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5 Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 31

1. Eat a Banana to Honor Ham!: On this day in 1961 Ham the Chimp became the first hominid launched into outer space.

2. There’s An App for That, but You Won't Use It: Consumers ignore most apps on their smartphones. Of smartphone owners, 68% open only five or fewer apps at least once a week, finds a survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

3. Contacts Lenses Don’t Discriminate: An elephant in Amsterdam's zoo has made history after being fitted with a jumbo-sized contact lens following an eye injury, a statement said Monday.

Music Review: Tim McGraw's Emotional Traffic

Music Review: Tim McGraw's Emotional Traffic

From the day I started listening to country music, Tim McGraw has been one of my favorite artists. He has a good vocal range and the ability to make albums with a little bit of everything. By that I mean that he has a mix of up-tempo, nostalgic, and inspiring songs.

Local Designer Unveils Bikini Collection

Local Designer Unveils Bikini Collection

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- A local designer launched her new swimwear line Thursday night at Red boutique.

Lisa Kaminski Swimwear was unveiled at the launch party, with models on hand to show off her work.

Kaminski designed her first bikini when she was 15, and said she does it simply for a love of swimwear.

She also said she plans to keep her creations limited.  "You know you're going to the beach...knowing that you have a one-of-a-kind," she said of her designs.  "They're not mass-produced; they're all hand-made and designed by me."

Learn more about the designs on Kaminski's website.

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