Why Changing from Daylight Savings  is Unhealthy- How To Beat The Time Change

Why Changing from Daylight Savings is Unhealthy- How To Beat The Time Change

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How To Get Around The Time Change – Be Healthier

and Have an Extra Hour, Too (well, sort of)


Are you like us and prefer Daylight Savings Time – and would prefer to keep it all year ’round?

Well, it’s not that difficult to do that.  You don’t have to depend on everyone else and be  a sheep and do what they do. Of course, if you have a 9-5 job, it might be a little challenge but you can still get around it.

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1) Don’t change your clocks. Don’t do a thing

Of course, it doesn’t hurt to let your cell phone adjust automatically to everyone else’s ways… just in fact you occasionally go crazy and forget if you’re supposed to be an hour ahead or an hour behind.


2) Maintain your life as you did before November 1, waking up when the sun is just coming up, or whatever…

You now have an extra hour to do whatever you want.  You can get some of the stuff done you normally do late at night when you’re more awake, Or, go outside and enjoy the rising sun, albeit maybe a little chilly. Great time to exersize, feed the birds, etc.


If you have a  regular job, you just go to work an hour later. Yes, it may be dark when you come home but no big deal.  Too late to go out and enjoy the sun anyway – or, you can get a flashlight, perhaps a heater,  and still do some outdoor activities.  Maybe even catch the sunset depending where you live.




Why Lab Rats Don’t Observe Daylight Saving Time

and Humans Are Affected Negatively by Time Change

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Someone (Benjamin Franklin?) once said, ‘Early to Bed, Early to Rise Makes a Man/Person Healthy, Wealth and Wise.’  Whether or not this is really true, it definitely seems to be healthy and nice to enjoy the morning light, which you won’t get in the evening, anyway. True or not, ‘early to rise’ seems to work for the birds, rats and other animals. They certainly don’t change their time habits twice a year.  Thank natural!



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So, give it a try – and see if it doesn’t work for you. If nothing else it savings you going around the house changing clocks twice a year. But, really, it’s the normal, healthy way – the natural way. We weren’t intended to change our sleep cycles twice a year. Let us know how it goes for you…
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How To Get Around The Time Change – Be Healthier

and Have an Extra Hour, Too (well, sort of)


14 Motivational Movies Everyone Should Watch

14 Motivational Movies Everyone Should Watch

  • 14 Motivational Movies Everyone Should Watch

Watching movies is a classic American pastime, and it’s certainly one I enjoy. Seeing a movie is a chance to experience the “what ifs” of life. In the case of biographical films, it is an opportunity to vicariously relive events as they might have happened — a front-row seat in history. A good movie stirs our emotions, transports us to another time and place, and widens our perspective.

Of course, movies require an investment of our precious moments, so I always appreciate when one comes recommended by someone whose opinion I respect. My favorite movies are those that fill me with hope and enrich my life in some way.

This is what each of the movies I recommend below have done for me. Truthfully, there are so many inspirational movies that it was hard to pick just this handful! From persevering through hardships to fighting for the underdogs to finding strength even in the most dire situations, these inspirational movies carry powerful messages.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird

In this 1962 movie based on the book of the same title, we find ourselves in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama (set in 1932), where a young black man is on trial for rape. Although falsely accused, a guilty verdict is practically assured from the all-white jury. Through the eyes of a small girl named Scout and her principled father, who defends the accused, the weighty issues of prejudice and injustice are laid out before us in thought-provoking detail. “You never know someone until you step inside their skin and walk around a little,” Scout’s dad tells her. These are words to live by.

2. It’s a Wonderful Life

This 1946 classic makes my heart smile every single time I watch it! On the verge of losing his business to the richest man in town, family man George Bailey thinks about ending it all, figuring everyone he loves would be better off without him. As we discover in this fantastical heartwarming look at what-ifs, George couldn’t have been more wrong! In the movie, Bailey says, “All you can take with you is that which you’ve given away.” These words have great meaning to me in my life’s work and service to others.

3. The Razor’s Edge

From Paris to Germany and from Spain to India, post-World War I American Larry Darrel goes on an engaging search for answers to his questions about humanity, God, and the meaning of life, leaving behind all of the social norms of the time. This is a search many of us can relate to. In the movie, Larry says, “If I ever acquire wisdom, I suppose I’ll be wise enough to know what to do with it.” There’s wisdom in these words! There was a remake of this film, but my preference is the 1946 version.

4. Gandhi

When I talk about inspirational reading, I always make it a point to recommend books by or about the masters, saints, and mystics themselves. This 1982 movie fits right in with such recommendations, because here we can really visualize and feel what it must have been like for Gandhi during the 50 years of his life leading up to his assassination. We watch him transform from a straight-laced attorney whose eyes are suddenly opened to prejudice and injustice who will eventually become known to the world as a motivator of peaceful action.

5. Groundhog Day

This 1993 comedy is such a feel-good, whimsical look at what would happen if we were forced to relive one day over and over again. What would we do differently? What would we learn from the experience? Phil Connors — a weatherman who is self-centered and arrogant — finds himself in this very situation in the midst of a snowstorm. Watching his growth throughout the movie is a beautiful lesson in our own process of self-reflection and creating the experiences we want in life.

6. Schindler’s List

“Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.” This Talmud quote, which makes an appearance in this 1993 biographical film, beautifully illustrates the profound meaning behind the actions of German businessman Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,000 of his Jewish employees during the Holocaust. This drama speaks to how deep compassion can be stirred in any man’s soul when he allows himself to see and act against the cruelty and injustice in the world.

7. Forrest Gump

The life of fictional character Forrest Gump takes us on a topsy-turvy trip through the ups and downs of the 60s, 70s, and early 80s. While Forrest comes across as a very simple character, he proves to be a multidimensional man with life lessons galore to share with us throughout this masterful 1994 film. In the movie, he says, “My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.’” To me, that’s about letting go of expectations and embracing whatever comes our way. That’s certainly what Forrest does — and brilliantly so!

8. The Blind Side

Admittedly, I am a football fan, so a feel-good movie with this all-American sport as its backdrop satisfies me on many levels! Partially based on a true story, a semi-homeless teenager, Michael Oher, finds a loving, supportive home with an upper-class family. Living in this new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges. And as the family helps Michael fulfill his potential, both on and off the football field, his presence in their lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries. This 2009 movie crosses racial barriers and brings you straight to the heart. It beautifully captures the essence of unity, togetherness, and family.

9. The Pursuit of Happyness

Inspired by a true story, this 2006 film speaks to us of overcoming hardships, the rewards of determination, the unbreakable bond between father and son, and doing whatever is necessary to provide for one’s self and children. The story of Chris Gardner and his small son teaches us through dramatic illustration that material things are not what are important in life. We can share great happiness when we are really there for each other, despite the fact that we may have little in the way of worldly goods.

10. A Beautiful Mind

Winner of numerous awards in 2002, this excellent portrayal of the true life of John Nash, a genius mathematician, gives us an up-close look at the inner and outer struggle one faces when confronted by a mind-alerting disease such as schizophrenia. The clinical aspects are secondary to the courage, love, and determination displayed by each of the characters, and especially Nash, who eventually becomes an honored member of the Princeton community. Nash’s perseverance teaches us that there are beautiful rewards in life when we don’t give up.

11. The Land Before Time

Yes, this 1988 animated film has made my list! Animation brings “life” to the otherwise impossible. How else would we be able to follow Littlefoot, an orphaned dinosaur, and his four young companions as they figure out life in their struggle for survival? This is truly a life-changing, heart-beating, feel-good movie. It examines issues of grief, prejudice, guidance from above, overcoming hardships, and the importance of sticking together — especially when times (and the terrain!) are rough.

12. To Sir With Love

I first saw this 1967 movie as a young girl, and it had such a profound effect on me. Since I was always by the book in school, the teenage students’ defiance of authority portrayed in this movie really shocked me! But what made me feel good about it was how they and their reluctant teacher eventually developed a beautiful and meaningful relationship — one of mutual respect and admiration.

13. The Green Mile

This thought-provoking 1999 film is set in the 1930s and follows the story of a death row corrections officer and an encounter with a seemingly innocent man sentenced to death for the murder of two children. Through a series of miraculous events that are sure to touch your soul — they did mine — this movie reveals that there is often much more than meets the eye. We just need to be able to recognize the miracles beneath the surface.

14. Dead Poets Society

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world,” says John Keating in this 1989 film about an English teacher who has a profound impact on a group of students through the study of poetry. And I agree! This movie drives home the importance of self-reliance, thinking for oneself, standing up for one’s beliefs, and of course seizing the day — lessons for life no matter who you are.

Years past, going to a movie theater was the only way we could experience these cinematic masterpieces. These days, we can watch movies from our very own couch. How grateful I am for our modern conveniences! So get comfortable, relax, and hit play to be transported to a thought-provoking world that will leave you with a good feeling and warm your heart.

Please share with me some of your favorite inspirational movies for my “to-watch” list. What films touch you deeply?

14 Motivational Movies Everyone Should Watch

Assessing Celebrities by their likely  answers to ‘Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?’

Assessing Celebrities by their likely answers to ‘Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?’

Chicken Crossing the Road --- Image by © Corbis

Chicken Crossing the Road — Image by © Corbis

Just Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?
DONALD TRUMP:     All Mexican chickens who wish to cross this road must submit to a complete background check, and full body search.
BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs. No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.
JOHN McCain:     My friends, the chicken crossed the road because he recognized the need to engage in cooperation and dialogue with all the chickens on the other side of the road.
HILLARY CLINTON:     What difference at this point does it make why the chicken crossed the road?
DICK CHENEY:     Where’s my gun?
COLIN POWELL:     Now to the left of the screen, you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road.
BILL CLINTON:     I did not cross the road with that chicken.
AL GORE:     I invented the chicken.
JOHN KERRY:     Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it. It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken’s intentions. I am not for it now, and will remain against it.
AL SHARPTON:     Why are all the chickens white?
DR. PHIL:   The problem we have here is that this chicken won’t realize that he must first deal with the problem on this side of the road before it goes after the problem on the other side of the road. What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he is acting by not taking on his current problems before adding any new problems.
OPRAH:     Well, I understand that the chicken is having problems, which is why he wants to cross the road so badly. So instead of having the chicken learn from his mistakes and take falls, which is a p art of life, I’m going to give this chicken a NEW CAR so that he can just drive across the road and not live his life like the rest of the chickens.
ANDERSON COOPER:     We have reason to believe there is a chicken, but we have not yet been allowed to have access to the other side of the road.
NANCY GRACE:   That chicken crossed the road because he’s guilty! You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks.
MARTHA STEWART:     No one called me to warn me which way the chicken was going. I had a standing order at the Farmer’s Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level. No little bird gave me any insider information.
DR. SEUSS:     Did the chicken cross the road? Did he cross it with a toad? Yes, the chicken crossed the road, but why it crossed I’ve not been told.
ERNEST HEMINGWAY:     To die in the rain, alone.
JERRY FALWELL:     Because the chicken was gay! Can’t you people see the plain truth? That’s why they call it the ‘other side.’ Yes, my friends, that chicken was gay. If you eat that chicken, you will become gay too. I say we boycott all chickens until we sort out this abomination that the Liberal media whitewashes with seemingly harmless phrases.like ‘the other side’ It’s as plain and as simple as that.
GRANDPA:     In my day we didn’t ask why the chicken crossed the road. Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road, and that was good enough for us
BARBARA WALTERS:     Isn’t that interesting? In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time, the he art warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting, and went on to accomplish its lifelong dream of crossing the road.
ARISTOTLE:     It is the nature of chickens to cross the road.
Robin Williams One Year After Passing Still Helping The Depressed

Robin Williams One Year After Passing Still Helping The Depressed

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I think this says a lot about RW & some people   and more insight into a senstive soul, an earth angel while here, perhaps too good for the rest of us


Robin Williams One Year After Passing Still Helping The Depressed

  Already It’s One Year Since We Lost Robin Williams. Yet, in death he has helped increase awareness of depression with about 2300 calls a day – about double from before Williams passed-  to the main suicide helpline Other celebrities deal with depression >    His suicide in 2014 shocked millions, but the Academy Award-winning actor/comedian had a history with depression, substance and alcohol abuse. He had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s and may have had a form of dementia. In 2006, he described his highs and lows to NPR’s Terry Gross.   “Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes. Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh yeah.  

Robin Williams One Year After Passing Still Helping The Depressed

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Debate Moderators Questioning Too Tough?  Lack of Clinton Questions ? Facebook Influence?

Debate Moderators Questioning Too Tough? Lack of Clinton Questions ? Facebook Influence?

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Debate Moderators Questioning Too Tough?  Lack of Clinton Questions ? Facebook Influence?   



The three ‘fair and balanced’ Fox News   moderators played a key part of the debates, not only taking up 31% of the debate time but asking penetrating questions while holding candidates’ feet to the fire. This is what true journalistic debates   should be all about but rarely are these days.  The sharp questioning gives more credibility to the debates and can even bring more influence and impact, either positive, if the candidates can handle the tough questioning, or ‘bad’ if they can’t.  Tough questions like this are great, instead of the softball questioning  we’ve mostly seen  in recent years,  but , hopefully, it will go both  including the Democratic debates. #Fox, #GOPDebates, #Trump





There was a noticable lack of questions about ISIS, the economy, Benghazi , the Clinton cash and other HIllary Clinton issues, since Clinton is the front runner on the Democratic side.  There was plenty of back and forth criticizing Republican candidates but little about the Democratic side, this from a supposed  right-leaning network.


We wonder if Democratic-leaning sponsor Facebook -notice the big ‘F’ on the screen throughout the program?- had anything to do with the tougher questioning.  It certainly put the Republican candidates on the spot, but most seemed to handle the hardball questions with aplomb Hopefully, CNN and/or  MSNBC and/or other supposed ‘independent’ networks will take a lesson from this when it comes to the Democratic debates and  follow suit with tough questioning of Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, et al ,   if and when those debates ever take place.


Whether the tough questioning helped bring about a record TV viewership for debates of 24 million people is hard to say but, with that many viewers of  both parties, the debates probably will have as much of an impact as anything in peoples’ decisions for whom to vote .


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Despite the poll at top of page, we tend to go along with Pamela Geller’s opinion of winners Ted Cruz, Ben Carson , followed by Marco Rubio, with Carly Fiorina winning the first debate.




Despite what some would call ‘aggressive’ or even ‘mean-spirited,’  Donald Trump appeared to be the winner of the debates with people liking his  outspoken, non-politically-correct approach.  Whether his style will wear thin after a while should play out. Perhaps  other candidates were wise not to try to attack Trump, who is good at attacking back; one of the few who did, Rand Paul, came off , perhaps, a little weak and may have lost some ground by doing so.


And , for those who felt hat moderators Chris Wallace, Megan Kelly and Brett Baer were too hard on the candidates , especially on Donald Trump it was Trump who , according to NEW YORK TIMES and other media, was given more time than any other candidate. Not just Trump but all candidates came under tough questioning, perhaps Trump  slightly more   due to his more controversial nature and issues.


We will see whether Trump can maintain his lead in the polls .  Most other candidates didn’t hammer hard on Trump






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 Perhaps best line of the debates came from Fiorina in follow-up to Trump’s mention of getting a phone call from Bill Clinton




It’s surprising to us that Carly Fiorina wasn’t higher in the polling to make the second debate of the higher pollers.  Fiorina has a very smooth, honest delivery and answers questions succinctly with a bit of humor. She can jab without being mean-spirited as she was perhaps the only one to take on Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, helping the Republican cause as well as herself. Polls had Fiorina the only condidate from first debate with double figures with over 80% of the votes






Perhaps least ‘politically correct’ is Ted Cruz, yet, like Trump,  people seem to like his refreshing outspokenness, as he came in fifth in the ratings, just behind the calming Dr. Ben Carson, a 180 degree contrast to Trump.







Mainstream media seemed to make a big issue that Trump refused to close the door on a third party run if not selected by the Republican Party.  Of course, it could  be a big boon to the Democrats if that happened, ala Ross Perot in 2000 as Trump would likely take away a large block of votes from the Republican candidate.  However, this would be very unlikely, as Trump could not win as a third party candidate- nobody ever has – and this is more fodder for the left unless Trump truly is a loose cannon as some would like to claim.


For now, Trump has invigorated the political debates and probably added more to the conversation noted by the record viewership.




If  Facebook did have some influence, maybe of even greater influence goes to the top, and Fox owner Rupert Murdoch   and his legal  problems with democratic-leaning government.  Beware .