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What's that saying? "Welcome to the darkside"?

Muhahahaha... yes, welcome, welcome my friends.

You will in fact enjoy your stay here. Some of you may earn more from your content as hubs than you did as lenses.

 

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  • Pirate Goats!
    12

    Pirate Goats!

    3 years ago

    I've been a hubber now for what, almost 6 years? Though I have been absent, missing in action even, for the last 12 months, and here I have popped up again, a self-described Children's Book Author. How did that happen?...

  • Zujava
    43

    Zujava

    3 years ago

    I'm not one to have all my eggs in one basket, that's why I like the fact that there are sites like Zujava around to complement my HubPage efforts.

  • Trackers - Episode III
    27

    Trackers - Episode III

    5 years ago

    I've written two hubs on referrals and tracking. They're still worth reading, and you're probably better off reading them before you read this hub. This hub is less formal. I've often dished out advice on the forum,...

  • Spartacus - Blood and Sand
    20

    Spartacus - Blood and Sand

    3 years ago

    Spartacus: Blood and Sand is a sword and sandal epic made for the small screen on a decent sized budget. Shot in New Zealand (because it's cheaper than anywhere else), the majority of the cast being Australians...

  • Beans
    14

    Beans

    6 years ago

    Bean is the common name for a number of pod-bearing plants of the pea family, particularly those belonging to the genus Phaseolus. Among the most widely cultivated beans are several varieties of kidney bean, including...

  • Pears
    11

    Pears

    6 years ago

    Pears vary from green to yellow, flushed with pink, and may even be dark brown. They are second only to apples as an important commercial fruit.

  • Asparagus
    8

    Asparagus

    6 years ago

    Asparagus was a favorite vegetable with the ancient romans, and still consumed widely today. possesses a perennial root and yields the edible stalks every spring. The young stems, or spears, of the asparagus plant are...

  • Ginger
    10

    Ginger

    6 years ago

    Ginger is a tropical perennial herb (Zingiber officinale) of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae), extensively grown for its aromatic rhizomes. It probably originated in tropical Asia and has long been cultivated in many...

  • URLs
    13

    URLs

    6 years ago

    Uniform Resource Locator What is a URL? URL is just a fancy, though abbreviated way, of saying "website address". Typically speaking, when someone asks for a "website" they'll just give you the...

  • New Zealand
    17

    New Zealand

    6 years ago

    New Zealand is a country within the British Commonwealth, consisting of two large and several groups of smaller islands in the South Pacific Ocean. Located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean 1,900 km east of southern...

  • Three Steps to HubPages Success
    55

    Three Steps to HubPages Success

    5 years ago

    Using HubPages is as easy as 1, 2, 3. And I'll be giving three tips on each step. Here's what we'll be covering: 1. Three Suggestions... on how to write. 2. Three Ways... to make money. 3. Three Methods... to get...

  • The Facts About Nutrition
    4

    The Facts About Nutrition

    6 years ago

    To ensure healthy growth, an alert happy childhood and a vigorous healthy adult life, an efficient diet must be provided - efficient in the sense that it is balanced and of the right kind. What you eat influences how...

  • The Facts About Minerals
    16

    The Facts About Minerals

    6 years ago

    Minerals are necessary for life and health. Some, such as calcium, magnesium, sodium and potassium are required in large amounts, while others are needed in much smaller quantities, and are therefore called trace...

  • The Facts About Vitamins
    16

    The Facts About Vitamins

    6 years ago

    At the beginning of this century a chain of discoveries were made, which could have changed the entire course of medicine, had we been ready for it. These were the discoveries of vitamins A, B and C. Vitamins are a...

  • Multimillion Dollar Home For Sale
    44

    Multimillion Dollar Home For Sale

    6 years ago

    Imagine standing on the balcony at the top of a house and knowing that if you were to go over the railing and fell, you'd be dead. Okay, it's a gruesome start to a sales pitch but this is no ordinary house for sale. ...

  • Backlinking
    74

    Backlinking

    5 years ago

    A backlink (also known as 'incoming links' or 'inbound links') is a link on a webpage, one you may own or usually somewhere else, that links to your target webpage or website. To contextualize it: at hubpages a...

  • How Did We Get Our Calendar?
    17

    How Did We Get Our Calendar?

    6 years ago

    The calendar is a manmade system of dividing and measuring time. It involves the fixing of some definite era or point of time as a basis for reckoning (e.g: the Birth of Christ), and then the division of time into...

  • Adobe Photoshop
    16

    Adobe Photoshop

    6 years ago

    The only limit is your creativity, imagination and talent. With Adobe Photoshop fantasy becomes reality, fiction appears to be fact and your dreams come to life in photo-quality images. From creating the surreal to...

  • Pirates & Piracy
    20

    Pirates & Piracy

    6 years ago

    Piracy is as old as travel by sea. Pirates harried the commerce of Phoenicia, the world's first maritime nation, and piracy persisted into the middle of the 19th century when it rapidly declined as a continuous menace,...

  • Ticks
    13

    Ticks

    6 years ago

    All ticks are parasites, some of which transmit diseases to man and animals. Ticks differ from insects in having eight legs in the adult form. They have no wings but are often wind-borne to their hosts or else crawl up...

  • ASCII Art
    39

    ASCII Art

    5 years ago

    As early as 1867 typewriters have been used for creating visual art. In the late 70s and early 80s computers were limited in terms of graphics and via computer bulletin board systems of ASCII art became widespread. As...

  • Associated Content
    23

    Associated Content

    6 years ago

    Associated Content is open for everyone to contribute original content (text, video, audio and images) on any topic. Associated Content attracts millions of visitors each month who are seeking information. Associated...

  • Boer War
    9

    Boer War

    6 years ago

    Boers (from Dutch boer, farmer, husbandman), name given to the Dutch settlers in South Africa. They began to settle there in the 17th century and were augmented by some 200 Huguenots in 1688 and succeeding years, and...

  • The Fez
    4

    The Fez

    14 months ago

    The fez cap originates from Byzantine Greece. It was popularized by the military of the Ottoman Empire. It was quickly adopted by the Turks and was worn by many different religious and ethnic groups across Southern...

  • Monotremes
    6

    Monotremes

    6 years ago

    Monotremes are egg-laying mammals of the sub-class Prototheria, the most primitive of living mammals. There are only two families, the duck-billed platypus of Australia and the spiny anteater (Echidna) of New Guinea and...

  • Knoji (the rip-off site formerly known as Factoidz)
    104

    Knoji (the rip-off site formerly known as Factoidz)

    4 years ago

    Things have changed at Factoidz. And it's now known as Knoji. The comments on this hub are most enlightening, I suggest you only skim through the information on this page (which reflect how Factoidz USED to work) and...

  • The Art and Science of Fencing
    9

    The Art and Science of Fencing

    7 years ago

    Originally the art of attack and defense with sword or rapier in single combat, the word is now usually applied to friendly contests for sport with blunted weapons. The sword and buckler combats of Tudor times were...

  • Beards - They Grow On You!
    22

    Beards - They Grow On You!

    7 years ago

    Beards have been worn from ancient to modern times and have gone through many changes in style, from neatly cut and closely trimmed to flowing and full. The beard is often associated with authority, as in the cases of...

  • The Complete Guide To Asterix
    3

    The Complete Guide To Asterix

    7 years ago

    The Complete Guide To Asterix by Peter Kessler is a must read for anyone who has picked ever picked up an Asterix book. It's sure to be enjoyed by both young and old Asterix fans. It gives an insight into the history...

  • Narcissism
    39

    Narcissism

    7 years ago

    Narcissism is a psychological term used to denote fixation at an infantile emotional level. Although intellectually developed, the narcissistic person adopts a childish emotional attitude to life. Narcissism is a causal...

  • Genghis Khan
    10

    Genghis Khan

    6 years ago

    At his birth Genghis Khan (born Temujin) the Mongols were a scattered nomad people feuding among themselves, and raiding Tatar settlements in northern China. Through alliances Temujin was able to dispose of rivals and...

  • Greek Philosopher: Epictetus
    2

    Greek Philosopher: Epictetus

    7 years ago

    Epictetus was one of the greatest of the Stoic philosophers. Born Phrygia, in Asia Minor, sometime between 50 to 55 AD. He became a slave in Rome, but (like many slaves at that time) he was given a liberal education. He...

  • Greek Philosopher: Carneades
    3

    Greek Philosopher: Carneades

    7 years ago

    Carneades was an outstanding exponent of the philosophy of Skepticism. He founded the New Academy, a continuation of the famous school of philosophy begun by Plato.

  • Greek Philosopher: Theophrastus
    3

    Greek Philosopher: Theophrastus

    7 years ago

    Theophrastus studied under the great philosophers Plato and Aristotle. In 323 B.C. he succeeded Aristotle as head of the Peripatetic school of philosophy. Like Aristotle, Theophrastus was interested in natural...

  • Greek Philosopher: Xenocrates
    1

    Greek Philosopher: Xenocrates

    7 years ago

    Xenocrates was Greek philosopher born around 396 BC in Chalcedon, Bithynia, Asia Minor. In 380 BC he migrated to Athens, where he studied philosophy under Plato and eventually presided over Plato's Academy from 339...

  • Nook: The World's Most Advanced eBook Reader
    14

    Nook: The World's Most Advanced eBook Reader

    7 years ago

    Barnes & Noble have just announced the news of the release on 20th October of their eBook reader "Nook". Details are still a little light, but here's what I've learned so far in point form: Over one...

  • Greek Philosopher: Zeno of Elea
    2

    Greek Philosopher: Zeno of Elea

    7 years ago

    Zeno of Elea was a Greek philosopher born in Elea in southern Italy early in the 5th century BC. He was the favorite disciple of Parmenides, whom he accompanied to Athens in 448, and whose doctrine of the One he upheld...

  • Greek Philosopher: Zeno of Sidon
    5

    Greek Philosopher: Zeno of Sidon

    7 years ago

    Zeno of Sidon was a Greek philosopher. Born in Sidon, Phoenicia (now Lebanon) in around 150 B.C. He directed the Epicurean school at Athens after 100 B.C. and is known chiefly from the philosophical dialogues of Marcus...

  • Hubpages Works
    29

    Hubpages Works

    5 years ago

    On the 12th of February 2009 I decided, finally, that publishing articles at HubPages would be far more profitable for me than publishing them elsewhere. It was never a question of me finding the time or the inspiration...

  • How InfoBarrel Works
    10

    How InfoBarrel Works

    6 years ago

    Much like HubPages, InfoBarrel is another site which allows you to publish content and splits the ad impressions with the author. In short, it's another way to make passive income online. If you're looking to not have...

  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104)
    12

    Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAA40104)

    4 years ago

    Vocational Education and Training (VET) means education and training for work. This training system recognises the knowledge and skills of learners across 6 different levels of qualification ranging from Certificate 1...

  • Apprenticeships
    8

    Apprenticeships

    7 years ago

    An apprentice is a person who learns a craft or trade under the supervision of a skilled worker. An apprenticeship is the procedure by which young persons acquire the skills necessary to become proficient in a trade,...

  • Making Money from Jokes
    32

    Making Money from Jokes

    7 years ago

    Heard a good joke lately? Or perhaps you've come up with a new one or added a twist to an old one. You've retold a jokes to family, friends or workmates and have been rewarded with a hearty laugh, snerk or chortle. ...

  • Fishing Techniques and Tips
    3

    Fishing Techniques and Tips

    2 years ago

    Since the earliest times, humans have hunted fish for food. The first flesh ever to be eaten, it has remained a popular and important item of our diet because of its delicate flavor and high protein content. The basic...

  • Spartacus
    8

    Spartacus

    5 years ago

    The leader of a slave revolt in the first century BC, Spartacus and his followers seriously defied the power of Rome. The expansion of Rome in the centuries after the Punic Wars, together with the activities of pirates,...

  • How Do Deodorants Work?
    16

    How Do Deodorants Work?

    5 weeks ago

    Perspiration is the moisture given off by the skin from activity of the sweat glands. The characteristic odor of sweat is caused by the breakdown, or decompostion, of the sweat by bacteria. Deodorant antiperspirants...

  • Instant Coffee
    4

    Instant Coffee

    7 years ago

    Instant coffee is cheap and it is convenient. It is produced by brewing coffee in a series of giant coffee pots. The extract moves from pot to pot until it reaches optimum strength. Then the water is removed, usually by...

  • Palm PDA's
    6

    Palm PDA's

    7 years ago

    The Palm m515 was a handheld personal digital assistant released in 2002. It put a lot of power in the pockets of upwardly mobile users. People on the go had something compact, powerful, not to mention sleek, that...

  • The All Dumbbell Workout
    4

    The All Dumbbell Workout

    4 years ago

    You can get a good workout at home. It's not so important WHERE you train, but THAT you train. Buy free weights, collars and dumbbell handles long enough to accommodate a reasonable number of plates on each side of the...

  • Helium
    23

    Helium

    6 years ago

    According to Alexa Helium.com has a traffic rank in the top 3000 websites on the Internet (2,747 at time of publication of this article). The average visitors sticks around for 6.4 minutes per day, and there are 2,620...

  • What is Nofollow?
    12

    What is Nofollow?

    7 years ago

    Early 2005 Google announced that hyperlinks (a clickable link to a webpage) with the rel="nofollow" attribute would not be counted as a backlink for the purposes of PageRank or influence the target sites...

  • Tagging Your HubPages
    28

    Tagging Your HubPages

    6 years ago

    Choosing the right tags... Don't think about what others will use to try and find your hub, think about what YOU would use to find the same information that you have on your hub.

  • Puppets
    8

    Puppets

    7 years ago

    Puppets are small figures of wood or pasteboard, manipulated either by one hand (glove puppets) or by wires (marionettes) held by a concealed showman who also speaks the dialogue, changing his voice to suit different...

  • The Many Uses Of Cork
    5

    The Many Uses Of Cork

    7 years ago

    Cork is the thick, spongy bark of the cork oak, a tree which grows mainly in Portugal and Spain. Half the world's supplies come from Portugal, where the cork oaks are grown either in plantations or in natural forests....

  • Dinghies
    4

    Dinghies

    7 years ago

    A dinghy is a small sailing or rowing boat carried by ships or used by amateur yachtsmen, or a collapsible rubber boat carried by aircraft for emergencies. Dinghies range in length from 2 to 6 meters.

  • The Etruscans
    3

    The Etruscans

    6 years ago

    An ancient people inhabiting Etruria, Italy (modern day Tuscany) from the 8th to 4th centuries BC. At the height of their civilization, the Etruscans achieved great wealth and power from their maritime strength. The...

  • Early Rome
    2

    Early Rome

    7 years ago

    Three influences - Greek, Etruscan and the local Italian cultures of Latium - were to shape the development of Rome. Later traditions attributed the foundation of the city to Romulus in 753 BC, but the true origins of...

  • The Republic of Rome
    6

    The Republic of Rome

    6 years ago

    In the 500 or so years from the establishment of the republic to the accession of Augustus, Rome grew from a small city-state to the dominant power in the Mediterranean. This process, which was achieved by both military...

  • Roman Emperor - Magnus Maximus
    0

    Roman Emperor - Magnus Maximus

    7 years ago

    Born in Spain. Maximus proclaimed himself emperor while commanding Roman troops in Britain, defated Emperor Gratian in Gaul (383), and was recognized by Theodosius, emperor of the East. Invading Italy, his troopers were...

  • Roman Emperor: Theodosius I
    0

    Roman Emperor: Theodosius I

    7 years ago

    Theodosius I, or Flavius Theodosius, known as the Great, Byzantine Emperor, son of Theodosius, general of Valentinian I. He was proclaimed emperor of the East by Gratian in 379 and established Christianity throughout...

  • What are Aqueducts?
    4

    What are Aqueducts?

    7 years ago

    An aqueduct is a bridge constructed for the conveyance of water across a valley. Civilization has always resulted in the growth of large towns which cannot exist without adequate water supply, and traces of extensive...

  • Tasmanian Tiger
    2

    Tasmanian Tiger

    4 years ago

    The Thylacinus cynocephalus is the largest known marsupial carnivore. Records indicate that a thylacine female could give birth to four puppies each year and these spent their early life in a backward-facing pouch. The...

  • Emu
    0

    Emu

    7 years ago

    Together with cassowaries, the large, flightless birds known as emus make up the order Casuariiformes. They are found throughout mainland Australia, except the dense, tropical regions of the eastern coast and the more...

  • Echidna
    7

    Echidna

    6 years ago

    The echidna, also called the spiny anteater, is a an unusual mammal native to Australia and New Guinea. The echidna ranges in length from 15 to 30 inches (38 to 76 cm) and weighs from 2 to 14 pounds (0.9 to 6 kg). It...

  • Tasmanian Devil
    2

    Tasmanian Devil

    7 years ago

    Like its relative, the Tasmanian Tiger, the Tasmanian Devil once also lived on mainland Australia but is thought to have died out there because of the competition from the Dingo. The Tasmanian Devil is a short and...

  • Dingo
    0

    Dingo

    7 years ago

    Sometimes known as the Warrigal, the Australian Dingo, Canis familiaris dingo, is closely related to the domestic dog. It is probably descended from the northern wolf, and is thought to have been introduced to Australia...

  • Cassowary
    2

    Cassowary

    7 years ago

    Cassowaries are large flightless birds found in tropical rainforests of New Guinea. One species is also present on Cape York, Peninsula, Australia. The head of the cassowary is protected by a natural crash helmet, a...

  • Lyrebird
    4

    Lyrebird

    7 years ago

    Lyrebirds are an Australian bird, pheasant-like in appearance, known for its spectacular song and their remarkable use of mimicry Their ability to learn and reproduce a wide variety of complex sounds is all the more...

  • Wombat
    1

    Wombat

    7 years ago

    Resembling a small bear, the wombat is from a small group of burrowing mammals, native to Australia. Their stocky body ranges in length from 40 to 60 inches (100-150 cm), and their coarse hair varies from black to...

  • Wallaby
    2

    Wallaby

    7 years ago

    There are about 30 species of wallaby. They are kangaroo-like marsupials of generally smaller size than the true kangaroos, of the subfamily Macropodinae of the family Macropodidae which also includes the kangaroos. The...

  • Platypus
    1

    Platypus

    7 years ago

    This remarkable, egg-laying mammal is found in streams and rivers of eastern Australia. It lives in a burrow near the water, feeding on water insects, worms and freshwater prawns and crayfish. Platypusses were at one...

  • Bandicoot
    4

    Bandicoot

    7 years ago

    Bandicoot, a burrowing nocturnal marsupial, the largest kind about the size of a rabbit. Several species inhabit Australia, New Guinea and adjacent islands, one of the commonest being the short-nosed bandicoot.

  • Kookaburra
    7

    Kookaburra

    5 years ago

    A kookaburra is a large meat-eating Australian bird. Although a member of the kingfisher family, appears very drab when compared with its brilliantly colored relatives. It has a loud, harsh cry like wild laughter and is...

  • Goanna
    4

    Goanna

    6 years ago

    Goanna, large lizards of the genus Varanus, known more formally as Monitor Lizards. The name 'goanna' is a corruption of "iguana", given in the early days of Australian settlement because of a superficial...

  • Kangaroos
    7

    Kangaroos

    6 years ago

    The kangaroo is a large marsupial (pouch-bearing animal) confined entirely to Australasia. Captain Cook was the first Eurpoean to observe the animal in 1770. There are 56 species. A male kangaroo stands from 6 to 7...

  • Koalas
    9

    Koalas

    5 years ago

    A koala is a tree-dwelling Australian animal. It feeds on leaves and roots, and is not more than 2 foot in length. It has round bushy ears and thick ashy-grey fur, a rudimentary tail, and looks like a small bear....

  • Google Knol
    8

    Google Knol

    3 years ago

    Knol is a user generated content platform that allows members to publish online and also make money from an advertising revenue program.

  • Boat Anchors
    6

    Boat Anchors

    7 years ago

    An anchor is a heavy implement, usually made of iron or steel, with hooks or flukes to grip the bottom, attached to a cable and dropped from a ship or boat to hold it in place.

  • 7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Potassium
    10

    7 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Potassium

    7 years ago

    Potassium is a metal belonging to the alkaline group which is an essential constituent of body cells and tissues. Some of its salts are used for medicinal purposes and in action are similar to those of sodium. As...

  • Muscle & Fitness
    9

    Muscle & Fitness

    4 years ago

    Your reasons for including weight training in your weekly schedule will largely determine the type of program you follow and the exercises to be included. There is an endless variety to choose from and it is therefore...

  • Serratus: Paying Attention To Detail
    4

    Serratus: Paying Attention To Detail

    4 years ago

    The serratus is a set of muscles, which connects the lats, pectorals, intercostals, and external obliques. The serratus muscles are occasionally called the "boxer's muscle" because it is used to extend the arm...

  • Obliques & Intercostals
    6

    Obliques & Intercostals

    4 years ago

    Left unattended and ignored (and downright neglected) the obliques will ally themselves with the equally slothful abdominals to result in a what is known as a 'beer gut'. While the abdominal may do all the work for said...

  • Strong Neck and Impressive Traps
    14

    Strong Neck and Impressive Traps

    4 years ago

    You may not consider your neck the most important body part to concentrate on in the gym, but you have at least three important reasons to work it. 1) your neck muscles are responsible for your head movements, 2)...

  • Building a Broader Back
    1

    Building a Broader Back

    4 years ago

    The latissimus dorsi (aka The Lats) is responsible for extension, transverse extension, flexion, adduction and internal rotation actions of the shoulder joint. The action of the lats draws the upper arm downward and...

  • Gladiators
    1

    Gladiators

    14 months ago

    Professional fighters in ancient Rome were called gladiators (from the Latin gladius, meaning 'sword'). Contests between gladiators were held in special arenas and were a very popular form of public entertainment.

  • What is HubberScore?
    123

    What is HubberScore?

    5 years ago

    There are two types of scoring on HubPages. One is for the individual hub, which you can learn more about here, and the other is the score for the person. The Author. The Hubber. Yes, you. This hub is all about that...

  • HTML Tutorial
    10

    HTML Tutorial

    7 years ago

    Ever wondered what it takes to create a webpage in HTML? Ever wanted to understand the mess of source code that magically becomes said webpage on the world wide web? You can, right now. This short lesson will dispel any...

  • CSS3 for Squidoo
    7

    CSS3 for Squidoo

    7 years ago

    Cascading Style Sheets is a language used to describe the look and formatting of a HTML document (and other web based pages). Primarily designed to enable the separation of content from presentation (colors, fonts,...

  • Flatten Your Stomach And Chisel Those Abs
    8

    Flatten Your Stomach And Chisel Those Abs

    4 years ago

    Photos by Scott Snyder and Thom Wall Let's face it, the way your midsection looks has a lot to do with how you feel about yourself. Everybody desires washboard abs, or in the very least a flat tummy. A small tight...

  • Strengthen Your Lower Back
    13

    Strengthen Your Lower Back

    5 years ago

    A strong back has long been admired and desired as the basis of power. The main concern of both athletes and non-athletes alike is lower back pain. One way to avoid or alleviate it is to strengthen all the muscles of...

  • Roman Emperor - Julian
    1

    Roman Emperor - Julian

    7 years ago

    Flavius Claudius Julianus, born around 331 A.D. in Constantinople (now Istanbul, Turkey) the youngest son of Julius Constantius and Basilina, and nephew of Constantine the Great. He was brought up a Christian but early...

  • Roman Emperor - Diocletian
    3

    Roman Emperor - Diocletian

    7 years ago

    The emperor Diocletian (245 - 313 AD) was responsible for restoring stability to the Roman Empire after decades of anarchy. He is remembered for the reorganisation of the Roman army and the administration of the empire....

  • Celebrating Useless Keyword Victories
    51

    Celebrating Useless Keyword Victories

    7 years ago

    My first foray online was 13 years ago. It was 1996... it was on a friends computer... it was love at first 'site'. Over the ensuing months I'd get a taste of it now and then when I visited his place. It didn't sate my...

  • HubPage Fans
    34

    HubPage Fans

    5 years ago

    Fans are your followers. Your subscribed audience. They have deliberately clicked on a link in your profile or on one of your hubs that says "Join such-and-such's fan club". 'Such-and-such' being your...

  • Scones
    10

    Scones

    5 years ago

    For a really traditional Devonshire tea you can't beat warm, freshly baked scones split open and served with fruity jam and lots of whipped cream.

  • Roman Philosopher - Seneca
    6

    Roman Philosopher - Seneca

    14 months ago

    Great Roman philosopher, politician and writer, who was tutor to the emperor Nero. Seneca's fame rests upon his writings. They have been variously estimated by critics, but all agree as to their clear and forcible...

  • Roman Emperor - Constantine I
    12

    Roman Emperor - Constantine I

    7 years ago

    Constantine the Great, born Flavius Valerius Constantinus, at Naissus, in Upper Moesia (now Nish, Yugoslavia), 272 A.D. He was the illegitimate son of Emperor Constantius I and his mother was Flavia Helena. On his...

  • Get a Firmer Butt!
    9

    Get a Firmer Butt!

    4 years ago

    Who doesn't like a nice looking butt? Who doesn't mind LOOKING at a nice butt? If you don't want your backside looking like two pigs fighting over milk duds, then you need to work out that muscle with the extravagant...

  • Explosive Quadricep Power!
    1

    Explosive Quadricep Power!

    4 years ago

    The major muscles of the upper leg include the gluteus maximus, the sartorius, the quadriceps, and the hamstring muscles. The quadriceps is composed of four muscles that cover the front of the thigh. Their major...

  • Develop Firm Hamstrings
    1

    Develop Firm Hamstrings

    4 years ago

    The hamstring muscles are three large muscles at the back of the thigh. They are important in bending the knee and also serve to rotate the leg from side to side. They are attached to the tibia by certain tendons,...

  • Roman Dictator: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
    2

    Roman Dictator: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

    7 years ago

    Roman general and politician, a leader of the senatorial party. Forcibly suppressing the democrats in 88BC, he departed for a successful campaign against Mithridates VI of Pontus. The democrats seized power in his...

  • Welding
    4

    Welding

    5 years ago

    Welding was originally the term applied to the joining of pieces of metal by hammering or pressing them together when hot. It is now also, and more particularly, applied to processes in which the edges to be joined are...

  • Shapely Calf Muscles
    10

    Shapely Calf Muscles

    4 years ago

    The major calf muscles are the gastrocnemius and soleus. These two, combined with the deep posterior muscles, the peroneus brevis, flexor longus hallucis, tibialis posticus and flexor longus digitorum and the anterior...

  • What is HTML?
    8

    What is HTML?

    7 years ago

    HTML is an acronym of Hyper Text Markup Language. If you were to look at a page of HTML source code (pages which use the file extension .html or .htm), even if you are unfamiliar with HTML, you should be able to...

  • Forearm Fitness
    1

    Forearm Fitness

    4 years ago

    Your hands, wrists and forearms are usually on intimate terms with the instruments of your sport. You need a powerful set of muscles there to execute a winning swing with a racquet, bat or golf club, to spike or slam...

  • Build Solid Shoulders
    2

    Build Solid Shoulders

    4 years ago

    The broad-shouldered, narrow-hipped look is the very symbol of a fit and trim body. But the V-shaped torso you want isn't just for good looks. Your shoulder joints are the key to just about any arm action you'll ever...

  • Achieving a Thicker Chest
    4

    Achieving a Thicker Chest

    4 years ago

    A powerful chest is one of the most desirable elements of an overall fit body. It's the centerpiece of your physique, and well-shaped and toned muscles up front are important for that bare-chested day at the beach, as...

  • Training Terrific Triceps
    2

    Training Terrific Triceps

    4 years ago

    One of the major muscles of the arm, the triceps, acts to extend or straighten the arm (while the biceps perform the opposite motion, flexing). The muscle runs from the shoulder to the elbow at the back. It is named for...

  • Big Bulging Biceps
    2

    Big Bulging Biceps

    4 years ago

    At the front of the upper arm is the biceps, a large muscle that draws up the arm when it contracts. It also enables the palm to be turned upward. At the back of the upper arm is another large muscle, the triceps, which...

  • Sparta
    12

    Sparta

    7 years ago

    In almost every respect, Sparta was the opposite of her great rival, Athens. Whereas Athens was a democratic state, Sparta was a military society, racially pure and elitist in character. At the height of their power,...

  • The Wonderful World of Cheese!
    13

    The Wonderful World of Cheese!

    7 years ago

    Cheese is a nutritious dairy product usually made from the curd of milk. Since it was first made some 3,000+ years ago, cheese has been an important food in the diet of many peoples. Cheese was one of the earliest foods...

  • HubPages Traffic Bonus
    76

    HubPages Traffic Bonus

    7 years ago

    I have 30 days in which to get as much traffic from as many different sources as I can to qualify for the HubPages "Traffic Bonus". I'll be outlining here what steps I'm taking to achieve that goal. The...

  • Capstone Hub Program
    25

    Capstone Hub Program

    5 years ago

    Capstone Hubs: What are they, how can I get approval, when can I get started?

  • Flagship Hub Program
    28

    Flagship Hub Program

    5 years ago

    Having published 3 Flagship Hubs I feel competent enough to share some insights as well as a few tips and tricks. I haven't done a Flagship Hub in a while, but that would be because I've been busy making Capstone Hubs. ...

  • Pepe The King Prawn
    2

    Pepe The King Prawn

    7 years ago

    Pepe the Prawn is one of the Muppets. He was first introduced in the 1996 TV show Muppets Tonight. At the time, he would sing along with his partner, Seymour the Elephant, although neither of the two had any real...

  • Caricature: Why, When, What and Where Did It Come From?
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    Caricature: Why, When, What and Where Did It Come From?

    6 years ago

    Caricature is the pictorial equivalent of satire, whereby flaws in society are attacked with the weapon of ridicule. Striking images are drawn by simplifying, distorting, exaggerating and careful juxtaposing.

  • Newcastle, Australia
    8

    Newcastle, Australia

    7 years ago

    City seaport of New South Wales, Australia, at the mouth of the Hunter River 167 km north of Sydney. Founded in 1801, Newcastle owes its position and importance to the presence in the area of large coal deposits, which...

  • The Roman Empire
    24

    The Roman Empire

    4 years ago

    The period which Rome controlled most of the Mediterranean world is known as the Roman Empire. The term empire refers to both the extent of Rome's territories and the type of rule. The length of time and vastness of...

  • Innuendo
    14

    Innuendo

    5 years ago

    Innuendo is a figure of speech in which meaning is conveyed by a hint. In English law, innuendo means that the words or gestures complained of, although not defmatory in their ordinary or natural meaning, are, in...

  • The History of Playing Cards
    4

    The History of Playing Cards

    14 months ago

    Playing cards are made of thin pieces of pasteboard or plastic in uniform sizes by decks. The cards are usually rectangular with rounded corners, although earlier cards were sometimes square or circular. Cards are...

  • Roman Emperor - Marcus Aurelius
    4

    Roman Emperor - Marcus Aurelius

    4 years ago

    Marcus Aurelius has symbolised, for many generations, the Golden Age of the Roman Empire. A conscientious and self-sacrificing emperor, his claim to the attention of subsequent ages has been greater because, with the...

  • Roman Emperor - Commodus
    1

    Roman Emperor - Commodus

    4 years ago

    Lucius Aelius Aurelius Commodus, was born at Lanuvium on 31 August 161 AD. The son of Emperor Marcus Aurelius, whom he succeeded in 180. Commodus was only 18 when he became emperor. And turned into a cruel tyrant.

  • Roman Emperor - Aurelian
    1

    Roman Emperor - Aurelian

    4 years ago

    Aurelian was born Lucius Domitius Aurelianus, probably in Illyricum (now Yugoslavia). A successful soldier, he was chosen emperor by his troops on the death of Claudius II. He became emperor in 270 and ruled until 275,...

  • Roman Emperor - Septimius Severus
    0

    Roman Emperor - Septimius Severus

    4 years ago

    The only African born Roman citizen to become emperor. Born in Leptis Magna in North Africa (Libya) in 146 AD Lucius Septimius Severus, rose to promenience and reigned as emperor from 193 AD to 211 AD.

  • Roman Emperor - Hadrian
    14

    Roman Emperor - Hadrian

    4 years ago

    Hadrian's official name was Publius Aelius Hadrian. He was born in Spain. His father died during Hadrian's youth, and Trajan, Hadrian's cousin, became his guardian. Trajan became emperor in 98. Hadrian became emperor...

  • Roman Emperor - Trajan
    4

    Roman Emperor - Trajan

    4 years ago

    The Roman emperor Trajan was important for extending the empire's frontiers to include Armenia, Dacia and also Mesopotamia. Many scenes from the emperor's campaign in Dacia are recorded on Trajan's column in Rome, the...

  • Roman Emperor - Domitian
    5

    Roman Emperor - Domitian

    14 months ago

    Domitian succeeded Titus, his elder brother, as emperor in 81 AD. The early part of Domitian's reign was marked by good government, but he soon adopted cruel and tyrannical measures.

  • Malayan Tapir
    0

    Malayan Tapir

    7 years ago

    The Malayan or Asiatic tapir is strikingly patterned with the foreparts and the limbs black and the rest of the body white, making it inconspicuous in its native habitat. Completely black individuals have been recorded...

  • Mountain Tapir
    0

    Mountain Tapir

    7 years ago

    The Mountain, Roulin's or Woofly Tapir (Tapirus pinchaque) is easily distinguishable from the South American by its curly black hair, sometimes over an inch long, and its light cheeks and strongly marked white ear-rims....

  • Brazilian Tapir
    1

    Brazilian Tapir

    6 years ago

    The Brazilian, South American or Lowland tapir (Tapirus terrestris) is the smallest species and the heaviest individuals weigh only 400 pounds (180 kg). It is plain brown, often with whitish lips and ear-tips, and grey...

  • Baird's Tapir
    0

    Baird's Tapir

    5 years ago

    The last and the largest of the New World group, is Baird's tapir T. bairdii, which weighs 600 pounds (270 kg). This species is short-haired like the South American, with very small bristles along the nape as a...

  • Sydney Opera House
    2

    Sydney Opera House

    14 months ago

    The Sydney Opera House, at Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour, caters for all the performing arts and is one of the world's most unusual buildings. It was designed by the Danish architect Joern Utzon and was opened by...

  • Boobies
    11

    Boobies

    3 years ago

    Booby is a name applied to six species of the gannet family that are confined to the tropical regions. It is derived from the Spanish 'bobo' meaning dunce. This is an allusion to their clumsiness on land and their lack...

  • Roman Emperor - Titus
    9

    Roman Emperor - Titus

    4 years ago

    Roman emperor from AD 79. Eldest son of Vespasian, he captured Jerusalem in 70 AD to end the Jewish revolt in Roman Palestine. He completed the Colosseum, and helped mitigate the suffering from the eruption of Vesuvius...

  • Roman Emperor - Vespasian
    10

    Roman Emperor - Vespasian

    3 years ago

    Born near Reaste, a city northeast of Rome. His full name was Titus Flavius Vespasianus. He became a general and in 67 AD Emperor Nero sent him to put down a Jewish rebellion in Judea. During the year after Nero's death...

  • Ancient Greek Trireme
    19

    Ancient Greek Trireme

    4 years ago

    The trireme is an ancient vessel with three rows of oars, of great effectuality, in early naval warfare. Mentioned by Thucydides. It was a long narrow vessel propelled by 170 rowers. The Romans copied it from the...

  • Roman Emperor - Claudius
    29

    Roman Emperor - Claudius

    4 years ago

    Roman emperor from 41 AD to 54 AD. Claudius was a scholar, historian and able administrator. One of the greatest of the early Roman emperors. He was made emperor by the Praetorian Guard after the murder of his nephew,...

  • Roman Emperor - Tiberius
    8

    Roman Emperor - Tiberius

    4 years ago

    Tiberius, Roman emperor from 14 AD to 37 AD. Born Rome, Italy, 16 November 42 BC. The son of Tiberius Claudius Drusus and Livia Drusilla who in 39 BC divorced her husband to become the wife of Augustus. Tiberius and...

  • Roman Emperor - Caligula
    11

    Roman Emperor - Caligula

    14 months ago

    Roman emperor, son of Germanicus and successor to Tiberius in AD 37. Caligula was a cruel tyrant and was assassinated by an officer of his guard. He is believed to have been mentally unstable.

  • Roman Emperor - Augustus
    10

    Roman Emperor - Augustus

    4 years ago

    The Roman Republic ended with Julius Caesar and the Roman Empire began with Augustus Caesar. Augustus, the title originally conferred by the Roman senate in 27 B.C. upon Gaius Octavianus, the successor of Julius...

  • Roman Statesman - Marcus Tullius Cicero
    6

    Roman Statesman - Marcus Tullius Cicero

    4 years ago

    Marcus Tullius Cicero, a leading politician and Rome's greatest orator, achieved a mastery of prose style that is unsurpassed by any other writer in Latin literature.

  • Roman Emperor - Nero
    32

    Roman Emperor - Nero

    4 years ago

    Born at Antium, his original name was Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus; but in AD 50 his mother married her uncle, the emperor Claudius, who adopted and renamed him. In 53, at the age of 16, Nero married Octavia, daughter of...

  • Greek Philosopher: Leucippus
    5

    Greek Philosopher: Leucippus

    7 years ago

    Leucippus was a Greek philosopher and a pupil of Zeno of Elea, probably born in Abdera (though some have said Elea, and others say at Miletus). Virtually nothing is known of his life (hence this hub being so short) and...

  • Dactylography: The Scientific Study of Fingerprints
    20

    Dactylography: The Scientific Study of Fingerprints

    8 weeks ago

    Fingerprints are an excellent means of identifying people because each individual's fingerprints are unique and remain unchanged during their lifetime.

  • Greek Philosopher: Xenophanes
    1

    Greek Philosopher: Xenophanes

    7 years ago

    Xenophanes, a native of Colophon in Asia Minor, the son of Dexius. According to some he was no man's pupil, according to others he was a pupil of Boton of Athens. Since Xenophanes' was a wandering poet and a maker of...

  • Greek Philosopher: Anaximenes
    4

    Greek Philosopher: Anaximenes

    7 years ago

    Anaximenes was an early Greek philosopher who lived in the 500's B.C. Like other philosophers of his time, he believed that there is a single substance underlying all things. Unlike the others, Anaximenes believed...

  • Galileo Galilei
    6

    Galileo Galilei

    7 years ago

    An controversial and intellectually courageous character, Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) is recognised as the founder of modern 'scientific method', which he insisted should replace the Aristotelian philosophy prevalent...

  • The Lathe
    5

    The Lathe

    14 months ago

    A device for cutting metal, wood or other material into a circular shape. The object to be 'turned' or shaped is revolved by the machine; and a cutting tool, firmly supported, is brought up against it. Lathes are of...

  • The Stethoscope
    3

    The Stethoscope

    7 years ago

    Before the development of the stethoscope, doctors placed their ears directly on the patient's body so the action of the heart and other organs of the chest can be heard and gauged. That was soon to change when French...

  • Matches
    6

    Matches

    6 years ago

    A match is a small thin stick of wood or cardboard. Its tip is coated with chemicals that produce a flame easily when it is rubbed sharply against a rough surface. Matches tipped with an explosive substance that...

  • Roman Dictator - Julius Caesar
    12

    Roman Dictator - Julius Caesar

    14 months ago

    Gaius Julius Caesar was a Roman statesman and one of the world's greatest military commanders. Caesar dominated the history of Rome during the final years of the republic.

  • How to use Gather to promote your HubPages hubs
    24

    How to use Gather to promote your HubPages hubs

    7 years ago

    Gather is nothing like HubPages. Yes, with both, you can publish articles. Other than that, the process, the ease, the community and the general feel are completely different. So be prepared to learn a few new tricks! ...

  • Hippocrates
    9

    Hippocrates

    7 years ago

    Hippocrates was a Greek physician who lived around 400 BC, born on the island of Cos, Asia Minor. Historically known as the "father of medicine". Little is known concerning him, and of that little, much may be...

  • Themistocles
    2

    Themistocles

    7 years ago

    Athenian solder and politician. Largely through his success in persuading the Athenians to build a navy, Greece was saved from Persian conquest. He fought with distinction in the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC during the...

  • Galen
    1

    Galen

    5 years ago

    A famous physician born in Pergamum; practiced with great success in Rome, being medical adviser to the Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his colleague Lucius Verus. Claudius Galenus (Galen) was born in Pergamum in Asia...

  • Greek Philosophy
    12

    Greek Philosophy

    6 years ago

    Philosophy is the study of the truth or principles underlying all knowledge, an investigation into the nature of reality. The word 'philosophy' derives from the Greek philosophos which means "a lover of wisdom. ...

  • Opals
    13

    Opals

    6 years ago

    An opal is a noncrystalline variety of quartz, found in recent volcanoes, deposits from hot springs, and sediments. Usually colorless or white with a rainbow of play of color gem forms, most valuable of quartz gems.

  • Master Craftsman: Antonio Stradivari
    6

    Master Craftsman: Antonio Stradivari

    7 years ago

    Antonio Stradivari (1644 - 1737) was an Italian maker of violins. He was one of the leading instrument makers in music history. He used Stradivarius, the Latin form of his name, on the labels of his instruments. A pupil...

  • Tattooing: What, Where, When and Why
    0

    Tattooing: What, Where, When and Why

    3 years ago

    Tattooing is the process of injecting a permanent dye under the skin to form a picture or design is called tattooing. The word 'tattoo' derives from a similar sounding word in the Polynesian language. Tattooing was...

  • Copyright
    15

    Copyright

    7 years ago

    Copyright is the sole legal right of multiplying copies of an original work or composition; literary, dramatic, musical or artistic work. It grants the copyright holder (usually the author of the work, unless they've...

  • Greek Philosopher: Thales
    5

    Greek Philosopher: Thales

    6 years ago

    Thales (634 B.C. to 546 B.C.) was the first known Greek philosopher and scientist. Traditionally known as the father of philosophy, he also invented theoretical geometry and abstract astronomy and was the first of the...

  • Greek Philosopher: Plotinus
    2

    Greek Philosopher: Plotinus

    7 years ago

    Roman philosopher of the Neoplatonic school, born in Asyut, Egypt. Plotinus lived from 205 to 270 AD in Alexandria. He studied with the Alexandrian philosopher Ammonius Saccas at Alexandria for a period of ten years...

  • Greek Philosopher: Anaximander
    1

    Greek Philosopher: Anaximander

    7 years ago

    The son of Praxiades. He was the first discoverer of the gnomon (the part of a sundial that casts the shadow) and he placed some in Lacadaemon on the sundials there. He was the first person to draw a map of the earth...

  • Greek Philosopher: Anaxagoras
    5

    Greek Philosopher: Anaxagoras

    7 years ago

    Anaxagoras was a famous Greek philosopher and noted scientist of the Ionic School, among whose pupils were Socrates, Pericles and Euripides. According to his explanation of the universe, the permanent elements of...

  • Greek Philosopher: Empedocles
    3

    Greek Philosopher: Empedocles

    7 years ago

    The Greek philosopher Empedocles tried to harmonize the Eleatic concept of permanent being with the Heraclitean teaching of constant flux. Teaching the doctrine of the four elements: earth, water, air, and fire, he...

  • Greek Philosopher: Pyrrho
    7

    Greek Philosopher: Pyrrho

    6 years ago

    A system of skeptic philosophy taught by Pyrrho of Elis founder of Pyrrhonian school, holding that nothing can be certainly known and that suspension of judgement is true wisdom and the source of happiness. Its central...

  • Greek Philosopher: Heraclitus
    2

    Greek Philosopher: Heraclitus

    7 years ago

    Heraclitus was an early famous Greek philosopher, and a leading member of the so-called pre-Socratics. He was a descendant of the royal line of his native city and it is probably that he help temporal and religous...

  • Greek Philosopher: Antisthenes
    2

    Greek Philosopher: Antisthenes

    7 years ago

    Greek philosopher, founder of the school of philosophy called Cynicism. He was born in Athens and became a disciple of Socrates. Antisthenes taught in the gymnasium known as the Cynosarges outside Athens; his...

  • Greek Philosopher: Protagoras
    1

    Greek Philosopher: Protagoras

    7 years ago

    The most famous Greek philosopher before Socrates, who was a younger contemporary. Protagoras sought to teach men virtue in their daily lives, and summed up the basis of his own philosophy in the maxin 'Man is the...

  • Greek Philosopher: Parmenides
    2

    Greek Philosopher: Parmenides

    7 years ago

    Greek philosopher of Elea, founder of the Eleatic school which believed in unity and continuity of being and unreality of change or motion. Parmenides was the son of Pyres and a native of Elea. Plato, in the...

  • Fun HubPages FAQs
    15

    Fun HubPages FAQs

    7 years ago

    HubPages was actually started BEFORE the internet was invented. Unfortunately it proved to be too impractical to get HubScore to work properly with the cork board and thumbtacked notes. The development of the...

  • Greek Philosopher: Zeno of Citium
    2

    Greek Philosopher: Zeno of Citium

    7 years ago

    Zeno was the founder of Stoic philosophy in Athens. He was born in Citium on the island of Cyprus. It is reported that he was originally a merchant, but was shipwrecked and lost all his property traveling to Athens in...

  • Greek Philosopher: Xenophon
    0

    Greek Philosopher: Xenophon

    14 months ago

    Xenophon was a Greek historian, soldier, essayist and philosopher. A pupil of Socrates. In 401 he joined the Greek mercenary army in an expedition of Persian prince Cyrus against Artaxerxes, and was elected one of the...

  • Greek Philosopher: Pythagoras
    1

    Greek Philosopher: Pythagoras

    7 years ago

    Greek mathematican and philosopher, best known for his discovery that the square of the hypotenuse of a right angled triangle is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. Greek philosopher and...

  • Greek Philosopher: Diogenes
    10

    Greek Philosopher: Diogenes

    7 years ago

    The celebrated Greek cynic philosopher who is said to have lived in a tub, wearing the coarsest clothing and living on the plainest food. Many of his sayings have been preseved, and serve for occasional quotation. ...

  • Greek Philosopher: Democritus
    14

    Greek Philosopher: Democritus

    5 years ago

    The Greek philosopher to whom the conception of the Atomic theory is attributed. He visualised atoms - the word is Greek for 'indivisable' - as moving through space, then colliding to form the universe and all natural...

  • Greek Philosopher: Epicurus
    6

    Greek Philosopher: Epicurus

    7 years ago

    Epicurus was a Greek philosopher, founder of the Epicurean school. Although only fragments of his works remain, his loyal disciples passed on his doctrines of friendship, peace of mind, and spiritual enjoyment as goals...

  • The Ten Principles of Feeding a Horse
    9

    The Ten Principles of Feeding a Horse

    7 years ago

    1. Nowadays most horses, particularly heavy horses, are underworked. Or even idle. Therefore their greatest peril is overfeeding. The worst enemy of an idle horse is fodder which would be suitable to him if he were...

  • Atari
    11

    Atari

    14 months ago

    Atari is a corporate and brand name owned by several companies since its inception in 1972. The computer entertainment industry from the 70s to the mid 80s was defined the likes of Pong and the Atari 2600, as Atari...

  • Hot Sexy Sandra Sully
    22

    Hot Sexy Sandra Sully

    5 years ago

    What is this fascination with some Hubbers and publishing hubs with very little content and a LOT of images of bikini clad babes? Okay, I know that sex sells, but are they actually getting traffic? Is it well worth the...

  • Greek Philosopher: Plato
    22

    Greek Philosopher: Plato

    7 years ago

    Born at Athens of a noble family, he intended to enter politics but was disgusted with Athenian political intrigue and disillusioned with the democratic regime. He became a disciple of Socrates and was present at his...

  • The Philosophy of Socrates
    20

    The Philosophy of Socrates

    5 years ago

    Born in Athens at the peak of the Athenian civilization. Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides were his contemporaries. He served for several years as a soldier. As a member of the Athenian Senate, he refused to connive in...

  • The Avocado
    2

    The Avocado

    14 months ago

    An evergreen tree of the laurel family that bears a pulpy edible fruit. Avocados are a thick-skinned tropical fruit, often served at the beginning of a meal or in a salad. The flavor is an acquired taste amd the fruit...

  • Tapir
    5

    Tapir

    6 years ago

    Stoutly build, hoofed mammal of South America and Malaysia. Tapirs have a rounded body covered with bristly hair like that of a pig, about the size of donkeys, with shorter legs and heavier bodies. They have a long...

  • Greek Philosopher: Aristotle
    19

    Greek Philosopher: Aristotle

    7 years ago

    Aristotle the most famous of all the Greek philosophers, was a disciple of Plato, after whose death he retired from Athens, and later undertook the education of Alexander, later known as Alexander the Great....

  • Michelangelo
    9

    Michelangelo

    7 years ago

    Renowned Italian painter, sculptor and architect, whose genius was such a power in beautifying the churches of Rome and Florence. Was the last and in some respects the greatest of the Italian sculptors; while his large...

  • The Unofficial Rules for HubPages
    79

    The Unofficial Rules for HubPages

    5 years ago

    I'm just a loyal and active Hubber, who probably pays more attention than most to what's being said on the forums. The evidence of this can be seen on my HubScore hub. I say that this hub is unofficial, because I am...

  • Table of Contents
    125

    Table of Contents

    7 years ago

    I'll probably write this and then the powers-that-be will create a Capsule to do in a few seconds what may take a while to create. Which is fine by me! I wish there was such a capsule! But in the meantime you can...

  • Duplication vs Plagiarism
    32

    Duplication vs Plagiarism

    6 years ago

    There seems to be some confusion, especially in the community here at HubPages, as to what duplication really is. And to be quite honest, when you look at all the facts it can become quite confusing. All...

  • How Hubscore Works
    614

    How Hubscore Works

    5 years ago

    All this information is available around HubPages, in the FAQ or in some cases discussed further in the forum. But rather than send you off on a wild goose chase to find it all I've collated the information to present...

  • Pimp My Clyde
    9

    Pimp My Clyde

    14 months ago

    Forget new rims and low profile tyres, we're talking low-tech old-school. And while its lacking the bling factor it takes highly specialized skills to take care of these one horse-powered beasts. Working and show...

  • Free Antivirus Software
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    Free Antivirus Software

    5 years ago

  • Cool Fonts - Where to Download & How to Install
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    Cool Fonts - Where to Download & How to Install

    5 years ago

    There are two types of fonts in the world: free ones and ones you have to pay for. And while on one hand you get what you pay for (quality in ways you can't understand until you need a full font set), on the other...

  • How Wine Is Made
    13

    How Wine Is Made

    5 years ago

    It starts with the grape. But not just any grape. A carefully and specifically chosen grape whose vine will complement the soil and the climate. At Telegherry they've chosen the Pinot Gris. But they grafted a...

  • Kindle
    3

    Kindle

    3 years ago

    It feels more like a book than an electronic device. It reads like a book but with the ability to hold over 200 titles on a device that weighs less than a McDonalds Quarter Pounder. It's the new Amazon Kindle. ...

  • Punctuation Is Your Friend
    11

    Punctuation Is Your Friend

    7 years ago

    Punctuation marks are special signs (e.g: full stops, commas, exclamation points) which help you understand what you're reading. When you read out loud they also show you where to pause and when to raise or lower...

  • Capsules
    116

    Capsules

    3 years ago

    Metaphorically speaking, they are the tools in your toolbox. They are building blocks. You pick and choose the ones you need to build the hub you want. There are two types of capsules: Content Capsules Text...

  • How HubPage Tracking Works
    208

    How HubPage Tracking Works

    5 years ago

    If you haven't read it already I suggest you check out the light introduction to HubPage Referrals. It's a quick read and outlines the basics. Referrals work in two ways... 1) If someone signs up for a HubPages...

  • An Introduction To HubPage Referrals
    71

    An Introduction To HubPage Referrals

    5 years ago

    A referral is either: a) Being a HubPage Author and referring a visitor to sign up to HubPages to become an author. Or, b) Referring traffic to another HubPage Authors hub. a) If someone signs up for a HubPages...

  • Hubpages vs Squidoo
    98

    Hubpages vs Squidoo

    6 years ago

    If you're a Hubber you may have heard of Squidoo. What is the fuss all about? This hub is a close look at Squidoo, how it works and what's in it for you, looking from the viewpoint of a Hub Author. Squidoo is...

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