Wednesday, November 30, 2011

    Today is Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

National Mousse Day

Celebrate National Mousse Day! Mousse is a divine dessert made from egg whites and cream. Did you know that “mousse” is the French word for “foam”? It’s a fitting name for this light, fluffy, and decadent confection!
Chocolate mousse was a specialty in French restaurants during the 1800s, but now it can be found in restaurants and households worldwide. Popular variations include different kinds of chocolate, nut, and fruit flavors.
To celebrate National Mousse Day, make your favorite type of mousse for you and your friends!

November is National Pomegranate Month & Peanut Butter Lover's Month & Family Literacy Month

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for November 30

1782 - The United States and Britain signed preliminary peace articles in Paris, ending the Revolutionary War.
1897 - Thomas Edison's own motion picture projector had its first commercial exhibition.
1940 - Lucille Ball and Cuban musician Desi Arnaz were married.
1949 - Chinese Communists captured Chungking.
1971 - ABC-TV aired "Brian's Song." The movie was about Chicago Bears' Brian Picolo and his friendship with Gale Sayers.
1982 - The motion picture "Ghandi" had its world premiere in New Delhi.
1993 - U.S. President Clinton signed into law the Brady Bill. The bill required a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases and background checks of prospective buyers.

"I can but think that the world would be better and brighter if our teachers would dwell on the duty of happiness as well as the happiness of duty; for we ought to be as bright and genial as we can, if only because to be cheerful ourselves is a most effectual contribution to the happiness of others."
--Sir John Lubbock

Daily Challenge

Stimulate your kidneys and release shoulder tension with 10 standing torso twists.

 How to do it:

Start with your feet hip-width apart and your arms relaxed at your sides. Moving from the waist, turn your torso and face to the left. Let your arms swing naturally and tap your lower left back with your right hand as you turn. Change directions, turning your face and torso to the right, and tapping your lower right back with your left hand. Keep your feet forward as you build speed and your arms freely swing and tap. Swing swiftly 10 times. Allow your arms to slow down gradually after you stop turning from your waist.

Why it matters:

The gentle tapping of the lower back helps to stimulate the kidneys, which have the crucial function of filtering blood and maintaining its chemical balance. The torso twist and swing also feels good as it releases tension from your shoulders. The swing may also boost your energy!

Let us know if you did it and how it worked for you!...