The Land of Winds
My home is among the winds blowing from the Rockies onto the pale blonde Thunder Basin Across the trout-filled Yellowstone river
Ancient Egyptian Inventions That We Still Use Today
Are you wondering about some of the items on this list and how they came up with them in ancient Egypt? Air conditioning before electricity? Did the Pharaohs wear watches? Grab a snack, get comfortable, and read all about these five mind-blowing inventions from ancient Egypt that are still around today.
10 Ways To Add Vintage Boho Decor To Any Home
Need some inspiration to create a free-spirited, world traveler, Stevie Nicks-inspired nook? Getting the vintage boho style is all about unique finds and cozy decor. All that's needed is a savvy eye and a few eclectic sources like Goodwill, globe-trotting adventures, and weekend trips to the woods.
Was Cleopatra a Murderer?
Who Was Cleopatra? Cleopatra was the last ruler of ancient Egypt. Of the many things speculated about Cleopatra, perhaps the most sensitive issue as of late is her origin story. Some scholars debate that Cleopatra was not Egyptian. Cleopatra's mother's lineage is unknown. Cleopatra's father, Ptolemy XII, hailed from a long line of Macedonian Greeks who ruled Egypt for over 300 years. There are theories that she adopted Egyptian customs and learned the Egyptian language because an Egyptian mother taught her. No matter her heritage, she is still the Egyptian queen we remember most today.
My Hair Loss Journey
Hospital stays for mental health are not exactly healing experiences. They're a place to hang out, eat yogurt cups, take your meds, go to group, and watch tv until you stabilize. Unless you're combative, then you can forget about the yogurt cups and just about everything else. I was hospitalized five different times in four years, and unfortunately, all I got from those stays were some non-slip, fuzzy slipper socks. You're not magically better when they release you back into the world, clutching the plastic bag with your belongings and those thick socks jammed uncomfortably in your shoes. The real work starts afterward when you have to pick up the pieces of your life.
Mysteries of Tutankhamun's Tomb
Was there a curse? Howard Carter wasn't expecting to deal with an ancient curse when he discovered Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. Joining Carter was amateur Egyptologist Lord Carnarvon, who was funding the project. The pair were the first to enter the burial chamber hidden away at the end of the 18th dynasty of ancient Egypt. What they discovered was ancient wealth beyond any archaeological discovery to date.
Cards for a Cause
It was a day like any other, and I was online watching YouTube when an ad for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital started playing. I usually skip past the ads, but this one had me hooked. The story was so sad, and I was bawling by the end. I wanted to donate money, but being on a tight budget and already at my max for charity donations, I googled: "how to help children's hospitals." There had to be something I could do to help, and I wasn't close enough to volunteer. That's when I found Cards for Hospitalized Kids!
Hatshepsut: Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh
In Libya, a man named Herodotus recorded the tales of tribes dotting the desert. Among the Bedouin campfires drinking spicy mint tea, he learned their stories and customs. After desert winds blew into every fold of his garments and his inkpot grew thick with sand, he ventured into the land of the ancient river. This river was a wide ribbon of water, cutting through the desert. The language was like a distant song he dreamed but could not speak. Herodotus was easily distracted. A long journey, the desert, and determination can do that to a man.