The 5-DAY LOCAL WEATHER FORECAST
TODAY – Periods of rain, mainly before 2pm. The rain could be heavy at times. High in the mid to upper 60′s. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
TONIGHT – Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55.
TOMORROW – Partly sunny, with a high in the low to mid 70′s.
WEDNESDAY – Mostly cloudy with a very slight chance of showers and a high around the mid 70′s.
THURSDAY – Partly sunny with another slight chance for a shower and a daytime high on Thursday in the mid to upper 70′s.
FRIDAY – Is calling for mostly sunny with a high in the upper 70′s to low 80′s.
SPORTS MLB (15 games)
Mets 2 Brewers 0
Twins 4 White Sox 3
Red Sox 3 Rays 2
Nationals 4 Reds 2
Phillies 4 Diamondbacks 2
Indians 10 Royals 3
Cardinals 1 Cubs 0
Marlins 4 Astros 2
Pirates 7 Rockies 5
Angels 2 Tigers 1
Dodgers 4 Giants 3
Athletics 9 Rangers 3
ROCHESTER RED WINGS Red Wings 6 Indianapolis 3 Josmil Pinto’s grand slam broke open a pitcher’s duel, as Kris Johnson and the Rochester Red Wings defeated the Indianapolis Indians 6-3 Sunday afternoon at Frontier Field. The Wings have now won five straight games, and moved back into a tie with Pawtucket for the wild card playoff spot.The series concludes Monday night at 7:05 p.m.; Hall of Famer Bert Blyleven will sign autographs before the game, and the first 500 kids eat free.
NEWARK PILOTS Tonight the Pilots are in Watertown to take on the Pioneers and tomorrow night head down to Utica to face the Brewers . Wednesday night the Pilots are home to host the Glens Falls Golden Eagles at Colburn Park. Game time Wednesday night will be 7:05.
TOPICALITY The Typical American Household Now Worth 1/3 Less The typical American household has been getting poorer, too. The inflation-adjusted net worth for the typical household was $87,992 in 2003. Ten years later, it was only $56,335, or a 36 percent decline, according to a study financed by the Russell Sage Foundation. Those are the figures for a household at the median point in the wealth distribution — the level at which there are an equal number of households whose worth is higher and lower. But during the same period, the net worth of wealthy households increased substantially. The Russell Sage study also examined net worth at the 95th percentile. (For households at that level, 94 percent of the population had less wealth and 4 percent had more.) It found that for this well-do-do slice of the population, household net worth increased 14 percent over the same 10 years. Other research, by economists like Edward Wolff at New York University, has shown even greater gains in wealth for the richest 1 percent of households. The reasons for these declines are complex and controversial, but one point seems clear: When only a few people are winning and more than half the population is losing, surely something is amiss.
Coolest Summer on Record in the US The frequency of 90 degree days in the US has been plummeting for 80 years, and 2014 has had the lowest frequency of 90 degree days through July 23 on record. The only other year which came close was 1992, and that was due to dust in the atmosphere from Mt Pinatubo.
California Drought Drawing Rattlesnakes Closer to Residence Homes SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The drought is bringing out all kinds of animals, but one has a bite you don’t want to mess with. Len Ramirez says his rattlesnake removal business says this is one of the busiest year’s he’s seen in nearly 30 years. And it’s only halfway done. “We’ve made four calls today, and tonight I don’t know how many I’m going to make this evening, but it’s going to be a long evening,” he said. A room where he keeps rattlesnakes he catches before releasing them into the wild is evidence of how busy he’s been. “We’ve removed 72 rattlesnakes this week,” he said. Drought conditions have kept the calls coming in from people spooked by a snake that’s way too close for comfort. “For a lot of homeowners just moving in from the Bay Area, first-time encounter with a rattlesnake is very scary,” he said. More snakes are coming closer to homes, something he says is likely because of the drought. People aren’t watering as much, so there isn’t water all over the ground away from homes. That leads rodents that are a food source for the snakes closer to homes in search of water. He says pets could be most at risk if they accidentally sniff a spot a rattlesnake calls home. He also recommends keeping garage doors closed.
The 10 Happiest and Un-Happiest Cities in America
Not every city is perfect, but if you’re planning a trip to one of the nation’s so called “unhappiest cities” don’t be sad. The U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research recently released a study called “Unhappiest Cities” which listed the country’s unhappiest and happiest metro areas with a population over one million. And the results are pretty surprising. It makes sense that rust-belt cities, like Detroit and Indianapolis, which are struggling economically and have declining populations, would rank pretty low. But bustling, tourist-centric New York City came in as the most unhappy city in the U.S. What gives? New York has great food, entertainment and it’s easy to get around. Plus, people in the city are some of the highest paid workers in the country. Yet, in the abstract of the paper, researchers wrote that people are “willingly endure less happiness in exchange for higher incomes or lower housing costs.” According to Time, researchers were unable to find conclusive causal data from the self-reported information and could not verify the results of previous location related happiness studies. But they did claim that factors like income inequality affect unhappiness, and weather is directly related to happiness. That holds true for some of the happiest cities in the nation. Three beloved beach friendly communities—Norfolk, VA; Jacksonville, FL and West Palm Beach—all make the top 10.
Top 10 happiest metropolitan areas with a population greater than 1 million (as of 2010):
1. Richmond-Petersburg, VA
2. Norfolk-Virginia Beach-Newport News, VA
3. Washington, DC
4. Raleigh-Durham, NC
5. Atlanta, GA
6. Houston, TX
7. Jacksonville, FL
8. Nashville, TN
9. West Palm Beach-Boca Raton, FL
10. Middlesex-Somerset-Hunterdon, NJ
Top 10 unhappiest metropolitan areas with a population greater than 1 million (as of 2010):
1. New York, NY
2. Pittsburgh, PA
3. Louisville, KY
4. Milwaukee, WI
5. Detroit, MI
6. Indianapolis, IN
7. St. Louis, MO
8. Las Vegas, NV
9. Buffalo, NY
10. Philadelphia, PA
THINGS THAT YOU NOW KNOW
Guys Need to Know As men age, they slow down. Just as men can’t run as fast or lift as many weights when they get older, the aging process naturally slows the sex drive, too — like it or not. But men can battle this by eating the right foods. And while these are not necessarily considered aphrodisiacs, these eight foods can do everything from improving energy and stamina to actually boosting testosterone. One odd spice boosts sexual performance for men.
- Watermelon: Improves blood flow to the heart and sex organs.
- Avocado: Boosts energy and stamina.
- Celery: Raises the odorless hormone released through perspiration that sexually attracts women.
- Bananas: Enzymes in this popular fruit help men get in the mood.
- Pumpkin Seeds: Boost testosterone and can help sustain a woman’s sexual desire.
- Honey: Impacts neurotransmitters tied to sexual arousal and testosterone production.
- Figs: Packed with amino acids that increase libido and improve stamina.
Can’t Afford to Retire?
You may delay retiring because you can’t afford to stop working, but there appears to be a positive health effect of this: It could lower your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, HealthDay News report of research from France in what is the largest study of its kind. For each extra year that retirement was delayed, there was a 3 percent reduction in dementia risk. Specifically, someone who retired at age 65 had about a 15 percent lower risk of developing dementia, compared with someone retiring at 60. Staying professionally active means engaging your mind fully, being socially engaged and staying physically active. The study author likened it to “use it or lose it” hypothesis of brain health.
No Wonder Canadians are More Fit than Americans 5% of Americans do some type of vigorous physical activity on any given day, according to the American Time Use Survey, a national telephone-based poll. Of the 80,000 men and women 20 years and older who were polled, only 5% reported engaging in any vigorous physical activities, including 1.1% who ran and 2.2% who used cardiovascular exercise equipment. The most popular activities were sedentary:
- 95.6%, Eating and drinking (Canadian 67.4%)
- 80.1%, Watching television/movies (Canadians 72%)
- 78.9%, Washing, dressing and grooming (Canadians 77%)
- 71.4%, Driving a car, truck or motorcycle (Canadians 71.9%)
Pumpkin Seeds are a Super Food “What do pumpkin seeds have? They’re loaded with protein, iron, zinc and magnesium,” Hoffmann said. “Imagine that 1/4 cup of pepitas has already 50 percent of the magnesium intake that you require in a day and 20 percent of the zinc and the iron. So it’s a superfood, obviously.” Pumpkin seeds can be purchased at most grocery stores and come in several varieties including hulled, un-hulled, toasted raw, salted and unsalted. For cooking, Hoffmann said she prefers to buy unsalted seeds so she can better control the levels of sodium in each dish.
You Ladies Who are Online Daily- Heads Up Cosmetic surgeons have identified a new phenomena among our computer reliant generation. Described as “computer face” they have noticed that sagging jowls and eye wrinkles are common on women who spend their days hunched over computers. The sagging jowls are caused by constantly looking down, which shortens the neck muscles making the neck baggy. The wrinkles are caused by people who squint and frown when concentrating on their screens. Doing it for long enough, or often enough, makes those wrinkles and lines permanent.
Do you Give Your Doctor a Line of B.S.? According to a WebMD survey, almost 50% of Americans are either lying or “stretching the truth” when they talk to their doctors. Most said they were afraid of what their doctor might think of them, a bad excuse for jeopardizing one’s health. The top fibs included:
- Following doctor’s orders, 31%
- What we eat or how much exercise we get, 32%
- Whether or not we smoke and how much, 22%
- How often we have sex and what kind of protection we use, 17%
- How much alcohol we drink, 16%
- Recreational drug use, 12%
WARNING – TV is High in Calories Warning: Television is high in calories. That’s because many commercials can drive both kids and adults into a feeding frenzy, warn Yale researchers. Children who watched cartoons with food commercials ate 45% more snack food during the program compared to those who saw the same show with nonfood commercials. And adults who watched TV ads for unhealthy food ate far more junk food snacks than those who saw ads about healthy nutrition. “Food advertising triggers automatic eating, regardless of hunger and is a significant contributor to the obesity epidemic,” caution researchers.
Former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis Born on this day in 1929. [d - 1994]
Basketball Player Bill Bradley IS 71
Actress Sally Struthers is 67
Canadian Athlete and Fund Raiser for Cancer Research Terry Fox Born in 1958 [d - 1981]
IT WAS ON THIS DAY
In 1868 – The Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was declared in effect. The amendment guaranteed due process of law.
In 1914 – World War I officially began when Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia.
In 1945 – A U.S. Army bomber crashed into the 79th floor of New York City’s Empire State Building. 14 people were killed and 26 were injured.
In 1951 – The Walt Disney film “Alice in Wonderland” was released.
In 1998 – Monica Lewinsky received blanket immunity from prosecution to testify before a grand jury about her relationship with U.S. President Clinton. In 2000 – Kathie Lee Gifford made her final appearance as co-host of the ABC talk show “Live with Regis and Kathie Lee.”
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