OPB: “Beginning with Monday, Oct. 11, Oregon will recognize that Christopher Columbus’s “discovery” of the Americas is historically inaccurate and unworthy of celebration due to his voyage opening the door to “heinous crimes against humanity.”Oregon to recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day “The state of Oregon will become the 11th state to formally recognize Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Our Indigenous people, language and cultures contribute incredible richness and vitality to the tapestry of the place we now call Oregon. It is time that we honor those contributions with formal recognition.”

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12 Stress-Relieving Home Fragrances for Your Office, Bedroom and Beyond – From HGTV! “Touch, taste, sight, hearing and smell. All five of our senses impact our general wellness and mood, but some argue that none of our senses affect our moods quite as much as smell. The bad news? You’re forced to encounter a myriad of off-putting, unsettling and unexpected scents daily. The silver lining? You can use your sense of smell to your advantage. All you need are a few strategically-selected home fragrances to boost your moods, alleviate stress and cultivate an environment that meets your personal needs. Shop our favorite candles, diffusers and essential oils to reduce stress and elevate your home.”

Paulo Coelho – The 10 Best Books You Must Read & He’s on Facebook! Paulo Coelho’s life may well be itself worthy of a homely book. During his adolescence he was committed to a psychiatric hospital by his own parents, who believed that his rebellious attitude was a sign of madness; it was under such parental guidance that he was subjected to the horrors of electroshock therapy. In his twenties, Coelho dropped out of law school to travel around South America; he later became a journalist. After a life-changing pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, he decided to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a writer. Here are 10 of his most memorable novels.