Last night, in Tucson, one year after she was nearly fatally shot in the head at a public event, Representative Gabrielle Giffords read the pledge of allegiance to an audience of thousands gathered at the University of Arizona for a candlelight vigil to mark the anniversary of her shooting.
You’ve probably let it sneak up on you again. You’ve been so busy getting back to work and shaking off those winter blues that you almost forgot January 10th is Houseplant Appreciation Day. This is not a day that should go unnoticed.
The green thumbs at The Gardener’s Network established Houseplant Appreciation Day to remind people about their indoor botantical buddies after the rush of the holiday season has passed and to celebrate the benefits of houseplants and encourage green thumbs.
And, they’re right. Houseplants deserve a lot of appreciation. If you think about it, they don’t ask for much and they’re very easy to live with. However, this is not true of all plants. Some of them can kill you, like the plant Gelsemium elegans, which a man in China put in a stew to kill a business rival.
The rush and stress of the holidays can sometimes make us lose our faith in our fellow human beings as they make grabs for sale items, cut us off in traffic or let doors slam in our face. But, the holidays also inspire us to be better, so here are a few simple ways we can all be nicer in the new year.
We have, once again, celebrated our way into January and, for most of us, it’s time to get back to reality after the whirlwind that is the holiday season. If this isn’t easy for you to do this time of year, here are some things that might help.
This is the perfect time of year to think about anything that involves a beach, and there’s almost nothing more beautiful to do on a beach than get married. But where in the world are the best places for that dream beach wedding?
Yoga. Whether you can’t get enough of it or can’t get away from it, there’s no denying its peaceful approach to connecting one’s body and mind. Who’d have thought that this practice is now more and more becoming the method of choice for relieving PTSD symptoms in US soldiers?
Hold on to your lunch. Maggots have been approved for use in wound care in the US since 2004, but new studies are raising questions about whether or not they actually help the wounds heal or just do quick work while seeming kind of gross.
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