Did You Know?

Did You Know?

The Rhythm of Your Heart

The beat of your heart synchronizes to music. Studies have shown that when people listen to music, their heartbeats will often adapt to the tempo...
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The Mouth Organ Is Number One

The humble harmonica—also known as the mouth organ or the French harp—is the world’s best-selling instrument. First made in the early 19th century in Vienna,...
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Americans Are Invading the UK

A battle is raging in Britain between the natives and the Americans. In this case, the fighting concerns two species of squirrel: the red and the…
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Getting Back to Nature

Nature and good health are closely connected, as we know from scientific studies (as well as our own practice). Evidence suggests that exposure to natural…
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The Odd (Actually, Even) Thing About Corn

Every ear of corn you have ever consumed is made up of an even number of kernel rows. Corn falls in the grass family, and…
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Time to “Age Out Loud”

You probably don’t view aging the same way you did when you were a child, or even as a young adult. That’s because getting older…
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Jefferson’s Literary Gift

During his lifetime, Thomas Jefferson had one of the finest libraries in America, and he intended that his collection should benefit the nation. All through…
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Allergies Aside, Library Cats Rule

In dozens of public libraries across the nation, felines have taken up residence. There’s Browser in White Settlement Public Library, Texas, Pages in Valley Center…
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A Brief History of Lincoln Logs

A century ago, John Lloyd Wright, the second son of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, came up with the concept for what would become the classic…
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The Tradition of Protecting the Sick and Wounded

The American Red Cross has been one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations since 1881, and it was established in this country by the one…
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