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Only in Australia! A man from Tarragindi, Queensland walked into a service station and threatened the man behind the counter with a boomerang. No one was harmed, nothing was stolen, and the idiot was later ARRESTED. He wasn't charged, but appeared in court in relation to public nuisance. Source: Buzzfeed
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Getting cash from an ATM is certainly convenient.
However, some machines outside your own bank's network are gouging people who may be unaware of just how much they're paying to get money from their accounts.
A Bankrate.com survey says using these outside ATMs costs an average of $4.35. That's five percent higher than 2013.
As a matter of fact, fees for taking money from machines that aren't in your bank's network have risen a whopping 20 percent since 2009.
That was right around the time Congress began instituting new federal banking laws in the wake of the near financial collapse a year earlier. Naturally, the banks passed on the added costs to customers.
Bankrate.com says it's unlikely that the fees for using an ATM outside your network are going to drop in the future.
One-Hit Wonder: STRANGE BUT TRUE TIMES TWO 1988
Candy is dandy but deep-fried candy bars are really tasty.
The problem, according to a report in the Scottish Medical Journal, is that these sugary and fatty confections normally sold at state fairs could put you in serious medical jeopardy.
In fact, the researchers from Glasgow say that a deep-fried Mars bar may increase the risk of a sudden stroke by slowing blood flow to the brain.
Their small study of 24 participants found that men with narrow arteries may be playing Russian roulette if they consume a deep-fried candy bar as blood flow was found to "moderately" decrease in as little as an hour-and-a-half.
However, women didn't seem to have the same reaction after they ate one.
The researchers say a lot more research is needed to confirm the possible dangers of deep-fried candy bars.
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There’s no doubt that at some point in your life you’ve earned the legitimate right to complain about something. We’re not talking, “that woman was rude to me"-type complaining, more like, “that airline sent my luggage to a different city nd I deserve some sort of compensation.” But not every type of complaint will get results. In fact, etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore believes there are certain ways to successfully voice your dissatisfaction in order to get your desired outcome.
Have A Legitimate Complaint – Sure, there are plenty of times you feel like you’ve been wronged, but before you actually do something about it, take a step back and figure out whether the situation is something that really deserves your energy.
Talk To The Right People – These days sending a letter to customer service rarely elicits a response. Want someone to get back to you quicker? Try posting your complaint on Twitter or Facebook. The idea of poor publicity could motivate a company to respond and act quickly.
Watch Your Mouth – Don’t overdo it. When you complain, keep it brief and to the point, avoiding personal attacks and inappropriate language. Threats aren’t the smartest idea either. Speaking firmly, but kindly, will often lead to better results.
Don’t Feel Obligated to Change Your Review – If you’ve posted a bad review online the company may ask you to take it down, but you are under no obligation to. If you feel they responded appropriately to your complaint, you can if you want to, but a company should never make it a prerequisite for getting a refund.
Accentuate the Positive – Feedback doesn’t have to only come in the form of a complaint. If you have really extraordinary service, why not post a positive review on social media. It may not get you anything, but it will certainly make someone a little happier.
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A 25-year-old COLLEGE student told her family she was taking an exotic trip to Southeast Asia, but in reality, the Amsterdam resident never left her apartment. The Express reports Zilla Van Den Born's family waved goodbye to her at the airport -- and that's when her ruse began.
Thanks to Photoshop, some creative Skype BACKGROUNDS for calls back "home," and some authentic looking bric-a-brac as props, and, naturally frequent Facebook posts, Van Den Born was able to convince her folks she was thousands of miles away, when in reality she was home with her boyfriend.
The entire "trip" -- or head-trip -- was for a student project about social media. "My goal was to prove how common and easy it is to distort reality. I did this to show people that we filter and manipulate what we show on social media."
Were you one of the “wishful WEIGHT WATCHERS” who were hoping those caffeine infused undies were going to help you melt away the pounds? That’s cute. But, just like hoping cheesecake is gonna whittle down that waistline…both are just pipe dreams, sista!
The Federal Trade Commission said Wacoal America and Norm Thompson Outfitters, were accused of deceptive advertising that claimed their caffeinated clothing --underwear, bras, and girdles -- would cause the wearer to LOSE WEIGHT and have less cellulite.
Norn Thompson Outfitters boasted, "slimming and firming results are visible in under a month," in one of their advertisements; while Wacoal America said its clothing had “microcapsules” that led to WEIGHT LOSS and “ELIMINATED CELLULITE.” LIES!
The good news is that the companies that sold the lie have agreed to refund money to customers -- adding up to well over $1.5-million dollars -- and pull their ads, with a little push from the FTC.
"If someone says you can LOSE WEIGHT by wearing the clothes they are selling, steer clear. The best approach is tried and true: diet and exercise," said Jessica Rich, director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. Ugh! I was afraid if that…looks like Mama’s got a date with the ELLIPTICAL.
Source: Yahoo! News
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana man went for a joy ride in a new set of hot wheels: a stolen ambulance. But his adventure came to an end when police spotted his flashy ride a few miles away from Community East Hospital Tuesday morning after he crashed through a fence onto a golf course. City emergency medical services spokesman Carl Rochelle tells The Indianapolis Star the ambulance crew was inside the hospital when the man swiped the vehicle. He was ARRESTED and the ambulance had some front-end damage.
NEW YORK (AP) — Bless the father, the son and the pet companions. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan has blessed three dozen homeless pets and their rescuers. CBS New York says the Tuesday event outside St. Patrick's Cathedral marked the start of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. Volunteers and workers from the Mayor's Alliance for New York City Animals and the Humane Society brought the dogs, cats and a rabbit for prayers.
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — An inmate's escape from a JAIL in Washington state went undetected for two days last week until the man's DEFENSE LAWYER stopped for a visit and he couldn't be found.
The Daily Herald reports 19-year-old Rhyan Vasquez is back in custody in Marysville City JAIL, north of Seattle, facing a possible escape charge along with a previous robbery allegation.
Court papers say his absence wasn't noticed until last Wednesday when his lawyer asked to see him.
Jail staff checked surveillance video and saw that Vasquez had backed out a door and into a hallway on Sept. 22 while a group of inmates was returning from a Bible study class held in a visitation area.
Vasquez was BOOKED back into jail Friday, but it's unclear how he was caught.
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Want your little rugrat to be the smartest crumb snatcher on campus? Then enroll that kid in an afterschool activity that gets them movin’ STAT!
A new study of elementary school kids who participated in an after-school program with plenty of physical activity showed greater improvements in several areas of so-called "executive function" than similar students who did not participate.
Researchers examined 221 children, aged 7 to 9, and assigned them to either the after-school program or a wait-list for the program. The after-school program occurred for nearly all of the school year (150 days). Over two hours, physical activity alternated with rest periods, resulting in about 70 minutes of moderate to vigorous exercise every weekday.
Drum roll please. Not only did the kids enrolled in the after school program improve in the area of memory, attention spans, cognitive functions, and multitasking, but also lowered their BMIs. Score!
And, don’t think you can sign up your munchkin then skip a few days. Lead researcher Charles Hillman said that students who had the highest attendance in the program saw the biggest gains in mental skills. So, stick with it moms!
Oh, and all you parents out there who aren’t a fan of letting your kids join a sport because it might interfere with school...not so much. Hillman adds, "Not only do afterschool activities not detract from academic goals, but it might enhance academic performance."
So unless you want a dummy on your hands, you might wanna dig that “Sign Up For Soccer” flier out of the trash. Your kid’s brain will thank you!
Source: Health Day News
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