Tuesday 5-27-14 Recap!
Phil Collins showed up at a Miami middle school last week. He hasn't been able to perform in the last years... he's actually pretty much disappeared... because he has a serious health issue. But his voice is holding up just fine. He performed "In The Air Tonight" along with the kids... sounds pretty good!
And since we are talking about THAT song, we can't forget THIS scene. (It's from the German version of the movie... which makes it even better.)
Good news for everyone hating the fact they're back at work after a three-day weekend: Conventional wisdom says we spend all day at work counting down the moments until we can enjoy blissful relaxation at home with our families. Well . . . conventional wisdom is wrong. A new study out of Penn State University found that people are actually more stressed at home than they are at work. In fact, work is kind of like stress relief compared to being home with your family. The researchers tested people's cortisol levels at home and at work . . . your cortisol levels are one of the most accurate ways to measure stress. And people's stress was noticeably lower when they were at work. This was especially true for women . . . getting out of the house for work made women even more relaxed than men. So what's the takeaway? It's important to have a good work-life balance . . . but maybe not in the way people usually think. Going to work can be better for you than you realized . . . it can help you de-stress so you can enjoy being home even more.
You know that superstition where people hold their breath while they're driving through a tunnel? It almost got a bunch of people killed this weekend. 19-year-old Daniel Calhon of Snohomish, Washington clearly follows that superstition. He was driving his 1990 Toyota Camry on Sunday afternoon through Manning, Oregon when he went through a tunnel. And he held his breath. Unfortunately, he really committed to the superstition . . . and ended up passing out. He drifted into the next lane, crashed head-on into a Ford Explorer, then got hit by a GMC pickup. Daniel was hospitalized, along with a 19-year-old friend he had in the car, the 67-year-old driving the Ford Explorer, and his 61-year-old passenger. The people in the pickup weren't injured. The only person still in the hospital is Daniel's friend, who's listed in serious condition. Daniel has been charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and assault.
This could be the worst sentence you ever hear: Tonight, your dad might dress in leather, handcuff your mom to the bed, and grab their new whip for some hot bondage action. Have a great day! "Fifty Shades of Grey" has definitely opened people's eyes to the potential for deviant sex . . . especially people over 50. And that's causing some problems. A doctor named Charlotte Jones in England says they've seen a BIG increase in STD rates for people over 50 . . . and she thinks it's because "Fifty Shades" has motivated them to get out there and get wild. Now . . . STDs really shouldn't be an issue for people who've been married for decades. But for single people, divorced people, people having affairs, swingers, whatever . . . that's where STDs become a problem. Jones says, quote, "The 'Fifty Shades of Grey' effect [is] where older people are being more explorative, but not necessarily remembering to use a condom. Anyone of any age should be thinking about safe sex."
You'd think by now, fast food employees would realize they can get away with the vile things they do . . . as long as they don't post about them on social media. Not a great message to send, but it's true. An employee at a KFC in Cardiff, Wales was just suspended for posting on Facebook that she put a special ingredient in a customer's order. That special ingredient was . . . her hair down there. She posted on Facebook over the weekend, quote, "To the girls who came through KFC between 1 P.M. and [1:30], threatened my friend who served you because she 'needed to smile more'? "Karma's a [b-word] girls, hope you enjoyed your food I made for you . . . be picking pubes out your teeth for a week." Her bosses at KFC found out about the message and suspended her . . . even though they think she was just bluffing and didn't actually do it.
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