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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 November 2013


PASTOR UPSET THAT COSTCO FILES BIBLE UNDER FICTION
A California pastor was disturbed when he discovered that the Bible was labeled fiction when shopping at a Costco. Calen Kaltenback figured that the label must've been a mistake but couldn't get any answers from employees. He proceeded to take a picture and tweet it out to his followers, many of whom attend the non-denominational Discovery Church in Southern California. A Costco spokesperson said that the labeling was due to "human error at a warehouse" and that it was "all fixed," though the Bibles already labeled as fiction on store shelves have not been relabeled. The company did not apologize. Kaltenback wants the situation to be remedied. ---
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POSITIVE FEEDBACK CAN BE BAD FOR YOU
--- How do you feel when you get positive feedback? According to Men’s Health a new study finds that when people are acknowledged for their good behavior they are more likely to abandon it. The research comes from New York University where researchers found that compared to those who were offered no feedback on their shopping choices, people who received praise for making environmentally friendly purchases were 25% less likely to recycle during a follow-up experiment. Researchers explain that this happens because when you're praised your brain takes it to mean a task is complete. That feeling of completeness in turn makes you more likely to slack off on whatever you got praised for. Experts say to avoid this effect, focus on your long term goals. They'll make you less likely to shrug off good behavior after a bit of praise.
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HARD TO RECODNIZE FAMILIAR FACES?
--- Men’s Health reports new research from the U.K. finds that after you spend time in a place surrounded by many strangers, like an airport, it's more difficult to recognize familiar faces. Researchers explain by saying, "The brain tries to predict as best as it can what's going to happen next." As a result your brain simplifies recognizing faces by guessing how familiar the next person will be. The study also found you're more likely to think you know someone you haven't seen before if you're surrounded by friends.
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How do YOU spend your week-ends?
Do you prefer to spend your weekends doing things or sitting on your couch? If you said the latter you apparently are more stressed than people who fill up their schedules. To find this, StubHub polled 2 thousand and found that a 3rd who said they crammed social events into their schedule felt as if they'd had 3 days off, while 43% who spent their weekend relaxing said they had not had enough time away come Monday. A neuroscientist explains that our brains percieve a weekend's length by how many memories spring to mind when we look back. He says, "If you think back to the weekend and no memories of note spring to mind because you had a restful but dull couple of days, then it can seem like it passed in the blink of an eye." Half of respondents said going out left them feeling happier, and 28% said it left them feeling more rested, while a 5th said they felt more positive after going out once they returned to work. (Daily Mail)
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SWAT surrounds home in Greer
Greenville deputies were called to a home after the report of shots fired just after 4:30 this morning at a home on Crest Street.  It's near Highway 14 in Greer, just outside of the city limits.  Members of the SWAT team have NOW responded to a home. Deputies say they got a call about a man shooting a gun at the home and was not specifically shooting at anyone, but firing randomly.  When deputies got there the man went back into the home and would not come out. SWAT remains on the scene. Please AVOID the area.  No other details have been released.  We'll have more coming up right here on WORD. 106.3. 
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Should Kids Be Taught How to Code for Computers Instead of Cursive?
The new Common Core educational standards from the National Governors Association does NOT include teaching cursive writing in the curriculum. 7 states unhappy about that are putting it back in for their schools, but The Week argues cursive is no longer much used or needed, and the time should be spent instead on teaching kids computer skills, particularly how to code. It contends that most people communicate now via computers and smartphones, writing, "Name the last time, besides your signature, that you wrote or read anything in cursive." And as for the signature issue, The Week says, "a signature is just as legally binding in print." I SO DISAGREE! What about you? Do you think our children should still be taught cursive writing? What do you think of The Week's argument that the time would be better spent teaching kids computer skills, particularly how to code? What's your answer to the question asked: When was the last time you wrote or read anything in cursive?
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SWAT surrounds home in Greer
Greenville deputies were called to a home after the report of shots fired just after 4:30 this morning at a home on Crest Street.  It's near Highway 14 in Greer, just outside of the city limits.  Members of the SWAT team have NOW responded to a home. Deputies say they got a call about a man shooting a gun at the home and was not specifically shooting at anyone, but firing randomly.  When deputies got there the man went back into the home and would not come out. SWAT remains on the scene. Please AVOID the area.  No other details have been released.  We'll have more coming up right here on WORD. 106.3. 
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42-PERCENT OF MEN SAY THEY MAKE THE THANKSGIVING TURKEY
Are you serious? My husband would make us eat at a cafeteria or someplace before he would EVER even consider making a turkey. He has made a can of soup and thought he was a chef ‘cause he poured in some sesame seeds and added pepper…lots of pepper. So, who cooks the most in your home? A new survey from Butterball finds that 58% of men say they are primarily responsible for providing meals for their family, and 42% said they either prepare or cook the Thanksgiving turkey. 84% of men say they are involved in preparations for the Thanksgiving meal in some way, and the majority of adults say they would turn to a man for advice on grilling or smoking meat. Incredible…now, if he had a big ole turkey fryer, things MAY be different…but I don’t think I wanna find out!
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MAN FINDS $100,000 IN DESK PURCHASED ON CRAIGSLIST
A Connecticut man purchased a desk on Craigslist for $150 and accidentally discovered nearly $100,000 behind a drawer. Noah Muroff, a teacher and a rabbi at a New Haven high school, had to dismantle the desk in order to fit it through a door. A bag of cash was discovered in the process. He and his wife Esther sat down to count the money, and were shocked to discover they had inadvertently stumbled onto a fortune; $98,000 to be exact. The money had apparently come from an inheritance the owner received, which she believed had been misplaced around the house and would eventually turn up. Muroff went back to home outside New Haven where he had picked up the desk in order to drop off the cash. He did not leave empty handed: For his trouble, Muroff was refunded the $150 he had spent on the desk.
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DOMESTIC INCIDENT TURNS OUT TO BE COUPLE STURGGLING WITH IKEA FURNITURE
--- A family struggles with Ikea Furniture led to the police being called. Police arrived at a house to reports of a possible domestic incident. The cops soon found out that the couple was frustrated by Ikea furniture. The authorities were contacted after a concerned neighbor reported "hearing banging and screaming" (Metro) ---
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MANY SAY THEY CHEAT BECAUSE THEY FEEL 2nd TO THEIR PARTNER'S PHONE!
The day I feel 2nd to a phoe will be the last day that phone works! This is insane. Tell me, what you EVER felt 2nd to your partner's cell phone? Well, it turns out many people do, and they say that's why they cheat. Victoria Milan, a dating cite that brings cheaters together, surveyed 6 thousand of its members and found 45% say they would cheat or have cheated on their partner because they felt they paid more attention to their phone or tablet than they did to them. Women between the ages of 30 and 50 were found most likely to feel this way, and 66% of all who were surveyed said they would NOT be unfaithful at all without the help of the internet. Additionally, those that felt their partner ignored them for their phone would actually meet the person they would have an affair with through their own phone. (Daily Mail)
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WHEN WE TRUST SOMEONE WE IMAGINE THEY LOOK LIKE US
How do you choose who to trust? New research finds not only do we tend to trust people that look like us, but we also imagine those we trust look like us. To find this, researchers from the U.K. used a computer program to blend each participant's face with two other faces. They asked participants to identify how much of their face had been used in the two computer generated faces and then had them play a game in which one of the faces would betray the participant's trust while the other would reciprocate it. Researchers found that regardless of how physically similar the faces actually were to participants, they always reported after the game that the face that was more trustworthy looked more like them. Researchers say the results show that our experienced reality is actually heavily shaped by our social interactions and may not be as objectively real as we think it is. (Daily Mail) Think about it?
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Strange Dream
I had the strangest dream last night EVER! I was working as a server at a night spot and kept telling the people to go home. I told one man his wife was alone and needed him to help her with the 4 children. He left in a huff. I told a women I would not serve her another drink because she had already had 2 glasses of wine and that was enough. She started crying and left. I told a guy that it was raining real hard and he needed to leave and get home so he wouldn’t have a wreck. He left too and was NOT too happy about my “mothering” of him. Anyway, thought it was strange and even stranger that I didn’t lose my job…maybe I woke up before that happened. Also strange cause I could smell the place. It smelled like alcohol and cologne. WEIRD!
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WOMEN FEEL MOST BEAUTIFUL AT AGE 29
Were you and awkward teenager? Well, there new research that reveals women feel most beautiful at age 29. Skincare brand St. Ives surveyed British women and found that more than half said they felt most beautiful at age 29, and 17% said they felt most confident without make-up. The survey found that women felt most beautiful on Fridays at 10 AM and 75% said they feel their least beautiful when they are tired. Women said the reasons they felt most beautiful at 29 included falling in love, being in a stable relationship and feeling confident. (Daily Mail) Agree or not? ---
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HOLDING IN FEELINGS MAKES YOU DIE SOONER
Do you wear your heart on your sleeve? If you don't, you may want to try it. New research finds people who hold their feelings in are more likely to die sooner. Researchers from the University of Rochester found that people who held in their feelings were 35% more likely to die during a 12-year study period than those who spoke their minds. Those who kept quiet also had cancer and heart disease rates. Researchers say this effect may be because those who bottle their emotions may have a tendency to self-medicate with drugs and alcohol, and because pent up stress can increase inflammation levels and mess with your immune system. (Men's Health) If this applies to females, I’m not long for this world!!! ---
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