Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Rumors: Why they hurt and why you shouldn’t pass them on


Rumor is defined as unverified information of uncertain origin, usually spread by word of mouth.
When things are unclear and there’s a lack of information, people tend to read on situations and make up stories. They rush to “feel the void” with speculations, opinions, and questions that may have little or no factual basis. That’s when rumors start to spread. The most common workplace rumors are about personnel changes, job security and job satisfaction.
Rumors are especially damaging because they exemplify three characteristics of crisis: suddenness, uncertainty and urgency.
Remember the game you used to play when you were still a kid? You’d whisper a sentence to the person next to you. Then the whisper would be passed on the person next to him or her, and then the last one to hear it would say it aloud. Then you’d all erupt in laughter because often, the final words bore no resemblance to the original sentence.
image from: orbitcast

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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Comfort in a Cup


Lots of studies have shown the health benefits of tea. It lowers the risk of heart disease, stroke, and possibly certain cancers. But does it deliver its most touted benefit: to soothe and calm? To find out, British researchers divided 75 tea drinkers into two groups. One drank four cups of black tea a day, while the other has "placebo tea"which is identical in taste, smell and caffeine content but lacking active tea ingredients. Six weeks later, the groups underwent a stressful challenge. Immediately after,the black tea drinkers had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol than those who'd been drinking the placebo. High levels of cortisol can weaken your immune system; they've also been linked to cravings for high-fat, high-sugar foods. So if a bad day has you yearning for a brownie, try sipping tea instead.
from: good housekeeping

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Long Life Secret


Break out the mints Italian researchers recently found that people who eat the most garlic and onions have the lowest incidence of several kinds of cancer. For example, having seven or more servings of onion a week cuts the risk of colon cancer by 56 percent, while eating lots of garlic lowers risk by 26 percent. Scientists aren't sure exactly what substances are responsible for the good effects--lab studies suggest that the sulfur compounds that give the vegetables their bite mAy also be cancer fighters. Don't like that bite? Caramelizing onions brings out their sweetness (use as topping for grilled meat).
from: email

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ode to Marriage


  • You have two choices in life: You can stay single and be miserable or get married and wish you were dead.
  • When a woman steals your husband, there is no better revenge than to let her keep him.
  • A woman is incomplete until she is married. Then she is finished.
  • If you want your spouse to listen and pay strict attention to every word you say, talk in your sleep.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bizarre Superstitions


In Iceland, an unmarried person who sits at the corner of a table won't marry for seven years. A pregnant women who drinks from a cracked cup risks having a baby with a hare-lip.
In Japan, picking up a comb with its teeth facing your body brings bad luck.
In Malta, churches with two towers are fitted with a clock face in each, but the two clocks always tell different times to confuse the Devil about the time of the service.
In Nigeria, a man hit with a broom becomes impotent unless he retaliates seven times with the same broom. Sweeping a house at night brings misfortune to the occupants.
In Poland, bringing lilac into the house is a sure sign of impending death.
In Scotland, red and green should never be worn together. It is unlucky to throw vegetables into the fire and to carry a spade through the house. This means that a grave will soon be dug. And three swans flying together means a national disaster is imminent.
In Holland, people with red hair bring bad luck.
In China, sweeping out a house removes all the good luck, especially on Chinese New Year.

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Three Even Shares


An American, a Mexican, and an Italian were robbing a bank. And it happened that they got a lot of cash in dollars, pesos ans liras. Back in their hiding place, the trio decided to split the money in three even shares. The American offered to do the splitting:
"1000 dollars for me, 1000 pesos for you, 1000 liras for you.
"1000 dollars for me, 1000 pesos for you, 1000 liras for you.
"1000 dollars for me, 1000 pesos for you, 1000 liras for you"
The Mexican then told the Italian, "Even though I can't stand these Yankees. I have to admit they are honest"

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