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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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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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Halloween Costumes Are Extra Fun For Pregnant Ladies

I have a friend who painted her big pregnant belly like a pumpkin one year.  She wore an orange t-shirt and pulled it up above the baby bump, and painted the bump orange with jack-o-lantern eyes.  When the baby kicked, it looked like the pumpkin was possessed, but it was still fun.

I ran across some other fun ideas for pregnant gals in the Huffington Post that I thought I'd pass along.

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Here’s Something To Help Us Fight The Post-Baby Belly Fat

Pole Dancing! Have you ever tried it?  I have not, but I totally want to hop on a pole now that I've read about this class for Moms and babies to take together.

Come on moms, let's just put those fat cards on the table - once you have a child your belly is never the same, and even if you're skinny as a rail there will always be some mysterious flab there.  You'll notice it especially when you're bent over drying your hair, right?  Yep. And then the thought, "Where in the heck did THAT come from?  Oh yes, I gave birth."  So let's pole dance.

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What’s Biggest Thing You’ve Returned After A Breakup? Jordin Sparks Says She’ll Give Back the BMW.

I was one of those people who was convinced that Jordin Sparks and Jason Derulo were going to get married one day.  They were just too cute I thought, but ya just never know what the real story is.  Now that they've broken up, I've become an even bigger Jordin Sparks fan

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