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May 6, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: “If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” Orson Welles.
★~ National Nurses Day:
Celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale.
★~ International No Diet Day:
Mary Evans Young a British feminist in started No Diet Day in 1992, as a way to celebrate body acceptance and body shape diversity and a day dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of dieting. The Body Image Coalition recommends: Celebrate your natural size, eat well and be physically active every day, Pay others a compliment based on something other than weight-related qualities, Don’t compare your body to others. Avoid fad diets and eat healthily, Help young people understand that the image of beauty portrayed in the media are not normal. And have a Funonion every once in awhile…
★~ Beverage Day:
Enjoy your favorite no-diet beverage today. For me that will be a cold coke in a little bottle of coke of-course.
★~ National Crepes Suzette Day:
I love, love, love, Crepes Suzette! My sister-in-law and brother-in-law make the best Crepes Suzettes in the whole world. Really. Crepes are delicious, thin French pancakes; crepes Suzette are pancakes topped with an orange liqueur sauce and ignited momentarily with flame. And Suzette? Some say she was the princess of Monaco and first recipient of this fabulous dessert.
★~Today In History:
♥~ 1626 – Such a deal! Governor Peter Minuit sort of pulled the wool over someone’s eyes and bought a 20,000-acre island, all of what is now Manhattan Island. The price? $24 worth of cloth and brass buttons.
♥~1950 – Liz Taylor was married for the first time — to Conrad Hilton Jr. The marriage (the first of eight for Taylor) would last until Jan 29, 1951.
♥~ 1959 – The Pablo Picasso painting of a Dutch Girl (La Belle Hollandaise) was sold for $154,000 in London. It was the highest price paid to that time for a painting by a living artist.
♥~ 1960 – Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, married Anthony Armstrong-Jones in Westminster Abbey.
♥~ 1997 – Singer Joni Mitchell refused to attend her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The story goes that she wanted to avoid the media attention after her reunion with a daughter she gave up for adoption years earlier.
♥~ 1998 – Astronomers announced the detection of a gamma ray burst in a galaxy 12 billion light years away that was equal to the energy expended by the sun in one trillion years
♥~ 1915 – (George) Orson Welles actor: War of the Worlds, Citizen Kane, The Mercury Radio Theatre of the Air, The Long Hot Summer, A Man for All Seasons, MacBeth, Moby Dick, Casino Royale, Catch-22;died Oct 10, 1985
♥~ 1961 – George (Timothy) Clooney Academy Award-winning actor: Syriana ; The Facts of Life, Return of the Killer Tomatoes!, Roseanne, Sunset Beat, Red Surf, Sisters, Baby Talk, Bodies of Evidence, ER, From Dusk Till Dawn, Batman & Robin, The Peacemaker, The Thin Red Line, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Perfect Storm, Solaris, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Good Night, and Good Luck; son of broadcast journalist Nick Clooney; nephew of singer Rosemary Clooney.
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The average American woman is weighs 140 pounds, and wears a size 14 dress.
♥~ The “ideal” woman – portrayed by models, Miss America, Barbie dolls, and screen actresses – is 100 pounds, and wears a size 8.
♥~ One-third of all American women wear a size 16 or larger.
♥~ 75% of American women are dissatisfied with their appearance.
♥~ More than 50% of American women are on a diet at any one time and over 66% of them are dissatisfied with their bodies.
♥~ Between 90% and 99% of reducing diets fail to produce permanent weight loss.
♥~ Two-thirds of dieters regain the weight within one year. Virtually all regain it within five years.
♥~ The diet industry (diet foods, diet programmes, diet drugs etc.) takes in over $40 billion each year, and is still growing.
♥~ Quick-weight-loss schemes are among the most common consumer frauds, and diet programs have the highest customer dissatisfaction of any service industry.
♥~ Young girls are more afraid of becoming fat than they are of nuclear war, cancer or losing their parents. Fifty percent of nine-year-old girls and 80% of 10-year-old girls have dieted.
♥~ 90% of high school girls diet regularly, even though only between 10% and 15% are over the weight recommended by the standard height-weight charts.
♥~ Anorexia has the highest mortality rate (up to 20%) of any psychiatric diagnosis.
♥~ Girls develop eating and self-image problems before drug or alcohol problems. There are drug and alcohol programs in almost every school, but no eating disorder programs.
I really enjoyed this ‘Ted’ talk so I thought I would share a little Sunday Morno Inspiration.
What are you up to on this fine and rainy, thunder, and lightening Sunday (in my neck of the woods)? Odd Loves Company.