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?

Bolt in steel blue tones
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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Kim Jong Un: Is this war?

World globe with pins on major cities- Pacific Rim Focus -curved horizon
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

still life with a glass of red wine and grapes

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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