Writing my life away. Runner/mama/wife/eternal optimist/coffee enthusiast. Masters degree in Psychology.
10 Times Cemeteries Were Relocated to Make Way for Human Progress
It’s not just the plot of Steven Spielberg’s 1982 thriller, Poltergeist. Relocating cemeteries to make room for the living is a more common occurrence than people may realize. And shockingly similar to Spielberg’s movie, there are plenty of times when the tombstones were moved, but the bodies were left behind. (Although thankfully, there are no accounts of spirits coming through the TV in these tales.)
Tylenol Poisonings: 40 Years Later Are We Any Closer to Solving the Mystery?
If you want to take a pill today, you must struggle to open a tamper-resistant medicine bottle by breaking open the plastic around the neck, popping the top, and breaking the foil seal. Then you’re left with removing an annoying stream of cotton until finally, you can reach your pills.
Skip the Coffee Shop: Make Your Own Healthy Pumpkin Spice Latte at Home
The pumpkin spice latte. Whether you love it or you love to hate it, it’s the epitome of fall. Its arrival in the coffee shops means autumn is here. When the weather grows crisp, and the leaves turn colors, you can usually find me in a cozy sweater headed to Starbucks for my pumpkin spice latte fix.
Iron Lungs and Polio: Two People Remain in the U.S. That Rely on Iron Lungs to Breathe
Twelve thousand people in the U.S. with paralytic polio used iron lungs to help them breathe in 1959. By 2004 it was 39. Today just two people in the U.S. remain reliant on the large breathing machines.
Police Crack Decades-Old Cold Case of the Murder of 15-Year-Old Julie Ann Hanson
On a summer day in 1972, in the Chicago suburb of Naperville, 15-year-old Julie Ann Hanson borrowed her brother’s bike to go to a baseball game and never came home. Her body was found later that day in a nearby field, with multiple stab wounds.
It’s Against the Law in Some U.S. States to Drive with an Air Freshener Hanging from Your Rearview Mirror
Daunte Wright’s mother told reporters that her son had called to tell her he had been pulled over for an air freshener dangling from his rearview mirror before he was shot and killed in Minnesota last week during a traffic stop.
The Great American Tampon Shortage
So far this year, Americans have experienced shortages in baby formula, camp counselors, child care workers, lifeguards, and swim lesson teachers. It’s not a stretch to say, it’s been a rough year for parents. Add in record-high gas prices, and this summer does not look to be a fun one.