Virtual School Days are Now a Thing

Some schools are now having virtual school days when school is cancelled due to snow.One school district in New Jersey had students log in on school-provided laptops during a recent snow day.The students were able to ask teachers questions, work through assignments or jump into class discussions, even if they sometimes took breaks to shovel the walkways.

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This Day In History – January 6

1759

George Washington and Martha Dandridge Custis were married.

 

Did you know, George proposed to three other women before Martha accepted?

Martha was a rich widow; in fact her silver service went into the mint for some of the first US coins!

1945

George and Barbara Bush said “I do.”

 

Happy 70 years to those crazy kids! 

 

1994

Nancy Kerrigan was whacked on her right leg at the National Figure Skating Championships in Detroit by a man wielding an iron bar.

 

The assailant was later linked to Kerrigan’s skatingrival, Tonya Harding.

 

Kerrigan got the last laugh, though. She won the silver medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics, while Harding finished eighth.  

 1998

Trisha Yearwood and LeAnn Rimes were each nominated for Grammys in the Best Country Female Vocal Performance category for How Do I Live.

It was the first time in Grammy history two versions of the same song competed against each other.

 

Trisha went on to win it.

and then lastly…

2001

Congress formally certified George W. Bush as the winner of the presidential election.

 

-Tyler Jackson

You Never Know Where Your Old Photos Will Show Up

A woman in New Mexico is suing a novelty products maker over a flask that includes her high school photo and the phrase, “I’m going to be the most popular girl in rehab.”The woman says the company used her high school graduation picture from 1970 without her permission.The woman is an active church member and doesn’t drink alcohol or do drugs.She is seeking unspecified amount of money for damages.

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Sledding Bans

More and more cities are banning SLEDDING, because they think it’s too dangerous.  And too risky . . . not just for kids, but for lawsuits.  About 20,000 kids go to emergency rooms every year for sledding injuries . . . and cities are worried about lawsuits over sledding accidents at their parks.

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This Day In History – January 5

1925

Mrs. Nellie Taylor Ross was sworn in as the governor of Wyoming!

She was the first female governor in the U.S. 

1933

Construction on the Golden Gate Bridge began! 

 

Spanning the entrance to San Francisco Bay, with the Bay on one side and the Pacific Ocean on the other, the Golden Gate Bridge was, and still is, an engineering marvel.  

It was completed in a little over four years! 

1960

The number one Billboard pop hit was El Paso by Marty Robbins.

1985 - George Strait took Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind to number one.

This song is THIRTY! Think about that. THIRTY!

This video is awesome, BTW:

1998 

Sonny Bono, formerly one-half of Sonny And Cher, died at the age of 62 from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident.

 

Sonny Bono, what a man!

-Tyler Jackson

Where the Bros Will be At

Florida-Georgia Line have announced their 2nd Annual “This Is How We Roll” Cruise for 2015, featuring performances from them, and many other bro-country acts in November 2015.

Wanna go?

 

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One lucky Penny!

A dog from Royal City, Washington is one lucky penny!

A seven month old Vizsla named Penny ran away from her owner’s office on December 19th. A semi-truck driver found her, picked her up and traveled with her across the country to Pittsburgh.  He dropped her off at an animal clinic where she was scanned her for a microchip, and it was then her owners were discovered.

The clinic found a nearby animal rescue group willing to pick up the dog and take her to Baltimore.

From Baltimore, Alaska Airlines then flew her home for free! She arrived at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night, much to the delight of her owners!

THIS IS PROOF AS TO WHY YOU SHOULD MICROCHIP YOUR PETS! 

-Tyler Jackson

The First Internet Trend of 2015

Here’s the first stupid social media trend of the year.  People are posting videos where they suck down helium . . . then BURP.  So if all goes well, the burp is extremely high pitched.

Be warned: if you breathe in TOO much helium, you deprive your body of oxygen and could pass out, which is dangerous.  So, if you do decide to try it, BE CAREFUL!

 

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Seven Tips for Sticking to Your New Year’s Resolutions

Check out seven tips for sticking to your New Year’s resolutions . . .

1.  Only make one resolution.  Don’t stretch yourself too thin by trying to change every little thing you think is wrong.  You have a better chance of sticking to a resolution when you focus on just ONE thing.

2.  Don’t pick a resolution you’ve failed at in the past.  If you make a resolution to go to the gym every day, year after year, and it NEVER happens, choose something else.  Continually re-doing a past resolution just sets you up for frustration and failure.

3.  Create mini goals.  Break your resolution into smaller steps, and make mini goals that you can celebrate along the way.

4.  Write down your achievements.  Keep a handwritten journal or track the progress you’ve made on your phone or computer.

5.  Treat yourself.  Give yourself a small reward whenever you reach a mini goal to keep yourself motivated.

6.  Get support.  Tell your friends and family about your goals . . . they can give you support when you’re thinking about giving up.

7.  Expect that you’ll slip up.  You’ll revert to your old habits from time to time, but treat it as a temporary setback rather than a reason to give up altogether.

Source: Wise Brothers