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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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Firefighter Gives CPR To A Dog and Brings It Back To Life

This isn't your average firefighter hero story.  It's so amazing I just had to share.  If you're an animal lover like me, we'd be freaking out in the moments that it took for all of this to unfold.

There's a firefighter in Addison Texas, north of Dallas, that is making headlines for saving a dog's life by giving it CPR.  For 25 or 30 minutes!  Check out this amazing story.

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Stress Makes Us Gain 11 Pounds Per Year

At least we have something to blame it on!

Since stress-eating usually involves comfort foods like pizza, cheeseburgers, and chocolate cake, that packs on about a pound a month and eleven pounds per year those experts say.

I was a fat kid and part of my stress now involves worrying about being fat again, so this bit of news makes me feel like the problem is compounded.  Stress makes me want to starve and eat at the same time!

It's not just the foods themselves that cause the weight gain.  There could be something else going on with stress that makes us add the LB's.  

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Old Folks Have the Most Confidence In Their Appearance

This may explain a lot, and it may be why Grandma rocks the polyester capris and flowery blouses so well.  (My grandma calls capris "coolots" which kinda does make them sound cooler.)

I read today that elderly people are the most confident in their appearance, and at ease with their looks.  Go Grandma!

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When It Comes To Driving, There Are Worse Places Than Idaho

If somebody cuts you off in traffic today or doesn't use a blinker, it's apparently just an isolated incident.  Drivers in Idaho are pretty good compared to the rest of the country.  Who knew!

If you're vacationing in the South this summer, that's the place that you'll run into the worst drivers.  Idaho is just the 37th worst.

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I Think I Have Tech-Elbow

Does anyone else's elbow hurt?

Mine started hurting a few weeks ago and I passed it off as a freak injury that probably happened when I was picking up the 2-year old to give her a smooch and she wiggled free and twisted my funny bone.  But it won't go away and it's getting worse and I made a huge mistake in Googling my symptoms.

Just say no to medical Googling!  It's always a can of worms better left sealed up because it always comes back with horrible possibilities and then tells us to go to the doctor.  Maybe we should start with the doctor.  But I'm pretty sure he will tell me I have 90-degree-computer-and-smart-phone elbow.  You too?

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Forty Percent Of Us Admit To Cheating In The First Year Of A Relationship

Yikes!  So you fall in love with someone and you have the butterflies and life is awesome, and within a year you've been cheated on?  How does that happen?  Maybe the better question is, what exactly constitutes cheating?  Is it all physical?

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At Last, A List of Acronyms For Moms That Text

I'm one of those rebels that will type words out instead of abbreviating.

I figure I can carve out ten more seconds in my day to type out "running late, major meltdown," and spare my friends the pain of trying to decode what I meant by "RLMM."

This list of acronyms for Moms who text is kind of entertaining though!  Check it out.

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