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21 Jul

It can be confusing for parents to navigate the mental health system and know what type of care their child needs, according to Greg Ramey, pediatric psychologist and executive director for the Center for Pediatric Mental Health Resources at Dayton Children’s.

Not everyone needs to see the same type of doctor for mental health, especially as a shortage of psychiatrists can mean long wait times for an appointment.

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Dayton Children’s Mental Health Resource Connection is a referral line where trained staff help parents figure out what type of care their child needs.

They don’t just give out a list of providers in your zip code, Ramey said, but actually spend time on the phone to learn more about the child and their family situation.

“The vast majority of our referrals can be very competently cared for by clinicians at the Master’s (degree) level,” Ramey said, referring to counselors and social workers. “Those folks are very skilled at dealing with a myriad of problems, having to do with discipline issues, family dynamics and parenting.”

RELATED: Why youth mental health is one of the Miami Valley’s biggest issues

The next level up is the doctoral level, which is psychologists like Ramey, who has a Ph.D. They are skilled at treating patients with anxiety, depression, severe eating problems and severe conduct problems.



“These folks have more training in the diagnosis and treatment of children with mental disorders,” he said.

Psychiatrists have the highest level of training — a medical degree — and can prescribe medication.

“Their expertise is in the medical management of psychiatric problems,” Ramey said.

A psychiatrist is needed in an acute, serious situation where there is not time to do intense therapy, he said, such as a suicidal individual.

“You need to kind of jump start them on something that will help them be amenable to therapy,” Ramey said.

RELATED: Local teen suicide survivor: ‘Things really do get better’

Psychiatrists also treat those with psychosis — which involves a break with reality, or experiencing delusions or hallucinations.

“That’s an area where medication is absolutely essential,” Ramey said. “There’s really not a talking therapy for youngsters with severe disorders like that.”

Most of the time children who are on medication are also being seen by a therapist or psychologist, he said.

“Because child psychiatrists would be the first to tell you that medication is a means to an end and not a goal in itself,” he said. “It’s a way to help kids get better, with the goal being eventually for them to not be on medication forever.”

Nurse practitioners also can prescribe medication and help fill in the gaps where there is a shortage of psychiatrists. Multiple nurse practitioners can work under one supervising psychiatrist.

“There will never be enough trained child psychiatrists to meet the need,” Ramey said.

He suggested that families utilize the Mental Health Resource Connection referral line to get matched with the best type of professional for their particular situation. Parents often call asking for a psychiatrist, but by the end of the call, they’ve discovered their child actually needs to see a counselor.

RELATED: How Dayton region can stop record increase in teen suicides

“We don’t want families and children turning to medication as a way to solve an underlying mental health issue,” he said. “Medication is not going to solve an abuse situation … We’re not going to put a 3-year-old on medication because they are having temper tantrums.”

Contact the Dayton Children’s Mental Health Resource Connection at 937-641-4780 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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21 Jul

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart,” Pablo Casals once said. More than any other art form, it has been called the universal language of love. It is capable of touching others deeply and speaking to the soul.

This romantic documentary focuses on a period in the 1960s when Leonard Cohen was undergoing a transformation in his creative life from poet/writer to singer/songwriter. He fell in love with Marianne Ihlen, a beautiful Norwegian woman he called his muse. The director Nick Broomfield, who met the couple during this period, covers the ups-and-downs of their relationship which was characterized by his yearning for freedom and hers for security. Broomfield, who went on to make documentaries about other musicians, uses his own footage, including contemporary interviews, and also includes film shot by D.A. Pennebaker of Marianne with her young son Axel before she met Leonard.

Cohen arrived on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, which boasted a bohemian colony of ex-pats. He was regarded as one of Canada’s most promising poets. Ihlen was savoring the release from an unfulfilling marriage. During his time on the island, he slaved away in the sun on a novel which turned out to be a dud. Cohen then decided to turn his creative talents to singing and songwriting. Judy Collins, who made many of his songs famous, recalls how he had to overcome stage fright in order to perform them himself.

When Cohen decided to leave Hydra, his relationship with Marianne changed. She tried to live with him in Canada and New York, but their times together became less frequent. Cohen ballads from this time reflected what was happening: “So Long Marianne” and “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye.”

He gave in to big city life and habitual womanizing. Aviva Layton, one of Cohen’s friends, once said of him, “Poets do not make good husbands.” The singer/songwriter went even further in describing his emotional flaws: “People around me suffered, I was always trying to get away. It was a selfish life though it didn’t seem so at the time.”

It doesn’t seem so to us either when the documentary includes a scene in the hospital when Marianne is dying at age 81. One of her friends had informed Cohen and he sent an email, which is read to her in the film. He was to die three months later.

“Dearest Marianne,

“I’m just a little behind you, close enough to take your hand. This old body has given up, just as yours has too, and the eviction notice is on its way any day now.

“I’ve never forgotten your love and your beauty. But you know that. I don’t have to say any more. Safe travels old friend. See you down the road.

“Love and gratitude,

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21 Jul

Craft cocktail books are wonderful to flip through, but they invariably call for such obscure spirits that I rarely end up actually up making them. For the typical home mixologist, such concoctions rarely  wind up as anything beyond aspirational.

Maggie Hoffman offers a solution of sorts in The One-Bottle Cocktail, a compendium of 83 drinks that can be made with just one bottle of booze. (And by and large, it’s a well-known bottle: vodka, gin, brandy, whiskey, etc.) No chocolate mole bitters. No imported vermouth. No fermented beaver cheese liqueur needed.

The catch is that in the absence of additional alcohol, you have to put something else in the glass in order to avoid being left with, say, a vodka on the rocks… which is a fine drink, but which doesn’t make for much of a book. And while Hoffman dispenses with those trendy bacon fat-washed bourbons and house-made smoke bitters, she makes up for it with rather complicated non-alcoholic ingredients. Among them you’ll find calls for Fresno chile, kiwi-cardamom syrup, ginger-berry kombucha, and even marshmallow cream. In other words, most of the drinks in this book will take some planning ahead in order to source the needed ingredients; it’s not a book to grab when you’re low on booze and find nothing in the fridge except mustard, hot sauce, and an old carton of eggs.

Nonetheless, there’s lots of fun stuff in the book — the many pictures look delightful — and I look forward to whipping up some of these drinks when the mood is right. That said, if I’m going to the store anyway to get these ingredients… well, I could probably pick up some vermouth along with the figs and tarragon, no?


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21 Jul

Let’s face it: Saying something has “aged like a fine wine” is as clichéd a description as it gets, especially in the drinks business. And yet, as SevenFifty Daily celebrates its second year covering the ever more complex culture of wine, beer, and spirits—we members of the editorial team can’t help wondering how our industry will continue to evolve, both in bottle and out.

Evolution and innovation are the backbone of the trade, and we’ve been right here to help decipher and analyze what that means for you. Whether we’ve highlighted exciting products and emerging technologies or teased out the significance of developing laws and regulations, our coverage has been expansive yet focused.

Time and again, though, readers have proved that what’s new and shiny isn’t everything. Topics as evergreen as the always-confusing nature of state-to-state shipping laws continue to generate as many questions as answers. Meanwhile, what’s-old-is-new-again techniques, like amphora fermentation and aging, still capture the imaginations of intrepid producers. As a publication, we’re dedicated to discussing the issues most meaningful to you.

Along the way, we’ve helped our community of retailers, somms, producers, importers, and distributors connect over issues that inspire and drive them to improve the industry. By covering such worthy topics as parenthood, diversity, mental health, and sustainability, we’ve become a hub where industry experts can think out loud and invite further conversation.

Here’s to fostering more conversations: Drop us a line and let us know what issues you’d like to see us tackle and report on. For now, we’ve gathered the stories that most resonated with our community over the past two years.

Thank you for your continued support.

SevenFifty Daily Editors
Erica Duecy, Editor in Chief
Jen Laskey, Executive Editor
Joseph Hernandez, Senior Editor

10. Thriving While Sober in the Booze Industry

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Illustration by María Hergueta.

Drinks professionals weigh in on their recovery from alcoholism and how they’re charting a new course

Recently, a handful of high-profile bartenders, chefs, general managers, and others in the industry have been speaking out about their struggles with alcohol abuse—and their newfound sobriety. Though not all recovering alcoholics have stayed in the industry, many have—and they say their careers are more successful than ever. The stigma of being a drinks professional with alcoholism is seemingly starting to disappear. [Read more]

9. Dr. Stoner’s Herbal Concoctions

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Dr. Stoner. Photo courtesy of Craig C. Stoner.

Weed-inspired flavors meet whiskey and vodka in two spirits specially designed for marijuana lovers

The first thing you need to know about Dr. Stoner’s herbal liquors is that the brand was actually founded by someone named Stoner—Craig Stoner, in fact, who is being literal when he says, “I’ve always been a Stoner.” Also, he’s actually a doctor—technically, a retired dentist who lives in southwest Virginia. He’s agreeable and bald, with a white, Santa-like beard and—I kid you not—twinkly eyes.

About seven years ago Stoner was on a bicycle tour through the Badlands of South Dakota when he stopped at a bar at the end of a long day to slake his thirst, which led to some discussions. “The waitress had a gold marijuana leaf necklace on, and had ‘420’ tattooed on her wrist,” he recalls. “I asked, ‘What’s that all about?’”

She explained. “So I’m sitting there drinking my beer, just kind of thinking about it,” Stoner says. “I’d been interested in distilling and beverages, and I thought, What about something to get those two worlds together?” [Read more]

8. The Science Behind Decanting Wine

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Evaporation and oxidation are the main forces at play, but what’s really happening to the wine?

After being cooped up tightly inside a bottle, a wine often needs a breath of fresh air to express itself and show its full range of aromatics. Pouring wines into a decanter is a common way to get them to do just that. As the wine splashes and flows inside the decanter, air interacts with it. Some odors dissipate, others come to the forefront, and the wine is often found to become more expressive. At the same time, the mouthfeel may soften, as tannins appear to lose their hard edges. But what’s actually happening on a chemical level? [Read more]

7. Cheating Scandal Invalidates Latest Master Sommelier Tasting Exam

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Photo illustration by Jeff Quinn.

The Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, reports that passing candidates must retake the tasting portion

In an unprecedented event, the Board of Directors of the Court of Master Sommeliers, Americas, has voted to invalidate the results of the tasting portion of the 2018 Master Sommelier diploma exam, which was held from September 3 to 5. The news, released on October 9, stems from an outside report providing evidence that a Master Sommelier disclosed confidential information regarding the tasting portion of the exam. The Master Sommelier, whose name has not been released, will be terminated from the Court of Master Sommeliers and barred from the organization’s future events. [Read more]

6. 5 Descriptors Wine Professionals Avoid

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Sarah Tracey (photo by Starchefs), Jared Hooper (courtesy of Faith and Flower), Morgan Calcote (photo by Olivia Rae James), Duey Krazter (photo by Kevin Day), and David Rosoff (photo by Amanda Proudfit).

How sommeliers adapt the language of wine to better serve their customers

Whether working the floor of a restaurant or helping a customer in a wine shop, sommeliers are often called on to describe wine. It’s a task that can be fraught with peril. Sarah Tracey, the wine director at Rouge Tomate and Villanelle in New York City, says she learned this the hard way. “I had a table of 20-something girls,” she says, “and they were asking about a wine that had been aged sur lie. I used the word yeasty to describe it, and they looked horrified.”

Part of the problem is that guests often don’t understand the vocabulary of wine. A guest may state a preference for “dryness” in a wine, when what that person is really describing is the effect of its tannins. Throw in the fact that “cherry” to one person seems like “raspberry” to another, and the process of communicating through tasting notes becomes downright challenging. To minimize misunderstandings, some somms eliminate certain words and terms from their on-the-floor wine discussions altogether. [Read more]

5. Why an Ancient Winemaking Technique is Making a Comeback


From Italy to Oregon, the use of clay pots in fermentation and aging is gaining devotees

Clay vessels have been used to ferment and age wine since ancient times. Neolithic Age wine vessels recently found in the Republic of Georgia were tested and confirmed to be the world’s oldest. “Almost every ancient culture, from the Canaanites to the Egyptians to the Assyrians to the Greeks and Romans, vinified in pottery vessels,” says Patrick McGovern, Ph. D., the scientific director of the Biomolecular Archaeology Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania Museum in Philadelphia. His team conducted the liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry testing that confirmed the age of the Georgian vessels.

While clay pots are an uncontested link to the past, they are also becoming a resource for the future of winemaking. Beyond the romanticism involved in borrowing ancient techniques, terra-cotta pots offer unique interactive properties with wine—they pull out acidity, allow oxygen exchange, and provide superior insulation, among other benefits—that are different from those of stainless steel, wood barrels, or concrete. These factors are capturing the attention of winemakers around the world and encouraging new scholarship. [Read more]

4. The Rise of Ready-to-Drink Cocktails

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Photo courtesy of Cutwater Spirits.

Canned and bottled cocktails are transforming the category’s reputation—and emphasizing craft as much as convenience

Ask the average consumer today what his or her impression of ready-to-drink (RTD) cocktails is, and you’re likely to get a mixed response. Many consumers will share their experiences as having been disappointing, and the phrase “sickly sweet,” or something similar, is often part of their description. It’s as if they really wanted to like the products but were let down by the actual liquid inside the can or bottle.

The explanation “They’re too sweet” was the third most common response (21 percent) from consumers who were asked in a recent survey by the global market research agency Mintel about why they don’t drink—or don’t drink more—RTD alcohol beverages. Also making the list were “They contain too many artificial ingredients” (13 percent) and “They’re low quality” (9 percent).

But times are changing, A new wave of RTD cocktail products is emerging and revolutionizing this category—and helping it shed its reputation for low-quality concoctions. [Read more]

3. Meet Black Chardonnay

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Photos courtesy of 00 Wines.

A nearly forgotten technique for exceptional wines has some producers going back to black

The search for the soul of Chardonnay has been labyrinthine. There have been so many wrong turns. So many dead ends. So many retreats and reorientations. (Remember the 180-degree swing from heavily toasted oak to “inox” steel tanks?) Those on the cutting edge of Chardonnay production today are looking fearlessly forward while holding tight to the traditions of the past.

And those traditions include a bit of black magic: juice that comes pouring from the press as dark as pitch but is a shimmering green-tinted gold by the time it’s bottled. Some call this mysterious liquid Black Chardonnay. [Read more]

2. Starting a Spirit Brand Without a Distillery

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Photo illustration by Jeff Quinn.

A drinks industry lawyer discusses product development, legal compliance, and getting to market

“Many of the first American whiskey brands were created by companies without distilleries,” explains Noah Rothbaum, the author of The Art of American Whiskey. “The blend of sourced whiskeys is what was known, not the distilleries that produced them.” Not much has changed in that respect—today, companies both large and small are still buying sourced whiskey or blending the products of several distilleries that commonly remain unnamed on labels.

The number of distilleries, however, grows almost daily. More than 70 distilled spirits plant permits were issued by the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in April 2018 alone. But as Rothbaum points out, a spirits producer doesn’t need a still or even a physical location to launch a brand. “The brand is largely where the value is,” says Malte Barnekow, the CEO of The 86 Company, which produces the brands Aylesbury Duck Vodka, Caña Brava Rum, Fords Gin, and Tequila Cabeza—all without a distillery of its own. [Read more]

1. What You Need to Know About Shipping Alcohol

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A drinks lawyer demystifies the recent buzz about legal changes affecting alcohol shipping in the U.S.

Despite a rash of recent articles and social media posts suggesting that the days of shipping of alcohol are over, the fact is that little has changed. Well, Missouri scaled back its rules governing out-of-state retail shipments, but that is hardly national news. “Really, nothing has changed in the direct-to-consumer regulatory landscape in recent months,” says Jim Agger, the vice president of business development and marketing at Wine Direct. Rather, according to Matt Mann, Wine Direct’s general counsel, “there has simply been heightened scrutiny by the state regulators, including in Illinois, Michigan, and New York.” [Read more]

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21 Jul

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21 Jul

SALEM, Oregon — Oregon will allow students to take “mental health days” just as they would sick days, expanding the reasons for excused school absences to include mental or behavioral health under a new law that experts say is one of the first of its kind in the U.S.

But don’t call it coddling. The students behind the measure say it’s meant to change the stigma around mental health in a state that has some of the United States’ highest suicide rates. Mental health experts say it is one of the first state laws to explicitly instruct schools to treat mental health and physical health equally, and it comes at a time educators are increasingly considering the emotional health of students. Utah passed a similar law last year.

Oregon’s bill, signed by Gov. Kate Brown last month, also represents one of the few wins for youth activists from around the state who were unusually active at the Capitol this year. Along with expanded mental health services, they lobbied for legislation to strengthen gun control and lower the voting age, both of which failed.

Haily Hardcastle, an 18-year-old from the Portland suburb of Sherwood who helped champion the mental health bill, said she and other student leaders were partly motivated by the national youth-led movement that followed last year’s Parkland, Florida, school shooting.

“We were inspired by Parkland in the sense that it showed us that young people can totally change the political conversation,” she said. “Just like those movements, this bill is something completely coming from the youth.”

Hardcastle, who plans to attend the University of Oregon in the fall, said she and fellow youth leaders drafted the measure to respond to a mental health crisis in schools and to “encourage kids to admit when they’re struggling.”

Debbie Plotnik, executive director of the nonprofit advocacy group Mental Health America, said implementing the idea in schools was important step in challenging the way society approaches mental health issues.

“The first step to confront this crisis is to reduce the stigma around it,” Plotnik said. “We need to say it’s just as OK to take care for mental health reasons as it is to care for a broken bone or a physical illness.”

Suicide is Oregon’s second leading cause of death among those ages 10 to 34, according to data from the state Health Authority. Nearly 17% of eighth-graders reported seriously contemplating taking their lives within the past 12 months.

And it’s not just an Oregon problem, although the state does have a suicide rate 40% higher than the national average. The national suicide rate has also been on the rise and recently hit a 50-year high, climbing more than 30% since 1999, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Previously, schools were obliged to excuse only absences related to physical illnesses. At many schools, absences must be excused to make up missed tests or avoid detention.

Under state law, students can have up to five absences excused in a three month period. Anything more requires a written excuse to the principal.

Despite little public opposition from lawmakers, Hardcastle said she’s received pushback from some parents who say the legislation wasn’t necessary, as students can already take mental health days by lying or pretending to be sick. Other opponents have said the law will encourage students to find more excuses to miss school in a state that also suffers from one of the worst absenteeism rates in the nation. More than 1 in 6 children missed at least 10% of school days in the 2015-2016 school year, according to state data.

But those criticisms miss the point of the bill, said Hardcastle. Students are going to take the same amount of days off from school with or without the new law, but they might be less likely to lie about why they’re taking take a day off if schools formally recognize mental health in their attendance policies.

“Why should we encourage lying to our parents and teachers?” she said. “Being open to adults about our mental health promotes positive dialogue that could help kids get the help they need.”

Parents Roxanne and Jason Wilson agree, and say the law might have helped save their 14-year-old daughter, Chloe, who took her life in February 2018.

The Eugene-based couple said the funny and bubbly teen had dreams of becoming a surgeon but faced bullying after coming out as bisexual in middle school.

When things at school were particularly rough, Chloe would pretend to be sick to stay home.

“Because she lied to get her absences excused, we didn’t get to have those mental health conversations that could have saved her life,” said Roxanne, who now manages a local suicide prevention program.

Chloe was one of five teens to die by suicide in the Eugene area that month. Roxanne and Jason, who moved to the rural city of Dayton following their daughter’s death, worry that those against the bill underestimate the hardships today’s teens face.

“Calling kids coddled or sensitive will just further discourage them from being honest with adults about what they’re going through,” Jason Wilson said. “We need to do everything we can to open up that dialogue between parents and children when it comes to mental health.”

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources.

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21 Jul

Rose-Lynn (Jessie Buckley) is a 23-year old tough cookie from Glasgow
who has been in prison for drug dealing. She possesses great pipes and aspires to make it big in Nashville as a country star. The songwriter Harlan Howard once defined country music as “three chords and the truth.” Rose-Lynn has taken this as her mantra and had it tattooed on her arm.

Just released from prison, Rose-Lynn goes to see her boyfriend (James Harkness) and they have sex in a public green. She also stops in at Glasgow’s version of the Grand Ol’ Opry where she used to have a regular singing gig. In what appears to be an afterthought, she goes to visit her strong-willed mother Marion (Julie Walters) who has been taking care of her two young children. She’s named them after stars, but Wynonna (Daisy Littlefield) and Lyle (Adam Mitchell) know little about the music or their mother. She’s going to have to make a real effort to get back into their hearts.

But it appears that Rose-Lynn’s heart belongs to her dreams of going to Nashville. After she takes a job as a housekeeper for Susannah (Sophie Okonedo), this plan looks more feasible. After hearing her sing while cleaning the house, Susannah offers to be her sponsor. She comes up with a creative plan to pay for the Nashville trip by crowd-funding it at her 50th birthday party. All Rose-Lynn has to do is show up and sing.

Tom Harper, the director of Wild Rose along with screenwriter Nicole Taylor, do everything they can to convince us that this film is going to be the familiar showbiz drama about an unusually talented outsider who against all odds becomes a star. But Jesse Buckley’s sassy and rambunctious performance reveals more sides to Rose-Lynn’s character than we’ve come to expect from this kind of story. She’s alternately selfish and self-destructive and caring and responsible. We begin to see how she just might pull off having a career and a family. Equally upending are her mother’s different responses to her daughter’s country music dreams. Just when we think we have these two figured out, we are in for a surprise.

The shape-shifting events which take Rose-Lynn on an unexpected path can be seen and understood as what we call the spiritual practice of reframing which turns adversity into advantage, obstacles into opportunities. and stumbling blocks into stepping-stones.

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21 Jul

If you want ANYTHING great in life, there is only one way to get it: EARN IT.

Success Is Never Owned It’s Rented And The Rent Is Due Everyday – Motivational Video

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There’s a saying:
 “SUCCESS is never OWNED…
 And the rent……. it’s due EVERY. DAY!

If you want to achieve ANYTHING of significance in life… you’re going to have to pay that rent… and you’re going to have to dig deep for it EVERY. DAY!

You pay with your sacrifices.
You pay with your DISCIPLINE.
You pay with your self-education.
You pay with your WORK!

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You pay the RENT by pushing through the challenges that come your way.
 You pay in instalments, with EVERY DECISION YOU MAKE… EVERY MINUTE of every day.

That’s how it is. There’s no avoiding the rent.

If you want to LIVE in an amazing place, you have to pay MORE RENT.
 If you want BETTER than the majority… You have to PAY MORE.
 You must DO MORE… to become MORE…
 You must GIVE MORE…

 It’s not given.
 It’s not handed down.
 YOU EARN IT or you don’t GET IT.

Money can be handed down.
 You can win the lotto.
 But you can’t ‘win’ SUCCESS.
 SUCCESS is achievement… and you’ll never ACHIEVE anything great in life if you don’t EARN IT.


I’m tired of hearing people ask for the secret…
 They all want the one secret…
 The tricks…
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Do whatever you have to do, to BECOME THE PERSON YOU MUST BECOME… to get what you MUST HAVE!

Let me say it again:
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That is all there is to this game!
 Pay the rent. Pay it every day!

If you need to work 3 jobs for 3 years: DO IT!
 If that is what it takes for you to live the rest of your life in Freedom: DO IT!
 If you need to get a better education: DO IT!

If you need to read every single day for the next 2 years to learn what you must learn: DO IT.
 Whatever you MUST DO: DO IT!
 Whatever you have to do to EARN your spot: DO IT!

Pay the RENT.
 Pay it every single day.
 Pay more than you owe, and you’ll get more than you ever need.

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21 Jul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heat goes on: Earth sizzled to its hottest June on record as the climate keeps going to extremes.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Thursday announced that June averaged 60.6 degrees (15.9 Celsius), about 1.7 degrees (0.9 Celsius) warmer than the 20th century average.

It beat out 2016 for the hottest June with records going back to 1880. NASA and other groups also concluded that last month was the hottest June on record.

Europe shattered June temperature records by far, while other records were set in Russia, Africa, Asia and South America. France had its hottest month in history, which is unusual because July is traditionally hotter than June. The Lower 48 states in America were near normal.

“Earth is running a fever that won’t break thanks to climate change,” North Carolina state climatologist Kathie Dello said in an email. “This won’t be the last record warm summer month that we will see.”

It seems likely that July too will be a record hot month, said Berkeley Earth climate scientist Robert Rohde.

The United States set a record for most precipitation. The 12-month period from July 2018 to June 2019 was the wettest on record.

The first half of 2019 is tied with 2017 for the second hottest initial six months of the year, behind 2016. So far the year is 1.7 degrees warmer than the 20th century average.

This heat “is what we can expect to see with a warming climate,” said Freja Vamborg, a climate scientist at the Copernicus Climate Change Service in Europe.


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21 Jul
ColourPop x Halo Top Collection | Swatches
ColourPop x Halo Top Collection | Swatches
ColourPop x Halo Top Collection | Swatches

ColourPop x Halo Top Super Shock Pigment Duos ($12.00 each) are a new, collaborative release for National Ice Cream month. Each duo includes two Super Shock Pigments housed in a pint-shaped (flattened) carton. There are four duos available.

Normally, the Pressed Pigments come with a warning about how they’re not intended for the eye area, but I couldn’t find that on the physical packaging or the website at this time.

ColourPop x Halo Top

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