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Comments Off on The Most Spectacular Christmas Trees, Compared | Posted by Alex O'Neal on November 30, 2010

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From Gizmodo

Rockefeller Center switched on its towering holiday gift to New York: a 74-foot spruce draped with 30,000 lights and 5 miles of wire. But New York’s tree is not actually the biggest or the brightest on the block.

If you’re looking for the tallest tree in America, visit Phoenix. Looking for the heaviest? Hitch a ride on over to San Francisco. Well surely, the brightest tree must be in the Big Apple, right? Nuh uh: Salt Lake City. In fact, despite its undeniably awesomeness, the only superlative that New York’s Norway Spruce can rightfully own is that it uses the most electricity. Click on the image above for a supersized, super-in-depth view of the Nation’s most favored pines.

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Comments Off on Top 10 Toys For Small Children | Posted by Stephen Kerr on

So many toys. Which ones are appropriate? What’s safe? Check out this great online resource for some ideas that are low-tech but creative, and educational. These are mainly for toddlers and preschoolers, but I found myself wishing I could play with some of these.…

For more Christmas toy ideas, you can also check out a recent blog from the Majic Morning Show’s Alex O’Neal:…

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Comments Off on Westlake High School’s Drew Brees Named Sportsman of the Year | Posted by Alex O'Neal on

Drew Brees, who led the New Orleans Saints to their first Super Bowl title last February – in many ways the culmination of his five-year quest to help revive the city after Hurricane Katrina – has been named Sports Illustrated‘s Sportsman of the Year for 2010.

Brees, 31, came to New Orleans in 2006, the year after the hurricane, and immediately felt a kinship. The city was in ruins – much like his own career, as he nursed a wrecked shoulder. But the team believed in him, and helped him orchestrate a parallel story of rebirth for himself and the city.

“It’s an unbelievable honor, for everything that it stands for,” Brees said of the Sports Illustrated award Tuesday morning on NBC’s Today show.

In 1996, Westlake won its first, and only state championship. They beat an Abilene Cooper team by a score of 55-15 for the 5A Division II state championship. Cooper was led by future NFL runningback Dominic Rhodes. The Chaps were led by future Purdue standout and eventual Super Bowl-winning quarterback and MVP for the New Orleans Saints Drew Brees. The game was played at Texas Stadium in Dallas. That 16-0 season was Westlake’s only undefeated season. Drew Brees was backed by a powerhouse of senior talent.

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Comments Off on You Can Buy Kate Middleton’s Engagement Dress!! | Posted by Terri McCormick on

I really love this dress, even though I am not a fan of blue for me.  I do think this dress would look good on just about anyone. While it sold out within hours in London, American women coveting the blue Issa dress Kate Middleton wore to announce her engagement are in luck: Starting immediately, reservations can be placed on the $535 long-sleeved silk-jersey dress on, with orders expected to be shipped in January.

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Comments Off on 10 Amazing Life Lessons You Can Learn From Albert Einstein | Posted by Alex O'Neal on

From the great website Dumb Little Man

Albert Einstein has long been considered a genius by the masses. He was a theoretical physicist, philosopher, author, and is perhaps the most influential scientists to ever live.

Einstein has made great contributions to the scientific world, including the theory of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the prediction of the deflection of light by gravity, the quantum theory of atomic motion in solids, the zero-point energy concept, and the quantum theory of a monatomic gas which predicted Bose–Einstein condensation, to name a few of his scientific contributions.

Einstein received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect.”

He’s published more than 300 scientific works and over 150 non-scientific works. Einstein is considered the father of modern physics and is probably the most successful scientist there ever was.

10 Amazing Lessons from Albert Einstein:

  1. Follow Your Curiosity

    “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”

    What piques your curiosity? I am curious as to what causes one person to succeed while another person fails; this is why I’ve spent years studying success. What are you most curious about? The pursuit of your curiosity is the secret to your success.

  2. Perseverance is Priceless

    “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

    Through perseverance the turtle reached the ark. Are you willing to persevere until you get to your intended destination? They say the entire value of the postage stamp consist in its ability to stick to something until it gets there. Be like the postage stamp; finish the race that you’ve started!

  3. Focus on the Present

    “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

    My father always says you cannot ride two horses at the same time. I like to say, you can do anything, but not everything. Learn to be present where you are; give your all to whatever you’re currently doing.

    Focused energy is power, and it’s the difference between success and failure.

  4. The Imagination is Powerful

    “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions. Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

    Are you using your imagination daily? Einstein said the imagination is more important than knowledge! Your imagination pre-plays your future. Einstein went on to say, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.” Are you exercising your “imagination muscles” daily, don’t let something as powerful as your imagination lie dormant.

  5. Make Mistakes

    “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

    Never be afraid of making a mistake. A mistake is not a failure. Mistakes can make you better, smarter and faster, if you utilize them properly. Discover the power of making mistakes. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again, if you want to succeed, triple the amount of mistakes that you make.

  6. Live in the Moment

    “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”

    The only way to properly address your future is to be as present as possible “in the present.”

    You cannot “presently” change yesterday or tomorrow, so it’s of supreme importance that you dedicate all of your efforts to “right now.” It’s the only time that matters, it’s the only time there is.

  7. Create Value

    “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”

    Don’t waste your time trying to be successful, spend your time creating value. If you’re valuable, then you will attract success.

    Discover the talents and gifts that you possess, learn how to offer those talents and gifts in a way that most benefits others.

    Labor to be valuable and success will chase you down.

  8. Don’t Expect Different Results

    “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

    You can’t keep doing the same thing everyday and expect different results. In other words, you can’t keep doing the same workout routine and expect to look differently. In order for your life to change, you must change, to the degree that you change your actions and your thinking is to the degree that your life will change.

  9. Knowledge Comes From Experience

    “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”

    Knowledge comes from experience. You can discuss a task, but discussion will only give you a philosophical understanding of it; you must experience the task first hand to “know it.” What’s the lesson? Get experience! Don’t spend your time hiding behind speculative information, go out there and do it, and you will have gained priceless knowledge.

  10. Learn the Rules and Then Play Better

    “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”

    To put it all in simple terms, there are two things that you must do. The first thing you must do is to learn the rules of the game that you’re playing. It doesn’t sound exciting, but it’s vital. Secondly, you must commit to play the game better than anyone else. If you can do these two things, success will be yours!

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Comments Off on A Guide For Cyber Monday!! | Posted by Terri McCormick on November 29, 2010


Time to shop til you drop online today!  Here is a link to some of the best deals out there and some time and money saving tips are below too!  Happy shopping!!

Cyber Monday Shopping Tips:

+ Log on Early: Some sites will offer doorbuster-style deals that will last only for a few hours online. Many other retailers will post specials on their sites as early as midnight on Thanksgiving day and continue through Cyber Monday. (That’s a total of five days of online shopping!) Both JC Penney and Radio Shack will start their Cyber Monday sales early on Thanksgiving.

+ Shop Safely: Make sure you’re shopping on secured sites. Check for a padlock icon or that the website begins with “https://” — both signs that the site is encrypted and safe. Also, avoid following links that are included in an email, as doing this will risk being linked to a fake Web page. Instead, type the URL of the store directly into a new window.

+ Skip the Shipping Fees: The one downside of shopping online (versus shopping at the mall) are the shipping fees. But the good news is many retailers offer free shipping deals on Cyber Monday. If you don’t find free shipping deals on a retailer’s site, check a competitor’s. Also, some sites offering free shipping deals require a promotional code, so check up on bargain-hunting sites like,, and Or you can simply do a Google search for the name of the retailer you’re buying from plus the words “promotion code.”

+ Shop Smart: Price comparison sites, like, are extra helpful when you’re shopping online to ensure you’re getting the best price for a particular item.

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Comments Off on Maximize Your Cyber Monday Savings | Posted by Alex O'Neal on November 28, 2010


Cyber Monday, for the unfamiliar, is the Monday after Black Friday and a day where online retailers offer steep discounts—essentially their version of Black Friday.

Hit Up The Deal Aggregators

Deal sites specialize in aggregating deals and organizing them so you can easily find what you’re looking for.  Great ones, that I have actually used and bought from include:

Slickdeals: Hit up the front page to check out a constantly updated roll of deals plus see expired deals to get a bead on what products are going for. Clicking on individual deals gives you additional information.

Fat Wallet: Another deal aggregator with a massive base of dealhounds, Fat Wallet collects hot deals on their front page.

DealNews: Dealnews lacks user forums but sports handpicked deals—deals good enough to score it the 3rd place in the Best Deal-Hunting Sites Hive Five.

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Comments Off on 4 Songs To Add To Your Thanksgiving Dinner Soundtrack | Posted by Terri McCormick on November 24, 2010

As the Music Director for Majic 95.5 , I feel I owe it to you my Loyal Listener’s to provide you with a few songs to add to your Thanksgiving Day Soundtrack!  Happy Thanksgiving!!





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Comments Off on CHRISTMAS FLASHMOB!!! Mariah Carey “All I Want For Christmas” | Posted by Alex O'Neal on

I would have loved to have seen this from ground-level and got a better look at the spectators. The filming was kinda bad but such a great idea!

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Comments Off on How Pumpkin Pies are Made | Posted by Alex O'Neal on

Sent to me by my Tennis Buddy Steve

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