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  • What is Insulin?
    0

    What is Insulin?

    4 years ago

    Insulin is a hormone that is essential for the proper use and storage of ingested sugar in the body. The hormone is secreted by certain cells of the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas. It is secreted at a high rate...

  • How Does Skin Grow
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    How Does Skin Grow

    4 years ago

    The outer covering of the whole body, the skin is really the largest organ of the body. Besides the all important general functions of protection it serves an umber of other functions, including heat and fluid control...

  • How do I stop snoring?
    1

    How do I stop snoring?

    4 years ago

    Once and for all, let's put to rest two common myths about snoring: (1) There isn't a thing you can do about it and (2) snoring is just noise, laughable or annoying, of no medical significance. In truth, there are...

  • What is the cause of diabetes?
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    What is the cause of diabetes?

    4 years ago

    Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism. The cause of diabetes is not known, but it is known that diabetics have a deficiency of insulin, a hormone necessary for the normal utilization and metabolism of sugar. As a result,...

  • What is a Marriage?
    0

    What is a Marriage?

    4 years ago

    Marriage, one of the fundamental supports and regularizes of the structure of all societies. Marriage provides legal and ritual sanction for the founding of a family, a unit of social and economic importance; the...

  • Breastfeeding Problems
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    Breastfeeding Problems

    4 years ago

    Many of the minor difficulties encountered by the nursing mother can be avoided by proper preparation of the breasts during the early months. Depressed nipples will have been drawn out and formed into proper shape,...

  • How can snakes swallow animals bigger than themselves?
    1

    How can snakes swallow animals bigger than themselves?

    4 years ago

    The expression 'to have eyes bigger than one's belly' fits the snake perfectly. The biggest snakes-except deep in tropical jungles and large deserts-have bodies no thicker than a man's wrist, and yet, although their...

  • How do birds learn to build their nests?
    1

    How do birds learn to build their nests?

    4 years ago

    Birds do not learn how to build their nests. They already know! At nest-building time fledglings brought up in artificial conditions build nests to the design normally followed by that particular species. The art of...

  • What are the Symptoms of Gout?
    2

    What are the Symptoms of Gout?

    4 years ago

    This is a disorder of the chemistry of the body characterized by an excess of uric acid salts in the blood and manifesting itself typically in attacks of joint inflammation associated with the deposition therein of...

  • Buy a Dachshund
    1

    Buy a Dachshund

    4 years ago

    Once you have decided that you want a Dachshund, the next thing to do is to go about getting him. Perhaps you chose the Dachshund because a neighbor's dog had puppies and the children talked you into it. If the pups are...

  • Pool Party Games
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    Pool Party Games

    12 days ago

    Sound travels swiftly and clearly under water. You have discovered this if you have ever tapped two rocks together under water. While the sound cannot be heard above water, it can be heard for several hundred feet by...

  • Team Building Games
    4

    Team Building Games

    4 years ago

    Divide your participants into two groups. Each of these teams in turn breaks up into two groups, one at one end of the room, the other at the opposite end. Give each of these four groups a knife. Place two ice cubes on...

  • How to Grow Asparagus
    1

    How to Grow Asparagus

    4 years ago

    Asparagus is a plant of the lily family native to Eurasia but now raised in most parts of the world for its edible young stems. The common, or garden, asparagus is a perennial plant which, (1.2 to 3 meters). Its stems,...

  • Training a Dachshund
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    Training a Dachshund

    4 years ago

    As soon as you get your puppy you can begin to housebreak him but remember that you can't expect too much of him until he is five months old or so. A baby puppy just cannot control himself, so it is best to give him an...

  • Companion Planting
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    Companion Planting

    4 years ago

    Companion planting means growing plants near each other which interact and do each other good. Marigolds (Tagetes), for example, have been grown for hundreds of years in European vegetable gardens. Their scent seems to...

  • What is Asthma?
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    What is Asthma?

    4 years ago

    Asthma is a very common problem in childhood. Many parents are concerned about their child having asthma and a number of myths and old wives' tales exist about the condition. Asthma is a common condition which occurs...

  • What Causes Asthma?
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    What Causes Asthma?

    4 years ago

    There are numerous causes of asthma, some more important in one person than others. The first point to bear in mind is that asthma occurs in people predisposed to the condition, in other words, those with hyper-reactive...

  • How is Asthma Diagnosed?
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    How is Asthma Diagnosed?

    4 years ago

    Asthma is diagnosed in three ways. First, from the story given by the parents of recurrent cough, wheeze or multiple episodes of so-called bronchitis. Secondly by observations made on examination of the child and...

  • Types of Insulation Materials
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    Types of Insulation Materials

    4 years ago

    There is no mystery about insulation. Each of the materials that make up your house has some insulative value. But their effectiveness varies greatly. A 1-inch blanket of insulation has the same insulative value as 3...

  • How to Reduce Energy Costs
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    How to Reduce Energy Costs

    4 years ago

    As our energy resources dwindle, costs are rising. Gas and electricity are becoming too scarce, too precious, too expensive to waste. So how do we respond to the challenge? We make the most of what we have-we conserve....

  • What is Insulation?
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    What is Insulation?

    4 years ago

    Keeping heat inside your house during winter and outside it in summer is what insulation is all about. Suppose your furnace is in good repair and your doors and windows are weatherstripped and tight. If on a chilly day...

  • Types of Snakes
    2

    Types of Snakes

    4 years ago

    Most snakes are like one another in general appearance, but vary a great deal in size and color markings. They move by a wriggling movement which presses the horny plates of the belly against the earth and so thrusts...

  • What is Sculpture?
    3

    What is Sculpture?

    4 years ago

    To make solid forms out of clay, wood or stone is an art as old as painting. It is so old that sometimes the sculptured relics of an ancient people are the only proof of their existence. Thus on Easter Island there are...

  • What is Dressage?
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    What is Dressage?

    4 years ago

    Dressage is the systematic training of a horse to make him supple, balanced and obedient to his rider. The term dressage, a French word meaning simply 'training', is also used to denote the competitive sport in which...

  • What is a Census?
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    What is a Census?

    4 years ago

    A government survey that is conducted to obtain information about the population and economy of a country is termed a census. The word comes from the Latin censere, meaning 'to tax', and was originally applied to the...

  • How to Pluck a Bird
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    How to Pluck a Bird

    4 years ago

    Start with the wings, then the neck and, working down to the tail, pluck out the feathers, pulling them upwards away from the bird. Great care must be taken to avoid tearing the skin. Tweak out the quill ends. Singe...

  • Physical Symptoms of Stress
    1

    Physical Symptoms of Stress

    4 years ago

    Think about the last time you were startled, scared, or embarrassed. Maybe the phone rang at dawn. ("Bad news," you think.) Or a car pulled out in front of you. ("What an idiot!") Or you were called...

  • What Causes Thunderstorms?
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    What Causes Thunderstorms?

    4 years ago

    A thunderstorm is a storm with lightning and thunder. Thunderstorms are produced by towering cumulonimbus clouds associated with a fall in atmospheric pressure, strong gusts of wind, heavy rain and sometimes hail. ...

  • What is Good Friday?
    1

    What is Good Friday?

    4 years ago

    Good Friday is the day in Holy Week on which Christians observe the passion and death of Jesus Christ. In the early years of Christianity, pious devotion was concentrated on His resurrection, not His death. However, as...

  • Pottery for Beginners
    1

    Pottery for Beginners

    4 years ago

    Clay is a wonderful substance and it is both plentiful and cheap. It is everywhere in the world, ready to be made into beautiful and useful articles. Small children have always loved to play with it. Man has fashioned...

  • What Causes Earthquakes?
    2

    What Causes Earthquakes?

    4 years ago

    An earthquake is a number of rapid, consecutive, elastic waves in Earth. A major quake is usually preceded by a few foreshocks (small quakes) and followed by many minor aftershocks. The source of a quake may be shallow...

  • Types of Cookers
    1

    Types of Cookers

    5 years ago

    There are a variety of cookers. The most common are gas cookers, working from a mains supply or using Calor Gas, which is a portable fuel, delivered in small steel cylinders, the gas being stored in liquid form; and...

  • Protective Powers of Blood
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    Protective Powers of Blood

    5 years ago

    The normal blood contains substances inimical to bacterial life and is consequently pre-eminent amongst the body defences against disease. It is a commonplace that certain people when exposed to infection do not...

  • Flea Control for Dogs
    1

    Flea Control for Dogs

    5 years ago

    The flea is any of a large order of wingless parasitic insects, which in the adult stage feed solely on the blood of warm-blooded animals-birds and mammals. In addition to sucking their hosts' blood, fleas may transmit...

  • What is Encephalitis?
    0

    What is Encephalitis?

    5 years ago

    Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain occurring in man as well as in other animals. It is often accompanied by inflammation of the spinal cord (encephalomyelitis) or the meninges, the membranes covering the brain...

  • Types of Surgery
    3

    Types of Surgery

    5 years ago

    Surgery is the branch of medicine concerned with manipulative and instrumental techniques to repair, reconstruct, and correct deformities, defects, and diseased or injured parts of the body. Surgery can be classified as...

  • WritingContest
    1

    WritingContest

    5 years ago

    What an absolute joy and pleasure it has been to participate in the "So You Think You Can Write Online" contest here at Hubpages! I've won not a single daily draw or staff pick or a People's Choice award in...

  • Organic Vegetable Gardening
    3

    Organic Vegetable Gardening

    5 years ago

    Organic gardening is a concept advanced by one school of gardeners, which believes that greatest quality and healthfulness in vegetables is obtained when these are grown on soils enriched by organic materials without...

  • Things to Know When Buying a Pedigree Dog
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    Things to Know When Buying a Pedigree Dog

    13 days ago

    You have to watch your language when you are in the company of "dog" people. If you refer to a blue-blooded canine as a "thoroughbred" or a "pedigreed" dog, that marks you as an outsider....

  • What is Impetigo?
    0

    What is Impetigo?

    5 years ago

    This is an acute infectious inflammation of the skin in which there is the formation of flat sores which become "mattery" or pustular. It is met with in all ages and in all social grades, but it is commonest...

  • History of Cooking
    2

    History of Cooking

    5 years ago

  • Choosing a Dog
    2

    Choosing a Dog

    5 years ago

  • Methods of Cooking
    3

    Methods of Cooking

    5 years ago

  • Proper Punctuation
    1

    Proper Punctuation

    5 years ago

  • History of the Apple
    0

    History of the Apple

    5 years ago

    Apples were probably native to southwestern Asia in the Caucasus area between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, but they have been cultivated in Europe for several thousand years. Charred remains of the fruit have been...

  • Indigestion Symptoms
    2

    Indigestion Symptoms

    5 years ago

    There are two main forms of indigestion or dyspepsia not associated with any gross structural change in the component tissues of the stomach. One is dependent upon inadequate secretion of the gastric digestive juice,...

  • Experience Skydiving
    0

    Experience Skydiving

    5 years ago

    Skydiving is the sport that involves parachuting from an airplane. It grew out of the air show demonstrations in the 1930's and parachute tactics employed in World War II. See parachute. The activity is also called...

  • What is Scotland Yard?
    2

    What is Scotland Yard?

    5 years ago

    Scotland Yard is the popular name for the headquarters of the metropolitan police of London, England, and for the police themselves, especially the Criminal Investigation Department. The present headquarters, opened in...

  • What causes Impotence?
    1

    What causes Impotence?

    5 years ago

    This means inability to take a proper part in sex intercourse, and it does not at all necessarily imply sterility. Although conception is more likely when there is complete penetration, yet penetration is not essential;...

  • Hysteria Definition
    1

    Hysteria Definition

    5 years ago

    Hysteria is a variety of mind illness or neurosis tending to occur in hereditarily predisposed persons. It appears most often during the age period of fifteen to thirty, and, although more common in women, is not...

  • What is Acromegaly?
    3

    What is Acromegaly?

    5 years ago

    Acromegaly is a chronic disease occurring in middle life, It is characterized by increased secretion of growth hormone by the front region of the pituitary gland and enlargement of parts of the head, hands, and feet.

  • Hypnosis Therapy
    0

    Hypnosis Therapy

    5 years ago

    This is a special form of sleep induced under the influence of an operator who suggests the idea of sleep in various ways. The hypnotic state presents three phases which merge into each other. The first is that of...

  • What are Dreams?
    0

    What are Dreams?

    5 years ago

    When the higher functions of the mind, intellect and will, are in abeyance during sleep, imagination frequently runs riot, and presents brilliant pictures to the mind. Dreams always have a foundation in impressions...

  • Psychosomatic Disorders
    2

    Psychosomatic Disorders

    5 years ago

    It has been customary in the past to think of physical or bodily illness in terms of physical structure. When an organ was diseased, physicians looked for the main cause in that organ or in related organs. There was a...

  • Nursery Rhymes Songs
    0

    Nursery Rhymes Songs

    5 years ago

    The traditional verses, classified as nursery rhymes, which are the heritage of each generation of young children, are more familiarly known i.n the United States as Mother Goose Rhymes or simply Mother Goose. The term...

  • What is Acne?
    0

    What is Acne?

    5 years ago

    Zits are small rounded and more or less flamed elevations of the skin, frequently suppurating at the head. The term is popularly applied to acne.

  • Dog Bites: What to do?
    2

    Dog Bites: What to do?

    5 years ago

    A dog is after all an animal, and under some provocation, any dog may bite a person. One of the hazards of dog ownership is the possibility of the family pet inflicting injury on a person. Although the laws regarding...

  • Weight Control Diet
    1

    Weight Control Diet

    5 years ago

    Obesity results when a person's intake of calories is greater than the amount needed by the body for energy. Fat supplies about twice as many calories as carbohydrate and protein, and except for alcohol, these three...

  • Complications in Pregnancy
    7

    Complications in Pregnancy

    5 years ago

    Babies are sometimes reluctant to enter into the world and must be assisted out by the doctor. Forceps have been used for 150 years to help the baby's head through the pelvis. They can be used not just to help pull out...

  • List of Hobbies
    1

    List of Hobbies

    5 years ago

    Hobbies are spare-time activities. They cover a wide range of subjects but generally fall into one of two categories: collecting (such items as stamps or rocks) and creating (such activities as needlework and model...

  • Placenta Problems During Pregnancy
    0

    Placenta Problems During Pregnancy

    5 years ago

    Placenta accreta is a rare condition that occurs when the placenta attaches itself too firmly to the wall of the uterus and cannot be removed after birth. Heavy bleeding often occurs after the delivery of the baby, and...

  • Electric Shock Treatment for Depression
    2

    Electric Shock Treatment for Depression

    5 years ago

    Electroshock therapy is an organic method of treatment for psychiatric disorders. It is more technically known as electric convulsive therapy, or ECT. To administer the treatment, the therapist places electrodes on...

  • What is the Emancipation Proclamation?
    1

    What is the Emancipation Proclamation?

    5 years ago

    The emancipation proclamation was a military edict issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, proclaiming the emancipation of all slaves in those regions still under Confederate control in the Civil War....

  • Body Changes During Pregnancy
    0

    Body Changes During Pregnancy

    5 years ago

    The first definite sign that a woman is pregnant is that she fails to have a menstrual period when one is normally due. At about the same time as the period is missed, the woman may feel unwell, unduly tired, and her...

  • Wood Floor Finishing
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    Wood Floor Finishing

    5 years ago

    All wood floors should be given some kind of finish. The correct surfacing of a floor will protect the fiber of the wood, improve the appearance, and make it easier to clean. To be satisfactory, the finish must insure...

  • History of Lamps
    2

    History of Lamps

    5 years ago

    Lamp (from the Greek lampas meaning torch), any contrivance which affords a means of producing light, and sometimes heat, by electricity or by combustion of oils, gases, fats, or flammable fluids.

  • Swimming Pool Construction
    0

    Swimming Pool Construction

    5 years ago

    A swimming pool is a tank constructed of cement, wood, steel, plastic, fiber glass, or other material and used for swimming or pleasure bathing. Swimming pools may be built above ground or in the ground or as a...

  • Domesticating Wild Animals
    1

    Domesticating Wild Animals

    5 years ago

    Many wild animals, if captured very young, can be domesticated and they make excellent pets. Few of these have been given the careful study accorded the more common pets, and consequently less is known about their care...

  • The Small Claims Court
    0

    The Small Claims Court

    6 years ago

    The Small Claims Court in the United States, a simplified civil court procedure whereby anyone having a small claim for a debt, or for money damages, may have the claim heard, with or without a lawyer, and decided with...

  • The Petition of Right
    0

    The Petition of Right

    6 years ago

    The Petition of Right is a celebrated document drawn up by the English House of Commons in 1628, setting forth grievances against King Charles I. The king had levied taxes ("customs-dues") without approval by...

  • Methods of Mural Painting
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    Methods of Mural Painting

    6 years ago

    Permanence and suitability to architectural surroundings are chief factors in the mural painter's choice of the medium to be used for a particular work. This choice will otherwise be dictated by the style of painting...

  • Veneers and Veneering
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    Veneers and Veneering

    6 years ago

    Veneer is a thin sheet of ornamental wood, or occasionally other material used as a surface to give a handsome exterior finish to cabinet articles or other work, which are made with a basis of cheaper and it may be of...

  • The History and Rules of Rugby
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    The History and Rules of Rugby

    6 years ago

    Rugby is one of the forms of football played with an oval, inflated ball. Although kicking and dribbling with the foot are a part of the game, its most characteristic feature is the handling of the ball with continuous...

  • Wood Carving Techniques
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    Wood Carving Techniques

    6 years ago

    Wood can be accurately shaped into complex forms by an amount of effort well within the capacity of the human hand using an edged steel tool. The end of a small, flat bar is ground to an angle of about 60° and then...

  • Ringling Brothers Circus
    2

    Ringling Brothers Circus

    6 years ago

    Ringling Circus is the name of an American family of circus owners. The original group consisted of five brothers: Albert C. Ringling (1852-1916), Otto Ringling (1858-1911), Alfred T. Ringling (1861-1919), Charles...

  • Keeping Tropical Fish
    4

    Keeping Tropical Fish

    6 years ago

    Keeping tropical fish is a fascinating hobby, for the well-stocked tropical aquarium is a constant source of interest as well as a decorative addition to a room. Not only are the fish brilliantly coloured, they are also...

  • Greeting Card Business
    0

    Greeting Card Business

    6 years ago

    The photographer has the opportunity of producing original greeting cards which will appeal more to the recipients than the mass-produced cards sold in the shops. He can make Christmas cards, birthday cards, baby...

  • How to Batik
    0

    How to Batik

    6 years ago

    Batik as we understand it today indicates the art of decorating a piece of fabric by means of applying wax and dyes. The wax acts as a resist to prevent the colour of the dye from penetrating areas of the fabric where...

  • How to Crochet
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    How to Crochet

    13 days ago

    Crocheting is a form of needlework that involves the interlocking of looped stitches made with thread or yarn and a hooked needle. As is true with most hand needlecrafts, the origin of the art of crocheting is unknown....

  • The American Civil War 1861-1865
    1

    The American Civil War 1861-1865

    6 years ago

    When in 1860 the newly invented telegraph wires flashed the news that Abraham Lincoln had been elected President of the United States, all America knew that this meant trouble. For a long time the Northern and Southern...

  • Symptoms of Paranoid Schizophrenia
    1

    Symptoms of Paranoid Schizophrenia

    6 years ago

    Paranoia is a disordered way of thinking characterized by the projection of personal impulses, inadequacies, and fantasies onto other people. By such projection the paranoid transfers to others the guilt he feels for...

  • How To Play Dominoes
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    How To Play Dominoes

    6 years ago

    Dominoes is any of several number-matching games for two or more persons. The games are played with flat, oblong blocks identified by the number of dots on the faces. Domino blocks in various forms appeared a thousand...

  • Pennsylvania State University
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    Pennsylvania State University

    6 years ago

    Pennsylvania State University is a coeducational institution of higher learning, controlled by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It is officially located at University Park, formerly part of State College, in the...

  • Diabetes: The Vital Signs
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    Diabetes: The Vital Signs

    6 years ago

    Is your young child always feeling tired and constantly asking for a drink? Diabetes could be the culprit. Types of Diabetes Type 1 which was previously called juvenile diabetes, occurs when the pancreas stops...

  • How to get a Passport
    1

    How to get a Passport

    6 years ago

    A passport a document given by the competent officer of a national state, permitting the 'person named therein to travel. It is usually a formal document establishing the holder's identity and citizenship, permitting...

  • Effects of Dust
    4

    Effects of Dust

    6 years ago

    Dust is composed of tiny particles of many kinds of solid materials. The particles have diameters of less than 0.0025 millimeters (0.0001 inches); a million typical dust particles would have a total volume equal to...

  • Symptoms of Asthma
    2

    Symptoms of Asthma

    6 years ago

    Asthma is a disorder of the lung resulting in difficult breathing, characterized by attacks of coughing and shortness of breath, and accompanied by an audible wheeze or whistling sound during breathing. In severe...

  • What did the ancient Greeks wear?
    2

    What did the ancient Greeks wear?

    6 years ago

    From the Homeric age (about 1000 B.C.) to the Hellenistic age (ending 1st century B.C.), Greek dress was noted for graceful simplicity, which allowed the sport-loving Greeks maximum freedom. It consisted of two basic...

  • What did the Romans wear?
    0

    What did the Romans wear?

    6 years ago

    Roman dress (about 700 B.C. to about 500 A.D.) was, like that of Greece, based on two draped garments- a tunic (man's tunica or woman's stola), and a wrap (toga or pallium). The man's tunica, roughly equivalent to the...

  • What do Japanese people wear?
    4

    What do Japanese people wear?

    6 years ago

    During its early history, Japan adopted Chinese culture, directly or through Korea, including styles of dress. Basic garments were a short tunic or jacket and full trousers, which continued for centuries to be the...

  • Photo Finish Camera
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    Photo Finish Camera

    6 years ago

    In 1926, two technicians employed at the R.A.F. experimental station at Farnborough. England, invented a camera for the purpose of accurately timing aircraft. Based on that principle, the first photofinish camera ever...

  • Mastering the Art of French Cooking
    1

    Mastering the Art of French Cooking

    6 years ago

    The food of France is everywhere given a top rating. Actually, there is no single "French cuisine", for France has marked variety in the treatment of foodstuff, with many pockets of specialized cookery that...

  • Cheese and Asparagus Quiche
    2

    Cheese and Asparagus Quiche

    6 years ago

    This piquant quiche makes a superb hors d'oeuvre. Serve it hot, while the filling is still puffed up and very light. The following recipe uses canned asparagus but fresh young asparagus can be used instead- in which...

  • Chinese Spare Ribs
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    Chinese Spare Ribs

    6 years ago

    For this dish, you need American cut or Chinese pork spare ribs. These are long thin rib bones, usually sold joined together. Although there does not appear to be much meat on these bones, they are very succulent when...

  • Praline Ice Cream
    1

    Praline Ice Cream

    6 years ago

    The crunchy texture of toffee and nut is a pleasant surprise in ice-cream. It makes an interesting contrast if served with a smooth icecream. To serve approximately 6 people you'll need the following: 1 pint basic...

  • Pan Grilling Beef Steaks
    3

    Pan Grilling Beef Steaks

    6 years ago

    Pan grilling, or 'dry frying' as it is sometimes called, is familiar to all users of solid fuel cookers and can equally well be used on electric or gas cookers. To pan grill you need a very thick frying pan made of iron...

  • Lemon Meringue Pie
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    Lemon Meringue Pie

    6 years ago

    Lemon meringue pie is a traditional favorite that is deceptively easy and inexpensive to make. It traditionally has a crisp meringue topping which is sprinkled with a little caster sugar before cooking to give it a...

  • Beer Brewing
    0

    Beer Brewing

    6 years ago

    Records have shown that man has brewed malt beverages for centuries. Archaeologists have found hieroglyphic accounts of how to brew beer. Chemical analysis of 5,000 year old jugs has uncovered the barley and the yeast...

  • When is a Stew not a Stew?
    1

    When is a Stew not a Stew?

    6 years ago

    In addition to the words 'stew' and 'casserole', many other names are given to dishes cooked by long slow methods, either on top of the stove or in the oven. Some of these names, strictly speaking, have fairly specific...

  • Oven Safe Cookware
    0

    Oven Safe Cookware

    6 years ago

    The beauty and blessing of oven-to-table ware is the saving in time, mess and possible disaster of transferring an excellently cooked and fragile dish, such as stuffed peppers, from a cooking container to a serving...

  • Savory Fruit Salads
    2

    Savory Fruit Salads

    6 years ago

    Savory fruit salads are excellent fare for hors d'oeuvres, light lunches, suppers or as a 'refresher course' between the main dish and the sweet in a really hearty meal. Those containing meat are lifesaving for...

  • How To Make A Fruit Salad
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    How To Make A Fruit Salad

    6 years ago

    When a bowl of raw fruit is served as a dessert, each diner chooses and prepares his own. Give everyone a small plate and a small knife and fork. Citrus fruit are usually peeled by hand and eaten in the fingers, but it...

  • Storing Fats and Oils
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    Storing Fats and Oils

    6 years ago

    The way fats and oils are stored has a great effect on their keeping qualities. Butter should be kept at a low temperature. At home, the refrigerator is the best place. Butter will keep in the refrigerator for six...

  • Fats and Their Uses
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    Fats and Their Uses

    6 years ago

    Fats are rich energy-giving foods, usually animal in origin. They remain solid at room temperature.

  • Oils and Their Uses
    0

    Oils and Their Uses

    13 days ago

    Oil is a fatty substance which remains liquid at room temperature. There are many different types of oil. Some are so refined that very little flavor remains, so choose an oil to suit your palate. Oils always give a...

  • Learn How to Play Chess
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    Learn How to Play Chess

    6 years ago

    The chessboard has 32 light-colored and 32 dark-colored squares, all of which are used in the game. The 8 vertical rows are called files; the horizontal rows, ranks. Straight lines of the same-colored squares running in...

  • How is cheese made?
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    How is cheese made?

    6 years ago

    Cheese is a nutritious milk product that is usually made from curds that have been concentrated and ripened. It is high in protein and is also an important source of calcium and vitamin A. Cheese is generally richer...

  • 7 Steps To Maximizing Your Work Out Program
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    7 Steps To Maximizing Your Work Out Program

    6 years ago

    Avoid the mistakes that can cause injury that will derail your work out regime by following these 7 simple steps.

  • The Four Main Elements of Fiction
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    The Four Main Elements of Fiction

    6 years ago

    Fiction is a narrative literature created from the author's imagination rather than from fact. The novel and short story are the literary forms most commonly called fiction. Fictional elements also may be introduced...

  • How is paint made?
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    How is paint made?

    6 years ago

    Paint is a liquid material applied to a surface to form a hard, continuous film for protection or decoration. For instance, wooden houses often are painted to protect them from the weather, and metals often are painted...

  • Video Camera Techniques
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    Video Camera Techniques

    6 years ago

    Some have asked: "How would YOUR approach differ from the taking of still shots (ie. slides) if YOU were collecting video footage for YOUR presentation?" In fact, the basic technique of shooting video should...

  • Fire Extinguisher Types
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    Fire Extinguisher Types

    6 years ago

    A fire extinguisher is a portable device contain­ing a liquid or powder that is discharged on a fire to extinguish it in its early stages. The size and weight of the extinguisher permit it to be easily carried or...

  • Dyes and Dyeing
    1

    Dyes and Dyeing

    6 years ago

    There are many theories to explain how dyes become attached to substances. One widely held theory states that the dye and the material being treated combine chemically. Another theory states that the dye is only...

  • How To Cook Chinese Food
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    How To Cook Chinese Food

    6 years ago

    Within the realm of culinary art, Chinese cooking is one of the most popular and highly praised. Its influence embraces all Far Eastern nations and reaches as far west as the Hawaiian Islands. In everyday food...

  • Academic Essay Writing
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    Academic Essay Writing

    6 years ago

    Works that resemble the modern essay have been written since ancient times. The speeches of Cicero, the dialogues of Plato, and the short treatises of Aristotle might all be called essays. The term "essay,"...

  • How Bricks Are Made
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    How Bricks Are Made

    6 years ago

    Three kinds of clay are used to make structural brick: surface or alluvial clay, clay shale, and fire clay. These clays, when wetted and kneaded, form a plastic mass that is shaped into brick by machinery or by hand...

  • Franklin's Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin
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    Franklin's Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin

    6 years ago

    Franklin's Autobiography, written by Benjamin Franklin at four intervals between 1771 and 1789, relates events in his life from his birth in 1706 through the late 1750's. It was published posthumously, in four...

  • The Diary of Anne Frank
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    The Diary of Anne Frank

    13 days ago

    The Diary of Anne Frank is the personal journal of a young German-Dutch girl. Anne Frank (1929-1945), originally published in Dutch as Het achterhuis in 1947. It was later translated into English and published as The...

  • Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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    Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

    6 years ago

    Heart of Darkness is a short novel by Joseph Conrad, published in 1902. One of Conrad's best works, the story reflects his experiences during a riverboat voyage in the Belgian Congo. Marlow, the narrator, reminiscing...

  • The Japanese Way of Life
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    The Japanese Way of Life

    6 years ago

    Perhaps the most significant fact about the present-day way of life in Japan is change. Many traditional Japanese customs have been replaced by Western ways. In general, the most extensive changes have taken place in...

  • Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
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    Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

    6 years ago

    Wuthering Heights is a novel by the English author Emily Bronte, published in 1847. The story is set on the bleak Yorkshire moors. Heathcliff, an orphan, is brought up by Mr. Earnshaw, owner of the estate Wuthering...

  • Hearts Card Game
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    Hearts Card Game

    6 years ago

    Hearts is a card game for three to seven persons, each playing for himself, based on the reverse principle of striving to lose tricks rather than win them. A standard deck is used, the cards in each suit ranking from...

  • Solitaire Card Game
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    Solitaire Card Game

    6 years ago

    Solitaire is any card game played by one person for his own amusement. The name was first given to a now obsolete game played on a board with holes arranged in the form of a cross, into which balls or pegs were inserted...

  • What are Carbohydrates?
    1

    What are Carbohydrates?

    6 years ago

    Carbohydrates, or saccharides, polyhydroxy aldehydes or ketones which have the empirical formula Cm(H2O)n. The number of carbon atoms can vary from three upwards, and the saccharides are named trioses, tetroses,...

  • How To Draw Caricatures
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    How To Draw Caricatures

    6 years ago

    Caricature in the pictorial arts, are a representation, ordinarily of a person or a type of person, made unliteral (and usually grotesque or ludicrous) by the exaggeration of certain features. The term, derived from...

  • How To Write An Essay
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    How To Write An Essay

    6 years ago

    An essay is a literary composition, usually brief and in prose, which presents a subject from the viewpoint of the author. It is probably the most flexible of literary forms and therefore the most difficult to classify....

  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
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    Dracula by Bram Stoker

    6 years ago

    Dracula is an English horror novel by Bram Stoker, published in 1897. The central character of the spine-tingling tale is the mysterious Count Dracula, king of the vampires, who lives by sucking the blood of his...

  • Air Conditioning
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    Air Conditioning

    13 days ago

    Photo by Peter Fraedrich Air Conditioning is a system used for controlling the internal climate of a building. This may be necessary for some industrial processes (as in cotton mills), for laboratory work, or to...

  • What is a Birthday?
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    What is a Birthday?

    6 years ago

    Birthdays are anniversaries of the day of birth. The practice of marking an individual's exact date of birth came into existence only with the reckoning of time by a fixed calendar. The custom of observing birthdays,...

  • Einstein's Theory of Relativity
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    Einstein's Theory of Relativity

    6 years ago

    Einstein's most famous contribution to physics is his theory of relativity. He proposed two main theories of relativity. The special theory was formulated in 1905 and the general theory in 1916. In the system of...

  • Who wants to be an Astronaut?
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    Who wants to be an Astronaut?

    6 years ago

    Astronauts is a term that means "sailors of the stars". Until the beginning of the space age in the mid-20th century the word belonged to the realm of science fiction. However, with the launching of the first...

  • Cause, Causation & Causality
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    Cause, Causation & Causality

    6 years ago

    In physical science the truths to be discovered generally relate to the connection of cause and effect, and we usually call them 'laws of causation' or 'natural laws'. By the 'cause' of an event we mean the...

  • Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe
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    Adventures of Baron Munchausen by Rudolf Erich Raspe

    6 years ago

    A fabulous collection of stories allegedly based upon the adventures of Baron Karl Friedrich Hieronymus von Miinchhausen, was known in England as Baron Munchausen. The original stories were written in English by Rudolf...

  • Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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    Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

    6 years ago

    Sherlock Holmes is a fictional private detective, one of the most famous characters in English popular literature, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Holmes has amazing powers of deduction, which he uses to solve...

  • Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
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    Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

    6 years ago

    Death of a Salesman, a drama by the American playwright Arthur Miller, first produced in 1949. The central character of the play is Willy Loman, a traveling salesman who has devoted his life to the pursuit of...

  • Citizen Kane by Orson Welles
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    Citizen Kane by Orson Welles

    6 years ago

    Citizen Kane was the first motion picture directed by Orson Welles. The film, released in 1941, tells the life story of a newspaper tycoon. (It has been suggested that William Randolph Hearst served as the inspiration.)...

  • Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson
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    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

    6 years ago

    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a novel for children by Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, writing under the pen name Lewis Carroll. The book was published in 1865. Although intended primarily as a tale of fantasy and...

  • Around The World In Eighty Days by Jules Verne
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    Around The World In Eighty Days by Jules Verne

    6 years ago

    Around The World In Eighty Days is a popular adventure novel by Jules Verne, published in 1873. Its name in French is Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts iours. The novel tells of Phileas Fogg, an Englishman, who wagers...

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas pere
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    The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas pere

    6 years ago

    The Count of Monte Cristo, or Le Comte de Monte Cristo, a romantic novel by the French author Alexandre Dumas pere. The hero of the story is a young sailor, Edmond Dantes, who is unjustly imprisoned in the Chateau d'If....

  • What Causes Dandruff?
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    What Causes Dandruff?

    13 days ago

    Dandruff is the dead scalp skin that appears as small white or yellowish flakes entangled in the hair. Dandruff occurs in most normal individuals and is usually not a sign of skin disease. In all healthy people the...

  • I Love Coffee
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    I Love Coffee

    6 years ago

    Coffee is cultivated in tropical areas at altitudes that range up to 6,000 feet (1,800 meters). The best temperatures for coffee cultivation are from 65° F. to 75° F. (18° C. to 24° C.). Coffee trees...

  • What is Homeopathy?
    1

    What is Homeopathy?

    6 years ago

    Homeopathy is a system of treating disease. Homeopathy is based on two principles. The first principle states that like cures like. This means that a disease can be cured when the patient is treated with the substance...

  • Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend
    1

    Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend

    6 years ago

    Diamond is one of three pure forms of carbon, the other two being graphite and carbon black. While graphite and carbon black are very soft, the unique arrangement of the carbon atoms in the diamond makes it extremely...

  • Human Resources Careers
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    Human Resources Careers

    6 years ago

    The personnel specialist is responsible for recruiting, interviewing, and testing prospective employees for the company. Organizations with a considerable number of employees generally require the services of personnel...

  • How Bricks and Tiles Are Made
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    How Bricks and Tiles Are Made

    6 years ago

    Bricks are the oldest man-made building material. Early bricks were made of mud, using straw as a binder, and dried in the sun. They were not fired in a kiln. Bricks of this sort were used to build houses in Mesopotamia...

  • The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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    The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

    6 years ago

    The Last Days of Pompeiiis a romantic novel by Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton of Knebworth, published in 1834. One of the earliest attempts to portray fictionally daily life in the Roman...

  • The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
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    The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper

    6 years ago

    The Last of the Mohicans is a novel by James Fenimore Cooper, published in 1826, the second of the author's "Leatherstocking" series, both in order of composition and in the biography of its chief character. ...

  • The Man Without A Country by Edward Everett Hale
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    The Man Without A Country by Edward Everett Hale

    6 years ago

    The Man Without A Country is a short story by Edward Everett Hale. A patriotic parable, it was first published in the Atlantic Monthly for December 1863. Its popularity, in the midst of the Civil War, was immediate....

  • Aquarium Fish Tank
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    Aquarium Fish Tank

    6 years ago

    In an aquarium pump-and-filter system, air from the pump aerates the tank through the air releaser. Water is siphoned from the tank into the filter, where it is purified. Air bubbling through the return system carries...

  • Designing Your Swimming Pool Area
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    Designing Your Swimming Pool Area

    6 years ago

    A swimming pool in the garden can mean hours of fun for children and adults alike. But if a pool is to be really successful and provide an attractive and worthwhile addition to your home, it must be landscaped with...

  • Horseshoe and Quoit Pitching
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    Horseshoe and Quoit Pitching

    6 years ago

    Horseshoe and Quoit Pitching are two similar games in which either horseshoes or quoits are thrown for accuracy at two stakes driven into the ground. Both games may be played by two players (singles) or four players...

  • Learn to Fly a Helicopter
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    Learn to Fly a Helicopter

    7 years ago

    Learning to fly helicopters is, to say the least, a challenge. It's intense, exhilarating, exhausting. Many lessons are driven purely by a frustrated determination to gain and keep control over what is basically an...

  • How Is Gold Found?
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    How Is Gold Found?

    6 years ago

    Probably the first metal known to man was gold. Because of the way it occurs in nature, man knew about it and valued it long before the days of recorded history! Just how is gold found? Even though it's considered so...

  • How Is Paper Made?
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    How Is Paper Made?

    7 years ago

    Paper is made of millions of tiny fibers. The fibers are cellulose, a substance from the cell walls of plants. The cellulose used in paper today comes mostly from trees. When the bark of a tree log has been stripped...

  • How to Play Backgammon
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    How to Play Backgammon

    7 years ago

    Backgammon or an earlier version of the game probably originated in Mesopotamia at least 5,000 years ago. A board suitable for the game was discovered during an excavation at Ur of the Chaldees, an ancient Sumerian...

  • What is Personality?
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    What is Personality?

    7 years ago

    Many psychologists have differed on such questions as how personality is developed, how the various attributes and qualities of a person are combined, the extent to which heredity or environment influences the...

  • What is Poverty?
    2

    What is Poverty?

    7 years ago

    From Bibical to modern times the great majority of people were poor. They were poor, however, in things rather than in food. Except in times of regional crop failures or plague or disastrous wars, there was generally...

  • What is a Charity?
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    What is a Charity?

    7 years ago

    Charity is the last and greatest of the Christian virtues and is so recognized by moralists in many religions and by nonreligious thinkers. The cardinal virtues were named by Plato as prudence, temperance, fortitude,...

  • What is Management?
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    What is Management?

    7 years ago

    Management is the art of coordinating the elements or factors of production toward the achievement of the purposes of an organization. It is the accomplishment of objectives through the use of men, materials, and...

  • What is a Machine?
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    What is a Machine?

    7 years ago

    Machines in one sense are as old as the human organism; for man, when deprived of his specifically human traits, can be reduced to a machine, as Rene Descartes pointed out in the 17th century, and man's organs served as...

  • What is Minimum Wage?
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    What is Minimum Wage?

    7 years ago

    Minimum wage is the lowest wage permitted to be paid to workers by legislative authority. The minimum wage may apply to a nation, a state or other political subdivision, or to an industry or trade. Historically,...

  • What is Fiction?
    2

    What is Fiction?

    7 years ago

    Fiction is a prose narrative about imaginary persons and events. The two basic forms of fiction are the novel and the short story. The word "fiction" is derived from the Latin fictum, meaning invented....

  • What is a Credit Card?
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    What is a Credit Card?

    7 years ago

    The Credit Card System originated in the USA whereby credit-worthy customers of finance houses and banks are issued with credit cards. The cards are accepted by many hotels, restaurants, and shops which allow those who...

  • Sketch Book by Washington Irving
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    Sketch Book by Washington Irving

    6 years ago

    The Sketch Book is a collection of miscellaneous writings by the American author Washington Irving. "The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent", was published in New York in seven numbers during 1819 and 1820....

  • What is a Computer?
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    What is a Computer?

    7 years ago

    Computers are devices that perform calculations and process data. Modern computers are the culmination of a long line of devices used as aids in calculation, including fingers, tallying pebbles, the abacus, and the...

  • What is a Camera?
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    What is a Camera?

    7 years ago

    All still cameras are designed to do one thing: to capture one single instant in time and space on film. Although there are many different kinds, they all have the same basic design.

  • What is a Collage?
    1

    What is a Collage?

    7 years ago

    A collage is a work of art made by composing fragments of paper, cloth, cardboard, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, illustrations, and other printed material, and pasting them to a flat surface....

  • What is a Degree?
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    What is a Degree?

    7 years ago

    A degree is the title conferred by a college or university, signifying that a certain step or grade has been attained in an area of learning. The award of a diploma conferring the bachelor's degree marks completion of...

  • What is a Network?
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    What is a Network?

    7 years ago

    With the advent of the highspeed digital computer, digital networks are being designed to do filtering and control tasks previously performed by electrical networks. Instead of using elements such as resistors,...

  • What is Factoring?
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    What is Factoring?

    7 years ago

    Factoring is a service involving the purchase by a financial organization, called a factor, of receivables owed to manufacturers and distributors by their customers, with the factor assuming full credit and collection...

  • What is a Fax?
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    What is a Fax?

    7 years ago

    A fax, or facsimile, is the transmission of still images by wire or radio. A fax scans a document and produces electrical signals that are then sent to another fax machine, which produces a copy of the document. Faxes...

  • Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
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    Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

    6 years ago

    The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy trilogy by the English writer J. R. R. Tolkien, begun in 1936 but not published until 1954-1955. An earlier related volume is The Hobbit (1937). The trilogy was started as an exercise...

  • Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad
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    Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

    6 years ago

    Lord Jim is a novel by the Polish-born English author Joseph Conrad. It was first serialized in an English magazine and was published as a book in 1900.

  • Vocational Education Training
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    Vocational Education Training

    7 years ago

    In earliest times, most vocational training was done within the family. As time passed, craft guilds began setting standards of workmanship and training apprentices. With the increase in machine industry and mass...

  • History of Patents
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    History of Patents

    7 years ago

    The first country to introduce a 'safeguard' for inventors was the Republic of Venice in the late fifteenth century. In 1474 patents were issued granting exclusive rights to people who were able to prove the importance...

  • The History of Chocolate
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    The History of Chocolate

    7 years ago

    Cocoa and chocolate were known to the Indians of Mexico, Central America, and South America long before the arrival of the Spanish. Among the Mexican Aztecs, cacao beans were used for money and also to make cocoatl, a...

  • Graphology: Handwriting Analysis
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    Graphology: Handwriting Analysis

    7 years ago

    Graphology is the study and analysis of handwriting. Its purpose is to show a relationship between a person's handwriting and his personality. Since no two people have identical scripts, handwriting is a form of...

  • How to Read Newspaper Stories at a Glance
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    How to Read Newspaper Stories at a Glance

    7 years ago

    Since the invention of the newspaper 271 years ago, news stories have been structured according to principles for reading faster with greater comprehension and recall. Among the features of reading dynamics included in...

  • Historical Development of Insurance
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    Historical Development of Insurance

    7 years ago

    Marine insurance is the oldest form of insurance known, dating back to ancient Babylonia. And life and health insurance is traced to ancient Greece and Rome.

  • The History of Bankruptcy
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    The History of Bankruptcy

    7 years ago

    Bankruptcy legislation in Britain may be said to begin with a statute of Henry VIII, passed in 1542, which was designed solely to afford relief to the creditors of fraudulent debtors. The first recognition of bankruptcy...

  • Marketing Brief
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    Marketing Brief

    7 years ago

    We are exposed on average to 1500 advertising messages every day. The first and most important task when producing advertising is to get people's attention. The best way to get attention is with a headline, or picture....

  • The Christmas Tree Tradition
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    The Christmas Tree Tradition

    7 years ago

    The Christmas Tree is a fairly modern symbol of rejoicing, although its main features - the evergreen foliage and the lighted candles - link it with ancient pre-Christian traditions.

  • The Art of Casting: Spinning and Spin-Casting
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    The Art of Casting: Spinning and Spin-Casting

    7 years ago

    Spinning is the art of casting with an open-faced, fixed-spool reel. This reel hangs under the rod grip to balance the tackle for easy casting. Because the line uncoils from the fixed spool, less friction is provided...

  • Types of Clouds
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    Types of Clouds

    7 years ago

    Made up of tiny drops of water floating in the air, clouds are caused by the cooling of air containing water vapour. There are four main types of cloud: Cirrus (which means 'wisp') Cumulus (heap) and Stratus (sheet)...

  • How Muscles Function
    3

    How Muscles Function

    6 years ago

    Muscles are usually divided into three groups according to their structure and function: striated muscle, smooth muscle, and cardiac muscle. Striated muscles are considered voluntary muscles because their movements can...

  • The History Of Typography
    4

    The History Of Typography

    7 years ago

    Typography is the art of printing by type, and the art of choosing type faces which are used in the production newspapers, books, magazines, leaflets and webpages. There are virtually no rules in typography, which...

  • History of Cheese Making
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    History of Cheese Making

    7 years ago

    Cheese has been known to man for almost 3,500 years as a very nourishing form of food which is easy to store and carry about.

  • The History of Locksmithing
    1

    The History of Locksmithing

    7 years ago

    The most primitive forms of fastening were by means of knotted thongs, or a wooden or metal bar placed across the inside of a door. A curved key, shaped somewhat like a sickle, was used to move the bar, and examples...

  • History of Puppetry
    1

    History of Puppetry

    6 years ago

    Puppet shows were a popular form of entertainment in some of the ancient Mediterranean civilizations, including those of Egypt, Greece, and Rome. After the fall of the Roman Empire, theatrical traditions were continued...

  • What is the Midas Touch?
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    What is the Midas Touch?

    7 years ago

    Midas, in Greek mythology, was the King of Phrygia, a region in western Asia Minor. He once extended his hospitality to the satyr Silenus, a friend of the god Dionysus. As a reward, Dionysus granted Midas a wish. The...

  • Cuneiform: Ancient Writing System
    2

    Cuneiform: Ancient Writing System

    7 years ago

    Cuneiform is the ancient writing system of the Near East. The earliest surviving examples of cuneiform are dated at about 3000 BC. Cuneiform was probably invented by the Sumerians and gradually adopted by their...

  • What causes vomiting?
    1

    What causes vomiting?

    7 years ago

    Vomiting is the expulsion of the contents of the stomach through the mouth. It can occur without warning, though it is often preceded by nausea. It is controlled by a specific part of the brain, called the vomiting...

  • How Is Rope Made?
    1

    How Is Rope Made?

    4 years ago

    Men have always needed rope for the rigging of ships, for hauling things, and for tying bundles. So rope-making is one of the oldest industries in existence.

  • Judo: The Gentle Way
    1

    Judo: The Gentle Way

    7 years ago

    Judo is a form of self defence originating in Japan, judo developed from ju jitsu which was practised in China as early as the eighth century BC. Jujitsu became popular in Japan from the twelfth century and was a...

  • How do binoculars work?
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    How do binoculars work?

    7 years ago

    Binoculars are optical instruments designed for use with both eyes. Opera glasses and cheap field glasses are simple binocular telescopes. Each eye tube incorporates a convergent objective and a divergent eyepiece lens....

  • How Do We Get Energy from Coal?
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    How Do We Get Energy from Coal?

    7 years ago

    Coal is made of the remains of ancient trees and plants that grew in great swampy jungles in warm, moist climates hundreds of millions of years ago. When these trees and plants died, they fell into the quiet swamp...

  • Amulets: Sacred Charms of Power and Protection
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    Amulets: Sacred Charms of Power and Protection

    7 years ago

    Amulets are smallish objects credited with inherent power to protect against disease, to ward off sudden dangers and to prevent evil influences threatening the person, the domestic animal or the house with which they...

  • The Venus Flytrap
    0

    The Venus Flytrap

    7 years ago

    The Venus Flytrap is a plant, whose folding leaves trap and digest insects. The plant is native to moist sandy regions of North Carolina and South Carolina, but is now propagated and sold around the world. It grows...

  • How Did People Make Fire Before Matches?
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    How Did People Make Fire Before Matches?

    7 years ago

    The Fire-Drill, Tinder Boxes and Strike-a-Lights were among the many devices of obtaining fire, that prime necessity of human culture, before the invention of matches. Of devices for getting fire by wood friction,...

  • Honey, Bees and Beekeeping
    0

    Honey, Bees and Beekeeping

    7 years ago

    Honey is the thick sweet liquid made by honeybees from the nectar they collect from flowers. Honey is stored by bees in their hives and is their major source of food, particularly during the winter. It is estimated...

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