The Secret Power Of Corals

Since ancient times corals are believed to protect from misfortunes and illnesses, and stop bleeding. In Greece the coral represents happiness and even immortality. At the beginning of the Christian era, there was a great trade carried on in coral between the Mediterranean and India, where it was highly esteemed as a substance endowed with mysterious sacred properties. It is remarked by Pliny that, previous to the existence of the Indian demand, the Gauls were in the habit of using it for the ornamentation of their weapons of war and helmets; but in his day, so great was the Eastern demand, that it was very rarely seen even in the regions which produced it. Among the Romans branches of coral were hung around children's necks to preserve them from danger, and the substance had many medicinal virtues attributed to it. A belief in its potency as a charm continued to be entertained throughout medieval times; and even early in the 20th century in Italy was worn as a preservative from the evil eye, and by females as a cure for sterility.  Read More...

Why Travel Makes You More Desirable

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but a new survey shows that we behold beauty more frequently in those who travel. An Australian dating website conducted a new survey of 882 adults and discovered that those who list traveling on their profile (and, hopefully, actually like to travel and aren't just writing that to be more appealing) were rated more attractive. Read More...

How to Improve Your Communication Skills?

If you want to improve your communication skills, a good place to start is to figure out a "scope of action." Like with any other activity that involves more than one person, the prime objective of communication is not a communication itself but the establishment of proper understanding with another party. There are three elements of understanding: Read More...
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