Where was ‘Leave it to Beaver’s’ hometown?

Do you remember Leave it to Beaver? The old classic television show featuring Theodore “the Beaver” Cleaver and his apparently perfect family? The show took place in Mayfield, though it was never revealed which state. In fact, there are at least 27 towns named ‘Mayfield’ across the U.S. But Jerry Mathers, the actor who played the Beav, …

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Lazy People Invent Things Because …

Lech Walesa, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, once said: “I'm lazy. But it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.”  Call it laziness, creativity, or genius, whatever it is, I love finding tools that help me get things done in a smarter way. Such …

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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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ℜ𝔢𝔩𝔞𝔵𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫 𝔖𝔞𝔱𝔲𝔯𝔞𝔱𝔦𝔬𝔫?

ℑ 𝔰𝔲𝔰𝔭𝔢𝔠𝔱 𝔯𝔢𝔩𝔞𝔵𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔦𝔰 𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔫 𝔪𝔬𝔯𝔢 𝔦𝔪𝔭𝔬𝔯𝔱𝔞𝔫𝔱 𝔦𝔫 𝔱𝔬𝔡𝔞𝔶’𝔰 𝔴𝔬𝔯𝔩𝔡 𝔱𝔥𝔞𝔫 𝔦𝔱 𝔴𝔞𝔰 𝔦𝔫 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔭𝔞𝔰𝔱. 𝔅𝔲𝔱 𝔯𝔢𝔩𝔞𝔵𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔦𝔫 𝔞 𝔭𝔬𝔬𝔩 𝔣𝔲𝔩𝔩 𝔬𝔣 𝔰𝔞𝔨𝔢, 𝔠𝔬𝔣𝔣𝔢𝔢, 𝔤𝔯𝔢𝔢𝔫 𝔱𝔢𝔞, 𝔬𝔯 𝔢𝔳𝔢𝔫 𝔯𝔢𝔡 𝔴𝔦𝔫𝔢? ℜ𝔢𝔞𝔩𝔩𝔶? 𝔜𝔬𝔲 𝔠𝔞𝔫 𝔦𝔫 𝔍𝔞𝔭𝔞𝔫, 𝔴𝔥𝔦𝔠𝔥 𝔪𝔞𝔨𝔢𝔰 𝔪𝔢 𝔯𝔢𝔞𝔩𝔦𝔷𝔢 𝔥𝔬𝔴 𝔡𝔦𝔣𝔣𝔢𝔯𝔢𝔫𝔱 𝔠𝔲𝔩𝔱𝔲𝔯𝔢𝔰 𝔠𝔞𝔫 𝔟𝔢 𝔣𝔯𝔬𝔪 𝔬𝔫𝔢 𝔞𝔫𝔬𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔯. ℑ 𝔪𝔢𝔞𝔫, 𝔥𝔬𝔴 𝔡𝔬 𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔶 𝔨𝔢𝔢𝔭 𝔭𝔢𝔬𝔭𝔩𝔢 …

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Naming Games

ℙ𝕖𝕠𝕡𝕝𝕖 𝕙𝕒𝕧𝕖 𝕗𝕦𝕟 𝕟𝕒𝕞𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕨𝕚𝕟 𝕓𝕒𝕓𝕚𝕖𝕤. ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕤𝕚𝕕𝕖𝕣 𝔹𝕠𝕟𝕟𝕚𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝔻𝕠𝕟𝕟𝕚𝕖, 𝕋𝕒𝕪𝕝𝕠𝕣 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕋𝕪𝕝𝕖𝕣, 𝕠𝕣 𝔸𝕧𝕒 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝔸𝕟𝕟𝕒. 𝕆𝕣, 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕒 𝕓𝕚𝕥 𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕖 𝕚𝕞𝕒𝕘𝕚𝕟𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟, 𝔻𝕠𝕣𝕠𝕥𝕙𝕪 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝔻𝕒𝕤𝕙𝕚𝕖𝕝 (𝔻𝕠𝕥 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝔻𝕒𝕤𝕙), 𝕀𝕟𝕕𝕚 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝔸𝕟𝕟𝕒, 𝔹𝕒𝕤𝕜𝕚𝕟 𝕒𝕟𝕕 ℝ𝕠𝕓𝕓𝕚𝕟𝕤, 𝔸𝕓𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕃𝕚𝕟𝕔𝕠𝕝𝕟, 𝔹𝕖𝕟 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕁𝕖𝕣𝕣𝕪, 𝕠𝕣 𝔼𝕝𝕚𝕫𝕒𝕓𝕖𝕥𝕙 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝔹𝕖𝕥𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕪 (𝔹𝕖𝕥𝕙 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝔹𝕖𝕥𝕙). 𝕀 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖 𝕡𝕖𝕠𝕡𝕝𝕖 𝕨𝕚𝕥𝕙 𝕤𝕦𝕔𝕙 𝕚𝕞𝕒𝕘𝕚𝕟𝕒𝕥𝕚𝕠𝕟! (𝕋𝕙𝕒𝕟𝕜𝕤 …

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Some flowers are tough! Not mine.

I always thought of flowers as delicate and fragile. And some are. But not all. Some of the loveliest are some of the toughest. Lotus flowers, for instance, begin life in the yucky, muddy bottom of a pond where they struggle until they grow enough to reach the water's surface where they finally have fresh …

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