Following Rules — Or Not

Following Rules -- Or Not.When I was a little girl I was a serious rule-follower. Something as small as a disappointed glance from an authority figure was enough to make my stomach churn. So when my first grade teacher got tired of wasted art supplies and made a rule that the kids needed to stop …

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Every child should have wonderful memories of long ago days

One of the most important things about childhood is that you should always know someone who lets you play in their jewelry box. My favorite aunt let my sisters and try on all her jewelry, which we often took advantage of on a slow Sunday afternoon. She had a mesmerizing pink pearl ring, lots of very long …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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𝓐𝓷𝔂 𝓼𝓾𝓶𝓶𝓮𝓻 𝔀𝓮𝓮𝓴𝓮𝓷𝓭 𝓲𝓼 𝓪 𝓰𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓽 𝓽𝓲𝓶𝓮 𝓽𝓸 𝓰𝓮𝓽 𝓽𝓸𝓰𝓮𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻 𝔀𝓲𝓽𝓱 𝓯𝓪𝓶𝓲𝓵𝔂, 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻𝓮’𝓼 𝓷𝓸𝓽𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓵𝓲𝓴𝓮 𝓪 𝓹𝓸𝓽𝓵𝓾𝓬𝓴 𝓫𝓪𝓻𝓫𝓮𝓬𝓾𝓮 𝔀𝓲𝓽𝓱 𝓵𝓸𝓿𝓮𝓭 𝓸𝓷𝓮𝓼. 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓽𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓪𝓫𝓸𝓾𝓽 𝓱𝓪𝓿𝓲𝓷𝓰 𝓪 𝓫𝓲𝓰 𝓯𝓪𝓶𝓲𝓵𝔂, 𝓽𝓱𝓸𝓾𝓰𝓱, 𝓲𝓼 𝓽𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓪 𝓹𝓸𝓽𝓵𝓾𝓬𝓴 𝓺𝓾𝓲𝓬𝓴𝓵𝔂 𝓽𝓾𝓻𝓷𝓼 𝓲𝓷𝓽𝓸 𝓪 𝓫𝓸𝓻𝓭𝓮𝓻𝓵𝓲𝓷𝓮 𝓻𝓲𝓭𝓲𝓬𝓾𝓵𝓸𝓾𝓼 𝓪𝓯𝓯𝓪𝓲𝓻, 𝔀𝓲𝓽𝓱 𝓮𝓲𝓰𝓱𝓽 𝓴𝓲𝓷𝓭𝓼 𝓸𝓯 𝓼𝓪𝓵𝓪𝓭 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝓯𝓲𝓿𝓮 𝓫𝓪𝓰𝓼 𝓸𝓯 𝓬𝓱𝓲𝓹𝓼. 𝓘 𝓼𝓽𝓪𝓻𝓽 𝔀𝓲𝓽𝓱 𝓪𝓷 …

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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 …

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Buttoning women’s clothes. Not as simple as you’d think.

Have you ever noticed that buttons and zippers are one side on men’s clothing, but the other side on women’s clothing? It’s true! Apparently the reason for the difference is that historically, wealthy women had such complicated clothing that they often had servants dress them, while wealthy men still usually dressed themselves. If I suddenly …

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