The Sounds of Advice #100: Time Traveler

What question(s) would you like to ask a time traveler from 200 years in the future?

Sandy: I would want to know if the world changed for the better.
Sid: Have humans gotten over themselves yet or are half of us still fighting for basic human decency?
Michaelle: I would want to know about any wars, if there was one world currency yet, if there was one world leader, pretty much if any prophecies had come to fruition.
Kate: I'd ask about the state of our government and the general mood of the world. 

Facebook Weighs in:
I would ask him/her if I ever got my promotion at work and what legacy I left behind for my family  -Brittany W.
Whether I spent the rest of my life doing the same circle dance called my life -Jenn W.
Is there anything we should do now, to make "200 years later" better? Have we risen above discriminations and power struggle? -Twinkle V.

Vacation: Travel Tips

Always pack a towel. It’s the key to successful galactic hitchhiking and plain common sense. You never know when you will need it, whether it’s at the beach, on a picnic, or just to dry off.
Buy a small backpack/suitcase. It will force you to pack light and avoid carrying too much stuff.
Pack light. It’s OK to wear the same t-shirt a few days in a row. Take half the clothes you think you will need…you won’t need the rest of it.
But take extra socks. You’ll lose a bunch to laundry gremlins so packing extra will come in handy.
Take an extra bank card and credit card with you. Disasters happen. It’s always good to have a backup in case you get robbed or lose a card. You don’t want to be stuck somewhere new without access to your funds.
Make sure to use no-fee bank cards. Don’t give banks your hard-earned money. Keep that for yourself and spend it on your travels.
Travel by yourself at least once. You’ll learn a lot about yourself and how to become independent. It’s a cliché, but it’s true. Tra…

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The Sounds of Advice #99: Biggest Self-Realization

What was the biggest realization you had about yourself?
Sandy: I can always handle more than I think I can and come out better for it.
Michaelle: Really so many things. Each new decade of life brings many life experiences and new realizations. It's hard to accept how naive and sheltered you are when you're young. Grateful for the understanding and knowledge I now have as well as the things I will continue to learn.
Sid: I'm more important than what others think of me.
Kate: That I am a fighter and a warrior despite all of my mounting health issues and I can still take on the world.

Facebook Weighs in:

I’m stronger than I think even on my worst days -Jenn W.

I’m stronger than what I give myself credit for. -Kathy C.

Probably that I may have been misdiagnosed as having mild intellectual disability and might actually have dyspraxia, dyslexia and dyscalculia. I feel I might need to get it checked out. -Yvonne A. 

That I’m not the person on the outside that I am in, I don’t mean th…

July Band of the Month: Five Finger Death Punch

Five Finger Death Punch, often shortened to Five Finger or Death Punch, also abbreviated as 5FDP or FFDP, is an American heavy metal band from Las Vegas, Nevada. Formed in 2005, the band's name comes from the kung fu movie The Five Fingers of Death. The band originally consisted of vocalist Ivan Moody, guitarist Zoltan Bathory, guitarist Caleb Andrew Bingham, bassist Matt Snell, and drummer Jeremy Spencer. Bingham was replaced by guitarist Darrell Roberts in 2006, who was then replaced by Jason Hook in 2009. Bassist Matt Snell departed from the band in 2010, and was replaced by Chris Kael in 2011. Five Finger Death Punch's debut album The Way of the Fist was released in 2007, which began achieving rapid success and selling over 500,000 copies each in the United States. The 2009 follow-up album War Is the Answer further increased their popularity, selling over 1,000,000 copies and got certified Platinum by the RIAA, the band's third album, American Capitalist, was released o…

4th of July Unusual Facts

1. Only two people actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4: John Hancock and Charles Thomson, secretary of Congress. Most of the others signed on August 2.
2. Not everyone was on board with celebrating on July 4, the day Congress approved the Declaration. John Adams wanted to celebrate on July 2, the day Congress voted for independence.
3. One US president, Calvin Coolidge, was born on July 4. So were Nathaniel Hawthorne, Neil Simon, George Steinbrenner, and Malia Obama.
4. Three US presidents have died on July 4 — John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe. In a bizarre twist of fate, Adams and Jefferson both died on July 4, 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the country they helped found.
5. On July 4, 1778, George Washington ordered a double ration of rum for his soldiers to celebrate the holiday.
6. July 4 wasn't deemed a federal holiday until 1870, nearly 100 years after the nation was founded.
7. Fireworks have been a major part of Fourth of July since …

The Sounds of Advice #98: Apocalyptic Dystopia

Which apocalyptic dystopia scenario do you think is most likely?
Michaelle: Definitely WWWIII, prophecy.

Sandy: WWIII or evolutionary 
Sid: The Hunger Games 
Kate: It's really a toss up between WWIII or environmental disaster 

Facebook Weighs in:
Nuclear holocaust -Kara S.

Pandemic or hyperinflation -Leanne Z.

Zombie apocalypse -Mary G.

Ultimately, humanity will cause our downfall. Whether we kill the earth or wipe out all life. Probs war, the war technology is devastating nowadays even. -Arminta D.

Viral pandemic the likes of the black death or Spanish flu. With anti vaccers not getting thier children vaccinated we will start to see once dead pathogens come back -Kris M.

Hunger Games -Rachael K.

Yellowstone super volcano or nuclear war -Katy R.

The hunger games or Ready Player one if that counts! -Shannon V.