Thursday, May 30, 2019

National Nail Tech Day (May 30, 2019)

Today we celebrate our Nail Techs.

Celebrating National Nail Tech Day aka Nail Tech Day can be as easy as giving your favorite Nail Tech a hug. However, Flowers, chocolate, and gift cards are all wonderful ways of saying "Thank you so much for making my life much more colorful.'

Learn more by clicking HERE

Buy your personal nail care supplies from Avon!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

National Senior Health & Fitness Day (May 29, 2019)

What if we could prolong the life of our beloved grandparents? Keep them emotionally and mentally healthy for longer?

According to, Several studies have reported how increasing physical activity in seniors improve their current health and well-being, reduces their chance to suffer from certain diseases, and improves their mental and emotional health. Read more...

And see more at Fitness Day by clicking HERE

Friday, May 24, 2019

World Missing Children Day (May 25, 2019)

"In 1983, U.S. President Ronald Reagan proclaimed May 25th “National Missing Children’s Day.”

The proclamation followed the 1979 disappearance of a six-year-old boy, Etan Patz, on his way to school in New York City. The case generated widespread indignation, and concern for missing children rose across the nation. Since the United States began remembering missing children in this way, other countries around the world have adopted similar commemorations..."

Read more at the International Center for Missing and Exploited Children website by clicking HERE

In January, this year, my 10 year old niece was found missing from her bedroom one morning. It was a nightmare that no family should ever have to go through. Thankfully, in less than 24 hours, she was found, treated and brought home.

Not every child makes it back home, though.

I firmly believe this was only possible due to the community, law enforcement, and cooperation of people getting the information out who were working together to make it happen.

You can help bring a child home. You could be a lifeline for a child who is being exploited, or worse.

Get more information by clicking HERE

Friday, May 17, 2019

National Police Week (May 12-18)

by: Senator Jerry Moran- (R - KS)

Washington, D.C. - May 16, 2019 - (The Stuff Gazette) -- U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies – recognized National Police Week and honored fallen Kansas law enforcement officers on the Senate floor. During his remarks, Sen. Moran also recognized staff member and ATF Special Agent Matt Beccio.

“During National Police Week and throughout the year, we are reminded that law enforcement needs our support,” said Sen. Moran. “We must provide them the resources they need to do their job. As the chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the Department of Justice, and particularly those local law enforcement grants, I’m committed to doing so.”

“We know we must provide the tools that law enforcement needs to build and strengthen the bonds of trust with those they serve, and provide our best efforts to address the underlying challenges, the challenges of our society, of our country, that face each and every community,” continued Sen. Moran. ”We honor the service and sacrifice of our nation's fallen law enforcement officers, not only for the sake of those that have departed, but as a reminder to all of us that remain. May God bless our law enforcement officers, protect them from harm as they faithfully perform their duties each and every day.”

Friday, May 10, 2019

Mother's Day (May 12, 2019)

Sunday, May 12, 2019 is Mother's Day. Everyone has a mother who helped shape them into who they are today -- and, for better or worse, this is the day to be thankful for them.

If you are searching for something to get Mom, try these great gifts:

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month (May)

There is nothing that hurts worse than getting a call that one of your friends had an accident on their motorcycle and is fighting for their life at the hospital, or worse. My friend and pastor Danny Taylor lost his life going home on his motorcycle. When I got the call, I was at an appointment getting my taxes taken care of for the year. I went straight from there to the hospital, where it seemed like all the church from 1st Bikers Church plus some had gathered to pray and comfort each other and his family. He didn't live through the night. It devastated us all.

With the growing number of motorcycle accidents out on the open road, we celebrate Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. So, those of you who own a bike and like to feel the freedom of the wind in your face with the sun on your backside and the scenery in front, we salute you. We love you. And, we want you to eventually come back home for a visit. -- editor, Shonda Ponder

by: Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-TX)

Washington, D.C. - May 8, 2019 - (The Stuff Gazette) -- Rep. Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-TX) and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), joined by four fellow Members of Congress, introduced a resolution recognizing May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. As co-chairs of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus, Reps. Burgess and Walberg support the more than 25 million Americans who ride a motorcycle each year and promote the safety of all who share the road.

“In 2008, I co-founded the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus with Rep. Gabby Giffords to stand alongside motorcycle riders in Texas and around the country. It is alarming that motorcycle deaths occur more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles. All of us can do our part to promote safe motorcycling and encourage all users to share the road,” said Rep. Burgess. “During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and throughout the year, we want to encourage support of not only motorcyclists, but also those interested in safety on our roads and highways – as well as the enjoyment of all that motorcycling has to offer.”

“The start of spring means a growing number of riders in Michigan and beyond are out enjoying the open road and the benefits motorcycles bring,” said Rep. Walberg. “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is an important opportunity to remind car and truck drivers to always be on the lookout for a nearby motorcycle and educate motorcyclists on safe operating procedures. We all share the road—riders and motorists alike—and we have a responsibility to ensure safety is on the top of everyone’s minds. Remember, look twice, save a life!”

Full text of the resolution can be found here. For further information about motorcycle safety, please see helpful tips and statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Saturday, May 4, 2019

National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month (May)

by: Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

Washington, D.C. - May 4, 2019 - (The Stuff Gazette) -- Since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has dedicated May to National Asthma and Allergy Awareness. People with asthma and allergies frequently manage multiple health conditions and are burdened with significant impacts on their physical, emotional, social and financial health.

Then President, Ronald Reagan, stated in the first proclamation, “Asthma and allergic diseases are among the Nation’s most common and costly health problems. More than 35 million Americans suffer from these diseases – about one out of every six persons. The American public pays approximately $4 billion per year in medical bills directly related to the treatment and diagnosis of asthma and allergic diseases, and another $2 billion per year in indirect social costs.”

Today, it is estimated over 65 million people in the United States have asthma and allergic diseases such as pollen allergies and food allergies. The costs have increased to over $50 billion for direct medical costs, $3 billion for missed work and school days and $29 billion due to asthma-related mortality to total about $82 billion in costs to society.

“These diseases now affect one out of every five Americans. Despite advancements in research, medicine and public policy, these chronic conditions are still some of the most costly for individuals and society,” states Kenneth Mendez, AAFA’s CEO and president. “Sadly, ten people die each day from asthma - and we know that’s ten too many.”

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America is raising awareness about how to manage the wide-ranging impact of these conditions and overcome the challenges they present. The foundation is running a month-long campaign to inspire hope and reinforce that people are More Than Asthma and More Than Food Allergies.

Notable activities during National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month include:
• May 1-31 #MoreThanAsthma Photo Contest
• May 7 AAFA releases 2019 Asthma Capitals report on World Asthma Day
• May 7 #AsthmaHealth Twitter chat at 2:30pm ET co-hosted with the American
Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (AAAAI)
• May 12-18 Food Allergy Awareness Week
#MoreThanFoodAllergies Photo Contest
• May 15 #FoodAllergy101 Twitter chat at noon ET co-hosted with AAAAI

About 26 million people living in the United States have asthma, a chronic lifelong disease that affects the lungs. Asthma can cause wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and coughing. Although asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage asthma to reduce and prevent asthma attacks by avoiding asthma triggers like tobacco smoke, mold, air pollution, and colds and flu. Asthma episodes can also be prevented by using prescribed daily long-term control medicines correctly. Up to 80% of people with asthma also have allergies.

Nasal allergies affect about 50 million people, seasonal pollen allergies afflict about 25 million and it is estimated that 32 million people in the US have food allergies. Allergy symptoms can include itchiness, hives and sneezing and some allergic reactions can progress to a lifethreatening condition known as anaphylaxis.

“Although asthma and allergies can’t be cured, they can be managed. But management involves daily vigilance to avoid triggers and this can strain household finances and relationships,” states Melanie Carver, AAFA’s vice president of community health and services. “Asthma and allergy triggers are found in homes, workplaces, schools, outdoor air, indoor air, public venues – we hear from our online community that it can be overwhelming.”

Despite these burdens, people with asthma and allergies can successfully navigate the challenges of managing their health conditions. Learn more at

Military Appreciation Month (May)

Each year the president makes a proclamation, reminding Americans of the important role the U.S. Armed Forces have played in the history and development of our country. May was chosen because it has many individual days marked to note our military's achievements, including Loyalty Day, established in 1921, Victory in Europe (VE) Day commemorating the end of WWII in Europe in 1945, Children of Fallen Patriots Day and the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden. --

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Holocost Rememberance Day (May 1)

by: American Jewish Committee

New York, NY - May 1, 2019 - (The Stuff Gazette) -- In observance of Yom HaShoah, Day of Holocaust Remembrance, AJC CEO David Harris issued the following statement:


In the Jewish tradition, we are commanded to remember (zachor) and not to forget (lo tishkach). This week we commemorate Yom HaShoah, the Day of Holocaust Remembrance. On this solemn occasion, 74 years after the end of World War II:

We remember the six million Jewish martyrs, including 1.5 million children, who were exterminated in the Holocaust.

We remember not only their tragic deaths but also their vibrant lives—as shopkeepers and craftsmen, scientists and authors, teachers and students, parents and children, husbands and wives.

We remember the richly hued and ancient Jewish civilizations that were destroyed—from Salonika, Greece, to Vilnius, Lithuania.

We remember the slippery slope that began with the rantings of an obscure Austrian-born anti-Semite named Adolf Hitler and led, in the course of less than 15 years, to his absolute control over Germany.

We remember the fertile soil of European anti-Semitism—cultivated over centuries by cultural, political, and religious voices—that created an all-too-receptive climate for the Nazi objective of eliminating the Jewish people.

We remember the courage of Denmark, as well as Albania, Bulgaria, and Finland, for their extraordinary efforts to protect their own Jewish communities.

We remember the example of thousands of Righteous Persons who risked their own lives that others might live.

We remember the millions of non-Jews—Poles and Russians, Roma and the disabled, political opponents and homosexuals—murdered under the relentless Nazi onslaught.

We remember the valiant soldiers of the Allied nations who, at such great human cost, vanquished the Third Reich.

We remember the survivors of the death camps, who endured such unimaginable suffering and who have inspired us all with their indomitable courage, spirit, and will to live.

We remember the absence of an Israel in those wartime years, an Israel which, had it existed, would have provided a haven when so shamefully few countries were willing to accept Jewish refugees.

We shall never forget those who saved even a single life. As it is written in the Talmud: "He who saves one life has saved the world."

We shall never forget the importance of speaking out against intolerance, whenever and wherever it occurs, all the more so as anti-Semitism in Europe is again on the rise, and deadly attacks against Christians, Jewish, and Muslim houses of worship, both in the United States and abroad, that have seared our souls.

We shall never forget the inextricable link among democracy, the rule of law, and protection of human rights.

We shall never forget the age-old prophetic vision of a world of justice, harmony, and peace.

And we shall never forget that each of us, in ways large and small, can help bring us closer to the realization of that prophetic vision.

Be Kind to Animals Week (May 5-11)

by: American Humane

Washington, D.C. - May 1, 2019 - (The Stuff Gazette) -- Building a better world for all of us begins with a few simple actions and American Humane, the country's first national humane organization, is challenging people to commit to protecting and improving the lives of millions of animals during this year's "Be Kind to Animals Week®" (May 5-11), the oldest commemorative week in U.S. history, and the nation's longest-running humane education campaign.

American Humane is asking animal advocates to pledge to do four simple things to better the lives of animals: buy humanely raised foods with the American Humane Certified™ seal to support farm animals; adopt one of the more than 6 million animals abandoned to animal shelters each year; watch movies and shows that contain the "No Animals Were Harmed®" end credit supporting the 100,000 animal actors who entertain and educate us in film and television each year; and visit Humane Certified™ zoos, aquariums, and conservation centers caring for the many endangered and disappearing species of the world. American Humane will be sharing humane messages throughout the week and encouraging people to commit to kindness by sharing "Be Kind to Animals Week" content using the hashtag #BeKindToAnimalsWeek across social media platforms.

"The need for compassion has never been greater," said Robin Ganzert, Ph.D., president and CEO of American Humane. "I hope every American will join us in celebrating 'Be Kind to Animals Week' and making a difference for all the creatures of the Earth – not just during these several days, but all year round."

These include:

  • Always treating your pets with love and affection, make sure they are always in safe environments and have plenty of fresh water and exercise daily.
  • Spay or neuter your pets and encourage others to do the same.
  • Keep your pets current on vaccinations and make sure they are wearing up-to-date identification tags and are microchipped.
  • Report any suspected animal abuse or neglect to local authorities.
  • Teach your children that all animals are important and show them how to be kind and respectful to animals both in the home and to those they encounter in parks, zoos or in their neighborhood.
  • Appreciate wildlife. Plant flowers in your yard that will attract butterflies or hummingbirds. Drive safely through areas populated by wild animals such as deer.

  • For more ideas and to show us how you are being kind to animals, follow American Humane on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

    About American Humane
    American Humane is the country's first national humane organization, founded in 1877. For more information, please visit