• animals,  Daily Trending

    welcome Boiling Springs home

    Possums are not only welcome at Beth Button’s Boiling Springs home, they are loved, fed and given shelter. Button, who works at USC Upstate, is among eight volunteers who have helped rescue and rehabilitate possums through The Opossum’s Pouch, a nonprofit formed in July. The Greenville-based organization has rescued more than 500 possums throughout the state. Button has helped rescue and rehabilitate 15 possums since joining the organization. Her latest rescue is a 10-month-old possum named Kaolyn that likes to sleep on a heating pad formerly used by the family’s cat. Kaolyn usually wakes about 11 a.m. and falls asleep by 4 p.m. after giving herself a good grooming. Her…

  • Daily Trending

    I MISSED YOU TODAY

    I missed you today but that’s nothing new,I missed you a million times yesterday too.I picked up my phone to tell you the news,then realised, again, I can’t text it to you. I saw your bright smile, at least twenty times,and then I remember, it’s all in my mind.I drive without presence, the world feels surreal,And on comes your song and this doesn’t seem real. I missed you today but I miss you a lot,It’s helpful to miss you, it’s all that I’ve got.I wish I could pull you down here for a whileI’m frightened to lose the shape of your smile. I miss you today and I’ll miss you…

  • Daily Trending

    An elderly man rear-ended a guy driving an expensive European sports car.

    An elderly man rear-ended a guy driving an expensive European sports car. Enraged, the guy hops out and confronts the old man. He yells,“Look what you did to my car! You’re going to give me $10,000 right now or I’m going to beat you to a pulp!”“Oh my…” the old man said nervously. “I don’t have that kind of money. Let me call my son.” he said with hope. “He trains dolphins and he will know what to do.”“Dolphins!” the other driver huffed, while rolling his eyes.The old man pulled out his phone, dialed his son, and just as his son answered, the irate man snatched the phone away from…

  • Daily Trending

    Mark Twain (American writer and humorist)

    THE MARK Twain we learned about in school is a less than inspiring figure: Twain, the children’s author of riverside idylls; Twain, the bitter misanthrope who lashed out at society because of his personal failures; Twain, the racist who grew up in a slaveholding family. Most famously, there is Mark Twain, father of American Literature–the figure consciously created by the American literary establishment in the 1940s and 1950s. This Twain is a powerful symbol of the American dream, the spirit of the frontier and westward expansion–he is a nationalist hero. Yet Twain was one of the most forthright critics of American ruling-class ideology at the turn of the 20th century.…

  • Art,  Daily Trending

    16-year-old artist Shania McDonagh

    Shania McDonagh is a young artist from County Mayo in Ireland, who has a big, brightly lit future ahead of her. She’s still in her teens, but she’s certainly making a name for herself across the seas with her incredibly detailed, hyper-realistic drawings using graphite pencils. Growing up, Shania was “always making things” using paper and pencils that were in the house. For the last few years, she’s been honing her craft and proving that hard work spawns successful result, winning first prize in her age category in the long-running Texaco Children’s Art Competition multiple times. figure of 100 hours so directly, without any hint of alarm. Similarly, she comes…

  • Daily Trending

    There’s A Blue Java Banana And It Apparently Tastes Like Vanilla Ice Cream

    There’s nothing better on a hot day than a selection of fresh cold fruit especially exotic fruit. Although a cheeky pineapple and watermelon medley is about as exotic as I get, however after reading the news lately I feel pretty damn standard. There’s a new member to the exotic fruit family known as the Blue Java Banana and this is the don of the fruit market ; not only is it blue but it tastes of ice cream. Known as Blue Java Banana, this unique creamy-textured variety has taken over social media and foodies who are always on the lookout for new things to try are going gaga over it.…

  • Daily Trending

    What does it feel like to be old

    The other day, a young person asked me: – What did it feel like to be old? I was very surprised by the question, since she did not consider me old. When he saw my reaction, he was immediately embarrassed, but I explained that it was an interesting question. And after reflection, I concluded that getting old is a gift.Sometimes I am surprised at the person who lives in my mirror. But I don’t worry about those things for long. I wouldn’t trade everything I have for a few less gray hairs and a flat stomach. I don’t scold myself for not making the bed, or for eating a few…

  • Art,  Daily Trending

    Empty House

    I hired a plumber to help me restore an old farmhouse, and after he had just finished a rough first day on the job: a flat tire made him lose an hour of work, his electric drill quit and his ancient one ton truck refused to start. While I drove him home, he sat in stony silence. On arriving, he invited me in to meet his family. As we walked up the front walk, he paused briefly at a small tree, touching the tips of the branches with both hands. When opening the door he underwent an amazing transformation.. His face was wreathed in smiles and he hugged his two…

  • animals,  Daily Trending

    Family says cows broke into their new house in Montana

    A handful of cows found their way into a newly built home and lived in it for a month before being noticed.The family was moving from Washington. The Aunt was supposed to be checking on the place, but she didn’t. A rancher had filed a report about missing some cattle and even checked their barn, but not the house. They think a bad storm sent them looking for cover. They also think the storm blew a door in or somehow one of the cows nudged one open. This big guy and three of his friends got into our newly built Montana house and proceeded to live there for a month…

  • Daily Trending

    Margaret Mead her scientific work

    Margaret Mead, (born December 16, 1901, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.—died November 15, 1978, New York, New York), American anthropologist whose great fame owed as much to the force of her personality and her outspokenness as it did to the quality of her scientific work. Mead entered DePauw University in 1919 and transferred to Barnard College a year later. She graduated from Barnard in 1923 and entered the graduate school of Columbia University, where she studied with and was greatly influenced by anthropologists Franz Boas and Ruth Benedict (a lifelong friend). Mead received an M.A. in 1924 and a Ph.D. in 1929. In 1925, during the first of her many field trips…