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Fredericksburg Hiking and Biking Trails

Fredericksburg Hiking and Biking Trails The following links lead views to trail information and maps for family use.   http://fredtrails.org http://fredtrails.org/maps Posted 25Oct20

Moving? Find Neighborhoods with Natural Gas

Natural gas is a low-cost highly efficient energy source not available in just any neighborhood. Realtors I've spoken with on the issue claim to not know which neighborhoods have natural, this website helps fill that knowledge gap. Go to this link and plug in the location:  https://pvnpms.phmsa.dot.gov/PublicViewer/   Date posted: 25Oct20

Article Summary from MarketWatch- Opinion: Half of Americans over 55 may retire poor

Article Summary from MarketWatch- Opinion: Half of Americans over 55 may retire poor   Article Key Points:   ·          Over half of Americans over 55 may retire in poverty   ·          Poverty is defined as having to live on less than $20,000 a year.   Reasons :   ·          Loss of job due to COVID and an inability to get it back; many job losses are permanent   ·          No employer contributions to 401K's   ·          Inability to save due to the impacts of job loss and having to tap into savings to survive   ·          Most vulnerable population are those who lose their jobs in their 50s, and unable to access Social Security or Medicare benefits   Mitigation Strategies mentioned :   ·          Create a six-month emergency fund   ·          Make full contributions to 401K, even if you do not get a match   References : ·          Teresa Ghilarducci, expert on ret

The Batman Effect and Alter Egos - A Self-Improvement Article Summary

The Batman Effect and Alter Egos - A Self-Improvement Article Summary Article discusses the benefits of creating and leveraging alter-egos to get through self-limiting beliefs and self-defeating actions. This article is not only thinking about role models, but living through them.  Alter-egos serve as mental models/heuristics to overcome deeply embedded emotional and psychological blockages undermining our way to personal achievement. You goal is to transform yourself into the higher achiever you want to be. Be your own superhero.  The byproduct of this approach can mitigate stress/anxiety by keeping you focused on the strategic vision, self-control and objectivity. Examples:  - Batman - Pretending you have the inner strength, confidence, character, logic and creativity of Batman - Jesus Christ - Pretending you are Jesus when interacting with human kind with compassion despite being treated poorly- maintaining the high ground - Bodybuilder/Athlete - Focus eating healthy, taking care of

Consistency is Power

Consistency is like water; The impacts of one lone drop of water into the ground may disappear, but it resonates. Over time, lots of drips equals puddles; puddles lead to rivers; rivers lead to oceans. Performing a small act consistently leads to big impacts A consistent investment of money, can lead to wealth A consistent workout can lead to increased strength Consistent study can lead to a degree All this can lead to wealth and the generation of power and influence We are what we consistently do, by our will, or by the will of others Choose your path and be consistent

Why We Don't Want to Defund Police - Mexico's Exemplar

If the US will not fund police, something else will fill the void. Here's an example of a nation with a weak police force.  A group identifying as the elite arm of the Cartel de Jalisco de Nueva Generación that is run by Nemecio Oseguera Cervantes "El Mencho". México refuses to admit it has a narco insurgency on its hands and the US doesn't want to label these types of groups as terrorist. pic.twitter.com/kM7fuCAdWr — EDC NEWS (@EDCNEWS2) July 18, 2020

American Songs and Videos

National Anthem https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_lCmBvYMRs God Bless America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAXHr0qccvE This land is Your Land https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRnHx3yVuf4 My Country Tis of Thee https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKj7FLg3WVA

America's Founding Documents

These three documents, known collectively as the Charters of Freedom, have secured the rights of the American people for more than two and a quarter centuries and are considered instrumental to the founding and philosophy of the United States. Quoted from:  https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs America's Founding Documents https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs Declaration of Independence Constitution U.S. Constitution Annotated https://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution-conan Bill of Rights Federalist Papers https://guides.loc.gov/federalist-papers/full-text

Fwd: FredBiz: Three area companies make Inc.'s first Inc. 5000 series: D.C. Metro list

 Having trouble viewing this page? Click here. 03-12-20          Have business news? Let us know! Sign up for the free daily e-mail Advertise in FredBiz Local business news Three area companies make Inc.'s first Inc. 5000 series: D.C. Metro list (The Free Lance-Star) Between 2016 and 2018, the 250 private companies on the list had an average growth rate of 196 percent and, in 2018 alone, they employed over 88,000 people and added $6.5 billion in revenue to the greater Washington are

FDA’s actions in response to coronavirus disease at home and abroad

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