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Brewer's: All Souls' Day

The 2nd of November, so called because the Roman Catholics on that day seek by prayer and almsgiving to alleviate the sufferings of souls in purgatory. It was first instituted in the monast…

Ebola on the Rise

Terrifying disease mystifies, concerns scientists by David Johnson Symptoms begin with fever, exhaustion, stomach pains, and diarrhea. Within a we…

AIDS on the Rise

2001 UN/WHO Report shows cases increasing by David Johnson The U.N. is raising awareness around the world, as evidenced by this poster for World AIDS Day in German. (Source: UNAi…

AIDS on the Rise

2001 UN/WHO Report shows cases increasing by David Johnson The U.N. is raising awareness around the world, as evidenced by this poster for World AIDS Day in German. (Source: UNAids.org) Rel…

Brewer's: Heart and Soul

With my whole heart and soul. With all the energy and enthusiasm of which I am capable. In French, “S'y porter de tout son coeur. ” Mark xii. 33 says, “Love [God] with all…

Brewer's: Soul Cakes

Cakes given in Staffordshire and Cheshire on All Souls' Day, to the poor who go a-souling, i.e. begging for soul-cakes. The words used are - Soul, soul, for soul-cake Pray you, good mistres…

Brewer's: Soul of a Goose

or Capon. The liver, called by the French ame. The renowned Strasbourg “patés de foie gras” are made of these souls. “Draw out all the entrails ... but leave the soul…

The Rise and Fall of Roller Coasters

From the Russian countryside to Disneyland by Marcus McGraw and Catherine McNiff Editor's Picks Alpengeist Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA Alpengeist is one of the world's fas…

Brewer's: Rise

To take a rise out of one. Hotten says this is a metaphor from fly-fishing; the fish rise to the fly, and are caught. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Rising …