Today we visit with voice actors Kimiko Glenn & H Michael Croner. They are the lead voices of the new animated comedy KIFF, premiering March 10th on Disney Channel and March 15th on Disney Plus.
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Believe it, achieve it. That’s the key to success, according to a new study. University of Essex researchers found that hope, positive perceptions and feelings of being in control give us a greater desire for accomplishment. The study looked at people’s reactions and emotional reasoning when faced with challenging circumstances. Interestingly, negative feelings like anxiety and anger were found to act as stimulators to get tasks done much as enjoyment and hope. The downside to negative motivation is that dark thoughts can be self-sabotaging, leading to stress-related ailments such as headaches, back pain and lack of sleep. The researchers concluded: “Overall hope was the healthiest and best way to spark success and promote long-term happiness.”
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The short-term consequences of not enough good sleep are noticeable — trouble concentrating, being short-tempered with loved ones, etc. But a new study published last week in the Journal of the American Heart Association says poor-quality sleeping patterns could increase your risk for developing cardiovascular disease. The researchers found those with irregular sleep durations – varying by 90 minutes to more than 2 hours within a week — were about 1.4 times more likely to have higher buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries.
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“Succession” creator Jesse Armstrong has hinted he is considering the prospect of a spin-off from his worldwide hit show. The British writer and show-runner has already confirmed that his comedy-drama will come to an end with the upcoming 4th season. The Guardian newspaper reports that Armstrong is musing about the possibilities of a separate show, potentially to follow one of his central characters, or to concentrate on one of the several main themes. So far, Succession has accrued 13 Emmy Awards, including two for Best Drama Series.
Alec Baldwin is facing yet another lawsuit in the fatal “Rust” shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. He’s named in a new lawsuit filed against him, as well as the film’s other producers by 3 Rust crew members who claim that the shooting incident caused them physical and psychological injuries. The 3 allege negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress in the lawsuit, filed Friday in New Mexico against Baldwin, his El Dorado Pictures company and Rust Movie Productions LLC. It states that their injuries “were caused by Defendants’ failure to follow industry safety rules,” and that the “Defendants cut corners; ignored reports of multiple, unscripted firearms discharges; and persisted, rushed and understaffed, to finish the film.”
Bob Saget’s former L.A. home has finally found a buyer – a year after the comedian’s unexpected death. The 6-bedroom, 7-bath house sold off-market last week for $5.4 million. It was originally listed for $7.7 million last June but dropped down to $6.9mil 3 months later. Saget’s wife Kelly saw the property as “too much of a burden,” and decided to unload it despite all the fond memories they shared there.
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A 99-year-old man and 98-year-old woman from Baltimore just celebrated 80 years of marriage.
OK, are you ready for another new ‘workplace term’? How about this one – “quiet hiring”? What’s quiet hiring? That’s when, rather than hire new workers, employers reallocate current employees to take on new projects or jobs within the company on a temporary or permanent basis. Quiet hiring isn’t exactly a new concept, the term is – and it seems to be happening more often these days. And while you can certainly see the benefits to the employer, it can also be good for the worker. It can keep you from getting bored at your job, while adding new skills and challenging you. So, if your boss tells you that you’re about to be “quietly hired”, experts suggest you take a moment to digest the information, and take stock of possible positives and negatives of your new role. Next, ask logistical questions, such as how long you’re expected to be in it, who is your manager and – of course – what your pay will be. And remember: You were deemed the best candidate to fill the position. To have a thriving career today, you must be committed to constantly evolving and enhancing your skills. Next, ask about advancement possibilities.
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✓ Squirrels can climb trees faster than they can run on the ground.
✓ The bestselling Hot Wheels vehicle is the Chevrolet Corvette.
✓ The #1 cause of burglar alarm activation: Owner error. (Burglaries are 7th)
✓ A ‘face-off’ in hockey was originally called a ‘puck-off’.
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A California man whose 3.97-inch (10cm) tongue earned him a Guinness World Record has found an unusual way to put his unique muscle to work — painting. Nick Stoeberl, who was awarded the world record for longest tongue (male) from tip to teeth in 2012, showed off his unusual painting skills during an appearance on the ITV series “This Morning”. He showed how he wraps his tongue in plastic wrap before dipping it in paint and using it to draw on a canvas. Stoeberl has been given the nickname ‘Lickasso’ for his unusual painting method. He said his paintings have sold for up to $1,200. LINK: https://tinyurl.com/2mfmdkwe
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I absolutely cannot understand how anyone could watch others playing golf…for fun. Or bowling, for that matter. The question “What is the most boring sport to watch?” was posed on AskReddit. Here’s what people said…
✗ “The first year when kids pitch in baseball. An entire game of strikeouts and walks. 100%.”
✗ “Rowing. I have been rowing competitively for years and I understand the nuances, yet it’s still the dullest thing in the world.”
✗ “Pro fencing is actually not very entertaining. They’re so fast that you have no idea what happened. It’s a couple of people with swords bouncing back and forth for about 30 seconds, SOMETHING happens, and then it’s over.”
✗ “Microsoft Excel World Championship. Not a joke, this (stuff) is real.”
✗ “Surfing. Hours of contestants just bobbing around the ocean and commentators trying their best to fill the gaps in action.”
✗ “Fishing. Just imagine having to sit through ALL of the filmed footage to put together what will be aired.”
✗ “A boxing or MMA fight with 2 defensive fighters. Nothing more boring than watching 2 people circle one another and actively avoid doing the one thing that everyone is paying to see them do.”
✗ “As a cyclist, cycling. It’s really cool to learn the technical parts and strategy…but I get bored watching people pedal for hours only for the real action to start a few miles from the finish line.”
✗ “As a huge Formula One fan, depending on where the race is, it’s even more boring than Nascar.”
✗ “Golf. I love it and love going in the weekends to play a round but for the life of me can’t stand watching it.”
✗ “Water polo. You can’t see what’s going on, just a lot of splashing and pretending to be dragged underwater.”
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