A general introduction to the salamander, an amphibian classified as Caudata. The article includes answers about what the animal is and where it lives, a breakdown of family scientific names, five images of various species, a time-lapsed video of the Alpine newt's gestation, and a bit of folklore.
Viewing the Lotus Temple from an architectural and engineering perspective. Historical facts and a video by the Institute of Civil Engineers. A brief commentary about the Bahá'í Faith.
Still married on paper, the author shares an intimate would-be letter to her estranged spouse who, she is certain, will never read it. The letter serves as a final catharsis and, perhaps, helpful advice to those experiencing similar circumstances.
Explore the amazing ferry system of the Pacific Northwest coastline, the Tongass Rain Forest, the Sitka Historical Park, and listen to the binaural piano music of Matthew Lien. Links to ferry fares and information.
Learn how the author discovered Sedna, experienced a meditation, and gained a deeper understanding of the Inuit culture.
A look at Summer Song by Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek, Southwest Sunrise by Nikki Grimes and Wendell Minor, Cherry Blossoms and Paper Planes by Jeff Aerts and Sanne te Loo, Shakespeare's The Tempest by Georghia Ellinas and Jane Ray, and Already a Butterfly by Julia Alvarez and Raúl Colón.
U.S.-Canadian travel information; Dinosaur PP's history, location, attractions and activities, relevant dinosaur pictures, and an informal virtual tour. A glossary covers some geological terms and meanings of dinosaur names. Listen to the Jurassic Park theme song and get reading suggestions.
A creative fantasy short story about a family heirloom, a string bass, also known as a double bass, that gets locked in a closet and discovered by a young abandoned boy, who helps the instrument come to life. Inspirational.
The "Water Song" was created by Irene Wawatie Jerome of the Anishinabe/Cree tribes for the 2002 Circle of All Nations event. This Algonquian song expresses loving gratitude for the water and raises our consciousness to meet and assist the environmental shift on our planet.
A personal look at a favorite gardening video. A childhood memoir, comparative gardening habits, listings of gardening tips (4), tools, and clothing, along with three illustrative photos.
This article has pictures of Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive, a ranger's video introduction, links to activities, plant and mammal pictures, campground and historic site information, unusual wintertime ice shapes, geological history, a legend, and Sleeping Bear Dune Song by Roger MacNaughton.
An abused, motherless teenager runs away from home to find out about her mother's past. Curiosity and fate takes her to the door of three sisters whose livelihood depends on beekeeping. A story of wisdom, forgiveness, and love is intertwined with apiarian facts.
Evan Duy Quoc Lê is an Vietnamese-American child prodigy who began piano lessons at age 3 1/2. He has appeared on the TV series Little Big Shots, The Ellen Show, and Fox 11 Good Day LA. He has awards from SYMF and MTAC competitions.
A review about a small book offering inspiration and support of hospice workers and caregivers of the terminally ill through stories, meditation, prayer, and wisdom.
Author Jim Fergus takes us back into the days of the American West. This story is based on historical fact; however, Fergus uses his imagination to lead us into a very convincing world of "what if."
Based on a true account handling a difficult, emotional female teen during a preparation for evacuation due to an oncoming hurricane. Names are omitted or changed to protect sensitive feelings.
A favorite of gardeners and nature lovers, Green Man appeared in sculptures of Gothic cathedrals. Meaning, images, common names, leaf-type variations, a 47-minute video, tree faces, and a parallel to the third eye are given.
The author explores her memories of Christmases past and shares these with imagery, sights, and sounds. Enjoy!
A virtual tour of Cape Cod with activities for kids and interesting facts. An audio video of Silvard's musical album "Life is Grand...on Cape Cod" delights the ear with the joyful, playful mood of the Cape on a summer day.
A writer at HubPages shares her thoughts and experiences of writing at the site for seven years.
An exploration of the Adirondack Mountains with fun facts, a video aerial tour, information on the Precambrian Era, a table of 25 highest peaks, a satellite map of lakes with linked details, a hiking video with mountain music, and a brief review of Lake Placid's Olympic sites today.
Inspired by the book 100 Places That Can Change Your Child's Life by Keith Bellows, the author takes you into a virtual exploration of the famous redwood forest, a national monument dedicated to its namesake. A music video of "John Muir Woods Suite" by George Duke gives you the feel of the forest.
A humorous account about the true experience the author's brother had while fixing his Harley Sportster.
Six-Year HubPages Writer Shares Her Experiences and Reflects on the Future of Content Publishing
A woman's character is reflected in her holiday cooking. Mother was a unique lady, a first generation American. Her pioneer spirit definitely showed in her fruitcake--the world's best!
You've done your research, written about a great topic and are ready to publish, but are you really? A look at common mistakes and the revision process with examples. A helpful review quiz follows.
An in-depth study on the life of Vaslav Fomitch Nijinsky, primarily based on his wife Romola's biography. Article author draws parallels to her own life experience.
An in-depth book review of James Redfield's novel, which is a continuation of The Celestine Prophecy, a bestseller. Literary and metaphysical commentary. An interview with the author on two-part video
A true story of three dogs seemingly joined together in harmony that ended in tragedy. Useful to dog lovers considering adopting more than one dog from an animal shelter.
An extensive book review of the book by Zarghuna Kargar who collected the accounts from hosting the BBC's Afghan Woman's Hour from 2004-2010. A profound insight into the plight of Afghan women.
One mother's experience and outlook on high-functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome. Sharing life experience, philosophy, and readings.
A weight-loss program where other diets fail. A special aid for weight-gain associated with anti-depressants, also beneficial for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and migraines. An in-depth book report.
Acupuncture in China dates back to 100 B.C. and has become integral in modern alternative medicine practices. Based on an informational webinar presented by Andy Rosenfarb, N.D.
A self-interview covering concepts of Catholicism, Jesus, Saint Germain, and the Violet Flame. Author is a student of the Teachings of the Ascended Masters East and West.
An illustrated, step-by-step example of the French seam and a creative design for a basic window curtain. Includes estimated yardage requirements for three window sizes.
Exploration of the life of Robert Frost with a poetic foreword. Commentaries on "The Road Not Taken" and "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening."
A friend needs a vest to go with a purchased skirt for a wedding. Measurements, fabric, pattern adjustments, and sewing sequence are presented with photos and detailed explanation.
Consumer research on a Washington, D.C.-based charity to restore vision to 20 million blind persons. This article is to increase awareness of world blindness and help donators' decisions.
A creatively informative look at the scurrying rodent, also known as woodchuck, whistle pig, or land beaver. An essay of Groundhog Day, a video, and a Robert Frost poem.
Slated to become a movie icon, John Anthony Gavin turned to a business-political career after 22 years of acting. Why the change?
Quilter shares her skill progression by comparing two of her quilts made over a 37-year span. The nine-patch contains some 1940s fabric. Includes yardage chart and Attic Windows video lesson.
The size of a medium dog, the wolverine is remarkably adapted to wintry climates and ranges in Canada, Alaska, and Russia. Learn about the animal's aggressive behavior and why it's called "glutton."
Participial phrases use verb phrases to act as modifiers. When these are misplaced, the sentence can be confusing. Don't misplace your participial phrases!
Students use different methods for retaining information. Know your learning style and maximize your potential. Includes an aromatherapy recipe to aid memory.
A humorous and serious self-examination of the author's pattern of not having money. Airing psychological blocks is one way of clearing the path to success.
Nagano, Japan, ranks No. 1 for longest life expectancy in the world. What makes Nagano so special, and what can the rest of us do to accomplish a long, quality life?
Until 1920, epileptic children used the ketogenic diet. Modern anticonvulsant medications sometimes cause side effects. "Let food be your medicine” still works today.
AARP articles review: Patrick Stewart of Star-Trek: The Next Generation and Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG), a 1995 term.
Emile Munier, known for his oil paintings of children and animals, mastered light. This article explores his life and his art.
Myopia, astigmatism, presbyopia, and mild cataracts are common eye problems. Topics: breathing for relaxation, eye exercises, walking, diet, supplements, and affirmations.
Literary narration about the author's day with her granddaughter at the zoo located in Jacksonville, Florida. Helpful information for anyone considering visiting the zoo.
How do you use those left-over fabrics from your quilt top? How do you layer the front, batting, and back for hand quilting? This hub will show you how the process works and explore alternatives.
An exploration of the history, habitat, behavior, China's policy, and popularization of the panda in television, comics, and video games. Two videos showing real panda behavior are included.
You've been accepted to a college or university and may be feeling a bit apprehensive of the challenge ahead. Follow these guidelines and you'll guarantee your success!
This is a presentation on author's original design, estimating yardage, fabric selection, and needle-turn applique. Video on the blind hem stitch and details of the blind applique stitch are given.
Hungarian-born linguist and philosopher, Prof. Szekely inspired many with biogenic living and the Essene Gospel of Peace.
Intelligent and social, dolphins have helped mankind in scientific research, military maneuvers, and are known to aid swimmers back to shore. Read about this amazing mammal.
A simple pieced block using three templates. One-fourth of the block is constructed and rotated. Great for samplers, as a fill-in block, or by itself. Covers pattern, color, and grain of fabric.
Strong-willed and versatile, her acting career lasted over 60 years with four Academy Awards and many honors. A detailed biography.
A vegan shares her first experience with this tuber. Nutritional information, flavorings for jicama, other common names, gardening information, and history of the vegetable are given.
A good, basic apron can be a wardrobe-saving garment when cooking and cleaning around the house. Step-by-step instructions for a lined, pocketed apron from pattern to finish are presented.
Balder (Baldur, Baldr), the God of the Summer Son in Norse Mythology, sees his death in a dream and confides in his mother Frigga (Frigg). Researched creative writing.
The Love Ring, also called Drunkard's Path, is a block using only two curved templates. This article covers drafting instructions, fabric selection, and a video showing various pattern layouts.
Classified as a contralto, she could sing three octaves. Patriotic and spiritual, she sang at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939.
Although speech is the language, good writing follows rules and often serves as a reference. Preposition lists, sentence examples, and a quiz are given to aid the writer.
A first-person account of one late August night in 1962. A bio-sketch of the author's father and a detailed description of the family's old farmhouse in Tawas, Michigan.
With rue my heart is laden, Trees, and High Flight. First publication dates and bio-sketches included.
A product review of an instant Korean ginseng tea. Ginseng is well known among herbalists for supporting the immune system, increasing energy, aiding weight loss, and enhancing sexual response.
Two stories from the Austro-Hungarian Empire passed down through oral tradition are featured. The Waternick, an anonymous Slavic tale, appears as an audio-video.
The most commonly misunderstood punctuation mark is the comma. What is syntax, and how does the comma relate to it? A quiz at the end of the article helps you to hone your skill.
Weight loss rewards the dieter with a smaller figure, but what can one do with those favorite shorts that are now baggy and no longer fit? The seamstress-author takes you step-by-step for a solution.
First American woman Nobel laureate, Pearl Buck touched the hearts of generations. Her legacy lives as the East West Foundation and Pearl S. Buck International.
A review of an ear candling product, also known as ear coning or thermal-auricular therapy. Causes of, methods to control, and removing ear wax are given.
How to alter a cuffed sleeve using another blouse as a model. Well illustrated, useful tips, and ideas for alternative methods are included. Useful for adding a fresh look to the wardrobe.
Review and commentary of Archangel Michael's Rosary and it's potential in eliminating war, cataclysm, child abuse and infanticide.
An opinion piece about office politics and how social attitudes contribute to economic instability in the United States. Lifestyle changes are absolutely necessary to balance the nation's debt.
The color blue in strengthening will power and sense of purpose is explored through its popularity, the science of light, psychology, art, music, metaphysics, and the Trinity.
Kinuko Y. Craft uses a unique combination of oil paints over watercolor. A biography, art samples with commentary, and a video interview are given.
Fairy tales can reinforce good values in the developing child. Grimms' Fairy Tales, Cecily M. Barker, and Hans Christian Andersen are presented.
An entertaining, yet interesting story about one woman's observation of and developing relationship to three Pit bulls while living in her daugther's and son-in-law's home.
Archangel Uriel serves God's sixth ray of ministration. He tended Jesus in the desert and greeted the two women at Jesus' tomb. Milton's Paradise Regained lines and a Rome Reports' video supplement.
Plagued by poor vision, the author explores her life experiences and embarks on a plan to master visual acuity.
A collection of uplifting images, a poem, spiritual lessons, a song, and affirmations to freeing yourself of feeling of guilt through the theme of innocence.
The author summarizes some history of blank and free verse in poetry and offers examples from Marlowe, Whitman, and Sandburg.
The story behind making a queen-sized, machine-pieced quilt. Read the thoughts of the seamstress as she takes discarded fabric to make a lovely bedspread. Inspirational for quilt makers.
A YouTube video shows how to make tofu at home and is followed by information on collards. A recipe for tofu collard casserole using the herbs basil, cilantro, and marjoram is included.
A list of orange and lemon varieties, as well as the herbal sweetener stevia, for making the featured Summer Citrus Cooler recipe. A brief, manual ceramic juicer demonstration is presented on video.
Inspired by President Clinton's decision to give up fast-foods, the vegan author shares this recipe for spreads, sauces, and dressings. Isoflavonoids and genetic modification of foods are discussed.
We sense loss when someone close leaves us. The process of bereavement is necessary to cope and regain a healthy life. This mother-daughter story is offered as part of that process.
This is a discussion of why you should volunteer, where to find volunteer work, and the deeper, spiritual aspect of volunteering.
A personal account and inspirational poem written during the recovery of the author's severe dehydration. Metaphysical vocabulary, nature pictures, harp music, and Stanford video on nature benefits.
A caffeine-free recipe. The brownies in this recipe have a nice, moist texture. A nutritional comparison table of dark chocolate, carob powder, and unsweetened cocoa is included.
Speech affects your reality. References to Jesus, Archangel Michael, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, and Kuthumi. Patricia Evans talks about verbal abuse.
You want your writing to stand apart from the slush pile and to shine. You need some word magic. Alliteration is one technique used in creative writing to create sound harmony and rhythm. This is an in-depth look at the technique with definitions and examples. A helpful video and quiz are included.