My Mother-in-Law's amazingly flavorful bacon wrapped roasted turkey recipe for Thanksgiving or any holiday. Easy to cook too!
Buying stocks and bonds as investments will reward you financially eventually. You can plot your earnings on a chart. You can plan ahead. You can add and withdraw funds just like having a bank account. But wait…. How fun is that?
The fruit of the vanilla orchid is called a bean, even though it is not truly a bean. It is an elongated pod with a heavenly aroma that is filled with many seeds. Extracts of the beans are used to enhance baked goods. Mexican Flan recipe included.
People drive cars, countless cars. Our cars are an extension of our personality. Placing bumper stickers on our cars is a way to shout out to your neighbors and friends. It's a way to get noticed in a sea of automobiles.
Poetry inspires us. Writers sometimes use a line of poetry or two to inspire a novel, a story, a song, or an idea. Good poetry paints a picture in our minds, creates a story, or sets up the words of a song.
Science is a method for studying our world. It's a process that people use to figure out how things work. Overall, the word, 'science', means to use a step by step method to discover what works and what doesn't work.
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.
Imagine a sizzling fried Oreo, or a deep-fried Candy Pecan Bacon Bread Pudding at the Texas State Fair, where innovation meets tradition in a deep-fried extravaganza of the unusual food delights.
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 Perception”.
Revealing the enigmatic, satellite secrets show Earth's hidden oddities. Unveil nature's mysterious construction and Intriguing human, and not so human creations from above.
Nurses have a massive plateful of things to do on a daily basis. A very common issue is trying to figure out what labs to order per the doctor's orders. Blood Bank orders are some of the most incorrectly ordered tests.
Remember Science class? Dissecting frogs, strange things in jars and bubbling experiments gone horribly wrong were the theme of many college party ideas. There is no end to the ideas one can experiment with by having a mad scientist Halloween party!
Quetzalcoatl is the Aztec name for The Feathered Serpent God. In the land of the Maya, he is known as Kulkukan. He travels through the underworld, surmounting the forces of evil and darkness and is reborn as Venus, the morning/evening star.
In 1980, renovations transformed the Congress Avenue Bridge into an ideal bat cave, which soon became a fascinating Austin attraction featuring migrating Mexican free-tailed bats.
During a lunar eclipse, the Earth comes between the Sun and the Moon, blocking the sunlight from falling on the Moon. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon and Sun are on opposite sides of Earth.
The Oct. 14, 2023, annular solar eclipse and the April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse will be seen across the United States and beyond. Waco, Texas, will be right in the path of the eclipse and will offer a celestial show you won't want to miss.
The Plains Indians of North America frequently used tipis instead of tents for camping. The tipi is a circular area made with poles and animal hides. Today's tipis are generally made with a canvas cloth.
I recently received this email from the Biden-Harris Administration, and I am so happy to see this! You all know I am enthusiastic about saving the Earth's environment, and well, frankly, I want to save the world!
Learn the real facts about anxiety disorders through these insights. Discover the truths, understand the depths, and challenge the stigma about anxiety. Empower yourself with these tips.
SandFest is an immensely popular event, you’ll want to plan far in advance. Book your stay and a golf cart ahead of time to make your trip as easy as the breeze. SandFest is held in April of each year.
Dr. Ruffin asked my class to write an Italian sonnet. I must have been hungry because all I could think of was pizza.
Climate change is contributing to increased hurricanes, tornadoes, super heated air, and very stormy nights. Poetry shouldn't be scary, but it seems I am wrong.
We, the people, can work to shatter the crystal chains binding us. We can embrace a journey of live and let live, Instead of existing as polar opposites, we can work together, sharing power equitably, for the good of all. We have the technology, we just need the will to do it together.
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and malaria have a unique relationship. People who carry a special change in their genes, often seen in areas where malaria is common, are better at fighting off this disease. However, if they get this gene from both parents, they end up with SCD.
Learn about deadly diseases, covering the infamous Covid-19 and Flu to the truly frightening Ebola, Bubonic Plague, Marburg virus, Hantavirus, Dengue, Anthrax, and Rabies.
The Aztecs displayed their rich cultural history through intricate, colorful glyphs - symbolic images steeped in complex meaning. These unique representations of ancient knowledge, spiritual beliefs, and societal structures provide abundant inspiration for a skilled tattoo artist.
Go with me on a terrifying cinematic journey with my selection of the top 100 scariest movies. From timeless classics to modern horror, these films guarantee spine-chilling thrills.
This technical article is directed specifically toward transfusion services, blood bankers, medical laboratory scientists, and physicians that order blood transfusions. It provides a brief overview of the 10 rarest blood types.
I dreamed I was a space traveler looking for a perfect world. It's a dream we might someday have on Earth.
Explore the State of Texas style! From cowboy boots to business suits, our guide unveils Texas dress codes that blend tradition with trendy.
Explore the beauty of jade and real turquoise jewelry. These gemstones have a rich history, cultural significance, and modern trends. Learn how to wear, care for, and invest in jade and real turquoise pieces.
Discover the best dive sites in the Lone Star State. Explore vibrant coral reefs, a submerged missile silo, and more.
These films all have dystopian elements, exploring themes like climate change, authoritarian societies, resource scarcity, and social inequality. Each movie should provide a fascinating watch for fans of “Soylent Green.”
Every Spring in Texas rewards us with millions of Bluebonnets, the state flower. Additionally, there are several other wildflowers in bloom that paint the wide open spaces with amazing color. You can even grow them at home!
Are you looking for a better and faster way to cook food for your family? An air fryer might be just what you need.
World Art Day is celebrated on April 15th to coincide with Leonardo da Vinci's birthday. The events are not public holidays but are often marked by exhibitions, workshops, and other art-related activities to bring attention to the importance of art and artists in society.
Native American Day, or Indigenous People's Day is Friday the 22nd day of September 2023. (AKA) Christopher Columbus Day.
One of the tastiest treats I discovered when I lived on the island of Maui is Hawaiian coconut butter mochi.
Do you have High Blood Pressure? Do you have Diabetes? This article covers why your kidneys may be failing and what you can do to prevent or postpone chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Easy directions on how to make incredible sandwiches for everyone! This is a guided tour of the top sandwiches for lunches, dinners, snacks, and parties.
“Wokism” is currently being bashed to death by the “right” wing of politics in the United States of America as of 2023. But what, exactly, does being 'woke' mean? Let's look into the definition of “Wokism”.
The state of Guanajuato is so unique, you won't believe the things you can see and do here. Guanajuato city is the capital of the state, and one of the unique cities in the world. Swim in a volcano? Yes. See a mummy museum? Yes, and so much more.
Bob began playing the guitar as a teenager. He has composed more than 200 songs to date. The last song he wrote deserves to have some lyrics. I need ideas on how to write lyrics, and I will reward the songwriter who has the best ideas.
Huntsville is a moderately sized town. Texas history buffs love the giant statue of General Sam Houston, the first President of the Republic of TX. Tours of the home of Sam Houston and his grave site are available. But there is much more to know about this college/prison/historical town.
My family, on my mother’s side, is from Corsicana, Texas. I grew up spending time in both Houston and Corsicana. The two towns could not be more different. This small town about 50 miles (ca. 80 km) south of Dallas is worth a visit.
Shrimp and bacon diablos are a Texas invention. You can buy them pre-made at almost any store in Austin, Texas. Variations include cream cheese diablos, and my favorite, chorizo diablos. Sausage diablos are quick, easy, and very filling as a side dish, or on their own.
Real Mexican food is absolutely the best if you like spicy flavorful homemade dishes with smokey, exotic flavors. Texans take the usual ingredients from south of the border, and make meals that are spicier, crispier, delicious, and easy to make.
My mom's four fruit muffins are incredibly moist and delicious. Easy to make muffins that are perfect for breakfast on the go.
Scones and English crumpets are sweet treats that go with afternoon tea service, potlucks, or, brunch.
I adore the H.E.B. Cobb Salad! You can make it at home using H.E.B. ingredients, or the basic ingredients bought at other stores and markets.
Discover the fascinating world of blood types! Uncover the science, health implications, and unique traits of each blood type in this comprehensive guide. Get the answers to frequently asked questions about blood types.
Sitting for four hours in a chair, undergoing hemodialysis, is pretty uncomfortable. It is also boring. I started the treatments eight months ago, and I have learned how to keep myself occupied and warm! These tips should help new patients to tolerate the hours better.
During my 38 years of Medical Laboratory Science (Lab Tech), I gradually became a specialist in Blood Banking. I worked mainly for hospital laboratories. I explored other careers during my free time, while moving around the country. Lab Tech always paid the bills, though.
What did I want to be when I grew up? I answer this question in parts one through 4. I wanted to be many things. My story continues through the post graduate years as I explore even more tempting careers!
In this autobiographical article, I cover the years between 20 and 30 years of age. This is the result of those years of searching, learning, and trying to decide on a lifelong career. It was a long, perilous journey. I learned so many things!
In the first two parts of this multipart series, I went from childhood, then through my teenage years in My Career Search Part Two, and now on to my early adulthood when I finally started getting some clues about a serious career choice.
Around the age of eight, I had decided to become a homicide detective. Regrettably, things changed drastically from the age of nine, to the age of sixteen. These were very dark years for me, and I entered adulthood rather swiftly.
As we go through life, we often wonder what will become of us in the future. Will we end up with our dream home and career? I began to wonder about what profession I would end up in at the tender age of eight.
I was born in Houston, Texas. Then I was raised in Texas, then I got out of this state as soon as I could! I moved to Maui, met and married, couldn't afford to buy a home there, so we asked ourselves, “Where in the USA would be the best place to live?”
Everything you always wanted to ask about Blood Transfusions, Conditions Needing Blood Transfusions, and What a Medical Laboratory Scientist does with all that Blood.
There are numerous strange things that happen at our schools, and this is one of them. There is no explanation for what happened at Ivywild High.
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 on 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 make good pets on a small farm, ranch, or homestead. These friendly, funny creatures eat weeds and play tricks!
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.
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 many great friends and a few dead bodies!
Go on a journey through maritime history, by navigating the past and unlocking the secrets of sunken ships. How to chart a course to shipwreck exploration using the resources of nautical charts.
Adventure lives under the ocean, where tons of treasure await discovery. The 1600s saw many ships wrecked near the area of Florida, Cuba, and the U.S. Naval base at Guantánamo Bay. However, these areas are restricted to treasure hunters.
The U.S. Bill of Rights is a document that attempts to spell out our basic human freedoms as citizens. There is so much disagreement over these simple 10 rules that I wonder if we will ever get it right!
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 your enjoyment. Gambling is only part of the thrill of this adult wonderland!
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.
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 outstanding pies and pie crusts you'll love.
Have you ever wanted to be an American? As an American, can you pass the citizenship quiz? Maybe you don't know all the civics answers, but can you pass this every day test for Americans?
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 used to communicate with the future. Will our electronic stories last as long?
Empower teen drivers with safety tips, defensive strategies, and tech tools to reduce risks and prevent accidents on the road.
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.
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.
Follow these 10 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.
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 keeps going up, labor costs are high, and power tools are still expensive. If you have land to clear, do it now.
Poison ivy, oak, and poison sumac caused a terribly itchy rash. While there's no miracle cure, these home remedies help dry up the rash and make it disappear faster.
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.
You just lost everything in a disaster. Your home is 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.
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.
Besides the obvious, you can use quesadilla makers to make pancakes, crêpes, and burgers. Cutting calories? Use a nonstick spray that tastes like butter to add a punch of flavor to whatever you make!
The enigmatic concept of Hunab Ku, a symbol of ultimate creative energy and cosmic consciousness in Maya astronomy. We examine the various Mayan sites of the Yucatán to understand how the Maya civilization developed their spirituality.
Looking for a budget-friendly meal that pleases kids and adults? Try Beanie Weenies! Hot dogs and beans combine for a family favorite.
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!
What could be more fun and convenient than your very own ice cooler on wheels? Cruzin Coolers are cooler scooters that you can pack full—and ride!
Tired of buffalo wings? 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.
Learn the meaning and symbolism of the Aztec calendar and explore several more Mesoamerican calendar systems.
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.
Sugar impacts your health in numerous ways. Your body uses everything you eat and converts it into sugar, it becomes crucial to maintain an appropriate sugar or glucose level.
Blood banks are not actually banks as we know them; they are used for the storage and distribution of blood and blood products.
What causes Leprosy? What are the symptoms? What do the lesions look like? How is Hansen's Disease treated? Is it a communicable disease? How is it diagnosed?
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...
Discover the methods and meanings behind criminal prison tattoos: An in-depth article exploring the various designs and their significance, with photos.
The Mayans planned their days according to a period of time somewhat equal to two of our weeks. Their workweek 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.
Three secret tips for using close up photography. Sell your items on eBay, with these tips, and 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.
The inscriptions deal with four main themes: “governance and the establishment of a world government, population and reproduction control, the environment and humankind's relationship to nature, and spirituality.” One inscription reads: “Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in balance with nature”.
Looking for summer picnic dessert ideas? Banana pudding is a must-have and can be made diabetic-friendly by using sugar-free pudding and cookies. Swap out traditional vanilla wafers for sugar-free cookies for an even healthier option.
Handkerchief painting may have originated in Texas prisons. Many Mexicans were incarcerated in Texas jails during the 1940s. Most of them were Catholic and male. Painting, drawing, and tattooing were a favored way to pass their time.
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, the satisfaction of breaking the code is usually enough for amateur sleuths.
My mother's top 10 best Texas recipes: 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.
The proposal for an 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 extraterrestrial life more probable than ever before. Carl Sagan may have been right! Source: Unoosa
Jehovah’s Witnesses have an unusual 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 it condemns the recipient to ostracism.
An infinite universe is made up of an infinite amount of time, an infinite amount of energy, and an infinite amount of space. What does infinity mean?
Celebrating the end of a year and the beginning of a New Year is a common theme for New Year’s Eve parties. Using fire to send aspirations into the “spirit world” is a fun and relaxing way to celebrate a New Year's party.
Wearing a dead person's ash diamond is but one of the new ways to carry a loved one's 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 you can be buried in your backyard?
How to make the best quesadillas and pancakes with your quesadilla maker! Also included are my fabulous cinnamon spice pancakes, and Magnolia café's gingerbread pancakes, and instructions for 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. Here's how to know when someone is close to passing.
Learn to control your fears. The good news is that phobias are easy to cure! The treatment is remarkable. 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.
Dreamcatchers are said to protect our sleep. The web catches the bad dreams, and the daylight hits the dream catcher and lifts it away. These make excellent baby shower or wedding gifts—see how to easily customize your design.
Jack Reacher is a popular character in the world of books, movies, and TV series. This is a review of Lee Child's fearless ex-military policeman.
Scientists are close to understanding the universe. It's mostly infinite empty space with infinite matter, all held together by infinite energy. Simple, right?
Top ten 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.
At some point, Aztec priests began using herbs to help their victims relax before cutting still-beating hearts from their chests. After all, a willing sacrificial victim was a lot easier to deal with than a rebellious one. These herbs were also used in cooking.
Gary Daniels of Lost Worlds.org* has written a research paper on the Georgia petroglyph. The research included comparing Mayan written records to those recorded in stone in Georgia, USA
As you know, Alice's Restaurant isn't about the song any more than Turkey is about Thanksgiving. The movie is about the peace movement and the sociopolitical climate of the 60s, the Vietnam War, government intrusion, and anarchy. Those of us that lived during that time in history will remember.
Want to donate blood during a disaster, or just in general? Where can you donate blood? At your local blood donor center, of course! Read on for instructions.
Learn the 5 Ws of the journalistic style of writing—or everything I learned in Journalism school on one condensed page!
Maui is not all that mysterious, but there are some things that are just a bit scary and off the usual beat. There is one thing that almost every tourist misses out on. Read the full article to find out. Don't forget to vote in the poll.