International Plant Appreciation Day: 4 Books to Celebrate

International Plant Appreciation Day: 4 Books to Celebrate

As April 13th is International Plant Appreciation Day, it is the perfect time to let your love for the earth and plants to grow. In order to celebrate, it’s best to spend some time out in your garden or create one! Having a plant can have many wonders, including reducing stress and anxiety, help alleviate wounds, or increase focus. Enjoy a nice cup of tea while you read these books, and remember to water your plants!

7 Nature-Centered Books to Read on Earth Day

7 Nature-Centered Books to Read on Earth Day

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It’s April 22nd, do you know what that means? It’s time to celebrate Earth Day! While this year it will be a little harder to celebrate what with everyone in quarantine, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t stop to appreciate the planet we call home. In honor of having some extra time to read in quarantine, here are some books that one can read to connect more with nature. 1. ‘Braiding sweetgrass’ by Robin Wall Kimmerer image via amazon In this memoir, Robin Wall Kimmerer uses her experiences as a woman, a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, and a scientist, …

Seven Words Shakespeare Invented

Seven Words Shakespeare Invented

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Did you know Shakespeare invented more than 1700 words? Probably. Maybe. There’s a bunch of controversy. Still, he definitely invented some words we use every day. You can probably find the long list if you really want, but here are seven. You may sense a theme.     1. Countless Image via Astronomy.com   This is a pretty pedestrian word. Obviously Shakespeare didn’t invent the idea of counting, but he did give us a useful way to talk about it. It’s definitely faster than saying ‘without measure’.   2. Gloomy Image via Imagekind   What would we do without the …

Finest Twitter Flash Fiction to Lighten Up Your Feed

Finest Twitter Flash Fiction to Lighten Up Your Feed

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From puppy pics to political news, Twitter is a wonderful place. It’s also home of a wave of flash fiction writers. Here are a few to follow to add some fiction to your feed, even when you don’t have time for short stories.   1. T. R. Darling   Image via Twitter   The absolute best Twitter flash fiction has to offer. Fantasy, mystery, and magical realism combined and intertwined in full stories under two-hundred-eighty words, with a philosophical bend that’ll make you contemplate the combination of genres. Soon to be a book even.     2. Mythology Bot   Image …

Winds of Winter Knock Down Trees Made Famous by ‘Game of Thrones’

Winds of Winter Knock Down Trees Made Famous by ‘Game of Thrones’

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Not only is Game of Thrones ending, but one of the giant beeches, known as ‘The Dark Hedges’, made famous by the fantasy drama, has unfortunately met its end over the weekend due to 60mph winds.   Image Via Belfasttelegraph.co.uk   Image Via BBC.com   This wasn’t the first time the famed trees came up again winds like these,  as in June of l2018, Storm Hector wreaked havoc on the woods.   Image Via BBC.com (Photo: Bob Mccallion)   Image Via BBC.com (Photo: Bob Mccallion)   The tourist attraction along the Bregagh Road near Armoy, initially had 150 trees, but only ninety are …