So, cats are good for your health !

And there are many good reasons for that (11 at least, according to this article).

They are soothing, since they can be so quiet, and teach by example : we should takemore naps ! But their purring is also good for the human heart and blood pressure, and there are even therapy cats !

This five-year-old girl, Iris, was diagnosed with autism, and she has acquired better social skills since her new friend, Thula, has arrived :

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If you want to know more about this beautiful friendship, read this.

Today is… Columbus Day !

Columbus Day first became an official state holiday in Colorado in 1906, and became a federal holiday in the United States in 1937, though people have celebrated Columbus’s voyage since the colonial period.

Many Italian-American observe Columbus Day as a celebration of their heritage, the first occasion being in New York City on October 12, 1866. Since 1970, the holiday has been fixed to the second Monday in October, coincidentally the same day as the Canadian Thanksgiving celebration. It is generally observed nowadays by banks, the bond market, the U.S. Postal Service, other federal agencies, most state government offices, many businesses, and most school districts.

Source : Slate.com 

Cory’s Cookies sound delicious !

Little 10-year-old Cory is the proud owner of a cookies company. He started business a few years ago, when he decided that he wanted his mom to have a car, which she couldn’t afford. He had the idea to sell cookies in order to get enough money, she helped him make them and sell them.

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Those cookies have been very popular, and now, they have a car !

Good job, Cory !

Will Scotland become independent ?

On September 18th, the Scots will vote and decide whether they want to remain British, or become independent. Says Wikipedia :

The Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707. Having entered into a personal union with the kingdoms of England and Ireland following James VI‘s succession to the English and Irish thrones in 1603, Scotland subsequently entered into a political union with England on 1 May 1707 to create a single Kingdom of Great Britain. This union resulted from the Treaty of Union agreed in 1706 and enacted by the twin Acts of Union passed by the Parliaments of both countries, despite popular opposition and anti-union riots in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and elsewhere. Great Britain itself subsequently entered into a political union with Ireland on 1 January 1801 to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Another page of history is about to be turned.