8 Things You May Not Know About Augustus

Julius Caesar was his great-uncle and adopted father. Born on September 23, 63 B.C., Augustus grew up in a town about 25 miles southeast of Rome. His father was a senator (who died unexpectedly when he was four), and his mother was Caesar’s niece. As Read More …

The Golden Pagoda: Shwedagon Pagoda

The Schwedgon Pagoda (“Pagoda” meaning stupa) is the holiest Buddhist shrine in Myanmar and according to the legend; it was built about 2,500 years ago. However, archaeologists estimate the time period to be between the 6th and 10th centuries. The site is an iconic landmark Read More …

The Mystery Behind The Creation of The Margarita on Margarita Day!

The margarita is often hailed as the quintessential “Mexican” cocktail, but just like cervesa, the origins of the drink are not definitively Mexican. Simply put, no one knows who dreamed up this delicious cocktail – but the stories behind the invention of the margarita are Read More …

Why Selling Your Engagement Ring May Be the Way to Go

As Beyonce Says, “Ring Off!” On a day where people are receiving engagement rings, I’m going to talk about getting rid of one. Although the legal dust has settled and you are officially “divorced,” you probably realize that your process is not quite complete. Things Read More …

10 Things You May Not Know About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Here are 10 surprising facts about the civil rights leader and 1964 Nobel Peace Read More …

Guess How Much Gold Was Used for 2018 Winter Games Medals, It’s Less Than You Think

The countdown begins – in one month athletes from around the world will converge in Pyeongchang, South Korea to compete for their country’s honor and the coveted Olympic medals. In total, only about 50 ounces of gold was used to create all the gold medals Read More …

Stuffing or Dressing?

When it comes to Thanksgiving, some dishes are required eating. Anything other than turkey is anathema, gravy is a must and cranberries get their one chance to shine. And don’t forget the stuffing! But that’s where things get interesting, because it seems no two families Read More …

11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy.” While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn’t last. A study Read More …

Be Inspired With These 30 Quotes

While it’s often a difficult concept with which to grapple, change is inevitable. People don’t always have the courage to change or the serenity to accept constant change. Sometimes we try to stop change from happening; we’re content and comfortable, and the unknown is disconcerting. Read More …

Reading Out Loud Will Help You Retain That Much More

It’s a well-known fact that kids learn to read by speaking words aloud, and only later are they able to channel that brain activity into a silent internal monologue. But in terms of what goes on in our brains when we read silently, not much Read More …