July 19 Show Prep
'TikTok got me fired.' Her job in the tech industry was short-lived after the company found her videos discussing salary.
A woman in Denver took to TikTok to share her $20,000 pay increase at a new job working for a tech company — but she says she was ultimately fired after the company found her videos.
In June, Lexi Larson shared a TikTok video saying her salary had risen from $70,000 at a marketing agency to $90,000 after landing a job in the tech industry. Her content on the platform leading up to and following the video covered her spending habits in Denver and how she got the new job.
But Larson says that after her company found her TikTok account, she began deleting videos to try to avoid angering her bosses. She was aware her right to discuss her salary was federally protected by the National Labor Relations Act but still decided to take them down, USA Today reports.
Eventually, her supervisor discussed the TikTok account with her.
The company "really, really did not like" her videos sharing her salary, Larson said in a video. When she asked the company whether she'd posted any videos that violated security measures, she said, superiors told her "no" but weren't willing to "take that risk."
"TikTok cost me my job," Larson said in the same video announcing her termination, which she said came about two weeks after she was hired. "Two days later, after they talked to me about my TikTok account, they did end up firing me because they said me having this account was a security concern."
Larson concluded her termination announcement video by letting her now-33,000 followers know she'd gone back to her old job as an account manager after calling her former manager in tears over the firing.
That video has amassed over 1 million views.
**Possible Phone Starter** Should Employees be fired over salary posting???
Today Is July 19
Flight Attendant Safety Professionals' Day
International Retainer Day
National Daiquiri Day
National Flitch Day
National Raspberry Cake Day
National Words With Friends Day
Stick Out Your Tongue Day
World Product Day
INTERESTING HUMAN TONGUE FACTS
Did you know that tongue is the only muscle in human body that works without any support from the skeleton?
Tongue is not the only place where taste buds live. Taste buds can also be found on the inside of our cheeks, on lips, on the roof of our mouth and even under the tongue.
Our tongue is the only muscle in our body that is capable of sensing taste and sending taste signals to the brain. Each individual taste bud has around 15 receptacles that are responsible for carrying taste signals to our brain.
The tongue is THE STRONGEST muscle in entire body. However, it is at the same time, one of THE MOST sensitive muscles as well.
The color of the tongue can tell a lot about a person’s health. Here are some color indications about health: Pink Tongue = Good Health; White Tongue = Fungal Infection and Yellow Tongue = Stomach Problem or Fever.
Tongueprints (actually tongue imprints) of humans are unique (very much same as the fingerprints). Tongues of different humans are of different shapes and will have different number of taste buds, thus making the tongue imprints unique.
Women have shorter tongues compared to males.
Every taste bud on our tongue has somewhere between 50 and 100 taste sensing cells. No individual cell is capable of tasting more than one taste.
In Tibet, you can merrily stick your tongue out at others. It will not be considered rude or childish. In Tibet, it is actually a greeting.
The tongue is more important than we think. It does not only help to taste food but also helps to talk, to spit, to swallow and even to kiss.
It takes 1.71 days for a human to discharge a LEGO through his or her body.
Q: THIS happens more often on Tuesday’s than any other day of the week. What is it?
A: Being late for work!
Recently, Reddit user u/Iron8te posted in r/AskReddit, asking: "What is the worst name you've ever heard?" Here are some of their weirdest, wildest, and most unfortunate names they said.
1. "I once met a girl named Cliché. "
2. "An 80+-year-old lady called Gremlin."
3. "Keithesia, because her Dad's name was Keith, and because her mom was on anesthesia when she was born. Not kidding. She seemed embarrassed to explain it to me. Poor girl."
4. "In elementary school, there was boy named Famous. His younger sister was Fashion."
5. "In the military, there was this guy called Richard (Dick) Sergeant. Who was a Staff Sergeant. So his name was Staff Sergeant Dick Sergeant. He owned it though, so good for him."
6. "I’m in healthcare, and the worst name I’ve seen on a kid is Meatball."
7. "Eye'n, pronounced Ian. It was 'to be different,' per his mom. What the fuck."
8. "Messiahiscoming is by far the worse I've heard. It's beyond ridiculous."
9. "My mom had a coworker who named her child Tequila."
10. "Found someone's name tag, and the name was Nevah Petty."
11. "I knew a girl in school — poor thing was named Cheyfatte. Everyone pronounced it as 'she fat.'"
12. "Xerox. Poor kid will be bullied for the rest of their life."
13. "Myferson (not sure if that’s how it was spelled). It was a compacted version of 'my first son.'"
14. "I taught a kid whose real name is Ricky Rock n’ Roll Smith."
15. I once had a student named "Ny'Quille," and that wasn't the worst I'd had.
16. "I met a guy named Richard Burst. My boss sent me to get a quote for something from him. He introduced himself as Dick."
17. "Girth has gotta be the worst name I've heard."
18. "I knew a student named Baby. Her sister was Princess. So Princess and Baby."
19. "My oldest three siblings had a principal named Dick Long at their elementary school. I know it sounds fake. I wouldn't believe it either. But it's real."
20. "Clerp. I don't know how it's spelled, but that's how it sounded."
21. "My dad's coworker is named Chris Cross."
You’ll Float Tooooooooo
A recent study finds that recurring nightmares may occur more often when we’re facing challenges, particularly those related to work or relationships, in real life.
a new study finds the ability to walk while concentrating on something else — like using a smartphone — is a skill that many people are born with.
Researchers from the University of Rochester found that for some, walking actually boosts and changes their brain activity, allowing them to multitask better. They hope it could be a marker for “super agers,” whose brains still function well in old age.
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156 impulse buys, is the amount of purchases the average American makes per year.
Sun Records released the first Elvis Presley single, 'That's All Right', a cover of Arthur Crudup's 1946 tune 'That's All Right, Mama'. Only about 7,000 original copies were pressed, but the disc became a local hit in Memphis.
Elvis Presley was working on his latest movie Speedway co-starring Nancy Sinatra at the MGM Soundstage, Hollywood, California. (It was Presley's twenty-seventh film).
Pink Floyd played the second of three nights at the Boston Tea Party, Boston, Massachusetts. Opened in January 1967 as a psychedelic club, many many famous artists, including Grateful Dead, Neil Young, The J. Geils Band, Frank Zappa, Cream, Fleetwood Mac, The Allman Brothers Band, Led Zeppelin, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Jeff Beck, The Who, Santana, Taj Mahal, Ten Years After and Sly & the Family Stone all appeared.
Special guests on this week's Johnny Cash ABC television music variety show included, Ed Ames, Roy Clark, The Monkees and Joni Mitchell. Cash introduced The Monkees by playing the first verse of their hit 'Last Train To Clarksville' with The Monkees on backing vocals, The Monkees then performed a version of the Johnny Cash song 'Everybody Loves a Nut', with Cash.
Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were arrested in Warwick, Rhode Island on charges of assault after a fight broke out with a newspaper photographer.
The Ozark Music Festival was held over three days on the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri. One of the largest music festivals ever held, some estimates have put the crowd count at 350,000 people. Acts who appeared included, Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Blue Öyster Cult, the Eagles, America, Marshall Tucker Band, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Boz Scaggs, Ted Nugent, Lynyrd Skynyrd,Electric Flag, Joe Walsh, Aerosmith and Spirit.
Deep Purple split up at the end of an UK tour. David Coverdale went on to form Whitesnake, Jon Lord and Ian Paice formed a band with Tony Ashton. The classic line up of Blackmore, Gillan, Glover, Lord & Paice reformed in 1984. Glenn Hughes returned to Trapeze and Tommy Bolin put together his own band, (but would die before the end of the year).
Bruce Springsteen played his first ever show behind the Iron Curtain when he appeared in East Berlin in front of 180,000 people. The show was broadcast on East German TV.
James Brown changed accommodations behind bars after $40000 in cash and cheques was discovered in his minimum security cell. The Godfather of Soul had been given a six year sentence the previous December after several run-ins with the law, including illegal gun possession, resisting arrest, assault and leading the authorities on a number of car chases. His new home was at a medium security cell at the Stevenson Correctional Institute.
Residents of Washington, Connecticut formed a ‘Roll the Stones Out of Town’, action group after they were unhappy with The Rolling Stones and their entourage setting up in the town for rehearsals for their forthcoming tour. Residents said it was like the army had moved in and taken over, with security guards stopping locals and asking them what they were doing there.
American soul and gospel singer Judy Clay died. Was a member of the Drinkard Singers - who later became better known as The Sweet Inspirations , also worked with Billy Vera, and had hits with William Bell (Private Number), and sang with Wilson Pickett and Ray Charles.
Ozzy Osbourne and his former Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi settled a long-running legal dispute over the use of the group's name. Ozzy had filed suit against the guitarist in May of last year, accusing Iommi of falsely proclaiming to be the sole owner of the Black Sabbath name by lodging an application with the US Patent and Trademark Office. The pair released a joint statement confirming they have settled the dispute "amicably".
A US judge halted an auction of personal items of Madonna, after she said her privacy was violated. Madonna's underwear, a chequebook, a hairbrush, photos and a break-up letter from the late rapper Tupac Shakur had been among the scheduled lots. The singer said her possessions had been stolen by a former friend.
Crowds dancing at a festival triggered minor earthquakes. The biggest tremors were recorded during a headline set by indie band Two Door Cinema Club at Tramlines Festival in Sheffield, England. Manic Street Preachers, Lewis Capaldi and Nile Rogers and Chic were also on the bill.
American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and recording engineer Emitt Rhodes died age 70. He was a member of The Palace Guard as the group’s drummer before joining The Merry-Go-Round as a multi-instrumentalist. He worked as a recording engineer and record producer for Elektra Records.
Mickey Rooney Jr. — the son of screen icon Mickey Rooney — has died. He was 77. Rooney Jr. was the “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” star’s first of nine children and passed away on Saturday.
His longtime partner, Chrissie Brown, confirmed the news to the Hollywood Reporter. She noted that the musician died from unknown causes at his home in Glendale, Arizona. Rooney Jr. was an original Mouseketeer who appeared on Disney’s “Mickey Mouse Club” in 1955 alongside his brother Tim. He also was a born-again Christian, according to the Riverside Press-Enterprise, and performed in bands with singer Willie Nelson.
Judith Light and Rosemarie DeWitt are among those that have been added to the cast of the upcoming Disney+ film Out of My Mind. The pair were part of a group of six new cast members that the streaming service announced Monday. Other notable names include Michael Chernus and Emmy Award-winner Luke Kirby. Directed by Amber Sealy, Out of My Mind will be an adaptation of Sharon Draper's 2010 novel of the same name. The movie "follows Melody Brooks, a girl with cerebral palsy. Melody has a quick wit and a sharp mind, but due to her being non-verbal and using a wheelchair, she is not given the same academic opportunities as her classmates," Disney+ said. Things being to change, though, when Melody's potential is noticed by a young educator at her school. Melody will be portrayed by newcomer Phoebe-Rae Taylor. DeWitt will be portraying her mother, while Light will play one of their neighbors, Disney+ said.
Bachelorette alum Jed Wyatt is engaged to be married. The singer and television personality announced his engagement to his girlfriend, Ellen Decker, on Sunday.
Wyatt shared photos on Instagram that showed him proposing to Decker in Tennessee.
Just seeing nature may curb unhealthy cravings
A new study finds that you can benefit without even putting on your shoes. The key is being able to see the green space from your home. Researchers at the University of Plymouth in Devon in the U.K. found that just being able to see green spaces while you're indoors is associated with reduced cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and unhealthy foods. The study, which was published in the journal Health & Place, showed that even passive exposure to nearby green areas is linked with fewer cravings and the strength of those cravings.
The average child will produce more than 2,000 arts and crafts pieces for their parents
The average child will produce more than 2,000 arts and crafts pieces for their parents - BEFORE they turn 12, according to a study. 79 per cent of parents will display all of their kid’s masterpieces at one time or another, with the fridge being the most popular place to exhibit them. 70 per cent keep a box of their children’s arts and crafts items which they intend to give to kids when they are older. But that doesn’t stop proud parents sifting through the box in the meantime – and two thirds admit to feeling happy each time they do so. And six in 10 have struggled to find room to display everything their kids have made for them. As a result they can’t keep everything – but 37 per cent of their output is kept for posterity. 23 per cent scanning or photograph every masterpiece to free-up space in their homes and ensure nothing is lost or forgotten.
More than half of American men are ashamed of their body hair
Over half of men admit to feeling “embarrassed” about their body hair, new research has found. 55 percent of all respondents said they felt ashamed of their body hair, with one in five saying they feel this way “often.” One-third of men surveyed (31 percent) said they’ve avoided swimming before out of embarrassment of their body hair, while another one in four (27 percent) said they’ve avoided the gym. Men are so unconfident in their body hair, nearly one in five feel its had a negative impact on their sex life.
And while the average man was found to shave every seven days, according to the results, that doesn’t mean they’re as on top of they’re grooming routine as they’d like to be.
Half of the respondents (48 percent) admitted that their grooming habits weren’t the best, and another 43 percent said they weren’t confident in their own grooming abilities.
Six in ten men have put off shaving their face out of dread or laziness, and 63 percent of those men say their own appearance suffered for it.
The survey also found that men also aren’t too keen on shaving anything but their face, with 62 percent saying they’ve never shaved their back, and 53 percent saying they’ve never shaved their legs.
Over half of men (56 percent) also agree that men should only shave their face. This apathy could be due to the fact that 54 percent of men feel there is a negative societal stigma attached to men caring about grooming habits — and even skincare habits. But the study showed that men are definitely curious, as 43 percent of men surveyed said they’ve secretly used a partner’s grooming product, whether it’s a moisturizer, or face wash, etc.
Ways to Become a More Interesting Person
1. Develop new skills.
2. Be curious.
3. Learn how to tell a good story.
4. Listen and show compassion.
5. Ask good questions.
6. Say what you think.
7. Follow your interests.
8. Read a lot.
9. Run with a different crowd.
12 Guilty Pleasure You Might Not Know Are Vegan
1. French Fries
2. Onion Rings
4. Lays (potato chips)’
6. Jolly Ranchers
7. Peanut Butter Crunch
9. Monster/Red Bull Energy
10. Nesquick Syrup (Strawberry and Chocolate)
11. Airheads (Candy)
12. Swedish Fish
3 in 5 think there are not enough Latino actors and actresses on TV
When it comes to Latine representation – society and Hollywood have a long way to go.
A recent survey examined U.S. Latinos and non-Latinos’ views about diversity in the media, inclusion and overall aspects of life.
Thirty-eight percent of all respondents revealed they weren’t aware of the latest Census data stating that the U.S. Latino population grew from 50.5 million in 2010 to 62.1 million in 2020, which now accounts for the largest minority group in the country.
Latino respondents were actually less aware of this data than their non-Latino counterparts (41% of Latinos vs. 50% of non-Latinos).
Respondents also answered questions about their social lives, with a third of Latinos claiming they’re one of a few — if not the only — Latines at their job (34%).
Further, 30% of Latinos claim they’re the only Latine in their friend group, and one in eight feel their peers don’t understand their culture.
When asked about their thoughts regarding the entertainment industry, more than a fifth of Latine respondents were not sure whether their culture had enough on-screen representation (22%).
77% of all respondents agree that “some” progress has been made in television than in films (67%), three in five still think there are not enough Latino actors and actresses on screen.
A Nielsen study shows that Latinos are one of many underrepresented groups across broadcast, cable, and streaming platforms as of the end of 2021, with over two-thirds of Latines recognizing that disproportion to be a reality (69%).
Regarding their media consumption, just a quarter of all respondents rated the entertainment industry’s understanding of Latino culture as “excellent.” But many Latine respondents don’t think that’s the case since nearly a fifth described the industry’s understanding as “fair” or “poor.”
It’s no surprise that three in four Latinos believe their culture is often stereotyped in the media.
Respondents across both groups recognized that Latinos are often cast in derogatory roles that reflect negatively on the culture, such as criminal/cartel members that speak English with a heavy accent (49%), restaurant workers (48%) or gang members (42%).
Of all respondents, 29% said their all-time favorite TV show does not have Latine characters – and 39% can’t think of three shows still on television that depict positive Latine characters or leads.
Instead, people want to see more stories about Latine lawyers (46%), doctors (45%) and politicians (41%).
Overall, 77% of all survey-takers agree that everyone should have a positive on-screen representation they can relate to. The same percentage said that watching TV shows or movies with more diverse characters helps them understand their culture or relate to them better.
Most non-Latino respondents feel motivated to learn about Latine culture when they watch a show featuring Latino cast members (72%), and a similar percentage wish there were more opportunities to do so through films or television shows (69%).
Nearly half of Latine respondents also noted they disagree with casting non-Latino actors or actresses to portray Latino characters on screen.
Latinos offered their thoughts on how the entertainment industry can be more inclusive – 69% simply said to include more Latino ethnicities on screen.
72% of Latine respondents are hopeful Hollywood will include more diverse actors/actresses in future TV shows or films.
According to MSN Poll
Which financial bracket do you fit in?
How much do you think you need to make to be middle class?
Which essential have you cut down on to save money?
Have you ever had a utility shut off for nonpayment?
Have you ever gone more than a year without working?
Have you ever lived at or below poverty level?
Just for Fun
Things Everyone Who Really Hates Running Will Understand
1. You would rather be late than run for public transport.
2. Because secretly you’re terrified about what you look like when you run.
3. Or have a fear of running into someone you know while running.
4. And to be honest if you are not running to get somewhere for a reason then what is the point?
5. People who set their alarms for 6am to go for a run to “wake themselves up” confuse you.
6. You don’t understand people who claim running is peaceful.
7. Or people who say that running makes them happy
8. Running on a treadmill is the absolute worst.
9. Because treadmills are TERRIFYING.
Because I’m Immature
Listen to the hidden butt song in Hieronymous Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights
The Hieronymous Bosch triptych painting Garden of Earthly Delights depicts a bare butt with sheet music written on it. Here's what the butt song sounds like when played.
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1985 McDonald's New McDLT Commercial
Norwegian rocker Leo Moracchioli of Frog Leap Studios broke out the puppets again to perform a heavy metal cover of the opening theme song from the 1980s Jim Henson show Fraggle Rock.
Drink more water to get rid of the yawns
According to a study in The Journal of Nutrition, a 2 percent level of dehydration doesn’t set in until we start feeling thirsty. The same study says that a 1.5 percent level of dehydration is enough for significant fatigue to come on. The solution? Be sure you’re drinking enough water so that you never feel that thirst sensation. For women, that’s about eight eight-ounce cups per day; for men, it’s ten.
Things of Interest
Now everyone can be an action figure with the Hasbro Selfie Series
Hasbro announced their new "Selfie series." Utilizing their proprietary Hasbro Pulse app, fans can their face for a 3D printed model of their head. Once Hasbro has the scan, you can choose a body from a list of classic IPs- such as Power Rangers, Star Wars, and Ghost Busters– to place your likeness.
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Prince William’s helicopter turned into rentable ‘glamping pod’
Prince William fans can now vacation in the former helicopter he flew while serving in the Royal Air Force. Yorkshire businessman Ben Stonehouse located three of the bright yellow choppers in a scrapyard and gave each one a $250,000 glow-up. As Flight Lieutenant William Wales, the royal completed 156 missions with the search-and-rescue team based at RAF Valley in Anglesey, North Wales, from 2010 to 2013. Now, two helicopters — one flown by William — have been transformed into luxurious “glamping pods” at the Pinewood Park campsite near Scarborough, England. The other — which the prince used in his first mission — is now a seafront cafe. The helicopters were retired by the RAF in 2015 and were set to be stripped for parts. The inside of the aircraft look much different than they did when Prince William flew them. Now fully heated and insulated, the cockpit’s rubber and metal seating has been replaced with a plush double bed.
Cupboards in the hall can also be converted into bunk beds for the kids, who can also enjoy a swing on its terrace. Each pod sleeps two adults and three children for $190.61 per night.
Today Is July 20
International Chess Day
National Fortune Cookie Day
National Hot Dog Day
National Lollipop Day
National Ugly Truck Contest Day
Space Exploration Day
Take Your Poet to Work Day
World Jump Day
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