| More
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. ---
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Topics : Religion_Belief
Social :
Locations : CaliforniaSouthern California




 

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.
 (0) Comments


 

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.
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Topics : Health_Medical_Pharma
Social :




 

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)
 (0) Comments


 

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. 
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Locations : Greenville




 

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. 
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Locations : Greenville




 

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?
 (1) Comments
Tags :  
Topics : EducationHuman Interest
Social :




 

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!
 (0) Comments




 

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.
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Topics : Education
Social :
Locations : Connecticut
People : EstherNoah Muroff




 

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) ---
 (0) Comments
Tags :  
Topics : Law_Crime
Social :




 
Recent Posts
Categories
Tag Cloud
Archives