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Did You Know – 10/09/2017

 

  1. Sleeping on your left side can help reduce acid reflux. This is because left side sleeping keeps the stomach below the esophagus and gravity helps keep the reflux at bay.

 

2. Personality traits like honesty and helpfulness can make you appear more physically attractive

 

 

3. The average lifespan of a major league baseball: 7 pitches.

 

4. Rubber bands last longer if you refrigerate them.

5. Black and white caterpillars can cause severe allergic reactions in some people who touch them.

 

 

6. you can always see your nose but your mind just ignores it

 

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Eight Major Types of Nonverbal Communications

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1. Facial Expression
Facial expressions are responsible for a huge proportion of nonverbal communication. Consider how much information can be conveyed with a smile or a frown. While nonverbal communication and behavior can vary dramatically between cultures, the facial expressions for happiness, sadness, anger, and fear are similar throughout the world.

2. Gestures
Deliberate movements and signals are an important way to communicate meaning without words. Common gestures include waving, pointing, and using fingers to indicate numeric amounts. Other gestures are arbitrary and related to culture.

3. Paralinguistics
Paralinguistics refers to vocal communication that is separate from actual language. This includes factors such as tone of voice, loudness, inflection, and pitch. Consider the powerful effect that tone of voice can have on the meaning of a sentence. When said in a strong tone of voice, listeners might interpret approval and enthusiasm. The same words said in a hesitant tone of voice might convey disapproval and a lack of interest.

4. Body Language and Posture
Posture and movement can also convey a great deal on information. Research on body language has grown significantly since the 1970’s, but popular media have focused on the over-interpretation of defensive postures, arm-crossing, and leg-crossing, especially after the publication of Julius Fast’s book Body Language. While these nonverbal behaviors can indicate feelings and attitudes, research suggests that body language is far more subtle and less definitive that previously believed.

5. Proxemics
People often refer to their need for “personal space,” which is also an important type of nonverbal communication. The amount of distance we need and the amount of space we perceive as belonging to us is influenced by a number of factors including social norms, situational factors, personality characteristics and level of familiarity. For example, the amount of personal space needed when having a casual conversation with another person usually varies between 18 inches to four feet. On the other hand, the personal distance needed when speaking to a crowd of people is around 10 to 12 feet.

6. Eye Gaze
The eyes play an important role in nonverbal communication and such things as looking, staring, and blinking can also be important nonverbal behaviors. When people encounter people or things that they like, the rate of blinking increases and pupils dilate. Looking at another person can indicate a range of emotions including hostility, interest, and attraction.

7. Haptics
Communicating through touch is another important nonverbal behavior. There has been a substantial amount of research on the importance of touch in infancy and early childhood. Harry Harlow’s classic monkey study demonstrated how the deprivation of touch and contact impedes development. Baby monkeys raised by wire mothers experienced permanent deficits in behavior and social interaction. Touch can be used to communicate affection, familiarity, sympathy, and other emotions.

8. Appearance
Our choice of color, clothing, hairstyles, and other factors affecting appearance are also considered a means of nonverbal communication. Research on color psychology has demonstrated that different colors can evoke different moods. Appearance can also alter physiological reactions, judgments, and interpretations. Just think of all the subtle judgements you quickly make about someone based on his or her appearance. These first impressions are important, which is why experts suggest that job seekers dress appropriately for interviews with potential employers.

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Did You Know – 12/21/2015

 

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  1. The Slave-Maker ant is so named because it raids the nest of other ants and steals their pupae. Once the pupae hatch, they are made to work as slaves.

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2. American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad in first class.
Northwest Airlines saved $500000 per year by cutting its limes.

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3. The original name of Bank of America was Bank of Italy.
The Bank of Italy was founded in San Francisco, California, United States, on October 17, 1904 [1] by Amadeo Giannini. It grew by a branch banking strategy to become the Bank of America, the world’s largest commercial bank, with 493 branches in California and assets of $5 billion in 1945

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4. Topless saleswomen are legal in Liverpool, England, but only in tropical fish stores.
Weird but true – Liverpudlian bylaw which prohibits women going topless unless they work in a tropical fish store.

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5. Thomas Edison designed a helicopter that would work with gunpowder. It ended up blowing up and also blew up his factory.
Had a collection of over 5,000 birds
The light bulb inventor, was afraid of the dark.
The first major invention was the quadruplex telegraph
As a boy, Thomas Edison suffered a permanent hearing loss from head injury
A person sneezing was the first action caught on video by Thomas Edison

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Airport Security Made Easy + Go Australia!!

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Bit hard to concentrate on this article at the moment as one eye is on the TV  ESPN as Australia is about to Play soccer against the Netherlands for the World Cup. There is probably not much of a chance beating Netherlands as they are an experienced team where I believe our Australian team is quite young.

I  spent 4 days in Dallas catching up with my niece and her partner who were on their way to the World Cup. I am expecting to see them on TV all dressed up in support of their respective team. There will be a conflict of interest here as Donna is an Australian and Franny is from the Netherlands.

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Anyway this is how the subject of Airport Security becomes an issue on my way back from Dallas. For the first time in all the traveling that I have done I got the green light and was given a PreCheck entry through security. Fantastic, I did not have to take my shoes off, no taking out iPad and laptop or bags of cosmetics out of my bag, remove belts and coats. The bag went through the X-ray machine and I just walked through the X-ray machine for body check and away I went. So quick so easy.

It just so happens I was reading in the AARP bulletin and there was an article about the fact that if you make an application to the TSA this can happen to you every time you travel.

TSA is expanding its time-saving Pre Check program. This allows certain airline passengers to use separate security lanes where they don’t need to take  all the stuff off and out of their bags.

 

Now available through nine major airlines and at nearly 120 U.S. Airports, PreCheck is being offered to people who apply as well as to randomly selected passengers ( They will have been checked when making a reservation against a terrorist watch list).

If you are in the randomly selected group there will be a PreCheck symbol on your boarding pass, which means you are heading to the fast lane.

Before December 2013 PreCheck was available only to certain folks including those wh had already been vetted trough an international program called Global Entry and frequent fliers whom airlines were allowed to invite.

 

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 Here is what you need to do to become PreChecked Airline passenger.

1. Apply online (tsa.gov). Pay an $85 fee for the vetting process

2. Make an appointment to get fingerprinted at one of the 300 enrollment centers around the States.

3. Wait eight to 11 days to receive an email with a known Traveler number that is good for  five years.

4. Include that number in your profile when you make a reservation. You will usually be flagged as a PreChecked passenger when you fly. You can then enjoy a hassle free security screening

 

I personally think that it is worth it especially if you travel often

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Million Buys How Much?

How much of a house (in square feet) can be bought with $1 million in major USA cities

How much of a house (in square feet) can be bought with $1 million in major USA cities

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This Does Work!

Well I tried this one out and it does work. The shower tap I tried it on was not major bad but it did come up real shiny.

Naturally Clean Hard Water Stains Using A Sliced Lemon

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