My Schedule Is Happiness: How Positive Thinking Boosts Your Health and Improves Your Life

People often live with the brow of an optimist above and the jaw of a pessimist below. To make one dominate another is to create real value in life. A positive approach to everything one does helps to build a skill set that makes a smile last a lifetime. Whereas, one sardonic smile can bring gloom that blankets everything around.

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The World’s Best Caves: Kentucky Is an Underrated State

Kentucky is a destination of immense interest because of over 400 miles of explored caverns and passages. Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park has a lot of offer to every visitor. About 80 square miles and more than 365 miles of the five-level cave system with new caves are continually being discovered. Mammoth is the world’s […]

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Praise the Virus Hunters: This Nurses and Doctors Are Doing Amazing Work

To stop infectious diseases like Coronavirus is hard, to overestimate the bravery of people who willingly fight on the frontlines of outbreaks is impossible. When a new epidemic is gaining speed, scientists have very little information about how a disease jumps from person to person, and how to protect yourself. The only option doctors and […]

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The World’s Most Ancient Continuously Inhabited City: Damascus’ Evidence of Settlement Goes 11,000 Years Back

Damascus, Syria is one of the oldest cities in the Middle East, the center of a flourishing craft industry. The city’s Arabic name derives from Dimashka, a word or pre-Semitic etymology, that suggests that the beginning of Damascus goes back to a time before recorded history. The city has about 125 monuments from different periods […]

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7,100 Reasons to Visit the Philippines

The Archipelago is covering nearly 300,000 square kilometers and consists of 7,100 islands, some of them still unnamed. The Philippines is bounded by the Philippine Sea to the east, the Celebes Sea to the south, the Sulu Sea to the southwest, and the South China Sea to the west and north. Manila is the capital, […]

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Exploring the Country With Twice as Many Pyramids as Egypt

Sudan, a war-torn stretch of bland desert, has more pyramids than Egypt. More than 255 pyramids were built in Sudan during the ancient reign, compare it to Egypt’s 138. They were built by members of the Kingdom of Kush, an ancient civilization that ruled areas along the Nile River. The Kushites started to build pyramids […]

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Diamond Dust or Subsun – a Brilliant White Spot Below the Horizon

A white, vertically elongated sport of light that arises through reflection by horizontal faces of ice crystals. This optical phenomenon is known as an undersun. It can be seen within clouds or haze when observed from above. Numerous tiny ice crystals suspend in the atmosphere and the Sun’s light is reflected off of them. As […]

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Sea Without Shores & Coastline: The Sargasso Sea Is the Only One of Such Kind on the Earth

The Sargasso Sea in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean is a unique creation of nature. It is surrounded by ocean currents rather than shores. The sea is called after the floating golden-brown seaweed that covers the surface of it and known as Sargassum. In the midst of Gulf Stream on the west, North […]

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Iceland – a Home to the World’s Most Active Volcanoes – Grows 5 CM Every Year

Right now Iceland is growing, as it splits wider at the points where two tectonic plates meet. The eastern part of Iceland drifts to the east and the western part drifts to the west. Iceland, sitting atop the North Atlantic Ridge, faces a constant growth created by magma. The volcanic system has been extremely active […]

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The Sahara Desert Painted White With Snow: Snowstorms Blanket Rare Parts of the World

Snow visited this landscape in 1979, December 2016, and January 2018. In 2018 for the third time in 40 years Ain Sefra, a desert town in Algeria, experienced a substantial amount of snow. High pressures over Europe caused cold air to be pulled down into northern Africa and the Sahara Desert. Northern Africa, where the […]

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One of the Earliest Civilization in the World: Mohenjo Daro Is Destined to Be Buried Again

Archaeologists are trying to save the 5,000-year-old city in Pakistan by burying it. A Bronze Age city Mohenjo Daro (meaning “Mound of the Dead Men”) was discovered in the 1920s in what is now Sindh, Pakistan. The city was part of the Harappan civilization and was an advanced one with a sophisticated drainage system with […]

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Paralyzed Surgeon Operates from Stand-Up Wheelchair

Dr. Ted Rummel is fixing shoulders, wrists, elbows, feet, knees and ankles and patience are relieved from pain and suffering. The orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ted Rummel worked at Progress Wes HealthCare Center in O’Fallon, where he was performing six to eight surgeries each week. In 2010 Rummel started to feel back pain and numbness in […]

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Hyper-Realistic Sculptures: Sam Jinks Creates Unbelievable Art

Sam Jinks used to work in film and television special effects. Now he makes us remember our mortality. Sam Jinks uses silicone, fiberglass and human hair to create his stunning sculptures. He depicts people in various stages of their life. The first sculpture of an older woman and a child in a tight embrace commemorate […]

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Egyptian Mummy Portraits Found in Tombs

Egyptian portraits were carefully wrapped into the mummy bandages and placed in the outside of the cartonnage coffin over the head of the individual. These portraits were discovered in the 1880s. Painted on a wooden board, portraits proved to be indeed closely resembling the features of the dead people. It is possible to date some […]

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A Man With the Golden Arm: James Harrison Saved 2.4 Million Babies

An Australian blood donor, James Harrison (born 1936, Australia), donated blood every week for 60 years to make a life-saving medication, given to moms whose blood is at risk of attacking their unborn babies. Harrison had major chest surgery when he was just 14. He needed blood donations to save his life and after that […]

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Finland Tops the 2020 World Happiness Report

The UN’s annual World Happiness Report ranks over 156 countries and Finland is named the happiest for the third year in a row. Since 2012, when the first World Happiness Report was published, four different countries have taken the top positions: 2012, 2013, and 2016 – Denmark, 2015 – Switzerland, 2017 – Norway, and 2018, […]

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A Unique Geological Phenomenon: Kerið Is an Icelandic Crater Lake

In the south of Iceland, a day trip from Reykjavik, there is a 3,000-year-old volcanic crater with unique volcanic rocks. This shallow lake is within the easy hiking trail and visitors can get a closer view of it. The Kerid Crater Hike is a magical experience. The opaque aquamarine shade of blue water is a […]

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Goats Help Poor Women Gain Financial Independence

A team of health workers trains women from the poorest areas of India to raise healthier goats. Goat nurses or “pashu sakhis” (friends of the animals) fight the lack of access to veterinary services in India with the help of a program called Project Mesha launched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Goat nurses […]

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India Fully Transitions to Electric Vehicles: Climate Justice Was Demanded in Delhi

Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world and Indian leaders stepping up to make a change. Millions of people demand eco-friendly transformation – reduce tailpipe emissions from urban transportation. According to the International Council for Clean Transportation, about 74,000 premature deaths were the result of air pollution from transportation tailpipe emissions […]

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15lbs Gold Coin Worth £129,990 Commemorates the 25th James Bond Film

A one-of-a-kind coin, with an Aston Martin DB5 engraved on it, is the largest in size and value produced by the Royal Mint. The coin features all symbolical identifications of the famous film: the Aston Martin has a famous BMT 216 A number plate, and the world-known ‘007’ is emphasized by a gun barrel. During […]

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A Father With 470 Daughters: Mahesh Savani Adopted the Girls and Paid for Their Weddings

Mahesh Savani from Bhavnagar, Gujarat, is a successful businessman and a well-known humanitarian. He bears the wedding expenses for more than 470 fatherless girls.  Mahesh Savani has interests in diamond trading, real estate and education. He lost his brother right at the time of his nieces’ wedding. Mahesh performed all the duties of a father […]

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Twin Sisters Who Look Nothing Alike: Fraternal Twins Are Radically Different

Maria and Lucy Aylmer are twin sisters, but most people don’t believe they are.  The girls live in Gloucester, UK with their father Vince, Caucasian, and mother Donna, half-Jamaican.  Maria has dark hair, dark eyes and skin tone similar to her mother’s. Her sister Lucy is a red haired, blue eyed, and extremely fair skinned […]

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Watchful Eyes of Drones Keep Protecting Endangered Species Across the Globe

‘Sky Rangers’ monitor protected wildlife areas in Africa and other countries, saving animals from eradication.  The World Wildlife Foundation launched the first project using drone technology in 2012 in an effort to save endangered rhinos in Africa and Asia.  Island Conservation, an organization specializing in preventing animal extinctions around the world, is using drones in […]

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A Father-Daughter Duo Is Fighting Child Mortality Rates in Bangladesh

Saha family, a professor of microbiology and his daughter of the same profession, works at the Child Health Research Foundation (CHRF) to battle child mortality around the globe.  In low-income countries child mortality is high. Dr. Samir Saha and his daughter Dr. Senjuti Saha are trying to reduce the gap in healthcare delivery between developing […]

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Mysterious Ice Age Architecture: 25,000 Year-Old Circle Built of the Bones of 60 Mammoths

A huge circular structure built with the bones of at least 60 wooly mammoths was found in Kostenki, Russia.  The 40-foot diameter building required a lot of time and effort to construct. The finding is located in the area of the Don River, a Paleolithic goldmine site. Mammoth-bone buildings are not new to archaeologists, but […]

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NASA’s Entire Media Library Is Free: Vast Collection Is Copyright Free to View and Use

Over 140,000 striking images across more than 60 collections, sounds, and videos in NASA’s media library is download free.  Browse the enormous gallery with amazing space images, missions, rocket launches, events at NASA, images of astronauts, the International Space Station, SpaceX launches, videos of stars, auroras, hurricanes, and other natural phenomena, etc. This is a […]

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Korg and Moog Offer Mobile Apps for Free: The Biggest Synthesizers Are Giving Away to Musicians

If you like to experiment with electronic music – this is for you – the Minimoog Model D synth app (for iPhone and iPad) is free now.  Korg, an electronic instrument company, offers freebies with timeline, which helps to occupy the time in a musical way. The iOs app is free until March 31 and […]

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Theater Lovers Rejoice: Online Broadway Plays and Musicals

Live recordings of original productions and film adaptations are available with streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and BroadwayHD.  Let us imagine that we go to shows, breathe in a theatrical air, and sit among glamorously dressed strangers. The lights go down and the play begins. Shrek the Musical (2013, Broadway). Starring Brian d’Arcy James, […]

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Elite Universities Offering Free Online Classes: Open Learning Initiative from 50+ Best Universities

Massive Open Online Courses are taken seriously nowadays. MOOCs enrich college education and promote a lifelong learning.  Elite colleges and universities like Harvard and Yale offer free online courses that inspire and inform students around the globe. These learning opportunities shape the future of higher education.  One can chose a class for fun and entertainment […]

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Carlo Urbani – a Hero Who Fought Coronavirus: He First Recognised Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Carlo Urbani (1956 – 2003), Castelplanio, Itali, treated diseases in Cambodia, Vietnam, and everywhere around the world and was first to identify SARS.  Urbani, an infectious disease expert with the World Health Organization, examined Johnny Chen, a Chinese-American businessman on Feb 28, 2003, with the symptoms of a suspected avian flu infection that turned out […]

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