I am frequently asked about rare blood types. The most common questions are about the Rh Negative blood type. The next most common questions are about rare blood types being special in some way. This article will be helpful in answering questions and superstitions in "golden" or "special" blood.
A good book is a powerful influence for your mind. The pen is mightier than the sword, but this is only true of the great writers of history and life. Your life will be changed by these unusual books written by renowned authors.
Escaping from a serial killer isn't always the easiest thing to do. Especially when it involves rugged mountainous terrain and a girl without survival skills. But danger is only a state of mind.
Goats are friendly, brush eating critters that also make good pets on a small farm, ranch, or homestead. They eat weeds, grass, small brush, and unwanted plants. They also play tricks and are funny!
Breakfast Tacos are a breakfast must in Texas. These are the go to breakfast staple for people on the move, and those that love big flavor, high protein, delicious ways to start their day! Try one!
Ouija boards and exorcisms. Are they real? Or do they come from abnormal psychology and psychiatry? Do our brains control abnormal behavior? What is pareidolia? God helmets? Iotrogenic behavior?
The Bible was the first book ever to be printed using movable type. It is a group of books put together by the Council of Nicea. The Bible represents a common core of beliefs for Jews and Christians.
Search engine optimization is a key factor in writing hubs. You want your hub to be found, so research and use the top search terms for your hubs!
I just had cataract surgery, I asked my doctor, "What is the most frequently asked question about cataract surgery?" He said, "Will I go blind"? Cataract surgery is commonly done to remove cataracts.
Atheists do not deny that there is a god, they just don't believe in a god or gods. If you were to present evidence for a god, atheists and agnostics would be glad to see that evidence and study it.
Easy money, right? One Million dollars! All you have to do is prove a god exists, or a ghost, or a demon, or a unicorn, or Santa Claus, or anything demonic, miraculous, or paranormal! This is REAL!
Jinx Schwartz has written a series of surprisingly funny, yet serious novels about a character named Hetta Coffey. Hetta lives on a yacht in the Sea of Cortez. She has great friends and dead bodies!
Baphomet - an idol or other deity that the Knights Templar were accused of worshiping, and that subsequently was incorporated into disparate occult and mystical traditions.
Have you ever wanted to be an astronomer? Are you interested in physics? Do you believe life can exist outside of our solar system? If you think that this is a valid career path, come along find out.
Anne Payne is a deep water scientist working at an undisclosed location somewhere near Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Gitmo is not only a prison and Naval base, but has several known sunken treasure ships...
I've always been fascinated with homicide detectives and criminal justice. I once wanted to be a lady detective. But back in the 70s, there really was no such thing. We've come a long way baby!
We all present an online persona. Someone on Bubblews wrote a bubble about me that was so far from the truth that I had to write an expanded 'bio' to correct the misconceptions. This is the real me...
Some people get very angry when a hub author deletes a comment. They often think of the deletion as a personal attack. There are several good reasons for a hub author to delete a comment from a hub.
Still working on plot twists and locations for my novel to be. In Gitmo Secrets, Anne and her crew find a long lost sunken treasure ship and learn to salvage the booty using various diving scenes.
Adventure lives under the ocean where tons of treasure await discovery. Anne and her seabreathers attempt to excavate an old Spanish Galleon from the 16th century. The money from salvage will help.
Notes for my novel, Gitmo Secrets. Guantanamo Bay is the setting for an underwater laboratory run by my protagonist. The laboratory is set in a cave built for research on developing depth diving.
WHO just announce that Ebola virus is a World Wide Infectious Disease threat. Ebola is a killer virus, but there are other lethal diseases to worry about too. Good hygiene is the best way to health.
Human smuggling is fast becoming a Cash Cow in Texas. People are making a thousand bucks or more for driving illegal aliens to Houston or San Antonio. Anywhere, just to save them from death.
Atheists really want you to hear their message. Some have adopted the Mission of spreading the good word and are now going door to door to hand out pamphlets and talk to you about life before death.
Searching for diabetic friendly, low carb recipes is sometimes overwhelming. Diabetics need low carb, low calorie, high nutrition food. But for desserts, the calories don't count! Go Low Glycemic!
The U.S. Bill of Rights is a document that attempts to spell out our basic human rights as citizens. There is so much disagreement over these simple 10 rules that I wonder if we will ever get along!
Best selling author Douglas E Richards is honest and open enough to accept friend requests on his personal facebook page. He is a prolific author and has written at least 3 best selling novels.
Food trucks are springing up everywhere these days. Some city planners are even making food truck parks. They have tables, umbrellas, trash removal. It looks like a clever picnic area. Great food!
Go to Las Vegas to have fun! Here are a few things you can do to minimize gambling losses and maximize fun. Gambling is only part of the thrill of this adult wonderland!
We tried to get a meeting of Hubbers together in Las Vegas one year. We had about four couples wanting to join the trip. If we could drum up e dozen or so, I think we could plan a real vacation!
Why would you ask these inane questions of senior citizens? Why is anyone over 50 considered old? There is a reason we don't ask for your age. Real people don't tell their age, they just keep going.
From the mind of Stan Lee and Marvel Comics comes the X-Men. Mutant super heroes (or villains) that have special abilities. The best known of which is Wolverine portrayed by Hugh Jackman with claws.
During my 2 week tenure at YouTube Academy, I learned to make better videos, set up a channel successfully, employ branding and a few other video tips for sharing. Follow along for great tips.
If someone walked into a movie theater and killed 78 people, don't you think someone would do something about that? Last year (2012) in Austin, Tx alone, 78 people were killed in driving accidents.
The Earl of Sandwich is rumored to be the first person to ever eat a sandwich. Today we have so many variations of sandwiches that there is sure to be a favorite here. Sandwiches make great meals!
Route 666 in Arizona has been renamed to Route 191. Was it renamed because of the 'mark of the beast' numerology meaning? The Route is a devil of a highway and full of twists and turns. Are you brave?
People love their pets. Dogs and cats are the most popular pets, but parrots may be a close third choice. Parrots usually bond with one member of the family, but still accept others that flock around.
Death is the cessation of biological functions that sustain life as we know it. We start as biological entities when our chemicals and energy coalesce to become independent bio forms, then we die.
Looking for a spectacular vacation hotel? Check out some of the strange places that rent rooms to travelers. You may never want to stay in a so-so hotel again. Check the underwater hotel in Florida!
The best food I ever had at a restaurant was Chinese food. Pretty much every dish on the menu is delicious. When you find a good Chinese food place, you will eat well whenever you dine out.
Pies are all the rage today. Everybody has a favorite pie. Pies and pie crusts from seasoned pie makers are always in demand. Here are 10 top pie recipes and how to make awesom pie crusts you'll love
Physical health depends a great deal on how you feel all over. Muscle aches and pains, joint aches and pains and circulation problems are all related to our health. Water therapy can help with pain.
Remember the games we played as a child. We need to teach those games to our own children and grandchildren. Jacks, hop-scotch, Red Rover, spin the bottle, marbles, hide and seek, build a fort...
With the recent popularity of Downton Abbey, the phrase Dowager Countess comes up rather frequently. Defining Dowager Countess is easy, it is simply the widow of a Count. Royal titles are fascinating.
Do shoes make the man? or Woman? How about writers? What kind of shoes do writers wear when they are slaving over a hot set of words? Do our shoes reflect our writing genius? Match writer to shoes...
Have you ever wanted to be an American? As an American, can you pass the citizenship quiz? Maybe you don't know all of the civics answers, but can you pass the every day test for Americans?
From testicular cancer to becoming one of the best athletes in the world, Lance Armstrong used performance enhancing secrets to attain his seven victories in the Tour de France bicycling championships.
Book reviews should not only describe books, but should encourage the reader to pick up the book or books being reviewed and actually read them. This review encourages readers to read both Wired and Amped, two books by the author Douglas E. Richards.
Use an online budget calculator or budget planning service to help with your finances. Keep everything in a secure, backed up location and make sure you are on the right track to finance planning.
What are ancient petroglyphs? What are they trying to tell us in the modern world? Rock carving, cave painting and more is the way ancient civilizations use to communicate with the future. Will our electronic stories last as long?
Teenage drivers must learn to drive well. Car safety is all about learning the basics and practicing until close perfection is attained. Driver's Education classes are not enough. Learn to drive by listening to professional drivers.
Set goals to beat depression. Get professional treatment, follow expert advice, get rid of stress and depressing things in your life, count your life benefits (blessings). These five goals will help you beat depression for good.
What is good and right about religion? What are the benefits of religions? What makes a religion fun and attractive?
Pac Chuk is one of the most delicious Mayan dishes to eat. The Mayans used pork frequently and marinated the savory meat in many herbs and fruit juices. The sour orange gives this dish a nice tang!
Have you experienced sleep problems? Almost everyone has, but these are some really weird things people do during sleep.
Tour Tulum, Mexico and uncover a mystery as well as a great Mayan ruin. The walled city of Tulum was used as a lighthouse for Mayan trade routes by land and sea. Discover the mystery of the temple of the wind.
Watership Down is a book of friendship, family, friends and loyalty. The book is capable of changing one's life. People who have read this book remain adamant that it is the best book they have ever read.
Rachael Ray cookware review. Photos of Rachael's Hard Anodized II 2 piece skillets and a review of cooking with these attractive kitchen must haves.
Buy one regular meal and get a second entree of equal or greater value free! Get free appetizers, desserts or birthday specials too. Join these top 10 restaurant 'e-clubs' and get great free deals in your email!
Review of the Kodak PlaySport video camcorder and camera. Waterproof camera resistant to a depth of 9 feet or so, the PlaySport is the perfect video recorder to take to the beach or a waterpark.
Review of one of the best digital cameras ever. It works and feels like a professional camera, but is super light weight and portable. With German lens technology and lots of user friendly controls, this camera is a real workhorse.
Anxiety disorders are crippling panic attacks causing people to modify their social behaviors. There is a stigma attached to anxiety needing to be overcome in order to fit in with society.
Low carb, low glycemic vegetarian meal that tastes good. Photos included. Tuscan stuffed bell peppers with zucchini side dish.
How to take expert photos at the beach. Bright sunshine is a challenge for photography. Learn to control the light.
Open your wallet and remove all unnecessary items. Organize what is left. That's all it takes to make sure you will be able to handle a loss or theft of your purse or wallet. Follow along on how to organize your wallet.
Having fair skin has its disadvantages. One of them is skin cancer and melanoma cancer of the skin. Sun worshipers will never understand the difficulty and amount of work it takes to stay out of the sun. We have to give up all sorts of activities and beach time.
Buying a used car can be fun or it can be a hopeless quagmire of red tape and negotiations. Follow these tips to buy a great used car. Learn what to look for, how to deal with dealers and how to know if you're buying a mechanically sound used car.
Suicides have now surpassed car wrecks as the number one cause of death for young people. One of the biggest causes of depression in young people is bullying. Bullying or being bullied is a significant cause for concern. October is National Bully Prevention Month.
One of the first things noticed about a person is their hairstyle. Changing hair styles have marked each decade and become the iconic hair cut of that group of years. Several things may change over the years including the way we style our hair. It defines us as a culture.
Landscaping and related services have really gone up in price! Well, did you expect the costs of brush removal and tree trimming to go down? Fuel for mowers keep going up, labor costs are outrageous and power tools are still expensive. If you have land to clear, do it now while prices are still...
Poison Ivy is the dreaded allergic dermatitis caused by urushiol which causes eruptive allergic contact dermatitis. Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac all produce the same urushiol and it is one of the most potent allergens in the entire world. Home remedied are very effective treatments for...
You may want a tattoo today, but in the future you might regret that decision and desperately need to get the tattoo removed. Tattoo removal involves lasers, micro-dermabrasion, cryosurgery, excision, burning and scarring. What are the pros and cons of tattoo removal procedures?
Anemia affects both children and adults. Anemia due to low red blood cell counts is different from leukemia which is a low white blood cell count. Anemia affects the ability of the red cells to carry oxygen to all body organs. Leukemia affects the ability of white cells to fight infections.
Planning a retirement portfolio that is diversified and solid means spreading your money between stocks, bonds, tangible and intangible investments. Precious metals and precious gems are good investment buys as they generally do not lose value or they do not lose much value. Most investment grade...
Choosing a doctor is not easy and if you have medical insurance they may offer limited choices in choosing a physician. You also need to check with your state's medical board to make sure you have chosen a medical doctor that is licensed and has no complaints. Depending on specialties, a doctor may...
Looking for Home Decor? Which home decor and other online stores are trustworthy, realiable and have the best prices? Use the internet as a tool to discover the joys of online shopping. Find the best online shopping stores and shop from the comfort of your home.
You just lost everything in a disaster. Your home is totally destroyed. It could have been due to a fire, a hurricane, a flood or even a meteorite. You will need a home inventory to prove loss to an insurance company. An inventory list, a video inventory or at the very least photos of every item in...
What driving laws have you broken lately? Did you get a moving violation, a parking ticket or a warning from a traffic officer? Let's explore the top ten most commonly broken driving laws.
Bad religion - What is it? What is wrong with religion? What religion do you think is bad and why do you think this way? Attempts to explain errors in religion are presented in order to correct these errors, not to bash religion.
Saving money for retirement is essential, but did you know that saving money after retirement is even more essential? You will have to find ways to save money and make money. Retirement is fun, but it's still no daily picnic unless you lower your standards and eat cheaper picnics!
Massage therapy is an accepted medical treatment for several ailments including: back pain, muscle relaxation and skin therapy. Massage classes will help you learn the art of healing massage techniques that you can easily use on yourself or your family and friends.
What is an eclipse? Can eclipses occur on a galactic scale? Does the Mayan Apocalypse predict cosmic change? What is the galactic plane and why is the Earth eclipsing it?
A simple, brief explanation of solar eclipses, what they are and how to view a solar eclipse. The three types of solar eclipses are shown in photos - the total, partial and annular eclipses of the sun.
How to view an eclipse, where to see an eclipse and understanding the different types of eclipses is an important astronomical function. Whenever an eclipse occurs, we can briefly see stars or planets that have been hidden from view. We can also see solar coronas which we are unable to view without...
Besides the obvious, you can use quesadilla makers to make pancakes, crepes, and burgers. Cutting calories? Use a non-stick spray that tastes like butter to add a punch of flavor to whatever you make!
Self defense is more important than ever in today's world. Take a self defense class. Consider buying and learning to use self defense protection. Get a license to conceal and carry a hand gun. Protect yourself and your family today. Install a home self defense system. Learn self defense techniques.
Scanning and saving old photographs can be a chore, but why not retouch them at the same time by using photo editing software? How to restore photos is a small hub on one of my family portraits that I did a photo restoration on. It is complete with step by step instructions on how to take an old...
The Mayan Apocalypse of 2012 is not an end to the world, but a new beginning of enlightenment. The Earth eclipses the galactic plane of the Milky Way Galaxy on December 21, 2012. The Mayans, who were probably the most awesome astronomers ever, predicted the dates in which this eclipse occurs. The...
Muffins are the easiest of recipes to make at home. Controlling the ingredients allow you to make healthy and delicious whole wheat based muffins. Add blueberries, pineapple or other fruits to make the whole wheat muffin recipe healthier and more delicious. Enjoy fresh baked whole wheat muffins...
What's good to make for a family meal that pleases children as well as adults? Have you ever met a kid that doesn't like hot dogs? They even like the word, weenie. It makes them laugh. When you combine that with healthy beans, you've got Beanie Weenies! Adults love this recipe for beans and hot...
Bake your own healthy snack bars with oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate, walnuts and plenty of fiber. These great snack bars are quick and easy to make and take on the go. Bake a batch on Sunday and take them to work with you all week long. They keep well in the refrigerator and satisfy your...
I had Waldorf salad in Baltimore one time and was hooked on the Kosher Waldorf Salad recipe that I found in the Jewish hospital that I was working at. It's delicious and has no mayonnaise which makes it much healthier than the usual Waldorf dressing. It tastes more like apple pie than fruit salad....
It is no harder to make healthy dog treats than it is to make healthy food for yourself. So spend a little time on your pets and make them some dog biscuits using this recipe!
Are you having trouble getting around these days? Do you hate to walk around a busy flea market, farmer's market or fair and just get too tired to walk back to your car? Not to mention how thirsty this makes a person. Well now, you can scooter around with your very own ice cooler on wheels! Carry a...
Terrific Tomato, Roasted Pimento Pepper and Bean salad assembles in 20 minutes or less. Most of the ingredients are available in a can or a jar. Fresh ingredients are always better, but this recipe packs a solid nutrition punch.
Tired of buffalo wings? Then try these delicious and easy to cook garlic Parmesan-crusted, baked chicken wings. This recipe is easy and fast and healthier than the fried version.
Searching for the best electric lawn mower for the money is a chore. You can make your search a lot easier by reading this review on push mowers for the home.
The most delicious crab and white cheddar cheese stuffed mushrooms you will ever eat! Bob tested and approved. These make great appetizers or even a tasty dinner. Enjoy them with crackers or raw vegetables.
Easy way to make Banana Pecan Cream Cheese Pie! All of the ingredients listed with photos and step by step directions to prepare. This recipe calls for minimum cook time and easy assemble. All you need is an oven and an electric mixer for the cream cheese layer and the vanilla (or banana) pudding...
What causes depression? Other than the usual culprits like trauma, death in the family and unemployment, there are at least a dozen things that cause us to be depressed. Learn to live with depression. Smile and exercise more. Discover what makes you depressed and fight the reason. Maybe you need a...
Good dental and oral health is important for overall health. Our mouth is how we take in nourishment. It's how we talk. It's how we present ourselves to the world. Regular brushing, flossing, use of mouthwash and trips to the dentist will keep our mouths clean and healthy. Good oral hygiene starts...
The Aztec Calendar is often confused with the Mayan calendar. The two are quite similar. The truth is that the Aztecs borrowed the Mayan calendar which was in common use at the time. The Aztec Sun Stone is also called the Aztec Calendar stone, but it is not a true calendar. It is an illustration of...
Street photography is designed to tell a story of real life. It sets a mood or a feeling with photographs of everyday life and everyday occurrences. Street photography can be color or black and white, moody or upbeat, happy or sad. This type of photography should have some sort of theme. What are...
Mexico City has a rich and multicultural history involving the Toltecs, Aztecs, Spaniards, French, Americans and more. Mexico City is tourist friendly, large and easy to navigate. It is the fifth largest city in the world and the center of government for the United States of Mexico. Mexico City or...
As an aspiring artist, you can take your own photographs of your paintings or hire a professional to photograph your art for you. Since you may not already be a rich artist, here are some tips on photographing art. Photographing art is not terribly difficult and almost anyone can master the basics...
Sugar affects your health in several ways. Sugar supplies energy to every cell in your body. Everything you eat turns to sugar a form that the body uses for energy. It is the excess of sugar or lack of sugar that causes problems. Diabetes is called hypergylcemia because there is usually too much...
Blood banks are not actually banks as we know them; they are used for the storage and distribution of blood and blood products.
Travel by bus in Mexico. It's easy, safe and fun! Public transportation is an art form in the country and you can get just about anywhere there is a road. Even if the road is remote. Mexico has an extensive bus system and about 700 or more bus lines. Whether you choose a local bus, or a long...
Jalepenos stuffed with cheese and shrimp and wrapped with bacon then grilled and/or smoked are the most delicious thing you have ever eaten! Even people who don't like jalepenos love this appetizer that also doubles as an entre if you make enough of them.
What causes Leprosy? What are the symptoms? What do the lesions look like? How is Hansen's Disease treated? Is it a communicable disease? These and other questions are answered in this hub. Also, the link between armadillos of the south and transmission of Mycobacterium leprae are discussed.
How do our American bumper stickers appear to foreigners? Are Americans serious about expressing their opinions on their cars? What do bumper stickers mean?
The pros and cons of donating your body to science are complex. This is a personal decision of the donor. Frequently, the family disagrees with the donor's decision to donate their body, tissue or organs to medical schools or other programs. The body donation directions can be made ahead of time in...
Hub on finding the best scuba diving sites in the world for dedicated divers. If you are looking for a hub about top world sites for a scuba vacation with a family, you may want to check with a travel agency for world class diving destinations and resorts for families.
Recipes using that delicious canned meat called Spam. I'm Looking for Spam musubi recipe. I think it is the state breakfast food in Hawaii. I used to eat it every day. I am also presenting some amazing spam recipes that I have enjoyed and even created.
How to explain evolution to someone who believes that 'God did it'. What arguments are used to disprove evolution? Does man come from apes? Did Intelligent design (God) create the universe? Humans used to have tails, now they don't. The DNA of humans discarded that evolutionary step because humans...
Discover the methods and meanings behind criminal prison tattoos: An in-depth article exploring the various designs and their significance, with photos.
There are thousands, perhaps millions of single women who are or are about to be reduced to the horror and destructive presence of CATS (shudder) simply because they do not have a man around the house for the necessary 2 or 3 hours a week when such manly presence is needed to do the few odd jobs...
Austin sits on the edge of the Texas Hill Country. Easy day trips include fun things to do for the holidays and more. More than music and barbecue, Austin is the heart of Texas.
Relaxation is the key to falling asleep. So the best answer to this question is to find ways to relax before bedtime. It also pays to have a cool and comfortable bedroom to sleep in. There are many ways to accomplish these goals.
Low-carb and not too sweet, these incredible peanut butter chocolate molten brownie cakes are easy to make. They are delicious warm or even cold the next day. The inside of the brownie cake is like a tasty fudgy or molten consistency depending on how long you cook them.
Quetzalcóatl is the Aztec name for The Feathered Serpent God. Known as Kulkulcan in Maya territory, this god is a beloved hero to the people. He can travel through the underworld, surmounting the forces of evil and darkness and be reborn as Venus, the morning/evening star.
Maya 2012 - The months of the year explained with video on the workings of the Mayan calendar and what will happen on December 21, 2012
The Mayans planned their days according to a period of time somewhat equal to two of our weeks. Their work week was twice as long as ours. The days cycled through a combination of 13 and 20 day names to constitute a Tzolkin* or a 20 day "two week" period.
How to Use Corel Paint Shop Pro Photo Tubes to add interest to royalty free images that come with photo editing software. The Photo Tubes add interest and color to otherwise drab images. Add a puppy!
Great tips for photographers and how to make your photos portfolio ready. Even it's it just for a scrapbook. Improve your photography skills!
Ode to a Pizza - an Italian sonnet written for the love of a great pizza pie!
Magic things happen on prom night. Strange things too. This is a tale of strange magic and Prom Night.
Three secret tips for using close up photography. Selling your items on eBay with these tips will bring in more sales!
What the heck is it? Photo quizzes by L.A. Cargill Extreme close ups of objects to guess at and exercise your brain.
Principles, a short story from the e.r. by L.A. Cargill, B.A. Plastic surgery anyone? It's just too funny when a girl bites your nose almost completely off! Or why can't I find a girl with principles?
Light heals. Low level laser light therapy heals quickly. Medical science discovers that superior healing is attributable to the healing power of light. Laser therapy is successfully used around the world now. No reported long-term or irreversible side effects occur with this treatment. It is safe...
We all know that some day the humans on earth may become extinct or very nearly so. There is a disaster looming for this incredible population and the planet will someday soon be unable to support us. Someone or some group has noticed this and taken steps to prepare and repair the world for any...
Desserts for a summer picnic. We always include banana pudding. This can be made diabetic friendly by using sugar free pudding. You could also use sugar free cookies instead of vanilla wafers.
Early studies of Extra Sensory Perception- Duke University is credited with the first ESP study based on scientific principle. The study was performed in 1927. In 1934, Dr. J.B. Rhines published his summary report of experiments he did during those years. The monograph was titled, “Extra-Sensory...
How to get married on Maui. Lot's of people get married in Hawaii and there is a good reason for that. It's almost always possible to have an outdoor wedding and the beauty of Hawaii makes it the best wedding location ever.
Win friends and influence people, you are a unique individual and you have many thoughts and skills to share. Find friends who are around you. When you are in school or at work or even just out and about, smile and be friendly to as many people as possible. They want to have friends too.
How to save millions by painting your own pictures, art, canvas and custom wall art. How to custom make your own decorative art. Learn to paint and draw. Take an art class!
Some say that handkerchief painting originated in Texas prisons. Many Mexicans were incarcerated in Texas jails during the 1940's. Most of them were Catholic and male. It is entirely possible that San Antonio had the largest share of Mexican prisoners in the world. Southern California being a close...
These symbols and objects and interpretations are only a superficial explanation for some of the things we see in dreams. People do have psychic dreams, but the interpretations are personal and can only be interpreted by the dreamer or a skilled professional.
My Chrysler 300C car is not a Ferrari and never will be, but it is the most comfortable, powerful, luxury car I have ever owned and it will be mine for quite a while! Watch the video and you will see how much like a sports car the 300C can be!
Stuffed in the pocket of a dead man's clothes were two strange notes that not even the best of the best cryptanalysts can decipher. Although there is no reward for help in solving the murder case, or "cold case", the satisfaction of breaking the code is usually enough for amateur sleuths.
Some may think that power recline is a lazy feature. I can assure you that it is not. Although it is hard to pull that dumb stick back to recline the back and output the footrest, having a power motor doing it will allow you to start and stop the recline/footrest exactly where you want it to go for...
Visiting Quanajuato, Mexico is a distinct and wonderful experience. The city is in a mountain gorge and the streets are narrow and some are even underground. The town is famous for mummies, a Shakespearean theater, silver mines and a large white sparkling university.
We do not need religion. It was invented as a way to explain things that early man could not understand. Just like many early cultures, reading, writing and counting numbers was considered magical. Growing crops was something we couldn't control for hundreds, maybe thousands of years. Even leaving...
Top 10 Best Texas Food Recipes and How to Cook Like a Texan. Chili, cornbread, beans, home fries, Chicken Fried Steak, spare ribs, brisket, frito pie, enchiladas and pecan pie.
Ixchel (pronounced Ish-Chel) is a well known Goddess of the Maya people. She is considered a woman's God and represents birth and medicine. She has been associated with the moon, particularly the waning moon as in an aging woman. Representations of lunar forces seem to be quite common among god...
Learning to get along with others is difficult, but as soon as you realize that maybe it might be you that needs to change, you will find the task of getting along much easier.
Recently, it was reported that a Mrs. Mazlan Othman, a Malaysian astrophysicist was appointed to this prestigious post at Unoosa. The proposal for Alien Life Ambassador has been prompted by the recent discovery of hundreds of planets orbiting other stars, which are thought to make the discovery of...
Live for today. So many people believe in the afterlife. They forget that we are given this life in order to live it. Don't wait until you are dead only to regret the things you never did. Enjoy Life!
Jehovah’s Witnesses have an inordinate amount of faith in the bible regarding the use of blood and blood products. The use of blood products is deemed to be against God’s will and will condemn the recipient to "defellowship" and ostracism. Somewhere in the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus...
What is death? First off, nothing is ever really dead. Not even a table or a rock. If you have ever worked in a hospital, you know how hard it is to determine death. Are you dead when the brain dies but your heart keeps on pumping? Are you dead when your heart stops beating on its own but can be...
Celebrating the end of a year and the beginning of a New Year is a common theme for New Year’s Eve parties. In the United States of North America, the parties are diverse and interesting. Using fire to send these aspirations into the “spirit world” is a fun and relaxing way to celebrate a New...
Standing barefoot on grass will allow the earth's energy to flow upward into your body. This energy is called Qi (Chi). A friend of mine swears this will cure balance problems and jet lag. Just go outside and find some grass, take your shoes off and stand on the grass for 15 minutes or more to let...
Christians are always praying for me. Amusing as that may be, I intend to live my life while I am alive. They will keep on praying for a life after they die. What a crazy way to live. Praise Life!
Wearing a dead person's ash diamond is but one of the really cool new ways to dispose of your remains. Did you know that you can have your ashes pressed into a vinyl record that plays your favorite music or your final message to humanity? Did you know that the army can take your body and use it for...
Christians are quick to call an Atheist a Satanist. Nothing could be further from the truth. Atheists do not believe in any sort of God or Gods derived from man's superstitious imagination. Get Facts.
Is it possible for us to even imagine the technical ability of a civilization over 1,000 years ago being able to align all of their calendars so eloquently? Upon my first view of the temple of Kulkucan, I looked around at the Mayans working there and again at the pyramid...
Learning inside information in the health care world takes years and a natural ability to help people. Study the art of healing and people will recognize your talent as well.
How to make the best pancakes with your quesadilla maker! Faster and fluffier than a regular griddle. Cinnamon spice and Gingerbread pancake recipes. Also banana foster french toast!
Over my many years in the medical field, I've witnessed many deaths. Some people see death as a tragedy. Some see it as a release from pain and suffering. One thing is certain: death is inevitable.
The value of human life is not based on religion, race, color, gender, age, disability, creed, sexual orientation, physical appearance, or other human properties. It is based on being human!
Hotels in Texas are varied and interesting. Some are haunted hotels. Some are indoor water parks. Some are just worth the road trip to get there! Texas tourists have a great variety of hotels.
New programs for computers make doing your own wedding invitations easy and cost effective. If you or a family member have a good eye for designing elegant cards, then let them help! Professional invitations usually cost a bundle and they are not necessarily better than the ones you can do from...
Learn to control your fears. The good news is that phobias are easy to cure! The treatment is amazing. Learning to keep yourself calm in the face of your irrational fears is so empowering. Self-relaxation is helpful in so many other ways too.
Not to be an alarmist or anything, but the BP Gulf oil disaster may end life on this planet as we know it. Randy Prescott of BP Oil company said that "shrimp comes from other places than the Gulf of Mexico." I say that "Oil and gas for my car will come from other companies than BP!"
During the Aztec reign of Mexico, vanilla was used only by the kings and high officials of the empire. When the Spanish conquerors came, they sent the vanilla and cacao beans back to the king of Spain to be used by the nobles and elite of that country and the delicious chocolate drink we know as...
Stumpy was the nickname he had given to his most unforgettable case of an unidentified body. My head jerked up when he was saying that the body was unidentified to this day because all he had to go on was a torso. The body had no head, no arms, no legs. It was found in a local bayou some 25 years...
Did you ever see a movie at a drive in and lightning struck the screen? Well, that's what happened to me when I saw the Exorcist. Scariest movie ever! This covers a whole list of scary movies and polls to voice your opinion of each one.
Another four word line of poetry that totally sums up life as we know it. If only I had done this, or if only I had been born rich, or if only I could be beautiful, rich, and famous like Angelina Jolie! Yep, if only I had taken a different road in life, well, things would be different. That line is...
Skin art includes temporary tattoos as well as permanent tattoos. Try before you buy and don't do something you'll regret later. Permanent tattoo removal is all the rage now, so do try to give temporary tattoos a go before using the permanent ink.
The top 10 daily uses for FaceBook, MySpace, Twitter and other Social Media. Assemble your friends and family in one convenient place. Use it as a contact book, store photos and notes. Keep track of events and parties.
Sunrise at Haleakala, Maui is one of the very best things to do while on vacation in Hawaii. It is better than any sunset photo that you will take on an Hawaiian vacation. The crater of Haleakala on Maui is magnificent and not to be missed. The bicycle ride down from a Haleakala sunrise tour is the...
How to make a hand crafted dream catcher. Dream catchers are said to protect us from bad dreams. The web catches the bad dreams and the daylight hits the dream catcher and lifts it away. Dream catchers make excellent baby shower, or wedding gifts, easily customized.
When visiting Austin, Texas, be sure to take a swan paddle boat on the little down town lake named for Lady Bird Johnson. And then in the evening, watch the Mexican Free-Tailed Bats fly out!
What are the signs of a suicide bomber? Jack Reacher knows them all, yet he makes a terrible mistake trying to save someone who appears to be one. Would you know a terrorist if you see one? Book reviews by Lee Child. Coming soon to TV! Tom Cruise replaced!
Candles are great for meditation. Along with the upward movement of the flame, the wax is burned which consists of many elements of health. The aroma of various essential oils mixed in with the wax can evoke healing properties naturally occurring in your body. The many colors that candles come in...
The physicists have nearly got it. The universe is composed of mostly empty space (infinite) and a large amount of matter (infinite) being held together by some sort of energy or attraction. It’s kind of like electricity or magnetism or gravitational pull. But it’s not mythical, magical, or...
Top 10 very effective uses for distilled white vinegar. Get rid of ringworm, treat athlete's foot, soothe insect bites, relieve yeast infections, and more...
There are so many herbal and natural supplements for diabetics that it is hard to decide which ones are the best and therefore worthy of your hard earned dollar. I've put together a list of the top diabetic herbal remedies here. These supplements are known to aid diabetes and have few if any side...
5 unusual herbs to remedy stress, allergies, diaper rash, arthritis, and the Winter Blues. The leaves, stems, and flowers are used to make tinctures and extracts which are very helpful in calming the nerves. Pregnant women should not use passion flower extract as it is a uterine stimulant.
At some point, the Aztec priests began to use herbs to help their victims relax before they cut their still beating hearts out of their chests and held them high for all to see. After all, a willing sacrificial victim was a lot easier to deal with than a rebellious one.
Learn to use your computer as a tool for daily chores. Pay bills, balance your check book, check your credit card balances, read the news, organize recipes and photos. There are lots of daily tasks you can do with a computer. Make your life easier.
The Valentine train ride includes a lunch stop in Burnet, TX. During the stop, the Burnet Gunfighters present their wild west gunfight at the train station before the trains leave at approximately 2:15 pm to return to Cedar Park, TX (gunfight events are weather permitting.) This is also the weekly...
Collecting gold has become all the rage these days. It's fun, not as expensive as you may think, and gold retains its value pretty much forever! Currency comes in many forms and the best is the gold proof coins produced by the U. S. Mint. They are made of 22 karat pure American gold. Far from being...
The 5 best kept secrets for weight loss explained. Eat what you love to eat, exercise when you can and shop wisely. It's all about the choices you make.
Gary Daniels of Lost Worlds has written a research paper on the Georgia petroglyph. The research included comparing Mayan written records to those recorded in stone in Georgia.
As you know, Alice's Restaurant isn't about the song anymore than Turkey is about Thanksgiving. The movie is about the peace movement and the socio-political climate of the 60's and the Vietnam war and government intrusion and anarchy. Those of us that lived during that time in our country's...
How to donate blood during a disaster or donating blood in general. Donating blood will help you discover your blood type. Where can you donate blood? At your local blood donor center, of course!
The 5 W's of the journalistic style of writing - or everything I learned in Journalism school on one condensed page. Common grammar and spelling mistakes. How to write better. How to write compelling stories. News versus Fake News. Write like a professional. Updated 10/17/2018.
Well everyone that goes to Maui goes up to Haleakala Crater. Mostly for the sunrise ritual. And really, this may be the most incredible thing to do on Maui. Just remember... There's More! Sunrise is cold so bring many blankets from your hotel to wrap up in. Just don't forget to take them back....