History, Today, August 5th
1858 The first transatlantic cable is completed.
After several unsuccessful attempts, the first telegraph line across the Atlantic Ocean is completed, a feat accomplished largely through the efforts of American merchant Cyrus West Field.
1861 Congress adopts the nation’s first income tax to finance the Civil War. Lincoln imposes first federal income tax On this day in 1861, Lincoln imposes the first federal income tax by signing the Revenue Act. Strapped for cash with which to pursue the Civil War, Lincoln and Congress agreed to impose a 3 percent tax on annual incomes over $800.
1941 The British Expeditionary Force mobilizes for World War I.
1941 The first electric traffic signal lights are installed in Cleveland, Ohio. on the corner of Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street.
the first traffic island was put into use in San Francisco, California in 1907; left-hand drive became standard in American cars in 1908; the first center painted dividing line appeared in 1911, in Michigan; and the first “No Left Turn” sign would debut in Buffalo, New York, in 1916.
Television, rock and roll and teenagers. In the late 1950s, when television and rock and roll were new and when the biggest generation in American history was just about to enter its teens, it took a bit of originality to see the potential power in this now-obvious combination.
1962 Actress Marilyn Monroe dies under mysterious circumstances.
1976 NBA merges with ABA
On this day in 1976, the National Basketball Association (NBA) merges with its rival, the American Basketball Association (ABA), and takes on the ABA’s four most successful franchises: the Denver Nuggets, the Indiana Pacers, the New York (later New Jersey) Nets and the San Antonio Spurs.
On this day in 1983, the comedy Risky Business, starring Tom Cruise in a breakout performance, opens in U.S. theaters. In the film, Cruise played Joel Goodsen, a suburban Chicago teen who has a series of misadventures when his parents go out of town and leave him home alone.
1906 John Houston, film director of such movies as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre and The Maltese Falcon.
1930 Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon. American astronaut, engineer, and the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also an aerospace engineer, naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor. Before becoming an astronaut, Armstrong was an officer in the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. After the war, he earned his bachelor's degree at Purdue University and served as a test pilot at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) High-Speed Flight Station, where he logged over 900 flights. He later completed graduate studies at the University of Southern California.
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Movies, Sales, Class of 2019
Adam Price, Clinical psychologist and author of He’s Not Lazy:
Empowering your son to believe in himself
August 10th Lee County goes back
August 16th Collier County goes back
August 21st FGCU starts
Tax free weekend kicks off on Friday, August 4th, 2017 and will end Sunday August 6th, 2017. Taxfreeweekend.com
CLOTHING Up to $60 each.
SHOES Up to $60 per pair. Shoes are eligible for the tax exemption. As with clothing, however, only footwear costing less than $60 per pair will ring up tax-free.
Up to $15 each
Sales tax will not be charged on items such as pens, pencils, erasers, notebooks
During the three-day weekend, shoppers won’t be charged the state’s 6 percent sales tax on certain school-related and other specified items.
Personal computers are back on the list of items eligible for the tax break.
Most of the items on classroom supply lists — school uniform items, pencils, markers, crayons, paper and backpacks — will also be tax-free during the three-day weekend. The tax break includes clothing, footwear and certain accessories selling for $60 or less; and certain school supplies selling for $15 or less per item.
This year, the tax break is limited to computers and certain computer-related accessories that sell for $750 or less. The computers must be purchased for noncommercial home or personal use to qualify for tax holiday.
But the tax holiday also applies to a number of items for adults and employees, including purses, employee uniforms, suits, ties and safety shoes. Diapers, diaper bags and baby clothes are also tax-free during the holiday.
All Things Back-to-School
"THE BREAKFAST CLUB" (1985)
Subject material: A jock, a nerd, a punk, a princess, and a Goth (Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy, respectively) report for detention on a Saturday in the high school library, and find that regardless of their apparent differences they have much in common. A standout in filmmaker John Hughes' oeuvre, "Breakfast Club" looks beyond stereotypes to examine the secret emotional life of teens.
The lesson: No matter your standing in high school, everyone feels like an outcast at some point.
"DEAD POETS SOCIETY" (1989)
Subject material: A classic of its genre made all the more poignant after the passing of the film's lead Robin Williams. "Carpe Diem!" is the takeaway from this story of free-thinking educator John Keating (Williams) who arrives at the tony Welton Academy in 1959, armed only with Whitman, Tennyson and the desire to encourage self-determination in his young male charges (Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke).
The lesson: Though medicine, law and business are noble pursuits, it's poetry, beauty, romance and love that ultimately nourish and educate the soul.
"PITCH PERFECT" (2012)
Subject material: Barden University's all-female a cappella group, the Barden Bellas, strive to make a comeback from public humiliation with the help of reluctant new member Beca Mitchell (Anna Kendrick), whose participation in the group is at the demand of her dad, a Barden professor. The Bellas attempt to redeem themselves at the national titles with a little help from a hip new arrangement thanks to Beca. This hit musical comedy also stars Skylar Astin, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp, Brittany Snow and Elizabeth Banks.
The lesson: Stick to what you love, and never eat a large meal before performing in public.
"FREAKY FRIDAY" (1976, 2003)
Subject material: Thanks to an enchanted fortune cookie, a mother (Jamie Lee Curtis) and daughter (Lindsay Lohan) at odds with each other magically find their souls switched. It's a remake of the 1976 version starring Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster, and both films provide laughs as the characters attempt to come to terms with their newly inhabited bodies and the stresses of living another life.
The lesson: Putting yourself in the shoes of another, even your mom, provides invaluable insight and empathy.
"MEAN GIRLS" (2004)
Subject material: Another back-to-school vehicle for Lindsay Lohan, this cult favorite focuses on Cady Heron (Lohan), a 16-year-old home-schooled daughter of zoologist parents who has just returned to the U.S. after a 12-year research trip in Africa. In this fish-out-of-water tale, Heron enrolls at a local Illinois high school and makes new, decent friends whom she eventually drops in favor of joining the school's most exclusive clique, the Plastics, lead by bitchy Regina George ( Rachel McAdams). Amy Poehler and Tina Fey co-star, with Fey also writing the screenplay.
The lesson: Like your friends for who they are, not what you wish them to be. And avoid classmates with "cool" moms.
Subject material: So influential was this musical drama about kids attending the New York High School of Performing Arts, it spawned a 1982 TV series, a stage musical and a 2009 movie remake featuring Bebe Neuwirth and Kelsey Grammer. But it's the original starring Irene Cara and featuring the titular hit song that will have you dancing in the streets. Divided into auditions, freshman, sophomore, junior and senior years, "Fame" has an authentic early '80s' NYC look and feel.
*****The lesson: It remains a refreshing look at time when fame was something attained only through achievement in a field of expertise, not simply an accomplishment in and of itself. ***********
"FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF" (1986)
Subject material: Sometimes the best lessons are learned outside of the classroom. High school senior Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) decides to skip school and spend the day in downtown Chicago. He convinces his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) and his best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) to join him, and the trio must find ways to avoid being caught out by their school's dean, Ferris' vengeful sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey), and his none-the-wiser parents. Slapstick comedy is gently balanced with tender moments in this beloved film from John Hughes.
The lesson according to Ferris: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."
"HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER'S STONE" (2001)
Subject material: A young orphan discovers he has magical powers and must attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in order to learn his craft and reveal his true destiny. Based on the first novel of the hugely popular series of Harry Potter books by British author J.K. Rowling, the movie follows Harry as makes what will become lifelong friends, develops his magical gifts, and learns that darkness lies in wait in the form of "he who must not be named."
The lessons: Never judge a book by its cover, and with the support of friends, anything is possible.
"10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU" (1999)
Subject material: A modern update on Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," it takes its title from a poem written by high school outcast Kat (Julia Stiles) regarding her eventual romance with fellow fringe-dweller Patrick (Heath Ledger). Miscommunication and romantic confusion abound in this bittersweet tale starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik and Gabrielle Union. A teen film with big heart, it proved a breakout success for Stiles, Ledger and Gordon-Levitt.
The lessons: Don't be afraid to be yourself, and don't drink and swing.
The Mindset List
The Mindset List was created at Beloit College in 1998 by Ron Nief and Tom McBride for the class of 2002, born in 1980. Now in its 18th year, it continues to reflect the world view of entering first year students. This year’s entering students in the class of 2019 were born in 1997. Find the list here.
Here are some fun facts according to Mangos.org
Mangos are one of the most popular fruit in the World
Mangos were first grown in India over 5,000 years ago
Mango seeds traveled with humans from Asia to the Middle East, East Africa and South America beginning around 400 A.D.
The paisley pattern, developed in India, is based on the shape of a mango
A basket of mangos is considered a gesture of friendship in India
Legend says that Buddha meditated under the cool shade of a mango tree
Mangos are related to cashews and pistachios
A mango tree can grow as tall as 100 feet
The bark, leaves, skin and pit of the mango have been used in folk remedies for centuries
A mango’s appearance and flavor can vary between varieties. Between the original wild varieties and hybridization, there are literally hundreds of mango varieties across the world, but few make their way to American supermarkets. In South Florida we are able to grow nearly all varieties and if you are lucky enough to have a mature tree you are in for an annual treat. You will also make a lot of friends when you can no longer keep up with the harvest.
Mangos conveniently offer a generous dose of nutrients while being pure tropical decadence. The boost 100% of daily vitamin C, 35% of daily vitamin A, 12% fiber, 20% folate, 10% vitamin B6, only 100 calories and no cholesterol, sodium or fat.
In a Korean study conducted in 2013, mango extracts were found to act against the UVB-induced skin aging in mice. Mangoes are rich in beta-carotene and vitamin A, these carotenoids can help enrich skin health. Beta-carotene is also a photoprotective agent and it quenches the photochemical reactions in the epidermis, thereby protecting the skin from the ultraviolet rays. According to a Chinese study, the polyphenols in mangoes exhibit anticancer activity and Vitamin A has also been found to reduce oil production on the skin. So, if your acne has been bothering you, including mangoes in your diet can be a wise idea. The vitamin can also aid skin growth and repair, and reduce fine lines as well, so eat up, and look for skincare products that contain mango, like Moxie Creed. Moxie Creed is a natural and organic skin care line that focuses on botanicals that are scientifically shown to heal, renew and protect skin, like mango.
Rich in vitamins A, C and E, Mango butter works to combat free radicals found in the sun's rays and air pollution. When applied to the skin, mango butter has the ability to protect it from the sunburn as well as sooth sunburned skin. The vitamin C helps encourage the production of collagen, giving skin its shape and strength. Adequate collagen promotes a firmer appearance on skin, reducing the look of sagging, loose skin. A natural source of vitamin A, it helps to stimulate the cells responsible for keeping skin firm, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and increasing skin’s overall youthful look. Available in our Moxie Skin Daily Moisturizer
There are so many options for things you can do with mangos, as well as ways to preserve them, lets start with the basics for those who are being very overwhelmed with production. Dehydration and canning. Dehydration is the most simple and effective way to preserve large quantities of mango while maintaining the nutrient density. This dehydrator is very cost effective and user-friendly. All you do is slice it, lay the slices on the trays, stack and turn it on. Come back a few hours later and it’s done.
Canning is an age-old tradition of preserving that is an old-school-but-once-again-so-cool food preservation method that does not require special tools, just classic canning jars.
You can reduce the sugar in this mango recipe but you will need to consume the mango jam in the next 1-3 days. The sugar in the mango jam and the lemon help the jam to preserve for months if ripe fresh mangoes are used.
10 medium sized mangoes
4 cups Sugar
Lemon peel of 2 organic Lemons
2 "naked" peeled organic Lemons
Recipes to make now
Now let’s get cooking and enjoy your freshest mangos today. Here are a handful of amazing recipes to get you started.
1 Honey mango, peeled, pitted, and chopped (about 1 1/2 cups)
3/4 cup sugar
4 cups water
1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon bitters, such as Angostura
1 mango, peeled and diced 1/2 cup peeled, diced cucumber
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno
1/3 cup diced red onion
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/3 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
Salt and pepper
A staple condiment for Indian and British foods, chutney offers the prefect sweet/sour addition to most anything! Soy cheddar, grilled chick’n, lentils and rice, anything!
4 mangos, peeled and diced. Champagne mangos are exceptional for this but any mango will do.
1 ½ cups coconut sugar (in a pinch, ½ cup white unbleached organic cane, 1 cup organic brown sugar)
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup raisins
½ cup ginger, peeled and minced
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon Himalayan salt
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 large Vidalia onion (or yellow), finely chopped
1 full stick cinnamon
3 sugar cubes
8-10 fresh mint leaves
2-3 dashes lime bitters
1 oz fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 cup mango chunks
2 oz light rum
2 oz club soda
ice, as needed
Mango Tomato Salad
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons coconut sugar
1 teaspoon lime juice
½ teaspoon sweet curry
1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
1 Mango, peeled, pitted, sliced length wise into spears
1 large organic tomato (Heirloom if in season), halved, then sliced lengthwise
Several Thai basil leaves, very thinly sliced
½ teaspoon course Himalayan salt
Steak-ish and Mango Salad
1 head Romaine lettuce, cleaned, dried and cut bite-sized
1 carrot, shredded or spiraled if feeling fancy
1 English cucumber, chopped (quartered coins) with skin on. (organic only, if not, peel it.)
¼ of a sweet or white onion, cut into thin, roughly one inch strips.
1 pint container grape tomatoes, rinsed, halved. (organic!)
2 mangoes, peeled, seeded and cute bite-size6
1 package beefless strips, sautéed
Mango Black Beans & Rice with Plantains and Yucca
White rice, prepared according to package directions, enough for 4 servings.
2 yellow onions, diced, will be divided for use in different parts of the recipe.
9 cloves garlic, minced, will be divided for use in different parts of the recipe.
2 cans unseasoned black beans
1 tablespoon cumin
1 ½ teaspoons salt, divided for use in different parts of the recipe.
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 ripe mangos, chopped
1 pint container of grape tomatoes, cut in half
3 plantains, peeled and sliced in long ¼ inch thick diagonally cut slices.
1 ½ pounds yucca, peeled, halved and cut into large pieces
1 lime, juiced
2 lemons, juiced
½ cup olive oil
HE'S NOT LAZY
On the surface, capable teenage boys often look lazy. They seem impervious to academic pressures, only making time for video games, Facebook, and friends. This lackadaisical attitude can be endlessly frustrating to parents and teachers.
In the new book "HE’S NOT LAZY" - DOCTOR ADAM PRICE, PH.D, writes that, contrary to appearances, these kids are not lazy. He suggests that at the center of an apathetic young man you will often find a very conflicted boy who wants to do well but is afraid to fail, and so does not try.
In fact, Dr. Price explains that their behavior is a direct response to the stress they’re experiencing. They’re overcome by demands that they fear they simply cannot meet and therefore choose to “opt-out” of the competition altogether.
He’s Not Lazy offers a constructive, pragmatic alternative to screaming fights and fruitless bouts of negotiating. Parents will learn how to avoid power struggles, become allies with their sons, and talk to them in a way that instills self-confidence and puts the responsibility for change in their hands.