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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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Do You Work Out So You Can Drink More?

My first reaction is to poo poo the idea of working out just so we can justify more drinks.  And then I remember I hit the treadmill for 40 minutes yesterday only to cancel out the benefits with wings and drinks at happy hour last night.

The Washington Post is talking about a study that says we exercise more on days that we're going to booze it up.  

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The Most Googled Brand In Idaho Is…

...HP.

The Huffington Post says in Idaho we Google the HP brand more than any other.  And Google itself is number one in Google trends in Oregon.  That's hard to wrap one's head around.  Are people really Googling Google?

There were some entertaining discoveries in other states too. Check these out.

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Netflix Lets Us Delete Some Stuff Now

If you have Netflix, one of the things you see when you bring up your account is a "recently viewed section."  So if your husband thinks you're watching chick flicks all day and you're secretly salivating over old Brad Pitt movies, he's gonna find out about it.

Netflix is changing things, and your secrets will be safe now.

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A Birthday Girl Who Doesn’t Eat Cake, And Other Random Thoughts

Well here it is...my birthday, and the reason 9 and 17 are my favorite numbers.

Birthdays are good excuses to measure progress and set new goals I think, kind of like New Year's Eve only I'm the only one who's doing it today.  Unless you're a Virgo too, and in that case you're probably making your own thoughtful list, you independent, analytical, reliable, observant, perfectionst, you.  Happy Birthday to you.

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