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The Montgomery Bus Boycott began 60 years ago today, Dec. 5th, 1955

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Source: The Montgomery Bus Boycott began 60 years ago today, Dec. 5th, 1955

Your Life in Jelly Beans

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I came across this interesting video that will make you take stock in how much time you have to live (on average) and assess how you are spending the time you might call “your time” for recreation, creating art, music, etc. Chances are, you might be using some of that precious time on worrying. Do what you love! Take a look…

Tall For A Girl

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Tall For A Girl

At 6 feet myself, I so get this post and had to share. Tall girls rock!!

Fish Of Gold

I’m not super tall for a human nor am I exceptionally tall for a girl, but I am a few inches on the up side of average. I’m 5’9″ (1.75 meters), which some of you may agree is fairly tall for a girl.

I say I’m 5’9″, but it’s really something like 5 ft 9 ½ inches. However, since I aged out of single digits, I haven’t felt the need to count my age nor height in quarters and halves. Though I guess I just did.

Anyway, I thought tell all you short people the benefits and disadvantages of being tall (for a girl).

Pro:

I don’t typically need to stand on something to reach the top shelf. I can reach all the shelves in my closet and in my kitchen, and I can change most light bulbs in my house without a stepladder.

Con:

All the short people I know…

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Happy National Chocolate Day!

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National Chocolate Day is celebrated annually on October 28th. While there are many chocolate related holidays throughout the year, National Chocolate Day is a day to celebrate all things chocolate. As America’s favorite flavor, chocolate is well deserving of it’s own day of honor and celebration. So, #chocolatefriendsofTenciousM, it’s all about us!!

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HOW IS CHOCOLATE MADE?

Chocolate comes from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao, which has been cultivated for at least three millennia, is grown in Mexico, Central America and Northern South America. The earliest known documentation of use, of cacao seeds, is around 1100 BC. The cacao tree seed have a very intense bitter taste that must be fermented to develop the flavor.

Once the seeds have been fermented, the beans are then dried, cleaned and roasted. After roasting, the shell is removed to produce cacao nibs. The cacao nibs are then ground into cocoa mass which is pure chocolate in rough form. The cocoa mass is usually liquefied then molded with or without other ingredients, it is called chocolate liquor. The chocolate liquor may then be processed into two components: cocoa solids and cocoa butter.

Unsweetened baking chocolate – cocoa solids and cocoa butter in varying proportions.
Sweet chocolate – cocoa solids, cocoa butter or other fat and sugar.
Milk chocolate – sweet chocolate with milk powder or condensed milk.
White chocolate – cocoa butter, sugar and milk but no cocoa solids.

Innovation Distinguishes Between a Leader and a Follower

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Happy to share this information on leadership and innovation.

The Turnaround Authority

That’s a quote from the most famous innovator in recent history — Steve Jobs. To be successful, a company has to continually innovate. Here are just a few examples of companies that did and are thriving.

Will Housh was a member of the third generation of a family-owned HVAC business. While it was successful, he saw that e-commerce was coming to the HVAC industry while others in the business were unwilling to embrace the new technology. “Even though our family business was generating sales of more than $12 million in a good year, just how sustainable are mom-and-pop businesses in the age of the Internet?” he wrote in the article “How to Make an Unpopular Decision.”

He saw the industry changing. Customers were starting to use the Internet to connect with contractors and get lower prices. So he started an online and retail business, eventually selling his grandfather’s…

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The History of Juneteenth

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June 19th, 1865 marks the date that American slavery was effectively outlawed in U.S. territories. Two years after Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston Texas with news that all slaves were free, and with resources to enforce said freedom.

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Calling All Real Men & Women

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Keep the message alive. #BringBackOurGirls

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