Electricity History

When Benjamin Franklin first started experimenting with electricity, the year was 1752, and the world had no idea that in 350 short years, we would be using electricity to fuel our cars, light our homes, and power our “magical” digital devices.

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Message in a Bottle: Not as Romantic as You Believe

Message in a bottle on beachDid you know that the oldest known message in a bottle was recently found on the coast of Perth, Australia?…

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Brain Training: Can It Change Your DNA Destiny?

Double Helix DNA strand. copyright Bill Frymire May 2005There are all kinds of apps out there for helping you “train your brain” – but do they really deliver on their promises? Brain training is supposed to help you improve your memory, process information faster, and help your general thinking processes. Consumers assume it will help stave off Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and general memory loss as they age. But is there evidence to back up those thoughts?

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Feng Shui for a Better Spring Clean?

kitchen with recycle box in itWe’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but what if you could take your house cleaning to the next level and clean up your “chi”? Most people have an idea about what Feng Shui is, but not really any depth of knowledge beyond the idea that you should arrange the furniture in different ways to help the energy in the home…

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Cycles: Spring and the Message of the Season

young girl planting a pine treeAs we cycle from winter to spring, the weather here this year is reluctant to go from snowy to sunshine…

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The Golden Hour

The Golden Hour: the time of day that comes around twice – it’s a time when the sun hits an angle with the earth and the light becomes magical…

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History of the Stock Market


What is the stock market, and why was it formed? For many people, investment is seen as a way to change their lives and assure their future. Some see only potential, while other see desperation and loss. In the past, the stock market was for the elite and the wealthy. So who formed the modern stock market, and what were their intentions?

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Colonizing Mars & Organic Matter in Space

On Mars, scientists have been finding evidence of early stages of a developing ecosystem since 2014.  This brings us to Elon Musk’s recent SpaceX launch and his future plans for Mars – that is, colonization.  So, if we were to colonize Mars, do we have safeguards in place to protect its burgeoning ecosystem?

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Brain Health: Is Smiling the Key?

Human Brain - top view with connections

Your brain is a delicate and intricate system, more complex than any computer we have developed. The ability to properly use your brain can be the determining factor in whether or not your golden years are truly “golden”. So, what can you do for better brain health?

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Earth Design: Geometry & Disaster Proofing in Architecture

aerial view of suburban neighbourhood - Portland Design is an integral part of the built environment that humans inhabit. We live in homes separate from nature, and in the developed world, we spend less and less time outside interacting with nature. This disconnect from the natural world has led to many developments in technology, but one of the most ancient principles of nature still seems to apply. When we design and build our own environments, the shapes that appeal to the majority of people still have their origins in nature’s example of symmetry, such as the fibonacci sequence, the golden ratio, or sacred geometry. Why are we drawn to these concepts? Perhaps nature is trying to tell us something…

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Hygge: the Cure for the Winter Blues?

Girl catching snowflake in her mouth. copyright April, 2005 Bill Frymire If winter has become less than enjoyable, why not try and take a page from the Danish, who have recently made their mark on the self-help section with bestsellers about their concept “Hygge”…

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Analog versus Digital

Digital technology has brought many wonders – connectivity, instant communication, the latest meme, Netflix, Spotify, Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, Skype, Google, and of course, YouTube cat videos. But a new movement is bringing back the analog…

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Resolutions Versus Small Changes

Bar chart and pie graph on gridResolutions are a tradition around this time. Maybe it’s the turkey coma, or the amount of Christmas cookies you ate, but for some reason you find yourself vowing to your nearest and dearest that “This is the year…

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Compassion, Animism, and Dressing Up Pets

Pug Dog with Santa hat. copyright 2005 Bill Frymire What does compassion have to do with our world view?

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A History of Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas ornament on pine tree branch

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Winter Home Tips: Outdoor Fixes to Prevent Problems

Man shoveling snow off driveway - Model releasedWhen winter hits, it’s not just a change for people, it also affects plants, animals, and buildings. Sometimes we’re too busy staying warm to want to spend a lot of time outside, but a small investment in time as the weather changes can make a big difference to your home.

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Poinsettia: A Christmas Tradition

Poinsettia plant flower close-upPoinsettia is a beautiful plant that shows up only around Christmas. So why do we have this tradition of a transformational plant where the leaves resemble flowers, and the colour brings us back many memories of holidays past?

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Holiday Traditions for a New Generation

young girl cracking an egg - making cookies The Holidays: some fear them, and some can’t wait for the next year to come. What Holidays do well is create a sense of time and tradition within families & friend groups, and create memories…

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In Relationships Is Loving Yourself First Important?

love-ring-heart-marriage-wedding When you commit yourself to loving another person for life, do you need to love yourself first? Let’s explore what different people think about this idea…

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A D-I-Y Halloween

jack-o-lantern, halloween, candy, trick-or-treatHalloween is changing for sure…

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