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Honey

“His eyes are the color of honey. These are the eyes I remember from my dreams.” (Lauren Oliver)

One aspect of eyes that makes them make us so easy to read is the eye color. Eye color is a genetic trait that is determined by the amount of melanin in the eyes. The iris of the eye determines the eye color by deciding how much light to pass through it.Whether they mirror our unsaid thoughts and feelings or provide extra insight into our true being, it’s clear that your eyes have the power to communicate – and the color and clarity of your eyes say something as well. What is it that your eye color says about you – that you’re intense, kind and caring, or bluffing?The eye is so closely linked neurologically to the brain that you might call it the only part of our brain you can see from the outside. It seems to hold vital clues to our brain function. Before interpreting how the world viewsdifferent eye colors, let’s do a little exploration about how we arrive at our eye color in the first p…
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Popcorn

“The popcorn button on the microwave is a miraculous invention. More miraculous than even the microwave itself” (Gary Gulman)

Microwave ovens were invented by accident by an engineer named Percy Spencer when a chocolate bar in his pocket melted while building magnetrons for radar sets in the 1940s. The microwave, which relies on radio waves to work was theorized by James Maxwell Clark in 1864, and tested in 1886 by Henrich Hertz. Robert Watson-Watt patented radar after his 1935 high frequency radio wave experiment. Following World War II microwave frequencies began to be used for communications, and Dr. Percy Spencer's accidental chocolate bar melting incident led to the patenting of microwave ovens by the company he worked for, Raytheon. Below are some facts that make the microwave the attractive mystery it is. ·The first microwave oven that was made by Raytheon was 6 feet tall and weighed at least 750 pounds. Most people did not buy them because they cost about $5000. ·By 196…

Men

“Women are always saying, “We can do anything that men can do." But Men should be saying, “We can do anything that women can do.”(Gloria Steinem)

Being of the generation of flower power and women’s rights movement that changed the rigid rules on almost everything that was acceptable prior to the 1970’s, we sometimes forget that even 50 years ago, women were repressed and not considered equals in marriage and the work place.
Young women today take for granted that they’re able to be what they want, wear what they want, go where they want, and say what they want without interference from men or real judgment from mainstream society. Women who lived through the mid-20th century know that things weren’t always that way. Have a look back at surprising things women couldn’t do in the 1960s:
1.Experience equality in the workplace: Kennedy's Commission on the Status of Women produced a report in 1963 that revealed, among other things, that women earned 59 cents for every dollar that me…

Drugs

“We are not made of drugs. We are made of cells.” (Cade Hildreth)

Stem cells are the body's raw materials; cells from which all other cells with specialized functions are generated. Under the right conditions in the body or a laboratory, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells. These daughter cells either become new stem cells (self-renewal) or become specialized cells (differentiation) with a more specific function, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells or bone cells. No other cell in the body has the natural ability to generate new cell types.

Stem-cell therapy is the use of stem cells to treat or prevent a disease or condition. Research is underway to develop various sources for stem cells, as well as to apply stem-cell treatments for neurodegenerative diseases and conditions such as diabetes and heart disease among others.

Stem cell therapy (regenerative medicine) promotes the repair response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissue using st…

Imagination

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” (Brad Henry)

12 When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and sat down again. Jesus asked, “Do you understand what I have just done for you? 13 You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord.’ And this is right, because that is what I am. 14 I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet. So you also should wash each other’s feet. (John 13:12-14, ICB)
·Jesus was the greatest teacher ever, He taught about the kingdom of Heaven.
Jesus called a little child to him. He stood the child before the followers. 3 Then he said, “I tell you the truth. You must change and become like little children. If you don’t do this, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.The greatest person in the kingdom of heaven is the one who makes himself humble like this child.(Matthew 18:2-4,ICB)
·Jesus taught with the authority of God.
21 Jesus and his followers went to Capernaum. On the Sabbath day Jesus went to the…

Inherit

“We do not inherit the land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” (Native American Proverb)

Founded in 1946 by husband-and-wife team Dr. Garry Cleveland and Caroline Myers, Highlights for Children, Inc., is dedicated to the belief that "children are the world's most important people." Every Highlightsproduct helps children become their best selves and become curious, creative, caring and confident individuals

Highlights Magazine was originally intended for kid’s age’s two to twelve. It serves those ages, and grapples with the issues young people face every day. Not only traditional ones like best friend conflicts, but new challenges like digital overload. The magazine is a constant, steadying influence in the lives of children, and it holds a big place in their lives. Highlights for Children isa force (and cultural phenomena) in the lives of children around the world. Here are 10 facts you may not know about this magazine:

1.EARLY ISSUES DREW CONTENT FROM A H…