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Did you know…

… that today is Chewing Gum May Make You Smarter Day? In 2002, researchers at the Cognitive Research Unit and the University of Northumbria in England reported that chewing gum has a positive effect on cognitive tasks such as thinking and memory. It lasts for 20 minutes so start chewing your gum! 😉

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“It’s not easy to pledge yourself to a cause. Duty is like armor. It’s heavy, and it’s not always comfortable. It’s a promise to yourself to do what’s right. When your courage is tested, remain calm. Remember why you started. Then run as fast as you can toward the fight, knowing that no matter how it ends, you’ve stayed true to your cause and yourself. Loyalty and bravery, combined, are greater than any super-power.”

— Pamela Bobowicz

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Wisdom Quotes

Courage is being completely paralyzed with fear and taking the first step anyway.

Courage is being scared to death… and saddling up anyway. (John Wayne)

Nobody is born with wisdom, but only those who seek it will find it.
We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid. (Benjamin Franklin)

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Did you know…

Did you know…

… that today is the birthday of the Underseas National Park? In 1960, Biscayne National Underwater Park, the first underseas national park, opened near Key Largo, Florida. Trivia fans: According to the National Park Service, Biscayne National Park is home to 512 species of fish, and many of these are visible to snorkelers and visitors on the glass-bottom boat tour.

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Today’s Inspirational Quote:

“If we keep our little flame alive, our first feeling of enthusiasm of who we are, without the influence or intervention of others, we will prevail.”

— Patti Smith

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Random Phrases of the Day

  1. Tough It OutMeaning: To remain resillient even in hard times; enduring.
  2. Back To the Drawing BoardMeaning: Starting over again on a new design from a previously failed attempt.
  3. Yada YadaMeaning: A way to notify a person that what they’re saying is predictable or boring.
  4. No Ifs, Ands, or ButsMeaning: Finishing a task without making any excuses.
  5. Ride Him, Cowboy!Meaning: A cheer people yell, usually at rodeos when cowboys are clinging to the backs of untamed horses.
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WORD OF THE DAY

WORD OF THE DAY
Wangle
WANG-ɡəl
Part of speech: verb
Origin: Unknown, late 19th century
1

Manage to obtain (something) by persuading or cleverly manipulating someone.

2

Manipulate a situation in your favor.

Examples of Wangle in a sentence

“She was desperate to wangle an invitation to the exclusive party.”

“If you can wangle it, we have room in the car for one more.”