The Monkees was a bank that started in the 1960s, and they were brought together for a television series that ran from 1966 to 1968. They had many hit songs, and became hit sensations.
Beans are a common food that have many health benefits. Beans contain high fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and water content. Beans provide nutrition and taste good, especially baked beans in sauce.
Common superstitions are stil around today, for instance: Step on a crack, and you'll break your mother's back. Superstitions are beliefs that are irrational that comes from ignorance and fear.
Dark Shadows is an American Gothic soap opera from the 1960s. The introduction of the vampire: Barnabas Collins made the show hugely popular. Josette was the only true love of Baranbas Collins.
Dinosaurs are popular in history, films, TV, and books. Ever since the dinosaur bones were first discovered, dinosaurs have fascinated people young and old for years and years, especially children.
Overactive bladder (OAB) is when you have that "Gotta Go" feeling all of a sudden. OAB is not a disease, but a condition. OAB is the name of a group of bladder problems, but there is help for OAB.
Alice Cooper is the name of the band and the frontman: Vincent Damon Furnier. Alice Copper started in the late 60s, and is still going strong today. Alice Cooper is a horror rock and roll band.
Superfoods are easily found in local grocery stores. Superfoods are healthy and full of vitamins, nutrients, and are inexpensive. Food doesn't have to be expensive to be healthy and good.
Tiny ice crystals form to become snowflakes high up in the cold clouds in the atmosphere. Snow falls in the winter time when its cold enough for snowflakes to form and fall to the ground as snowfall.
There are places to go when you need help paying utility bills, such as heat, lights, and water bills. If you are low-income, elderly, a single mother, or are facing hardships you can get help.
The Varicella-Zoster Virus causes shingles and it is the same virus that causes the chicken pox. People, who have had the chicken pox are at risk of shingles. The risk of shngles increases with age.
Going green is a movement to change lifestyles for the safety and benefit of the environment. Going green includes green funerals and burials. A green funeral and burial is simple and more natural.
A perfect morning is when life is good with no stress and anything to drag you down. The word morning comes from the Middle English word, "morwening. Famous things happened in the mornings.
Conversations with Elvis is an e-book that was written by Grethe Svendsen, who is a writer and spiritual medium. Grethe Svendsen has claimed that the spirit of Elvis Presley has communicated with her.
There are differences between cats and dogs, but, also, similarities. They are two different species, but both have four legs and most have tails. Cats are independent and dogs hunted in packs.
The 1960s were one of the most fashion conscious times in all of history. Women followed Jackie Kennedy's good fashion sense in the early 60s. Hippies became popular with their hair and clothes.
Is Obamacare good or bad for America? Obamacare is "The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010." People uninsured must have insurance by 2014 or pay a penalty possibly, not good for poor.
Christmas is a religious and commericial holiday that is celebrated December 25th. Christians celebrate Christmas as the birthday of Jesus Christ. Christmas is a commercial holiday, as well.
The North American Grey Squirrel is the most recongnized squirrel in America. Squirrels are seen climbing trees, and their big fluffy tails are quite noticable. Squirrels like nuts and store them.
Sushi can be eaten raw or cooked, and is served on a bed of rice. Sushi is very popular. Is it safe to eat raw sushi? Sushi is commercially frozen to make it safe enough to eat. Bad sushi is not good.
The word mouse comes from the Sanskrit, which means thief. A mouse is a small rodent with beady eyes, a pointed nose, and long whiskers. Wild mice cause damage to crops. Pet mice live in cages.
Wasdale Head is a small village in Northwestern England, where the World's Biggest Liar Competition is held. The competition is held annually and is open worldwide, except for politicians and lawyers, who would have an unfair advantage in the competition.The winner of the World's Biggest Liar...
Rabies is a dangerous infection in humans and animals that are bitten or scatched by a rabid animal. Rabies is fatal if not treated immediately. Rabies infects the Central Nervous System.
The Golgi Apparatus is an important organelle that looks like a stack of pancakes. The Gogi Apparatus functions much like a Post Office or a large company. It receives proteins from the Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum, modifies, improves, sorts and packages them, before shipping them out to other...
Apollo and Artemis are a Greek God and Goddess. Apollo and Artemis are a legend, born to a nymph named Leto and Zeus. Apollo is the God of the Sun and Artemis is he Goddess of the Moon.
The Kissing bug has a cone-shaped head and a flattened body. The bugs are dark brown to black colored. Kissing bugs carry a parasite that causes Chagas Disease. Charles Darwin is believed to of been bitten by kissing bugs and had been infected with the Chagas Disease.
The World's Most Wicked Men and Women in history and the crimes that they committed. These wicked individuals had no remorse for the horrible things they did to other innocent people.
Raccoons are one of the most recognized animals in the United States. Raccoons are known as Procyon Lotor, which means washerdog as raccoons are seen washing their food before eating it.
What are the pros and cons of paying bills online? Paying bills online is convenient, has many advantages, but disadvantages, as well. Paying bills online is appealing, but thieves also know this, so one must take steps to ensure that their banking information and identity are secure when paying...
Flatulence is a common problem that is uncomfortable and embarrassing. Intestional gas can cause problems, such as bloating and even pain. Gas was once known as The Vapors. Gas can smell, not always.
Working at home with simple online jobs might help bring in a little extra money, in todays economy. Finding online jobs that are legitimate isn't easy. Always beware of scams, there's a lot of them.
The guillotine was invented in Fance for the decaptiation of comdemned criminals. The guillotine is a tall structure with a sharp blade at the top. The gullotine was an equal opportunity for all.
Cancer is a term that is a group of over 100 different types of cancer. Cancer is the result of damage to the DNA inside a cell that causes cells to divide with out control and old and damaged cells do not die like they are supposed to. The uncontrolled growth of cells forms malignant tumors that...
Hugh Lynn Cayce was the son of Edgar Cayce, who wrote several books on based on the readings of his father. One book: "Venture Inward" is about the spirit world and unsafe doorways to the unconscious.
Willard and Ben are two horror movies about rats, which are tamed by the main character Willard, and are, also, trained to kill. Willard is a social misfit, who has an affinity toward rats.
Ann and Nancy Wilson are beautiful and talented performers. Ann Wilson is the lead singer, and Nancy is the lead guitar, who sings leads on songs like, "These Dreams."
Bullies are the mean, rotten kids who rule the schools and schoolyards taunting and teasing kids weaker than themselves. Bullies feel no remorse or guilt for the things they do to ones they terrorize.
The common house cat may have its origins that go back farther than Ancient Egypt. Cats are most likely the decendants of an African wildcat named Felis Lybica. Cats helped man...
Trains are everywhere and train safety is important. Train time is all the time. Look, Listen, and Live-look both ways for trains at railroad crossings. Railroad property is private property.
Northeastern Iowa is known as "The Little Switzerland" of Iowa. Beautiful bluffs all along the Mississippi River is a great tourist attraction. In fall the leaves change colors and is quite beautiful!
Its no laughing matter when dogs are overweight and obese. Overweight dogs can have many health issues. The epidemic of overweight dogs is growing in America, and getting worse as time goes by.
Phospholipids are molecules that have heads that are attracked to water and tails that are repelled by water. Phospholipids are lipids that exist in all cell membranes and they form bi-layers.
Excessive and prolonged menstrual bleeding can occur in the first stage of menopause (Peri-menopause). Excessive and prolonged menstrual bleeding can be uncomfortable and scary. Contacting a health care provider is a good idea to make sure that everything is okay, or to get treatment.
Shyness is the inability to interact with others in a normal way. Shyness can be painful and can lead to low self-esteem.
Parasites: Nature's scariest and strangest critters of all time. Parasites have been around for perhaps millions of years. Parasites can be internal or external. They live off other organisms.
When I went to school some of the rich girls were snobs and were snotty. The rich girls formed cliques, which were exclusive. No one poor or too overweight could ever be in a rich girl's clique.
On May 15, 1968 a tornado hit the small town of Elma, Iowa in Howard County in Iowa, just after it had devastated the larger town of Charles City, Iowa. My oldest sister, older brother and myself were alone in the kitchen watching it through the kitchen window. We didn't know that it was a tornado...
More cats in the United States are overweight and obese than there are cats that are of normal weight. Obesity in cats in on the rise in Great Britain. There are many problems for overweight cats.
What is tone deafness and can people who have it over come it? Researcher may have found a reason why some people are tone deaf. There may be ways to over come it and be able to sing in the right pitch and on-key.
American English has many words that sound the same, but have different meanings. Many people make mistakes using words like "there, their, and they're , and many other words.
Ascites is a complication that may arise from other diseases, such as Cirrhosis of the Lver. Ascites is excess fluid, which collects in the abdomen. There are tests for Ascites, and it can be treated.
The housefly is a common sight to almost everyone and a common sight all over the world. Houseflies carry diseases that can make people and animals in common sick. They even carry parasites.
Reborn dolls are a craft that started in the later 1990's. The dolls look like they're real. The dolls can be bought in kits. The public has had various reactions to the dolls. The dolls are artistic.
Meerkats are small animals living in the Kalahari Desert in Southern Africa. Meerkats are known for standing upright on their rear legs,standing guard against predators of the sky and land.
Soda pop has been around for many years. It originated from Natural mineral springs that bubbled to the top. Soda pop became very popular and still is to this day.
Mad Cow Disease is also known as Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or BSE. Mad Cow is caued by a deformed protein called a prion. Deformed prions replicate and cause a chain reaction-disease in cows.
My family was catholic, so me, my brothers and sisters went to a catholic school in the 1960's. I had a first and second grade teacher-her name was Sister Mary Gertrude, who was stern and strick.
Should dogs be given chocolate to eat? Probably not, because chocolate contains substances that are stimulants that can be harmful to dogs, cats, birds, and horses, and other animals in the home.
The Ouija board has been around for a long time. Is it a dangerous way to the unconscious? Many have had bad experiences using a Ouija. Could evil spirits come through Ouija boards? Its scary...
Puppy love is a crush, calf love, or kitten love. Puppy love is when a young person has feelings for an older adult, who is ideal and worshipped by the young person or teenager.
Benadryl Anti-Itch Cream works to relieve irritations and itching. Following directions helps to be safe when using any anti-itch medications.
The potato is one of the greatest vegetables. It is nutritional, has vitamins and minerals. The potato did not receive a warm welcome at first.
My mother marries a man that is not too nice. Things went bad and no one got along with the stepfather. Mom later had to get a divorce and the relationship with him ended.
This is dedicated to my mother, who died of cancer in January 1998. She was 68 years old. She loved her dog, Skippy (The photo of the dog is not Skippy, but looks just like him), being active, etc...
Hydrogen peroxide is a solution that is inexpensisve and is found in grocery and oher stores. Hydrogen Peroxide bubbles when poured into cuts and scrapes; why does it react the way it does?
Pica is an unusual and strange eating disorder. People must be eating inedible substances for at least a month for a diagnosis of pica to be made. Substances eaten are glass, dirt, paint chips, clay.
Cats are benefical and make great pets. Cats are beautiful, warm and cozy. Cats can help reduce stress and make great companions. A cat can be a good friend for anyone, who loves cats.
Dracula was a novel written in 1897 by Bram Stoker. It is a story about a Count who is a vampire. The count moves to England, and is finally destroyed when a stake in driven through his heart.
Is it safe to take Antioxidant supplements? Large and extremely large doses can cause serious health problems. Consulting with a doctor is the best thing to do before taking Antioxidant supplements.
This is about a man, who sounds like he is from India, who calls people making false accusatins about owing money. He makes threats of taking you to court and jail. He always says, "I wish you a good luck!"
The immune system has specialized cells that protect the body from invading organisms. B-cells and T-cells are two types of lymphocytes in the immune system. The immune cells work normally, except in immune systems that are compromised by diseases of the immune system.
When I was young I watched this movie, Scrooge, A Christmas Tale. It was a great movie. Scrooge was miserly, cold hearted until the three ghosts of Christmas past, present, and yet to come changed him to a completely different man, who was kindess and generous.
White blood cells that eat are called phagocytes. Phagocytes eat bacteria, dead tissue cells, and anything that is foreign to the body. There are some bacteria that are difficult to eat.
Elton John has had one of the most successful careers in Rock and Roll History. He has a new album coming out in September 2013. Elton John is involved in the fight against AIDS and founded the EJAF.
The Most Famous Invention of Alexander Graham Bell is the telephone. The telephone was invented in 1876. The telephone revolutionised communication all over the world. Could ghosts use telephones?
Listeria is an organism that lives in soil and water. Listeria can contaminate food, and cause listeriosis infection. People at high risk are older adults, pregnant women, newborns, and people with compromised immune systems.
Living in small towns in America have advantages and disadvantages, and depends on the small town itself. Some of the small towns in America are located near lakes and rivers, which gives the towns their advantage over small towns that don't. Living in small towns are usually quiet and peaceful,...
Molds are made up of numerous cells and belong to the family of fungi. Some molds are good and some are bad. Molds can cause illness making people sick. Molds have spores that are unseen.
Where is a good place to find a new kitten or cat? Animal Shelters have many cats and kittens for adoption. For a pure-bred cat look for a reliable breeder.
H. Pylori is a small bacteria that can exist in the stomach and duodenum. The bacteria can cause illness, such as gastritis, peptic ulcers, and eventually even cancer. The bacteria is treatable and there are tests to detect if it is present in the gastro-intestional tract.
This is about the time I went to Shopko to buy a watch, and bought a "Sprout" Eco-friendly watch. The watch is bio-degradeable and earth friendly. The watch is good for the environment and the cost is Eco-friendly, as well.
A unigue family history that started with one man leaving his home country for a new life in America. It is about how his family grew and branched out.
There are lots of brands of cat food to choose from. Dry and Canned cat food are good together. Dog food should not be fed to cats, because there are not enough nutrients for a cat's nutritional needs.
Short Haired Cats are easier to take care of than long haired cats. Both long and short haired cat can get hairballs. Long haired cat get them worse, because of their long hair.
Should cats be kept indoors? The outdoor cat faces many dangerous situations outdoors, such as other animals and diseases. Indoor cats live much longer than outdoor cats.
The History of Halloween, also, known as Samhain; pronounced Sow-en, goes back to more than two thousand years to the ancient Celtics, who celebrated it at the close of the summer.
Is there life after death? A story about a little boy who died along time ago. His spirit was seen by relatives rising up through the roof of the house where he lived?
The auto was not just one invention, but several inventions. The first cars were steam-powered vehicles that didn't move fast and were slower and harder to operate, than horse driven carriages.
Cats should not drink cow's milk. Milk can be hard on a cat's digestion and make the cat sick. Fresh water is better for cats, not milk. Milk from cows is meant for calves; the offsprings of the cows.
Losing a beloved pet cat, dog, or other pet animal can be devastating and tragic. People go through the same five stages of grief for animals just like they do for people, who die. The death of a pet is never easy, but there are ways of coping with the loss.