“After the Civil War, many Americans began to honor soldiers killed in the line of service with ceremonies in the spring, when flowers could be picked and laid on their graves.” Although Memorial Day has its roots in remembrance of the U.S. Civil War, it has become an honorary day for deceased veterans of all U.S. wars.
FARMacy, a health foods delivery service launched in 2015 located in our hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, has been popularity in recent months. Locals have been drawn to the start-up at the Charlottesville Farmer’s Market as a result of its health-enhanced superfood products. They are currently marketing a smoothie blend that contains 23 high quality ingredients including: superfoods, vegetables, fruits, vitamins, minerals, probiotics and digestive enzymes.
A tribal healer by the name of Anand Kumar Tripura was asked the question: "Can you tell us a medicine for cancer?" His response was not one that would have been expected. Instead of answering, Anand asked a question back: “Don’t you know there is no one kind of cancer?” Anand then continued with “tell me symptoms and I will study and tell you what to do.” Anand has written a 500 page catalog indexing symptoms all the patients he treats.
Today we remember famous blues guitarist, B.B. King. This music great passed away last night at his home in Las Vegas at 89 years old. His career kicked off through the radio when he got a spot on a famous radio show in Tennessee. The famous B.B. King was known for his guitar, Lucille, which started as a $30 acoustic he started playing at a dance in Arkansas. Every trademarked Gibson ES-355s was named Lucille, after B.B. King's first guitar was destroyed in a fire.
Meet Pegasus, the Great Dane who was not guaranteed to live long due to irresponsible breeding. Pegasus was taken in by a South African filmmaker, Dave Meinert, who documented his and Pegasus’ early time together. He created a moving time lapse video that displayed Pegasus’ quick growth over just 5 months with Dave.
European bison are coming back after what everyone thought was their extinction in 1927. The reintroduction effort of the European bison was meticulously bred across five zoos and was split into two genetic lines. In 1952 a new chapter began for the European bison by conservationists reintroducing the bred European bison into the Białowieża Forest where the largest population remains.
Today we'd like to highlight a Grist article about a German online startup, Kiezkaufhaus, which translates to “neighborhood department store,” that is not only promoting buying local but also makes it seem more possible by providing same day delivery on food orders. The online grocery store achieves no carbon emissions in their delivery by using cargo bikes and employs the older generation a new job opportunity for those who are seeking one.
In honor of Mother’s Day this upcoming Sunday, we wanted to share a Huffington Post article about a baby chimpanzee, Keeva, traveling to meet her surrogate mother. A zoo in Baltimore and another in Florida are working together to nurture baby Keeva until she can be physically introduced to her new surrogate mother. Keeva was born a few days before St.
In honor of their anniversary, the footwear company Toms is encouraging people to post photos of their bare feet on Instagram in exchange for a shoe donation to a child in need! The initiative is called One Day Without Shoes and will last for 16 days in hopes of raising awareness for children’s health and education. Fans of this initiative can participate by taking a picture of their feet and tagging it with the hashtag #withoutshoes.
What is Cinco de Mayo really a celebration of? The fifth of May commemorates the Mexican’s army victory over France in the Battle of Puebla in 1862. This battle took place during the Franco-Mexican War through the years 1861-1867. Surprisingly enough, Cinco de Mayo is a relatively minor holiday in Mexico and has widely evolved in celebrations in the United States. Typically areas with large Mexican-American populations in the United States join together in a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage.