Man Rescues Cub

Corey Hancock of Salem, Oregon, was hiking and taking waterfall photos in the Elkhorn, Oregon area when it started to rain. He headed back to her car and came to a small black bear near the side of the trail. Corey watched the lifeless cub from a distance, to see if it would move or if its mother would come to rescue it. But after no movement for several minutes, Corey picked the bear up and took it to his car. He gave the bear rescue puffs all while driving to reach an area with cell phone service. He then turned to Facebook for advice, by sharing a picture of him holding the struggling cub, asking for suggestions on where to take it. Vets at Turtle Animal Center in Salem agreed to take the cub and worked to give him, who Corey nicknamed Elkhorn, fluids as he was severely dehydrated. After his body temperature was back to a normal range and he showed several signs of important, the cub was transferred to a wildlife veterinarian with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to undergo a full health exam. There it was determined that the young cub is over three months old and weighs four pounds. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a statement saying that their recommendation, in any future situations like the one Corey came upon, would be to call their department or a wildlife rehabilitator before moving the animal from the wild. In many instances, they believe the mother of the young animal will come back, so unless someone physically sees the mother die, they say to leave the animal where it is. They also used the statement to remind people that regardless of wanting to help, it is against state law (in Oregon, as well as many other states) to transport any animal from the wild without a permit.

Despite this statement, Corey Hancock was not cited for the offense of transporting the cub. He still believes he made the right choice in helping cub Elkhorn and would not change any of his actions in rescuing the suffering cub.

 

 

Runnung Phenom Brianna Lyston May Be Bolt’s Successor

Usain Bolt’s successor may have already surfaced – and she also hails from Jamaica. Briana Lyston handily trounced the competition during the Class 4 (under-13) 200-meter sprint and set a new record with a posted time of 23.72 seconds during the final at the Boys and Girls Championship held on Saturday in Kingston, Jamaica. Her time was almost a whole second less than that of the second-place finisher.

 

What’s even more impressive is that Lyston is 12 years old. She first attracted attention two years ago –at the tender age of 10 – with her performances at both the Caribbean Union Teachers Championship in Trinidad and Tobago and the TA/Sagicor National Athletic Championships. She broke the record in both the 200 meter and 300 meter races in the Under-11 category Trinidad and Tobago. In fact, her posted time of 42.41 seconds for the 300-meter race was a whole second faster than that of the winning boy her age.

 

Lyston also ran in the 100-meter race at the Boys and Girls Championship. Again, she left her opponents in the dust; she finished the race in 11.86 seconds, 0.20 seconds faster than the runner-up.

 

How does Lyston stack up against adult racers? Florence Griffith-Joyner set a world record that still stands at the 1988 Olympics of 21.34 seconds in the 200-meter race. No other woman has even come close to breaking that record. At the 2009 Berlin World Championships, Usain Bolt handily won the 200-meter race and set the world record with a time of 19.19 seconds.

 

On the other hand, Lyston is actually a more developed runner than Bolt had been at 12. While he displayed phenomenal talent at the same age, he enjoyed all sports and consequently did not start concentrating on running until he was 14. In 2001, Bolt competed in the Boys and Girls Championship and earned a silver medal in the 200 meter-race.

 

Will Lyston compete in the 2020 Olympics? Barring injury, there’s a good chance she will represent Jamaica at the Olympic Games.

Greg Finch; The Revolutionary Orthopedic Surgeon

Orthopedic surgery is a subsidiary of the broad operation category in the field of medicine. It concerns itself with the correction of disorders affecting the musculoskeletal system. While treating the anomalies, orthopedists may use the procedure they deem most appropriate, whether surgical or non-surgical. The deformities may be a consequence of various factors, but the most common predisposing factors include sports injuries, congenital disorders, trauma, and degenerative conditions.

 

The most common orthopedic procedures include;

 

Laminectomy

 

This involves a surgical incision of the backbone to remove the lamina, a component of the vertebrae. The back muscles are shoved aside, and only the lamina is touched, with nearby parts remaining intact. Patients are expected to recover within few days after the incision. The procedure is used to mitigate the effects of spinal stenosis or correcting deformities such as kyphosis. The prosperity of the process depends on the adeptness of the surgeon, suitability of the operation and the driving factor of the surgery.

 

Hip replacement

 

This involves the implanting of an artificial hip, known as a prosthetic if the natural one has a defect. The procedure can either be partial or full. It is performed to alleviate pain ensuing from arthritis or hip fractures. Also, it may be done to improve locomotion. It is the last resort after physical therapies and medications have proven futile.

 

Spinal fusion

 

This comprises of the piecing together of vertebrae. Grafting is the primary method used in this procedure, where the grafts are held in position by metallic screws and plates before they can support themselves. It is used to correct defects ensuing from spinal fractures, spondylosis, and degenerative conditions.

 

About Greg Finch

 

Greg Finch us a household name in orthopedic surgery, particularly spinal procedures. He is an enthusiast of minimally invasive spine surgery. Furthermore, Greg Finch’s excellence has been acknowledged by the Spine Society of Australia.

Greg Finch attained his surgery degree from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

 

 

 

 

A Beauiful Creation for a Beautiful Program

Prom season is a time where high school teenagers go out and purchase beautiful gowns or tuxedos and get all done up, all for the sake of creating a night full of memories they hope to remember for the rest of their lives. For Gretchen Ivers, who is a junior at Thompson High School in Thompson, North Dakota, getting ready for prom has been a little different.

Gretchen decided to forgo the normal endeavors that come with shopping for prom and instead used her ensemble for the big event to promote awareness for a cause that is very important to both her and her family. Her cousin’s infant son was born premature and as a result has been in and out of the hospital since his birth a year and a half ago. The baby, Braxton, has not had it easy, but his family has been fortunate enough to use the Ronald McDonald house in Rochester, Minnesota more than once to be close to him during his hospital stays. Gretchen took it upon herself to come up with a plan in hopes of making others aware of all that the Ronald McDonald houses are about. She took pop tabs from aluminum pop cans and worked to make herself a dress. Not just any dress though; she made her very own prom dress. Gretchen says it took 9,121 pop tabs for the dress itself and another four hundred for her for accessories. She spent more than thirty hours completing the dress and the accompanying accessories. At first, the dress was scratchy and rather uncomfortable, so he added a fabric liner underneath it and says it is actually pretty comfortable to wear now. Her plan is to wear the dress to prom and then donate the pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald house. She hopes her creation helps to spread awareness and show the kind of impact that something as simple as donating any pop tabs can help to do for people in need. Every single donated pop tab can help to make a difference for many families who rely on these places to stay during difficult family trials.

 

 

Lime Crime Releases New Product For All Its Unicorns

Fellow Unicorns it is finally that time! The Lime Crime web store finally has released their line of Unicorn Hair Dyes for all of us unicorns to try. As with every new product release from Lime Crime, I jumped on the opportunity to try their new product out first and I can thankfully say the new dyes are easily my new favorite product from Doe Deere’s collection. Lime Crime’s eye shadow palette still comes in a close second place though.

 

My First New Color Using The New Unicorn Hair Dyes

 

As you we all have come to expect of our favorite indie makeup line, the hair dyes follow the same standards as all of the other amazing products available from the web store. That means these dyes are 100% animal cruelty-free, naturally sourced, and of course perfect for all of us unicorns.

 

Coloring my hair has always been a love/hate kind relationship as I love the way my hair looks when it’s dyed vibrant and strange colors but the damage that the dyes I usually use wreak on my hair makes me almost decide to go all natural with my normally red hair. Almost.

 

Though unlike the other dyes I’ve used in the past, the Unicorn Hair dyes condition hair as it treats it so after my first wash my hair not only looks beautiful but feels amazing too.

 

Using The New Anime Unicorn Hair Dye

 

Second to my love for all things bright and fashionable is my love for anime, truth be told the reason I started dying my hair was my first cosplay. So it was without a seconds hesitation that I ordered the Anime Unicorn Hair Dye from Lime’s Crime web store. After going through my coloring ritual of putting on old 80’s new wave and making a cup of tea, I went about turning my hair into a bright blue anime vision. True to its name the anime dye actually had me looking like the newest member of sailor moon.

 

If you would like to try out Lime Crime’s newest product, and you totally should, visit their web store.

 

Take an Ice Cream Break: Best Places to Get Ice Cream in New York

If you’ll be in NYC this spring, you’re likely going to visit a few top-notch restaurants and enjoy meals that you’ll remember for months to come. While there, you may want to get a scoop or two of ice cream, and these eateries have some of the best creamy desserts in the area.

 

Ice and Vice

 

This E. Broadway ice cream shop has flavors that are outrageous and memorable. Whether you want a cone with several scoops of ice cream or a sundae, you can choose from flavors like Ants on a Farm, which features celery, raisin and chocolate chips. If you love the taste of coffee, you can try the 9AM flavor, which features Vietnamese cinnamon, chicory, doughnut truffle and French roast coffee. Even if you’re not particularly adventurous, you can opt for Basic B, a vanilla flavor that is infused with black lava sea salt.

 

Ample Hills Creamery

 

Ample Hills takes a playful stance on ice cream, which makes it a great location for the young and the young at heart. If you’re a fan of old school snacks or enjoy savory elements with your ice cream, you may want to try ice cream mixed with Peppermint Patties or Fig Newtons. There’s even an ice cream with saltine crackers covered in chocolate. All the ice cream at Ample Hills is made from grass-fed dairy that is free of hormones organic sugar.

 

Davey’s

 

There are several Davey’s locations in NYC, and the ice cream shop is all about traditional flavors that are even better than you remember. For instance, the raspberry sorbet is infused with Riesling, and the coffee ice cream is made from a strong variety of joe. There’s even a delicious version of new and improve cookie dough ice cream. There are also other dessert offerings at Davey’s including brownies and a milkshake that tastes like peanut butter pie.

 

For more details on the best places to get ice cream in New York City, check out the Grub Street website.

 

Amazing Kabbalah Teachings on Gods Understanding and Connection

The Kabbalah Center is a renowned American non-profit organization. This organization has its main offices located in Los Angelos, California. Furthermore, it has other offices in different areas of Asia, North America, South America and Europe. The Kabbalah Center offers Kabbalistic teachings that focus on Zohar and majorly aim at improving the lives of the students. Most of the teachings are conducted through online means, study groups as well as city and regional based centers. This has made it possible for students to access the teachings as they please. Originally, this organization was established by Rav Yehuda Ashlag in 1922. However, in 1965, Rav Philip Berg officially established Kabbalah Center in the United States as the prominent National Research Institute of Kabbalah. Upon the death of Philip Berg, his children and wife took over as the head directors of the successful organization.

How The Teachings Enrich People’s Lives

Kabbalah teachings touch on distinct aspects in the world. Additionally, the center strongly believes that all religions are subparts of the universal wisdom. Following this reason, Kabbalah Center believes that religion such as Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism and Islam resemble their sect. This organization does not view itself as a mere supplement or superior to the existing religions. It believes that human’s five senses only indicate a percentage of the whole reality of the world, and the remaining 99% is not easily revealed by the senses. Additionally, Kabbalah believes that human beings should be much concerned with the relationship they have with the presence and essence of God. The Kabbalah believes that God is omniscient, meaning he is beyond the understanding of human beings. Furthermore, the organization believes that Judaism has had an impact in incorporating different knowledge about astrology into their teachings. Most Jewish scholars and experts studied astrology during the middle age. The teachings of Kabbalah believe that cosmic forces influence most of the things that occur and recur in the world and what Kabbalah Centre knows.

Conclusion

Yehuda Berg, who is a former teacher of Kabbalah International Center once wrote an interesting book majorly focusing on the teachings about sex. He also went ahead to write that God’s essence comes from sex that occurs in Saturday morning and after midday. Currently, Kabbalah can be studied by anyone regardless of ethnicity, gender and religion. The information and knowledge of Kabbalah can assist people glean great insights thus enabling them understand clearly their life path and purpose and Kabbalah of Website.

How to Have Fun with the Kids Without It Costing Too Much

We all want to spend more time with our kids, but it can be hard to have bonding time together without it becoming boring or expensive. Let’s face it, there are tons of activities that you can do with your children that will keep them entertained. You can take them to the local zoo, play at the arcade and bring them to an indoor play center or amusement park, but these are pricey and don’t do much for an already-strict budget.

 

It’s important to get your kids outside when the weather permits. Going bug hunting in your own backyard can lead to hours of fun for you and your children. You can take a trip to a local park where a pond is present and catch frogs and tadpoles. Almost every outdoor playground is free to go to and can be lots of fun for kids of all ages. Many malls have indoor gyms that are specific to kids and toddlers and won’t cost you a thing.

 

Keeping your child happy is all about doing new and different things. You don’t have to spend anything to have a long day out and come home truly enjoying yourself. It might help to create a seasonal itinerary that you can follow of all the things you’ll do with your children. This ensures that each month is filled with activities the whole family will love and can definitely help your kids become more active.

 

There are so many benefits to keeping your kids happy and active. This encourages them to get out and away from the television and computer to spend time outside as a family. It can be tempting to avoid activities altogether because of the often hefty price involved, but this is doing nothing for your kids’ health and well-being. There are tons of things you can do for free. If you’re still drawing a blank, head to your local library and ask if there are any events coming up in the near future that are free for kids. You might be surprised at how many free activities are available to children in your town or city.

 

Beautiful Helmets for Beautiful Babies

Paula Strawn, who is an artist living in the state of Washington, has spent the last twelve years doing her part to bring a little bit of sunshine to the lives of parents and their babies dealing with particular rough situations. Paula paints designs onto infant helmets. These helmets are most often used by those with plagiocephaly, which is a condition where a baby is born with one side of their head being flat. The helmet is worn to help reshape the baby’a skull as it continues to develops. Paula’s customers also consist of those with craniosynostosis, a condition in which the skull fuses too early as well as hydrocephalus, where there is a build up of fluid on the brain.

The whole process started when the teacher of one of Paul’s children reached out and asked Paula to make the helmet her grandchild wore pretty rather than the standard plain white helmet everyone would stare at. The beautiful design led to people spreading the word and eventually, Paula opened her own business, Lazardo Art. She has since painted more than two thousand helmets, from all over the United States. She has even received inquiries and requests from people in other countries, but has yet to venture to painting any. This is due to worries that a helmet may be delayed due to customs, which could result in a baby being without their helmet for too long of a time frame.

The beautiful pieces, each designed with the help of parents, uniquely for their child, help to allow for positive awareness conversations as well as smiles, rather than the stares or altogether avoidant attitudes people give out upon seeing the helmets.

Paula works her hardest to have each helmet done in a day so that the children do not have to go without wearing them for too long.

The design requests she has received vary from movie references, book references, sports, as well as many other beautiful, often personal designs. She says the most popular requests are for helmet designs with a superhero theme, which is quite fitting for all the little superheroes wearing them.

 

Betsy DeVos, Making Efforts To Improve Education In America

Betsy DeVos is someone who cares greatly about the situation of education in America. She is widely recognized for her efforts to bring about change and reform in the state of the American schooling system. Currently, DeVos serves as the Education Minister of the United States. She was elected to this position after a rare tie-breaker vote had to be cast in the house of representatives as she and the opposition had received an equal amount of votes. After the tie-breaker vote had been cast, Betsy was announced as the new Minister of Education of the country.

It isn’t just now when Betsy is having an impact on the education system in the country. In fact, education has been the main focus point of her concern for a very long time now. Since the beginning of her professional career, Betsy Devos has always been focused on using her spare time for the upliftment of education in the society around her. She is of the opinion that education is one of the most important aspects of a democracy, which aids the overall development of the country and the community as a whole. In light of her efforts to better the system of education in the country, Betsy was at the forefront of educational movements like the School Charter Movement. The movement was one that lobbied for the transformation of public schools to private schools. According to this, the people for this movement wanted to hand over private schools to wealthy individuals and organizations, with a view of them running these educational institutions as they do to their businesses. Betsy especially was of the opinion that this could help increase the overall standard of education in the country and give all the children in the country equal access to top quality education. Check her website for more info at betsydevos.com.

Even though the bill that they were proposing did not get passed at the time, Betsy has never stopped her efforts in making the school system of the country better. Now, as the school minister of the United States, she has a lot more power to put her words into action and bring about the change that she wants for the education system in the country.

Betsy has also embarked on a lot of philanthropic efforts to better schools and the students in the country. To support all her efforts, she and her husband set up a charitable foundation called the DeVos Family Foundation. The foundation was one that aimed at helping people who Betsy and her husband saw developmental potential in. Together, this husband-wife duo has changed the lives of numerous students in the country by offering them scholarships so that they may go on and seek better educational opportunities to strengthen their talents further. Visit Betsy’s profile on twitter.com.