Pilot Study Examines Brain’s Reaction to Religious Symbols

Study and Commentary Open Multi-Disciplinary Dialogue on Intersection of Neuroscience and Religion Building on his work in neurotheology, Andrew Newberg, M.D., published a pilot study examining the effect of religious symbols on brain function in the latest issue of Spirituality in
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Garden-tainment Creates Lasting Memories for Guests

by Melinda Myers Summer is filled with parties, gatherings, picnics and more. We all want to make these occasions special and memorable for our guests. Many gardeners tend to schedule events around peak bloom or harvest in order to share the beauty and flavor from their garden. Unfortunately nature does not always cooperate. (more...)

Young Americans Abroad

U.S. students show more interest in studying abroad than ever. Millennials, or 18- to 29-year olds, thirst to experience the world first-hand after getting a taste of it from cyberspace and television. • 66% have passports Increasingly, U.S. colleges and universities make studying in another country, at least for a (more...)

Senate Law & Justice Committee Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

State Senator Jim Ferlo (D-Allegheny), Democratic Chair of the Senate Law and Justice Committee, announced that the Committee passed Senate Bill 1182 establishing access to medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. “After hearing so many moving and deeply personal stories on the issue of medical cannabis, I am proud that the Law (more...)

Tourism: $10 Billion Industry In Philadelphia

Annual Report Cover Photo: B. Krist for VISIT PHILADELPHIA™ VISIT PHILADELPHIA Annual Report Shows New Confidence & Record Numbers The VISIT PHILADELPHIA annual report, titled Philadelphia’s New Confidence, demonstrates the importance of the tourism and travel industry—with $10 billion in economic impact, for starters. “Greater Philadelphia’s travel industry enhances the (more...)

Jackie Breault Has Been Crowned Miss. Pennsylvania Plus

Jackie Breault has been crowned Ms. Pennsylvania Plus America 2014 at the Pennsylvania state pageant hosted by Raveena Media Group, Good L.U.C.K. Foundation Girls Bloom Program and A Beautiful Day Events and Weddings. The new Miss Pennsylvania Plus America Queen Jackie Breault will compete with women from all over the United (more...)

Grow Your Own Backyard Paradise in a Pot

By Melinda Myers Create a backyard escape with the help of container gardens. Whether you’re looking for a visit to the desert, an English garden or tropical paradise, a few planters can help create the mood. Reduce your workload and increase your enjoyment with a bit of planning and proper planting. Select a (more...)

French Businessman Makes Women Cry As a Profession

Nicolas Garreau, a 35-year-old French entrepreneur, decided that love would be his unusual job, putting his imagination and his romance skills at the service of men wishing, like him, to amaze their loved one in Paris. Only one goal for the Parisian businessman: make ladies cry in each of the (more...)

The Secret to a Bountiful Garden and Beautiful Landscape

by Melinda Myers Spring is here and the garden centers are filled with beautiful plants. Many of us are making our way to one or more of our favorite garden shops.  We leave with a car full of beautiful flowers and healthy vegetables with hopes of a bountiful harvest. But before that (more...)

Williams Planning June Forum on Marijuana Legalization in PA

With the Pennsylvania General Assembly moving forward on legislation to legalize medical cannabis, state Senator Anthony H. Williams will hold a forum next week at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, to discuss the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana in Pennsylvania. Sen. Anthony H. Williams’ free forum, “The Great (more...)

Philly Illnesses Going Around

Sickweather is prepared to help Philadelphians navigate through allergy season.  This is the weekly forecast for your area: Common Cold, Allergies, and Fever are going around in Philly.  Reports of Common Cold are on the rise. Animated 5-Day Common Cold Map: http://sick.io/qkam9 Animated 5-Day Allergies Map: http://sick.io/7sisy Animated 5-Day Fever (more...)

What Will I Do This Summer?

By Terri Fedonczak Life Coach, Parent Counselor and Author of Field Guide to Plugged-In Parenting, Even if You Were Raised by Wolves Field Guide To Plugged-in Parenting Website www.girlpowerforgood.com Flowers are blooming, and birds are chirping. Bare legs are blinding us with their unearthly glow. This can only (more...)

Flood Safety Tips for Residents from the Nonprofit Federal Allian

With rain expected over the next few days, residents should take precautions to protect their home and family from the possibility of flooding. Eighteen to 24 inches of moving water can wash a SUV off of the road. In fact, according to the National Weather Service, more than (more...)

Mayor Nutter and Education Office Celebrate the Class of 2014

‘Toss Your Caps!’ event salutes graduates for their accomplishments Mayor Michael A. Nutter capped off the school year by celebrating the accomplishments of about 300 new graduates from colleges and universities in Philadelphia and the surrounding area on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mayor Nutter was joined by Chief (more...)

FBI Warns U.S. Students Traveling Abroad: Don’t Be a Pawn

The FBI Counterintelligence Division is launching a nationwide “Don’t Be a Pawn” campaign to help prepare U.S. college students for traveling overseas. According to the latest numbers, more than 283,000 U.S. college students study abroad each year. Prior to travel, most students get advice and direction (more...)

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