5 Steps To Safer Charitable Giving
Americans gave over $335 billion dollars to charity in 2013. Most occurred at year's end during the charitable season. December is the high point of annual giving and the peak month of charity frauds and scams. Whether you donate $10 or $10,000 you can protect your donor identity and ensure that your donation fully reaches the charity and services you intend by observing 5 simple steps.
Over or Under? Toilet Paper Orientation May Say More About You Than You Realize
As we traveled to our friends and family this holiday season we counted our blessings, renewed relationships, and took stock of commonalities and differences. Many of us reached across generational, spiritual, or political divides to enjoy good food and the company of loved ones and acquaintances. While conversational differences may have been easy to sidestep, private encounters with the the way toilet paper was rolled in your host's home may have created an unshakeable impression impossible to avoid! Seriously, 50% of the population have strong feelings about paper orientation and almost none of us see it as a starting place to understanding...
Death With Dignity May Be Coming To Your State Soon
The decision of 29 year old Brittany Maynard to move from California to Oregon in order to legally confront glioblastoma cancer and die on her own terms-- with dignity-- as she did on November 1, 2014 triggered a national debate. Her death came almost a year after PEW Internet research found that more than 50% of Americans now believe terminally ill patients should be allowed to hasten end of life and access compassionate assistance. What do you think and how likely is it that your state will adopt a Death With Dignity policy?
Pumpkins Are Nutrition Superstars!
Bins of pumpkins are everywhere as our fall harvest ends and Halloween nears! Pumpkins most often remind us of Jack-o-lanterns but pumpkins have many uses. Consider baking with them or serving one as a delicious main course surprise. Carve them, cook them, or use the seeds but bring home a seasonal pumpkin while the harvest is plenty. Pumpkins have something to offer everyone.