The Rare Total Solar Eclipse

Chile and Argentina just experienced a spectacular solar eclipse during a sunset. The view was the best from these two countries with a path of totality almost directly above the European Solar Observatory in Chile while also passing through the center of Buenos Aires in Argentina. A solar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes the shadow cast by the moon, fully or partially blocks the sun. This can only occur when the sun, moon, and Earth are nearly aligned on the straight line in three dimensions during a full moon when the moon is close to the ecliptic plane....

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A Spectacular Solar Eclipse

Chile and Argentina just experienced a spectacular solar eclipse during a sunset. The view was the best from these two countries with a path of totality almost directly above the European Solar Observatory in Chile while also passing through the center of Buenos Aires in Argentina. A solar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes the shadow cast by the moon, fully or partially blocks the sun. This can only occur when the sun, moon, and Earth are nearly aligned on the straight line in three dimensions during a full moon when the moon is close to the ecliptic plane....

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What Are Essential Oils, Anyways?

Bella Breakdown I love using my diffuser to make my apartment smell AH-mazing. I have all of the essential oils on the market – lavender, lemongrass, grapefruit, frankincense, eucalyptus – you name it, I have it. And I know the basic science behind it all. Certain scents will make me feel a certain way. For example, if I put lavender in my diffuser, it helps me feel calm and relaxed. If I put grapefruit in my diffuser, I will feel more energized and awake. But beyond how they make me feel, I didn’t really know where they come from...

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Go Outside! Your Body And Mind Will Thank You Later

Bella Breakdown As someone who lives, works, and plays in Steamboat, Colorado, I am constantly reaping the benefits of being in nature. The feeling I get when I go outside is exactly why I moved here in the first place. I love the moment when I walk out of my work space after a long day and finally get to see the way the light plays with the aspen trees, and feel the cold wind on my face. There is nothing that lifts my mood and makes me more content than the sun on my skin, breathing fresh air,...

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The Mathematics Of Love

Bella Breakdown Sometimes we think that meeting our one true love is magical, mystical, and something derived straight from the good of the universe itself. Well it might be a lot simpler than that. Just like everything else that gets ruined by math, love might simply come down to a numbers game. That’s right, picking your perfect partner is mathematical and scientific, and I guess a little emotional too… but only out of necessity. Experts say that when it comes to dating, use the first 37% of the people you’ve dated as practice individuals. That’s right, they’re just for...

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