Are you working today?– If you’re working this week, you are one of the 59 percent of Americans that are putting in a few hours. A recent survey says 28 percent of us takeoff the entire week between Christmas and New Year’s, and some at least part of the week. The survey says that there may be a few more potlucks and some extra chitchat, but most of us still plan to make our work productive. http://goo.gl/NIoGWX
“IKEA Effect” Cooking– If you don’t cook, you should. That’s the bottom line from a study that says people enjoy healthy food more if they make it themselves. The study supports findings from prior research that is called the “IKEA effect.” It states people like or give a higher value to things they create themselves, like IKEA furniture. http://goo.gl/aJQmT3
Winter Weather Traffic- Yesterday’s weather caused the cancellation of hundreds of flights and threw off holiday travel for fliers and motorists alike. Chicago’s O’Hare saw the worst of it, and it being a huge airport hub, caused a rippling effect of delays and cancellations through much of the rest of the nation’s airports. Now the Northeast is going to get in on some winter weather. Ski resorts are welcoming the snow and colder temperatures. It’s been unseasonably warm in the Northeast so far this winter and the ground is fairly bare of snow. http://goo.gl/b1hXFM
Farmland Protection Plan– Forsyth County Cooperative Extension Service and the Forsyth Soil and Water Conservation District, is creating a farmland protection plan. It will evaluate the state of agriculture and forestry in Forsyth County, the challenges, and outline ideas for keeping agriculture sustainable and promoting agricultural economic development. In 1954 Forsyth County had 2,927 farms and as of 2012 it has reduced to 662. http://goo.gl/DVhO88
Traffic Exit Ramp Closed– Due to a traffic accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer, the exit ramp (Exit 126B) from Interstate 85 South to US-421 North is closed until further notice. Drivers should take Exit 128 and take a right onto Alamance Church Road to reaccess US-421. http://goo.gl/NG1Bxz
City of Winston Salem Sanitation Department Holiday Schedule–
- Garbage collections today and Wednesday will be postponed one day. Thursday collections will be made Monday and Friday collections will be made Jan. 5. All garbage collections for the week of Jan. 4-8 will be postponed one day. Jan. 8 collections will be made Jan. 11.
- Yard-waste cart collections will be on a normal schedule.
- Blue-week recycling collections will be on a normal schedule through Thursday. Friday collections will be made Saturday. http://goo.gl/UAkgcd