Easter is the most important date in the Christian calendar. Every year, Christians around the world remember Jesusв crucifixion and celebrate his resurrection three days later. But how did the egg come to represent Easter? We take a look at some of the theories, explore the traditions that have come and gone over the centuries, and show you how to make your own traditional Easter Egg. Throughout history, people across the world have given each other eggs at spring festivals to mark the seasons. Early Christians in Mesopotamia dyed eggs in the period after Easter. The practice was adopted by the Orthodox Churches, and from there it spread into Western Europe. Eggs represent new life and rebirth, and itвs thought that this ancient custom was absorbed into Easter celebrations. During Lent,
makes its appearance each December as millions of Americans and Europeans hang a of it in their doorways during the holiday season. According to custom, if you're caught standing under the, you may get a kiss. So what is it about this little plant that gives it its power to make people up? For, has been considered a plant that increases life and. Celtic Druids living in the 1st century A. D. viewed it as a symbol of vivacity, since it remained green while other plants were bare during winter. Some historians believe the connection between and a kiss comes from ancient mythology. According to happier versions of the legend, Baldur (sometimes spelled Baldr or Balder) was killed by an enemy's arrow made of. His mother, the goddess Frigg, wept tears onto the arrow. Her tears turned into
When we say an older person has "died in their sleep", what do we mean? There is no such thing as "dying of old age", and you won't see this term written on a death certificate. Rather, it is a colloquial way in which we refer to the death of an older person where the cause is not obvious or well-understood. As we age, the likelihood of suffering from a range of medical problems increases as the body accumulates damage, cells no longer repair themselves, and the immune system gets weaker. These medical issues may include heart problems, low or high blood pressure, or neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's disease or Alzheimer's. And these conditions in turn affect important systems in the body, like brain function and mobility, says Dr Tuly Rosenfeld, geriatrician and Associate
Did you know that tobacco smoking is responsible for the deaths of approximately five million people each year, according to the World Health Organization? Despite educating people about the very serious health effects of smoking, approximately 22% of adults in the United States are smokers. Surveys have found that even though 80% of smokers would like to quit smoking, less than five percent are able to quit on their own due to the highly addictive properties of nicotine. Read more: So if smoking is so bad for you, why is it so hard to quit? Stopping smoking is difficult for several reasons: Nicotine is Highly Addictive Nicotine stimulates pleasure centers in the brain and is highly addictive. When nicotine is discontinued, the smoker will experience physical withdrawal symptoms, making
Why Do We Celebrate Memorial Day? by May 25, 2012 9:02 AM Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend, a chance to get the year s first sunburn, to camp, barbecue, or travel. Sure, most of us know we should remember those who we have lost, and maybe take some flowers to their grave. But do you know why we have Memorial Day, and what it s really all about? Here s a handy 10-pack of facts from CNN to give the holiday some perspective. 1. It started with the Civil War Memorial Day was a response to the unprecedented carnage of the Civil War, in which some 620,000 soldiers on both sides died. The loss of life and its effect on communities throughout the North and South led to spontaneous commemorations of the dead: In 1864, women from Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, put flowers on the graves
FAQs May I use graphics from mongabay. com for my projects? Yes, you may provided that you don't remove the mongabay label from the images. You may use information from the site for class projects and can cite kids. mongabay. com as the source. Is this web site credible? Mongabay is the world's most popular source for information on tropical forests. The site is highly acclaimed by a number of the world's leading tropical scientists and is run independently, meaning it is has no affiliation with advocacy groups or outside corporations. , who founded Mongabay in 1999 and runs the site today, has published several scientific papers. Can I interview the founder of mongabay. com for my school project? ...
6. English is also the language of the Internet. Many websites are written in English you will be able to understand them and to take part in forums and discussions. 7. English is based on a simple alphabet and it is fairly quick and easy to learn compared to other languages. 8. English is not only useful it gives you a lot of satisfaction. Making progress feels great. You will enjoy learning English, if you remember that every hour you spend gets you closer to perfection. 9. Since English is spoken in so many different countries there are thousands of schools around the world that offer programmes in English. ...
Q. Why do sea gulls like suburban mall parking lots so much, even when they are nowhere near the ocean? A. The birds that ornithologists call gulls, not sea gulls, do not strictly live by the sea and often find the open spaces of parking lots a bounteous refuge, said Jessie H. Barry of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Ms. Barry, who leads the to develop a better online bird-identification tool, said there are more than 50 species of gulls worldwide, with many found hundreds of miles from the nearest ocean. Indeed, some live primarily inland, including the, which thrives in suburban settings around the United States. ...
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, case in which on May 17, 1954, the in public schools violated the to the, which prohibits the states from denying of the laws to any person within their jurisdictions. The decision declared that separate educational facilities for white and students were inherently unequal. It thus rejected as inapplicable to public education the Бseparate but equalБ doctrine, advanced by the Supreme Court in Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), according to which laws separate public facilities for whites and African Americans do not violate the equal-protection clause if the facilities are approximately equal. Although the 1954 decision strictly applied only to public schools, it implied that segregation was not permissible in other public facilities. Considered one of the
Spritzing on a new scent at the fragrance counter can really be a game of chance. You might fall in love with the fragrance and walk out with an exciting new bottle to add to your vanity or you could be running out of the store in a dizzy mess. While some thrive at the fragrance counter, taking the chance to sniff and spritz as many testers as possible, others get easily overwhelmed by scents. You might experience headaches, nausea, and dizziness from sniffing different fragrances and perfumes, but that doesn't necessarily mean you want to stop wearing a perfume completely after all, that final spritz of perfume is the cherry on top of an amazing look. We spoke with William Yin, founder of fragrance subscription service Scent Trunk and Sarah McCartney, a perfumer at who works there, to