A story about a girl, a boy, a shed and a home.
What's the difference between Hip Hop and Rap? Is there Hip Hop that isn't Rap? Find out!
I recently went on a low-carb diet because I needed to lose weight. Here's what I did and the results.
Getting into accidents is a pain. In more ways than one. It can be difficult to know what to do afterwards. Let's explore.
Cash App is a convenient tool for sending money and making purchases. Find out how to use it and if they charge anything for the service.
Are you wanting to go back to very old messages on Facebook? Find out the easy way to do it.
Writing out a check can be a pain. You're tempted to take a short-cut. Find out why that might not be a good idea.
It is crucial to understand range and what to do within specific ranges of combat when you are fighting. Here we discuss those ranges, along with the issue of timing.
Should I rent or buy a home? This is a common question. Many people believe it is more beneficial to buy a home. Read on to find out why that's just not true.
You need search-friendly titles to get traffic to your Internet content. Here's a simple, workable, free method for finding those titles.
Are there other martial arts like Tai Chi? Of course there are, let's find out what they are.
Fascinatingly, Star Trek: Discovery explores the issue of marginality rather thoroughly. Find out how.
Everyone is concerned about COVID-19, so testing is certain to be a priority for many people. Well, here's what it's like to be tested.
What is the allure of aberrant people? We often seem drawn to them, fascinated by them, attracted to them. Let's look at female serial killers with this allure.
Do you keep getting thrown off the Internet and you don't know why? Don't get frustrating, check out this easy fix.
Are you having trouble with your mouse? Is it clicking without your permission? Check here to see how to fix it.
Blake Lively is famous for everything from Gossip Girl to Green Lantern. But is she nice? Let's find out!
If you have allergies it can be practically debilitating. Alleviating the problem becomes necessary just to get through the day. Here are some simple steps to get rid of allergens at home.
This is my entry in Marie Flint's photo prompt writing challenge.
Here's a story about a clock and a boyhood crush.
Having breathing issues can be terrifying. Getting no sleep is debilitating. Thankfully, CPAP can solve those problems. Here's what it's like to use one.
South Park is known for its band of juvenile miscreants. But what of its more innocent characters? There are a couple. Read on to find out!
Judo has been a well-known martial art for centuries around the world. Where does it come from and what other martial arts are related to it and similar to it? Read on to find out!
Sleep Apnea affects more people than you think, and you might have it. You could be exhibiting various symptoms, both at bedtime and during the day, and don't know it. Find out more!
The Office had a good run and it's safe to say it was mostly good. But the last few seasons kind of went down the tubes. Lets find out how.
Over the top irreverent ironic show South Park actually makes major statements about America. Find out what it's about.
A lot of the talk these days in martial arts centers on what art can beat which art, especially in MMA bouts. Read on to find out if Karate can beat Jiu Jitsu.
John Wick is now world-infamous. He's a different kind of man, in a different kind of world. And everybody gets it. I think. Find out why.
Which martial arts work in the street for real self defense purposes. Read on to find out!
Self defense is an important subject, due to the dangers of unexpected violence and the need to be prepared for such violence. Here we discuss why self-defense is important.
Practicing martial arts is an important part of many people's lives. Find out what the significance of training is.
Find out which martial arts emphasize or extensively use weapons.
For those new to martial arts it can be disconcerting to find that many schools charge a hefty fee for lessons. It is good to find out why classes are so expensive to help in your decision to train.
Many parents have opted to put their children into martial arts classes as a positive activity for their personal growth and development. Find out why martial arts are good for kids.
Reading has many benefits that can last a lifetime and enrich lives in many ways. When you read you increase your understanding of words, and improve communication and writing skills. You can even reduce stress when you get into a really good and...
Here are 9 reasons why avocados are good for you.
Accidentally dropping things more often than usual can be a sign of an underlying health issue. This issue could be relatively minor or, in rare cases, somewhat serious. Learn what could be causing this onset of clumsiness and talk to your doctor about options.
To which political cultures do Dwight Schrute, Jim Halpert and Michael Scott belong. Find out in this political analysis of the TV show The Office.
Potassium is a salt mineral and electrolyte that is crucial in the normal functioning of internal organs, nerves, cells, muscles, energy and fluids in the body. Low levels of potassium can weaken muscles, cause high blood pressure and even cause...
I started writing web articles back in April of 2012. The common advice to Internet writers, since I started this endeavor, has always been, "write what you know, write about your passion"; et cetera and so on. Does the advice hold water? In four...
You have probably noticed, especially if you've found your way to this article, that some people shake their legs a lot. You might be sitting in the waiting room at the doctor's office, in the lobby waiting to be seated at the restaurant, in class;...
Due to questionable practices of the large-scale farming industry, with their use of pesticides and genetic modification of crops, and also due to economic hard times, many millions of people have decided to start their own gardens and grow their...
A forwarded email and viral text message has been spreading on the Internet for years, claiming that baby carrots have poisonous levels of chlorine in them. Is the rumor true? Find out.
First of all, I'd like to state that understanding whether someone likes you, like likes you, is very much different than understanding how to maintain a relationship. Though the two things are related. If you are wondering whether she likes you or...
Bruce Lee was the iconic martial arts superstar of the 1970s who not only excited audiences with his dramatic fight sequences on film but also created his own system of martial arts that he called Jeet Kune Do, or Way of the Intercepting Fist. He was a street fighter, a philosopher and a husband...
Much of what you hear and see of "Ninja" is pure myth. Stories including ninjas began to appear in popular books and plays in Japan around the 1700s. These mythical depictions of ninjas had them walking on water and literally becoming invisible....
I think it goes without saying that our Founding Fathers were all for fighting for your rights and standing up to bullies. After all, they went up against an empire to secure their own rights and the rights of Americans. Some of them also happened to practice martial arts. Read on to find out more.
If you have been training in martial arts for some time, you probably already have a good sense of what you like to do, in terms of fighting techniques, and what you are capable of doing. But if you are new to martial arts and are still trying to...
The meaning of that word Jujitsu is "gentle art", giving many people the impression maybe if used on someone, its techniques won't hurt. Nothing could be further from the truth. With its basis on throws, joint locks and chokes, application of a...
Flamingos are possibly the most beautiful birds on the planet, with their gorgeous pink plumage, long legs, wonderful slim necks and exquisitely shaped beaks. We like them so much, some of us put replicas of them on our front lawns. I guess the...
That's the picture we get of a barn. A big red structure on a farm, almost all of them look about the same. With that same shade of red. Fact is, most barns are red. But why? A bit of history and a maybe a bit of theory could give us an answer....
One of the trends that has surfaced over the past decade or so is that of degrading, criticizing and poking fun at Americans for supposedly being spoiled and overindulgent. Americans are seen as crying over petty "First World Problems" and indulging...
Does Orphan Black have anything in common with 16 Candles? I think it does. Is it fair that Vic is the shows whipping boy? I don't think so. A mostly fantastic show does have a few flaws.
The stereotype of the Haymaker Punch is that it is used by country folk in the American backwoods in down-and-dirty brawls. It's not considered a sophisticated technique but, depending on who you talk to, it is sometimes considered effective. By...
Opening of a monument for the workers killed at the Homestead Strike of 1892. Andrew Carnegie dominated the market in steel production in the 19th Century. He became rich producing steel for the railroads and, when that industry began failing in...
When choosing a martial art for self-defense, obviously, you want one that has practical application in the street and other situations in which real-life attacks occur. You want a system that takes into account a good range of scenarios and uses...
Certain MMA fighters have proven how effective and powerful striking martial arts can be in full-contact competitions that allow the use of both grappling and striking arts. These days it's much different than the early days of the Ultimate Fighting...
What is a mud dauber wasp? Does it sting? Should you get rid of it? I share my personal experience as well as useful tips to help you decide whether or not to get rid of them—and how to do it correctly to prevent them from coming back.
I've been a cat lover since I was a kid. When I was a youngster, we had a lot of cats. I was always entertained by them and also admired the fact that they were all, in some way, sassy. They truly are independent creatures, hardly seem domesticated....
I have had problems with hemorrhoids since I was a kid. The reason why is because I've always had problems with my digestive system, often getting constipated and sometimes having bouts of diarrhea. Being irregular is one of the causes of...
I've been writing online for money for a little more than two years now. I'd say it took me at least a year to seriously tackle the problem of driving traffic to my content. Before that, I wrote about what I know about and what I care about. Not...
What is Chumlee's net worth, is he really dead, does he really have all those shoes and cars and who is his girlfriend? Find out.
Let's start with a basic definition of the word "juxtaposition": ...a literary technique in which two or more ideas, places, characters and their actions are placed side by side in a narrative or a poem for the purpose of developing comparisons...
Update: The Bubblews site has shut down due to not being able to sustain their business model. Bubblews is a social blogging site where members get paid when their posts are viewed, "liked", shared on social media and commented on. The site has...
There was a time in my life when I'd wake up in the middle of the night with leg cramps that totally seized up my leg and were incredibly painful. It can be quite a shock to be awakened by a severe leg cramp. Your muscles lock up, you can't move...
I live in an area of California, deep in the valley, in which all manner of pollen and molds get trapped; during Spring and Summer months, the pollen count gets particularly high and it is not uncommon for the average resident to feel the sinus...
J Krishnamurti had a major impact on the world, traveling the globe to teach on the topics of human consciousness and conditioning, fear, division (within and between people), war and poverty. For more than 60 years he endeavored to "set man...
Jewel Staite is the queen of sci-fi. And for good reason. Find out about how she thinks and her career in television science fiction.
Americans, or maybe people generally, have a fascination with outlaws and gangsters. Even though gangsters are horrible, because they are violent and do destructive things, we still seem to like their colorful gangster names, their style and the...
It's a sin to kill a mockingbird. Let's find out why, from the book by Harper Lee and the movie starring Gregory Peck.
Did some wasps decide to start a nest in or around your home and you need to get rid of it? This article will show you how to safely remove a wasp nest.
I've been taking care of my mother who has dementia for about 3 years now. Back in 2011 she started showing signs of dementia, though neither one of us knew. That's how this condition sneaks up on you. To say dealing with dementia is difficult is...
Martial arts movie legend Jackie Chan is a pioneer of the comedy martial arts film, influenced by the great American comedy movies and legends of the old Hollywood classics. Find out more.
Abraham Lincoln fought to keep the Union intact and to end slavery. During his time, wage slavery was considered abhorrent too, at best a step toward greater economic freedom, but not ideal.
Michelle Trachtenberg is the beautiful star of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gossip Girl and currently can be seen in the National Geographic movie "Killing Kennedy". Who is she and what has she done?
As the Internet has become more a part of our lives and so much business and practical matters are conducted online, the issue of website compliance with the ADA has become important.
Huma Abedin has worked closely with Hilary Clinton since Bill Clinton was President. Who is Huma Abedin and what does she have to do with the political affairs of Clinton and, maybe, Anthony Weiner?
From Bangles to Austin Powers to a vibrant solo career, Susanna Hoffs is the beautiful girl with a guitar. Read more about her career and her guitars, including the 350SH Rickenbacker Limited Edition.
Here are the codes to some fun emoticons for Facebook chat messaging and comments. Some are more elaborate, some very basic. Doctor Who and Anime emoticons included.
Jennifer Love Hewitt, adorable and beautiful: She has a heart-shaped face, gorgeous thick hair, pretty eyes and a sweet smile. How has she enhanced all that beauty with hair and makeup? Find out.
Though it is required that places of public accommodation be accessible by wheelchair, some are not. One viable and practical solution is the portable wheelchair ramp. Find out more.
It is common for the workplace bully to use mobbing to abuse an employee and force him or her out of his or her job. Find out what is mobbing and how to handle it.
In the 1970s, Mary Tyler Moore was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, a particularly life-threatening form of the disease. In 1980,her son accidentally killed himself with a shotgun. How has Mary coped?
During the later part of the 1970s and a good part of the 1980s, Atari was the biggest name in video games. How did the company get started and what happened to the company in the end?
Amy Jo Johnson first became famous as the Pink Power Ranger in the hugely successful kids' television show The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. But she didn't stop there. Learn about her staying power.
Mary Steenburgen's ageless beauty has graced the movie and television industry for more than 30 years. Find out how her natural beauty has been enhanced with hair style and makeup.
In 1774, Swiss clock-maker Pierre Jaquet-Droz made, arguably, the first working robot. Learn more about it.
Beautiful Monterey, Ca is one of the most famous and popular tourist destinations in the United States. So, what is there to do there? Find out.
Matt Smith will join his predecessor David Tenant for the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Special. Then he will say Goodbye to the show this Christmas. Find out why.
David Tennant is making a return to Doctor Who for the 50th Anniversary special in November 2013. He's been gone for 4 years. Why did he leave in the first place?
Natalie Imbruglia, famous for 90s hit Torn, has a naturally beautiful face:Oval shape,blue eyes, full lips, high cheekbones, a defined jaw-line. She's made sure her hair doesn't hide her face.
Ushering in a new era of Doctor Who with Christopher Eccelston, Billie Piper left the show during the second season in which she'd been working with David Tenant as the Doctor. Why did she leave?
Who is this young actress who starred in Malcolm in the Middle, in Lost, in the lead role in the Lifetime movie about Jodi Arias and set to star in new NBC TV show Chicago PD? Let's find out.
Many people believe that responsibility means conformity: That when someone is bad, they simply need to fall in line. For this reason, we talk of reforming people: Putting them back in line. We switch the patterns. One wonders why. How can the...
Here are some interesting facts about Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States of America and one of the country's founding fathers and author of the Declaration of Independence.
Kristin Kreuk, star of Smallville and Beauty and the Beast, has soft and exotic beauty. Her round face is often framed by hair with long layers on the side and sometimes a short up-do. Find out why.
Wave Master Training Bags are convenient and useful. Find out more about the benefits of a punching bag and why this punching bag is best.
Doctor Who, popular British science fiction television series, will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. The show has had many actors in the role of The Doctor.Eccleston only for one season.
What is the definition of immaturity? What is it to be immature? How can you spot someone who is immature? Here we explore these questions.
What are martial arts? What are the common characteristics of martial arts and what are they made of? Here we explore what is martial arts.
Canadian super-star Carly Rae Jepsen's oval-shaped face is framed by a fringe hair-style and her blue eyes are enhanced by the magic of make-up. Find out how.
Mark Twain was furious at American invasion of the Philippines. Find out why.
There are many types of abuse and violence. Many times these take on subtle forms, difficult to detect but the damage is the same or even worse because the abuse is so insidious.
The Ewoks are small tribal bi-pedal teddy-bear creatures that helped take down an Empire. Find out how!
When Mark Wahlberg was a teenager, he attacked and harassed black school children and attacked an older Vietnamese man, calling his victims racial slurs. Let's look at the incidents and implications.
A general guide to various styles of martial arts.
This article offers a comparative examination of Jiu-Jitsu and Kenpo techniques.
It was one of my favorite movies as a youth. I had it recorded on video and watched it over and over again. In fact, I could say the lines in the movie word for word while watching it. The movie is a reverse John Wayne. The John Wayne character,...
These games are primarily designed for children in a Karate class, but they could effectively be used with any group of children in various settings.
Reluctant hero Mad Max is myth and truth, leading a band of kids to the Promised Land. Is he The Hero With a Thousand Faces? Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is reviewd in light of the hero myth.
Here we explore the relationship between staff, consumers, and management of day programs for people with developmental disabilities and how the programs can run more efficiently and smoothly.
A review of the best martial arts movie fight scenes, including Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Chuck Norris.
We explore how to meet challenging behavior of people with developmental disabilities.
Box office bomb Ishtar is seen from a devoted fan's perspective who sees it as a comedy classic among cult films.
Martial arts such as Wing Chun, Jeet Kune Do, and Kenpo teach how to work the centerline and disrupt the opponent's base. Here we explore how to open and attack the centerline and disturb the base.
This article explores the individual's relationship to society, the constructs of authority and power, and the illusory nature of ego and domination and status.
A look at Star Wars Episode III, and how fear corrupts Anakin Skywalker, leading to his move to the Sith and the Dark Side, in spite of efforts of his mentor Obi Wan and his love Padme.
Not gangsta rap, not old school alternative Hip Hop, but a new era of good Hip Hop from the Underground, giving impetus through the Internet. Who is this new breed of Hip Hop artist?
A look at the history of the emergence of Gangster Rap and Alternative Hip Hop and how it left its mark on the genre.
So, in the late 80s, MTV picked up on the significance of Hip Hop music and initiated a show dedicated to cursory interviews and full-fledged Hip Hop music videos. The show was called "Yo! MTV Raps". MTV's insightful choice for VJ was the legendary...
Hip Hop history back to the days of the pioneers, such as Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel. A nostalgic and historical look at Hip Hop's beginnings.
The Balisong, or Butterfly Knife, is a bladed instrument and weapon from the Philippines, used on the Islands both as a tool and for fighting. It consists of a two-piece handle and a blade; the handles close in on the blade to conceal it and reveal...
Filipino Martial Arts include lines or angles of attack, for understanding movement and possibilities. Read more here.
America's unique fighting style dates back to the 1700s, known as Rough and Tumble; brutal and unforgiving, it was common in the Southern backwoods and spread to the North and West, into city gangs .
How to use Google Analytics, Webmaster Tools, how to find free use images and attribute them properly, how to link to sections of articles and more.
It is important to understand that when dealing with an attacker with a weapon, the risk of serious injury or even death is more likely than if no weapon were involved. Therefore, it is a life and death situation in which certain precautions should...
Here is a list of the best improvised weapons that could save your life.
The best self defense to a great extent is knowing how not to get hit. In martial arts, this is accomplished in various ways. This article explores those ways of preventing yourself from getting hit, tackled, or attacked by examining dimensions of stance, the attacker's dimensional zones, and body...
It seems in every genre of music, there is a type which is not mainstream and yet isn't Underground; maybe fringe, but, at any rate, defies most categories. In Rock, it seems, Grunge fits into this class: Not exactly hardcore metal and definitely...
It seems fair to say that there is a difference between being a passive spectator of a performance and being an active participant of it. Passively watching a performance means nothing particularly happens inwardly, it is laid on you, and it leaves...
I guess everyone must be familiar with the storyline of the Karate Kid movies: The underdog struggling to deal with his bewildering new circumstances, facing multiple challenges, falling in love, gaining the support of his wise mentor, overcoming...
Self Defense skills are important because having them could mean the difference between being hurt or killed and surviving unharmed if you are ever physically attacked: In such a situation, it is crucial that you have very simple, quick, and...
It seems to me, the significance of understanding history and all that it encompasses is to have a broad understanding of what we do, our patterns, how the patterns of world affairs affect the whole, how it affects us at home and also those...
This article will examine some of the most effective strikes in martial arts.
This fictional self and it's projections create fear and particularly the fear of loss and death. Ending is the only solution.
Let's explore how math and physics are involved in martial arts. Geometry, angles, and shapes come into play for movement and footwork, and physics is involved in movement, power, and energy.
Humanity is in a state of confusion. To handle this confusion, we have generally thought out ways to think positive or to induce and force so-called positive thinking; however, the force of thought is the very source of the problem; through...
One of the most serious martial arts lessons you are liable to learn is that of the the possibility of your own personal injury or that of your training partners. When you are considering martial arts classes, it is good to be aware of the possibility of accidents and injuries in martial arts.
The human body is well-structured for the practice of martial arts. It is certainly true that effective martial arts are tailored to the natural functions and capabilities of the human body. After all, if your body can't do it, you won't do it. But...
This article explores the benefits of martial arts training for the individual. These benefits include the enhancement of learning and physical fitness, the development of self-defense skills and good relationships, the sharpening of problem solving skills, and an overall heightened awareness.