Isaac Watts

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II. In order to furnish the mind with a rich variety of ideas, the laudable curiosity of young people should be indulged and gratified, rather than discouraged. It is a very hopeful sign in young persons, to see them curious in observing, and inquisitive in searching into theĀ greatest part of things that occur; nor should such an inquiring temper be frowned into silence, nor be rigorously restrained, but should rather be satisfied with proper answers given to all those queries. For this reason also, where time and fortune allow it, young people should be led into company at proper sea sons, should be carried abroad to see the fields, and the woods, and the rivers, the buildings, towns, and cities distant from their own dwelling; they should be enter tained with the sight of strange birds, beasts, fishes, in sects, vegetables, and productions both of nature and art of every kind, whether they are the products of their own or foreign nations: and in due time, where Providence gives opportunity, they may travel under a wise inspector or tutor to different parts of the world for the same end, that they may bring home treasures of useful knowledge.

III. Among all these observations write down what is most remarkable and uncommon: reserve these remarks in store for proper occasions, and at proper seasons take a review of them. Such a practice will give you a habit of useful thinking; this will secure theĀ greatest part of things that occur; nor should such an inquiring temper be frowned into silence, nor be rigorously restrained, but should rather be satisfied with pro per answers given to all those queries. For this reason also, where time and fortune allow it, young people should be led into company at proper seasons, should be carried abroad to see the fields, and the woods, and the rivers, the buildings, towns, and cities distant from their own dwelling; they should be entertained with the sight of strange birds, beasts, fishes, in sects, vegetables, and productions both of nature and art of every kind, whether they are the products of their own or foreign nations: and in due time, where Providence gives opportunity, they may travel under a wise inspector or tutor to different parts of the world for the same end, that they may bring home treasures of useful knowledge.

 

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Vintage Advertisement, Gramophone

1906

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Vintage Life Hacks

There are a bunch of them here, taken from a set of information cards once included with packages of cigarettes. They are really interesting, and some of them demonstrate some science concepts, making them useful for using with your kids.
People selling margarine as butter was apparently a problem. If you werne’t sure, they suggest rubbing a bit of the product on a piece of paper and then burning the paper and smelling it- butter would smell ‘dainty’ and margarine would reek.

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Lunch, New York

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Also, cherry tomatoes, grapes, boiled eggs, cheese, and an iced hazelnut coffee.

Some of us are quite pleased with ourselves to be eating a banana all by ourselves.

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Road trip, Pennsylvania

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