Hannah's Headlines- 6/21/2017

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Inmates Save Correctional Officer Who Passed Out

When an officer who was working security for the Polk County Sheriff’s Office work detail in Georgia passed out, six inmates called 911 and saved him. The prisoners are being praised for their quick thinking and life saving efforts.

The humidity was at 100% and it was already 76 degrees out that morning and the unnamed officer just collapsed. So the inmates sprang into action, unbuttoning his shirt and removing his bulletproof vest so they could do CPR while another inmate used the officer’s phone to call 911.

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office shared a Facebook post thanking the inmates for their actions. And that officer’s family treated the men to a well-deserved lunch, including dessert to thank them for their efforts.

“They stepped up in a time of crisis and show that they really care about my officers,” Sheriff Johnny Moats says. “That really speaks a lot about my officers, too, how they treat these inmates. Like people. Like family.”

Source: 11 Alive


You Can Major In Social Media Stardom Now

Forget English, engineering, or pre-med. Now, you can major in social media stardom. The Yiwu Industrial and Commercial College in China offers an associate program aimed at turning regular people into social media influencers. 

Classes are offered in applying makeup, performing on camera and learning luxury brands as well as “aesthetic cultivation” and “fashion sensitivity." 

A tuition price isn't being reported, but YWICC has been offering the program since 2015. It may seem crazy, but Zhang Dayi, a fashion entrepreneur/vlogger, earned $46-million in 2016- more than China’s top actresses.

Source: Moneyish


Food Too Salty? Use A Different Colored Napkin

When you’re setting the table, don’t just coordinate the napkins to the plates and tablecloths. According to a new report, the color of the napkins can affect the flavor of the food you’re eating.

Napkin brand Tork worked with Swedish food stylist and chef Linda Lundgren, who tried dishes with different colored napkins and found the shades affected the taste of the foods differently.

“How do you make a strawberry mousse sweeter and richer tasting? The answer isn’t more strawberries and sugar,” Lundgren explains. “Instead, try serving the dish with a coral pink napkin. The color increases the perception of sweetness and decreases bitterness.” So it’s perfect for desserts.

Their research also found:

  • Aqua blue napkins enhance the flavor of eggs and Indian food by making food seem less salty.
  • Mustard yellow improves the flavor of green dishes like sprouts and salads.
  • Gray napkins help contrast lighter meals and help Mediterranean food taste richer.

Source: Daily Mail


Today is Summer Solstice

This year, June 21st is Summer Solstice! For people who live in the Northern Hemisphere of the world, today is the longest day of the year and the first official day of summer. In the Arctic Circle, there will be 24 hours of daylight!

The summer solstice occurs when the Earth’s axial tilt is closest to the sun. This occurs in late June for the Northern Hemisphere and late December for the Southern Hemisphere. The summer solstice is a significant time for many religions and cultures.

Today, people all over the world will mark this important milestone in the year with festivals, gatherings, and rituals.


Breatharian Couple Claim They Haven’t Had a Proper Meal in 9 Years, Survive on Cosmic Energy

Scientific evidence shows that fasting for brief periods of time can have positive effects on our health, but one California couple say they haven’t eaten any real food in 9 years, as they live off “the universe’s energy” instead.

36-year-old Akahy Ricardo and his wife, Camilla Costello, 34, had their last real meal in 2008, before becoming “bretharians” and embracing a food-free lifestyle. They both claim that humans can easily live a healthy life without food, as long as they are connected to “the energy that exists in all things and through breathing.” Furthermore, Costello claims that this lifestyle is considerably cheaper, allowing her and her husband to spend money on travelling rather than groceries.

“For three years, Akahi and I didn’t eat anything at all and now we only eat occasionally like if we’re in a social situation or if I simply want to taste a fruit,” Camilla Costello says. “Since Breatharianism, I feel healthier and happier that I’ve ever done before. When I was younger, my weight fluctuated but now after having two children, my body bounced back to its natural shape immediately. I never suffer from PMS symptoms anymore and I feel more emotionally stable.”

“Our children are aware of Breatharianism and the energy that exists in the universe and in themselves, but we would never try to change them and we let them eat whatever they want — whether that be juices, vegetables, pizza or ice cream,” Akahi adds. “We want them to explore the different tastes and have a healthy relationship with food as they grow.”

Link: http://www.odditycentral.com/news/breatharian-couple-claim-they-havent-had-a-proper


Here’s Why Companies May Want To Let People Bring Their Pets To Work

Friday is National Take Your Dog to Work Day and while you may think having pets in the office means no work will be getting done, a new survey finds that four-legged friends can actually be an asset on the job.

The new Pets At Work report from Purina reveals that folks who can bring their fur babies to the office are likely to be happier on the job. In fact, 63% of employees working at pet-friendly companies say they are “very satisfied” with their work environment, which is twice as many as those who can’t have pets in the office.

Pets in the office seem to foster a more positive environment too, with 80% of people saying they feel more relaxed and sociable when their pet is at work. What’s more, 65% of workers say it’s important to them that an employer allows them to bring their pet to work. In addition, 63% of people say they’d be more enthusiastic interviewing for a job that allows them to bring their pets in one in three people in non-pet friendly workplaces wish they could have their pet with them.

And it’s not just dogs in the office. The survey finds that while 20% of dog owners bring their pets to work, 19% of cat owners do too. 

Source: Business Journal


Dogs Eat Free At Einstein Bros This Week

It’s Take Your Pet to Work Week and Einstein Bros Bagels has a new Dogs Eat Free promotion to celebrate with your four-legged friends. Just bring your dog to any participating location from now through Friday, June 23 and show them this coupon on your phone (or you can print one) to get a free doggie bagel with any purchase.

And they’ll still be showing love to the dogs after the official Take Your Pet to Work promo ends by serving up free doggie bagels every Tuesday for the rest of the summer. So treat yourself and your dog to a bagel this week!

Source: Chewboom


Mattel Releases Ken Doll With 'Man Bun' Hairstyle

Toy company Mattel released a new line of diverse Ken Dolls including one with a trendy "man bun" hairstyle.

Ken's new hairstyle is a part of the company's new line of Barbie Fashionistas dolls, which added more skin tones, eye colors, hairstyles and fashions to the toys and introduced three new body types for Ken -- broad, slim and original.

The new man bun Ken took center stage in the new announcement, being chosen as the new avatar for Barbie's official Twitter page.

In addition to the man bun, the new Ken doll features a tribal-inspired print button-up shirt, faded denim shorts and white slip-on sneakers.

The item description states the bun hairstyle helps to "complete the look" and the added fashion options can expand the storytelling options for play.

Mattel's Barbie Fashionistas includes a total of 15 new Ken dolls with additional styles including cornrows and freckles.

The line includes a total of 40 new dolls, seven body types, 11 skin tones and 28 hairstyles including Barbies with dyed blue hair and afros.

Link: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/06/20/Mattel-releases-Ken-doll-with-man-bun-hairstyle


Granny Likes To Pole Dance-One woman is proving age shouldn't stop you from doing anything!

Lyn Dellavedova walked into her first pole-dancing class seven years ago and now she has abs of steel and can hang upside down from the pole. Oh….she’s 63.

Lyn is proud of what she’s accomplished. “Being able to do moves that girls three times younger than me can do makes me feel so good,” she says. The grandma has also performed for her family. They loved it.

“You’re never too old to try anything in life,” she stresses. “I’d say to people, ‘Just go for it.’ ”

Source: New York Post

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