14 March 2019

Quotes and Notes : Women in History: Countess of Blessington

Quotes found at Thoughtful Mind that may provide a peek into this gentle lady’s true nature:
  • “Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.”
  • “Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence.”


If you like to collect quotes or short biographical notes about women throughout history in various walks of life, please add this post to your collection.
Margaret, Countess of Blessington (1789 – 1849); Artist: Sir Thomas Lawrence (1769 – 1830); Wikimedia Commons
Marguerite (Power) Gardiner, Countess of Blessington was an Irish novelist.  A woman of high society, she was well known, particularly among literary circles as she had a literary salon at Gore House, Kensington.  One might think from the portrait she led a protected and cherished life, but a quick review of a few biographical facts will reveal much that can not be seen just looking at pretty face.  Deemed a woman of “rare beauty, generosity, and wit”, she wrote essays and sketches of London life.  She and the Romantic English poet, Lord Byron, appear to have been very close friends.  Her husband introduced them.  She wrote a book about their conversations.  There was at least the “appearance” of a friendship, however, some say she lived in her own world of make-believe when it came to their relationship.


To know more about the Countess here are a few suggested bio links:





(NOTE:  Blog post first appeared at Dispensable Thoughts, Fri, 7 Mar 2014.) 
 







10 Must-Read Inspiring Biographies of Business Leaders Recommended by Entrepreneur.com

Entrepreneur.com invites you to glean from the pages of the lives of the 10 Must-Read Inspiring Biographies of Business Leaders


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Reading real biographies is awesome!
But creating fake biographies sure sounds like fun!
This teacher suggests using a tool to study biographies differently.  The tool is called "Fakebook".  Just pretend you work for the CIA and you're making up a fake dossier. :)














Hollywood Legends : Iconic Female Celebrities: Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) (Guest Post)

Today, Marilyn Monroe would be 90 years old, but the diva passed away in 1962. Many people know her celebrity persona, and she still is viewed as an icon of beauty and femininity. But let’s take a look at her off screen personality. Here are seven (7) biographical facts. 

   

This marvelous timeline of photographs ~ "A picture of Marilyn for every year she was alive, 1926-1962." ~ was shared on Google Plus by Divine Riggio : Vintage Photographies of Human Life 







1. Marilyn Monroe was born June 1, 1926, Los Angeles, California.



2. Ms. Monroe feared that viewers would think of her as about a "frivolous fool", so she studied and rehearsed earnestly at various acting studios.



3. Despite the fact that Marilyn Monroe is considered a sex symbol, she confessed in her diaries: "I was always very physically clamped. I have always been sure that something is wrong with me."




Image credit:  Another photo shared by Divine Riggio on G+ ~ "A teenage Norma Jeane, later known as Marilyn Monroe. Circa 1940." 


 



4. Marilyn Monroe loved to read. More than 400 books were in her personal library. She did not finish high school and felt the need to continue her education on her own, not only to quench her thirst for knowledge but in order to be on par with others who were blessed to complete a formal education program.








5. Before becoming a famous actress, she worked at an aircraft factory, during the World War II. Her job was crucial, She was checked the serviceability of parachutes. One of the photographers, who was looking for "fresh faces" noticed her there. The rest, as they say, is history.



6. Marilyn Monroe ate very little and could spend an entire day drinking only orange juice. Yet she has never been skinny, according to today's “perfect size” standards (say size 5 by comparison to today's slim petite almost emaciated models who wear a size 2).







7. In order to become the wife of her third husband, Marilyn Monroe converted to Judaism. She was fond of Arthur Miller and trust him a lot. It was his betrayal that completely undermined her faith in people.



Over half a century later, Marilyn Monroe is still revered as a Hollywood legend, an ideal American beauty / diva. Her popularity has not dwindled. It is a pity that her life ended up so early or to quote another diva, Sir Elton John, she was like a “candle in the wind”.




About the author:  This guest post was supplied by Melisa Marzett is an amazing writer, who is currently writing for smartessayrewriter.com. Get inspired with her posts!
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Fun link:
Iconic Beauty Looks From the Year You Were Born
If you were born in 1957, the ideal beauty / model for that year was Marilyn Monroe. Check for the year you were born.








Bio-Snapshot: Former Fitness Pro, Lisa Lowe

So! Just in case you were wondering what the end result would be if you combined bodybuilding and ballet training, look at the photographs below.  You might end up looking like former fitness pro Lisa Lowe.  Don’t know much about this person, but came across an interesting bio-snapshot of this lady. Collecting biographies (mini-bios, actually) is one of my hobbies. Most of the time my findings are shared via Pinterest. Sometimes, the links are recycled via other social media networks or at one of my blogs.  Ms. Lowe is no longer a professional competitor; she is married, a mother of two and resides in California.  If you are thinking about following in her footsteps, all I can say: She sure set the bar really high!! :)







The Glamorous Glutes of Lisa Lowe | Max Muscle Sports Nutrition


For IFBB fitness pro Lisa Lowe, balance is everything. Which is pretty much what you’d expect from a former ballet dancer who began by studying with the San Francisco ballet, was admitted to the prestigious Julliard dance department, and then performed with the famed Alvin Alley dance troupe in New York City. Lowe, one of the most cerebral fitness professionals, earned her pro card at the 1998 Team Universe contest.


10 March 2019

An Opinion Piece : I am in favor of capital punishment. ...

"I am in favor of capital punishment. Your opposing points of view and comments are welcomed. But don’t even think you will change my mind! The only thing you will get me agree to is that the “form” of execution should NOT be crucifixion. ..."



Capital punishment or the death penalty is still a heated topic being debated on a fairly regular basis.

The CONs steadfastly remain CON or AGAINST; while the PROs continue to remain PRO or FOR and posit that the CONs (those who oppose capital punishment) are really only supporting the convicts and they should shower their compassion, sympathy and possibly empathy on the families of victims, and most importantly, keep in the front of their minds that the victim did not deserve having their life taken.

Yes it is true that putting the murderer to death won't bring back the murdered victim. But the Administrators of Justice are not trying to resurrect the dead. That's not their job. Their duties and responsibilities – for which they are paid, some of them quite handsomely " entail maintaining the peace in the community of law-abiding citizens, and upholding the dignity and humanity of the people who are still alive, and should not have to live in fear and dread amongst each other.

I am in favor of capital punishment. Your opposing points of view and comments are welcomed. But don't even think you will change my mind!


The only thing you will get me agree to is that the “form” of execution should NOT be crucifixion. Why? Because according to the Biblical Archaeology Review, which is a well-known and respected publication that supplies facts, data, historical information and results of archaeological findings, about life during Bible times, mainly in the Near and Middle East areas " nobody is certain as to how a crucifixion was accomplished. Based on that, how I see it, the last thing this world needs is executioners who can't do their jobs and botch executions!!


" Image credits:   Featured image: "Way of the Cross, is in the public domain and was found at Pixabay.com;





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  El Greco Christ Carrying the Cross 3 Art Print Poster
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Content was first published at Daily Two Cents, Aug 2017. Site no longer exists.

06 March 2019

Entertainment : Bollywood Movie Review : Karam (2005)

It never fails, no matter what online social blogging or writing community I join, the discussion always gets around to “favorites”. Favorite song. Favorite movie. Favorite book. And then, of course, the “faves” can vary. Favorite song from a movie. Favorite book adapted to film. Favorite soundtrack to a movie. On and on and on.

My husband introduced me to foreign films and in particular, to Bollywood films. If you watch Hindi movies you know that there are literally thousands (possibly even millions) of them with all kinds of wonderful music and songs. There is this one movie which stars Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra and Bollywood hunk John Abraham, where she sings the most beautiful haunting melody. Heard that song the first time and it hooked me! Instant favorite!! To me it was the best vocal performance ever by Ms. Chopra.





That's it. That's my review. This movie is a love story. It is intense! The bad guys are really bad. When the bad guys confront each other, you're happy you're not stuck in the middle. Your heart bleeds for every innocent victim that has the misfortune to cross paths with them. So when a bad guy is married to a good girl … ______. If I fill out the blank, it'll spoil the movie for those who may not have seen it. Even if you don't have time to watch the film, at least take a few minutes to listen to Ms. Chopra's performance of a song that is definitely on my favorites list.

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The 2005 film is “Karam”. 

The song is “Tinka Tinka”.


"Karam" (2005) with English subtitles


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Tinka Tinka (Video Song) | Karam | Priyanka Chopra


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Image credits: John Abraham and Priyanka Chopra


Disney Princesses Meet the 21st Century Teen

Tried to do a quick list of the names of Disney Princesses WITHOUT searching for them on the Internet . Thought I could do it but I failed. Was able to draw at least ten from memory , listed below. After that I started going … UM … the one with red curly hair ??? ... and … Uuuummm … the two sisters in the “Frozen” animated flick … uuuhh … ???




  1. Snow White 
  2. Cinderella 
  3. Sleeping Beauty 
  4. Mulan 
  5. Ariel 
  6. Anastasia 
  7. Rapunzel 
  8. Tiana 
  9. Pochahantas 
  10. Jasmine


Times have sure changed from when I was a little girl. Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty - they were the ones that were role models. Each one of them ended up with the handsome prince, who took them to a beautiful castle home, and lived happily after. 

My youngest daughter is a budding teen, having just turned age 14 last week. Asked her the other day if she had a favorite Disney princess. 

Without skipping a beat, she passionately blurts out: “Anastasia, cause she don't need nobody to do nothing for her; and Tiana too, cause she worked!”

Oooookkkkayyy. Let me back away slowly from my little 21st century girl. :)

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[ RE: 21st Century Girl - Willow Smith ~ ~ Link if YT video does not load: https://youtu.be/w5h8MU59Zro ]




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{ P.S. Yes Willow Smith and my daughter are both the same age. But don't be jumping on me about Willow Smith and her wild behavior! I ain't Willow Smith momma and daddy. I'm just sharing a link to her video. }


Wiki List of Disney Princesses
- http://disneyprincess.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Disney_Princesses


Mother Jones | Are Disney Princesses Evil?
- - http://www.motherjones.com/media/2011/01/peggy-orenstein-cinderella-ate-my-daughter



[ Content first appeared on Bubblews, Mar 17, 2015.  That site shut down. ]


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05 March 2019

My Rx4Wellness Tips : Healthy Eating - Good Fat vs Bad Fat

You comb through hundreds of articles on diet, health, and nutrition. Listen to Dr. Oz and all the other experts. You despair and wonder if you will ever achieve your “healthy eating” objectives. Finally, you find information that gives you hope. Why? Because it lists all the foods you like to eat anyway!! Not some. ALL!!!





The Healthy Eating Pyramid, from the Harvard S...

The Healthy Eating Pyramid, from the Harvard School of Public Health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Health is better than money!

Insurance Mart and Insurance Smart (IMIS) 

 
For general information purposes. Not to be substituted for medical advice. IMIS shares health-related content via its website and on Pinterest, Tumblr, and Facebook.





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21 February 2019

Ancient Israel : Memorable Battles in Jewish History

SHILOH (not Jerusalem) was at one time the focal point of Israel's worship, where both the Tabernacle and the Ark of the Covenant resided. 


Shiloh (biblical city) By Abraham Sobkowski OFM - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link


The Jews took the Ark from Shiloh to Kiriath-Jearim to the battlefield because they thought it would being them victory. They were wrong! They lost the Battle to the Philistines. It was a slaughter!! The enemy took the Ark as a spoil of war. But it was not the kind of trophy they would be allowed to show off with. There were Plagues in every Philistine city where the Ark was taken. In the end, they gave it back to the Jews.  


Where is the Ark now?? The Jews don't even know!!!  


What's that? It's in Ethiopia?


Yeah right. And the Chinese invented the fortune cookie.


As if ... any God-fearing Jew on the planet would let the Ark - if it really were there - remain in Ethiopia.
   

References: www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Judaism/ark.html and the Book of Samuel


- During the American Civil War, the Union Army under the leadership of Ulysses Grant, achieved a victory at the Battle of Shiloh (April 1862). But that's another battle. :)



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Statue-Ark Of The Covenant w/Priests-Gold/Silv-SML



Quotes for Success: Build a Door

Denise Hadnott is a financial educator who makes extra effort to encourage women in business and provide advice for their success. Thank you Ms. Hadnott!!








Ways Women Can Support Other Women

" ... While certain forms of competition can be healthy, the kind of claws out, Housewives of Atlanta style undermining that many women partake in is more worthy of the unflattering term, cat fight. As women gain momentum and presence in all aspects of life, we would do well to take heed of Albright’s ominous assertion. ... "


Image Credit: By U.S. Department of State [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


APOLOGIES TO READERS:
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08 February 2019

Matcha Tea is Body Fuel - Food Ways

"Are you of Japanese heritage? The people of Japan have been enjoying this green tea since the 12 century. It was served as part of the traditional Japanese tea ceremonies. Not sure if they knew it was a super-food. If they did, they were way ahead of us." 

Source: Matcha Tea is Body Fuel - Food Ways



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Ceremonial Matcha Bowl Set

This attractively packaged gift set has all the components necessary for your matcha making needs!  Included: 
  • Ceremonial Matcha Bowl, 
  • 100 Tine Matcha Whisk, and 
  • Bamboo Matcha Scoop.


Blogging and Writing Advice: Keep it Evergreen!

Have been an active member of HUBPages.com, a popular online writing community, since 2013.  The HP editors give you a lot of freedom to write about almost anything and everything!  But the best piece of advice they provided was to always encourage the writers to publish evergreen content, which is content that's sort of “timeless”, meaning write about a topic today that 5 to 10 years later, people will still be searching for information about it.  In other words, there is a great probability that your articles will be found via an organic search for years to come and will generate residual income for you.  This has proven to be true with my articles.



As of today, my author's profile* shows nineteen (19) HUBs or articles. My pages get some traffic but they aren't viral. The content is stuff like history, movies, books, real estate, etc. Those are evergreen. Right? My fellow freelance writer, Julie-Ann Amos, who is also a professional writer, has published almost 600 articles. She picked a topic that was so off-the-wall!! It's evergreen alright! She wrote a Part 1, and a Part 2! Bet you can't guess what it is! Must say that when the site owners said they encouraged evergreen material, this particular topic never occurred to me. Hint: It's a beauty and fashion tip.  



(*cmoneyspinner1tf.hubpages.com = C'est moi! )

07 February 2019

Jackie Evancho - YouTube Channel

Just subscribed to this music channel. Yeah, I'm late to the party.  Should have done it ages ago.  But better late than never!



It is such a pleasure to see her continue to blossom and grow.  I know the mention of this flower likely provokes another cherished memory in your mind ("Sound of Music"), but it would not that far of a stretch to compare her to edelweiss






Here is another magical performance. It's on her album Awakening.

Jackie Evancho - The Rains of Castamere



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● The Sound of Music : What Became of the Von Trapp Children?

It's 2017; approximately 2 years since these events occurred. I missed the entire 2015 Oscars Awards and the next day's entertainment news reports had nothing but praise for Lady Gaga who delivered a flawless performance of songs from The Sound of Music which were first performed by Julie Andrews.

05 February 2019

Chinese New Year Symbols of Prosperity : Fruit

Today is February 5, 2019 and it's Chinese New Year – Year of the Pig. 



Adding on additional content to my previous post celebrating Chinese New Year, its customs and traditions.  Here is a little more info about the cultural traditions and symbols of prosperity. In the previous post, the spotlight was on flowers as an important part of the decorations for the Chinese New Year celebration.  This time it's on fruit.  Tangerines and oranges to be specific.



"The bright orange color of the fruits also symbolizes 'gold'; hence it has an auspicious meaning to bring in good luck and wealth."








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Chinese New Year Symbols of Prosperity : Flowers

Chinese New Year 2019 is February 5th.

(Post updated every year.)

  • Chinese New Year 2015 is February 19th.

  • Chinese New Year 2016 is February 8th.

  • Chinese New Year 2017 is January 28th.

  • Chinese New Year 2018 is February 16th.


Flowers are an important part of the decorations for the Chinese New Year celebration. The plum blossoms (image below) and water narcissus are two of the most popular flower symbols of prosperity. Plum blossom is the national flower of The Republic of China. 


Plum blossoms symbolize hope and courage.



Image credit: By wang leon from Nanjing, China (0603mr21) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


Water narcissus is used to symbolize good luck, fortune, prosperity. 

There are other flowers associated with the New Year: chrysanthemum, sunflower, pussy willow, and red azalea.

Learn what they represent in Chinese culture and tradition.






Chinese New Year Symbols of Prosperity (Part 2)

Adding on additional content from my post from 2015, when the new year was celebrated on February 19th . Here is a little more info about the cultural traditions and symbols of prosperity. Last year the spotlight was on flowers as an important part of the decorations for the Chinese New Year celebration.




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02 February 2019

Texas is Fascinating - Joie de Vivre Magazine

UPDATE:  My first post at a site called Daily Two Cents was published 2014.  However, for personal reasons, the owners shut down the site in August 2018.  My content was republished at my own blog.


Texas is Fascinating - Joie de Vivre Magazine

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Texas is Fascinating : Agree or Disagree

For those of you who don't know this, when people joke about everything in Texas being big, they're joking and they're telling you the truth. Grew up in South Florida but developed a fascination with the 28 th state admitted to the Union when I watched the movie "Giant" starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean.

Will There Be a World War 3? Let's Discuss.

Ever since mankind realized that they were supposed to be counting wars ... people are on the edge because they are rightfully concerned about the possibility and regularly ask this question:

Will there be a World War 3?




There are lively discussions going in many online communities.  I donated my "two cents" to a discussion in a forum.  This is what I said:

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"NOSTRADAMUS predictions for 2018 have foretold one of the worst years in global history with a string of natural disasters, the fall of the economy, and the start of World War 3."
Nostradamus 2018 predictions: World War 3 and disaster BUT survivors could live to 200
Eh! I never believed anything attributed to Nostradamus. Frankly I don't think there will be a 3rd world war because, although the countries possess nuclear weapons, nobody in their right mind really wants to use them. In a nuclear-to-nuclear showdown there are NO WINNERS. The fallout from the use of nuclear weapons is unimaginable. The earth - the land, the oceans and the sky - will be ruined FOR EVERYBODY!!
North Korea warns of nuclear showdown, ...

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Agree or Disagree?

Leave your comments below or better yet join Forum Coin (free sign up) and contribute to this discussion?  

There are many lively discussions and conversations taking place.  Did I mention that you can also earn for contributing your social comments?  It's a social site that pays you to socialize.  Earn money writing short posts, even quips!  Pretty much you donate your two cents and get one cent back.  An easy way to earn some pocket change.  You can get paid in currency or ask for an Amazon gift card.  Hey!  Who doesn't want a little extra money for the holidays, for gift shopping, for daily living expenses, etc.?  The forum community is global and welcomes members from everywhere, not just the USA.
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07 January 2019

Affiliate Marketing Tip: Z is for Zazzle

Here is some advice for the enthusiastic Zazzle sellers (store owners) and affiliates who are and determined to succeed in the world of online business. Supplying a link (below) to an article written by a fellow freelance writer whose advice for becoming a successful online entrepreneur is invaluable. Although you may have to read her pages two or three times. She gets so excited about sharing her success secrets, sometimes her language shoots right over your head. (Love you Jo ! Mean that in a nice way! :) ) Reviewed her Zazzle tips multiple times and did finally latch on to a key piece of advice that proved to be extremely helpful for finding Zazzle products to promote at my blogs as an affiliate advertiser. But her page was written for those who have Zazzle stores, i.e. sellers.


 
Jo's webpage -
How to Add an Affiliated Zazzle Store RSS Feed into Weebly
- was categorized under “ Internet Marketing : Making Money Online ”.

However, at this same site you can find a few more articles specifically devoted to “ Ecommerce Tips : Zazzle Sellers and Tips ”.

Hope this information helps my fellow Zazzle affiliate marketers out there.  (Suggested Zazzle products displayed in feed below.)


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