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‘Facts of Our Founding’: A Look Back at the 1776 Commission Report
Commentary This July 4 marks the 246th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, which proclaimed as “self-evident” that people are granted by a divine Creator the rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.  On...
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Should We Evaluate Animal Intelligence in Assessing the Value of Non-human Life?
As our understanding of animal intelligence and capabilities grows, a growing number of scientists have begun to rethink the way animal cognition is assessed, resulting in compelling findings about unique animal capabilities that surpass human...
Young Origami Artist Achieves Astounding Detail With Clashing Paper Knights
Origami is a centuries-old art that requires focus, attention to detail, and, most importantly, vision. One young origami artist conceived a plan for an intricate pattern that would take him years to complete. The result...
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Turf Alternatives–Going Green Without the Grass
Re-thinking your lawn? You’re not alone. Homeowners across America are looking to improve the environment, starting with their own backyard. Whether you want a lower maintenance walking surface, a pollinator-friendly green space, or an edible...
Mozart Music Enhances Everything From Brain Power to Microbial Activity
Music is an essential component of life for many of us. Depending on the tune, music can make us feel joyful, melancholy, playful or bold. Yet scientists have discovered that music not only affects our...
Clearing the Fog: 5 Things To Forgo for Better Focus – and 5 More To Embrace
Brain fog is a cloudy-headed feeling that makes it hard to focus or think clearly, and easy to forget. Brain fog itself is bad enough, but the ensuing frustration from reduced cognition may also lead...
Arc Gene–Unraveling the Mystery of Memories
What is the Arc gene? Our knowledge of the human brain is largely based on our understanding of neurons. After years of research, we have come to understand that our brain cells communicate with each...
Shen Yun Performers Share Their Experiences After Finishing 2022 Europe Tour 
NEW YORK — One of Shen Yun Performing Arts’ touring groups has returned to the U.S. after completing a six-month long tour across several countries in Europe.  The company, named Shen Yun World Art Troupe,...
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Declutter Now – The Right Way To Get Rid of the Wrong Stuff
Would you like to declutter? For various reasons, most of us have more stuff than we need. Due to impulse buying, social customs that call for obligatory—yet unnecessary—gifts, and the phenomenon of items outliving their...