Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Trivia

Food for Thought: Halloween trivia to trick your friends

Halloween used to be associated with ghosts and goblins, but nowadays it's all about tricks and treats.

So with that in mind and Halloween just days away, here's some trivia from the U.S. Census Bureau to stump your family and friends:

-- How many children age 5 to 13 will be out ringing doorbells this year? More than 36 million, and more if you add in toddlers and older youths who also go trick-or-treating.

-- How many pounds of pumpkins do growers produce? About 1.1 billion pounds in an average year, the same amount growers sent to market in 2008.

-- Where does all the candy come from? There are over 1,200 confectionery manufacturers producing chocolate- and cocoa-based treats in the U.S., plus 466 that are turning out candy corn and other nonchocolate goodies.

-- Who eats all these delicious morsels? We all do. Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2008 was 23.8 pounds.

That's a lot of candy!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Daylight Savings Time History

Daylight Savings Time 2009 is Sunday November 1, 2009.

Two years ago, Daylight Savings Time 2009 was switched from the last Sunday of October to the first Sunday of November.

Did You Know…?
Daylight Savings Time is the invention of Benjamin Franklin from his 18th century Parisian days, he figured that to increase the number of productive daylight hours, during the seasons when the sunlight shines early, that if you bring the clock back you can gain an additional hour of sunlight in the morning.
However, it wasn’t Benjamin Franklin who gave it an actual start; instead, the practice was born of necessity during World War I and II. The practicality of his idea came into play during these wars, when scarcity and rationing were the operative words. By following their normal routines, and by going to bed hours after sundown, people relied upon artificially generated light, which depleted the scarce reserves of fuel in its generation. Germany realized that this precious commodity could better be used to serve the war effort, and instituted the first daylight saving laws in 1915. Those who refused to comply with the lights out curfew faced punishment.

England followed suit in 1916, and, finally, the United States, in 1918. The United States reinstated the daylight saving laws on a national basis during World War II. The close of the war ended the law’s necessity, but the national habit continued on a voluntary basis. Daylight saving time had taken root in our society, and was now the norm. Of course, daylight saving time never affected the farmer, whose livelihood dictates that he adheres to the old adage “Early to bed, early to rise.”
The next time you change your clocks is March 14 2010 – the second Sunday in March.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Unlocking The Power of The Subconscious Mind

The most common and easy to master technique of reaching the subconscious is through positive affirmations. Whether for losing weight or increasing self confidence, positive affirmations can be applied to any aspect of your life. By inculcating a positive self esteem and confidence in your subconscious, you will be able to affect the conscious mind as well.

The subconscious mind is thus, more powerful and effective than most people give it credit for. For example, positive affirmation simply activates the subconscious mind to allow it to function at its peak, handling the everyday matters. It is able to do so by imprinting messages into your subconscious through constant repetition.

By accessing your subconscious mind, you are strengthening the linkage between the conscious and the subconscious, allowing you to achieve many things. These include getting rid of negative thoughts, unhealthy habits, and boosting your self confidence and other abilities.

Unlocking the power of your subconscious mind is a simple process, requiring only your willingness and effort. Below are 3 simple steps you can take to start on making your subconscious mind work for you:

1. What Drives You
Identify the reason that motivates you to work hard and excel in life. Without knowing what makes you tick, you will be unable to recover the same level of drive when faced with setbacks or discouraged. Being able to unlock your subconscious mind depends on knowing what you want, before you can achieve it.

2. Create a Strategy
When you are able to identify what drives you, you will be better equipped to draw out your possible options and make the relevant decisions that will help you achieve your goals. Without a strategy, you will be unable to chart a clear path and risk going off track.

3. Perseverance and Passion
Once you have decided on a course of action, immerse yourself in it. With passion and a strong focus, you will be able to realize your goals, fueled by perseverance.

With these 3 steps, you will be well on your way towards unlocking the power of the subconscious mind and making it work for you.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Google Wave

About Google Wave:

Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation
and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.
What is a wave?

A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.

A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

Click Here to request an invitation to Google Wave

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Want a FREE T-Shirt? Send us a video!

Want a FREE t-shirt? Send us a short testimonial video on how Mr. Duey's music has helped you. Students tell us what songs you like, teachers tell us how you use it in class. You can even upload it to your YouTube account and then we will post it on Mr. Duey's YouTube Channel. We will also throw in an autograph Mr. Duey poster. Just upload or email us a testimonial video and email us with your contact. Mr. Duey will send out a FREE t-shirt and an autograph poster to you. Thanks fans! - send videos to

Friday, October 9, 2009

1 Billion Views on YouTube

On they just announced that there is 1 billion views per day on Head on over to YouTube right now and there’s a minor change that’s sure to catch your eye: the site’s logo has been modified to include a new “1BN” banner, with the words “1 billion views per day!” beneath it. It’s obviously a huge milestone for the site, but it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise — back in June reports that YouTube was seeing over 1.2 billion views a day, and it’s likely above that by now. That's a lot of videos being watched. Go to Mr. Duey's Channel Now!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Mr. Duey - Funny Studio Moments Creating CD

Little Inspiration

Today is about a little inspiration. We all need someone who inspires us to do better than we know how. Here’s what I say: You have two paths you can take. You can be down about school, work, life, friends and complain all day about it. Or you can enjoy your life and appreciate the moments you have because life goes fast. Whether it’s enjoying video games, movies, music, friends, family, vacations, just enjoy every little bit.

Stop complaining and being down about things you have no control over. It’s drawing negative energy around you and projecting that to the world. If you are complaining or saying I can’t, then that’s all that’s going to happen to you. It’s not going to happen.

For example, if you wake up in the morning and say “today is going be a boring day”, “I don’t feel good”, or “I don’t like school”, then the day isn’t going to like you either. Sorry, that’s the way it works. Stop drawing negative energy. Did you know it takes the same amount of time to say something positive then to say something negative? Well think about it. Today is going to be a great day. Today is going to bad day.

Make today great. Try this once. Tomorrow morning when you wake up, look in the mirror and say, “today is going to be a great day”. Help somebody out. Do a little something extra that you normally wouldn’t do for someone. Keep in mind, No complaining. No negative thoughts for the entire day no matter how bad it is. Find the good in it and comment about the positive side. Try this and see if you have a happy and successful day. Let me know how your day was?

Friday, October 2, 2009