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Who Was St. Paddy?
For many people, St. Patrick’s Day provides an excuse to wear green on March 17, go to a parade, and drink some Irish whiskey. But who was St. Patrick in real life?
The most common belief is that he drove the snakes out of Ireland. Ireland probably never had snakes, though, and the myth may refer to Patrick’s efforts to stamp out the serpent imagery used by the Druids. He also may have used the three-leafed shamrock to illustrate the concept of the Holy Trinity to the people he was trying to convert to Christianity as a missionary in Ireland. Historians agree that Patrick was born in Roman-occupied Britain, the son of a Christian deacon. At age 16 he was captured and taken to Ireland, where he was a slave for six years.
During this time, his Christian faith strengthened. One day, according to a letter he wrote about his early life, he heard a voice promising he would soon return home. Shortly afterward he escaped his captors and went back to his family. He later wrote that an angel appeared to him in a dream, telling him to return to Ireland as a missionary. Patrick went back to the land where he had been a slave to convert the Irish and to minister to Christians living there.
Why do we celebrate him on March 17? That’s believed to be the date of his death. Although never formally canonized, Patrick came to be considered a saint. March 17 was celebrated as a religious holiday until 1903, when it became a public holiday in Ireland.
What fruit is also known as the “love apple”?
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What do the letters stand for in the emergency signal SOS?
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Read The Fine Print In Your Retirement Plan
In the US we have 401k’s. In Canada we have RRSP’s. In both cases, few of us know all the mechanics of our retirement plans. That can cause unpleasant surprises when people retire or switch jobs. Here are some important things to learn:
Trading limits. Many plans allow you to move money, but with strings attached. Don’t move long-term retirement savings around for short periods of time. If you do switch from time to time, keep in mind that your plan may allow only a set number of trades each week, month, quarter, or year.
Account valuations. Find out how often the value of your retirement account is calculated. You can get the most out of your money by timing your retirement or departure. Most organizations value everything the day you leave, but some value your account weekly, monthly, or quarterly.
Withdrawal options. Some plans don’t allow retirees to keep their money in place. Instead, they’re paid the lump sum to be reinvested elsewhere. Other plans allow retirees to take a stream of payments as an income source, while the rest of the money stays in the plan.
A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. ~Unknown
Teaching Kids To Apply Themselves
Teach your kids to try harder, without resorting to threats or bribes to get them to perform. Try these tips:
Focus on progress. Goals are important, but steady progress is the secret of success. Instead of insisting that your child become a star quarterback or a champion speller, emphasize improvement as he or she makes progress.
Give them a choice. Don’t force your children into an activity because you think they should do it (or because you did it yourself as a child). If kids feel they have a choice, they’ll try harder. Point out what talents they have, provide options and opportunities, and be honest about what to expect as they try to excel in any chosen activity.
Make them feel positive. Give children lots of sincere, honest, and specific praise. They’ll want to do more if they feel good about what they’re doing.
Use rewards wisely. Sometimes a reward helps a child get started in an activity or motivates them when they’re losing interest. But use the reward only as a jumpstart. After that, replace rewards with verbal encouragement.
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