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Tax Tips from EY Tax Guide, Fun Facts about Cats,

6:15-Earlier you heard me chat with Greg Rosica, the tax expert from the Ernst Young Tax Guide. Check out the site, there's great info on:
-50 of the most easily overlooked deductions
-25 common tax filing errors
-Important dates to remember when filing

Get the info here:
http://www.ey.com/US/en/Services/Tax/Ernst-and-Young-Tax-Guide-2014---Welcome

 

6:45- I'm getting a Margarita and a movie! Friday, April 25th at Leitersburg Cinemas. Who's joining me? Get tickets and info at: https://whatsnxt.com/margarita

 

7:15 FUN FACTS ABOUT FELINES:
A few things even ailurophiles (cat lovers) might find surprising …
• Cats can be allergic to you. Indoor cats in particular can be susceptible to cigarette smoke, dusty houses, human dandruff, pollen, and some kinds of cat litters.
• Cats aren’t always affected by catnip. In fact, half the cats in the world don’t respond at all.
• Cats can actually live with dogs. If they’re introduced while still young – 6 months for cats, 1 year for dogs – they’ll get along just fine.
• Cats have strategies for sharing space. A 2013 study concludes that they appear to ‘timeshare’ territory in order to avoid squabbles between themselves.
• Cat illnesses are often similar to ours. Cats are susceptible to more than 250 hereditary disorders, including their own form of Alzheimer’s.
• Cats get fat just like us. It’s estimated circa 55% of domestic cats are overweight or obese.
• Cats don’t necessarily purr because they’re happy. Sure, they purr when they are content, but also when they’re sick, wounded, giving birth, nursing, or in a stressful situation.
• Cats spend a lot of time grooming. OK, that isn’t surprising but just how much time is – up to 50% of their day. And when they groom you, it’s to show affection and mark you as family.
– MentalFloss.com

8:15 IT DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE CRAZY:
Most people talk to themselves once in a while, many do it on an hourly basis. Previous research has found that self-directed speech in children can help guide their behavior (talking themselves step-by-step through tying shoelaces, for instance). But can talking to oneself also help adults? In a word, yes. A recent study has found that self-talk can help when you’re searching for particular objects. Saying the object’s name can actually help you find it more quickly. (One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody’s listening.)
– ScienceDaily.com



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