Heat wave continues to bake one-third of US, people cautioned to stay cool
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One-third of the U.S. population continues to bake under the summer sun and people are reminded to heed heat warnings, watches and advisories.
In Atlanta, children took the caution to stay cool seriously, splashing in fountains at Centennial Olympic Park.
Temperature readings could shoot past 100 degrees from St. Louis to Washington, D.C. The 27 state heat wave brings the threat of heat-related illnesses like heat stroke and also threatens to worsen drought conditions.
Some North Carolinians escape record-breaking heat by simply going to work.The temperature is below freezing in iceboxes and walk-in coolers and that means welcome relief for chefs and ice distributors who make dozens of trips into the freezers every day. Workers at Zippy Ice in Charlotte say they are pretty popular on scorchers when the temperature hits triple digits.
While those employees find their jobs cool, others say work is not a ball of fun and their jobs add stress to their lives.
A Citrix study shows certain workplace irritations make time in the office unbearable. One of the top complaints is pesky coworkers. More than half of workers cite a "constant complainer" as the worst type of colleague to deal with. 49 percent say they work with "know-it-alls.” 40 percent have to watch what they say in the office because of gossip mongers.
The survey also says bad bosses can make the workplace toxic as well. The study cites bosses who steals employees' ideas, or those who ignore you, can also lower worker morale.
Apparently it is not a current threat, but many along the east coast wonder about long term health affects from a red, stinky seaweed.
Officials say the seaweed from Japan invaded the Massachusetts shoreline. The vegetation threatens wildlife, jeopardizes tourism and causes a stink that is driving some beach-goers away.
The moss looks like matted hair mysteriously washed ashore about three weeks ago.
While local officials clean up the beaches, state officials tested the water. They say its not posing a health hazard right now.
Still scientists and fishermen are concerned about the long-term affect the moss will have on sealife in the region.