One on our favorite online hotties sparks the imagination and pop culture interest of the blog community this morning . . .
Extra: Demi Rose flaunts insane curves as model steals show on Oh Polly catwalk
CNN: Men gain twice as much weight as women during freshman year, study finds
Paper: New Beauty Treatment Literally Sets Your Ass on Fire
Closer to home, here's a peek at some of the nicer news links we're checking this morning . . . .
Jackson County School District Tax Rollback Rescue?!?!
Creative Class Coping Skillz
Commercial artist Matthew Hawkins is in his mid-40s and feeling like more of his life is behind him than ahead of him. So, he took some time off from his paying art jobs to nail down a personal project he's worked on for the past four years.
Grandview Getting Nicer???
by Mary Wilson In 2014, the City of Grandview was cutting ribbons at parks across town, with the reopening of several facilities which had been transformed with new, cutting-edge equipment. That same year, in August of 2014, Grandview voters approved $8.7 million in bonds for four improvement projects, including Shalimar Park renovations, an outdoor aquatics facility, Meadowmere Park development and an expansion of The View community center.
Golden Ghetto Deep Dive
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - A plan to stop toxic algae from popping up on South Lake in Overland Park, Kansas, has shown signs of promise. The city launched a pilot program in October to keep harmful algae from taking over the lake.
Local Artsy Remembrance
Author's note: The following account is based on three interviews with Jim Hamil, as well as research at the Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene, Kansas, and at the Hallmark Cards Archives in Kansas City, Missouri. Jim Hamil, a young artist in 1961 at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, looked up from the watercolor painting on his table to see the commotion in the creative department.
Home Team Extra FAIL
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - José Ramírez homered for the second consecutive game, a three-run shot that sent rookie Zach Plesac and the Cleveland Indians past the Kansas City Royals 8-3 on Friday night. Francisco Lindor had three hits, including an RBI triple, as the Indians stayed two games behind first-place Minnesota in the AL Central.
Summer Sticky Restart
Hide Transcript Show Transcript WILL TURN INTO MEMORIES AND LAST FOREVER. CODY: AND THIS WEEK, THE WEATHER WILL COOPERATE. NICK: IT WILL BE ON THE HUMAN SIDE, BUT NOT DANGEROUSLY HOT OR EXCESSIVE HEAT LIKE WE HAD A WEEK OR TWO AGO FOR THAT EXCESSIVE HEAT WAVE THAT WE HAD.
Lizzo - Tempo feat. Missy Elliott is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .