6:15 Recap of my weekend. I love participating in the 72 Fest. It's a festival where they give filmmaker teams a theme and 72 hours to write, film, edit, score and turn in a film. Each year, I'm thrilled to be a judge and see the talent that comes from near and far. Here's the link so you can see some of the films from previous years. http://www.youtube.com/user/72filmfest This year's films aren't up on the site yet. Neat stuff! Www.72fest.com
Also I cheered on an annual event called "Walk a Mile In Her Shoes". It's where men put on high heels and walk a mile in support of a local domestic violence shelter. The men get pledges and donations are made to benefit the shelter and to bring about awareness. Awesome!!!! Here's the link in case you ever want to create one of these events in your area. Again, very cool! http://www.walkamileinhershoes.org/
6:45 Believing in Soul Mates Could Hurt Your Relationship
One of the better Sex and the City episodes had the ladies pondering whether or not we really have soul mates and if it's something worth trying to find. They finally came down on the side of no, and new research suggests that was likely the right answer, finding that believing you and your significant other are soul mates can actually hurt your relationship. The study, led by University of Toronto professor Spike W.S. Lee, found that the idea of being soulmates leads to more dissatisfaction when you have a conflict. Lee told The Science of Us that the results really aren't that surprising, since it you think you're with the person destiny picked out for you, you believe that your relationship, quote, "should have perfect harmony, no conflicts whatsoever. When reality proves otherwise, as it almost inevitably does, it hurts all the more." Soul mate believers are also more likely to put less effort into working through a conflict, thinking those speed bumps mean the other person maybe really isn't their soul mate, so they're more likely to end the relationship to try to find "the one" than try to get through the problem. (Elle) http://www.elle.com/news/lifestyle/science-says-stop-looking-for-your-soulmate
7:15 Famous people that failed before becoming famous-- a little Wednesday inspiration to be great!
- -Fred Astaire was told he "can't act."
-JK. Rowling was on welfare.
-Jerry Seinfeld was booed off-stage
-Oprah was told she was unfit for TV
-Lucille Ball was a B actress
7:30-- Ewww. 4,500 to 6,000 brown recluse spiders in a luxyry home. Family sued the previous homeowners and won a $472K settlement. http://www.ktvb.com/story/news/nation/2014/10/10/family-flees-venomous-spiders/17045259/
8:15 SECRETS CALL CENTER EMPLOYEES WON'T TELL YOU:
• They're supposed to speak with confidence, even when unsure what they're saying is true.
• They sometimes purposely hang up on people and pretend that it's an accident.
• They sometimes put people hold for an incredibly long time hoping they'll hang up.
• They sometimes give wrong information just to get people off the phone.
• Most people working in call centers have at least a 4-year undergraduate degree.
• All the rules & regulations in a call center can make the job feel like high school.
• Sometimes the supervisor doesn't want to talk to an irate customer, leaving the operator to figure out a clever way to get the fuming caller off the line.
• Sometimes it's unclear which information they can and cannot release, another reason they have to put people on hold.
• They sometimes mute customers to 'look for more information' when actually just taking a bite of a sandwich.
• Constantly being micro-managed by supervisors makes them want to scream.
There are more here: http://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelblackmon/23-secrets-call-center-employees-wont-tell-you#mekog2