Observed on the last Monday in May, Memorial Day is a day of remembrance that deserves our attention. It is a day where we come together to remember the sacrifice of many for the freedom of many of us enjoy today. See the origins and much more of this wonderful day with these 25 interesting facts about Memorial Day.
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Over the centuries there have been many natural disasters that have stolen human lives and left destruction and havoc for the survivors. Sometimes these incidents are ranked based on damage, loss of lives or the amount of money that it cost to rebuild. Therefore defining the worst natural disasters of all times is subjective and depends on the criteria used. However, these horrific 25 natural disasters events are often considered to be the worst events on record.
Let’s face it. We’re always on the go, and the main culprit in our speedy life, is our car. It takes us everywhere, yet because we are always busy, we never give it the cleaning that it deserves. And, when you do clean it, there are certain things you just can’t get in “perfectly clean” conditions. So, in order to solve the issue, here are someways to not only clean your car quick, but also achieve a “straight out of the dealership” clean.
It seems like it’s getting harder and harder to get a good night’s sleep, with a myriad of distractions keeping us from getting enough shut-eye. We’re supposed to get seven to nine hours of sleep, but many Americans don’t hit that target every night. Sleep can provide incredible health benefits, like helping us lose weight, improving our memories, and even making us happier. So when you’re lying in bed with one of these nine common sleep problems, here’s what the science says you should do.
Have you ever wondered what your body says about your health or what your body says about your personality? You have probably heard that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but in fact, hidden clues about who you really are can be found all over your body. From symptoms of various diseases to your chances of getting divorced, you will be surprised to find out what your body shape says about you or what your face says about you. If you want to find out what your body says about you, check out today’s post with these 25 fascinating things your body says about you and who you are.
With Mother’s Day in the rearview mirror, it’s now time to look ahead to Father’s Day and the daunting task of finding the perfect gift. We have tried to make it a little easier this year by putting together a list of our top gifts for every type of dad. The outdoorsy dad and the chef dad. The sports enthusiastic dad and the homebrewing dad. The techy dad and the well-dressed dad. Whatever your dad does or enjoys, we’ve got him covered. Here are 20 thoughtful and unique Father’s Day gift ideas that are sure to impress.
The Sony World Photography Awards, the world’s biggest photography contest, recently announced the winning submissions from this year’s competition—and they are nothing short of amazing. Now celebrating its 10th year, the awards program has received more than a million submissions since its inception. For the “Professional Competition,” photographers must submit a body of work that explores a single subject. There are ten categories, and first-, second-, and third-place winners are chosen within each. The highest honor within the competition is the “Photographer of the Year” award, which is chosen regardless of which category photographers submitted their work to. Here are the gorgeous images from this year’s winners.
So here’s the deal. Very, very rarely am I one to write reviews on products, companies or services. However, I’m making an exception today after recently stumbling upon what I believe is arguably one of the best, yet largely unknown, tools on the internet today – FindPeopleSearch.com.
Dogs have been our furry companions for thousands of years, but they didn’t always look the way they do today. Many well-known breeds have changed a lot physically in the last century, largely thanks to humans. By identifying specific traits — such as size, coat color, and demeanor — and allowing only those animals to mate, humans have created at least 167 different “breeds,” or groups of dogs with unique physical and mental characteristics. Still, they’re all part of the same species. Here’s a look at how some of your favorite dog breeds have changed over the last 100 years.
For most Americans, Cinco de Mayo means an excuse to drink tequila, eat Mexican food, and have a good time. But as it turns out, the holiday isn’t nearly as big a cause for celebration in Mexico as it is in the U.S. Whereas Cinco de Mayo festivities can be found in a multitude of U.S. cities with large Mexican-American populations, such as Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Chicago, the celebrations in Mexico are not nearly as widespread. Before you toss back your margarita, make sure you’re not guilty of any of the common misconceptions many Americans have about Cinco de Mayo.
Humanity has been extremely lucky to get this far, considering how over the last few million years or more, there have been some very close calls for the planet Earth. Although we have been fortunate in many ways, there have been multiple occasions when the human race was almost confronted with an apocalyptic situation. Even in what we think of as modern history, the planet has been in greater danger than most people realize. Thankfully, these real-life “doomsday” events worked themselves out naturally or with the brain power by some very bright problem solvers. What will come at us next that we don’t know about is still in question, but for now, here are the 10 times the world almost ended.
The discovery of the “New World” has been written about extensively, but what can sometimes be forgotten is how states and areas became known for what they are now. As it turns out, there are actual meanings behind all 50 US state names. Travel site Expedia recently published a map showing the literal translation for each state name. They offer a unique insight into the forgotten history of the continent and may teach something new about your home. Scroll through to see what your state name means. The full map by Expedia can be found at the end.