DANCING WITH THE STARS CAST
Here Are The Sixth Season Participants On ABC's "Dancing With The Stars:"
-- Adam Carolla, comedian/TV and radio personality
-- Cristian De La Fuente, actor ("Driven," "Ugly Betty")
-- Shannon Elizabeth, actress ("American Pie")
-- Steve Guttenberg, actor ("Police Academy," "Cocoon")
-- Penn Jillette, magician (Penn & Teller)
-- Mario, R&B singer
-- Marlee Matlin, actress ("Children of a Lesser God")
-- Priscilla Presley, actress/Elvis Presley's ex-wife
-- Monica Seles, former tennis star
-- Jason Taylor, NFL player (Miami Dolphins)
-- Marissa Jaret Winokur, Broadway/TV actress ("Hairspray")
-- Kristi Yamaguchi, Olympic Gold Medal figure skater
WII USERS REJOICE!
Have you seen that commercial where two guys are playing a baseball videogame on a system that's supposed to be like a Nintendo Wii? When one of the guys takes a swing at a pitch... he accidentally throws the remote into his friend's TV and breaks it...
That must happen often... because Panasonic is developing a plasma TV that will have a special coating that can absorb the impact of an accidentally thrown Wii controller.
No word, yet, on when it will be ready for you to buy.
THAT'S AN EYEFUL
75% is the ideal amount of time to make eye contact during a conversation if you're the listener. It conveys interest.
HOW TO NOT LET YOUR E-MAIL DRIVE YOU INSANE
Are you overwhelmed by the massive volume of email piling up in that box of yours? Are you constantly distracted by the messages that come through all day long? Here are some tips to break e-mail's crushing grip on your soul...
1) BREAK YOUR READING HABIT. Unless your job absolutely requires it, stop reading your messages the second they arrive. Most of them probably don't need an instant response, anyway.
2) SHUT YOUR E-MAIL PROGRAM DOWN. Constantly being bombarded by e-mails can actually HINDER your work when you're trying to get stuff done. Turn off your e-mail and instant message programs for 10 or 20 minutes so you can focus.
3) KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT WORK-RELATED. Have your family and friends send you those obnoxious forwards to a personal e-mail address other than your work one, so you're not always distracted by nonsense.
4) COMMUNICATE CLEARLY. Say exactly what you mean when you respond to messages, so there's no confusion. Back-and-forth e-mailing is a waste of everyone's time.
5) ORGANIZE YOUR E-MAIL. At least once a week, go through your inbox and delete unnecessary messages... so you can stay organized.