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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How The Turtle Got His Shell

No, this is not a children’s story (although it’s a tempting subject).  I ran across a post on the EarthSky website that discusses this.  Actually, it’s a link to a nine-minute YouTube video from PBS Digital Studios that explains turtle evolution in great detail.  It’s probably more than you ever wanted to know, but if

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What Is Your Science Interest?

I’ve always had an interest in outer space, and last year I began subscribing to Astronomy magazine.  It’s full of fascinating scientific articles and tidbits, but what caught my eye in the May 2018 issue (yes, it’s out already; you have to plan ahead to watch the sky) was the “Strange Universe” column by Bob

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Predicting the Future

Who can predict the future?  (Not theme parks, which is why Disneyland’s “Tomorrowland” always seems outdated.) But the Wall Street Journal is trying.  The website of this venerable publication has been posting a series of podcasts entitled “The Future of Everything.”  As of this date, 23 have been posted.  Most are a bit long, going

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Why We Procrastinate

You really have to love a piece that begins “This article would have been much better if I hadn’t waited until the last minute to write it.” Why do we procrastinate?  The most logical reason is because we’re so afraid of success that we find ways to intentionally sabotage our work.  This is so common

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What is a Work Spouse?

In my lifetime, I’ve heard a lot of ideas about management and productivity.  But one that is new to me is the idea of a “work spouse.” We need to make one thing clear right away — this has nothing to do with sex.  A work spouse is simply a friend you can trust, respect,

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Do You Know What You Are Eating?

We hear so much about eating healthy as it is, the last thing we need is another food warning.  I don’t want to cause trouble, but I’ve just run across an article entitled “5 Shocking Things We Eat Every Day” on Realbuzz.com.  The five ingredients they list are — Arsenic — Arsenic is in the

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