Show Notes for Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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December 13

National Cocoa Day

National Violin Day

National Day of the Horse

Pick a Pathologist Pal Day

National Guard Birthday

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Life really does get better with age, according a new study. Yes, modern life is stressful, but researchers from Penn State say that chances are it will get better — eventually. They found that the number of daily stressors and people’s reactivity to daily stressors tends to decrease with age (In other words, they don’t allow those experiences to strain them as much as they did when they were younger.) Their study of the daily lives of more than 3,000 adults showed that while 25-year-olds reported stressors on nearly 50% of days, 70-year-olds reported stressors on only 30% of days. And, as the study leader put it: “A 25-year-old is much grumpier on the days when they experience a stressor, but as we age, we really figure out how to decrease those exposures.” And that’s a good thing, because our emotional responses to these events are predictive of later well-being, including chronic conditions, mental health and even mortality.

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A tech company has developed a state-of-the-art AI chatbot so sophisticated that it could render Google (and other search engines) — not to mention countless jobs — obsolete. Unveiled last week by the OpenAI company, “ChatGPT” has already more than 1 million users worldwide with its advanced functions, which range from instantaneously composing complex essays and computer code, to drafting marketing pitches and interior decorating schemes. It can even whip up poems and jokes — an ability previously thought to be exclusive to humans. ChatGPT’s capabilities have sparked fears that Google’s days may be numbered, something that Gmail developer Paul Buchheit seems to concede. This month, he tweeted: “Google may be only a year or two away from total disruption. AI will eliminate the search engine result page, which is where they make most of their money.”


One of the most controversial Netflix shows ever has just joined a rarified group. “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” has now reached 1 billion hours viewed in its first 60 days of release. The only other shows to do that are “Squid Game” and “Stranger Things 4”. All 10 episodes of Dahmer were released on Sept. 21. Since then, Netflix subscribers have watched 1 billion hours of the show. Squid Game reached 1.65 billion hours watched in its first 28 days of release, while Stranger Things’ fourth season reached 1.35 billion hours watched in the same time frame. Dahmer topped Netflix’s Top 10 list for 3 weeks and stayed on the chart for 7 weeks.

After 13 years of anticipation, James Cameron’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” has finally been unveiled for members of the press following the movie’s world premiere in London. First reactions are overwhelmingly positive, with many journalists blown away once again by Cameron’s imagination and pristine visual effects. Fandango’s Erik Davis wrote: “Happy to say ‘Avatar: The Way of Water’ is phenomenal…Bigger, better & more emotional than ‘Avatar,’ the film is visually breathtaking, visceral and incredibly engrossing. The story, the spectacle, the spirituality, the beauty – this is moviemaking & storytelling at its absolute finest.” “Happy Sad Confused” host Josh Horowitz raved, “James Cameron once again shows filmmakers how it’s done…’Avatar: The Way of Water’ is how you do epic blockbuster-ing. Emotional, visceral and as big as movies get.” Avatar: The Way of Water opens in theaters Dec. 16.

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You may have heard the saying that “Music soothes the savage beast”. Well, apparently it can do even more than that. A new music app supposedly acts as a personal “therapist” by creating customized playlists to help listeners care for their emotions…through music. The Emotion Equalization App takes stock of the user’s mood and energy through a questionnaire in the app, and uses that info to create a corresponding therapeutic playlist of consoling, relaxing or uplifting tunes. Scientists agree that music can change emotional states and distract us from negative thoughts and pain. It has also been shown to help improve memory, performance, and mood. Developer Man Hei Law, of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology said the app could be used by people who may not want to receive counseling or treatment. By taking listeners on an emotional roller-coaster ride, the app aims to leave them in a more positive and focused state than where they began.

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The top speed of a falling raindrop is 18mph (29kph).

When we touch something, the message moves to the brain at 124 mph (200 kph).

Most soccer players run about 7 miles (11.2 km) in a game.

In an 3-hour Major League Baseball game, there is an average of about 10 minutes of actual playing time, including all pitches being thrown and balls in play.

The temperature of milk when it leaves the body of a cow is 101° Fahrenheit (38.3°C).

The average woman consumes 6 lbs (2.72 kg) of lipstick in her lifetime.

The word “barbarian” originally referred to people who don’t speak Greek. The Greeks thought people who spoke a foreign tongue sounded like they were saying “bar bar bar” all the time.


Question: A survey found that women who are unsure what to get their husband or partner for Christmas will probably just buy THIS. What is it?

Answer: A wallet

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A Nevada man’s home security camera captured footage of an apparently confused bear that attempted to make a meal out of an inflatable Rudolph holiday decoration. Dave Lester woke Saturday morning to find the inflatable Rudolph he had put out for Christmas had been shredded by an early-morning visitor. He shared video showing the decoration being mauled by a bear that visited his yard about 5am. He said that last year, the local bears occasionally showed interest in the inflatable Rudolph, but never damaged it. Lester wrote on Facebook: “Woke up this morning to Rudolph laying on the ground unresponsive. No amount of CPR or duct tape could revive him.”

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Word experts say using them makes you sound ‘insecure’ and ‘arrogant’…

✗ “I don’t mean to brag, but …”: This automatically signals that you are about to, yes, brag, which turns listeners off.

✗ “I already knew that …”: You might think it makes you sound knowledgeable, but it actually sounds dismissive. Try “thanks.”

✗ “I’m pretty sure that …”: Especially if you’re not sure. Be confident enough to say that you don’t know something. That makes others feel OK to explain things to you.

✗ “No offense, but ….”: This immediately indicates you’re probably about to offend someone. Textbook passive-aggressive behavior.

Overusing “I” (or “me): Makes you sound self-centered or narcissistic. Try inclusive words like “we” and “our team.”

✗ “I’m just kidding!”: It’s better to simply not say something that has to be laughed off in the first place.

✗ “You probably don’t know this, but …”: Practically guaranteed to irritate the listener. It is dismissive of the other person’s knowledge or capabilities.

✗ “I’m surprised you’re having problems with this. It’s so easy!”: This makes you sound like a know-it-all. Same goes for “It’s just common sense!”

✗ “You just don’t get it”: Narcissists rarely admit that their ideas might not be the right thing to do, and this kind of statement can make people suspect you’re one.

✗ “If I were you, I’d ….”: Comes across as arrogant instead of helpful. If you want to give advice, rephrase it to be supportive by asking questions like, “Have you tried …?” or “What about …?”

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