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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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There Is One Place A Girl Can Be Cold During the Summer. This Place And The Grocery Store.

The pool is tons of fun, but if it's less than 95 degrees outside Mama needs a space heater!

I've got three little girls that LOVE the pool, and always ask within five minutes of arriving, "Mama, can we stay for two hours?"  They have no to-do list running through their head and no agenda

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Dad Gets a Smartphone and Learns to Text

My mom got my dad an iPhone for Father's Day, and my first text from Dad arrived Monday.

He needed a day or so to figure out how to text on this "newfangled thing," but once he figured it out he didn't mess around with just words.  He sent me a pic!  Of my grandma's 1980-something Buick.  And he didn't say a word about it, just the pic.

This is going to be a wild texting adventure with Pop.

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People Who Insert “Like” and “You Know” Into Sentences Are Thoughtful And Smart!

Surely you know someone that's a "like" overuser and inserts it into places where it would be fine if it was, like, not there.  You know?

I read something today that said people who are constantly inserting the words and phrases "like," "you know," and "I mean," are not ditzy and immature if that crossed your mind.  In fact, they may be more thoughtful than everybody else.

I had a friend once who would constantly say as the conversation was dying down, "I don't know, you know?"  Actually, she had the amazing overall ability to plop in a record number of "you knows" in any sentence.  I swear she could pack ten of those things into an eight word sentence.  It drive me insane!  But perhaps she was onto something.

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How Online Dating Has Ruined My Love Life

I am an online dater, and I will probably remain one even though it drives me crazy.

I caught up with an old friend last week and she asked if there was anyone special in my life now.  I said, "Oh, there are three or four.  But there are always three or four."  And then I realized how stupid that sounded.

Here's the nitty gritty on why I think online dating has ruined my dating life.  Maybe forever!

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NFL Scraps Roman Numerals, For One Game Anyway

Do you know what number the Roman Numeral "L" stands for?

Me neither!

And if you know it's 50, good for you. You're very smart and well-rounded.

The NFL has decided to drop the Roman Numerals for Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco in 2016, because the lonely "L" just doesn't work.

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Makeup Hides The Flaws! Is That A Good Thing?

Yay for these girls who post photos with no makeup!  This is Bethenny Frankel and Carmen Electra, who both went without makeup for a show.

I took a selfie with no makeup earlier today and thought about posting the before and after, but I totally wimped out!  In my defense, blonds have a harder time going without makeup than brunettes.  We get totally washed out and look like we have no eyelashes at all.

The San Francisco Globe ran an interesting article a couple of days ago about the impacts of makeup, and posted some pretty amazing pictures of women before and after they had been transformed.

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