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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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Need Help Handling Awkward Gift-Opening Moments? Here You Go

Aunts are the worst Christmas gift-givers, according to a survey.  But there are probably plenty of others in our circle of family and friends that can contribute to awkward gift-related moments!  What to do, what to do.  Here are some face-saving ideas.

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Today Is the Worst Day to Travel

If you're hitting the road this afternoon, there's one specific 3-hour window where you might find yourself stuck in traffic and wishing you had left earlier.  Like yesterday.  It's the peak travel time for the entire holiday driving period, and here's the heads up in case you want to avoid it.

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Fake Trees are Most Popular, But What Color?

If you have an artificial Christmas tree you're in the norm.  Two-thirds of us have the fake trees, and less than 1 in 5 go to the work of hauling a real one home on the roof of the car.

The most popular artificial tree color in Idaho is surprising!  

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Stores Do These Things To Make Us Spend More

Did you know our favorite store might be putting the higher priced items at eye level so we'll lock a gaze with it and buy it?  The cheaper stuff is usually a step or two above or below. What else do stores do to get us to buy, that we might not notice?

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