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Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend!

By Meera Dolasia on March 7, 2014
Daylight Saving Time Begins This Weekend!

Here is some good news for those of you that have been enduring below freezing temperatures for the last three months - Spring is almost here, at least as far as the clocks are concerned. That's because this weekend, most Americans will anticipate the season change by moving their clocks ahead by an hour.  Also referred to as Daylight Saving or British Summer Time, this age-old tradition dates all the way back to World War One.

Cute Circuit Debuts Wearable Technology At New York Fashion Week

By June Liu on March 2, 2014
Cute Circuit Debuts Wearable Technology At New York Fashion Week

CuteCircuit, a company known for its exquisite light-up designs dubbed 'wearable technology', has slowly but surely, been making its way into the mainstream market. Fashion icons like Nicole Scherzinger and Katy Perry have proudly donned their innovative creations on several occasions. So it was not surprising to see the company make its runway debut on the grandest stage of all - The New York Fashion Week!

Observant 10-Year-Old Saves Elderly Neighbor's Life

By Meera Dolasia on January 31, 2014
Observant 10-Year-Old Saves Elderly Neighbor's Life

A ten-year-old from Howell, Michigan is being hailed a hero, thanks to his persistence that led to saving the life of an elderly neighbor. The chain of events unfolded late in the evening on Saturday, January 26th, when Danny DiPietro was being driven home from hockey practice by his dad.

Celebrating The Life And Achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr.

By Meera Dolasia on January 20, 2014
Celebrating The Life And Achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr.

On the third Monday of January each year, Americans celebrate the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - the civil rights activist who is often credited for singly-handedly spearheading the nation's civil rights movement.

Ready Or Not, Winter (Or Summer) Is Officially Here!

By Meera Dolasia on December 20, 2013
Ready Or Not, Winter (Or Summer) Is Officially Here!

With the recent snowstorms that have been blanketing many parts of the country, it may appear that winter has been here for sometime now. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Tomorrow, December 21st, is Winter Solstice, the official start of the season for the residents of the Northern Hemisphere. Of course, the opposite is true for the lucky folks that live in the Southern Hemisphere who will be celebrating the first day of summer.

Utah High School Student Wins Car For Perfect Attendance

By Meera Dolasia on December 1, 2013
Utah High School Student Wins Car For Perfect Attendance

It is a great time to be a high school student in the US - Schools in Virginia are paying students to do well in Advanced Placement tests and now one in Utah is showering them with gifts, just for showing up!

Remembering The Legacy Of John F. Kennedy

By Meera Dolasia on November 20, 2013
Remembering The Legacy Of John F. Kennedy

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of America's beloved President John Fitzgerald Kennedy or as he was affectionately called, JFK. The November 22nd, 1963, tragedy that occurred as the 35th leader of the United States of America and his elegant wife Jacqueline, were riding in an open motorcade through downtown Dallas, is regarded as a defining moment in American history, one that many will never forget.

Why We Celebrate Veterans Day

By Meera Dolasia on November 10, 2013
Why We Celebrate Veterans Day

For most of us Veterans Day just means a chance to enjoy an extra day off from school or work. However this November 11th, be sure to spend a few minutes on its true purpose, by acknowledging the men and women who have served in our armed forces. These include the members of the US Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force and the Coast Guard.

Residents Of Norwegian Town Rjukan Finally Experience Winter Sunlight

By Meera Dolasia on October 28, 2013
Residents Of Norwegian Town Rjukan Finally Experience Winter Sunlight

For many of us the onset of winter means shorter daylight hours and therefore less exposure to the sun, but for the 35,000 residents of Rjukan in Norway it means complete darkness. That's because the tiny town situated deep in a valley floor is surrounded by high mountains that block out the sun entirely, during the winter months.

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