Tiara Day is as much about women celebrating being empowered, intelligent leaders in control of their own lives as it is about wearing tiaras. Still, you can embrace both approaches and celebrate with a physical and/or metaphorical tiara!
Word of the Day
|Definition:||(adjective) Having many branches.|
|Usage:||The ramose tree sheltered us from the blistering sun.|
Idiom of the Day
Any unconventional, nonconformist, or uninhibited behavior, convictions, opinions, or lifestyle choices that are unique to an individual.
|"Mary Had a Little Lamb" is a 19th century American nursery rhyme. It was written by Sarah Josepha Hale, who turned to writing in 1822 as a widow trying to support her family and who eventually became an influential editor and arbiter of American taste. Thomas Edison recited part of the poem to test his invention of the phonograph, and a host of musicians have recorded versions of it|
|One of the first international female sports stars, Lenglen was a French tennis player and a prolific champion. She won 31 championship titles from 1914 to 1926, including the world hard-court singles and doubles titles (1914); French women's singles (1920–23, 1925–26); and British women's singles crowns and doubles (1919-1923, 1925). In 1920, she won a gold medal at the Olympic Games.|
|Bermuda Day, formerly Commonwealth Day, is a public holiday and the highlight of Bermuda Heritage Month. Since 1979, a variety of cultural activities have been held every May, including historical exhibits, concerts, and thanksgiving services in churches. Festivities on May 24 include a parade that ends up in the middle of a festival at Bernard Park in Hamilton. It is also a popular day for Bermudians to hit the beaches. Runners participate in a marathon race, and there are races for cyclists and skaters. May 24 is also the beginning of dinghy-racing season in St. George's Harbor.|
|Exercise may significantly reduce your risk for many types of cancer, including some of the most lethal forms of the disease, a large review suggests.|
1764 - Bostonian lawyer James Otis denounced "taxation without representation" and called for the colonies to unite in demonstrating their opposition to Britain’s new tax measures.
1830 - The first passenger railroad service in the U.S. began service.
1844 - Samuel F.B. Morse formally opened America's first telegraph line. The first message was sent from Washington,DC, to Baltimore, MD. The message was "What hath God wrought?"
1878 - The first American bicycle race was held in Boston.
1883 - After 14 years of construction the Brooklyn Bridge was opened to traffic.
1930 - Amy Johnson became the first woman to fly from England to Australia.
1954 - The first moving sidewalk in a railroad station was opened in Jersey City, NJ.
1967 - California Governor Ronald Reagan greeted Charles M. Schulz at the state capitol in observance of the legislature-proclaimed "Charles Schulz Day."
1994 - The four men convicted of bombing the New York's World Trade Center were each sentenced to 240 years in prison. one of those guys was my next door neighbor in my brooklyn apartment building!
2001 - Temba Tsheri, 15, became the youngest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
A side-by-side comparison of the Aral Sea in 1989 and 2008, showing its severe shrinkage owing to poor water resource management. The Aral Sea was once the fourth-largest lake in the world. However, the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet-era irrigation projects. It had shrunk to 10% of its former size by 2007, and is still shrinking. The near-loss of the Aral Sea, which is now in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, has been considered one of the planet's most disastrous examples of poor environmental resource management.
A Colorful Past
Photograph by Aashit Desai, National Geographic
Built in the early 20th century by affluent members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Muslim traders, these houses add color and resplendence to a neighborhood in Sidhpur, in the Indian state of Gujarat. Known as havelis, the homes’ architecture reveals baroque, Gothic, British colonial, and art deco influences. Despite the age and condition of many of the buildings, they are treasured for their historical and architectural significance.
- 2 cups honey
- 1 1/2 cups tahini, well stirred to combine
- Up to 2 cups toasted sliced almonds or other nuts (optional)
those are pine cones painted like zinnia flowers to create
a centerpiece that requires no water!
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