Slice of Life

Most recent Slice of Life blogs and columns

  • AUG 14, 2013: Meteors streak above the Wyoming countryside early Tuesday morning north of Cheyenne in this time-elapsed photo. (AP Photo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Blaine McCartney)

    Eta Aquarid Meteor Shower 2014: When, Where, What Is It?

    Eta Aquarid is one of the two annual showers caused by Halley’s Comet. It’s named after the most “radiant” point in the Aquarius constellation, a... Read more

  • Susan A. Patton, aka “The Princeton Mom” and author of “Marry Smart: Advice for Finding THE ONE” (Photo courtesy of Susan Patton)

    ‘Princeton Mom’ Susan Patton on What Some Women Want and How to Get It

    Princeton University alumna Susan A. Patton, aka “The Princeton Mom” and author of “Marry Smart: Advice for Finding THE ONE,” has been the subject of... Read more

  • A painting believed to be the only authentic image of William Shakespeare made during his lifetime, c.1610.

    Shakespeare Day 2014: 10 Inspiring William Shakespeare Quotes

    William Shakespeare’s birthday is being celebrated April 23, as many believe it was the day the famed bard was born. Here’s a few quotes: “Cowards... Read more

  • A snap shot of the graphic posted by "ICUC Moderation" on Twitter for Administrative Professionals Day on April 23, 2014. (Twitter)

    Administrative Professionals Day 2014 Celebrated in Offices Across the US (+Photos)

    This April 23, a day after Earth Day, is Administrative Professionals Day which is celebrated across the country, or so it seems on Twitter.  E... Read more

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    Tips on How to Make Up and Avoid Divorce

    For most married couples, the days leading up to the wedding are exciting and full of happiness and idealized visions of future life together. But... Read more

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    Why Do Americans Drink Half as Much Coffee Today as They Did 60 Years Ago?

    We live in a golden age of coffee. Starbucks alone has ensured that you can get a well-brewed cup anywhere in America—even in truck stops,... Read more

  • Ben Shelly, the President of the Navajo Nation, left, and Lorenzo Bates, Navajo Council Delegate walk outside the New Mexico Capitol in Santa Fe, N.M., Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Barry Massey)

    Health Advocates Push for Navajo Nation Junk-Food Tax

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.—Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate... Read more

  • Michael Bloomberg attends Bloomberg - Business of Entertainment Breakfast at Bloomberg Foundation Building on April 22, 2014 in New York City. (Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival)

    Bloomberg Invests $5M in ‘Little Sun’ Solar-Powered Lamp

    NEW YORK—Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s foundation on Tuesday announced a $5 million investment in an artsy-looking solar-powered lamp designed for use in off-grid... Read more

  • Tasha Schuh plunks out notes on a keyboard in her Ellsworth, Wis. home on Wednesday April 9, 2014. Schuh, 33, who is paralyzed from the chest down, is an inspirational speaker and shares her message with thousands of people each year at churches, schools and businesses around the country. (AP Photo/St. Paul Pioneer Press, Jean Pieri)

    Refusing to Let Catastrophic Fall Define a Life

    ELLSWORTH, Wis. — When someone told her to move out of the way during a scene change for “The Wizard of Oz,” Tasha Schuh took... Read more

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    Earth Day 2014: What Is It and How to Support Environmental Initiatives Around the World

    The worldwide annual Earth Day always fall on April 22 and has been celebrated since its inception in 1970. The central purpose of the day... Read more

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    Easter Monday 2014: Walmart, Target, Costco; What’s Open, Closed? Safeway, Trader Joe’s, Costco, Publix, Kroger, Whole Foods and Other Stores’ Hours?

    Easter Monday is the day after Easter Sunday and is treated as a sort of continuation of the holiday as many workers get the day... Read more

  • Zach Libow, 7, who is battling leukemia, and his sister, Jordyn, 10, watch as "Art from the Heart" volunteers paint Zach's bedroom to transform it into an undersea world theme at his Greenwich, Conn. home, March 29.
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    Volunteers Give Ill Boy Dream Bedroom Makeover

    Seven-year-old Zach Libow excitedly ran up and down the stairs at his Crescent Road home on a recent Saturday, checking on the progress of his... Read more

  • Over 250 unique egg sculptures are on display at the Rockefeller Center in New York until April 25. (Yi Yang)

    The Hunt is Over! 260 Big Easter Eggs Unveiled at Rockefeller Center

    NEW YORK—In anticipation of Easter, 268 unique egg sculptures were set up for display Friday at the Rockefeller Center. This exhibition serves as the finale... Read more

  • What Happened to Old-Fashioned Service?

    Whatever happened to old-fashioned service? You know, the kind that when you ask a salesperson a question and you don’t feel apologetic for bothering them... Read more

  • Walmart will be open, Target will be closed, and Costco is closed, but number of stores will remain open on Easter Sunday, albeit usually with shorter hours. This undated photo provided by A Thrifty Mom shows the use of shaving cream and liquid food coloring to dye hard-boiled eggs which gives them a tie-dyed effect. It's a tactile project most kids will enjoy.  “Using shaving cream our kids thought it smelled great and had fun at every part of the project!" writes Sarah Barrand at her A Thrifty Mom blog. (AP Photo/A Thrifty Mom, Sarah Barrand)

    Easter 2014 Restaurants: Denny’s, Applebee’s, Golden Corral, Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Chili’s, TGI Friday’s Open or Closed?

     Some popular restaurants (and fast food places) will be open on Easter. A number of restaurants will be open on Easter, with brunch specials. Easter... Read more

  • Walmart will be open, Target will be closed, and Costco is closed, but number of stores will remain open on Easter Sunday, albeit usually with shorter hours. This undated photo provided by A Thrifty Mom shows the use of shaving cream and liquid food coloring to dye hard-boiled eggs which gives them a tie-dyed effect. It's a tactile project most kids will enjoy.  “Using shaving cream our kids thought it smelled great and had fun at every part of the project!" writes Sarah Barrand at her A Thrifty Mom blog. (AP Photo/A Thrifty Mom, Sarah Barrand)

    Easter 2014: Starbucks, McDonald’s, Burger King, Dunkin’ Donuts, KFC, Subway, Domino’s, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell Open, Closed?

    Most popular fast food places will be open on Easter as the holiday is one of the biggest days out of the year for some restaurants... Read more

  • Walmart will be open, Target will be closed, and Costco is closed, but number of stores will remain open on Easter Sunday, albeit usually with shorter hours. This undated photo provided by A Thrifty Mom shows the use of shaving cream and liquid food coloring to dye hard-boiled eggs which gives them a tie-dyed effect. It's a tactile project most kids will enjoy.  “Using shaving cream our kids thought it smelled great and had fun at every part of the project!" writes Sarah Barrand at her A Thrifty Mom blog. (AP Photo/A Thrifty Mom, Sarah Barrand)

    Easter 2014: Walmart, Target, Costco; What’s Open and Closed? Trader Joe’s, Safeway, Publix, Kroger, Whole Foods and Other Stores’ Hours?

    Walmart will be open, Target will be closed, and Costco is closed, but number of other stores will remain open on Easter Sunday, albeit usually... Read more

  • Photo of Chris Hondros by Scout Tufankjian.

    Photojournalism: Life and Death Behind the Lens

    NEW YORK—It still doesn’t seem possible to us at Epoch Times that our friends and respected colleagues Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington are gone. April... Read more

  • Robert Strohmayer, store manager of Chocolaterie Stam in Madison, Wisc. (Cat Rooney/Epoch Times)

    For Easter, ‘Chocolate can be Rabbit Forming’ Says Chocolaterie Manager

    You might be wondering how the Easter bunny ranks in selling chocolate against cupid at Valentine’s Day and Santa at Christmas.  Robert Strohmayer, store manager... Read more

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    Easter 2014 Date: When is Easter? USA, Europe, Orthodox, Catholic, Protestant, Russian, Greek Holiday

    Easter will be celebrated on the same day for Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox churches in the United States and Europe, an unusual alignment. The Easter... Read more


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