Black Cat Superstitions

Most people will not admit to being superstitious. Maybe that’s because the definition of a “superstition” is an unreasonable belief based on ignorance or fear, or both. Nobody wants to appear ignorant or fearful. Yet you will find well-educated, very successful people who will not walk under a ladder or who will bury the pieces of a broken mirror or who throw salt over their shoulders if salt is spilled. You’ll find people who, if a black cat crosses their path, turn around and go home or take another route to their destination. Black cats are somehow associated with evil, with witches, and even with illness. Black cats have been blamed for everything from a run of bad luck to …

Did you know that Golf was invented in Scotland?

Word Count: 317 Summary: Golf was invented in Scotland, and dates back to at least the 17th century, possibly even earlier Keywords: golf, tee, caddy Article Body: Golf was invented in Scotland, and dates back to at least the 17th century, possibly even earlier – the name is believed to come from an Old German word, ‘gowf’, meaning a club or bat. The oldest golf course in the world is Musselburgh Links, but there are many vary old golf courses in Scotland, most famously St. Andrews. It is believed that the reason golf courses today have 18 holes is that St. Andrews only had room for nine, but the early golfers decided to play the course through twice each time. …

Beauty Foods: What You Eat Affects How You Look

Word Count: 576 Summary: We’ve all heard the old adage, “You are what you eat.” But what about the connection between your food and your face? Keywords: Beauty Foods: What You Eat Affects How You Look Article Body: We’ve all heard the old adage, “You are what you eat.” But what about the connection between your food and your face? Most articles about nutrition focus on the role of your diet in maintaining optimum internal health and warding off disease. For example, many articles talk about how the antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables can fight free radical damage to your immune cells, your organs and your DNA. Well guess what? The same phytochemicals, vitamins, nutrients and minerals that keep …