How to Tell if Jade Is Real

Jade is a beautiful stone that can be green, lavender, orange, red ,yellow or white. It’s quality is graded A, B, and C, depending on how it’s been treated.[1] Whether you’re shopping for jade or are curious about your jewelry collection, it’s helpful to be able to identify the real thing versus a fake. First,(…)


How to Tell if Gold Is Real

Gold is a valuable metal, so it is often imitated in fake jewelry and metal blends. By most international standards, anything consisting of less than 41.7%, or 10 karats, of gold is considered to be fake. If you’re wondering whether your gold is real, the most reliable test is to take it to a certified(…)


How to Become a Real Life Superhero

The world is a dangerous place and sometimes there’s a need for superheroes. Regrettably, there’s no real way to gain super strength or to fly like in the comic books. However, that doesn’t mean that someone can’t become a real life superhero. Across the world, regular people are donning costumes and creating personas to prevent(…)


Pumpkin Pie Made With a Real Pie Pumpkin!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and, for me, it’s all about the pumpkin pie! But let’s be honest, I don’t wait until Thanksgiving to start making pumpkin pie. November=Pumpkin Pie Month. Pumpkin pie is easy to make, the recipe is forgiving, and its main ingredient is squash, so it’s almost healt…By: cardamomandvanilla Continue Reading »(…)