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Jen Austin is the host of the afternoon drive show on Mix 106, from 2 to 7pm every weekday. After a brief stint on Mix 106 in 2009, she's back in the Treasure Valley, entertaining listeners with interesting tidbits about fitness and exercise, relationships, and workplace experiences, and all the latest celebrity and pop culture news as Mix listeners wind down their day. Jen was born and raised in the rural town of Elwood, Nebraska. She went to college at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and that's where Jen got her start in radio at country station KZKX. Jen continued in country radio at KASE in Austin, TX before moving to work at a network of stations that sent her shows to markets including Lubbock, Amarillo, Corpus Christi and Tyler, TX; as well as Jackson, MS, Lawton, OK, Baton Rouge, LA and more.
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This Sunday’s Time Change Will Mess Up The Family Life

Early Sunday morning marks the end of Daylight Savings Time, which means we should get an extra hour of sleep.  Cool!  In theory anyway.  If you have kids you might actually lose sleep.

The time change totally jacks up the home routine, for a few days anyway.

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Idaho Gets Trendy With Halloween Candy

Forgive me for knowing more about quinoa and kale than I know about candy.  But I do love a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, especially taking a bite and sucking on it til it dissolves.  We've all got our crazy candy methods.

Ok, quiz time.  What's the highest ranking candy on Google Trends in Idaho?  It's not something that's top of mind usually.  I was surprised, but maybe you've got a stash of this fruity goodness on your desk right now.

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Fast Food Gets Faster At Taco Bell

Here's another reason to fear losing your smart phone.  Our whole lives are on there, and now food is involved!

Taco Bell has a new app that they just unveiled yesterday, that lets you place an order and skip the line.  And the app knows when you're almost to the restaurant too, so the good people there can start getting that Doritos Locos concoction ready.  

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Guys Get Jitters Before First Dates Too

We might think guys and gals have a pretty dramatically different approach to the dating process when it comes to deciding what to wear and things like that, but it turns out maybe the genders are more similar than we thought.

How many times do you guys change your mind about what you're wearing before you head out the door?  Zero?  You might be surprised at what most guys say.

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A Rich Person Complains About Poor Kids Trick-or-Treating In The Rich Neighborhood, And Look What Happens

This article might make you crazy.  It sure is making the rounds in cyberspace today.

I like to think the world is full of kind and generous people like yourself, and then I read about people who are not that way.  Can you really control who goes where to trick-or-treat on Halloween?

After someone in a wealthy neighborhood asked Dear Prudence for advice on how to handle all the poor kids coming to the rich neighborhood for candy on Halloween, Prudence went off!  Check out some of the delicious response.

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Boise State Football Happens on Friday Night This Week

What do you think about these Friday night games?

Last Friday night's game agreed with the Broncos.  They beat Fresno State 37-27.  Tomorrow night Boise State plays BYU at home at 7pm.  Which means you're working a half day and tailgating your little Bronco butt off, right?  Awesome.

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Good Things Come From Sibling Fights

I've got one sister and we're friends now, but we sure fought growing up.  I remember my mom saying one time as she was almost in tears, "You girls are going to give me a nervous breakdown!" That shut us right up.  Until the next day when my sister hid my favorite Barbie doll in the freezer and then it was on.

It turns out, sibling tension can be a good thing. Do tell!

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