There seems to be an abundance of available jobs here in the U.S. BUT-
Does your job fit your personality?
While the list below is in no way definitive — and personality preferences can be flexible over time — it may serve as a helpful guide for understanding yourself and what sort of personalities gravitate toward certain jobs.
Figure out which type suits you best, and then check out the chart below.
Thanks to Business Insider and Richard Feloni and Skye Gould for this Infogram.
Perfect timing with St. Patrick’s Day nearly upon us. Here’s a treat using Bailey’s Irish Cream. Note: It does contain a certain amount of alcohol, just a wee drop. Enjoy !
Cathy of Lemon Tree Dwelling writes that “Baileys Chocolate Mousse is a deliciously light, fluffy chocolate mousse, infused with the sweet flavor of Baileys Irish Cream. This easy dessert recipe is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!”
Well Cathy, it does look yummy ! So how do you make it ?
Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse
Deliciously light, fluffy chocolate mousse infused with the sweet flavor of Baileys Irish Cream. Perfect for the holidays!
The holiday’s official name is Washington’s Birthday
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By Patti Wigington & Thoughtco.com
President’s Day was established in 1832 to celebrate George Washington’s centennial. The annual holiday, which now falls on the third Monday of February, later evolved into a celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday as well, and eventually turned into a day to mark the birthdays and lives of all American presidents—although the holiday’s name was never officially changed to President’s Day.
The First Presidents’ Day
The origins of Presidents’ Day date back to the early nineteenth century, and it all started with George Washington. The first American president was born on February 11, 1731. As the centennial anniversary of his birth approached, Congress announced that festivities in Washington’s honor would be held on February 22, 1832. Why the change in dates?
The answer lies in the history of the modern calendar. Washington’s birth took place before 1752, which was the year that Britain and all of its colonies adopted the Gregorian calendar. Thus, Washington’s birthday now fell on February 22, 1732, which meant that a century later, in 1832—instead of 1831—it was time to celebrate. Festivities took place all over the country, including the early adjournment of the Congressional session, followed by the reading of Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address, which has become an annual tradition.
In 1879, Congress passed a bill declaring that February 22, long celebrated as Washington’s birthday, would be designated a federal holiday. At that time, Congress added February 22 to the list of official holidays observed by federal employees in the District of Columbia.
This presented a problem initially, though—some government employees were paid for the day off, but others weren’t. In 1885, Congress solved that issue by declaring that all federal employees, including those employed outside of Washington D.C., were to be paid for all federal holidays.
The Uniform Monday Holiday Act
In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which moved a number of federal holidays to Mondays. This change was adopted so that workers would have several three-day weekends throughout each year, but there was opposition from people who felt that holidays should be observed on the days they actually celebrate.
“Three-day holidays offer greater opportunities for families—especially those whose members may be widely separated—to get together. . . .”
“The three-day span of leisure time . . . would allow our citizens greater participation in their hobbies as well as in educational and cultural activities.”
“Monday holidays would improve commercial and industrial production by minimizing midweek holiday interruptions of production schedules and reducing employee absenteeism before and after midweek holidays.”
The Uniform Holiday Act went into effect in January, 1971, and declared “Washington’s Birthday, the third Monday in February,” as a legal public holiday.
During discussion about the new act, it was suggested that Washington’s Birthday should be renamed Presidents’ Day in order to honor the birthdays of both Washington and Abraham Lincoln, born on February 12, 1809. However, Congress rejected the name alteration and it was never officially changed. So, why do people still call it Presidents’ Day?
The Meaning of Presidents’ Day Today
You can thank your friendly neighborhood retailer for the use of the term Presidents’ Day. It’s become one of the most popular times of year for sales. While this might seem like an odd season to decide you need to run out and buy a new mattress or a dresser, there’s actually a reason behind the tradition of Presidents’ Day sales on big-ticket items: it’s when people are starting to get their income tax refunds.
Although there have been attempts over the years to formally start calling Washington’s Birthday by its more common name of Presidents’ Day, it’s never happened. In addition, states have the power to call it Presidents’ Day if they wish—the use of the name Washington’s Birthday is found at a federal level. No matter what you choose to call it, if you’re a federal government employee, you’ll get the third Monday in February off each year.
I wonder if this was Oprah’s Valentine’s Day gift to herself. Enjoy !
The Promised Land
Oprah called her property the Promised Land, named after the land that God gave Adam in the Old Testament. Her main home is a 23,000-square-foot mansion in the Neo-Georgian style. It contains six bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a library, theater, and ten fireplaces.
The property also has a fruit orchard, equestrian ring, and luxurious garden. Oprah has called this garden her “sanctuary.” However, she has never demonstrated an interest in training horses in her equestrian ring.
To get to Oprah’s house, you’d have to drive up a long, private driveway. This aerial view shows the home surrounded by lush lawns and pine, eucalyptus, ad oak trees. Although there is a pool, you can’t see it from this angle.
The First Thing That Visitors See
If you were to walk into Oprah’s Montecito home, this is the first thing you would see. The entrance hall includes antique tables that display Oprah’s personal photos. A custard-colored staircase spirals to the upper floors.
For anyone who likes this layout, Oprah has bad news. In 2013, she suggested that she was planning to remodel the entrance hall. If she has redone it, she hasn’t posted any updated photos. Time will tell if she kept the creamy yellow staircase.
An Elegant Dining Room
Compared to the rest of her house, Oprah’s dining room appears small. But Oprah actually believes that it is too big. In O, Oprah said that she wanted “dinners to reflect my heart and spirit.” She also wants a space to be homey enough for “people to feel free to ask for seconds!”
The dining table seats up to ten people and holds two dramatic candelabras.
Cooking With Oprah
Oprah enjoys several different design styles, and her kitchen is an example of this. Unlike other rooms, the kitchen has a rustic style with chicken statues and gentle, wood-colored walls. The wall behind the stove brings in some Tuscan elements.
A Closet That Many Would Dream About
This is only a portion of Oprah’s massive Montecito closet. If you’ve ever wondered how many outfits she has, now you know. Shelves upon shelves of shoes, cardigans, shirts, and purses create no shortage of fashionable options to wear.
Like the rest of her home, Oprah shows off her design and organization skills here. Her shoes and clothing are mainly color-coded. Oak shelves are bathed in a warm light that makes it feel like a studio. And of course, there’s a TV for entertainment.
Orpah’s Preferred Bathtub
During a 1998 interview with Vogue, Oprah expressed how she spend much time looking for the best quality bathtub. “I majored in bathtubs,” she joked. So it’s no surprise that her tub at Montecito is luxurious.
Oprah mentioned that her love of bathrooms came from childhood when she had to clean her family’s single bathtub. Her Montecito bathroom includes a huge circular bathtub and a roomy shower with a seat. And that view of the Santa Ynez mountains is to die for!
A More Muted Living Room
Compared to the other living room, this room’s design is tame. Coral walls and olive green couches are easier on the eyes than the plaid. However, the sheer amount of decorations and ornate pillows adds quite a bit of detail to this room.
When Oprah bought her Montecito property, it came with a structure built for a rose garden. But that didn’t suit Winfrey’s taste, according to Veranda. Instead, she adorned her garden with lilies, dahlias, daffodils, irises, and honey dijon.
Oprah’s garden was designed by the rose expert Dan Bifano, who also worked for Tom Ford and Barbra Streisand. The entire garden features networks of arches, cypresses, and hedges. It’s no wonder why Oprah called her garden a “sanctuary.”
A $3 Million Statue
If a visitor were to walk the paths around Oprah’s estate, they would come upon an unusual bronze statue. The artwork is called Grupo de quarto Mujeres de Pie and it was made by the Mexican painter and sculptor, Fransisco Zuniga. Reportedly, Oprah paid around $3.1 million for it.
When translated, the statue is called “A Group of Four Standing Women.” Each of the women represents a different stage of life.
Sorry, Oprah didn’t share her bedroom photo’s with us, but there is much more to see at:
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States. He is one of our most famous and important presidents. His picture is on the American penny and on the five dollar bill. Many cities, streets, and schools are named after him. In this lesson, you will see pictures of Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. I hope you enjoy learning about this famous American. (3 pages)
Who is Abraham Lincoln?
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States.
He was president from 1860-1865.
When was Abraham Lincoln born?
He was born on February 12, 1809.
He was born in a log cabin in Kentucky. His family was poor.
What war was fought when Lincoln was president?
The Civil War was fought when Lincoln was president. It was a war between the North and the South.
The North won the war.
What happened after the Civil War?
After the Civil War, the slaves were freed and the United States become united again.
Which Amendment freed the slaves?
The 13th Amendment freed the slaves.
When did President Lincoln die?
He died on April 15, 1865. He was 56 years old.
An actor named John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in the back of his head when he was at the Ford Theater in Washington, D.C.
Where is Abraham Lincoln buried?
He is buried in Springfield, Illinois.
His wife Mary and three of their four sons are also buried there.
Truth be told, I didn’t watch (not really my thing). If you didn’t either, here’s a short summary:
Best: Billie Eilish Sings “Yesterday”
Billie Eilish sang the classic Beatles song while her brother Finneas accompanied her on piano, as a montage of all the stars we’ve lost this year played behind them.
Best: Cynthia Erivo Performing “Stand Up” from “Harriet”
A chillingly beautiful performance by the twice-nominated “Harriet” actress, complete with high notes that could break glass and desert-colored backup dancers swaying in front of a sunset — emblazoned with a photo of Harriet Tubman herself.
Worst: Diane Keaton and Keanu Reeves
Though they were in “Something’s Gotta Give” together, that doesn’t make them a good Oscar-presenter duo. Keaton babbled incomprehensibly while standing directly in front of the mic, forcing Reeves to stand awkwardly to the side and barely get a word in edgewise. Then Keaton almost dropped the envelope when announcing “Parasite” as the winner for best original screenplay. The only thing that salvaged the moment was Bong Joon Ho staring lovingly at his Oscar.
Worst: “The Conners” Crash the Oscars
After a commercial break, the camera went behind the couch of the family from the “Roseanne” spinoff series to capture their reactions to “Parasite’s” big win, at which point they realize they’re watching themselves on TV. Too bad literally all of their jokes fell flat. Here’s one of Sara Gilbert’s lamest quips: “Oh yeah, can’t wait to watch how to elect a millionaire while I superglue the sole back on my shoe.”
Best/Worst: James Corden and Rebel Wilson in Cat Suits
This could be the best or the worst, depending on how you feel about “Cats.” The pair came out dressed in furry cat-suits and poorly-done makeup to make fun of themselves before announcing the winner for the best visual effects award. “As cast members of the motion picture cats,” Wilson said, “Nobody more than us understands the importance of good visual effects,” finished Corden. Then they batted around the mic stand in true feline fashion.
There you have it, the best, worst and best/worst for 2020. See you next year !