Dice that look a little more like our modern dice were made from the knucklebone from hoofed animals that could fall in four different positions. These dice were not only used for games though; they were used to divine the future. The ancient Romans even had a goddess responsible for determining how the dice would fall – Fortuna, also known as Lady Luck. [READ MORE]
Chinese Snake Idioms Prof. Scarlet Leslie-Lewis
Chinese idioms are phrases that are four characters in length. Similar to English idioms, the literal translations will not make much sense. The origin of the idioms typically involve historical stories. Here are three Chinese idioms that include snakes! [READ MORE]
The Benefits of Reading Carrie Warts
We have all heard about the benefits of reading. We have even discovered it ourselves by our own reading habits – or thanks to the HP books.
I particularly remember my mother buying books every weekend when she would take my sister and me to the park, which coincidentally – yeah, right – was next to a bookstore.
One day when I was about 8 years old, I decided to ask her why she was buying book after book when she could buy herself clothes or more candy or even spend it on herself. She replied with something that will stay with me forever [READ MORE]