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Monday: Archive of Did you know?

Drawing of Rome during the fourteenth century.

Drawing of Rome during the fourteenth century. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Archive of Did you know?


Catherine of Siena escorted pope Gregory XI at...

Catherine of Siena escorted pope Gregory XI at Rome on 17th January 1377. Fresco by Giorgio Vasari (30.07.1511-27.06.1574). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



Avignon, Palais des Papes, France

Avignon, Palais des Papes, France (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Article of the Day: Ticker-Tape Parades

Article of the Day

Ticker-Tape Parades

Ticker-tape parades were originated in New York City by Grover Whalen, the city’s official greeter from 1919 to 1953. The welcome ceremonies he staged for Charles Lindbergh and returning soldiers from both world wars, among others, featured a festive snow of confetti—originally ticker-tape from stockbrokers’ offices in lower Manhattan—thrown onto the parade from the tall buildings along the route. Today the parades most often fete sports champions. What is the “Canyon of Heroes“? More… Discuss

word: circumspect


Definition: (adjective) Heedful of circumstances and potential consequences; prudent.
Synonyms: discreet
Usage: Because the drug was shown to have adverse side effects, physicians are now more circumspect about recommending its use. Discuss.

Did Anastasia Survive? (THE GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERIES OF ALL TIME) (My media collection)


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  3. FastStone Photo Editor Software ( for image editing-colors, contrast and illumination, and finally for the border mask and final cropping)

I like what came out of it!


Did Anastasia Survive? (THE GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERIES OF ALL TIME) (My Media Collecttion)

this pressed: Mindfulness-based weight loss programs questioned – CBS News

Weight loss programs that stress mindfulnessself-awareness achieved by meditation and self-acceptance, paying attention to a body’s hunger cues and learning to enjoy food at a slower pace — are enjoying a surge in popularity.

But the latest research suggests this diet trend doesn’t necessarily work. Or, at least, there isn’t enough evidence to prove such techniques are effective, according to a retrospective analysis of 19 previous studies on mindfulness-based weight loss programs that was published Thursday in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine.

“There are many reasons to think mindfulness would be relevant for weight loss because people may have a range of behavioral and psychological responses to eating that mindfulness can address, including helping them slow down and focus on enjoying a meal,” Charles Emery, professor of psychology at Ohio State and senior author of the study, said in a press statement.”But our review of the research shows we still have a long way to go to provide convincing evidence of the benefits of mindfulness for weight loss and, especially, how it may work.” 

via    Mindfulness-based weight loss programs questioned – CBS News.

word: prevaricate


Definition: (verb) To stray from or evade the truth; equivocate.
Synonyms: beat around the bush, palter, tergiversate
Usage: At the press conference, the politician continued to prevaricate on the issue rather than provide a direct answer. Discuss.

word: edacious


Definition: (adjective) Characterized by voracity; devouring.
Synonyms: ravenous, voracious, wolfish, esurient, rapacious, ravening
Usage: The edacious vultures soon devoured the animal’s remains. Discuss.