“A Bad Dream?” (funny!)

Ernestina was taking an afternoon nap on New Year’s Eve before the festivities. After she woke up, she confided to Ralph, her husband, ‘I just dreamed that you gave me a diamond ring for a New Year’s present. What do you think it all means?’ ‘Aha, you’ll know tonight,’ answered Ralph smiling broadly. At midnight, as the New Year was chiming, Ralph approached Ernestina and handed her small package. Delighted and excited she opened it quickly. There in her hand rested a book entitled: ‘The meaning of dreams’.”

 

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Healthy Talk

The hardest part of staying on a healthy diet starts when you step outside your front door. Eating away from home is the downfall of many committed healthy eaters because most restaurant menus feature high-fat, supersize meals. And those eateries that do offer lowcal alternatives often are more expensive. So here are 8 money-saving strategies for eating healthy when you’re away from home: 

 

 

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How to Make New Year Resolutions You’ll Actually Keep

Another year is underway and setting annual resolutions for most of us is a way we celebrate the beginning of another year. Most common in the Western Hemisphere, we make our resolutions with full intention of improving happiness, health and better use of free time. Many of us have already mustered up the willpower for a brand-new set of New Year’s resolutions. However, for many, those resolutions will be set aside before achieving them, right? In fact, a sizable percentage of resolutions are broken in weeks, days and sometimes- even hours. If you choose to set New Year resolutions again this year, we offer four ideas for making and keeping them and to assure that 2018 will be your best year yet.

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Take a Night Out?

Take my Trivia Challenge and Win…

This is one of my favorite parts of the newsletter! Each month, I’ll give you a new trivia question. The first 4 people who call my office with the correct answer will win a $25 gift card good at your favorite restaurant. Enjoy a night out on me with someone special in your life! Take your best guess, and call me at (803) 554-3514

 

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25 Famous Dr. Seuss Quotes

1. “Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than you.”
2. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”
3. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
4. “Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.”
5. “You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”
6. “Think and wonder, wonder and think.”
7. “Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.”

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Battle of the Sexes

A new movie titled Battle of the Sexes is coming out soon.  In tennis, "Battle of the Sexes" is a term that has been used to describe various exhibition matches played between a man and a woman (or, in one case, a doubles match between two men and two women). Most famously, the term is used for a nationally televised match in 1973, held at the Houston Astrodome, between 55-year-old Bobby Riggs and 29-year-old Billie Jean King, in which King won in three straight sets.  The new movie is based on this match and features actors Emma Stone and Steve Carell.

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The Story behind the Iconic “V-Day” Image

There are few images more iconic than the V-J Day in Times Square (also V-Day and The Kiss) photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt portraying a U.S. Navy sailor grabbing and kissing a stranger—a woman in a white dress—on "V-J Day" in New York City’s Time Square on August 14, 1945. The photograph was published a week later in LIFE magazine, among many photographs of celebrations around the United States that were presented in a twelve-page section titled "Victory Celebrations".  Kissing was a favorite pose encouraged by media photographers of service personnel during the war, but Eisenstaedt was photographing 

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