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Social media makes you relax, National Free Pancake Day! Outlaw Yoga pants? The

5:45 CHILLAXING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA:
Facebook and Twitter can help you de-stress … but only if you're female. Academic researchers say they were taken aback by the surprise result of their study. Experts at the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project think it may be because women tend to use social media to communicate with family & friends and to feel community support. In addition, women who are responsible for 'maintaining household family relationships' save time by completing the task using social media. It's also thought that women tend to be far more active sharers on social media, and no matter whether positive or negative events are shared, the very act of sharing lowers levels of stress. (Guys only share where to meet for Happy Hour.)
–Read more here on Metro.co.uk

6:15 Get up and get yourself some free pancakes! It's I-HOP's 10th annual National Pancake day! You eat free and they ask you to make a donation to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Need I say more?

http://www.ihoppancakeday.com/index.html

7:15 A lawmaker wants to outlaw Yoga pants! Clearly he has never worn them!
http://time.com/3705394/montana-yoga-pants-ban/


A Montana representative is
introducing a bill to strengthen the state's indecent exposure laws after a group of naked bicyclists pedaled through the city of Missoula in August. (wait, what?)

Rep. David Moore's proposal would tighten indecent exposure laws...
Tight-fitting clothing—like yoga pants, for example—could also be considered indecent exposure under the law, the Republican lawmaker said. "Yoga pants should be illegal in public anyway," Moore said after the hearing.

Under current laws in Montana, a person convicted of indecent exposure three times could get a life sentence in jail. Moore's bill lessens that sentence to a maximum of five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.Moore drafted the bill after the Bare as you Dare nude bicycling event rode through Missoula last summer, angering residents.

7:45 THE COLOR OF MONEY

So we've all seen that "What color is this dress?" meme – there was no escaping it. But it's not white or gold or blue or black … the real color of this dress is green. That's because ever since it appeared on everyone's newsfeed on Thursday, sales of the actual dress – which is blue and black, by the way – have skyrocketed. According to Roman Originals, the company that makes the dress, sales are up 350%. (Read the story here on: Fortune)

8:15 The office shower...is becoming a thing...a very awkward thing.

Cafeterias, lounges and even gyms are all becoming commonplace in American office buildings. But now some companies are upping the awkward factor by installing office showers.

Costing anywhere from $5,000-$150,0000, office showers are often placed somewhere between the main cubicles and the bathrooms and allow employees to rinse off after hitting the gym or a bike ride at lunch.

But not everyone is on board with office showers, as some people see them as an HR nightmare. Read it here on the Wall Street Journal:
http://www.wsj.com/articles/office-showers-can-create-some-awkward-moments-1421362117

Here's a product for ya! http://www.shower-anywhere.com/Office-Shower-Stalls.aspx

8:45

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Game on! Snow factoids, First date no-no's, Cap'n Crunch Donut holes, Meetings a

5:45 There is a test of wills going on. There's a window in our studio and I have climbed over the console so that I can see out of the window and see the weather. Someone has all of a sudden decided that they don't like this window blinds being open. So now it has become a test of wills between who will open it and who will keep it closed. Game on!

6:15 I know we're all done with snow these days but I still wanted to share these
INCREDIBLY COOL FACTS ABOUT SNOW:

As well as snowflakes, snow can also precipitate as graupel (pellets) or sleet.
It's a myth that no 2 snowflakes are exactly the same. Identical snow crystals were discovered in 1988.
The largest-ever snowflakes are said to have measured 15 inches (38 cm) across, but that 1887 claim has never been substantiated.
Snow is translucent, not white. It's the light reflected off a snowflake's faceted surface that creates its white appearance. Deep snow can often appear blue.
• In order to be classified as a 'blizzard', a snowstorm must include winds of at least 35 mph (56 km/h), reducing visibility to less than a quarter-mile (400 m) for a period of at least 3 hours.
An intense snowfall accompanied by strong winds that only lasts a short time is officially called a 'snow squall'.
In 2011, 22,022 people at 130 different locations in Nova Scotia plopped down on the ground to simultaneously to make 'snow angels' … a world record.
The largest snowball fight on record took place in Seattle WA, when 5,834 people exchanged frozen barrages on January 12, 2013.
Read more from Mental Floss.com:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/61089/15-incredibly-cool-facts-about-snow

7:15 As a single person, I have botched a date or two in my day. So what I found were some surefire tips to ruin a first date: (it's on a site for men but I think many of these things apply across the board).

WORST THINGS YOU CAN DO ON A FIRST DATE

If you struck out over Valentine's Day Weekend, no problem. There's still fish in the sea. There's somebody for everyone. You know the drill.

If you're looking to hook up with someone new starting right now, here are some things you just can't do on the first date:

  • Show up late – Being late makes you look like an inconsiderate tool. (I guess I am because I'm late for everything).

  • Stay seated when your date walks in – You gotta stand up. It's basic manners. On the other hand, she should stand up when you walk in also.

  • Dodge the first round – It's not fair, but it's the way things are. Guys still have to pay for the first round of drinks.

  • Talk about your ex –Your date doesn't care. You must move on.

Say you're tired – Put on a happy face, champ, and finish this. You can nap when you get home, you wimp. (Metro) http://metro.co.uk/2015/02/12/men-these-are-the-worst-things-you-can-do-on-a-first-date-5059720/

7:45 It's Gold Jerry, it's GOLD! Check this out...Taco Bell is making game changing moves for breakfast A-gain! Taco Bell's latest menu item — Cap'n Crunch doughnut holes — is making waves across the Internet. Read the story from USAToday: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2015/02/28/taco-bells-newest-test-capn-crunch-donut-holes/24177331/

8:15 I feel you. MEETINGS ARE A WASTE OF TIME

We've all heard the studies that meetings are a waste of time – but now some companies are doing something about it.

According to Atlassian, most employees spend 31 hours a month in unproductive meetings, and at least 50% of employees say these meetings are a complete waste of time.

What do most employees do during these meetings?

-91% daydream,

-75% do other work, and -39% sleep

-47% of employees complained that meetings were the number one time-waster at the office,

Unnecessary meetings cost companies $37 billion a year.

That's why a lot of companies are taking a radical approach … they are dropping meetings altogether. For example, Intel has a rule that no one can hold a meeting without a clear purpose. Many other companies have made them optional. And others are just abolishing meetings completely. Read more at: https://www.themuse.com/advice/why-smart-companies-are-doing-away-with-meetings-as-we-know-them

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