You can do it: coffee!

The origin and history of coffee dates back to the 10th century, and possibly earlier with a number of reports and legends surrounding its first use. The native (undomesticated) origin of coffee is thought to have been Ethiopia. The earliest substantiated evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree is from the 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries… Read More

Vending machines and paradigm shifting: creativity and innovation

Once upon a time vending machines would only sell candy and soft drinks. That time is gone and nowadays the array of products goes beyond imagination, from Champagne to health food, umbrellas, cupcakes, ties, electronics and much more. And when you think the possibilities have reached the end, there comes someone else with yet another… Read More

The Ultimate Guide to Accident Prevention at Home

The Ultimate Guide to Accident Prevention at Home By: Andrea Lozoya* This article was originally published at Porch.com Related article: Most Dangerous Things in Everyday Life (birdgei.com) We’ve all heard the old adage that if it can happen, it will – but that doesn’t have to be the case! While it’s true that there are… Read More

Happy Mother’s Day!!!! Feliz dia das Mães!!! Feliz dia de las Madres!!!

To all mothers in all corners of this world: happy Mother’s Day. Mother is the person who always influences each and every aspect of our lives. Most of the time our actions reflect what we have learnt from our mothers. Certainly no one on this earth can repay the debt of mother. It is true… Read More

The Blonde Stereotype

I have always wondered about the origin of blonde jokes. All women I know, despite of their hair color, are pretty smart! So, with a little help from Wikipedia, here it is: The blonde stereotype, the stereotypical perception of blond-haired women, has two aspects. On one hand, over the history, blonde hair in women has… Read More

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! (Origin / Multi Billion $ Business)

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”) is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official feast day in the early seventeenth century and is observed by the Catholic Church,… Read More

Happy International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day has been observed since in the early 1900’s, a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies.   1908 Great unrest and critical debate was occurring amongst women. Women’s oppression and inequality was spurring women to become more vocal… Read More

The History of Chocolate

Chocolate is a raw or processed food produced from the seed of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree. Cacao has been cultivated for at least three millennia in Mexico, Central America and Northern South America. Its earliest documented use is around 1100 BC. The majority of the Mesoamerican people made chocolate beverages, including the Aztecs, who made it into a beverage known as xocolātl, a  word meaning “bitter water”.… Read More

I’m a little bit older, a little bit rounder, but still none the wiser. Happy New Year!

The New Year is the day that marks the time of the beginning of a new calendar year, and is the day on which the year count of the specific calendar used is incremented. For many cultures, the event is celebrated in some manner. The New Year of the Gregorian calendar, today in worldwide use,… Read More