Bubba the Rescue Bird Both Sings and Speaks
In the southeastern Australian state of Victoria, a kind-hearted gentleman taught an orphaned starling how to whistle the notes of a popular tune. Anthony Costa, 52, an opal miner, posted a short clip on Instagram...
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...
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...
Self Esteem: Why We Need It and How To Keep It
Self-esteem is described as someone’s personal sense of worth or value - basically, how much you value yourself in life. Factors for your self-esteem include self-confidence, a feeling of security, identity, a sense of belonging...
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...
People wave flags of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games during the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games Motto Launch Ceremony on September 17, 2021 in Beijing, China.
IOC to Restrict 2022 Beijing Games Attendance to Only Mainland China Spectators
In compliance with Beijing's communist government, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Wednesday that the winter Olympic Games to be held in the capital city will only permit spectators from mainland China itself. Spectators...
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...