PA is the 5th state I’ve lived in and I LOVE it! I recently bought my first home with my husband and we’re living happily ever after there with our furry kids (Boston Terrier mixes) Misha and Olive.
Education: I’m for it! Seriously…I graduated from William Woods University (never heard of it…right?). It’s known for its Equestrian Science (ponies!) program…so it makes sense that I went there to study Communications and Theatre. I also like ponies!
Hobbies: Other than music and ponies, I’m passionate about food. I love eating it, cooking it, watching others cook it…and don’t even mind when people constantly post pictures of food on facebook/instagram.
Occupation: Guess…just guess…stumped? I play awesome music for you on FM97! I love music and always have. I secretly wish that I’d had insane stage parents that pushed me into being a huge singing/acting sensation…oh well. (You may occasionally hear one of my cartoon voices on an educational app or elsewhere!)
Celeb I'd Like to Meet: Chelsea Handler...although she hates redheads, she has a soft spot for "nuggets" and a t 4' 8'' I just might qualify!
Want to know more? Shoot me an e-mail at Leah@fm97.com.
It's not your imagination . . . women really DO talk more than men. The average woman says 20,000 words a day . . . which is almost TRIPLE the number guys say, at about 7,000. And now science has figured out why. Researchers at the University of Maryland identified a protein in the brain that helps us produce speech. And women have 30% more of it than men. Women also talk faster than men, and devote more of their brain power to talking than guys do.
(SO WHAT? WE HAVE MORE TO SAY THAT'S WORTH HEARING.)
--And researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have figured out why.
--There's a protein in the brain called FOXP2 that's important in the formation of speech. Rats have it too . . . it's what allows them to make noises. Except that MALE rats make twice as much noise as FEMALES . . . which is the opposite of humans.
(SO MEN WHO BLAH, BLAH, BLAH MORE ARE RATS? LOL!)
--Sure enough, when the scientists looked at rat brains, they found that male rats had TWICE as much FOXP2 as females. Next they looked at human brains. And found WOMEN have about 30% more FOXP2 than men do.