Born on this day!! Singer-actor Kris Kristofferson is 86. Actor Michael Lerner is 81. Actor Klaus Maria Brandauer is 79. Journalist Brit Hume is 79. Singer Peter Asher of Peter and Gordon is 78. Singer Howard “Eddie” Kaylan of The Turtles is 75. Singer Todd Rundgren is 74. Singer Alan Osmond of The Osmonds is 73. Actor Meryl Streep is 73. Actor Lindsay Wagner (“The Bionic Woman”) is 73. Actor Graham Greene (“Dances With Wolves”) is 70. Singer Cyndi Lauper is 69. Actor Chris Lemmon is 68. Bassist Derek Forbes (Simple Minds) is 66. Bassist Garry Beers of INXS is 65. Actor Bruce Campbell (“Evil Dead,” “The Adventures of Briscoe County Junior”) is 64. Bassist Alan Anton of Cowboy Junkies is 63. Actor Tracy Pollan (“Family Ties”) is 62. Keyboardist Jimmy Sommerville (Bronski Beat) is 61. Singer Mike Edwards of Jesus Jones is 58. Actor Amy Brenneman is 58. Singer Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies) is 52. Actor Michael Trucco (“How I Met Your Mother,” “Battlestar Gallactica”) is 52. Actor Mary Lynn Rajskub (“24″) is 51. TV personality Carson Daly is 49. Guitarist Chris Traynor (Helmet) is 49. Actor Donald Faison (“Scrubs”) is 48. Actor Lecy Goranson (“The Connors,” “Roseanne”) is 48. Comedian Mike O’Brien (“Saturday Night Live”) is 46. TV personality Jai Rodriguez (“Queer Eye For The Straight Guy”) is 43. Actor Lindsay Ridgeway (“Boy Meets World”) is 37. Singer Dinah Jane (Fifth Harmony) is 25.
THIS DAY IN GENIUS HISTORY
1815 – Napoleon abdicated his throne for the second time after his defeat at Waterloo.
1870 – The U.S. Justice Department was created.
1874 – Dr. Andrew Still became the first to practice osteopathy.
1943 – W.E.B. DuBois became the first black member of the National Institute of Letters.
1944 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the G.I. Bill of Rights.
1969 – Singer-actress Judy Garland died.
1987 – Actor-dancer-singer Fred Astaire died.
2011 – Legendary Boston crime boss, James “Whitey” Bulger is found and arrested by federal authorities in Santa Monica, Calif.
Today Is: HVAC Technicians Day, International Day of Radiant Peace, Positive Media Day, Stupid Guy Thing Day, World Rainforest Day, Worldwide VW Beetle Day
TODAY ON TV!
Primetime TV (All Times Eastern)
CBS – 8:00 – The Price is Right / 9:00 – The Price Is Right / 10:00 – Evening With Tony Bennett
NBC – 8:00 – Chicago Med / 9:00 – Chicago Fire / 10:00 – Chicago PD
ABC – 8:00 – Stanley Cup Finals
FOX – 8:00 – Master Chef / 9:00 – So You Think You Can Dance
CW – 8:00 – The Flash / 9:00 – Wellington Paranormal
TV Talk Shows
Jimmy Fallon: Maya Rudolph, Emma Chamberlain, Brett Eldredge
Stephen Colbert: Taika Waititi, David Sedaris
Seth Meyers: John Mulaney, Jenny Slate, Pheelz, Ralph Alexander
James Corden: Chris Pratt, Taylor Kitsch, James Bay
Watch What Happens Live: Caroline Stanbury, Dorit Kemsley
The Talk: Adam Scott
Live with Kelly and Ryan: Katy Perry, Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie, Ben Rector
Ellen DeGeneres: Sarah Silverman, Jon Dorenbos (R 4/22/22)
Kelly Clarkson: Rainn Wilson, Shane West, Howie Mandel, Saleka
Tamron Hall: Amy Grant, Deji LaRay, Thomas Q. Jones, Julia Sweeney, Abby McEnany, Molly Ringwald (R 10/5/21)
Drew Barrymore: America Ferrera, Karrie Martin Lachney, Nischelle Turner (R 11/15/21)
WHAT ARE YOU TALKIN’ ABOUT? Here are today’s PPM-Friendly Topics!
QUESTION: Do you LOVE SNOWFLAKES?? Then you’ll love this new reality show from Netflix: “SNOWFLAKE MOUNTAIN,” as these spoiled brats ROUGH IT!!!!!
QUESTION: Who is BUZZY COHEN, and why do many fans believe he is the NEXT HOST of Primetime Jeopardy?? Check his cryptic Tweets!! (Mayim has the COVID!!)
QUESTION: Are these LACY BOXER SHORTS right for YOU?? They “wrap around your male parts,” and they’re SOLD OUT in Japan!!! (Awkward in the locker room?)
QUESTION: Is this the WORST NEIGHBOR EVER?? They were having a home wedding when this “Karen” decided to DO LAWN WORK and YELL AT THEM!!!!!!
QUESTION: How is AUSTIN BUTLER in that “Elvis” movie?? Priscilla says, “THE INTERNET IS WRONG.. HE’S PERFECT!! It sounds like she “loves him tender!!!!!!”
Beyonce dropped new single, “Break My Soul,” Track 6 from her upcoming album, Renaissance. The song samples Big Freedia’s single “Explode.” Big Freedia was also featured in Beyonce’s single “Formation” in 2016. Beyonce sings, “Motivation! I’m looking for a new foundation. Yeah! And I’m on that new vibration. I’m building my own foundation.” Tidal shared a tweet Monday night featuring the cover of the single. Renaissance, out July 29, will be her seventh studio album. Her previous album, Lemonade, was released in 2016.
****We’re gonna take a wild guess and say this one will probably get some airplay!!
Netflix is giving a glimpse of Stranger Things Season 4, Volume 2. They shared a trailer for the new episodes Tuesday. The preview shows Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) and her friends prepare to fight Vecna, a malevolent and powerful being that has been terrorizing their home of Hawkins, Ind. Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp and Sadie Sink also star. Stranger Things is a sci-fi horror series that follows a young group of friends as they experience supernatural events. Season 4, Volume 1 premiered in May, with Volume 2 to follow July 1. Series creators Matt and Ross Duffer, aka the Duffer brothers, told TVLine that Part 2 has “a little bit of everything.” “It’s extremely emotional while also having the most action and spectacle we’ve ever had,” Matt Duffer said. See the teaser HERE.
*****Don’t look at us… We’re still trying to figure out season one!!
******Kate Bush just called and said, “Please keep using my song!!”
Harry Styles and Italian fashion house Gucci have teamed up on a new clothing collection. Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele announced the collection, called HA HA HA, at a press conference Monday in Milan, Italy. Alessandro said the collection represents the pair’s “dream wardrobe” and stems from years of conversations over WhatsApp and occasional meet-ups. “It started just like two kids playing, you know, in a very easy way,” the fashion designer said. The 25-look collection includes ’70s-inspired tailoring silhouettes in heritage English and Italian fabrics, printed pajama sets, camp collar shirts and T-shirts featuring Styles and Michele’s “grumpy bear” motif. Michele said the door is open for future collaborations with Styles, who previously appeared in Gucci ad campaigns. “It’s easy to do it,” Michele said of working with Styles, “but it’s also serious. It’s something that he really, really loves in a serious way. You know, like me.” The HA HA HA collection will launch in Gucci stores in October.
********It’s just two boys playing dress-up!! Nothing to see here!!
******They call it HA HA HA, but nobody’s laughing!!!
********Too bad Harry wasn’t in “House of Gucci!!” It would have been a better movie!!
Father’s Day weekend was the ideal launch pad for Warner Bros’ Andy Garcia-Gloria Estefan romantic comedy Father of the Bride, which wound up being the biggest HBO Max movie premiere ever in its four days, specifically for a title that was exclusively made for the streaming service. Father of the Bride was the No. 1 title across HBO Max around the world in its first four days since it launched on Thursday, June 16. The film also ranked among the top 10 most-watched title launches on HBO Max to date in Mexico, based on its first four days. The fresh angle in this Latino take on Father of the Bride: The bride’s parents, played by Garcia and Estefan, are on the verge of a divorce. Mexico ranks as the second-strongest country for Father of the Bride viewing on HBO Max to date, behind only the U.S.
********When they say, “Mexico,” they mean “California!!”
******Wanna stump a progressive?? Ask ’em what a “father” is!!! (Or a “bride!!”)
Kim Kardashian consulted multiple therapists and big sister Kourtney Kardashian before introducing Pete Davidson to her four children. Kim, who shares North, 9, Saint, 6, Chicago, 4, and Psalm, 3, with ex Kanye West – revealed on Tuesday that she dated Pete for six months before bringing him around the little ones. “Luckily I have a sister that’s been through it all and we talked about it,” Kim said during a “Today” show appearance, referencing the three kids Kourtney shares with ex Scott Disick. “I consulted with a few therapists and friends that have been through it. I definitely wanted to wait six months. That was the marker.” She noted that “different things work for different people,” explaining, “You just have to do what’s right and try to be as respectful and cautious as possible.” “I waited a good 10 months before I was ready to open myself up. I think you definitely need that time to yourself,” she said of dating again after filing for divorce from West in February 2021. “But once you’re ready to get out there I felt like I just wanted new energy and something different. [The relationship] definitely took me by surprise.” The interview came just days after Kim reunited with West to support North at a basketball game near Thousand Oaks, Calif.
******She had to ease them into it! They prepared by watching “Beetlejuice!!”
*******The kids said, “Is this our new daddy?? He looks like he’s dead!!”
*******Her relationship with Pete “took her by surprise..” just like Ray J did while she was passed out!!
Elon Musk’s 18-year-old child reportedly filed to change their name months ago in an ongoing effort to cut ties with him. The teenager, who was given the name Xavier Musk at birth, legally requested their moniker be changed to Vivian Jenna Wilson, according to TMZ. The name Wilson is the maiden name of the teen’s mom, Justine Musk. The documents were reportedly filed in April, shortly after their 18th birthday. An alleged screenshot has been circulating via Twitter. The paperwork lists their reason for the name change as “gender identity and the fact that I no longer live with or wish to be related to my biological father in any way, shape or form.” The hearing will take place on Friday, TMZ reports. Elon, who has yet to comment on the filing, shares his child and her twin brother, Griffin, with ex-wife Justine. The former couple are also the parents of triplets Kai, Saxon and Damian, 16. He additionally has two children with ex-girlfriend Grimes — son X AE A-XII, 2, and daughter Exa Dark Sideræl, 6 months. Elon has remained relatively private about his kids’ lives over the years and has never publicly described his relationship with his eldest child.
*******His son X AE A-XII 2 wants to change his name… to “Ralph!!”
Ripping The Tabloids (Throughout the week, we’ll give you the stories from that weeks tabs!)
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Loose Talk-(Us Weekly)
“Not me-I want them to rule with an iron fist.”-In response to wife Melissa McCarthy saying she wants their daughters to lead with kindness.-Ben Falcone.
“Every song was requested personally by the queen……Even ‘Empire [State of Mind’]!”-After facing backlash for performing the New York City-inspired tune during Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.-Alicia Keys
“They smell worse than dino droppings, but they’re much smaller [and] much more manageable.”-On changing newborn daughter Eloise’s diapers, Chris Pratt.
A 661-pound giant stingray caught in a Cambodian river is believed to be the largest freshwater fish ever encountered by researchers. Scientists with the Wonders of Mekong research project said they were installing underwater receivers to track migratory fish in the Mekong River in northern Cambodia and had asked local fishermen to get into contact if they made any significant catches. The group was contacted by a 42-year-old fisherman who landed a 661-pound giant stingray in the Stung Treng area. The scientists paid the fisherman for his catch and released the stingray after they weighed, measured and tagged the fish. Wonders of Mekong researcher Zeb Hogan, a fish biologist at the University of Nevada and host of National Geographic’s Monster Fish TV series, said the massive fish could help researchers learn more about giant stingrays. See the video HERE.
*******They named the stingray “Corvette!!”
******Where does a 661-pound stingray swim?? Anywhere it wants to!!
******The fish was featured on “Monster Fish,” and he already has an agent!!
Bears Battle In Carport
A California woman’s home security camera captured footage of two bears that chose her carport for the scene of their showdown. Lisa Quick of South Lake Tahoe said she awoke to the sound of growling outside her home and her Ring security camera captured video of the cause: two bears fighting in her carport. The footage shows the bears charging at each other from opposite sides of the carport. Quick said she shouted and her dogs barked at the bears, scaring the wild animals away. She said bears often visit her property and will usually flee when she chases them away.
*********She told them to take it outside, and they said, “We’re ALREADY outside!!”
Florida Man Attracts Cops During Kidnapping
A Florida dog breeder who was kidnapped purposefully got police to pull over a car so he could get some help. 22-year-old Tsdekiel Sellers of Atlanta, 25-year-old Benyahveen Radcliffe of Buffalo, and 22-year-old Kashaveeyah Bragdon of Tallahassee, were arrested on multiple charges, including kidnapping, carjacking, armed burglary and home invasion after posing as interested dog buyers. The three men are accused of robbing the victim and demanded he hand over cash. After nearly two days, they forced the man to drive to another location. On the way, he spotted a deputy and purposely broke the rules of the road. He was pulled over and gave a hand signal to the deputy in hopes he’d notice he was in danger. The deputy got the hint and the other men were arrested.
********They probably didn’t look like they belonged together!!
****Their defense?? “It’s Florida!!! We had to do SOMETHING stupid!!”
Bees Invade Home
About 6,000 bees were recently removed from inside the walls of an Omaha couple’s 100-year-old home. Thomas and Marylu Gouttierre told the Omaha World-Herald they have been planting bee-friendly flowers outside their midtown home, but they never expected the bees to move in. The bees likely infiltrated through a hole in the mortar of its brick exterior. The Gouttierres discovered them after noticing many bees flying outside their kitchen window and found about 30 in a second-floor bedroom. “If you put your ears to the wall you could hear the buzzing,” said Thomas Gouttierre, who is a retired dean at the University of Nebraska at Omaha who used to lead the Center for Afghanistan Studies there. Gouttierre said their first thought was to call an exterminator, “but we’ve been reading and there are a lot of great shows on PBS ‘Nature’ about how important bees are to pollinating the world in which we live.” The couple contacted two members of the Omaha Bee Club who charged $600 to safely relocate the bees. Gilligan said he has removed bees from a number of homes, apartments, barns and trees in the past seven years. The last home he did before the Gouttierres’ had 15,000 bees.
********But wait… aren’t the bees all going extinct??
*******She knew there was a problem when she got the hives!!!
******They could sell this house for a honey of a deal!!
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A LIST FOR WEDNESDAY
10 Common Behaviors That Are Making You More Forgetful
Not getting enough sleep
Sleep has many health benefits, including improving memory. Not sleeping enough can affect your ability to learn new things by up to 40%, and it can affect the hippocampus part of your brain, which is responsible for making new memories. “Sleep allows our brains to restore,” Goldman said. “Certain stages of sleep, including REM sleep, are specifically associated with memory consolidation or the process of newly learned information being transformed into long-term memory.”
The Sleep Foundation recommends adults get about seven to nine hours of quality sleep a night. Not getting enough sleep or having poor quality sleep can make us more forgetful because “the new information we learn is not being stored in our long-term memory and is more likely to be forgotten or lost,” Goldman said. Julia Kogan, a health psychologist in Florida and creator of the Master Stress Method, said sleep is related to attention and focus — two things that are critical when it comes to memory.
“If we are skipping on sleep, we are less likely to be attentive, focused and energetic,” she said. “If we are lacking attention, then we are unlikely to be able to retain information well. Therefore, those who regularly skip sleep are more likely to be forgetful since the attention parts of their brain, especially in the prefrontal cortex, are not going to be as sharp.”
Kogan said forgetfulness is often “an attention problem.” She explained that being attentive and focused is an important part of remembering information. “If we did not fully pay attention, are distracted, or we are not in a mental state to retain information, then we are not going to fully attend to the information, resulting in what looks like forgetfulness,” Kogan added.
Distraction can also happen when you multitask. “Working on various tasks at the same time can actually lead to less productivity and more forgetfulness,” Kogan said.
She recommends focusing on one thing at a time. One way to do this is by time-blocking at work by splitting tasks into manageable activities with small breaks.
“This might look like 45 minutes of a specific task with no interruptions or other tasks, followed by a 5-to-10-minute break,” Kogan said.
Not exercising or moving your body
“Exercise is important for your overall health, including your memory,” said Valentina Dragomir, a psychotherapist and founder of PsihoSensus Therapy and PsihoSensus Academy. “Exercise increases blood flow to the brain and helps to protect brain cells. Also, there is [research] that shows sedentary habits are linked to thinning in some brain regions that are important for memory.”
“Regular exercise ― not necessarily strenuous exercise ― helps reduce the risk of a number of common illnesses that are linked to memory loss, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes to name a few,” Goldman added.
Taking certain medications
Have you recently started taking a new medication? This could be affecting your memory, too.
“Medicines like antidepressants, allergy medications, blood pressure stabilizers, and more can affect memory due to their sedative properties,” said Sanam Hafeez, a neuropsychologist, teaching faculty member at Columbia University, and founder and director of Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C.
Other medications that can make you more forgetful include benzodiazepines, cholesterol-lowering drugs, antiepileptic agents, narcotic painkillers, antihypertensive drugs, incontinence medications, antihistamines and more.
“Some medications only impair your memory when you are taking them, and others can have more long-lasting effects,” she noted. Talking to your doctor and finding the best medication for you and your lifestyle will help.
“Alcohol can damage brain cells and lead to memory problems,” Dragomir said. “According to research, long-term drinking causes the brain to decrease in size.”
Kogan said those with an alcohol use disorder or those who binge drink are more likely to experience short- and long-term memory loss.
“When drinking, alcohol impacts the hippocampus, which is largely responsible for learning and memory,” Kogan explained. “Alcohol can impact how the nerves in the hippocampus communicate, leading to forgetfulness.”
She added, “People who drink heavily tend to be deficient in certain vitamins and other nutrients, which can also lead to forgetfulness.”
Smoking is another habit to kick if you want to improve your memory. “Smoking damages brain cells and stops new ones forming in the hippocampus, which leads to forgetfulness,” Dragomir said.
She also cited a study in the Journal of Neuroscience that shows “chronic exposure to nicotine might impair brain mechanisms related to learning and memory.”
“Smoking can impair lung and heart function, which slows oxygen transport to the brain,” Hafeez added. “Less oxygen in your brain can lead to less brain function, causing memory loss.”
The THC in marijuana may also impact learning and memory.
“Marijuana has been shown to produce short-term issues with working memory specifically, as well as attention,” Kogan said. The problem is worse the more you smoke. “In heavy users, it has been shown that marijuana can cause issues with learning and memory for weeks after cannabis consumption.”
Not eating certain foods
Food can impact our brain as well. “What we ingest impacts how we feel physically, mentally and emotionally,” Goldman said. “A diet that is lacking balance can impact the body in a negative way.”
If you are looking for foods to boost brain function, Harvard Medical School suggests opting for leafy vegetables, fatty fish, berries, tea and coffee, and walnuts. Hafeez recommends also “consuming a diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods.” These include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes and healthy fats, among others.
Organization is important when it comes to memory.
“We are much more likely to forget things when our external environment is in disarray,” Goldman said. “A chaotic, cluttered, or disorganized environment works for some, but not for most individuals.”
She recommends finding a system that works for you. “Keep a notebook, create a schedule, get a calendar — whatever the system, be consistent and follow through.”
Part of being organized is finding a placed for everything, including those often-misplaced keys. “Set specific places for items to decrease the chance you will lose them; for example, the keys go on a hook by the door, they are not placed down absentmindedly when we walk in and drop our belongings,” Goldman added.
Having an untreated mental health issue
“Both anxiety and depression can impair concentration, making it more difficult to attend to small details,” Goldman said. “It can be challenging to remain organized; we might be easily overwhelmed and lack focus.”
Trauma survivors in particular “tend to have impaired memory,” according to Goldman. “The nervous system is in overdrive trying to ensure safety and protection, which means non-life-threatening details are more likely to be forgotten.”
“Because stress, anxiety, and depression can impact attention, learning, and memory, it is very important to address these concerns in order to sharpen our memory,” Kogan added. “Those struggling with anxiety and depression should seek evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or acceptance and commitment therapy.”
Not sharpening your mind
One of the best things you can do to combat forgetfulness is to stimulate your brain. “Keeping your brain active by learning new things, playing games, reading, or other stimulating activities is a way to keep the ‘muscles’ of your brain in shape,” Goldman said.
The American Psychological Association recommends taking “mental snapshots” of things in life, like where you parked, to pull up in your brain when you forget. It also suggests training your brain through mnemonic devices and vanishing cues or using technology to help you remember things.
“Think of your brain and memory as something that must be used and exercised like any other part of the body or it will atrophy,” Hafeez said.
When to see a doctor for memory issues
Call your health care provider if your forgetfulness doesn’t improve after these changes or if you have these symptoms:
- Asking the same questions over and over again.
- Getting lost in places you know well.
- Having trouble following recipes or directions.
- Becoming confused about time, people and places.
- Not taking care of oneself, eating poorly, not bathing or behaving unsafely.
Being forgetful can be annoying, but it doesn’t have to define your life. With a few lifestyle changes and some mental exercises, you can improve your memory in no time.
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