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  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    133. Heal Yourself Researchers are discovering more and more about the inner workings of the brain through MRI and PET scans. Both scans produce images of active, inactive, healthy, and unhealthy areas of the brain. These images are helping doctors treat brain dysfunction. In the US, drugs have been the most common treatment for people

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    132. The Ant and the Elephant Let’s say that you could combine, into one super brain, 100 of the best minds in the history of mankind. Would that super-intelligent brain be able to fully appreciate all the wonders of the universe? Probably not. The universe is simply too big, too wondrous, too fantastic for humans.

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    131. Little Hope for Hemp Hemp is a strong, cane-like plant known throughout the world for its durability and versatility. In the US, however, the hemp industry and supporters struggle. The US government worries that citizens might figure out a way to turn durable hemp into illegal marijuana. As a result, the US government discourages

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    130. A Thoughtful Gift Catherine invited Nelson to dinner. Last semester she had been a student in Nelson’s grammar class, but she had to drop the class because her son Kendall was having a problem in school. The problem was that he wasn’t studying. Catherine decided that Kendall needed more motivation. She would provide that

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    129. The Street is Burning Alvin was walking down 6th Street on a hot sunny day when he saw smoke coming out of the street. He could smell the smoke, and it was getting thicker. It was coming out of a storm drain. Alvin used his cell phone to call the fire department. “The storm

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    128. Sign Right Here Chad had worked hard all his young life, and then his father died. Unknown to Chad and almost everyone else, his father was a very rich man. The will disclosed the astounding amount of money his father had accumulated during his lifetime. Chad, the sole survivor, was now rich beyond his

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    127. Learning to Share The seal population just south of Monterey, California, is making life difficult for the surfer population. There have been several incidents in the past month of surfers being bitten or attacked by seals. Scientists think it is merely a result of overcrowding. Over the past 10 years, the seals have made

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    126. Stuck in the Desert Patricia asked for the cheapest car available at Acme Car Rental. She needed a car for 48 hours. Because it was the weekend, there was only one car available at the moment—an SUV. Patricia was an environmentalist. SUVs, which are big cars consuming a lot of gasoline, offended her greatly.

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    125. A Visit to Southern California Erin and her best friend Amy flew into San Diego last week. They are both in their mid-20s, and both are nurses who live in Georgia. It was their first visit to California, and they were excited. They visited San Diego’s world-famous zoo and fell in love with the

  • October 26, 2021By Sobat RIL

    124. Love Hurts The old house was sold. A new house was yet to be purchased, so Randy was going to rent for a while. He was moving from Virginia to California. The move would put some memories behind him. He was looking forward to a fresh start. Randy and Nora got married six years

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