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It’s Chyna’s Fun Fact Friday!

12 Jan

Hello lovely readers!

Every Friday from this point on, I solemnly pledge every Friday to post 10-15 “Fun Facts of Life” that I have acquired in the week preceding.

Now, if you are on your way to your Google search bar to peruse the World Wide Web for something you think more worthy of your Friday blog reads than Chyna’s Friday Facts of Knowledge… Kindly, stop right there!

These facts of life, both the random and the specific, will be relevant to your life, at some point – I give my 77% promise! If this percentile fails to convince you to return every Friday, I also solemnly pledge that you have the right to sue me after your death should this promise fail to fulfill.


  1. A cat’s nose turns white when it is warm and pink when it is cold. This may or may not be true of all cats, but is of my kittens FreddyBear and TeresaBella. Image
  2. The chain of command in a non-profit organization: The executive director is not always the highest in the Chain. Sometimes the Board Member’s vote rules higher.
  3. The first name you pick for your personal blog most likely will not be the last. My mentor told me this. I’d like to add that I feel the second name stands a better chance for a Mystery book title. The book will not do well in your lifetime.
  4. Median wage earning for a Communication Graduate Student (Masters) is $12,000 more than Bachelor holding students. This is good news to learn from a US News article and Georgetown Center for Education study!
  5. Thrift stores have pretty cool things – especially if you have an overactive imagination! #win Image
  6. A simple smile with an ear willing to listen for 5-minutes can positively alter the outcome of a co-workers day. Try it!
  7. Standing or walking around for 10-minutes every hour at work can improve your life-span! Live longer – stand up!
  8. Post-Holiday dieting? Apparently, just over a quarter of dieters, such as myself at the present time, will become life-long pathological dieters if they are not careful. Keeping a healthy balance between the intake of fruits, veggies, lean meats and moderate, occasional exercise is a key to sticking to a healthier lifestyle!
  9. I am an idea machine when I have too much coffee after 3pm. Need an idea for a paper or a story – buy me a cup-o-Joe and watch my magic.
  10. “Sometimes, changing your mind is the right decision” – I came across this in an article on The Chronicle website. The article was interestingly enough about Ph.D. pursuits, but this line struck me in other areas of my life!
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