5 Things You Need to Know Today: June 24
Patience while driving is a good thing, especially next week.
Each morning, Westborough Patch presents “5 Things You Need to Know,” a collection of announcements, events, reminders and odd little ditties to help you organize your day. What will you be doing today?
1. According to a recent survey by AAA, about 35.5 million people plan to travel by automobile for the July 4th holiday. This is a four percent increase over the 34.1 million people who traveled by auto last year.
2. Issues on a plane, what do you do? According to a Travel Leaders Group survey, 61.4% of those surveyed said they would take some sort of action if a fellow passenger didn’t turn off a cell phone in flight and 73% said they would take action for a child kicking the seat. What fight annoyance would cause you to take action? Have you ever had to complain about a passenger on a flight?
3. A survey from Office Team shows that many of us are hoping for some summer perks at work this year. Forty-one percent surveyed said that a flexible schedule is the most coveted summer benefit; 28 percent said they prefer leaving work early on Fridays. What perk will be hoping for this summer?
4. Get in Shape for Women in Westborough issued a press release that offered summer fitness tips. Among the list for getting bikini-ready is to add interval cardio to your day. Interval cardio can burn excess fat and boost metabolism, burning upwards of 10 calories every minute. This includes activities like walking, jogging or using the elliptical.
5. The Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (DFW) in Westborough reminds residents not to take a wild turtle home or move it from its environment. In Massachusetts, it is illegal to possess most native turtles as pets. “It takes many years for turtles to mature and lay eggs. Removing or moving turtles to some other location can be a problem for the survival of the remaining local turtles,” reported the DFW.
Is there something that you would like others to know today? Go ahead and post it in the comments!
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