As part of our community blog content at ON THE MOVE, we present our interview series, where we invite movers to bring their thoughts not only on the physical move but on the intensely personal experience of moving house. Here we explore the spirituality and psychology of Home and why where we live means so much to us. We want to hear your story, please share it with us.
Breezy, fluffy, and snuggly Milega seating is as close to cloud nine as you can get. They’re lightweight and ultra-mobile, and maintain their cush over time. Offered in many sizes, there’s a cloud for any space!
Seven Reasons to Sink into Milega BeanBag Furniture:
Deuteronomy and House Acquisition
I contacted Rabbi Arik Enkin yesterday to ask him about the Torah, in terms of how it represents the home outside of the obvious fact that virtuous teachings begin in the home. That is, where is housing mentioned? He directed me to Deuteronomy 20:5-7.
Naturally, after a thorough search, there were many fabulous sources and articles from which to choose to study, but I include Torah.org's work here for the simple reason that I found Rabbi Dovid Rosenfeld's presentation of the law the easiest to grasp! With respect to Mr. Rosenfeld, I scratched several passages that took the article slightly off course, in my opinion, so I could present the writing to our readership in the clearest possible way. Enjoy :)
I'm particularly fond of the elegance that hanging lamps bring. Just one in a room acts like jewelry off the finest ear lobe! I just might give myself a treat this summer and get this glass and metal jobby... so sharp for a dining room! (Notice the track lighting in the background? Spatial and linear—the perfect combo.)
Going to a housewarming party? Let OTM help you roll in with a cool gift and to boot let your hosts know exactly what the gift traditionally means.
I've found several common sources claiming that house warming parties started in France, but surely they must have been happening long before that. All you need is a bit of sophisticated celebration and a roof overhead! "Housewarming" literally meant the "warming" of a new home, so I figure Nordic countries came first. Thor's hammer was probably a housewarming gift—handy!
Friends and neighbors likely brought firewood, not only to warm the home but to see off any unwelcome spirits that the superstitious believed had occupied the house, particularly if it stood unoccupied for a while.
These days, houses are ready to invite guests into its warmth, and celebrate the occasion with even more warmth. Most visitors usually bring a bottle of wine or food for the party, but if you want to be hip, bring a traditional gift to give your hosts a big smile. Check out these 12 housewarming ideas, all conveniently available at IKEA (Check Catalog for stock. And yes! You can take our IKEA Transportation Shuttle there if you need to!):
1. Sweep away unnecessary energies with a NIPPRIG Broom
by Dan Evon
CLAIM: A photograph shows a wolf pack being led by the oldest and weakest members.
EXAMPLE: [Collected via Facebook, December 2015]
This photo is going around Facebook. Is it accurate?
"A wolf pack: the first 3 are the old or sick, they give the pace to the entire pack. If it was the other way round, they would be left behind, losing contact with the pack. In case of an ambush they would be sacrificed. Then come 5 strong ones, the front line. In the center are the rest of the pack members, then the 5 strongest following. Last is alone, the alpha. He controls everything from the rear. In that position he can see everything, decide the direction. He sees all of the pack. The pack moves according to the elders pace and help each other, watch each other."
ORIGIN: In December 2015, a photograph of a wolf pack marching through the snow began circulating via Facebook along with an inaccurate description about its hierarchy. While we don't know exactly who penned the dubious description attached to the picture, the earliest iteration we've found so far came from an Italian-language Facebook post dated 17 December 2015. This post was translated into English on 20 December 2015 and quickly went viral.
Despite the image's popularity, however, the attached description of the inner workings of a wolf pack are inaccurate. The photograph shown was taken by Chadden Hunter and featured in the BBC documentary Frozen Planet in 2011, with its original description explaining that the "alpha female" led the pack and that the rest of the wolves followed in her tracks in order to save energy:
While this description is more accurate than the one shared in the viral Facebook post, some researchers would nonetheless dispute the use of the term "alpha." In David Mech's 1999 paper "Alpha Status, Dominance, and Division of Labor in Wolf Packs," he argued that the concept of an "alpha" wolf who asserts his or her dominance over other pack members doesn't actually exist in the wild:
This photograph is "real" in the sense that it shows a pack of wolves in Wood Buffalo National Park, but the pack is not being led by the three oldest members and trailed by an "alpha" wolf, as implied by a viral Facebook post. Instead, one of the stronger animals leads the group in order to create a path through the snow for them.
SOURCES: Mech, L. David & nbsp; "Alpha Status, Dominance, and Division of Labor in Wolf Packs."
Canadian Journal of Zoology. 77:1196-1203 (1999).
Dan Evon is a Chicago-based writer and longtime truth enthusiast. His work has appeared somewhere, and he earned a degree at the University of His Choosing. His exploration of Internet truth has been supported by grants from the Facebook Drug Task Force.
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