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#DidYouKnow – Alzheimer’s Disease

Though there are 10 types of dementia, did you know Alzheimer’s disease might be the most common form? This neurodegenerative disease isn’t well understood; why people get it is uncertain and there’s no cure. What’s known is that a failure in normal protein functions causes it. This leads to a disruption of brain cell operation and toxic cascade, which causes

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#DidYouKnow – Jeanette Rankin?

First Woman Elected To American Congress Jeanette Rankin was a remarkable woman who fought for woman’s suffrage. Then, in 1916, when most women still didn’t have the right to vote, Jeanette became one of two members of the U.S. House of Representatives for Montana. She served two terms (during WWI and WWII) as a Republican, known for being a women‘s

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#DidYouKnow – The Soviet’s Were The 1st On The Moon?

Luna 2’s Historic Flight Happened in September I recently read a book, Hot Moon by Alan Smale, and it hit home. With the Artemis program kicking off and our planned return to the moon, I thought it would be fun to review some history facts. One facet of the Space Race that intrigues me is that the Soviet Union beat the United

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#DidYouKnow – Songwriting & Poetry

Did you know that songwriting and poetry both have rhythm, rhyme, or both? Both are intended to make their audience feel something. There are many styles to both, but they remain paralleled to one another, nonetheless. These two art forms have always walked hand-in-hand through time. Poetry was the most popular form of storytelling, and it was often put to

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#DidYouKnow – AUDIOBOOKS

Most people aren’t aware of this, but did you know that audiobooks have been around since 1877? Yep, that’s right. They were first created by the famous inventor Thomas Edison. With the advent of his phonograph (the precursor to the record player), he effectively brought forth the audiobook by reciting “Mary Had a Little Lamb.” Now, I am not a

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SAME TIME, DIFFERENT PLACE

DID YOU KNOW? LUCY MAUD MONTGOMERY, LAURA INGALLS WILDER, and MARGARET MITCHELL Three women authors who influenced J.M. Northup of Norns Triad Publications are L.M. Montgomery (Anne of Green Gables), Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House Books), and Margaret Mitchell (Gone With The Wind).  With an intense love of literature and history, these writers made an undying impact on the young

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