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      September   2018  
In this issue
Federal Court Sides with Medical Marijuana Users
In what is likely to set a legal precedent that will reverberate across the country, a federal court in Connecticut recently ruled that refusing to hire a medical marijuana user who tested positive on a pre-employment drug test violates the state's medical marijuana law. 

Until this ruling, even employers in states that had legalized medical marijuana were still able to enforce zero tolerance policies on its use by their employees. 
Temptation Trivia  
Visitors to this National Park in California can see such magnificent natural wonders as Half Dome, Bridalveil Falls, and El Capitan. Those unfamiliar with the park will probably only recognize the name as being associated with a gun slinging prospector/cowboy in Bugs Bunny cartoons. 
What is the name of this National Park, and the cartoon character whose name was inspired by it?    
If you know the answer, call or email your local branch office by noon this Friday.  One winner in each branch will be chosen at random from those that answered correctly, and that person will get treats delivered. 
Last issue answers:
1. Takes grease out of your way - Dawn
2. The quicker picker upper - Bounty
3. What's in your wallet? - Capital 1
4. The best a man can get - Gillette
5. Melts in your mouth, not in your hand - M&Ms
6. The breakfast of champions - Wheaties
7. Just do it - Nike
8. The un-cola - 7Up
9. I can't believe I ate the whole thing - Alka Seltzer
10. Leave the driving to us - Greyhound
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Students at Cumberland High School in Cumberland, WI used a junk car, some bricks, some tape, and a black tarp to make it look like a car had crashed into their school.

Police arrived on the scene only to realize it wasn't really a wreck. 

The Cumberland Police Department wrote on  Facebook that it was "one of the best senior pranks."

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DOL and DOE May Merge
The Trump administration has certainly made some major - and mostly pro-employer - changes to Department of Labor (DOL) regs, but those changes pale in comparison to what the 
administration hopes to do to the agency next.
In the White House's "Delivering Government Reform Plan and Reorganization Recommendations," the Trump administration announced it hopes to merge the DOL with the Department of Education.
Under the proposal, the two agencies would combine to form the Department of Education and Workforce. The goal of the merger: to improve efficiency by sharing the two government resources.
Although specific details are scant at this stage, improved communication and efficiency through shared government resources is being touted as one of the primary reasons for the merger.
If combined, the new agency would be responsible for meeting the needs of U.S. workers through the entire employment life-cycle - beginning with their initial education and skills development, tasks currently handled by the Dept. of Education.
Jared Bilski - hrmorning.com       
One Minute Ideas
5 Tips for Making Things Stick in Your Brain
1. Go Against Habit - If you really want to remember something critical, intentionally break the routine surrounding it.  Suppose you keep forgetting to back up your computer at night.  And let's say you always keep your keys in your right-hand pocket.  Put them in your left pocket in the morning so when you are ready to leave you have to break your pattern.  The odd feeling acts like a string around your finger, making you aware that something needs to be done.
2. Get More Sleep - Your brain needs downtime to stay sharp.  If you don't get enough sleep, you'll tax your memory and start forgetting things.
3. Create Stories in Your Mind - Names and numbers by themselves can be easily forgotten if there is little or no context involved.  As you are being introduced to new information, be aware of the surroundings and any possible details you can associate with the specific information.
4. Write Things Down - The pen is mightier than the board when it comes to encoding the brain.  The actual act of physically writing something down helps to register text in your mind where you can recover it later.
5. Get Creative - Make up poems, songs and other mnemonics to lock important facts in your memory.  They can be very powerful tools.  How many of us still use the 30 days has September poem from childhood to figure out the number of days in each month?
Kevin Daum, Inc. Magazine
Life Lessons...  
A management consultant on holiday in an African fishing village watched a little fishing boat dock at the marina.  Noting the quantity of the fish, the consultant asked the fisherman how long it had taken to catch them.  "Not very long." answered the fisherman.  "Then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the consultant.  The fisherman explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and the needs of his family.  The consultant asked, "But what do you do with the rest of your time?"  "I sleep late, spend time with my family, have an afternoon nap under a coconut tree.  In the evenings, I go into the community hall to see my friends and have a few drinks.  I have a full and happy life." replied the fisherman.  

The consultant replied, "I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you...... You should start by fishing longer every day.  You can then sell the extra fish you catch.  With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.  With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have a large fleet.  Instead of selling your fish to a middleman, you can negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant.  You can then leave this little village and move to the city from where you can direct your huge enterprise."  "How long would that take?" asked the fisherman.  "Oh, ten, maybe twenty years." replied the consultant. "And after that?" asked the fisherman.   "After that?  After that you'll be able to retire, move out to a small village by the sea, sleep in late every day, spend time with your family, go fishing, take afternoon naps under a coconut tree, and spend relaxing evenings having drinks with friends..."
Caramelized Chorizo Dip (low-carb)

16oz fresh chorizo (or spicy Italian sausage)
8oz cream cheese
½ C mayonnaise
1T butter
1 C yellow onion, sliced
½ C green onions, diced
1 C shredded mozzarella cheese

Pre-heat the oven 350°.
Slice the yellow onions into thin, half-moon shaped slices, and set aside.   Thinly dice the green onions.   Soften the cream cheese in the microwave for 30 seconds. Add mayonnaise, shredded mozzarella, green onions, salt, and pepper to the cream cheese, and set aside.   Remove the casings from the chorizo (or spicy sausage); saute over medium heat until cooked through and crumbled.   Add the butter to a separate pan and melt over low heat. Cook the onions until dark brown and caramelized.   Add the chorizo or sausage, and onions to the mixing bowl with the cream cheese; stir until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.   Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray, add the dip mixture and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve with tortilla or pita chips, or crackers


Inspirational Quote
The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.