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  • 01:25

    Birds Of A Feather

    in Lifestyle

    Study: BFFs May Have Similar DNA Belinda Luscombe @luscombeland July 15, 2014

    Really close friends might be as genetically similar as fourth cousins

    Next time someone says “You would really like my friend, she’s just like you,” try to refrain from giving her the side eye. It turns out she might have some science to back her up. According to a new study from Yale University and the University of California at San Diego, good friends are often genetically similar, and can share as much as 1% of the same gene variants. In genetic terms, that’s a lot. As close as, say, fourth cousins.

    “This gives us a deeper accounting of the origins of friendship,” says Nicholas Christakis, professor of sociology, evolutionary biology, and medicine at Yale, who co-authored the study with James Fowler, professor of medical genetics and political science at UC San Diego. “Not only do we form ties with people superficially like ourselves, we form ties with people who are like us on a deep genetic level. They’re like our kin, though they’re not.”

    The study found that, oddly, close friends are often genetically similar in their sense of smell. But it also concluded that friendship may play a role in evolution. The genes that were shared by friends saw the most “evolutionary activity”, or have evolved the fastest over the past 30,000 years. Whether the friendship or the genetic similarity came first is up for debate. Do we seek out genetically similar friends or do our friendships and mating affect what genes get passed on

    “Human beings are one of the few species who form long-term, non-reproductive relationships with other members of our species,” says Fowler.

  • 00:49

    Episode 33: Low Key Creep

    in Culture

    We discuss the 1989 Tour, our favorite Trump: Ivanka, political scandals and LOLs, Drake+Serena and white people appropriating black slang.

    Reading List:

    BFF power couples

    Ivanka's favorite podcasts

    Joe Biden is a creep

    Hang in There Columba

    Aubrena forever

    Fuckboy misuse

    Shoutouts: Listen to Ann on the Dinner Party Download and Amina on Rerun and The Main Draw

  • 02:02

    Yawa Don Gass!!! My Ex-Fling Is Pregnant, My Mom Is Shopping For Aso-Ebi!!

    in Relationships

    Sowing your royal oats can get one in a lot of trouble especially if you're not ready to deal with them. Such is the case of a friend of mine, here is his tale....

    I'm a single guy of marriage age but I still haven't found that special woman to settle down with, while waiting, I have been playing the field. Recently I got a cold call from an Ex-fling who happens to be a Family Friend (we've messed around a few times) saying she is pregnant for me. 

    I do not want to marry her but at the same time I don't want to have a child out of wedlock. My mom is ecstatic about the news because the girl's mom is one of her BFFs. Matter of fact she is already shopping for Aso-ebi and planning a quick wedding. Thing though is I do not love this girl. My mom is awaiting my go ahead to plan things in full gear, what do I do or say??

    There we have it folks!!! What should this brother do??? Join us on Tuesday as we swap tales and learn a thing or 2??

  • 00:31

    Forgivenes: The Bridge to Healing, Pt2

    in Lifestyle

    It's Matters of the Heart Monday! And we start the week off with our mandate word of the week - reconciliation. Scripture Reference: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

    We conclude our study on forgivenss as we look at how to move on. Forgiveness doesn't necessarily mean that you become BFFs with the person who offended you. But it does mean that you come to a point of reconciliation; setting healthy boundaries and moving on with your life. On today's broadcast Linda concludes our look at the steps to forgiveness and how to move on with peace.


  • 00:51

    Girl’s Guide to Paris Trends

    in Travel

    Grab your mother, daughter or BFFs and hit the City of Lights in this special Travel Brigade episode focusing on a Girlfriend’s Getaway that takes in all of the hottest trends in Paris. We’ve got interviews with experts on what’s happening in the arts scene, cool neighborhoods to hang out in, restaurants to try and unique spa experiences you’ll love. We’ll even tell you how to rent your own apartment in the city for your next trip so you can feel like a local. Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade.

    Girls Guide to Paris


    Chef Justin Kent


    O' Kari Hammam


    Hotel Edgar


    Susan Shup


    Grace Teshima Gallery


    Muse of Paris - Apartment in St Germain des Pres





  • 01:28


    in Comedy

    This week was really more like a weekend for Corinne and Krystyna. A weekend for TWEENS, that is!! Stalking cute androgynous band boys, sneaking into the big party at the comedy club they're technically "banned" from, letting the girls (K's boobs) out...you know, the norm. While Corinne has a Mulan-like moment as she reflects on just how many of her peers she's fucked, Krystyna questions why former female chums have gotten mad at her for, well, just being so damn sexay. This week's episode is a supah special one for the girls of Sorry About Last Night -- it's the special BFF episode! Join Corinne and Krystyna's ride or die bitches -- PAULA & MELISSA, respectively, as the chicas share vintage stories about fast food drive-thru antics, fake pizza deliveries, and all the weird little things that made these sexually explorative gals the women they are today! DISCLAIMER: Umm...sorry we talked over each other a lot. CHAMPAGNE + WHISKEY + 4 BFFs = BLAH BLAH BLAH...Enjoy!

    E-mail us at SorryAboutLastNightShow@gmail.com
    Tweet the ladies: twitter.com/SryAboutLastNyt
    Tweet Corinne: twitter.com/ PhilanthropyGal
    Tweet Krystyna: twitter.com/KrystynaHutch
    Follow us on Instagram: SorryAboutLastNight
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  • 01:37

    A Kind Voice on Books and The Writer's Block

    in Books

    In the first hour on A Kind Voice on Books Jason Lawrence will interview Dr. James Millhouse. Dr. Millhouse is a licensed psychologist out of Atlanta Georgia who provided mental training for sports performance to athletes from the amateur to the professional and Olympic level in almost every sport. He has also been featured on NBC Nightly News during the Olympics as the next breakthrough in athletic training. One of his most recent accomplishments, however, is the publication of a great new book called, The Parents Manual of Sports Psychology: A Practical Guide to Achieving Athletic Success. It’s a great new guide based on Dr. Millhouses years of experience working with athletes of all ages, and it lays out a comprehensive plan for re-training the mechanics of an athlete’s mind so as to ensure they always play at the top of their game.

    In the second hour on  The Writer's Block, Bonnie Marlewski-Probert will interview Cynthia Brewster-Keating and on the topic of FEAR. Fear of publishing, fear of sharing your kind voice, fear of success, fear of failure... FEAR is what holds most people back from living the life they were meant to live and for writers or artists, that fear can be paralyzing. 

    Cynthia just published a book written by her mother when her mother was just a teenager. Sadly, even though her mother was fearless when it came to horses, when it came to publishing her work, she was unable to muster up the courage to do it. However, after her passing in 2009, Cynthia discovered the unpublished manuscript and made it her mission to see her mother's dream become a reality. The book is entitled, Over Hill n' Dale and it tells the story of two tween BFFs who love horses and share adventures over the summer. 

  • 00:59

    Ep. 23: Your Selling Point by Patti Pokorchak

    in Business

    Patti Pokorchak, creator of the highly successful barcode asset-tracking system BassetPro, talks about her unlikely but successful foray into the world of sales in this fresh new episode. Patti shares how she was able to leverage her skills in order to help build 5 start-up technology companies in Europe and North America. She started becoming a serial entrepreneur in 1992 and today Patti is the CEO and Founder of Small Biz Sales Coach.

    So what are some of the key practices that enabled Patti to sell more effectively, and how can you do the same? 

    Sales means being of service to others.
    Be confident in the value you offer and ask for what you are worth!
    Deliver premium customer service.
    Nurture an authentic desire to be curious and caring about people.

    As Patti joyfully shares, "I LOVE talking to people. My clients don’t consider me a sales person. I’m just talking to people like they were my newest BFFs, being curious and caring is how I put it.”

  • 00:18

    Episode 43: Taking The Fall

    in Soccer

    It's fall, y'all. Jon, Noah and Ryan dish on PSLs, LBs and BFFs as they talk about who should be included in Jurgen Klinsmann's October roster, the MLS Supporters' Shield race, and a potential NASL call-up.

  • 01:15

    Girl's Guide to Classic Paris

    in Travel

    Grab your mother, daughter or BFFs and hit the City of Lights in this special Travel Brigade episode focusing on a Girlfriend’s Getaway that takes in all of the classic Paris shopping, dining, museums and activities. We’ve got interviews with fashion and shopping experts and we’ll even tell you how to get into a VIP shopping room. No getaway is complete without fine dining and we’ll talk about great restaurants as well as fun cooking classes where you can learn to make your own French cuisine. We’ll take a look at museums, including a fun scavenger hunt through the Louvre and an interview with the Musee D’Orsay. Forget your selfies and find out how to have your photo shoot taken in front of the Eiffel Tower or another Paris landmark, and take a tour in a car known as a Twizy. Enjoy the trip! Follow us on Twitter @TravelBrigade.


  • 02:30

    Celebrating our Divine Feminine & Masculine

    in Education

    Sisterhood, Bromance, BFFs....Male/Female Friendships, Friends with Benefits? The ''Friend Zone''...

    If you’re a single woman with male friends, you’ve heard it a million times: “So, are you guys dating or what ... ?” 

    It’s accepted gospel that “men and women cannot be friends because the sex part always get in the way.” Interestingly enough, the purported wisdom of When Harry Met Sally has never really held true. Sexual tension has never been the chief barrier to befriending straight men...or IS IT? We will talk about the nuances and the experiences we've gathered where this is concerned. 

    We also need our same sex friendships now to be more foundational and powerfully supportive than ever. 

    Sisterhood  is women/sisters covering sisters until destiny is birthed; it is a relationship that has no boundaries that has to be driven by agape love, the same type of love that Creator has for us, which means you have to be willing to love your sister the way you love yourself no matter what her issues are; no matter what her troubles maybe; no matter what she's going through, because the love you possess for your sister overrides all of that.

    Equivalently, male friends and male bonding plays a very important role in the life of men. But is there more to this than just sharing beer and talking about the game or women? Let's find out why men need male friends.