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Past Perspectives on Pandemics

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People in the press describing the COVID-19 pandemic often use the word "unprecedented." Whether it is an intentional attempt at deception, an exaggeration, or pure ignorance, this choice of words is inaccurate. While the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is new, less than a year old, the pandemic is not unprecedented. There have been others throughout history. We have records dating back nearly 2,000 years describing pandemics, and they probably happened before that even though they have been lost to history. The existence of multiple past pandemics does not make the current one any less horrific. However, because there have been...

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Why Salt & Pepper?

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Why is salt and pepper always there on our dinner tables? Out of all the herbs and spices in the world – why is salt and pepper the most popular pair of seasoning to have in many of our meals? Most - if not all - households would have salt and pepper on the dinner table. Salt and pepper can pretty much go on every meal - a versatile and tasty choice. Salt and black pepper have a long history of being in our diets from many years ago. Watch the video below to learn the history and the importance...

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Why are we still counting calories? (History vs. Science)

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What are calories? The calorie refers to the amount of heat needed in order to raise the temperature of 1 gram of water from 14.5 to 15.5 degrees Celsius. A calorie is a unit of energy. You consume food and drinks that provide you with calories and when you use energy from doing exercise and performing normal bodily functions, you use up calories. Why are we still counting calories? Most of us would know someone struggling with weight loss, and know that they would try so many different ways to diet and exercise. Why is it important to understand the...

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The difference between the Thumper Mini Pro 1, 2, and 3 | History of the Thumper Mini Pro

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Those who previously owned the "Thumper Mini Pro 1" or the Thumper Mini Pro 2 and want to buy a new one, tend to ask where they could find the "Thumper Mini Pro 3". Then, they would ask if there was a difference between the Thumper Mini Pro 1, 2, and 3. Essentially, the three generations of Mini Pro are the same except for the color and packaging. To dive deeper into this question, we should take a look at the history of the Thumper Mini Pro. https://youtu.be/rrGmMhtrGtU Thumper launched the Mini Pro in 1995, the first ever personal percussive...

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The history of tea

Posted by Sarah Brooks on

We know that tea has many health benefits – it contains antioxidants, has less caffeine than coffee, soothes the digestive system, and more. With these health benefits, it’s not a surprise that tea is now a popular beverage around the world. But what is the history of tea? Take yourself on a journey and learn about the history of tea in the video below! https://youtu.be/LaLvVc1sS20

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