The Stano Law Firm July 2019

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July 2019

44 FUN FACTS ABOUT PRESIDENTS

FROM THE DESK OF Paul Stano

THE FREEDOM TO CHOOSE ... OR NOT

To Impress Your Friends and Relatives

As I think about Independence Day, it occurs to me that the freedoms our forefathers fought for all had to do with choice and the ability to have a say in how we choose to live our lives. Too many people around the world don’t have this ability. So many of my friends and neighbors who have choices forfeit them. This puts their adult children and grandchildren in a terrible position, having to make difficult and expensive decisions about their loved one’s long-term care. So on this Independence Day, stop and think about the many choices you have. And remember that NOT choosing is a choice. Think about how you want to live your life, how you intend to pursue happiness, and how you can ease the worry and stress on your loved ones by choosing how YOU want to handle your long-term care. Come to one of our weekly seminars to learn about ALL your choices! Call and register today: 440-888-6448 or visit StanoSeminars.com

Can you name all 44 U.S. presidents? By most estimates, only about 1% of Americans know the name of every person who’s held the country’s highest office. To helpmake you a member of that exclusive club, here is one fun fact about each of our commanders in chief just in time for the Fourth of July.

Despite appearing to have worn a wig, George Washington’s hair was entirely his own. The stark white color was the result of careful powdering. John Adams was a prolific writer of love letters. We know of more than 1,000 correspondences between him and his wife, Abigail. Thomas Jeffersonmaintained a well-stocked wine cellar. In fact, he was one of early America’s foremost experts on the beverage. James Madison was America’s smallest president in terms of stature. He stood 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighed about 100 pounds. Washington isn’t the only future president in the famous painting“Washington Crossing the Delaware.”If you look closely, you’ll see James Madison holding the flag. John Quincy Adams was the only president to serve in the House of Representatives after his time in the Oval Office. Andrew Jackson challenged over 100 men to duels during his lifetime but killed only one. Known as Old Kinderhook, MartinVan Buren’s campaign slogan popularized the term“OK.” WilliamHenry Harrison was the first president to die in office. He fell ill of either typhoid or pneumonia and passed away only 31 days into his tenure. After his time as president, JohnTyler ran for Confederate office.

Many viewed him as a traitor at the time of his death. James K. Polk was a temperate man who didn’t have time for fun and games. He even banned dancing in theWhite House. Zachary Taylor contracted cholera from a bowl of cherries served withmilk. He died five days after being exposed. Millard Fillmore once personally helped put out a fire at the Library of Congress. During his lifetime, many people believed Franklin Pierce ran over a woman with his carriage. Historians dispute the validity of this story. Every single president has beenmarried at some point except James Buchannan, who remained a bachelor until his dying day. Abraham Lincoln is enshrined in the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, having won over 300 matches. No president had humbler beginnings than Andrew Johnson. He spent two years as an indentured servant before running away with his brother. What does the“S.”stand for in Ulysses S. Grant? Nothing, it’s just an“S.” In 1880, Rutherford B. Hayes became the first sitting president to lay eyes on the Pacific Ocean.

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James Garfield was ambidextrous and would often write different documents with both hands, sometimes inmultiple languages. Long before Obama, Chester A. Arthur was the victimof spurious claims that he wasn’t born in America. Grover Cleveland remains the only president to serve nonconsecutive terms. Electricity was very new during Benjamin Harrison’s presidency. Harrison was skeptical of the new technology and refused to touch light switches as a result. Speaking of new technologies, William McKinley was the first president to take a ride in an automobile. Teddy Roosevelt used to hold impromptu boxingmatches with his aides, encouraging them to punch him as hard as possible. Due to his habit of dozing off during meetings, WilliamHowardTaft was dubbed “Sleeping Beauty”by his wife, Nellie. WoodrowWilson loved golf somuch that he’d paint golf balls black so he could play during winter.

He may be a footnote in presidential history, butWarren G. Harding wore size 19 shoes. Calvin Coolidge wins the award for weirdest presidential pets. He kept two raccoons named Reuben and Rebecca at theWhite House. Herbert Hoover and his wife often spoke in Mandarin to keep their conversations secret. FDR is America’s most famous philatelist. He collected stamps from the age of 8 onward. Harry Truman wanted to provide universal health insurance and double the minimum wage, two issues that are still discussed to this day. All of the boys in Dwight D. Eisenhower’s house were called“Ike,”a nickname which stuck with Eisenhower for the rest of his life. JFK won a Purple Heart and a Pulitzer Prize, and no other president has been awarded both honors before or since. In lieu of a meeting room, Lyndon B. Johnson would often give instructions to his staff from the toilet.

Richard Nixon never learned to readmusic, but he could skillfully play five instruments. No president was a better athlete than Gerald Ford. He received offers to play for two different NFL teams. Jimmy Carter gave up a career in the military to run his family’s peanut farm. Joan Quigley, Ronald Reagan’s in-house astrologer, helped set the president’s schedule. George H.W. Bush celebratedmany of his birthdays by skydiving. After hearing MLK’s“I have a dream” speech, a young Bill Clinton was moved tomemorize it. GeorgeW. Bush holds the records for both the highest and lowest approval ratings in history. Despite his good looks, Barack Obama was denied a place in a Harvard calendar of campus hunks. In one of his less successful business ventures, DonaldTrump attempted to brand bottled water with his name.

FOOD FOR A CLEARMIND What We Can Learn From Cooking Without Alliums

Can you imagine cooking without alliums, aka garlic, onions, chives, or leeks? In Buddhist temples in Korea, avoiding alliums is something that has been practiced for hundreds of years. Days are filled with prayer, meditation, and meals centered on vegetables and fermented foods — no meat, fish, or alliums. Monks and nuns who live in these temples cook with intention, to keep a clear mind and a healthy body. As one nun explains, “The food creates the entire human being.” A typical temple meal might include rice, mushroom fritters, fried potatoes, kimchi, fermented radishes, marinated tofu, and crispy greens. Despite missing the ingredients so many of us rely on for flavor, anyone who’s tried temple food attests to how aromatic and delicious it is. How is this achieved? With fermented foods, carefully aged sauces, and fresh ingredients picked straight from the source. Many temples grow their own food and use what’s in season, preserving vegetables and fruits at the end of summer to sustain them through the winter. Soy sauce

is traditionally fermented in large jars throughout the year and can be aged for 50 years or more to elicit the deep umami flavor that makes temple cuisine so flavorful. Each meal is intended to be fulfilling and nourishing so residents can focus on their meditation and prayers. Several different cultures and religions, including Buddhism and Ayurvedic medicine, have traditionally avoided alliums because the pungent properties in them are believed to distract the mind. Those following a low-FODMAP diet (a diet restricting foods not well absorbed by the small intestine) and those suffering from IBS also opt to cut alliums from their diet to improve digestion. It may be worth avoiding alliums for a day or two and noting how you feel. Maybe, like the nuns and monks in Korea, you’ll find yourself graced with a clear mind and a happy belly.`

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GETMORE OUT OF YOUR GRILL THIS SUMMER 3 Foods Made for Grilling

During the summer, the backyard grill becomes the place to be. It’s the best site for sharing grilled meat and memories. But as you grill this summer, why not take a step out of your “meat comfort zone?” Whether you prefer gas or charcoal, just about any backyard grill can be transformed into an all-purpose, high-temperature oven. Get ready to kick some of your favorite foods up a notch! Here are three foods that are great for grilling. PIZZA Making your own pizza at home is incredibly easy. You can make your own dough or buy it at the grocery store. Roll it out, add all your favorite toppings, then toss it on the grill. Just make sure your pizza will fit on the grill first! You may need to make smaller personal pizzas if you have a smaller grill. Pro Tip: The hotter you can get your grill, the better. At 500–600 F, it may only take a few minutes to completely cook the pizza, so don’t leave the grill. This is the best time to use a pizza stone (if you have one) to ensure a golden-brown crust, but you can place the pizza directly on the grill.

rolls, or full loaves with just about any bread recipe. It all comes down to time and temperature control. 500 F tends to be a safe bet. If it’s too hot, you’ll overbake the outside while the inside remains raw. SALSA You can kick up the flavor of any homemade salsa by first grilling each ingredient you want in your salsa, such as tomatoes, jalapeño, onion, or garlic. This includes salsa with fruit, such as mangoes or peaches. Allow each ingredient to get a light char, but be sure to remove the charred skin of the tomatoes after grilling. Leaving it on can result in a burnt flavor rather than a smoky one.

BREAD There’s nothing like making your own artisan bread at home, and you can do it right in the grill. You can create your own flatbread,

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JUICY LUCY SLIDERS Inspired by Food & Wine magazine

The Juicy Lucy is a burger with cheese hiding in the patty, and it is a staple in Minnesota. We think it should be a Fourth of July favorite nationwide.

Ingredients

2 lbs. ground chuck beef, 20% lean 8 slices melting cheese (like American, Swiss, Muenster, or cheddar)

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16 small potato rolls, toasted Salt and pepper, to taste

Your favorite burger accompaniments

Directions

1. Divide beef into 16 evenly sized balls. 2. Rip cheese into roughly equal pieces, creating 16 equal portions. 3. Using your index finger, create a small indentation in each ball. 4. Fill indention with cheese and pinch meat around to seal. Then gently form balls into 3/4-inch-thick patties. Season patties. 5. Meanwhile, heat a cast-iron skillet to medium-high. 6. Lightly coat skillet with oil and cook patties in batches. Brown one side undisturbed, about 3 minutes. Carefully flip and cook until desired doneness, about 3 minutes for medium. 7. Serve on toasted potato rolls with your favorite accompaniments.

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE From the Desk of Paul Stano PAGE 1 The Men Who’ve Sat in the Oval Office PAGE 1 Food for a Clear Mind PAGE 2 Get Even More Out of Your Grill This Grilling Season! PAGE 3 Take a Break PAGE 3 Juicy Lucy Sliders PAGE 3 3 Free Apps to Help You Catch Those Z’s PAGE 4

INSOMNIACSUNITE

3 Free Apps to Help You Catch Those Z’s Everyone with a smartphone has heard time and time again that looking at your phone before bed is a bad idea. According to the National Sleep Foundation, “The use of electronic devices in the bedroom further disrupts the natural pattern of the sleep-wake cycle” primarily because of the blue light emitted from the screen. While most scientific data pertaining to sleep recommends you place your phone in another room overnight, those who toss and turn regardless of phone location might benefit from using technology rather than tucking it away. Here are three FREE sleep apps that might help you get to dreamland faster.

can stem from a multitude of factors, but snoring tends to be the most common. The Snore Report app records through the night to detect any snoring sounds and then provides the user with an overview of the previous night’s recording, including an index to determine snore intensity. Using this app might not help you fall asleep faster, but it could offer helpful information about why you aren’t able to stay asleep.

PZIZZ

While there are many apps that claim to help people fall asleep quicker, very few are programmed to prevent sleepers from growing bored of the same monotonous soundtracks. Pzizz combines music, sound effects, and binaural beats, and an embedded algorithm generates a slightly different track each time you use it.

SLEEP CYCLE ALARM CLOCK

Instead of setting an alarm to jolt you out of sleep at a specific time, choose a window of time to wake up with the Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock. The app will sense your sleep movements and ring an alarm when you’re in the lightest stage of sleep. This way, you’ll wake at the optimal time, feeling refreshed rather than groggy.

SNORE REPORT

Many troubled sleepers who are able to fall asleep are jolted awake shortly afterward. The inability to stay asleep throughout the night

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