May 15, 2017

Published On May 15, 2017 | By cmcleod | CK Mornings Online, Mornings

1About 500 runners were at Kingston Park on Saturday for the 5th Annual Run for Mental Health.

The 5K run raised about $40,000. Funds will go towards programs at The Mental Health Network of Chatham-Kent.

Race results can be found here.

The next run in the RunCK Race Series is the 14th Annual Trot to the Beach in Erieau, Sunday, June 11th. Registration and information here.


Five Things - 2One of the hardest jobs right now in the PR department for United Airlines. The latest incident: Access codes to the cockpit doors on United planes were made public.

The breach wasn’t caused by someone hacking into United’s crew information system or trying to manipulate any security codes through computer links, it was a flight attendant who inadvertently posted it online. Oops


Five Things - 3There’s no scientific evidence that fidget spinners help with anxiety, ADHD, or PTSD…according to an article that came out late last week. That ticked some parents right off.

Since the publication of the article, the editors have posted that many people have written to say that fidget spinners have helped them or their children cope with autism, anxiety, or ADHD.

The article was intended as a critique of manufacturers selling these products as “treatments” despite no specific scientific research suggesting that was the case—not of the people who use them as a coping mechanism.


Five Things - 4AshleyMadison, the dating site for married people, says the day after Mother’s Day is their second biggest day of the year for new female clients.

3,000 women sign up for their services on an average Monday. During the past few years, that number has jumped by 8 to 10 times following Mother’s Day.

Company reps say the top reason married women cheat is inattentive spouses, who make them feel unloved and unappreciated.


Five Things - 5You’ll be able to pre-order a “smart” salt shaker next month called a Smalt shaker.

It dispenses the exact amount of salt you want to use, and tracks your sodium intake.

Smalt incorporates a Bluetooth connected smart speaker and mood lighting that will connect to Amazon’s Alexa to automate the process of seasoning food.

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