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Artaxerxes II, penned the earliest record of unicorns in his book “Indika,” in which he described the creatures as “wild asses, fleet of foot, having a horn a cubit and a half (28 inches/700 mm) in length, and colored white, red, and black.” The body was white with a purple head and blue eyes. Ctesias claimed the animal could be found in India, and that the people there drank from the colorful horns and were cured of diseases. Sculptures at the ancient Persian capital depict unicorns as Ctesias described them.

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• Qilin makes rare appearances coinciding with the forthcoming birth or death of a wise scholar or great ruler. It’s said that the Chinese unicorn appeared to the pregnant mother of Confucius in the 6th century B.C., spewing out a jade tablet inscribed with a prophecy of greatness for her son. Legend also maintains that Confucious saw a Qilin shortly before his death. • Chinese folklore also declares that the Qilin carries extraordinarily gifted children on its back to earthly parents. The Qilin can walk on grass without crushing the tender blades. Chinese carved its image on gravestones to ward off evil spirits. The image is used in Feng Shui, that system of harmonizing individuals with their surrounding environment, to attract wealth and eliminate negativity. The unicorn is thought to bring joy, wisdom, and long life. • According to legend, in the 13th century, the Mongolian warrior Genghis Khan turned back from his conquest of India after meeting a unicorn. When the animal bowed down to Khan, Khan considered it as a sign from his dead father and pulled his army back. • Italian explorer Marco Polo claimed that he had come across unicorns during his travels in the late 13th century. But after reading his description of having “hair of a buffalo and feet like an elephant’s” with a “single large black horn in the middle of the forehead” and a “head like a wild boar’s…very ugly brutes to look at,” it was apparent that Polo had stumbled upon a rhinoceros! • The word “unicorn” is mentioned nine times in the King James Version of the Old Testament. The word was used by translators of the Hebrew Bible for the word “re’em,” which means “rimu,” or a wild ox. ...continued


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• “I bought a mesh laundry bag at the dollar store and hang it from a hook in the closet where I keep my hamper. Socks go in the bag. When I’m ready to do laundry, I tie a knot in the bag and toss it in. Socks stay together.” — T.O. in California • Last bowl’s worth of cereal? If you don’t like the cascade of bits and dust at the bottom of the bag, simply empty the contents into a colander before you put it in the bowl. • “Our neighbor’s dog kept getting into the trash while they were out. They bought a crate, but he barked too much when he was in it. They saw online where someone put their trash can in a dog crate and let the dog have the run of the house. He tried it, and it only took a couple of weeks before they were able to stop using the crate entirely. Mr. Dog doesn’t mess with the trash anymore.” — C.M. in Virginia • Break in new shoes with a thick pair of wool socks. Wear the socks with the new shoes around the house while tidying up. • “My dad keeps a pants hanger in the bathtub to hang up the small nonstick mat that he keeps in there. He says if he hangs it, it doesn’t get mildew on the bottom around the suction cups.” — T.K. in Missouri • Common substitutions: Recipe call for semisweet chocolate? Per ounce, use one square (1 ounce) of unsweetened chocolate and add 4 teaspoons of sugar. Send your tips to Now Here’s a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.


• On Jan. 16, 1605, Miguel de Cervantes' "El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha," better known as "Don Quixote," is published. The novel gave rise to a number of now-common idioms, including the English phrase "tilting at windmills." • On Jan. 18, 1803, Thomas Jefferson requests funding from Congress to finance the Lewis and Clark expedition. Though he did not disclose his intentions to Congress, Jefferson planned to send Meriwether Lewis on a reconnaissance mission to assess future territorial expansion into the west. • On Jan. 19, 1915, during World War I, Britain suffers its first casualties from an air attack when two German zeppelins drop bombs on the eastern coast of England. • On Jan. 13, 1939, Arthur "Doc" Barker is killed while trying to escape from Alcatraz Prison in San Francisco Bay. Barker, of the notorious "Bloody Barkers" gang, was spotted on the rock-strewn shore of the island after climbing over the walls. As he waded into the water, the guards shot and killed him. • On Jan. 15, 1951, Ilse Koch, wife of the commandant of the Buchenwald concentration camp, is sentenced to life imprisonment in a court in West Germany. Nicknamed the "Witch of Buchenwald," Ilse collected lampshades, book covers and gloves made from the skin of tattooed camp prisoners. • On Jan. 14, 1969, an explosion aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise kills 27 people in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. A rocket accidentally detonated, destroying 15 planes and injuring more than 300 people. The Enterprise was the first-ever nuclearpowered aircraft carrier when it was launched in 1960. • On Jan. 17, 1977, Gary Gilmore, convicted in a double murder, is executed by a firing squad in Utah, becoming the first person to be executed in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. © 2019 Hearst Communications, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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You’re getting very sleepy…so says the one trying to hypnotize you! Celebrate World Hypnotism Day on January 4 by staying alert to these facts! • Whether it’s an act on a stage or hypnotherapy in a physician’s office, hypnosis has long been used to help people control fears, negative behavior, low self-esteem, and even managing pain. Although there is evidence of hypnosis in ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, and in early tribal ceremonies, it was first introduced in the medical world around 1770 by Austrian physician Franz Mesmer, who spent much of his career studying hypnosis. Mesmer believed that a hypnotist had magical powers over his subject and claimed that he achieved results through hypnosis for patients suffering from paralysis, convulsions and “hysterical conditions.” The word “mesmerism” entered our language, referring to the control he had over his subject. • The word “hypnotism” was first used for the process in 1841 in England, using the Greek root word “hypnos,” meaning “sleep.” • In the late 1800s, hypnosis was formally recognized as being useful in modern medicine. In 1886, while developing theories on psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud used hypnosis to help patients deal with traumatic memories. During World War I, World War II, and the Korean War, hypnosis was used in treating what we now call Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It was also used as a substitute for anesthetics when supplies ran low. In 1962, brain surgery was even performed in Indianapolis on a patient under hypnosis. Hypnosis continues to be used for pain management during natural childbirth. ...continued


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• We get most of our impressions about hypnosis from those stage performances, when subjects seem to enter a deep sleep. It’s not a state of sleep at all, but rather a natural state of mind in which patients remain wide awake and aware of their surroundings. Scientists say that we all enter hypnotic states every day, when we are intensely focused or relaxed. How many times have you arrived at your destination without a memory of getting there, or “zoned out” while reading a book? Even daydreams are a form of hypnotic state.

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• While in a hypnotic “trance,” many people are more open to helpful suggestions and optimistic thoughts spoken by the hypnotist, such as overcoming certain phobias, forgetting bad experiences, or visualizing success. Hypnosis has been effective in combatting overeating, smoking, serious addictions, insomnia, and ADHD, as well as improving social relationships. • Performing on the stage, hypnotists frequently tell their subjects that they won’t remember what happened while they were “under.” However, they are not really asleep, just very relaxed, able to hear and comprehend -- not a “puppet” at all! • Those who have been hypnotized differ in their perception of what it was like. Some describe it as a heavy feeling, while others say it was a floating experience. Others say it has a feeling of detachment, like observing themselves from the outside. Breathing is typically slower and more shallow. • Some people avoid hypnosis for fear of being “stuck” in a trance, but because hypnotized people are always in control of their mind and body, they can easily come out of the hypnotized state, just by opening their eyes.

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