Headlines for Wednesday (DEC 16, 2015)

 

Holiday SHIPPING deadlines for that arrival date of DEC 25th

TODAY – Dec 16:  FedEx Ground

-December 19: US Postal Service deadline for first class mail.

 

Important update: This week’s healthcare deadline has been extended to Thursday, December 17th at 11:59 pm PST due to unprecedented consumer demand. That means you have more time to get coverage that starts on January 1st.  Check out the News Blog for details.  Source: HealthCare.gov

 

Christmas is a great time to invite someone to church!

In a recent poll of 1,000 Americans, LifeWay Research found six out of 10 Americans typically attend church at Christmastime. BUT, among those who ‘don’t attend church services at Christmastime’, a majority (57%) say they would likely attend if someone they knew invited them. Source: Nashville-based LifeWay Research

http://www.lifewayresearch.com/2015/12/14/no-place-like-church-for-the-holidays/

 

De-stress, be kind to others? Those “Practice random acts of kindness” bumper stickers may be preaching more wisdom than we realized.

On top of helping others, helps others, a new study by Yale and UCLA researchers suggests that performing small, kind gestures every day may also diffuse our own stress, while improving our mental health.  When we help others, we can also end up helping ourselves…   http://goo.gl/QVbWsv

 

Reversal: A New York City school principal Eujin Kim seems to have had a ‘public opinion’ change of heart.  After a ban on the Pledge of Allegiance since the beginning of the school year, two fifth-grade boys lead the recital of the Pledge of Allegiance over the public address system on Monday.  Also, Santa will also be celebrated during their Winter party?    http://goo.gl/vHzhTu

 

A popular hair care line is being sued for allegedly causing women to go bald. A class action lawsuit against Wen has been filed by over 200 women. They claim the product has resulted in baldness, rashes, scalp irritation, hair breakage and discoloration. Wen has been marketed extensively through infomercials using celebrity testimonials.

 

New research says our brains vary in composition from person to person, but not because of gender. The brain of a female is not inherently different from that of a male. The research says certain behaviors, traits or attitudes associated with gender have little to do with a brain that is male or female…

 

 

 

 

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” opens for all this Friday. But what happens when you’re scheduled to leave Earth just days before the movie’s premiere? Three new astronauts arriving at the International Space Station aren’t concerned. Apparently, they’ll have great seats, and no better place than space to watch the film. Astronauts aboard the space station will be receiving a special screening that may make most Earthlings envious.

 

 

Top ‘Star Wars’ collectibles that are now worth good money!

Even if you’re not a hardcore fan, you probably have some “Star Wars” collectibles lying around, some of them can be valuable!   What hidden “Star Wars” treasures do you have hiding in your basement?

Source: Clark Howard  http://goo.gl/aP6PJP

 

Old Star Wars toys could be worth a fortune.  If you have Star Wars items from the original 1977 – 1981 era, the Force is with you, because you may be sitting on a gold mine.

-A full set of action figures from the original movie listed for $2,700.

-A Boba Fett doll from the early 1980’s, unopened, asking $1,600.

-Hundreds of small plastic spaceship models, that originally sold for around $10, now in the $200 – $400 range.

Important: Your toy must in great shape, and very limited quantity. Original packaging is also key. Any time you have something in the box it can actually increase the value several fold.  http://goo.gl/ROYTMp

 

 

 

Unclaimed cash just in time for Christmas? There is approximately $438 million dollars in the ‘unclaimed property fund’.  Check out the News Blog at wbfj.fm    https://www.nctreasurer.com/Claim-Your-Cash/Claim-Your-NC_Cash/Pages/Search.aspx

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

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Verne Hill

I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm