02/16/16 RTIR E-zine: Scalia Death, Healthy Hearts, Winter Skin

February 16, 2016

[fname] — Scalia Death, Healthy Hearts, Winter Skin
01. Scalia Death – Should Justices have Term Limits?
02. What Happens with Just Eight Justices?
03. GRAMMY Wrap-Up
04. Music & Politics – Do Musicians Make Better Presidents?
05. GOP Vs. Dems – Who Has Better Mental Health?
06. Obama’s Opioid Efforts are Doomed
07. It’s Not too Late to Lower 2015 Taxes
08. The Forgotten Children of the Congo
09. Sports Illustrated – Finally Celebrating Body Diversity
10. February is Healthy Heart Month
11. Better Beauty – Fight Winter Skin Havoc
12. Can’t Lose Weight? It Could Be Hormones
13. A Different Type of Psychic – Medical Intuitive
14. Stay Positive in a Negative World
15. Understand the Stars to Understand Yourself

1. ==> Scalia Death – Should Justices have Term Limits?

With Justice Antonin Scalia’s death this weekend, and
its nearly instantaneous politicization, it’s worth
asking why we don’t subject our high court justices to
limited terms or mandatory retirement ages — like
nearly every other country in the world. According to
David Garrow, one reason for term limits is declining
mental ability. “The history of the Court is replete
with repeated instances of justices casting decisive
votes or otherwise participating actively in the
Court’s work when their colleagues and/or families had
serious doubts about their mental capacities Contrary
to conventional wisdom among legal scholars and
historians, a thorough survey of Supreme Court
historiography reveals that mental decrepitude has been
an even more frequent problem on the twentieth-century
Court than it was during the nineteenth.” Many
proponents say term limits would mean a Court that more
accurately reflects the changes and judgments of
society. David Garrow is professor of law & history and
distinguished faculty scholar at the University of
Pittsburgh School of Law. Contact him at

2. ==> What Happens with Just Eight Justices?

Partisan bickering and maneuvering aside, one of the
finer details surrounding the conundrum is what,
exactly, happens on the Supreme Court when there are
just eight justices and a ruling ends in a 4-4
stalemate? Adam Winkler, a law professor at the
University of California Los Angeles, says there’s
nothing all that rare about only having eight justices
on the bench. “Over American history the size of the
court has varied from six members to 10 members to
seven members to nine members,” he said. “There’s
nothing magic about nine.” Winkler also predicted that
“there’s almost no chance” that President Barack Obama
will be able to replace Scalia with a left-of-center
justice, saying that he believes that the Supreme Court
will only have eight justices over the next year. Adam
Winkler is a specialist in American constitutional law.
His scholarship has been cited and quoted in landmark
Supreme Court cases, including opinions on the Second
Amendment and on corporate political speech rights.
He’s appeared on CNN, NBC Nightly News, the Newshour,
ABC News, All Things Considered, Marketplace, and
public radio stations across the country. Contact him
at (310) 463-2447; winkler@law.ucla.edu

3. ==> GRAMMY Wrap-Up

GRAMMYs were handed out during the music industry’s
biggest night at the Los Angeles Staples Center.
Invite pop culture expert Lisa Durden to talk about the
show and the performances as well as who won, who
should have won, and whether the awards really reflect
the music industry today. Lisa Durden is a pop
culture/political commentator who shares her frank
views on hot topics on many TV and radio programs.
Contact Mark Goldman at (516) 639-0988;

4. ==> Music & Politics – Do Musicians Make Better Presidents?

The topic of politics is hot right now, but Vincent
James says there’s one aspect of the candidates we
haven’t heard yet – their affiliation with music and
the arts. He’ll discuss which of the current
presidential candidates are musicians and take a look
at some of our musical presidents of the past. Vincent
will reveal interesting musical tidbits like which
current candidate claims to have given a 2nd grade
music teacher a black eye and which one is married to a
world-famous musician. James Vincent is the founder of
Keep Music Alive and author of the book “88+ Ways Music
Can Change Your Life” featuring over 150 inspirational
music stories from around the world including a number
of celebrities. Contact him at (610) 812-5231 (PA);
5. ==> GOP Vs. Dems – Who Has Better Mental Health?

No doubt about it–one’s values and outlook on life can
lead to greater emotional well-being–or cynicism and
unhappiness. There are key differences in philosophy
between Republicans and Democrats on the right way to
conduct one’s life and create optimal conditions for
the majority of people. Which ways of thinking improves
psychological health? Which impede personal growth?
According to psychologist Dr. Paul Coleman,
“Emotionally healthy people meet life’s challenges
head-on with determination and creativity, bounce back
from defeats, extend themselves for others, and view
life as positive and meaningful despite adversity.” In
30 years of practice he’s noticed that the people who
are the most stressed, most unhappy, and whose
relationships get most complicated, must change their
outlook and approach to life in key ways. Which changes
are more aligned with a Democrat or Republican
philosophy? Have your listeners take the quiz and
decide! Paul Coleman, Ph.D., is the author of 12 books
including “Finding Peace When Your Heart Is in Pieces”
Contact him at (845) 546-1206

6. ==> Obama’s Opioid Efforts are Doomed

President Barack Obama intends to add $1.1 billion to
the 2017 budget to counteract the insidious opioid
addiction and overdose epidemic in the United States.
While some might welcome the news, pain treatment
expert Cindy Perlin says, “The president’s initiative,
like most proposed by the mainstream medical community
and other politicians, is doomed to failure because it
is akin to closing the barn door after the horses have
already escaped.” Since many addicts started as pain
patients, Perlin says the crux of the problem is
finding better pain treatments. “The mainstream medical
community insists that the 100 million-plus pain
patients in the U.S. deserve treatment, which is true.
But then they act as if the only treatment for pain is
opioids and that reducing access to opioids would
result in under treatment of pain. This does not have
to be the case.” Cindy Perlin is a pain treatment
expert, chronic pain survivor and licensed social
worker who has appeared on numerous radio and TV
programs. She’s the author of “The Truth About Chronic
Pain Treatments: The Best and Worst Strategies for
Becoming Pain Free.” Contact her at (518) 439-6431;

7. ==> It’s Not Too Late to Lower 2015 Taxes

Certified financial planner Roel Sarmago will share the
‘3 Ds’ of lowering your income tax bill in 2016, plus
what you can still do to lower your 2015 tax
obligation. He’ll teach your audience what they need to
do to deduct, defer and divide once they have decided
to downsize what they owe the taxman. Sarmago has
suggestions for both Canadian and U.S. taxpayers; he’ll
cover everything from starting a business to 401(k)s
and their Canadian equivalents and splitting your
income among family members who earn less than you do.
He is the author of “Undiscovered Riches: Busting 7
Money Myths to Find Your Hidden Wealth.” He is also a
speaker and financial life coach whose advice has
appeared in MoneySense magazine. Reach him at (647)
494-7880; roel@valorton.com

8. ==> The Forgotten Children of the Congo

In February as Americans celebrate Black History Month,
Victorine Ngangu hopes to focus attention on the plight
of the more than 4 million orphaned children in the
Democratic Republic of the Congo, many of whom are
living on the streets with little food, shelter,
schooling or hope. Ngangu has a special affinity for
these children because she too was an orphan in the
Congo. Ngangu came to the U.S. when she was a teenager,
and graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 2002.
In 2008, she incorporated the nonprofit Help Children
of Africa, to provide food and clothes for the orphans
and street children. Contact her at (310) 341-3891;

9. ==> Sports Illustrated – Finally Celebrating Body Diversity

For the first time ever, Sports Illustrated is
celebrating body diversity on the cover of its famous
Swimsuit Issue by featuring three different covers with
three very different sized women. How does this
influence women? Is individual health and wellness
served by this bold move? Invite R. Belldon Colme, a
wellness and nutritional weight loss expert to discuss
the issue. He says, “The important factor is achieving
nutritional balance for a healthy metabolism. When that
balance is achieved, body size takes care of itself and
can be quite different from person to person.” Belldon
says everyone has their own unique body shape which
should be celebrated and honored. He says women often
strive for an unattainable version of themselves that
leaves them frustrated and feeling badly. Belldon
Colme is the founder and creator of Nutri-90 Weight
Loss. He’s a recognized speaker on nutritional weight
loss and works to get accurate nutrition education into
grade schools. He’s the author of the upcoming book “No
One Ever Got Fat From Calories.” Contact him at (909)
363-6566; BelldonColme@Nutri-90.com

10. ==> February is Healthy Heart Month

February is Healthy Heart month, and Kathryn Kemp
Guylay says women, in particular, should be concerned
about keeping their ticker in tip-top shape. From what
you eat to how you think, Kathryn will share how to
have a happy and healthy month of February and discuss
three easy ways to increase your heart health. Kathryn
Kemp Guylay is a certified nutritional counselor and
expert on positive psychology. She’s the founder of the
national nonprofit organization Nurture that has
improved the health and nutrition of tens of thousands
of participants. She is also the author of “Mountain
Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes” and
the creator of the upcoming children’s book, “Give It a
Go, Eat a Rainbow.” Contact her at (847) 687-3838;

11. ==> Better Beauty – Fight Winter Skin Havoc

Winter weather can make affect skin in several ways.
Dr. Susan O’Malley says dry skin is the most common
complaint. “Your light summer moisturizer is not going
to keep you protected. You should consider switching to
a heavier moisturizer during the winter months. Also,
adding a humidifier to your home will help alleviate
dryness from heaters and fireplaces. And a night cream
is essential during these months.” Dr. O’Malley adds,
“Sunscreen is just as important in the winter as the
summer. Snow reflects the sun’s rays and there are no
trees or grass to absorb the UV rays. And don’t forget
your UV sunglasses that protect your eyes from
squinting and wrinkles!” Dr. O’Malley Dr. O’Malley is
medical director and owner of Sonas Med Spa in Madison,
CT. which specializes in non-surgical anti-aging
treatments. Contact her at (203) 520-3227;

12. ==> Can’t Lose Weight? It Could Be Hormones

Millions of women struggle to lose weight, especially
as they get older. Talk hormones, health and weight
loss with nutrition specialist Jessica Santiago and
fitness expert Lisa Avellino. Lisa can discuss how
hormones play a role in weight loss and weight gain,
especially in perimenopause and menopause, and how just
15 minutes of exercise daily can go a long way towards
better health and well-being. Jessica will talk about
the benefits of healthy hydration, choosing the right
nutritional plan for you, and how to stay on track
while eating out. Jessica Santiago is a nutrition
specialist. Lisa Avellino is a fitness expert and a
corporate wellness consultant who has appeared on
numerous radio and TV shows. Both women work at NY
Health & Wellness which specializes in metabolic
hormone balancing for wellness and weight loss. Contact
Marie Assante at (917) 837-0755; Marie@AssantePR.com

13. ==> A Different Type of Psychic – Medical Intuitive

Many people are familiar with the Long Island Medium
and other TV psychics but did you know there are
psychics that do more than entertain on television?
Medical doctor and medical intuitive Dr. Veronica
Anderson will tell you how to use psychics to uncover
the spiritual and emotional causes of illnesses. She’ll
explain how to use a medical intuitive to help
determine the source of chronic pain, address
allergies, and demystify causes of excess weight, sleep
and addiction issues. Dr. Veronica will share how she
applies her life experiences, knowledge of science, and
educational and medical background to help people in a
different way. Dr. Veronica Anderson has appeared on
many radio programs and national TV talk shows
including Fox’s Our World with Neil Cavuto, CNN, and
Live with Adam Carolla. Contact her at (609) 577-9893;

14. ==> Stay Positive in a Negative World

Grumbling coworkers, negative family members,
mudslinging presidential candidates. The world can be
one big fat downer. How can you keep other people’s bad
attitude from wrecking yours? Especially when you add
in your own inner critic’s snarky comments on your
competency and attractiveness. Hannah Lilly knows. She
is an expert on turning negatives into positives,
finding gratitude in the everyday and exercising your
happiness muscle. Lilly can talk about her six-month
experiment that led her to truly love the person she
is, for the first time. She is coauthor of “20
Beautiful Women: 20 More Stories That Will Heal Your
Soul, Ignite Your Passion and Inspire Your Divine
Purpose.” Lilly is a life coach, running coach, speaker
and Huffington Post contributor. Based in Ireland, she
will be in the U.S. from Feb. 25th to March 3rd.
Contact her at hannahlillyfitness@hotmail.com or

15. ==> Understand the Stars to Understand Yourself

Faced with the corruption and degeneracy of the world
it can seem impossible to know how to move forward.
Author Aceka says the key is looking back into history
and looking beyond our own world. She says, “Occult
knowledge, understood and protected by many ancient
societies, can be learned by the devoted initiate. The
ancients recognized the power and presence of the stars
in our lives.” Aceka uses modern science to prove the
link between the world beyond us and the world within
us. She says, “Electromagnetic waves of the stars and
planets carry information that influences the growth of
plants and the migration of birds. The stars don’t
control your destiny – but they do reveal valuable
information about your personality and identity. By
understanding this link and acting on this knowledge,
you will learn the truth about yourself and live a full
and free life – and change the world.” Aceka is the
author of “Initiation into the Mysteries of the Secret
Doctrine.” Contact her at (616) 238-6265;

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