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December 09, 2016

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27 Reasons You Need BoomBoom In Your Pocket Right Now

What do you keep in your pockets? Let me guess: your wallet, keys, phone, lint, and a receipt from Denny’s with a timestamp of 3am last Saturday night (don’t worry, it happens). Was I right?

Well SHAME ON YOU for not also carrying BoomBoom!

You never know when having a BoomBoom Energizing Inhaler on you might be clutch. Not sure when you’d need a BoomBoom? I’ll help you with these 27 Reasons Why You Need BoomBoom In Your Pocket Right Now:

  1. It’s garbage day and you walk by your neighbor’s trash can full of what smells like used baby diapers, rotten cabbage, and raw sulphur. YOU’D BETTER BOOM RIGHT NOW.

  1. Your girlfriend wants to cut through the fish market to ogle at all the seafood...and it’s 90 degrees outside. GET THAT BOOMBOOM IN YOUR NOSE.

  1. Your mom asks you to take the compost out to the garden, and it’s full of rotten banana peels, egg shells, coffee grounds, and slimy spinach. NO PROBLEM, MA, BUT FIRST I GOTTA BOOM.

  1. Your arm is trapped by a boulder, it’s been 127 hours of trying to free it, and the gangrene is starting to set in. BOOMBOOM WILL HELP BUT YOU’LL STILL BE THIRSTY AND DYING.

  1. To pay off your mountain of student loan debt you get a job as a garbage man. YOU’LL WANT BOOMBOOM FOR BREAKFAST.

  1. You go scuba diving and happen to drift into a cloud of raw sewage. BOOMBOOM PLUS BATHING IN LISTERINE IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

  1. Halloween pranksters leave roadkill in your driveway and your husband asks you to remove it because he’s a wimp. GIVE HIM A LOOK OF DISDAIN, WEAR GLOVES, AND GO OUT THERE WITH A BOOMBOOM IN EACH NOSTRIL.

  1. The dude at 7Eleven says "Good Morning" and obviously hasn’t brushed his teeth in his entire life, bathing you in a cloud of horrible breath. BETTER BOOM SO THAT YOU STILL HAVE AN APPETITE FOR THAT MAPLE GLAZED DONUT.

  1. You get sprayed in the face by a skunk. MIGHT WANT PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL HELP FIRST BUT AFTER THAT YOU SHOULD BE BOOMING FOR DAYS.

  1. You take your dog for a walk in the rain, and while snuggling him afterwards he gives off a ludicrously bad wet dog smell. DON’T DEPRIVE YOUR DOG FROM LOVE WHEN BOOMBOOM CAN SAVE YOU.

  1. You find a dead body in the woods while jogging. BETTER CALL THE POLICE BUT THEY’LL UNDERSTAND IF YOU HAVE TO BOOM IT UP FIRST.

  1. You open your fridge after being on vacation and it turns out all the food rotted from a power outage. BOOM THEN TOSS THAT CRAP.

  1. You walk by a scummy pond and can’t get the awful smell of stagnant water out of your nose. BOOM DA BOOM.

  1. You’re at the gym and the guy squatting next to you deciding to eat steamed veggies as his pre workout snack. BOOM BUT BE DISCREET ABOUT IT.

  1. Neighborhood boy throws a stink bomb at your front door. WHO ARE YOU, DENNIS THE MENACE? TIME TO BOOM.

  1. You take your shoes off after 16 hours of wearing them. WHOA. TIME TO SAVE YOURSELF FROM YOURSELF WITH BOOMBOOM.

  1. You’re tired but have another 3 hours at work. Caffeine is no longer effective. Time to stand up, stretch, and inhale some Berry Breeze to reinvigorate your mind. CUBICLES DRAIN ENERGY, BOOMBOOM DOESN’T.

  1. You go wine and cheese tasting and somebody orders up some of that stinky blue cheese. CHEESE SHOULDN’T SMELL ROTTEN. BERRY BREEZE BOOM TO THE RESCUE.

  1. You go to Thailand and somebody suggests you should try stinky durian fruit. DON’T DO IT, RUN AWAY AND BOOM ASAP.

  1. You’re about to attempt a personal record deadlift. INHALE SOME CINNA-MINT AND THEN CRUSH THAT LIFT, BRO!

  1. You’re 90 minutes into a meeting that was supposed to be 60 minutes with still no end in sight. SPREADSHEETS WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK BLURRY UNTIL YOU TROPICAL RUSH YOUR NOSE!

  1. Your aunt is visiting for Thanksgiving and starts telling a long-winded story about a rash she found on her calf. AUNT MARGARET, WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO US? NOW I HAVE TO BOOM UNDER THE TABLE AFTER PRETENDING TO DROP MY FORK.

  1. Your dog poops in your bed. GLAD YOU ARE RELAXED, FIDO, BUT NOW I HAVE TO BOOM TO GET YOUR KIBBLE FLAVORED AURA OUT OF MY NASAL PASSAGES.

  1. You’re on a long car ride on windy roads and feeling nauseous. CLOSE YOUR EYES AND INHALE TROPICAL RUSH WHILE IMAGINING YOU’RE ON A BEACH. NAUSEA NO MORE.

  1. You’re trapped in an elevator. IT’S ABOUT TO SMELL SOMETHING FIERCE IN HERE WITH ALL THE FEAR, SWEAT, AND...YOU KNOW. BUST OUT THAT BOOM. 

  1. It’s all-you-can-eat Chili night at the local barbecue joint, and you’ll have a 45-minute car ride home in a car packed with five dudes. WITHOUT BOOMBOOM YOU WILL NOT SURVIVE THIS TRIP.

  1. The zombie apocalypse is happening and one thing the Walking Dead forgets to remind viewers of: this dystopian future with the undead busting down doors to eat brains smells horrible. STOCK YOUR FALLOUT SHELTER WITH A PARTY PACK OF BOOMBOOM.

Convinced yet that you need to have BoomBoom in your pocket at all times? Good. Take advantage of our FREE BoomBoom offer **while supplies last**

 

December 01, 2016

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Top 4 Gift Ideas For Your Music Festival Crew

Winter is BOOMING across the Northern Hemisphere right now and with it comes the holiday season. What does this mean? If you’re like most of us this means stuffing your face with all sorts of holiday delights, drinking spiked eggnog at the office holiday party, and braving crowded airports and blizzards in order to see loved ones.

Whether you are celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or simply time off from work, it is important to remember to think about what you can do to show your friends and family you appreciate and love them. Sometimes friends and family are the same thing, too, like your music festival fam. I’m talking about the crew you bond with while drenched in sweat watching Grand Theft “Keep it 100”, the people who make sure you remember to drink water after five hours in a tent that is so hot and humid it has its own storm clouds, and the friends who laugh with you after you let loose and try to break dance only to spin lamely on the dirty concrete.

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Here's our Top Four Gift Ideas picked out just for your music festival crew to show you love them, but also help them get excited for 2017’s lineup of festivals.

  1. Freedom Rave Wear Rave Bandanas - Most bandanas are actually pretty useless when it comes to filtering out dust. Not these. We’re talking one-of-a-kind micro-fiber backed hand-made bandanas that are actually functional, meaning that they protect you from inhaling dust. This is an important item when you’re at Coachella, Burning Man or any other desert festival - keep your lungs clear and snot clean.

 

  1. Neewer 2-Axis Smartphone Stabilizer - We all have that person in our crew who takes a million videos any time they go to an event. While sometimes we wish they’d just live in the moment and enjoy it, it ends up being so clutch that they capture the best moments to relive the next day. If they're actually into videography, then why not take advantage of the badass technology available these days and get a phone stabilizer - your videos will be looking professional and fresh AF. 

  1. BoomBoom Variety Pack - Set your friends up for an adventurous 2017 with a variety pack of BoomBoom inhalers. That’s one of each nasal-stimulating flavors: CinnaMint, Tropical Rush, and Berry Breeze. Breathing in menthol and 100% essential oils is an intensely refreshing way to stimulate your mind. Give this ability to your friends! 

    • If you want to "Try Before You Buy" you can get your first one FREE **while supplies last** ---> Free BoomBoom

    1. Liquid I.V. - This innovative powder is essentially a hydration multiplier that allows you to hydrate 2-3 times faster than just drinking water alone. It contains 3 times the amount of electrolytes as sports drinks, but with half the calories and sugar. It also contains a precise ratio of nutrients that provides near instant-recovery. Liquid I.V. is a perfect gift for the friend who always overheats too quickly at the festival and has to sit outside, missing all the action!

      • You can order them online (use code 'BoomBoom' for 15% OFF) or pick-up at any 7-Eleven!

       

      Remember:  Thinking about yourself this holiday season is a surefire way to feel empty when it’s all over and the new year begins. Give thoughtful gifts to those you care about, and you’ll have a nice warm and fuzzy feeling inside when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve.

      July 18, 2016

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      Aromatherapy is Legit

      Aromatherapy falls under the umbrella of "alternative medicine" and therefore it is sometimes lumped in with controversial practices with no scientific backing, such as healing with magnets

      However, that's not fair! Because, really, there is only one type of medicine: scientifically backed. Anything else is considered "unproven". So "alternative" medicine is just a euphemism for "unproven". 

      Aromatherapy has some aspects that are scientifically proven, and others that are unknown, untested, or unverified. Of course, it is very limited in what it can assist with...nobody is prescribing aromatherapy as a cure for cancer, alzheimer's or cerebral palsy. However, for more commonplace ailments that everybody suffers from, aromatherapy offers a safe, healthy, low-cost way to improved health!

      Aromatherapy is mainly a treatment to improve MENTAL health. It has been proven to be an effective treatment for:

      • Improving mood
      • Relieving minor pain
      • Relaxing people under stress
      • Reducing anxiety and fear in pregnant women
      • Relieving feelings of nausea in women during labor
      • Feelings of depression (when used with massage therapy)
      • Reducing blood pressure in patients undergoing colonoscopies
      • Strengthening the immune system
      • Alopecia areata (hair loss)
      • Agitation related to dementia
      • Constipation
      • Insomnia
      • Pain related to rheumatoid arthritis
      • Itching, a side effect of dialysis
      • Psoriasis

      Who is aromatherapy NOT for?

      It is important to know that aromatherapy isn't for EVERYBODY. It is wise to consult with a doctor before using aromatherapy if you are pregnant, have severe asthma, or have a history of allergies.

      Any safety tips for using aromatherapy?


      Any topical or inhaled essential oils, like those found in BoomBoom, are basically safe. Don't consume essential oils by mouth unless you consult a doctor first. Oils that are high in phenols, like cinnamon, can irritate the skin and may require being watered down before they are applied in massage therapy. 

      Where can I find an aromatherapist?

      There isn't a national certifying or licensing body for aromatherapists. However, there are professional organizations that can provide information for how to find a knowledgeable aromatherapist. One great one is the National Association of Holistic Therapy

      What studies have been done on aromatherapy?

      If you're really interested in the findings from scientific studies on Aromatherapy, check these out:

      Aromatherapy: A Systematic Review

      Essential Oils and Aromatherapy: Their Modern Role in Healing

      Aromatherapy and Massage for Symptom Relief for Patients with Cancer

      Use of Aromatherapy as a Complementary Treatment for Chronic Pain

      The Use of Aromatherapy to Treat Behavioral Problems in Dementia

        

      June 28, 2016

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      Cheer Up with Aromatherapy!

       

      Have you ever been in a bad mood? Of course you have. Everyone is prone to bouts of negative, unhappy, or cynical thinking.

      Remedies for bad moods are numerous. Exercise, meditation, getting outside in nature, listening to positive music, talking with a good friend, and so on. There’s no one simple formula for everybody, in all situations.

      Many people are surprised to learn that aromatherapy offers some great remedies for a bad mood, too!

      Think about it: what we smell can affect our mood. Hence the entire perfume and cologne industry, products which are worn to seduce or entice others. For hundreds of years, people have been wearing essential oils (oils derived from the essence of a plant). This is because scent is so strongly tied to both memory and mood.

      Why is that?

      Our sense of smell, or our olfactory sense, is unique among the five senses in that it transmits information directly to the limbic system (the part of our brain that deals with emotions and memory). This is why the saying “scent is tied to memory” holds water, and explains why when we smell chocolate chip cookies baking, for example, we remember our grandmothers.

      The technical name for altering moods based on scent is called psycho-aromatherapy. The research behind it varies in its opinions about if certain essential oils can elicit the same emotions in all people, or if certain smells behave differently depending on the person’s memories. For example, if your grandmother’s house smelled like cinnamon and you loved hanging out over there when you were a kid, cinnamon might trigger happy, nostalgic feelings. However, if your ex-girlfriend always chewed cinnamon gum and she broke your heart: you might have a different reaction!

       

      Despite this quirk of our noses and brains, there are some essential oils that should have the desired effect of improving your mood (based on aromatherapy experts from the West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy):

      Lemon: Yes, lemon! This scent can improve concentration and reduce anxiety when you are feeling frustrated.
      Lavender: This essential oil has a calming effect that is excellent as a supplemental method to aspirin or ibuprofen in treating headaches.
    1. Jasmine: Very similar to lavender, jasmine has the added benefits of acting as an anti-depressant and can increase optimism and confidence.

    2. Rosemary: Rosemary has an awesome, stimulating scent. Its properties fight mental exhaustion and headaches.
      Cinnamon: Aside from reminding you of your grandma (maybe?), cinnamon has that stimulating essence to it that can pull you out of the doldrums of negative, tired thinking.
      Peppermint: Peppermint has an energy-boosting quality like no other essential oil. Obviously, peppermint patties are great but try just inhaling peppermint to improve the clarity of your thinking while working.
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      There are many more essential oils, and they can all have some sort of positive effect on your mood. The only sure way to know what will work for you is to experiment! The good news is that we’ve got you covered: a BoomBoom variety pack features all three of our unique, proprietary blends of essential oils that have been fine tuned after thousands of customers gave us feedback.

      So, snap out of that funk and cheer up with the help of aromatherapy!
      May 24, 2016

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      Everybody Wanna BoomBoom [REMIX CONTEST]

      In the words of Missy Elliot.... REEEEEMIIIXXXXXXXXX

      We enlisted Thick7 to create a ridiculous & fun comedy rap song (which you can watch here) and now we're hosting a remix contest that's offering up $500 CASH + a YEAR SUPPLY of BoomBoom to the winner! All track submissions are due by June 30th, 2016 (see overview below).

      REMIX CONTEST OVERVIEW:

      Prize: 

      • $500 CASH 
      • ONE YEAR SUPPLY of BoomBoom
      • Featured on our social media accounts (and our influencer partner accounts)

      Rules: 
      All remixes become property of BoomBoom. The remixes and the remix stems can not be distributed elsewhere or used within your own tracks. Remixes should be named in the pattern of "Thick7 - Everybody Wanna BoomBoom (Artist Name Remix)".

      Remix Pack:
      The remix pack can be downloaded from BoomingTracks or on Dropbox.

      How to Submit:
      Completed remixes should be sent as an MP3 (320 kBit/s) or WAV (16 bit, 44,1kHz) to remix@boomboomenergy.com via WeTransfer, Dropbox or similar services.  Submissions due by June 30th, 2016.

      Contact Organizer:
      remix@boomboomenergy.com

      (Art By: @WillUseman)

      May 16, 2016

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      May 13, 2016

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      Aromatherapy Is Not Just for Hippies!

      The imagery that the word "aromatherapy" evokes from people is often full of hemp clothing, tie-dye shirts, guys with pony tails, doors made out of beads, music featuring the sitar, and people saying "far out" after every sentence. 

      This couldn't be further from the truth. Sure, back in the 60s there were probably lots of hippies that were into aromatherapy. However, aromatherapy has gone "mainstream" now and the health community is increasingly realizing the myriad benefits from using essential oils in every day life.

      A little research can go a long way into de-mystifying aromatherapy, and how it can serve as a tool in your arsenal against common maladies. From struggling to fall asleep, to feeling stressed out, to feeling anxiety or anger, aromatherapy offers essential oils derived from plants to alleviate negative feelings.

       With all of the misconceptions about what aromatherapy is, check out these facts. Some of them may surprise you!

      1. Aromatherapy is 6,000 years old, dating back to ancient Chinese practices of burning herbs to promote well-being. Even back then, over 300 unique herbs were identified and used to alleviate a host of issues.

      2. Ancient Egyptians used massage ointments, incense, and bath oils. Likely, Cleopatra had glowing skin for this reason... There were even essential oils used during the embalming process, but let's assume you're not going to need to know how to do that!

      3. Hippocrates, who is deemed the "Father of Modern Medicine" was faced with a plague in Athens. He fought the plague by fumigating homes with aromatic steam. In some of his other treatments, he used essential oils and massage oils on his patients.

      4. During the Dark Ages, aromatherapy became forbidden and a secret underground black market formed for those who still wanted to use it. The Catholic Church had banned any remedies that were "natural" and not religious in nature.

      5. During the Renaissance and Enlightenment periods in Europe, aromatherapy was actually uncommon as radical, alternative scientific remedies were explored instead. 

      6. Aromatherapy wasn't called "aromatherapy" until the 1920s. This is the same time the practice started to flourish again. A French chemist named Rene Maurice Gattefosse burnt his hand and, since he didn't have anything else nearby to alleviate the excruciating pain, soaked it in lavender oil. He was surprised to see that the wound healed quickly. It was he who dubbed the term "aromatherapy". 

       

      7. Essential oils are extracted from the "essence" of plants, and in fact come from in between plant cells. They are aromatic in nature, and can come from flowers, seeds, roots, bark, roots, herbs, and grass. 

      8. Some companies in Japan pump certain aromatics through their air conditioning systems in offices to improve employee productivity and efficiency. Scents like lemon and rosemary have been shown to increase alertness.

      9. Aromatherapy might be a viable method of preventing airborne infections in hospitals and public transit systems. The air-purifying, anti-viral, and antibacterial properties of certain essential oils could prevent the spread of illnesses.

      10. The process of creating essential oils is very labor and cost intensive. For example, over 30 roses would need to be processed in order to create just one drop of rose oil. This is also why very small amounts of essential oils can have mighty effects.

       

      Did you learn a thing or two about aromatherapy today? Great! 

      This post doesn't smell like anything, so put aromatherapy to the test today by ordering a BoomBoom Variety Pack! This way, you'll be able to try all three popular flavors: Berry Blast, CinnaMint, and Tropical Rush.

      April 25, 2016

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      Aromatherapy Goes Mainstream

      There’s nothing new under the sun...or so “they” say. Some things come and go in popularity, though. Except bell-bottoms...if those come back in style I’ll eat a pair live on Youtube.

      Aromatherapy is something that dates back thousands of years, to the ancient Chinese, Egyptian, Indians, Greeks, and Romans and is now making a MASSIVE resurgence in modern times.

      Why? Because it works. First, to understand why aromatherapy is so popular again it’s important to understand what it really is. Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils derived from plants in order to improve one’s mood, cognitive, psychological, and physical well-being.

      In ancient times, essential oils were used for all types of crazy rituals and spiritual ceremonies. In the 20th century, they were used for a variety of ailments, including as antiseptics during WWII.

      Because aromatherapy has limited medical application here in the US, most people haven’t been too exposed to them as a cure for ailments that drugs or antibiotics can solve.

      However, the psychological and mood benefits are becoming recognized by all sorts of different types of consumers, such as:

      Brain Boosters

      Aside from treatment for symptoms of the above ailments, a significant reason that aromatherapy is popular again is because of the cognitive, psychological, and mood benefits.

      Lavender oil is the most notable essential oil that has positive effects on our mental state. It is actually a pretty incredible product from Mother Nature, in that it is proven to have a slight sedative effect, so it is calming and can be used to treat the symptoms of anxiety. At the same time, it can increase alertness. The double whammy of feeling calm and more alert is why lavender oil is becoming popular with students while pulling long study sessions.

      The reason lavender oil is effective is that it contains chemical compounds called terpenes, which are molecules so small that they can easily cross the blood-brain barrier.

       

      Next to lavender, rosemary oil is also RIDICULOUS in how it can benefit our cognitive function, especially memory. It contains a chemical compound called 1.8-cineole that prevents another compound, acetylcholine, from breaking down...which prolongs our ability to recall memories.

       

      Smelling Salts

      Smelling salts are becoming very integrated into athletics, from the NFL to Olympic marathoners to hockey to powerlifting. What the heck are they? Basically, ammonia. When you take a whiff of ammonia your body reacts by flooding the brain with oxygen, causing you to feel more alert. So when fatigued after “hitting the wall” in a marathon or right before trying to deadlift 500 lbs., smelling salts can have a positive effect. Combined with essential oils, and smelling salts can be less harsh and more enjoyable.

      Start Booming

      Aromatherapy is a very misunderstood and unappreciated beneficial practice that everybody could benefit from. BoomBoom has you covered in the inhalants department, with great flavors such as Berry Breeze, Tropical Rush, and CinnaMint. Relax and get energized today by enjoying our proprietary blend of essential oils.







      April 22, 2016

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      NEW BoomBoom Giveaway

      To celebrate the launch of our NEW & IMPROVED formula, we're giving away FIVE Triple-Packs!

       

      We've spent the last year developing a product that's even more refreshing and energizing. The time is finally here for you to try them out!  Each pack comes with a Berry Breeze, CinnaMint and Tropical Rush inhaler! Click BELOW to enter. Good luck : ) 

      ENTER BELOW!      
      $100 BoomBoom Giveaway
      March 12, 2016

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      Coachella is Approaching!

      "To keep the body in good health is a duty... otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear." - Buddha

      Have you ever struggled with having a mind that was muddled with a confusing fog of conflicting thoughts? Of course. We all have. In this quote, Buddha reminds us that focusing on a strong body will translate into a strong mind. If you've ever been in a rut or depressed and then had a great workout, that event can blast you out of that funk with a flood of endorphins. Working out, coupled with great music? Forget about it...you'll be on cloud nine.

      It's important to remember that the mind and body are ONE. So if you treat your body with respect and not like a dumpster then you're treating your mind with respect as well. Vice versa, if you engage in unhealthy, negative thinking or give way to stress all the time then your body will reflect that with bags under your eyes, grey hair, and unhealthy looking skin.

      "You are what you eat." is something that can be rephrased as "You are what you consume." That wisdom applies to what you consume in your mind as well. If you flood your ears with positive messages from speakers like Tony Robbins and Les Brown every morning, you'll be in a healthier place mentally than if you blast death metal. 

      So treat your body right and your mind will follow. Exercise, nutrition, and aromatherapy are all necessary on the path to health.

      COACHELLA IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING!

      That's right, it's coming...We are just two months away! Last year the festival set an all-time record for festival attendance with 198,000 tickets sold and $84m in revenue. Each year the festival breaks its record from the year before, and this year should be no different.

      I hope you have tickets already because it is SOLD OUT. Unsurprisingly. 

      Why should you be excited this year? For one, check out the Lineup:

      Secondly, there is going to be some insane art displays to pose in front of. Just like the space man last year:

      HERE'S SOME UPLIFTING NEWS:

      A woman in Wareham, Mass won $200 on a scratch lotto ticket, and decided to use it to buy a hotel room for a homeless man on a night with subzero temperatures. Homeless man Glenn Williams had been homeless for three years and was panhandling when the woman spotted him.

      Sofia Andrade, the lottery winner and good Samaritan, decided to treat Williams to coffee. She learned that shelters were full and he was planning on toughing out the night in the cold. Williams was already in tears at the generosity of a hot cup of coffee, so Andrade was inspired to get Williams a room for the night.

      More extraordinarily, Andrade also posted a GoFundMe page for the man and it went viral: generating money, clothes, and even Valentine's Day cards. 

      A local barber even came by the hotel room and gave Williams a hair cut!

      “There’s a lot of good people in this world,” said Williams. “I’m overwhelmed with all the help, and I just want to thank everybody.”

      BOOMING Track of the Week!

      Gotta love any DJ who integrates Red Hot Chili Peppers into a track. Check this out:

       

       

      St. Patrick's Day Gift Guide 

      Need some cool ideas to make sure your St. Patrick's Day is BOOMING?  Check out the ultimate gift guide.

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