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Too many people immediately think of Lassie or Gentle Ben when presented with the notion of heroic animals. However, cats have also been known to heroically rescue their loved ones from harm when the occasion calls for it. Especially when it comes to mother cats protecting their newborns. Take for example, Cindy, the feral cat from Florida who reportedly hurled herself in the...more
Are you looking for a new gift idea? Handmade tea candles are an impressive yet simple feat, and they can be made several at a time. It's also a pleasant way to spend a rainy day. Candles make great presents for professors, coworkers and other acquaintances, since most people tend to enjoy the decoration, even if they don't end up burning them. Read more to learn how to make a...more
On your big day, your nearest and dearest come to celebrate the beginning of the next chapter in your life. They humbly look on as you walk down the aisle and say your nuptial vows, and while you may be the center of attention, they play a large role in creating the warm and intimate atmosphere. You can show your gratitude for their attendance by issuing wedding favors. Here...more
The word "blog," an abbreviation of "web log," became a recognized word in the past decade. Blogging is a fun way to share your thoughts, improve your online presence and advance your writing skills. But before you start blogging, here are some things you should consider working on.Brainstorm a topic To give your blog direction and keep it from being...more
It's fairly common for people to assert that they have no musical abilities, but for many this isn't true - they just haven't had the opportunity to learn to play an instrument. With some practice, you may soon be on your way to dazzling friends and family with your newfound skills.Choosing your instrument There are dozens of instruments to choose from, but it may...more
With the mainstream medium inundated with negative news stories, it's easy to get an unfavorable impression of humanity. Fortunately there are many out there who strive to make others smile through their willingness to engage in selfless acts. Here are two inspirational instances where goodness is the underlying theme. Bicycle assistance Sometimes the most inspiring acts are...more
Whether you love cute animals or you simply can't get enough of penguins, there's an ample amount of information to be learned about these creatures. You might picture them floating on a piece of ice in the Arctic, but many species of penguins don't live in cold regions - some enjoy the warm weather just as much as we do! Here are some of the most intriguing...more
Earth Day is has been celebrated for over 40 years and offers many great ways to reduce our impact on the planet.Age of protest The first Earth Day was held in 1970, the peak of an era when millions of people were protesting across the Untied States about the war in Vietnam. After the infamous 1969 oil spill in California, Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson decided to follow in...more
Outdoor activities are fun but can turn stressful if you get lost. Luckily, if you forgot your compass, there are a few ways to find your bearings with only what your may have around.Daytime If you're out during the day, the sun is going to be your best indicator as to which way is north. Since the sun always goes from east to west, there are a few reliable tricks as...more
A Definitive List of Inspirational Songs If you love so many inspirational songs its hard to keep track of them all, why not create a definitive list of inspirational songs you love? The entire family can add their favorites to the list, and then you can try to download as many as you can find from the Internet. You can create your own CDs or download them to your...more