The Skinny on Trans Fats

Read any health report in recent years and the topic of trans fats (also referred to as “trans fatty acids”) frequently comes up. Trans fats or hydrogenated fats are created by a process of hydrogenation that is very bad for our health because (like saturated fat) they raise cholesterol levels. Trans fats, which have been […]


Earth Day 2014

Happy Birthday Earth! In this month’s challenge, we are stepping back in time to the 1970s to discover the origins of Earth Day. What are its roots and how have they grown in 30 years? What is our role in this birthday celebration? Let’s find out as we trace the history of Earth Day from […]


World Water Day 2014

Water is essential for life. We drink it, we bathe in it, and we play in it. Communities, cities, businesses, and even countries have been built around water. Whether it is the surge of ocean tides, or the flow from our faucets, life would be impossible without water. And, water is just not a local […]


A King’s Legacy

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 -1968) can be described as a minister, political activist, and civil rights organizer. In fact, he can easily be considered the most famous leader of the Civil Rights Movement. At the age of thirty-five, Dr. King received the Nobel Peace Prize for his work as a peacemaker and promoter […]


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 […]

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 […]


Nelson Mandela 1918 – 2013

Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” December 5, 2013 marked the passing of one of the greatest representatives of freedom and democracy of our time. […]



Each November brings images of America’s first Pilgrims, reminding us that Thanksgiving is near. Let’s jump back in time and learn about the Pilgrims, their Indian allies and the first Thanksgiving feast. In this month’s Internet Challenge™ we will discover interesting facts about the Plymouth colonists and Native Americans as we read the history behind […]

The Hawaiian Monk Seal: Dog That Runs in Rough Waters

An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.                     ~ Martin Buber, philosopher   In this month’s Internet Challenge™, we are going to learn about a critically endangered species that is also is distinctive for being an Hawaiian native: the Hawaiian Monk Seal, the State’s official mammal. While most seals prefer cooler […]

Mother Adia, 2 male and 2 female cubs

Connect with Nature at a Zoo

Zoo: An excellent place to study the habits of human beings. ~ Evan Esar When you think of a zoo, what picture comes to mind? Perhaps the image of a petting zoo or a city zoo pops in your head … or even an animal park that has more of a natural habitat for its […]

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