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22
Mar

What Happened to Character?

Apparently, there is absolutely no way Robert Kraft, the billionaire owner of the Boston Patriots is going to accept the plea deal in the Florida prostitution case even though the police supposedly have two tapes of Kraft paying for and receiving sexual acts from massage parlor “therapists.”

And, it looks like Felicity Hoffman and Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli may plead “not guilty” to the charges related to illegally helping their children gain entrance to prestigious colleges, even though the FBI has recorded conversations and a money trail that shows they cheated and/or bought their children’s admission. And, then there is Donald Trump trash talking John McCain, who died of brain cancer last year, and Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George Conway, who Trump called “a whack job” and a “stone cold loser and husband from hell” (as if Trump was heaven-sent). Read more »

20
Mar

Executive Compensation at World Vision (2017)

World Vision, Inc (World Vision) – a Christian humanitarian organization – based out of Federal Washington – is one of the largest and most recognized non-profits in the country. In 2017, World Vision raised more than $1 billion (as they did in 2016) and awarded $762 million in grants, $706 million of which was to overseas organizations, governments, and individuals.  With a $205 million endowment, World Vision has the resources to make a difference.

In 2017, World Vision had 1,133 employees who were compensated $101 million, which equates to an average compensation of $89,000. 202 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation. The 18 most highly compensated individuals were: Read more »

18
Mar

Kale and Mushroom Pita

Kale and Mushroom Pita is a super easy way to get that all important dose of greens and fiber in your diet. Whenever I don’t feel like spending a lot of time cooking, a Kale and Mushroom Pita is on the menu.

With just 4 ingredients: dark green lacinto kale, mushrooms, nutritional yeast, and whole grain pita bread, the Kale and Mushroom Pita takes about 10 minutes to make. The biggest time sap is cleaning and cutting the mushrooms and kale which can be done ahead of time (or buy pre-washed baby kale), covered and refrigerated until later in the day. Read more »

16
Mar

How is $100 to the Carter Center Spent?

The Carter Center, Inc. (Carter Center) was established in 1981 as a 501 (c) (3) to “advance human rights and alleviate unnecessary human suffering.” Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the Carter Center is a very well endowed organization ($768 million as of August 31, 2017) that raises about $120 million annually. Rather than primarily operating as a grantor, the Carter Center works towards achieving their goals with their own staff and in conjunction with other partnerships. Read more »

14
Mar

Executive Compensation at the Carter Center

The Carter Center was established in 1981 as a 501 (c) (3) based in Atlanta, Georgia. With $767 million in net fund assets, the Carter Center is a well-endowed organization that focuses on public health and human rights.

In 2017, the Carter Center had 263 employees who were compensated $35 million, which equates to an average compensation of $134,000. However, the IRS Form 990 reports that just 36 individuals received more than $100,000 in compensation. The 11 most highly compensated individuals are listed as follows: Read more »

12
Mar

Powerballs

Powerballs are moist, nutty delicious bites made from eight ingredients: dates, walnuts, dried apricots, sprouted sunflower seeds, goji berries, hemp hearts, flaxseed meal and cinnamon. Sweet and scrumptious, Powerballs are the ideal snack or dessert that satisfies those sweet cravings we all get from time to time.

Inspired by the recipe for Superfood Breakfast Bites in the How Not To Die Cookbook, Powerballs are heavy on the dates, apricots, and walnuts but its the seeds, berries, hemp, and flaxseed along with the cinnamon that make these treats so special. Read more »

10
Mar

The Best Ever Corn Muffins (Vegan)

Making a moist and flavorful corn muffin without butter, oil, milk, refined sugar, or eggs used to be a challenge until I was inspired by a recipe for Double Corn Muffins in the Forks Over Knives Flavor cookbook by Darshana Thacker.  Her recipe is excellent but I want a lighter muffin so I use whole grain spelt flour or Hayden Flour Mills all purpose flour (instead of whole wheat flour which is a heavier flour), medium grain cornmeal (instead of coarse) and add a teaspoon of baking soda and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to help leaven the muffins more than by using baking powder alone.

Whereas most corn muffins taste like corn but are often dry, these corn muffins are moist and delicious because fresh off-the-cob kernels are used along with medium coarse cornmeal and almond flour that provides just the right amount of granular texture.  The result is best described as “the best ever corn muffins, period.”   Read more »

8
Mar

Executive Compensation at the Clinton Foundation

In 2017, the Clinton Foundation (also known as the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation or BHCCF) – a 501 (c)(3) based out of Little Rock, Arkansas – employed 398 individuals who were compensated $25 million, or an average of $63,000 each. However, 49 employees received more than $100,000 in compensation, with the most highly compensated individuals listed below: Read more »

6
Mar

Trending at the Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation (also known as the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation or the BHCCF) is based in Little Rock, Arkansas although there are offices in other locations including New York City. Established in 1997, the organization is a 501 (c) (3) engaged primarily in maintaining and operating the Presidential Library and Museum in Little Rock, and addressing “the world’s most pressing problems.”

BHCCF is not a large grant provider; nor does the organization specialize in implementing projects but instead appears to be focused on pubic awareness, establishing partnerships with other organizations, and finding solutions (referred to as initiatives) to a variety of global issues including third world problems, climate change, and health-related issues.

Over the past four years, BHCCF has experienced a lot of changes, some of which are outlined below: Read more »

4
Mar

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Beans and Veggies

Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Beans, and Veggies is a catch-all name for an entree that has it all:  potatoes, beans, greens, carrots, and mushrooms. Although the star of the show is the sweet potato (three different kinds), the other vegetables and beans add a lot of flavor (and nutrients) to the dish.

Two helpful hints:  don’t skimp on the seasoning. Although the vegetables are delicious together, a few teaspoons of dried spices can really add a lot of zip to this dish. Read more »