Wednesday, February 11, 2015

JAN 31, 2015

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Inspire Your Heart With Art Day

Inspire Your Heart With Art Day sounds straightforward enough. Go to a gallery, theatre, cinema, or music venue, and soak up the art. Remember the instruction, though: Inspire Your Heart. Care is needed.
Have you noticed how edgy the arts have been getting lately? It’s not about truth and beauty any more. Artists want to shock you. That’s their new raison d’etre, and while it might thrill and enrage you, it’s not necessarily good for your heart.
So the key to getting the most out of this day is being selective about your art, and choosing something that will inspire your heart rather than expire it. With anything before 1967 you should be on fairly safe ground, but particularly recommended would be Turner (painting), Beethoven (Music) or Shakespeare (The Whole of Human Life). You know what you like of course: Go consume it!

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Word of the Day


Definition:(adjective) Unreasonably irritable or ill-tempered.
Usage:After their fight, her friend came to make amends, but she was feeling petulant and sulky and ignored him.

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Norman Mailer

American writer Norman Mailer was catapulted to fame at 25 with the publication of The Naked and the Dead, a partially autobiographical novel based on his World War II service. He pioneered the use of novelistic techniques in nonfiction works, a style known as New Journalism, and won his first Pulitzer Prize in 1969 for The Armies of the Night. He won his second Pulitzer in 1980 with The Executioner's Song.

Cat Returns from the Grave

cat in Florida is being hailed as a "miracle" and a "zombie" after seemingly coming back from the dead. Bart the cat was hit by a car earlier this month, assumed dead, and buried. Five days later, he dug free of his grave and—despite serious injuries—got himself to a neighbor's yard. Bart's owner then brought him to the Humane Society of Tampa, where he has since received treatment for a broken jaw and extensive facial injuries, including surgery to remove one of his eyes. Bart is expected to make a full recovery in about six weeks.

1747 - The first clinic specializing in the treatment of venereal diseases was opened at London Dock Hospital

1865 - The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. It was ratified by the necessary number of states on December 6, 1865. The amendment abolished slavery in the United States.

1893 - The trademark "Coca-Cola" was first registered in the United States Patent Office. 

1940 - The first Social Security check was issued by the U.S. Government.

1958 - Explorer I was put into orbit around the earth. It was the first U.S. earth satellite

1971 - Astronauts Alan B. Shepard Jr., Edgar D. Mitchell and Stuart A. Roosa blasted off aboard Apollo 14 on a mission to the moon.

1982 - Sandy Duncan gave her final performance as "Peter Pan" in Los Angeles, CA. She completed 956 performances without missing a show. 

1983 - The wearing of seat belts in cars became compulsory in Britain. 

2005 - Keanu Reeves received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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If You Were Born Today, January 31

Charming and well liked in love, you are a very amorous person. Highly intelligent, you are also perceptive and compassionate so that your "smarts" are not only book smarts. You are well-organized, hard working, and robust. You often feel that a job well done is one you do yourself, and might sometimes make decisions for others as a result. Idealistic with people, you are born to love, but are not always settled in that area of your life. Famous people born today: Justin Timberlake, Jackie Robinson, Carol Channing, Minnie Driver, Johnny Rotten.

Picture of people propelled into the air using high-pressure jets in Biscayne Bay, near downtown Miami

Jet Set

Photograph by George Steinmetz, National Geographic
Though many coastal places around the world are at risk from rising sea levels due to climate change, Florida is one of the most vulnerable. Here, powerful water jets keep pleasure-seekers aloft in Biscayne Bay, near downtown Miami. They’re the latest toys in a city that embraces an exuberant aquatic lifestyle, even as rising seas threaten its long-term survival.

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Enjoy the moment: ♣ I am thankful.
Musta ei oo olemassa mitään tylsempää kuin kaupasta ostetut kortit, joten mä teen kortit itse jokaiseen tapahtumaan.
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'hello' in Serbo-Croatian: Dobar dan 

My 15 year old daughter asked if she could get a nose ring... so I bought her one.  :)  #moms


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The year is  1910  just over one hundred years ago. 
What a difference a century makes! 

Here are some statistics for the Year  1910 

The average life expectancy for men was  47  years. 
Only  14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.
Only   percent of the homes had a telephone.
There were only  8,000  cars and only  
144 miles  of paved roads.
The maximum speed limit in most cities was  10 mph 
The tallest structure in the world was the  Eiffel Tower  !

The average  US wage  in  1910  was  22 cents per hour 
The average US worker made between  
$200  and  $400 per year .

A competent accountant could expect to earn 
 $2000 per year
a dentist  $2,500 per year
a veterinarian between  $1,500 and $4,000 per year
and a mechanical engineer about  $5,000 per year 

More than  95  percent of all births took place at  HOME .
Ninety percent  of all  Doctors  had 
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard .' 

Sugar cost  four cents a pound 
Eggs were  fourteen cents a dozen .
Coffee was  fifteen cents a pound .
Most women only washed their hair  once a month 
and used  Borax or egg yolks  for shampoo. 

The  Five leading causes of death  were: 
1. Pneumonia and influenza 
2. Tuberculosis 
3. Diarrhea 
4. Heart disease 
5. Stroke

The American flag had  45 stars 

The population of  Las Vegas ,  Nevada  was only  30 

There was no  Mother's Day  or  Father's Day 

Two out of every 10  adults couldn't read or write 
only  6 percent  of all Americans had  
graduated from high school 

Marijuana ,  heroin , and  morphine  were all available over the counter at the  local corner drugstores
Back then pharmacists said, 
'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach and bowels, and is
in fact, a perfect guardian of health' 

Eighteen percent  of households had at least one  
full-time servant or domestic help. 

There were about  230 reported murders  in the ENTIRE U.S.A. ! 

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