1.) More than one in four Americans have done volunteer work in the last 12 months. That’s the good news from a survey conducted by Scarborough Research. According to their data, people who are self-employed or small-business owners are 12% more likely to do volunteer work than the rest of us. And volunteers are more likely to have college degrees and white-collar jobs. The city with the highest percentage of people doing volunteer work is Salt Lake City, where 42% or residents have done volunteer work in the past year. 34% of people in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Des Moines, Iowa and Portland, Oregon volunteered this past year.
2.) Where is your stress coming from these days? It might be from your Facebook friends, and the more friends you have, the more stressed you might be. A new report from the University of Edinburgh Business School find the more friends you have on Facebook — even if they're not really friends — the more stressed you’re likely to be about having them. And the reason? The report theorizes that the wider your Facebook network, the more likely it is that something you say or do on the site will end up offending one of that network’s members.
3.) To get people to show support, campaigns print signs and bumper stickers and make hats and t-shirts with the name or likeness of their candidate … so what happens to that stuff after the election? In the case of Mitt Romney, it goes on sale. In the America! Store at Reagan International Airport just outside our nation’s capitol, Romney merchandise is being sold at a 75% discount. Wal-mart’s online store is sell Romney books for 35 percent off. While the Romney campaign web site is still at full price, they are currently offering free shipping.