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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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Forbes Puts A Northwest City On It’s ‘Cool’ List

 

What makes a city "cool" anyway?  I'm good if it has a quaint coffee shop, a nail salon, and a good place to get grilled salmon and couscous.  Boise is cool like that.

Forbes is out with its list of the 10 Coolest Cities in the US, and one of our favorite metro areas made the list.

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Ladies, Here’s What Guys Notice About Us Instantly

When Cosmo says it, I tend to believe it.  And Cosmopolitan has outlined several things that guys notice right away about us gals, so we can either be conscious and aware or totally paranoid I 'spose.

With some of this stuff there's not a darned thing we can do about it to improve it, even if we wanted to.  Here goes!

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Fantasy Football Sucks The Life Out Of Your Workday

I'll admit it, Fantasy Football is fun!  So much fun that I had to ban myself from playing.  I was spending way too much time tweaking my lineups each week and dropping and adding players, and worrying about how I was going to beat co-workers named Mike and Amy that I worked with at the time.  I recognized the obsession and quit cold turkey.

And I didn't like that I was rooting for the Ravens defense to intercept Peyton Manning just so I could get a few fantasy points.  Peyton Manning is my boy!  And I became a traitor to him in the name of Fantasy Football, and I felt like a big cheater so I quit.

How much workplace productivity is wasted each year because of Fantasy Football?  It's shocking!

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Big Fan of Shark Week? Here’s a New Drinking Game to Try.

Shark Week started Saturday on the Discovery Channel, and more people are watching it this week than at any point in the week's 27-year history.  The popularity has grown, and with it comes a pretty intense drinking game.  Here are the rules!

(I'm sure you can drink iced tea or Crystal Light if you want.  No pressure.)

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One Mom Shatters The Breast Milk Record

If you have babies, did you breast feed?  I did it for ten months and by the end I was plum worn out.  It was a great bonding experience and I loved that part of it, but it was hard on a girl's body too.

One woman has set a new record for the amount of breast milk pumped, and the total is pretty unbelievable!

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