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today’s news … Sunday, May 13

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2012 at 6:00 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! 

Quote for todayOh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts.  It’s what you do with what you have left.” –  Hubert Humphrey

  • DEEDS RECORDED: “John Stewart and Paragi Stewart conveyed 200 S. Sixth St. to Summit Street Properties LLC for $40,000.Lancaster Sunday News [NOTE: As reported at Columbia news, views & reviews, April 6, 2012: Summit Street Properties LLC has the same mailing address as BHI Properties, LLC at the Department State’s Registry of Business Entities. The address for both is RR#5, Box 228, Mifflintown, PA 17059.]
  • ” … some neighbors and animal welfare activists are critical of Joseph Meyer’s plan to bring a big, new horse-lover’s paradise to West Hempfield Township.” “He envisions expanding his Allimax Farm stable at Marietta Pike and Kames Hill Road to feature 110 horses, beefed-up trail rides, lessons and boarding, educational programs, clinics and demonstrations.” Nieghbors cited “what they say are unresolved problems with traffic and from horse manure odors emanating from the existing operation, and Meyer’s history of two animal cruelty charges in the township.” – Lancaster Sunday News

“Now, let’s talk about me: self-disclosure is intrinsically rewarding” – The Conversation

In Everyday Living on May 13, 2012 at 5:06 am

Have you ever been at a party where someone has talked about themselves without pause? You may have thought this a case of ‘too much information,’ but science is begging to differ.

You know that guy in the pub that goes on and on and on? You wouldn’t believe how happy he is. SOURCE: Jaysun

“According to new research from Harvard University, disclosing information about yourself may be intrinsically rewarding.

“We know humans are highly social beings, and that we need social contact and communication for our fundamental well-being. An important part of social contact is feeling connected and sharing our experiences with others.

“In fact, studies suggest approximately 30-40% of our speech output is devoted to sharing our subjective experiences with others.

“Anyone following Twitter or status updates on Facebook can attest to this, as surveys of posts to social media sites show more than 80% of status updates are announcements of a person’s immediate experiences.

“But little did you know that your friend’s update attesting to the fact they were eating freshly grown tomatoes from their own garden before picking up their son from school was actually causing a burst of activity in the pleasure centres of their brain.

“The Harvard researchers were intrigued by the phenomenon of self-disclosure in speech, and studied it by examining brain responses in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner while people disclosed their own opinions or judged the opinions of other people.

“When people discussed their own opinions there was activation in the same brain regions that typically become active when we receive intrinsic rewards such as food, money and sex. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrate … red, white and blueberry!

In Everyday Living, In Columbia, Opportunities on May 13, 2012 at 4:34 am