A Life Lesson…

Sometimes life’s lessons come from those with the least experience….

This is the of story of two five-year-old boys from Kentucky, one white and one black and it’s teaching people about racial harmony.

This is Jax (left) and his best friend Reddy (right)

Jax and Reddy rockin’ their identical look!

Jax and his mom were discussing his wild hair. His mother told him that he needed a haircut soon. He said that he wanted his head shaved really short so he could look like his friend Reddy. He said he couldn’t wait to go to school with his hair like Reddy’s so that his teacher wouldn’t be able to tell them apart. He thought it would be so hilarious to confuse his teacher with the same haircut. Here’s a picture of Jax and Reddy from their Christmas program. I’m sure you all see the resemblance. If this isn’t proof that hate and prejudice is something that is taught I don’t know what is. The only difference Jax sees in the two of them is their hair.

Eight Specific Steps to a Happy & Healthy Marriage!

Experts have revealed the eight specific steps to a happy and healthy marriage, including never changing each other and complimenting each other!

1) Never change each other: Experts say those little quirks were what drew you to your partner in the first place so you should never try to change them. Therapists say the most successful couples are the ones who recognize and appreciate the differences between them and their partner.

2) Compliment them! Relationship expert John Gottman found out found that the happiest couples are the ones who voiced their appreciation for each other by sharing looks and touches of gratitude. If your partner is a good parent or a good voice of reason, tell them that!

3) Revisit the past; the strongest couples rewrite history by skimming over the bad parts and focusing on the positive memories and times they shared

4) Always listen; as draining as it may be listening to your partner’s gripes is an essential element of any long-term relationship. The most important factor? Never siding with the person your partner is venting about.

5) Don’t get too comfortable; whilst it can’t be easy to get into a routine of laying out in your pajamas and watching TV together, the happiest couples are the ones who date, tell each other how good they look and do fun things together to keep the spark alive.

6) Do chores together: One of the most common sources of tension in any relationship is household chores. So, to avoid arguments over who does the washing up, do it together. Experts say sitting down together to pay the bills, do the ironing and wash the dishes are rituals that will strengthen any relationship.

7) Work out together: Working out together is the key to a happy and healthy relationship. Even if you’re on the treadmill and he’s in the weight room it’s a way to vent your first frustrations together while keeping your mind and body healthy.

8) Take a weekly walk; every couple should take a 30 minute weekly walk together. Experts say it’s a great way to catch up on what’s going on in each other’s lives and walk away life’s stress.

What Color Are These Strawberries?

This photo was created by Akiyoshi Kitaoka, a psychology professor.  This above photo contains no red pixels.  Hard to believe,  but the strawberries are not red. The strawberries are actually made of grey pixels, but because of a concept called color constancy, your brain is filtering the image as if it’s just colored under a different light.  “When you look around the world, the light that enters your eye is made of different wavelengths that come from both the pigments of the objects around you and the light that illuminates them.”   says National Eye Institute’s Bevil Conway.

So, you’re eyes can be tricked, when it comes to true colors of objects.

Mandy Mullis from Mandy’s Cafe is the new Working Woman of the Week!!

Here is Mandy with her 2 kids; Jocelyn & Niko!

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Mother Lode Coffee Roasting Co. will provide two, one pound bags of FRESHLY roasted Morning Star Cafe` Blend coffee to the Working Woman of the Week.

The Working Woman selected will have 30 days from the day she is honored to pick up her prize package at Clarke Broadcasting Corp. (342 So. Washington St. Sonora, Ca. 95370)

Coconut oil…Check out these wonderful uses!

* Oil alternative: Coconut oil is a healthier alternative when cooking. Instead of using olive oil, coconut oil can reap the same benefits.

*Butter alternative: It can be used on toast, in a pan or when making cookies! Coconut oil is a healthier alternative to butter.

*Moisturizer: Dab coconut oil on rough, dry or chapped skin.

*Overnight conditioner: Pour some oil into hands and rub it through hair before sleeping. Wash it out in the morning.

*Soother for split ends: After showering, sprinkle coconut oil on the ends of your hair for smoother and shinier results.

*Teeth whitener: Coconut oil is a great and natural ingredient for oil pulling. Swish in your mouth for 7-10 minutes before brushing for pearly whites!

*Cheekbone highlighter: Dab coconut oil on your finger and apply lightly to skin.

*Shaving lotion : Coconut oil helps reduce inflammation and the possibility of ingrown hairs.

*Callus remover: Simply sprinkle some coconut oil on your callus and file away! After the callus is gone, coconut oil can reduce the spot’s redness and dryness.

  *Energy supplement : One spoonful of coconut oil can give you a great start to your day. Add a teaspoon of coconut oil to oatmeal, coffee and smoothies (or even by itself) for a boost of energy and a natural ant-inflamatory.

*Removes sticky labels : When you’re having a hard time removing barcode labels from glass cups, plastic toys or other items, just add coconut oil!

*Makes cleaning pots and pans a breeze : Having trouble getting rid of grimy and greasy pots and pans? A splash of coconut oil will make your after dinner routine so much easier

*Sanitizes wooden cutting boards: When scrubbing cutting boards, drizzle some coconut oil to sanitize and condition them. Then, simply scrub with soap and water.

* Cleans Leather

* Remove crayons from walls: Simply dab on a paper towel and cloth and scrub! It will look like it never happened.

* Remove gum from hair: Condition the hair with coconut oil — it acts as a natural detangler!

*Makeup remover: At night, simply dab a cotton ball with coconut oil to remove excess makeup. Make sure to wash your face after.

Lynn Dee Humphries is THE Working Woman of the Week!

A great photo of Lynn Dee Humphries sent in by her daughter Cari!

Lynn creates Aprons (Aprons2tie4) take a look at her creations on Etsy!

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The Working Woman selected will have 30 days from the day she is honored to pick up her prize package at Clarke Broadcasting Corp. (342 So. Washington St. Sonora, Ca. 95370)

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Worlds Tallest Sandcastle!

This sandcastle measures 48 feet, 8 inches tall and has a circumference of 530 feet!

Legendary sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik made history when he and a team of 45 students built the world’s largest sandcastle on Puri Beach in India’s eastern state of Odisha.

Another incredible view of the sandcastle!

 

An artist in India constructed the world’s largest sandcastle to promote peace and awareness about art.

Sudarsan Pattnaik and 45 students from his Sudarsan Sand Institute claimed the Guinness World Record for “Tallest sandcastle” for the 48-foot and 8-inch tall work of art they erected at Puri, Odisha in India.

The sandcastle, which had a circumference of 530 feet, featured several intricate designs including the words “World Peace” in the center.

“I am happy that we spread the message of world peace through the world’s tallest sandcastle. This is India’s first sand art placed in Guinness World Records,” Pattnaik said.

Pattnaik’s sculpture surpassed the previous record of 45 feet 10.25 inches created by Ted Siebert on Virginia Key Beach in Miami, Fla. in 2015.

Unlike most other record attempts, which used machinery to collect and compact the sand, Pattnaik’s sand sculpture was constructed entirely by hand.