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The History of Parachute Pants -- Bettina Palileo
Parachute pants are characterized by their material. Just like actual parachutes, they are made of nylon, allowing them to be lightweight and durable. The crotch is low and pockets and zippers adorn ...

About The History of Birthday Candles -- Peggy Epstein
When the iced and decorated cake is brought to the table at a birthday party, it's ablaze with candles. A longstanding tradition, the lighting of birthday candles is said to have started with the ...

About Flamenco Dancing -- Debra Stein
Flamenco dancing is much more than a pattern of steps or a style of movement. It is defined by the emotional interpretation of music and song, and the influence of a culture that shaped its form. ...

About Barn Dancing -- Kaye Wagner
Today, barn dancing provides the same function that it did hundreds of years ago; it provides a group, family or community with the opportunity to socialize and celebrate. Today, barn dancing can ...

Rose Wine History -- Marika Josephson
Rosé, whose French name means "pink" or "reddish," is a light red wine whose popularity with wine connoisseurs in the United States has always been tenuous due to its apparent similarity to sweet ...

Chinese Shoes From China's History -- Catalina Bixler
Archeological finds, ancient texts and art works reveal how the Chinese people historically responded to geological and natural changes, which influenced the evolution of their shoes. The military ...

Types of Wooden Shoes -- Mitchell Land
The term "clog" can refer to any shoe that is made of wood and is often associated with the popular Dutch variety; however, there are many types of wooden shoes that have developed out of various ...

The History of Chinese String Instruments -- Lee Millisaw
Chinese stringed instruments date back well over 2,000 years. Some instruments, such as the erhu and the guqin, are considered symbols of Chinese cultural heritage. Over the centuries, many stringed ...

History of Western Education -- Joshua Wallace
The History of Western Education is a vast subject and beyond the scope of this article to cover in its entirety. However, the essential theme concerning Western Education involves the technological ...

Why Do the French Wear Berets? -- Kathryn White
Early Origins The ancient Greeks first used a beret style hat in the 5th century BC, 2500 years ago. The "pilos," as they called it, was practical and water tight because it lacked any seams.The ...

The History of Denim Jackets -- Todd Burton
Denim Denim is a specific cotton fabric that has been an important part of American culture. While usually blue, it can also come in various colors when dyed. While usually white or black, it can be ...

Masquerade Masks History -- Catalina Bixler
The hauntingly beautiful masks of the Carnival masquerade festivities of Venice, Italy, have a history that dates to the thirteenth century. The story of the masks from the Italian city features war ...

The History of Oreos -- Kim Kenney
Nabisco, originally known as the National Biscuit Country, introduced the Oreo Biscuit on March 6, 1912. Although Hydrox cookies were invented two years earlier, Oreos would become the most popular ...

History of the Gong -- Ingrid Hansen
A gong is an ancient musical instrument that originated in Asia. The origins of the gong have been traced as far back as 2000 B.C. However, it is believed that the gong was used long before this ...

The History of Kettles -- Maureen Katemopoulos
To tea drinkers, there is nothing more cheering than the sound of a whistling tea kettle. It signals that a piping-hot cup of refreshing tea is close at hand. Of course, the same can be said of all ...

The History of Teriyaki Sauce -- Maureen Katemopoulos
Chicken teriyaki is usually among the most popular items on the menu at the average Japanese restaurant in the United States, although it may be a surprise to learn that it does not feature on menus ...

The History of Firecrackers -- Catalina Bixler
Pieces of green bamboo burning in fire makes a loud popping noise because of the segmented sections trapping air and sap heating to bursting. These "firecrackers" helped early Chinese peasants during ...

The History of Pastry Arts -- Amanda C Boyce
For centuries throughout Europe, many families practiced bread-baking and created their own traditional desserts, but the art of pastry was cultivated mainly by artists who sold their pieces to the ...

The History of Bolo Ties -- Nina Makofsky
The history of bolo ties is an area of heated debate amid the world of men's fashion. The fact is, men around the world have adopted the look and want to call it their own, whether they're ...

The History of Cargo Pants -- Collaborator
Although cargo pants were a major fashion trend in the 1990s, the history of these pants is purely functional. First worn by soldiers as early as the 1930s, cargo pants provided storage and easy ...

The History of Satin Fabric -- Tucker Cummings
Satin is a luxurious fabric that has been prized for centuries. Over the years, it has been used been used for beautiful clothing, bedding, wedding gowns, ballet shoes, lingerie, and even the lining ...

The History of Chai Tea -- Robin Coe
Chai originated in India, Nepal, Tibet and Pakistan. The word "chai" is a generic word that means "tea" in those regions. Chai means a spiced tea mixed with milk and sweetener. The most common "chai" ...

The History of Caricature -- Chris Carson
Comically exaggerating the features of the famous and powerful, caricatures have been used in politics and the entertainment industry for decades. However, the origin of the art form is much older ...

The History of Gnomes -- Michael Hinckley
Their stone likenesses guard gardens and they are the stuff of legend. Gnomes are sometimes depicted as kindly, old men and other times as vicious, malicious beasts. Learning the history of gnomes, ...

The History of Gumballs -- Anjus Chiedozie
A gumball is fancy form of gum---a ball of gum coated with hard candy and often dispensed from a gumball machine. The gumball is the result of a combination of innovations, most of which were made in ...

The History of Freestyle Dancing -- Sarka-Jonae Miller
Freestyle dancing is a comprehensive term that covers styles of dance that were created outside of dance studios. Also called street dancing, this type of dance was developed in clubs and on the ...

Origins of Canadian Thanksgiving -- Adam Dawson
Every year Canadians celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving. It takes place on the second Monday in October and was traditionally celebrated to give thanks to God for a successful harvest. Although ...

The History of Loose Leaf Paper -- Lisa Russell
Origins of Paper Size Do you ever wonder why letter-size paper is 8.5-by-11 inches and not 9-by-12 or some other size? It has to do with the length of the vat men's reach. When paper was ...

History of Japanese Lanterns -- Catalina Bixler
Visiting Japan includes looking at the array of beautiful stone and paper lanterns so long a tradition in the small nation. With its introduction by a traveler from the Asian continent in the 1500s ...

History of the Lawn Sprinkler -- Jason Tyson
The use of water sprinklers has revolutionized the watering of lawns and the irrigation of fields. Widespread domestic use of sprinklers began in the mid-20th century, and the sprinkler continues to ...

The History of Fingernail Polish -- Joel Union
Fingernail polish is a popular beauty product used all around the world. It has been in use for thousands of years and has been made from many unique combinations of substances. Anyone can buy and ...

The History of Equal Opportunity Employment USA (advanced) -- Taylor Kincaid
The history of Equal Opportunity Employment stemmed from large grassroots efforts from minority groups, particularly African Americans. The fervent anti-discrimination movement began in the early ...

About Campfire Songs -- Dawn R. Levesque
Camp songs--those frivolous lyrics we sang over and over again around a campfire or on a school bus--actually served a purpose at one time. Both inspirational and familiar, camp songs are deep-rooted ...

The History of Eating Utensils -- Amanda Hermes
Knives, forks, and spoons are things that many all take for granted. Every household has a drawer full of them and you can even buy disposable ones. Surprisingly, modern eating utensils took a long ...

The History of Pointillism (advanced) -- Anjus Chiedozie
ointillism is a style of painting that, instead of strokes of paint, comprises paint dots. The style is supposed to give you the ability to mix the dots in such a way that you come away with the same ...

The History of Mandala -- Chris Carson
The mandala is one of humankind's most ancient art forms. With the circle as its basis, it reflects eternity and all of nature: the sun, the moon and even the bird's nest. Types of mandalas ...

History of Coffee Beans -- Evelyn McCormack
The history of the coffee bean is as rich as a double espresso and dates back to the 6th century. Its story begins in Ethiopia, then travels from one destination to another as man begins to discover ...

Motion Picture Camera History (advanced) -- Lee Grayson
Early parlor amusements and child's toys used the illusion of movement to create interest. Magic lanterns used candles or gas to provide light to illuminate slide images that were projected onto ...

Jeans Fashion History -- Collaborator
Blue jeans could be considered the cornerstone of American fashion. It transcends gender and age---everyone wears jeans! Though jeans have changed significantly in purpose and style since their ...

History of Martial Arts Belts -- Rhonda Wanamaker
The Japanese martial art Judo was the first of the martial arts to use a colored belt system to mark the progress of its practitioners. Judo's inventor, Dr. Kano Jigoro, introduced the belt ...

History of the Amaryllis Flower -- Michelle Fortunato
In Greek lore, the amaryllis flower is named for a shepherdess whose love for a gardener was unrequited. Endeavoring to impress Alteo, Amaryllis walked the path to his door for one month, piercing ...

The History of Dutch Wooden Clogs -- Margaret Montet
Wooden shoes have been popular in the Netherlands for about 700 years. Wooden shoe wearers claim the shoes are warm in winter, cool in summer and provide support for good posture. The wood also ...

How Does Granite Get Made Into Countertops? -- Ezmeralda Lee
Introduction to Granite Granite is one of the hardest rocks that there is. There are only a few things that can cut granite, one being another piece of granite, and the other a diamond-edged saw. A ...

How to Make an Aboriginal Boomerang -- Brian Adler
An Aboriginal boomerang is a throwing stick. Thrown into the air, it curves away from the thrower before arcing back and returning. Traditionally made of a tree root, the native peoples of Australia ...

How Does a Mirror Work? -- Ann Johnson
What is a Mirror Mirrors are a familiar object, primarily used to allow a person to see their own reflection. You'll find them hanging in bathrooms and powder rooms, and used to face bedroom ...

What is Popcorn Made Of? -- Ruby Martes
People have been eating popcorn for thousands of years. It was originally discovered by Native Americans in prehistoric times. Popcorn is a type of corn, and has the scientific name Zea mays everta. ...

How Are Cell Phones Made (advanced) -- Josienita Borlongan
Various steps and processes are involved in the creation of a cell phone. Each cell-phone company may market a different style or model of phone, but the production of each one of those phones ...

About Cinnamon Rolls -- Collaborator
Also known as cinnamon buns, cinnamon rolls are sweet doughy breads that pull apart. Sticky buns are a common variant, featuring nuts and a sticky, caramel or sugar glaze. Their signature sweet ...

About Spaghetti Sauce -- Karen Ellis
A lot of people think of spaghetti sauce as something that comes out of a jar. In fact, manufacturers have worked hard to create a tasty product that is a convenient sauce for the busy cook. However, ...

Facts About Women's Rights in the USA -- Kelly Kaufmann
The history of women's rights in the United States reaches back to the 19th century. Origins The origin of the women's rights movement in the United States can be connected to the ...

The History of Origami & Paper Folding -- Erin Maurer
Origami, the art of paper folding, has unclear origins. Some historians believe that the art began in China around 2,000 years ago with the invention of paper. However, there is no clear evidence to ...

The History of Hazelnuts -- Marci Degman
Within the world market, hazelnuts rank second to almonds in commercial production. Most are grown in Turkey, but the United States is responsible for a small percentage, which are mainly grown in ...

History of the Jack-in-the-Box Toy -- Paula Swenson
No one knows for certain where and when the first jack-in-the-box toy was made, but the toy can be reliably traced back to the Middle Ages. A brightly painted box with a hinged lid and a crank, when ...

About Rubber -- Neal Litherland
Rubber There are two kinds of rubber that exist in the world today. Those are natural rubber, which comes from the rubber tree, and synthetic rubber, or synthetic latex. Rubber trees are grown mostly ...

Facts About the Sun & How It Contributes to Earth -- Tammy Curry
Life on Earth is dependent upon the sun's energy. The sun's energy affects plant growth, climate, and weather. The sun is the largest object in the Milky Way Galaxy. It is the only star in ...

Snowboarding Apparel & How It's Made -- Mercedes Valladares
Extreme sports like snowboarding have changed the approach athletic designers take to develop apparel for these athletes. Although fabric choice, comfort and protection are key to the design, style ...

How to Make an Ice Cream Cake -- Collaborator
Impress your friends and make a home made ice cream cake instead of buying one from the store. This is a great cake to serve at a casual birthday party. Decide what kind of ice cream cake you want to ...

How Is Vodka Made? -- Maggie Hira
General Overview Vodka is one of the world's most popular distilled alcoholic beverages. In much of the world, its popularity owes to its convenient use in many cocktails such as vodka tonic, ...

Information About Light Bulbs for Kids -- Evan Selinske
Can you imagine having to live and work in the dark? Before the invention of the light bulb, people used a variety of different ways to light their way at night. Wax candles and lamps that burned oil ...

10 tips to help you fall asleep -- Chatelaine
Marnie Evans* was on vacation with her husband and kids in Northern Ontario three years ago when her allergy medication ran out. Instead of risking a medical emergency, she headed to the local ...

More Than Mere Magic Mushrooms -- Bill Weir, C. Michael Kim, David Miller, Justin Bare & Mark Monroy
This week we're talking about fungus two ways. One that can survive exclusively on polyurethane and another that can replace Styrofoam. Both polyurethane and styrofoam are not biodegradable, so ...

Big Bands of the Sixties -- Lacee Burton
The Sixties was a decade of change. During the Sixties, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, the Vietnam War began and man ...

The History of Designer Handbags -- Debby Mayne
The handbag a woman carries often says more about her than the fact that she needs a vessel to contain her belongings. It may show her sense of taste, style, place in society and economic status. ...

What Is the Origin of Wine Glasses? -- Linda Harris
Wine glasses have taken on many different shapes and forms throughout history from their humble beginnings during the Bronze Age. Earliest Vessels In the Bronze Age, the earliest wine-drinking ...

History of Japanese Silk Painting -- Stephen Johnson
Silk painting is a form of art that originated in India and Eastern Asia and has stood the test of time. Silk paintings date back to 200 CE in India, where wax resist and Batik techniques are traced. ...

History of Cartooning -- Donna J. Connet
What would we do without cartoons and animation? Most likely, nothing. Animation has, in one way or another, made it into nearly every aspect of our daily living. Animation is not only what is seen ...

USA Memory Championships competitors provide tips for remembering the stuff we always forget -- Eric Adelson
The event includes memorizing 99 names, a shuffled deck of cards, a poem, and a list of 500 words. We'll find our keys. Memory competitor Mike Mirski (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) We forget. Every day, ...

What Is the Origin of the Name Colorado? -- Lori Weaver
The state of Colorado is a favorite among tourists, boasting beautiful scenery and world-renowned skiing. The many hues of its varied geography have earned it the nickname Colorful Colorado. The name ...

The History of Hand Puppets -- Christina Hamlett
As far back as prehistoric times, people have used their hands to help convey stories to others. What originally began as simple shadows reflected on the walls of fire-lit caves grew to include ...

History of Chinese Teapots -- Joanne Robitaille
Tea is popular the world over. Tea itself is Chinese in origin, so it should be no surprise that the use of teapots is as well. The part that is surprising is that the invention of teapots came at ...

What Is the Origin of the Faberge Egg? -- Paul Cartmell
Peter Carl Faberge was the Russian court jeweler to czars Alexander III and Nicholas II, for whom his company produced annual decorated Easter eggs beginning in 1885. History The Russian Orthodox ...

The History of the Radio City Rockettes -- Michelle Strait
The Radio City Rockettes are a popular dance troupe based in New York City. The troupe is world-famous for its high-kicking precise routines. An article on the National Dance Week website describes ...

What Is the Origin of Jamaican Music? -- Lee Millisaw
Jamaican music encompasses a wide range of styles such as ska, rocksteady, dancehall and reggae. Many of these styles influenced one another and can trace their origins back to a combination of ...

History of Gothicism -- Joanne Robitaille
Ask most people what Gothic is and the general response has something to do with teenagers dressed all in black listening to depressing music. Gothicism as an art form is centuries older. It's ...

The Origins of Rumba -- Charlie Higgins
Rumba is a musical genre and dance of West African origins that developed in Havana, Cuba, during the 19th century. Though the genre has broken off into numerous variations and sub-genres throughout ...
Re: The Origins of Rumba -- Pablo T. Banguela
Dear Higgins, I am Cuban and though I am not a musician, I love the music of my country. Your article is really very well-written, you are well-informed. Thank you for your article.But you failed to ...

What Is the Origin of Table Setting? -- Cameron Delaney
The modern-day table setting dates back to medieval England, when the salt cellar, or container, served as the centerpiece and guests brought their own utensils to dinner. Forks and china are ...

What Is the Origin of the Phrase Hang Ten? -- Daniella Lauren
The phrase "hang ten" originated in the 1960s surfing culture, and refers to a specific move on the surfboard. The phrase is used by surfing enthusiasts around the world. Identification A surfer ...

What is the Origin of Neck Ties? -- Karen Ellen
Originally the distinction of a warrior, neck ties in various forms have existed for more than two millennia. When the panache they added to a military uniform was noted and copied by European ...

The History of Bell-Bottoms -- Collaborator
Bell-bottom pants, so named for the "bell-like" flare at the bottom of the pants, have gone through several stylistic renovations since their conception in the early 19th century. Origin of ...

What Is the Origin of the Name Tic Tac Toe? -- Meredith Veto
Tic tac toe, whose name has several variations according to its players' geographical location, is a simple game that all children have once given a try. Its name has a fairly straightforward ...

Where Did String Puppets Originate? -- Katy Doran
The story of the exact origin of string puppets has likely been lost to the cavalcade of history. A legend from India claims that the first puppeteer, Adi Nat, was born from the mouth of the creator, ...

The History of Chocolate Easter Eggs -- Alison Ingraham
Along with its celebration as a Christian holiday, Easter has become very commercialized. Easter bunnies, Easter egg hunts, chocolate Easter eggs and other assorted sweet treats are all part of the ...

What Is the Origin of Cartooning? -- Louie Doverspike
Defining cartooning is as hard as defining the word "art." It is a field that includes a variety of mediums, artists, stories and methods. Most broadly defined, cartoons are simply illustrations done ...

About Fried Rice -- Lindsay Woodland
Fried rice is a staple food of many cuisines and cultures, prized for its versatility and economy. Although fried rice has Chinese roots, American, Cuban, Indonesian and Hawaiian versions are popular ...

Origin of Anniversary Cakes -- Maureen Katemopoulos
The history of wedding and anniversary cakes can be traced back to the Roman Empire (509 to 27 B.C.). Of course, the appearance and substance of these types of cakes have changed markedly since then. ...

The History of Satin Fabric -- Tucker Cummings
Satin is a luxurious fabric that has been prized for centuries. Over the years, it has been used been used for beautiful clothing, bedding, wedding gowns, ballet shoes, lingerie, and even the lining ...

How Long Can You Go Without Sleep? -- Lylah M. Alphonse
Parents might feel like they forgo sleep as soon as they bring their baby home, but the longest any person has gone without sleep (on purpose) has been 11 straight days. There were a few side ...

The History of San Agustin Church in Manila, Philippines -- Rianne Hill Soriano
The San Agustin Church is located within Manila's walled city Intramuros. It is the oldest existing stone church in the Philippines. Known as the first religious structure built in the northern ...

What Is the Origin of White Bread? -- J.K. Allen
"The greatest thing since sliced bread" may be a phrase we're all familiar with, however it may be less well known that white bread has been enjoyed for thousands of years and has even been used ...

The History of Italian Ice -- Ginger Jones
Italian ice has a long and often-debated history. Many people enjoy this tasty treat during the summer, while others enjoy it year-round, stocking their freezers with their favorite flavors. Italian ...

History of Spanish Dancing -- Nicaela Crawford
The enthralling beauty, grace and demanding technique of Spanish dance have captivated audiences for centuries. Bolero, fandango, flamenco (to name only a few)--these styles of dance are absolutely ...

Charles Darwin & the Origin of Species -- David Harris
Charles Darwin was a British scientist who lived in the 19th century. He is best known for developing the theories of evolution and natural selection. Identification "The Origin of Species" is one of ...

The History of U.S. Service Dogs -- Alex Burke
Service dogs can go anywhere their owners go. They are allowed to travel in the passenger area of airplanes, hang out in restaurants, retail stores and banks. Service dogs are working dogs providing ...

The History of French Desserts -- Rachel Roberts Quartarone
The word "dessert" comes from the French word "desservir" which means "to clear the table." The word was first used during the 17th century to describe the offering of sweets (usually fruit or ...

Ford Car History -- Rob Wagner
The Ford car was created by Henry Ford, who founded the Ford Motor Company. The company's corporate headquarters is located in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford's first mass-produced car, the Model T, ...

What Is the Origin of Mardi Gras Masks & Costumes? -- Kim Kenney
New Orleans has been celebrating Mardi Gras since the 18th century. The Krewe of Comus, a secret society or private social club, put on the first Mardi Gras parade in 1857. Masks and costumes have ...

The History of Marionette Puppets -- Tucker Cummings
Marionettes are puppets manipulated by strings or rods. Marionettes have a rich and vibrant history that surpasses most other forms of puppetry. With roots in ancient Egypt, marionettes are one of ...

What Is the Origin of Gift Wrapping -- Collaborator
The origin of gift wrapping dates to Victorian times, when elaborate card making blossomed into fancy wrapping papers for the presents. It has since made its way into other holiday gift-giving ...

Where Was the First Ribbon Candy Invented? -- Virginia A. Gorg
Credit is given to F.B. Washurn for inventing the first ribbon candy in Brockton, Massachusetts, in a small area within the Washburn Bakery. A few of the other first products of Washburn were the ...

What Is the Origin of Blues Music? -- Virginia A. Gorg
The blues is an American musical form that draws from numerous older musical traditions. A product of America's cultural melting pot, it originated in the American South before spreading and ...

History of Soup -- Kyle Martin
Soup is considered to be as old as the history of cooking. In times when food was scarce, dumping various ingredients into a pot to boil was not only cheap, it was filling. Its simple constitution ...

What is the Origin of Vanilla Extract? -- Christina Martinez
Vanilla extract's history begins near the equator with the origin of the vanilla bean. A gap of about 300 years separates the origin of the vanilla orchid crop with the origin of vanilla extract. ...

The Origin of Exponents (advanced lesson) -- Laurel Brown
Exponents indicate that a number should be multiplied by itself repeatedly and are used to shorten and clarify mathematical notation. As a result, if you wanted to multiple 10 by itself eight times, ...

What Is the Origin of Guacamole? -- Collaborator
Green, smooth and tasty, guacamole is a staple food in Latin American cuisine. Akin with its rich flavor, guacamole has an equally rich origin. What is Guacamole? Guacamole is a green sauce made ...

What Is the Origin of the Engagement Ring? -- Jason Chavis
An engagement ring is not merely a decorative object, but also a symbol of the union between two people. Throughout history, the engagement ring has been used to both implement the promise of a ...

What Is the Origin of Iron? -- Marc Chase
Iron, one of the most abundant elements on Earth, helped give rise to entire civilizations and is the key ingredient in steel, without which many of our modern structures would not be standing. The ...

What Is the Origin of Dominos? -- Cicely A. Richard
Dominos is a board game played all over the world. Some countries have taken this simple board game and made it part of their cultural landscape. The game is popular with people of all ages, races ...

What Is the Origin of the Banjo? -- Leslie Whittaker
Wrongly believed by many to be an American instrument, the banjo dates back centuries with its earliest origins found in the Middle East and Africa. While it slowly evolved for centuries, it was not ...

What Is the Origin of the Zodiac? -- Megan Shoop
Both the Greek and the Chinese zodiac are astrological systems consisting of 12 symbols. In the Greek zodiac, four of the symbols are represented by human figures, while the rest are animals. In the ...

History of Log Cabins -- T.A. Workman
Countries were founded on early settlers, the hardworking, "sun up to sun down" people. The pioneer log cabin is the very epitome of this lifestyle. The log cabin, constructed by hand, requires skill ...

The History of Accounting -- T.A. Workman
The history of accounting lies almost in the beginning of human civilization. The early agricultural practices of Mesopotamia were matched by the developments of accounting practice. Naturally, since ...

St. Patrick's Day & the Origin of Pinching -- Robert Vaux
St. Patrick's Day is the Irish national holiday, celebrating the nation's patron St. Patrick who brought Christianity to Ireland. Traditions include drinking beer, participating in parades ...

The Origin of the Olive Tree -- Hayley Pangle
The olive is one of the oldest cultivated crops known to man and is still widely grown in the Mediterranean. An olive tree can have a life expectancy of 500 years and is hearty enough to grow back if ...

The History of Gambling in China -- Maureen Katemopoulos
Because China has an ongoing tradition of enjoying a wager, the history of Chinese gambling is really a work in progress. While no legal gambling takes place on the China mainland, bettors have ...

The History of Fashion Design -- Manesntails
What Is Fashion Design? Fashion design is a form of art dedicated to the creation of clothing and other lifestyle accessories. Modern fashion design is divided into two basic categories: haute ...

How to combine colors in fashion? -- Simone Murdock
Because a monochrome look is always a bit dull, you are given all possible advice to never seem like a Harlequin! Dare to color! What colors do you associate and what are the pitfalls? Here are our ...

Fashion-The Story How It Evolved and Its History -- Mark.D
What is fashion according to you? Fashionable accessories can be available in umpteen numbers but how do you know what is right according to you? I think fashion is what you are comfortable wearing ...

Original Sunglasses Vs The Fake Ones! -- Collaborator
Replica sun shades are the new model trend permitting normal people to get their hands on the warm tendencies with out paying the outrageous costs. Whilst replica sun shades appear to be the warm new ...

Gothic Clothing and Fashion -- Collaborator
Where did Gothic Fashion Originate? Gothic style has featured strongly throughout history and prior to their being a fashion style for so called "goths", buildings, literature and art were referred ...

Water in Plants and Animals -- Damir Vucak
Humans like to consider themselves the most superior species on earth. We think we can control everything and are intelligently superior. However, even though the weather conditions are not ...

New Dinosaur Discovery - Perhaps the Biggest Dinosaur of All Time (Advanced) -- Mike Walley
Alamosaurus Rivals Largest Titanosaurs after Recent Fossil Discovery For a long time, this Late Cretaceous Titanosaur called Alamosaurus sanjuanensis was the only known representative of the ...

The Remarkable Love And Respect Of Wife And First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy -- Raleigh DeGeer Amyx
In the 1947 Miss Porter's school yearbook, one young Jacqueline Lee Bouvier stated that one of her ambitions was "not to be a housewife". Although she maintained a determined intellect and a ...

Marilyn Monroe - Front Cover Of Life Magazine in 1958 -- Raleigh DeGeer Amyx
In 1954, skirt blowing and smile beaming on Lexington and 53rd avenue in New York City, Marilyn Monroe catapulted to international fame in the motion picture The Seven Year Itch. Having become a ...

Fascinating Facts About Spanish History -- Merlino Zamora
Spanish history is one that is wrought with religious conflict, political struggle, and passionate conquest, and full of fascinating facts. There is evidence that people populated Spain over 100,000 ...

Why Students Hate To Take Exams (Advanced) -- Miriam B Medina
Procrastination is the longest four-letter word in the dictionary. We're all guilty of it from time to time. We set out to clear the old inbox or clean the garage out and, lo and behold, that ...

The Creation of the Universe -- Paul Claybrook
Before the big bang, there was nothingness. There was no empty space and certainly no matter in it. It was not as if there was an empty universe waiting to be filled with matter. Space itself did not ...

A Brief Account of the Causes of the American Civil War -- Chris Talbot
The American Civil War was a brutal conflict which took place in the United States of America between 1861 and 1865 and still has serious repercussions to this day. To understand why this break up of ...

Pool Tables - American Vs English -- George Pennwood
Pool tables, which type is the best, American pool tables or English? The main difference as you might expect is size. The English pool tables have 2 in balls, which are smaller than the American ...

English Railway and Its Origin -- Waz Zaman
INTRODUCTION: In 1602, there supposedly existed a railway in Nottinghamshire in England. Though it is not verified and is debated by various historians but the origin of the English Railway can be ...

Origin of Cinco De Mayo -- Christine Szalay Kudra
What is the origin of Cinco de Mayo? Even though millions of Americans (and Canadians and people in some other countries as well) celebrate this holiday every year, relatively few really know how the ...

Origin of Black Friday -- Amy Delrose
Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Fresh from the Thanksgiving celebrations, shoppers throng the stores for best bargains of the year. Many stores like Macy's, ...

Origin of Valentines's Day -- Sean Carter
People have been in love from time immemorial. It would be unjust to ascribe any particular history and origin to love and the feelings that come with it. But Valentine's Day, the day which ...

The Origin of Easter Egg Hunts -- Beverly Frank
For children and adults alike, the highlight of Easter is often the egg hunt. Adults and older children enjoy hiding Easter eggs for young children to find. Squeals of delight can be found as Easter ...

The Origin of Money -- Irene V. Jones
When we speak of money in today's society, it has taken on many forms. From the days of farmers trading their crops today's electronic, debit or credit card transfer and many forms in ...

The Origin of Karaoke -- Kristin Long
Karaoke is a popular form of entertainment often used at parties, restaurants and bars where someone will sing along to recorded music using a microphone and public address system. The singer can ...

Helicopter History - The Origin of the Helicopter -- Kevin Crockett
Humans have always looked at birds with envy and wished that they could fly up in the sky with them. Throughout the history of man there have been a lot of attempts at defying gravity. The very first ...

Origin of Samurai -- Shaw Funami
There are a lot of Japanese words that become known worldwide. Judo might have been the first one as the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 introduced it to be an official sport in the Olympic games. Other ...

How to Make Goals -- Sean R Mize
Setting goals is one of the most important things that we need to do to ensure that we'll grow on a personal and professional level. Knowing the things that you would like to achieve can help you ...

Predictions made by engineer in 1900 mostly come true -- Jordan Chittley
Predicting the future is usually difficult although an American engineer did a pretty good job when he wrote his predictions for the next hundred years way back in 1900. John Elfreth Watkins wrote an ...

| Origin of Track and Field -- Candis Reade
Track and field is commonly known as athletics. The track and field events can be divided into three categories such as running, jumping, and throwing events. The origin of track and field was ...

| Origin of Language -- John T. Smith
Glottogony (Origin of language) tell us about the interesting facts of human evolution and living. Unlike writing, spoken language leaves no trace. At some stage of human evolution, several systems ...

| The Origin of Easter Traditions -- Beverly Frank
While we happily buy chocolate Easter bunnies, color eggs and hide them, and fill our Easter baskets, many people are unsure as to the origins of these Easter traditions. Whether you celebrate Easter ...

| Origin Of Watches -- Essy Clare
A watch is something that displays time and sometimes day, date, month and year also. The word watch is used a short form of wristwatch, which is a name for timekeeping devices worn on the wrist. It ...

What Is the Origin of the Metric System? -- LeeAnn Bonds
The metric system, or the International System of Units (SI) as it is now known, is a worldwide standard measuring system based on scientific, non-changing, decimal units of measure. Its origins can ...

What Is the Origin of the Zodiac? -- Megan Shoop
Both the Greek and the Chinese zodiac are astrological systems consisting of 12 symbols. In the Greek zodiac, four of the symbols are represented by human figures, while the rest are animals. In the ...

Latin Dance History -- Sonya L. Wilson
Latin dance originated in Latin America and the Caribbean. Latin dances include rumba, salsa, samba, mambo, bachata and tango. Evolution The dances of Latin America evolved from the dance forms of ...

The Importance of Studying the History of World Civilizations -- John London
There is evidence that history has been studied for as long as humans have been engaged in making it. The study of ancient civilizations puts into perspective where people came from in relation to ...

History of Oranges -- Joan Russell
Oranges have been cultivated around the world. It is a popular, widely used fruit in many countries. Oranges are used to make many products. This article discusses some of the different varieties, ...

The History of Cinnamon Rolls -- Alison Ingraham
When cinnamon, sugar and butter are mixed together, the result is something many people all over the world enjoy. Cinnamon rolls are a sweet pastry commonly eaten at breakfast time, but may be ...

What Type of Collision Created the Himalayas? -- Taylor Thorn
The Himalayas are the tallest mountain range in the world. Located around the Northeastern border of India, the Himalayas extend into seven countries: India, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Pakistan and ...

How to Make Compost -- Willi Galloway
No garden is complete without a compost pile! Compost is a soil conditioner, mulch and fertilizer all wrapped into one. It feeds the soil microorganisms that help plants stay healthy, adds nutrients ...

How to Make Small Talk -- Collaborator
Small talk can be a big challenge, but a little preparation and confidence is all you need. As a skilled small talker you will come across as a more open and friendly person, compared to someone who ...

How to Make a Volcano -- Collaborator
Make a lava-spewing volcano as a science project or just for fun. If you have children, let them help you because this is something the whole family can make together. So gather up are the material ...

How to Make a Documentary -- Collaborator
The documentary film is a modern cultural phenomenon. Aspiring directors work hard to make a documentary, and even harder to get the film noticed by movie distribution companies. Here is all the ...

How to Make Flying Paper Lanterns -- Lisa Parris
Flying lanterns float into the sky when heated by an open flame in the same manner as a hot-air balloon. Launched in China more then 2,000 years ago, the original flying lantern was constructed from ...

Making Friends at College -- Collaborator
College is a time when people actively seek out new relationships. Unless you live in a box, making friends should not be a problem. Still, it requires effort and a willingness to extend yourself at ...

What is the History of Nuclear Energy? -- Jason Chavis
Nuclear energy was discovered in the mid-twentieth century and first utilized in a military capacity in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The implementation of nuclear energy as a source ...

The History of the Suspension Bridge -- Eric Tilden
Early Suspension Bridges The societies that lived in South America, Africa and Asia thousands of years ago strung twisted vines attached to trees to cross over rivers. They added branches to create a ...

What Is the Origin of the Compass? -- Chuck Robert
The compass is one of the oldest scientific instruments and the first application of magnetism. It dramatically changed the entire world, allowing ships to navigate the world while getting lost less ...

History of French Football -- Bobby Gee
Football (American soccer) in France did not take hold until the turn of the 20th century. French football did not really start to gain popularity until 1897. National Team and the French Football ...

The History of African Drumming -- Anjus Chiedozie
The drum is perhaps the oldest musical instrument in the world, with every society employing it in varying degrees. However, it is most revered among the people of Africa, where it comes in various ...

What Is the Origin of the Game Soccer? -- Alex Baker
Soccer, known to most of the world as football, is the most popular sport on the planet. While the modern game as we know it has evolved over the last hundred years or so, the origins of soccer are ...

History of the Tomato -- Laura Reynolds
The tomato, that familiar fruit that we use as a vegetable, has a long and fascinating history. Once wild, it traveled around the world, only to be condemned as a poisonous berry and to be ...

Origins of the Evil Eye Superstition -- Ploni Almoni
The evil eye is a classical folk belief that originated in Mediterranean cultures and spread throughout the ancient world in the Hellenistic period. The evil eye is understood as a type of curse cast ...

What Is the Origin of the Drink Name 7-Up? -- Kevin Bramer
Some mysteries may never have a satisfactory answer, and the origin of the soft drink name "7-Up" seems to be one of those mysteries. Despite several theories, no one knows for sure what creator C. ...

The History of Ice Sculptures -- Lita Harrison
Ice sculpture is the art of carving shapes out of ice. It ranges in size from small table decorations to entire towns of ice seen in winter festivals all over the world. The beginnings of ice ...

What Is the Origin of a Cotton Plant? -- Sam Adams
Oldest Use The oldest cotton fabric found was in Mexico and proved to be about 7,000 years old. There is no evidence that the cotton was cultivated, but the people did make use of the native plant. ...

What Is the Origin of the "Soccer" Name? -- Sarah Dray
The world's most popular sport has been around in one form or another for a long time. Known throughout the majority of the world as football, there are only a handful of areas that use the word ...

History of the Caesar Salad -- Tim McQuade
The Caesar salad is simple to make: mix romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese and a special Caesar dressing in a bowl and serve. In 1924, a busy restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico, was the first to ...

The History of the PhD Degree -- Shane Hall
With its history rooted in the Middle Ages, the Doctor of Philosophy, or Ph.D., has developed over time to become the highest academic doctoral degree in the world. It acquired this distinction in ...

The History of the Game of Pool -- J. Clark
The game of billiards was played in Europe for hundreds of years before jumping the Atlantic to become known as pool in 19th-century America. While most common as a pastime played on public tables, ...

Origins of the Bean & Chili Plants -- Barbara Fahs
Mexican food often includes beans of some type and food made hot and spicy due to chili peppers. Both of these plants are believed to have originated in Central and South America, making them staples ...

History of Gangs -- Gail Cohen
It is human nature to want to affiliate with people who feel the same way we do, and if a family does not provide that measure of belonging, it is also human nature to satisfy that longing by seeking ...

How to Interpret the Greek Myth of Pandora's Box -- Tracy Hruby
According to Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth. In revenge for Prometheus stealing fire from the gods, Zeus handed Pandora a box that contained all the evils of the world. Tempted ...

The History of World Soccer -- Steve Anderson
Soccer started in Great Britain in the mid 19th century and spread around the world within 50 years. Before World War II, soccer gained popularity as local club teams developed fans and World Cup ...

Super Young Retirement Savers -- Blake Ellis
Older Americans who haven't saved enough for retirement could learn a lesson or two from these young retirement savers -- they've already socked thousands of dollars away for their golden ...

Man Escapes Death As Satellite Fragment Crashes Through His Roof -- Jesus Diaz
Andrei Krivorukov got a wonderful Christmas gift: his very own life. He saved it after a titanium ball from a Russian communication satellite crashed right into his house, escaping death by just a ...

Indian artist Jasuben Shilpi, known as the Bronze Woman of India -- press
Indian crafts woman Jasuben Shilpi, known as the Bronze Woman of India, gives the finishing touches to a clay statue of Dr. Martin Luther King at her workshop near Adalaj, around 25 kms from ...

Man discovers mother’s 100-year-old letter to Santa -- Nadine Bells
In 1992, Dublin homeowner John Bryne discovered a charred letter to Santa in his chimney while installing central heating. "At that time, the fireplaces were made of brick with a shelf on either ...

Spanish pianist faces jail for practising at home -- Harold Heckle
MADRID - A Spanish prosecutor's office has conceded that the customary 7 1/2 year prison sentence for noise pollution may be too harsh for a pianist who practised at home. The office for the ...

Earth Has Two 'Moons' Right Now, Theorists Say -- Natalie Wolchover
Earth has two moons, a group of scientists . One is that waxing and waning nightlight we all know and love. The other is a tiny asteroid, no bigger than a Smart Car, making huge doughnuts around ...

Interesting facts about Niagara Falls you probably didn’t know -- Jordan Chittley
Niagara Falls is mostly known for romantic getaways, winning big at the casinos, out-of-control bachelor parties and getting wet on Maid of the Mist boat tours, but there is a lot about the Falls ...

Indonesian girl returns home after going missing in 2004 tsunami -- Nadine Bells
A 15-year-old girl, known as Wati, disappeared on Boxing Day, 2004, after a giant wave hit her village of Ujong Baroh, in West Aceh, Indonesia. The then-8-year-old child was swept out to sea, ...

Paralympian eyes Olympic glory after “miracle” crash -- Liza Jansen
UTRECHT, The Netherlands, December 8 (Reuters) - Paralympic silver medallist Monique van der Vorst has miraculously become an able-bodied Olympic hopeful after a crash reversed her paralysis. ...

Planet confirmed that could have water -- Contributor
Kepler-22b is the first confirmed planet in the “habitable zone,” the area around a star where a planet could exist with liquid water on its surface, that has been discovered by NASA’s Kepler ...

Illiterate until the age of 96, 98 year-old man writes first book -- Nadine Bells
A 98-year-old man from Connecticut just wrote his first book. More remarkable, he was illiterate until he was 96. James Arruda Henry, a retired lobster fisherman, recently completed a 29-chapter, ...

5 Things People Buy Because Of Peer Pressure -- Janet Fowler
Peer pressure is often thought of as something that only affects young people, especially teenagers. Though peer pressure impacts people of all ages, and in various aspects of their lives. Peer ...

At wife's behest, New York man drops 198 pounds in 10 months -- By The Associated Press
FULTON, N.Y. - When Jay Wornick's wife said they both should lose some weight as a new year's resolution, he took up the challenge. Ten months later, he's almost 200 pounds lighter. ...

Teen Named Fastest Texter in Country -- Samantha Murphy
NEW YORK CITY – Whoever said constant texting is just a bad habit? The teen with the fastest thumbs in the country was crowned on Wednesday at the LG U.S. Texting Championship in New York City, ...

100-year-old finishes marathon -- yu
Centenarian Sikh runner Fauja Singh poses for pictures after being the first person to officially enter for next year's Edinburgh Marathon on September 1, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. A world ...

World's oldest car sells for $4.6 million -- Peter Valdes
A steam-powered car, billed as the oldest car in the world that still runs, was sold at a Hershey, Pa. auction for $4.6 million. The auction company, RM Auctions, had estimated that the car would ...

Electric car Tesla Model S 'Faster Than A Porsche' -- G.E. Anderson
Five years after debuting the original electric two-seat Roadster, Tesla shows customers its first all-new car: the $50,000, seven-passenger Model S. FREMONT, Calif.- Five years after shocking the ...

Stunt performers ride cars on the walls of the "Well of Death" -- jp
One of the attractions at Ramlila fair, in the old quarters of Delhi September 30, 2011. The performers earn their livelihood by performing daredevil stunts such as driving their bikes and cars on ...

India launches world's cheapest computer -- Frank Jack Daniel
http://us.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2011/10/05/sidner-worlds-cheapest-computer.cnn (Reuters) - India launched what it dubbed the world's cheapest tablet computer Wednesday, to be sold to ...

The catchiest pop song ever -- ANI | ANI
Science hails 'We Are The Champions' as the catchiest pop song ever London, Sept 29 (ANI): A team of academics has voted Queen's 'We Are The Champions' as the catchiest pop song ...

Man walks around the world in 11 years -- Michel Viatteau
A 56-year-old Montreal man looking to shake off a mid-life depression walked around the world in 11 years, returning this week to Canada, looking radiant after realizing a dream. A bit thinner and ...

Bulgarian man, 78, celebrates his first day of grade one -- Nadine Bells
Apostol Stoyanov, 78, starts first grade in Bulgaria Better late than never. Last Thursday, 78-year-old Apostol Stoyanov celebrated his first day of school — ever. The Bulgarian man joined other ...

Record breaking onion -- tl
HARROGATE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Gardener Peter Glazebrook cradles his world record breaking onion as he poses for photographers at The Harrogate Flower Show on September 16, 2011 in Harrogate, ...

5 Places Never to Use Your Debit Card -- Brian O'Connell
Here are some other instances where debit card usage is a bad idea: Rental or security deposits. If you have to put money down to rent a car or heavy duty home improvement equipment, try not to use a ...

What Our World Could Be Like in 2020 -- Mark W. Medley
Here are is a glimpse into our probable future - based on on-going trends in the last twenty years, and call it the "20-20 vision" into our most probable future. 1. Languages English should still the ...

The Screen Cafe -- Mark W. Medley
It had all started when the strange, silent looking gentleman stood by the doorway, and simply just passed on a sealed envelope to Veronica, before walking away as silently as he had arrived- down ...

The Sisters of the Lamplight -- Mark W. Medley
A long the cove of Venus, a brave family lived and worked on top of the rocky landscape tending the lamp of the ancient lighthouse, seen far into the turbulent waters out to sea. Many a ship passed ...

A Collection of Poems About Our Sea -- Mark W. Medley
A Winter's Sea What doth the winter do to the beauty of the sea The waves that once we sailed on, are frozen for all to see The stars still shine, but in a cold and desolate land A land once of ...

What Is a Solar Tower? -- Mark W. Medley
Energy is becoming the most important resources of this decade, and our societies are growing more anxious about what form of energy, replaces our fast depleting sources of fossil fuels. One solution ...

the first Clock of the Long No -- Cory Doctorow
Jeff Bezos & co to build the first Clock of the Long Now Jeff Bezos has financed the construction of the first Clock of the Long Now. Created by Danny Hillis for the Long Now Foundation, the Clock is ...

Silicon Valley billionaire funding creation of artificial libertarian islands -- Liz Goodwin
Pay Pal founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel has given $1.25 million to an initiative to create floating libertarian countries in international waters, according to a profile of the ...

Too Much TV May Take Years Off Your Life -- Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Spending your days in front of the television may contribute to a shortened lifespan, a new study suggests. Researchers in Australia found that people who averaged ...

8 Chef Tips on Packing a School Lunch -- ya
If you're like most parents, packing school lunch for the kids can be a fraught experience: Are you sending them with enough food? Too much? Were you supposed to include an ice pack? Will your ...

Sending Thank You Letters Is The Polite Response -- Jeremy C.
There was a time when people used to correspond by writing letters to each other and sending them through the mail. As part of an elementary English class, students learned how to construct different ...

How to Look Fabulous in Photos -- Marie Claire
I look like a wreck in photographs. My arms are flabby, the small pooch beneath my waist is suddenly a gut, and my face turns a pasty shade of eggshell. But worst of all is that damned double chin ...

impressive iceberg -- Photo: Gene Patey
An impressive iceberg arrived in Newfoundland’s Goose Cove (Eastern seaboard of Canada) in mid-July. “Icebergs float in from Greenland,” said the photographer, Gene Patey. This one briefly ...

Easy Art Supplies to Make For Youngsters -- Autumn Lockwood
Just about all children enjoy creating artwork, especially if they get the opportunity to display it in picture frames around the home. One problem can be that the passion for art is usually a bit ...

Easy Craft Projects To Enjoy With Your Child -- Autumn Lockwood
When you wish something fun and cheap to do with your child, its hard to beat easy craft projects. Children usually like to do craft projects, and it's also a terrific way to help them to foster ...

How To Ease Your Little One's Concern With The Dark -- Autumn Lockwood
At some point of their lives virtually every child goes through a phase where they're petrified of the dark. In some instances, watching a scary movie, reading a scary book, or hearing a scary ...

10 Things You Should Not Keep in Your Wallet -- Kathryn Tuggle
What you keep in your wallet will determine how at risk you are for identity theft in the chance you lose it. Here are 10 items experts suggest keeping at home. We all make sure we've got our ...

world's biggest dog -- Dave Nasser
Imagine taking him for walkies! George the Great Dane is 7ft long, weighs 18st and is the world's biggest dog... but he's terrified of chihuahuas The first time we saw George, our beloved ...

Play of the day! Selfless young fan returns ball to upset boy -- Duk
There's hope for America's future yet! In one of the most heartwarming scenes you'll ever see, a young Arizona Diamondbacks fan named Ian made Wednesday's play of the day at Chase ...

10-Year-Old 'Workout Kid' -- Eric Adelson
C.J. Senter may or may not be the next Tony Horton or the next Barry Sanders, but he is definitely the next 10-year-old to watch. Granted, when most people hear "child prodigy," they rightfully raise ...

The Green Theory - Why Is Recycling Important? -- Erika Ayala
For the past few years, we have constantly been told by different environmental organizations, by the government, and by our own teachers and mothers that we should learn how to recycle. But what is ...

How much water should I drink? 5 myths about hydration answered -- Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.
How many glasses of water should I really be drinking every day? And does my coffee habit cancel out my water-drinking efforts? These are the questions I wanted the answers for when I edited the ...

Chinese residents shocked to see ‘ghost city’ rise from river -- Jordan Chittley
Most people who have been outside on a hot day are used to seeing small mirages of puddles appear on the road, but few of us can admit to witnessing a mirage the size of a city. But that's what ...

The Symbolism of a Butterfly -- Leanne
Butterflies are one of the most beautiful and interesting life forms in the animal kingdom. The butterfly is an insect from the order of Lepidoptera. What is most fascinating about the butterfly is ...

New rocketplane 'could fly Paris-Tokyo in 2.5 hours' -- AFP
European aerospace giant EADS on Sunday unveiled its "Zero Emission Hypersonic Transportation" (Zehst) rocket plane it hopes will be able to fly from Paris to Tokyo in 2.5 hours by around 2050. "I ...

Stolen laptop sends clues to recovery -- Justin Sullivan
Joshua Kaufman had his stolen MacBook back in hand on Thursday after the laptop sent clues that led police to the suspected thief. Kaufman won fans online by using Hidden software to capture pictures ...

Students paid $100,000 not to go to college -- Nadine Bells
It sounds like a teenager's dream and a parent's nightmare. Peter Thiel, PayPal's co-founder, is paying 24 college-aged students $100,000 to just say no — to college. For two years, ...

Why are school buses painted yellow -- nl
yellow is the color of caution.

Shocking photo created a hero -- John Blake
Editor's note: This is an excerpt from John Blake's 2004 book "Children of the Movement." The PBS documentary "Freedom Riders," which airs Monday at 9 p.m. ET, features James Zwerg, now 71. ...

Unexpected origins of big companies -- Cindy Perman
Some companies spring from a single idea or a single innovation, while others take a detour. Some of the biggest brands and biggest companies today were created from a detour. Originally, they might ...

A town in America with only one resident -- rc
A 77-year-old woman named Eiler is the lone inhabitant of Monowi, a rural village in Nebraska. See photos of the town: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yahooeditorspicks/galleries/72157626522562769/ Town ...

USB stick PC for $25 -- Matthew Humphries
David Braben is a very well-known game developer who runs the UK development studio Frontier Developments, but is just as well known for being the co-developer of Elite. Over his career his studio ...

Bendable computer that it sees replacing paper -- Michael Oliveira
TORONTO - A research team at Queen's University has entered the race to slim down tablets and smartphones with a plastic, flexible prototype that's just about paper thin. The Kingston, ...

A taxi ride to remember, from New York to Los Angeles - with video -- the CNN Wire Staff
Hailing a taxi in New York City is hard enough, what with fighting off other would-be passengers and getting the attention of a swerving, speeding cabbie. Getting the taxi to drive you from New York ...

Incredibly Fast Rapper -- jp
Incredibly fast rapper brought to you by Funny

Volkswagen overhauls the iconic Beetle -- Dee-Ann Durbin
In its 73-year history, the Beetle has evolved from the hippie ride of choice to a cute chick car. Now Volkswagen is reinventing it again. The company introduced an edgy new design Monday for its ...

Last two speakers of dying language won't talk to each other -- Michael Bolen
Like many languages spoken by indigenous people, Ayapaneco is dying. Only two people still speak it — and they won't talk to each other. Spoken in Mexico for centuries, Ayapeneco is one of 68 ...

Teen entrepreneur looks to insert advertising freebies into video games -- Michael Oliveira
Nineteen-year-old Vancouver native Brian Wong believes the future of mobile advertising isn't in the banner ad, but inside video games. And so far, his company Kiip (pronounced keep) has ...

Don’t fear the LOL: Slang users more articulate -- Nadine Bells
OMG, LOL is now a legitimate word. English-language authority The Oxford English Dictionary recently added Internet slang, specifically the abbreviation LOL (laughing out loud), to its tome. The ...

First human into space 50 years ago -- cr
One of the last things Yuri Gagarin did before making his pioneering voyage into space 50 years ago was make sure he had enough sausage to last him on the trip back home to Moscow. This tidbit was ...

Scientists settle centuries-old debate on perception -- Marlowe Hood
Researchers said Sunday they had solved a conundrum about human perception that has stumped philosophers and scientists alike since it was first articulated 323 years ago by an Irish politician in a ...

The shrinking American car (batteries included) -- Kirsten Dirksen
The arrival of the Smart car on the U.S. market has helped Americans re-think whether bigger is better when it comes to their vehicles, but it’s only the beginning of the miniaturizing of the ...

5 Steps to Protect Yourself from Radiation Exposure -- Vincent Pedre M.D. ecomii.com
The situation at the Japanese nuclear plants at Fukushima remains tenuous and the possibility of radiation exposure uncertain. The residents of Tokyo, 180 miles to the south are being advised to ...

Simple life in Manhattan: A 90-square-foot home with video -- Kirsten Dirksen
The average size of the American home is shrinking -- it dropped in both 2008 and 2009 after 15 straight years of growth -- but most of us are still living larger than people in the Big Apple. Home ...

Japan tsunami survivor tells her harrowing tale -- Hyun Oh and Damir Sagolj
(Reuters) - When the massive earthquake struck northern Japan on March 11 and triggered a tsunami alarm in her Pacific Coast fishing port, civil servant Takako Suzuki knew exactly where to shelter. ...

How to Start Your Own Adventure Book -- Stacy Wright
Adventures make our lives more meaningful. It creates sparks and colors to our boring lives. Everyone of us has already taken their own adventures. These are not necessarily about climbing high ...

Fun Facts about Dinosaurs Kids -- Leanne
Not every child desires to be a palaeontologist or has a passion for fossils, but almost every child becomes interested in dinosaurs at some point. Dinosaurs are an interesting part of the ...

Traditional Stories of Disney's Princess Fairytales -- Leanne
The Walt Disney Company is known for telling stories that capture our imagination and entertain. From Snow White, to Cinderella, we all love a fairytale to escape reality occasionally. Interestingly, ...

Winnie the Pooh Themes -- Leanne
Winnie the Pooh is a favorite among children of all ages. Pooh bear, was originally created by A. A. Milne, who authored a collection of stories based on the lovable character and friends from the ...

Toy Story Themes -- Leanne
Toy Story is a favorite Disney Pixar animated feature film among children of all ages. The story centers around a group on toys belonging to a young boy, called Andy, and is mainly focused around a ...

Teaching Kids with Sesame Street -- Leanne
Sesame Street is a children's television program featuring Jim Henson's muppets. Premiering in 1969, it has been teaching children for many years. The characters of Sesame Street include ...

The Justin Bieber Dream -- Leanne
Justin Bieber has created Bieber fever around the globe with young teens that simply can't get enough of his music. Born in Canada, Justin is just 17 years of age and has already achieved so ...

Meet Alvin Wong, the happiest man in America -- Nadine Bells
The happiest man in America has gone viral. For three years, Gallup surveyed 1,000 adults a day, quizzing them on their quality of life, plugging the gathered statistics into a good-life formula. ...

How to Use Stories to Teach Children -- Ed Earl
Reading stories to your children and using techniques to discuss them is a very effective way to improve your child knowledge and understanding. Reading is an extremely useful skill which once learnt ...

Couple's huge bills unexplained -- CBC
A couple from Merritt, B.C., have been battling Bell Canada for months over enormous bills — which they call outrageous and unwarranted — for thousands of dollars in unexplained data charges on ...

Video of uncontacted Amazon tribe triggering change -- Michael Bolen
Deep in the world's largest rainforest, a few scatted tribes are clinging to a way of life on the verge of extinction. Now the BBC and Survival International have teamed up for a campaign to help ...

Climber found reading map after surviving 1000ft fall -- ANI
A climber from Glasgow, who fell 1,000ft down a mountain, not just survived but was found by his rescuers standing up reading a map. The 35-year-old lost his footing at the summit of Sgurr Choinnich ...

The world's most visionary cities -- Joshua M. Bernstein
most visionary cities

The world's most expensive apartments, opens its doors for the first time -- Louise Armitstead
One Hyde Park, the world's most expensive apartments, opens its doors for the first time The world’s most expensive aprtments at One Hyde Park have been officially unveiled today by the ...

Stop Your Roommate from Being a Slob -- Ashley Womble
Anyone that's ever had a roommate has had to stare at a sink full of dirty dishes on occasion. Problem is, everyone has a different standard of how clean their home should be. So try saying, ...

Baseball Player Quits, Says "I Don't Deserve $12M" -- GREG WILSON
Royals starter Gil Meche walks away from a guaranteed contract. Okay, Gil Meche hasn't been great since signing a big contract with the Kansas City Royals. But not many players would feel so ...

6 expenses you should never put on a credit card -- Allie Johnson
There are some things experts say you should never put on a credit card if you can't pay the bill right away -- either because they're frivolous, or they can land you deep in debt or, in some ...

Create Conversation Confidence at Parties Even If You Are Shy -- Royane Real
Do you often feel nervous when you are at a party and you want to make a good impression on others? Perhaps you are shy and you get tongue tied or your mind goes blank. Here are many tips to help you ...

Improve Your Conversation Skills and Have More Friends -- Royane Real
"There's nothing about me that is interesting. I'm completely average in every way. Nobody is interested in me because I'm not interesting. Tell me what I can do to become a more ...

Learn to End a Conversation Successfully -- Royane Real
There are many articles that will tell you how to get a successful conversation started and how to keep a conversation going, but there are very few articles that tell you how to successfully end a ...

Why Do Some People Talk Too Much? -- Royane Real
We have all met people who talk a lot, who never seem to run out of things to say. Have you ever wondered why some people talk so much? If you are have a hard time making conversation with people, ...

Aztecs - Unsurpassed Fighting Men -- Pollux Parker
Collectively, Apache is the name given to culturally related tribes of Native Americans in North America whose language is the Southern Athabaskan. Its meaning, derived from several words, makes the ...

10 Items You Must Have in Your Emergency Survival Kit -- Joy C. Harrison
In today's world, you never know what emergencies may happen. You could be in your home, traveling in your car or on a plane, or even sitting in your office. It's always important to be ...

Learn How to Become a Volunteer -- Joy C. Harrison
Many charitable organizations and non-profits depend heavily on volunteers to make them run. If are ready to get started with your volunteer work, you may be wondering how to become a volunteer. It ...

Ancient Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs -- Jane Akshar
When you come on holiday to Egypt and see the sites at Luxor and Cairo, tombs, temples like the Giza pyramids. It almost seems that from the dawn of Egyptian civilisation until the end the Ancient ...

Egyptology - Understanding the Difference Between Cult and Mortuary Temples -- Jane Akshar
I got asked a question by a guest who stayed at Flats in Luxor, we were looking at the temple of Hatshepsut which you can see from the balcony. It was perfectly answered by an essay I had to do and ...

A Crash Course In Traffic School -- Fara Martin
If you have recently been pulled over by the cops then you must have gotten a traffic ticket because of breaking some law. In some states, you can reduce the blemishes on your driving record by ...

Evaporating Water in -30C in Yellowknife, NWT -- ren
And you thought it was cold in the rest of Canada. A YouTube video showing a woman in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories throwing boiling water into the air in -30C weather has racked up more than ...

Goal Setting - Staying Motivated -- Sarah PJ White
You know you want to achieve your goal, so why do you struggle to stay motivated? Sometimes we can work so hard striving to achieve a particular goal, we sometimes lose our focus and motivation on ...

10 Reasons to Have More Chocolate -- Sarah PJ White
Did you know that according to the Mori survey for Cadbury Dairy Milk that 50% of women would rather eat chocolate than have sex? Even the aroma itself is considered a powerful stimulant. On average ...

The Greatest Power Source Ever -- Garik Tate
There are many sources of alternative power. The ones that you probably already know about are wind and solar and to tell you the truth they are extremely underestimated though that is an article for ...

How Is Paper Made? -- Garik Tate
Everybody knows that paper is made out of trees. But what parts of the tree? How do they turn it white? Who were the first people to ever make paper? This article focuses on everything about paper. ...

Life on Mars -- Garik Tate
Scientist believe that mars might have once sustained life. There are many factors and signs that earth isn't the only planet in the solar system to have created life. This is an incredibly ...

Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years -- Shingo Ito
Japanese researchers will launch a project this year to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth by using cloning technology to bring the ancient pachyderm back to life in around five years time. The ...

10 illegal baby names -- Shine
This week the Pope declared war on parents naming babies after celebrities, fruit or popular sports cars. In an address to parents, the ever-progressive pontiff pleaded with worshipers to 'give ...
Re: 10 illegal baby names -- cunning linguist
I read this piece too. Forgive me but I would prefer if the pontiff spent a little more effort in dealing with wayward priests. There was a time when young boys wanted to enter the priesthood, rather ...

The Child in the Attic -- Joy of Reading
The Child in the Attic I’m going to call him Walter, though that is not his real name. Walter began life in a family of modest means. He was a lively child, less than enchanted with school. Then ...

What were some of the causes of the Global Recession -- ws
In layman's terms, its was the collapse of the financial institutions. Financiers were lending out home loans to high-risk borrowers, many of which defaulted on their repayments and lost their ...

Why to people from outside the uk especially in america refer to british people as english -- ws
English is a much broader accent, as its harder for foreigners to pinpoint exact accents like Welsh or Scottish, where in GB you may easily distinguish between them as you're in direct daily ...

What Did Albert Einstein Invent? -- Wadzanai Nenzou
Albert Einstein without question remains a significant part of history. Throughout the course of his lifetime, he contributed to several breakthroughs and inventions. Although many are documented, ...

Christmas Cards and Their Beginnings -- Ged Matthews
There were holiday cheer greetings in the 1400s, which people sent for New Years wishes that were printed on different paper like materials, and some linen as well. In the first part of the 1800s, ...

The History of Christmas Cards -- Ged Matthews
The history of Christmas cards is shrouded in controversy. One account is that in 1842, a 16-year-old boy by the name of William Maw Egley engraved the first card. This card showed a picture of ...

Introduction and Brief History of Satellites and Communication Satellites -- Anil Nigam
Introduction and Brief History of Satellites A satellite is any object that orbits another object (which is known as its primary). All masses that are part of the solar system, including the Earth, ...

The day Niagara Falls ran dry -- Graham Smith
The stark images reveal North America's iconic - and most powerful - waterfall to be almost as dry as a desert. In June 1969, U.S. engineers diverted the flow of the Niagara River away from the ...

Saturn's Rings May Be Remains of Ripped-Apart Moon -- Mike Wall - space.com
Saturn's famous rings are the last remaining shards of a huge moon the planet tore apart long ago, a new study suggests. A moon about the size of Titan — Saturn's largest satellite — ...

The Originator of the Zip Code -- Virot Korn
Every thing on earth surely has an origin. The same can be said of the zip code system that is now being used by the United States post office department for the sending of mails to recipients al ...
Re: The Originator of the Zip Code -- cunning linguist
"There is no way we can discuss the zip code without discussing its origin, there is also no way we can discus the origin of the zip code without making mention of the inventor." And if I can just ...
Re: The Originator of the Zip Code -- observer
Good observations!

Holiday Gift Guide - 4 types of gift giving that will leave you broke -- Investopedia
There are many money traps we have to look out for in life: Getting into debt, an elaborate wedding, blindly signing for loans and more. But this holiday season, the money traps will come from your ...

The Invention Of Umbrella -- Boke Zhuce
To us it seems so natural to put up an umbrella to keep the water off when it rains. But actually the umbrella was not invented as protection against rain. Its first use was as a shade against the ...

Virtual property sells for US$635,000 in real money -- Michael Bolen
If you're already struggling to afford property in the real world you may be discouraged by the inflation in virtual real estate prices. Earlier this month, Jon Jacobs, known as ...

Given up for dead after 50 days adrift at sea, 3 teens rescued in South Pacific -- The Associated Pres
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Three teens who have been missing in the South Pacific for 50 days — and were already eulogized in a memorial service — have been found alive by a New Zealand fishing ...

10 Famous Black Scientists -- Wadzanai Nenzou
There are many people who have made a contribution to society and it is always important to acknowledge them and what they have done for everyone. All of the amazing famous black scientists below ...

10 Famous Women Scientists -- Wadzanai Nenzou
Science, mathematics and technology have long been considered to be the forte of men; however, the contribution of women to the advancement of these fields simply cannot be ignored. There have been ...

10 Graduation Gift Ideas -- Wadzanai Nenzou
You can be quite creative with graduation gift ideas. After all, every graduate is at a crossroads in life, when new possibilities seem endless, and having completed their education, graduates are ...

10 Top Birthday Party Ideas -- Wadzanai Nenzou
If you have a birthday party to plan, you may be wondering what to do for the party to make it extra special. It can be a lot of fun to do something exciting and unique to celebrate the big day. To ...

10 Famous Inventors -- Wadzanai Nenzou
Innate curiosity and a strong desire to improve things are just some of the qualities shared by the world's most famous inventors. From a young age, most of them have been intrigued by their ...

7 Farewell Gift Ideas -- Wadzanai Nenzou
Buying farewell gifts can be a challenge as you will want it to have meaning and remind the person of you after they have gone. You will need to find a gift that is unique, amazing and affordable and ...

Top 10 Childrens Books -- Wadzanai Nenzou
Reading to your children is an important part of their growth and development. As your kids grow they will want to read books on their own, but you can still share the stories and adventures with ...

6 Ways To Raise Your Self-Esteem In A Group -- Liv Miyagawa
To raise your self-esteem in a group together with others who also want to raise their self-esteems is both fun and effective. In a group you can support each other and lift each other up. Raising ...

Growing and Harvesting Coffee Beans -- George Pettit
There is no doubt that everyone loves coffee, it is the favorite morning beverage brewed in coffee machines all around the world. This remarkable beverage starts as a flavorful bean waiting to be ...

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi released -- Kay Johnson and Grant Peck
– Sat Nov 13, 6:30 pm ET YANGON, Myanmar – Pro-democracy hero Aung San Suu Kyi walked free Saturday after more than seven years under house arrest, welcomed by thousands of cheering supporters ...

Solar Energy: What Is It, and Why Is It Important? -- Tamara Jacobs
What is solar energy? Solar energy is energy derived from sunlight. It is then converted into thermal or electrical energy. The sun radiates more energy in a single second than the total amount of ...

Canopy Defined -- Tamara Jacobs
The word canopy has several different meanings, mostly because canopies have a variety of uses. Basically the word implies some sort of covering, and is often made of fabric. It also suggests an ...

Time Zone Mess - How to Be Always in Time -- Kirill Zinov
"Do you know what time it is?" "Sorry, I'm calling you from the States and it's day time here." Those are the classic words from our life, which have also become a major gag in the movies. ...

racks up $47,000 cell bill in a week (it was not her fault) -- JASON MAGDER
Most people get a page or two when their phone bill comes in the mail. Not Wanda Rooney. Since July, the resident of Ste. Marguerite du Lac Masson, Quebec, Canada has received phone bills the length ...

The Uses of Platinum -- Kum Martin
Platinum is regarded as a precious metal like gold and silver. Some of the characteristics of this metal which has made it increasingly popular with its applications in various fields are ductility, ...

Famous Explorers -- Kum Martin
If it were not for the brave and courageous explorers, the New World would have never been discovered. Thanks to these men who want to go where no man had gone before that many new lands and places ...

Successful People Without College Degrees -- Kum Martin
We all know and hear it often enough that a college degree is required if we want to become something in life. While this is a fact, there are some people who have managed to attain the zenith of ...

The History of Christmas -- Kum Martin
There are just couple of months left for Christmas and many families across the world would be taking out their Christmas decorations and shopping for gifts preparing for this gala festival when ...

The History of the Christmas Tree -- Kum Martin
The tradition of having a Christmas tree at home it one thing that any family does each December. The tree is bought and then the entire family helps in decorating it. Gifts are placed under the tree ...

The History of Christmas Carols -- Kum Martin
When it comes to Christmas, one cannot imagine it without Christmas carols. However, you will be surprised to know that carols were not always a part of Christmas. As a matter of fact, the Church ...

Importance of Technology in Schools -- Kum Martin
Technology has become synonymous with advancement. Therefore, one can easily say that each technology is a step that takes mankind towards advancement. Advancement leads to the progress of mankind. ...

What Causes an Earthquake? -- Kum Martin
Earthquake is one of those natural calamities that can be predictable yet inevitable. We all are familiar with the word earthquake and relate it to the condition when the earth starts shaking and ...

Astronomy Fact -- Kum Martin
From thousands of years mankind has endeavored to study as much as possible about the universe, but there are still a lot of things that are unknown. There are lot of things that we know and more ...

Astronomy For Kids -- Kum Martin
The whole mankind has almost spent more than 2000 years to understand the Universe and the solar system that we live in. Researchers since past thousands of years have recorded whatever they came to ...

What Is Economics? -- Kum Martin
Economics refer to the study that includes factors regarding the usage of resources by people. When we say resources, then it means the talent that people have as well as the time that is made ...

Chinese Ancient Astronomy -- Kum Martin
The ancient history of the Chinese astronomy is a rich and fascinating one. Much surprising things came to light while unearthing Chinese history in the field of astronomy. The most amazing fact ...

Why Do We Study Economics? -- Kum Martin
Economics is referred to the study of the factors that indicate how the resources of the society are being used and helping towards the satisfaction of the wants and needs of the people. There are ...

What Is The Difference Between Astronomy And Astrology? -- Kum Martin
Though astronomy and astrology may sound similar, they are basically different subjects studied by human beings. There are a few basic similarities though which may confuse some people about the ...

What Is The Definition Of Astronomy? -- Kum Martin
The scientific study of all the matter -- energy found in the universe, dealing with their origin, composition, distribution and movements is called astronomy. It is one of the oldest branches of ...

How Are Rivers Formed -- Kum Martin
Stream of freshwater that travels from mountains in a fixed channel or a stream bed to finally meet an ocean or a lake is termed as a river. The origins of this stream of fresh water are the ...

Amazing Facts About Earth -- Kum Martin
Our planet, Earth, was born some millions of years ago. Ever since this planet has evolved it has surprised the entire human race. No matter how much we develop technologically we cannot ever compete ...

What Causes Day and Night? -- Kum Martin
Our solar system consists of nine planets. Earth is one of them. It is the 5th largest planet in the solar system. Like all other planets Earth also revolves round the sun. The earth revolves around ...

How Are Mountains Formed? -- Kum Martin
Mountains are elevated Earth's surface. The mountains are usually higher than six hundred meters and are taller and steeper compared to hills. The tallest mountain on is Mount Everest, while the ...

first man in the world to fly under a jet-fitted wing -- up
Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, the first man in the world to fly under a jet-fitted wing, speeds through the air to perform a looping in Bercher, western Switzerland, Friday, Nov 5, 2010. Rossy has ...

History of Samba -- Kum Martin
Today, when people talk about the dance of Brazil, immediately the Samba comes to mind. It is a highly energetic and sensual dance form that has managed to capture the hearts and minds of people. The ...

How a Soda Vending Machine Works -- Yeo MC Eric
A soda vending machine sits silently outside of a store or in a business waiting for someone to come along and pop in a quarter or a dollar and push a button for their drink to come out. The machine ...

The Leaning Tower of Pisa -- Pollux Parker
Leaning awkwardly 5.5 degrees from the perpendicular, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous structures today. It begun from the bell tower in 1173 as the final structure of the ...

world's biggest chocolate bar -- tn
YEREVAN, Armenia – Anyone looking for huge amounts of free chocolate should book a flight to Armenia's capital next month. That's when the world's largest chocolate bar will be up for ...

Tattooed Man (including eyeballs) Video and Tattoo Definition -- jp
Where does a tattoo enthusiast look when he runs out of skin? For Matt Gone, the answer was obvious. Gone -- who estimates he has covered more than 98 percent of his body with ink -- recently ...

5 metals that may be brighter than gold -- Tim Begany, Investopedia.com
Copper This is one of the most versatile metals. It's used to make electrical wiring, car batteries, microchip circuitry, pipes for plumbing in homes and commercial buildings, roof flashing, ...

How Do Clouds Form? -- Kum Martin
Clouds are floating bodies in the atmosphere which are visible in various shapes and sizes. Any planet in the solar system having atmosphere like Earth, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will have ...

Definition Of Anthropology -- Kum Martin
Anthropology basically can be defined as the study of humanity. This is a branch of science that deals with almost all aspects of humanity including the culture, language, biological basis and ...

For 14 days we were all in pitch darkness. There was no night and no day. We begged God to help us': The amazing first interview with one of the trap -- Caroline Graham
Last updated at 9:53 PM on 17th October 2010 He is the undisputed star of the Chilean mine rescue. When Mario Sepulveda became the second miner to surface after 69 days trapped half-a-mile below ...

Deals already on offer for Chilean miners' story -- Hollywood Reporter
The Chilean miners' rescue that is capturing the world's attention will certainly have a deju-vu effect when the heroic rescue scene is replayed again in the inevitable news program features ...

Best Tips For Natural and Eco Friendly Living -- Eve Zhu
By following the tips below, you will soon find yourself breezing through the day as naturally as you've always wanted to! 1. Buy certified organic food from a local market or health food store. ...

Astronomy Terms - What Is a Black Hole? -- Joy C. Harrison
A black hole is something known to every fan of astronomy and science fiction. Many stories and movies have been told of people flying their spacecraft into a black hole and into the unknown that may ...

Astronomy Facts - The Phases of the Moon -- Joy C. Harrison
The phases of the moon can be seen anywhere in the world. It's one of the only constants in the lives of each human on the planet. It's also one of the most fascinating things that we can see ...

Chile miners rescue -- Frank Bajak, Vivian Sequera
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile - The miners emerged like clockwork, jubilantly embracing wives, children and rescuers and looking remarkably composed Wednesday after languishing for 69 days in the depths of a ...

Eric Stoltz as the original Marty McFly - Video -- The Hollywood Reporter
Everyone knows the classic 1985 film "Back to the Future" featured a boyish Michael J. Fox in a winning performance as Marty McFly. But Fox was not the original McFly. In fact, Eric Stoltz was five ...

Lebanon flags up yet another world record -- AFP
BEIRUT (AFP) - Having breezed through several world records in the culinary field Lebanon has now gone for the big one -- the world's largest national flag, and so huge it needed an airfield. The ...

NASA Provides Assistance to Trapped Chilean Miners - Video -- jss
On Aug. 5, the San José copper and gold mine near the northern town of Copiapó, Chile, collapsed, trapping 33 miners about a half mile underground. The Chilean government spoke with the United ...

Father and son capture images of outer space - Video -- Michael Bolen
Most kids dream about becoming an astronaut when they grow up, but one youngster from New York just couldn't wait for a glimpse of space. Seven-year-old Max Geissbuhler and his father Luke came ...

Google working on self-driving cars -- Daniel Wagner
Google is road-testing cars that steer, stop and start without a human driver, the company says. The goal is to "help prevent traffic accidents, free up people's time and reduce carbon ...

The shocking sum Justin Bieber earns in a single night -- Michael Bolen
Justin Bieber is already rich. But how much he makes in a single night may shock you. According to the Smoking Gun, Bieber earns a minimum of $300,000 (all figures in U.S. dollars) per performance. ...

Dutch Antilles dissolves as two new countries created -- Pascal Fletcher, Editing by Anthony Boadle
The former Dutch Caribbean colonies of Curacao and St. Maarten became autonomous countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Sunday in a change of constitutional status dissolving the ...

Gap's new logo ignites firestorm of criticism online -- Michael Bolen
Tip: Many students all over the world can relate to GAP clothing. The iconic retailer Gap introduced a new logo this past Monday and since then the Internet community has let out a deafening groan. ...

NZealand TV host resigns after mocking Indian name -- The Associated Press
Hoping this article help teachers and anyone dealing with hard to pronounce names. WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A New Zealand public television host resigned Sunday after his mocking of an Indian ...

Solar Energy As An Renewable Power Source -- Michael C. Miller
With coal and other sources slowly depleting, it has now become time for finding another energy source for us to use. There have been many innovations in the technology of alternative energies. But ...

What Can You Do About the Overload of Information? -- Rob Bom
I have heard the term information overload a lot in the last couple of months. Actually I have an overload of information daily, but it is all about how to manage it. We live in an era where ...

Communicating with Kids at Home -- Leanne
By introducing some very simple communication techniques and tools within your home, children can learn essential skills about time management, how to keep track of daily routine events and you can ...

Is Knowledge Power? -- Rosemary Redfern
Knowledge is information. It might be at a high academic level as a result of years of study and exams or it might be knowing what the neighbors have for dinner. We tend to think of knowledge as ...

A Quick History of the Olympic Games -- Helen Mahoney
If you're a fan of the Olympic Games, you may wonder how it all started. In ancient Olympia, Greece, the Olympic Games were held every four years. The first Olympic game was recorded in 776 B.C. ...

Saving Nature - A World Crusade -- Nancy D Smith
What if the world didn't make it through? The question would sound peculiar for others but it carries a slight pinch on our minds. Yes. What if Mother Nature did give up? There is no universal ...

Odds of life on newfound Earth-size planet '100 per cent,' astronomer says -- Jeanna Bryner
An Earth-size planet has been spotted orbiting a nearby star at a distance that would makes it not too hot and not too cold - comfortable enough for life to exist, researchers announced today (Sept. ...

First Seven Steps for Organizing Your Art Room for Teaching -- Mary Bogin
Teaching art means that all supplies must be easily accessed so when your next group arrives you are prepared. Minutes are lost gathering materials. The class eagerly awaits your permission to enter ...

Chile: trapped miners -- w3
Mon Sep 27, 12:38 PM By Vivian Sequera, The Associated Press SAN JOSE MINE, Chile - They get laundry service, TV, three hot meals a day and even ice cream for dessert. Everyday life for the 33 miners ...

Nathan's wish -- Joy og Reading
Laurie Lears Nathan’s wish: a story about cerebral palsy Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co 2005 My neighbor, Miss Sandy, is a Raptor Rehabilitator. That means she takes care of injured birds ...

The little ships -- Joy of Reading
Louise Borden The little ships London: Frances Lincoln, 2010 The little ships Foreword In the summer of 1940 I had the honour to command His Majesty’s Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB) 102. I was a ...

3 Tips On How To Study Effectively -- Elizabeth D Johnson
Most people are having a hard time to study effectively. No matter how hard you try, there are just some things that can distract you. Distractions are everywhere and it is up to you to stay away ...

Which frozen pizza tastes the best? -- Mairlyn Smith
So here is the deal: plain cheese pizza may be a healthier choice, but it's boring. I've never bought a frozen pizza in my life, but I see them in grocery carts all the time. I felt that as a ...

How much water should you drink? -- Mairlyn Smith
Staying hydrated during the hot, hazy days of August is an important habit to get into, but how much water do we really need to drink every day? There really isn't a simple answer. How much water ...

Understanding food labels -- Mairlyn Smith
Understanding nutrition facts on food labels can help you decide whether or not a product should be in your grocery cart. Here are some guidelines to help you decipher what you're reading on the ...

Why you shouldn't skip breakfast -- Mairlyn Smith
In the quest for a healthier lifestyle we need to make time for breakfast, and that doesn't mean a coffee and a doughnut at 10:00 a.m. The perfect breakfast is one that contains complex ...

Plane evacuates sick US man from Antarctica -- RAY LILLEY
WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A New Zealand air force plane made a rare wintertime landing on an ice runway in Antarctica on a mercy mission Tuesday to evacuate an American worker in serious medical ...

A quiet Place -- Joy of Reading
A Quiet Place Sometimes a person needs a quiet place. A place to rest your ears from bells ringing and whistles shrieking and grown-ups talking and engines roaring and horns blaring and grown-ups ...

Me, all alone, at the end of the world -- Joy of Reading
Me, all alone, at the End of the World I lived by myself at the End of the World. The days were slow and fine. I looked for treasure with old maps fallen from empires. I dusted off rocks and found ...

The story of Ruby Bridges -- Joy of Reading
The Story of Ruby Bridges Our Ruby taught us all a lot. She became someone who helped change our country. She was part of history, just like generals and presidents are part of history. They’re ...

Just Because I am -- Joy of Reading
Just because I am I am a person. I am special. I am important. Not because of things I do, Not because of what I look like, Not because of what I have... Just because I am. This is my body. It is ...

Henry's freedom box -- Joy of Reading
Henry’s Freedom Box Author’s Note In the mid-1800s, there were about four million slaves living in the United States. Slaves were owned, like tables, or cows, or wagons. Historians believe ...

The Conquerors -- Joy of Reading
THE CONQUERORS There was once a large country that was ruled by a General. The people believed that their way of life was the best. They had a very strong army, and they had the cannon. From time to ...

Mr. Straw -- Joy of Reading
Mr. Straw Japanese Tale Once upon a time, long ago of course, for that’s when most stories take place, there lived a man named Mr. Straw. Mr. had no home, he had no wife, he had no children, he had ...

During a Hurricane -- helper
If a hurricane is likely in your area, you should: •Listen to the radio or TV for information. •Secure your home, close storm shutters, and secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors. •Turn ...

What to do in an Earthquake -- helper
Be Prepared: Before, During and After an Earthquake Do you know how to prepare for and survive a major earthquake? According to Department of Conservation scientists, it will be critical to have the ...

Before You Give Advice -- bodybuild.rr.nu
It can be tempting to try to solve other people's problems but it takes special skills and sensitivities, and even then it may not be what benefits them most. People are generally capable of ...

NASA to help trapped Chilean miners -- Gideon Long - Reporter
Report: Experts from the U.S. space agency NASA are due to arrive today at the copper mine in Chile, where 33 miners are still trapped underground. The experts will advise the Chilean government on ...

Bruce Lee - Wisdom From the Fist -- Vanessa Ann Lea
No wonder that Bruce Lee is definitely the most influential martial artist in past decades and even now. His influence even extended to body builders; his very well toned physique is a standard that ...

Getting Started on Green Energy -- Vanessa Ann Lea
If you're looking for a more efficient and environmental friendly way to power up your home, then you should probably start considering using green energy instead. The good news is, with the ...

Do Vampires Really Exist? -- Renee Goodrich
No! Vampires are mythological creatures. They live eternally and use their fangs to feast on the blood of humans and animals. Usually, they are portrayed as sophisticated and charismatic. In most ...

Fifty Fun Halloween Facts -- Renee Goodrich
1. Halloween is held on October 31st which is the last day of the Celtic calender. 2. The Halloween custom has evolved from the ancient Celts belief that the border between this world and "the ...

How to Evaluate a Movie for Your Child (student) -- Alexandra Burlacu
Do you remember when movies "for adults" were those kisses? Films today are much harder to be monitored by parents, but these instructions may help. Here's how: 1. Understand the movie rating ...

How to Fact Check -- Celia Webb
Fact checking is an important part of writing an accurate article. Meticulous authors do research prior to committing their thoughts to paper. Not all authors are so careful. Editors and readers ...

Writing Fairy Tales -- Celia Webb
Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, and far, far away, there lived an author. We all recognize the classic beginning of a fairy tale. As children, fairy tales are often our favorite stories. As ...

Be Healthy And Drink Water While Eating -- Justin Skinner
Why you should only take sips of water during meal? Large glasses of water impedes the digestive manner by diluting the gatric juices. Taking several sips of water at a mealtime as compared to drink ...

Drinking Water Benefits -- ayurvediccure.com
Water is necessary for your body to digest and absorb vitamins and nutrients. It also detoxifies the liver and kidneys, and carries away waste from the body. And when it comes to digestion It's ...

How Much Water You Should Drink When Cycling For Optimum Performance -- Calfred C
Whether you are a beginner or experienced cyclist, you must drink water. More accurately, you must be a water drinking machine. This is because drinking sufficient water will keep you hydrated. Your ...

The Evolution And Future Of Solar Power -- Wayne Hemrick
Solar power is actually as old as life on earth; the original solar energy generators are any plants that use photosynthesis. We use this energy when we eat these plants. It is also stored in the ...

Top Reasons For Solar Energy -- Chrisstopher Ulrich
Consider for a moment why more people aren’t using solar energy in their daily routines? The technology has been around for years, decades, actually, yet it is still not widely possible to witness ...

Top Solar Energy Information -- Dean Williams Jr
If you are looking into going green or finding out the benefits of doing so, it is very important that you discover all the solar energy information that you can gather to get a full grasp of the ...

Advantages And Disadvantages Of Solar Energy -- Jimmy Wang
Solar energy can be used and is used for electricity, central heating, hot water, cooking, for producing salt and even for desalination. Solar energy comes from the sun?s rays. Solar energy is known ...

Build Solar Panel Step By Step -- Jimmy Wang
Everyday so much energy must be reduced, you know, the food, water, gas, electricity, like this trends, one day there are no energy on the earth. Sunlight can produce many energy, sunlight energy is ...

Solar Energy - Advantage Of Solar Street Lights -- Jimmy Wang
Solar Energy - Advantage Of Solar Street Lights Solar energy - One of the most major energy of this century for human. By 2030, the world's electricity production will rely mainly by Solar ...

History Of Cell Phones -- Claire chen
The history of the Mobile phone is based on the radio technology which was first developed in 1940’s. The base of the Cell Phones can be traced from the innovation used in the police cars, taxi ...

Top 4 Kids' Movies in 2010 -- Jennifer Dobson
There always seem to be plenty of great kids' movies, and 2010 is no exception to this rule so far. Summer is a great time to enjoy some great movies together as a family, either at the theater ...

Wind Power Basics -- Roberto Bell
Many of us have seen old windmills and know they somehow provide a service to its owner thanks to the wind. So it is with some of the newer propellers you are seeing out on the horizon. They too are ...

Important Reasons to Conserve Energy -- Connor R Sullivan
So many products are being made that save energy such as a florescent light bulb. Inside there is a T8 Ballast and even if that breaks, one can find a replacement Ballast. This way the light does not ...

6 Interesting Facts About Popcorn -- Caterina Christakos
Popcorn is a classic American snack that has spread all over the world, becoming a staple in home snack pantries and at the movie theater. It's one of those rare snacks that is relatively low in ...

Interesting Facts About Space -- David J R
These are some really interesting facts on space. Space is one of the most fascinating and interesting topics in itself. This article is full of information on this interesting topic. It snows in the ...

List of Highest Mountains -- David J R
There are fourteen mountains on Earth reaching the heights of over 8000 meters. Lets have a look at ten of the highest mountains in this article. 1. Mount Everest This beautiful mountain stands 8,848 ...

Interesting Facts on Solar Energy -- Ray Boreham
There's plenty of talk about solar energy these days and plenty of coverage in the media, but how many people know much, if anything, about solar energy. Fortunately, more information is becoming ...

Interesting Facts About GPS -- Michael Russell
GPS is getting to be more a part of our everyday life all the time. If you buy a new car, there is a good chance that an option is available to get a GPS navigation system with it. It is only a ...

Connotation and Denotation in Literature -- Rakesh Ramubhai Patel
As long as literary usage is concerned, the term "denotation" means primary significance or reference of a word; whereas "connotation" of a word means a range of secondary or associated ...

The Innovative Avant-Garde Short Story -- Rakesh Ramubhai Patel
Most writers follow the set conventions and style of writing set by the former writers, but some break through such set conventions in order to bring innovation. The innovative short story is ...

5 Elements of a Short Story - Learn About Short Stories -- Rakesh Ramubhai Patel
Literature has varieties and short story is one of the types of literature. In broader sense of the term, it is a story which is short. It is a form or a genre having its own. According to H. E. ...

Plot and Structure in the Short Story -- Rakesh Ramubhai Patel
Any story has a particular plot and structure in which all characters play their part. In the short story, there is a wide range of structures and plot forms. A traditional or typical plot consists ...

Gothic Novel and the Development of the Genre in English Literature -- Rakesh Ramubhai Patel
Gothic Novel is a type of romantic fiction. It was predominant in English literature around the late 18th century to the first two decades of the 19th century. The setting for the fiction was usually ...

Shakespeare's Contemporaries and Successors in the Drama -- Rakesh Ramubhai Patel
As there were no papers or magazines in those days, people were attracted towards the theater for being amused and informed. Shakespeare, and his contemporaries, wrote chiefly with a purpose to ...

Literature of the Victorian Era - 4 General Characteristics of Victorian Literature -- Rakesh Ramubhai Patel
The literature of the Victorian age entered in a new period after the romantic revival. The literature of this era expressed the fusion of pure romance to gross realism. Though, the Victorian Age ...

Sonnet Examples - Understanding Petrarchan and Shakespearean Sonnets -- Rakesh Ramubhai Patel
Sonnet is a lyric poem of single stanza which consists of fourteen lines. There are two types of rhymes in sonnets. They are Italian or Petrarchan sonnets and English sonnets or Shakespearean ...

The Elizabethan Drama - A Quick Introduction to the Development of Drama -- Rakesh Ramubhai Patel
During the reign of Elizabeth-I in the 16th century, renaissance dramas developed. The feeling, thought and action of the age found the best expressions in the drama. The age witnessed the tremendous ...

What is an Epic? - 5 Conventions of Epic Poetry -- Rakesh Ramubhai Patel
Epic is a long poem in length about the doings of one or more characters from legend or history. These doings are something war-like that involves so many characters along with gods and spirits. The ...

Top Points To Write Short Stories -- Walters Nancy
As kids, we've all enjoyed reading short stories. These fantastic stories make for both an engaging read as well as a pleasurable escape. Hence, short story collections commonly make the greatest ...

How To Become A Life Coach: 5 Proven Life Coaching Tips -- Michael Lee
There is no one way on how to become a life coach, just as there is no one way on how to live your life. However, that simply makes the whole process more exciting. If you're interested in ...

How To Stop Verbal Abuse: 3 Helpful Tips For Overcoming Verbal Abuse -- Michael Lee
No matter what anyone says, verbal abuse is still abuse. Sadly, people are all too ready to dismiss it as if it were nothing; hence, there aren't enough discussions on how to stop verbal abuse. ...

How To Get Respect from People: 3 Great Tips To Earn Respect From Anyone -- Michael Lee
A lot of individuals make the mistake of thinking that they need to be fearsome in order to get respect from people. That's not really the case at all. What they see as respect is actually just ...

A Short History of Radio and Telephone -- bighistory.net
Radio and telephone are often scientifically and technically linked to each other. Telephone came after radio with the advancement in technology. Radio is one way transmission while telephone is two ...

A Short History of Photography and Television -- bighistory.net
Photography and television are both connected with light. The art of photography is to capture scenes using lens while television transmits full motion broadcasts to receivers. The invention of ...

A Short History of Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower -- bighistory.net
The Statue of Liberty and Eiffel Tower are both wonders of the world. They are the iconic beauties of America and France. Both are tall and huge structures and it is interesting to know that the ...

Organize Life - Change Your Life Positively Through These 8 Steps -- HyunSoung Kim
Today's world is full of lies, negativity and road which ends in darkness. Most of the time, people find themselves sometimes in lives when they know that they are living negatively, when they ...

A Closer Look at Who Invented Electricity -- Kenny Leones
As one of the most common and widely used sources of energy, electricity has a long history that goes back as far as the ancient Egypt period. It is also plays a highly significant role in modern ...

A jug of water -- Joy of Reading
A jug of water If we go on using the Earth uncaringly and without replenishing it, then we are just greedy consumers. We should take from the Earth only what are our absolute and basic necessities: ...

Vuvuzela - The Soccer Horn -- D. Michael Kirby
Until this year, few people have ever associated sports with musical instruments. You've probably never thought of basketball every time you've heard a theremin, or thought of rugby whenever ...

How to Understand Diverse Cultures -- Kum Martin
Every society today is a blend of diverse cultures. The best example of cultural diversity is the United States where immigrants have come and settled, but they still keep their cultural practices ...

Who Invented the First Automobile? -- Kum Martin
The first automobile was invented in the 18th century, but was in one of its most primitive forms. However, who exactly invented the automobile is a very difficult question to answer. It was slowly ...

Saturn Facts -- Bishop Morley
It is the sixth planet from the sun. Saturn is the 2nd largest planet in the Solar System. Saturn is named after the God of Agriculture and Time. It is red orange in color. It is commonly known for ...

Go Green With Paper -- Owais Siddiqui Jr
Go Green implies becoming conscious of and sincerely practicing our environmental responsibilities. The environment has been irrevocably damaged by the human race, but even now we can try to stop ...

History of Ink -- Owais Siddiqui Jr
A liquid that contains various dyes or pigments used to color a surface for producing a design, text or image is termed as ink. They are used for writing or drawing using a brush, quill or pen. ...

Following Water Through a Water Treatment Facility -- Melinda C Thomas
Water treatment involves taking used and runoff water and making it acceptable for drinking or simply for reintroduction into the environment. Organic and inorganic contaminants are removed through ...

Etiquettes Of Graduation Ceremony -- rs
Every student dreams of walking across the stage wearing a graduation cap & gown and receive a graduation diploma or certificate from the professors. Every pupil in each school, college and ...

How To Be More Persuasive: 3 Persuasion Techniques That Work Like A Charm -- Lee, Michael
There are numerous ways on how to be more persuasive. Some of them require nothing more than a change in demeanor, while others require you to change your entire approach. Some of these persuasion ...

Great Tips For Managing Anger -- Roberto Sedycias
Many people feel like they can`t handle their anger. They know that when they get upset or have a reaction to something, that it could have been better handled. Poor anger management skills can ...

Becoming A Powerful Problem Solver -- Roberto Sedycias
Becoming a great problem solver can help you in many areas of your life. From business to personal and it can also aid in stress relief. When you understand and know how to solve problems ...

Motivate Teenagers Or the Unemployed - Here's How -- Pete E Nicholls
Some people are easy to motivate, others more difficult, but perhaps the most difficult people to inspire are teenagers and anyone who is currently unemployed. The best way to motivate them is to try ...

Improving Communication Skills -- Pete E Nicholls
If you want to improve your communication skills, it may be easier than you think! It is generally accepted that communication is the skill of both talking and listening, however, there are other ...

Improving Punctuality -- Randy Thompkins
Some people fall into the trap of thinking that it's really no big deal to be consistently late. There's a saying that goes, "90% of life is just showing up." If that's the case, then ...

History of English grammar writing -- st
The first English grammar, Pamphlet for Grammar by William Bullokar , written with the ostensible goal of demonstrating that English was just as rule-bound as Latin , was published in 1586. ...

Teaching About Climate Change - 5 Good Reasons Why -- Michelle L Fulton
The argument can be said that climate change is not really happening. It has been said by some that it is a large money making/brain washing niche with little evidence to support its actual threat to ...

Solar Power Generator -- dextercath96
I think education for solar power is the best to teach in our children so that we will have a lesson of how to care in our environment. I use solar power generator which I've seen in ...

Deep Impact - We Now Have the Technology to Avoid It -- Andy Fleming
We all want a planet fit in the future for our children, and as a species we've become aware over the last few decades exactly how fragile the Earth actually is. We've realised the ...

How to install solar panels -- Tanguy Sauvin
The position of the solar panels is the most important thing. They can't be blocked from receiving the sunlight. Every shadow will decrease their performance They have to be placed in the ...

A Short History of Disneyland -- Tauqeer Ul Hassan
Disneyland is the Mecca of childhood dreams for children across the world. Theme park attractions like the colorful stage, exciting themed rides and games, street shows with dancing and singing fairy ...

A Short History of Email -- Tauqeer Ul Hassan
The history of email is older than internet. It was not really invented but advanced from simple beginnings. Email messages were not sent, they were left behind much similar like leaving a note on ...

Who Invented the Car? -- Tauqeer Ul Hassan
The world has revolutionized since the invention of wheel, humans were using animals for transport but the invention of car redefined the mode of transport in a true sense and speed was not limited ...

Who is the Inventor of Video Games -- Tauqeer Ul Hassan
Video games are one of the increasing selling products if entertainment industry of the 21st century. In some markets, it even competed with the sales of conventional music. Games are described ...

The History of Meteorology -- Tauqeer Ul Hassan
The word 'meteorology' was coined from a research book called 'Meteorologica' which was written by Aristotle, a Greek scientist and philosopher. This early work described the science ...

Why Teach Global Education? -- Michelle L Fulton
Having a global perspective in the classroom allows many more links for children and the world in which they live. It supports connections that are in children's every day lives. It is upholds ...

History and Use of Calendars -- Marc T.
Calendars are a way to time time. Sounds interesting, doesn't it? The system that they form is used to name periods of time in order to organise our lives. Indeed, we have found a system that ...

What is Education Like? -- Ton Montano
When I hear the topic about education, what comes into my mind are the things like a student carrying books on her left arm, and a pen on her other hand, walking towards the corridor of the school ...

How to Make Best Use of a Library -- Johnson Sheridan Robeson
We need books for both knowledge that they possess and the entertainment and joy they provide. Though all books do not give the reader the same kind of knowledge or the experience, it is safe to say ...

What Focus Gives You -- re
Theories or common sense and action Theories are meaningless. Coming up with them, as well as using - and, in the worst case, depending on them - is a waste of time. Why? Because it drives you to ...

How You Become Effective -- re
This is a long post. If you like it in the first 300 words, you should finish it. First of all, read Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged or The Fountainhead. Those two books will, too a much higher degree ...

How to Handle Rude People - 3 Simple Tips to Deal With Rude People -- Michael Lee
There are many different ways on how to handle rude people. Some like to confront the situation verbally, while others choose to express their displeasure in a more non-verbal and mostly physical ...

10 Ways to Make Your School a Green Campus -- Melissa Rubin
Universities around the country are doing everything they can to become a green campus. From the 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' campaign to using naturally fueled buses, being an eco friendly ...

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Make Someone's Day -- Clare Josa
When we think about making someone's day, the first thing that comes to mind is buying a massive present. Yet that is only one way to help them feel happier. Here are five sure-fire ways to make ...

How to Earn Trust Back in 3 Simple Steps -- Michael Lee
Learning how to earn trust back can be tricky. After all, trust is not something freely given. And once lost, it may take more than just an apology to get back. Luckily, I'm here to show you how ...

How To Apologize Effectively: 5 Simple Tips To Get Your Apology Accepted -- Michael Lee
It's important for everyone to learn how to apologize effectively. After all, what good is an apology if it doesn't work, right? You might think that a simple "I'm sorry" will take care ...

How Can We Make Ourselves Organized and Perfect? -- Harish Jharia
Organized people and perfectionists are usually appreciated if they are someone big like celebrities, scientists, authors of best sellers or someone having larger-than-life persona. On the other hand ...

How to Stop Being Shy - 7 Steps to Overcoming Shyness and Social Anxiety -- Kelvin Kuang
Have you ever wondered how to stop being shy? Shyness and social anxiety go together, because someone who is shy may be uncomfortable being around people -- even though they very much want to be. ...

Lesson topic -- Teacher
!) Environmental Law Problems During the three decades since the emergence of ecological degradation as an issue of great global concern, environmental law has been the primary mechanism ... ...

Origin of the Days of the Week -- Chris Pine
Although we say the words nearly every day, few people know the origins of the words for the days of the week. Each day of the week is named after either a planet or a god. In modern English, most of ...

Information About The Leaning Tower of Pisa's Lean -- Tauqeer Ul Hassan
The Tower of Pisa was not leaning when it was constructed in 1173 and it was straight like a pole. It started to shift direction soon after construction because of poor foundation in addition to a ...

Change Habits To Change Life- How To Shift Habits And Attain New Results -- Beth Tabak
"The significant problems we face cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them." Albert Einstein Make substantial changes in your life by paying attention to your habits and ...

Create A Vision You Can Be Excited About- Setting The Structure To Be Unlimited -- Beth Tabak
"A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind." Antoine de Saint-Exupery The expansion of an idea into a vision that inspires action adds up ...

10 Ways Life Gets Easier When You Build Good Habits -- Beth Tabak
“Good habits, once established are just as hard to break as are bad habits” Robert Puller Habits add enough structure to change life drastically long term. Picking up one new good habit a month ...

The Process Of Decision Making -- Kate Irwin
At one time or another, we have all had that niggling feeling that something needs to be done, but are then unsure how to do it. You know you have to act, but how? To answer this, we need to consider ...

3 Ways To Beat Shyness And Improve Your Life -- Kate Irwin
Shyness can have a huge impact on your life. It can stop you socialising, getting on at work and generally living the life you want to. Do you often feel like there is no way to overcome your ...

Who Are Psychiatrists? -- Sasi Krishna
Many people want to know the idea about Psychiatry Then what is Psychiatry? Psychiatry is the branch of medicine that deals with the study, treatment and prevention of mental illness. This term was ...

Asking For Help is Not a Sign of Weakness -- Peter Fisher
When you find yourself in an unfamiliar situation, asking for help is not a sign of weakness. Yes, everyone tells you to 'stand on your own two feet' and take responsibility for your actions, ...

How to Handle Criticism - 3 Nice Ways to Respond When Someone Criticizes You -- Michael Lee
When we were kids, we had no idea how to handle criticism. Now that we're older, there's no excuse for childish behavior. We must learn to accept and cope with the situation. Unfortunately, ...

Conflict Resolution Tips - 3 Simple Tips to Stop Conflicts and Arguments -- Michael Lee
In a perfect world, conflict resolution tips are not necessary since people get along with everyone. You like your boss. You get along with your 12-year-old sister. Your neighbors respect you. Your ...

Interesting Conversation Starters - How to Start Great Conversations and Make Friends -- Michael Lee
It is important to keep some interesting conversation starters handy every time. Why? Well, let's say you're at this party where you hardly know anybody. The feeling is awkward. The only ...

How to Win Any Argument - 3 Amazing Tips to Prevail in Any Argument -- Michael Lee
The best lawyers know how to win any argument. However, so do the best parents, teachers and friends. How do they do it? If you don't belong to this group of people, then perhaps it's about ...

Developing Social Skills - How to Improve Your Social Life in 3 Simple Steps -- Michael Lee
In this world, developing social skills is one of the most important parts of growing up. However, not everybody is able to fully develop their own potential. As a result, these people tend to miss ...

The Art of Conversation - 3 Amazing Tips to Easily Talk With Anyone -- Michael Lee
The art of conversation has long been perfected by the Romeos and Juliets of the day. Lucky for us, we no longer have to dig deep inside ourselves to start a perfectly decent conversation with ...

Speed Reading Techniques - 3 Effective Ways to Accelerate Your Reading Speed and Save Time -- Michael Lee
Speed reading techniques are very useful especially when you have a deadline looming ahead, or if you still have stacks of papers waiting to be read. After all, you can't always ask a friend or a ...

FAILURE & SUCCESS -- Piyush Bhatia
Once I noticed a young boy playing in the garden. I was amused at what I saw. At first when he fell down, he looked around to see if anyone was watching him. When he saw that there was no one, he ...

FORMULA FOR SUCCESS -- Piyush Bhatia
Once I was addressing an audience of about a thousand people. Before I began my talk I offered them a bar of chocolate and invited all those who wanted it to come on stage. But I was astonished to ...

THE POWER OF NOW! -- Piyush Bhatia
Once two friends Dev & Ram were passing through a forest. On their way they were attacked by wild bulls. Seeing the bulls, both were frightened. Dev began thinking about what will happen to his sons ...

GROUP DISCUSSIONS -- Piyush Bhatia
Basically, group discussion is as important stage of selection process, whether you are seeking admission in premier management institutes or jobs with top-notch corporate houses. There are many ...

THE MAGIC OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT -- Piyush Bhatia
Everyone is not lucky enough to be born with type of facilities needed to become successful. Yet they have turned luck in their favor. Some people like Dhirubhai Ambani proved that to be successful ...

BE A MAGNET -- Piyush Bhatia
A piece of iron when lying on the road is often kicked by walkers passing by. To a rag picker it is a source of income therefore he picks it as scrap. A physics student uses it in his experiment. ...

beijing, china -- katia
Hi everyone who wants to learn or to improve Russian! I'm a native Russian tutor living in Beijing. I also have fluent English and Chinese. My major is teaching Russian to foreigners, and I have ...

How to Get People to Listen and Pay Attention -- Peter Murphy
Getting attention and knowing how to get people to listen is a big issue for many people even though there is a simple often overlooked solution. Once you know the basis of all good conversation you ...

How to Be Funny Even If You're Not -- Stuart D
Being funny is a great skill that can be very useful in many areas of your life. Many people live under the false idea that being funny is a genetic thing, that if you're not born with it ...

Perfect Or Excellent - What's the Difference? -- Jane Schulte
Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing ~ Harriet Braiker When I was young, I was branded with the word perfectionist. I thought it was a compliment. Little did ...

5 Confidence Building Blocks -- Kristin Hutchings
We all want to build up our confidence but do you subconsciously sabotage your efforts? Do you try your hardest to "be confident" yet still find you lack confidence? Well, it's likely that you ...

Body Language -- Piyush Bhatia
Body language is a term for communication using body movements or gestures instead of, or in addition to, sounds, verbal language or other communication. It forms part of the category of ...

How to Win People Over - 3 Proven Tips to Easily Make Friends and Get Liked -- Michael Lee
Learning how to win people over is like learning how to swim. It might feel a little odd at first, dipping your toes into the world of flattery and pleasantry; but you'll eventually get the hang ...

Cloud Formation - An Overview -- Darrell Victor
Clouds are visible atmospheric phenomena that comprise condensed atmospheric moisture or tiny ice crystals. The tiny droplets or crystals are light enough to float in the atmosphere by vertical ...

Why Ice Floats on Water -- Darrell Victor
Generally, substances are most dense when they are in their solid state. That ice floats on water conclusively proves that water is an exception. We are also aware that lakes freeze from top to ...

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Plot Summary -- Darrell Victor
Although the author known as Mark Twain may have preferred if we sought not to discern a plot in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, we could still make an attempt to reveal a summary of a plot in ...

St Patrick - Patron Saint of Ireland -- Kenny Leones
Saint Patrick (390 BC - 461 BC) was a Roman-British who is famously known as one of Ireland's patron saints. He was born in Banna Venta Berniae which is at present known as Cumbria. His father ...

Signs That Summer Has Arrived -- Kenny Leones
Summer is the hottest season of the year. It is usually marked by temperate weathers so most people take a vacation to get away some place else because of the fine weather. People also flock to the ...

History of the Television's Creation -- Kenny Leones
Television is a box where we can view images and get to listen to different sounds. Almost every house in the world today has a television or two. It is one of the most effective means of ...

Importance of Having a Constitution -- Kenny Leones
The American Constitution was made in the eighteenth century. In 1789, the constitution became effective, since then it plays an important role in keeping the United States a safe and orderly ...

Reasons How the iPod Got Its Name -- Kenny Leones
iPod is one of the leading brands for media players. This product was made by Apple. It was launched in 2001. Most people think that the name, iPod is so cool because you can easily remember it. A ...

Reasons Why Apples and Teachers Are Associated -- Kenny Leones
Apples have been long associated with teachers. It was a popular gift of students to their teachers in hope of getting better grades. The origins of this association is not clearly known although ...

Origins and Functions of Clothing -- Kenny Leones
Clothing is a garment made from various kinds of materials and taking several forms used by men and women to cover their body. These garments maybe made from woven materials (silk, polyester), animal ...

Reasons Why Chalkboards Are Green -- Kenny Leones
The blackboard was invented by James Pillans. He made it in 1801 and gave it the name, blackboard. It is made from the stone called slate. The chalk made from calcium sulphate is the thing you use, ...

Barriers to Effective Listening - Improve Listening Skills by Overcoming the Barriers -- Michael Lee
There are a lot of barriers to effective listening. Some of the things that seem normal to you might actually be a factor(s) as to why you can't seem to listen properly. But once you gain ...

How to See Human Kindness Everyday Despite the Odds in Our Way? 5 Tips -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
When you wake up everyday, you might be praying for a good day to unfold. Yes, we always have this desire to encounter good and nice people but, sad to say, despite our innate goodness to observe ...

Creating a Creative World Is Your Call -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Creating your own world means putting your own attitude towards everything around you. It is how you deal with your daily activities, people and the like. Nary stranger can teach you or influence you ...

How to Become a Star in a Crowd -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Gregariousness is a social need. No one is born to be aloof, feeling outcast or what. Each one needs to feel accepted, respected, etc. Yes, we have here to exert all effort to really make the life of ...

3 Steps For Teaching Modesty in Today's World -- Shawn Snyder
The subject of modesty does not rise up often in thought, conversations or even blogs but as a mom I believe it is time to maybe bring some attention to the subject and discuss the need that society ...

What is a Solar Panel? -- Wellsee solar
About Solar Panels Solar energy begins with the sun. Solar panels, also known as photovoltaics, are used to convert light from the sun, which is composed of particles of energy called "photons", into ...

12 Tips To Boost Your Creativity -- Neelima Reddy
There seems to be nearly endless tips out there that exist to boost creativity. This is fantastic since there are always times when creativity simply will not come. Since everyone is different and ...

Extraordinary New Green Energy Innovations -- Neelima Reddy
Americans want clean energy, that’s been confirmed by many polls conducted to ascertain whether people support green, renewable energy. And though the economy has to some extent slowed progress in ...

Renewable Energy Sources For Dummies….Let Us Break It Down For You -- Neelima Reddy
It seems like every time I turn on the news or open the morning paper there is something about ‘renewable energy sources’. I felt like I had been living under a rock because I wasn’t sure at ...

Popular Modern Artists of This Century -- Erik R Johnson
The Twentieth Century had produced many renowned artists who include Painters, Musicians, Instrumentalists, Rock Artists and Sculptors. It has been a decade since the new century was born and many ...

How to Get a Good Grade -- Nabihah Zaid
Everyone wants a good grade in their exams, whether it's GCSE or A level, with enough hard work, we're sure to get it. But sometimes unwanted interruptions could distract us from from our ...

How to Stop Criticising People -- Nabihah Zaid
Ever wondered why our mouth just cannot help but talk? We love to talk so much that even when there is nothing to speak about, we just have to say something, hence, where we start looking for ...

How to Be a Good Friend -- Nabihah Zaid
A good friend, who wouldn't want one? Ever felt like your just not good enough but don't know where to improve? Well, you've come to the right place. I used to annoy a lot of my friends ...

When Studies Get Out of Control -- Nabihah Zaid
Ever had one of those days when you think your head's about to explode, only because you missed a class? Well, if you miss a lesson again, be sure to read this simple article to help you through ...

The Art Of Self-Discipline -- Roberto Sedycias
Learning ways to become more self-disciplined has a lot of advantages. It can help you succeed at work, help you reach personal goals and effect the way you live your life in general. Many people ...

How to Organize My Day Perfectly! -- Vandana Makharia
It ain't that hard, really. Often after we have finished working for the day, we realize we have missed out on things that needed to be done...deliberately or otherwise. There are simple ...

Anger Can Be Addictive -- Broderick Burns
Michael was raised in a home where anger was used to control. His parents used their anger to attempt to control each other as well as their children. Sometimes the anger erupted into violence and ...

Using Activities As Avoidance -- Broderick Burns
Activities - such as sports, creative projects, reading, work, TV, meditation - can be a wonderful way to relax, express yourself, or connect to yourself. Or they can be an addiction. How can you ...

How To Increase Your Productivity -- Broderick Burns
Would you like to start being more productive right now? Want to stop wasting precious time and move your projects to completion? This article will focus on how to be more productive from this point ...

How To Develop Charisma And Be A Charismatic Person In 3 Easy Steps -- Lee, Michael
Charisma is a very powerful aphrodisiac indeed. It can smooth out any troublesome negotiation, convince a person to bind himself to another in marriage, and even get powerful people to support a ...

Why Did the French Build the Eiffel Tower? -- Kenny Leones
The Eiffel Tower is one of the grandest structures in the world. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is one of the popular landmarks you can visit in France. This is a structure that ...

Thinking Positive - Negative Energy Comes From Jealousy -- Dan M Smith
The power of positive thinking can really change the world around you even if it seems like the world is against you. There is a silver lining to every dark cloud and part of positive thinking is ...

Teach What You Believe In -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
My sixteen years in teaching grade school public has been full of experimenting on strategies, some hand-me-downs, others are products of my own readings, observations, seminars and the like. In ...

Criticism - React Or Respond - Your Choice -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Well, many might not agree with this, but agreeing or not does not matter. We have our own opinion on anything under the sun (and moon ) so what is the fuss? It has been said that what you believe is ...

Rapport Building Techniques - 3 Powerful Techniques to Build Rapport Quickly and Easily -- Michael Lee
Using rapport building techniques is important in every industry. This skill does not only give you an air of friendliness, but also the means to negotiate your way through almost anything. In fact, ...

Spontaneous Vs Planned - Thinking Outside the Box -- D. P. Robinson
Most of our activities, whatever type they may be, seem to be planned now days - at least from the adult point of view. As kids most of what we did was spontaneous with the occasional planning thrown ...

Five Tips For Dealing With a Frienemy -- Sandee Sgarlata
Everyone knows the importance of friends. Good friends provide support during difficult times, help celebrate good times, and can even provide a shoulder to cry on. However, building and maintaining ...

Flowers Tell Everything -- Gregory W Ortiz
Say it with flowers. These words are usually said if someone is confused thinking the way to tell someone else about his/her feeling, especially love feeling. They will help you to tell what you ...

How Sea Levels Rise -- Terry Mitchell
As the earth continues to experience change, sea levels will continue to rise. Global warming will continue to increase them over at least the coming century. Measurements from the period of ...

Why Do People Self Sabotage? -- Paula M Williams
Whenever we are on our desired path, taking action and making steady progress, why then do we sometimes go off the rails? Why do we suddenly screw up, just as we are seeing some really positive ...

Why Do People Join a Trade Union? -- M James
If you've heard a lot about Trade Unions in the media, perhaps due to the threat of job losses, or unfair or inappropriate working conditions, then perhaps you might consider joining a Trade ...

Self Esteem - Why Do People Hate Me? -- Priscilla Parham
You've met these people before, we all have, maybe you have even fallen victim to this kind of thought or vocalization yourself a time or two. Something doesn't go your way, you didn't ...

Why Do People Travel? -- Ramvie Santiago
Can you imagine what is life without traveling? Is it possible? Whatever your reason is, traveling is a part of people's life. We all travel. The reason behind that is up to you. There are ...

Many Apologies -- Bettina Hansel
When I was very young, my grandfather's cousin Sue relayed a story about an American woman friend who was living in London as an ex-patriate for a time. An issue that came up for this woman was ...

If Holding A Grudge Doesn't Let You Budge - Two Powerful Methods To Let Go Of Grudges -- Shevach Pepper
We all know that to hold a grudge is tremendously destructive. It robs you of your peace of mind, makes you sick, and prevents you from looking for a true solution to your problems. In spite of the ...

7 Reasons Why Holding Grudges Hurts -- Audley Stephenson
Harbouring negative feelings against a friend who's wronged you is a natural human urge that many of us have difficulty suppressing. Part of the reason is because we invested so much of ourselves ...

Asteroids - Giant Balls of Light Streaking Across the Sky -- Julie Hammel
Astronomy is one of the most exciting sciences due to numerous celestial phenomena that are simply awesome and beautiful to see. Not only that, the universe as a whole is a mysterious fact that may ...

Let Go of the Grudges -- Mushtaq Rehman
My objective for writing this article is to persuade you with power to be happier than you were when you walked in here. But I will need your help, to help you, to be happier because the key to your ...

Five Alternative Sources of Energy and the Pros and Cons of Each -- John Newcomb
As the world reels under the impact of global warming, the necessity for alternative sources of energy seems even more urgent. With the cost (financial as well as environmental) of using traditional ...

Collections - Why Do People Collect Things? -- MaryLou Driedger
There were seashells everywhere. The room was furnished with couches and chairs with a seashell pattern on the upholstery.There were lamps with shades covered with shells. Sculptures made of shells ...

Using Your Positivity by Helping Others -- Mark R James
Have you ever considered how sports personalities, business moguls and entrepreneurs in general, accumulate their wealth and remain fired up to keep repeating this action every day? The feeling you ...

Enthusiasm - The Fuel of Life and Success -- George Chingarande
THE MAGIC OF ENTHUSIASM Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful forces in the universe. It is the force that often makes the difference between the mediocre and the superstars. In every field of human ...

Optimism - Simply a Good Attitude -- Krystal Kuehn
We are either the masters or the victims of our attitudes. It is a matter of personal choice. Who we are today is the result of choices we made yesterday. Tomorrow, we will become what we choose ...

Grief, Loss, Trauma: How to Find Peace in a World of “Why?” -- Krystal Kuehn
Pain and suffering are a part of the human experience. No one is exempt. Tragedies occur leaving us in shock and devastation. Diseases weaken and destroy bodies. The innocent are abused and ...

Gratitude: More than Words -- Krystal Kuehn
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. - John F. Kennedy How trustworthy are our words if there is no action ...

Living with an Attitude of Gratitude -- April Mims
Creating an attitude of gratitude is one of the easiest steps we can take to improve our lives. The happiness that we create for ourselves by showing our appreciation has far-reaching effects, both ...

How to project confidence to the world -- Andrew James
Walk tall, stand proud, keep your chin up. These are just a few of the popular sayings people use to encourage someone to make the right impression. What these sayings show is how important our ...

How to understand confidence -- Andrew James
Confidence is a word that we hear a lot of these days. Success in work and in our personal lives is said to stem from it. Indeed there are very few situations in life where a lack of confidence is ...

Education is the Most Important -- Drew Backley
Growing up in a neighborhood that is mostly filled with poverty, your education is your most important thing. Without that, you would go nowhere. I have a lot of dreams because as Martin Luther King ...

How To Embrace Your Future - Five Essential Tips To Show You That A Change Is Better Than A Rest! -- Kate Winser
Many of us are, if not scared of change, at least a little wary of it. We generally like things the way they are; safe, comfortable and normal. Sometimes our lives can settle into patterns of ...

How To Free Yourself From Shyness -- Ian Russell
I’m sure you are familiar with the phrase ‘to stand out from the crowd’. If you are attempting to get that promotion at work or impress a prospective partner on a date, then it is very useful ...

A New Definition Of Success: How To Listen To Your Inner Self And Create Your Own Brand Of Success -- Gary Jordan, Ph.D.
These days, it seems like it's becoming harder and harder to be a human being rather than a human doing. "Action" is the buzzword of the day (every day). In an article I read recently, the author ...

Do You Have Permission To Excel? -- Gary Jordan, Ph.D.
Your skills and the roles they support didn't come about by accident. They were developed through training and experience. The question that fascinates us is, "What kind of training and what kind ...

When Everyone Is Right, Who's Wrong? Uncovering the Mystery of Perceptual Styles -- Gary Jordan
Each of us perceives the world differently, not only because of differing perceptual styles, but also because of the various circumstances, goals, aspirations, ages and lifestyles we have. These ...

Five Quick Tips for Eliminating Holiday Stress in 10 Minutes or Less -- Noel Jameson
The holidays are right around the corner, and you know what that means? Food, fun and festivities? Not quite yet. You have a bit of holiday stress you need to go through before you earn the right to ...

What Is Self Esteem And How To Tackle Self Esteem Issues -- kr
Self esteem is defined as how a person perceives one's self. These days quite a number of people suffer from self esteem issues, which can exacerbate into more serious health problems like ...

Effective Conversational Skills: 3 Amazing Ways To Enhance Your Conversational Skills -- Michael Lee
In the corporate world where you’re constantly required to come up with presentations, or in situations where you need to make connections, you’ll definitely need to brush up on effective ...

Passive Aggressive Behavior: The Awful Truth About Passive Aggressive Behavior -- Michael Lee
Many things have been said about passive aggressive behavior that can sometimes make it difficult for a person to process the information in one sitting. However, this article will give you the low ...

How To Deal With People You Don’t Like In 3 Simple Steps -- Michael Lee
Gone are the days when you have to fume silently as your neighbor makes that awful racket with his lawn mower, or when your co-worker becomes too nosy. After you read this article, you’ll know some ...

Public Speaking Will Be Your Most Important Skill in the Future -- Michael Lee
The days of the shrinking violets are over. The world is changing, and there is no longer a future for people who are unable to promote themselves and sell their services and skills. As the economy ...

The Art Of Listening: How To Improve Your Listening Skills In 3 Easy Steps -- Michael Lee
You know you need to practice the art of listening when you can’t seem to take instructions properly anymore. Or when your officemate bonks you on the head with a rolled up copy of yesterday’s ...

Persuasive Communication Techniques: 3 Ways To Communicate To Get What You Want -- Michael Lee
Over the years, persuasive communication techniques have helped a lot of people gain more control over their lives. These people have successfully developed a stronger sense of self and have gained a ...

How To Overcome Fear Of Rejection In 3 Simple Steps -- Michael Lee
Want to know how to overcome fear of rejection? This article will show you how. Rejection is a bitter pill everyone has to swallow at least once. Unfortunately, people tend to panic at the mere ...

The Why and How of Hurricanes -- Kenny Leones
A hurricane is a naturally-occurring violent tropical storm characterized by spiraling winds of high speed and great destructive power. The diameter of the wind spiral may reach into several hundred ...

The Importance of Recycling -- Kenny Leones
Recycling is defined as the processing of used materials or waste. Recycling is increasingly becoming popular as people are becoming more environmentally conscious about the impact of garbage to the ...

The Importance of Keeping Safe -- Kenny Leones
Time and again, we have heard of accidents and minor mishaps on the road; in our workplace; and even in homes. It cannot be emphasized enough just how vital it is to always be vigilant about safety ...

Why is Financial Planning Important? -- Kenny Leones
Often there would be times when we find ourselves short on cash and already in panic mode because we don't know where to get the money to pay for bills; utilities and worse; emergencies. ...

The Mystery of Dreams -- Kenny Leones
Despite the multitude of expert studies today, it has not been settled why we dream at all. It is basically understood that dreams are coordinated imageries and sensations of all the brain's ...

The Truth About Lying -- Kenny Leones
Lying is act of concealing the truth with the intention to mislead. While the objectives for lying vary, it never fails to cause pain or disappointment. Sometimes we wonder why people lie at all when ...

Volunteering - Why Do People Do it? -- Kenny Leones
When we see tragedy strike certain areas such as natural disasters wreaking havoc in a specific place; one of the most noticeable things we observe is the huge number of people getting together to ...

The Importance of Volunteering -- Kenny Leones
Sometimes we come across people who spend their free time volunteering in different organizations and charitable institutions. Sometimes too, we learn of people who volunteer in neighborhood drives; ...

The History of Headphones -- Gareth Owens
Headphones are a pair of small loudspeakers, or less commonly a single speaker, which are held close to the user's ear. Headphones are often referred to as cans but may also be known as earbuds ...

The Study of Astronomy -- Shawna S. Ruppert
Astronomy trivia is so interesting because the universe is something that we are constantly learning more about. It would be impossible for any one person to learn everything there is to know about ...

The History of Valentines Day -- Shawna S. Ruppert
If you're a romantic in any way, then you're probably interested in some Valentine's Day trivia. The holiday is celebrated on February 14th, and is the only holiday that is dedicated ...

The Man Who Established the Nobel Prize Awards - Spencer Nobel -- Shawna S. Ruppert
Alfred Nobel became one of the richest men around during his lifetime, and he would use his fortune to establish the awards named after him in order to continue to inspire and credit those who worked ...

List of Famous Poets -- Kenny Leones
They had insured for themselves a place in history by putting down their thoughts and passions into words. What follows is a brief list of famous poets who have immortalized themselves for all time ...

List of Greek Gods Goddesses -- Kenny Leones
Dionysus The god of wine and the grapevine predates the Greeks with an origin covering Thrace, Asia Minor, Syria, and even as far as Egypt. Firstly an agricultural god, this "deity of Mt. Nysa" was ...

Inspirational Words: 3 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Cars -- Deanna Mascle
I have a 6-year-old boy so the movie "Cars" has been a big hit in our house. He saw the movie in the theater and we have all watched it several times since it came out on DVD. I have come full circle ...

The Powers of a Positive Attitude -- Deanna Mascle
I am going to ask you to something very weird right now. First of all, I want you to listen to your thoughts. Now tell me, what thoughts fill your head? Would you label them as positive, or negative? ...

Five Strategies to Better Learning -- Deanna Mascle
There has never been so much information to absorb and so much to learn in the history of humanity! The more technology we create, the greater the need for learning, so anything that can aid us in ...

What Innovation Can Do to Your Life -- Deanna Mascle
It's a talent that everyone has, yet they think they don't. The power of innovation. If you've ever marveled at somebody's creative prowess, guess what, you can create and innovate ...

Your Future Can Be Wonderful -- Amanda Harvey
Your future is in your hands. There is no more powerful factor in determining the course of your life, and your destiny than you. The choices you make now, your decisions, the attitudes and beliefs ...

Stop Being A Control Freak -- Amanda Harvey
Being a control freak means feeling the need to try and control everything and everyone around us. Most people, at least at some stages of their lives, experience the tendency to want to control ...

Positive Affirmations Can Change Your Life -- Amanda Harvey
Positive affirmations are one of the most powerful tools you can use in your quest for happiness, fulfillment, emotional freedom and general well-being. Once you have identified things in your life ...

Go With The Flow -- Amanda Harvey
To go with the flow means to stop trying to swim against the tide of life circumstances and change. It is possible to swim upstream of course, but it is exhausting! We go against the tide when we try ...

Recycle Your Plastic Bags -- Mark
Plastic bags are one of the handiest household items used throughout the world. They are easy to produce. Plastic bags start as out as plastic pellets or resin. After the pellets are melted inside ...

How Does Wind Power Really Work? -- homewindgenerators.org
Wind power is going to be essential to our planet in the near future but do you really know how wind power works? It looks easy but there are several components involved in generating wind power. ...

Recycling Plastic Bags – Easy Tips To Get Proactive -- alburyenvirobags.com.au
Recycling plastic bags is probably one of the easiest ways we can help our environment stay clean. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle is the contemporary catch phrase used to encourage more people to think ...

Some Things You Can Do Before Facing Your Examination -- Gregory W Ortiz
If you are a student that still has to face any kind of examination in your school, you may often get bored or stressed. When you get that feeling, you feel discomfort and worry about that event. You ...

Earthquake Facts Unearthed -- Kenny Leones
The bowels of the Earth are unpredictably volatile, and every now and then the force within tries to burst to the surface with devastating power. Why do earthquakes happen? This cataclysmic ...

It is So Easy to Be Bad! -- Phalbon Im
Society sets up the standard guideline, what is good and what is bad for everybody to follow. Stop and think about it for a minute. Take a quick look around you. Listen to the news on the radio. ...

The Truth - If You Are in Doubt, Check it Out! -- Phalbon Im
Nobody knows every thing. Even you and I have a limited knowledge in any subject. But if you set your mind to find out the truth, result, and the solution to any problem, you will definitely find out ...

Change Your Mind to You Change Your Life! -- Phalbon Im
This quote has a tremendous meaning about life and how powerful the mind could impact your life. Read on if you want to know more about it. When you change your mind, you change whatever you are ...

Why Do We Have Two Ears -- Phalbon Im
You might wonder why most animals including us have two ears. It is weird that we all have just one nose, one mouth, but two ears. It is funny when you stop and think about it. Two ears are better ...

It is Not a Bad Day -- Phalbon Im
Nature helps us to live in a comfortable life. Day and night are there to tell the time and serve us for a better purpose. They are not accurate to tell the exact time of the day or night, but they ...

Is It True the Harder You Work - The Luckier You Get? -- Phalbon Im
Maybe some people only work a few hours per day. Some people take it easy at work. Some people are lazy at work. Some of them work harder than the rest because they love their job or fulfill their ...

Be Bold - Do One Thing That You Feel Uncomfortable Doing -- Phalbon Im
Be bold is not about outrageous thing that would kill you if you do it and it is not about promoting a criminal activity either. In general, there are Not many people would think about and do it. It ...

Behavioral Coaching: Bullies Becoming Leaders -- Eric Putnam
What is bullying? Bullying is an aggressive imbalance in power, either physically or socially. Bullies are either bigger and stronger than their victims or are socially more powerful. Bullying ...

Emotional Blackmail: 3 Helpful Tips To Protect Yourself From Emotional Blackmails -- Michael Lee
We all know how emotional blackmail works. After all, we’ve seen it happen so many times. Person A wants something from person B. Person B doesn’t want to give in so Person A uses tired old lines ...

Being Grateful -- C S Lewis
We all have bad days; you know the kind. You just feel like everything is going wrong. I think we have all found ourselves thinking, "I am just ready for this bad day to be over." Well, I found ...

Be the right example before expecting to see changes in others -- Prem Guragain
“Be the right example before expecting to see changes in others.” -Prem Guragain, Anaheim, CA I would like to start with the following quote by Confucius, a Chinese philosopher :“To put the ...

Cultivate the Habit of Forgiveness -- Prem Guragain
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."-Mahatma Gandhi What is the first thought that comes to our mind ...

An Active Mind Looks For Alternatives -- JOHN VESPASIAN
"The economy is collapsing," is a expression of gloom that one hears frequently these days on the radio. Newspapers and TV illustrate current catastrophes with pictures of unemployed workers ...

The Worst Possible Moment Often Provides the Greatest Opportunity -- JOHN VESPASIAN
When everything is lost is the best time to try the impossible. History contains many examples of individuals taking bold action and turning around desperate situations. You have more resources than ...

Rise to the Challenge -- JOHN VESPASIAN
Reading History is the ideal remedy to discouragement and dissatisfaction. During difficult periods, man can gain perspective by learning how his ancestors turned problems into opportunities. Past ...

Discard the Myth of Career Planning -- JOHN VESPASIAN
Career planning is a delusion created by wishful thinking. The idea that an individual can precisely steer his way from job to job in a rapidly changing society is unrealistic. Instead, a man should ...

Avoid Waste and Embrace Frugality -- JOHN VESPASIAN
Publishers love biographies because they usually sell well for many years. People enjoy reading about the shattering mistakes made by illustrious individuals, such as a great actor who accepts a role ...

The Advantage of Having Limited Resources -- JOHN VESPASIAN
"Their ships are too small and too frail," maintained King Harold in 1065. "England is perfectly safe. There is absolutely no risk of a Viking invasion." Since the king had himself extensive ...

Describe Your Future in One Sentence -- JOHN VESPASIAN
Lies, sweet lies. How much we love them and what ridiculous price we are willing to pay for them! "Men should avoid the distractions of pretence and delusion," wrote German philosopher Arthur ...

Pursue Compatible Goals -- JOHN VESPASIAN
Ideas are precious and constitute the basis of civilization. Without the concepts of free trade, freedom of speech, and human rights, our standard of living would rapidly fall to medieval levels. ...

Reduce Strategy to a Simple Formula -- JOHN VESPASIAN
Consistency is the key to clear thinking. Aristotle described the principles of logical reasoning already in the year 345 B.C. Twenty four centuries later, his conclusions remain applicable. Entities ...

You Have More Options Than You Think -- JOHN VESPASIAN
You should never believe anyone who tells you that you only have one option, in particular when that person tries to justify his view by quoting some trite anti-philosophical remark. Never pay ...

Do Not Engage in Pointless Debates -- JOHN VESPASIAN
It doesn't pay to engage in verbal fights with irrational people. They will dismiss your well-thought arguments. They will ignore facts and figures. They will wear you down and, in extreme cases, ...

Abandon Perfectionism Right Now -- JOHN VESPASIAN
When misfortune and tragedy strike, it is wise to avoid the delusion of perfectionism. The belief that you should do something flawlessly or not at all is erroneous, unrealistic, and ...

How to Reach Your Goals the Joyful Way -- Paula Owen
Sometimes we are faced with doing things we would rather avoid doing. If these things help achieve your end goal – it is necessary you do them. Adopt a positive attitude as best you can and ...

How to Persist With Your Goals When the Going Gets Tough -- Paula Owen
Perhaps you are 80% of the way to reaching your goals when things suddenly get tough. Why is this happening? Some say it is to test whether you really want your goal. Those who really want to achieve ...

Are You Jealous of Other’s Good Fortune? -- Paula Owen
As we all know, like attracts like. So when we want to attract more good into our lives it doesn’t do us any favors when we feel jealous of other’s good. Perhaps you feel jealous that your ...

How to Copy Other’s Success -- Paula Owen
Every one of us is surrounded by successful people. They are a great example for us follow because these are people we secretly wish we could be like. Instead of copying exactly what they are doing ...

Why You Must Pay Attention to Yourself – First and Foremost -- Paula Owen
It is time to stop fretting, worrying and dwelling on what other people are doing. What others choose to do with their lives is their own personal choice. It has nothing to do with you. So ...

What is Happiness? -- Paula Owen
Happiness means different things to different people. Trust plays a big role in happiness. When you trust that all people, circumstances and life in general is supporting you it’s easy for ...

How to Change Your Life Through Changing Your Vibration -- Paula Owen
When you can understand and accept where you are now in your life, then you can then change it. It’s not very constructive or helpful to point the finger of blame at others or you own “bad ...

The Highest Vibration -- Paula Owen
Your desires are easily given to you when your vibration is high. A high vibration is the same match for the high vibration of the feeling of desire. If you go out of your way to seek joy you will ...

Why Do Bad Things Happen? -- Paula Owen
Sometimes things happen to us or others we know that just don’t seem fair. Why must we go through this grief? And deep sadness? Do we really need to feel these negative emotions to give us contrast ...

How to Stop Fear Ruining Your Vibration -- Paula Owen
We all know that what we focus on we attract. We know we should be putting out a happy vibration the best we can. But what happens when fear creeps in? That feeling where you are almost too afraid to ...

How to Listen to Your Inner Voice -- Paula Owen
Each of us has access to guidance if we would take the time to listen to it. It’s important to pay attention to what we are feeling – as often our gut instincts are right. Partly because we do ...

Abundance is Your Birthright -- Paula Owen
Everything you could possibly want in life is yours – if you choose to accept it. That’s right; all you desire and dream of is yours for taking if you will just allow it into your life. This is ...

How to Love Yourself More -- Paula Owen
It has been said that no one can possibly love you if you do not first love yourself. This really is true. But simply knowing this is not helpful if you don’t know how to go about loving yourself ...

Right and Wrong -- Paula Owen
Why do so many of us feel threatened when we come across some who has a conflicting opinion than us? Why do we get all defensive and feel rejected when someone doesn’t share the same point of view ...

What are You Choosing to Allow into Your Life? -- Paula Owen
Whatever you are focusing on most you are actively creating in your life. It is so crucial to be aware of where your attention is. Is it on your own life or on people’s lives? When you focus on ...

Can Creativity Flourish in Your Working Environment? -- Derek Cheshire
Here are some golden rules that you might like to use as a checklist to see if a) creativity could flourish if you are looking to embrace it or b) to find out why your best efforts at being creative ...

6 Simple Steps to Creating Good Habits -- Tony Hall
Do you have any bad habits? I only ask to emphasize a point and that is that when you think about habits it always seems to be the bad ones that people focus upon. You know the sought of thing - ...

A Private Passion -- Susan Fitzell
A Private Passion "...you do what you do out of your private passion for the thing itself." "What if people said it could not be done? So much the better." --Annie Dillard, An American Childhood My ...

Improving Self Esteem With Self Belief -- Stephen Zaba
Having self-worth in yourself is vital in improving self-esteem within. Self-worth has nothing to do with being rich, having the best education or gifted with good looks. Your self-worth has nothing ...

Making a Difference Daily -- Jesse Walton
You can all make a difference on daily basis. Sure, everyone is busy, but you should never be too busy to say hello or to offer a helping hand. It doesn't have to be a grand gesture, its usually ...

8 Ways to Stay Positive Amidst Adversity -- Stephanie Treasure
It's inevitable that when you are on the road less traveled, trying to achieve your goals, starting a new business, career or family, you will get hit by adversity. Its life! It has its ups and ...

How Well Do Listen? -- yoursgoogleincome.com freeearningtip.com
Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. It means being attentive to the other person and doing more than just creating the impression the conversation is important to you. You ...

Fun Creativity -- yoursgoogleincome.com freeearningtip.com
You have some great ideas. You toss them around in your mind. You tell friends about them. They go nowhere. Why? They go nowhere because of what your friends said or because you have the ...

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE -- Gaurav
“Change is inevitable” Some one I know once said, “Normal is boring”. I pondered over it for a few day and said how true! Then came another thought what is normal? & can I call something that ...

8 Tips to Embrace Change -- Kellie D'Andrea
Successful people embrace change. They understand that everything around them changes, all of the time and they adapt accordingly. Although change can be exciting, it can also be fearful and a bit ...

Two People Doing the Same Job Destroys Productivity. Here's Why -- Bryan Beckstead
Copyright (c) 2009 Bryan Beckstead Productivity is all about getting the maximum amount of production from the minimum amount of activity. That's why two people doing the same job destroys any ...

Tips For Overcoming Low Self Esteem -- Philip Fowler
Having a poor opinion of yourself and of your abilities can hinder many of your goals and dreams. Overcoming low self esteem is one of the first steps you should take if you want to truly be able to ...

Re: Halloween - The History of Vampires -- Dana
Buffy wasn't originally a comic book character. The first incarnation was in the '92 movie. There are Buffy comic books, but they came after the tv series started in the late '90s.

Speech Introductions - How To Introduce Someone -- Alex Thornton
You may be asked to introduce a fellow speaker. The most important distinction between an introduction and a speech that you have prepared is that an introduction should not be read from notes. There ...

How To Differently And Uniquely Introduce Yourself -- Lynne Saarte
Introducing yourself is part and parcel of marketing your business. If you can successfully introduce who you are, what you do, and what business you are in, you will more than likely get people to ...

Dealing With Controlling People: 2 Great Tips To Deal With Controlling People -- Lee, Michael
When it comes to dealing with controlling people and dysfunctional relationships, the result could be attributed to either the male or the female. The real issue here is attitude and how the couple ...

How To Influence Others: 3 Proven Ways To Influence People -- Lee, Michael
Influencing others and having a “driving force” can help you achieve whatever goals you may have. Whether you want to improve your business, career or relationships, this article will teach you ...

How To Break Bad News In 4 Easy Steps -- Lee, Michael
It’s never easy being the bearer of bad news. Wouldn’t you like to stay out of the whole loop until everything blows over? Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes, you have to be ...

Video Games and Violent Behavior -- Patrick McDowell
A topic that has recently become subject to much debate is if video games contribute to violent behavior in both children and adults. There are many opposing viewpoints on this subject, with each ...

A Passage to America -- Subba Rao
A Passage to America By Subba Rao “Dad, do you know how America got it’s name?” My twelve years old daughter asked. She caught me off guard, “was it Columbus who gave the name?” “No,” I ...

Sympathy Words: A Few Ideas For Comforting Others -- Melanie Walters
Nearly everybody has, at some time or another, experienced the loss of a loved one. Many have also been in the position to comfort a friend at the loss of someone dear to them. In either case, ...

Do words really hurt? -- Mastan S.
Have you ever been told by someone that you love or by someone of higher authority that words don’t hurt? Have you been told that as long as you are not being hit, that it is ok to be abused?Well ...

Positive Self Talk - the Way you Talk to yourself Can Determine How you Succeed! -- Kingson Suryaatmaja
We hold a silent conversation with ourselves many times in the day. Some experts even said that we have these silent conversations for about 50.000 times a day. This “selftalk” has a direct ...

Choose: be a Winner or a Whiner? -- Kingson Suryaatmaja
Nowdays, many people whine about many things in their lives. And usually, they are also good blamers and complainers as well. They point their fingers at the economy, the government, their boss, ...

Words Can Hurt! -- Kingson Suryaatmaja
“Don’t get near to the candle, you’ll get burnt.” “Don’t play with the knife, it will hurt you.” Sounds familiar? I am sure that all of us have heard these words from our parents when ...

Scatter Graphs -- Dhara Rami
Scatter graph is a graph, which help to plot the information on two related variables. It consists of plotted points, which are scattered all around the X-Y grid. The main use of the scatter graph is ...

A Jump Over Four-Foot Wall -- Subba Rao
A jump over the Four-Foot Wall By Subba Rao Sankaram, a physics teacher was known for his antics in his classroom. While teaching, he would stretch his hands back and forth, stand on his toes as if ...

Soda Ramana -- Subba Rao
Soda Ramana By Subba Rao Ramana sold soda pop from a tiny shop alongside of an open sewer drain on the opposite side of our home. The shop, just ten feet high was built with used metal sheets. The ...

Advance Your Attitude to Positive For Your Awesome Life! -- Janice Davies
Your attitude will determine your future. It sounds simple, but it's harder to do. When you turn on the television, read the newspaper there's negativity being broadcast, so it's easy to ...

Black Lagoon -- Subba Rao
BLACK LAGOON By Subba Rao Marrayya was a professional panhandler, a profession he inherited from his mother. Growing up begging with her mother, Marrayya learned by-heart several popular melodies ...

Helpful Tips to Accomplish Tasks Easily -- Reymund Antinor
It is disheartening to know that in some cases, you cannot accomplish a task for some reasons. Probably, you can't find ways to start it, you are disturbed, or you might think you just can't ...

Everything Can Be Yours With the Power of Your Imagination -- Reymund Antinor
Perhaps, one of the reasons why you are working so hard, is to achieve your dreams. It may be a dream of becoming a millionnaire, having a successful marriage, being one of the most influential ...

Crows Landing -- Subba Rao
Crows Landing By Subba Rao This is the story about a crow family that landed on a neem tree adjacent to Hanuman temple. Hanuman, a trusted devotee, and servant of Lord Rama in epic story of Ramayana ...

Fortune Teller -- Subba Rao
FORTUNE TELLER By Subba Rao Koneeru means a lagoon, pond or a water reservoir, but this pond is special, it is called Peerla koneeru, since it is here the town Muslims gather during the celebrations ...

The 8 Weapons of Influence - What Are Those? -- HyunSoung Kim
Weapons of influence are very powerful techniques which are widely used in many aspects of life, from business to winning an ice cream. By knowing these weapons you can protect yourself from getting ...

Positive Attitude - Easy Ways For Easier Lives -- HyunSoung Kim
There are people who would rather hold the negative attitude than a positive one, but as the world is changing the people are also changing; some are getting darker, some are getting brighter. With ...

Achievement - How to Achieve Something -- HyunSoung Kim
Achieving something can be very easy or very hard, based on our abilities. The life is not fair and it is a good thing... because we can learn the abilities and achieve many things while other people ...

How to Beat Video Game Addiction -- HyunSoung Kim
Video game addiction means that people are excessively playing computer games rather than attending real life events. With simple words video games are getting the most important part in a daily ...

Beat Anger - 4 Ways to Overcome Anger -- HyunSoung Kim
When we are at anger status we only want to harm others and make ourselves happy, at that time we all think about ourselves and ignore all the famous sayings such as "Live for the sake of others", ...

What is Your Energy Level? -- Gerri D Smith
"Success is inversely proportional to hard work. The basis of success is not hard work. The basis of success is doing less." -- Fred Gratzon One of your most precious resources is the energy you use. ...

Your Thoughts are Powerful -- Gerri D Smith
The only thing between you and your desire to be successful and wealthy is one single fact: You are not successful or wealthy because of how you think. This little known fact keeps many from reaching ...

Your Self-image - How is it Working for You? -- Gerri D Smith
Whether you are a professional secretary, a nurse, a vice-president in a large corporate organization; a creative arts director, or an attorney, as a total individual, you must always strive for ...

What is True Prosperity -- Gerri D Smith
"The moment that you realize that giving is the key to your own abundance, you will also see that prosperity is readily available. -Dr. Wayne W. Dyer When you live your life by the law of Prosperity, ...

Views On Punctuality -- Isiah Bond
Whenever I talk to teachers I don't usually have to wait long before they start listing their concerns about students. I wonder what would come top of your list of teachers' complaints about ...

How to Become a More Confident Student -- Royane Real
If you are a university student who is studying and facing exams, you already know that you will benefit from learning better studying techniques and better note-taking methods. What you may not know ...

Are You Too Nice For Your Own Good? -- Royane Real
How can anyone be “too nice”? Isn’t being “nice” a good quality to have in a relationship? When niceness is a sign of genuine respect, kindness and interest in another, it is a wonderful ...

Choose Your School Classes by Using Your Senses -- Royane Real
Did you know that even though almost every person has five senses that they use to take in information about the world, usually each person has one sense which dominates? And when you know which of ...

When Your Relationships Turn Abusive - What You Can Do -- Royane Real
Sometimes the people who are the closest to us, our friends and our mates, the ones who should be liking us the best, are the ones who hurt us the most. No matter how lonely you are, you don't ...

Common Types Of Handshakes -- Mark Walters
Handshakes are gestures of acknowledgement and greeting that offer an insight into the other person. They are used on a daily basis so you should take the time to understand how to perform and ...

Thank you for listening -- Namrta Dhar
Fred narrated a real-life incident to me this morning and asked me to write about it in my blog. This post, hence, is special as this is first time my blog will be studded with an on-demand post :-). ...

Coping With Self Doubts -- Dan Watson
For many years, as I worked on students' self-esteem, I would come across young adults who, for some unknown reason, would just stop turning in homework. Their behavior puzzled me because of the ...

How to Turn Down Invitations Gracefully -- Royane Real
All of us occasionally receive social invitations that we don't want to accept. How do we handle turning down these invitations without hurting or insulting the person who invited us? If you are ...

Let Go of Resentment -- Royane Real
Maureen worked in an office with twenty other people, processing checks. She didn't particularly like her job, but she didn't particularly dislike it either. Getting ahead in her career ...

How to Use Eye Contact to Make a Good Impression -- Royane Real
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to make new friends so easily, while others find it so hard to form successful relationships with new people? Researchers who study relationships have ...

Reduce Your Stress -- Royane Real
If you live in the early part of the twenty-first century, chances are you are feeling stressed. Life for most of us today is highly pressured. Many of us feel stressed because of too little money, ...

Tips for a Successful Party -- Royane Real
If you have never hosted a party before, you may be very nervous the first few times you do it. Here are some party hints to give you the courage to begin. The first step is to decide what kind of ...

Social Etiquette - Confronting Anti-Social Behaviors -- Jennifer Maughan
It's easier to behave in a socially acceptable way with others who follow the same rules, but how do you handle someone with anti-social behavior? When someone is rude, confrontational or ...

Study More Effectively -- Royane Real
If you are studying for an exam or if you need to learn some material for a presentation, you may be wondering how early you should start to study, and how often you should review the material in ...

Why Tackling Big Tasks Doesn’t Have to Be a Big Deal -- Luc Reid
Some of the tasks that are hardest to get ourselves to do are the big, overwhelming ones like cleaning out a junk room or garage, doing a full-scale edit on a novel, or organizing papers or files. ...

Have Fun Learning Creativity -- Malkeet Singh
You have some great ideas. You toss them around in your mind. You tell friends about them. They go nowhere. Why? They go nowhere because of what your friends said or because you have the ...

Apologizing When We Hurt Our Friends or Partners -- Royane Real
In every relationship there will be occasional misunderstandings and hurt feelings. Sometimes we are the one who hurt another person we care about; sometimes we are the one who has been hurt. ...

Seven New Ways to Be Smart -- Royane Real
Imagine for a moment that you lived in a world where only people who were very skilled at musical ability were considered to be valuable. And in this world, only those people who were musically ...

How To Improve Your Study Habits and Remember Better -- Royane Real
If you’re a student attending classes, you have probably experienced many moments when it was hard to make yourself settle down and study, even when an important exam was coming up. If you’re ...

How You Can Improve Your Creativity - What You Need to Know -- Royane Real
Would you like to enhance your creativity? Do you think that increased creativity is something that would improve your life? Before you answer yes or no to that question, take some time to explore ...

How to Overcome Your Fear of Rejection -- Royane Real
Rejected. It can be such an ugly word. One of the reasons why rejection can cause us so much difficulty is that in our minds we often tie rejection to so many other ugly words that cause us even more ...

If You Want Others to Like You, Like Yourself First! -- Royane Real
Many of us mistakenly believe that it’s wrong or conceited, to think we have any good qualities. We may spend a lot of time berating ourselves for our negative qualities, thinking that self ...

Don't Be Afraid to Let Other People See Who You Really Are! -- Royane Real
Do you know anybody that you consider to be particularly engaging and lively? Take a moment to picture that person in your mind. What is it about that person that you find most attractive? He or she ...

What to Do When People Don't Like You -- Royane Real
Have you been trying hard to make friends with no good results to show for all of your efforts? If it seems that you have been trying hard to make friends, but that other people still don’t want to ...

Happiness is Giving and Receiving -- Ali Bierman
This Universal Law impacts us in ways that allow us to live in abundance or keep that abundance from us. It's the "Law of Giving". The whole concept of whatever it is that you want to have in ...

Do You Need Money to Be Happy? -- Ali Bierman
Does money matter? Yeah! The things you can do with money make a difference. The things that money can do for you? Nothing. Money can't do anything for you. However, having money allows you to ...

Can You Be Rich and Happy? -- Ali Bierman
Do you need to be rich to be happy? What is rich? Are you rich if you make $10,000 a year? Compared to standards around the world you're a downright billionaire, relatively speaking. What does ...

How to Discipline Without Creating Fear -- Ali Bierman
More than once in my life the disturbing sound of a screaming child took me out of my sleep or away from what I was doing...only to find the mother had locked the child out of the house ...

Things That Bored Teenagers Can Do -- James Burgess
Things That Bored Teenagers Can Do: NO is about boundaries and identification. Exactly what problem are you attempting to address? Usually the vast majority of us need to become better focused about ...

What Is A Recession And What Happens? -- th ong
What is a recession and what happens during this time? A recession usually happens when there is a significant decline in the economy which usually lasts for a short period of time. You can tell ...

List of Environmental Problems -- Kenny Leones
With the latest researches on global warming and climate change, there are several agencies that promote environmental awareness and taking care of the environment. A large part of the environmental ...

List of Poem Types -- Kenny Leones
As poetry is as old as civlization itself, it is amazing to think that in all that expanse of time, poets have not run out of things to say and ways to play with words. As this list of poem types ...

A List of Different Varieties of Apples -- Kenny Leones
An apple a day is said to keep the doctor away, but the many kinds of apples number in the dozens, and one may need a doctor for trying to commit them all to memory. This list of different varieties ...

Guns, Germs And Steel For The Third Millennium -- human-power.com
I would like to speak out about what I believe to be a very serious problem in our modern society - in my opinion, second only to global warming. It's called the obesity epidemic, and if the ...

What Are Your 'rock Moves'? -- human-power.com
I was having one of those days with the world today - you know... nothing going my way, nobody loves me, I suck. That kind of day. And we all have those right? I know for me, the best solution is to ...

You Are Always Beginning It! -- human-power.com
Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would have done anything to get it? And then, part way through your journey to get that thing, in the middle of all the pain and suffering and ...

Human-power Is About Doing More With Less. -- human-power.com
I strongly believe in the pursuit of human powered efficiency for a very important reason: The green, non polluting technical innovations that we develop in our super efficient human powered vehicles ...

8 Ways To Prevent Getting Cavities -- Jahanzaib Hassan
As a dentist, the most common question I get from patients is: How can I protect my teeth from getting cavities? Unfortunately, there is not one specific way - you have to take several steps to help ...

Quality Tranquil Sleep Is Vitally Important To Your Health -- Scott Allen Barker
There are many reasons your body needs tranquil sleep every night. These reasons include your diet, mind, mood swings, and more. When you don’t sleep your entire body suffers and it is important to ...

Panic Attacks – How To Use The Positive-thought-redirection Technique To Battle Your Anxiety! -- panicgoodbye.com
Positive-Thought-Redirection™ is a great way of dealing with intrusive, negative thoughts. As negative thoughts pop up during your daily life, you issue a “stop” command which acts to stop the ...

Have You Ever Defined Forgiveness? -- Prash
In your relationships, have you experienced forgiveness? Have you ever defined forgiveness? I have asked lots of people that question and they usually have a definition that seems to keep them in a ...

How to Analyse Dreams -- Leah G
Amongst the many things I do, one of them is that I analyse Dreams. I do so with great success and as a result have set up a facility for others to benefit from my insight and my method. One thing ...

How to Fight Stress? -- Leah G
Life knocks us around from time to time, some of us more than others, but even if we share some of the same type of experiences how we handle and recover from these experiences can differ greatly and ...

Why Do Some People Criticize All the Time and Put Others Down? -- Leah G
Are you wondering why this one person in your life is such a thorn in your side, criticizing your every move, telling you how everything you do is wrong, that you look awful and so on. Perhaps they ...

Why Do People Boast and Big Themselves Up? -- Leah G
We have all met the boaster, the person in the room who can't wait to tell us all how fantastic they are, how they are good at this and even better at that. They claim all manner of wild and ...

Why Should We Recycle? -- Leah G
I recycle, this is my choice and my obligation as enforced by local government. The good news is that the amount of packaging on my weekly shop, presently far outweighs my other household waste and ...

A List of Informative Speech Topics -- Kenny Leones
When making an informative speech, your goal is to be able to impart some information to the listeners. At the end of your speech, you expect your listeners to be able to retain the pertinent ...

List of Foods That Help to Lower Cholesterol -- Kenny Leones
Hypercholesterolemia refers to a medical condition in which a patient suffers from high cholesterol levels in the blood. The condition can be caused by different factors and diseases such as anorexia ...

Bodybuilding For Young People -- Jimmy Chuang
The bodybuilders are people who desire to build their muscles to their limitation. They often go to the gym and practice various equipments, such like dumbbells, pull up machine, treadmill. They ...

How to Build an Igloo -- Kenny Leones
An igloo is often known as the house of Eskimos. Have you ever wonder how to build an igloo? Is it really possible to make ice blocks and create a shelter out of ice? Igloos are actually used as ...

Sesame Street Character List -- Kenny Leones
Sesame Street is a children's show loved by many for ages. It has gained its popularity through the characters that liven up every segment, every part of the show. The reason it remains to be ...

List of Famous Poets -- Kenny Leones
They had insured for themselves a place in history by putting down their thoughts and passions into words. What follows is a brief list of famous poets who have immortalized themselves for all time ...

Top Bridges in the World - A Triumph of Infrastructure Engineering -- Dominic Donaldson
Bridges are in incredible asset to the engineering world, they have influenced the development of cultures, surroundings and lives throughout different countries. A bridge makes a large part of ...

Thomas Edison, The Lightbulb, And Your Success! -- Darren R. Salkeld
It was his invention factory, a fourteen building complex covering several acres. Here he and his staff put their dreams into action. Inventions were conceived, prototypes developed, products ...

10 principles for Peace of Mind -- ty
1. Do Not Interfere In Others' Business Unless Asked. Most of us create our own problems by interfering too often in others' affairs. We do so because somehow we have convinced ourselves that ...

How to Talk So People Will Listen -- Dr. Reesa Woolf
At the end of any given conversation, whether it’s with co-workers, employees, or customers, do you ever find yourself asking the following questions: - “How many times do I have to tell them how ...

Who is smarter, a Doctor or a Plumber? -- Len Roe
I recently attended a small private gathering of some well to do friends. Friends gathering for an evening social hour. Among them were a couple of Doctors, several Lawyers, a stock broker and a well ...

Be Kind and Enjoy the Rewards -- Gini Cunningham
In a world filled with anger and anguish, one of the most important characteristics you can exemplify is kindness. Mistakes abound, misdeeds surround you, and there are people who just flat out drive ...

Learning Through Listening -- Gini Cunningham
There is no greater way to learn about the world, the people around you, and yourself than by simply listening. We each have the tools - our frequently unused ears - plus additional aids that have ...

Resolutions that Stick -- Gini Cunningham
Children learn by example and there is no stronger or more influential example than parents. What you say and do is copied by your children in so many ways. If you do not notice it right off, step ...

Mindset and Success -- Gini Cunningham
So much of what our children do is based on how they perceive themselves. A growth mindset is one that is open to new ideas and activities. When your child is in this mode she will try just about ...

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The Power of Visualisation -- Tracey Dowe
It is so amazing to think that you can almost fool your brain into thinking that something is real when it actually isn’t – yet! But to be able to take that incredible fact and use it to make ...

Get Into Focus -- Tracey Dowe
Focus We go through life living each and every day and at the end of each day we decide if it was a good day or a bad day. We get part way through a day and some times it can change from a good day ...

How to Build Rapport with Anyone Instantly -- Tracey Dowe
It's my experience that people do business with people that they know, like and trust. If you could build stronger relationships with your potential clients faster -would that be of value to you ...

What is Confidence? - II -- Tracey Dowe
Confidence, we all talk about it, we all have it and we all generally would like more of at certain times in our lives, but what actually is it? Quite simply, confidence is just a set of skills that ...

What is Confidence? -- Steven Harold
Is it feeling superior to others? Is it being stubborn and single minded? Is it about being oblivious to other people? Is it about be self-centred? Well, it may be useful to start off with a ...

5 Ways to Be Assertive and Say "No" -- Tracy Brinkmann
Are you one of the many that finds it difficult to be assertive and say "no" to people's requests? Let us be honest, there just aren't enough hours in the day to appease EVERYONE, so, the art ...

Do You Have The Right Attitude to Create a Good Impression? -- Royane Real
Are you usually hostile, or a bit neutral when you first meet other people? Or are you always willing to like the person you meet? Not everybody is willing to be open when they meet others for the ...

Escalator Safety Tips -- Joseph Devine
We're halfway through summer now, and it's officially gotten hot. A lot of people are spending more and more time indoors: at malls, in movie theaters, at museums. People are looking for ...

understanding the problems of others -- Farida H B
The train has started moving. It is packed with people of all ages, mostly with the working men and women and young college guys and gals. Near the window, seated a old man with his 30 year old son. ...

Global Carbon and the Environment -- Arthur Campbell
Al Gore's documentary film, "An Inconvenient Truth" is helping to make Americans more aware of the challenges they and the rest of the world face in the very near future, as carbon dioxide levels ...

What is a Magazine? -- Arthur Campbell
Everyone has a stack of old magazines lying around the house somewhere, and whether you're walking past a newsstand in the mall or sitting in the dentist's office, you're going to be ...

Speaking Up - The Top 10 Reasons For Doing So -- Martin Sawdon
1. To acknowledge kindness, courage, worthy efforts and personal bests. 2. To offer help, assistance, encouragement; particularly to encourage those who have reached for the stars and just failed to ...

True Friends - Their Top 10 Characteristics -- Martin Sawdon
1) When you forget the song in your heart, a friend is someone who sings it back to you. (Helen Steiner) 2) A friend's support is unconditional: when the going gets tough a friend is right there ...

The Top 10 Questions For Anyone Wanting To Increase Their Circle Of Friends -- Martin Sawdon
1. How many relationships can you fully nurture in your life? The closest friendships seem to last forever with no need of nurture. Years elapse & on reunion they drop away instantaneously. Other ...

Remaining Silent - The Top 10 Reasons for Doing So -- Martin Sawdon
1. When words are about to be spoken in anger and might be regretted. 2. When it has been said before and is not worth repeating. 3. To justify one's behaviour, of which one is not proud, by ...

Temperature - Freezing and Boiling -- Lucian Apostol
There are different temperature scales. The temperature scale of International System of Units is Kelvin, but it is used mostly in laboratories, not in real life. In Europe, the most used temperature ...

History of Postage Stamps in America -- Pauline Go
America started using postage stamps as early as 1775 along with the British. The postage stamps were mainly used for correspondence that were to travel more than 300 miles and weighed more than half ...

22 Ways to Improve Your People Skills -- Mike Moore
1. Develop an interest in people and become other oriented. 2. Know what people need and then try to meet those needs. 3. Ask about their family and be genuinely interested in their answer. 4. Find ...

Creative Conversation Topics -- Timothy Arends
Want to know some creative conversation topics? These are good topics or questions to have in reserve if conversation starts to lag on a date or in any other situation. You have heard the advice that ...

How Did America Get Its Name? -- Pauline Go
The United States of America would have been the last found country; however, it has a great history. Right from how America was discovered to how it developed to be a super power there were several ...

Simple Rules For Personal Health and Hygiene -- Karen Peralta
Have you been following a plan for your own personal hygiene, or do you get up in the morning, take a bath, brush and blow dry your hair, use the bathroom through the day, and go to bed at night? If ...

DON'T Drink Your Calories! -- Karen Peralta
If you drink soda pop, especially the caffeinated kind, it could kill you. But most especially, it can go right after your kid's health. Pop gives the average teenager approximately 12.5 ...

Food Poisoning - An Overview -- Karen Peralta
What is Food Poisoning? Food poisoning results when you eat food contaminated with bacteria or other pathogens such as parasites or viruses. Your symptoms may range from upset stomach to diarrhea, ...

The American Civil War - Begins in 1861 -- Karen Peralta
This was one of the most brutal, bloody and Godforsaken times ever in America. The Sixties in the South were bad for us, but the Civil War was far worse. Why the South "liked Dixie" and wanted to ...

What I Learn From My Piano Students -- Jeannine Jordan
I have the privilege of teaching a wonderful group of adult piano and organ students on a weekly basis. Some of my students are beginners, some are intermediate and some are advanced. The reasons ...

Differentiated Instruction Activities Don't Have to Be Time Consuming -- Adam Waxler
One of the more common complaints about differentiating instruction is the amount of prep-time that is involved. Let's face it, teachers simply don't have enough time to prepare that many ...

Feeling Good is a Choice -- Alexander M Conway
It is. But not the choice you probably think it is. "Stuff happens, moods and feelings happen, emotions happen, it's how it is. Sometimes I feel good and sometimes not...right?" Yeah. Kinda. ...

Signs of Bullying at School -- Angela Linton
Children, but especially boys, may not come to their parents and say that a person or a group of people is bullying them at school. The reasons for this can be many and a few of them are, they do not ...

The Power of Motivational Speeches -- Kelly T.
One of the best ways to motivate people is through motivational speeches. Words have the power to inspire by painting a picture of what is possible. We have all seen movies where there was some ...

How to Get Teens to Listen to What You Say -- Judy H. Wright
“Idunno” becomes the answer of choice for children from ages 14 to 18. You would almost wonder if perhaps they had lost the power of speech, but somehow they can communicate when they want ...

Believe in Yourself! Stay Positive & Build on It -- Steve Wickham
Most of us live in a cocoon of fear. If it's not one thing we're afraid of it's another. What with financial stresses, employment uncertainties, relationships at work, problems with ...

Dare to Be Different? -- Prasanna Gunturi
What do you struggle with in life? Conforming to the world and others? Or following your heart and trying to be yourself? Or trying to understand why others are the way they are? "You are not a human ...

How to Stop Feeling Stupid -- Trevor Johnson
For many people, feeling that they are stupid is not common. For others, they feel like they're constantly feeling plain dumb. This means they need to learn how to stop feeling stupid, possibly ...

Low Self Esteem and Hurtful Words -- Pat Burnett
Hurtful words can cause life long damage and are the cause for low self esteem in many people, especially children. Words can become very powerful weapons and can be devastating when used to hurt ...

Barriers to Communication -- Christine Gayle
Barriers To Communication unfortunately do exist. Some hinder or completely eliminate meaningful communication between two people. What can we do to alleviate this problem? Let's take a look at ...

It All Begins With Patience -- Theresea Hughes
Patience is a virtue. Or at least that is what adults tell children or a daily basis, but do we as parents ever apply it to ourselves? When asking for the fifth time for the child to stop what they ...

11 Ways to Instill a Love of Reading -- Erin A. Kurt
Reading helps us in every area of our lives. It helps us become successful in school and later in our careers, it helps us grow as individuals by either teaching us new information or allowing us to ...

Money Matters - Teens' First Debit Card -- Annika Aversa
Today's teens are very savvy when it comes to money matters. They are some of the top consumers in our society. Many have jobs, allowances and various sources of income. Savings accounts for ...

What to Do About Lying -- Toni Schutta
A new survey shows that the average adult tells four lies a day, or 1,460 lies a year. Is it any wonder that our children tell fibs, too? Yet chances are when your child tells a whopper, it makes you ...

Thank You Notes for Kids-Use These Thank You Note Samples and Projects to Teach Your Kids Gratitude -- Christy Murphy
Being the recipient of a thank you note from a grateful child warms the heart like cup of Mom's hot cocoa on a snowy day. It is a simple, wholesome gesture of love that is unforgettable and has ...

Acknowledge Gratitude -- Susan Velez
Most people believe they are already grateful for everything in their lives, they also believe that they acknowledge everything that they are grateful for on a daily basis. However if the energy you ...

What Is Motivation -- Susan Velez
Motivation is the characteristic that is required in order to achieve anything in life; without it you will give up at the first sign of adversity. It means to inspire, instigate and encourage a ...

A Brief History of Television -- Roberto Sedycias
One of the most frequently asked questions related to television is, `Where`s the remote?` When the first simple television (televisores) was built in 1928, it did not come with a remote. The entire ...

A Brief History of Games Technology -- Sandra Prior
As arcades boomed, moving from simple games of Pong and Pacmon to exciting arcade games... as children clamored for the high tech of ZX Spectrums and the Commodore 64, and the PC was the computer ...

Thoughts on Our Environment -- Robert M Littlejohn
Our Earth, like a mere grain of sand within a desert of stars and yet, it hangs there in the vastness of space amidst of a dark void of uncertainty. It has evolved through countless millennium to ...

Recycling 101 -- greenplanetz.com
Reduce, Reuse, And Recycle. We hear and see those words everywhere lately. Why is recycling so important? Recycling prohibits materials from being wasted by reprocessing them into new products. The ...

Top 10 Emergency Preparedness for an Earthquake -- amit shukla
An earthquake can strike any time and better preparedness for an earthquake can ensure your safety and your family's safety. During an earthquake, one can feel vibration of the ground, noise ...

Learning Ways to Remember Things -- Tiffany Provost
Are you a person who always seems to forget things? Are you constantly losing things - car keys, kids? Here are some hints to improve your memory. Create a check list. Write it down if you think you ...

Good Ways to Help Animals -- Tiffany Provost
Animals can't always take care themselves. These tips will help you find ways to help any creatures you come across to get the care that they need and deserve. Spend some time volunteering at an ...

Safety Tips For Living Alone -- Tiffany Provost
There are a number of advantages when it comes to living alone. However, it also comes with a few safety concerns. You still never know who will be around the corner, even with someone with you, good ...

Tips For Calculating Mileage Between Destinations -- Tiffany Provost
A map and a ruler will just take too long, if you're trying to figure out how far apart two locations are. There are many websites that will assist you in computing the mileage of your next ...

On Eating Plums -- Elea Almazora
My family never really was into plums; as people, we were more into the sickly nectar sweetness of mangoes or the crispy tangy flavor of barely ripe apples . Of course, this may have been because ...

How to Eat a Bar of Chocolate -- Elea Almazora
THIS is how you should eat a bar of chocolate: Step One – Obviously, you unwrap your bar of chocolate. BUT! Don't do it too quickly, nor too slowly. Unwrapping your bar of chocolate too quickly ...

Different Types of Chocolates -- Chris Alleny
When people think of chocolate no two people are the same Most chocolates that people are familiar with are dark, milk, white, semi-sweet, and maybe sugar-free. But there are so many more out there. ...

Chocolates From Around the World -- Chris Alleny
Chocolates from around the world vary in taste, flavor, and potency depending on their country of origin. Below are the top chocolates in the world, by country. Mexican chocolate Mexico is the birth ...

Does Chocolate Have Health Benefits? -- Art Vine
Chocolate – real chocolate that is – is now recognised as having many qualities that can be beneficial for your health. By 'real chocolate' I mean chocolate containing Cocoa, Sugar, Milk ...

6 Benefits of Giving -- Carla McNeil
I do not consider giving a seasonal thing and feel that it is something that we need to do year-round. I had never been much of a giver in my life until one day my boss approached another team leader ...

Speaking Up - The Top 10 Reasons For Doing So -- Martin Sawdon
1. To acknowledge kindness, courage, worthy efforts and personal bests. 2. To offer help, assistance, encouragement; particularly to encourage those who have reached for the stars and just failed to ...

Bottled Water VS Tap Water - Which is Best? -- Sherri Stockman
When you compare bottled water vs tap water, there really is no winner. Many of the major brands, Dasani, Aquafina, and Nestle Pure Life, for example, contain someone's tap-water. It might be ...

Is Bottled Water Better Than Tap Water? Some Surprising Comparisons -- Sherri Stockman
Here's a frequently asked question, "Is bottled water better than tap?" The answer may surprise you. I'll use examples so that by the time that you finish reading, you can decide for yourself ...

3 Things That You Probably Didn't Know You Could Recycle to Keep Your Child's Planet Cleaner -- Deborah Fine
Hopefully, we are all recycling our newspaper, glass bottles and plastics with a 1 or 2 on the bottom. But did you know that there are several additional things we throw in the trash that could be ...

Want to Know the Effects of Global Warming? -- Dewayne Blalock
The effects of global warming are, needless to say, alarming and cause for immediate attention. The effects of global warming are more visible now than it ever has been before. Its apparent ...

How Should You Celebrate Thanksgiving -- CD Mohatta
Thanksgiving is a holiday which is followed by most countries in the world in different forms. It is celebrated around harvest time in different countries under different names. The start of the ...

Some Tasty Chocolate History -- Michael Russell
The story begins some two millennia ago in the tropical rainforests of the Americas. Although the cacao tree had been around for some time, the natives had never used the beans inside the pods for ...

10 Tips to Increase Mileage -- Dave Simpson
The biggest nut to adjust on any automobile is the one behind the wheel! You can tinker with the engine, adjust the suspension, tweak the shocks and fit a whole bunch of carbon fiber to the body but ...

Activities For Home School Programs - Astronomy on a Budget -- Aurora Lipper
In ancient times, the sky was looked upon as something mystical and mythical, as if it had a message for the human race. The invention of the telescope revealed how vast and amazing the sky is. There ...

Short Account of William Shakespeare's Life -- R J A Pettinger
Information about the life of William Shakespeare is often open to doubt. Some even doubt whether he wrote all plays ascribed to him. From the best available sources it seems William Shakespeare was ...

Life of Leonardo da Vinci -- R J A Pettinger
Leonardo is one the world’s immortal thinkers, artists and philosophers. In several different fields he proved to be both innovative and several centuries ahead of his contemporaries. Born as ...

The Rise and Dangers of the Internet -- R J A Pettinger
One of the main creators of the world wide web Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that the phenomenal growth of the internet is also creating serious potential problems. In particular he warns of false ...

Bibliography Of Great Poet And Playwright William Shakespeare -- Zulfiqar Dodhia
Early Life William Shakespeare was born on 26 April 1564 and died on 23 April 1616. He was a famous playwright and an English poet. In the English language, William Shakespeare is regarded as one of ...

Who Was the Real William Shakespeare? -- Debra Cruz
Who was the real Shakespeare? Who wrote the 38 plays, two long poems, and 154 sonnets attributed to William Shakespeare. I will give you the details, but the conclusion is up to you. The Stratford ...

Hamlet - The Largest of the Creations of William Shakespeare -- Bhaskar Banerjee
Among the most powerful tragedies in the English language, Hamlet is a drama set in Denmark, where Prince Hamlet exacts blood revenge on his uncle Claudius for murdering his father, the King, ...

A Brief History of the Soft Drink -- Joey Pebble
A soft drink refers to any liquid beverage which doesn't contain alcoholic content. The title is most commonly used to refer to carbonated beverages such as soda, and seltzer, although it can ...

The History of Pizza -- Anna Fiori
Perhaps one of the most popular Italian foods today, outside of pasta, is pizza. There are few nations in the world that can claim that their food has become such an international phenomenon as ...

Taking a Look at the History of Karaoke -- Mike Selvon
Karaoke has its roots in 1970s Japan. The Kobe City port was an international mecca, often referred to as "the gateway of fashion and trend." In fact, instant noodles, automated ticket gates and ...

Green Living Ideas -- Mel C
There are many green living ideas that we can put into practice without any trouble at all - many will even save us money and using them helps to remove poisonous side effects from our homes that we ...

Top 10 Quotes From Alice in Wonderland With the Explanations -- Tuula Olin
Alice in Wonderland is a tale from Lewis Carroll who wrote it in 1864. The story has been such a huge success ever since and many movies and plays have been made based on it. This fairytale continues ...

What is the Kyoto Protocol? -- John O'Hara
The landmark Kyoto Protocol is so famous that it is often misunderstood as a stand-alone agreement. Instead, it is what the name says: a protocol, in this case of the 1992 United Nations Framework ...

Living Green Easily -- Tracey S Watson
The Dalai Lama put it best when he said, "We have a responsibility to look after our planet. It is our only home." It's not too late to do something about the world we live in. Is it really ...

Songs For Teaching Anything -- Carolynn Rogers
We all still enjoy singing the 'oldie goldies', which, for some reason seem to have a sticking power that carries down through the generations. Many of those old songs are often relegated ...

Peter Pan Can Fly - Writing Play Scripts For School -- Carolynn Rogers
When having students try their hand at writing their own play scripts, we often focus our attention on the skill of writing dialogue and perhaps include a discussion of the emotions involved for the ...

Tell it All - Through Play Scripts -- Carolynn Rogers
And then, and then, and then...How often have you heard younger children retell an event or story as a series of facts punctuated by the dreaded "and then"? Having our students present an oral retell ...

Hydrogen Automobiles For Better Fuel -- Steven D. Foster
Consider yourself very lucky. Nowadays, hydrogen automobiles are readily available in the market and are developing continuously. We may have been used in driving the conventional gasoline engine ...

Alternative Energy - Hydrogen For Better Fuel -- Steven D. Foster
Some people believe that our energy source in the world will soon be depleted. Our massive use of oils and gasoline will eventually diminish not only our lives but also our environment. The oil ...

Alternative Fuels For Vehicles -- Steven D. Foster
While driving your 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, you suddenly notice a large billboard on the road that says "For better fuel, Use Alternative Fuel and Save Mother Earth", Although, ...

The History of the Automated Teller Machine -- Billings Farnsworth
When we drive up to an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to withdraw cash quickly, we rarely think about the machine dispensing the cash. And that is part of the genius of the design. ATMs are machines ...

Teachers - How to Create a Green Classroom -- Stephen Carr
There are many things a teacher can do to make his or her classroom a little greener and friendlier to the environment. Reduce the amount of paper you use in your classroom. Go a day without ...

How to Start Living Green Today! -- Francis Hesse
Going "Green" can be a daunting task. But, if we want to make this a cleaner, healthier planet for ourselves and our children, and all the future generations to come, we must take the steps necessary ...

Noise Control - Get Back to the Basics -- Eshanvi Smith
Noise pollution is another great contributor to the environmental hazards that the world is encountering these days. Many of us co-relate noise pollution with sound pollution but one fact to be noted ...

Teach Your Kids About Earth Day and the Environment -- Axel Meierhoefer
In connection with the celebration of Earth Day, there are free lessons that can be found on the internet. These lessons are prepared in such a way that the concept of environmental conservation and ...

Thoughts on Our Environment -- Robert M Littlejohn
Our Earth, like a mere grain of sand within a desert of stars and yet, it hangs there in the vastness of space amidst of a dark void of uncertainty. It has evolved through countless millennium to ...

12 Simple Things You Can Do For Earth Day -- Terry P Carter
First and foremost, to get into the right frame of mind is to get outside and reconnect with Nature. It doesn't matter if it's a big city park, or the beach or mountains or a forest or ...

25 Things That You Can Do Today to Start Living "Green" -- Dorothy Williams
My 11 year old daughter told me yesterday that the teacher had discussed "green" living with the class in observance of "Earth Day". She said that the teacher had asked the class how many had begun ...

Is Tap Water Cleaner Than Bottled Water Sold at Stores - How Safe Are We? -- Lisa Gibb
Until now, many people are still in the midst of wondering and questioning themselves, "Is tap water cleaner than bottled water sold at stores?" Well actually if you are not aware of what really is ...

Importance of Drinking Water - Why Water is Our Friend -- Lisa Gibb
Our body is a remarkable work of art, and one of the greatest examples of engineering ever achieved. You will be hard pressed to find a mechanical device which has an equivalent degree of skilled ...

What Does Tap Water Contain? What You Need to Know -- Lisa Gibb
Whenever the question "What does tap water contain" is raised, there is a real dilemma for the person who raised the question in that do they want to assume the luxury of ignorance and forego the ...

How to Stay Green During the Holidays -- Jennifer Carpenter
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be easy to put your green practices on the back burner while you try to get everything done. Even if the occasional aluminum can gets thrown ...

Seven Green Gifts to Give -- Jennifer Carpenter
Everyone knows the famous song "Dreaming of a White Christmas" but this year environmentally conscious people have another color on their minds. Yup you guessed it...green. If you've been ...

10 Ways You Can Make a Difference Today -- Jennifer Carpenter
Almost everybody would like to do more to help others but it's so hard to find the time or money to donate. Well here are 10 different ways you can change a little piece of the world today ...

Top 4 Tips For Saving Money at the Supermarket -- Jennifer Carpenter
Everyone loves to save money and the easiest place to save money is at the supermarket. Although food is one of life's little necessities, you don't have to break the bank to eat well. By ...

The Four R's That Will Save the Planet -- Jennifer Carpenter
Conservation seems to be on everyone's mind lately. How to save energy, save money, save resources, and most importantly, save the planet (which is the only one we have at the moment). Going ...

Fun Things For Teens To Collect -- Jennifer Carpenter
The teens of today aren't interested in the same old stamp and coin collecting. Teens want to collect something interesting, fun, and cool to show off to their friends. In order to do this, ...

10 Simple and Cheap Ways to Clean Green -- Jennifer Carpenter
Over the last twenty years, we have learned more and more about the dangers of conventional commercial cleaning products. The link between various cancers, headaches, asthma, and sinus problems and ...

What Can Young Children Learn From Preschool Songs? -- Jennifer Carpenter
Preschool songs are an invaluable resource when it comes to young children. Through preschool songs, young kids can learn many different basic and personal skills. The following article discusses the ...

5 Ways To Reduce Your Waste At Work -- Jennifer Carpenter
Although many people are going to great lengths to conserve energy and recycle their trash at home, the same people are not always as "green-conscious" in the workplace. Businesses are one of the ...

5 Lesser Known Ways To Conserve Energy -- Jennifer Carpenter
The truth is definitely becoming clearer. Thanks to widespread news coverage and Al Gore's book and documentary, people are becoming more and more aware that energy needs to be conserved, even if ...

Preschool Songs - Getting Your Kids To Listen -- Jennifer Carpenter
Most parents and teachers are aware that young children love to hear and sing along to preschool songs. However, the secret that many parents aren't aware of is the potential that songs have for ...

20th Century in Literature -- Lauren Robinson
Over the period of time, literature has played a major role in our life. As it is, before the arrival of television and radios, literature was the only available mode of entertainment, as well as ...

About Poetry -- Ava Martin
Poetry refers to a form of literary art, where the language is used for rendering its artistic and reminiscent qualities in accordance with its actual meaning. As it is, poetry can be available in ...

How Satellite Internet Works -- Sturat Mitchel
In big countries such as the US, internet service providers cannot offer high speed internet connections to rural areas or remote places, due to the increased expenses. This is why satellite internet ...

The History of Radio -- Sturat Mitchel
The history of radio dates back to centuries ago and many people seem to be associated with it. Apart from James Clerk Maxwell there are many people who contributed to the idea of radio, some of the ...

History of Cheerios -- Sturat Mitchel
The history of cheerios is unique in many ways. Perhaps cheerios is the only cereal in the world that has gained unprecedented popularity even after initial controversy over the brand name. A very ...

History of Chocolate and Strawberries -- Sturat Mitchel
The history of chocolate is as delicious, as suspicious and as mysterious as the chocolate itself. Though, no one knows the exact date but researchers believe that chocolate was enjoyed by ancient ...

History of Coca Cola -- Sturat Mitchel
There could be hardly any person around the world that hasn't heard the name Coca Cola. Ever since it beginning as world's leading name in cold drinks, Coca Cola has created a strong brand ...

History of the Internet and Computers -- Sturat Mitchel
Perhaps, the invention of the Internet is one of the biggest inventions in the modern world. In today's world we can't think of life without it, may it be for personal or professional use, we ...

History of Rap Music -- Sturat Mitchel
It may seem to be a daunting task to trace back the history of rap music and history of bossa nova, though you can see one similarity-informal music associated with highly informal dance style. As ...

My Best Chocolate Candy Bars -- Joseph Young
As children we all had our favorite best chocolate bars. For me it was one thing, for my friends another. We all hovered around the same top three best chocolate bars at that time. They were the ...

Electrical Accidents -- Khan Mohammad Swaleh
Some simple ways to Avoid Electrical Accidents · Install GFI receptacles within the bathroom, kitchen and outside if there are only normal plugs on these circuits; · Don't use any extension ...

Vincent Van Gogh, Biography -- Kateryna Pryvalova
"In life as in art, I can cope with it without the Lord God. But I can not exist, I am suffering from man - without something greater than I, something that fills my whole life - without the creative ...

Life Skills 101 - Shaking Hands -- Tina Pestalozzi
You've heard how small things can be tremendously important; well a simple handshake is one such example. Such a small thing but potentially so very powerful! Like it or not, an improper ...

Holidays - What is Easter? -- Linda Hancock
It's Easter Sunday morning and people are passing messages to each other in person, by telephone and over the internet. Some speak of the Easter bunny. Others prepare or make coloured eggs. Still ...

Understanding an Ecosystem -- Charles Kassotis
No one lives in a vacuum, we might say, and the same is true of nature. Just as people need other people to get connected and learn to survive, so do other natural elements in the universe and on ...

Amazing Icebergs and Their Role in the Ecosystem -- Stephen L Bynum
Ice sheets first appeared on Antarctica about 30 million years ago. These sheets continually flow from the Antarctic interior outwardly like a gently flowing river toward the ocean. As the glacial ...

Electric Light Bulb - The Source Of Modern Technology -- Jo
Unless you live in the Hurricane Belt or Tornado Alley of the United States and have experienced lengthy periods without electricity, chances are you’ve been taking the luxury of artificial ...

How To Help Save The Earth With Eco-friendly Bags -- Reese Reeves
Eco-friendly bags are very fashionable today. In fact, many stores are carrying them. Several are even giving them all for every one to use. Eco-friendly bags are the craze. And it is great to see ...

What Are Ocean Currents? -- Alice Kelly
Ocean waters are constantly under movement. But have you thought about the forces or reasons behind their movement? Do you know how they move? An ocean current is basically defined as a horizontal ...

The Layers Of Earth -- Alice Kelly
The Earth was formed 4.54 billion years ago by accumulation from a rotating disk of dust and gas. The huge amount of heat energy released out from gravitational energy and from the decay of ...

What Is A Flash Flood? -- Alice Kelly
Floods are considered to be one of the most common hazards in United States. However all floods are not alike. Some flash floods develop quickly, sometimes in a few minutes without any warning signs ...

What Is A Hurricane? -- Alice Kelly
A hurricane is a region defined name for a strong tropical cyclone. A tropical cyclone is a warm-core, low pressure system without any "front" attached, that develops over the tropical or subtropical ...

Which Planets Are Visible From the Night Sky? -- James Hewson
Five of the major planets in our solar system are adequately bright enough to be visible from the night sky. These planets comprise of Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars the Red Planet, along with Saturn. ...

An Introduction to Astronomy and Stargazing -- Jim Oneil
Mankind has always been fascinated with the heavens since time immemorial. Stargazing was not just a pastime on lovely nights. People navigated the seas and crossed continents with stars as their ...

Overcoming Fear - Facing it Head-On -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Fear is irrational feeling of cowardice towards the unknown. Yes, almost always you faced challenges in life and you would tend to feel weak, daunted, and the like. In fact, this cowering- in- fear ...

Teeth Health Tips for Kids -- Natalie Aranda
Teeth health begins with proper eating habits and not necessarily with the avoidance of sweets, including chocolate candy, candy cane, candy bar or hard candy, but the clue is getting the balance ...

Tips For Telling Funny-Scary Campfire Stories -- Priscilla Howe
Night has fallen. The campfire flickers and pops, coals glow, listeners creep closer to the fire and the storyteller. It's time for scary stories. But wait...some of the listeners too small for ...

Create a Storytelling and Reading Aloud Ritual in Your Classroom -- Priscilla Howe
Adults often tell me about teachers they had in elementary school who read aloud in the classroom. They looked forward to those read-aloud times, to the quiet space in which the class lived together ...

Learn Spelling -- John Francis Higgins
Learn spelling the wrong way and both teach and student will become frustrated. Trying to learn to spell will become even more hard work, too. Here are some common learning to spell situations and ...

The Origin of Jewelry -- Allison Ryan
Jewelry is typically made from gemstones (diamonds and rubies) or precious metals (gold and silver), but really it can be made of any kind of material at all such as ceramic beads and cloth, even ...

Teaching Students With the Power of Solar -- Nathan Lew
Seventeen years ago, two Cal Arts professors started the Side Street project, a Pasadena, California-based arts organization which every year reaches 1,000 children ages 5-11 and teaches them how to ...

Pearls Of Wisdom - Just What Is Wisdom? -- Deanna Mascle
Martin H. Fischer says that "Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification." I would be inclined to agree with that estimation although I think knowledge is certainly ...

Best Candy Bars -- Janice Kremer
Face it, Americans love their chocolate candy. According to Information Resources Inc, chocolate candy sales topped $3 billion dollars last year. Like many Americans, I am a chocoholic and need a ...

Our Solar System - The Inner Planets -- Elena Athanasiou
The inner solar system comprises of four planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Mercury The closest planet to the Sun, Mercury is 48 million miles away from the Earth at its closest point in ...

Facts About Jupiter Including How Did Jupiter Get Its Name -- James Hewson
If you wanted to know facts about Jupiter then read on, our research has uncovered some amazing information around this fascinating planet. Planet Jupiter is the second most significant body in our ...

Seven Wonders of the World - Glorious and Beautiful Edifices -- Jimmy Singh
There are various marvels created by god and man. These natural and man made edifices are truly an example of beauty and archeological excellence. A lot of research work, study and analysis are done ...

What to Do During a School Fire Escape Drill -- Jon Butt
Recently the Manchester Fire and Rescue Service went on strike for higher wages. They truly deserve it because they literally risk their lives in order to save others. The high number of factories in ...

Fires - Why They Get Started and How to Stop Them -- Aydan Corkern
In all kinds of fires, it is true what they say. We need air to live, so does fires. When a fire happens to start, one of the main ingredients to keep the fire going and burning is air. When trying ...

Which is Better For Long Term Food Supply - Freeze Dried Or Dehydrated? -- Rob Brown
When most people start shopping for long term food supply, inevitably the decisions about which type to purchase quickly becomes very confusing. There are several options available including freeze ...

Basic Information About Dinosaurs -- David Urmann
We have heard a lot of stories about dinosaurs. We know they existed many years before our time. We have seen movies and read articles about dinosaurs that state some interesting facts and ...

The Antarctic Treaty -- Leon Steyn
Why it was important to sign a treaty for Antarctica and what was the agreement about? How can we be sure the countries that signed the treaty will stick by the agreement? Antarctica is the ...

An Overview of Digital Clocks -- Joey Pebble
A digital clock is any clock which displays the time in a digital way, by displaying numbers or symbols which change minute by minute or second by second. This is in contrast to analog clocks, which ...

Past, Present and Future of Railroads and Rail Construction -- Lydia Quinn
With renewed interest brewing in railroads and rail construction, it would be prudent to look at the history of railroads and rail construction and see how far the technology has come. Invention The ...

All About Passenger Rail Travel -- Lydia Quinn
With interest growing in rail travel, let's take a brief journey through the history of passenger rail travel and see how far we've come. Wagonways The earliest evidence of rail travel can be ...

Where do Coins Come From? -- Stephen J. Buckley
Coins are valuable necessities in every individual's life. Without these circular and metallic little objects, everyday living would drastically become hard and complicated. And like all things ...

First Aid Kit Checklist -- Rick Church
During an emergency, whether it is a traumatic injury or medical illness, first aid providers are bound by the equipment they have to use at the time of the emergency. It doesn't matter if you ...

Power Outages - What to Do When the Lights Go Out -- Lorraine Craymer
Power failures are hardly a rare occurrence and no one takes them too seriously, or at least most people don't until they're in a bad one. In 2003 while I was with my son and his friend in ...

Who Invented the Snickers Candy Bar? -- Venus Kelly
The Snickers bar was created by the Mars family corporation in 1930 with the name itself coming from one of their favorite horses. The Snickers candy bar is comprised of peanuts, nougat, caramel, and ...

Who Invented Fireworks? -- Venus Kelly
Many different countries lay claim to this wondrous feat but who really invented fireworks? Most people agree that the first recorded instances occurred in China during the 9th century around the ...

Who Invented Sign Language? -- Venus Kelly
Sign language does not have an actual creator but instead has evolved over time with influences from different cultures. Many countries have their own versions, just like verbal language has evolved ...

Who Invented the Segway? -- Venus Kelly
The name was derived from the word "segue" which in music indicates a direction for the performer; to continue without pause. In Italian, it translates to "it follows." Different versions are named ...

Who Invented Opera? -- Venus Kelly
Opera was invented in Florence, Italy towards the latter part of the 16th century by a group of wealthy intellectuals and musicians. Their goal was to reproduce the dramas of the ancient Greeks using ...

Who Invented the Zipper? -- Venus Kelly
Many inventors had a hand in creating this wondrously simple contraption which is now in such common use today. The first patent for a device using an "automatic, continuous clothing closure" was ...

The Best Most Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe in the World! -- mytrafficshortcuts.com
My mother has been making this cake for years, and it is hands down the most delicious moist chocolaty-cake you'll ever have. She says the secret ingredients are the pudding mix and the sour ...

Ten Little Known Facts About the American Civil War -- Mark Bowman
1. When Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation he wasn't actually freeing ALL the slaves, he was only freeing the slaves in the rebellious states. It's interesting that he chose ...

The Panama Canal - American Era History at Its Best -- Spencer Holly
The building of the Panama Canal marked the beginning of a new era in American history. America had arrived as a world power, and the Canal was an important demonstration, and component that power. ...

History Of Shoes -- www.expensiveshoes.co.uk/
The early year foot ware was made up of papyrus, hemp or tanned leather straps. There have been legendary stories that revolve around ancient shoes; there was also a tradition in the olden times that ...

History Of Lipsticks -- expensivemakeup.co.uk
Have you ever thought how the lipsticks came into use? Or have your ever tried to find out the inventors? Let us see the history of lipstick. The history of lipstick starts in 1930s when the ...

How St. Patrick's Day Came About -- Andy Gibson
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by millions of people each year. This year to make a friend or family members St. Patrick's Day, that bit more special, try sending them a free e-card. Free ...

Funny Irish Poems Celebrate St Patrick's Day -- Denise Ann Rodgers
Whether you're Irish or not, chances are you've celebrated St. Patrick's Day one way or another. And why not? St. Patrick's Day is pure fun. Green clothes. Green food. Green beer. ...

What Does Saint Patrick's Day Mean Today? -- Sarah Maple
Unless you've been hiding under rock over the past few years, you have probably noticed that St. Patrick's day has been celebrated with increased zeal each time it rolls around. Celebrated on ...

The Story of St Patrick -- Terry Black
Miserable BoyhoodFirst off, St. Patrick wasn't even Irish. He was born somewhere in Britain. (Mental note: delete the red hair; insert pasty complexion and bad teeth.) He was captured as a lad ...

The Life of St Patrick - Patron Saint of Ireland -- Mairead Foley
Although we claim St. Patrick as our patron saint he wasn't actually Irish at all. In fact, it's believed that he was born in Scotland around 375AD to wealthy Roman parents who named him, ...

Top 3 Tips For Walking Beginners -- Alice McClean
So you would love to take up walking but don't know where to begin. Follow my Top Three simple tips to get you started. Walking is an excellent exercise that has lots of benefits for our health. ...

Walking in Wet Weather - Top 5 Items to Keep You Dry -- Alice McClean
Don't let the weather put you off getting outdoors for a walk or hike. I think the worst thing about walking is setting off in the pouring rain. However, if you have the proper walking gear you ...

History of Paper and Papermaking -- Narcissa Summerfield
What would we do if we did not have paper? Our world would certainly be different. Writing material, in some form, has existed for thousands of years. Humanity's thoughts and emotions have been ...

Tips For Solving Algebra Word Problems -- Nneka U.
Many people have trouble with Algebra for various reasons. Perhaps the teacher isn't doing a great job explaining concepts, the textbook is not so great or the student is not doing enough ...

More About Avalanches -- Iavor Angelov
There are different types of avalanches depending on the snow they are formed from, the way they fall etc. Avalanches can be wet, dry, hard and soft. The most dangerous are the slab avalanches since ...

Atlantis - Was it Geologically Possible? -- R Carl Martin
The story of Atlantis has been fascinating us for the last 2,300 years. Many have debated its meaning and existence. In another article, I wrote about scientific proof that something very, very big ...

Important Facts You Ought to Know About Chemicals -- Jo Alelsto
The importance and value of chemicals can be dated back in the war epoch, where countries used chemical agents as measures of defense. During the early 1870s, chemicals were seen as valuable ...

Human Digestive System - A Brief Introduction -- Sasi Krishna
Digestive system is also called gastrointestinal system or alimentary canal. Digestive tract starts from the mouth and ends at the anus. Food enters into the body through the mouth and then enters ...

What is Inertia? -- Raoul Selsick
Philosophers have searched since the beginning of time why a moving mass continues moving. Aristotle claimed that it is in the nature of matter. Newton said that it is because no force caused the ...

A Simple Theory of Magnetism -- Raoul Selsick
This theory of magnetism is unique in that not only in that it tries to explain a lot of physical laws with a small amount of axioms , it also includes a large range of physical ideas from many ...

What Exactly Are Biofuels? -- Tim McDonald
As the name implies, biofuels are fuels derived from organic material. Since they can be made in many ways, they are classified as 1st generation, 2nd generation, and 3rd generation. First generation ...

Understanding How Shadows Are Formed -- Peter Garant
Whether you are walking to the office or inside reading a book, there will be shadows all around you. But have you ever wondered how these are formed in the first place? Forming shadows require an ...

Birthday Party Ideas For Teens Made Fun and Easy -- Dee Schrock
Birthday party ideas for teensare usually easy to come up with, all you need to know is what kind of party your teen would be interested in. Sometimes, you can ask their friends what ideas they think ...

Science Fair Experiment Ideas Made Simple -- Dee Schrock
Science fair experiment ideas can teach you science concepts without having to be overly difficult. These types of science fair projects can be a lot of fun for students. It is all a matter of ...

The History of Cheesecake - A Greek Athlete's Award -- Rachael Rizzo
Cheesecake, I'll never forget the first time I ever had it. I was about nine years old and the minute I bit into it cheesecake became my favorite dessert. Creamy, rich and cheesy it was a ...

The History of Laptop Computers -- Dencho A Denchev
Have you ever wondered where the sleek new portable PCs of today came from? How did they get so small, and so fast? It's true that modern notebook computers have undergone many changes throughout ...

History of the Cookie -- Heidi Ball
When thinking about cookies, what is the first thing to come to mind? Chocolate Chip perhaps? We think of a cookie as something sweet, round and crisp, but by definition, cookies can be anything that ...

Important Contributions Made by Women Inventors -- Todd Hicks
Do you crave learning about famous people? Are you bothered that famous women are not really given their due regarding women's history? You will learn about women who have made life better with ...

Story-Telling Basics - 7 Powerful Steps to Telling Great Stories! -- Heather Hansen
Throughout time, the greatest orators and teachers have illuminated their lessons by telling powerful stories. Story-telling is a great way to engage your audience and show them how your topic, point ...

How to Give a Good Compliment (Without Brown-Nosing) -- John Stakis
Have you ever wanted to be a good compliment-giver? To be able to deliver that strong impression through a genuine, well-timed compliment is such an important part of being memorable to a person. But ...

How to Carry on a Conversation With Someone Totally Different Than You -- John Stakis
No two people are alike. We all have very different interests, hobbies, experiences, and so on. So how on earth do you carry on a conversation with someone who cares about completely different ...

Using Good Quotes to Tell Funny Stories -- John Stakis
The ability to tell a good story is an essential skill to learn -- stories are such a common part of everyday life. If you're like most people, perhaps you've wished that being funny could be ...

Four of the Most Important Adult Educators -- Sarah Maple
The most famous educators throughout history have had influence far and beyond the teaching of children. Advancements in universal areas including philosophy and politics have been shaped by great ...

Exploring What Causes Wind -- Robert Leverton
Some would explain what causes wind by defining what wind is. The common definition of wind is that it is air that flows from high pressure to low pressure. The direction of the wind is determined by ...

What is Wind Chill? -- Robert Leverton
Even if you have a very helpful weather man though, it still is a good idea to know the basic idea behind wind chill. By knowing what it is, you are better able to decide for yourself what you should ...

Dinosaur Facts -- Sunil Tanna
Dinosaurs are a group of extinct reptiles that first appeared during the middle of the Triassic Period, perhaps around 230 million years ago. They soon became the dominant land vertebrates, and ...

Saber-Toothed Cats -- S. Tanna
When one looks at the history of life, one often discovers that the similar forms develop again and again independently. This convergent evolution occurs because a good solution is a good solution, ...

Why Do We Enjoy Horror Films? -- Helen Klus
There has long been philosophical debates as to why people enjoy tragedies, why they seek out negative emotions for entertainment. I will look at a more modern approach to this question by discussing ...

The Formation of Stars -- Helen Klus
Around 1.5 million years after the big bang the clumps of hydrogen and helium that had just been made broke up to make huge galaxy-sized clouds. In the dark wells of the universe matter fell ...

The History of the Solar System -- Helen Klus
When cloud of gas surrounding our newly born, dull yellow, star cooled everything in our solar system was born, the last skin of the dead star, made the same iron that covers the surface of Mars and ...

Universe in Motion - How Fast Are We Moving? -- Leon Steyn
It is all about the Earth for us To make one complete rotation, the Earth takes 24 hours and at a point near the equator, the Earth must move at close to 1000 miles per hour 1600 km/hr. The speed ...

The Science of Astronomy For Kids -- Shabnam Sultan
The science of Astronomy is interesting and varied. There are a lot of resources for it for kids who are interested in the planets, the solar system, the universe and everything else that's part ...

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Water - What It Can Do For You -- Sharon Cacho
Every system in your body depends on water. Water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. It also ...

A Little Confectionery History -- Sharon Cacho
Old time candy, a childhood favorite memory. Taking a walk down memory lane, re-living those first bursts of Lemon Heads and licorice in the movie theaters (drive in, of course!) Where did it all ...

Tap Water Versus Bottled Water -- Sharon Cacho
So many people these days are screaming "No bottled water...it's just glorified tap water!" I don't necessarily believe that to be true. Like anything that you purchase (especially if ...

What Happens When You Recycle? -- Sharon Cacho
Plastic bottles are wonderful for a variety of reasons. They are lightweight, simple to carry, and durable. They are practical and easy to recycle. What really goes on during the recycling process? ...

History of Valentine's Day and Its Traditions -- Sharon Cacho
In different parts of the world, people do not just send cards; they purchase boxes of chocolate, nostalgic candy, or partake in a fancy, romantic dinner. There are many other ways to celebrate. ...

Where Did Coffee Originate - The History of Coffee Across Territories -- Yogi Shinde
Where did coffee originate? Coffee lovers around the world today may be numbering in the millions, but only a small number could be fully aware on the beginnings of this well-loved beverage. The ...

Great Wall of China, is it Really Great? -- John Meng
The China Great Wall, symbolizing China's ancient civilization, is one of the world's most renowned projects. It is a distance of 75 kilometers northwest of Beijing. Its highest point at ...

Cohesion and Adhesion - Two Activities For Elementary Teachers -- Elizabeth Blake
Here are two easy activities for elementary students to show the concepts of Cohesion and Adhesion. COHESION "NIAGARA FALLS" MATERIALS One penny Eyedropper Liquid detergent PROCEDURE Ask, "How many ...

Bacteria and Viruses - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
Let's talk about germs. People use the term "germs" loosely, to mean either bacteria or viruses. But the two are very different. BACTERIA They are small, cellular organisms that can be stained on ...

Blood Cholesterol Tests - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
Your doctor may order a blood test called a LIPID PROFILE to help diagnose your risk of heart disease. You must be fasting for this blood test. The word "lipid" refers to any type of fat. An excess ...

Hemoglobin and Blood Cell Count Tests - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
When your blood is drawn and sent to a laboratory for testing, a specially trained lab tech will test your blood. Lab techs typically have either a Bachelor's college degree in Medical ...

Chemistry Blood Tests - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
The medical/hospital laboratory is divided into departments, such as Hematology, Microbiology, Blood Banking, and Chemistry. This article discusses typical Chemistry tests your doctor might order. ...

Blood Cells - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
About half of your blood is liquid and the other half is made up of cells. The liquid is 90% water and is called "PLASMA." There are three types of blood cells - RED BLOOD CELLS, WHITE BLOOD CELLS, ...

Acids and Bases - The Basics of Using the PH Scale -- Elizabeth Blake
The pH scale is a way to describe acids and bases. It reaches from 0 to 14. Substances that test from 0 up to 7 on the pH scale are called ACIDS. They are acidic in nature. Examples are lemon juice ...

Atomic Structure - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
Before we discuss the structure of atoms, we need to learn the terms MASS and WEIGHT. While we are on earth, the terms MASS and WEIGHT reflect the same thing. If we are on the moon, our weight will ...

All She Had Was Faith and Five Dollars -- Elizabeth Blake
When the economy is bad, I stop and remember a story about my great-grandmother. My Dad was raised on a dairy farm just outside a tiny Iowa town. When he was young, his grandmother lived with them ...

Blood Types - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
Red blood cells have proteins called antigens on their surfaces. A person with A antigens is said to have Type A blood. Someone with the B antigen has type B blood. If you have both the A and the B ...

Science Fair Project Ideas - Winning Projects Start With the Right Topic -- Lauren Warner
It takes a lot of work to come up with a science experiment that will really impress the judges. While the choices for science fair projects are endless, it does take some planning to come up with ...

What Did Charles Darwin Do? -- Sunil Tanna
Charles Darwin was an English naturalist. He was born on February 12th 1809 (the same day in fact as the 16th US President, Abraham Lincoln), educated at Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities, and in ...

A Closer Look at the Interesting Evolution of the DNA Sequencing -- George Edmondson
DNA Sequence as an essential discipline of medicine and technology involves dynamic subsets and methods of multi-discipline areas like the incorporation of biochemical methodology in order to ...

A Look at Virtual Automatic Identification Systems -- Musa Aykac
The Automatic Identification System or AIS as it's normally known, is a VHF based ship recognition system that has been in use since 1999. It's a compulsory requisite for most ships of three ...

Wind Power Generators -- Kristiana Jones
A wind power generator is a great way to produce electricity and to save some money in the process. It is important to note that it is unlikely you will be able to meet your energy needs through wind ...

Solar Power Energy -- Kristiana Jones
Solar power energy is the energy that we are able to harness from the suns rays. In some cases this energy is converted into electricity and in others it is used for heat. In either case solar power ...

Solar Power Water Heater -- Kristiana Jones
The solar power water heater may be just the appliance you have been looking for if you are interested in saving both money and energy. Your current water heater is using electricity at an alarming ...

The Pros and Cons of Solar Power -- Kristiana Jones
The declining economy and the recent outrageous fuel costs have renewed the debate surrounding solar power. There are compelling arguments to both sides of the issue, but what has never been in doubt ...

Significant Contributions Made by African American Inventors -- Todd Hicks
Are you a history lover? Would you like to learn what some African Americans have done to make our way of life better? You are in luck. You are about to learn how some African Americans have made ...

You're not as Poor as You Think -- Duncan Kelly
Most people that have to juggle their budget to make the ends meet, think they are a bit "poor." After all, they can't just go out to dinner when they feel like it. They have to plan and set ...

Quantum Theory Off the Wall -- Duncan Kelly
The cool thing about quantum theory, is that you can now prove your off the wall theories with science. For example, if an object travels at close to the speed of light, it actually, physically gets ...

How a Computer Hard Drive Works -- Duncan Kelly
A computer Hard Drive, or Fixed Disk, is where all your data is stored when a computer is off. Because the data is stored magnetically, it doesn't need any electrical power to retain or remember ...

What is Dementia, Alzheimer's and Pick's Disease -- Duncan Kelly
What is dementia? The short answer is that it is any deterioration of the brain that causes regression into perhaps a childlike or unpredictable state of mind. This article will present a laymans ...

10 Ways to Save Electricity -- Duncan Kelly
The big thing these days is to reduce the size of your "carbon footprint" on the environment, meaning of course, that you try your best to use less non-renewable energy. One of these energy resources ...

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Teacher Adam Waxler's Blog Looking for more active learning activities? Then make sure to visit the Teaching Tips Machine BLOG @ http://www.TeachingTipsMachine.com/blog

The Medical Risks of Owning An Xbox -- Sandra Stammberger
One of the issues facing today's teen-agers is obesity. Doctors stress that more teen-agers need to exercise more, or at least get their hearts pumping. They note that even a few minutes of ...

A Brief Description of Diabetes -- Robert Kokoska
Sweet has no place in this life. Everyone and everything has turned bitter. This is the pathetic condition of a diabetic patient. Once detected of diabetes, the world becomes a bitter one. Hereditary ...

A Brief Description of AIDS -- Robert Kokoska
The waltz of death hovers above the ten million of the over one billion youth in the age group of fifteen and twenty four and an average of six thousand are getting infected every day with the deadly ...

Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection -- S. Tanna
Charles Darwin is today known for his theory of evolution by natural selection. He developed this theory over a number of years after returning on a 5 year (1831 to 1836) round the world voyage on ...

Titanoboa Cerrejonensis, Giant Snake -- S. Tanna
When we think about gigantic extinct reptiles we usually think of the Mesozoic Era, the period between about 248 million and 65 million years ago when dinosaurs, pterosaurs, plesiosaurs, mosasaurs ...

A Short History of the Chair -- Graham Baylis Jr
Chairs as you can imagine have a long history, for as long as there has been man (and woman) there has been the need to sit down on something comfortable, or as comfortable as was available, ...

Interesting Facts About Alexander Graham Bell -- Pauline Go
A scientist, Alexander Graham Bell is the Inventor of the telephone and telegraph. His contribution in the filed of science also includes groundbreaking work in hydrofoils and aeronautics. Bell is ...

Interesting Facts About Mahatma Gandhi -- Pauline Go
Mahatma Gandhi, India's Father of the Nation, led the country's independence movement through 'Satyagraha', resistance to oppression through mass civil disobedience, and ...

How Much Do You Know About the History of Ringtones? -- Alok Kumar
Nowadays, many people, if not most use mobile phones of their own everyday everywhere. However, most mobile phone users, if not all know little about the history of cellular phones, especially the ...

The History and Evolution of The Bicycle -- Michael Russell
Bicycles are one of the most popular forms of transportation in modern cities today. Particularly in some parts of China and in Dutch countries, bicycles are used as a primary form of transportation. ...

The History of the Microwave Oven -- Low Jeremy
The microwave oven is one of the most brilliant inventions of human race. Not only is it used to heat food, it can also be used for cooking, baking, thawing and even boiling water. No household ...

The History of Antibiotics -- Michael Russell
Almost everyone has used an antibiotic like penicillin or Terramycin at one time or another. You may have tried using an antibiotic ointment for bad cuts or scrapes, or your doctor may have ...

Air Conditioning- The History Of Air Conditioning -- Michael Russell
It is so easy in the modern world to take air conditioning for granted. With the advances in technology is now virtually unheard of for air conditioning not to be used in any public building. ...

What is the History of Chocolate? -- Beverley Clement
The sweetest mystery revealed by mankind in history is probably that of chocolate. Nearly everyone loves chocolate, but do you know the history of chocolate? How it is made? What are its types? What ...

The History of Cupcakes -- Lisa Paterson
While no one is quite certain where cupcakes came from, it is known that they made an appearance in the United States sometime in the 19th Century. Called Fairy Cakes in the United Kingdom, cupcakes ...

The History Of Photography - A Frame In History -- Abhishek Agarwal
The word photography is derived from the Greek words "graphein" (to draw) and "photos"(light). The scientist John Herschel was the first human to use this term in the year 1839. Hence, photography is ...

The History Of Cell Phones - How Did The Cell Phone Come About? -- Mike Singh
The idea for cell phones has been around for a lot longer than the technology to provide them was. As soon as the first landlines came into use, people had the idea of improving the convenience and ...

Positives and negatives of video games -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm writing a paragraph for English class about how video games help young people and the downsides of playing them. Can anyone give a list of the goods and bads of playing videogames? ...

What is the Winter Solstice? -- Henry KH Fong
In ancient times, the Chinese people celebrated the Winter Solstice Festival (Dong Zhi) by visiting relatives and friends, in much the same way as the Chinese Lunar New Year. There is customary ...

Is Texting Really an Ancient Art? -- MaAnna Stephenson
Many professional writers and editors lament that the English language is being obliterated by the casual use of more symbolic language on mobile devices and some social media internet sites. They ...

Tyrannosaurus Rex Facts -- Sunil Tanna
Tyrannosaurus Rex was a very large theropod dinosaur. It was a carnivore (meat eater) and lived in North America and Asia right at the end of the Cretaceous period between 67 million and 65 million ...

Pachycephalosaurus Facts -- Sunil Tanna
Pachycephalosaurus was an herbivorous (plant eating) dinosaur that lived in North America. It inhabited this region during the late Cretaceous period, between about 76 million and 65 million years ...

Quantum - What Does it Mean? -- MaAnna Stephenson
The investigations that led to the development of quantum mechanics began in the mid 1800s. It started as a simple inquiry as to why heated objects glowed in different colors. This became a field of ...

Amazing Icebergs and Their Role in the Ecosystem -- Stephen L Bynum
Ice sheets first appeared on Antarctica about 30 million years ago. These sheets continually flow from the Antarctic interior outwardly like a gently flowing river toward the ocean. As the glacial ...

Einstein and His Famous Equation -- MaAnna Stephenson
When most people hear the name Einstein, the next thought is usually his famous equation, E=mc2. Believe it or not, Einstein's Nobel Prize was not awarded for this revolutionary discovery, but ...

Finding Taka -- Hedda Tan
I believe that children will live up to whatever standards you set for them as a teacher, as a mentor, as an adviser, but most especially, as an older 'friend' who truly cares about their ...

How Does Plasma Tv Work? -- Sarah Maple
The digital revolution? High def? If these buzzwords and catchphrases seem little more than babbled jargon, then the concept of plasma technology must seem as complicated as longdivision whilst ...

A Short History Of Ink -- Pete Warrior
The earliest known use of ink occurred in China approximately 5,000 years ago, when artists used soot, gelatin from animal skins, and lamp oil to develop a black ink used to colour the raised ...

Teaching History - Alternatives to Traditional Methods -- Claudia Mann
I learned history in a traditional school program. We studied California history in the fourth grade and US history in the fifth grade and, in general, history was organized and presented by ...

A Focus on Health -- Fred Nicklaus
I was looking at the local newspaper and I found a story about the reforms that school teachers are hoping to bring about to the No Child Left Behind government education program. I thought it was ...

Giving Thanks - A Tricky Thanksgiving Activity That Makes Kids Think & Truly Be Grateful -- Kathy Cothran
Can we really be thankful for doing dishes and laundry? Can we be thankful for cleaning up after our pets out in the yard? Having students reflect upon aspects of their lives to be thankful is a ...

Mini Science Bio - Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727) -- Dr. Gulden Akinci
Sir Isaac Newton was not only one of the best physicists ever lived but he was also one of those scientists that contributed a lot to mathematics. He made most of his mathematical contributions while ...
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