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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 December 2013


BOXER SHORTS MAKE WOMEN SPEND MONEY
Touching men's underwear may make women spend more. A study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology tested to see to see if sexual cues, in this case men’s underwear, affected a woman’s shopping habits. Surprisingly, study authors found that when women touched boxers, as opposed to other garments like a shirt, they tended to disregard price tags and pay more money than necessary for things like chocolate, a chair, and a keyboard. The same wasn’t true if the women only saw the boxers. (Women's Health) ---
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GRIZZLY BEARS HOLD CURE TO OBESITY?
Imagine eating whatever you want without having to worry about getting fat or developing heart disease. That is the life of the grizzly bear. The 1 thousand pound creature eats up to 58,000 calories per day without suffering from any of the ill-effects of obesity. Before hibernating, grizzlies eat around 100 pounds worth of nuts, salmon and berries, which increases their cholesterol and causes their blood pressure to jump - but unlike humans, they do not suffer from heart attacks, clogged arteries, or diabetes. The drug company, Amgen is now study 12 of these bears, held in captivity at Washington State University to discover their weight loss secrets and try to see if there's a way to help humans with their findings.
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PEOPLE WHO GO THROUGH HARD TIMES ARE HAPPIER IN THE LONG RUN
If you're going through hell, keep going. New research finds people who've been through hardship are actually happier in the long run than people who have not. To find this, researchers asked 15-thousand adults about painful emotional experiences they'd been through such as the loss of a loved one or divorce, and whether or not they'd dealt with the negative event or were struggling with it. Next participants were presented with six positive scenarios that included simple pleasures, such as seeing a waterfall on a hike. Researchers found that the people who previously dealt with their emotional pain were more able to enjoy small pleasures. Researchers say, "Individuals who had dealt with more adversity in the past reported an elevated capacity for savouring."
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POLL FINDS AMERICANS DON’T TRUST EACH OTHER!
Do you have a trusted neighbor that takes care of your dog when you go on vacation? New research finds that most Americans don’t, and it’s because Americans have become less trusting of each other. An AP-GfK poll reveals that just one-third of Americans say that most people can be trusted, and nearly two-thirds of people say “you can’t be too careful” in dealing with people. Less than one-third of people said they trust clerks who swipe their credit cards, driver on the road, or people they meet when traveling. Political and social scientist are worried about this trend, and say that distrust in society seems to encourage corruption, while trust brings people together to work towards the common good. The experts say there’s no single explanation as to why Americans don’t trust each other anymore, but it may be due to the ever-grow gap between America’s rich and poor or because morals and ethics are not priorities any more.
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