Gary Michaels is a valley fixture for morning radio…now the longest running morning show in the central valley. For more than 18 years, Gary has been waking up central valley families with great light rock, fun contests and interesting guests and interviews.
Gary Michaels has been a broadcast veteran for more than 30 years getting up at 3:30am each weekday in markets like Phoenix, Des Moines, New Orleans, Dayton, Minneapolis and now his home in Modesto. Gary is married to his lovely wife Teri. They have two children. Active in his church and community organizations over the years…he is very civic minded and wants a quality of life for his community.
Such longevity is rare in this business, but the audience and Gary’s show connect to bring a fun, upbeat and family-friendly listening experience to the listeners every weekday from 5:30-10am.
TOP TEN TOYS FOR CHRISTMAS 2013
(HotChristmasToys2013.com) Looking for the Top Toys for Christmas 2013? Not to worry, many people get overwhelmed by the choices especially when it comes to what are the best Christmas toys, as what was hot last year may not be popular at all this year. We have done the research for you, and list out the most in demand hot selling toys this year so that you can get a jump on your shopping. Many of these top 10 2013 Christmas toys like kids tablet devices will sell out fast, so if you see an idea or if one of these toys is on your child's wish list you better grab them now while you still can, to avoid disappointment.
Teksta is a robotic puppy that will respond to voice, physical gestures, lights and sounds with barks and whimpers. Children can teach Teksta to stop, sit and backflip. The Teksta electronic puppy comes with bone and a ball in pink or blue.
LeapFrog LeapPad Ultra
The LeapPad Ultra is a learning tablet that encourages children to be more creative with multimedia technology through its front and back cameras-A kid-friendly iPad for kids. A kids tablet is great Xmas gift idea for tech-savvy kids, and you can have your iPad Mini 2 back.
VIP Pets are the "coolest and cutest" pets around. Your child can brush VIP Pets' hair to get them ready for the cameras. Choose from Lady Gigi, Gwen, Juliet, Taylor, Alex or Nyla. Each VIP Pet has its own story, personalities and styles. VIP Pets encourage children to develop their personalities and raise their self-esteem while encouraging them to follow their dreams.
Doc McStuffins Doctor's Bag
Doc McStuffin's Bag Set includes a play thermometer, syringe, blood pressure cuff, otoscope, bandage cuff, and a magical light up stethoscope. This toy doctor's kit will keep dolls and plush toys fluffy and fit. Doc McStuffins Doctor's Bag, comes directly from the Disney Junior TV series.
Monster High 13 Wishes Dolls
These Gothic dolls are based on the characters in an upcoming Monster High DVD-13 wishes. Each of Goth Barbie dolls comes with pet, diary, brush, doll stand and character specific accessories. Each sold separately, collect them all. Choose from Twyla, Gigi Grant, Howleen Wolf, Lagoona Blue, Frankie Stein, Draculaura or Clawdeen Wolf.
Robo Fish are already one of the fastest selling toys of all time, and expected to be a top selling this Christmas. These robot fish have an intelligent sensor and can imitate's swimming patterns, from diving down to feed to darting along the surface of the water.
The Lion Chi Temple
This is a Lego masterpiece is for ages 8 and above. Cragger, Crawley and Razar are leading their tribes in a race to reach the orb rising high above the temple. The Lion Chi Temple comes with seven mini figures, each armed with weapons.
Sulley Monster Mask
This cute and furry blue monster mask based on Sulley, the hit character from Monster University goes perfectly with the Scare Off Sulley Toy. Now your child can transform into a real Monster with the Monsters University Sulley Mask! You control the facial movements!
Chasin Cheeky is for children aged 3 and older. Toss the rings onto Chasin' Cheeky's tail and be first to grab a banana out of his mouth. The winner gets the chance to "shake your groove thing" by dancing with the cute monkey.
Check out pink Furby Boom Cubes and her Furby Boom friends. Furby Boom Holiday Sweater Edition may be the must-have toy for 2013. Expect amazing interaction with the Furby Boom via phones and tablets like the iPad.
Beyonce was named the most-searched person in 2013 on Bing, the online search engine said on Monday, beating out 2012 number one, reality television star Kim Kardashian, who came in second. Women continued to dominate the most-searched list for a second year running, as singers Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Madonna rounded out the top five. Canadian pop star Justin Bieber, who ranked second place in 2012, dropped to sixth place this year. Rapper Nicki Minaj and pop singer Miley Cyrus, who both made the list in 2012, also were in the top ten this year, joined by troubled actress Amanda Bynes, who came in at number 8.
It's a tough job market out there, and your best hedge against unemployment may be to watch your Ps and Qs so you stay employed in the job you have now. Monster.com has helpfully assembled a list of the top 10 ways you can get yourself fired -- from something seemingly harmless, such as gossiping about your coworkers, to something really stupid, such as drinking on the job. The top 10 things that will get you fired, according to Monster.com:
1. Lying on your job application or resume
You will be held responsible for the information you provide. Rest assured, you will be caught if you lie. Employers DO check it.
2. Being indiscreet about your job hunt
Assume everything you do from your office PC is being monitored--from email to IMs to Web searches. Conduct the job search at home or on your smartphone.
You may think the juicy gossip you're passing on is just between the two of you, but others can easily overhear, especially in Cubeville. Be smart. If you hear gossip, don't spread it.
4. Taking too many personal calls
The boss will notice all those calls to your spouse, kid and best friend -- even if you think you're hiding it.
5. Drinking at work
Don't be stupid. The days of a martini lunch are long gone. It's imperative you have full focus at work.
6. Surfing the Web excessively
Just like personal calls, surfing the Web for personal reasons while you're supposed to be working is wasting the company's time. And always remember that NSFW means "Not Safe for Work." Never, ever venture onto adult-oriented sites while using your work PC.
7. Becoming romantically involved with the boss
You can't hide this. People will find out. And one of you is likely to lose your job. Guess what? It's usually not the boss.
8. Forgetting to double-check your figures
Decimal points count. If you work with numbers, pay attention and double-check your work.
9. Alienating your coworkers
Be a good team player, even you don't really like your coworkers. No one is asking you to be best friends, but you do have to work well with others.
10. Pointing the finger at everyone but yourself
Sometimes it is your fault. Admitting a mistake and then working hard to fix it is a far better plan than trying to place the blame on others or cover it up.
National Hand Washing Awareness Week-- December 1-7. Studies say that frequent hand washing greatly reduces your chances of getting sick as often. Doctors recommend washing your hands before meals with warm soap and water for about as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday." Calls ranged from disgusting stories to those at the other end of the spectrum who are super-anal about germs. You won't believe some of the rituals some people go through.
Public bathrooms are cleaned fairly often, so while you're wise to use your hip to push open stall doors and paper towels to manage handles and knobs, you're more likely to pick up the sniffles from other places in your daily travels. Pull out your handy antibacterial wipes when you're:
Pushing an elevator button is more likely to make you sick than kissing your under the weather husband. Why? If someone sneezes into his hand before hitting the button, the virus ridden fluid from his nose awaits you. Saliva, however, contains little, if any, cold viruses, explains Dr. Neil Schachter, M.D., professor of pulmonary medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City and author of "The Good Doctor's Guild to Colds and Flu."
Woman's Dayoffers these stats on colds and flu.