Newsletter for Friends Magazine


Hello all you Friends Magazine followers! This is Meredith (editor) doing this newsletter for these two lovely months- October and November. We are so sorry that we couldn't get this newsletter out earlier. The Friends Magazine Managers have been so busy lately with the school year. But, we have a solution for the problem of not doing just one newsletter for October, or the same for the November Newsletter. We have created a combo! A combo will happen every now and then, but us Managers will try our best to prevent combos from happening and to just have one newsletter for each month. So, again, we are very sorry for the no-newsletter-for-October situation.

Anyway, in this newsletter we will have a contest, some random fun facts, tips for being a leader, and so much more! So, stay tuned and keep on reading for these fun topics.

Fantastic Fun Photo Contest

Have you ever wanted to be in a photo contest? Well, now's your chance! We were thinking that it would be a good idea to do something Fall/Winter related. So, what's a better thing to do than a photo contest? Us managers have made it easy to submit your photos into the contest. All you have to do is follow these easy-peasy-lemon-squeasy steps to entering our contest:

  • Snap a photo of a Fall/Winter related object or landscape
  • Download the photo onto your computer
  • Email it to us (friendsmagazine12@gmail.com) with your first and last name, date photo was taken, and a brief description about the photo.

The date that the photos are due is by Sunday, December 15. We will put the winner and their photo and description in the December Newsletter! Good luck!

Random Fun Facts

Here are some random fun facts for a random reason: to be random!

  • Humans blink over 10,000,000 times a year
  • Reindeer like to eat bananas
  • 25% of a human's bones are in it's feet
  • A newborn kangaroo is about 1 inch in length
  • 48% of astronauts experience motion sickness
  • No presidents of the United States were an only child
  • Pearls melt in vinegar
  • The largest toy distributor in the world is McDonald's
  • There are 2 credit cards for every person in the United States
  • There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball
  • It is possible to lead a cow upstairs...but not downstairs
  • The United States ranks 29th in overall life expectancy, which is 78 years
  • The human brain is 80% water
  • Elephants are the only animals that can't jump
  • There are no poisonous snakes in Maine
  • A pregnant goldfish is called a twit
  • The World's longest name of Monopoly lasted more than 660 hours
  • Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of a blue whale
  • Nearly 90% of the American teens used the Internet in 2005
  • A giraffe has a 20 inch tongue
  • You burn more calories sleeping than watching television
  • The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes
  • The average person uses 57 pieces of toilet paper every day
  • A snail can sleep for 3 years
  • Approximately 90% of household dust is made of dead skin cells
  • A crocodile can't stick its tongue out
  • All polar bears are left-handed
  • The only letter not appearing on the Periodic Table is the letter "J"
  • In 32 years there are about 1 billion seconds

So we hope that that increased your knowledge of the world of random facts!

You Want to be a Leader?

So, do you want to be an effective leader? We can help you out with that! Here are some tips:

  • Learn more about your leadership style
  • Encourage creativity
  • Serve as a role model
  • Be passionate
  • Listen and communicate effectively
  • Have a positive attitude
  • Encourage people to make contributions
  • Motivate your followers
  • Offer rewards and recognition
  • Keep trying new things
  • Be open to new ideas (have an open mind)
  • Be the bigger person
  • Be a role model

I hope these tips help!

Any Suggestions?

Are you having any problems with Friends Magazine? Questions, concerns, or comments? Just email friendsmagazine12@gmail.com and we will be delighted to help you!

Have a Friend that you want to Invite to Join Friends Magazine?

Do you have a friend or family member that you want to invite to join the Friends Magazine Fan Club? We would love to have them! All you have to do is email us at friendsmagazine12@gmail.com to tell us about this new person and we will send you a Friends Magazine Fan Club Sign-Up Sheet to give to that person! Just remember to send back the sign-up sheet to one of us Managers. We will put in their information in our email contacts list and they will be a part of our fan club!

Friends Magazine Blog

Be sure to also visit friendsmagazineblog.com! Join the conversation, post pictures, and more on the blog! Just in case parents are skeptical, you can only communicate with the people in the Friends Magazine Fan Club. Don't worry! You can't communicate with random people on the Internet!

A thanks to Ann Inskeep for making the blog possible.

Thank You

As we always like to do at the end of every newsletter, we thank you for making Friends Magazine possible. Without you, this wouldn't even exist! Again, thank you to the Managers, too. Thanks for taking the time out of your day to read this newsletter!

With Thanks,

Friends Magazine