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1. 50 Good Luck Symbols From Around The World
50 Good Luck Symbols From Around The World
Do you believe in luck? Do you carry a lucky charm or a symbolic talisman to ward off evil and bring you good fortune? There are many signs and symbols from around the world that are seen as lucky. Others are thought to bring good fortune, grant wishes or even heal the sick. There are also symbo...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:41:34
2. Birth Month Signs, Symbols and Gift Ideas
Birth Month Signs, Symbols and Gift Ideas
The year, month, and day of a person's birth is thought by many to be significant in shaping an individual's future and character. There is a great deal of symbolism and meaning associated with your birthday; here are the various flowers, gemstones, and trees commonly thought to correspo...
Gift Guide - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:51:17
3. 7 Feng Shui Symbols to Bring Good Fortune
7 Feng Shui Symbols to Bring Good Fortune
In "The Top 10 Symbols Behind The Art of Feng Shui" we explored some basic icons from this ancient practice. Now lets probe even deeper, into a few more Feng Shui tokens and symbols that are thought to activate the positive energies of fortune, good luck and prosperity. After all, who couldn't u...
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:52:52
4. Amulets and Symbols of Protection
Amulets and Symbols of Protection
Omens, curses and hexes that foretell the coming of dark forces, evil spirits, bad luck and negative energies are rooted in ancient superstition and folklore. As a result of these long-held, widespread cultural beliefs most regions around the world have come to rely on various protective symbols...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:44:21
5. Ancient Egyptian Symbols
Ancient Egyptian Symbols
Egyptian symbols are known all over the world because of their magickal quality and the mysteries that they hold. Depicted in hieroglyphs, these symbols were called, "the words of God" and were used mainly by priests. Commonly seen ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic symbols include scarabs, the ankh,...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:28
6. 10 Symbols Behind The Art of Feng Shui
10 Symbols Behind The Art of Feng Shui
Feng Shui is an art form that has been practiced in the Far East for over five thousand years. Feng means "Wind" and Shui means "Water" and Feng Shui is the "art of living in harmony with the earth". The theory is that when we live our lives in balance and harmony, we experience a greater sense o...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:45:24
7. The Meanings and Myths of Pearls
The Meanings and Myths of Pearls
Pearls are thought to give wisdom through experience, bring wealth, protection and luck. Known for their calming effect, they can balance one's karma, strengthen relationships and keep children safe. The Pearl is also said to symbolize the purity, generosity, integrity and loyalty of its wearer. ...
Fashion & Beauty - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:00
8. Bird Symbolism and Spiritual Gifts
Bird Symbolism and Spiritual Gifts
In many cultures around the world, birds are thought to be a supernatural link between the heavens above and the earth below. In the Middle East and Asia birds are symbols of immortality. In East Indian mythology, all birds represent a departed soul, and in Christian art, birds are often depicte...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:43:47
9. Dark Omens and Superstitions
Dark Omens and Superstitions
An Omen... is thought by many to be a portent that precedes a significant future event. Most omens are historically based upon ancient superstitions and cultural folklore. Some omens are indicative of good fortune, while others are symbolic of impending hardship and doom. Here are a few common ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:26
10. Symbols and Traditions of Friendship
Symbols and Traditions of Friendship
"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies." - Aristotle True friendship is when two people share a deep and intimate personal bond. This bond of friendship often blends a variety of feelings including; mutual respect, love, loyalty, and an unconditional trust. . A friend will be t...
Gift Guide - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:44:21
11. Simple Seashell Summer Crafts
Simple Seashell Summer Crafts
Wondering what to do with all those seashells you and your family collect over summer vacations? Well, bring the seashore home, and bring the outside, indoors with these five simple and beautiful seashell craft ideas. "Today is a smooth white seashell, hold it close and listen to the beauty of ...
Arts & Design - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:41:34
12. Symbols and Gifts of Love ...
Symbols and Gifts of Love ...
The Symbols of Love Whether you desire more love in your own life, or want to see evidence of the loving world all around you; begin by recognizing the universal signs and symbols that are attached with the shared expressions of love. These symbols will stimulate positive energy and open up new...
Gift Guide - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:41:34
13. Health Promotion and Awareness Campaign Ideas
Health Promotion and Awareness Campaign Ideas
Health promotion, as defined by the World Health Organization, is "the science and art of helping people change their lifestyle to move toward a state of optimal health." Individuals, health professionals, teachers, and community groups can take advantage of health observances and awareness days...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:44:21
14. Magical Gemstones and Mystical Crystals
Magical Gemstones and Mystical Crystals
Over the centuries many cultures have contributed to the legend, lore and mysticism that surround the various gemstones and crystals we are familiar with today. Gemstones are naturally formed, crystalline shaped creations that originate from deep within the earth's core. Each one is uniquely dif...
Healthy Living - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:01:38
15. Turtle Symbolism and Lore
Turtle Symbolism and Lore
The Turtle is an ancient symbol that represents creation, endurance, strength, stability, longevity, fertility, and innocence. The Turtle also provides protection, good fortune , and brings happiness and good omens. One of the four Chinese sacred animals (among the dragon, the phoenix, and the un...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:41:35
16. Moon Magic and Myths
Moon Magic and Myths
The Moon has always been associated with magic, folklore, superstitious beliefs and ancient rituals. Lets delve a little deeper into some of these moon myths that surround us everyday (or should I say every night). Perhaps we may surprise or encourage you to explore more of this fascinating luna...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:51:13
17. The Endless Knot Symbol
The Endless Knot Symbol
Symmetrical knots that tie into themselves; without beginning or end; are a universal symbol for eternal life, the eternal cycle of nature, and eternal love. The well-known expression, "tying the knot"; means to get married or engaged, it originates from the ancient Celtic custom of hand-fasting...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:51:14
18. Wedding Superstitions and Traditions
Wedding Superstitions and Traditions
Many of today's common wedding traditions and superstitions actually originated in ancient myth and folklore when it was thought that engaged couples were particularly vulnerable to bad luck and evil spirits right before their wedding day. Some traditions are commonplace, such as the bride not b...
Weddings - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:30
19. Animal Print Kitchen Accessories
Animal Print Kitchen Accessories
Do you have a friend who is wild about giraffes, or zebras or tigers? Well these funky new wild animal print kitchen accessories are now roaring loud and proud everywhere you turn. Give a gift to your animal lover and watch what climbs out of the jungle to stimulate your senses and stir up the h...
Home & Garden - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:53:00
20. The Meaning Behind Numbers
The Meaning Behind Numbers
"Numbers Rule the Universe." - Pythagoras Numbers and their meanings have always held a special place in both our scientific and spiritual realms. Kabbalists were the first to practice what we now think of as numerology by exploring the mystical meaning behind numbers. They assigned each letter...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:03
21. Lucky Connemara Marble from Ireland
Lucky Connemara Marble from Ireland
Connemara Marble is over 600 million years old. It is rare and found only in a remote area in the Connemara Mountains of Western Ireland. This unique gem has 40 different shades of green coloring and is often called "Ireland's National Gemstone".. Ancient Irish legend claims it brings serenity ...
Gift Guide - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:00:43
22. Eggplant Purple Home Design Color Trends
Eggplant Purple Home Design Color Trends
Adding a touch of rich dark purple colors, like eggplant, otherwise known as aubergine, can really add drama and style to any room's decor. Bold shades of deep purple are a classy yet understated way to put a touch of color into a room, while still maintaining a composed, dignified tone. Pu...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:26
23. 5 Energy Symbols for Your Home
5 Energy Symbols for Your Home
Common everyday shapes can be used as powerful symbols to enhance and balance the positive energies in your everyday environment in two ways: - First, they can be used as a conductor to focus and project your own personal energies outward. - Second, symbols can magnify and attract positive ener...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:03
24. The Symbol of The Sparrow
The Symbol of The Sparrow
The sparrow is symbolic of the mother goddess, birth, and the resurrection of life. It is a symbol of eternal hope and represents Gods unconditional love for even the "least" among us. The Sparrow was once thought to be a messenger of Aphrodite and the nine years of war in Troy were predicted wh...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:04
25. Symbols of The Sacred Mother
Symbols of The Sacred Mother
"For the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rules the world." - William Ross Wallace The tradition of celebrating mothers dates back to ancient Greek festivals honoring Rhea, the "mother goddess" and to the Roman custom of making offerings to Cybele, the "great mother of all the gods". ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:41
26. The Art and Magic of Hex Signs
The Art and Magic of Hex Signs
Hex Signs were first seen painted on the sides of barns, stables and houses of the Pennsylvania Dutch in the 18th century. The custom of using these signs was derived from the Old World, brought from Germany and Switzerland by German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania. The name "Hex", has tw...
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:53:00
27. Milagros (Miracle) Healing Charms
Milagros (Miracle) Healing Charms
A milagro, (Spanish for "miracle") or ex-voto (from "my vow" in Latin) are small charms, generally made of gold, silver, copper or brass, which the faithful believe are endowed with spiritual powers, which when offered to a saint can heal and help preserve overall well-being. They are also given ...
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:53:50
28. The Golden Spiral Symbol
The Golden Spiral Symbol
Are Spirals a Sign of a Sacred Design? The Golden Spiral plays a harmonizing role in the Universe. It represents two well known shapes in sacred geometry: the golden mean or golden ratio (phi) spiral and the Fibonacci spiral. The unique thing about Phi is that it seems to be a geometrical bluepr...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:56
29. Kitchen Decorating with Chili Peppers
Kitchen Decorating with Chili Peppers
Spice up your kitchen fiestas with decorative chili peppers! Chili peppers are part of Southwestern culture and are a unique design element. Ranging in rich hues of golden yellow, deep green and rustic red, there are so many colorful ways you can "spice" up your home and kitchen with these sizzl...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:38
30. Southwestern Design and Cultural Symbols
Southwestern Design and Cultural Symbols
T he traditional art and icons of the Native American, Spanish and Mexican cultures are quite common in the American Southwest and have come to symbolize a unique southwestern style of decorating. Some popular design themes include; Native American kokopellis, kiva ladders, kachinas, and dreamca...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:11
31. Dream Symbols and Meanings
Dream Symbols and Meanings
When we dream, there are many esoteric symbols that can be found drifting just beneath the surface of our conscious brains. These images come from the dormant, unconscious part of our psyche. These archetypal representations can be a part of our shared "universal experience" that have common inte...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:28
32. Legends of The Tree of Life
Legends of The Tree of Life
The Tree of Life is a Universal symbol found in many spiritual traditions around the world. It symbolizes life itself, with it's branches joining "Father Sky" in the heavens and it's roots with "Mother Earth". Legends say that the Sacred Dove makes its home in the branches of the Tree of Life an...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:51:13
33. How To Speak Through Flowers
How To Speak Through Flowers
Nature's gift of flowers, speak to us in many different ways and people have been expressing our deepest thoughts and emotions to one another through their beauty and symbolic meanings since time immemorial. Floriography- The language of flowers. A Victorian-era means of communication in which v...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:41:34
34. Ancient Gravestone Symbols
Ancient Gravestone Symbols
Early gravestones once were actually only rocks placed over a fresh grave to keep the dead from rising. These eventually gave way to primitive markers made from rough stone or wood. During the dark ages in Europe stone markers were carved to highlight horrifying images of pain, torment and etern...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:43:50
35. Fruits Fable and Folklore
Fruits Fable and Folklore
Many fruits are surrounded by a long and colorful history of symbolic meaning and mythical tales. Apples, cherries, figs, pomegranates, and strawberries are found around the world woven into religious tales, and ancient folklore. These bountiful gifts from Mother Nature herself, are valuable, no...
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:53:00
36. 10 Herbal Teas for Medicinal Use
10 Herbal Teas for Medicinal Use
Herbs have been used for centuries to treat a variety of medical illnesses. Many of the uses have come from folklore or cultural traditions. Scientific evaluation of herbals has only recently begun, here we will review 10 common herbal tea preparations and their effectiveness to treat certain ail...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:00
37. Top 10 Christmas Symbols
Top 10 Christmas Symbols
Christmas is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the world. It is a celebration of love, joy and unity; symbolized by familiar images that are designed to conjure up warm feelings of home, family, the spirit of peace, new beginnings and a giving spirit. But, did you know that a number o...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:51:41
38. Butterfly Symbolism and Gift Ideas
Butterfly Symbolism and Gift Ideas
The Butterfly is a universal symbol of change, resurrection, transformation, celebration, young love and the soul. ~ As a symbol of transformation; the butterfly represents everlasting life originating from it's three stages of life; 1. Birth (the caterpillar), 2. Death (the chrysalis), and fina...
Gift Guide - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:01:43
39. The Sacred Dove of Peace
The Sacred Dove of Peace
The dove is known to symbolize innocence, compassion, faith, affection, peace and hope. The dove can soothe our troubled soul and calm our worried minds. It renews our faith and inner spirit and reminds us to appreciate the simple blessings that surround us every day. The sacred dove lead us to ...
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:01:38
40. Curses & Superstitions
Curses & Superstitions
Curse > noun 1. an appeal to a supernatural power to inflict harm on someone or something. 2. a cause of harm or misery. Source- Egyptian-Witchcraft.com/Curse Superstition > noun 1. a belief or notion, not based on reason or knowledge, in or of the ominous significance of a particular thing, cir...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:51:41
41. Ancient Mythology of The Calendar
Ancient Mythology of The Calendar
In English, most of our weekday names are derived interchangeably between ancient Anglo-Saxon, Roman and Norse Gods. Our names for the months of the year are derived almost exclusively from the Romans, however, they have many similar names in Greek. Here is a brief overview of the astrological,...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:30
42. Ribbons of Awareness
Ribbons of Awareness
Since their introduction in the United States in 1991, colorful swirling Ribbons supporting various causes have quickly spread. These ribbons have wrapped their tendrils around the world to become a lasting symbolic cultural icon representing awareness, unity, support and hope to the masses in b...
Nonprofits - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:41:34
43. Legendary Chinese Dragons
Legendary Chinese Dragons
The legend of the Dragon is woven throughout ancient Chinese civilization and has continued to influence their culture today. Chinese people around the world, proudly proclaim themselves "Lung Tik Chuan Ren", or the "Descendants of the Dragon". Chinese Dragons, are considered to be divine mythica...
Pets & Animals - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:45
44. Horse Legends and History
Horse Legends and History
The Horse symbolizes success, freedom, travel, courage, strength, power, nobility, wisdom and loyalty. It is also a symbol of life and death, grace and beauty. As a symbol of loyalty and devotion; he believes completely in his rider. The Horse can also be your warrior spirit - the brave fighter ...
Pets & Animals - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:28
45. Wedding Tips For The Groom-To-Be
Wedding Tips For The Groom-To-Be
We have all heard of the term, "Bridezilla", to describe that frantic, hysterical, stressed-out bride-to-be. The one who, while planning her "perfect" wedding day, needs to be calmed and reassured by everyone around her. She is the center of attention and gets help and advice from family, friends...
Weddings - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:07
46. Coyote Legends and Mythology
Coyote Legends and Mythology
In southwestern mythology, the Coyote is known as a "Trickster God", and is famous for his adaptability, ego, humor, insight, and mischievous playfulness. The Coyote symbolizes the earth, duality and balance and he has the unique ability to present both sides of an issue. In difficult times, thr...
Pets & Animals - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:04
47. Whatever It Takes - Celebrity Gift Designs for Charity
Whatever It Takes - Celebrity Gift Designs for Charity
Whatever It Takes is a unique charity artwork project. The concept is simple. They gather an artistic symbol of hope, a self portrait and a message of hope for the future from leaders in all fields; design, film, music, sports, etc. These artworks are used to create "Whatever It Takes" products: ...
Nonprofits - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:11
48. 7 of Nature's Own Love Potions
7 of Nature's Own Love Potions
In ancient times, aphrodisiacs were used as medicinal remedies, to increase fertility and to enhance male potency. Most of these "love potions" originate in myth and folklore; however some current scientific research actually supports their use. The Mythology The origin of the word "Aphrodisiac"...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:33
49. Top Gifts for Terrific Teachers!
Top Gifts for Terrific Teachers!
Great teachers are special people who seem to have a magical quality to not only kindle our curiosity and imagination but also leave us with a love of learning that lasts a lifetime. "A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~ Mustafa Kemal Atatrk, (Turk...
Gift Guide - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:51:41
50. Common Good Luck Rituals
Common Good Luck Rituals
Luck is defined as a belief in good or bad fortune, caused by accident, chance or divine intervention Cultural views of luck vary, from perceiving one's luck as just a matter of random chance, to spiritual explanations of faith, or due to superstitious rituals a person can control. "Lucky" ritua...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:03
51. 5 Essential Feng Shui Garden Elements
5 Essential Feng Shui Garden Elements
No matter how big or how small your outdoor garden, your ideal feng shui landscape design should represent the various unique aspects of your life and incorporate the basic Feng Shui elements and principles to stimulate, control, or balance your home's energy as needed. Your Garden design should...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:51:17
52. Colorful Yellow Kitchen Accents
Colorful Yellow Kitchen Accents
Colorful Mustard Yellow Accents, are just the right ingredient to liven up any kitchen decor and stimulate everyone's appetite! You can go bright and bold with reds, yellows, and oranges, choose some simple, solid yellow, eye-catching tableware, or add soft subtle floral hues, with the color...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:45
53. Mexican Festivals and Celebrations
Mexican Festivals and Celebrations
Mexico today is an eclectic, colorful mix of ancient pagan influences left behind by the ancient Maya, Aztec and Zapotec tribes. The Catholic missionary efforts began by the Spaniards around 1519 also added to the simmering melting pot that eventually formed a new uniquely fascinating cultural id...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:44:23
54. Arizona's Summer Monsoon Storm Season
Arizona's Summer Monsoon Storm Season
The word "monsoon", originally comes from the Arabic word, "mausim", meaning "a season". It was first used to describe the winds over the Arabian sea, which blow from the northeast for six months and from the southwest for another six months. In Arizona, the monsoon, begins with the extreme dry ...
Travel & Places - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:41:35
55. Herbs in Myth and Legend
Herbs in Myth and Legend
Throughout history herbs have had many practical uses; their leaves have been used for cooking, fragrance, decorating, and for healing purposes. Eventually many magical qualities, myths and legends came to be associated with these natural gifts harvested from nature.
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:04
56. Common Kitchen Aphrodisiacs
Common Kitchen Aphrodisiacs
Over the years, many common spices and herbs have offered mouth-watering tastes and enticing aromas to stimulate the appetite. But did you know that many of these same ingredients have often been included in love potions and other magical concoctions to whet a lover's sexual appetite as well? Wha...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:45:25
57. Demons in Legend and Lore
Demons in Legend and Lore
The word demon (sometimes spelled daemon) is derived from the Latin word daio "to divide" or "apportion". It was generally used for the unwelcome lower order spiritual beings that seemed to always come between the higher gods and men. Eventually its use was restricted to the supernatural beings t...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:45
58. Sun Symbols and Gods of Light
Sun Symbols and Gods of Light
The sun has always held a powerful place in human religion and mythology. It is a symbol of life, illumination, creation, and power. It sustains life itself, nurtures our crops, and leads us through the darkness into the dawning of a bright new day. The sun also represents the merging of the uni...
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:55:27
59. Clever, Unique Gift Ideas for Women
Clever, Unique Gift Ideas for Women
Find unique, funny, clever, sometimes irreverent gift ideas for the woman on your gift list! "I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well." ~ Diane Ackerman
Gift Guide - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:33
60. Workplace Wellness Guide
Workplace Wellness Guide
We spend the majority of our waking hours at work, therefore the workplace is the perfect place to start to turn our attention to our overall health with a focus on preventing illness and staying well. Half of all mortality in the U.S. is a result of changeable factors like smoking, poor diet, a...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:45:25
61. 7 Scary Symbols of Halloween
7 Scary Symbols of Halloween
BOO!! Halloween is currently celebrated all around the world. Started by the Celts and celebrated each year on October 31st, there are numerous Halloween symbols that conjure up scary imagery and haunting manifestations of the supernatural. Common symbols for Halloween include bats, gravestones, ...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:41
62. Symbols and Traditions to Celebrate The New Year!
Symbols and Traditions to Celebrate The New Year!
The celebration of the New Year is one of the oldest of all our holidays. It was thought to have first been recognized about 4000 years ago, in ancient Babylon. Most of our current New Year's traditions derive from ancient rituals, or superstitious beliefs. They are often designed to protect us f...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:06
63. Vegetable Myth and Folklore
Vegetable Myth and Folklore
Many vegetables are surrounded by a long and colorful history of symbolic meaning and mythical tales. artichokes, tomatoes, onions, and cabbage are found around the world, woven into religious tales, and ancient folklore. "Vegetables are the food of the earth; fruit seems more the food of the he...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:45
64. Feng Shui Fashion Colors
Feng Shui Fashion Colors
The proper use of colors and color combinations are very important factors in enhancing Feng Shui energy. Each color in feng shui is associated with a certain meaning and a specific energy that affects people emotionally. Every color vibrates with its own unique frequency and alters the type of ...
Fashion & Beauty - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:05
65. Caduceus Symbol Gifts and History
Caduceus Symbol Gifts and History
The Caduceus (Kerykeion in Greek) is depicted as a winged staff with two snakes wrapped around it. It was once an ancient astrological symbol of commerce, healing and is associated with the Greek god Hermes. He was known as the messenger for the gods, a conduit for the dead and a protector of mer...
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:01:43
66. Colorful Kitchen Recipes
Colorful Kitchen Recipes
Colorful creative recipes, are just the right ingredient to liven up any kitchen, stimulate everyone's appetite and really add drama and style to any meal! Go bright and bold with roasted red chili peppers, or spicy mustard chicken. Create a drama-filled lunch with grilled eggplant sandwiche...
Food & Cooking - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:33
67. The Spiritual Art of Sand Painting
The Spiritual Art of Sand Painting
Sandpainting is the art of creating ritual paintings with multi-colored sand for religious, spiritual or healing ceremonies. It is also referred to as dry painting. Sand painting is known to have been practiced by three ancient cultures: Tibetan Buddhist Monks, in the form of geometrically shape...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:43
68. Clearing Clutter The Feng Shui Way
Clearing Clutter The Feng Shui Way
When the seasons change, some may groan (myself included) at the nasty chore of once again cleaning out the clutter we have allowed to accumulate in our once peaceful home. However, when done the "feng shui way" this task can bring about many positive changes in your overall life as well as your ...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:51:13
69. Designing With Artichoke Color Hues
Designing With Artichoke Color Hues
Decorating your home in artichoke green colors, promote feelings of well-being, stability, balance, and harmony. This color is also known to aid in concentration and can be used in office or study areas. Additionally, if you find yourself struggling with restless nights this color is ideal as a s...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:41:35
70. The Legend of The Blessed Crane
The Legend of The Blessed Crane
The crane may be the oldest bird on earth, dating back sixty million years. It is associated with a long list of ancient customs and legends. In many parts of the world, Cranes are regarded as a messenger of the gods. In ancient Egypt, legend says that a two-headed crane was once seen flying ove...
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:02:17
71. Wise Women of the World
Wise Women of the World
Wise Women know they are the power in their lives and that they have the ability to achieve any goal they desire. Wise Women deserve respect and attention for who they are and who they inspire others to be. " I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. Yo...
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:53:57
72. The ABC's With Monarch13
The ABC's With Monarch13
Hello, my name is Michelle, aka Monarch13. I first joined Squidoo in December of 2007, initially writing about health related subjects. I have since expanded my horizons to include other topics that fascinate me such as symbolism and legends as well as the biographies of people I admire, or who i...
Squidoo Community - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:05
73. Autumn History and Traditions
Autumn History and Traditions
We refer to most seasons by the names that were commonly used by our ancestors. Winter is from the German word meaning a "time of water" highlighting the seasons rain and snowfall. Spring comes from the Old English word "sprying" as it refers to the creation of a spring due to the melting snow an...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:51:44
74. Animal Print Fashion Trends 2013
Animal Print Fashion Trends 2013
Wild animal prints have come roaring back onto the fashion scene of late. From handbags and shoes to diaper bags and bed linens, this hot, fun and funky trend seems here to stay. So if you have been prowling the boutiques for some of these fun fashion accessories, look no further, for I have fou...
Fashion & Beauty - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:51:41
75. The Song of The Nightingale
The Song of The Nightingale
Nightingales are named such because they often sing at night as well as during the day. The name, used for over ten centuries, means "night songstress". The Nightingale with its beautiful night song, is known as the bird of love, because as long as it sings, the darkness of night shelters secret...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:14:41
76. Pumpkin Orange A Color for All Seasons
Pumpkin Orange A Color for All Seasons
The rich warm orange color of Pumpkin is reminiscent of sunrises, sunsets, and autumn leaves. Spiced-up colors can add a fiery glow to any room, with a palette that is not too bold and yet not too dull. Pumpkin Orange is energizing like the sun, so it is a good choice in rooms where your energy ...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:51:44
77. The Kokopelli in Art and Legend
The Kokopelli in Art and Legend
Traditional art and icons of the Native American culture are quite common in the American Southwest and have influenced the unique cultural art and design of the region.The flute playing Kokopelli, figure is one such icon and dates back 3,000 years to petroglyphs and pottery found throughout the ...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:06
78. A Guide to Healthy Classrooms
A Guide to Healthy Classrooms
Children spend a large portion of their time at school, here are some ways that both parents and teachers can help create healthier classrooms, schools, and children. 1. Learn the status of your school district's wellness policy by contacting your district office. 2. Try to work with the school...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:06
79. Tree Magic and Myth
Tree Magic and Myth
Since ancient times the Celts and Druids have revered trees as sacred and were central to their daily lives and customs. Each tree was endowed with its own magical qualities and divine powers. For example the Oak is a father figure, and its wood is used to forge weapons, staffs and light large fi...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:03
80. Dr. Mary Walker The 1st Woman Medal of Honor Recipient
Dr. Mary Walker The 1st Woman Medal of Honor Recipient
Mary Walker, M.D., (1832-1919) Physician and surgeon, was the first woman to receive the Medal of Honor for her heroic front line work in The Civil War. Much ahead of her time, Dr. Walker, in 1855, was also one of the first women in the United States to earn a medical degree. Background When th...
Culture & Society - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:00:43
81. 2013 is Your Year to Quit Smoking!
2013 is Your Year to Quit Smoking!
FACT: Cigarette smoking causes approximately 440,000 deaths annually in the United States. It is also the most preventable cause of death in the country. FACT: Smoking is associated with an increased risk for at least 15 types of cancers. In fact, it is the most important risk factor for lung ca...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:51:17
82. Easter Symbols and Celebrations
Easter Symbols and Celebrations
Easter now commonly thought of as a Christian holiday, actually has its origins from pre-Christian pagan cultural tradition. Easter is thought to be named after "Eostre", or "Eastre".a Germanic mother goddess of spring, re-birth and fertility. Eostre's festival was celebrated on the spring equin...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:33
83. Nutmeg Colors To Spice Up Your Bedroom
Nutmeg Colors To Spice Up Your Bedroom
Spices offer delightful tastes, alluring aromas and have often been included in love potions and recipes for improving sexual desire and arousal. Now you can add these spicy colors to your bedroom, with accents of nutmeg. These colors add a beautiful, deep rich vibrant romantic spirit, and yet st...
Home & Garden - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:55:27
84. Coping with Your Anger
Coping with Your Anger
Why learn to manage your anger? 1. Chronic anger is a physical strain on your cardiovascular system and can lead to heart disease, heart attack and stroke. 2. Anger doesn't solve problems. By learning to control your anger and channel it into positive coping skills, you will help resolve th...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:07
85. Halloween Wedding Themes
Halloween Wedding Themes
A Halloween wedding is an opportunity to create a very unique ambiance with formal Victorian era dress, fall colors and candles that will highlight some of the elegant aspects of the season. In timeless Victorian age tradition, vampire tales portray elegant tuxedos, that can be complemented with...
Weddings - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:10
86. Birthstone Months and Gems of The Zodiac
Birthstone Months and Gems of The Zodiac
Since ancient times gemstones have been thought to have magical properties that bring luck and healing to believers the world over. In particular, the gems that represent our individual birth month or astrological zodiac sign have become especially powerful personal talismen. One theory to our bo...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:52:12
87. The Great Depression Past and Present?
The Great Depression Past and Present?
When the New York Stock Exchange opened on the morning of October 24, 1929, nervous traders sensed something ominous in the trading patterns. By 11:00 a.m. the market had started to plunge. Shortly after noon a group of powerful bankers met secretly at J.P. Morgan & Co. next door to the Exchange...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:07
88. Share the Gift of Men's Health
Share the Gift of Men's Health
Why Men's Health Week? Due to a lack of awareness, poor health education, and risky lifestyle choices, the American male's health and well-being are at a greater risk now then ever before. The Goals of National Men's Health Week: The goal of Men's Health Week is to create public awareness of pre...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:43:50
89. Allergy and Asthma Tips for Kid's
Allergy and Asthma Tips for Kid's
The concerned parent with a child who has asthma or allergies needs to be extra cautious when purchasing potential symptom triggering gifts because allergens can be lurking everywhere. Asthma and Allergies affects nearly 50 million Americans. With proper disease management and regular avoidance ...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:56
90. Top 5 Gemstones of Love
Top 5 Gemstones of Love
For thousands of years many cultures have revered some special gemstones as symbols of love, commitment and passion. These gems are thought to open, intensify and channel the flow of love's universal energies. Some of the most commonly known gemstone expressions of love include the ever rose qua...
Gift Guide - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:51:44
91. Functional Super Foods for Optimal Health
Functional Super Foods for Optimal Health
What Are Functional Foods? Functional foods are super foods that provide health benefits beyond just basic nutrition. Functional foods do more than just provide nutrients - they may play a role in reducing your risk of disease or in improving your overall health. These foods include health-promo...
Healthy Living - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:01:44
92. Frances Perkins- 1st Woman US Cabinet Member
Frances Perkins- 1st Woman US Cabinet Member
In 1932 Frances Perkins (1880-1965) was the first woman to a hold a cabinet post in American history. She was appointed The Secretary of Labor by Franklin Roosevelt and served for his entire 12 year presidency. She was dedicated to improving the lives of workers and creating much needed labor un...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:45
93. The Legends and Lore Found Over the Rainbow
The Legends and Lore Found Over the Rainbow
After a cleansing rain, It is an wonderful gift to see a rainbow shining down as if from the heavens above. These colorful prisms of light take on an almost mystical quality that invites contemplation on the historical significance of how ancient cultures defined this awe inspiring phenomena. Her...
Culture & Society - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:51:45
94. Haunted History of Tombstone's Famous Birdcage Theatre
Haunted History of Tombstone's Famous Birdcage Theatre
In 1881 the Birdcage Theatre opened its doors to the public in the mining town of Tombstone, Arizona. It was legendary throughout the wild west as not only a theatre but as a tough, rowdy gambling saloon, and brothel. Before the mines dried up and it closed it's doors in 1889, the famous building...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:30
95. A Energy Vortex Experience in Sedona Arizona
A Energy Vortex Experience in Sedona Arizona
There are many vacation sites around the world that radiate a spiraling force of energy that emanates from inside the earth itself. These energy centers are called vortexes. Vortexes are very similar to the motion of a whirlwind or a tornado but the flow of energy is gentle and constant. Many bel...
Travel & Places - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:51:46
96. The Coolest Vintage Lunch Boxes Ever!
The Coolest Vintage Lunch Boxes Ever!
Whether you're packing your kid's lunch to go to school or just getting nostalgic for your own childhood, lunch boxes are a fun way to not only pack your lunch in style, but they can be carried as a purse, or used as a cool container for special memorys. The first lunch box came out in 1902 and ...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:07
97. Quiz: Health Awareness Ribbon Quiz
Quiz: Health Awareness Ribbon Quiz
The... patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life. Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop. ~Quentin Regestein Since their introduction in 1991, colorful swirling Ribbons supporting various causes have quickly spread and have wrapp...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:33
98. Purple Passion and Squidoo Stars
Purple Passion and Squidoo Stars
I'd like to take a moment to thank our Giant Squid Community Organizers for sponsoring the Purple Star program. They have done an exceptional job of highlighting the best and brightest of the Squidoo society. I am especially humbled to have received a few of these honors along my own journey... ...
Squidoo Community - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:45
99. Discover the Desert Southwest in Tucson, Arizona
Discover the Desert Southwest in Tucson, Arizona
Tucson is a city founded upon change; from its birth to the present, it has built and reshaped its appearance, ideals, and industry. Over the years, the city has flown the flags of many different nations; Spain, Mexico, The United States and even both sides of the Civil War. But the reason Tucso...
Travel & Places - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:33
100. Tis The Season In Arizona For Visiting Snowbirds..
Tis The Season In Arizona For Visiting Snowbirds..
Snowbird Travel Season Just as Jack Frost begins nipping at your nose, it reminds us of the long winter that awaits. It is also a migratory signal to start packing and begin heading to warmer climates. For those escapees there is a name; they are called Snowbirds. Migrate- to move periodically ...
Travel & Places - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:11
101. Unique Artazia Jewelry Gift Ideas
Unique Artazia Jewelry Gift Ideas
These clever, unique, quirky and colorful, handmade jewelry designs from the Artazia Collection are the perfect gift giving idea to show the loving woman in your life how much she means to you and to your family... "Women really do rule the world. They just haven't figured it out yet. When they ...
Gift Guide - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:51:44
102. Decorating with Holiday Flowers
Decorating with Holiday Flowers
Discover the holiday magic of decorating your home with flowers of the season. Learn about the colorful history and lore behind these winter blooms that have become a part of our Christmas Holiday traditions. These blooming gifts from Mother Nature herself, remind us of the lasting wonder and im...
Home & Garden - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:45
103. Symbolism, Spirituality and Magical Lenses by Monarch13
Symbolism, Spirituality and Magical Lenses by Monarch13
Share The Magic and The Mysteries of The Universe, through The Lenses of Monarch13. We will highlight some Traditional Myths and Spiritual Concepts along with Many Scientifically, Researched Theories. "The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Ede...
Squidoo Community - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:44:07
104. Design A Spooky Scavenger Halloween Hunt
Design A Spooky Scavenger Halloween Hunt
Rules: Teams of 2-4 people have until the stroke of midnight to cleverly maneuver through "All Hallows Eve", take photos and gather items from the realm just beyond our world to prove their worthiness as the master of the macabre. What your guests will need to begin their quest- Flashlights Digi...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:11
105. Optical Illusions in Art
What exactly is an "illusion"? An illusion is a deceptive trick that alters our perception of reality. Our senses in effect, perceive something entirely differently than what actually exists. The word illusion comes from the Latin verb, illudere, which means, "to mock." Many artists create their...
arts-and-design - Wed, 04 Jul 2012 10:07:19
106. Potent Potable Potions and Wicked Halloween Brews
Potent Potable Potions and Wicked Halloween Brews
Before I give you a few recipes to concoct a magical witches brew for your Halloween bash, lets delve into the history of witchcraft and it's association with Halloween. First, the word "witch" originates from the old English word "Wicca" (meaning healer). A witch was once considered a wise-woma...
Holidays & Celebrations - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:43:11
107. Nutrition, Food and Health
Nutrition, Food and Health
Did You Know? Fifteen of the world's leading researchers in diet and cancer recently reviewed more than 4,500 studies; vegetables and fruit came out on top as the food most likely to help reduce the risk of cancer? Nutrition, Health and Healing The primary role of diet is to provide sufficient ...
Healthy Living - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:45:34
108. Mustard Yellow Fashion Trends
Change your wardrobe from bland to bold with this season's latest color sensation; mustard yellow. Mustard yellow might be just the thing to add zip to an otherwise bland style, says designer, Michael Kors. Kors says mustard yellow seamlessly transitions all seasons."Gold, honey, mustard -- you ...
fashion-and-beauty - Wed, 04 Jul 2012 07:27:21
109. Colorful and Cozy Forest Themed Bedroom Decor
Feeling the winter blahs? Create a cozy bedroom to snuggle up in this winter. Get inspired by the beauty of nature's forests by using the vibrant, warm, rich colors of dark green, rustic red and deep woodsy brown tones with a neutral backdrop. For a country forest design theme that can easily be...
home-and-garden - Wed, 04 Jul 2012 07:17:27
110. Find the Magic in Salem, Massachusetts
Find the Magic in Salem, Massachusetts
375 years of American heritage and maritime history come alive in America's most bewitching town - Salem, Massachusetts. Salem's name means "City of Peace"; however it's history is anything but peaceful. This city was where the Salem Witch Trials occurred over 300 years ago. In the ...
Travel & Places - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:50:45
111. Sizzling Summer Reads
The long hot lazy days of summer are the perfect time to crack open a great book. Whether you are lounging poolside, sunning yourself on the beach, or swinging in your backyard hammock, its time to heat things up, or in some cases, cool things down, with these exciting summer reads. "Reading is ...
books-poetry-writing - Fri, 29 Jun 2012 23:45:07
112. My Life's Lessons
I pause each year in june, the month of my birth, to pull the covers over my head, turn off my phone (eat gallons of ice cream) and reflect, reminisce and ruminate about my life. (sounds like barrels of fun, huh?) this year is a little different though, because i turn forty, i think (i've been 3...
squidoo-community - Sun, 24 Jun 2012 12:34:43
113. Honey Bee Awareness Day 2012
Can you imagine a world without the Honey Bee? Busy Bee Facts: - Worldwide we rely on honey bee pollination for one-third of our total food supply! - Honey bees as the main pollinators on the planet are responsible for seeding over 100 crops, including fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. - The...
holidays-and-celebrations - Mon, 02 Jul 2012 10:07:24
114. Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell- 1st American Woman Physician
In 1849, Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell (1821 - 1910) was the first woman to receive an M.D. degree from an American medical school. Elizabeth Blackwell said she turned to medicine after a close friend who was dying suggested she would have been spared her worst suffering if her physician had been a wo...
culture-and-society - Sat, 14 Jan 2012 01:52:31
115. Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou (1928 - ) is a prolific woman and a magical voice of contemporary literature today. Her screenplay, "Georgia, Georgia" (1972), was the first by an African American woman ever to be filmed, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Being a poet, educator, historian, best-selling author, ac...
books-poetry-writing - Sat, 14 Jan 2012 01:18:22
116. A Healthy Diet and Stress
Muscle tension may be the number one symptom of stress, but more people go to their doctors and the emergency room for stomach ailments than all other physical problems; the majority of which have a very strong stress related component to them. There are lots of nerve endings connected to the en...
healthy-living - Fri, 13 Jan 2012 06:35:30
117. Diet and Inflammation
What is inflammation and why do we need to worry about it? Inflammation is a key component of the body's natural healing system. It is the normal response to injury or irritation. It serves to bring more blood and immune activity to an injured area and is characterized by signs of swelling, redn...
healthy-living - Fri, 13 Jan 2012 05:32:26
118. A Budget Friendly Family Christmas Tree
This Holiday Season , think outside the box when decorating your Christmas Tree. Discover new ways, or remember times past by making ornaments that will evoke special memories for years to come. Without spending a lot of money you can bring your family together in the spirit of joy as you work t...
holidays-and-celebrations - Thu, 08 Dec 2011 04:37:26
119. Simple Lens Graphics and Resources
Have you ever wondered how some people add cool dividers and animated graphics to their lenses? Curious about Jaqueline Stone's butterflies, PartyAnimal's magic flowers, Jaguar Julie's dancing angels, EnslavedbyFaeries' twitter banner, or a lot of other veteran lensmaster graphics, who just seem...
squidoo-community - Tue, 16 Aug 2011 16:16:18
120. Parent's Basics to Healthier Children
You are not alone in your quest to "grow" a healthy child; learn tips and find tools to help your child eat right, exercise more, make smart decisions, and grow up to be a healthier, happier adult. Being the parent or other responsible adult in our home means being our kids' primary role model, ...
healthy-living - Fri, 29 Apr 2011 09:08:25

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