Cryptocurrency is a form of digital money that is designed to be secure and, in many cases, anonymous. It is a currency associated with the internet that uses cryptography, the process of converting legible information into an almost uncrackable code, to track purchases and transfers. Cryptography was born out of the need for secure communication […]
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How to Do Last Minute Christmas Shopping
Scenario: It’s Christmas Eve and you’ve left the Christmas shopping till now. Whatever the reason for your lack of planning, it’s still possible to come up with last minute gift ideas that match your budget and the tiny amount of time left to shop. Take note of the following suggestions, pack your list and get […]
A List of Things to Learn About Life
With 2017 coming to an end, every year, I find myself in awe at how much I have changed, how much I have learned, and how little I know. It’s humbling in the best of ways. It’s a reminder that many of my day to day certainties are far less concrete than I think, […]
Panicking Over Christmas Gifts?
Do you think it’s time to panic yet? If you’re finished with your Christmas shopping then congratulations! You’re of the minority of people that have actually finished. As you will surely see this week, millions more are still not finished and the stores will certainly show you that. I will say this. I have been […]
It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas! Things to Do Inside
Celebrate the start of Chanukah, watch your favorite holiday film, stock up on wine, sample some of the best chili in town, attend a public menorah lighting, stuff your face with tamales, shop till you drop, see a holiday performance and more. Things to Do All Weekend • A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of […]
What Hanukkah is All About?
Happy Hanukkah 2017! Why are the candles lit for the Jewish festival and why is it sometimes called Chanukah? The word Hanukkah means ‘rededication’ and honors the Jews’ struggle for religious freedom more than 2,500 years ago HANUKKAH or Chanukah is a Jewish festival which is celebrated by lighting one candle a day for eight […]
Secret Meaning Behind the Twelve Days of Christmas
Some believe that The Twelve Days of Christmas was written in code. It had a hidden message, and for a good reason. After you find out what the code means, you’ll never listen to this favorite Christmas song in the same way again… The Twelve Days of Christmas was created in England during a […]
Turquoise is Blue, too AND A Rarely Known December Birthstone
Turquoise is one of the world’s most ancient gems. Archaeological excavations revealed that the rulers of ancient Egypt adorned themselves with turquoise jewelry, and Chinese artisans were carving it more than 3,000 years ago. Turquoise is the national gem of Tibet, and has long been considered a stone that guarantees health, good fortune, and protection […]
Here’s Your Christmas & Chanukah Things to Do!
Gaze at festive holiday light displays, go ice skating at Discovery Green, see a play or a concert, learn how to infuse alcohol, take your kids to take photos with Santa, paint a wooden dreidel, run in the Rudolph Run and more. Check below to find great things happening around Houston this weekend, from […]
Tanzanite: An Alternative Birthstone for December Babies
“The tones of gray, pale turquoise and pink will prevail.” – Christian Dior Tanzanite Birthstone There are three birthstones for the month of December: tanzanite, zircon and turquoise. All three of these stones are a deep blue color and have their own history and chemical composition. One of the more interesting of the three is […]