According to Scotland's official website, Scotland is most famous for whisky and golf, among many other products, cultures and traditions. Scotch whisky is revered all over the world and is quite possibly the nation's best-known product, with 36 bottles exported every single second. Much like wine, fine Scotch whisky is viewed by some as an investment.
According to dream analysts and psychologists, dreams about tornadoes can mean three different things: emotional upheaval, destructive behavior and sudden change. Tornado dreams are common in people who do not have complete control over their lives and recognize a change is needed.
To dream of a rat often indicates anxiety or upset in the dreamer's waking life. Many human beings are naturally afraid of rats and consider them filthy pests that create a negative environment. If the dreamer's waking environment is particularly stressful or negative, one or more rats appearing in his dreams can point to the lack of control the dreamer feels in his daily life.
According to Astrology, numerology is used to determine a person's personality, strengths and talents, obstacles, inner needs, emotional reactions and the manner in which a person deals with others. Numerology studies the symbolism of numbers, examines the patterns in a person's life and provides insights about future events.
To dream about a crush means that the dreamer is thinking about this particular person on both a conscious and unconscious level. If the individual in the dream appears distant, this often points to a fear of rejection that the dreamer experiences in waking life. If the individual in the dream is open and loving, this represents what the dreamer wishes for in waking life.
Capricorns are said to be romantically compatible with Taurus, Virgo, Scorpio and Pisces. Those who are born under the Capricorn sign may also find romantic success with other people who share their sign. Cancer may be another suitable romantic match for Capricorn.
Coins placed in soil and covered with cloth indicate a feng shui wealth vase that supposedly brings prosperity into the home, according to World of Feng Shui. Soil is placed inside the vase followed by several essential and secret ingredients, including coins. The vase is then covered with a five-colored cloth and tied with five strings of five colors. The finished vase is kept hidden from view in the bedroom.
The Loch Ness monster is said to live in an inland lake in Scotland called Loch Ness. The lake is within the Great Glen, a steep valley in the Scottish highlands that was formed by a fault line.
The Pacific Northwest tree octopus is a fictional creature created by Lyle Zapato in 1998. Since then, it has become famous and is used by teachers to educate children about fact checking and Internet literacy.
In psychic studies, there are several signs that indicate a spirit is present that include unexplained sounds and familiar scents appearing seemingly out of nowhere. Spirits can also appear in photographs as flashes of light or orbs.
Spirits are those that have come from the grave to visit loved ones still on Earth while ghosts are people who have not yet "crossed over" after death. Some believe ghosts may still have unfinished business on Earth before they can cross over and be at rest.
According to the South Texas Ghost Hunters Alliance, ghosts appear in several different forms that range from energy orbs to apparitions with human features. In psychic studies, it is believed that ghosts appear when they have unfinished business on earth or a message to relay to a loved one in the living world.
Some observers believe that the Mayans predicted the end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012. While scholars hypothesize that the date was an end to one Mayan calendar period, they unanimously disagree that the date portended the apocalypse.
Socrates contributed to philosophy by creating what is known as the fundamentals of Western philosophy. He invented the teaching practice of pedagogy, the Socratic method and contributed to the fields of ethics, epistemology and logic.
The construction of the western portion of the first transcontinental railroad, as well as subsequent western railroads in the late 1800s, relied mostly on Chinese immigrants. They comprised more than 90 percent of the total labor force. During this era, Chinese immigrants, mostly men, took on jobs as launderers, cooks and child-care providers in newly established frontier communities and made hefty contributions to business and agricultural sectors in the West.
The term "holistic thinking" refers to a big picture mentality in which a person recognizes the interconnectedness of various elements that form larger systems, patterns and objects. Thinking holistically is the opposite of analyzing something, which involves breaking down a larger system into its details.
Robert Hooke developed the law of elasticity, known as Hooke's Law, which states that stress is directly proportional to strain. He is also the originator of the word "cell" in biology.
"Trust thyself" refers to the self-motivational mindset that tells a person to listen to their instincts, mind and heart. Ralph Waldo Emerson said in "Essays," "Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string." This quote speaks to trusting one's own feelings and avoiding conformity, because choosing conformity sacrifices independence.
Paying attention to details is important for avoiding errors, maintaining efficiency, preventing injuries, making a good impression and analyzing information. Professionals who are detail-oriented have an advantage in a variety of career fields, including engineering, technology, medicine, science, law, research, accounting and banking.
Monks live in monasteries, which are mainly found in Europe, the U.K. and Asia. Monks are usually Christian, Buddhist and Hindu men.
Mahatma Gandhi's primary cause was the Indian independence movement, which sought to create an Indian state that was free of British rule. He was also committed to a philosophy of peaceful resistance through which the Indian people could achieve their goals without resorting to war or violence.
Karma is an ethical cause and effect, where the intentional actions a person takes now affect the quality of their life now and in future lives. It is often thrown around in modern casual conversations as a type of luck, but it is the central concept of many Eastern religions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism.
Buddhism began in the 7th century B.C., when Buddha Shakyamuni began teaching the path to enlightenment after he himself was enlightened under a Bodhi tree while living in the forest after renouncing his role as prince. Buddha began spreading the four noble truths. These truths were the first spokes in the first turn of the wheel of Dharma.
Thailand's official national religion is Theravada Buddhism. About 95 percent of the country practices this religion and has since the 13th century.
The word Diwali refers to a traditional Hindu holiday known as the festival of lights. Diwali, which can also be referred to as Deepavali, is celebrated in every autumn and focuses on a celebration of literal and figurative light.