A tearful reunion

Culture 06/15/19, 02:51

When Lamarr was 8 years old, his mom took him and moved away from his dad’s family as she felt it was a bad environment for him to grow up in. Without his dad’s support and supervision, at age 25, Lamarr committed a robbery and was sentenced to 15 years ...

Three public speaking tips from a little schoolhouse on the prairie

Culture 06/14/19, 17:28

If you’ve ever found yourself in the dreaded position of giving a school presentation, chances are you’ve heard this clichéd advice: “Just picture everyone in their underwear.” Giving a class speech is something many students push through, red-faced and dry-mouthed, with the knowledge that it will be over in a ...

Could the Mayans be descendants of the Chinese?

Culture 06/13/19, 10:34

Have you ever wondered why there are so many similarities between the Mayan and Chinese cultures? As some researchers have discovered, the explanation could be that the Mayans were visited by the Chinese, long before Christopher Columbus did so. This assumption would change the paradigm of history as we know ...

Teaching our children empathy and sacrifice

Culture 06/05/19, 21:58

A recent article featured a story about an elementary school in Japan that teaches students about empathy and sacrifice. It gives us pause for thought: Is this a subject we are missing in American education today? In this series of moral lessons, students were introduced to an incredibly important topic: ...

Idle hands are the devil’s workshop – Part 1

Culture 06/05/19, 05:38

In the Middle Ages, the Devil appeared everywhere as a legendary figure who was responsible for spreading evil and brutality on earth and attempting to lead the faithful to perdition. In today’s world, demons still exist in the form of Satanism, a destructive and deadly belief in the supremacy of ...

The strange similarity between two millenary pyramids

Culture 06/03/19, 09:04

Two very similar temples were built in the first millennium but are more than 10,000 miles apart. Is that simply a coincidence? Baksei Champkrong is a small pyramid-shaped temple located near the city of Angkor in Cambodia. Some believe that its architecture is similar to the Mayan temple of the ...

Did the Chinese arrive in America before Christopher Columbus (Video)

Culture 06/03/19, 09:04

According to one theory, even before Christopher Columbus was born, the Chinese had already arrived in America. Historian and former British commander Gavin Menzies in his book "1421, the year in which China discovered the world" claimed that the Chinese arrived in America 72 years before Christopher Columbus. Menzies mentions ...

The forgotten family ritual that bonds parents and children

Culture 06/03/19, 08:52

A friend of mine told me how as a child she informed her neighborhood playmate one evening that she had to go home. It was time for dinner. Her playmate gave her a confused look. “Don’t you eat dinner with your family?” my friend asked her. “No, we never do that,” came the ...

It all started with a teacher

Culture 06/01/19, 08:51

Nobody inspires us more than our wonderful teachers, who can help us discover ourselves and realize our potential. They work with love and care to show us that what seems impossible can become reality. Today, we’ll look at some inspiring stories about great teachers and the lives of their students who ...

The strange similarity between two millenary pyramids

Culture 05/31/19, 06:39

Two very similar temples were built in the first millennium but are more than 10,000 miles apart. Is that simply a coincidence? Baksei Champkrong is a small pyramid-shaped temple located near the city of Angkor in Cambodia. Some believe that its architecture is similar to the Mayan temple of the ...

Bonhoeffer on the ‘stupidity’ that led to Hitler’s rise

Culture 05/30/19, 10:31

Although he was in power for only a handful of years, Hitler and his Nazi government slaughtered millions. One of the more well-known victims of that slaughter was Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who was executed on April 8, 1945, a few short weeks before Hitler’s own death. Unlike many of Hitler’s victims, Bonhoeffer was ...

The nurse who saved thousands of Jewish children from the Nazis

Culture 05/29/19, 05:42

She was just an ordinary nurse, but she saved over 2,500 children from certain death. When she was alive, she used to blame herself: “What I did was not enough, because I might have been able to save more people.” The compassionate nurse Irena Sendler was born in Warsaw, Poland, in 1910. ...