"Its most famous tolling, however, was on July 8, 1776, when it summoned Philadelphia citizens for the first reading of the Declaration of Independence." ~ Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence, The Liberty Bell cracked beyond repair on February 23, 1846.~ National Park Service “A lady asked Dr. Franklin Well Doctor what … Continue reading SILENCING LIBERTY


“The benefits of a handshake are significant...The nerve fibers of the skin that are activated by touch all have a cascade of effects. Touch lowers the heart rate, releases oxytocin, which has a knock-on effect with dopamine, the pleasure neurotransmitter. This drives more social behaviors and lowers a stress marker called cortisol, which helps establish … Continue reading HANDSHAKES AND PANTYHOSE