Monday, August 03, 2020

Scrumptious Snacks that will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth by Vivienne Diane Neal


You probably know by now, I have a weakness for sweets, especially chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies.

Therefore, I thought I would list four companies that make some of the most delicious cookies that will just fuel your appetite and leave you coming back for more. Trust me! You will not be able to eat just one cookie.

Partake Foods - are all about making everyday snacking a little easier, safer, and tastier for everyone. Their allergy-friendly, vegan, non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) cookies are free of the top 14 allergens (and gluten!) and are full of real, whole ingredients everyone can enjoy. Their chocolate chip cookies are just delectable. You can order their cookies on Amazon, at some Whole Foods and other retail outlets. Enter The Partake A Break Sweepstakes and Enjoy a $2 Off Partake At Whole Foods

Yummy Desserts - specializes in Yummy Cookies, Yummy Beverages, Yummy Cookie Platters, and Yummy Dog Treats. Without saying, their Chocolate Chip Cookies and Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies are my favorite.

Maya’s Cookies - offers freshly baked gourmet vegan cookies. They use the highest quality plant-based ingredients. No eggs, dairy, or animal products are in their products. I ordered their Ultimate Cookie Lovers Collection - half a dozen. The box included one of each cookie: Hawaiian, Brown Sugar Butterscotch, Espresso White Chocolate, Famous "Everything," Caramel Pecan, and Funfetti. Those cookies were gone in two days. I have now added these six cookies to my favorite list of confectioners.

Back to Nature Foods - presents a variety of plant-based snacks. My favorite cookies are their Chewy Chocolate Chunk and Chewy Oatmeal Raisin. Products are available nationwide and at Whole Foods. Go to their site and see what other munchies they offer.

Bon Appétit

Monday, July 27, 2020

Travel Advisory for New York: 14-Day Quarantine Required


The New York State Department of Health issued a June 25, 2020 travel advisory based on an Executive Order signed by Governor Cuomo. It generally requires anyone returning to New York from one of the 19 states listed below to self-quarantine for 14 days. All New Yorkers and out-of-state visitors are required to comply with the advisory in the best interest of public health and safety.


The travel advisory does not apply to people who simply pass through a designated state and stop for a period of fewer than 24 hours, such as at rest stops, airports, or during bus or train travel. 

As more states reopen, the list of designated high-risk states may widen. Check the official New York State Department of Health Website for the most up-to-date list of designated states.

The 19 states named on June 25, 2020, on the New York State Department of Health travel advisory are:

Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona       
California
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Iowa
Idaho
Kansas
Louisiana
Mississippi 
North Carolina      
Nevada
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Tennessee 
Texas
Utah

Monday, July 20, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Camping in Acadia National Park by Brian



Even though many of us are remaining home during the Coronavirus crisis, you can still make travel plans and go camping when this pandemic is over.

To learn how you can plan a memorable and safe camping event, check out Brian’s article by clicking here.  

 

Monday, July 13, 2020

Tenet - Movie Trailer


John David Washington is the new Protagonist in Christopher Nolan’s original sci-fi action spectacle “Tenet.” Armed with only one word—Tenet—and fighting for the survival of the entire world, the Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real-time. Not time travel. Inversion. The international cast of “Tenet” also includes Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Clémence Poésy, with Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh.


 Release Date: August 12, 2020


Monday, July 06, 2020

News to Share


Asa Leveaux, America’s No. 1 EntreQueerNeur Coach has said yes to a television show opportunity! The name of the TV show is “House of Leveaux” where the category is EntreQueerNeur.

This show will serve as a weekly gag for those divinely queer humans who are business-minded. Viewing options for the show will include (but not limited to):

Roku
Apple TV
Fire TV
Android TV

The show will air weekly. 30 minutes will be broken down to 20 minutes of content and 10 minutes of commercial time. The first season will have 20 episodes!

Asa will be reaching out to brands individually but...If you would like to be the brand to believe in this next stage of his life, he would like to offer that at $200 (the additional 9 opportunities will be $350 for this first season).

So far, Ereena George has said yes to be the first brand to secure a sponsorship opportunity for the show.

For additional information, go to https://www.asaleveaux.com/ or contact him at asa@leveauxgroup.com

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Monday, June 29, 2020

Online Extortion Scams Increasing During the COVID-19 Crisis


 The Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) has seen an increase in reports of online extortion frauds, especially among singles using dating apps, during the current "stay-at-home" orders due to the COVID-19 crisis. Because large numbers of the population are staying at home and likely using the computer more than usual, scammers may use this opportunity to find new victims and pressure them into sending money. The scammers are sending e-mails threatening to release sexually explicit photos or personally compromising videos to the individual's contacts if they do not pay. While there are many variations of these online extortion attempts, they often share certain commonalities.

Fraud COMMONALITIES:

Online extortion schemes vary, but there are a few common indicators of the fraud. The following characteristics are not all-inclusive but should serve as warning signals. It is important to remember that scammers adapt their schemes to capitalize on current events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, high-profile breaches, or new trends involving the Internet, all in an attempt to make their scams seem more authentic.
  • The online extortion attempt comes as an e-mail from an unknown party and, many times, written in broken English with grammatical errors.
  • The recipient's personal information is noted in the e-mail or letter to add a higher degree of intimidation to the fraud. For example, the recipient's user name or password is provided at the beginning of the e-mail or letter.
  • The recipient is accused of visiting adult websites, cheating on a spouse, or being involved in other compromising situations.
  • The e-mail or letter includes a statement like, "I had serious spyware and adware infecting your computer," or "I have a recorded video of you" as an explanation of how the information was allegedly gathered.
  • The e-mail or letter threatens to send video or other compromising information to family, friends, coworkers, or social network contacts if a ransom is not paid.
  • The e-mail or letter provides a short window to pay, typically 48 hours.
  • The recipient is instructed to pay the ransom in Bitcoin, a virtual currency that provides a high degree of anonymity to the transactions.
TIPS TO PROTECT YOU:

  • Do not open e-mails or attachments from unknown individuals.
  • Monitor your bank account statements regularly and your credit report at least once a year for any unusual activity.
  • Do not communicate with unsolicited e-mail senders.
  • Do not store sensitive or embarrassing photos or information online or on your mobile devices.
  • Use strong passwords and do not use the same password for multiple websites.
  • Never provide personal information of any sort via e-mail. Be aware that many e-mails requesting your personal information appear to be legitimate.
  • Ensure security settings for social media accounts are activated and set at the highest level of protection.
  • Verify the web address of legitimate websites and manually type the address into your browser.
The FBI does not condone the payment of online extortion demands, as the funds will facilitate continued criminal activity, including potential organized crime activity and associated violent crimes.

VICTIM REPORTING:

If you believe you have been a victim of this fraud, reach out to your local FBI field office, and file a complaint with the IC3 at www.ic3.gov. Please provide any relevant information in your complaint, including the online extortion e-mail with header information and Bitcoin address if available.

Monday, June 22, 2020

Have You Thought About Having a Pre-Wedding Cosplay Party?

If you are not familiar with the word Cosplay, it is a performance art where participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.

For tips on planning this type of pre-wedding celebration, click here.


Monday, June 15, 2020

Are You Considering a Domestic Partnership Instead of Marriage? By Miss Know It All

Miss Know It All
Many couples wonder whether they should get married or just live together, but a domestic partnership may be another option. 

Domestic Partnership is an interpersonal relationship between two individuals who live together and share a common domestic life, but are not legally married to each other or anyone else. People in domestic partnerships receive benefits that guarantee the right of survivorship, hospital visitation, and others; it provides protection for couples who are not legally married or part of a Civil Union. This agreement is suitable for all types of "Living Together" couples who are in a committed relationship.

The definition of what is a domestic partnership or what is a civil union may vary depending on the city or state in which one lives. While local laws vary, usually, there are few common requirements as to who can enter a Domestic Partnership:

Age - Most often, people will need to be over 18 years of age. Some states even have age requirements for senior citizens.

Commitment - Partners must live together and be in a committed relationship. How long the couple has been together also matters, usually it must be longer than six months or a year.

Not In Another Agreement - A couple cannot be in another agreement (or marriage) and sometimes a waiting period is mandatory before when one arrangement ends and the next agreement can begin.

Proof of commitment - Some states may require that you show information displaying your commitment such as lease agreements, mutual bills, or state IDs listing the same address.


Proving Domestic Partnership May Include:

·       Common ownership of a car or other property (joint deed or mortgage agreement)
·       A driver's license listing a common address
·       Proof of joint bank accounts, credit card accounts and loans
·       Designation as the primary beneficiary for life insurance, retirement benefits, or under a partner's will


The Benefits of a Domestic Partnership Are

·       Ability to get coverage on a family health insurance policy
·       Right to family leave for a sick partner
·       Right to bereavement leave
·       Visitation rights in hospitals and jails

 

Local and state governments support Domestic Partnerships, however, when it comes to filing federal taxes, partners cannot claim head of household with a partner as a dependent and cannot file as married filing jointly, or married filing separately. Another complication of tax filing is determining how you define "community funds" and who paid what to determine who can claim credits or deductions.

If you decide to file for Domestic Partnership, as mentioned, laws vary from one state to another; some have this type of agreement characterized more like a business or corporate agreement, and you will have to apply with the department that manages business agreements. Other cities will require you to apply with the county clerk or recorder. You may also have to apply to be included in a Domestic Partners Registry for statewide recognition. Some government agencies even provide a certificate or a laminated card as proof. Since laws vary greatly, seeking advice from a lawyer about your state's requirements is essential.

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Monday, June 08, 2020

Announcing an Upcoming Event - Show It Off Saturday Sponsored by Coffee Time Romance & More - June 13, 2020




Vivienne Diane Neal
On June 13, 2020, Author Vivienne Diane Neal will appear on Coffee Time Romance & More Facebook Page and on Coffee Time Romance Exclusive Blog.

Vivienne will be promoting her short story, Café Mocha. The character, Cinnamon Jones, decides to change her way of thinking when it comes to meeting men. It is a romance short story with a universal appeal.

The posts will go live at 9 AM EST on their Facebook Page and at 9.30 AM EST on their CoffeeTime Romance Blog.

Please, mark your calendar and share this announcement with your friends and associates on social media sites. Thank you.

Be safe and stay healthy. 

One World Singles Blog Staff

Monday, June 01, 2020

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