The Color Blue — Who Knew?

An enormous portion of the world we see is blue, between the sky above us and the oceans and lakes that cover the earth. It’s no wonder that most people love blue. But the thing about the ocean and sky is that the color can’t be bottled up—unlike flowers, rocks, and all the other things …

Continue reading The Color Blue — Who Knew?

Code Red!

Red is the power color. Women with red lipstick get hit on more often than any other color. People using with red poker chips bet more. (Okay, maybe it’s not good to encourage even more gambling, but you get the idea.) Taekwondo competitors wear red win more bouts. Go figure. Do their red suits blind …

Continue reading Code Red!

Still More Facts About Cats

* The oldest known cat was Creme Puff, who lived to be 38 years old. * Here’s another reason to spay/neuter: it increases life expectancy! Neutered male cats live twice as long, and spayed females live 62% longer than their intact peers. * Studies show that ethologically, pet owners may serve as a sort of surrogate …

Continue reading Still More Facts About Cats

Adorable, Expensive Baby Pandas

Pandas are adorable, but are they worth a million bucks? Zoos that want a panda have to pay about a million dollars a year to the Chinese government for the privilege of hosting just one panda. And that’s before the costs of a habitat, food, and care. And if you want a baby panda (and …

Continue reading Adorable, Expensive Baby Pandas

Solstice and Sunflowers

A short time ago was the Summer Solstice (the first official day of summer and the longest day of the year) and I’m channeling sunflowers. Sunflowers are so inspiring. I love the fact that their heads move throughout the day to follow the path of the sun, so their faces always follow the light. They …

Continue reading Solstice and Sunflowers

Human Octopus

How many times have you thought in exasperation “I only have two hands.” Take heart, those of you who truly need more than those two hands because your time has come. T he YouBionic company now makes a pair of two prosthetic hands that you operate with one hand, so with two prosthetics you could …

Continue reading Human Octopus

The Apocalypse Begins!

Recently my daughter decided that she could and would magically become organized – something she’s never been good at -- if she had a giant whiteboard to write everything on. So, soon, an enormous whiteboard was delivered to our place and the very next day, armed with a drill and a stud finder, she mounted …

Continue reading The Apocalypse Begins!