Show Notes for Tuesday, March 8, 2022

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March 8

International Women’s Day

National Oregon Day

National Peanut Cluster Day

National Proofreading Day

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Let’s face it — spending hour-after-hour on monotonous video calls is a frustratingly tedious way to spend a large part of your workday. And after 2 years of Zoom meetings, it seems, by now, a number of workers have come up with ways of gaming the system. According to a recent survey by XLMedia, here are some of the more popular coping mechanisms for having to be on video calls:

Two-thirds admitted setting their laptop camera at an angle to make them look more domineering.

56% try to make themselves look busier than they are by regularly leaving Zoom calls to attend another work meeting that doesn’t actually exist.

About 54% said they regularly say something in Zoom meetings just to look more involved.

Almost 25% have joined Zoom calls while on an exercise bike to appear disciplined, healthy and dynamic.

82% try to make a good impression by wearing formal office attire on the upper body, while dressing casually below the waist.

One in 3 have tried to appear more committed by claiming to be ill while on Zoom – even though they were perfectly fine.

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A robot has successfully performed the first abdominal surgery – without a human guiding it. The laparoscopic (or “keyhole”) procedure, performed on a pig at Johns Hopkins University, is a major step towards fully autonomous operations on patients. During surgery, the robot, called “STAR” (Smart Tissue Autonomous Robot) reconnected 2 ends of an intestine. Researchers says STAR actually performed better than real surgeons, who tend to deviate more from the ideal cut line — causing more tissue damage.


And the Oscar host duties go to — Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall. They will host the 94th Oscars on March 27. It’s been 35 years since as many as 3 people hosted Hollywood’s biggest night, and never have that many women held the emcee position in a single evening. Each host will anchor a separate hour, with Schumer leading things off. The Oscars telecast is coming off its lowest-rated telecast since it first hit the air in 1953.

Julia Fox has made her New York Fashion Week runway debut after splitting from Kanye West. The “Uncut Gems” actress walked the autumn/winter 2022 show for LaQuan Smith Monday. She opened the show wearing a tight, black dress with a cleavage-teasing cutout and white heels. Fox’s runway moment comes shortly after her rep said the couple called it quits after dating since early 2022, but remain good friends. In a since-deleted Instagram post, Fox wrote: “I have love for him but I wasn’t in love w(ith) the man.”

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Changing what you eat could add up to 13 years to your life, according to a newly published study. It found that lifespan can be increased by eating few red and processed meats, and more fruits and vegetables, legumes, whole grains and nuts. Here’s how to make changes to your diet — almost painlessly . . .

Track your eating habits: Many of us eat mindlessly, and aren’t aware of all that we put into our mouths. Write down everything for a day, and include reasons for what and when you eat. Look for small improvements that you can make to your diet.

Plan for Success: Pack healthy lunches and snacks. Stocking up on healthy staples you can turn to on a busy night is another way to boost your successful transition to healthier eating.

Remove sugar from breakfast: This has a ton of benefits – including keeping blood sugar level, and keeping energy and creativity high – and it sets the tone for the day.

Make one meal meatless: Lunch might be best. Replace meat with a plant- or grain-based choice, which will help you through the afternoon slump, and reduce overeating at night,

Eat what you love: In moderation, of course, or find a healthy substitute. If you love barbecue, roast some cauliflower with barbecue rub. Delicious!


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Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.

A major FedEx hub is in Anchorage, Alaska, because the city is located within 9.5 hour of flying time to almost 90 percent of the industrialized world. PRESENTS... A NEWS HEADLINE... FROM SOMEWHERE IN THIS WORLD!

Dateline.... ISRAEL

Israeli couple Zechariah and Shama’a have been married for 91 years. As Jewish orphans in Yemen, they married young to avoid being wed outside of their faith and culture. They survived extreme poverty and persecution, and were some of the first Yemeni Jews to move to Israel when the state was founded. The BBC recently featured the couple in a short video. Shama’a and Zechariah were just 10 and 12 years old when they married. They became parents to 11 children and have 64 grand and great-grand children.

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A Vancouver-based video game company has hit the top of the Apple and Google download charts with a new mobile game based on the TV show “The Office”. Even though the show has been off the air for nearly 10 years, it still has a large fan following and regularly tops streaming charts as people re-watch the show’s 9 seasons. The game, titled “The Office: Somehow We Manage”, has players working at the fictional workplace Dunder Mifflin, interacting with characters and reliving iconic moments from the series.

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Snacking before sleep isn’t really recommended, but sometimes it’s necessary. Here’s what to grab, according to nutritionists . . .

Walnuts: You should aim to eat foods that give you the most nutritional bang for your buck without being high maintenance, so these are a good choice. A ton of nutrients and heart-healthy fats.

Banana: They contain potassium, which is a natural muscle relaxant, which should help you sleep. They also contain tryptophan, which improves mood and assists in a good sleep.

Chocolate-covered nuts: NOW you’re talking! You’re probably looking for something sweet, so try nuts covered in dark chocolate. It satisfies hunger, thanks to the blood-stabilizing protein and healthy fat from the nuts. Just be aware that chocolate contains caffeine.

Greek yogurt with almonds and berries: It’s great because it has a balance of protein, carbs and fat. This combo before bed helps keep blood sugar balanced and keeps you from waking due to low glucose.

Rice cake with peanut butter: The PB has protein and fat, and rice cakes have carbs. As mentioned above, that trio is great for keeping blood sugar balanced throughout the night.

Dried shiitake mushrooms: They are one of the best sources of plant-based vitamin D, which is integral to a good night’s rest. Maybe you don’t have these lying around the house, but you can either buy mushroom jerky(!), or sauté the mushrooms ahead of time and keep them in the fridge to reheat.

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