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Does Boise Still Smoke?

The price of cigarettes has increased. Smoking has been banned from quite a few bars and restaurants. There's a lawsuit that's trying to get smoking removed completely from movies that target kids.  Is smoking so marginalized that we've almost seen the end of it in Boise?

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Hey Boise, The Best Day of the Year for Online Dating is Coming Up

There's one particular day that's supposed to be better than all the others for online daters, and it's coming up next week. Finally!  The magic begins.

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Summer Makes Me Wish I Was a Kid Again

Summers were so much fun as a kid, with camps, swimming, and sprinklers, and lots and lots of ice cream.

As an adult, summers can be kinda ho hum.  There's no break from work and there can be more to do juggling the kids' schedules which makes it busier than usual, and we lose the magic!  But here's a way to get it back.  

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Happy Memorial Day! Make Tequila Lime Chicken To Impress Your Guests.

I've been making Tequila Lime Chicken for years, and it's always a hit and it's easy to make.  The only way to mess up, is if you rub your eyes after handling the jalapenos. That hurts!

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My Kids Are Clueless About Typewriters Too

Have you seen this?  If your kids are like mine, they are whizzes with devices and gadgets, but give them a rotary phone and they're totally stumped.  My girls can kick my butt on the WiiU, but can they figure out an old school typewriter?

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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What Food Emoji Is Still Missing?

My dad is getting up there in years, but no teenager is going to out-emoji this guy!  He's determined to fully express himself through pics of beer mugs, corn in the husk, and Christmas trees.

By the way, did you hear what emoji might be coming next?  You and my dad will wonder how you survived without it for this long.

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Mother’s Day Is a Great Time to Celebrate Uniqueness

Happy Mother's Day!  Got a quirky mom?  This weekend we're celebrating the quirks, the playfulness, the discipline, the organization, and thoughtfulness, and the love.

And the most important things our moms have ever done for us.  Here's mine.

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Impress Your Backyard Barbecue With Watermelon Carvings

These watermelon carvings showed up at a backyard party that I was at last weekend, and got lots of high five and comments.

And they didn't come from Pinterest. Here's how you can create them too.

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Jen Austin - Townsquare Media
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Not All Spring Flower Pictures Turn Out Great

It's the time of year in Idaho when a wildflower patch can draw dozens of freshly bathed kids in their cutest clothes, along with those amazing parents-of-the-year armed with high tech zoom lenses ready to upload the photos to online scrapbooks right away to share with Grandma and Grandpa in Poughkeepsie.  And then there are the rest of us.  This was kind of a disaster. 

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Kids Can Fall Asleep Anywhere

Life gets to be too much for a 4-year old sometimes, and they have the ability to just nod off anytime, anywhere, like right in the middle of a busy steakhouse on a Saturday night.  Where is the oddest place your kids have fallen asleep?

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