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Women’s Life in the Viking Age

Women’s life in the Viking Age
 
Viking Women enjoyed more freedom and held more power in their society than many other women of their day.
 
Women in Viking Age Scandinavia did enjoy an unusual degree of freedom for their day. They could own property, request a divorce and reclaim their dowries if their marriages ended. Women tended to marry between the ages of 12 and 15, and families negotiated to arrange those marriages, but the woman usually had a say in the arrangement. If a woman wanted a divorce, she had to call witnesses to her home and marriage bed, and declare in front of them that she had divorced her husband. The marriage contract usually stated how family property would be divided up in case of a divorce.
 
Woman played an active role in managing her husband, as well as the household. Norse women had full authority in the domestic sphere, especially when their husbands were absent. If the man of the household died, his wife would adopt his role on a permanent basis, singlehandedly running the family farm or trading business. Many women in Viking Age Scandinavia were buried with rings of keys, which symbolized their roles and power as household managers.
 
If further information is needed please visit:
https://www.history.com/news/what-was-life-like-for-women-in-the-viking-age
 

2001: A Space Odyssey – 53rd Anniversary

2001: A Space Odyssey – 53rd Anniversary 

2001: A Space Odyssey” was first released, on April 2, 1968, is a science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay was written by Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke, and was partially based on Clarke’s short story “The Sentinel”. A novel also called 2001: A Space Odyssey, written concurrently with the screenplay, was published soon after the film was released. The film, which follows a voyage to Jupiter with the sentient computer HAL after the discovery of a mysterious black monolith affecting human evolution, deals with themes of existentialism, human evolution, technology, artificial intelligence, and the existence of extraterrestrial life. It is noted for its scientifically accurate depiction of spaceflight, pioneering special effects, and ambiguous imagery. It uses sound and minimal dialogue in place of traditional cinematic and narrative techniques, and its soundtrack is famous for its inclusion of a number of pieces of classical music, among them.
Today, 2001: A Space Odyssey is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most influential films ever made.
Budget‎: ‎$10.5–12 million‎
Box office‎: ‎$138–190 million‎
Produced by‎: ‎Stanley Kubrick‎
Edited by‎: ‎Ray Lovejoy‎
Release date
April 2, 1968 (Uptown Theater)
April 3, 1968 (United States)
May 15, 1968 (United Kingdom)

60-Minutes story on Boston Dynamics

Incase you missed this week’s 60-Minutes story on Boston Dynamics here is a link to view the video. It should be an issue of “Nation Security” that US Government/Military should acquire Boston Dynamic and not let a foreign government have our strategic and military Intellectual Property.

Boston Dynamics is an American engineering and robotics design company founded in 1992 as a spin-off from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Robots of the future at Boston Dynamics

Frugal Spring Family Activities

Frugal Spring Family Activities

With Spring will upon us depending on where you live, it’s likely been a fairly cold winter and possibly filled with snow. While spring is a popular time of the year to clean things up and air out the house from the long winter, you can also consider some outdoor activities that weren’t possible during the cold months.

 Many of these activities can be frugal while also creating memories or traditions for years to come.

1. Visit the farmers’ market.

2. Go to a nearby park.

3. Give geocaching a try.

4. Start a garden.

5. Visit a zoo

6. Go fly a kite

7. Have a Game Night (or afternoon) with some new board games.

8. Take a walk around the neighborhood.

9. Head out to your local zoo. If you’re in the DC area, the National Zoo is free!

10. Volunteer together as a family. Right now, a lot of local parks and creeks have Clean-Up Days.

11. Have a movie marathon. Pick a theme and go for it!

12. Visit a local farm to see the cute baby animals. Even my tweens and teens love that!

13. Go camping and enjoy a campfire.

14. Support a local school by attending a spring musical or play.

15. Go hiking at a National Park.

16. Have a Read-In Day. My kids love to stay in pajamas, make a blanket fort and read, read, read!

17. Learn something new, like how to draw zentangles.

18. Visit a Pick-Your-Own farm for spring vegetables.

19. Bake together! We like to each get our own bowl and make muffins.

20. Plant a garden.

21. Do a craft together. My girls and I have been saving egg cartons to make this Spring Wreath.

22. Update a space in your home. My tweens just redecorated their room so it’s less “little kid.”

23. Head out on a short road trip.

24. Do an outdoor scavenger hunt.

25. Read a new book out loud.

26. Look for birds and put up a birdfeeder.

27. Attend a baseball game.

28. Decorate in front of friends’ houses with sidewalk chalk.

29. Learn to code. We love Scratch!

30. Find a free music concert in your area.

31. Make Origami Frogs and then race them

32. Be a tourist in your own hometown.

33. Visit a history or art museum. Plenty of museums offer free admission.

34. Try a new-to-you popcorn recipe.

From: money.usnews.com

Beautiful Spring Recipe

Beautiful Spring Recipe

Chopped ramps add crunch, bite and attitude to pristine, fluffy ricotta which is smeared over crostini and topped with a jumble of sweet pea shoots. This simple recipe highlights the freshest ingredients and the contrasting nice and naughty flavors of springtime. If you can’t locate ramps in your market, then try substituting spring onions.

Serves 8

  • 8 – 1/2″ thick slices baguette
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/cup fresh whole milk ricotta
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/cup finely chopped ramps or green garlic, bulbs and stems only (or substitute with the bulb and pale green parts of spring onions)
  • tablespoon finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • generous handful pea shoots
  • 1/2 lemon
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly brush baguette slices with olive oil. Arrange on baking sheet. Bake in oven until golden brown on both sides, turning once, 12 to 15 minutes. Remove.
  2. Combine ricotta, 1 tablespoon oil, 1/2 teaspoons salt and black pepper in a bowl; mix well until light and fluffy. Stir in ramps, mint and lemon zest. Spread ricotta on baguette slices.
  3. Top crostini with a generous pinch of pea shoots. Drizzle a little olive oil over crostini, followed by a squeeze of lemon juice. Sprinkle with a few grains of sea salt and black pepper.

 

 

From: food52.com

SPRING has SPRUNG, begins on Saturday, March 20 and ends on Sunday, June 20

SPRING has SPRUNG

Spring 2021 in Northern Hemisphere begins on Saturday, March 20 and ends on Sunday, June 20
During early spring, the axis of the Earth is increasing its tilt relative to the Sun, and the length of daylight rapidly increases for the relevant hemisphere. The hemisphere begins to warm significantly, causing new plant growth to “spring forth,” giving the season its name.

At the spring, or vernal, equinox, days are approximately 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.

Swedish meteorologists define the beginning of spring as the first occasion on which the average daytime temperature exceeds zero degrees Celsius for seven consecutive days, thus the date varies with latitude and elevation.

Spring Break history in Florida

The 1960s: Swinging Sixties bring Spring Breakers and broken barriers

Meanwhile, the spring break scene and its lusty young demographic was getting noticed. In 1986, MTV launched its first spring break special from Daytona Beach, Fla., a program which has continued from varying locales ever since. The images it broadcast only reinforced spring break’s reputation for alcoholic and sexual excess. The American Medical Association began warning of the dangers of binge-drinking and risky sexual behavior; fingers have also been wagged at young women for prebreak “anorexic challenges” and documented promiscuity. Many universities have taken to distributing “safe break bags” to students — including sunscreen, condoms and a sexual-assault manual. 

1935—Sam Ingram, swim coach at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY, fears that his team might get out of shape during Christmas break. A student’s father, living in Fort Lauderdale at the time, suggests the team train at the Casino Pool—the first Olympic-sized swimming pool in Florida. The swim team, the first group of northerners to swim at the pool, receives a warm welcome from the locals and a new American ritual is born.

1938— City officials and business owners in Fort Lauderdale sense a marketing opportunity in the making, and decide to host the first College Coaches’ Swim Forum at the Casino Pool. Over 300 swimmers attend this event.

1950’s— By 1954, an estimated crowd of 20,000 college students make their way down to Fort Lauderdale Beach. In April 1959, Time Magazine highlights spring break in an article titled, “Beer & the Beach,” and Fort Lauderdale quickly becomes the unofficial Spring Break Capital of the World.

1960’s— In 1960, the hit film Where the Boys Are debuts, and further spreads Fort Lauderdale’s spring break appeal. In 1961, 50,000 students were in attendance, and as the destination’s popularity grows, so does Daytona Beach’s interest in spring break. Daytona’s marketing efforts targeted to spring breakers is successful, bringing over 100,000 students to Daytona in the late 1960s.

1970’s— A significant shift in the tradition occurs, and the partying becomes raucous enough to cause damage to beaches, hotels, and other public property—communities are outraged and local residents question the desirability of living in a spring break tourist trap.

1985— After a rowdy spring break with at least 350,000 people in attendance, the city of Fort Lauderdale passes a series of restrictive laws in an effort to reduce the mayhem. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act is also enacted, requiring Florida to raise the minimum drinking age to 21.

1989— Dissatisfied with the new rules and regulations, the number of vacationers traveling to Fort Lauderdale drops to 20,000. Fort Lauderdale officially relinquishes its role of Spring Break Capital of the World to Daytona Beach.

1990’s— The Daytona spring break empire reaches its height in the early 90’s, but by the middle of the decade, the city cracks down. As a result, a new trend emerges—travelers start flocking to more southern destinations where the rules are looser, the drinking ages are lower and the sun is even hotter.

2000’s—With MTV’s help, Panama City, Florida builds its reputation as the undisputed Spring Break Capital of the World. Today, Panama City is still one of the top-booked Spring Break destinations along with Cancun, Mexico; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Miami (South Beach), and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Taylor Swift won the 2021 Grammy Award for Album of the Year for “folklore”

Taylor Swift has won the 2021 Grammy Award for Album of the Year for her eighth album, folklore. She won the award over HAIM, Post Malone, Black Pumas, Jhené Aiko, Jacob Collier, Coldplay, and Dua Lipa. Swift is the first woman in history to win Album of the Year three times, having previously been honored for 1989 and Fearless.

Swift, who performed a suite of songs at the ceremony, was also up for five other Grammys tonight: Song of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance for “cardigan,” as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “exile” (with Bon Iver), Best Pop Vocal Album, and Best Song Written for Visual Media (for Cats’ “Beautiful Ghosts”). Album of the Year was her only 2021 victory.

Aaron Dessner and Jack Antonoff are also credited as Album of the Year recipients for their work on folklore. Dessner was one of the LP’s producers, engineers/mixers, and songwriters; Antonoff was a producer and engineer/mixer. Back in 2018, Dessner won his first Grammy, earning Best Alternative Music Album with his National bandmates for Sleep Well Beast.

The 2021 Album of the Year is Swift’s 11th Grammy win

Florence Parpart – Patented the Modern Refrigerator

Florence Parpart – Patented the Modern Refrigerator 

The fridge: An essential appliance in our kitchens today that ensures the food we store is kept in a good condition. Since the beginning of history, humans have searched for ways to preserve food.

At the beginning of the twentieth century (specifically in 1914), Florence Parpart invented the modern electric fridge.

Parpart also received a patent for a much improved street-cleaning machine in 1900, which she negotiated and sold to cities throughout the United States.

Very little is known of Florence Parpart, other than census records and United States Government patent applications. Born in the Hoboken, New Jersey, Parpart was listed as a housewife in the United States Census for the majority of her life. As is the case with many early female inventors, local sources paint an entirely different picture.

Parpart won a second patent for the modern refrigerator, rendering the icebox obsolete for those with access to electricity.  Many believe that Parpart’s then fiancée was highly skilled in electrical circuitry and assisted in the design of the first prototype.  Already an experienced entrepreneur, Parpart was highly successful in marketing and selling her refrigerators.  She attended multiple trade shows, developed her own advertising campaigns and managed the production operations, alongside her husband, of additional refrigerators.  Parpart was a true female entrepreneur and gifted inventor.

Grammy Nominations

See the full list below:
 
 Record of the Year
 "Black Parade," Beyoncé
 "Colors," Black Pumas
 "Rockstar," DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch
 "Say So," Doja Cat
 "Everything I Wanted," Billie Eilish
 "Don't Start Now,"Dua Lipa
 "Circles," Post Malone
 "Savage," Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé
 

 Album of the Year
 Chilombo, Jhené Aiko
 Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition), Black Pumas
 Everyday Life, Coldplay
 Djesse Vol. 3, Jacob Collier
 Women In Music Pt. III, Haim
 Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa
 Hollywood's Bleeding, Post Malone
 Folklore, Taylor Swift
 
Song of the Year
 "Black Parade," Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk & Rickie "Caso" Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)
 "The Box," Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
 "Cardigan," Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)
 "Circles," Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)
 "Don't Start Now," Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)
 "Everything I Wanted," Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)
 "I Can't Breathe," Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)
 "If The World Was Ending," Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe Featuring Julia Michaels)
 
Best New Artist
 Ingrid Andress
 Phoebe Bridgers
 Chika
 Noah Cyrus
 D Smoke
 Doja Cat
 Kaytranada
 Megan Thee Stallion
 
Best Pop Solo Performance
 "Yummy," Justin Bieber
 "Say So," Doja Cat
 "Everything I Wanted," Billie Eilish
 "Don't Start Now," Dua Lipa
 "Watermelon Sugar," Harry Styles
 "Cardigan," Taylor Swift
 
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
 "Un Dia (One Day)," J Balvin, Dua Lipa, Bad Bunny & Tainy
 "Intentions," Justin Bieber Featuring Quavo
 "Dynamite," BTS
 "Rain On Me," Lady Gaga with Ariana Grande
 "Exile," Taylor Swift Featuring Bon 
 
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
 Blue Umbrella, (Burt Bacharach &) Daniel Tashian
 True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter, Harry Connick Jr.
 American Standard, James Taylor
 Unfollow the Rules, Rufus Wainwright
 Judy, Rene Zellweger
 
 Best Pop Vocal Album
 Changes, Justin Bieber
 Chromatica, Lady Gaga
 Future Nostalgia, Dua Lipa
 Fine Line, Harry Styles
 Folklore, Taylor Swift
 Beyonce, Taylor Swift & Other Record-Setters in 2021 Grammy Award Nominations
 
Best Dance Recording
 "On My Mind," Diplo & Sidepiece
 "My High," Disclosure Featuring Amine & Slowthai
 "The Difference," Flume Featuring Toro y Moi
 "Both of Us," Jayda G
 "10%," Kaytranada Featuring Kali Uchis
 
Best Dance/Electronic Album
 Kick I, Arca
 Planet's Mad, Baauer
 Energy, Disclosure
 Bubba, Kaytranada
 Good Faith, Madeon
 
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
 Axiom, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah
 Chronology of a Dream: Live at the Village Vanguard, Jon Batiste
 Take the Stairs, Black Violin
 Americana, Gregoire Maret, Romain Collin & Bill Frisell
 Live at the Royal Albert Hall, Snarky Puppy
 
Best Rock Performance
 "Shameika," Fiona Apple
 "Not," Big Thief
 "Kyoto," Phoebe Bridgers
 "The Steps," Haim
 "Stay High," Brittany Howard
 "Daylight," Grace Potter
 
Best Metal Performance
 "Bum-Rush," Body Count
 "Underneath," Code Orange
 "The In-Between," In This Moment
 "Bloodmoney," Poppy
 "Executioner's Tax (Swing of the Axe) -- Live," Power Trip
 
Best Rock Song
 "Kyoto," Phoebe Bridgers, Morgan Nagler & Marshall Vore, songwriters (Phoebe Bridgers)
 "Lost in Yesterday," Kevin Parker, songwriter (Tame Impala)
 "Not," Adrianne Lenker, songwriter (Big Thief)
 "Shameika," Fiona Apple, songwriter (Fiona Apple)
 "Stay High," Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)
 
Best Rock Album
 A Hero's Death, Fontaines D.C.
 Kiwanuka, Michael Kiwanuka
 Daylight, Grace Potter
 Sound & Fury, Sturgill Simpson
 The New Abnormal, The Strokes
 
Best Alternative Music Album
 Fetch the Bolt Cutters, Fiona Apple
 Hyperspace, Beck
 Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers
 Jaime, Brittany Howard
 The Slow Rush, Tame Impala
 
Best R&B Performance
 "Lightning & Thunder," Jhene Aiko Featuring John Legend
 "Black Parade," Beyoncé
 "All I Need," Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla $ign
 "Goat Head," Brittany Howard
 "See Me," Emily King
 
Best Traditional R&B Performance
 "Sit on Down," The Baylor Project Featuring Jean Baylor & Marcus Baylor
 "Wonder What She Thinks of Me," Chloe X Halle
 "Let Me Go," Mykal Kilgore
 "Anything For You," Ledisi
 "Distance," Yebba
 
Best R&B Song
 "Better Than I Imagine," Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Robert Glasper Featuring H.E.R. & Meshell Ndegeocello)
 "Black Parade," Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk & Rickie "Caso" Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)
 "Collide," Sam Barsh, Stacey Barthe, Sonyae Elise, Olu Fann, Akil King, Josh Lopez, Kaveh Rastegar & Benedetto Rotondi, songwriters (Tiana Major9 & EARTHGANG)
 "Do It," Chloe Bailey, Halle Bailey, Anton Kuhl, Victoria Monet, Scott Storche & Vincent Van Den Ende, songwriters (Chloe X Halle)
 "Slow Down," Nasri Atweh, Badriia Bourelly, Skip Marley, Ryan Williamson & Gabriella Wilson, songwriters (Skip Marley & H.E.R.)
 
Best Progressive R&B Album:
 Chilombo, Jhené Aiko
 Ungodly Hour, Chloe X Halle
 Free Nationals, Free Nationals
 F*** Yo Feelings, Robert Glasper
 It Is What It Is, Thundercat
 
Best R&B Album
 Happy 2 Be Here, Ant Clemons
 Take Time, Giveon
 To Feel Love/d, Luke James
 Bigger Love, John Legend
 All Rise, Gregory Porter
 
Best Rap Performance:
 "Deep Reverence," Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle
 "Bop," DaBaby
 "What's Poppin," Jack Harlow
 "The Bigger Picture," Lil Baby
 "Savage," Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé
 "Dior," Pop Smoke
 
Best Melodic Rap Performance
 "Rockstar," DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch
 "Laugh Now, Cry Later," Drake Featuring Lil Durk
 "Lockdown," Anderson .Paak
 "The Box," Roddy Ricch
 "Highest in the Room," Travis Scott
 
Best Rap Song
 "The Bigger Picture," Dominique Jones, Noah Pettigrew & Rai'shaun Williams, songwriters (Lil Baby)
 "The Box," Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
 "Laugh Now, Cry Later," Durk Banks, Roget Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Ron LaTour & Ryan Martinez, songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil Durk)
 "Rockstar," Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Ross Joseph Portaro IV & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch)
 "Savage," Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé)
 
Best Rap Album
 Black Habits, D Smoke
 Alfredo, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
 A Written Testimony, Jay Electronica
 King's Disease, Nas
 The Allegory, Royce Da 5'9"
 
Best Country Solo Performance
 "Stick That in Your Country Song," Eric Church
 "Who You Thought I Was," Brandy Clark
 "When My Amy Prays," Vince Gill
 "Black Like Me," Mickey Guyton
 "Bluebird," Miranda Lambert
 
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
 "All Night," Brothers Osborne
 "10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
 "Ocean," Lady A
 "Sugar Coat," Little Big Town
 "Some People Do," Old Dominion
 
Best Country Song
 "Bluebird," Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
 "The Bones," Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
 "Crowded Table," Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)
 "More Hearts Than Mine," Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, songwriters (Ingrid Andress)
 "Some People Do," Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)
 
Best Progressive R&B Album:
 Chilombo, Jhené Aiko
 Ungodly Hour, Chloe X Halle
 Free Nationals, Free Nationals
 F*** Yo Feelings, Robert Glasper
 It Is What It Is, Thundercat
 
Best R&B Album
 Happy 2 Be Here, Ant Clemons
 Take Time, Giveon
 To Feel Love/d, Luke James
 Bigger Love, John Legend
 All Rise, Gregory Porter
 
Best Rap Performance:
 "Deep Reverence," Big Sean Featuring Nipsey Hussle
 "Bop," DaBaby
 "What's Poppin," Jack Harlow
 "The Bigger Picture," Lil Baby
 "Savage," Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé
 "Dior," Pop Smoke
 
Best Melodic Rap Performance
 "Rockstar," DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch
 "Laugh Now, Cry Later," Drake Featuring Lil Durk
 "Lockdown," Anderson .Paak
 "The Box," Roddy Ricch
 "Highest in the Room," Travis Scott
 
Best Rap Song
 "The Bigger Picture," Dominique Jones, Noah Pettigrew & Rai'shaun Williams, songwriters (Lil Baby)
 "The Box," Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)
 "Laugh Now, Cry Later," Durk Banks, Roget Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Ron LaTour & Ryan Martinez, songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil Durk)
 "Rockstar," Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Ross Joseph Portaro IV & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch)
 "Savage," Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion Featuring Beyoncé)
 
Best Rap Album
 Black Habits, D Smoke
 Alfredo, Freddie Gibbs & The Alchemist
 A Written Testimony, Jay Electronica
 King's Disease, Nas
 The Allegory, Royce Da 5'9"
 
Best Country Solo Performance
 "Stick That in Your Country Song," Eric Church
 "Who You Thought I Was," Brandy Clark
 "When My Amy Prays," Vince Gill
 "Black Like Me," Mickey Guyton
 "Bluebird," Miranda Lambert
 
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
 "All Night," Brothers Osborne
 "10,000 Hours," Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber
 "Ocean," Lady A
 "Sugar Coat," Little Big Town
 "Some People Do," Old Dominion
 
Best Country Song
 "Bluebird," Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
 "The Bones," Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)
 "Crowded Table," Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)
 "More Hearts Than Mine," Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, songwriters (Ingrid Andress)
 "Some People Do," Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)
 

ESTEE LAUDER: Founded by a Woman for Women

ESTEE LAUDER: Founded by a Woman for Women
 
The Estée Story
 
“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” —Estée Lauder
 
Estée Lauder, the founder of the company that bears her name, was a visionary and a role model. She was a challenger who proved that anything was possible — if you dared to dream it and had the guts and gumption to go for it. Ahead of her time in every way, she created and ran one of the world’s most prestigious and innovative companies while serving as a wife, mother and a loyal friend to many. And she did it all with charm, humor and exquisite style. She loved beauty with a passion and believed wholeheartedly in its power.
 
Knowing What Women Want
 
Estée had innate instincts for what women wanted and was the consummate saleswoman and marketer. She believed that to make a sale, you had to touch the consumer, show her the results on her face and explain the products. That was the start of the Company’s personal High-Touch service.
 
She revolutionized how products were introduced with her now-famous “Gift With Purchase” — later copied by other cosmetic companies and currently a standard industry practice.

Cool Thing Invented by a Women: The Cabinet Bed

In 1885, Sarah E. Goode became the first African-American woman with a U.S. patent with her invention of a folding cabinet bed which maximized space in small homes. The fully-functional desk could be used by day and then folded down for a good night’s sleep. 15 years after her patent, The Murphy Bed revolutionized urban life in increasingly more densely populated cities.

March is Women’s History Month

The month of March is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. The month commemorates and encourages the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

In the United States, Women’s History Month traces its beginnings back to the first International Women’s Day in 1911. In 1978, the school district of Sonoma, California participated in Women’s History Week, an event designed around the week of March 8 (International Women’s Day). In 1979 a fifteen-day conference about women’s history was held at Sarah Lawrence College from July 13 until July 29, chaired by historian Gerda Lerner. It was co-sponsored by Sarah Lawrence College, the Women’s Action Alliance, and the Smithsonian Institution. When its participants learned about the success of the Sonoma County’s Women’s History Week celebration, they decided to initiate similar celebrations within their own organizations, communities, and school districts. They also agreed to support an effort to secure a National Women’s History Week.

In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of March 8, 1980, as National Women’s History Week.

78th Golden Globes: Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

78th Golden Globes: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

About the Show

Award-winning comedy icons Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are returning to the Golden Globes as co-hosts for the 2021 telecast.

Fey and Poehler were critically applauded when they hosted the Globes from 2013-2015, receiving universal praise for their witty on-stage banter and effortless rapport with one another.

Fey, along with Robert Carlock, is co-creator and an executive producer of NBC’s “Mr. Mayor” – a comedy series about a retired businessman who becomes mayor of Los Angeles, starring Ted Danson and Holly Hunter – from Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group.

Fey has won two Golden Globes and six Emmys for writing and/or acting for the multi-Emmy Award-winning comedy “30 Rock” and “Saturday Night Live.” Fey and Carlock are also producers of the series “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” from Netflix and Universal Television.

Poehler is a Golden Globe and Emmy winner, well known for her portrayal of eternal optimist Leslie Knope on NBC’s beloved comedy “Parks and Recreation.” She is currently an executive producer of the Emmy-nominated Netflix comedy “Russian Doll” and executive producer/co-host of NBC’s “Making It.” She also is an executive producer and co-star of the animated series “Duncanville” on FOX.

CREDITS

Day & Time: Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT

Golden globes trivia and fun facts:

The actor with the most Golden Globes is Meryl Streep (eight, in addition to winning the Cecil B. DeMille Award in 2017); the male actors with the most are Jack Nicholson and Alan Alda (each with six).

Only four people have won two acting awards in the same year: Sigourney Weaver (1989); Joan Plowright (1993); Helen Mirren (2007); and Kate Winslet (2009). Sorry, fellas.

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren accepting a Golden Globe for “The Queen,” which was just one of two awards she earned at the 2007 ceremony. Getty Images

The films that have won the most Golden Globes are: seven to “La La Land” (2016); six each to “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975), “Midnight Express” (1978); and five each to “Doctor Zhivago” (1965); “Love Story” (1975); “The Godfather” (1972); and “A Star Is Born” (1976).

The youngest person to win a Golden Globe was Ricky Schroder, then 9 (‘The Champ,” 1980). The oldest was Ennio Morricone, then 87, for best original score (“The Hateful Eight,” 2016)

California – The 16th Avenue Steps, in San Francisco

California – The 16th Avenue Steps, in San Francisco – At the corner of Moraga Street and 16th Avenue, in the Golden Gate Heights neighborhood of San Francisco is the base of the most beautiful staircase in this city. A brightly-tiled panel covers the front of each of the 163 steps, and as the stairs stretch up the hill toward 15th Avenue, the individual panels blend together to form a massive, mosaic picture. Stunning in its entirety, yet intricate and detailed enough to be captivating when viewed up close. More beautiful when seen in person.

The Boeing 747 is 52 Years Old, still Working Hard and carried 4-Billion Passengers.

The Boeing 747 is 52 Years Old, still Working Hard, carried 4-Billion Passengers and several Space Shuttles.

Fifty-two years ago today, on Feb. 9, 1969, the first Boeing 747 ever built completed its first flight. Called the City of Everett, it took off from a brand-new runway at Boeing’s specially built 747 factory in Everett, Washington. A new era in commercial aviation was born and the original jumbo jet started making history immediately.

The 747 is one of the greatest airplanes in aviation history. You will marvel at the amazing Boeing 747 and its five decades of extraordinary service.

Come and celebrate the 52th anniversary of this pedigree airplane.

 Rarely do the commercial aviation and spirituality share the same conversation — unless it’s the 747 we’re talking about.

It’s hard to look at a 747 without focusing on its most distinctive feature — its upper deck. The position of this second-story annex. The upper-deck’s design is smoothly integral to the rest of fuselage.

 The 747 design is a demonstration of the elegant, almost organic flow of the jet’s profile.

 In the 1990s, Boeing ran a magazine promotion for the 747. It was a two-page, three-panel ad, with a nose-on silhouette of the plane against a dusky sunset.

 “Where/does this/take you?” asked Boeing across the centerfold. Below this dreamy triptych, the text went on:

 “A stone monastery in the shadow of a Himalayan peak. A cluster of tents on the sweep of the Serengeti plains. The Boeing 747 was made for places like these. Distant places filled with adventure, romance, and discovery. The 747 is the symbol for air travelers in the hearts and minds of travelers. It is the airplane of far-off countries and cultures. Where will it take you?”

 Nothing nailed the plane’s mystique more than that ad.

 The plane’s replacement is Boeing’s own 777-300, which can carry almost as may people as a 747, at around two-thirds of the operating costs, that has rendered the four-engine model otherwise obsolete. Pretty much every 777-300 that you see out there — and there are hundreds of them — would have been a 747 in decades past. The -300 has quietly become the premier jumbo jet of the 21st century.

Here are the 27 original customers.

Delta Air Lines
Eastern Airlines
Air India
National Airlines
World Airways
United Airlines
American Airlines
Air France
BOAC
Lufthansa
Sabena
Iberia
South African Airways
Air Canada
El Al
Braniff International
Scandinavian Airlines (SAS)
Swissair
Qantas
KLM
Aer Lingus
Alitalia
Northwest Airlines
Continental Airlines
Trans World Airlines (TWA)
Japan Airlines (JAL)
Pan American

Twenty-seven carriers got things rolling, though many more would follow.

KLM (The Netherlands) is the world’s oldest airline, and this logo, a masterpiece of simplicity, is still in use today, only barely altered. There are 17 747s in the KLM fleet. With United out of the picture, KLM joins Lufthansa, Qantas, El Al and BOAC/British Airways as the only members of the original 27 to have operated the jet continuously since 1970.

Ukraine – Potemkin Stairs in Odessa

Ukraine – Potemkin Stairs in Odessa – It is the formal entrance into the city from the sea and the most famous symbol of Odessa. It was originally known as the ladder Richelieu. The top step is 12.5 meters wide, and the lowest step widens to 21.7 meters. Because of the different widths above and below, the stairs create the illusion of greater length. The beautiful landscaping along the sides provides a little shade for the challenging climb.

Greta Thunberg, environmental activist receives distinguished recognition on Swedish postage stamp.

Greta Thunberg, environmental activist receives distinguished recognition on Swedish postage stamp.

Illustration of environmental activist Greta Thunberg is part of a series highlighting Sweden’s environmental quality goals.

Greta Thunberg received recognition of her work to “preserve Sweden’s unique nature for future generations”.

She turned 18 on 3 January and is shown standing on a rocky cliff top wearing a yellow raincoat, with Swifts birds (Swifts are placed in the order Apodiformes with hummingbirds.) flying around her, as part of a set by the artist and illustrator Henning Trollbäck titled Valuable Nature.

Sarah Fuller makes history again in College Football with the Vanderbilt Commodores.

Sarah Fuller makes history again as first woman to score points in Power Five game

Sarah Fuller continues to leave her mark with the Commodores

Sarah Fuller, Vanderbilt kicker am nice again made history when she kicked an extra point in the first half of the Commodores’ game against Tennessee.

Sarah became the first woman to play and score points in a Power Five game by kicking the ball off on Nov. 28 against Missouri.

Sarah Fuller said, “I just want to tell all the girls out there that you can do anything you set your mind to. You really can. If you have that mentality all the way through, you can do big things,” 

Sarah Fuller is among good company joining April Goss and Katie Hnida as the only women to play in an FBS game. April Goss played at Kent State in 2015 and kicked an extra point against Delaware State. Katie Hnida in the New Mexico against Texas State in 2003 kicked two extra points.

Vanderbilt plays their home games at Vanderbilt Stadium, located on the university’s Nashville, Tennessee campus.