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5 Gadgets For Music Lovers

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Are you obessed with music? You’re going to love these awesome products selected just for you! Click on the photo or the price to purchase.

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#1. Wireless Waterproof Speaker – $24.99
This speaker is great for the outdoors as well as in the shower! Who doesn’t love listening to music and singing in the shower? This speaker has a detachable suction and aluminum alloy metal hook. This makes it convenient to hang and attach it anywhere you want. It also includes a built in rechargeable battery that supports up to 6 hours of playing time.

 

earbud#2. Bluelounge Cableyoyo
Earbud Cable Management
$9.95
Do your earbuds turn into a tangled mess no matter how neatly you put them away? With the Cableyoyo you will never have to fight with your earbuds again. The Cableyoyo is an earbud cord spool with a magnetic center to keep earphones tidy and tangle-free. The spool design makes it quick and easy to wind and unwind earbuds in a matter of seconds. This product comes in Dark Grey, Light Grey and Lime Green.

 

turntable-2#.3 Crosley Portable Turntable – $87.95
This turntable is lightweight and you can easily take it anywhere. The built-in stereo speakers allow listening to music without having to connect it to a speaker system. Still working on your record collection? This turntable includes an auxiliary port so you can still enjoy tunes through your phone or MP3 player. There are 11 different color options to choose from.

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#4. Belkin Rockstar Multi Headphone Splitter – $14.99
Share music with your friends with this headphone splitter! This gadget allows you to connect to 5 headphones. Now you don’t have to awkwardly share your earbuds to listen to a song with a friend. You can also mix music by connecting multiple music players at once. This handy gadget comes in 5 colors and connects to all phones, mp3 players, and portable dvd players.

 

bedphones.PNG#5. Bedphones: Sleep Headphones – $39.95
Do you love listening to music while falling asleep, but always end up taking your earbuds out because they’re uncomfortable? You need Bedphones! These headphones are so comfortable you can wear them to bed. The custom 23mm drivers lie flat against your ears (not inside of them). Available in black and blue.

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KISS Spring Break Tips

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Road Trip tips

  • Take turns behind the wheel. Also make sure the person sitting shot gun stays awake to help keep the driver up and alert.
  • Get snacks prior to the road trip. Bring a cooler and fill it with water, energy drinks, gatorade, etc. It saves money and time!
  • Make sure to get your car serviced before long road trips.
  • Have updated ID, insurance, and vehicle registration in your car at all times.

Safety tips

  • Turn off your locations when on social media
  • If needing to go to an ATM, make sure to go with a friend or a couple people.
  • Drink lots of water if out in the sun.
  • Know the local laws, whether in a different state or in a different country.
  • Don’t carry all your cash and cards on you. Keeps some in the hotel safe.

Money saving tips

  • If you’re staying at a hotel, try to book one with complimentary breakfast/snacks. You’ll save a ton without having to worry about going somewhere to get breakfast.
  • Download budgeting apps (ie. Mint) and stick with the budget. Be careful on spending money on things you don’t really need.
  • Try renting a bike to get around places. Plus who doesn’t like riding a bike with beach views?!
  • Bring your student ID with you everywhere, you never know when they might have student discounts.
  • Once  you arrive at your destination, get groceries! You’ll save money on snacks especially.
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Spring Break Tips

Road Trip Tips

  • Take turns behind the wheel. Also, make sure the person sitting shot gun stays awake to help keep the driver awake and alert.
  • Get snacks prior to the road trip. Bring a cooler and fill with water, energy drinks, gatorade, etc. It saves time and money!
  • Make sure to get your car serviced before long road trips.
  • Have updated ID, insurance, and vehicle registration in your car at all times.

 

Safety Tips

  • Turn off your locations when on social media
  • If needing to go to an ATM, make sure to go with a friend or a couple people.
  • Drink lots of water if out in the sun.
  • Know the local laws, whether in a different state or in a different country.
  • Don’t carry all your cash and cards on you. Keeps some in the hotel safe.

 

Money Saving Tips

  • If you’re staying at a hotel, try to book one with complimentary breakfast/snacks. You’ll save a ton without having to worry about going somewhere to get breakfast.
  • Download budgeting apps (ie. Mint) and stick with the budget. Be careful on spending money on things you don’t really need.
  • Try renting a bike to get around places. Plus, who doesn’t like riding a bike with beach views?!
  • Bring your student ID with you everywhere, you never know when they might have student discounts.
  • Once  you arrive at your destination, get groceries! You’ll save money on snacks especially.
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Top 10 Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

KISS FM’s Valentine’s Date Ideas

 

Another month means another holiday. Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and if you haven’t figured out your plans yet, don’t worry we got your back here at KISS! Check out our Top 10 ideas for a fun Valentine’s Day!

  1. Eat in to avoid crowds. Cook a nice meal or order delivery, cuddle up on the couch, and put on your favorite movie.
  2. Recreate your first date. Throw it back to where it all began! See just how many details you both can recall.
  3. A relaxing spa day for two. You can never go wrong with a day at the spa! Try out a couple’s massage or facials.
  4. Sing your hearts out. How fun does a night out at the karaoke bar sound?! After a couple drinks, grab a mic and start belting out your rendition of Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You!  
  5. Helicopter ride. Hop on Groupon and check out the great deals for helicopter rides around the city! After you’re done flying around, grab dinner or drinks at your favorite restaurant.
  6. Check out a new movie. We know, this one’s a little cliche! But what better day to see a rom-com or thriller than on a day strictly about love?!
  7. Fondue night. Melt delicious chocolate, cut up some fruit, and jump into chocolate fondue for a romantic night in.
  8. Paint pottery. Put your Picasso skills to work and take your loved one to relax and paint pottery together!
  9. Bowling. Create some Valentine’s Day memories with the whole crew. Get some of your friends together and head to the bowling alley for a friendly competition.

Brunch and a nature walk. If the weather allows (let’s hope!) take a nice walk and then head to a yummy brunch. Fresh air AND Eggs Benedict? Yes please!

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Super Bowl Sunday Snacks

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With the Super Bowl approaching this Sunday, we thought we’d share Shonzi, Andy, and Cruise’s favorite appetizers for you to try out this weekend. Is there really anything better than a Sunday filled with food, friends, football, and a half-time performance by Lady GaGa?! Check out these super quick, easy recipes and let us know which one you will be trying out for the Patriots vs. Falcons Super Bowl!!

Shonzi’s Buffalo Chicken Dip

1 Package cream cheese softened

1 cup chicken breast (can be canned or rotisserie)

½ cup buffalo sauce

½ ranch OR bleu cheese dressing

2 cups monterey jack cheese

Tortilla chips, celery, and crackers

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spread cream cheese into an ungreased shallow 1-qt. baking dish. Layer the chicken, wing sauce and salad dressing. Sprinkle the cheese on top.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve with chips, crackers, and celery.

Andy’s BBQ Nachos
4 slices of bacon chopped into 1” pieces
½ red onion chopped
1 lb. ground beef or chicken
Kosher salt
Ground pepper
1 cup barbecue sauce
3 cups shredded cheddar
¼ cups sliced scallions
Tortilla chips

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees
  2. Heat large skillet on medium. Add bacon and cook until crispy. Drain bacon pieces onto paper towel (set aside). Keep about 2 tablespoons of bacon fat in pan. Add in onions and saute. Stir in ground beef (or chicken). Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring often, until beef or chicken is throughly cooked. Add barbecue sauce to pan and bring to mixture to a simmer.
  3. Spread chips onto baking sheet. Pour bbq mixture on top of chips and sprinkle evenly with cheese and bacon pieces. Bake until cheese is melted, for about 8-10 minutes. Garnish nachos with scallions.

 

Cruise’s Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pinwheels

2 packages cream cheese
1 cup mild cheddar
½ cup cooked bacon (chopped, about 5 pieces)
½ tsp. parsley flakes
½ tsp. Dill weed
½ tsp. Garlic powder
¼ tsp. Onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste
5 tortillas (10 inch each)

  1. Add all ingredients into large bowl.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat on low until creamy. Add in salt and pepper.
  3. Divide mixture between tortillas and spread evenly.
  4. Tightly roll tortillas and place in dish. Refrigerate overnight.
  5. When ready to serve, cut into wheels.

 

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Eating Healthy: 3 Bean Chili

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Everyone is back to school and suddenly running out of time. You are trying to balance your new classes, new workout routine, social life, and still wanting to eat healthy, without breaking the bank?

Try out this super easy, high protein and really cheap option for dinner. This can be made start to finish in about a half hour, and costs right around $10. Plus you will have left overs for days.

The Beans

Look for low or no sodium added variety. All three types of beans are full of essential vitamins and minerals that will help everything from muscle development to heart health.

Black beans are high in antioxidants and protein and are often used as meat a substitute.

Dark Red Kidney Beans are packed with fiber and have even been shown to reduce cholesterol.

ChickPeas or Garbanzo beans are another great source of protein, and really just soak up any flavor they are in, which is why they are used for hummus.

The Base

1/2 jug of V8 Spicy Hot 100% Vegetable Juice. This will help keep sodium and sugar low, for chili, as well as adding an great amount of Vitamin C and A. You can use the non-spicy kind if you want, but chili is all about the heat, right?

You can’t have chili without at least some tomatoes, we recommend the petite diced kind to keep the size small and uniform with the rest of the chili. Again go with a no salt added variety if you can.

The Meat

While not 100% necessary with the shear amount of protein from the beans, meat gives this dish that classic chili taste. 1 lb. of 80/20 ground beef keeps the cost lower, but still pretty lean. You can also use ground turkey, just make sure to drain the meat into one of the cans before you add it to the pot.

The Seasoning

Odds are you probably know which types of spice you like and don’t like, or hot spicy you want a dish. Take it slow and add them as you go, taste testing as you keep adding ingredients. At the very least you will need some pepper, garlic powder/garlic salt, and oregano.

Ingredients

1 can Black Beans

1 can Dark Red Kidney Beans

1 can Garbanzo Beans

1 can of petite diced tomatoes

1/2 jug of V8 Spicy Hot 100% Vegetable Juice

Spices to tastes

Garlic Salt or Powder

Pepper

Oregano

Paprika and or cayenne pepper

Chili powder or red pepper flakes

Cumin

Start opening cans. If you have a pasta strainer dump the beans into it and give them a good rinse, one or two cans at a time. If you don’t have a pasta strainer, just drain the liquid out of the can and fill it will water a few times. Just remember to drain it one last time before adding it to the pot. Do the same for the can of tomatoes.

Start browning the meat in a separate pan on medium heat, while it browns add enough V8 to almost cover the beans and tomatoes and turn on the heat to medium. Start adding in some spices, you should be able to kind of eye ball it, know that it will take a little more than you think. Keep stirring and test as you go.

Once the meat is good and browned, drain the grease and add it to the big pot. Add another sprinkling of spices and mix well. At this point you could go ahead and dig in, but we recommend turning the heat down a bit and letting it simmer for 20-30 minutes with the lid on to really soak up the flavor of all the spices and juice.

Sprinkle cheese and crackers on top, because what is chili without cheese.