Archive | January, 2013
Star/ Trails by Don Pettit

“Star Trails” – Incredible Time Lapse Photos of Space by Astronaut Don Pettit

An earthling’s place in space is made possible through advanced science and technology. But before the great space race, came the imagination needed to get us there. The same faculty that allows humans the ability to imagine also grants our ability to create art. Space isn’t a place only for astronauts anymore, it is a […]

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How to Flip a Coin

You are going to need to settle bets in this life. And the best way to settle a two person bet is to flip a coin. At the U.S. Olympic track and field trails that would determine the American team at the London Games last summer, there was a tie for third place in the women’s 100m dash — they actually […]

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Picasso's rare painting on film

Movies About Art, Artists and Painters

(Last updated July 13, 2014) | Related Post: Great Movies about Travel and Adventure. How can the story of the artist’s process be adequately captured on camera? To depict the hours/days/weeks (and in some cases years) that it takes to complete a work of art requires looking into the depths of the soul of a painter – […]

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Helen Skelton Kayak's Down the Amazon

Adventure Stories: Helen Skelton’s Solo Kayaking Journey Down the Length of the Amazon

“You get out of life what you put in.” British television personality Helen Skelton is thought to be the first woman to paddle the entire length of the Amazon. Her kayak, named Anne Marie, took her 2010 miles (3234.79 km) from the Rio Maranon and Rio Ucayali, Peru; to St. John in the Amazon Delta, Brazil. […]

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Five Reasons to Eat Oysters and One Reason Not To

Oysters are one of the world’s most triumphant delicacies.  Enjoy them for any reason, especially because… …they filled the emptiness of our beloved Hem. “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I […]

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Drawing of President Lincoln arriving to his inaugural address

Presidential Inauguration: A Short History, Facts and Quotations

Let’s start this Monday by first saying, happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. For many, that means a day off from work. Coincidentally, it is also the second Inauguration welcoming President Barack Obama back to his second term in office – a grand spectacle for those of us with a day off to watch. Expand […]

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Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Birthday, Dr. King!

We are celebrating birthdays this week. On Sunday, we celebrated the 126th birthday of The National Geographic Society. On this day in 1929, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was born in Atlanta (the federal holiday always falls on the 3rd Monday of January – this year, January 21st.) We all know King as the king of nonviolent activism during the American civil […]

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Influenza Sorbet

Kick Sickness to the Curb with INFLUENZA SORBET

When we are sick, we usually want ice cream. Or family-favorite hot bourbon tea with honey, lemon and nasal-clearing spices. “Influenza Sorbet” combines these two favorite cures in one very smart spoonful that makes the medicine go down a little more easily indeed. Created by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, this formula combats fevers, flushes, sniffles and flus with cayenne pepper, […]

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Classic Vietnamese Pho

Pho is the national dish of Vietnam – comforting, fulfilling, incredibly intense and with humble beginnings. The first record of pho was noted just over a century ago during the unification of Vietnam under French rule in 1887. It is theorized by culinary experts that the word pho comes from the French “feu” or “fire,” or was adapted from “pot au feu”, a French beef […]

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