Nature: Creation, Destruction, and New Life

marble globe on green leaf Nature world ecosystem regeneration growth newNature is a great force of creation – the birth of a baby deer takes seven months of gestation, a spider lays up to 1000 eggs in a beautiful silk sack to protect her young, a huge pine can grow from a single seed. But of course with every act of creation, nature also destroys…

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Democracy of Information: Social Media

Networking Abstract Globe showing connections Democracy of information is probably how you see the internet. I mean, who doesn’t think that they can just google anything and the answer is magically there? But there are some issues with the current state of internet consumption, and today we are going to specifically explore social media…

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Eye Colour & You

anatomy, Bill Frymire, blue, body parts, close up, close-up, closeup, colorize, colorized, colourize, colourized, Concept, detail, detailed, eye, eyeball, Frymire, Bill, global, global vision, globalization, globalize, hand colored, hand coloured, hand tinted, hand-colored, hand-coloured, hand-tinted, horizontal, human, monochrome, New Images, one, people, person, single What makes up the colors of a human eye? Why are some people born with brown eyes, and others blue, while there are a few with green or hazel and even less with amber or violet eyes?…

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Sugar: A Sweet History?

Girl with sugar cube in her teethSugar cane was originally harvested in the Bay of Bengal in India, and from their spreading its sweet influence out to Malaysia, Indonesia, Polynesia, and southern China. From there it made its way to Persia, and became a state secret…

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Diamonds: Valuable or just Mythic?

solitary diamond Whether diamonds are a “girl’s best friend” or a symbol of everlasting love and commitment, it’s clear they are still valuable to many people around the world. Diamonds are formed from compressed carbon, and take over 1 billion years to grow naturally…

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Earth’s Extreme Weather: the New Normal?

weather map of USA with weather symbols Bill Frymire Weather: a common ground for small talk, a nuisance as it impacts our life, or a force of nature to be reckoned with. No matter how you like or don’t like the weather, it’s here, it’s changed, and it’s only going to keep changing…

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Sun Weather & the effect on Earth

Earth from space with starry sku and sunriseEvery day we wake up to the sun rise, and we chart our method of tracking time based on the earth’s rotation around the sun. But what are some unknown effects the sun has on our earth?…

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Speeding into Spring

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Spring is fast coming upon us, as you may have noticed with your grass poking new green shoots, or the little buds emerging from the trees. But what does Spring mean for the modern human?…

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Spring Projects: Planning for Success

New house construction and blueprints Spring is a time of renewal, for people and nature. Some do a big clean, while others start a new project…

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Desirable Difficulty & How We Can Learn Better

Earth marble with pen on computerIn choices about life and learning, most people wouldn’t choose “difficult”. But in learning, difficult can sometimes lead to better knowledge retention…

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China & Coal: Powering a Developing Economy

Relief globe showing Asia and the Pacific Rim. copyright March, 2005 Bill FrymireHistorically, many countries rely heavily on coal for their power generation needs when they are developing their economy…

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Balancing: how transformation can change your outlook

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The common river rock assumes a texture based on its placement within the river. Each rock is washed over for years and years, smoothing out the edges of the rock, changing the shape to conform to the water’s will. Transformations occur within nature as a matter of course; a caterpillar becomes a butterfly; a tree grows from a single seed into a towering giant…

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Time is Running Out…Are You Christmas Ready?

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Christmas is fast approaching! Are you ready? They say the christmas holidays are a time of relaxation…

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Do you want to build a snowman?

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If you’re someone who dreads the cold and dreary winter months, the…

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Differences

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Our ability as a society to create true change is most dependent on a …

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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?

Test tubes and perodic table

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

shadow of a man with briefcase and coat standing in front of a crossroads road sign

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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