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6 Facts About Passover
Did you know that the Civil War ended on the first night of Passover?
Responsible Pork – Why It Matters
John and Holly Arbuckle and their two children live on the coast of Maine with 250 pigs. It’s a startlingly beautiful farm: “It’s like Norway, it’s a miniature version of the cartoon, Frozen,” John says.’
Meatless Meals for Lent – The Seafood Connection
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.
After fasting 40 days and 40 nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone….’”
Matthew 4:1–11 New International Version
6 Interesting Facts About Our Hair
Hair has sent cultural messages throughout cultures
Lost your job? Put down the bottle
If you are crushed by job loss, don’t drink. If you know people who are crushed by job loss, stay with them if they are drinking.
6 Facts About How Valentine’s Day Evolved From Religion to Chocolate
Who was St. Valentine? Although we don’t know for sure, we do know he wasn’t a patron of romantic love.
Why Epicurean ideas suit the challenges of modern secular life
‘The pursuit of Happiness’ is a famous phrase in a famous document, the United States Declaration of Independence (1776). But few know that its author was inspired by an ancient Greek philosopher, Epicurus.
Hogs in Whole
Ask which domesticated animal is most like humans, and the answer comes quickly: “Dogs!” Like us, dogs live in hierarchical packs, thrive on affection, and are smarter than the average cow, sheep, or goat. Yet all this is also true of the pig.
Can Biotechnology Take the Allergies Out of Cats?
From a special food to a vaccine and gene editing, new technologies may offer solutions for cat lovers with allergies.
Was Proust a Neuroscientist?
Early modernism's writers explored what we now learn about through neuroscience.
6 Senses You Might Not Know You Had
We’ve all heard that we have five senses — sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. That idea goes back to the Greek philosopher Aristotle. However, it’s wrong.
Seafood Tapas: Small Plates, Big Flavors
“A little, often” — traditional Spanish saying regarding the ideal way to eat.
Next time you have a party — standing up, sitting down, or a bit of both — consider impressing your guests with a spread of tapas, the small plates of varied, tempting bites featured in bars across Spain.
One Health / One Planet
Which animals, plants and crops will survive in a changing climate?
Why We Love the Beach
The line between comedy and philosophy is thin, and Jerry Seinfeld understands human nature in a deep way. One of his insights has to do with “the human fascination with water.”
“We’re constantly going to beaches, pools, lakes, rivers,” he says. “We can’t get enough water unless it rains. And then we’re, ‘Oh, look, I’m soaked.'” For some reason we have a “huge problem with small flying water… I felt a drop. We’re going to get caught in it! Everybody cover your water bottles, run!”