Part 8: (White House office, afternoon) Lincoln, Seward and Congressman James Ashley discuss plans to bring the Thirteenth Amendment up for a new vote. Ashley objects to the plan, which seems to surprise him, and fears defeat. Lincoln and Seward press hard.
Part 23: (Washington DC alley, afternoon) The lobbyists confront Secretary of State Seward in his carriage explaining their lack of progress. There is a quick cut-away showing how one congressman tried to shoot W.N. Bilbo outside a tavern. The lobbyists then try to convince Seward that the president needs to deny the rumors about secret peace talks.
Part 46: (Washington streets, carriage ride, afternoon) The President and Mrs. Lincoln are having a happy conversation about their future travel plans now that the war has essentially ended.
Packed with active compounds called phytochemicals, a mug of green tea can perk you up in the afternoon without making it tough to fall asleep that night. Plus, its nutritional benefits are enough to make anyone wide-eyed.Dietz C, et al. (2017). Effect of green tea phytochemicals on mood and cognition. DOI: 10.2174/1381612823666170105151800
Upping your afternoon power stores may be as simple as chewing gum (seriously). According to a 2015 study, gum chewing boosts energy and enhances work performance.Allen AP, et al. (2015). Chewing gum: Cognitive performance, mood, well-being, and associated physiology. DOI: 10.1155/2015/654806 Stick to the sugar-free kind to avoid tooth decay.
Elementary ExplorationsFor children ages 6-8Second Thursday of the month, 4:30 p.m. January 12, February 9, March 9, April 13Bennett Program RoomAre you ready to explore Join us for a different theme each month: whether it's science, art, or technology, you're sure to have fun. A free ticket is required for entry. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before the program starts on a first-come, first-served basis.
Vision Board MakingFor tweens ages 9-12Monday, February 20, 2:30 p.m.Bennett Program RoomSet yourself up for success in 2023 by making a vision board. By creating a board of inspiring images, quotes, and ideas, you can turn your most important goals into accomplishments. A free ticket is required for entry. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before the program starts on a first-come, first-served basis.
Creativity ChallengeFor children ages 6-12Monday, March 13, 3-4 p.m.Bennett Program RoomStretch your creative muscles and use our art and craft supplies to complete a mystery creative challenge! A free ticket is required for entry. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before the program starts on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fun with Model MagicFor children ages 6-12Wednesday, March 15, 3-4 p.m.Bennett Program RoomLet your imagination run wild while building sculptures with Model Magic! A free ticket is required for entry. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before the program starts on a first-come, first-served basis.
Movie Matinee: Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG)For all agesFriday, March 17, 2-3:30Bennett Program RoomJoin us for a screening of the family-friendly movie, Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG, 1h 27m). A free ticket is required for entry. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before the program starts on a first-come, first-served basis.
STEM Discovery Preschool PlaydateFor children ages 3-6 with a caregiverFriday, March 31, 11 a.m.Bennett Program RoomExplore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts with your preschooler through engaging hands-on activities. All children must be accompanied by a caregiver. A free ticket is required for entry. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before the program starts on a first-come, first-served basis.
Mini-Comics and Zines (for Tweens!)Friday, April 7, 2:30 p.m.Bennett Program RoomDraw, cut, paste, and fold your way to becoming a DIY publisher! Learn how to make mini-comics and zines that can be easily reproduced on a copy machine and given out to family and friends. A free ticket is required for entry. Tickets are handed out 30 minutes before the program starts on a first-come, first-served basis.
Taking up cycling could be one of the best decisions you ever make, with the benefits covering improved health, happiness, relationships and much more.\\nWe\\u2019ve put together the top 27 benefits of cycling, which should give you more than enough reasons to ride a bike.\\nWhile many of these benefits apply to all bikes and types of cycling, we also have a guide to the benefits of riding an ebike.\\n27 benefits of cycling\\n1. Helps you get fit and healthy\\n\\n Cycling is a great way to get fit, whether you ride on gravel trails or cycle to work. Russell Burton \\/ Our Media\\nWe\\u2019re starting with the obvious, but the health benefits of cycling are manifold and it can help you get fit. You don\\u2019t even have to be a Lycra-clad, century-riding enthusiast to unlock this benefit. Riding outdoors or indoors, or even just cycling to work\\u00a0can pay huge dividends for your fitness.\\nA 2017 study found commuting by bike is associated with improved cardiovascular functioning and a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.\\nThe study also says those who cycle often or incorporate it into their physical activities are typically fitter than people who do other physical activities.\\nIt\\u2019s also an easy way to achieve physical activity guidelines. The study shows how 90 per cent of cycle commuters and 80 per cent of mixed-mode cycling commuters hit activity guidelines. In comparison, only 54 per cent of waking commuters and approximately 50 per cent of mixed-mode walking commuters hit activity guidelines, according to the study.\\n2. Beats illness\\nIs cycling good for you Yes! Forget apples, riding\\u2019s the way to keep the doctor at bay.\\n\\u201cModerate exercise makes immune cells more active, so they\\u2019re ready to \\ufb01ght off infection,\\u201d says Cath Collins, chief dietician at St George\\u2019s Hospital in London.\\nIn fact, according to research from the University of North Carolina, people who cycle for 30 minutes, \\ufb01ve days a week take about half as many sick days as those who do no exercise.\\n3. Boosts your bellows\\n\\n Regular cycling will help your lungs work more efficiently. Russell Burton \\/ Our Media\\nThe lungs work considerably harder than usual when you ride.\\nGenerally, an adult cycling uses 10 times the oxygen they\\u2019d need to sit in front of the TV for the same period.\\nEven better, regular cycling will help strengthen your cardiovascular system over time, enabling your heart and lungs to work more ef\\ufb01ciently and getting more oxygen where it\\u2019s needed quicker. This means you can do more exercise for less effort. How good does that sound\\n4. Increases your brain power\\nCycling will power up your grey matter.\\u00a0 Exercise stimulates the growth of new connections between cells in cortical areas of the brain.\\nA UCLA study showed exercise makes it easier for the brain to grow neuronal connections. This helps with the general power of the brain but also aids the regrowth of axons on damaged cells after a nerve crush injury, the study revealed.\\nExercise can also aid brain function later in life. \\u201cIt boosts blood \\ufb02ow and oxygen to the brain, which \\ufb01res and regenerates receptors, explaining how exercise helps ward off Alzheimer\\u2019s,\\u201d says Professor Arthur Kramer of the University of Illinois.\\nA 2019 study also found cycling improved executive functions. These are the processes that enable planning, attention focus and observation, to name just three.\\n5. It can make you live longer\\nKing\\u2019s College London compared more than 2,400 identical twins and found those who did the equivalent of just three 45-minute rides a week were nine years \\u2018biologically younger\\u2019 even after discounting other in\\ufb02uences, such as body mass index (BMI) and smoking.\\n\\u201cThose who exercise regularly are at significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, all types of cancer, high blood pressure and obesity,\\u201d says Dr Lynn Cherkas, who conducted the research.\\n\\u201cThe body becomes much more efficient at defending itself and regenerating new cells.\\u201d\\n6. Helps your gut\\nAccording to experts from Bristol University, the bene\\ufb01ts of cycling extend to your gut.\\n\\u201cPhysical activity helps decrease the time it takes food to move through the large intestine, limiting the amount of water absorbed back into your body and leaving you with softer stools, which are easier to pass,\\u201d explains gastroenterologist Dr Ana Raimundo.\\nIn addition, aerobic exercise accelerates your breathing and heart rate, which helps to stimulate the contraction of intestinal muscles. \\u201cAs well as preventing you from feeling bloated, this helps protect you against bowel cancer,\\u201d Dr Raimundo says.\\n7. It\\u2019s good for your mental health\\n\\n Getting out on the bike can be a great stress-buster. BikeRadar \\/ Immediate Media\\nCycling is good for your mental health.\\nNeil Shah, of the Stress Management Society, says cycling \\u201cis one of the most effective treatments for stress and in many cases has been proven to be as effective as medication \\u2013 if not more so\\u201d.\\nShah says there is a \\u201cMountain of scientific evidence\\u201d pointing towards cycling as a stress-busting property.\\n8. Reduces your carbon footprint\\n20 bicycles can be parked in the same space as one car. It takes around 5 per cent of the materials and energy used to make a car to build a bike, and a bike produces zero pollution.\\nBikes are ef\\ufb01cient, too. You travel around three times as fast as walking for the same amount of energy and, taking into account the \\u2018fuel\\u2019 you put in your \\u2018engine\\u2019, you do the equivalent of 2,924 miles to the gallon.\\nYou have your weight ratio to thank: you\\u2019re about six times heavier than your bike, but a car is 20 times heavier than you.\\nRiding one of the best electric bikes can prove even more enviro