Jan 17

MANSLICE MONDAY: Is Mark Zuckerberg the World’s Youngest Self-Made Billionaire?

MANSLICE MONDAY–Is Mark Zuckerberg the world’s youngest self made billionaire?

Money makes a man attractive, even if he is a geek, doesn’t it?
Billionaire, tycoon Mark Zuckerberg is the only billionaire under the age of death who began his career in middle school. He is a nerd, a geek, a seriously smart guy who went to Harvard and excelled in his classes so much so, he had extra time to putter around , starting a new website called Facebook. Facebook was started with several other friends who put up the funding, who later sued Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg started designing software and programming computers when he was in middle school. His Dad saw what he was doing and hired a technology expert to teach his son even more tech info.

Mark Zuckerberg is worth close to 50 billion , is married and as of yet does not have children.

Zuckerberg was born in 1984 in White Plains, New York. He is the son of dentist Edward Zuckerberg and psychiatrist Karen Kempner.

Mark Zuckerberg started Facebook in and around 2004 while in college as a dating site. Others have the story as he was looking to connect Harvard students with each other through his geeky methods. The company went on to become popular globally and listed its shares publicly in 2012, making Zuckerberg, now 32, a multibillionaire. Momzinga.com.

Jan 16

She’s A Super Freak, A Super Freak, She’s Super Freaky: Great YA BOOK:FREEK!

FREEKS BY AMANDA HOCKING–GET YOUR FREAK ON!

Settle in my friends for a fast moving mysterious book that Amanda Hocking has written starring a young adult who travels America as part of a travelling circus of sorts. Mara has no discernible talent to keep her in the circus of freaks, but she has what many of them lack; common sense, an ability to love and trust other people outside the enchanting often tough world of being a circus performer.

THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!

Freeks is a book for a young adult audience, and I loved it, because it is so easy to read, moves very fast, and all different kinds of people gather into Mara’s world, which makes for a truly great read. I highly recommend any teen, young adult or mom who loves discovering a world beyond her reach, buy Freeks, and read until your eyes ache as mine did because I read 120 pages in one hour.

Mara is an only child of a single parent who adores her, but shows it in weird ways. While discovering more about the world, Mara is also discovering more about life outside of her paranormal world. Hocking propels readers along into an insightfully, thrilling world of the unknown. But readers have to guess that someone in this book is a werewolf in the new town they travel to.

Hocking wraps mystery, paranormal activity, talents of the circus performers, and werewolves into a young adult’s world. She makes it look so easy creating a book of astounding proportions. She not only makes it look easy, but she makes all of it look like fun. Hocking makes the mysterious world of Mara look like a fun trip back in time to the 1980’s,probably before the author was even born. Hocking does so in stride, creating a pleasurable book to read about serious subjects, while mixing in the good times.

Hey, I can’t argue with an author that includes my favorite bands into a book; U2, Inxs, even Madonna, while entertaining readers with a comfortable circus-like atmosphere. Freeks is meant to be devoured in one day, even my teen daughter wants to read it after I described it to her. Momzinga.com.

Jan 13

Bad Girl, Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?The Runaway Midwife

THE RUNAWAY MIDWIFE BY PATRICIA HARMAN—

Is Clara a bad-ass, or a bad midwife?The Runaway Midwife is not just a story about a midwife running away from her husband having an affair, and trumped up charges of killing a woman who gave birth to a baby while she was doing her job as a midwife. The Runaway Midwife is about Clara Perry who discovers many good things about herself as she discovers an entirely new world wrapped up in nature.

Clara who runs away from pending charges of murder and her husband who is having an affair, discovers the healing skills of nature in a Canadian Island off of Lake Erie. She describes the crashing waves, the landscape, Lake Erie’s beauty, numerous different kinds of birds and while living alone on the end of an island and the healing powers of starting a new life while trying to shed her old life which continually creeps back into her new life.

The Runaway Midwife moves at a fast pace catching you in the web of entanglement; if Clara is going to get caught in her stealthy game of cat and mouse. Will Clara renaming herself Sara, find new love, will she make new friends, will she become a stronger person on her Canadian escape? Will Clara be caught in her web of lies, go back to her old life and be cleared of murder?

These questions go through your mind as you are reading The Runaway Midwife which is a book of about 400 fast moving, pages. It’s not a detective/thriller book, but it is a fast moving intriguing good book to sit down with on a cold night, or really on any day you have time to pour through a well written book that pulls you along to read faster to find out what is going to happen.

It’s a story you become involved in wondering if Clara is going to gain a better life. It’s also very interesting how Harman includes birds and the powerful mastery of nature into the book, making nature an integral part of Clara’s healing process. Now I want to go back to live near Lake Erie, to see how the lake changes through the four seasons, like I experienced while living in Erie, PA. Makes me pine for my long, daily walks along the water’s edge once again. Momzinga.com.

Jan 13

THE KINDNESS CHALLENGE: 30 Days To a Better Life?

THE KINDNESS CHALLENGE written by Shaunti Feldhahn—

Every single person on the face of the planet should read The Kindness Challenge which really does not force you to take the 30 day Kindness Challenge, but Shaunti Feldhahn ever so sweetly directs people to be kind to everyone. You know your boss who you do not agree with, Feldhahn directs you to be ever so nice to your boss for thirty days.

You know that one clerk at the post office that you always get when you are in a hurry, who is cynically bitter and who never smiles or acts like he wants to be there but gets paid an astronomical amount of money to sort through mail but screws it up anyways? You know who I mean, that one person that no matter how kind you are to each day, they still are miserable. Well, Feldhahn says you should be really, really nice to her or to him. You remember the old adage kindness kills? Throw yourself into being really kind to people and see what happens. If they are still mean, surly or rude after thirty days, they will never learn what is going on.

HAVING PATIENCE HELPS—

I have been taking the high road for six years now at the post office. I have been being kind. I smile, and say, “Hi, how are you today?” The answers I get from two different surly, unhappy people are completely unreal in a day when numerous people do not have good jobs. I have been kind to two people who work at our local post office. I say “Good Morning and how are you doing today?”
That is what the Kindness Challenge prompts you to do, to take 30 days to target a specific person and be extra specially kind to him or her.

Feldhahn finds numerous people to target in her book, The Kindness Challenge, giving examples of real people in her quest to change the world one person at a time. Felhahn says 89 percent of the time people who tried the Kindness Challenge it has worked.

I am trying it in overall short bursts right now with people I do not see everyday such as drivers who routinely blow through stop signs where we live. Pennsylvania must an unwritten rule that when you are driving on a side street it is okay to blow through stop signs without looking , and it is okay to back up in a WalMart parking lot without looking to see if anyone is standing nearby.

Can’t you tell the Kindness Challenge is working for me?! Hey, at least I haven’t yelled at the people who blow through stop signs almost obliterating my hard fought for life. And so far, I have not lectured the miserable people at the post office. Feldhahn says her method for the Kindness Challenge works. The Kindness Challenge takes a lot of patience, really putting forth a lot of effort and truly giving it your all. Momzinga.com.

Jan 12

THINKING THURSDAY: HOW TO NOT WASTE MONEY

THINKING THURSDAY—New Year, New You!

It’s a New Year, and you are thinking how can I save money this year and pay off my debts? Save more money and pay your debts off to have a better life. Gone are the days of putting money in the bank watching it accrue great interest money making possibilities. Gone are the days when your money would accrue anywhere between 3 and 5 percent and you would come out with more money in a couple of years than what you put in, so here are some ways to help you not waste money.

HOW TO NOT WASTE MONEY—

1. Cancel the cable. I love the Yahoo article saying people spend as much as $100 a month on the cable bill. Yahoo is so 1990’s. That’s about how much we paid for cable TV and for satellite TV back in the late 1990’s including HBO. Currently we are paying close to $200 a month and I am seriously considering cutting the proverbial cord. My husband and I watch cable TV one night a week. Otherwise we watch Netflix or Amazon. You can save even more money by not getting Amazon not getting Netflix. Watch antenna TV, or watch TV shows on the Internet.

2. Do not sign up for subscription services. They are a rip-off. Fabletics is a rip off as are many subscription services. The clothing, sending food to the house services usually offer a low price for the first month and then the supposed helpful service charges your credit card or PayPal for every upcoming month. It’s a rip off, because Fabletics may offer 25 dollars for the first outfit, but then it goes up. Subscription services charge your credit card every month and you receive a large bill for stuff you never wanted to buy. Your credit card bill goes up as does your credit card interest rate.

3.Do not over spend any money from your checking account. The bank will pay the bill and charge an outrageous amount of money to do it. I did this one time, and I learned my lesson. After the bank oh so helpfully charged me 35 bucks for an overdraft fee for paying the bill, I simply stopped paying bills. That’s a joke, son, that’s a joke. Now I carefully watch what I am spending every month by writing it down. It’d the old method, but it works.

4. Do not get more than one credit card. And…. only use credit card for emergencies. I know credit card companies offer money for spending so much, but you have to have the money in the first place to pay back the credit card company before they charge an outrageously high fee for using their credit card. God forbid you pay the amount spent late, because they will charge a late fee, and hike up the interest rate, which means you will be paying the credit card company until you die, leaving your kids in debt.

5. Do not get that While I’m Here Attitude! Go grocery shopping once a week, not every day. Do not run to the grocery store every day to pick up food for dinner or pick up a movie or get a pizza or chicken dinner from the grocery store. Why? Because you will spend more money. You get that while I’m here attitude of picking up items you need or don’t need from the grocery store.

Jan 11

WEIRD NEWS WEDNESDAY: Drake Gives Jennifer Lopez A Seriously Expensive Necklace.

WEIRD NEWS WEDNESDAY—-DRAKE GIVES JENNIFER LOPEZ EXPENSIVE NECKLACE JUST BECAUSE, And Alzheimer’s Update—-

Singer, dancer Drake has given his new female companion Jennifer Lopez a diamond necklace, worth and get this ladies, $100,000. And get this—they have only been dating for a few weeks. What will he give her if they are still together for a year—a new house?

But still singer Drake opened his wallet big time for his new lady love Jennifer Lopez.

MAJOR BLING—

The 30-year-old Hotline Bling singer gifted the 47-year-old All I Have Las Vegas performer a $100,000 diamond necklace, according to a report from UsWeekly.
Drake recently bestowed the diamond necklace on Jennifer Lopez after the duo has been spotted making out in public places, on stage , wherever. Jennifer Lopez is 47 and Drake is 30. I’m getting the feeling that for Valentine’s Day, this dancing, shapely duo will go all out for the holiday!

ALZHEIMER’S UPDATE—

And here I was going to give you some boring health news on what a recent study says about eating eggs every day, when I scrolled upon this massively important missive. Just in case you really want to know, a new study out says eating an egg for breakfast every day helps keep Alzheimer’s at bay! (Must be the protein).

The statement jewelry piece was made of diamonds and platinum and is a Tiffany Victoria design.

It has 16 carats and has round as well as pear-shaped diamonds.

The Shades Of Blue was wearing the string of ice when she attended Drake’s New Year’s Eve concert in Las Vegas. Momzinga.com.

Jan 10

MANSLICE MONDAY:MACGYVER: Richard Dean Anderson and Lucas Till

MANSLICE MONDAY–MACGYVER—

Are you kidding me, they brought back MacGyver? MacGyver was a completely unrealistic show back in the 1980’s and early 1990’s, so they brought it back. Oh hell, the least TV producers could do is bring back the original actor, who is now 67, and have a cast of older people toddering around , making jokes about how they save the world every week. That would be seriously funny and more original than the current MacGyver show starring Lucas Daniel Till.

Richard Dean Anderson made MacGyver a sexy, swarthy, good looking guy to watch do unbelievable things such as building a bomb to save people’e lives out of bubble gum and hairspray. Richard Dean Anderson was copied way back when in the 1990’s on SNL with the cast craftily creating scenes where MacGyver once again saves the world. MacGyver, back in the 1980’s was unbelievable and is even more so now as the new Angus MacGyver saves the world in 2016, and 2017. I guess this new/old show has high ratings.

SHORT BIOS ON BOTH MACGYVERS—-

LUCAS DANIEL TILL—

Till is currently 26, started acting at about 13, went through the ‘high school experience’ to get his diploma , but was so talented he could have dropped out and become a millionaire much earlier than his mid-20’s. He starred as the older brother of Johnny Cash in Walk the Line, and the TV show House, as well as several movies: X-Men: Apocalypse in 2016, The Disappointments Room and 2017’s Monster Trucks.

RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON—

Richard Dean Anderson starred as the original MacGyver for over six seasons, produced his TV series Stargate for years,(from 1997 till 2005) as well as starring in it. Anderson was born in 1950, started his acting career on the soap opera General Hospital, in 1976, and is still good looking to this day, even though he is over sixty. Anderson has never been married, but he does have one child, a daughter, has dated actresses from his past and is still the only guy who could save the world with a match, hairspray and a straw! Momzinga.com.

Jan 10

TACO TUESDAY:You Are Your Own Gym: Four Food Groups Breakfast! YUMMY!

TACO TUESDAY:

Mark Lauren makes perfect sense. He wrote another book called, You Are Your Own Gym, which I now have to read after perusing You Are Your Own Gym: The Cookbook. Mark Lauren has created 125 simple, easy to make recipes that satisfy your grumbling tummy that he says we do not need special equipment and we do not need to hire a personal chef, or buy expensive kitchen equipment like those expensive blenders. All we have to do is be willing to cook food when we feel the need—usually before we become famished, like I am right now. The pictures are beautiful , the recipes are simple, what more could we ask for?

For breakfast, Lauren laid out a recipe containing the four food groups:

BAKED POTATOES WITH EGGS:

INGREDIENTS:

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup finely chopped yellow onions
1 1/2 cups low fat milk
4 teaspoons all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup shredded reduced fat sharp cheddar cheese 5 russet potatoes peeled and sliced
1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli
4 large eggs
4 egg whites
6 slices turkey bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
1 large tomato, chopped
1/2 avocado, diced

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add 1/2 a tablespoon of oil, and the onions and cook for four minutes, until onions are soft. Stir in milk, add flour, salt and pepper. Cool until slightly thickened. Add cheese and stir until melted. Layer potatoes and cheese mixture in a 3 quart rectangular baking dish. Bake covered, for 55 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
Heat the remaining oil over medium heat. Add broccoli and cook until tender. In a large bowl beat the eggs and egg whites with 2 tablespoons of water. Season with salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the broccoli, cook, stirring over medium heat until eggs are set. Spoon egg mixture over the potatoes and top with crumbled bacon, tomatoes, and avocado.

Jan 09

Looking for Another 50 Shades of Grey? Read Nothing Less—Just For the Sex Scenes!

NOTHING LESS BY ANNA TODD—STEAMY SEX SCENES—-

Nothing Less is the continuation of the After series from Landon’s point of view. Basically Nothing Less throws main characters together for mind blowing sex, and lacks in a real plot until reaching the middle of the book. Hey, if that is what you are into then great, read on. Nothing Less is mindless entertainment, but sometimes we women need mindless entertainment of soap opera-like quality just to escape from our mundane, hard working lives.

I completely admit I read Nothing Less just for the mind blowing sex scenes where Landon has a muscular, taught body and Nora has a shapely, beautiful body made just for having sex. Nothing Less was a complete departure for me, from reading historical reality books, or historical fiction books involving twenty characters and an endless, involving, multi-layered plot. Well, I’m here to tell you Nothing Less is not that kind of book. It’s fluff, meant to be read fast, just for the awesome sex scenes.

At just 27 years old, Anna Todd has started a writing franchise by writing soap opera-ish, sexy, dreamy, books with her After series becoming a movie. (Coming soon to a theater near you in 2017). Her imaginative, sexy, guys really think and act like this? Nothing Less revolves around guys who are completely unreal, all seem to think the same and all of the women are one dimensional.

But, somehow this fanciful, girlish–manbun banter works in each of Anna Todd’s books, as it does in her latest book, Nothing Less, about Landon who is the ‘nicest guy ever’. He continually frets about girl’s feelings and I really don’t think any male alive, not in the real world, anyways, but only in soap opera-land, really cares what women think.

SEXY GUYS—-

While reading Nothing Less, I realized this book is way too young for me, but I figured I’d give it a try anyways. Why not–sexy abs are described, Landon cleans house and enjoys doing so, he is good looking. Landon cooks, has a circle of good looking women continually around him, and always has a muscular good looking sexy guy around to banter with. In other words, Landon is every woman’s fantasy male. He is straight out of soap opera-land. Anna Todd’s books have been compared to Fifty Shades of Grey, and somehow Nothing Less works in it’s unreality.

Anna Todd carries readers to new heights of pleasure, in an unreal world. Nothing Less is purely dreamy and is carried by continual motion, and conversation. Nothing Less and The After series will never be mistaken for deep thinking literature, but I have to admit that’s what makes it oh so good!! Momzinga.com.

Jan 07

F Is For Fascinating: A Is For Arsenic, A Must Read For the New Year!

A IS FOR ARSENIC” THE POISONS OF AGATHA CHRISTIE BY KATHRYN HARKUP—The Bible of Agatha Christie Poisons!

Amazingly well written book of the poisons Agatha Christie used in her books, which her villainous murderers, her characters, used to kill off other characters. I found A Is For Arsenic very interesting, informative, and written in such a manner that it is not a dull read, which one may think it to be, but actually kind of hauntingly familiar—probably due to Stevie Nicks’ songs from the 1980’s one named ‘Belladonna.’
I became intrigued in A Is For Arsenic after recently reading another book, (Dying For Christmas), which uses thallium to poison the main character.

F IS FOR FASCINATING—

Each of the 14 poisons in the book, which Agatha Christie used has its own chapter, arranged alphabetically: Arsenic, Belladonna, Cyanide, Digitalis, Eserine (physostigmine), Hemlock, Monkshead (aconitine), Nicotine, Phosphorous, Ricin, Strychnine, Thallium, Veranol. For each poison, Kathryn Harkup explains where it comes from, its history of medicinal or industrial use, how it works, any antidotes or treatments, some real-life cases of murder, and how it features in at least one of Agatha Christie’s novels or stories. Each chapter focuses on one Christie story, even if the poison was used in many, as is the case with cyanide, which Christie employed in 10 novels and 4 short stories.

SCARY—

Harkup even tells where the poisons can be found, possibly a wooded area, or a backyard garden. Scary, fascinating and at times funny. A Is For Arsenic is a great read to maybe not snuggle up to on a winter’s night, but to read at an arm’s length of distance—just in case the book itself may be poisonous—mine smelled musty and had goop all over the front cover.

MUST READ A IS FOR ARSENIC—

Kathryn Harkup’s A Is For Arsenic was originally published in September of 2015, and is currently being released in paperback. A Is For Arsenic was published on the 125th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s birth. Harkup is a former research chemist. She investigates the 14 poisons, as to why certain chemicals kill, how they interact with the body, and the real life cases that may have inspired Christie. Kind of morbid, kind of gross, but also fascinating, A Is For Arsenic is must read for the New Year! Momzinga.com.

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