How to Organize Your Closet

Did you know? … Most people wear 20% of their wardrobe 80% of the time. Here’s some quick steps to get your closet organized:

1: Take everything that’s in your closet … out! 

2. Sort each and every item and place each article of clothing into one of the following piles:
• Keep for daily wear
• Keep for special occasions
• Donate or give away
• Trash it!

3. Try things on – to make sure that they still fit.

4. Devote a closet for special occasions in a different location.

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5. Finally, one by one, carry each item to its ultimate destination:
• Your closet filled with daily wear
• Your special occasions closet
• Bags or boxes for donation

Apricot Chicken Rice Salad

This summer, why not head to your local farmer’s market for tasty seasonal fare at the peak of freshness?

Think outside the box with your farmer’s market finds, such as apricots, eggplant, asparagus and summer squash, by incorporating them in a healthy summer salad. Salads are quick and easy, require minimal cooking and are the perfect way to enjoy the simple tastes of summer.

Grab some apricots and try out the following recipe for Apricot Chicken Rice Salad with all-natural Texmati white rice.

APRICOT CHICKEN RICE SALAD
Start to finish: 1 hour
Servings: 6

• 1/2 cup lime juice
• 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
• 3 tablespoons honey
• 1/4 teaspoon ginger
• 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
• 6 cups cooked Texmati Rice 
• 1 cup chopped dried apricots 
• 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
• 3/4 cup raisins

In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, oil, honey and ginger; set aside. 

In a large bowl, combine chicken, rice, apricots, onions and raisins. Cover and chill about 1 hour. 

Just before serving, drizzle dressing over salad.

Embrace Change

After World War II, Sam Walton became a millionaire by running 15 Ben Franklin variety stores, selling merchandise with 25% markups. When he told his partners that he wanted to open discount centers that would have broader mass appeal but smaller markups, they thought he was crazy. So, acting alone, he opened his first Walmart store in 1962, and later became a billionaire.

“To succeed in this world, you have to change all the time,” said Walton, who was following a rich tradition of American entrepreneurs quick to embrace change.

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A Couple of Secrets To Always Be Happy

We can choose to be happy at any moment.

1. Be grateful for all. Some of the happiest people are those who have comparatively few belongings to be happy about. When you feel gratitude, you cannot feel fear or worry at the same time. Gratitude washes it all away.

2. DImageo something to make someone else happy. The person who bestows happiness always gets much more of it in return.