Dear Dr. Universe: Why do animals hibernate? б-Jarrett T. , 10, Edinburgh, IN Dear Jarrett, Animals can get through winter in all kinds of ways. Us cats like to curl up on a cozy couch. Some penguins huddle in groups to create heat. A lot of birds fly south to warmer weather. Perhaps you put on mittens and a coat. Then there are the hibernators. Some of these animals are bears, skunks, bats, frogs, and salamanders. Hibernation is like a deep, long winterБs sleep. But it isnБt exactly the same kind of sleep these animals would normally have at night. Hibernation means big changes for these animals and their bodies. The reason they hibernate is to survive chilly winters, said my friend. SheБs the campus veterinarian here at Washington State University. When scientists study hibernating
My mistakes are my life. SAMUEL BECKETT, How It Is Tags: Life is hard, but it's harder if you're stupid. MICHAEL CRICHTON, Next Tags: Most important thing in life. is learning how to fall. JEANNETTE WALLS, Half Broke Horses Tags: We can smile, breathe, walk, and eat our meals in a way that allows us to be in touch with the abundance of happiness that is available. We are very good at preparing to live, but not very good at living. We know how to sacrifice ten years for a diploma and we are willing to work very hard to get a job, a car, a house, and so on. But we have difficulty remembering that we are alive in the present moment, the only moment there is for us to be alive. THICH NHAT HANH, Peace is Every Step Tags: The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross, and which to
It seems that the most common complaint today with short sales, is why does the bank take so long? This question is heard over and over and both sellers and buyers are anxiously asking it. Itвs the million-dollar question. But thereвs not one firm answer. Some short sales take 60 days. Some take 30. Some can turn around in 24 hours. Other lenders are so swamped with short sale submissions that its employees can't respond in timely manner. What once took two months can easily take four months. It really depends on the lender and what system they have in place to respond to short sales. To understand, the short sale process, from submission to the lender to the time of short sale approval, might go as follows: Submission of offer and complete short sale package from the seller. Bank
Did you know that different countries have different kinds of leaders? Here in Canada, we have a prime minister, but in the United States, their leader is a president. While both jobs are positions of power, there are quite a few differences between our prime minister and the States president. Learn all about prime ministers and presidents with these fun facts and wow your friends! Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images) Who? Justin Trudeau is Canada s 23rd prime minister, elected on October 19, 2015. As prime minister, Trudeau is the leader of the party in power, which in this case is the Liberal Party, and the head of government. (P. S. You can also call him the Right Honourable or the Prime Minister of Canada. ) What? It is the prime minister s job to lead
Bradycardia = too slow A of less than 60 beats per minute (BPM) in adults is called bradycardia. What's too slow for you may depend on your age and physical condition. Physically active adults (and athletes) often have a resting heart rate slower than 60 BPM but it doesn't cause problems and is normal for them. Your heart rate may fall below 60 BPM during deep sleep. Elderly people are more prone to problems with a slow heart rate. Causes of bradycardia Problems with the sinoatrial (SA) node, sometimes called the heart's natural pacemaker Symptoms of bradycardia In extreme cases, cardiac arrest may occur. ...
Before you panic about your unusual skin peeling in the nipple, you should know that skin peels every once in a while, and there is no reason for you to worry, except on cases where skin peeling is associated with itching, pain, and soreness. Although the condition is not alarming, it is important for you to stop the peeling. Nipple skin peeling can be treated at home with natural remedies. But if the shedding off persists, you should consult your right away because the peeling could be a sign of a serious disease. The causes of nipple skin peeling vary from simple to complicated ones. Most reasons include: How Do I Treat the Shedding Off of My Nipple Skin? Skin peeling in the nipple area is not a serious condition, and it can be treated with organic and natural home remedies. Make the
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The appearance of earwax varies from light yellow to dark brown. Darker colors donвt necessarily indicate that thereвs a blockage. sudden or partial hearing loss, which is usually temporary, which is a ringing or buzzing in the ear Unremoved earwax buildup can lead to. Contact your doctor if you experience the symptoms of infection, such as: Itвs important to note that hearing loss, dizziness, and earaches also have many other causes. See your doctor if any of these symptoms are frequent. A full medical evaluation can help determine whether the problem is due to excess earwax or another health issue entirely. Children, like adults, naturally produce earwax. While it may be tempting to remove the wax, doing so can damage your childвs ears. If you suspect your child has earwax buildup or a
I left town for a business trip last week, and life is always more complicated during those few days before travel. Outfits have to be planned, cleaned, and packed. Newspaper service had to be stopped and arrangements made to have mail picked up. Editors and colleagues had to be notified of my absence, deadline extensions (in a few cases) have to be asked for. The speech I gave had to be written (one of these days I'll stop procrastinating on these things! ). And so on and so on and so on. All of that seems like a cakewalk, though, in comparison to the arrangements that had to be made to care for my two senior cats, Scarlett and Homer, while I was away. Scarlett is diabetic and needs low-carb moist food (dry food is now forbidden to her), plus she needed her twice-daily insulin shot.
The vivid yellow and orange colors of fall leaves have actually been there throughout the spring and summer, but we havenБt been able to see them. The deep green color of chlorophyll, which helps plants absorb life-giving sunlight, hides the other colors. In the fall, trees break down the green pigments and nutrients stored in the leaves. The nutrients are shuttled into the roots for reuse in the spring As leaves lose their chlorophyll, other pigments become visible to the human eye, according to Bryan A. Hanson, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at DePauw University who studies plant pigments. Some tree leaves turn mostly brown, indicating that all pigments are gone. Burgundy and red colors are a different story. Dana A. Dudle is a DePauw professor of biology who researches red