IDEA EXCHANGE: November 18th – November 22nd

Monday, November 18th: QUOTE: “TO IMPROVE IS TO CHANGE; TO BE PERFECT IS TO CHANGE OFTEN”, Winston Churchill

KILLING HISTORY, J.K. Samuels

If the two polar opposites are Communism versus Fascism, what is in the middle? Is everyone not on the extreme ends half communist and half fascist? Nobody believes that, but the old yet current political spectrum prescribes that exact political scenario. So what happened? In an effort to rewrite history, the political dichotomy has been deliberately broken, falsified, sabotaged, and made meaningless, causing the public to lose their way through the contorted political maze. With well over 1,500 footnotes from historians and political scientists, this book refurbishes the political spectrum and restores it to its original French Revolution roots and a common sense approach. Now anyone can navigate the political swampland with a faithful compass to triangulate one’s own political position, and peel back layers of distorted history. Some of the lesser-known historical facts revealed in this book include Mussolini’s two decade advocacy of Marxism, where for over six years he was both a Marxist heretic and an Italian Fascist, combined into a Fascist–Marxist duopoly and ideology. In 1919 a red armband-wearing Hitler became an elected official in the communist-run Bavarian Soviet Republic. He later proclaimed himself a “Social Democrat.” Most of the major Nazi and Fascist leaders were Marxists, or hard-core socialists who opposed both the bourgeoisie and capitalistic Jews.

We talked about having healthy snacks on hand: hummus, turkey jerkey and baked sweet potato or kale chips and I read the CELEBRITY….DISH recipe from last week Friday.

Tuesday, November 19th:QUOTE:”THE MIND IS EVERYTHING. WHAT YOU THINK-YOU BECOME”, Buddha

RETIRE SMART! HOW TO PLAN FOR A TAX-FREE RETIREMENT, Mark Grimaldi

In his acclaimed first book, The Money Compass, practicing economist Mark Anthony Grimaldi shocked his readers by showing them how their 401(k) plans benefited no one but Uncle Sam.

In this follow-up, he dives deeper into the subject and proves once and for all that a 401(k) plan might be the single biggest hindrance to a secure Tax Free retirement. This nationally recognized economist will give you a guide on how you can improve your retirement with 3 simple steps. So if you would rather “spend” your retirement savings as opposed to “spend” your retirement savings paying taxes, buy this book and follow his 3 simple steps and RetireSMART!

Talked with Marianne at LAMERS about the Niagara Falls & Toronto tour; someone is looking for ‘Butterfinger Pie’ and I shared Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Crescents.

 

Wednesday, November 20th: QUOTE: “ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU ARE AFRAID TO DO” – Ralph Waldo Emerson  think about something you’ve always wanted to try—and then do it!

EAT, TALK, LAUGH, Ann Fischel

Research has shown what parents have known for a long time: sharing a fun family meal is good for the spirit, brain, and health of all family members. Recent studies link regular family meals with higher grade-point averages, resilience, and self-esteem. Additionally, family meals are linked to lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, eating disorders, and depression.

Eat, Laugh, Talk: The Family Dinner Playbook gives you the tools to have fun family dinners with great food and great conversation. The book includes conversation starters as well as quick and easy recipes to bring your family closer. You will find tips for bringing your family to the table such as setting dinnertime goals, overcoming obstacles, managing conflicting schedules, and how to engage everyone in the conversation.

Eat, Laugh, Talk also includes real stories from families who have successfully become a part of The Family Dinner Project’s growing movement. Let’s do dinner! 

If you’re wondering what stores have made the top 10 list for Black Friday deals: Kohl’s is #5 with 57.10% discounts and JCPenney (60.97%) discounts. Overall discount for Black Friday sales is 40% consumers should aim for this discount amount or higher to avoid Black Friday traps.  Shared my recipe for Ribbon Fudge (it’s Peanut Butter Fudge day today) and my recipe for Baked Potatoes in the Slow Cooker.

 

Thursday, November 21st:

LOCAL DISH with Brenda, John, Tom and Bill Leisses of Beaver Dam Piggly Wiggly

HOLIDAY SPECIAL John, Tom and Brenda will be showing you how to make special Holiday Beverages and Bill will be whipping up some fun and easy Breakfast/Brunch ideas for Christmas morning.

 

Friday, November 22nd: QUOTE: “IT’S IMPORTANT TO GET YOUR SURROUNDINGS AS WELL AS YOURSELF INTO A POSITIVE STATE-MEANING SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE, NOT THE KIND WHO ARE NEGATIVE AND JEALOUS OF EVERYTHING YOU DO.” Heidi Klum

I shared my Mom’s Cranberry Relish recipe, 4-Ingredient Butterfinger Pie ( a request from a listener) and today’s CELEBRITY DISH feature from Sheriff Dale Schmidt. See DailyDodge for all three recipes