Author Archives: Ray of Hope

Triumph of the Blade Runner

ShareTweet Oscar Pistorius is a world class 400 meter runner from South Africa who will compete in the 2011 World Track Championships. What makes him special is that he has no legs from the knee down! Oscar was born lacking … Continue reading

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The Magic Octopus

ShareTweet We all know that chameleons can change their color to blend into the background. But the octopus has the ability to make the chameleon look like a shape-shifting amateur. The octopus can change the color, shading and texture of … Continue reading

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Yoga Means Union

ShareTweet The ancient art of yoga is gaining in popularity here in the United States as a physical activity that also has mental benefits along with improving ones health. How does this mental benefit occur. The word yoga means “union”. … Continue reading

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Cool Air is Free

ShareTweet Ever noticed how cold it is by the frozen food aisle in your grocery store? It takes a lot of energy. The store owners have to pay to keep all that food cold while at the same time paying … Continue reading

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Ancient Icemakers

ShareTweet There is nothing more refreshing than a nice cool drink in the middle of summer. We might imagine that this pleasure is a fairly recent invention but ancient Arabians created ice in special air-tight chambers hundreds of years ago! … Continue reading

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Rooftop Gardens

ShareTweet How can cities maximize livable space while also reducing energy use and overall city temperatures? Why with rooftop gardens, of course! Have you ever looked at a picture of a city from the air? There is a lot of … Continue reading

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Dress to De-Stress

ShareTweet What we wear does more than tell other people how we feel about ourselves. How we dress tells OURSELVES how we feel about our selves. Colors send out a constant strong vibrational energy that effects not only the people … Continue reading

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Sing Your Way to Health

ShareTweet It isn’t surprising that people who are happy are often singing- because people who are singing are often happy! It’s true. According to the most recent scientific research singing isn’t only fun it actually positively affects your mental, physical … Continue reading

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Ghostship from the New World

ShareTweet In the early 1300′s a strange ship appeared in the harbor of Copenhagen, Denmark. The ship was built more or less along the lines of the Danish boats but was held together by sealskin ropes rather than nails. The … Continue reading

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Like Joshua Raising His Arms

ShareTweet The first Mormons to make it out to the deserts of the southwest gave the name “Joshua” to the desert tree because is reminded them of the biblical character who stretched his arms to God. The Joshua tree is … Continue reading

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