July 15th Show
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Moxify in July!
What you need to know.
HISTORY- July 15th
1901 Over 74,000 Pittsburgh steel workers go on strike.
1903 Ford Motor Company takes its first order
On this day in 1903, the newly formed Ford Motor Company takes its first order from Chicago dentist Ernst Pfenning: an $850 two-cylinder Model A automobile with a tonneau (or backseat). The car, produced at Ford’s plant on Mack Street (now Mack Avenue) in Detroit, was delivered to Dr. Pfenning just over a week later.
Designed primarily by Ford’s assistant C. Harold Wills, the Model A could accommodate two people side-by-side on a bench; it had no top, and was painted red. The car’s biggest selling point was its engine, which at two cylinders and eight-horsepower was the most powerful to be found in a passenger car. It had relatively simple controls, including two forward gears that the driver operated with a foot pedal, and could reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour (comparable to the car’s biggest competition at the time, the curved-dash Oldsmobile). 22,454.96 in todays value.
1960 John F. Kennedy accepts the Democratic nomination for president.
1965 Mariner 4 studies Martian surface
The unmanned spacecraft Mariner 4 passes over Mars at an altitude of 6,000 feet and sends back to Earth the first close-up images of the red planet.
Launched in November 1964, Mariner 4 carried a television camera and six other science instruments to study Mars and interplanetary space within the solar system. Reaching Mars on July 14, 1965, the spacecraft began sending back television images of the planet just after midnight on July 15. The pictures–nearly 22 in all–revealed a vast, barren wasteland of craters and rust-colored sand, dismissing 19th-century suspicions that an advanced civilization might exist on the planet.
1971 Nixon announces visit to communist China
During a live television and radio broadcast, President Richard Nixon stuns the nation by announcing that he will visit communist China the following year. The statement marked a dramatic turning point in U.S.-China relations, as well as a major shift in American foreign policy.
1979 Jimmy Carter speaks about a national “crisis in confidence”
On this day in 1979, President Jimmy Carter addresses the nation via live television to discuss the nation’s energy crisis and accompanying recession. Politics, Carter said, was full of corruption, inefficiency and evasiveness; he claimed these problems grew out of a deeper, “fundamental threat to American democracy.” He was not referring to challenges to civil liberties or the country’s political structure or military prowess, however, but to what he called a “crisis of confidence” that led to domestic turmoil and “the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation.”
1986 Columbia Records drops country legend Johnny Cash after 26 years The critically acclaimed 2002 biopic Walk The Line depicts the life and career of Johnny Cash from his initial rise to stardom in the 1950s to his resurgence following a drug-fueled decline in the 1960s. The selection of this time span made perfect sense from a Hollywood perspective, but from a historical perspective, it left out more than half of the story. There was still another dramatic resurgence to come in the second half of Johnny Cash’s 50-year career, which reached another low point on this day in 1986, when Columbia Records dropped him from its roster after 26 years of history-making partnership.
1988 Die Hard debuts, makes Bruce Willis a movie star
On this day in 1988, Die Hard, an action film starring Bruce Willis as wisecracking New York City cop John McClane, opens in theaters across the United States. A huge box-office hit, the film established Willis as a movie star and spawned three sequels.
1997 Versace murdered in Cunanan killing spree
Spree killer Andrew Cunanan murders world-renowned Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace on the steps outside his Miami mansion. Versace was shot twice in the head, and Cunanan fled.
Andrew Cunanan had no criminal record before the spring of 1997, when he began a killing spree in Minneapolis.
1606 Rembrandt. The great Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn is born in Leiden on July 15, 1606, the son of a miller. His humble origins may help account for the uncommon depth of compassion given to the human subjects of his art. His more than 600 paintings
1796 Thomas Bulfinch, historian and mythologist (The Age of Fable, Bullfinch’s Mythology).
1850 Francis Xavier Cabrini, the first American canonized saint.
1919 Iris Murdoch is born
Irish Murdoch, author of 26 intellectually rigorous novels, is born on this day in Dublin. Murdoch’s family moved to London when she was still an infant. Her father, who worked in the civil service, encouraged her to read and discuss books, and she resolved at an early age to become a writer. After earning her degree at Oxford, she worked for the British Treasury and the United Nations until the end of World War II, then returned to academia to become a philosophy professor.
She began teaching at Oxford in 1948, where she met her future husband, John Bayley. Several years younger than Murdoch, Bayley fell in love with her at first sight as she rode by his room on a bicycle one day. The pair married in 1956. Murdoch published her first book, a philosophical study of Sartre, in 1953, and her first novel, Under the Net, was published the following year. She wrote two dozen novels as well as numerous scholarly works and several plays. She won the Booker Prize for The Sea, the Sea (1978). Many of her works were turned into plays.
Murdoch was named a Dame of the Order of the British Empire in 1987 and won many other awards during four decades of writing.
In the mid-1990s, Murdoch was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and died in 1999; not long after, Bayley published Elegy for Iris, a critically acclaimed memoir of their marriage and her decline.
Patrick and I discussed Skin care, what it can offer and why you would bother, in response to a well-intended social media comment.
Someone posted that there is nothing you can do about wrinkles – stop wasting your money trying to fight it and embrace who you are.
Yes- embrace, but no need to sit back and allow damage- That's like saying your body would naturally start falling apart if you didn't exercise, so why bother. Because it keeps you healthy and protects you from it!
That's why it's called Pre-mature aging... because it's happening prematurely.
Currently, we are putting an average of 98 chemicals on our bodies every day- on purpose. Start with your morning routine.
Worst foods for skin (and the rest of your body):
Refined carbs: Your body metabolizes the simple carbs in the same way it does sugar—by converting them to glucose. Once they've been converted, they stick to wrinkle-fighting proteins like collagen and damage them. refined carbs are the main culprit in the rise of adult acne cases.
Sugar/candy/soda: In our candy-heavy culture, adolescence is synonymous with pimples. "But in countries without diets heavy in processed sugar, kids go through puberty without acne," says Farris. Even if you're well (well) out of your teen years, this finding is a pretty good indication that the Snickers bar you stash in your desk drawer may be a culprit for your adult breakouts. And to add insult to injury, sugar also degrades collagen and elastin, the proteins that keeps skin soft, supple, and springy.
Dairy: It may do a body good, but your skin? Not so much. Especially the skim variety. "Milk can be full of growth hormones and growth factors that remain biologically active even after pasteurization," explains Treloar. "Studies show that they appear to make their way into our blood stream where they can affect insulin, cause inflammation, and ramp up oil production." The result: breakout city. we get a dose of those hormones too. Dairy consumption has been linked to acne, and excess estrogen, often found in dairy products, can cause a cascade of health issues in both men and women. Finally, dairy is known to be mucus-forming in our bodies, which contributes to inflammation and the ‘sticking’ of bad bacteria
Fast food: High in refined carbs, sugar, sat fat and salt.
Trans fats- in nearly everything in the middle of the grocery store.
Processed foods: processed and packaged foods should be avoided because there is little life-force. In other words, during processing, living enzymes and nutrients are broken down and lost. “Diets high in such foods almost always demonstrate nutritional deficiencies, and such deficiencies always show up in the skin,” Koff says. “In general, the better the quality of your food, the better your health and skin.” Additionally, boxed foods frequently have low water content. All foods, and especially fruits and vegetables in their natural/raw state, are higher in water content and add hydration to the body necessary to proper organ function. This hydration is essential to healthy skin because it assists in skin detoxification and helps to regulate oil production.
Processed meats: With industrial farming methods, animals are frequently fed a cocktail of steroids, growth hormones and antibiotics. Additionally, they aren’t fed their natural herbivore diet, but rather are stuffed with foods to make them fatter faster, not healthier. When we eat these animals, by default, we get a dose of their diet –and this chemical cocktail. These compounds can create hormonal imbalances in our bodies, which can lead to acne and inflammation. Additionally, animal meats in general are more difficult on our digestive systems, and if we aren’t getting enough water and fiber in our diets, meats can get stuck in our digestive system, where they putrefy and contribute to toxicity.
Artificial sweetners, coloring and flavorings
Substances like aspartame, Red #5 and ‘artificial flavors’ are all too common in the standard American diet, but according to Koff, “at best, these additives are a science experiment. They are basically a chemistry set that should not go into our bodies.” They contain no nutritional value, and at worst, they can irritate our bodies and create inflammation and histamine reactions. Worse still, our bodies tend to store chemicals like these in our tissues.
Excess caffeine and lack of water: The thinner your skin, the more prone it is to fine lines, wrinkles, dehydration and a lackluster appearance.
Food intake is the leading factor for healthy skin. Second most important is what you put on your skin. The majority of skin care products are loaded with extremely toxic (cancer causing and other)chemicals because they are significantly less expensive (read= higher profits) or they are synthetic editions of naturally occurring editions, like vitamins. There are again cheaper than the real version, they are also ineffective because your body recognizes it as a synthetic but worse, its going straight to your bloodstream and damaging your body on the inside too. For what?!
We shared our love of Moxie Creed. A company that came into being out of a desire to use only what we know works and nothing else, paired with wanting desperately to be able to trust the company to be truthful and forthright about their ingredients. Moxie Creed offers a line natural, organic skin care designed to heal, renew and protect skin against the damage it faces everyday. Moxie Creed Cleanser, Moxie Creed Serum and Moxie Creed Moisturizer.
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Bass Pro Shop- Free workshops Every Th, Fri, Sat through July 23rd
Fishing, archery, camping, hiking, trekking animals in the wild, boating/water safety and each weekend has a different craft activity.
AMC Merchants Crossing 16 Movie Passes
Annual Family Membership to IMAG History & Science Center
Beach Day for Two at Lovers Key State Park
Pure Florida Tickets
Miromar Outlet Gift Certificate
Annual Lee County Parks & Rec Pool Pass
Sanibel Outlets Gift Certificate
Sun Splash Family Water Park Tickets
Skip the ice cream shop and make your own- July is national ice cream month and if your never tasted real homemade ice cream, your are missing on a treasured experience. Here are some great recipes.
July 17: National Peach Ice Cream Day
July 23: National Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 25: National Hot Fudge Sundae Day
Install a rain barrel to collect fresh rainwater for watering plants,
Get Canning- July will likely see the lowest prices of the year on many fresh fruits and vegetables, from apricots and arugula to watermelon and zucchini. That means a busy month in the kitchen for the cheapskate chef, as we cook, freeze, dehydrate and can Mother Nature’s bounty while it’s at its freshest and cheapest. Jams, pasta sauce, pickles, etc.
If you’re not conversant in canning and other old-school-but-once-again-so-cool food preservation methods, check out the National Center for Home Food Preservation for free tutorials — they’ll save you a bushel full of cashola.
Take a free boating safety course
Summertime is boating time, but be sure to learn how to stay safe and know your state’s boating laws before you leave the dock. The nonprofit Boat US Foundation offers free online boating safety courses based on the specific laws of all 50 states, and testing your nautical knowledge with one their courses is actually kind of fun. Try one of their courses.
Cut back on your lawn
Americans spend about $40 billion every year on their lawns. Lawns are not only hard on our wallets, but hard on the environment with all of the water, fertilizer and pesticides they require.
Save money, time and the environment by mulching over all or part of your lawn, or planting a low maintenance ground cover or vegetable garden instead of grass.
Stay out of the kitchen and BBQ
When the heat index is 105 it makes no sense to heat up the house too.
Check out my article in the Naples Herald for fresh, chilled dinner ideas.
What is best to buy in July?
Refrigerators- looks at energy star rating as well as the bells and whistles that you may not need.
Dehumidifiers- Humidity can be bad for everything from a piano that you may have in your living room to the sheets on your bed, which can feel damp if you don’t have air conditioning. In addition to being uncomfortable, levels of humidity above 50 percent can also breed dust mites, mildew, and mold, which may worsen allergies and asthma. Consumer reports dehumidifier buying guide and ratings show that the best dehumidifiers aren't necessarily the highest priced models.
Gym memberships- Gyms tend to empty out this time of year as people go on vacation or enjoy the great outdoors. That means there’s a chance you can snag a good deal on gym membership, says Josh Leve, founder of the Association of Fitness Studios.
Try before you buy. Most gyms will give you a one-week, no-commitment pass, and studios will offer you at least once class for free. Visit during the hours that you plan on working out so that you know what to expect.
Negotiate. Once you’re ready to commit, ask to speak with a manager rather than a salesperson so that you can negotiate a price. Ask her whether she’ll consider giving you a free month or waiving the membership fee if you pay upfront for an annual membership.
With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day in the rear view- there’s nothing left to get people into jewelry stores except sales.
Swapping out your patio furniture is a great way to give your home an upgraded look. Discounts of 50-90 percent and overstock selections intersect in mid-July, so you can get a great deal on the patio furniture you want.
Hoping for a summer getaway before the kids head back to school? You’ll want to pump the brakes on your daydream. Although you might see sale prices on everything from airfare to hotels, July is one of the most expensive months to travel.
Take flights for example. A round-trip flight from Los Angeles to Albany, N.Y., on Southwest Airlines can run you as much as $615 per ticket when you fly during tourist-heavy July dates. But if you book your flight now for a trip during Autumn break in September or October, you could pay as little as $176.
Looking to save money but still want to travel?
Head to Phoenix, Tuscan, the Caribbean, Cuba or Jamaica that are most popular in the winter… or do the opposite extreme and head to winter by going to Argentina, Chile, Cape town, South Africa or Australia/New Zealand (these may still be pricey but they will be less than normal) or Norway/Iceland.
Things are least likely to go as planned in July when recently graduated medical students start their residency programs. The month is the time when the most mistakes and fatalities resulting from errors occur.
Summer is also the busiest season for having surgery. Workers utilize time off around the Fourth of July weekend to have maximum recovery time before having to head back to work, and students opt to go under the knife before classes resume.
In July, you’ll also be competing for the operating room and the attention of staff with the influx of summer accident victims. Trauma cases increase dramatically during summer months due to firework accidents and outdoor adventuring mishaps.
August has huge sales and tax-free weekend August 4-6 wait til then.
Last but not least: A new car. We are in the middle of the year, as it continues on and new models begin to be introduced, sales will start and continue to increase through years end when they will want to be getting rid of last years stock..