I couldn't narrow down my Morning Mix-up post the other day, so here's the rest of it…
Happy Halloween! After the last two years of Halloween falling on a Friday and a Saturday (so we could have a party and we could fill the kids up with healthy snacks before all the candy!), it's a bummer having it on a Monday this year, don't you think? Not for the kids I guess, they still get to go trick-or-treating for all that nastiness — ugh. I know I know, it's only one night, sigh.
Here's what I've found for you in this week's mix-up. Topics are bolded so you can easily skim through and see what grabs you!
- The picture above goes with one of my favorite posts I've read in a while, it made a LOT of sense to me: Why I don't let my kids snack.
- I am asked ALL THE TIME about blogging as a business. “How do you make money?” is the number one question I get. The answer I give is, “Well I don't make much compared to some, but it's a nice part-time income for sure, and to earn money, you have to set up many different income streams.” That's one part of blogging that I don't love, the businessy stuff, along with the technical aspect, I just want to write! But being home with the kids (so I can homeschool), and still being able to make money while I choose my own hours, that's cool. Help with all the yucky stuff, along with how to start a blog, is found in this Blogger's Toolkit with a $2500 value, plus over $1300 in bonuses. The sales page is pretty cool, just that is worth the click over to see how they did it. Check it out today, though, because the deal is over tomorrow.
- Is this picture below the reason you haven't ventured into the wonderful world of pressure cooking yet? Don't be afraid! Pressure cooking is a fast, easy, nutritious way to cook. I bought my pressure cooker a few months ago and now I can't imagine my life without it. It has become one of my favorite appliances. Click here for more information and recipes.
- I hope this picture doesn't offend you somehow, but it cracked me up, and don't miss the comments on my Facebook page to laugh even MORE — it's a potato my aunt found in her garden, for real! 🙂
- It still amazes me when I hear of someone blindly going in for a flu shot. Did you know that more people have now died from the flu AFTER the flu shot in the United States than from Ebola? We typically aren't told that the people who died from the flu actually had the shot, right? Of course not! They always use these stories as an opportunity to promote getting the shot. Click here to read the stories of the people who died, even when “protected” by the shot, which is interesting considering this story that says government researchers are now realizing that mass vaccinations do very little to protect the elderly, whom are usually the first to die from the flu. That doesn't stop them from trying to make sure we all get vaccinated. Even Uber has gotten in on the “push” by offering drive-by nurses to administer vaccines at your home. The pressure that seems to come from every angle these days sure helps you understand why these 5 mothers are suing NYC over the mandated flu shots for preschoolers. Have you been pressured to get the shot? Share in the comments what do you do to keep your family healthy during the flu season. (Related posts:
- This picture is another example of how they do NOT know what they're doing, and we're supposed to trust them?? (Read about the time we were at the doc's office and got a real clear lesson again that they don't know what they're doing.)
- Indian doctors are suing Bill Gates for harming children with deadly “humanitarian” vaccines: “Merck’s HPV/Gardasil vaccine trials were conducted on thousands of girls between the ages of 9 and 15. Many of the girls fell ill, and at least 7 died, and the lawsuit is alleging that in most of these cases, the girls and their parents did not even know what kind of vaccine trial they were participating in.
Most of the girls were students, and an investigation showed that as many as 120 girls who participated in the HPV vaccine trials “experienced adverse reactions such as epileptic seizures, severe stomach ache, headaches and mood swings. The Sama report also said there had been cases of early onset of menstruation following the vaccination, heavy bleeding and severe menstrual cramps among many students.”Kumar points out that after these adverse reactions, a report was conducted to explain them all away as not related to the vaccines, so that the approval process could move forward to market the HPV vaccine in India. That report, according to Kumar, was funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF). Authorities in India have looked into BMGF, and see a huge conflict of interest…” Read the rest here. (photo credit)
- Public manipulation through mainstream media……Does hearing the word astroturf make you think of rolls of fake grass you can purchase by the yard at your local home improvement store? Me too until I watched a Youtube video by veteran investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson. She explains that this is a term that describes fake grassroots movements used by corporate, political and special interest groups to manipulate media messages, and therefore skew the thoughts and opinions of the public. It really makes you wonder just what, if anything, we can believe. It's definitely worth the 10 minutes to watch. See the video here and read about a troll who visited my blog after a post on diet soda. (Also find out how to recognize a troll online.)
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Have a good rest of your week everyone!
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