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“SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER”
Parents, next time you see your child picking his or her nose you may want to fight the urge to scream “stop!”. A Canadian biochemist is making waves with a new theory that picking your nose — and eating it — may be an evolutionarily-backed way to boost your immune system’s protective powers.
Scott Napper, an associate professor of biochemistry at the University of Saskatchewan in Canada, told CTV News in Saskatoon that he proposed this theory one day while teaching a classroom full of bored college students.
He said almost all kids try to taste things that come out of their noses, and its possible nature is trying to push them to adopt this behavior.
“I got their attention by saying that’s why snot tastes so sweet. And a lot of them were nodding along like they agreed, but not really realizing what they had acknowledged,” he told the station, laughing.
A SALUTE TO OUR NEIGHBORS UP NORTH
By Trevor Freeze
“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.”
— Matthew 5:14
For Billy Graham, it’s always been about one thing.
From his 1949 tent revival in Los Angeles, to the 16-week New York Crusade in 1957, to more than 200,000 flocking to Flushing Meadows, N.Y. in 2005 to hear him preach one last time—it’s always been about the Gospel.
In November 2013, one event will attempt to send that message out to the United States and Canada at one singular time. It’s the biggest evangelistic undertaking for North America in the 60-plus-year history of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
The name of this endeavor: My Hope with Billy Graham.
“It could be Billy Graham’s final call to America to turn to God,” explains Preston Parrish, BGEA Vice President for My Hope with Billy Graham.
The method will change, but the message will be the same.
And the stakes have never been higher.
On the week of Billy Graham’s 95th birthday, Nov. 7, 2013 — Christians across the entire U.S., as well as Canada, will be invited to reach their nation like never before — one friend, one family member, one neighbor at a time.
Instead of filling a stadium or packing a park, My Hope with Billy Graham will take place in homes across America, where a 30-minute video presentation will be used as the catalyst to change hearts and lives.
Some have referred to My Hope as the “Living Room Crusade.” Individuals, either on their own or through their local churches, are being asked now to begin making a list of non-believers to pray for, people who are in need of the eternal and lasting hope that can only be found in Jesus Christ. FULL ARTICLE
Black History Month is a remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. Since 1976, it is celebrated annually in the United States of America and Canada in February and the United Kingdom in the month of October. In the U.S., Black History Month is also referred to as African-American History Month.
Black History Month actually started as Negro History Week in 1926.
The goal of Black History Week was to educate Blacks about their
cultural background, and instill in them a sense of pride in their race. [Source: Wikipedia]
Perhaps you are new to the celebration of afro-american history and culture. I just discovered the ultimate source of all things about us and those who love us or, at least, find us interesting: THE GRIO, whose parent is NBC-Universal. This colorful website is rich in content and is one which you will enjoy throughout the whole month of celebration. And, don’t be a stranger here. This year THE GRIO is proud to present “100 History Makers in the Making” which introduces us to black leaders who are making a difference in American society and just might make “the history books.”[sic] 🙂 I jest. Their stories will feature largely in our history. Don’t miss this look at today and peek into the future.
The storm continues to pack hurricane force winds more than five hours after making landfall along the coast of southern New Jersey, according to the 2 a.m. ET advisory from the National Weather Service. The system is centered about 10 miles southwest of Philadelphia.
More than 5 million people are without electricity in 13 states and the District of Columbia.