Shokalskiy5

Retracing an Epic and Icy Voyage

It was a cold Christmas for the 50 passengers and 20 crew members aboard the Russian passenger ship MV Akadamik Shokalskiy. Led by Australian climate scientist, Chris Turney, of the University of New South Wales, the crew began a research journey to Antarctic on November 28. On Christmas Eve, the frigid sea winds pushed ice […]

lymph1

Our Body’s Lymphatic System

“Your body can regenerate. From brain cells to toe cells, your body can regenerate. If you want to regenerate tissue, you have got to move lymph.”  – Dr. Robert Morse, N.D., D.Sc. The lymphatic system, one of the most vital systems in the body, is essential for good health. It is closely related to our […]

newyear1

Ringing in the New Year

What do these lyrics remind you of? “Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne?” Do the lyrics bring images of balls dropping at midnight on New Year’s Eve and people celebrating the start of a new year? Auld Lang Syne was a Scottish […]

starmap6

Up Among the (Billions of) Stars

“Humanity has the stars in its future, and that future is too important to be lost under the burden of juvenile folly and ignorant superstition.” Isaac Asimov  When the Mesopotamians carved the first cuneiform maps on clay from about 700 to 500 BCE, little did they know that their Babylonian inscriptions would be the beginning […]

servdog1

Therapy and Assistance/Service Dogs

With great accuracy, a well-known adage tells us that, “Dogs are man’s best friend.” This old saying could easily be extrapolated to include women and children too. The truth is that many people are convinced that these four-pawed creatures are the kind of friends who can promote amazing changes and, in some cases, even work […]

Celebrating the Polar Bear

February 27th is International Polar Bear Day. Spend time this month learning about and celebrating polar bears and thinking of ways in which we can help protect them. Sadly, global warming and melting ice from the North Pole as well as hunting and other factors have all endangered the existence of polar bears. Scientists have […]

sign1

I See What You are Saying

Nelson Mandela’s body traveled across South Africa last week toward his ancestral home village and final resting place. Along the way, he was remembered and celebrated by world leaders and South Afrikaans during a memorial service on December 10. As is often the case, a sign language interpreter translated the service for the deaf community. […]

friendship5

Positive Relationships

Let’s face it, most children would much rather play with their friends than do long division. Who can blame them? Learning division will benefit students in the future, but friends are fun to be with in the present. A young child’s selection of friends can be a good indicator of their peer group as they […]

guncontrol2

The Fight Over Guns

On a cold December day in 2012, a deranged young man of only 20 years entered into Sandy Hook Elementary School in the small town of Newtown, CT and unleashed what was, for this nation, one of the most horrific and shocking examples of destruction of life ever experienced. The deaths of 26 people, 20 […]

Translate »