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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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Here Are Some Pop Culture-Based Halloween Costume Ideas

Taylor Swift and her cat are supposed to be popular this Halloween.

If you have a small white cat, call her Olivia Benson and put on a cute dress, and you're Taylor Swift.  Perfect costume for single gals, if you don't mind carrying a cat around all night at your Halloween party.

What else will be popular?  You may see a few ice buckets at parties.  Oh dear.

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This Isn’t Your Average Coloring Book

I have a grand appreciation for odd and quirky, but I'm not sure about this.

There's a coloring book out for adults that I suppose satisfies the need to draw and doodle, and it's featuring one page after another of actor James Franco.  Why?  Who knows!  Want one as a stocking stuffer?

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Freak Injuries! Something Parents Will Always Have To Deal With.

 

One thing I've learned as a parent - it's awfully tough to plan how your day is going to go.  You just never know.  Sometimes it's better to go with the flow, and leave some space in your day for trips to Urgent Care.

See that faint vertical line that follows the cut on Kallan's face down to her eyebrow?  That's the mark of a wall at preschool.  The corner of the wall won that battle.

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After #Bendgate, Another Hazard for iPhone Users.

Oh, you poor iPhone users.   After you got past the issues a couple of weeks ago with the slight bend in the phone (seen in that pic over there) there's something new to worry about.

The slight bend was caused when users put the phone in their back pockets, and discovered the phone didn't mesh well with skinny jeans and rumps.  And now have you heard that the new iPhone might leave you with a bald spot the side of your head?

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Boise State Students Make Room For Parents Next Weekend

Parents are a big part of the college experience, right?  They may not be on campus going to class or delivering pizza to the dorms at 11pm, but they are probably the biggest moral supporters a college student can have.  And sometimes they're footin' the bill!

Boise State is having Parents' Weekend soon, and there are tons of events planned that parents and students can attend together.

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Ladies, There Are Reasons Why We’re Still Single. What In The Heck Are They?

I feel myself getting a little defensive about this, wanting to say, "but, but, BUT!"

Is it totally on us that we're still single, ladies?  One blogger makes it sound like it's all our fault that we're on the outside lookin' in, ridin' solo while our friends are partnered up or married.  Can't we just say the right situation hasn't come along yet?

See if you agree with these alleged reasons that we're single.  I'll admit one of them. High expectations?  Yep!

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