11 Old Words and Phrases for Depression

Theodore Roosevelt once said that “black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough.” The black care he referred to was depression—and that was far from the only term used to describe the disorder. Many words and phrases have been used to describe depression over the ages; here are a few of …

Wi-Fi 101: How to Tell If Your Connection is Not Private

Free and readily-accessible Wi-Fi is just about everywhere these days, including cafes, hotels, airports, bars, offices, subway stations, and even public parks. But how do you know that the network you’re using will keep your personal information protected? While most wireless routers and laptops have built-in firewall protections, just about anyone connected to the same …

Where is Old Zealand?

Old Mexico is Mexico. Old York is York. But where is Old Zealand? The first Western explorer to land on what is now known as New Zealand was a Dutchman named Abel Tasman. When he arrived in the 1640s, Tasman thought he had landed on a portion of Staten Landt, which is an island off …

How to Clean Purslane?

With the arrival of April, purslane took its place on the counters. You can consume purslane, which is a very useful and delicious vegetable, with different recipes throughout the summer. Purslane, which is a meaty and juicy leafy vegetable, is a vegetable that can be made alone with yogurt, in mixed salads or cooked with …

5 Tips for Becoming A Morning Person

You’ve probably heard the term circadian rhythm. Your circadian rhythm is an internal clock that influences your daily routine: when to eat, when to sleep, and when to wake up. Our biological clocks are, to some extent, controlled by genetics. This means that some people are natural morning people while others are night owls by …

How to Drink Martini

The martini, which dates back to 1860 and is among the oldest cocktails, is a gift to us from the Italians who discovered vermouth (a type of wine fortified with alcohol and aromatized with fragrant herbs and spices) and gin. It was produced for the first time in Turin, Italy. It is prepared by adding …