Beans, beans, good for your heart… When it comes to under-appreciated super-foods, beans are right at the top of the list. All types of beans have proven to be a major factor in fighting cancer, so eating beans could be a big step to ensuring your future health. The musical fruit can lower cholesterol dramatically, reducing heart disease by a large margin. Next time you’re hankering for something salty or sweet (and probably unhealthy), try some beans instead!
Processed food can be hell for your sex drive, leaving you feeling sluggish and decidedly un-sexy. You should be taking a multivitamin regularly to help get all the nutrients your diet doesn’t provide. We don’t mean water (hydration is key for a sexy and healthy system), but if you enjoy imbibing in alcohol it might be time to consider another beverage. The supermodel and reality television star has a deep-seated phobia of the aquatic mammals, according to celebrity trivia. The actor has a reputation for weirdness himself, but this piece of celebrity trivia proves that some of his fans are in a class by themselves. Here’s another religion-related piece of celebrity trivia, this time featuring Tom Cruise.
The celebrated author of the Harry Potter series has made billions, so this piece of celebrity trivia shouldn’t be too painful to recall.
This young autistic boy’s emotional reaction to seeing his favorite band, Coldplay, live has touched people around the world – including members of Coldplay, who have shared it on their official page. I am writing to you as a mother — a heartbroken mom to a child with uncontrollable seizures.
Currently there are 26 states that have legalized medical marijuana in an oil format, and 25 of those have epilepsy or uncontrollable seizures as an approved condition. Parents of children plagued with seizures are fleeing to states like Colorado or Oregon where they can give their son or daughter a new life. So dear legislator, I am coming to you as a law-abiding, working class, voting citizen of your state.
By now, most of us know that yoga and meditation provide a plethora of benefits including reduced tension and stress, and improved focus and concentration. I recently started a post on LinkedIn, “How Yoga & Meditation helped me deal with the demands of being an Executive Assistant”. The Los Angeles Times observes that mindfulness meditation has a long history in Silicon Valley. The Mayo Clinic notes that more evidence indicating that mindfulness training improves employees’ personal lives, reduces the symptoms of depression and anxiety, and consistently improves employee engagement. As the founder of Self Reboot–it’s my mission to open the eyes of Corporate America to the proven benefits of Yoga, Meditation and Exercise. Self Reboot is portable: you can do it a your desk, outside on a bench, in your car (only when parked) or at home while watching TV.
People think kittens are nothing but tiny balls of sweet fur, but cat people know different. You can invest hundreds of dollars in toys, games, and other amusements for your beloved cat.
Kid Rock's personal assistant has been found dead at his Nashville property, according to a report.
This expression is actually quite simple and still makes little sense when you actually find out what it means.
It may also come from the fact that when people get hit by lightning or cars, often their shoes (and sometimes socks) are known to actually fly off.
This one comes from the fact that almost every single person on earth has one really creepy uncle. In old times of war, they did not have access to any kind of anesthesia to sedate wounded soldiers on the battlefield, so they would give them a literal empty bullet round to put in their mouth and bite down on while emergency surgery was performed – amputation, digging out a bullet, etc.
People use this idiom when talking about someone making someone else feel really good about themselves (often when seeking a favor in return). There was an ancient Indian custom of throwing balls of butter at statues of God when seeking favors.
DESCRIPTION: This is the largest map of its kind to have survived in tact and in good condition from such an early period of cartography. These place names are in Lincolnshire (Holdingham and Sleaford are the modern forms), and this Richard has been identified as one Richard de Bello, prebend of Lafford in Lincoln Cathedral about the year 1283, who later became an official of the Bishop of Hereford, and in 1305 was appointed prebend of Norton in Hereford Cathedral. While the map was compiled in England, names and descriptions were written in Latin, with the Norman dialect of old French used for special entries.
Here, my dear Son, my bosom is whence you took flesh Here are my breasts from which you sought a Virgina€™s milk. The other three figures consist of a woman placing a crown on the Virgin Mary and two angels on their knees in supplication. Still within this decorative border, in the left-hand bottom corner, the Roman Emperor Caesar Augustus is enthroned and crowned with a papal triple tiara and delivers a mandate with his seal attached, to three named commissioners.
In the right-hand bottom corner an unidentified rider parades with a following forester holding a pair of greyhounds on a leash. The geographical form and content of the Hereford map is derived from the writings of Pliny, Solinus, Augustine, Strabo, Jerome, the Antonine Itinerary, St. As is traditional with the T-O design, there is the tripartite division of the known world into three continents: Europe, Asia, and Africa.
EUROPE: When we turn to this area of the Hereford map we would expect to find some evidence of more contemporary 13th century knowledge and geographic accuracy than was seen in Africa or Asia, and, to some limited extent, this theory is true.
France, with the bordering regions of Holland and Belgium is called Gallia, and includes all of the land between the Rhine and the Pyrenees. Norway and Sweden are shown as a peninsula, divided by an arm of the sea, though their size and position are misrepresented. On the other side of Europe, Iceland, the Faeroes, and Ultima Tile are shown grouped together north of Norway, perhaps because the restricting circular limits of the map did not permit them to be shown at a more correct distance.
The British Isles are drawn on a larger scale than the neighboring parts of the continent, and this representation is of special interest on account of its early date. On the Hereford map, the areas retain their Latin names, Britannia insula and Hibernia, Scotia, Wallia, and Cornubia, and are neatly divided, usually by rivers, into compartments, North and South Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, England, and Scotland.
THE MEDITERRANEAN: The Mediterranean, conveniently separating the three continents of Asia, Africa and Europe, teems with islands associated with legends of Greece and Rome.
Mythical fire-breathing creature with wings, scales and claws; malevolent in west, benevolent in east. 4.A A  For bibliographical information on these and other (including lost) cartographical exemplars, see Westrem, The Hereford Map, p. 10.A A  For bibliographical information for editions and translations of the source texts, see Westrem, The Hereford Map, p. 11.A A  More detailed analysis of these data can be found in my a€?Lessons from Legends on the Hereford Mappa Mundi,a€? Hereford Mappa Mundi Conference proceedings volume being edited by Barber and Harvey (see n.
16.A A  Danubius oritur ab orientali parte Reni fluminis sub quadam ecclesia, et progressus ad orientem, .
23.A A  The a€?standarda€? Latin forms of these place-names and the modern English equivalents are those recorded in the Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, ed. From the time when it was first mentioned as being in Hereford Cathedral in 1682, until a relatively short time ago, the Hereford Mappamundi was almost entirely the preserve of antiquaries, clergymen with an interest in the middle ages and some historians of cartography. FROM THE TIME when it was first mentioned as being in Hereford Cathedral in 1682, until a relatively short time ago, the Hereford Mappamundi was almost entirely the preserve of antiquaries, clergymen with an interest in the middle ages and some historians of cartography. Details from the Hereford map of the Blemyae and the Psilli.a€? Typical of the strange creatures or 'Wonders of the East' derived by Richard of Haldingham from classical sources and placed in Ethiopia. Equally important work was also being done on medieval and Renaissance world maps as a genre, particularly by medievalists such as Anna-Dorothee von den Brincken and Jorg-Geerd Arentzen in Germany and by Juergen Schulz, primarily an art historian, and David Woodward, a leading historian of cartography, in the United States. The Hereford World Map is the only complete surviving English example of a type of map which was primarily a visualization of all branches of knowledge in a Christian framework and only secondly a geographical object. After the fall of the Roman empire in the 5th century, monks and scholars struggled desperately to preserve from destruction by pagan barbarians the flotsam and jetsam of classical history and learning; to consolidate them and to reconcile them with Christian teaching and biblical history. There would have been several models to choose from, corresponding to the widely differing cartographic traditions inside the Roman Empire, but it seems that the commonest image descended from a large map of the known world that was created for a portico lining the Via Flaminia near the Capitol in Rome during Christ's lifetime. Recent writers such as Arentzen have suggested that, simply because of their sheer availability, from an early date different versions of this map may have been used to illustrate texts by scholars such as St.
Eventually some of the information from the texts became incorporated into the maps themselves, though only sparingly at first. A broad similarity in coastlines with the Hereford map is clear in the Anglo-Saxon [Cottonian] World Map, c.1000 (#210), but there are no illustrations of animals other than the lion (top left). The resulting maps ranged widely in shape and appearance, some being circular, others square. A few maps of the inhabited world were much more detailed, though keeping to the same broad structure and symbolism.
Most of these earlier maps were book illustrations, none were particularly big and the maps were always considered to need textual amplification.
From about 1100, however, we know from contemporary descriptions in chronicles and from the few surviving inventories that larger world maps were produced on parchment, cloth and as wall paintings for the adornment of audience chambers in palaces and castles as well as, probably, of altars in the side chapels of religious buildings.
A separate written text of an encyclopedic nature, probably written by the map's intellectual creator, however, was still intended to accompany many if not all these large maps and one may originally have accompanied the Hereford world map.
These maps seem largely to have been inspired by English scholars working at home or in Europe. The most striking novelty, however, was the vastly increased number of depictions of peoples, animals, and plants of the world copied from illustrations in contemporary handbooks on wildlife, commonly called bestiaries and herbals. Mentions in contemporary records and chronicles, such as those of Matthew Paris, make it plain that these large world maps were once relatively common.
At about the same time that this map was being created, Henry III, perhaps after consultation with Gervase, who had visited him in 1229, commissioned wall maps to hang in the audience chambers of his palaces in Winchester and Westminster.
The Hereford Mappamundi is the only full size survivor of these magnificent, encyclopedic English-inspired maps. An inscription in Norman-French at the bottom left attributes the map to Richard of Haldingham and Sleaford. Studies have shown that beans have as much or more of this vital ingredient than well-known sources like blueberries, green tea, and pomegranate. Numerous studies have confirmed that by adding beans to your diet, you’ll see a significant drop in your numbers. Eating beans has shown to be a surprising weapon against cravings, filling you up and actually making you more inclined to opt for healthier foods. In one study, people placed on diets that emphasized bean consumption saw dramatic weight loss (in addition to lower cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and higher energy).
If you want to get athletic in the bedroom, focus on what’s happening in the kitchen. But it does even more than that: exercise boosts blood flow and can make you feel romantic after a serious sweat session at the gym. A glass of wine can make you feel amorous, but more than that can send your sex drive crashing to a halt.
You pushed yourself to the limit, you worked hard, you’re soaked in sweat and feeling accomplished.
The more reclusive and camera-shy they are, the stranger the tales become — weird romances, shady business deals, or just unusual personal habits. The actor has made headlines for his personal life, couch-jumping, and devotion to Scientology, but in his younger years Tom Cruise was far more sedate. Back before she was an international success, Rowling was fired for daydreaming too much while working as a secretary.
According to the award-winning actor, when he was a Mousketeer in the Mickey Mouse Club he had the opportunity to join the world-famous boy band. Dear legislator, I am writing to you as a mother — a heartbroken mom to a child with uncontrollable seizures. I march to my state capital in Louisiana rallying for my child’s life constantly, begging representatives and senators to listen to me. A life without medications with zombie-like side effects and a life where they can thrive and be free from the monster that is known as epilepsy.
I come to you in tears as I sit here holding my vibrating child as yet another seizure has taken hostage of his brain. Studies have shown that every dollar spent on wellness saves over $2 in absenteeism and saves over $3 in healthcare spending. According to a recent biography, the late Steve Jobs utilized Zen meditation practices to become a more efficient and dedicated manager when he was running Apple.
Janice Marturano, the company’s vice president for public responsibility, taught a handful of co-workers her mindfulness practices, which quickly spread company-wide. It’s a wise healthcare investment for employers considering wellness programs, and it improves workers’ general efficacy. People with only a passing cat curiosity will never comprehend the unique situations that come from owning these furry creatures (or to be more accurate, having one own you).
That sneaky feline is smarter than most people would assume; he can play games (include head games with his owner), outwit training attempts, and run circles around his human companions. And they can go from one to the other without missing a beat; how many cat people have witnessed their feline friend leap smoothly to a high perch, only to run smack into a wall? Using these words to describe a storm refers to high winds (howling dogs) and heavy rain (for Norse sailors, black cats who were were often pictured with witches riding their brooms during storms, became signs of heavy rain). The expression about knocking someone’s socks off is rumored to come from the early days of pornography when men would wear socks to hide their identities. We all know it means to put up with something and just deal, but biting a live round of ammunition?
This one is actually batshit insane in meaning, so I think you will all really appreciate it. When someone tells you this, they just want you to pack your bags with red clothing and go straight to hell. The circle of the world is set in a somewhat rectangular frame background with a pointed top, and an ornamented border of a zig-zag pattern often found in psalter-maps of the period (#223). Show pity, as you said you would, on all Who their devotion paid to me for you made me Savioress. Olympus and such cities as Athens and Corinth; the Delphic oracle, misnamed Delos, is represented by a hideous head. James (Roxburghe Club) 1929, with representations from manuscripts in the British Library and the Bodleian Library, and a€?Marvels of the Easta€?, by R.
The upper-left corner of the Hereford Map, showing north and east Asia (compare to the contents on Chart 3). 1), however, call attention to a remarkable degree of accuracy in the relationship of toponymsa€”for cities, rivers, and mountainsa€”both in EMM and in Hereford Map legends.A  On the Asia Minor littoral, for example, one passage in EMM links 39 place-names in a running series, 23 of which are found in Chart 4 (and visible, in almost exactly parallel order, on Fig.
5, above).A  Treating islands separately from the eartha€™s three a€?partsa€? follows the organizational style adopted by Isidore of Seville, Honorius Augustodunensis, and other medieval geographical authorities. Note Lincoln on its hill and Snowdon ('Snawdon'), Caernarvon and Conway in Wales, referring to the castles Edward I was building there when the map was being created.
In England, a detailed study of its less obvious features, such as the sequences of its place names and some of its coastal outlines by G. The Psilli reputedly tested the virtue of their wives by exposing their children to serpents. The cumulative effect has been to enable us at last to evaluate the map in terms of its actual (largely non-geographical and not exclusively religious) purpose, the age in which it was created and in the context of the general development of European cartography. The Old and New Testaments contained few doctrinal implications for geography, other than a bias in favor of an inhabited world consisting of three interlinked continents containing descendants of Noah's three sons. This now-lost map was referred to in some detail by a number of classical writers and it seems to have been created under the direction of Emperor Augustus's son-in-law, Vipsanius Agrippa (63-12 BC) for official purposes. As the centuries went by, more and more was included with references to places associated with events in classical history and legend (particularly fictionalized tales about Alexander the Great) and from biblical history with brief notes on and the very occasional illustration of natural history.
Note also the Roman provincial boundaries, the relative accuracy of the British coastlines (lower left) and the attention paid to the Balkans and Denmark, with which Saxon England had close contacts. Some, often oriented to the north, attempted to show the whole world in zones, with the inhabited earth occupying the zone between the equator and the frozen north. They were never intended to convey purely geographical information or to stand alone without explanatory text.
Often a 'context' for them would have been provided by the other secular as well as religious surrounding decorations. For many maps continued to be used primarily for educational, including theological, purposes. They reached their fullest development in the thirteenth century when Englishmen like Roger Bacon, John of Holywood (Sacrobosco), Robert Grosseteste and Matthew Paris were playing an inordinately large part in creative geographical thinking in Europe.
In most, if not all of these maps, the strange peoples or 'Marvels of the East' are shown occupying Ethiopia on the right (southern) edge, as on the Hereford map. Exposure to light, fire, water, and religious bigotry or indifference over the centuries has, however, led to the destruction of most of them.
Both are now lost but it seems quite likely that the so-called 'Psalter Map', produced in London in the early 1260s and now owned by the British Library, is a much reduced copy of the map that hung in Westminster Palace. Despite some broad similarities in arrangement and content, however, there are very considerable differences from the Ebstorf and the 'Westminster Palace' maps in details - like the precise location of wildlife, the portrayal of some coastlines and islands, or in the recent information incorporated. Resveratrol also makes a big appearance in red wine, hence the belief that a glass a day can help your health.


And you have a plethora of taste options to choose from: pinto, peas, black beans, navy, and northern beans all have a powerful impact on your bad blood pressure.
Try to add a few ounces of chickpeas to your daily diet, and see how quickly your cravings fade! With so many different components in play, it can be hard to determine exactly what’s making you feel less than amorous these days. Plus it can boost some of the hormones essential for a good time between the sheets, like testosterone, cortisol, and growth hormone. If your body isn’t running in optimal condition, your lust is going to be the first casualty. Indulging too much in any alcohol can kill your sex drive, bring about erectile dysfunction, and basically lead to a deeply unpleasant experience for everyone involved.
Most people are savvy enough to know that the vast majority of these stories are a load of lies. Although she faced her phobia a few years ago and actually got up close and personal with dolphins, she’s still by no means a big fan of the ocean-dwelling animals.
Looking at her box office runs and acting awards, it’s safe to say that Anne Hathaway has been a smashing success. In fact, the Oscar-nominated star was an extremely devoted Catholic as a teenager — so much so that he was planning on becoming a priest. Apparently she was more interested in concocting stories about a young wizard and his fantastic adventures than taking phone calls or recording memos. Ryan Gosling scoffed at the idea, thinking that the age of boy bands had faded with New Kids On The Block.
At 9 years old, my son is currently taking six medications twice a day in order to “control” his seizures (basically enough meds to knock out an elephant for a night). Numerous legislators tell me that they wish they could help, but legalizing medical marijuana is dangerous — even in an oil format. They long to see their kid do things like play at the playground, sit unassisted with their favorite toy, or at the very least have their innocent child look at them in the eyes and smile. One member posted – “It makes me not feel alone suffering of situations of full stress as Executive assistant.
And for the past four years, Google has been offering mindfulness training to all of its employees, even throwing some neuroscience into the mix. If your cat wants to stroll around the house at 3 AM, there’s no point in try to stay asleep if they demand your company. At the end of the day, cat people know the bitter truth: nothing in life will ever delight or fascinate your feline friend nearly as much as a cardboard box. My Mom being blissfully unaware I had never heard the expression before gave me no basis for what it meant, so I visualized cats and dogs falling from the sky and splattering onto the street. The higher level stuff had men (Gasp!) taking off their socks, and many think this is where this expression came from.
In Phrygia there is born an animal called bonnacon; it has a bulla€™s head, horsea€™s mane and curling horns, when chased it discharges dung over an extent of three acres which burns whatever it touches. India also has the largest elephants, whose teeth are supposed to be of ivory; the Indians use them in war with turrets (howdahs) set on them. The linx sees through walls and produces a black stonea€” a valuable carbuncle in its secret parts.
A tiger when it sees its cub has been stolen chases the thief at full speed; the thief in full flight on a fast horse drops a mirror in the track of the tiger and so escapes unharmed.
Agriophani Ethiopes eat only the flesh of panthers and lions they have a king with only one eye in his forehead.
Men with doga€™s heads in Norway; perhaps heads protected with furs made them resemble dogs.
Essendones live in Scythia it is their custom to carry out the funeral of their parents with singing and collecting a company of friends to devour the actual corpses with their teeth and make a banquet mingled with the flesh of animals counting it more glorious to be consumed by them than by worms. Solinus: they occupy the source of the Ganges and live only on the scent of apples of the forest if they should perceive any smell they die instantly. Himantopodes; they creep with crawling legs rather than walk they try to proceed by sliding rather than by taking steps. The Monocoli in India are one-legged and swift when they want to be protected from the heat of the sun they are shaded by the size of their foot. Flint, a€?The Hereford Map:A  Its Author(s), Two Scenes and a Border,a€? Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, 6th ser. Nevertheless, it placed a somewhat misleading emphasis on the map's geographical 'inaccuracies', its depiction of fabulous creatures and supposedly religious purpose, all clothed in what for the layman must have seemed an air of wildly esoteric learning and near-impenetrable medieval mystery. Recent research suggests this is a reference to African traders in medicinal drugs who visited ancient Rome. Today, with the map in the headlines of the popular press, it may be time to give a brief resume of what is currently known about it and to attempt to explain some of its more important features in the light of recent research. In the eyes of some (but by no means all) theologians, a fourth inhabited continent, the Antipodes, would implicitly have denied the descent of mankind from Noah, and the depiction of such a continent was deemed to be heretical by them. It was based on survey and on military itineraries and reflected the political and administrative realities of the time. Where space allowed, reference was also made to important contemporary towns, regions, and geographical features such as freshly-opened mountain passes.
Most of the maps, however, like the Hereford Mappamundi, depicted only that part of the world that was known in classical times to be inhabited and they were oriented with east at the top. Traces of the maps' classical origins could regularly be seen in, for instance, the continued depiction of the provincial boundaries of the Roman Empire (which are partly visible on the Hereford map) and for many centuries by the island of Delos which had been sacred to the early Greeks being the centre of the inhabited world. They and the texts that they adorned continued to be copied by hand until late in the 15th century and are to be found in early printed books.
God dominates the world and the 'Marvels of the East' occupy the lower right edge of the map, as they do on the Hereford map. Together they would have provided a propaganda backdrop for the public appearances of the ruler, ruling body, noble or cleric who had commissioned them, and some may have been able to stand alone as visual histories. The Hereford map, as an inscription at the lower left corner tells us, was certainly intended for use as a visual encyclopedia, to be 'heard, read and seen' by onlookers.
Because of the maps' size, they were able to include far more information and illustration than their predecessors.
More space was also found for current political references and information derived from contemporary military, religious and commercial itineraries. Today, the earliest survivor, dating from the beginning of the thirteenth century, is a badly damaged example now in Vercelli Cathedral, probably having been brought to Italy in about 1219 by a papal legate returning from England. We know from Matthew Paris that the Westminster map was copied by others, and it is likely to have had a lasting influence even though the original was destroyed in 1265. A Latin legend in the bottom right corner of the Hereford map refers to the 5th century Christian propagandist Orosius as the main source for the map, but as we have already seen, it incorporates information from numerous ancient and thirteenth century sources and adds its own interpretations of them.
The map is an outstanding example of a map type that had evolved over the preceding eight centuries. Try eating beans in conjunction with a variety of other antioxidant-rich foods to have your body running better than ever; mung and aduki beans are your best bet. Luckily, The Huffington Post provided a few simple ways to optimize your sex drive to help you get your groove back. And studies have shown that the scent of sweat can prove to be an aphrodisiac for your significant other. Why would your system worry about sex when it has to fix all the damage you’re doing to it? Believe it or not, your post-workout routine can have a huge impact on your overall fitness. Considering that those little stories led to international acclaim, untold riches, and a whole generation that believes in magic, we think Rowling was on the right track. Gosling doesn’t seem too heartbroken about this missed opportunity, but millions of his female fans might disagree.
My son was born with a rare brain anomaly, and because of it he suffers from brutal, relentless, life-altering seizures. The seizures began at 6 months old and have progressively gotten worse. These FDA-approved medications have caused him to regress developmentally to the point of being strictly fed through a feeding tube. I’m humbly asking that you open your mind and your heart to understand a quarter of what our life entails, desperately trying everything imaginable in order to save the precious life that we brought into this world.
I recently started a post on LinkedIn, “How Yoga & Meditation helped me deal with the demands of being an Executive Assistant”. I have already been in a burn out period and forced to stay at home for some weeks because I couldn’t work correctly any longer (lack of concentration, loss of memory, mistakes…). According to the source, the class is a huge hit and has a 500-employee waiting list at the tech giant’s headquarters. And they’re reporting higher levels of concentration on the job, making them much better workers.
I just figured I would end on it because so many women tell me to go there on a regular basis. From its literal meaning in Greek it also signifies the plant ox-tongue, so called from its shape and roughness of its leaves.
Conventionally holds a mirror in one hand, combing lovely hair with the other According to myth created by Ea, Babylonian water god. The large city at the top edge is Babylon (its description is the map's longest legend [A§181). 12-30.A  The conservator Christopher Clarkson drew my attention to the gouge in the Mapa€™s former frame. Talbert (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), which I employ throughout my book, but with the caution that in dealing with the manuscript culture of medieval Europe, it is misleading and anachronistic to speak of a€?standarda€? or a€?correcta€? spellings, especially of geographical words. Casual visitors to the dark aisle where it hung could see only a dark, dirty image which they were encouraged to view in a pious, but also rather condescending manner. Crone of the Royal Geographical Society, revealed that despite the antiquity of many of the map's sources much was almost contemporary with the map's creation and was secular. Much of the text that follows is an amplification of information panels and leaflets prepared for the British Library's current display of the map. Most medieval mapmakers seem to have accepted this constraint, but world maps showing four continents are not uncommon: notably the world maps created by Beatus of Liebana (#207) in the late 8th century to illustrate his Commentary on the Apocalypse of St. It may have incorporated information from an earlier survey commissioned by Julius Caesar and, to judge from some early references, it may originally have shown four continents. These texts owed much to classical writers, particularly Pliny the Elder (23-79), who himself derived much of his information from still earlier writers such as the fifth century BC Greek historian Herodotus. As befitted the encyclopedic texts that they illustrated, the maps became visual encyclopedias of human and divine knowledge and not mere geographical maps. Many were purely schematic and symbolic, showing a T, representing the Mediterranean, the Don and the Nile, surrounded by an 0, for the great ocean encircling the world, sometimes with a fourth continent being added. It was only from about 1120 that Jerusalem took Oclos' place as the focal point of the map, as it does on the Hereford Mappamundi. They retained and expanded the geographical and historical elements of the older maps - coastlines, layout and place names on the maps frequently reveal their ancestry - but to them they added several novel features. Inscriptions of varying lengths amplified the pictures and sometimes contained references to their sources. Much better preserved, until its destruction in 1943, was the famous Ebstorf world map of about 1235. It is difficult to account otherwise for the striking similarities in detailed arrangement and content between the Psalter world map, the recently discovered 'Duchy of Cornwall' fragment (probably commissioned in about 1285 by a cousin of Edward I for his foundation, Ashridge College in Hertfordshire) and the Aslake world map fragments of about 1360. In many of its details it particularly resembles the Anglo-Saxon World Map of about 1000 and the twelfth century Henry of Mainz world map in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.
That being said, downing every supplement in the pharmacy isn’t going to help your libido (and in fact could be really dangerous). The steps you take after you finish exercising can take your fitness routine to the next level. BuzzFeed has some prime examples of celebrity trivia that sounds like a sham, but is actually true.
Well, he got kicked out of seminary school for stealing some liquor, and eventually ended up in Hollywood.
In our world, seizures and anticonvulsant medications steal their smiles. My heart breaks a little more with each passing day as I put these medications in my child’s feeding tube. Please trust the bill proposed and consider the thousands of lives that will change for the better. But it seems that it is the way nowadays: always under pressure and always quicker and quicker.
Your feline friend doesn’t like this, and will often demand your focus by plopping down in the middle of your work. She finally walked into the room a few minutes later, saw the damage done to my little mind, and explained it was an expression. Crone points out that this reference has special significance because Augustus had also entrusted his son-in-law, M. Sometimes identified with Sirens, the mythical enchantresses along coasts of the Mediterranean, who lured sailors to destruction by their singing. Amazon means a€?without a breast,a€? according to tradition these women removed the right breast to use the bow. At the right edge, a looping line shows the route of the wandering Israelites in their Exodus from Egypt; it crosses the Jordan to the left of a naked woman who looks over her shoulder at the sinking cities of Sodom and Gomorrah in the Dead Sea (she is Lot's wife, turned into a pillar of salt [A§254]. 400), a text that was often attended during the Middle Ages by diagrammatic a€?mapsa€? illustrating the concept.A  See also David Woodward. Others delved into the question of its authorship, which had previously been assumed to be obvious from the wording on the map itself. The medievalized depiction on the bottom left corner of the Hereford world map of 'Caesar Augustus' commissioning a survey of the world from three surveyors representing the three corners of the world may be based on a muddled - and religiously acceptable - memory of these classical events. Even though the inscriptions on the maps gradually became more and more garbled and the information more and more embellished, distorted, and misunderstood, they nevertheless retained their tenuous links with ancient learning. More than simple geographical shorthand, such maps were also meant to symbolize the crucifixion, the descent of man from Noah's three sons and the ultimate triumph of Christianity.
Palestine itself was usually enlarged far beyond what, on a modern map, would have been its actual proportions.
A note on one of the most famous of them, the Ebstorf, says that it could be used for route planning. Although the maps were still dominated by biblical and classical history and legend, most other information seems to have been acceptable and was accommodated within the traditional framework.
Far larger than the Hereford Word Map and much more colorful, it was probably created under the guidance of the itinerant English lawyer, teacher and diplomat, Gervase of Tilbury.
In transmission some facts and text became garbled and some inscriptions are gobbled gook or wrong.
The ones who have run out of options to control their seizures, their pain, their behaviors… The ones whose lives are depending on you. I cringe every time I administer the medicine that is supposed to be helping him, but isn’t. Think of the lives that have the potential to be productive citizens if only their seizures could be controlled and the lives that can be saved with a single drop of oil a day.
If There’s A Sunbeam, Your Cat Is Probably In It And woe be it to anyone who gets between a cat and their chosen ray of sunlight. Nothing is too good for our beloved cats — and your beloved pet knows this better than anyone.
The circle one-third of the way from the bottom is Jerusalem, the Map's central point, with a crucifixion scene above it ([A§387-89]). Its images and decoration have been examined from a stylistic standpoint by Nigel Morgan and put into the context of their time, while the late Wilma George examined the animals in the light of her own zoological knowledge [2] The chance discoveries of fragments of other English medieval world maps in recent years [3] have expanded the context within which the Hereford World Map can be examined, and the Royal Academy exhibition, 'The Age of Chivalry' of 1987 enabled the map to be displayed in the company of other non-cartographic artifacts of its own time. Generally, though, it was not difficult to adapt surviving copies of existing, secular world maps to suit the purposes of Christian writers from the 5th century onwards.
This was in order to match its historical importance and to accommodate all the information that had to be conveyed.
Christ would, for instance, be shown dominating the world, or the world might even be depicted as the actual body of Christ.
The world was shown as the body of Christ and much space was devoted to the political situation in northern Germany: an area of particular concern to the Duke who may have commissioned it.
Eat Real Food Processed food can be hell for your sex drive, leaving you feeling sluggish and decidedly un-sexy. They may prescribe vitamin D or fish oil — both proven to get your blood pumping in a fun way. Waking up every single day waiting for the seizures to start, then waiting every single day for the seizures to stop. My son and thousands of other children and adults like him are depending on you because the medical professionals have done all they could do. I am now looking for a new Yoga course because I don’t think I can do it on my own and I am sure that this activity is quite good to find some balance in our battered life. So how about we explore the meaning behind it, as well as some other odd turns of phrase we use?
Carte marine et portulan au XIIe siA?cle:A  Le Liber de existencia riveriarum et forma maris nostri Mediterranei.
The amount of space dedicated to the other parts of the world varied according to their traditional historical or biblical importance and the preoccupations of the author of the text that the map illustrated. Tyra Banks Is Afraid Of Dolphins The supermodel and reality television star has a deep-seated phobia of the aquatic mammals, according to celebrity trivia.


They say no to my kid who desperately wants to live a life where he can have a single thought not be disrupted by an electrical misfire in his brain.
Behind the blue band of the river is a grim array of grotesque figures to indicate the existence of primitive peoples.
There may be significance in the soulless mermaid placed in the map close to the unattainable Holy Land, or she may be a possible temptation to sea-faring pilgrims. Phillott, wrote that it shows a a€?rejection of all that savoured of scientific geography, . Because of this, space devoted to the author or patron's homeland was often much exaggerated when judged by modern standards, as in the case of England, Wales and Ireland on the Hereford Mappa Mundi. Crone demonstrated, the Hereford also contains sequences of the more important place names along some major thirteenth century commercial and pilgrimage routes.
I know that your love will last for all time, that your faithfulness is as permanent as the sky. Rinse Off “As soon as I finish my foam rolling session, I head straight to the bathroom to wash my hands. He is in a constant state of “daydreaming” due to the absence seizures that plague his brain every few minutes.
FDA-approved meds, high-dose steroid and intravenous immunoglobulin infusions, vagus nerve stimulators, corpus callosotomy surgeries… so many options that do not provide relief for many afflicted with uncontrollable seizures. Kittens Are Cuddly And Dangerous People think kittens are nothing but tiny balls of sweet fur, but cat people know different.
On a world map, though, as opposed to the strip itinerary maps produced by Matthew Paris in about 1250, the route planning could only have been very approximate and very much incidental to the main purposes.
The two rescue medications he has cause his heart and breathing rate to slow, putting him in danger each and every time it’s administered to him.
Raining Cats and Dogs This expression is actually quite simple and still makes little sense when you actually find out what it means. 15: But you, O Lord, are a merciful and loving God, always patient, always kind and faithful. 14), which may have resulted from the survey of the provinces ascribed by tradition to Julius Caesar.
In the Hereford map they could revel in this pictorial description of the outside world, which taught natural history, classical legends, explained the winds and reinforced their religious beliefs. Nicolas Cage Has Some Quiet Fans The actor has a reputation for weirdness himself, but this piece of celebrity trivia proves that some of his fans are in a class by themselves. Cats Have Unexpected Wells Of Patience Cats have a bad rap for being cranky and moody, but cat people have seen the truth.
Knocked My Socks Off Now we get into the stuff that is just a bit more interesting to be honest. The two upright fingers branching up from the Mediterranean are the Aegean and the Black Sea with the Golden Fleece at its extremity. 8: But God has shown us how much he loves us a€“ it was while we were still sinners that Christ died for us!Hebrews 13, vs.
Be Considerate “Other than a whey protein shake, the most important thing I do post-workout is put all of the equipment back where I got it and wipe down any benches I was using.
They Can Help Prevent Cancer All types of beans have proven to be a major factor in fighting cancer, so eating beans could be a big step to ensuring your future health. Supplements You should be taking a multivitamin regularly to help get all the nutrients your diet doesn’t provide.
Say Uncle This one comes from the fact that almost every single person on earth has one really creepy uncle. On my face and chest, I use a toner by my facialist Cecilia Wong that moisturizes while disinfecting my skin — which is so important after a sweat-fest. They Can Lower Cholesterol The musical fruit can lower cholesterol dramatically, reducing heart disease by a large margin. Tom Cruise Wanted To Be A Priest Here’s another religion-related piece of celebrity trivia, this time featuring Tom Cruise. I would come home from work and plop myself in the chair for A? hour or so, wash up, change my clothes and eat dinner. I can count on my one hand the number of times I played ball with my boy or took my daughter shopping.
They Can Reduce Cravings Next time you’re hankering for something salty or sweet (and probably unhealthy), try some beans instead! Drink Less We don’t mean water (hydration is key for a sexy and healthy system), but if you enjoy imbibing in alcohol it might be time to consider another beverage. I love coconut oil as lotion post-shower because it not only hydrates but it also nourishes the layers of your skin and helps to pull out the fat-soluble toxins. I feel sorry for my children for not being there for them and sorry for my wife because she raised the kids pretty much on her own and she did a great job of it. I am sorry for myself also because the moments that I missed with my children can never be recovered. JK Rowling Was Fired For What Made Her Famous The celebrated author of the Harry Potter series has made billions, so this piece of celebrity trivia shouldn’t be too painful to recall.
I thought I was doing my best by beingA a goodA provider but in my older wisdom I know that being a Dad was the most important thing they needed. Butter Someone Up People use this idiom when talking about someone making someone else feel really good about themselves (often when seeking a favor in return). Your Cat Is A Living Alarm Clock Unfortunately, it’s an alarm clock you have no control over. You Will Never Be As Interesting As A Cardboard Box You can invest hundreds of dollars in toys, games, and other amusements for your beloved cat.
He created us, molded us, watches over our lives, provides for us, and when we die He brings us into His kingdom. It was customary at that time for Rabbis (Jesus was onea€”it meant teacher) when they were among a crowd to say the first verse of a Psalm.
What He most likely was doing was wanting the rest of the people, and us, to say the rest of the Psalm.
Kendall===============================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop June 12, 2010. Lost loves, friends, jobs, disagreements with others, death of relatives, and depression are just some of the reasons we lose pride and hope in one self. We could go on with this forever so today I am just addressing those qualities in single people. With single people, it could just be the problem with finding the right a€?someonea€? to love. The delay or loss of a past love (among other things) could send someone spiraling downward into a loss of respect for themselves. Nationally, there are 85.6 unmarried men for every 100 unmarried women and the birthrate is approximately 53% women over men.
They have the a€?TV-ADa€? looks, drugs, drinking, sex, and instant communication (cell and text). Some people give up on themselves and become self destructive with over eating and drinking or hibernation.
From a mana€™s perspective, if a man is looking for a quick date, sex, or just a temporary girlfriend he will frequent a bar. If a man is looking for a long term loving relationship or wife, he will look around church, a library (or book store), coffee bars, or social groups. Dona€™t settle on things that go against you conscience whether it is with yourself or a mate. People with multiple divorces fail in relationships, drinkers are good drinkers, abusers (physical or mentally) are just abusers and players, and cheaters are cheaters. People rarely change and never enter a relationship with the thought that you can later on change that person to your expectations.
If a person you care for ever poses this statement ----- A a€? If you want me (or love me) you need to do a€?this or thata€™.a€? ----- then walk away and dona€™t look back. The following religions or faiths consider Jesus as an enlightened spiritual teacher: Jehovaha€™s Witnesses, Mormonism, Unification Church , Christian Science, A? of all Wicca, New Age, Nation of Islam, Bahaa€™i World Faith, Hare Krishna, Hinduism, some of Judaism, and Islam. It is funny that all these listed above recognize him as a great spiritual teacher but do not follow His teachings. The other half of Wicca, Transcendental Meditation, Scientology, and Buddhists either do not mention Him or He is not important to their way of thinking. Genesis Chapter #1 in part of verse 2 says, a€?and the Spirit of God was moving over the watera€?. He won trophies for the best in class in New York State for horseshoes and archery (before compound bows) for several years running. He hunted and fished and always, it seemed, brought back his limit no matter what game, fish, or bird was in season. He joined the Navy Sea Bees in WW2 and ended up getting drafted in the Marine Corps on an Island in the Pacific during the conflict. The only way there is through His Son Jesus so I accept Him as my Lord and Savior and try my best to follow His ways.
A ====================================================== ==============================================Note: If you have not seen the movie "Left Behind" with Kirk Cameron, now would be the time. Well to begin with; this promise from God is only for believers and followers of Jesus Christ.
Paul was talking about believers and inserted the condition of a€?for those who love Goda€?. You see, when you accept Christ as your Lord and Savior and ask for forgiveness and confess to Him your sins --------- you are washed clean with the blood of Christ. However, sometimes you carry the baggage of the memories of those sins in your mind and heart. This verse in Romans assures you that your guilt is unjustified because God will make it turn out in the end for good. Jesus did not promise that this life would be easy but that He would walk through those troubled times with you.
Although it was a good one, it caused me much stress and sometimes aspects of it violated my conscience. I do believe that God is making this bad thing turn out to be good and I think He has a better job for me in the near future. If you believe in God and love Him and believe in His promise, these too will turn out for the better. And leta€™s not forget that even though what his brothers did was a€?wronga€?, God made it into good when Joseph forgave them and helped them.
His promise does not make wrong right but makes it turn out into something good for his glory, for us believers. We know that Jesus will walk with us through the valley but God will get us to the mountain top when we get through it. I am sure there are many stories out there of how this verse helped many people weather their storms. Kendall============================================================Pastor Pop-Pop July 31, 2010.
Do not make for yourselves images of anything in heaven or on earth or in the water under the earth. Do not bow down to any idol or worship it, because I am the Lord your God and I tolerate no rivals. I bring punishment on those who hate me and on their descendants down to the third and fourth generation.
It tells us His personality, words, likes, dislikes, rules, commands, pleasures, and all the things he has done. So any god or image of him that does not conform to or match the one described in the Bible (the word of God) is not the God of Israel that we are to worship. Let us be clear that making images of anything is not a violation of the commandment but actually worshiping it as a god. Some churches within the body of Christ have pictures or statues of saints or even Jesusa€™ mother. That is not a violation unless the statue (or the person) a€?itselfa€? is being worshiped as a god or the statue is believed to have some sort of power within itself. Wearing a Jewish star or a cross is also not a violation unless the emblem itself is worshiped. If they are decorations that is OK but if you actually place or believe some hope or faith of luck in them, it is a violation of the commandment. People now seem to create their own god to worship in a€?their own minda€? and not within the scope of the Word of God (the Bible).
The one I hear the most is, a€?I am a good person so that is all that is needed to go to Heaven and be saved.a€? That is not what the Bible tells us. Matthew 7:21 (ESV) says, a€?Not everyone who says to me a€?Lord Lord,a€™ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.a€? What is the will of the Father? People go around saying god is this or god is that or that is a€?not what I believe ina€™ but if their beliefs are not in line with the Bible, they are in violation of the first commandment.
God is OK with working on a Sunday (or having your place of business open), God is OK with Homosexual and Gay behavior, I dona€™t have to go to church and worship Him, I dona€™t have to give, I dona€™t have to forgive everyone, it is OK to kill unborn babies, He is OK with pagan rituals, I can be rude to people, God did not make the earth a€“ and on and on and on.
The pastor said that this church was saying the Holy Spirit told them this was OK but another church said that the Holy Spirit was against this and yet another one had a different view point from the Holy Spirit.
We all violate them in some way or another but that is why Jesus died on the cross to wash us clean in His blood and absolve us of our faults. He scribed it on stone tablets and gave them to Moses on the mountain top to give to His people.
That is the translation that she likes to use.===============================================================Thou shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous Goda€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦a€¦. Leta€™s take one at a time and discuss:We discussed this command last sermon (review if you want to). Have you ever created another God in your mind or worshiped another god of a different religion or faith? Jesus said that if you even lust in your heart (or mind) for another that you violate this commandment. Covet is defined in the NIV dictionary as: To want for yourself something that belongs to another person. Whether you take it or not, take it and not return it, or just desire it ---- you have violated this commandment.
If you believe in Jesus and accept Him as your Lord and Savior, you are forgiven of your sins and you are washed in His blood clean and white as snow.
A Timothy McVey the mastermind on the Oklahoma bombing defied God and declared that he alone was the a€?master of his destinya€?. A ==============================================================================Pastor Pop-Pop August 24, 2010.
Having a good relationship with your spouse, family, friends, or co-workers is usually based on a good two way conversational attitude.
To render Him praise and glory through prayer, actions, good deeds, following His laws and commandments, and accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior.
He knows what we need before we ask but He likes to hear it from us also with some praise and worship attached. Your Mom knows you need food and gives you healthy meals but approaching her and asking for a snack also tells her you would like some cheese doodles too.
Prayers can be from a book, made up by you, from the Bible, or just general conversation between you and God. They can be on your knees by your bed, in Church, or just during every day activities or work. I try to concentrate not on an earthly or worldly fixture or thing but temporarily close my eyes (not while driving) or look up when I talk to Him. I find one (or a paragraph or verse) that I derive comfort from and say it as a special prayer to the Lord. What can flesh do to me?Psalm 121(NLT): I look up to the mountains-does my help come from there? Go to a good book store and page through some and see which ones are comfortable for you personally.
They are good Bibles but one is paraphrased and one is in a so called modern language that, for me, does not read real well. I highly recommend The New Living Translation (NLT), The New Century Version (NCV), or the New American Bible (NAB). The first two are used a lot with Contemporary Christian Churches and the third contains extra books as it was designed to meet the needs of Catholic Christians.
I also like the Good News Translation (GNT).A It is important that you like it and are comfortable with it.



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