scott Fitzgerald's great American novel appears to choking on its own excess.
In Theaters: June 28
Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton hang out in a rundown British seaside resort. Here's the twist: They're vampires. No. No. No. I've had enough of the bloodsucking.
"Grown Ups 2"
In Theaters: July 12
Since the first "Grown Ups" in 2010 was family comedy at its most fatuous and fun-free, how in hell can Adam Sandler pull off a miracle with a sequel?
"300: Rise of an Empire"
In Theaters: August 2
Didn't everyone die in the first "300" in 2007? Don't be nitpicky. It's a Hollywood commandment that if it's a hit, it can be replicated. So now we have another battle taking place in the same year. Next we can do "300: The Hangover."
"We're the Millers"
In Theaters: August 9
In this tarted-up road trip movie, Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis play mom and dad. Except she's a stripper helping him smuggle weed across the Mexican border. Their kids are fake, and I'm getting depressed just thinking about this.
yeah...don't bother to "save me the isle seat"!
A precocious preteen who isn't afraid of a little street-side confrontation called out a police officer for illegally parking during a beverage stop -- and caught it all on camera.
Jeremy, a 12-year-old boy, "found a cop disobeying" while out one day in September. The officer had parked his motorcycle on the sidewalk in front of a Terrible Herbst gas station, Gawker notes, and when the officer walked out with a mega-sized drink in hand, Jeremy wanted to know why exactly he needed to park so haphazardly.
So, the 12-year-old proceeded to call out the cop all while recording the discussion.
"Um... hello?" Jeremy asks. "Is there a reason for you to park on the sidewalk? Is it like an emergency or anything?"
"Because I can," the cop responds.
"Can I see your badge number?" Jeremy asks, to which the officer responds, "What are you a junior lawyer?"
The cop avoided Jeremy's request, revved up his bike and asked to see an ID. Since Jeremy is only a minor and didn't have that kind of information on him, the officer accused the kid of loitering and drove away.
The video has received more than 3.1 million views on YouTube. Although the clip is from September 2012, the call-out video went viral on Reddit after being posted to a thread on Sunday.
Can you say: citizen's arrest??
ahh....the stuff "reality shows" are made from! i can see it nw: "dumpster divin divas"!
Kelly Athena is one frugal eater on "My Crazy Obsession." In fact, in the past four years she has spent exacty zero dollars on groceries. That's because she loves to go dumpster diving ... for food.
She "rescues" discarded foods of all kinds from grocery store dumpsters, driving up to 30 miles a day to 20 different dumpsters to find food. She usually comes up with about twelve boxes of food per day. That's enough to feed her family, and even host a dinner party for her friends.
Those friends had no idea where the food came from until Kelly announced it in the middle of dinner. Needless to say, they were stunned and admitted they'd have never accepted her invitation had they know it would be dumpster food. But as they'd already been complimenting the flavor, the revelation didn't keep anyone from finishing their meal.
Kelly says she hates seeing food "orphaned" and feels that dumpster food is cleaner, because in restaurants , you don't know who's preparing the food. All in all, The Daily Mail reports that she's salvaged more than $125,000 worth of food since she began this routine four years ago.
But while her friends seemed ultimately okay with what she was doing, her husband clearly wasn't. He had his identity concealed for the show -- though doesn't he realize that all of their combined friends and associates would recognize her just as easily as they would him?
WASHINGTON — For people seeking an energy boost, companies are increasing their offerings of foods with added caffeine. A new caffeinated gum may have gone too far.
The Food and Drug Administration said Monday that it will investigate the safety of added caffeine and its effects on children and adolescents. The agency made the announcement just as Wrigley was rolling out Alert Energy Gum, a new product that includes as much caffeine as a half a cup of coffee in one piece and promises "the right energy, right now."
Michael Taylor, FDA's deputy commissioner of foods, indicated that the proliferation of new foods with caffeine added – especially the gum, which he equates to "four cups of coffee in your pocket" – may even prompt the FDA to look closer at the way all food ingredients are regulated.
The agency is already investigating the safety of energy drinks and energy shots, prompted by consumer reports of illness and death.
Taylor said Monday that the only time FDA explicitly approved the added use of caffeine in a food or drink was in the 1950s for colas. The current proliferation of caffeine added to foods is "beyond anything FDA envisioned," Taylor said.
"It is disturbing," Taylor told The Associated Press. "We're concerned about whether they have been adequately evaluated."
Caffeine has the regulatory classification of "generally recognized as safe," or GRAS, which means manufacturers can add it to products and then determine on their own whether the product is safe.
"This raises questions about how the GRAS concept is working and is it working adequately," Taylor said of the gum and other caffeine-added products.
As food companies have created more new ingredients to add health benefits, improve taste or help food stay fresh, there are at least 4,650 of these "generally recognized as safe" ingredients, according to the nonpartisan Pew Charitable Trusts. The bulk of them, at least 3,000, were determined GRAS by companies and trade associations.
Caffeine is not a new ingredient, but Taylor says the FDA is concerned about all of the new ways it is being delivered to consumers. He said the agency will look at the potential impact these "new and easy sources" of caffeine will have on children's health and will take action if necessary. He said that he and other FDA officials have held meetings with some of the large food companies that have ventured into caffeinated products, including Mars Inc., of which Wrigley is a subsidiary.
Wrigley and other companies adding caffeine to their products have labeled them as for adult use only. A spokeswoman for Wrigley, Denise M. Young, said the gum is for "adults who are looking for foods with caffeine for energy" and each piece contains about 40 milligrams, or the equivalent amount found in half a cup of coffee. She said the company will work with FDA.
"Millions of Americans consume caffeine responsibly and in moderation as part of their daily routines," Young said.
Food manufacturers have added caffeine to candy, nuts and other snack foods in recent years. Jelly Belly "Extreme Sport Beans," for example, have 50 mg of caffeine in each 100-calorie pack, while Arma Energy Snx markets trail mix, chips and other products that have caffeine.
Critics say it's not enough for the companies to say they are marketing the products to adults when the caffeine is added to items like candy that are attractive to children. Many of the energy foods are promoted with social media campaigns, another way they could be targeted to young people.
Major medical associations have warned that too much caffeine can be dangerous for children, who have less ability to process the stimulant than adults. The American Academy of Pediatrics says it has been linked to harmful effects on young people's developing neurologic and cardiovascular systems.
"Could caffeinated macaroni and cheese or breakfast cereal be next?" said Michael Jacobson, director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, which asked the FDA to look into the number of foods with added caffeine last year. "One serving of any of these foods isn't likely to harm anyone. The concern is that it will be increasingly easy to consume caffeine throughout the day, sometimes unwittingly, as companies add caffeine to candies, nuts, snacks and other foods. "
Taylor said the agency would look at the added caffeine in its totality – while one product might not cause adverse effects, the increasing number of caffeinated products on the market, including drinks, could mean more adverse health effects for children.
Last November, the FDA said it had received 92 reports over four years that cited illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths after consumption of an energy shot marketed as 5-Hour Energy. The FDA said it had also received reports that cited the highly caffeinated Monster Energy Drink in several deaths.
Agency officials said then that the reports to the FDA from consumers, doctors and others don't necessarily prove that the drinks caused the deaths or injuries but said they were investigating each one. In February, FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg again stressed that reports to the agency of adverse events related to energy drinks did not necessarily suggest a causal effect.
FDA officials said they would take action if they could link the deaths to consumption of the energy drinks, including forcing the companies to take the products off the market.
In 2010, the agency forced manufacturers of alcoholic caffeinated beverages to cease production of those drinks. The agency said the combination of caffeine and alcohol could lead to a "wide-awake drunk" and has led to alcohol poisoning, car accidents and assaults.