#ReadThisFIRST: The collection of hints, allegations and things unsaid!

Good Morning you guys!

My parents named me Toby. I have a 15-year-old daughter, Kyla, who is a freshman in high school. Pray for me. We have a soon-to-be-four-year old Maltese puppy named Clover, which, I guess makes him less of a puppy these days...

I'm glad you are here this morning! Love that you've picked us to be a part of your life today... Let's get to it, shall we?!

Speaking of CLOVER, our puppy... today is National Pet Day: A good day to show some love to our furry friends. It’s also a good day to adopt a pet – if you’ve been thinking about it – or just drop off supplies or a donation at your local shelter.

A million reasons to read to your kids… A recent study out of Ohio State University found that reading five books a day to your kids exposes them to about 1.4 million more words by the time they enter kindergarten than kids who were not read to. (Ohio State University)

Not so fast… Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey says he only eats one meal a day – dinner -- and doesn’t eat anything at all on the weekends. (Business Insider)

This is sad… A new British study found that 20% of adults say they feel “more comfortable” interacting with people online than in real life. 33% said they feel nervous when meeting people face-to-face for the first time, and 40% said they get anxious just at the thought of going out … with their own friends. (SWNS)

New mom modeling… Apparently there’s a growing trend of new moms getting their hair and makeup done after giving birth. Yep, moms want to be Instagram-worthy when they post those new baby pics. (NY Post

Want to live longer and healthier? According to a 30-year Harvard study, these are the five habits that could prolong your life by 10 years or more …

  1. Eat a healthy diet
  2. Exercise daily
  3. Maintain a healthy weight
  4. Limit your alcohol intake
  5. Don't smoke (CNBC)

Speaking of living a long life… According to a new study, going vegan could extend your life. Researchers found that people who eat a plant-based diet – and avoid meat, dairy, eggs and other animal products – have more antioxidants in their bodies, which leads to decreased odds of getting cancer and other diseases. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

It seems sexism is alive and well – even when it comes to beer… According to a new study from Stanford University, drinkers value beer less if they think it’s brewed by a woman. (The Takeout)

ALL EYES ARE STILL ON TIGER WOODS

The Masters golf tournament starts today.

It’s an unusual sporting event because the most famous athlete in the tournament – by far – isTiger Woods… who happens to be an old dude.

Other than hardcore golf fans, nobody really cares about the young golfers. Everyone is focused on Tiger.

And while there’s no guarantee that he’ll win – or even play well – it is possible.

Golf is that one sport that guys can compete for championships into their 40s – and even into their 50s. (ESPN)

BROTHEL MADAM SAYSGAME OF THRONES IS BOOSTING BUSINESS

The long-awaited season premiere of Game of Thrones is coming up in just a few days. This is exciting for many of the show’s fans. And, surprisingly, it’s also exciting for the madam of Sheri’s Ranch -- a legal brothel in Nevada.

The madam of Sheri’s Ranch -- Dena -- has seen business boom at the ranch because main character Petyr Baelish is a bordello owner, which has made a brothel one of the show’s most important settings.

Dena noticed how Game of Thrones was driving traffic to the brothel’s website and realized that people who watched the show wanted to go to a sexy place like they saw onscreen -- and do some of the sexy things the characters were doing.

Important to note… Sheri’s Ranch cannot provide dragons or frozen zombies, even if you’re into that sort of thing. (Sputnik News)

Taking in some TELEVISION today? Setting the DVR? Here's what you don't want to miss today!

TALK SHOWS:

  • Jimmy Fallon has Emma Stone (Zombieland: Double Tap), husband and wife Tracy Pollan and Michael J. Fox, music by Tank and the Bangas
  • Stephen Colbert(repeat) has Donnie Wahlberg, Heidi Schreck,Laura Benanti ,Christine Baranski
  • Jimmy Kimmel has Don Cheadle (Avengers: Endgame), Kiernan Shipka (The Silence), music by Hozier
  • James Corden (repeat) has Kelsey Grammer,Jay Baruchel,Alessia Cara
  • Seth Meyers has Adam Driver (The Dead Don't Die),Regina Hall (Little), Anthony Carrigan (Barry)
  • Conan has comedian Bill Burr
  • Ellen DeGeneres has Mila Kunis(Wonder Park),Josh Gad(The Angry Birds Movie 2), singers Erika Jayne and Ava Max,Colton Underwood(The Bachelor
  • Live With Kelly and Ryan hasMolly Shannon(The Other Two),Pauly D(Double Shot at Love)
  • Watch What Happens: Live has singer Melissa Etheridge, author Chelsea Handler (Life Will Be the Death of Me)
  • The View has Shark Tank stars Mark Cuban,Barbara Corcoran,Kevin O'Leary,Lori Greiner and Daymond John
  • The Talk, with guest co-host Amelia Santaniello,has Emilio Estevez (The Public)

PRIMETIME:

  • Grey's Anatomy Amelia and Link travel to New York to operate on a patient who has a severe spinal deformity. (ABC)
  • Station 19 A blackout in Seattle creates dangerous situations throughout the city. (ABC)
  • For the People Jay takes on his first drug case; Sandra bonds with Ted over boxing. (ABC)
  • The Big Bang Theory (two repeat episodes) 1. Penny's ex-boyfriend Zack learns that he is infertile, so he asks Leonard for help. 2. Sheldon tries to bond with Amy's father, but when Wolowitz lures Mr. Fowler away with magic tricks, Sheldon has no choice but to bond with Mrs. Fowler. (CBS)
  • Young Sheldon(repeat) Sheldon studies his family for a psychology project. (CBS)
  • Fam Clem's father surprises her with video left by her deceased mother for her wedding day. (CBS)
  • S.W.A.T.(repeat) The team hunts for a band of criminals re-enacting the crimes of the infamous Symbionese Liberation Army. (CBS)
  • Superstore Some leaked salary numbers cause problems for Amy.
  • A.P. Bio Jack's war with his neighbor threatens to ruin a date. (NBC)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine Jake and Amy celebrate their anniversary while working.
  • Abby's A secret about Abby's dating history is revealed. (NBC)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Benson works to uncover a pregnant teenager's secret. (NBC)
  • Gotham (repeat) Gordon and Penguin must join forces. (FOX)
  • The Orville Ed discovers that Moclans aboard the Orville are harboring a secret. (FOX)
  • Supernatural Sam and Dean continue to worry about the condition of Jack’s soul. (CW)
  • In the Dark After Murphy’s latest one night stand calls her “Mommy,” she develops a rather unexpected lead in Tyson’s case. (CW)

All listings are subject to change.

 
 
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