Union Officers have arrested Tammy Lloyd of Buffalo for reportedly stealing a broach from the body of a dead family member during visitation. According to the police report, deputies spoke to Dora Scroggins who said a distant relative took the jewelry off her deceased mother's body during the viewing at her home. She says Lloyd also created a disturbance at the grave side service. Now, Lloyd is charged with larceny. The broach is valued at $30.
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."
It seems Americans are drawing inspiration from all sorts of places when it comes to naming their babies. The top baby names of 2013 include the influences of Miley Cyrus, the cast of Duck Dynasty and even Prince George of Cambridge. The name Miley jumped up 16 spots from last year to spot 459 on BabyCenter's list of top names for 2013, while the name George rose 10% for boys, landing it at number 107. The name Korie, which belongs to a cast member of Duck Dynasty, rose a whopping 89% in popularity and Silas jumped up 15% in popularity.
The top 10 girls' name of 2013 are:
1) Sophia; 2) Emma; 3) Olivia; 4) Isabella; 5) Mia; 6) Ava; 7) Lily; 8) Zoe; 9) Emily
and 10) Chloe
The top 10 boys' names of 2013 are:
1) Jackson 2) Aiden 3) Liam 4) Lucas 5) Noah 6) Mason 7) Jayden 8) Ethan 9) Jacob
and # 10) Jack
And in keeping with the top 10’s
Condomania ranked the states with the largest average penis size. The results were determined by which state bought the most “large sized” condoms. #1 is North Dakota, 2 Rhode Island, 3 South Dakota, 4 Washington, D.C, 5 Massachusetts, 6 is Ohio, 7 Arizona, 8 Alabama, 9 is New York and the reason I did the story coming in at #10 is South Carolina.
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.
Do you spend more time working on your online social network than you do on your real-life friends? A new poll reveals that about 30% of Americans say they haven’t seen any of their Facebook friends in real life in the past two months. The survey revealed that just 10% of those polled said they’d seen 90% or more of their Facebook friends in the last two-months. Blogger Susan MacTavish conducted the poll on her blog, Living Mactvish. MacTavish says, “Offline is the new online. In this era of constant texting, Tweeting and Facebooking, lots of us are hungry for slower-paced, face-to-face conversation. I want people to entertain more. I want to save the world one dinner party at a time.”
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.