The 1983 film, National Lampoon’s Vacation, depicts a family vacation that has become less common in America over the past two generations.
Did you take a vacation this summer? I’m not talking about a long weekend but a real full week off and away. According to a post on Factually, if you are an American and you did, then you are part of the shrinking 56% that will in 2014.
In the summer of 1818, poet John Keats went on a six-week walking tour through northern England, Scotland, and Ireland. Keats and his friend Charles Brown set off in June and walked 600 miles before sailing back to London.
Keats was not an outdoorsman and had spent his life in London never having been out of southern England. He was 22 and had never…
We still see the effect of Superstorm Sandy here on the east coast of the United States, but not many people know about the two powerful solar storms that hit the Earth back in August 1859. These were superstorms of a very different kind.
When the geomagnetic disturbances from the solar activity reached Earth:
Telegraph systems all over Europe and North America failed. Some telegraph operators…
In my early days of teaching, the idea of the left-brain-/right-brain person was very popular. Left brain dominant people are logical analytic, organized, rational. Right-brained folks are creative, passionate, sexual, colorful, poetic, a bit irrational.
But current neuroscience seems to be saying we should get rid of that notion. In a post for Scientific Americanu by Scott Barry Kaufman, “The…
“I didn’t want to wake up. I was having a much better time asleep. And that’s really sad. It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare you’re so relieved. I woke up into a nightmare.”—