Summer is here and we have been enjoying all of the quintessential summer activities.
The boys had a great time making their own servings of ice cream from a bag and learning the chemistry behind creating one of their favorite special treats.
In these recipes, the brown sugar and the fresh vanilla stand out and make it feel like a slight twist on an old favorite.
Homemade Brown Sugar Whipped Cream
This is my favorite whipped cream in the world! … Keep Reading!!!
Nelson Mandela is currently in critical condition in a Pretoria hospital in South Africa as the world waits for updates on the 94-year-old’s condition.
When we think of Nelson Mandela, our minds bring up the image of the most prominent figure in the anti-apartheid movement. Imprisoned for 26 years for this cause, he was released in 1990 only to become president of the ANC in 1991, receive the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993, and be elected president of the Republic … Keep Reading!!!
Scientist Myung-Haing Cho of South Korea modified a lentivirus (HIV is a commonly known example of a lentivirus) to treat lung cancer in mice with spectacular results.
This treatment has now been used on a handful of human patients.
One of whom was a six-year-old girl dying of Leukemia.
Her story is amazing and gives hope that the The Emperor of All Maladies, as Siddhartha Mukherjee named it, will soon be dethroned.
Why is the world still captivated by Marilyn Monroe even though it has been over fifty years since her death?
Most think of Marilyn and picture the iconic sexy bombshell with a heartbreaking past as Norma Jean, and an equally tragic, but glamorous, adult life.
Yet there seems to be something about Marilyn that is so identifiable that it resonates with people today. We see someone striving (and in her case achieving) cultural ideals of physical beauty, internal brokenness and … Keep Reading!!!
Try this simple recipe for homemade bath salts with no preservatives and all-natural ingredients!
Add all ingredients together in a gallon Ziplock bag. Shake and message contents of the bag until all ingredients are mixed together and food coloring is evenly distributed throughout the salts.
Photographer Jade Beall used her own struggle with body image as the inspiration behind posting her post-birth body on her website.
There was an immediate and overwhelming response to her images. Women related and seemed fed-up with mainstream media’s unrealistic and doctored images of women bombarding not only themselves, but their children, daily.
Women are saying no to shaming and comparing their bodies to computer generated images of women in a society that is caught up with age, Western beauty … Keep Reading!!!
by Kendall Hoover
I didn’t spend a lot of time on the internet this week because I was house sitting for my sister-in-law and she has a pool and hot tub, so…I had very important things to do away from the computer. It was a fun week online, though. Here are my favorites:
During the past two months, Fayye Foundation staff members have been getting prepared for a complete overhaul.
We have been working with DSA Pays It Foward (our fiscal sponsor) for some time, but the separation of the two organizations seemed a bit pointless.
I stopped over in New York for a night on my way home from South Africa. I met up with Terry, founder of DSA Pays It Forward, and he offered us the chance to team up.
Jeannine … Keep Reading!!!
Today is Aram’s fifth birthday.
I wrote him a long letter today with my thoughts about who he is, and my wishes, desires, and concerns for him as he grows older.
I was going to share it on here, originally with the thought that it could spark ideas or discussions about birthday letters for children. I think open letters are really beautiful and have been a huge source of inspiration for me in my own life. However, my thoughts are … Keep Reading!!!
His wife, Cece, writes about Joel and Joely,
Joel and Joely are peas in a pod. Whenever Joel is working outside, on computers for his business, or just doing the dishes (yes this AP does dishes) They do it together. I’m sharing this really amazing photo of the two of them babywearing, which they call “The Daddy Chu-Chu”. You can find them walking all over town in the ergo, smiling away and having fun together. To Joel, there is no … Keep Reading!!!
I was scouring the internet looking for Egyptian symbols when I came across this:
No stool needed.