What Famous Person in American History Invented Bifocals?

When you think of the greatest inventions humankind created, answers like “the wheel”, “the printing press”, or “the internet” come readily to mind. But the importance of corrective lenses – eyeglasses, including bifocals – is frequently (apologies for the pun) overlooked. But eyeglasses for visual aid are one of the most common – and...
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Former Teacher Makes History Twice With El Capitan Climbs

We all know the motivational expression, “Never stop climbing”. Dierdre Wolownick took those words to heart – and literally to whole new heights. In 2017, Wolownick scaled the rock face to become the oldest woman to climb Yosemite’s El Capitan. Four years later, on her 70 th birthday, she broke her own record by climbing the formidable edifice once again....
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April’s Recipe: Pea Pesto Gnocchi with Burrata

This month’s recipe is from a retired teacher in North Carolina. He writes, “Gnocchi are a unique type of miniature pasta dumplings, usually made from wheat, eggs, potatoes. With a lightly dense texture and potato flavor, gnocchi are a hearty and unique type of pasta. Gnocchi originated in the Middle East, but has been a traditional type of pasta in Italy since Roman times.”...
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When Springtime Is Allergy Time: 8 Steps to Avoid Suffering in 2023

Flowers and trees are starting to bloom, the birds are singing, and the sun is shining – once again, spring is here! While many of us are delighted that the cold gloom of winter is behind us and the longer, warmer days of spring are finally here, it also marks the start of allergy season. It is estimated that allergies are the sixth leading cause of chronic illness in the U.S.,...
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