Posts by: Kaitlin Motley

It seems like just last week we were counting down the days until summer. (Oh wait, it was just last week.) But now that summer weather is here, Columbians are undoubtedly counting down the days until they can find relief from the heat and humidity.

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It seems like just last week we were counting down the days until summer. (Oh wait, it was just last week.) But now that summer weather is here, Columbians are undoubtedly counting down the days until they can find relief from the heat and humidity. Here’s when some of CoMo’s pools are set to open.

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Local pet stores and organizations are making it even easier to be kind to animals this week with discounts, specials and deals.

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The early bird gets the wedding coverage. At 4 a.m. on Friday, check in to VoxTalk for a live blog of Will and Kate’s royal celebration.

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A royal wedding is like the Super Bowl of celebrity weddings. Although we love to see a winning couple, the hype is less about the outcome of the event and more about the trends, the location, the performers, and yes, the television broadcast.

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Signs of spring are popping up throughout Columbia: The trees are in bloom, the forecast is sunny and Old Navy has lined a wall of brightly colored, amazingly cheap flip-flops. Flip-flops are easy; they don’t require laces, Velcro or buckles, and you won’t get a weird sock tan wearing them. But they’re not so easy on your body.

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A self-made tan

March 31, 2011 9:21 pm by

Whoever named spring break “spring” break probably didn’t live in Missouri. He or she must have lived in one of those magical lands where spring actually happens in March. I’m trying hard to imagine my sunshine-bound classmates with wrinkly skin to curb my jealousy, but their happy, bronzed beach photos keep popping up on Facebook and ruining my attempts. So instead, I’ve turned to self-tanners, products whose inventor probably did live in Missouri.

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I remember the day a few months ago when my usual 89-cent McDonald’s coffee went up to 99 cents. I was mad, but it turns out Mickey D’s extra dime was part of an industry-wide trend. Folgers and Dunkin’ Donuts coffee prices are up 10 percent, and Starbucks and Seattle’s Best coffees cost up to $1 more than they did a month ago, according to a recent report from Market Watch. Everyone’s paying a more for a cup of Joe.

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Our online-only “Travel the world” story is meant to be a little tongue-in-cheek; I hope no one’s dreams of seeing the Eiffel Tower in Missouri were dashed upon reading. But one point is serious: You can get lost in translation in-state.

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Starbucks celebrates its 40th birthday this week. That’s a lotta lattes. And Starbucks knows how to throw a party: It’s a one-week celebration with goodie bags.

All this week, local Starbucks locations are sampling the new Tribute Blend, a mix of four different coffees including Aged Sumatra, sun-dried Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea [...]

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This isn’t your average bike rack. Students from Lee Elementary School are running a full-service bike valet for True/Falsers out of the Cherry Street parking garage. For a donation, they’ll clean your bike rims, clean and lube the chain, pump up the tires and park the bike.

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Vox has the deets on more downtown deals for True/Falsers.

Moon Valley Massage Therapy is offering chair massages for $1 a minute. Massage therapists Susan Toth Eggener and Esther Bennett say they opened up an additional room for massages this weekend only. They are also offering free 30-minute massages for True/False directors and [...]

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Smart phones just got wiser thanks to a new application called ePhoneTracker. Retina Software released the cell phone spying application software last week. Using the app, suspicious smart-phone users could monitor spouses, children and employees.

According to its website, after ePhoneTracker is installed on a phone, [...]

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Workers’ rights groups lobbied in Jefferson City today to keep Missouri’s “escalator clause” moving, reports the Kansas City Star. The clause allows the state’s minimum wage to increase according to inflation rates.

Right now, both the state and national minimum wage is $7.25. Last month, the Fix the Six [...]

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