16 April

Any young girl who read Island of the Blue Dolphins in middle school — for fun or through the curriculum — was no doubt an admirer of Scot O’Dell’s character Karana. The novel, which won a Newbury Medal in 1961, tells the story of a girl whose life is turned upside down when Russian fur […]

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16 April

In Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare asks, “what’s in a name?” In Scotland, apparently, the answer is, quite a lot. That’s what astronaut Neil Armstrong discovered in 1972, when he visited his ancestral home country, specifically the town of Langholm, a place with only a couple thousand residents. And while the town was thrilled to have […]

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16 April

Since the beginning, people have looked up at the moon and wondered. Early gazers may have thought the Moon was inhabited or that it somehow played a part in our fate. Polynesians of the Pacific said that the moon was a creator goddess named Hina, the Greeks believed the moon was the goddess Artemis, sister […]

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16 April

To break into American politics, the player of the political game must have access to large pots of money. This wasn’t a problem for Richard Nixon, who partly funded the beginnings of his career in Congress with poker winnings. Poker was an unlikely pursuit for Nixon. His religious upbringing was just one factor. As Biography.com […]

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16 April

While we are creatures of habits, our habits can quickly become stale, leaving us feeling stuck or unsatisfied in certain areas of our lives. This is especially true for individuals who have been working in one position for many years. The truth is that it is natural to feel stuck during points in your life […]

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16 April

We often times think of goal setting as something done when we first start a business or a new job. But the reality is, we need to be regularly setting new goals as well as monitoring the progress of past goals. I personally like to assess and establish business goals during the first quarter of […]

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16 April

Featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Imagine you’re in the woods. You know—the deep, dark woods, far from civilization. Got it? Now imagine you see something you can’t explain, something covered in hair, something 8-feet tall that looks like an ape but walks like a man. And it’s headed your way. You’re frozen with […]

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16 April

20 Brilliant Licence Plates That Are Actually Funny We’ve previously featured 20 Brilliant Bumper Stickers That Are Actually Funny, but now it’s time to round up custom licence plates that doesn’t suck. CamTrader brings you funny articles and posts from around the web to lighten your day. Go to the Source of this funny post […]

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15 April

Has anyone ever told you to take a “chill pill” or “chill out”? Chances are someone is telling you to calm down or relax and it has nothing to do with actually taking a pill. The slang phrase came into popular use in the 1980s, when attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was first recognized as […]

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15 April

A metal detectorist found a gold hat pin fashioned in the 15th century in a field in Lincolnshire, England. The jewel is believed to have belonged to Edward IV, a king who was famed for both his good looks and his dramatic victories in the Wars of the Roses. The ring is estimated as being […]

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