'Tis the good reader that makes the good book; a good head cannot read amiss: in every book he finds passages which seem confidences or asides hidden from all else and unmistakably meant for his ear. Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)Discuss
Differences in appearance, flavor, and oil content distinguish different varieties of olives, of which there are several hundred. Many have been cultivated since ancient times, with some developed especially for oil extraction. Of the olives meant for eating, green ones are picked when full-grown but unripe and are often pitted and stuffed with pimientos or anchovies. Ripe olives, usually purplish black, are richer in oil. According to Greek mythology, the olive was a gift to mankind from whom?More...Discuss
Generally observed on the last Friday in April, Arbor Day is an unofficial US holiday designated as a day for planting trees. The holiday was founded by agriculturist Julius Sterling Morton, a Nebraska resident who believed that the prairies were in need of more trees to serve as windbreaks, hold moisture in the soil, and provide lumber for housing. To this end, he proposed that a specific day be set aside for the planting of trees. About how many trees were planted on the first Arbor Day?More...Discuss
Born in Hungary, Pulitzer immigrated to the US during the Civil War and served in the Union Army. He later became a reporter and purchased and founded several newspapers, establishing the pattern of the modern newspaper by combining investigative reporting with publicity stunts, self-advertising, and sensationalism. In his will, he established the Pulitzer Prizes, annual awards for achievements in American journalism, letters, and music. What famous saying about journalism is attributed to him?More...Discuss
Women exposed to high levels of perfluorocarbons, or PFCs, may go through menopause at an earlier age than other women. PFCs have been used for some time in a wide range of household products, including non-stick pans, plastic food containers, and furniture, but recent studies suggest they act as endocrine disruptors, meaning that they interfere with normal hormone function. A 2004 US government study detected PFCs in the blood of 98 percent of participants, while a more recent study found that among women over the age of 42, those with higher blood levels of PFCs were more likely to have gone through menopause and to have lower estrogen levels than other women.More ...Discuss
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I racconti degli Italiani in Inghilterra. I consigli utili e le opportunità per chi cerca casa e lavoro in Inghilterra, nel Sussex, e a Brighton in particolare. La storia della comunità italiana di Brighton e del Regno Unito.