Bolts: common object, or technological innovation?

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Have you ever looked at a typical household object and wondered about its origin?…

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Alchemy: Ancestor of Science?

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We take for granted our modern ability to test and diagnose illness, to fix technology, and to understand things using the scientific method. But where did science really originate?…

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New Year, New Success: Positive Attitude for the Win

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Studies show that attitude really is everything – many studies cite the benefits of positive thinking in helping to open neural pathways and thus executing a kind of “brain-chain” of creativity, playfulness and a willingness to be more open. So how can you integrate these thoughts, and their benefits into your life and studies?…

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Decisions, decisions: 3 approaches to making life choices

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Life choices can be difficult. More than ever it’s easy to look at our peers and see the road not taken. With the prevalence of social media, we also have FOMO, or “Fear of Missing Out” and the anxiety that brings. As our world view has expanded because of technology, more choices about how we live our lives have opened up. But is more choice always better? How can we make a choice that is right for us in the face of so many options?…

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Dreaming of Time

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Do you know what a clock in a dream symbolizes? What is your subconscious mind trying to tell you? Let’s attempt to decode the universal meanings for clocks in dreams…

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Kim Jong Un: Is this war?

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For several years now since Kim Jong Un has replaced his father as dictator of the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)aka dictator held North Korea, he has been threatening escalation of the current stand-still war between North and South Korea…

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Hot hot heat: signs of too much sun

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It seems like summer might finally be here! Make sure you are getting enough water and wearing sun screen….

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Space Events

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Did you know that the International Space Station is almost on it’s 50th Expedition Team since it launched in 1998?

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Okanagan Orchards

Fruit Orchard near Osoyoos BC Canada. Peach and Apple trees.

If you live in British Columbia, chances are you’ve driven through or visited the beautiful vineyards and orchards of the Okanagan. Our region in the Interior is just beginning to develop our vineyards, but if you are looking for a picturesque getaway close to home…

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Summer Fire Safety

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Summer is a time of long sunny days and more time spent outdoors. As we have all been reminded this year by the early Northern BC and Fort McMurray fires, it is crucial to maintain proper safety standards and prevent fires…

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Kamloops Wine Festival

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Wine: “Nectar of the gods”, beverage of choice for Dionysus, and sometime blood of Christ. It’s no wonder we still enjoy these wonderful “sour grapes”…

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Magnetic Compass – History

Metal compass on antique map

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The Four Gentlemen: Chrysanthemum

Yellow chrysanthemums

As winter turns to spring, flowers are in abundance. Whether you’re a fan of wildflowers or cultivated breeds, it’s always interesting to know the history of plants. The Chrysanthemum is known as one of the “Four Gentlemen” in Chinese and East Asian art…

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Dalmatians – the Perfect Running Companion

Dalmation Dog, copyright 2005 Bill Frymire
Looking for a companion on your morning run? Look no further than the dalmatian!…

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Fiddleheads – Delicious and Nutritious

Karl Blossfelt spiral fiddleheads, Adiantum pedatum, Maidenhair fern, young unfurling fronds, 12x
Are you a fan of eating wild? British Columbia and the western states have many interesting wild dining options…

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Pine Beetle Impact 2016

Mountain Pine beetle larvae (Dendroctonus ponderosae)

The Mountain Pine Beetle has been the scourge of the BC forest for over 10 years – now it is moving towards Alberta and Saskatchewan for its prefered meal of mature trees (trees over 80 years old). Learn more about the spread of the beetle, and what you should know about what’s coming in 2016…

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Connection, Social Media & Health

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Connection is a crucial part of emotional health…

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Golf: Grooming Leaders of the Future

aerial view of golfcourse - Portland Oregon, USA
The stereotype of golfing is executives or doctors cutting out on a day of work to hit the course. But what if instead of being a hobby or a pastime, golf is instead a powerful training ground for skills that are needed for leadership?…

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The Zika Virus: What is it?

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Have you heard of the Zika Virus? Travellers take note!…

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New Blooms: Start your own Flowers from Seed

Are you a flower fanatic?…

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