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Confirmed

Facebook posts are contagious.  Researchers looked at more than a billion anonymous status updates among more than 10 million Facebook users across the United States.  They found negative posts spawn negative posts while positive posts generate positive ones.  The study also found that positive posts are more likely to spread. Read More »

Juan Pablo says No to promos

After ticking everyone off, “Bachelor” star Juan Pablo says he won’t do any post-season publicity for the show.  Sources connected with the show said Pablo refused to appear on “Good Morning America” Tuesday, and made it clear he was done with publicity for the show.  A source from Warner Bros. says that’s just fine with them, because they think his ... Read More »

Five second rule exists

One of life’s mysteries has been solved!  The five second food rule is real.  Researchers found that food picked up just a few seconds after being dropped is less likely to contain bacteria than if it is left for longer periods of time.  They also surveyed people about the rule: 87% of people said they would eat food dropped on ... Read More »

What people say at work vs what they mean

1.  “Breakout session”  We will sit in a room and repeat very dull ideas. 2.  “In this brainstorm, there are no bad ideas”  This brainstorm will be nothing but bad ideas. 3.  “Could you put this in an email”  Which I will ignore. 4.  “By mutual agreement”  The boss thinks… 5.  “We’ve brought in a consultant”  Everyone is about to ... Read More »

Miley vs Katy

Just days after Katy Perry went on Australian TV and joked about Miley Cyrus’ tongue, Miley fired back on Twitter and commented on Katy’s ex, John Mayer.  You may have heard that after Katy was asked what it was like to kiss Miley during her Bangerz! concert in L.A., she said, “God knows where that tongue has been.  We don’t ... Read More »

Rumor is that he cheated

By now you’ve heard that Katy Perry and John Mayer have broken up… again.  Now come reports claiming he cheated.  According to Star magazine, Katy ended the romance when she found out about John’s relationship with 24-year-old SoulCycle instructor Lauren McHale.  John and Lauren met at a bar in Los Angeles last year and he went back to her house ... Read More »

Hair of the dog

Hangovers don’t stop us from drinking.  Yep, a new study has found that hangovers have a very minimal impact on deciding whether or not to continue drinking.  Another false rumor is that many people drink when they have a hangover to try to get rid of it – the “hair of the dog” theory.  People don’t actually do this either.  ... Read More »

Texting and walking

Experts say texting and walking leads to more injuries than texting and driving.  Emergency room doctors say distracted walking results in more injuries per mile than distracted driving, though distracted driving results in more serious injuries.  The docs say texting and walking can have consequences like bumping into walls, falling down stairs, tripping over clutter and stepping into traffic. So, ... Read More »

Medical Examiner report is in

The New York Medical Examiner’s office says actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a “mixed drug intoxication including heroin and cocaine.”  It’s the same combination that killed River Phoenix, Chris Farley and John Belushi.  Hoffman also had valium and several anti-anxiety medicines in his system.  The Oscar-winning actor was found dead on the bathroom floor of his Manhattan apartment with ... Read More »

Rules for hugging at work

If you consider yourself a hugger, it can get you into trouble at work.  Take a look at the 11 rules for hugging at work to make sure you’re doing it right. 1.  You can’t hug someone you supervise unless they’ve lost a loved one or they’re getting married. 2.  If a client initiates a hug, follow through. 3.  Don’t ... Read More »