The Higgs Boson, also known as the God Particle, has captivated the world’s attention. However, it has overshadowed other scientific news, which may serve to propel our technology forward into the realms of science fiction. Physicists have observed and documented a phenomenon known as quantum teleportation in particles. Given time and creative expansion, this phenomenon could revolutionize transportation as we know it. While the possibility of completely removing gasoline burning engines or time wasting trips to the airport is not likely to occur in our lifetimes, the disassembly, transmission and reconstitution of simpler, inorganic objects could truly change the way we ship gifts, parcels, and knickknacks to our loved ones. Read the rest of this entry
Calling all sweet toothed food fans! What tasty treat makes you want to don your stretchy pants and launch into a mouth-watering sugar frenzy? Maybe you love a great British classic or you just can’t shake the memory of that piece of baking brilliance you tasted on your trip to Paris? Whatever your pleasure, check out these vital stats of everyone’s favourite British and French cakes and bakes – and see who came out victorious. Read the rest of this entry
Every day, people around the world make the decision to volunteer abroad. Some might be teaching English while others might be building health clinics for a local village. Whether it’s in the buzzing city or in the far-flung country, international service trips are experiences you’ll never forget.
Deciding to make space in your life for an international service trip brings a lot of rewards. It’s an experience that’s not a vacation, but rather a time of emotional and cultural growth. Tucker Hutchinson, the marketing director of Go Overseas, a website which helps people find opportunities abroad, shares some of his insights for volunteering abroad in his video, “Why Should You Go.” Some of the main rewards he mentions are the new friends you’ll make, the culture you’ll be a part of firsthand and the challenge of being the best you can.
You’ll have the opportunity to expand your social network by making plenty of new friends with fellow volunteers and within the community you are working in. You can spend months reading about a culture, but nothing brings it to life more than living it. Waking up, eating, socializing and working within a different context can bring new meaning to your own culture too. Volunteering abroad can also be hard work, and being in a different culture can produce culture shock in the form of frustration or loneliness. Overcoming these challenges is one of the greatest rewards of an international service trip because it strengthens you as an individual while also creating a community between everyone involved. Read the rest of this entry
Companies might have a reputation for being solely profit driven but they can also help local and national charities around them.
Despite recent economic problems, research has found that increasing numbers of businesses are raising money for charities, with 58% of those questioned more eager to assist good causes than in the past. Companies both large and small can provide crucial revenue streams for charities, offering untapped groups of workers for donations or to act as campaigners.
Find out below how your company can get involved in fundraising for a charity and what benefits the relationship can have for you. Read the rest of this entry
What’s the best method for treating poison ivy? Stay away from it! In order to do that, you need to know what it looks like.
In this video, you will get an up close and personal view of poison ivy. It is imperative you commit the identifying characteristics of this plant to memory if you want to avoid the vicious rash that poison ivy causes. Poison ivy loves to grow in areas that have been disturbed in some way shape or form. After a forest fire, poison ivy is often the first bit of green to appear. Read the rest of this entry