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Palm Sunday Explained – What is the meaning of Palm Sunday anyway?

Palm Sunday Explained What is the meaning of Palm Sunday anyway?   *   It is customary in many churches for worshippers to receive fresh palm leaves on Palm Sunday. In parts of the world where this has historically been impractical, substitute traditions have arisen.     In Italy, palm leaves are used along with small […]

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“Growing Up Italian American” ……. In Our Own Words

“Growing Up Italian American” in Our Own Words * Growing Up Italian in our Own Words  By the close of the 20th century, Italian Americans had achieved education, employment and income parity with Americans in general. They had excelled in all fields of endeavor, and had made substantial contributions in virtually all areas of American […]

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Braiding Palms for Palm Sunday

Braiding Palms for Palm Sunday Video Below *   It is customary in many churches for worshippers to receive fresh palm leaves on Palm Sunday. In parts of the world where this has historically been impractical, substitute traditions have arisen.   In Italy, palm leaves are used along with small olive branches, readily available in the […]

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Italian Blue Zone – The Secret to Living Longer – TED TALK Fascinating

The Secret to Living Longer Italian Blue Zone Fascinating *     Susan Pinker is a psychologist, author and social science columnist for The Wall Street Journal. In this TED talk, she suggests after spending a lot of time in the Sardinian Blue Zone, that the key to living a long life is to nurture […]

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116 Year Old Woman Reveals Her Secret for a Long Life

116 Year Old Woman Reveals Her Secret for a Long Life * The next time you eat a piece of chocolate, you may not have to feel so guilty about it. Despite its bad reputation for causing weight gain, a number of health benefits may be associated with this delicious treat. Chocolate is made from […]

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The “True” Italian American Documentary – Part One – “Dispelling the Myth”

The “True” Italian American Documentary  Part One  “Dispelling the Myth”    * The culture the Italian immigrants brought with them was generally not the high Italian culture of Dante and Michelangelo, but the culture of the region or village from which they came. These individual but related cultures established the basis of contemporary Italian American culture.   A University of […]

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Annette Funicello – Original Mouseketeer – Biography

Annette Funicello  Biography * Annette Joanne Funicello (October 22, 1942 – April 8, 2013) was an Italian-American actress and singer. Annette Funicello began her professional career as a child performer at the age of twelve. She rose to prominence as one of the most popular Mouseketeers on the original Mickey Mouse Club. As a teenager, she transitioned to a successful […]

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Nonna / Grandmom – 10 Priceless lessons we learned from Her

Nonna / Grandmom 10 Priceless Lessons we Learned from Her See if you agree with our list of 10  * Whether you knew it as Nonna’s or Grandmom’s House it was the place we all loved. She was the cog around which the wheel turned.   Lessons Learned with Her Last Forever * #1. Sharing […]

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Spectacular Aerial View of ITALY

~ ITALY ~ Riding gondolas, sharing a glass of Italian wine, sampling pizzas and gelato, gawking at old bell-towers or relaxing on beaches is part of the Italian tourist’s fair. Take a look at Italy from the viewpoint of an unmanned camera drone, delivering some of the most stunning footage of Italia. Visiting Italy means, […]

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Italian Nonna’s Lullaby: the secret to make your baby fall asleep

Italian Nonna’s Lullaby: the secret to make your baby fall asleep Italian grandmas, better known as “nonne”, hold the most precious Italian’s traditions: delicious cooking recipes, natural beauty remedies and, above all, they know the secret that saves many mums during the early months of their children: Italian traditional lullabies. No matter how old you […]

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