Lake Mirror Classic Auto Festival

The Lake Mirror Classic is considered one of the “must do” collector car shows in the southeastern United States. The display of more than 600 show vehicles on and surrounding the restored 1920’s, art deco-inspired Lake Mirror promenade in downtown Lakeland, Florida provides one of the most scenic venues in the...

Left Brain Right Brain?

Roger Sperry won the Nobel Prize in 1981 for his work on what is now commonly known as right brain-left brain thinking. Sperry theorized that some very specific activities were controlled by one side of the human brain or the other — for example, the right side controlled creative tasks, while the left side was where logic, language and reasoning lived. People were fascinated by the idea, and in the three decades since, bookstores, television, the Internet and college psychology classes everywhere have been filled with endless discussions of the differences between right-brain, left-brain, and whole-brain thinkers. (Ironically, Sperry’s Nobel prize, like his theory, was also split: two Harvard doctors were also recognized that year in the same medicine and physiology category for their discoveries in visual system processing.) Image: Shutterstock.com Are you right-brained or left-brained? Do you know? The people at MindMotivations.com offer a simple test to see which side of your brain is in control. All you need to do is stare at the image of the spinning woman for 30 seconds. Image: MindMotivations.com What do you see? Is she rotating clockwise or counter-clockwise? Maybe she goes in one direction initially, and then changes suddenly to go the other way. According to the Mind Motivations test: If you see a clockwise rotation, you are a right-brain thinker. If you see a counter-clockwise spin, you are a left-brain thinker. Do you see the image going both directions…or would you like to try and make it spin both directions? Check out the suggestions from Mind Motivations on how to make your brain change the rotation of the spinning image....

Daisy the 911 Hero Dog

James Crane worked on the 101st floor of Tower 1 of the World Trade Center … He is blind so he has a golden retriever named Daisy. After the plane hit 20 stories below, James knew that he was doomed, so he let Daisy go, out of an act of love. She darted away into the darkened hallway. Choking on the fumes of the jet fuel and the smoke James was just waiting to die. About 30 minutes later, Daisy comes back along with James’ boss, Who Daisy just happened to pick up on floor 112 on her first run of the building, she leads James, James’ boss, and about 300 more people out of the doomed building. But she wasn’t through yet, she knew there were others who were trapped. So, highly against James’ wishes she ran back in the building. On her second run, she saved 392 lives. Again she went back in. During this run, the building collapses. James hears about this and falls on his knees into tears. Against all known odds, Daisy makes it out alive, but this time she is carried by a firefighter. “She led us right to the people, before she got injured” the fireman explained. Her final run saved another 273 lives. She suffered acute smoke inhalation, severe burns on all four paws, and a broken leg, but she saved 967 lives. Daisy is the first civilian Canine to win the Medal of Honor of New York City. Pass it on to all animal...