How drinking more water can help your health

For example, certain colon cleansing tablets contain polymers, substances that bind to stool and change its consistency so that you end up expelling what look like long gray strings. And products marketed as “detox foot pads” contain a chemical that turns black when it comes in contact with sweat. Drinking more water does much more than quench your thirst. It […]

Accept, adapt and move on

Our cats have taught us some valuable lessons in these areas this past and present fall. In January, we said goodbye to our beloved kitty, Gabrielle, after a sudden and heartbreaking illness. Now, after losing an eye to cancer this summer, our 14-year-old cat, Midnight, is nearing the end of her physical journey with us. One big lesson I learned […]

Are you ready for collage?

THE HISTORY OF THE COLLAGE It wasn’t until the 20th century that the term collage was coined (more on that shortly). However, Japanese calligraphers in the 12th century pasted paper and cloth over their written poetry as a background. This technique could be defined as collage. Artisans in the 15th and 16th centuries in the Near East applied intricate paper […]

Wise words from the Dalai Lama

Dalai Lama is a title of the spiritual leader of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism. The current 14th Dalai Lama is Tenzin Gyatso, who lives in India as a refugee. Below are some words of wisdom from the Dalai Lama. “There are only two days in the year when nothing can be done. One is called Yesterday and the […]

Do you want your child to be smarter in math?

Who doesn’t want their child to be smarter in math? Who wouldn’t like to see an A on the report card, instead of that version of a leg called an F? Interestingly, it’s REALLY simple to make this happen. However, before I tell you how to make this work, before I tell you the one-step method to make your child’s […]

The African University Librarian in the Information Age

INTRODUCTION Since their inception, libraries have maintained their sovereignty as the main repository of knowledge in society. Today, new information technologies such as computers, telecommunications and optical media are seriously affecting libraries. ICTS for short is used here to include telecommunications hardware, software, and equipment. It has been an indispensable tool with a great impact worldwide. Of all the diversified […]