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Section 2, part 2

(1) If you’re a nurse and/or know of one, check this online course out for 30+ CNEs. (Please share it with 437 of your closest nursing friends, relatives or colleagues.)


(2) Why we think we’re better investors than we are

(3) Barbara F. in PA:  You out-did yourself in the joke dept. this week [BLAINESWORLD #1016]!!

(4) Paula L. in NC:  Thanks for the newsletter, and congratulations on Tokyo! Beautiful!

(5) Don’t grade schools on grit

(6) Janeen R. in PA: I think your new cat is adorable, however, which one in your Blainesworld is the COOL CAT?

(7) Getting workers to save more for retirement

(7) Dov Hoch in Israel: We are seeking companies with 25 – 500 employees in any industry and location.  — key contacts are  HR director; in smaller shops it would be the CEO or the CFO.

Welltika is a free enterprise wellness management platform that creates a measurably healthier workforce and reduces healthcare and insurance costs

 The platform provides HR managers in small and medium sized business the employee engagement tools and access to the health benefits of multi-billion dollar companies. It applies social media, gaming and rewards to motivate employees to be healthier and directly converts better workforce health into lower insurance premiums, less claims and of ‘course more productivity  
The free platform includes an (i) HR Manager’s computer console that engages employees with gaming, social media and sports psychology to motivate healthier habits and (ii) an employee smartphone app branded with your company logo to offer workers a suite of health benefits while motivating them to get healthier.
 It is easy to use and can be installed in 5 minutes. The only things you need to roll it out to every worker is your company logo.  It is fully SAAS so there are no special IT requirements.  
Happy to answer any questions you might have — please feel fee to call me at anytime:  (914) 775-5631

(8) A Dirty Little Secret: Your “Organic” Strawberries Aren’t Really Organic



Section 12A, NC events

(1) “What’s Goin’ On,” Motown, Blues and a touch of Jazz from the 60s and 70s sung by Sidney Barnes with the Echoes in Rhythm band lead by Richard Shulman.

Wednesday, April 6 at 8:30 PM
Isis Restaurant and Music Hall
743 Haywood Rd, West Asheville, North Carolina

Favorite Motown and Blues songs including “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” “People Get Ready” and “Every Day I Have the Blues,” sung with heart and soul.

Limited Tables are available with dinner reservation. Seating / Standing is otherwise available first come first serve. Call Isis at 828-575-2737 for reservations.


(3)  A capella fest
Saturday, April 23 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Diana Wortham Theatre
2 S Pack Sq, Asheville, North Carolina

Two action packed hours of amazing a cappella music from multiple genres and performers. Traditional barbershop to pop a cappella, Doowop to Celtic. Bring a friend and enjoy a wonderful evening of entertainment featuring all local talent. Our performers will include The Land of the Sky Chorus, regional quartet champs Supersonic, ShBoom, Morrison and Park, AHS A Cappella (AH-cappella from Asheville High), and The FortissiMamas of UNCA. Don’t miss! #avlmusic



Section 12B, PA/NJ events


For tickets or more information, please contact: Danny Kahn at