Summer is both the best and the worst time to get out and look at the night sky. The frigid temperatures of winter are long behind us, but you do have to stay up considerably later for it to be dark. But there are plenty of constellations that are easier to see in the summer, such as Cygnus and Lyra.
See what I might have said to my younger self, if I'd had the opportunity.
Residential floor plans have always been one of my special interests. But only recently has that become clear to me.
Learn a bit about the earliest days of American newspapers.
There are many schools of architecture throughout the ages. Some exist because of materials available. Some because of stylistic preferences. Some because of regional needs.
Bento Boxes are containers, sometimes sectioned or stacked, that hold fancy ways of packaging up meals. They originated in Japan, but have become popular in the U.S. If you enjoy arranging your food in attractive or clever ways, try your hand at making Bento Box meals.
I'm an INFJ. That either means something to you or it doesn't.
Dancing girls. Prostitutes. Rich patrons. Dance clubs. The Moulin Rouge. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec drew, painted, and more.
Learn about types of chocolate, percentage requirements of ingredients, and some delectable options for what to eat. Because, well, chocolate.
I adore Switzerland. I've only spent a few days in the country, but it is one of the top places I'd love to see again, this time for longer, and not restricted by a bus tour. If you're interested in a brief taste of the country, check out this week's Bristol Box.
Got a little too much sun today (fortunately, only a little), and am feeling a bit drained. Thus, tomorrow’s post is going to be a bit late. It will still run tomorrow, but not at the usual 8am run time.
Every child and teen needs scientific, non-judgmental, accurate information about sex, their own sexual health, birth control, and more.
Today we celebrate the birthday of one of the most interesting physicists of all time, Richard Feynman. He was a curious character, equally serious about his science and his fun. He would have been 98 this year.
The Space Shuttle program is over, but that doesn't mean we aren't continuing to explore. Learn about NASA's history of exploration and research, what's in store for the future, and the free and amazing educational resources available.
People fidget for a wide variety of reasons. Perhaps they are restless, or anxious, or they have autism or sensory needs. But regardless of the reason, there are many toys and tools that can help you stay focused and be at your best. This week's Bristol Box includes very portable fidgets that can be carried in your pocket, bag, purse, or child's backpack.
I'll be sharing my sketches with you on occasion in this irregular series, Sketches From the Ether. So far it's just pencil drawings in my sketchbook. We'll see where it takes me.
When I was a kid, we played outside with the other kids in the neighborhood with most of our free time. We also made the most of recess at school. We kept ourselves quite occupied without any of today's modern technologies.
The largest library in the world (the second-largest being the British Library), the U.S. Library of Congress is a sight to behold. The building is just gorgeous. The collections are unparalleled. The exhibits, inspiring.