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Don’t let your vegetable patch go unused over winter, with a little bit of hard work you’ll find there are plenty of things you can grow throughout these coldest of months. But don’t worry if you haven’t already looked at planting over the summer in preparation...

Do we really live "much longer"? I heard that was part myth. In the past many kids died with childhood illnesses so they never reached adulthood. Of the people who reached adulthood did live a relatively comparable lifespan. Life expectancy was different...

*1: The most common letter for a word to start with is 's'. *2: Only two words in current use end in "-gry." *3: The word 'uncopyrightable' is the longest word in everyday speech that does not use a letter more than once. *4: The dot over the letters...

The story of Cardross Seminary begins in 1946, when St Peter’s College in Bearsden was destroyed by fire, and the college moved elsewhere: first, in 1946, to Darleith House, and then additionally, in 1948, to Kilmahew House, Cardross. It was not until...

1 September. The start of meteorological autumn. Another two hours of daylight lost in the next few weeks. Gardeners have seen it for some time. Seeds that raced to leaf and flower just weeks ago are sluggish now. All has noticeably slowed. Still time,...

Lessons of the world war War is always unpredictable It's almost hard to believe 100 years later, but many leaders at the time thought World War I would be over quickly. Few, if any, would have predicted a four-year battle of attrition that would result...

British Butterfly caterpillars feed on Nettles Many people don’t like Stinging Nettles (Urtica dioica) because they sting and are thought of as weeds but a lot of these same people don’t realise just how many pretty butterflies have caterpillars that...

Learning a foreign language boosts creativity Studies have shown that individuals who are bi-lingual have more creative ideas and are bold when it comes to bringing them to life. You increase your job prospects If you know a foreign language, you can...

reasons for staying alive Feel Better: When you’re positive, you’ll feel better about life in general. It’s impossible to feel positive and negative at the same time – and positivity is contagious- so the more positive you are, the more positive feelings...

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