THIS WEEK'S DEAR JOHN LETTER!
I've been working on the same New Year resolution for about a decade. I'm trying to quit smoking. I usually do pretty good for a week. This year I made it a little over a week. Last year I made it a whole month. I know I can do it, but I keep getting back to it way too easily. I've been thinking about hypnosis. My brother did that and it worked for him. He lives in a different area so I'm going to need to find my own place for this, but I wonder if it will even work for me. I went to a hypnotist show at a Christmas party a few years ago and I didn't get hypnotized. The guy told me that it does not work on everyone. Not sure if this is the same thing or not. Any advice? Have you heard of other good ways to quit smoking besides hypnosis? I'd love some help.
Signed – Not A Good Quitter
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Two people were arrested Sunday night after officers found a man holding onto a car’s hood while the driver traveled at 80 miles per hour, a report from the Knoxville Police Department said. Officers responded to a domestic assault call early Sunday morning at the I-40 ramp at Sutherland Avenue. Upon arrival, they found a gold sedan driving while Dylan Bennett, 29, held on to the hood. A woman, identified as Chamcelyn Whipple, was reportedly driving the car. The two told officers that they were at Chatterbox on Alcoa Highway when they got into an argument. Bennett told officers that Whipple was intoxicated and he was trying to keep her from leaving, the report said. Whipple told officers she was assaulted by Bennett, who was separated from her. Officers reconstructed the route the two took and reported that they must have travelled over nine miles, or a 16-minute drive. The two were arrested, Bennett was charged with aggravated assault and Whipple with reckless endangerment. https://www.wvlt.tv
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A young man in India broke a Guinness World Record when he balanced a soccer ball on his knee for 6 minutes, 16.98 seconds. Hasan Askari, who attended Integral University in Lucknow, said long period of time existed between deciding to take on the record and his successful attempt. "I dedicated two years of my life to achieve this feat. I was browsing the Internet one day and found a world record, which I wanted to break. After days and months of consistent practice, I filled the application, got approval and registered in the Guinness Book of World Records," Askari told the Hindustan Times. He said his teachers at Lucknow's CMS Rajajipuram campus I, from which he graduated in 2020, encouraged his effort. "Seeing my interest in sports, my teachers always encouraged me. It is because of their support and guidance that I have been able to set a world record," he said. Askari said he received a certificate in the mail naming him as the official Guinness World Record holder for longest time to balance a soccer ball on the knee. https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/
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