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The Best Things About Summer Are...

Just thinking about summer instantly puts 72 percent of respondents in a good mood. e study finds the best parts of summer include eating summer foods (57%), being outside (55%), relaxing on the weekends (50%), and the warmer weather (45%). As for the best and worst flavors of summer: Top flavors include lemonade (60%), barbecue (59%), melon fruits (51%), and iced tea (51%). The smells that remind respondents of summer are grilled foods (65%), freshly-cut grass (60%), beach air (49%), and charcoal grills (43%). On the other hand, Americans can’t stand the taste of artificial fruit (25%), potato salad (20%), and lemonade again (20%). And the summer smells people can do without: the least liked include sweat (54%), hot trash (54%), lawn mower gasoline (27%), and bleach (24%). One thing 60 percent of respondents can agree on is that grilling is the top activity that defines summer. Before hosting get-togethers this summer though, 45 percent of respondents plan to require guests to get the COVID-19 vaccine before entering their home.

Nearly 70% of Americans Make Sure to have Snacks with them at All Times

Americans are so snack-happy that 69% have a treat with them at all times. At least three times a week, over 51 percent will even fill up on snack food instead of preparing a balanced meal for themselves. Six out of 10 people also confess that their first choice of snack is a sugary or salty one, with the most popular choices being potato chips (56%), chocolate (55%), and candy (45%). Over 53 percent would swap out their favorite unhealthy option for a healthier one if there were more options available at a similar price point. Seven in 10 believe protein is important for maintaining a healthy diet, more than any other nutrient. Only 17 percent of respondents deliberately seek out snacks with high levels of protein as a priority when they’re in a rush, instead prioritizing convenience (47%). Although 36 percent believe that high-protein snacks are often more healthy, people were more likely to point to low-carb foods as the healthiest option (38%).

‘Back Burner’ Relationships with Exes are Rising During Pandemic

Having sex with an ex puts people in a bad mood. Researchers from the University of Oklahoma say keeping former partners on the “back burner” in the hopes of keeping them around for fun leads to negative feelings about the other person, and yourself. During the pandemic, there was a rise in people reconnecting with their ex-boyfriends or ex-girlfriends.The research found that the negativity partners feel is especially pronounced when the person is currently in a committed relationship but decides to get back in touch with a former partner. At least 62 percent of study participants are keeping someone on the “back burner” just in case, even though 93 percent of people claim their relationship is exclusive. Half of the “back burner” participants admit to having at least one former partner waiting on stand-by. When it comes to sex with an ex, women are actually more likely to go down that road than men. In fact, 54 percent of women have had sex with a former partner, according to a survey. Just 44 percent of men said the same.

Parents Are Forging Birthday For Kids... For COVID Vaxx

Some parents are lying about their children's age so they can get the COVID vaccine. Pharmacists have notice that parents are lying about their kid’s age because they are worried about sending their kids back to school unvaccinated. For adults, pharmacists and doctors are able to verify the birth date with an ID but it’s much harder for kids. Right now the vaccine is only approved for kids 12 and older but experts believe the vaccine will be available for children under 12 within the coming months.

Can 'Self-Love' Boost Your Immune System and Fight COVID?

When Covid first started causing chaos, Google searches for “can masurbation boost immunity” went wild as people searched for ways to protect themselves. Unfortunately, touching oneself will not be the difference between catching Covid and not, but a specialist in hormone therapy suggests that indulging in some self-love might be able to strengthen your body's natural defenses. She said: “Masturbation can produce the right environment for a strengthened immune system.” A small but promising study of 11 men, who were awkwardly told to ‘perform some self-love’ while researchers took blood tests, found that masturbation caused a temporary spike in immune cells, including killer cells that fight viruses. The effect lasted for around 45 minutes after the happy ending. A professor of public health at New Mexico State University said the size of the study was “not good enough” to be reliable. Regardless, self-love in general helps you relax, reduces stress, elevates mood and helps you sleep better, all of which could arguably be key for keeping your immunity at its prime.

Snoop Dogg and Kevin Hart Add ‘Olympic Commentators’ to their Resume

Peacock rolled out their new special called, “Olympic Highlights With Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg,” where the rapper and the comedian comment on random, out-of-context clips from the Tokyo Games. Two clips from the show started going viral over the weekend. The first from the Olympic Games’ equestrian event, which quickly caught Snoop’s attention: “Horses. I like this. This is equestrian. Oh, the horse crip-walking, cuh! You see that? On the set! That’s gangsta as a mother——-. Aw man, this horse is off the chain! I gotta get this mother——- in a video!” The other clip shows Snoop and Hart watching skeet-shooting. Snoop said, “Gold medals for skeet shooting? I got a couple gold medals in skeet shooting but not that kind of skeeting. Skeet skeet mother———!”

Fauci Defends New CDC Mask Guidance For The Vaccinated: "You Are Encroaching" on Individual Rights

Dr Anthony Fauci is warning of “some pain and suffering in the future” as coronavirus cases continue to rise due to the delta variant but said that he does not see the need for new lockdowns. Fauci said that cases are spiking because only 60% of Americans are fully vaccinated and he was then asked about some Republican governors, including Arizona's Doug Ducey and Florida's Ron DeSantis, who argued that it impedes individuals' rights to not allow them to make their own decisions about getting the vaccine. He replied “the fact is, if you get infected, even if you are without symptoms, you very well may infect another person who may be vulnerable, who may get seriously ill. “ Fauci added “So in essence, you are encroaching on their individual rights because you are making them vulnerable, so you could argue that situation both ways.”

OLYMPICS: Simone Biles Pulls Out of 2 More Finals in Tokyo

Simone Biles pulled out of Sunday's event finals for both vault and uneven bars while she still focuses on her mental health. She also opted to skip the floor exercise. She removed herself from the competition during the team finals on Tuesday and sat out Thursday’s all-around final as well. Biles said on social media on Friday that she's dealing with what is defined as the “twisties,” the sudden inability to feel comfortable while twisting in midair. Biles said she's battled the issue before, but typically only when it comes to vault and floor exercise. Biles now only has one more event she might compete in, the balance beam. USA Gymnastics has not said whether she will take part in that competition on Tuesday or not. Meanwhile, American MyKayla Skinner won the silver in the vault after she replaced Biles in the competition. Brazilian Rebeca Andrade won the gold and South Korea's Yeo Seojeong the bronze. USA Gymnastics says Biles will continue to be evaluated daily to determine her potential readiness for future competitions.

NHL Player's Wife Accuses Him of Throwing Games

The wife of a star NHL player has accused her husband on social media of betting on his own games and even throwing them. Anna Kane made the accusations against Evander Kane of the San Jose Sharks in a series of Instagram posts. Kane, who has a history of gambling problems, denied the allegations on Sunday. One of his wife’s bigger accusations were, “How does the NHL let a compulsive gambling addict still play when he's obviously throwing games with bookies to win money? Hmm, maybe someone needs to address this.” Another bigger accusation she said was, Can someone ask (NHL Commissioner) Gary Bettman how they let a player gamble on his own games? Bet and win with bookies on his own games?" Kane posted on twitter saying, “I have NEVER gambled/bet on Hockey, NEVER gambled/bet on a Sharks game, NEVER gambled/bet on any of my games and NEVER thrown a hockey game.” His wife's posts are not available, but screen shots were going around. The NHL says it has launched an investigation and Kane said Sunday he'll cooperate with it. The Sharks announced their support of the investigation. Anna Kane says her husband is a gambling addict whose addiction has made life "hell" for her and their young daughter. Earlier this year, Evander Kane filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, listing $10.2 million in assets and $26.8 million in liabilities. In 2019, a Vegas hotel sued him over $500,000 in unpaid gambling debts, though the suit was dropped last year.

NBA: LeBron James Appears to Shove a Fan

LeBron James appeared to shove a fan during an altercation in Las Vegas. In a video, LeBron was at an Usher concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace when a fan go a little too close as he was leaving. LeBron appeared to shove the guy out of the way.

Today's AUDIO:

Topic Starters: If you inherited billions of dollars, what would your first selfish purchase be?

  1. Call 1

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  3. Call 3

  4. Call 4

  5. Call 5

  6. Calls with set-ups.

Morgan Wallen Makes Surprise Appearance At Luke Bryan Show

  1. He surprised the crowd at Luke Bryan’s Nashville concert and performed with Jason Aldean and Florida Georgia Line’s Tyler Hubbard.

Dr. Fauci Defends New CDC Mask Guidance

  1. Dr Anthony Fauci on Sunday said COVID-19 cases will continue to rise, but he does not see the need for lockdowns again.

Snoop Dogg And Kevin Hart Release Olympic Commentary

  1. Here are the two are watching an equestrian event, talking about the footwork of the horses.

  2. Snoop and Kevin want to know how horses get to Tokyo.

  3. Snoop jokes that he's good and "skeet shooting".

Jay Pharoah Displays His Famous Impressions

  1. Jay Pharoah does his impressions of Dwayne Johnson, Barack Obama, Jay-Z and Jason Statham.


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