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Super Bowl Sunday is almost here and if they haven’t already, folks will soon be running to the market to get their favorite game-watching snacks like chips, dips, beer and probably wings. 

But Super Bowl snack favorites can differ depending on where you live in the country. Well,  Google has crunched the data to reveal the most uniquely searched Super Bowl recipes in each state, and some may surprise you, or give you ideas for your bash this Sunday.

Some of our area's Super Bowl dishes include:

  • Arkansas -- Five bean chili
  • Oklahoma --French onion cream dip
  • Missouri --  chili

Click here to check out the complete list.

Source: Huffington Post


While millions of people will be watching Sunday’s Super Bowl just for the fun of it, there are plenty of folks who'll have a lot riding on whether the New England Patriots of the Philadelphia Eagles win. That’s because a lot of people will have money on the game.

According to the American Gaming Association, approximately $4.76 billion will be bet on Super Bowl 52, and since not everyone will be able to get to Las Vegas, a good amount of those betw will be placed illegally.

The AGA, who of course is pushing for sports gambling to be legal, says that 97% of all wagers, or more than $4.6 billion will be illegal, with only about $138.5 million of bets placed in Las Vegas, where sports betting is legal. 

And it sounds like Americans would rather place their bets legally than with the corner bookie. A recent poll by the “Washington Post,” finds that 55% of Americans believe the ban on sports betting should be lifted. 

Source: American Gaming Association


We’re constantly hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but a lot of people just don’t like common healthy breakfast options like eggs, yogurt or even cereal. Well, what if you could eat pizza first thing in the morning and still be healthy? 

Now while that may sound totally out there, dietician and blogger Chelsey Amer recently made the case for pizza for breakfast. While she admits it may not be the absolute healthiest option, she does argue that pizza is actually healthier, and more balanced, than your standard sugary breakfast cereal and milk.

“You may be surprised to find out that an average slice of pizza and a bowl of cereal with whole milk contain nearly the same amount of calories,” Amer told the Chicago Tribune. “However, pizza packs a much larger protein punch, which will keep you full and boost satiety throughout the morning.”

Of course not everyone agrees, with some arguing it realy depends on the cereal you pick. New York-based dietitian Keri Gans tells the “New York Post” that cereal can be a great option to “start your day off right,” as long as you pick one packed with fiber, which not only keeps you fuller longer, but also helps lower cholesterol and control blood sugar. Gans recommends looking for cereals with three grams of sugar or less, and at least six grams of fiber.

Gans also suggests topping cereal with things like berries, which have a lot of vitamins, or apples, bananas, or even nuts, seeds or yogurt. Gans notes this type of cereal option will certainly be healthier than a greasy slice of pizza. Although it will certainly be less tasty.

Source: New York Post


It’s rare that you find someone who’s happy with their driver’s license photo, but it turns out more and more people are going to great lengths to change that. 

While DMVs are know for bad lighting, and capturing people at their worst possible angle, in today’s selfie-obsessed culture, a bad license photo just won’t do. That’s why lots of folks these days are paying big bucks to hairstylists and makeup artists to get themselves all glammed up before heading to DMV for their photo. 

We’ve already seen celebs like Khloe Kardashian on “Keeping Up With The Kardashians," bring her makeup artist and hairstylist with her to the DMV, as well as Chrissy Teigen who snapchatted her trip to DMV with her hairstylist. But it seems heading to the salon before the DMV isn’t reserved for celebs.

Of course even all glammed up a picture can come out bad and in most cases you’ll be out of luck. In New York, asking to have a photo reshot isn’t prohibited, but it’s up to the employee and in most cases, especially if there’s a line, they likely won’t oblige. “I tell them, ‘This is not a photo shoot!’” says one rep, while another adds, “I don’t let them do more than five.”

And even if you get your reshoot, if you still don’t like your photo there’s always another, more costly option. Once the license arrives you can spend another fee for a replacement license. 

Source: New York Post

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