Thinking about starting your own vegetable garden? Do not make these mistakes.

Growing foods in our backyards has become increasingly popular in many cities worldwide, especially after COVID-19. Many of us realized how easy it is for food to become scarce and expensive. And so, we’ve begun to grow food wherever we can around our homes.

And although many of us have embarked on this journey of somewhat self-sufficiency, it isn't easy to succeed. Many of us spend only the leftovers of our time in our city gardens, and it can sometimes be difficult to detect when things go wrong before they get worse.

I’ve been gardening for over a year now…


Do you love gardens but are afraid of what we often find hidden behind the leaves?

I love gardening. It is my favorite hobby. I learned to love gardening thanks to my grandmother; she loved gardening, and I joined her often. But sometimes I didn’t want to go anywhere near the garden, especially after the rain. That’s when they come out, the creepy crawlies.

My grandmother didn’t understand and thought I was crazy for fearing such small inoffensive creatures. She was not alone. My cousins and even my siblings made fun of me over my phobia, thinking that I was faking it. …


The concept of hell is pretty terrifying but even worse than that is living life in fear and letting the fear rule your life.

Hell is empty and all the devils are here.

William Shakespeare

Most Christians believe that after a human dies, their soul travels to a place of peace and miracles where they get to spend an eternity in God’s presence. However, if the soul belonged to a human that sinned and did not repent, it goes to a place called hell, where it will be tormented for all eternity in fire and brimstone.

My siblings and I were taught about this in our fervently catholic home, and we believed every word of it. The concept of heaven and hell was not…


But I warn you; it is not that easy.

Have you been looking for a way to make some extra money on your time off? The internet is full of ideas on how to go about making some “easy and fast” income. Some are relatively easy and require no investment up front, while others require experience in a specific field or skills that not all of us possess. In the end, you may have realized that no matter what, hard work is required to see results.

Since the pandemic, I have changed the way I live completely. The first few months took a toll on all of us, I…


Soft drinks have almost eradicated traditional beverages in Nicaraguan households, and along with them, diabetes and pollution have arrived.

Whenever there was a special occasion, my grandmother made chicha. Chicha is a native American drink made with fermented corn, and it takes over a month to make. However, corn shortages and inflation have caused traditional drinks such as chicha to be replaced with soft drinks such as Pepsi and Coca-Cola. Soft drinks are inexpensive in comparison and easily accessible.

Nicaraguans eat corn-based meals. We eat tortillas with every meal, and most of our traditional beverages are made with corn. If a meal does not have tortillas, it is not considered a full meal. Similarly, chicha was the main component…


Healthy humans like to fantasize about the mightiness, uniqueness, and perfectness of their kind. However, upon closer examination, humans are not very well designed.

26 Then God said, “[a]Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness; and [b]let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the livestock and over all the earth, and over every crawling thing that crawls on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. (Genesis 1:26–27)

When I was told I was pregnant, I was ecstatic. Growing up, I always wanted to be a mother; however, due to my painful…


Babyproofing your home is not just about covering furniture edges or electric sockets.

My son is the person I love the most in the world. When he was born, we immediately began to baby proof the house to make it safe for him so that nothing could hurt him. What we didn't think of at all was how to keep things safe from him.

When my son crawled, we knew it was the start of amazing things. He was born prematurely, so every milestone he accomplishes is a great joy for his father and me. We always encouraged him to walk; however, he would refuse to do so. …


Learning how to code can be difficult especially if you make these common mistakes.

Learning to code is not an easy task. There is a lot of information that often leaves prospective students not knowing where to start. Learning how to code means learning many new things, and professors/mentors may have opinions that might seem at odds. This makes it even harder for you to be certain about the things you should learn. Here are four common mistakes that new programming students often make.

Studying Too Much or Not Enough

To be a programmer, you will find that discipline is critical. However, you might be setting unrealistic goals for yourself because you want to get a job as soon as…


Hello Josh, yes it is. It is awful especially because my aunt is a monster and I am having a hard time with that as well.


After learning about a crime committed by a child I saw growing up, I am conflicted.

It was a Thursday morning when my cousin called. Her voice was shaking, and she was unable to say anything intelligible. I had no idea why she was so shocked and nervous until she was finally able to let it out. Someone we know had just stabbed his partner to death two nights before.

I must say that at first, I was angry and hoped he would be jailed forever. How could he do such a thing? When I read the news myself, I was angrier at him; the woman tried to run and ask for her, but he impeded…

Paola Perez

Nature-loving, interested in cultural and social issues. paolavanessahidalgo.space

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