Author: Alan Ball

Laughing is a Dose of Medicine

As seen on Carolina AM

They say laughter is the best medicine. This is the day to take yours. it’s National Laugh Day.  Medicine includes the treatment and prevention of disease.  When it comes to laughing, studies show it boosts our immune system, relieves tension and helps us relax.  It also has physical benefits as it engages the abs, arms and facial muscles. Ten minutes…

National Chocolate Caramel Day with Barefoot Bistro!

As seen on Carolina AM

Patti Hilton of Barefoot Bistro shares her favorite recipes including homemade caramel that goes with well, just about everything chocolate! Microwave Caramels with Sea Salt In a very large microwavable bowl: 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup Sugar 1/2 cup Brown Sugar 1/2 cup Corn Syrup 1/2 cup Sweet & Condensed Milk 1/2 tsp Vanilla Line a 8 X 8 pan…

‘Bridesmaids,’ Clemson, and a Superhero Fail

A Morning Chat on Carolina AM

The funny and not so funny.  On this National Laugh Day, Audra shares one of her go-to movie clips for a laugh out loud one!  B.J. Kinard fills in for Greg and explains a recent, not-so-funny experience.  Oh, and B.J. sets Audra straight on what is and not a superhero.

Take More Breaks to Get More Done

As seen on Carolina AM

If you find yourself in weekend mode all the time, it’s time to start taking more breaks.  A lot more.  Research done by North Carolina State University found you’ll have more energy and actually be better at your job if you start taking multiple five minute microbreaks.  If you get called out by your boss, say you’re slacking off for…

Mercy Medicine Offers Health and Dental Services

As seen on Carolina AM

Audra talks with Wayne Jackson at Mercy Medicine Free Clinic in Florence.  Mercy Medicine has been serving Florence and Williamsburg counties for more than 25 years. Employees and volunteers come together to provide free medical and dental assistance to low income, uninsured adults without healthcare benefits. Their goal is to maintain a free medical clinic founded on the Christian principles…

Royal Rules That Could Strain Any Relationship

As seen on Carolina AM

Having friends in high places may not be all that fun. Woman’s Day magazine recently took a look at just how annoying all their rules could become.  You’d always have to arrive early as it is custom for the Queen to be the last to enter. You aren’t allowed to touch royals in public, unless they initiate it. Per protocol…

Woman Gets Unexpected Treat at Taco Bell Drive-Thru

A Pay it Forward Kindness Act on Carolina AM

This story is from a viewer who shared her Pay it Forward story with us.  Linda had taken her nephew to the doctor that day.   It was an appointment that required fasting so, afterwards she says they headed straight to Taco Bell to get his requested 5 layer burritos and unsweetened tea.  When she pulled up to pay for her…