6:15- Last week, I talked about how a new study shows that we throw away 40% of our food. Read the storyhere. Now comes news that the former President of Trader Joes stores is creating a store to try and use some of that food before it goes to waste. Interesting idea I think. Read about his new stores here.
6:45- Okay, I know it sounds like a bad joke but. Bear walks into a bar, bartender yells at him to leave...and............................................wait for it.......................................................he does! By the way, in my neighhborhood, this happened a few years ago. A deer just wandered into a jewelry store. Check out the video for that here...
7:15- Ladies (and gents too). Do you ever find yourself not accepting compliments as graciously as you want to? There are some times in life when you have to value yourself and your accomplishments. Sometimes, we can be our own worst enemies. Let's fix that...
According to Trivia Bistro, Tobacco was sometimes referred to as the gold of Virginia.
According to Wikipedia, a somnambulist is a sleepwalker.
According to Wiki Answers, Antarctica is the windiest continent.
According to Wikipedia, the drug morphine named after Morpheus, the Greek god of dreams.
According to The Fact Matrix, Kleenex was originally marketed as a make-up or cold cream remover when it was released in 1924.
According to CollectDolls.About.com, Barbie’s first career was that of a Teenage fashion model
6:45: Harvard and Yale may be some of the best schools in the country for book learnin but when it comes to getting that party on...you definitely want to go tothesecampuses. Check out Playboys list of the top 10 party schools in America.
1. West Virginia University
2. University of Wisconsin
3. University of Colorado
4. University of Southern California
5. Florida State University
6. University of Texas
7. Louisiana State University
8. University of Georgia
9. Arizona State University
10. University of Maryland
7:15- 15 Secrets to waking up on time. I need this because I never get enough quality sleep! There are some great tips here!
I love when new words hit popular culture. For example: Twerk. Because of Miley Cyrus, everyone knows what Twerk means now. What most people don't know is that the word twerk was in Justin Timberlake's Sexyback in 2006 a full seven years ago.
Check out some of the fun words that have been added to The Oxford Dictionaries Online (ODO) officially added the definition to the word “twerk” to its website yesterday.The site also added trendy words like “emoji,” “selfie,” “derp,” “bitcoin” and “space tourism.” But not just any slang term could make it into ODO – there is a vetting process involved. "Each month, we add about 150 million words to our corpus database,” said Angus Stevenson, the head of dictionary projects for ODO. “We use this database to track and verify new and emerging words and senses on a daily basis."
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6:45 File this one under “essential life skills!” Researchers have determined thebest tactics for getting a bartender’s attention. They have recorded behavior in various bars to understand what works in terms of getting a bartenders attention. According to their study, bartenders are most likely to serve customers who are standing directly in front of them or facing the bar. This subtle body language cue was found to be more effective than when patrons looked at their wallets or gestured at the bartender (by waving or snapping) to signal they needed a drink. The study is part of research that seeks to develop a bartending robot (named James) that can spot thirsty bar-goers and serve them in the fairest order. So I guess that means I can quit snapping my fingers then huh?
7:15- Don't mess with mom! An irate mother in Australia is teaching her lying daughter a very public lesson by selling off her and her friends One Direction concert tickets on eBay as punishment for lying about having sleepovers when they were actually hanging out “like little trollops” at an older guy’s house. The miffed mother wrote a detailed and humiliatingnoteon the eBay auction site saying in part, “You can thank my daughter’s self-righteous and lippy attitude for their sale. See sweety? And you thought I was bluffing. You may hate me now…but I don’t care. It’s my job to raise a responsible adult…not nurture bad habits in my teen age child.”
6:15 Yesterday I talked about the kid who wrote a letter to Santa asking that Santa help his little sister from being bullied.
An eight-year-old boy’sheartfelt letterto Santa Claushas gone viral ever since his mom posted it on Facebook. In the letter, Ryan Suffernof Rocky Mount, NC asks St. Nick to stop kids at school from bullying his twin sister, Amber. He writes, [sic] “Dear Santa ... I wanted a (remote control) car and helicopter, but I don’t want that anymor. Kid at school are still picking on Amber and its not fair. I prayed that they will stop but god is bisy and needs your help.” According to mom Karen Suffern, Amber is overweight and suffers from various mental, mood and attention disorders. While she knew the taunting her daughter received at school was taking an emotional toll, she was shocked when she read her son’s note. She says, “it’s not my fault she is bullied, it’s the fault of the parents who don’t expect their children to treat others with respect just because they are different.” Here’s hoping Christmas comes early for the Suffern family!
Well, mom posted the letter online and the story went viral. Next , the little girl's favorite band seranaded her on National TV on Good Morning America. Read more here.
It’s like something out of a Stephen Kingnovel! A town in the UKis being terrorized bya scary clown! An anonymous man dressed in creepy clown clothes has been appearing on various street corners. He just stands there, ominously. Residents of Northampton say they’ve seen him all over town and that he sometimes carries a clown teddy. His identity has not yet been discovered, but he does have a Facebook page. While the clown is haunting for sure, he seems harmless. Although if you’re afraid of clowns you might want to avoid this town.
An eight-year-old boy’sheartfelt letter to Santa Claus has gone viral ever since his mom posted it on Facebook. In the letter, Ryan Suffern of Rocky Mount, NC asks St. Nick to stop kids at school from bullying his twin sister, Amber. He writes, [sic] “Dear Santa ... I wanted a (remote control) car and helicopter, but I don’t want that anymor. Kid at school are still picking on Amber and its not fair. I prayed that they will stop but god is bisy and needs your help.” According to mom Karen Suffern, Amber is overweight and suffers from various mental, mood and attention disorders. While she knew the taunting her daughter received at school was taking an emotional toll, she was shocked when she read her son’s note. She says, “it’s not my fault she is bullied, it’s the fault of the parents who don’t expect their children to treat others with respect just because they are different.” Here’s hoping Christmas comes early for the Suffern family! See the letter here.
Poor Justin Timberlake. This was just awkward...but pretty funny.
Sometimes being a global superstar has its downfalls, like in the case of Justin Timberlake having to tolerate a sometimes tasteless interview with Brazilian television host Sabrina Sato. JT recently sat down with Sato to discuss his new movie, Runner Runner, but the conversation went here, there and everywhere at times, and culminated with the Brazilian beauty presenting Timberlake with a rather unusual gift. I won't ruin the surprise, see the video below. To Timberlake’s credit, he kept his composure throughout the uncomfortable encounter.
There is such thing as new baby smell.
SCIENCE EXPLAINS “NEW BABY SMELL”
Ever notice how little babies smell so good, you could just eat them up? (That is, when their diapers aren’t full.) Well, science has anexplanation for that. When women get a whiff of eau de newborn, it activates the pleasure and reward centers in their brain, similarly to when an addict gets a fix. This evolutionary mechanism helps mothers bond with their babies. Researchers suspect “new baby smell” has a similar effect on fathers.