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 Title   Date   Author   Host 

traditionalcookingschool.com

by Tracey Vierra

June 24, 2016

After living in Arizona for many years, my family and I love good Mexican food, including the staple: tortillas.

I love to be in the kitchen - creating and working - and you'll usually find me there, singing, rocking a baby to sleep while mixing, reading oral copy work for my children... but when making tortillas, I'm usually in a less-than-stellar mood. Downright crabby! Recently, my husband steered clear of the kitchen on a tortilla-making day. A few minutes later, however, he reappeared, lurking around like he had something to say. "Why don't you just make tortillas like you make crepes? Wouldn't that be easier?"

organiclifestylemagazine.com

June 24, 2016

Lyme disease is a shockingly common condition that infects more than 200,000 people in the U.S. each year. Out of all the people who suffer from Lyme disease symptoms, only 20% are correctly diagnosed, according to research.

Lyme disease is caused by bacteria carried by ticks. It is an inflammatory illness that has symptoms like headaches, rashes, chills, and fever. When left untreated, the condition may worsen to develop cardiac symptoms, neurological conditions, and arthritis. Lyme disease can be a life-changing illness.

thehomeschoolmom.com

by Jeanne Faulconer

June 14, 2016

Benefits of Hosting an International Exchange Student: We hosted a student from Ecuador, and while the commitment can seem daunting, having Isaac José with us for a school year enriched our lives.

A year-long unit study. Having a student from South America with us for a school year meant that we were learning about "the rest of the Americas" at every turn. Isaac was generous with his knowledge about the history, government, and culture of Ecuador, as well as comparing Ecuador to other South American countries.

sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com

by Jackie Ward

May 15, 2016

Hidden microphones that are part of a clandestine government surveillance program that has been operating around the Bay Area has been exposed.

Imagine standing at a bus stop, talking to your friend and having your conversation recorded without you knowing. It happens all the time, and the FBI doesn't even need a warrant to do it. Federal agents are planting microphones to secretly record conversations.

theguardian.com

by Warwick Mansell

May 5, 2016

No one knows exactly how many children are being taught at home, but new figures suggest numbers in England are growing. Why is this?

In some of England's largest local authority areas, hundreds of young people are being home educated: Kent listed 1,285 children; Essex, 1,234; Norfolk, 1,052; and Lancashire, 918. About 85% of local authorities documented a rise in home education over those three years, with 27 authorities reporting a doubling of numbers.

digitaljournal.com

by Karen Graham

May 2, 2016

Climate change is not only a major issue in the world today, but we are beginning to experience the results of the change at a seemingly alarming rate.

New research on oxygen levels in the world's oceans has just been published, and with sea waters warming, it was noted there has been a drop in the oxygen levels in a number of oceans. This is not good. The consequences of a warming ocean are already being seen, in the bleaching of our coral reefs, particularly Australia's Great Barrier Reef. We have also seen the die-off of innumerable sea creatures due to the warming waters encouraging the growth of toxic algae and the northward movement of many ocean creatures looking for colder waters.

mnn.com

by Jaymi Heimbuch

April 28, 2016

Considered one of the most photographed landscapes in the United States, The Wave is a sandstone rock formation in the Coyote Buttes near the Arizona-Utah border. Each year, hikers scramble to get one of the few permits granted to hike in.

Only 20 hikers a day are allowed, and tens of thousands of people apply every year to be one of those lucky hikers. But how is this strange, surreal beauty even possible? There are two major troughs: the first is 62 feet wide and 118 feet long, and the second is 7 feet wide and 52 feet long. The troughs were first formed by water erosion, as run-off carved deeper and deeper into stone from the Jurassic age. But as the drainage basin that fed water to the troughs shrank, water flow ceased, and the fascinating formation -- with steps and risers cut high into the steep sandstone walls -- has been continued entirely through erosion by wind as it funnels through the troughs.

oversixty.com.au

by Melody Teh

April 27, 2016

A grandparent's love for their grandchildren is often said to be the most magical love of all - it's boundless, unconditional and unbreakable. Without the daily pressures of parenting, grandparents and grandchild often develop a bond...

"We wanted to see how grandparents matter to children, so we asked a number of questions related to emotional closeness to grandparents," said lead author Jeremy Yorgason, assistant professor in the School of Family Life. The study asked 408 fifth graders questions about their relationship with their grandparents including whether they get advice on important decisions and feel like they can discuss problems with their grandparents. The questions were followed up a year later.

fox5sandiego.com

by Maria Arcega-Dunn

April 27, 2016

CORONADO, Calif. - Various sea creatures have been washing ashore on San Diego beaches in recent months and now seahorses have been added to the list.

Coronado residents have found a few seahorses on the coastline and scientists say it's likely because of El Niño. Other seahorses have been found within the last month from Orange County and Coronado to Imperial Beach. The reason it's unusual is this particular species known as the Pacific Seahorse is normally found hanging out in the waters off central Baja all the way down to Peru.

thepinetree.net

April 24, 2016

Now in its 48th year, the Bear Valley Music Festival begins on Friday, July 22 and runs through Sunday, August 7 with a total 15 concerts including a special free family matinee on Saturday, July 30.

The festival showcases a wide selection of artists and genres including rock, classical, bluegrass and jazz. A mere 3.5-hour drive from San Francisco, Bear Valley is known primarily as a ski resort.