Ruth Kongaika

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10 Icelandic habits we should all adopt

1. Letting babies sleep outside in freezing temperatures.<p>For generations, Icelandic babies have napped outside in freezing temperatures. Today, it’s …

22 tourist complaints that will leave you speechless [INFOGRAPHIC]

Everyone has a talent, as weird or underrated as it might be. Some people master the art of complaining and, while they can do it about anything, …

Infographics

The literal translation of places in the United States and Canada [INFOGRAPHIC]

We take names for granted and hardly ever think about their origin, but there’s a lot to be learned just by digging a bit deeper into where they come …

Language

A mini guide to London slang

LONDON — home to a melting pot of <i>chavs</i>, <i>toffs</i>, and rude boys, all talking in slang and sarcasm. Just don’t say these to anyone in the tube or the lift …

How to visit the pink lakes of Las Coloradas

LAS COLORADAS is a small town located in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. The town is well known for its pink lakes. These lakes were built by the …

Cancun

7 German habits we should all adopt

Thinking about moving to Germany? If so, prepare yourself to embrace some of the coolest – and sometimes weird German habits.<p>1. Leave empty bottles …

Mapped: the US population’s ancestry

THE US Census Bureau collected the data gathered from the ancestry/ethnic origins question of the 2000 US Census and created the map below.<p>The Census …

Genealogy

How to piss off a Scot

THOSE OF US lucky enough to live in “God’s Country” inhabit a natural theatre where — if the stereotypes are to be believed — kilts and shaggy cattle …

The 16 funniest expressions in Hawaii (and how to use them)

1. Locals don’t cheer when they’re excited, they shout, “Chee hoo!”<p>2. When everything is all messed up, things are definitely “hamajang.”<p>3. You don’t …

Turtles

Parenting Alone

Parenting Alone<p>Updated on February 18, 2018<p>Children of single parents have been found to develop emotional and psychological problems. They also feel …

My Conversion Story

My Conversion Story<p>Updated on January 24, 2017<p>I was born and raised in Utah. When I was 21, I met my husband at a dance. He and his cousins were …

My Orbital Decompression Surgery Nightmare

My Orbital Decompression Surgery Nightmare<p>Updated on February 10, 2017<p>Going Blind?<p>One of my greatest fears in life is losing my sight. I am an …

Medicine

My Baptism Day

The day I got baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My impressions and memories of that day.

I Wish I had Learned Effective Parenting Skills Earlier

I Wish I had Learned Effective Parenting Skills Earlier<p>Updated on March 3, 2017<p>Different Parenting Styles<p>Our children were raised in a multicultural …

The Art of Music

The Art of Music<p>Updated on March 13, 2018<p>Full Circle<p>I feel like I have come full circle. For the first 21 years of my life I lived in Utah. Since we …

Best Beauty Tips for Women

Best Beauty Tips for Women<p>Updated on February 19, 2017<p><b>These are the best inside tips from top makeup, hair, and skin experts.</b><p>Makeup:<p>Change to a sheer …

Nutritional Supplementation vs. Our Biological Individuality

Nutritional Supplementation vs. Our Biological Individuality<p>Updated on March 16, 2018<p><b>A Benevolent Enterprise</b><p>I hope that you are not expecting from …

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Free, Easy Exercises for Your Teens to get in Shape

Let's begin with . . .<p>10.) Elbow/Forearm Flex is probably the easiest exercise a teenager can do. All that the teen does is hold out each arm, squat …

Stretch For Fitness

We all moisturize, wax, color, peel and buff in order to maintain ourselves, to keep the outside of our bodies toned and smooth. Resistance …

Health Literacy

Studies have shown that up to half of the patients today do not understand basic health care information. Being able to read does not necessarily …

Be Smart about Dietary Supplements

Be Smart about Dietary Supplements<p>Updated on November 13, 2015<p>How Do Supplements Fit into Your Total Diet?<p>Dietary supplements are <b>not meant to replace</b> …

A Letter to my Teenage Self

A Letter to my Teenage Self<p>Updated on February 12, 2015<p>Girls Just Wanna Have Fun<p>I realize that you think you know everything about now. You think …

How has becoming a mother changed your life?

ln my case, I haven't changed too much at all. I adore (or rather Dad and I) adore our girl. We have so much fun and we bend the rules: in fact we …

Easy Ways to Deal With Know-it-Alls

I know a lot, and I know a few know-it-all's, but I don't know it all.

Use Greek Yogurt

Although it said on the container that there was no fat in it, it did not taste non fat. Yeah! I mixed it with some berries (blackberries, …

Beauty Secrets from Ancient Egypt

Beauty Secrets from Ancient Egypt<p>Updated on June 25, 2017<p>If you want to feel like the Queen of the Nile, you could try using some of Cleopatra's …

Safe Toys for Your Children

Every time I hear that there is another toy recall, I think to myself - you've got to be kidding! How do these dangerous toys even get to the shelves …

Chinese Thought

Although very different, Confucianism and Taoism have historically served as foils for each other, and are examples of yin-yang complements in …