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Origins of Christmas Traditions

What are your Christmas traditions? Are there certain things that you do during the holiday season? Have you ever wondered why? Here are some answers.

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Posted by Jimm - December 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm

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The History of Birthdays

What are the history of birthdays? We celebrate them, whether we want to or not and they have a set of traditions that most of us adhere to. Here's why...

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Posted by Jimm - December 22, 2013 at 5:21 am

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Mother’s Day Throughout History

Happy Mother's DayIt may surprise you that the concept behind Mother’s Day is pretty darn old.  It’s been celebrated in different forms throughout most of history, even though the current traditions that we celebrate in the United States are not related.  Nonetheless, mothers are very important people in all of our lives and it has always been a reason to respect and honor them, no matter what background you originate.  This Sunday, mom’s all over the United States will be honored for giving life and nurturing their children.  Here’s a little history on how they have been celebrated throughout the centuries. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - May 3, 2011 at 2:06 pm

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Five Points You Didn’t Know About Valentine’s Day

Valentine's DaySo, today is Valentine’s Day.  It saddens me when I read people commenting that this day is a made-up holiday by the candy and greeting card companies.  In fact, those companies are the capitalistic byproduct of this holiday.  When I was younger, we used to call this St. Valentine’s Day.  This would make you believe that it was originally a religious holiday.  It wasn’t.  However, if you want to know some sad truths about this holiday, read on! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - February 14, 2011 at 6:22 pm

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Five Groups Of People That Also Follow The Golden Rule

Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto YouThe Golden Rule is well known to most of us.  In Christianity, is is commonly stated as “Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You“.  These are great rules to live by and can be found in the Gospel of Matthew (written between 55-60 AD).  The actual words from Jesus are “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.” Matthew 7:12.  This wasn’t the first time this was said, however.  Here are five other times the “Golden Rule” was mentioned throughout history. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - September 17, 2010 at 11:45 am

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Five Cool Inventions by Archimedes

archimedesOK, so maybe you don’t know his name, but you’ve probably heard someone shout “Eureka!” (which is Greek for ‘I have found it’) and that is attributed to Archimedes – an inventor, physician, physicist, astronomer, engineer and mathematician born on the island of Syracuse about 287 B.C.  While many say that Archimedes invented the lever, he did not.  However, he did write the first work on the principals of how a lever works.  Here are five inventions that he did create that we can thank him for. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - January 6, 2010 at 1:09 pm

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