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Be Prepared for the Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Hey – since this is your first time here, consider checking out my blog pages and Opportunities For You (O4U)  . . A total solar eclipse will make August 2017 a busy celestial month. August 12-13: the Perseid Meteor Shower when you could see up to 80 “falling stars” or meteors an hour. The Black […]

Blue Crabs: Enjoy Them While They Last

. . Chesapeake Bay blue crabs are found in a 524 mile long estuary.  It runs from Cooperstown, NY down to Norfolk, VA.  It runs through Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, West Virginia, and ends in Norfolk, VA. The estuary is fed by 51 billion gallons of water that enter the bay daily from thousands […]

7 Steps to Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

  . With New Year right around the corner, if you are really serious about successfully accomplishing your New Year’s Resolutions, use this fool-proof and systematic approach.   Identify: Select a dream or desire or passion that you REALLY want to achieve.  It must be something that you want to accomplish so much that you […]

The Magic of the Winter Solstice

. . The Winter Solstice this year will occur precisely at 12/22/2015 at 4:48 am.  The “magic” is that this is the one day of the year that has either the shortest (northern hemisphere) or longest (southern hemisphere) amounts of sunlight depending on the hemisphere in which you live.  When I go to work in […]

Pumpkins Are Not Just for Halloween

. . One of the things that I love most about the different seasons is the different foods.  For example, when I think of autumn, I think of foods such as apples, cranberries, gingerbread, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin. For this article I want to provide some info about pumpkins because pumpkins are always on sale […]

Gifts of Experience: Make Memories

. . I am all about making memories and spending quality time with family.  If firmly believe that the majority of people spend most of their lives WANTING something.  Many people even sit back and WAIT because they hope something will happen.  All of us will only pass this way one time.  I want to […]

Why Making Memories Is Important

. . My goal with this post is that if I provide information about what has happened in my life to cause me to believe that making memories throughout my lifetime is absolutely critical, that you will make the correlation about why making memories is important in your own life.  You will find your own […]

Happy 80th Birthday Social Security

. . Franklin D. Roosevelt (affectionately known as FDR by the common public), the only US President to serve 4 terms, presided over two horrific and devastating crises that occurred in the United States: the Great Depression and World War II.  He held office from November 1932, when he defeated republican Herbert Hoover until April […]

National S’Mores Day

. . If you decide to have a picnic or during one of your camping trips or even over your barbeque grille in your back yard, why not incorporate National S’Mores Day?  Although apparently the Girl Scouts created this recipe in 1927, I love the press release that was issued by Hershey Chocolates in 2009 […]

How Colors Affect You, Part 5

. . The final article in the How Colors Affect You Series is below.  I hope you found the information that I provided over the past 5 weeks informational and helpful. PINK   Alexander G. Schauss, the Senior Director for American Institute for Biosocial and Medical Research (AIBMR), published an article detailing research that he […]

National Blueberry Month

. . July is National Blueberry Month.  Did you know that early American colonists made grey paint by boiling blueberries in milk? Native Americans also made tea from blueberry roots, and used blueberry syrup for coughs. They called blueberries “star berries” because the blossom end of each berry – the calyx – forms a perfect […]

Watermelon Seed Spitting Week Trivia

. . Hello and happy summer!  In recognition of Watermelon Seed Spitting Week (June 26 through June 29), I thought it would be fun to provide some fun trivia. Watermelon is Very Healthy and Versatile It is low in calories: a one-cup serving has only 48 calories. It is a great source of Vitamins A […]

Herbs: Mint Methods

. . Mints of all varieties are herbs.  There are more than 30 species and it is abundant in the summer.  In fact, I was given a huge bunch of the herb by a co-worker last week because she knows how much I love mint.  I got a variety of perks out of the bunch […]

Before, During, and After a Hurricane

. . Hurricane Season is from June 1st through November 30th in both Atlantic and Pacific Ocean regions.  To be classified a hurricane, the storm must have sustained winds of at least 74 mph and may gust up to 200 mph.  A hurricane may cover areas up to several hundred miles and generate torrential rains and/or […]

How Colors Affect You, Part 4

. . Last month I continued the journey with Part 3 to show how much colors affect everything that we all do.  In order to cover the colors of the rainbow, this section will be a bit long. The final part to How Colors Affect You will be posted on July 6th and will cover […]

Older Americans Month

. . Older Americans Month was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, when only 9 percent of the population at that time (189,240,000) had reached their 65th birthday.  At the time, there were few programs to help older Americans and one third of the American population lived in poverty. According to the Administration for […]

Memorial Day Remembrance

Memorial Day

. . Please take some time this holiday weekend to remember our military personnel who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom.  Freedom truly is not free.  It comes at a very great cost.  I work at a Veterans Affairs medical center and what truly baffles my mind is that many of the Veterans […]

How Colors Affect You, Part 3

. . Last month I continued the journey with Part 2 to show how colors affect you and in fact, how much colors affect everything that we all do. I want to provide one more example that I can personally attest to that the use of colors helps to counteract a challenge. I am dyslexic […]

Dog Treats for 96 Percent Less!

.. .. For those of you who have dogs, you will know what a great companion they are. They know when you are upset or not feeling well. At those times, they just lay next to you to keep you company.  Have you ever noticed that your dog will never want to play when he/she […]

How Colors Affect You, Part 2

. . Last month I began the journey with Part 1 to show how colors affect you and everything that we all do. Colors can make you hungry or full, they can make you sad or happy, they can make you calm or set the stage for you to quickly become angry, and colors can […]

Driving In the Rain

.. .. Below is a quick trick to help you see better when you are driving in the rain and it is raining hard. Most people turn their windshield wipers on high, thinking it will keep their windshield clearer. If you have tried this, you know that does not usually work. ..  . A simple […]

Make A Basic Stock Item for Almost Free

. . As people become busier with their day-to-day schedules, they tend to eat whatever happens to be in the kitchen that can be fixed in under 30 minutes. Fast food restaurants saw the profit they could make by capitalizing on people’s rushed schedules. It was only recently that the Food & Drug Administration has insisted […]

How Colors Affect You, Part 1

. . A colorful world is absolutely amazing. Are you aware how much the colors affect you? Colors can cause you to get angry quicker than normal or calm you down, can cause you to eat less, or not want to eat at all. Colors can make you happy or sad. When you’re giving a presentation, […]

Daylight Saving Time History

. . First of all, I want to correct a common mistake. The term is Daylight Saving Time and not Daylight Savings Time. . Next: Remember to “spring ahead” on Sunday, 3/8/2015 at 2:00 a.m. .   Daylight Saving Time lets us utilize more daylight hours in the summer by moving our clocks an hour […]

A Great Recipe Beginning

. . March is National Nutrition Month.  What better way to celebrate the month than by sharing a recipe that is used as the base for many recipes. Talk about a winning recipe, let’s start with a great recipe beginning: When the base is great tasting and healthy, the rest of the recipe will taste […]

Underused and Delicious Superfood

. . February 16th is “National Almond Day”.   Almonds are technically seeds rather than nuts. They are the seeds inside the fruit of the almond tree and are related to peaches, cherries, and plums.   They have the highest levels of protein, fiber, and calcium than all other tree nuts. Whole almonds with skins […]

Full Moon Trivia

.   I have always had a fascination of the moon because of photography. As I researched for interesting and fun facts, trivia, and historical tidbits, I found that many websites simply copy other websites word-for-word and many did not provide references from where they acquired the info. So, I decided to take a different […]

7 Tips to Put Yourself First

. . All of us are only going to pass this way one time. Below are 7 tips to put yourself first.  Why not make the very best of the time that you do have on this Earth? Time management is critical in making the most of every day.  It is really important in order […]

It Is the Journey

.. .. You only pass this way once. Make the most of every minute of every day and make memories along the way so you can reminisce later in life. Enjoy the journey and laugh along the way. Sometimes it is a challenge to find your sense of humor when things go wrong such as: a […]

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