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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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Katy Perry Inspires Me

I love and respect Katy Perry on so many levels, and I'm always interested in what she has to say about love.

She doesn't just suffer a breakup and wallow in the pain, but instead she seems to want to learn what she can from the experience and take that with her for next time.

People like that fascinate and inspire me.  

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Really? Some Foods Can Make Us MORE Hungry.

I think I've admitted before that I'm a little OCD when it comes to weight.  I weigh myself every day and I freak out if I get toward the upper end of my self-imposed five pound window because I don't like how my stomach feels above a certain weight and I can't stand tight pants.  I was chubby as a kid and in college and a lot of my weight issues are no doubt tied to that.  On the positive side, it's made me more conscious of the things I eat and it's forced me to make choices that are consistent with health goals, and on the negative side it kinda drives me nuts.

Anyhoo, I just read that there are some foods that can actually make us more hungry.  Crazy! Are there any foods that can trick us into being full?  

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Oops, Wrong Movie

Guardians of the Galaxy was a HUGE movie over the weekend with a record $94 million bucks.  Did you see it once or twice or six times?

There was one movie crowd in New Jersey that settled into its seats with big buckets of popcorn ready to see Guardians of the Galaxy, and when the movie started it was the wrong one.  A big theater oops!  How would you react?

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What’s Your Biggest Road-Trip-Ruiner?

 

Road trips are great, right?  The weather is awesome, you roll down the windows and crank the music, and there is no stress at all.  Yay!  That was how is used to be before kids.  And then those little needs - constant needs - change the dynamic of the car for the rest of our lives.

What's the biggest road-trip-ruiner when kids are involved?  Here's mine!

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Women Expect Men To Be Good With A Drill – And What Else?

Growing up in a small town in Nebraska I was close to my family, and there were certain things I always expected by dad to know how to do.  He was always there fixing things with his handy drill, landscaping the yard with his trusty riding lawn mower, and grilling ribs on Sundays.  He was just the go-to guy for that kind of thing.

Turns out, those are all things that women expect from any guy.  Whether it's Dad or a husband or boyfriend, guys are expected to know how to be good at drilling stuff.  What else is on the list?

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Happy Birthday To Michael Richards; Feel Free To Celebrate With These Classic Seinfeld Bits.

Kramer cracks me up with his views on marriage.  Is it really a "man-made" prison and married couples are doing time?  Oh, and do you remember the classic episode where Kramer bought those skinny jeans and his whole world turned upside down?  Tight pants are the worst!

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Would You Pick a Certain Day To Get Married Because The Date Is Cool?

Do you geek out about numbers at all?  I remember 7-7-07 and 8-8-08 being big days for weddings, and maybe some c-sections too. Happy sixth birthday to those kids in a few weeks.

There's another big date coming up this winter that will never come around again, and I read that brides are falling all over themselves to get the date booked the wedding day.  Can you guess it?

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What If We Had A 3-Day Work Week?

This story may not have quite the impact if it was coming from a video-game-playing dude in his twenties who spent most of his time on the couch eating chips.

But it's coming from a guy with big ambitions who heads a multi-billion dollar company, and is the second-richest person in the world behind Bill Gates.

Carlos Slim is saying we should only be working three days out of the week.  Great!  Now what's the catch?

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