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“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” —Josh Billings (a.k.a. Henry Wheeler Shaw; humorist and lecturer)   “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole ―Otto von Bismarck (1st Chancellor of Germany)   “The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love […]

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On This Day December 13th

2000 Vice President Al Gore reluctantly concedes defeat to Texas Governor George W. Bush in his bid for the presidency, following weeks of legal battles over the recounting of votes in Florida, on this day in 2000. 1951 After meeting with FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, President Harry S Truman vows to purge all disloyal government workers. 1972 Astronaut Gene Cernan climbs into his lunar lander on the moon and prepares to lift off. He is the last man to set foot on the moon. Birthdays 1925 Dick Van Dyke, actor, singer, producer; (The Dick Van Dyke TV series, Mary Poppins) 1934 Richard D. Zanuck, film producer; won Academy Award for Best Picture in 1989 (Driving Miss Daisy) 1985 France sues the United States over the discovery of an AIDS serum. 1951 Ted Nugent, singer, songwriter, musician, actor.  

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Favorite Socks Challenge

  Daniel from http://www.retunrofdragons@wordpress.com has challenged all to show their favorite socks. This is a challenge I can take on and hope you will take part. Show your favorite socks. The rules are easy, link your post on http://www.returnofdragons.wordpress.com. A panel of WP followers will judge and let us know who has the coolest socks! These  are Smart Wool long […]

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My Secret Obsession — Return of Dragons

“I don’t have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They’re upstairs in my socks.” ― Groucho Marx NSFW My Secret Obsession I must confess to you, my dear reader, my judge, and jury. I have an obsession. Ahh, see. You caught me in a lie already. I have many obsessions. There, that’s better. […] via My Secret Obsession — Return of Dragons

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Health update

  Did you know there are rocks in your ears? If you’ve had a concussion and developed Vertigo chances are the rocks are off-balance. Sounded crazy but I was open to trying the treatment with an ENT doctor. He discovered it was my right ear having the problem. The treatment was very simple but stomach turning. Luckily I didn’t need […]

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Home Spa Budget Friendly Exfoliator

This great idea comes from the Aug/Sept 2018 issue of Willow and Sage By  Stampington. It’s budget friendly and eco-friendly. Chances are you have ingredient in kitchen. Baking Soda removes dead skin and milk adds a nice gentle companion. You’ll need: Baking Soda & Milk ( or liquid of your choice) Small Bowl 1 TB. Baking Soda 1 TSP. Milk or water In a small bowl, stir together the baking soda To use, wet your hands and gently massage the exfoliator on you face in circular motion for about thirty seconds. Rinse face with cold water and follow with a moisturizer. Keep your eyes open for more great home-made beauty ideas. M  

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Cleveland Cavaliers Kevin Love Wants To Change Attitudes To Mental Health

Sky Sports Friday 16 November 2018 07:48, UK Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love says some types of masculinity portrayed in the NBA are “outdated” and “dangerous” and stop men from getting help for depression and anxiety. The five-time All Star has personal experience after he suffered a panic attack during a game last November and realised he needed help and started seeing a […]

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Today in History December 6th

1865 Slavery is abolished in the United States Eight months after the end of the Civil War, the 13th amendment is ratified by the required number of states, abolishing slavery in the US. Its passage was secured after intense lobbying by President Abraham Lincoln, whose Emancipation Proclamation had declared slaves free, but their status after the war was still uncertain. […]

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#WATWB Steph Curry Responds To Girl’s Letter

Steph Curry Responds To Girl’s Letter About Why His Shoes Do Not Come In Girls Sizes November 30, 2018 A 9-year-old girl wrote a letter to NBA star Steph Curry pointing out that his shoes do not come in girl sizes, and not only did Curry respond, he made a change. Riley Morrison wrote in her letter that she’s a big fan of the Golden State Warriors point guard and she wanted a pair of Icon Curry 5 sneakers, but when she visited the Under Armour website to buy them, she didn’t see them listed under the girls’ section. “Dear Mr. Stephen Curry, My name is Riley (just like your daughter), I’m 9 years old from Napa, California. I am a big fan of yours. I enjoy going to Warriors games with my dad. I asked my dad to buy me the new Curry 5s, because I’m starting a new basketball season. My dad and I visited the Under Armour website and were disappointed to see that there were no Curry 5s for sale under the girls section. However, they did have them for sale under the boys section, even to customize. I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all-girls basketball camp. I hope you can work with Under Armour to change this because girls want to rock the Curry 5s, too. Sincerely,Riley Morrison” On Thursday, Steph Curry tweeted the handwritten note […]

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How to Protect Yourself from Family Drama During the Holidays

By Sharon Martin, LCS What’s the most stressful part of the holidays? Chances are it’s not the crowds, long to-do lists, or even the financial strain. My clients, friends, and colleagues resoundingly say that dealing with difficult family members and their over-the-top drama is the most stressful part of the holidays. Who creates unwanted drama in your life? For most of us, the holiday season means lots of social events – Thanksgiving with your folks, Christmas dinner with your in-laws, the office holiday party, and additional religious gatherings. It’s a blessing to celebrate when we enjoy each other’s company and treat each other with respect and kindness. On the other hand, it’s draining to spend time with people who exude negative energy, always seem to have a problem or crisis, and demand your attention. Often, overly dramatic people, such as these, want to suck you into their negativity vortex. What is “dramatic behavior”? When you visit your family, do you feel like you’ve stepped into an episode of The Real Housewives or Big Brother? If so, you know exactly what I mean by overly dramatic behavior – it’s intense, loud, aggressive, childish, inappropriate, or a huge emotional reaction. It frequently includes crying, yelling, gossiping, “emotional dumping”, and acting like everything is a crisis or emergency. Being around other people’s dramatic behavior is mentally exhausting and anxiety provoking. It can feel like a dark cloud looming over you and shifting a joyful occasion to one […]

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