Know What I Mean, Jelly Bean?

The modern-day jelly bean dates back to the Civil War, when it was promoted to Union soldiers (1860s) by the first-known manufacturer, the Schrafft Candy Company. In the early 20th century, "jelly bean" was slang for a man who dressed stylishly (commonly referred to a "fop"). In other words, your basic man of style but…

Convulsions – First-Succor Measures

Convulsions, or to use a common, although distinctly un-medical term, "fits", often result in well-meaning bystanders doing more damage than good owed to erroneous and outdated beliefs. Let us clear these misconceptions and watch out for the correct first-aid measures to be taken. Convulsions may have several causes, such as idiopathic (cause unknown) epilepsy; brain…

What Habits Ranking You Loopy Nuts?

Have I told you I love bacon? Oh, and let's not forget those crunchy, salty chips and snacks. The salty flavors and crunch simply make me moan with delight. Mmmm! Munch, munch, munch. And, in quick order the bowl or plate is empty. But, did I really enjoy them? Savor them? Was every morsel allowed…

Courageous Cash Conversations That Can Commerce Your Life

I recently returned from Kendall SummerHawk's Feminine Money Mastery event, where women from all around the globe (and a few cool guys as well) gathered to improve their relationship with money. One of the most interesting aspects of this conference for me was learning to identify where we needed to have "courageous money conversations" in…

Why Is the Blockchain Technology Main?

Let's say that a new technology is developed that could have allowed many parties to transact a real estate deal. The parties get together and complete the details about timing, special circumstances and financing. How will these parties know they can trust each other? They would have to verify their agreement with third parties -…

A Latin Affect on the Finance Industry

Financial Institutions are a fantastic business model to learn from when considering ever changing market conditions. Their traditional target markets are stable, but, the needs of an emerging market, the Latino market is extremely undeserved. It is certainly not for lack of money. Many Latinos have zero debt and healthy saving habits. The question arises,…

Summer Fruits and Their Advantages

Summer has arrived. It is the season of shorts, sunscreen, hit the beach, filling the coolers and many other things. But summer also brings with itself excess heat and chances of dehydration. In this season you need to eat food that helps past above mentioned conditions from occurring. Here are a few summer fruits and…

Dairy Queen: King of Gentle-Lend a hand

Ice cream has been around and enjoyed for centuries, but the soft-serve concept was not developed until 1938 by Iowa-born John Fremont McCullough and his son Alex. Together they persuaded a friend, Sherb Noble, to offer the innovative product in his ice cream store in Kankakee, Illinois, a small town south of Chicago. On the…