One of California’s trademark sights are redwood trees. These spectacular trees are primarily found along the Northern California coast. Redwoods are some of the tallest and oldest trees on earth. With some standing taller than a 32-story building, these trees are a breathtaking sight to behold, and become even more wondrous when you realize how old some of them are.
Due to how long it takes for them to grow, redwood forests are in danger. Forests of redwoods cannot recover as quickly as damage may be done to them. This is why many of these forests within California are protected. Soon enough, a new region of redwood forests will be opened to the public as a protected park for the trees.
You may be asking yourself: If it takes so long for these trees to grow, how is there going to be a...
With the summer heat in full swing once again, it is important for everyone to do their best to stay cool this season. While looking out for ourselves in this sort of weather is one thing, we can’t forget about the lives that are in our care. Children and pets cannot take care of themselves the way adults can.
Young children can’t be expected to take care of themselves. They don’t know the warning signs of when a place is too hot, nor do they have the ability to deal with the heat. Due to these facts, a child should never be left unattended in a car when temperatures approach 70 degrees. If they are left alone in a car in warm conditions, they could face serious bodily harm or worse.
Even at a comfortable temperature like 75 degrees, the inside of a car can become unbearable...
Life happens fast. One day you’re here, and the next you’re gone. Not gone, gone, but gone because you’ve been arrested. Being arrested happens at the worst moments and we’re never fully prepared. It is completely understandable to be frustrated, angry, and emotional. However, in moments like this, we must try to remain clam.
Being respectful can help keep the situation as a whole. The old saying that you catch more flies with honey than vinegar is true. Being calm, and respectful with the officer who is arresting you can go a long way. You’re already demonstrating good behavior and willingness. Whatever you may be getting arrested for, just remember you’re innocent until proven guilty.
When being arrested try to stay calm and keep control of your body...
Yoga seems to have taken over the state of California. Maybe it’s because the laid back nature of yoga coincides with the lifestyle of many Californians. Yoga even floods most of our social media accounts. It really has taken root and life here in the Golden State. If you’re already a yogi and enjoy the practice, you may have heard of a bunch of different places to practice. If you’re new to yoga, you’ll be interested to know that there are plenty of unique places to practice.
Instead of practicing alone in your living room, try namaste’ing outside. In Northern California, in a town called Redding, there’s an outdoor yoga studio. It’s not just outdoor, it’s actually on the water. There is a group of folks who practice yoga on paddleboards in the water...
Just about every driver out there knows about DUI’s and how they should never drive while intoxicated with alcohol. However, what many people fail to realize, is that there was a reason the term was switched from DWI, driving while intoxicated, to DUI, Driving under the influence. DUI is a broader term that covers driving under the influence of any substance whether it is alcohol or drugs.
Driving under the influence of any substance is illegal in the state of California. This includes driving while high on marijuana, or laughing gas. There is an alarming trend among teens to get high off of laughing gas, or nitrous oxide. The gas is used both for car racing and for medical use. It is one of the ways that doctors can put patients under for surgeries.
When inhaled, laughing gas can cause...
Today’s modern world has granted us all access to a lot of different and spectacular technologies. You can now print from any smart device without needing to plug a cable into the printer. If you have a Tesla, you can even summon your car from its parking spot. This is called Enhanced Autopilot and it allows Tesla vehicles to do some pretty amazing things.
However, this autopilot feature does not allow the car to drive itself, nor does it allow a driver to drive while drunk. This is a lesson one San Francisco man learned the hard way. Recently, one San Francisco man was pulled over by California Highway Patrol on the Golden Gate Bridge. The reason being, the car was stopped in traffic with the driver passed out behind the wheel.
When officers awoke the man, he assured them that everyt...
Have recent changes to California law gotten you down? Are you considering leaving the state in search of better prospects? If so, consider going to Italy. Recently, the small town of Candela, Italy decided to begin paying people to live there. If you ever imagined living in Italy, this could be your chance.
Candela is a small, medieval town near the southern portion of Italy. In the 1900’s, around 8,000 people called the small down home. However, times have changed and the population has dwindled to roughly 2,700 residents. The town’s mayor, Nicola Gatta, has come up with a plan offering nearly 2,000 euros, around $2,300, to people who move to the town.
The amount of money received depends on who moves to the town...
With a fresh start thanks to the new year you may be feeling extra happy. As the weeks drag on you may feel this happiness begin to fade. It can difficult to stay happy as you being to return to your normal routine. Have no fear, there are plenty of ways for a person to keep their happiness. Naturally, at times being happy may difficult for some, however, these tips can be helpful and easy ways for you to improve your happiness. Entrepreneur and WebMD have several key tips:
• Be Committed – Have goals set that will inspire you to make improvements. A goal of yours may be to drink one extra glass of water every day. If you stay committed and accomplish this goal daily, you may find yourself feeling happier. Completing your goals will be rewarding.
• Be grateful everyday – Everyday when you...
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect and be thankful for every good thing that came our way over the course of the year. It is a chance to get together with family and enjoy one another’s company again. It is something that almost everyone celebrates because everyone has something to be thankful for.
The celebration of Thanksgiving started almost 400 years ago with the Pilgrims who came across the Atlantic Ocean on the Mayflower. They built a town at Plymouth Massachusetts. There, some of the local Native Americans helped teach them how to survive in this new land. They taught them things like:
• How to cultivate corn
• How to harvest sap from maple trees
• How to fish in the rivers
• How to identify poisonous plants
Together, the Pilgrims and the local Wampanoag Tribe forged a relatio...