Friday, December 25, 2009
More than we thought we would have on xmas day, which was a pleasant surprise.
So thanks to our readers for making Carolina Naturally one of the most popular stops on the internet superhighway.
Even on the holidays.
Currently we are exit number 16684!
Image credit: plindberg/Flickr
In Europe, a continent-wide campaign to reduce the number of antibiotics released into the environment is underway with the goal of reducing the chances for a MRSA-like "superbug" to emerge. Despite these efforts, recent research indicates that background levels of antibiotics in the soil are actually increasing.
Barred owl photo by Glenn Tepke for Audubon Society
It's time for the 110th Christmas Bird Count, the annual holiday tradition when tens of thousands of volunteers, from Alaska to Antarctica, look and listen for birds, counting populations for researchers. The National Audubon Society organizes the CBC, tracking species from mid-December to January 5 for the season's yearly bird census. You can even do it from a feeder. So where are the six geese a-flyin'?
Kalle Anka, for short, has been airing without commercial interruption at the same time on Sweden's main public-television channel, TV1, on Christmas Eve (when Swedes traditionally celebrate the holiday) since 1959.
Sisters Miss Trip To Turkey Because Of Their Names
Remodeling won't increase your home's value the way it used to, but some fixes have to be made to sell.
Pakistani police are pursuing terrorism charges against five detained American men, police said Friday, a move that could complicate efforts to bring the men back to the United States where they could also land in the courts.
The five crew members - four from Kazakhstan and one from Belarus.
Crew of North Korean weapons plane jailed 12 more days
Rail chiefs reveal bizarre lost property at Scots stations
Why is the cafeteria at the Pennsylvania Capitol infested with mice?
Probably because health inspectors didn't visit it for four years.Full Story
Why do yankees insist on sharing domiciles with rodents?
Not long ago, Sali Berisha accused Rama of being the head of the mafia in the country, of torturing his former wife, not recognizing his son for 19 years, as well as of being popular with the nickname of “the naked politician” because of his nudist photos spread in the public area.
And despite what Hugo Chavez says it will always be known as Angel Falls.
Spend quality time with loved ones by defeating them in an intense game of cards.
New Human Reproductive Hormone Could Lead To Novel Contraceptives
Fact: The Great Yarmouth Sea Life Centre in Norfolk, England, gives its Green turtles Brussels sprouts as a Christmas treat.
Fact: Brussels sprouts sort of make you gassy.
Fact: In 2008, the bubbles produced by sprout-induced turtle farts triggered overflow alarms in the middle of the night.
Now the Yarmouth turtle tank—12 feet in depth and width holding 250,000 liters of water along with George the 3-ft-long green turtle—has been partially emptied for the festive season. Thousands of liters have been removed to lower the water by a six inches and keep the sensitive alarms clear.
Image from 1000 Awesome Things
In the midst of the holiday celebrations it's nice to remind yourself of the pleasures to be had from small things. 1000 Awesome Things to Celebrate is just a pause for a moment , a time to smile when you recognize some of life's little joys again.
Things like sleeping in your own bed after a long trip, being able to carry all the groceries from the car in one swoop, the feeling of brushing your teeth with a new toothbrush. These funny and slightly ironic awesome things are part of a charming website, 1000 Awesome Things to Celebrate. They're counting backwards from 1,000 and every day a new one is listed. Yesterday's was the Kids Table (always the best place to sit and fool around) and today's is # 605: Christmas Hugs with lovely photos of people hugging each other (and the dog) on this very special day.
It might finally be time to let go of something that has been bothering you for a while -- and what better day than Christmas?
Reliving the past could be keeping you from thoroughly enjoying yourself in the present.
Try to forget about the things that were never meant to be permanent.
Look to the people who care about you for guidance.
Family members are especially supportive right now.