Irish Myth Gave Birth to the Scary Jack-O-Lantern

Irish Myth Gave Birth to the Scary Jack-O-Lantern

Growing up in an Irish family one hears their fair share of myths, and the jack-o-lantern is one of the scarier stories. The centuries-old practice of carefully carving pumpkins into scary decorations is common in October. Immigrants brought the tradition with them when they came to America. Originally, large turnips and potatoes were used to create the […]

Repetition Builds Vocabulary Memory

Repetition Builds Vocabulary Memory

Memory and building a larger vocabulary are dependant on exercising the brain. The United States Department of Education explains there is a correlation between learning new words is easier through repetition. Even though the brain is not technically a muscle, it benefits from regular exercise. Turning a short-term memory into long-term requires repeated exposure to […]

Separating Myth From Reality About Influenza and Vaccines

Separating Myth From Reality About Influenza and Vaccines

Every year pharmacies advertise the availability of influenza vaccines, sometimes as early as August. Health experts advise the optimum time for a vaccination is the end of September or during October. Receiving the vaccine too early will decrease its efficacy before the end of influenza season. On the other hand, since life is busy and it easy to […]

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