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Useless Trivia Facts

The Nobel Peace Prize medal depicts 3 naked men with their hands on each others shoulders. Fortune cookies were actually invented in America, not China! Of the 17,000+ words used by Shakespeare, more than 1,700 are recorded for the first time. During … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New You With SPICES

The Christmas and New Year holidays are traditionally the most celebrated annual events worldwide. As the new year begins to unfold  a large majority of us seek ways to find a more balanced and fulfilled life. A friend recently shared … Continue reading

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25 Days of Christmas: Day 7 ~ Christmas Returns

Christmas Returns to England Christmas was legitimized when the English monarchy, led by Charles II, returned to power in 1660. The holiday could be observed freely, and people were happy. The popular sentiment of the time was expressed in this … Continue reading

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25 Days of Christmas: Day 6 ~ Outlawing Christmas

Christmas is Outlawed It’s not surprising that some members of the clergy objected to the way in which Christ’s birth was being commemorated: Aside from the gluttony and games, they worried about observing Jesus’ birth as if he were a person … Continue reading

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25 Days of Christmas: Day 5 ~ The Dawn of Christmas

Europe Christianity gradually made it way across Europe, brining Christmas with it.  The holiday came to England, for example, via St. Augustine, the first Archbishop of Canterbury, who reportedly baptized more than 10,000 English people on December 25, 598. Acting … Continue reading

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