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Rebecca Friedrichs’ book #1 on Amazon

Friedrichs appeared Sunday on Fox News Channel’s “The Next Revolution” with Steve Hilton to discuss how corrupt teachers’ unions inject their agenda into every aspect of the education system and beyond. Watch the full interview here.

When asked about the school choice debate, Rebecca stated, “There’s only one reason America does not have school choice teachers’ unions state and national teachers’ unions.”

According to Rebecca, state and national teachers’ unions employ teachers’ dues money to plan, lobby for and enact a radical leftist social, sexual and political agenda. This is despite the fact that, according to three internal studies* conducted by the NEA, most teachers lean conservative. This means most teachers unknowingly fund — via their union dues — the demise of their own beliefs, safety, authority, and classrooms. Rebecca says the best remedy is for Americans to adopt teachers educate them through her book Standing Up to Goliath, and empower them to reject union control.

After the interview, Rebecca’s book Standing Up to Goliath jumped to #1 on Amazon’s best-seller list in all three of its categories — Educator Biographies, Education Reform & Policy, and Labor & Industrial Relations. Due to the influx of demand, Amazon has been forced to delay shipping while awaiting more copies from the publisher.

*NEA’s Status of the American Public School Teacher 2005-2006 (most recent available)

 

Hudson Yards, New York City, 360 MAGAZINE, Vaughn Lowery

Miracle-Minded Mojo?

It’s More than Looks and Appearances that Attract You

By John J. Murphy

In this fascinating world of innovative music, stunning fashion, eccentric new looks, and digital methods of expression, we are often mesmerized by the physical appearances of things. Stop and consider the amazing images we share with one another every day. Music videos. YouTube clips. Instagram messages. And photographs. Ahh, yes, the photographs! Foods. Sunrises. Sunsets. Mountains. Rivers. Beaches. Animals. You get the picture (pun intended).

Now stop and consider that there is a lot more to what we see than meets the eye. In fact, everything we see with our physical eyes is over 99.9% empty space. That glorious mountain. That riveting sea. That rising moon. That graceful butterfly. That beautiful celebrity. That delicious plate of pasta. Just ask your favorite physicist. At the atomic level, everything physical is predominantly empty space. Take an atom, for example, and enlarge it to the size of the Superdome. The nucleus of the atom is now the size of a grain of sand on the 50-yard line, while the electron circles the outside of the stadium. The rest? It appears to be empty space.

So, what are we really seeing, and experiencing, when we are wowed by an image, a person, or a sound? What is it that we are connecting with? The answer in a word is energy. We are feeling something that is unseen. We are resonating with an energetic frequency, like a song on the radio. Some will enjoy it, because it resonates with their “vibe.” Others will not like it and may even change the channel to find something that appeals to them. How beautiful is that? Can you imagine this world if everyone were the same?

Contrast is exciting and enriching. And it serves as a positive teaching aid, too. How are we supposed to know up without down, or day without night? Thus, the more we can learn to appreciate and respect diversity, in one another and in the multitude of expressions we see day to day, the more at peace we can be. This is the essence of miracle-minded thinking and behavior.

The Miracle-Minded Manager™ sees beyond the physical. She recognizes the sacred light in others, and she lights up the room because others now see the sacred light in her. What goes around comes around. She knows that her perception of the world and her “vibration” is the only thing she really has any control over. So, she manages her “signal” in a loving, helpful, kind and generous way. She appears as a ray of light in a dark and frightening world because she lets go of criticism, judgement and condemnation. She embodies joy and enthusiasm and hope, fully aware that she could join in the “misery loves company” crowd if she so chooses. Some may call this charm or charisma or inspiration. It doesn’t really matter what we call it. We know it when we feel it. Some people, without even saying a word, simply bring us hope and joy and renewed faith because they are present.
We also know now that we can measure it. The late Dr. David Hawkins did brilliant work on this, ultimately developing a “Map of Consciousness.” Put simply, Dr. Hawkins used a method called Applied Kinesiology to test and measure the various energetic frequencies of everything from animals to songs to books to vegetables and to people. With people, he measured the frequencies of feelings like shame, guilt, apathy, grief, fear, lust, anger, pride, courage, acceptance, love, joy, bliss and enlightenment. In other words, we send out a signal – a vibration – everywhere we go, and it is this signal that is the only thing we really have any control over. We have no control over anyone else’s signal – only our own. And we can change our signal by changing our minds about things.

This is the essence of miracle-minded management. When we shift our thinking about someone or something, we shift our vibration, and when we shift our vibration, we alter our experiences in the world. Think of this like changing the radio channel from an angry, violent song to a relaxing, soothing song. Or, turning off a news story of something horrible and negative, and taking a walk on a beach or sitting in a garden, listening to songbirds rejoicing to life. Peace is ever-present. All we need to do is tap into it.

Once we begin to realize that we live in a field of energy, and we are energetic (spiritual) beings – beyond physical time and space, we can begin to manage ourselves in more miraculous ways. A Course in Miracles defines a miracle as a shift in perception, a correction of wrong-minded thinking. It is something we all have the capacity to do. We just need to surrender the root cause to our problems – the fear-based, dualistic ego thought system, and awaken to an alternative that is always right in front of us. A shift at this level changes everything. A shift at this level turns the mundane into the miraculous. A shift at this level attracts more beauty into our lives by sharing more beauty with others.

Thomas Priest, 360 MAGAZINE

Thomas Priest

Singer/Songwriter Thomas Priest just released “Wake Up Call”; his second EP recorded in Nashville and first with Rian Dawson of All Time Low behind the board.

Check out Thomas Priest on Spotify HERE!

Check out Thomas Priest on Apple Music HERE!

Thomas Priest is a fast rising music star from East Northport, Long Island. On his 13th birthday, Thomas began jamming on the electric guitar and realized that he had a real passion for music, immersing himself in the art and quickly learning to play the acoustic and bass guitars as well. He began songwriting and playing live a few years later; his first performance being at his High School’s talent show when he was just 15. Over time, Thomas learned he also had a knack for singing and within a year of that first show the now competent and confident Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist began writing and recording his own songs in a studio. After completing two incredible tracks which immediately became the talk of his hometown, Thomas set his sights on making his dream to become a professional nationally touring musician come true.

Earlier this year, Thomas had the pleasure of recording his second EP in Nashville, TN with Rian Dawson of All Time Low as Producer. The fruits of their labor can be heard on this brand new EP entitled “Wake Up Call”, which is now available everywhere. Thomas Priest isn’t looking back, he’s charging forward. No prayers needed; he’s got the drive, determination and most of all the exceptional talent required to truly succeed. Listen online and decide for yourself. You’ll want to catch him performing LIVE in a city near you very soon!

For More Information on Thomas Priest, Go To:

ThomasPriestMusic.com

Instagram: @ThomasPriest97

Facebook: @ThomasPriestMusic

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E!’S “DAILY POP” LISTINGS

Catch E!’s “Daily Pop” weekdays at 12pm ET/PT.

Monday, August 19 – “Nailed It’s” Nicole Byer on the show’s Primetime Emmy Award nomination, plus Ja Rule on the new season of “Growing Up Hip Hop: New York”

Tuesday, August 20 – Vacation Week on E! with Artistic Director and Model Rocky Barnes showing us how to take the best vacation photos

Wednesday, August 21 – Shay Mitchell’s personal trainer Astrid Swan shows our hosts an in-studio workout

Thursday, August 22 – “This is Us” star and Primetime Emmy Awards Nominee Chris Sullivan, plus Alison Sweeney on her newest Hallmark “Chronicle Mysteries” movie.

Friday, August 23 – “Sunday Today” host Willie Geist and his wife Christina on her new children’s book Sorry, Grown-Ups, You Can’t Go To School

Listings are subject to change.

Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

Wearing Jeans to Work

Life today is all about work, work and more work. At the office, the dress code involves a suit and tie for men and stilettoes paired with suits for women. In the end, we find that we have jeans that we do not wear because we are in the office Monday to Saturday and Sunday we are too tired to wake up and go out, so we decide to sleep in all day. Or we have jeans, but they are a little too old to go clubbing with. Instead of wasting good jeans or looking so official all day every day, it is time we took advantage of the casual Friday and Saturdays.


1. Wear fitted jeans


There is no reason to wear the kind of jeans that you would go with to the club. If they are too tight, you run the risk of looking too casual. If they are too loose, you run the risk of looking outdated. If you are a woman, remember there is no reason why you should wear baggy mom jeans when there are tons of stylish options at affordable prices.


2. Pay attention to your shoes


For women, never wear flat shoes to work, especially if they look casual. Black leather flat shoes may be fine, but if you are wearing jeans to work, consider wearing stilettoes. For men, you can pair jeans with sneakers or dress shoes.


3. Choose your jacket wisely


The jacket or blazer you decide to pair your jeans with should be chosen carefully so that you do not end up looking like you are heading to a party. Ensure that the blazer is a neutral color like brown, blue or black and is fitted.


4. Pay attention to the color of your jeans


The color of the jeans you decide to wear is essential. Do not wear brightly colored jeans. Imagine what you would think if you walked into an office and found a person wearing yellow or red jeans to work. Choose colors like black or blue so that you look classy and trendy.


5. Accessorize


Remember to accessorize your clothes with sterling silver pendants and a dash of makeup. Do not wear too much makeup though, it may be casual Friday, but you are still going to work. For men, accessorize with an expensive-looking watch.


6. Choose the right cardigan


Sometimes, you will want to wear jeans to work during the winter when it is cold and all you want is to layer the clothes. During these times, you may have to wear a cardigan over a button-up dress shirt or a V-neck sweater over a fitted undershirt. This will dress up the pair of jeans you wear and make the look feel elegant. As a man, you can also choose to wear a button up shirt and a tie with the slim-fit pair of jeans.


Conclusion


from skinny jeans. These tend to be too casual and youthful, an impression that you do not want to take to work. Remember the casual look still needs to be somewhat official.

Chelsea Cutler “How To Be Human”

Today, breakout singer, songwriter and producer Chelsea Cutler unveils her new single, “How To Be Human,” out now via Republic Records—listen HERE!

“How To Be Human” reveals Cutler’s inimitable knack for songwriting with honest and vulnerable lyrics, as she pleads, “I still don’t know how to be human, I don’t know what I am doing, please tell me how to be human.”

Of the song, Chelsea says, “‘How To Be Human’ is a really special song for me because it really encompasses the overall theme of what I’ve spent the last year writing about: being in your early 20’s, growing up, and becoming an adult.”

From embarking on a sold-out headline world tour, to performing on main stages at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Governors Ball and Firefly Music Festival, to signing a deal with Republic Records, 2019 has already been a whirlwind year for Cutler. Not to mention, earlier this summer she teamed up with Kygo for their collaboration “Not Ok,” as well as with Jeremy Zucker for their 5-song project brent, which features “you were good to me.” This fall, Chelsea will perform across Europe with Lauv on his ~ how i’m feeling ~ tour.

Stay tuned for more new music from Chelsea Cutler out this year!

Cars.com, 360 MAGAZINE, Mazda Miata, Brian Wong

Top 10 Convertibles by Cars.com

Cars.com just announced its top 10 most popular new convertibles ranked by views on their Vehicle Detail Pages (VDPs).

  1. Chevrolet Corvette – Median Price on Cars.com ($71,644), Sales Rank (12)
  2. Chevrolet Camaro – Media Price on Cars.com ($37,707), Sales Rank (6)
  3. Ford Mustang – Median Price on Cars.com ($31,500), Sales Rank (4)
  4. Mazda MX-5 Miata – Median Price on Cars.com ($30,405), Sales Rank (2)
  5. Porsche 911 – Median Price on Cars.com ($136,395), Sales Rank (15)
  6. BMW Z4 – Median Price on Cars.com ($59,895), Sales Rank (11)
  7. FIAT 124 Spider – Median Price on Cars.com ($27,974), Sales Rank (13)
  8. BMW i8 – Median Price on Cars.com ($167,795), Sales Rank (18)
  9. BMW M850 – Median Price on Cars.com ($126,395), Sales Rank (20)
  10. Porsche 718 Boxster – Median Price on Cars.com ($76,030), Sales Rank (14)

Photo by Brian Wong

Benzel-Busch Motor Car Hosted AMG Road Rally

Elite New Jersey motorcar enthusiasts participated in the exclusive Benzel-Busch Motor Car Road Rally Race that recently took place at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut. Touted as the “Road Racing Center of the East” for nearly 55 years, Lime Rock Park is a classic 1.53 mile, 7-turn course nestled in the scenic Berkshire Mountains in northwest Connecticut, the ultimate driving event featured world class Mercedes Benz AMG vehicles. Guests met the State’s foremost niche car aficionados and witnessed an exclusive AMG lineup including a GTR and the 2020 G-wagon. These awe-inspiring vehicles are handcrafted and tailored to elite Benzel-Busch client specifications, running from $50,000 to $200,000.

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Majority of Recent Graduates Plan to Start a Business: AICPA Survey

The entrepreneurial spirit in America is alive and well. As they prepare to enter the workforce, seven in ten (70 percent) young adult job seekers say the freedom of being their own boss is worth more than the benefit of job security working for someone else. Additionally, more than half (53 percent) said they are likely to start their own business in the future.

This, according to research conducted by MAVY Poll on behalf of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) among millennials who graduated from college in the last 24 months or will graduate in the next 12 months and are currently looking for employment referred to as “young adult job seekers.” “It’s not surprising that the generation currently entering the labor market is looking beyond the traditional approach of rising through the ranks in a well-defined career path,” said Gregory Anton, CPA, CGMA, chairman of the AICPA’s National CPA Financial Literacy Commission. “Developments in technology and the internet have made it easier than ever to start a business. However, they have not necessarily made it easier to succeed.” Small Business Startups Don’t Need to Go It Alone Ambitious young entrepreneurs are not alone. Each month, approximately 540,000 people become new business owners. Contrary to the commonly-held belief that most businesses fail to gain any traction, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA), roughly 80 percent survive the first year. However, the success rate of small businesses begins to fall sharply as time goes on. Only about half survive past the five-year mark, and beyond that, only about one in three get to the 10-year mark.

“I don’t know of anyone who sets out to start a business that closes in three years. But the reality is, the first few years are almost always the hardest. That means every financial decision needs to be well thought out, with a clear eye to the future.” said Teresa Mason, CPA member of the AICPA PCPS Executive Committee. “Working with a CPA helps small business owners ensure their business plan is structured to be as tax-efficient as possible. CPAs also partner with business owners to help them work out their cash flow consideration and opportunities for growth.”

For those looking to start a business, the AICPA’s National CPA Financial Literacy Commission share these tips to help to set yourself up for success:

1. Start with a Solid Financial Foundation

“The stronger of a financial foundation you build early in your career, the more options you’ll have in the future. Paying off your student loan debt, getting a head start on saving for retirement and having an emergency fund affords entrepreneurs a degree of flexibility that they wouldn’t otherwise have.” – Gregory Anton, CPA, CGMA, chairman of the AICPA’s National CPA Financial Literacy Commission.

2. Ask Yourself the Tough Questions

“Being your own boss means looking only to yourself for the income you’ll need to meet your obligations and save for your goals. This means asking yourself some tough questions. Do you have enough set aside to cover your expenses during a potentially slow start-up period that new businesses often face? Do you have a ‘Plan B’ in the event that your expectations aren’t realized within a reasonable time frame? Address these scenarios proactively and have a plan in place.” – Neal Stern, CPA member of the AICPA National CPA Financial Literacy Commission.

3. Prepare for All the Costs Involved

“Before going out on your own professionally, it is important to compare your current budget with your forecasted budget. Know what you are currently getting versus what you may or may not have available if you start your own business. For example, if your current employer provides healthcare, retirement benefits and pays for out of pocket expenses you will now need to factor those expenses into what it is going to cost you to be on your own. These expenses can quickly add up which is why talking to a CPA about the costs involved in running your own business is critical.” – Michael Eisenberg, CPA/PFS member of the AICPA National CPA Financial Literacy Commission.

4. Keep Finances Organized & Build an Emergency Fund

“Maintain a bill-paying checking account where all your fixed monthly bills with a due date and a consistent amount are paid. Make sure that account always has at least 2 months’ worth of bill payment money in it, ideally 3+, and set up as many as you can for auto-pay on their due date. This not only helps eliminate late fees, but it’s an easier way to quickly see how much is ‘leftover’ to reinvest in your business. It can be tempting when you get a big check to take care of that month’s bills then spend the rest on wants, but until you can consistently keep 3+ months of expenses in that account, you have to resist the wants. This will give your business the chance it needs.” – Kelley Long, CPA/PFS member of the AICPA Consumer Financial Education Advocates.

5. Take Advantage of Free Tools & Resources

For those who want help turning their idea into a successful business, the AICPA’s #CPApowered website provides free tools designed to help small businesses grow. Experienced CPAs share insight on a range of topics such as the risks involved in starting a business and how to acquire financing. And to help those who don’t know where to begin, there is even a small business checklist.The AICPA’s 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy website also features free resources including information about how to plan for a career change as well as a wide-variety of calculators on topics like loan repayment and setting a monthly budget.

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