How Were Birthstones Chosen for Each Month?

Have You Ever Wondered… How were birthstones chosen for each month? What is a birthstone? Which birthstones correspond to each month? Do you like jewelry? We do! Whether it’s a ring, a bracelet, or a necklace, we love to wear jewelry to add a little bit of sparkle and shine to whatever we’re wearing. How about you?…

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Honesty- How it Benefits You and Others, by Christopher D. Connors.

Honesty is going to take you places in life that you never could have dreamed and it’s the easiest thing you can practice in order to be happy, successful and fulfilled. Honesty is part of the foundation of my core values and principles. Honesty cuts through deception and knifes its way through deceit and lies. Honesty leads…

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Amethyst!

Amethyst is a violet variety of quartz. The name comes from the Koine Greek ἀμέθυστος amethystos from ἀ- a-, “not” and μεθύσκω methysko / μεθύω methyo, “intoxicate”, a reference to the belief that the stone protected its owner from drunkenness.[ The ancient Greeks wore amethyst and carved drinking vessels from it in the belief that it would prevent intoxication. Amethyst is a semiprecious stone often used in jewelry and is the traditional birthstone for February. Structure Amethyst…

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Work-Life Balance: 14 Techniques for Improving It by Trent Hamm

The current issue of BusinessWeek features a big collection of articles on personal challenges in the workplace. I eagerly read their article about work-life balance as this is something I struggle with, but I was disappointed to find that the article mostly consisted of stories about people who were already well off who simply just chose a different career. While that is…

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Top 10 Most Valuable U.S. Coins Found in Pocket Change Coins Worth Money in Your Pocket By Susan Headley

You may have some coins worth big money sitting in your pocket right now. There are many reasonably valuable U.S. error coins and die varieties in circulation today. People overlook these coins because they have small distinguishing characteristics that are not easily recognizable, such as a modest doubling of the coin image, or minute differences in the…

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