The Cactus Who Wanted to Be a Christmas Tree

Katie loves Christmastime. Getting presents is nice, and playing in the snow with her friends is fun, but what she likes best are all the pretty decorations...

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Sunny and Victor: Best Friends Forever

Bears and rabbits are not supposed to be friends, but the story of how Sunny Bunny and Victor Bear became “best friends forever” is a tale of friendship...

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Some Poems About Life

(30 Actually) Gems of Wit & Wisdom

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Secrets of Happiness

You have probably heard of the United Nations’ World Happiness Report and how the Scandinavian countries, especially Denmark, score so well every year.  If you’ve ever been curious about how Denmark ranks so highly, and if they have something we should try to copy, I’d like to recommend a podcast that explores this very issue.

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So Elephants Never Forget?

We all know elephants are special animals, and that they have great brainpower.  But we’re only now beginning to appreciate how unique they are. Neurobiologist Paul Manger at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa began modern study of the elephant brain when he obtained permission in 2009 to  preserve the brains of three

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Would You Like To Be A Scientist?

If you are interested in scientific research and have some time, but no training, don’t worry, you can still contribute.  That’s why zooniverse.org ( https://www.zooniverse.org/ ) was founded — “the world’s largest and most popular platform for people-powered research.” Scientific research may sound glamorous, but there is a lot of routine work analyzing data.  This is

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How To Break A Bad Habit

Having habits can either be good or bad.  A good habit helps get you through your daily routine.  But a bad habit can hold you back, and even endanger your health.  If you’re like most people, that can be a struggle.  If you always find yourself losing, could science offer some solutions? Science does offer

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Can You Really Smell Rain?

I grew up on a sheep and chicken farm, so naturally there were lots of smells.  One of the most interesting was what I sensed before a rain.  It was if I could actually smell the rain coming. Was it just me?  No, according to the article “Why You Can Smell Rain” by Tim Logan

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