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Lisa Rollins


For more than 30 years Lisa Rollins has been a part of upstate radio. Called the most calming, caring, conservative voice in radio, Lisa can see all sides of the issue, yet is never afraid to share her own personal opinion!
Posts from March 2013


HEALTHY EASTER BASKET ALTERNATIVES FOR KIDS!
According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend more than 2 billion-dollars on traditional Easter candy this year. To avoid all the sugar and processed candy consider filling your kids' plastic eggs with stickers, temporary tattoos, or marbles if they are old enough. Additional sugar-free alternatives include Play-Doh, glitter, or even spare change. Experts recommend creating a themed basket such as a spring garden basket filled with shovels, seeds and gloves, or a summer fun themed basket filled with a new bathing suit, beach towel, flip-flop, sunscreen and a hat, and skipping the candy completely. That would go over like a lead balloon in my house!
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HATE YOUR JOB? DON'T VENT ON TWITTER!
Some German researchers are reminding everyone that venting publicly about your job or boss on Twitter is not a good idea. They have created a tool called FireMe! It works with Twitter by using an algorithm looking for telltale phrases indicating a person has tweeted something negative about their job. The user then receives an automated tweet from FireMe! that warns: "Can you imagine if your boss gets to know that you said: 'I hate my job so much.' You said that on Twitter and the whole world can see it!" The response also has a link to a page with their FireMeter! score-- a percentage chance of being fired. The percentage is based on how often they mentioned their job negatively in the last 100 tweets and how often they swore. (Gizmodo)
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BRITS CAN RENT MOURNERS FOR FUNERALS
How SAD is this? A British company called "Rent-A-Mourner" provides fake mourners that will attend your loved one's funeral for just 45 Pounds an hour. Ian Robertson, the company's founder, said he was inspired by the popularity of similar services in Asia. The service works like so: The client meets with the hired mourners ahead of the service then gives them a background on the life of the deceased. Robertson explained, "They will be informed of the deceased's background, achievements, failures etc. so they can converse with other mourners with confidence." Rent-A-Mourner currently has a staff of 20, comprised of Robertson's friends -- as opposed to actors. He said, "We were actually inspired by the market growth in China. The Middle Eastern way is to provide wailers -- crying women -- as opposed to the quiet, dignified methods we use." The company is in its second year and Robertson said their bookings are up "50% year on year." He added, "At the moment it's not the sort of thing most people can treat as a career, but if it continues to increase in popularity then crying on demand could soon become a highly-prized skill." (The Sun)
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LIFE IS HARDER TODAY THAN IT USED TO BE!
A British survey finds people of 2 generations think younger people have it harder today than their parents did. The survey was conducted by health retailer Holland & Barrett and questioned 4,000 people. 68% of those surveyed said they believe today's generation is forced to endure more hardship than young people 40 years ago. 41% of 20-somethings surveyed said they experience regular or constant stress, while just 15% said the same 40-years ago. Top concerns for the younger generation include body image, being overworked, and money worries. Authors say young people are commonly viewed as living for today, when in reality they are looking ahead and investing in their health and savings.
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LIFE IS HARDER TODAY THAN IT USED TO BE!
A British survey finds people of 2 generations think younger people have it harder today than their parents did. The survey was conducted by health retailer Holland & Barrett and questioned 4,000 people. 68% of those surveyed said they believe today's generation is forced to endure more hardship than young people 40 years ago. 41% of 20-somethings surveyed said they experience regular or constant stress, while just 15% said the same 40-years ago. Top concerns for the younger generation include body image, being overworked, and money worries. Authors say young people are commonly viewed as living for today, when in reality they are looking ahead and investing in their health and savings.
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HOW QUICKLY WILL HE SAY "I LOVE YOU"?
New research finds that women actually take longer to say the three magic words than men do. The study was conducted by YouGov for eHarmony and found that men take 88-days to tell their partner they love them, while women take 134-days to do the same. The study also found that 39-percent of Men also declare their love within the first month of seeing someone, compared to just 23-percent of women. Also, 33-percent of men questioned in the study said they moved in with their partner within the first month of dating them, and 77-percent said they remember when they said "I love you" for the first time. The study also found that 37-percent of respondents who were married or engaged said they proposed within the first year of knowning their partner. Relationship advice expert for eHarmony, Jenni Trent Hughes, says that traditional perceptions of men being afraid of commitment are outdated, and that men can be softies and "mushier" than women. (Daily Mail)
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