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The Benefits of Making Art Daily
Creating art may seem like a daunting task for those who have not been developing artistic skills since childhood. In fact, nobody doubts that some people are naturally better at making art than others. For...
Smart Clothes: Will We Soon Be Sporting a Suit of Arm(onit)or?
Clothing has served many a purpose throughout the ages: protection from the elements, mark of one’s status, fashion statement, comfort, and attracting a mate, to name a few. With our ever-increasing dependence on technology, it...
Noble Metals and Bonding of the Virtuous
Usually, precious metals are only known to the public in highly refined and polished form, such as jewelry, coins, or great works of art. However, some of the most valuable and beautiful silver and gold...
Tattoos for Tacos: Mexican Restaurant’s Free Meal Deal for Permanent Wearers of Their Logo
While there is no such thing as a free lunch, exceptions to the rule may apply. One small San Francisco restaurant offered free meals for life to those who were willing to wear their logo,...
Medieval Monks’ Secret to Reducing Distraction and Attaining Mental Clarity
An ever-increasing amount of electronic information in our everyday lives is causing us to become hyperstimulated and unable to focus or relax. Monks in the Middle Ages also had a difficult time focusing, and their...
Read More Classic Literature – It’s Good and Good For You!
A good book that stands the test of time does so for a reason. Classic literature offers so much more than just several hours of entertainment. The best books help us to understand humanity, give...
Mānuka Honey – New Zealand’s Native Treasure
The term mānuka is the Maori name for the Leptospermum shrub, a member of the Myrtacaea family which is generally referred to as a “tea tree,” not to be confused with Melaleuca, the Australian tea...
The Strength and Fortitude of a Musical Genius: Tchaikovsky
It was a cool spring in 1840, when a boy was born into a traditional military family, in the dusty industrial town of Votkinsk, 1300 km from Russia’s capital, Moscow. At that time, Russia had...
Traditional Chinese Tips for Boosting Your Immunity This Fall
Autumn, according to traditional Chinese medicine, is the time of fruition, introspection, setting limits, protecting boundaries, taking in the pure and letting go, a time when the Lung meridian and large intestine channels take center...