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The Rooster ranks tenth out of the 12 animals in the 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle. 2017 is a year of the Rooster.
What a Year of the Rooster Is
Every 12 years there is a Rooster year, beginning at Chinese New Year. A year of the Rooster always comes after a Monkey year and before a Dog year.
Years of the Rooster include 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, and 2029.
2017 Is a Fire Rooster Year — What ”Fire Rooster Year” Means
In Chinese astrology, each zodiac year is not just associated with an animal sign, but also one of five elements: Gold (Metal), Wood, Water, Fire, or Earth.
Both the zodiac sign and the element shape the astrology of the year. For example, 2017 is a … [Continue reading...]
Here are the amazing adventures of Alexey the turtle!
Her first adventure today is going to Paul's beautiful serene backyard. :)
She is an energetic, yet gentle turtle with a zest for life and delicious food! Look at her go!
She is a red-ear slider. Known for her reddish-orangey stripe behind her emerald-green eyes...
Celebrate her birthday everyday this year which makes her a sweet 16 little baby turtle!
Make sure to bring her red and green leaf lettuce, dandelion leafs, and some turnip greens.
Also, don't forget to bring your own yoga mats so you can join in with her while she stretches her legs out and enjoys life. … [Continue reading...]
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center Held its The 9th Annual Get Wild Summer Benefit Hosted By The Marder Family at The Silas Marder Gallery
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The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center
Held The 9th Annual Get Wild Summer Benefit
HOSTED BY THE MARDER FAMILY
The Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons celebrated another year of rehabilitating and successfully releasing animals back into the wild across Long Island with its annual GET WILD Summer Gala. The event was hosted by the Marder family at the Silas Marder Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY on Saturday, August 8, 2015 and honored artists April Gornik & Eric Fischl, Amy Sullivan and Real … [Continue reading...]
Dr. Grandin didn't talk until she was three and a half years old, communicating her frustration instead by screaming, peeping, and humming. In 1950, she was diagnosed with autism and her parents were told she should be institutionalized. She tells her story of "groping her way from the far side of darkness" in her book Emergence: Labeled Autistic, a book which stunned the world because, until its publication, most professionals and parents assumed that an autism diagnosis was virtually a death sentence to achievement or productivity in life.
Dr. Grandin has become a prominent author and speaker on the subject of autism because "I have read enough to know that there are still many parents, and yes, professionals too, who believe that 'once autistic, always autistic.' This dictum has … [Continue reading...]
I hope you will join We, The World and our friends and colleagues, along with people around the globe to celebrate Jane Goodall's 80th Birthday on April 3rd!!! We invite you to sign her birthday card, send a photo or video, share your project via her global program Roots & Shoots, and join an extraordinary worldwide Google Hangout on April 3rd at 2 p.m. Eastern Time (USA)! See details below.
Jane Goodall and Root & Shoots have been major supporters and allies of We, The World for over 10 years. We wish Jane the very best and hope that this global celebration is the start of her best year yet!
Founder of We, The World and the WE Campaign - WE.net
11 Days of Global Unity (2014 is the 10th Anniversary!) - www.11DaysOfGlobalUnity.org
11 Ways to … [Continue reading...]
Last Call For Submissions!
Calling all creative kids! The American Pet Products Association is accepting poems for the 4th Annual Pets Add Life Children’s Poetry Contest now through Jan. 31.
Students in grades 3rd-8th are invited to write a unique poem about their pets, what they love about them, the joys they bring, and post it online at www.PetsAddLife.org or mail their final poem and submission form to: Pets Add Life, 661 Sierra Rose Dr., Reno, NV 89511. Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2012 at 5:00pm EST.
One student from each grade level (6 total) nationwide will win a $250 gift certificate for pet products, and a “by-line” in a nationally circulated publication. In addition, the six winning students’ classrooms will each win a $1,000 scholarship to spend on pet related … [Continue reading...]
Grandin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Richard Grandin and Eustacia Cutler. She was diagnosed as autistic in 1950. Having been labeled and diagnosed with brain damage at age two, she was placed in a structured nursery school with what she considers to have been good teachers. Grandin's mother spoke to a doctor who suggested speech therapy, and she hired a nanny who spent hours playing turn-based games with Grandin and her sister.
At age four, Grandin began talking, and she began making progress. She considers herself lucky to have had supportive mentors from primary school onwards. However, Grandin has said that middle school and high school were the worst parts of her life. She was the "nerdy kid", the one whom everyone teased and picked on. She would be walking down the street … [Continue reading...]