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Hello there. I write in various places across the web  but began my online writing journey right here at Hub Pages.

I'm a dreamer and a schemer...always interested in something.

 

 

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  • The World's Strangest Contests
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    The World's Strangest Contests

    3 years ago

    Longest beard? Biggest nose? They're weird and they're wonderful and while they may not be as well-known as mainstream sports, they are some of the strangest competitive events in the world...

  • The Eastern Great Egret: White Water Bird
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    The Eastern Great Egret: White Water Bird

    3 years ago

    Fascinating to watch, Eastern Great Egrets are a beautiful water bird that move with a natural elegance. Now a protected species, I'm lucky to have had one move into my neighbourhood...

  • History of the Smiley Face
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    History of the Smiley Face

    3 years ago

    Ever wondered where that little round yellow happy face came from? Read on to discover the history of one of the most over-used symbols in the world.

  • Hairstyles of the Dictators
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    Hairstyles of the Dictators

    3 years ago

    Have you ever noticed how dictators have very distinctive hairstyles? What can this mean...an extensive of ego perhaps? A desire to be noticed or different? Is there a kind of Sampson-like power there?

  • Power Dressing: How to Puff  Yourself up with Importance
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    Power Dressing: How to Puff Yourself up with Importance

    3 years ago

    Ever put on a jacket with wide lapels and shoulder pads and suddenly felt more in command? Teamed with a pair of shoes with two inch heels and you might leave the house feeling pretty powerful

  • How not to be Introverted
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    How not to be Introverted

    3 years ago

    Introversion has become almost fashionable , yet so many shy introverts end up stuck in their shell, missing out on opportunities. Every introvert has an extravert lurking somewhere inside

  • Why do Women Hang on to Bad Men?
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    Why do Women Hang on to Bad Men?

    3 years ago

    Many people believe only weak, insecure or browbeaten women stay with very difficult men but sometimes the strong one's do too and it may be because they are strong that they believe they can transform the men who cause...

  • Blue Flowers in Nature
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    Blue Flowers in Nature

    3 years ago

    Blue is a beautiful colour to have in the garden. Blue flowers will enhance your landscape, not only for their aesthetic value but because they attract pollinating insects. Learn about some old-fashioned favourites and...

  • Things to do with Fringes: Beautiful Bangs
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    Things to do with Fringes: Beautiful Bangs

    3 years ago

    Fringes/bangs can be a problem area. Don't feel comfortable without hair on your forehead but can't find the right fringe style? Here's some ideas - from classic fringes to rip snorting retro bangs

  • Good Goldfish Names
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    Good Goldfish Names

    3 years ago

    Looking for the right name for your aquarium friends? How about Salty, Seabert or Sinbad? Read on to peruse 100 nautical themed goldfish names

  • What's the Difference Between Love and Infatuation?
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    What's the Difference Between Love and Infatuation?

    3 years ago

    That swept away feeling people get when they are deeply attracted to another can feel like the real thing but is it love or just infatuation? What's the difference anyway?

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE
    Age Differences in Relationships
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    Age Differences in Relationships

    3 years ago

    Why do men seem to desire younger women more than women desire younger men? Do significant age differences between men and women really matter? If so, how much?

  • Stoicism: What Does it Mean to be Stoic?
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    Stoicism: What Does it Mean to be Stoic?

    3 years ago

    Is stoicism still a virtue? In this litigious society where every that happens is someone or something else's fault, there's not much encouragement to take a stoical perspective

  • The Sexiest Men in Classic Literature
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    The Sexiest Men in Classic Literature

    3 years ago

    Have you ever fallen in love with a character in a novel? If sexual attraction begins in the brain, it's not surprising, some fictional men continue to seduce female readers, even after centuries....

  • The Easiest Chocolate Cake Recipe on the Planet
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    The Easiest Chocolate Cake Recipe on the Planet

    3 years ago

    This chocolate cake is so easy, anyone can do it. It's fast, super easy and most important of all, utterly scrumptious...

  • Dark Rings Around the Iris
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    Dark Rings Around the Iris

    3 years ago

    Beauty worshippers have found a new feature to covet - a subtle effect that defines the coloured part of the eye and adds an extra lustre and desirability to a person's general attractiveness...

  • Great Opening Paragraphs
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    Great Opening Paragraphs

    3 years ago

    First impressions count, in literature as much as in life and if a writer is to immediately engage interest then those initial collection of words must be put together in a way which inspires the reader to want to carry...

  • The Mystique of the Titanic
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    The Mystique of the Titanic

    3 years ago

    Human history is littered with ship wrecks, train wrecks - disasters and tragedies of all descriptions. So why has the Titanic, in particular, captured public imagination, so much so that we never seem to tire of its...

  • Best Advertising Slogans of all Time
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    Best Advertising Slogans of all Time

    4 years ago

    Those in the ad industry know that a s great slogan is better than a hundred visuals because it's those few little words that stay in the consumers mind and form an indelible association with ...

  • Vintage Kitchenware
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    Vintage Kitchenware

    4 years ago

    If you have a vintage inspired kitchen or would like a touch of vintage to your decor, you don't have to go searching through thrift shop or auctions...

  • Vintage TVs, Fridges and Small Appliances
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    Vintage TVs, Fridges and Small Appliances

    4 years ago

    The ageing baby-boomers are getting nostalgic and as a result there is a wave of retro design on the market, some of it reproductions of old styles, others brand new and retro-futuristic...

  • Novelty Animal Masks
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    Novelty Animal Masks

    4 years ago

    There's nothing so disconcerting as when a stranger comes up to you from behind at a party, says "hello" and when you turn around, discover he has the head of a horse.

  • How the Internet has Changed Music
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    How the Internet has Changed Music

    4 years ago

    Over the past decade or so , the Internet has revolutionised the music industry. but what has this meant for consumers and artists alike?

  • Rich Men: Clive Palmer
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    Rich Men: Clive Palmer

    3 years ago

    One of the richest Australians in the world and the man who plans to rebuild the Titanic, Clive Palmer is as controversial as they come but love him or loathe him, he's hard to ignore.

  • Justin Bieber: Perfumier
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    Justin Bieber: Perfumier

    3 years ago

    The long awaited Justin Bieber fragrance has now hit the stores and no doubt will be lapped up by his legion of fans, even if they are too young to have an independent income and must pester their parents for the funds.

  • Old-Fashioned Prams - Baby Carriages
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    Old-Fashioned Prams - Baby Carriages

    4 years ago

    The classic English-style perambulator is a cultural icon and while no longer the baby carrier of choice for most people, many of the old style prams are highly collectable works of art.

  • Living Dolls
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    Living Dolls

    3 years ago

    There's a new fad afoot among the young folk- turning yourself into a living doll. Harmless fun or is something more insidious at play...?

  • Best YouTube Cat Videos
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    Best YouTube Cat Videos

    3 years ago

    Why are cat videos so popular? Of all the content on YouTube, the cat is arguably the runaway success of the medium. There is a phenomenal amount of cat content out there, so is the cat the most popular animal on...

  • How Can You Tell if Someone is Lying?
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    How Can You Tell if Someone is Lying?

    3 years ago

    Do you think you are skilled at detecting a lie? Well perhaps it's not as easy as you might think. Read on to discover more about the fine art of lying...

  • Complementary Colours
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    Complementary Colours

    4 years ago

    Imagine the world without colour - the brilliant blue of a sky, the velvet green of a lawn, the yellow of a canary, the glistening hues of a rainbow... and so on. It would be a drab place indeed.

  • Fear of Flying: Strategies
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    Fear of Flying: Strategies

    3 years ago

    Do you hands get clammy when you think of catching a plane? Does your heart beat faster? Feeling a little sweaty and anxious? Sounds like you might have a fear of flying...

  • Jane Austen Fashions
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    Jane Austen Fashions

    3 years ago

    Jane Austen wrote most of her novels during the English Regency period, a time of upheaval and changing cultural mores - changes that could be seen in the new fashions of the era, which harked back to the classical...

  • Finding Your Hidden Talent
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    Finding Your Hidden Talent

    4 years ago

    I never thought I could sing. The trouble wasn't just a lack of confidence but rather that it never even occurred to me that I could sing, having always imagined that singing was something that just happened naturally...

  • The Top Ten Uses for Baking Soda
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    The Top Ten Uses for Baking Soda

    3 years ago

    Of all the bits and pieces that the householder is apt to keep permanently in the pantry, baking soda is among the most useful. Not only is it used in a multitude of recipes but it is also an efficient and handy cleaner...

  • Lemon Power: Things to do with Lemons
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    Lemon Power: Things to do with Lemons

    3 years ago

    The versatile lemon is one of nature's most useful fruits. Not only do they have medicinal (some say magical) properties, they are nice to look at, beautifully fresh smelling, decorative in slices, healthy and a natural...

  • How to Treat Nappy Rash
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    How to Treat Nappy Rash

    3 years ago

    Nappy rash, or diaper rash, where the skin around a babies bottom and groin area appears red and inflamed, is a common phenomenon scores of babies have suffered from since the invention of nappies

  • Scottie Dog Brooches
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    Scottie Dog Brooches

    3 years ago

    In design terms, the Scottie dog is special. With the exception of the ubiquitous French poodle, this little dog has probably appeared on more consumer products than any other breed

  • 1920s Handbags
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    1920s Handbags

    4 years ago

    Handbag styles in the 1920s were greatly influenced by the Art Deco design movement that swept through that decade

  • Chunky Bead Necklaces
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    Chunky Bead Necklaces

    4 years ago

    One of the defining features of iconic cartoon housewives Marge Simpson and Wilma Flintsone is their chunky bead necklaces - this is because that kind of jewelry was very popular from the late 1940s and throughout the...

  • Military Messenger Bags for Men
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    Military Messenger Bags for Men

    4 years ago

    Did you know that the term 'handbag' was first used in the early 20th century to describe a man's bag or satchel? A little ironic when you consider the strong cultural association between women and their handbags.

  • Scarab Jewelry: Brooches, Charms, Bracelets, Pendants and Rings
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    Scarab Jewelry: Brooches, Charms, Bracelets, Pendants and Rings

    4 years ago

    Although a dung beetle may not seem like the most glamorous of motifs, to the ancient Egyptians, these humble insects were very meaningful, representing a sacred force and thus were an important religious symbol.

  • Art Nouveau Jewelry
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    Art Nouveau Jewelry

    4 years ago

    Of all 20th century design movements art nouveau is one the most interesting and certainly in its day, one of the most revolutionary

  • Arm Jewelry: Snake Bracelets
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    Arm Jewelry: Snake Bracelets

    3 years ago

    Long, lean, stealthy and dangerous - the snake inspires admiration in some, fear and loathing in others.

  • Starting Boys at School Later
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    Starting Boys at School Later

    4 years ago

    Girls, it seems, are better able to cope with starting school at a very young age than boys. Of course much will depend on the individual child - some may be ready, some not but perhaps the biggest barrier to a later...

  • Vintage Knitting Patterns
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    Vintage Knitting Patterns

    4 years ago

    Vintage knitting patterns have become very popular in recent times, driven largely by a general yearning for all things retro and also because some of those old pattern books from the 30s, 40s and 50s contain some...

  • Cat Pins and Brooches
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    Cat Pins and Brooches

    4 years ago

    A simple brooch pinned to a dress, blouse or coat was once a staple look in women's fashion. These days, too many people tend to neglect the brooch as a fashion accessory, yet the right one can really lift an outfit,...

  • Art Deco Jewelry
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    Art Deco Jewelry

    4 years ago

    Art Deco was an exremely popular design movement that emerged in the early 20th century, influencing fashion, architecture, furniture, jewelry and industrial and commercial design.

  • Ralph Lauren Polos
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    Ralph Lauren Polos

    4 years ago

    Polo Ralph Lauren is the up market casual clothing brand of well-known US designer Ralph Lauren

  • Vintage and Retro T-Shirts
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    Vintage and Retro T-Shirts

    3 years ago

    The humble T-shirt evolved from underwear, which in the 19th century, used to be a neck-to-knee, all-in-one affair, until a widespread fashion for two piece underwear came into vogue.

  • Wah Wah Pedals: Guitar Emotions
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    Wah Wah Pedals: Guitar Emotions

    3 years ago

    The wah wah pedal is as versatile as your imagination will allow and has been used by many great guitarists since it's invention in the mid 1960s, including greats Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.

  • Estée Lauder Perfumes
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    Estée Lauder Perfumes

    4 years ago

    Estée Lauder has been around for a long time - in fact it has been nearly 70 years since Josephine Esther Mentzer, aka, Estée Lauder, founded the company in 1946

  • Ben Sherman Shirts
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    Ben Sherman Shirts

    4 years ago

    British menswear manufacturer Ben Sherman has had a long association with the Mod movement, with Sherman having set up his first factory in Brighton, England in 1963.

  • Kitsch Christmas Ornaments
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    Kitsch Christmas Ornaments

    4 years ago

    They say 'todays kitsch is tomorrows collectable' and if that's true then the vast multitude of terrifically tacky Christmas ornaments available on the market is a good place to start gathering your future treasures. If...

  • Men's Gloves
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    Men's Gloves

    4 years ago

    Gloves are more than just a style statement. They also offer warmth and protection and have been worn since antiquity in various forms and for various professions, including anything from from beekeeping to space travel.

  • Ten Tips for Healthy Hair
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    Ten Tips for Healthy Hair

    3 years ago

    Hair is a barometer of good health - shiny, bouncy hair is an outward signal of vitality and of course, vitality esentially comes from good diet and exercise, so if you really want good hair, eat well and move!

  • Mobile Technology and the Internet: the Popularity of the Smart Phone
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    Mobile Technology and the Internet: the Popularity of the Smart Phone

    3 years ago

    Do mobile users behave differently to traditional full-screen computer users and if so in what ways?

  • The Colour Blue
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    The Colour Blue

    4 years ago

    Blue is a moody colour - over the years it has been associated with depression, sadness, spirituality and purity.

  • How to Bleach Your Hair
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    How to Bleach Your Hair

    5 years ago

    If you intend to bleach your hair at home, it's definitely best to buy a purpose made bleaching kit, which come in various degrees of lightening strenghts and follow the instructions. Don't just grab a bottle of...

  • How to Write a Condolence Letter
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    How to Write a Condolence Letter

    3 years ago

    When someone we know, whether personally or through a friend, dies, it's the most natural thing in the world to want to offer sympathy and condolences to the people who were closest to them.

  • Tips to Lighten Hair
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    Tips to Lighten Hair

    4 years ago

    Many people have blonde hair when they are children but as they grow older, an increase in melanin - the protective, natural chemical that causes skin and hair colour - begins to kick in and as a result the hair darkens...

  • 1950s Furniture
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    1950s Furniture

    3 years ago

    Furniture in the 1950s was very modern - it was streamlined, functional, unencumbered by fancy detail but produced in interesting shapes. Designs were comfortable and featured a lot of wood, sometimes combined with...

  • Best Milkshake Mixers
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    Best Milkshake Mixers

    4 years ago

    There so many varieties of milkshake mixers on the market it's hard to know which one to buy. Things to consider are: function, ease of use (including being easy to clean), quality, looks and price.

  • The Most Expensive Wines in the World
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    The Most Expensive Wines in the World

    4 years ago

    To a distinct non-connoiseur like myself, the world of rare vintage wine is a strange and mysterious place, populated by "experts", Masters of Wine, historians, Auction Houses and wealthy clients who are...

  • Rich Men:Lang Hancock and His Dynasty
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    Rich Men:Lang Hancock and His Dynasty

    3 years ago

    The Lang Hancock story of immense personal wealth and power begins in 1952, when Hancock, the son of West Australian graziers and former asbestos mine owner ,was flying over the Pilbara region of WA on his way to Perth,...

  • Cheap Flooring Solutions: Seagrass,  Painted Floorboards and More
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    Cheap Flooring Solutions: Seagrass, Painted Floorboards and More

    3 years ago

    Floor coverings are probably the single most expensive decorator item you will purchase but it's also the one thing that can really transform your home. However not everyone can afford lush pile carpet, ceramic tiles or...

  • The Microwavable Hot Water Bottle
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    The Microwavable Hot Water Bottle

    5 years ago

    The days of mucking around with scorching hot water, boiling the kettle to fill a hot water bottle, are over. One of the best, if underated, inventions of the 21st century is the microwavable hot water bottle. Not only...

  • Les Paul Guitars
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    Les Paul Guitars

    4 years ago

    The Legendary Les Paul, singer, songwriter and hot guitarist, pioneered the solid bodied electric guitar that revolutionalised music in the middle of the 20th century and made the whole rock'n roll thing possible. So...

  • Egyptian Cotton Sheets and Pillowcases
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    Egyptian Cotton Sheets and Pillowcases

    5 years ago

    It's the length of the fibres which gives Egyptian cotton its edge and quality and the special luxurious feel that we find in Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow cases. Longer threads mean a thinner and finer fibre.

  • Clarice Cliff
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    Clarice Cliff

    4 years ago

    Clarice Cliff was a well known 20th century ceramic artist who worked in the industry from 1922 to 1963. Cliff is known chiefly for her bold, colourful and distinctive designs and her works are highly sought after by...

  • Pedal Pushers
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    Pedal Pushers

    3 years ago

    Classic Pedal Pusher pants were popularised in the 1950's and were a variation of the Capri style pants worn in the late 1940's. Also known as "Clam Diggers", pedal Pushers (so called because of the cyclists...

  • How to Volumise your Hair
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    How to Volumise your Hair

    3 years ago

    For those of us with thin or flat, limp hair, volumising is particularly important as it can offer the illusion that we have twice as much hair as we do. Fortunately there are a plethora of products, along with tips and...

  • Rich Men:The Sultan of Brunei
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    Rich Men:The Sultan of Brunei

    4 years ago

    Brunei is a small sovereign state, lying along the north coast of the island of Borneo, the remainder of the territory belonging to Indonesia and Malaysia. Geographically, it occupies a strageci position, located as it...

  • New Trends in Housing
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    New Trends in Housing

    5 years ago

    Over the last twenty years or so in Australia, there's been a distinct fashion for very spacious, ultra modern but essentially boxy-like houses, known colloquially as Mc Mansions. They are often built on smallish sized...

  • Old Fashioned Travel Games for the Car
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    Old Fashioned Travel Games for the Car

    3 years ago

    Playing games on a long family car trip can be great fun, keeps the kids occupied and it's also a good way to keep the driver awake and alert. The following games are old standards that have probably been played by...

  • John Lennon Glasses
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    John Lennon Glasses

    4 years ago

    The cool and groovy skinny wire-framed, round 'granny glasses' that John Lennon first appeared in the 1960's are a classic design and of course, predate Lennon. The circle style goes right back to the earliest glasses...

  • Pets Names for Cats and Dogs
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    Pets Names for Cats and Dogs

    3 years ago

    Abba, Abby, Abel, Acme, Achoo, Addy, Ahab, Ali, Animal, Amber, Ambi, Angel, Apple, Apollo, Arnie, Archer, Archie, Arkey, Arlo, Artie, Artemis

  • Best Educational Toys for Kids
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    Best Educational Toys for Kids

    3 years ago

    It could be said that all toys are educational, in as much as they provide for play and play is one of the chief ways by which children learn. However all toys are not equal and a good educational toy will offer the...

  • Brain Tumour Symptoms
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    Brain Tumour Symptoms

    5 years ago

    There has been much discusson in the media lately about the relationship between the use of cell phones and the development of cancerous brain tumours. While there doesn't appear to be absolute evidence that there is a...

  • The Etoro
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    The Etoro

    3 years ago

    n the remote mountains of southern New Guinea, there are still primitive tribes who have liittle contact with the ousdie world; who are still surviving as hunter-gatherers and engaging in the same rites and tradtions as...

  • The Kings and Queens of England
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    The Kings and Queens of England

    4 years ago

    England is one the few countries left in the world that, wrongly or rightly, still maintains a monarch who has a constituional role in the workings of government. Why?

  • Retro Rayban Sunglasses
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    Retro Rayban Sunglasses

    3 years ago

    The original Rayban Wayfarer sunglasses were designed in 1952 and in their day, were a revolution in eyewear, as they departed from the traditional metal frame that had previously dominated the sunglasses scene.

  • Antique Dollhouses
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    Antique Dollhouses

    4 years ago

    Anyone with an interest in miniature houses and furniture will probably have heard of the exquisite model house, known as "Queen Mary's Dollhouse", finished in 1924 and constructed for Queen Mary, wife of...

  • Frozen Shoulder: Adhesive Capulitis
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    Frozen Shoulder: Adhesive Capulitis

    3 years ago

    Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis, as it is otherwise known, is a debilitating, painful condition that more often than not, appears out of the blue, usually in people over forty and is characterized by painful,...

  • The Shortest Person in the World
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    The Shortest Person in the World

    5 years ago

    Not so long ago, He Pingping of China, at 73 cm, the size of a six month old baby, was officially the shortest person in the world, however Pingping died in March 2010 at age twenty-one, from complications due to the...

  • Best Baby Bags
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    Best Baby Bags

    3 years ago

    For the parent of a newborn, a baby bag is an indispensable item. You'll need something to keep all that baby clutter in, such as bottles, nappies, bibs, pins, face-cloths etc. So, what to look for? Design and looks are...

  • History of Hello Kitty
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    History of Hello Kitty

    3 years ago

    Hello Kitty began in London in 1974, as result of a request made by the Japanese Sanrio Company to a young designer, Ikuko Shimizu, to create a character that would appeal to the pink and fluffy tastes of pre-teen girls.

  • Top Facebook Fads
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    Top Facebook Fads

    5 years ago

    Who would have thought that the wondrous developments of technology over the last one hundred years or so would partly culminate in one of the most banal and trivial activities ever to plague mankind...and yes, I'm...

  • Victoria Beckham's Hair
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    Victoria Beckham's Hair

    4 years ago

    There are certain celebrities who are, for whatever mysterious reason, held up as 'style gurus'. . You can't escape them as they permeate the media like a noxious miasma. Whether we wish it or not, we are forced to take...

  • How did Google get Started?
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    How did Google get Started?

    3 years ago

    The story of the most successful search engine in internet history thus far, began at Stanford University in the mid 1990's.

  • Dollhouse Furniture
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    Dollhouse Furniture

    4 years ago

    For centuries dollhouses have been delighting little girls and indeed, there is something fascinating in miniature things, even for adults. There's a huge variety of dollhouse furniture available online, from tiny...

  • Andrea Casiraghi
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    Andrea Casiraghi

    3 years ago

    The Casiraghi's/Grimaldi's attract the tabloid media and paparazzi like flowers attract bees, only the relationship is not as wholesome. If your'e rich and famous it's almost inevitable but if your rich, famous royal...

  • French Provincial Style Furniture
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    French Provincial Style Furniture

    4 years ago

    As the name suggests French Provincial comes originally from the rural areas of country France in the seventeeth and eighteenth centuries and combines natural materials such as wood and iron, with light, bright shades...

  • Knitting Nancy for Kids
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    Knitting Nancy for Kids

    4 years ago

    If you're ever looking for something to keep a child busy on a rainy afternoon, this could be just the thing. The Knitting Nancy, or French Knitter as it's sometimes called, is a very simple device for creating a...

  • Best Beach Umbrellas
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    Best Beach Umbrellas

    4 years ago

    A beach umbrella provides great protection from those harsh, penetrating rays of the sun and if you're going to take the family out to spend a long afternoon at the beach, they really are a must. Umbrella's for sun...

  • Andy Warhol Soup Cans Products
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    Andy Warhol Soup Cans Products

    3 years ago

    Andy Warhol's iconic Campell's Soup Can series is one of the most recognizable works of art in the world.

  • Poufs
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    Poufs

    3 years ago

    Every home should have a pouf. Yes indeed, I'm talking about a soft, cushiony place to rest your feet and relax

  • Summer Hats
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    Summer Hats

    5 years ago

    When choosing a hat for sun protection, it's wise to go for a wide brim for maximum shelter from those penetrating rays. Ideally, brims on broad brimmed hats should be 8-10cm wide

  • Planking
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    Planking

    5 years ago

    What is Planking? Ever since the daring flag pole sitters of the 20th Century Depression era, there's been street crazes of one sort of another at various times -parkour for example. Only now we have instant...

  • Vintage Swimsuits
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    Vintage Swimsuits

    4 years ago

    Swimsuits began getting daring in the 1920's and have been shrinking ever since; many of todays togs could fit inside a cigarette packet. There's freedom now to wear whatever you like and on some beaches it's okay to...

  • Accessories for Model Train Sets:Trees, Figures, Houses
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    Accessories for Model Train Sets:Trees, Figures, Houses

    4 years ago

    Part of the joy of a model railway is the creation of a miniature world and there are so many details to think about. What sort of environment will it be? Desert, lush and green,hilly rocky...all of these?

  • Hiccups and How to Cure Them
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    Hiccups and How to Cure Them

    3 years ago

    Hiccups are incredibly annoying but I have a sure-fire cure that has has never failed me;

  • Stuttering and Stammering
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    Stuttering and Stammering

    4 years ago

    A severe stutter can be terrible burden - the sufferer may avoid certain words in conversation and/or may avoid certain situations altogether if they feel they will be put under stress. This can limit their life...

  • Popular Scams
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    Popular Scams

    3 years ago

    What defines a scam? If enough people believe in something, even without evidence, does that legitimise it? If the snake oil salesman believes in his product, is it still a scam?

  • The Tallest Woman in the World
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    The Tallest Woman in the World

    5 years ago

    At 7 foot 8 inches, (233 cm) Yao Defen, has a rare kind of fame, that few people would envy. Yao has the distinction being the tallest women in the world, (as defined by the Guiness Book of Records) weighing 200 kg (440...

  • Working with Computers: Sitting Down Can Kill You
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    Working with Computers: Sitting Down Can Kill You

    3 years ago

    Did you know that sitting down for long periods of time can significantly shorten your life, even if you exercise regularly? Not great news for those of us who spend hours hunched over a computer keyboard - whether by...

  • Charlotte of Monaco
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    Charlotte of Monaco

    5 years ago

    When Grace Kelly, Hollywood actress, millionaire's daughter and international beauty, married into Monaco's House of Grimaldi in 1956, she set off a genetic domino effect resulting in some seriously good-looking Monaco...

  • Old Fashioned Deckchairs
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    Old Fashioned Deckchairs

    3 years ago

    Traditional deck chairs feature in many old family photographs and on the covers of old ocean liner brochures. They also conjure up images of boater hats, gardens, Brighton Beach and summer fun and relaxation.

  • Pierre Casiraghi
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    Pierre Casiraghi

    5 years ago

    Handsome, rich, royal and loaded with bags of European style and charm. Has Pierre Casiraghi got it all?

  • Vintage Reproduction Jukeboxes
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    Vintage Reproduction Jukeboxes

    4 years ago

    From the earliest coin-slot phonographs to the dazzling light-up machines of the 1950's and 60's - for a large chunk of the 20th Century, jukeboxes provided musical entertainment for patrons of cafes, clubs, pubs, soda...

  • Mad Hats!
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    Mad Hats!

    4 years ago

    Nothing says look at me quite like an outlandish hat and every celebrity knows that if you want to be noticed on the world stage a mad hat will do it every time. True, not every celebrity wants to be known in that...

  • Prince Harry's Charm
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    Prince Harry's Charm

    5 years ago

    Harry, on the other hand, has a kind of rakish charm that is very appealing..at least to this writer. Of course, not having had the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with him, I'm unable to say with any accuracy...

  • Phobias: A List of Common Fears
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    Phobias: A List of Common Fears

    3 years ago

    We all have our fears; some mild, some not so mild but when fear begins to get out of proportion and we actually feel physical symptoms such as rapid hearbeat, tremors, difficulty breathing and anxiety, we might be...

  • Princess Anne: Inside the Princess Royal
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    Princess Anne: Inside the Princess Royal

    3 years ago

    Does anyone care about Princess Anne these days? Perhaps they do in dear old England but as a non-Brit I rarely see her photograph grace the pages of a celebrity magazine, nor do I hear any gossip coming from that...

  • Living in Tree Houses
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    Living in Tree Houses

    3 years ago

    Deep in the rainforests of West Papua, in one of the remotest areas on the planet, live tribes of of extraordinary people called the Korowai- The Tree People. They are among the last hunter-gatherers on earth and have...

  • Landline Telephones: Funky Phones, Novelty Phones and Old Fashioned Phones
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    Landline Telephones: Funky Phones, Novelty Phones and Old Fashioned Phones

    3 years ago

    Telephones have come a long way since Alexander Graham Bell rushed off to patent his new invention in the 1870's.

  • Phillip Treacy
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    Phillip Treacy

    3 years ago

    One of the hottest hat makers around at the moment is Londoner, Philip Treacy...milliner to royals, celebritries and other miscellaneous society ladies. Recipient of an honorary OBE for services to the British fashion...

  • Pippa Middleton
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    Pippa Middleton

    5 years ago

    Of course the media are desperate to make stars of women like Kate and Pippa Middleton because it helps them sell their appalling rags. Princess Diana was a goldmine. It seems the public just can't get enough of...

  • Beatrice and Eugenie
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    Beatrice and Eugenie

    4 years ago

    Does it matter that Beatrice appeared to be wearing something deeply ludicrous by on her head? Or that Eugenie's outfit looked like it could have been purchased from a regional ladies wear shop...and old stock at that?

  • Beauty and Advertising
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    Beauty and Advertising

    3 years ago

    Some beauty advertisements make extraordinary claims...that's surely nothing new but there's "oh, yeah, riiiiight" extraordinary and then there's "what the?! you're kidding me?!" extraordinary. In...

  • Permanent Eye Color Change
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    Permanent Eye Color Change

    3 years ago

    Amazing as it may seem, it is possible to permanently change the color of your eyes using an artificial iris diaphragm implant, which is inserted via intraocular surgery. But how safe is it?

  • Retro Watches
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    Retro Watches

    5 years ago

    A watch desiged with an inbuilt mini-boombox as the clock face - how funky is that man? The boombox was invented in the late 70's, so this watch has the vibe of that decade.

  • Radio Days: Vintage Replica Radios
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    Radio Days: Vintage Replica Radios

    4 years ago

    As more and more radio receivers sprung up in the community the commercial potential of the radio became obvious. Over the next few decades, and until the invention of television, families would sit huddled by their...

  • Retro Disney Mickey Mouse Watches
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    Retro Disney Mickey Mouse Watches

    4 years ago

    Many of Mickey's early merchandising items are highly collectable, particularly Mickey Mouse watches, which are a classic piece of Disney merchandise.

  • Vintage Reproduction Turntables
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    Vintage Reproduction Turntables

    4 years ago

    As great as mp3 players are, they just don't have the feel and tangibility of an old fashioned record player.

  • Vintage Reproduction Coca Cola Fridges
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    Vintage Reproduction Coca Cola Fridges

    4 years ago

    Coca-cola has had a long, long history, stretching way back to 1886, when it was sold as a medicine for five cents a pop. As far as carbonated drinks go, no other liquid has such phenomenal success all the way along the...

  • Retro Appliances; Vintage Mixers, Toasters, Fans and Blenders
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    Retro Appliances; Vintage Mixers, Toasters, Fans and Blenders

    5 years ago

    Although it's hard to believe, helpful electrical household appliances -vacuum cleaners, mixers, toasters, washing machines, fridges etc. have only been around since the early 20th Century. Such things revolutionized...

  • Strange Superstitions and Weird Wives Tales
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    Strange Superstitions and Weird Wives Tales

    5 years ago

    Some old wives tales and superstitions predate literacy and are part of the great oral tradition that is passed down through generations.

  • Emu Farming: Some Facts and Figures about the Emu Industry
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    Emu Farming: Some Facts and Figures about the Emu Industry

    5 years ago

    Emu farming is a relatively new industry in Australia, having begun in WA in the 1980's but there are now many farms in various parts of the country. Wild emus are a protected species and those that are used for meat...

  • The Fake Medicine Trade
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    The Fake Medicine Trade

    5 years ago

    Have you ever had an email land in your inbox offering you medication at discount prices? Viagra perhaps? Erectile dysfunction? Or something else? Well if you have, chances are it could be fake medication. The fake meds...

  • How to get Your Child into Acting
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    How to get Your Child into Acting

    3 years ago

    First and foremost if you're going to steer your child toward any sort of acting, modelling or television advertising career, you will need a good, professional headshot. It doesn't have to be a plethora of photographs...

  • 40's Poster Girls: Sex Symbols of WW2
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    40's Poster Girls: Sex Symbols of WW2

    3 years ago

    Poster girls or pin-up girls represent a feminine ideal in the popular culture of a particular period. Although the practice of selling blown-pictures of attractive women dates back to to the 1890's, it really reached...

  • Doma People: the Tribe with Two Toes
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    Doma People: the Tribe with Two Toes

    3 years ago

    West of Zimbawbe, near the Zambezi river, lives a relatively isolated tribe known as the Doma (Wadoma and Madumo), who have an interesting feature. A majority of its members were born with a genetic mutation known as...

  • The First Child Star
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    The First Child Star

    5 years ago

    The phenomenum of the child star did not begin in Hollywood but rather on the stage. In the mid nineteenth century an American girl with English immigrant parents, called Lottie Crabtree, was a huge sensation, not least...

  • Kids Bouncy Castles
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    Kids Bouncy Castles

    4 years ago

    Bouncy castles are a great choice for kids on a a number of levels. First and foremost, they love them and it's an activity that will keep keep them occupied for long periods of time.

  • Top Models of the 1960's
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    Top Models of the 1960's

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  • The Beaumont Children
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    The Beaumont Children

    3 years ago

    When a child disappears, it is a parent's nightmare realised - but when three disappear from the same family all at the same time, it is an unimaginable tragedy beyond even nightmares. Yet that is exactly what happened...

  • An Aging Population: Care Accommodation, Costs and the Baby Boomers
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    An Aging Population: Care Accommodation, Costs and the Baby Boomers

    3 years ago

    The personal costs of caring for an individual are high and can be further seen in reduced income, depression and isolation. According to Gill Pierce, a policy worker at Carers Australia, “ongoing care by family...

  • Short Story: Hers and His
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    Short Story: Hers and His

    5 years ago

    Hers Reality is overated thought Jane as she dipped her brush into the dishwater. Tim was telling her about his trip to Bunnings and the screws that the girl at the checkout had tried to overcharge him for. ...

  • The Pyjama Girl Murder Mystery
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    The Pyjama Girl Murder Mystery

    3 years ago

    Every now and then an intriguing crime captivates public imagination, so that it is never completely forgotten, no matter how much time goes by. The Pyjama Girl mystery is one such case - an unsolved murder that...

  • Vintage Teddy Bears
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    Vintage Teddy Bears

    3 years ago

    The old-fashioned Teddy Bear has been delighting children since 1902. As the story goes, the bears were created as the result of a Washington Post cartoon that made fun of President Theadore Roosevelt's refusal to shoot...

  • Easter Chocolates
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    Easter Chocolates

    5 years ago

    Most of us have heard that Easter began as a Pagan festival which celibrated fertility...which is why eggs became a part of the Easter season but where did the association of chocolate with Easter come from?

  • Martin Bryant and the Broad Arrow Cafe
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    Martin Bryant and the Broad Arrow Cafe

    3 years ago

    Loneliness appeared to have plagued Martin Bryant, particularly after his father and benefactor died. He sought company but found people turned away from him and in the months leading up to the massacre he began...

  • Kate Spade Bags
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    Kate Spade Bags

    3 years ago

    Kate Spade designs are stylish and elegant but also fun-loving, with a hint of frivolity. Her bags stand out...but because of their style rather than any pretentious 'designer' kudos. The Kate Spade label imprinted on...

  • Fashions for Tall Women
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    Fashions for Tall Women

    4 years ago

    Let's start with the shoes. It's all very well for Nicole Kidman to swan about in her limited edition, three inch heeled Salvatore Ferragamo's but not all of us have the funds to acquire such beauties nor the beauty to...

  • The Temptations
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    The Temptations

    3 years ago

    It was Motown's founder and legendary record producer Berrry Gordy, who in 1961 renamed what was formerly the Elgins, the Temptations. They became one of the most successful male bands of the 60's and 70's.

  • Dutch Oven Recipes
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    Dutch Oven Recipes

    3 years ago

    A dutch oven is a lidded cooking appliance ...a large pot with thick walls, usually but not exclusively made from cast iron. They have been used in various forms cooking for hundreds of years.They're known as 'dutch'...

  • Gift Ideas for Dads
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    Gift Ideas for Dads

    5 years ago

    Dads can be notoriously hard to buy gifts for. Perhaps this is because they tend not to go in for all the accessories and fripperies we might associate with women

  • Dementia in Dogs
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    Dementia in Dogs

    4 years ago

    As dogs age, their senses begin to decline and they can no longer see, hear or smell with the same sharpness as before. These are the normal signs of aging, however if these are accompanied by noticable behaviourable...

  • A History of Barbie
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    A History of Barbie

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    Mattel's Barbie is far and way the most successful doll ever produced in the US and she has had a long and chequered history since her inception in 1959. Her voluptous looks are recognized all over the world....

  • The Nasty Food Critic
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    The Nasty Food Critic

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    For professional food writers, it seems a certain amount of acid reflux is almost mandatory and the profession has a long tradition of serving up inflamed tongue, with a flagon of extra vitriol on the side.

  • How to Write for the Internet
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    How to Write for the Internet

    4 years ago

    For a writer accustomed to to a traditional print format, creating an online writing project requires a shift in perspective. Although both forms share the commonality of words, they are appearing in an entirely...

  • Children's Tea Sets
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    Children's Tea Sets

    3 years ago

    A kid's tea set is an old classic that has been enjoyed by generations of children. Children love to imitate the adult world and role playing games are a vital part of the learning process and help to stimulate a...

  • Chopper Read
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    Chopper Read

    4 years ago

    Mark Brandon Chopper Read is one of Australia's most notorious and colourful miscreants. A controversial figure, the convicted criminal has been a long-time cash darling of the media, in what has proved to be a...

  • Shirley Temple
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    Shirley Temple

    4 years ago

    In the 1930's Shirley temple's screen success was phenomenal. Not only did she she rescue an ailing Fox Studio but influenced its merger with 20th Century, to become 20th Century Fox.

  • Mad Men Fashions
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    Mad Men Fashions

    3 years ago

    Critically acclaimed American drama series Mad Men is a nostalgic trip back to the cutthroat world of the advertising industry of the 1960's.

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