That link talks about Aztec medical and hygiene practices in particular, but an emphasis on cleanliness and hygine is pretty universal and goes way far back into mesoamerican history and culture: Conquistador accounts native towns and cities near universally mention how well maintained they were in terms of being kept free of trash, waste, and debris. Another example is agriculture and botony/horticulture. A HUGE percentage of today modern staple crops and produce come from the americas, and are signficantly more selectively bred compared to Old World one.
Achievement was stressed over self esteem. In the America where I grew up students were rewarded for achievement, competition was intense, and grades were awarded on the basis of merit. Self discipline, self sufficiency, personal responsibility, and hard work were stressed, not self esteem, multiculturalism, and entitlement.
Losing money to such a con is one thing, but the tale of Reuben Lane is quite sad. Reuben walked on crutches from Pennsylvania to Kansas to marry 27 year old widower Eliza Parker. When the 36 day journey was completed Eliza callously changed her mind and sent poor Reuben hobbling back to Pennsylvania..
“I could see him keeping the lead among baseball players for maybe five years.”Related: Jeter launches his own line of booksNike (NKE) is likely to keep some kind of business relationship with Jeter even if it’s not using him in ads very much going forward said Delzell.Baseball, with an older fan base, less popularity than football and less global appeal than basketball or golf, does not produce many big endorsement deals for its players.Related: The Fortunate 50 The richest athletesMany of the best players in the game, such as the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera, bring in well less than $1 million a year in endorsements. Jeter badly trails the $39 million that NBA star LeBron James receives annually, or the $33 million that Tiger Woods still gets despite his troubles both on and off the golf course in recent years.But Jeter’s popularity and his very clean image will continue to make him very attractive to advertisers.Related: LeBron will never be an endorsement star like JordanStill, he might lose some of his deals, like Pepsico’s (PEP) Gatorade.”Gatorade is about performance,” said Bob Dorfman, editor of the Sports Marketers Scouting Report. “If he’s not out performing you’re not going to see Gatorade using him.”Manning’s Millions: On and off the fieldBut he could pick up some new endorsement deals in retirement, according to David Carter, executive director of USC’s Sports Business Institute.”He’s one of the personal brands that will maintain over time.