At midday the temperature may be a scorching 125 to 130 degrees Fahrenheit (52° to 54° C.), at which time visitors swelter. At night the mercury may plummet to a bone-chilling 40 degrees (4° C.) or less, at which time they may freeze. If dressed in layers of wool clothing, they will stay cooler; scantily … Read more
The crust is made up of much lighter rock containing many elements, particularly oxygen and silicon, as well as aluminum, iron, calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium, in order of their abundance. Oxygen and silicon, both nonmetallic elements, make up about three fourths of the total crust by weight and 93 percent by volume. Then there … Read more
For one thing, I would talk about the joy of kids freely playing all over the neighborhood and riding their bikes all day .... Just had to be home when the street lights came on.
Neighborhood schools, we walked everywhere unafraid.
No air conditioning we had windows and doors open to have what little breeze there was.
Went to bed at night with doors open.
Not afraid to be out after dark.
Kids played outside they knew when it was time to go home, you could hear your mom calling.
You knew everyone on your … Read more
Try developing some real friendships. A fantasy romance is no substitute for people who really love you and care for you. Do not ‘isolate yourself.’ “Keep busy,” exhorts teen writer Esther Davidowitz further. Take up a hobby, do some exercise, study a language. Staying engrossed in useful activities can ease the withdrawal symptoms quite a … Read more
THE World Health Organization estimates that up to 3 percent of earth’s population have some form of mental retardation. Impaired mental ability can result from genetic problems, birth injuries, early brain infections, and dietary deficiencies, as well as drug, alcohol, or chemical exposure. In the majority of cases, the cause is unknown.
In his book Believing in Magic—The Psychology of Superstition, Professor Stuart A. Vyse warns: “Superstition could lead to diminished quality of life if one spends large sums of money on psychics, fortunetellers, numerologists, or Tarot-card readers, or if one’s superstitious rituals help to maintain problem gambling.” Allowing superstition to rule our lives can have far … Read more
“THE only way to have a friend is to be one,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson.
For a variety of reasons, autism may go unrecognized or improperly diagnosed for months or, in some cases, even years. Educational programs designed for other disabilities may not adequately address the special needs of children with autism. Thus, when trying to obtain needed services for their child, many parents find themselves repeatedly venturing into the … Read more
Looking Inside the Body—Without Surgery: X-ray imaging is fast, generally painless, relatively inexpensive, and quite easy to perform. Hence, it is particularly useful in such areas as mammography and emergency diagnosis. No radiation remains in the body after the X-ray is administered, and usually there are no side effects.
I'd say a 4. To take care of the "ol' ticker," I try to watch my cholesterol. If I didn't have to worry about pesky nutrition, I'd be a 2.
Whenever we go somewhere new, I'm in charge of Google Maps. What a fantastic app! We just pull over, look at the little dot on the map and figure out a new path.
Back in the day of paper maps, you didn't always get to see all the city streets. Then we'd ask directions.
Well, there is the emotional impact of unemployment. As if the emotional toll were not enough, each person who joins the ranks of the unemployed faces the additional challenge of living on less. And
while looking for work, one need to cope with the mental and emotional anxiety caused by unemployment..
The polar bear, the king of the Arctic, is considered by many to be a marine mammal, since it spends most of its time on sea ice hunting for seals.
If they were not twins ...were they part of a triple (?)