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Earth Day Awareness: Plastic

One of the largest concerns on the planet today is plastic waste, especially with poisonous expanding landfills and the growing Pacific Garbage Patch. TED-Ed has an informative lesson on where plastic waste goes, how the patch is formed, points out that there are more patches in the ocean, and tells us why it’s important to …

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Earth Day Awareness: The Great Barrier Reef

Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest living structure, yet at alarmingly rapid rates, it is becoming the planet’s largest dying structure due to rising ocean temperatures. The Great Barrier Reef stretches over 134,000 square miles off of the coast of Queensland, Australia, and is home to a vast array of fish species, turtles, …

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Earth Day Awareness: Slowing Climate Change

Earth Day is just around the corner on April 22, so I wanted to take a few days to share awareness videos and discussions. TEDTalks has an educational radio hour called “The Big Five,” where experts talked about five massive crises in today’s world, number one being climate change.  One of the clearest and most …

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March 27th Birthday Love: Frank O’Hara

“I am the least difficult of men. All I want is boundless love.”-Frank O’Hara Frank O’Hara was born on March 27th, 1926 in Baltimore, Maryland, and was known for being a leader in the non-formal “New York School” of art, which included a group of New York writers and artists active in the ’50’s and …

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March 25th Birthday Love: Aretha Franklin

Singer/songwriter Aretha Franklin was born on March 25th, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee, then the family moved to Buffalo, New York when she was two. When she was about five years old, the family moved to Detroit where she was raised. She grew up around music; her mother, Barbara Franklin, was a piano player and vocalist, and …

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March 24th Birthday Love: Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Today is the birthday of the American poet Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti,.  He was born March 24, 1919 in Bronxville, New York. In 1953, he moved to San Francisco with his wife, Selden Kirby-Smith.  There, he and Peter D. Martin of City Lights magazine started City Lights Bookstore, and thus began Ferlinghetti’s central role in the rising of the Beat movement as the store …

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Happy National Puppy Day!

It’s #NationalPuppyDay so today we’re bringing you a post full of adorable puppies to brighten your day.  Enjoy! This little Siberian Husky is ready for spring 💮 Sleepy Jack Russell Puppy 💗 It’s too early for this Golden Retriever pup, too. Pomeranian Puppy Love 💗 Beagle Babies 💕 Boston Terrier Furbaby 🐾 I can’t get enough of sweet Samoyeds! (aka Bjelkier …

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Winter Solstice Short Film: Winter Fox

It’s officially winter today, and I hope everyone has a happy, warm, and enchanted winter holiday season! The winter solstice, also referred to as “midwinter” and “the longest night,” is the day of the year with the least amount of sunlight and the longest night for those on the Northern Hemisphere. Astronomically, it marks the …

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Splash Mountain to Receive a Good Redesign

This week Disney announced plans to completely redesign Splash Mountain with The Princess and the Frog theme, the first Disney animation to feature a Black princess. Splash Mountain is a ride in California, Florida, and Japan, in the Critter Country area of Disney Parks, and currently features characters and music from Disney’s 1946 film Song …

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8 Frank Lloyd Wright Structures Nominated for UNESCO World Heritage List

Eight buildings designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright have been nominated to be included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. If accepted, the structures, titled “The 20th-Century Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright,” would sit amongst some of the most notable buildings in the world, including the Taj Mahal, Cologne Cathedral, Himeji Castle, and Sydney …

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