Forever 39 is New Jersey 101.5's new podcast about living life as Gen Xers in New Jersey, hosted by Annette Petriccione, Megan Barsel and lots of our friends from the NJ 101.5 universe.

Friend with the ex — Yes or no?

Is it possible to be friends with an ex? How do you go from being in love to supporting any new relationship they may find after you? released a survey in February 2016 that polled more than 5,000 singles on their attitudes about exes. According to the survey, half of men and 42 percent of women will remain friends with an ex.

And while men are more likely to maintain a friendship after the intimate relationship has ended, women are more likely to use social media to find out what their ex has been doing since the end of the relationship. According to the survey, 32 percent of women have "creeped" on an ex through social media sites like Facebook. Only 20 percent of men admit to doing the same.

For some, maintaining a friendship with an ex could have an ulterior motive and so you might need to ask yourself why you want to stay friends in the first place. A post from lists some of the worst reasons for remaining friends with your ex. Do you recognize any?

Annette and Megan, with the help of special guest Toniann Antonelli, debate whether the end can mean you gain a new friend or lose your one time love, once and for all.

Life hacks — Here are some favorites!

Megan and Annette (Louis Hochman/Townsquare Media)
Megan and Annette (Louis Hochman/Townsquare Media)

Do you microwave a wet sponge to kill bacteria? Ever shine shoes with a banana peel? Perhaps use a post-it note to clean out the crevasses of a computer keyboard?

Life hacks, we've all got a few!

Annette, Megan and Toniann share some of their favorites, and you can check out some of the ones used by staff at NJ 101.5.

Let us know what your favorite life hacks are by emailing us at

Celebrity breakups — Which ones shocked you the most?

Oh Jen and Brad, Nick and Jessica, Tom and Nicole — what celebrity breakup rocked your world? Megan and Annette have their top 5, but what about you? Which ones shocked you the most? gives their most shocking list. Are any of your picks on their list?

Between distance, a pretty constant need of adulation and perhaps a wandering eye, it makes ya wonder how any of them make it out in LaLaLand and who will end things next?

Join us for next week's podcast when we're joined by Dan Tantillo, New Jersey 101.5 multimedia producer, to discuss generational differences, whether soulmates exist, and our favorite apps.

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— Annette and Megan, Forever 39

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