Rob's Screwy News - Tuesday 3-27
Mar 27th, 2012
This has to fall under the "life changing studies" category. A new study has found that eating chocolate makes you SKINNY. People who ate a moderate portion of chocolate five times a week had lower BMIs than people who had chocolate less frequently. The scientists say eating chocolate has a psychological effect that helps you keep a diet AND provides antioxidants that can help you slim down
Most career fields still don't feel like they're growing. If anything, they still feel like they're shrinking. NOT THIS ONE.
--If you need a job . . . and you're willing to occasionally breathe in a few toxic chemicals . . . check out the rapidly-growing world of METH LAB CLEANUP.
--It takes some training . . . you generally need to take some classes and get some field experience . . . but with more and more meth labs being busted, private cleanup companies all over the country need more staff.
--Once a meth lab has been found, the area is considered toxic until a thorough cleaning has been completed. Owners can't rent or sell property that housed a meth lab until it's been decontaminated by a cleanup company.
--There's a big range in salary for meth lab cleanups, but most companies charge about $2 to $3 per square foot. As an employee, it's definitely possible to hit $35,000 to $45,000 in a year, depending on how much you work.
Our life expectancy these days is somewhere between 75 and 80. But babies born today can expect to live a whole lot longer. According to a new report, one out of every three babies born in 2012 will live to be 100. Advances in everything from medicine to diet to safety are major factors.
FEEL GOOD STORY!!!
Megan Ramirez is a fifth-grade teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School in Moline, Illinois. (--Moline is about 150 miles west of Chicago.) And her six-year-old daughter, Madison, has a genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
--Madison needs a therapy dog, but they cost $5,000 to $15,000 and Megan can't afford one. Luckily, she has some students who really like her.
--Four girls in her class have started a dog-walking business to raise enough money to buy Madison a dog. They posted fliers and went door-to-door, charging two dollars for a 15-minute walk. They pulled in $400.
--Then a neighbor, Nancy McDonald, heard what they were doing and offered them a deal. She had four dogs, and had each of the girls walk one. Then she turned over a check for $2,000.