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What are the Twelve Days of Christmas, Anyway?

Mikaela Gray

What are the Twelve Days of Christmas, Anyway?

Many are familiar with the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’ through the fast-paced, entertaining holiday carol, The Twelve Days of Christmas. Featuring what most assume to be a starstruck lover bestowing upon the subject of his infatuation, absurd gifts like, turtle doves, french hens, and a partridge in a pear tree. However, the true twelve days of Christmas mark the period, for some Christians, from the date of Jesus’ birth to the ‘Epiphany’ on the 6th of January. The actual song, however, was written during a time of duress for the Catholic church. When the English government outlawed Catholicism, and practice...

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Turn Christmas Greed Into Good: 10 Brands You Won't Feel Guilty Buying From for the Holidays!

Savanna Bachelder

Turn Christmas Greed Into Good: 10 Brands You Won't Feel Guilty Buying From for the Holidays!

The holidays are a great time to show the people in your life how much you care, but you can also give back while you do so! These brands use the proceeds from their products for good. Here are our Top 10 brands you won't feel guilty buying from for the holidays! 10. Sackcloth and Ashes: For every blanket you buy, Sackcloth and Ashes donates a blanket to a homeless shelter in your area. They have a wide array of blankets, for indoor and outdoor use. 9. Toms: For every product you buy, Toms donates to a person in need....

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12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Corbin Thomander

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!

Enter our "12 Days of Christmas Giveaway!" From the 1st of December to the 12th, we will be giving away a Rice Love product every 24 hours. And no, to win, you do not have to sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas” in one breath. All you have to do is follow us on Instagram and tag a few friends under the product you want to win. Every tag is an additional chance at winning! It’s an all around twelve days of giving: twelve items for the winners and twelve kilos of rice for those in need.  Enter now!

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The Benefits of Gratitude

Savanna Bachelder

The Benefits of Gratitude

If you want to be healthier and happier, don’t look to gain more, but rather to appreciate what you already have. People who express gratitude are both physically and mentally healthier. Research shows people who keep a gratitude journal or take time to notice all the things they are thankful for sleep better, have stronger immune systems, and are better at experiencing and expressing compassion. Gratitude has also been noted to combat the negative effects of mental illness. People who suffer from PTSD and neuromuscular disease who kept gratitude journals are known to experience a better mental state than their...

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Pilgrims: Wanderers with a Purpose

Mikaela Gray

Pilgrims: Wanderers with a Purpose

Photo: @gypsea_lust. Lauren Bullen wanders in the Sahara Desert Those seeking an improved center of spirituality have historically embarked on pilgrimages. But, now, the true meaning of pilgrim can relate to anyone; religious or not. One inspiring world traveler is Lauren Bullen, known as @gypsea_lust on Instagram.  Photo: @gypsea_lust. Magic at the Taj Mahal in India. Traditionally, a pilgrimage is a journey taken to places where religious powers, knowledge, or experience are deemed heightened and easily accessible. In the earliest reference to a Hindu pilgrimage, around 1500 BCE, the word “wanderer” is praised and emphasized.   Photo: @gypsea_lust. Finding purpose in...

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