Хорошо. A good (ha) word to learn, and one of the first I ever learned when starting on DuoLingo. As a quick breakdown, in case you don’t know, хорошо (pronounced kho-ro-sho) means “good,” “okay,” or “well” in Russian. A versatile word, wouldn’t you think? Lots of situations call for a word like that, such as when you’re saying food tastes good, you’re doing well, or acknowledging something. I sure thought so for a lot longer than I’d have liked.
Earlier this week, a friend, some of my siblings and I got to explore and try out a local bookstore for the first time. Curious Book Shop is located right near the heart of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, but despite the urban, ever-changing area, once inside you’re transported to a historical place of stories and news written and read and handed on from generations past.
With my twenty-first birthday on the horizon, I’ve had the fun task of choosing the menu items for the party — as is the tradition in my family — and, of course, one of the menu items is the cake. Now there are several in my family that don’t care for cake that much, or would much rather prefer a different dessert in place of it. For example, my older brother has had pumpkin pie for his birthday since he was five or six, which is almost my whole life. At any rate, I’ve been exploring alternative options for my “cake” and recalled last year in which I made my own ice cream.
There’s no doubt cats are bizarre, the bulk of their behaviors being an enigma for the average human being to witness. As such, it’s no surprise that there are a plethora of people online explaining the strangest, wildest, and weirdest of their behaviors back into human terms.
Tea. The worldwide phenomenon that many claim dates back to roughly 2730 B.C. in ancient China. Whether we know the exact origin of tea or not, no one can deny that tea has been widely made, consumed, loved, and passed down through the generations for a very long time — and with good reason. The abundant benefits of tea are used by many to achieve healthier weight loss, sleep, pain, and energy levels. They even assist in the healing of ailments such as cardiovascular and degenerative diseases, several cancers, diabetes, and arthritis, all of which is thanks to their polyphenols, caffeine, fats, amino acids, and other such helpful ingredients. So with tea being so healthy and delicious, it makes sense that recipes may be necessary — however simple they are — to make the best, most impactful cup. And here we are!
After being sick this week, I began to notice that I was struggling with my sleep patterns, noting that I gradually slept in later and later while having a harder time falling asleep at night, and realized that my circadian rhythm may be out-of-sync. As such, I decided to research ways to get it back on track, primarily by getting myself to sleep at a good hour and sleeping a full 8 hours.