Why do Americans celebrate Thanksgiving Day? See this page in: any Americans think of Thanksgiving as a wonderful time to celebrate getting out of school for a long weekend, and eating a great dinner. Or, maybe they think it is the start of the Christmas holiday season. What is the real meaning behind Thanksgiving? Catherine Millard writes: We can trace this historic American Christian tradition to the year 1623. After the harvest crops were gathered in November 1623, Governor William Bradford of the 1620 Pilgrim Colony, БPlymouth PlantationБ in Plymouth, Massachusetts proclaimed: All ye Pilgrims with your wives and little ones, do gather at the Meeting House, on the hillБ there to listen to the pastor, and render Thanksgiving to the Almighty God for all His blessings. This is the origin
takes a look at the science behind story i n her monthly blog post. Why would we, with all the choices we have for spending our free time, sit down and readPa story? Aristotle said it was becausePwhat he called poetics deals not with things that have happened, but with things that can happen. But why is that enjoyable? Stories teach us who we are and where we are. They allow us to ask why and to imagine ourselves as someone or somewhere else. Readers can bring to life the world that another person, perhaps centuries and oceans away, has put into words for them and make it their own. Robert Penn Warren said that story is an image of life in motion, and because our own lives are so filled with distractions, accidents, daily living, and confusion, Pit s very difficult to see the logic of our
All around the world, itвs common practice to pump enormous volumes of wastewater into rivers, oceans and streams. This has extremely negative effects on the environment, fisheries, animals, and thatвs not to mention itвs an aptly named вwasteв of water too. What is wastewater and what does the treatment of it entail? To put it simply, wastewater is any form of water that has been contaminated by a commercial or domestic process. This includes water that was used for sewerage and water thatвs a by-product of large-scale industries such as mining and manufacturing. While wastewater is still a huge problem in Ireland and all around the world, the most affected areas are developing nations в mainly Asia and South America. is a process that coverts wastewater from its unusable state into an
During the dry season, elephants use their tusks to dig for water. This not only allows the elephants to survive in dry environments and when droughts strike, butбalso provides water for other animals that share harsh habitats. When forest elephants eat, they create gaps in the vegetation. These gaps allow new plants to grow and create pathways for other smaller animals to use. They are also one of the major ways in which trees disperse their seeds; some species rely entirely upon elephants for seed dispersal. On the savannahs, elephants feeding on tree sprouts and shrubs help to keepбthe plains openбand able to support the plains game that inhabit these ecosystems. Wherever they live, elephants leaveбdung that is full of seeds from the many plants they eat. When this dung is deposited
A lever is an object that acts as a pivot point that multiplies the force that can be applied to another object. The wheel and axle is a rod attached to a wheel which can multiply an applied force. A pulley consists of a wheel on an axle with a rope running over the wheel. Pulleys are used to change the direction of an applied force. The inclined plane is a flat surface with ends at different heights. ...
We've all been there: burning up with fever, yet shivering with chills. It turns out that what feels like a bizarre internal thermostat malfunction is actually the body's way of fighting infection. Viruses and bacteria multiply less well above 98. 6 degrees Fahrenheit (F). "Part of our immune system's response against infection includes raising the body's temperature to diminish the ability of microbes to reproduce," says, senior associate at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Baltimore. A fever, or rise in body temperature, of even just a degree or two can stop a virus's ability to grow. When the brain increases the body's temperature set point, the body strives to meet that higher temperature. You feel cold because technically you are colder than your body's new set point.
New York. : Rich Publishing. 2006. 320 p. The wildly financially successful authors of this book state, early on, that a reader will not find in its pages specific advice on how to make or invest money. It's more a book of philosophy (note the "why" in the title), and if it's not exactly Kierkegaardian in scope or language, this collaboration of real estate magnate and rags-to-riches financial guru manages to entertain and to inform. Written in bite-size chunks and adorned with quotes (some from the authors' previous works or speeches) and graphs, it explains why some people get rich and others. well, don't. ...
Anxiety causes are complex, and living with anxiety can be agonizing. Case in point: three people are walking together down a hallway in an office. A coworker passes by and says absolutely nothing. Person A thinks, БHmmm. He seems in a hurry. Must be busy today. Б Person B thinks nothing at all about this but continues to mull over whatever she is mulling over. Person C thinks, БOh no. He didnБt say anything to me. He must be upset. I must have offended him somehow. What do I do about this? How can I face him? Should I approach him or let him approach me? What if he doesnБt want me to work here anymore? Б One situation, three different reactions. Why? What causes the of person C? ThereБs an approach that is frequently used in treating such things as anxiety and depression called. This
The egg was a symbol of the rebirth of the in pre-Christian celebrations of spring. However, the egg itself was defined by early as an Easter of the : the egg symbol was likened to the tomb from which arose. Lizette Larson-Miller, a professor with the, traces the specific custom of the Easter egg hunt to the Protestant Christian Reformer, stating "We know that Martin Luther had Easter egg hunts where the men hid the eggs for the women and children, and it probably has this connection back to this idea of eggs being the tomb. " At least since the 17th century the idea of the to bring the Easter eggs has been known. The novelty of the introduction of Easter egg hunts into England is evidenced by 's inaugural lecture as Professor of Latin at in 1892, in which he said, "In Germany at Easter
Those who grew up observing traditions of the Catholic Church will know all about the meat guilt on Good Friday. The more devout followers of the religion will have had this guilt probably every Friday, and many households will still observe a fishy Friday due to the Christian tradition. Abstinence from meat on Fridays is actually a rule laid out by the Vatican and remains in force today. Many Christians, especially Catholics, refrain from eating meat on Friday, and this tradition is most popular on Good Friday. Jesus was executed on Good Friday and died for our sins, he sacrificed his flesh for us. On the anniversaryбof ChristБs death, the church encouragesбfollowers to abstainбfrom eating meaty flesh of warm-blooded animals on this day. People are told to go for the alternative which is