Morning – Features

Woman Delivers Baby in McDonald’s

Two All Beef Patties, Special Sauce, Lettuce, Cheese, Pickles, Onions and a Baby on a Bun?

It’s Burger King’s slogan, not McDonald’s — but they might want to consider changing it to “Have It Your Way” after a woman delivered her baby there. The woman went into labor in the bathroom of a McDonald’s in Tuscumbia, Ala. restaurant, receiving a little help bringing the McBaby into the world from one of the store employees — proving…

Tech Tip Today: Organizing Your Inbox

That thing is a disgrace. Clean it up with Francie Black.

We all try to stay on top of them, but emails are a lot like the dust bunnies under the bed — they multiply every time you turn your back. Francie Black has a way to keep your inbox nice and tidy with Tech Tip Today. Too bad she doesn’t do floors. Categories: Morning – Features

FAUX-CAST

How to Spot the Fake Forecast

It’s not easy to decipher our local weather into 140 characters. But how can we make sure that the information we get is as accurate as possible? Mobile apps and Social media have become an increasingly popular way to get weather information. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram give us pictures, facts and hearsay from friends and family. But is it the…

App of the Week: Personalized Valentines

No excuses left.

The good news first: no more standing for hours in the stationary store groaning over the cheesy cards. The bad news: Francie Black has taken away our final excuse for not sending the perfect Valentine to Mom, Grandpa, that girl you see every Monday at Starbucks… all in this week’s App of the Week. Categories: Morning – Features

Thinking Green: The Dos and Don’ts of Dryer Lint

Do: Use it for Modeling Clay. Don't: Leave it to Start House Fires.

Dryer lint, of all things, can inspire folks to get mighty creative. Some people even use it as a base for modeling clay. Whatever you do with it, though, don’t leave it in the lint trap for too long. Danny Lipford shows us what to do and what not to do with dryer lint in Thinking Green. Categories: Morning –…

Ask Danny: Ceramic Over Vinyl Tile?

How much of a hassle is it to trade in your vinyl flooring for something a little more chic?

Danny Lipford doesn’t shy from hard work. But he knows you don’t need any more of it around the house, which is why he’s telling us how you can get the maximum impact from the minimum elbow grease when you go to upgrade from your old vinyl flooring. Categories: Morning – Features

Tech Tip Today: Browsing and Privacy

It’s not nice to invade someone’s privacy, but these days, online, you can’t ignore the fact that marketers, researchers and social media gurus are all interested in what we’re browsing for. Francie Black shows us how to make sure our private web-surfing habits stay private in this week’s Tech Tip Today. Categories: Morning – Features

The History of Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day is the mid-point between the start of Winter and Spring

Groundhog Day is a day where the Weather Authority can get a day off…kind of. But what does this quasi–holiday or weatherman’s worst nightmare actually mean? Most people think of February 2nd as the day Punxsutawney Phil peeks his head out of a hole in rural Pennsylvania, but what is it really? “Groundhog Day is a cross–quarter day because it…

Thinking Green: Bamboo

GREENWASHING HAPPENS EVERYWHERE. DON'T BE BAMBOO-ZLED; BUY THE BEST.

Bamboo is big. It’s in your sheets, your clothes, your kitchen items, even making up your kitchen counters — to say nothing of your cutting boards and let’s not forget growing in your garden. But when you go to buy, how can you be certain you’re buying something that’s truly green, as in, “good for the planet”? Danny Lipford shows…