THE LEGAL NAVIGATOR APRIL 2022
FROM THE DESK OF Mike Bryan
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I’ve heard my fair share of weird April Fools’ pranks, but now that I’ve looked into it, I can’t deny it: Food brands take it to a whole new level. You wouldn't expect Peeps to get into the April Fool’s spirit … until they announced cauliflower-flavored Peeps. Gross, right? Maybe not as gross as guacamole toothpaste. Here's seven of the weirdest pranks pulled off by America’s favorite food brands. ‘Creamy’ Skincare by Kraft In 2021, Kraft Food announced a brand-new, cheese-inspired skincare line with an unforgettable motto: “Discover your skin’s natural, creamy complexion.” The line, named V by Velveeta, has its own website for customers to “be added to the product waitlist.” The website, however, reveals it’s a prank, calling the line the “hottest skincare line to never drop.” Sourdough Campaign by Burger King Creating a sourdough starter was all the rage during the pandemic, so it made sense that big fast-food chains like Burger King would want to get in on the action, right? Burger King put out an ad campaign that announced a new menu full of sourdough sandwiches, including sourdough Hershey Pies and Mini Shakes. They even changed their Twitter bio to “puttin’ everything on sourdough since 2021,” even though it was all a prank. Guacamole Toothpaste by Chosen Foods You may recognize Chosen Foods if you shop for avocado products. They produce a variety of guacamoles, salsas, oils, dressings, mayos, and more. But on April 1, 2021, they tweeted about a new addition to their lineup: guacamole toothpaste. The announcement says that their guacamole paste is “guaranteed to brighten your smile, enlighten your taste buds and freshen your breath with aromatic #savory flavors.” No thanks! The Land of the Free — And Weird Food-Related Pranks! 7 Best Pranks by US Food Brands
This month I interviewed Katie Ware, Sales Director at
Primrose Retirement Community here in Zanesville. Primrose offers various levels of care including assisted living, independent living and townhome villas. During our
interview, Katie explains in detail about what to expect when touring Primrose. She also explains the levels of care they provide, types of therapy and social activities.
Please click the link below to watch the interview, www. swbwlawfirm.com/ primrose-retirement- communities. I hope you enjoy the interview. Have a great month!
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Cauliflower Bunnies by Green Giant and Peeps Would two giant food brands collaborate just to pull off a prank? Apparently, yes! Green Giant and Peeps decided to team up and announce cauliflower-flavored Peeps. Believe it or not, some people were hopeful about cauliflower Peeps being real! Unfortunately, in the fictional world where these actually exist, these Peeps would be flavored cauliflower instead of made with them. That means you’d still be eating the same amount of carbs (6.5 grams) per marshmallow chicken with all the savory flavor of cauliflower. ‘Smoup’ by Heinz There are few American food brands more iconic than Heinz, but thankfully, this April Fools’ product is no runner-up in their most iconic offerings. For 2021’s April Fools’ Day, Heinz announced “Smoup” (smoothie plus soup), a drink that combines their popular tomato soup and Innocent’s strawberry banana smoothie. Given that Campbell’s Tomato Soup Cake recipe was trending during the pandemic, this prank tricked a surprising number of people.
Lip Balm by Pringles You know the odd tingling sensation on your lips from eating sea salt and vinegar chips? Don’t you wish that you could experience that discomfort on a daily basis? If you said yes, then we’re afraid you’ll have to rely on the old-fashioned method. Pringles Tingles by Pringles, a lip balm flavored like Pringles’ Sea Salt and Vinegar chips, was announced in April 2021 but didn’t make it into the real world. Cereal Mac & Cheese by Banza Known for their protein-filled chickpea pasta, Banza could’ve made another name for itself as the first brand to introduce cereal-flavored mac and cheese! Thankfully, they didn’t — and the colorful image of rainbow cereal in a bowl of mac and cheese didn’t entice me to wish otherwise. I’ve mentioned the few that stuck out the most to me, but do you have any favorite brand pranks? I’d love to hear yours!
3 Insane Events That Happened at Augusta National Golf Club
Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, is one of the most famous golf courses in the world. The golf club was constructed back in 1933 and has enthralled golfers of every skill level. Augusta is mostly known for the Masters Tournament, one of the four major championships on the PGA Tour.
after Harris refused to speak to him over the phone, then the police handled the situation from there. Reagan returned the next day to play an uninterrupted round.
The Years Without the Masters During World War II, golf was one of the last things people thought about. After seeing the bulk of their members sent overseas to fight in the war, the owners of the course came up with an alternative way to make money. They decided to allow cattle and turkeys to roam the course before they were ready for market. It took years for the foliage to return to playing shape. Death and Return At the 2018 Masters, a man named Johnny Pruitt got to live his dream by attending the championship as a spectator. He never made it to his seat though as an irregular heartbeat stopped his heart. Pruitt was taken from the course,
In its nearly 90-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has seen some crazy events. From hostage situations to near- death experiences, there’s no shortage of unbelievable stories that have taken place on the course. Below you’ll find three of the most bizarre events that have occured at this golf club. Ronald Reagan’s Bizarre 1983 Round Many presidents throughout our country’s history have enjoyed the game of golf, and
Ronald Reagan was no exception. While Reagan was in the middle of a round at Augusta, a man named Charles Harris rammed his pickup truck through a locked gate, stormed into the pro shop, took five hostages, and demanded to speak with the president. Reagan left the course
and his heart was restarted with a defibrillator before he went into a coma. He awoke from the coma a week later, and Augusta invited him back to attend the 2019 Masters.
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Take Your Internal Pep Talks Up a Notch With Tips From ‘Chatter’
You probably know about the benefits of positive self-talk, but have you mastered it? If not — or if you’ve never heard that phrase — "Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It" by Ethan Kross may be the most important book you read in 2022. Positive self-talk is something most of us engage in daily. It’s the “you can do this” nudge you give yourself to combat dark thoughts like “I don’t know what I’m doing” and “no one will take me seriously” before a big presentation. But few resources give you precise strategies for how to engage in positive self-talk effectively so you can make those negative impulses go away. “Chatter” is an exception to the rule, perhaps because it was written by an actual psychologist! Leaning heavily on scientific research and engaging case studies, Kross offers concrete tips for reducing negative thoughts (what he calls “chatter”) and giving your self- confidence a boost. One of his biggest tips, which drives a big chunk of the book, is the importance of creating “mental distance” during your internal pep talks.
perspective. Kross goes over several ways to do this, including trying to
“look back” at your current situation from one, five, or 10 years later; comparing this hurdle to tougher ones in your life; and shifting your internal monologue to third person so you can try talking to yourself as if you were
your own friend. With these strategies, we can transform our thoughts, rather than avoid them.
Of course, those suggestions just scratch the surface of what’s offered in the book. Kross also goes over how to help your friends, colleagues, and employees eliminate chatter, and how mastering your inner voice will help you thrive under pressure. The magazine Inc. named “Chatter” one of the "4 Business Books That Will Accelerate Your Success In 2022” — don’t miss it.
Mental distance is exactly what it sounds like — stepping back mentally from your worries and problems so you can gain a new
Take a Break!
Pecan Cream Pie
Inspired by TogetherAsFamily.com
• 1 9-inch uncooked pie crust • 1 cup heavy whipping cream • 1/4 cup powdered sugar • 2 8-oz bars of cream cheese, softened
• 1/2 cup light brown sugar • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans, divided
1. Cook pie crust according to package instructions. 2. In a small bowl, combine heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar. Beat for several minutes with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. 3. In a separate larger bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Beat together until combined and creamy. 4. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and stir together until combined. Stir in 1 cup of chopped pecans. 5. With a spatula, spread mixture into the baked and cooled pie crust.
Sprinkle the remaining pecans on top of the pie. 6. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving.
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE From the Desk of Mike Bryan PAGE 1 American Food Brands Pull Some of the Best Pranks PAGE 1 3 Insane Events That Happened at Augusta National Golf Club PAGE 2 ‘Chatter’: Your Guide to Thriving Under Pressure PAGE 3 Take a Break PAGE 3 Pecan Cream Pie PAGE 3 Secret, Beautiful Vacation Spots in the US PAGE 4
Shh! This Is Our Little Secret … Hidden Vacation Getaway Gems in the US
Who says you need to travel abroad for a glamorous or exciting vacation? We have so many incredible spots within the U.S.! From coast to coast, here are three underrated domestic, family-friendly vacation spots you just might be missing out on. Best for Families: Broken Bow, Oklahoma Travel Distance: 3 hours by car from Dallas, TX, or Tulsa, OK Best Time to Visit: Late spring or fall Thanks to its location by Broken Bow Lake, you’ll be surrounded by forest and wildlife in almost any cabin or Airbnb you book in the area. The Wildlife Museum, BigFoot Speedway (a go-kart racing track), and Beaver’s Bend Mining Company (a kid-friendly geology center to learn about rocks, minerals, and the area’s mining history) are great attractions on top of the awesome hiking and lakeside outdoor activities available. Best for Beach Vacationers: Jekyll Island, Georgia Travel Distance: 1.5 hours by car from Savannah, GA, or 1.25 hours by car from Jacksonville, FL Best Time to Visit: Fall
for anyone looking for serenity and adventure. With over 10 miles of white sand beaches, and much of it undeveloped, you’ll get a very natural, tranquil experience with excellent seafood and Southern-style dining options.
Best for Quiet Paradise Seekers: Silver Falls State Park, Oregon Travel Distance: 1.25 hours by car from Portland, OR Best Time to Visit: Summer Oregon is already known for its spectacular waterfalls, but if you want to find a quiet oasis of cascading waterfalls and lush scenery, look no further than Silver Falls State Park. Set off on a 9-mile hiking trail loop named Trail of Ten Falls to see all 10 waterfalls. If you choose to stay overnight, the campgrounds include a gorgeous forested setting with spacious sites, nice bathrooms, and options for tent or RV camping. These sites often require a little over an hour’s drive, but that’s why they are perfect for quiet and enjoyable vacations. Consider giving them a try!
This island used to be a private escape for wealthy families in the 1880s — and it shows. It’s a unique vacation spot on the East Coast
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