Short Stories for Teachers

The History of Parachute Pants -- Bettina Palileo
Parachute pants are characterized by their material. Just like actual parachutes, they are made of nylon, allowing them to be lightweight and durable. The crotch is low and pockets and zippers adorn ...

About The History of Birthday Candles -- Peggy Epstein
When the iced and decorated cake is brought to the table at a birthday party, it's ablaze with candles. A longstanding tradition, the lighting of birthday candles is said to have started with the ...

About Flamenco Dancing -- Debra Stein
Flamenco dancing is much more than a pattern of steps or a style of movement. It is defined by the emotional interpretation of music and song, and the influence of a culture that shaped its form. ...

About Barn Dancing -- Kaye Wagner
Today, barn dancing provides the same function that it did hundreds of years ago; it provides a group, family or community with the opportunity to socialize and celebrate. Today, barn dancing can ...

Rose Wine History -- Marika Josephson
Rosé, whose French name means "pink" or "reddish," is a light red wine whose popularity with wine connoisseurs in the United States has always been tenuous due to its apparent similarity to sweet ...

Chinese Shoes From China's History -- Catalina Bixler
Archeological finds, ancient texts and art works reveal how the Chinese people historically responded to geological and natural changes, which influenced the evolution of their shoes. The military ...

Types of Wooden Shoes -- Mitchell Land
The term "clog" can refer to any shoe that is made of wood and is often associated with the popular Dutch variety; however, there are many types of wooden shoes that have developed out of various ...

The History of Chinese String Instruments -- Lee Millisaw
Chinese stringed instruments date back well over 2,000 years. Some instruments, such as the erhu and the guqin, are considered symbols of Chinese cultural heritage. Over the centuries, many stringed ...

History of Western Education -- Joshua Wallace
The History of Western Education is a vast subject and beyond the scope of this article to cover in its entirety. However, the essential theme concerning Western Education involves the technological ...

Why Do the French Wear Berets? -- Kathryn White
Early Origins The ancient Greeks first used a beret style hat in the 5th century BC, 2500 years ago. The "pilos," as they called it, was practical and water tight because it lacked any seams.The ...

The History of Denim Jackets -- Todd Burton
Denim Denim is a specific cotton fabric that has been an important part of American culture. While usually blue, it can also come in various colors when dyed. While usually white or black, it can be ...

Masquerade Masks History -- Catalina Bixler
The hauntingly beautiful masks of the Carnival masquerade festivities of Venice, Italy, have a history that dates to the thirteenth century. The story of the masks from the Italian city features war ...

The History of Oreos -- Kim Kenney
Nabisco, originally known as the National Biscuit Country, introduced the Oreo Biscuit on March 6, 1912. Although Hydrox cookies were invented two years earlier, Oreos would become the most popular ...

History of the Gong -- Ingrid Hansen
A gong is an ancient musical instrument that originated in Asia. The origins of the gong have been traced as far back as 2000 B.C. However, it is believed that the gong was used long before this ...

The History of Kettles -- Maureen Katemopoulos
To tea drinkers, there is nothing more cheering than the sound of a whistling tea kettle. It signals that a piping-hot cup of refreshing tea is close at hand. Of course, the same can be said of all ...

The History of Teriyaki Sauce -- Maureen Katemopoulos
Chicken teriyaki is usually among the most popular items on the menu at the average Japanese restaurant in the United States, although it may be a surprise to learn that it does not feature on menus ...

The History of Firecrackers -- Catalina Bixler
Pieces of green bamboo burning in fire makes a loud popping noise because of the segmented sections trapping air and sap heating to bursting. These "firecrackers" helped early Chinese peasants during ...

The History of Pastry Arts -- Amanda C Boyce
For centuries throughout Europe, many families practiced bread-baking and created their own traditional desserts, but the art of pastry was cultivated mainly by artists who sold their pieces to the ...

The History of Bolo Ties -- Nina Makofsky
The history of bolo ties is an area of heated debate amid the world of men's fashion. The fact is, men around the world have adopted the look and want to call it their own, whether they're ...

The History of Cargo Pants -- Collaborator
Although cargo pants were a major fashion trend in the 1990s, the history of these pants is purely functional. First worn by soldiers as early as the 1930s, cargo pants provided storage and easy ...

The History of Satin Fabric -- Tucker Cummings
Satin is a luxurious fabric that has been prized for centuries. Over the years, it has been used been used for beautiful clothing, bedding, wedding gowns, ballet shoes, lingerie, and even the lining ...

The History of Chai Tea -- Robin Coe
Chai originated in India, Nepal, Tibet and Pakistan. The word "chai" is a generic word that means "tea" in those regions. Chai means a spiced tea mixed with milk and sweetener. The most common "chai" ...

The History of Caricature -- Chris Carson
Comically exaggerating the features of the famous and powerful, caricatures have been used in politics and the entertainment industry for decades. However, the origin of the art form is much older ...

The History of Gnomes -- Michael Hinckley
Their stone likenesses guard gardens and they are the stuff of legend. Gnomes are sometimes depicted as kindly, old men and other times as vicious, malicious beasts. Learning the history of gnomes, ...

The History of Gumballs -- Anjus Chiedozie
A gumball is fancy form of gum---a ball of gum coated with hard candy and often dispensed from a gumball machine. The gumball is the result of a combination of innovations, most of which were made in ...

The History of Freestyle Dancing -- Sarka-Jonae Miller
Freestyle dancing is a comprehensive term that covers styles of dance that were created outside of dance studios. Also called street dancing, this type of dance was developed in clubs and on the ...

Origins of Canadian Thanksgiving -- Adam Dawson
Every year Canadians celebrate the holiday of Thanksgiving. It takes place on the second Monday in October and was traditionally celebrated to give thanks to God for a successful harvest. Although ...

The History of Loose Leaf Paper -- Lisa Russell
Origins of Paper Size Do you ever wonder why letter-size paper is 8.5-by-11 inches and not 9-by-12 or some other size? It has to do with the length of the vat men's reach. When paper was ...

History of Japanese Lanterns -- Catalina Bixler
Visiting Japan includes looking at the array of beautiful stone and paper lanterns so long a tradition in the small nation. With its introduction by a traveler from the Asian continent in the 1500s ...

History of the Lawn Sprinkler -- Jason Tyson
The use of water sprinklers has revolutionized the watering of lawns and the irrigation of fields. Widespread domestic use of sprinklers began in the mid-20th century, and the sprinkler continues to ...

The History of Fingernail Polish -- Joel Union
Fingernail polish is a popular beauty product used all around the world. It has been in use for thousands of years and has been made from many unique combinations of substances. Anyone can buy and ...

The History of Equal Opportunity Employment USA (advanced) -- Taylor Kincaid
The history of Equal Opportunity Employment stemmed from large grassroots efforts from minority groups, particularly African Americans. The fervent anti-discrimination movement began in the early ...

About Campfire Songs -- Dawn R. Levesque
Camp songs--those frivolous lyrics we sang over and over again around a campfire or on a school bus--actually served a purpose at one time. Both inspirational and familiar, camp songs are deep-rooted ...

The History of Eating Utensils -- Amanda Hermes
Knives, forks, and spoons are things that many all take for granted. Every household has a drawer full of them and you can even buy disposable ones. Surprisingly, modern eating utensils took a long ...

The History of Pointillism (advanced) -- Anjus Chiedozie
ointillism is a style of painting that, instead of strokes of paint, comprises paint dots. The style is supposed to give you the ability to mix the dots in such a way that you come away with the same ...

The History of Mandala -- Chris Carson
The mandala is one of humankind's most ancient art forms. With the circle as its basis, it reflects eternity and all of nature: the sun, the moon and even the bird's nest. Types of mandalas ...

History of Coffee Beans -- Evelyn McCormack
The history of the coffee bean is as rich as a double espresso and dates back to the 6th century. Its story begins in Ethiopia, then travels from one destination to another as man begins to discover ...

Motion Picture Camera History (advanced) -- Lee Grayson
Early parlor amusements and child's toys used the illusion of movement to create interest. Magic lanterns used candles or gas to provide light to illuminate slide images that were projected onto ...

Jeans Fashion History -- Collaborator
Blue jeans could be considered the cornerstone of American fashion. It transcends gender and age---everyone wears jeans! Though jeans have changed significantly in purpose and style since their ...

History of Martial Arts Belts -- Rhonda Wanamaker
The Japanese martial art Judo was the first of the martial arts to use a colored belt system to mark the progress of its practitioners. Judo's inventor, Dr. Kano Jigoro, introduced the belt ...

History of the Amaryllis Flower -- Michelle Fortunato
In Greek lore, the amaryllis flower is named for a shepherdess whose love for a gardener was unrequited. Endeavoring to impress Alteo, Amaryllis walked the path to his door for one month, piercing ...

The History of Dutch Wooden Clogs -- Margaret Montet
Wooden shoes have been popular in the Netherlands for about 700 years. Wooden shoe wearers claim the shoes are warm in winter, cool in summer and provide support for good posture. The wood also ...

How Does Granite Get Made Into Countertops? -- Ezmeralda Lee
Introduction to Granite Granite is one of the hardest rocks that there is. There are only a few things that can cut granite, one being another piece of granite, and the other a diamond-edged saw. A ...

How to Make an Aboriginal Boomerang -- Brian Adler
An Aboriginal boomerang is a throwing stick. Thrown into the air, it curves away from the thrower before arcing back and returning. Traditionally made of a tree root, the native peoples of Australia ...

How Does a Mirror Work? -- Ann Johnson
What is a Mirror Mirrors are a familiar object, primarily used to allow a person to see their own reflection. You'll find them hanging in bathrooms and powder rooms, and used to face bedroom ...

What is Popcorn Made Of? -- Ruby Martes
People have been eating popcorn for thousands of years. It was originally discovered by Native Americans in prehistoric times. Popcorn is a type of corn, and has the scientific name Zea mays everta. ...

How Are Cell Phones Made (advanced) -- Josienita Borlongan
Various steps and processes are involved in the creation of a cell phone. Each cell-phone company may market a different style or model of phone, but the production of each one of those phones ...

About Cinnamon Rolls -- Collaborator
Also known as cinnamon buns, cinnamon rolls are sweet doughy breads that pull apart. Sticky buns are a common variant, featuring nuts and a sticky, caramel or sugar glaze. Their signature sweet ...

About Spaghetti Sauce -- Karen Ellis
A lot of people think of spaghetti sauce as something that comes out of a jar. In fact, manufacturers have worked hard to create a tasty product that is a convenient sauce for the busy cook. However, ...

Facts About Women's Rights in the USA -- Kelly Kaufmann
The history of women's rights in the United States reaches back to the 19th century. Origins The origin of the women's rights movement in the United States can be connected to the ...

The History of Origami & Paper Folding -- Erin Maurer
Origami, the art of paper folding, has unclear origins. Some historians believe that the art began in China around 2,000 years ago with the invention of paper. However, there is no clear evidence to ...

The History of Hazelnuts -- Marci Degman
Within the world market, hazelnuts rank second to almonds in commercial production. Most are grown in Turkey, but the United States is responsible for a small percentage, which are mainly grown in ...

History of the Jack-in-the-Box Toy -- Paula Swenson
No one knows for certain where and when the first jack-in-the-box toy was made, but the toy can be reliably traced back to the Middle Ages. A brightly painted box with a hinged lid and a crank, when ...

About Rubber -- Neal Litherland
Rubber There are two kinds of rubber that exist in the world today. Those are natural rubber, which comes from the rubber tree, and synthetic rubber, or synthetic latex. Rubber trees are grown mostly ...

Facts About the Sun & How It Contributes to Earth -- Tammy Curry
Life on Earth is dependent upon the sun's energy. The sun's energy affects plant growth, climate, and weather. The sun is the largest object in the Milky Way Galaxy. It is the only star in ...

Snowboarding Apparel & How It's Made -- Mercedes Valladares
Extreme sports like snowboarding have changed the approach athletic designers take to develop apparel for these athletes. Although fabric choice, comfort and protection are key to the design, style ...

How to Make an Ice Cream Cake -- Collaborator
Impress your friends and make a home made ice cream cake instead of buying one from the store. This is a great cake to serve at a casual birthday party. Decide what kind of ice cream cake you want to ...

How Is Vodka Made? -- Maggie Hira
General Overview Vodka is one of the world's most popular distilled alcoholic beverages. In much of the world, its popularity owes to its convenient use in many cocktails such as vodka tonic, ...

Information About Light Bulbs for Kids -- Evan Selinske
Can you imagine having to live and work in the dark? Before the invention of the light bulb, people used a variety of different ways to light their way at night. Wax candles and lamps that burned oil ...

10 tips to help you fall asleep -- Chatelaine
Marnie Evans* was on vacation with her husband and kids in Northern Ontario three years ago when her allergy medication ran out. Instead of risking a medical emergency, she headed to the local ...

More Than Mere Magic Mushrooms -- Bill Weir, C. Michael Kim, David Miller, Justin Bare & Mark Monroy
This week we're talking about fungus two ways. One that can survive exclusively on polyurethane and another that can replace Styrofoam. Both polyurethane and styrofoam are not biodegradable, so ...

Big Bands of the Sixties -- Lacee Burton
The Sixties was a decade of change. During the Sixties, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech, the Vietnam War began and man ...

The History of Designer Handbags -- Debby Mayne
The handbag a woman carries often says more about her than the fact that she needs a vessel to contain her belongings. It may show her sense of taste, style, place in society and economic status. ...

What Is the Origin of Wine Glasses? -- Linda Harris
Wine glasses have taken on many different shapes and forms throughout history from their humble beginnings during the Bronze Age. Earliest Vessels In the Bronze Age, the earliest wine-drinking ...

History of Japanese Silk Painting -- Stephen Johnson
Silk painting is a form of art that originated in India and Eastern Asia and has stood the test of time. Silk paintings date back to 200 CE in India, where wax resist and Batik techniques are traced. ...

History of Cartooning -- Donna J. Connet
What would we do without cartoons and animation? Most likely, nothing. Animation has, in one way or another, made it into nearly every aspect of our daily living. Animation is not only what is seen ...

USA Memory Championships competitors provide tips for remembering the stuff we always forget -- Eric Adelson
The event includes memorizing 99 names, a shuffled deck of cards, a poem, and a list of 500 words. We'll find our keys. Memory competitor Mike Mirski (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) We forget. Every day, ...

What Is the Origin of the Name Colorado? -- Lori Weaver
The state of Colorado is a favorite among tourists, boasting beautiful scenery and world-renowned skiing. The many hues of its varied geography have earned it the nickname Colorful Colorado. The name ...

The History of Hand Puppets -- Christina Hamlett
As far back as prehistoric times, people have used their hands to help convey stories to others. What originally began as simple shadows reflected on the walls of fire-lit caves grew to include ...

History of Chinese Teapots -- Joanne Robitaille
Tea is popular the world over. Tea itself is Chinese in origin, so it should be no surprise that the use of teapots is as well. The part that is surprising is that the invention of teapots came at ...

What Is the Origin of the Faberge Egg? -- Paul Cartmell
Peter Carl Faberge was the Russian court jeweler to czars Alexander III and Nicholas II, for whom his company produced annual decorated Easter eggs beginning in 1885. History The Russian Orthodox ...

The History of the Radio City Rockettes -- Michelle Strait
The Radio City Rockettes are a popular dance troupe based in New York City. The troupe is world-famous for its high-kicking precise routines. An article on the National Dance Week website describes ...

What Is the Origin of Jamaican Music? -- Lee Millisaw
Jamaican music encompasses a wide range of styles such as ska, rocksteady, dancehall and reggae. Many of these styles influenced one another and can trace their origins back to a combination of ...

History of Gothicism -- Joanne Robitaille
Ask most people what Gothic is and the general response has something to do with teenagers dressed all in black listening to depressing music. Gothicism as an art form is centuries older. It's ...

The Origins of Rumba -- Charlie Higgins
Rumba is a musical genre and dance of West African origins that developed in Havana, Cuba, during the 19th century. Though the genre has broken off into numerous variations and sub-genres throughout ...
Re: The Origins of Rumba -- Pablo T. Banguela
Dear Higgins, I am Cuban and though I am not a musician, I love the music of my country. Your article is really very well-written, you are well-informed. Thank you for your article.But you failed to ...

What Is the Origin of Table Setting? -- Cameron Delaney
The modern-day table setting dates back to medieval England, when the salt cellar, or container, served as the centerpiece and guests brought their own utensils to dinner. Forks and china are ...

What Is the Origin of the Phrase Hang Ten? -- Daniella Lauren
The phrase "hang ten" originated in the 1960s surfing culture, and refers to a specific move on the surfboard. The phrase is used by surfing enthusiasts around the world. Identification A surfer ...

What is the Origin of Neck Ties? -- Karen Ellen
Originally the distinction of a warrior, neck ties in various forms have existed for more than two millennia. When the panache they added to a military uniform was noted and copied by European ...

The History of Bell-Bottoms -- Collaborator
Bell-bottom pants, so named for the "bell-like" flare at the bottom of the pants, have gone through several stylistic renovations since their conception in the early 19th century. Origin of ...

What Is the Origin of the Name Tic Tac Toe? -- Meredith Veto
Tic tac toe, whose name has several variations according to its players' geographical location, is a simple game that all children have once given a try. Its name has a fairly straightforward ...

Where Did String Puppets Originate? -- Katy Doran
The story of the exact origin of string puppets has likely been lost to the cavalcade of history. A legend from India claims that the first puppeteer, Adi Nat, was born from the mouth of the creator, ...

The History of Chocolate Easter Eggs -- Alison Ingraham
Along with its celebration as a Christian holiday, Easter has become very commercialized. Easter bunnies, Easter egg hunts, chocolate Easter eggs and other assorted sweet treats are all part of the ...

What Is the Origin of Cartooning? -- Louie Doverspike
Defining cartooning is as hard as defining the word "art." It is a field that includes a variety of mediums, artists, stories and methods. Most broadly defined, cartoons are simply illustrations done ...

About Fried Rice -- Lindsay Woodland
Fried rice is a staple food of many cuisines and cultures, prized for its versatility and economy. Although fried rice has Chinese roots, American, Cuban, Indonesian and Hawaiian versions are popular ...

Origin of Anniversary Cakes -- Maureen Katemopoulos
The history of wedding and anniversary cakes can be traced back to the Roman Empire (509 to 27 B.C.). Of course, the appearance and substance of these types of cakes have changed markedly since then. ...

The History of Satin Fabric -- Tucker Cummings
Satin is a luxurious fabric that has been prized for centuries. Over the years, it has been used been used for beautiful clothing, bedding, wedding gowns, ballet shoes, lingerie, and even the lining ...

How Long Can You Go Without Sleep? -- Lylah M. Alphonse
Parents might feel like they forgo sleep as soon as they bring their baby home, but the longest any person has gone without sleep (on purpose) has been 11 straight days. There were a few side ...

The History of San Agustin Church in Manila, Philippines -- Rianne Hill Soriano
The San Agustin Church is located within Manila's walled city Intramuros. It is the oldest existing stone church in the Philippines. Known as the first religious structure built in the northern ...

What Is the Origin of White Bread? -- J.K. Allen
"The greatest thing since sliced bread" may be a phrase we're all familiar with, however it may be less well known that white bread has been enjoyed for thousands of years and has even been used ...

The History of Italian Ice -- Ginger Jones
Italian ice has a long and often-debated history. Many people enjoy this tasty treat during the summer, while others enjoy it year-round, stocking their freezers with their favorite flavors. Italian ...

History of Spanish Dancing -- Nicaela Crawford
The enthralling beauty, grace and demanding technique of Spanish dance have captivated audiences for centuries. Bolero, fandango, flamenco (to name only a few)--these styles of dance are absolutely ...

Charles Darwin & the Origin of Species -- David Harris
Charles Darwin was a British scientist who lived in the 19th century. He is best known for developing the theories of evolution and natural selection. Identification "The Origin of Species" is one of ...

The History of U.S. Service Dogs -- Alex Burke
Service dogs can go anywhere their owners go. They are allowed to travel in the passenger area of airplanes, hang out in restaurants, retail stores and banks. Service dogs are working dogs providing ...

The History of French Desserts -- Rachel Roberts Quartarone
The word "dessert" comes from the French word "desservir" which means "to clear the table." The word was first used during the 17th century to describe the offering of sweets (usually fruit or ...

Ford Car History -- Rob Wagner
The Ford car was created by Henry Ford, who founded the Ford Motor Company. The company's corporate headquarters is located in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford's first mass-produced car, the Model T, ...

What Is the Origin of Mardi Gras Masks & Costumes? -- Kim Kenney
New Orleans has been celebrating Mardi Gras since the 18th century. The Krewe of Comus, a secret society or private social club, put on the first Mardi Gras parade in 1857. Masks and costumes have ...

The History of Marionette Puppets -- Tucker Cummings
Marionettes are puppets manipulated by strings or rods. Marionettes have a rich and vibrant history that surpasses most other forms of puppetry. With roots in ancient Egypt, marionettes are one of ...

What Is the Origin of Gift Wrapping -- Collaborator
The origin of gift wrapping dates to Victorian times, when elaborate card making blossomed into fancy wrapping papers for the presents. It has since made its way into other holiday gift-giving ...

Where Was the First Ribbon Candy Invented? -- Virginia A. Gorg
Credit is given to F.B. Washurn for inventing the first ribbon candy in Brockton, Massachusetts, in a small area within the Washburn Bakery. A few of the other first products of Washburn were the ...

What Is the Origin of Blues Music? -- Virginia A. Gorg
The blues is an American musical form that draws from numerous older musical traditions. A product of America's cultural melting pot, it originated in the American South before spreading and ...

History of Soup -- Kyle Martin
Soup is considered to be as old as the history of cooking. In times when food was scarce, dumping various ingredients into a pot to boil was not only cheap, it was filling. Its simple constitution ...

What is the Origin of Vanilla Extract? -- Christina Martinez
Vanilla extract's history begins near the equator with the origin of the vanilla bean. A gap of about 300 years separates the origin of the vanilla orchid crop with the origin of vanilla extract. ...

The Origin of Exponents (advanced lesson) -- Laurel Brown
Exponents indicate that a number should be multiplied by itself repeatedly and are used to shorten and clarify mathematical notation. As a result, if you wanted to multiple 10 by itself eight times, ...

What Is the Origin of Guacamole? -- Collaborator
Green, smooth and tasty, guacamole is a staple food in Latin American cuisine. Akin with its rich flavor, guacamole has an equally rich origin. What is Guacamole? Guacamole is a green sauce made ...

What Is the Origin of the Engagement Ring? -- Jason Chavis
An engagement ring is not merely a decorative object, but also a symbol of the union between two people. Throughout history, the engagement ring has been used to both implement the promise of a ...

What Is the Origin of Iron? -- Marc Chase
Iron, one of the most abundant elements on Earth, helped give rise to entire civilizations and is the key ingredient in steel, without which many of our modern structures would not be standing. The ...

What Is the Origin of Dominos? -- Cicely A. Richard
Dominos is a board game played all over the world. Some countries have taken this simple board game and made it part of their cultural landscape. The game is popular with people of all ages, races ...

What Is the Origin of the Banjo? -- Leslie Whittaker
Wrongly believed by many to be an American instrument, the banjo dates back centuries with its earliest origins found in the Middle East and Africa. While it slowly evolved for centuries, it was not ...

What Is the Origin of the Zodiac? -- Megan Shoop
Both the Greek and the Chinese zodiac are astrological systems consisting of 12 symbols. In the Greek zodiac, four of the symbols are represented by human figures, while the rest are animals. In the ...

History of Log Cabins -- T.A. Workman
Countries were founded on early settlers, the hardworking, "sun up to sun down" people. The pioneer log cabin is the very epitome of this lifestyle. The log cabin, constructed by hand, requires skill ...

The History of Accounting -- T.A. Workman
The history of accounting lies almost in the beginning of human civilization. The early agricultural practices of Mesopotamia were matched by the developments of accounting practice. Naturally, since ...

St. Patrick's Day & the Origin of Pinching -- Robert Vaux
St. Patrick's Day is the Irish national holiday, celebrating the nation's patron St. Patrick who brought Christianity to Ireland. Traditions include drinking beer, participating in parades ...

The Origin of the Olive Tree -- Hayley Pangle
The olive is one of the oldest cultivated crops known to man and is still widely grown in the Mediterranean. An olive tree can have a life expectancy of 500 years and is hearty enough to grow back if ...

The History of Gambling in China -- Maureen Katemopoulos
Because China has an ongoing tradition of enjoying a wager, the history of Chinese gambling is really a work in progress. While no legal gambling takes place on the China mainland, bettors have ...

The History of Fashion Design -- Manesntails
What Is Fashion Design? Fashion design is a form of art dedicated to the creation of clothing and other lifestyle accessories. Modern fashion design is divided into two basic categories: haute ...

How to combine colors in fashion? -- Simone Murdock
Because a monochrome look is always a bit dull, you are given all possible advice to never seem like a Harlequin! Dare to color! What colors do you associate and what are the pitfalls? Here are our ...

Fashion-The Story How It Evolved and Its History -- Mark.D
What is fashion according to you? Fashionable accessories can be available in umpteen numbers but how do you know what is right according to you? I think fashion is what you are comfortable wearing ...

Original Sunglasses Vs The Fake Ones! -- Collaborator
Replica sun shades are the new model trend permitting normal people to get their hands on the warm tendencies with out paying the outrageous costs. Whilst replica sun shades appear to be the warm new ...

Gothic Clothing and Fashion -- Collaborator
Where did Gothic Fashion Originate? Gothic style has featured strongly throughout history and prior to their being a fashion style for so called "goths", buildings, literature and art were referred ...

Water in Plants and Animals -- Damir Vucak
Humans like to consider themselves the most superior species on earth. We think we can control everything and are intelligently superior. However, even though the weather conditions are not ...

New Dinosaur Discovery - Perhaps the Biggest Dinosaur of All Time (Advanced) -- Mike Walley
Alamosaurus Rivals Largest Titanosaurs after Recent Fossil Discovery For a long time, this Late Cretaceous Titanosaur called Alamosaurus sanjuanensis was the only known representative of the ...

The Remarkable Love And Respect Of Wife And First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy -- Raleigh DeGeer Amyx
In the 1947 Miss Porter's school yearbook, one young Jacqueline Lee Bouvier stated that one of her ambitions was "not to be a housewife". Although she maintained a determined intellect and a ...

Marilyn Monroe - Front Cover Of Life Magazine in 1958 -- Raleigh DeGeer Amyx
In 1954, skirt blowing and smile beaming on Lexington and 53rd avenue in New York City, Marilyn Monroe catapulted to international fame in the motion picture The Seven Year Itch. Having become a ...

Fascinating Facts About Spanish History -- Merlino Zamora
Spanish history is one that is wrought with religious conflict, political struggle, and passionate conquest, and full of fascinating facts. There is evidence that people populated Spain over 100,000 ...

Why Students Hate To Take Exams (Advanced) -- Miriam B Medina
Procrastination is the longest four-letter word in the dictionary. We're all guilty of it from time to time. We set out to clear the old inbox or clean the garage out and, lo and behold, that ...

The Creation of the Universe -- Paul Claybrook
Before the big bang, there was nothingness. There was no empty space and certainly no matter in it. It was not as if there was an empty universe waiting to be filled with matter. Space itself did not ...

A Brief Account of the Causes of the American Civil War -- Chris Talbot
The American Civil War was a brutal conflict which took place in the United States of America between 1861 and 1865 and still has serious repercussions to this day. To understand why this break up of ...

Pool Tables - American Vs English -- George Pennwood
Pool tables, which type is the best, American pool tables or English? The main difference as you might expect is size. The English pool tables have 2 in balls, which are smaller than the American ...

English Railway and Its Origin -- Waz Zaman
INTRODUCTION: In 1602, there supposedly existed a railway in Nottinghamshire in England. Though it is not verified and is debated by various historians but the origin of the English Railway can be ...

Origin of Cinco De Mayo -- Christine Szalay Kudra
What is the origin of Cinco de Mayo? Even though millions of Americans (and Canadians and people in some other countries as well) celebrate this holiday every year, relatively few really know how the ...

Origin of Black Friday -- Amy Delrose
Black Friday is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. Fresh from the Thanksgiving celebrations, shoppers throng the stores for best bargains of the year. Many stores like Macy's, ...

Origin of Valentines's Day -- Sean Carter
People have been in love from time immemorial. It would be unjust to ascribe any particular history and origin to love and the feelings that come with it. But Valentine's Day, the day which ...

The Origin of Easter Egg Hunts -- Beverly Frank
For children and adults alike, the highlight of Easter is often the egg hunt. Adults and older children enjoy hiding Easter eggs for young children to find. Squeals of delight can be found as Easter ...

The Origin of Money -- Irene V. Jones
When we speak of money in today's society, it has taken on many forms. From the days of farmers trading their crops today's electronic, debit or credit card transfer and many forms in ...

The Origin of Karaoke -- Kristin Long
Karaoke is a popular form of entertainment often used at parties, restaurants and bars where someone will sing along to recorded music using a microphone and public address system. The singer can ...

Helicopter History - The Origin of the Helicopter -- Kevin Crockett
Humans have always looked at birds with envy and wished that they could fly up in the sky with them. Throughout the history of man there have been a lot of attempts at defying gravity. The very first ...

Origin of Samurai -- Shaw Funami
There are a lot of Japanese words that become known worldwide. Judo might have been the first one as the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 introduced it to be an official sport in the Olympic games. Other ...

How to Make Goals -- Sean R Mize
Setting goals is one of the most important things that we need to do to ensure that we'll grow on a personal and professional level. Knowing the things that you would like to achieve can help you ...

Predictions made by engineer in 1900 mostly come true -- Jordan Chittley
Predicting the future is usually difficult although an American engineer did a pretty good job when he wrote his predictions for the next hundred years way back in 1900. John Elfreth Watkins wrote an ...

| Origin of Track and Field -- Candis Reade
Track and field is commonly known as athletics. The track and field events can be divided into three categories such as running, jumping, and throwing events. The origin of track and field was ...

| Origin of Language -- John T. Smith
Glottogony (Origin of language) tell us about the interesting facts of human evolution and living. Unlike writing, spoken language leaves no trace. At some stage of human evolution, several systems ...

| The Origin of Easter Traditions -- Beverly Frank
While we happily buy chocolate Easter bunnies, color eggs and hide them, and fill our Easter baskets, many people are unsure as to the origins of these Easter traditions. Whether you celebrate Easter ...

| Origin Of Watches -- Essy Clare
A watch is something that displays time and sometimes day, date, month and year also. The word watch is used a short form of wristwatch, which is a name for timekeeping devices worn on the wrist. It ...

What Is the Origin of the Metric System? -- LeeAnn Bonds
The metric system, or the International System of Units (SI) as it is now known, is a worldwide standard measuring system based on scientific, non-changing, decimal units of measure. Its origins can ...

What Is the Origin of the Zodiac? -- Megan Shoop
Both the Greek and the Chinese zodiac are astrological systems consisting of 12 symbols. In the Greek zodiac, four of the symbols are represented by human figures, while the rest are animals. In the ...

Latin Dance History -- Sonya L. Wilson
Latin dance originated in Latin America and the Caribbean. Latin dances include rumba, salsa, samba, mambo, bachata and tango. Evolution The dances of Latin America evolved from the dance forms of ...

The Importance of Studying the History of World Civilizations -- John London
There is evidence that history has been studied for as long as humans have been engaged in making it. The study of ancient civilizations puts into perspective where people came from in relation to ...

History of Oranges -- Joan Russell
Oranges have been cultivated around the world. It is a popular, widely used fruit in many countries. Oranges are used to make many products. This article discusses some of the different varieties, ...

The History of Cinnamon Rolls -- Alison Ingraham
When cinnamon, sugar and butter are mixed together, the result is something many people all over the world enjoy. Cinnamon rolls are a sweet pastry commonly eaten at breakfast time, but may be ...

What Type of Collision Created the Himalayas? -- Taylor Thorn
The Himalayas are the tallest mountain range in the world. Located around the Northeastern border of India, the Himalayas extend into seven countries: India, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, Pakistan and ...

How to Make Compost -- Willi Galloway
No garden is complete without a compost pile! Compost is a soil conditioner, mulch and fertilizer all wrapped into one. It feeds the soil microorganisms that help plants stay healthy, adds nutrients ...

How to Make Small Talk -- Collaborator
Small talk can be a big challenge, but a little preparation and confidence is all you need. As a skilled small talker you will come across as a more open and friendly person, compared to someone who ...

How to Make a Volcano -- Collaborator
Make a lava-spewing volcano as a science project or just for fun. If you have children, let them help you because this is something the whole family can make together. So gather up are the material ...

How to Make a Documentary -- Collaborator
The documentary film is a modern cultural phenomenon. Aspiring directors work hard to make a documentary, and even harder to get the film noticed by movie distribution companies. Here is all the ...

How to Make Flying Paper Lanterns -- Lisa Parris
Flying lanterns float into the sky when heated by an open flame in the same manner as a hot-air balloon. Launched in China more then 2,000 years ago, the original flying lantern was constructed from ...

Making Friends at College -- Collaborator
College is a time when people actively seek out new relationships. Unless you live in a box, making friends should not be a problem. Still, it requires effort and a willingness to extend yourself at ...

What is the History of Nuclear Energy? -- Jason Chavis
Nuclear energy was discovered in the mid-twentieth century and first utilized in a military capacity in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The implementation of nuclear energy as a source ...

The History of the Suspension Bridge -- Eric Tilden
Early Suspension Bridges The societies that lived in South America, Africa and Asia thousands of years ago strung twisted vines attached to trees to cross over rivers. They added branches to create a ...

What Is the Origin of the Compass? -- Chuck Robert
The compass is one of the oldest scientific instruments and the first application of magnetism. It dramatically changed the entire world, allowing ships to navigate the world while getting lost less ...

History of French Football -- Bobby Gee
Football (American soccer) in France did not take hold until the turn of the 20th century. French football did not really start to gain popularity until 1897. National Team and the French Football ...

The History of African Drumming -- Anjus Chiedozie
The drum is perhaps the oldest musical instrument in the world, with every society employing it in varying degrees. However, it is most revered among the people of Africa, where it comes in various ...

What Is the Origin of the Game Soccer? -- Alex Baker
Soccer, known to most of the world as football, is the most popular sport on the planet. While the modern game as we know it has evolved over the last hundred years or so, the origins of soccer are ...

History of the Tomato -- Laura Reynolds
The tomato, that familiar fruit that we use as a vegetable, has a long and fascinating history. Once wild, it traveled around the world, only to be condemned as a poisonous berry and to be ...

Origins of the Evil Eye Superstition -- Ploni Almoni
The evil eye is a classical folk belief that originated in Mediterranean cultures and spread throughout the ancient world in the Hellenistic period. The evil eye is understood as a type of curse cast ...

What Is the Origin of the Drink Name 7-Up? -- Kevin Bramer
Some mysteries may never have a satisfactory answer, and the origin of the soft drink name "7-Up" seems to be one of those mysteries. Despite several theories, no one knows for sure what creator C. ...

The History of Ice Sculptures -- Lita Harrison
Ice sculpture is the art of carving shapes out of ice. It ranges in size from small table decorations to entire towns of ice seen in winter festivals all over the world. The beginnings of ice ...

What Is the Origin of a Cotton Plant? -- Sam Adams
Oldest Use The oldest cotton fabric found was in Mexico and proved to be about 7,000 years old. There is no evidence that the cotton was cultivated, but the people did make use of the native plant. ...

What Is the Origin of the "Soccer" Name? -- Sarah Dray
The world's most popular sport has been around in one form or another for a long time. Known throughout the majority of the world as football, there are only a handful of areas that use the word ...

History of the Caesar Salad -- Tim McQuade
The Caesar salad is simple to make: mix romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese and a special Caesar dressing in a bowl and serve. In 1924, a busy restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico, was the first to ...

The History of the PhD Degree -- Shane Hall
With its history rooted in the Middle Ages, the Doctor of Philosophy, or Ph.D., has developed over time to become the highest academic doctoral degree in the world. It acquired this distinction in ...

The History of the Game of Pool -- J. Clark
The game of billiards was played in Europe for hundreds of years before jumping the Atlantic to become known as pool in 19th-century America. While most common as a pastime played on public tables, ...

Origins of the Bean & Chili Plants -- Barbara Fahs
Mexican food often includes beans of some type and food made hot and spicy due to chili peppers. Both of these plants are believed to have originated in Central and South America, making them staples ...

History of Gangs -- Gail Cohen
It is human nature to want to affiliate with people who feel the same way we do, and if a family does not provide that measure of belonging, it is also human nature to satisfy that longing by seeking ...

How to Interpret the Greek Myth of Pandora's Box -- Tracy Hruby
According to Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on earth. In revenge for Prometheus stealing fire from the gods, Zeus handed Pandora a box that contained all the evils of the world. Tempted ...

The History of World Soccer -- Steve Anderson
Soccer started in Great Britain in the mid 19th century and spread around the world within 50 years. Before World War II, soccer gained popularity as local club teams developed fans and World Cup ...

Super Young Retirement Savers -- Blake Ellis
Older Americans who haven't saved enough for retirement could learn a lesson or two from these young retirement savers -- they've already socked thousands of dollars away for their golden ...

Man Escapes Death As Satellite Fragment Crashes Through His Roof -- Jesus Diaz
Andrei Krivorukov got a wonderful Christmas gift: his very own life. He saved it after a titanium ball from a Russian communication satellite crashed right into his house, escaping death by just a ...

Indian artist Jasuben Shilpi, known as the Bronze Woman of India -- press
Indian crafts woman Jasuben Shilpi, known as the Bronze Woman of India, gives the finishing touches to a clay statue of Dr. Martin Luther King at her workshop near Adalaj, around 25 kms from ...

Man discovers mother’s 100-year-old letter to Santa -- Nadine Bells
In 1992, Dublin homeowner John Bryne discovered a charred letter to Santa in his chimney while installing central heating. "At that time, the fireplaces were made of brick with a shelf on either ...

Spanish pianist faces jail for practising at home -- Harold Heckle
MADRID - A Spanish prosecutor's office has conceded that the customary 7 1/2 year prison sentence for noise pollution may be too harsh for a pianist who practised at home. The office for the ...

Earth Has Two 'Moons' Right Now, Theorists Say -- Natalie Wolchover
Earth has two moons, a group of scientists . One is that waxing and waning nightlight we all know and love. The other is a tiny asteroid, no bigger than a Smart Car, making huge doughnuts around ...

Interesting facts about Niagara Falls you probably didn’t know -- Jordan Chittley
Niagara Falls is mostly known for romantic getaways, winning big at the casinos, out-of-control bachelor parties and getting wet on Maid of the Mist boat tours, but there is a lot about the Falls ...

Indonesian girl returns home after going missing in 2004 tsunami -- Nadine Bells
A 15-year-old girl, known as Wati, disappeared on Boxing Day, 2004, after a giant wave hit her village of Ujong Baroh, in West Aceh, Indonesia. The then-8-year-old child was swept out to sea, ...

Paralympian eyes Olympic glory after “miracle” crash -- Liza Jansen
UTRECHT, The Netherlands, December 8 (Reuters) - Paralympic silver medallist Monique van der Vorst has miraculously become an able-bodied Olympic hopeful after a crash reversed her paralysis. ...

Planet confirmed that could have water -- Contributor
Kepler-22b is the first confirmed planet in the “habitable zone,” the area around a star where a planet could exist with liquid water on its surface, that has been discovered by NASA’s Kepler ...

Illiterate until the age of 96, 98 year-old man writes first book -- Nadine Bells
A 98-year-old man from Connecticut just wrote his first book. More remarkable, he was illiterate until he was 96. James Arruda Henry, a retired lobster fisherman, recently completed a 29-chapter, ...

5 Things People Buy Because Of Peer Pressure -- Janet Fowler
Peer pressure is often thought of as something that only affects young people, especially teenagers. Though peer pressure impacts people of all ages, and in various aspects of their lives. Peer ...

At wife's behest, New York man drops 198 pounds in 10 months -- By The Associated Press
FULTON, N.Y. - When Jay Wornick's wife said they both should lose some weight as a new year's resolution, he took up the challenge. Ten months later, he's almost 200 pounds lighter. ...

Teen Named Fastest Texter in Country -- Samantha Murphy
NEW YORK CITY – Whoever said constant texting is just a bad habit? The teen with the fastest thumbs in the country was crowned on Wednesday at the LG U.S. Texting Championship in New York City, ...

100-year-old finishes marathon -- yu
Centenarian Sikh runner Fauja Singh poses for pictures after being the first person to officially enter for next year's Edinburgh Marathon on September 1, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. A world ...

World's oldest car sells for $4.6 million -- Peter Valdes
A steam-powered car, billed as the oldest car in the world that still runs, was sold at a Hershey, Pa. auction for $4.6 million. The auction company, RM Auctions, had estimated that the car would ...

Electric car Tesla Model S 'Faster Than A Porsche' -- G.E. Anderson
Five years after debuting the original electric two-seat Roadster, Tesla shows customers its first all-new car: the $50,000, seven-passenger Model S. FREMONT, Calif.- Five years after shocking the ...

Stunt performers ride cars on the walls of the "Well of Death" -- jp
One of the attractions at Ramlila fair, in the old quarters of Delhi September 30, 2011. The performers earn their livelihood by performing daredevil stunts such as driving their bikes and cars on ...

India launches world's cheapest computer -- Frank Jack Daniel
http://us.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2011/10/05/sidner-worlds-cheapest-computer.cnn (Reuters) - India launched what it dubbed the world's cheapest tablet computer Wednesday, to be sold to ...

The catchiest pop song ever -- ANI | ANI
Science hails 'We Are The Champions' as the catchiest pop song ever London, Sept 29 (ANI): A team of academics has voted Queen's 'We Are The Champions' as the catchiest pop song ...

Man walks around the world in 11 years -- Michel Viatteau
A 56-year-old Montreal man looking to shake off a mid-life depression walked around the world in 11 years, returning this week to Canada, looking radiant after realizing a dream. A bit thinner and ...

Bulgarian man, 78, celebrates his first day of grade one -- Nadine Bells
Apostol Stoyanov, 78, starts first grade in Bulgaria Better late than never. Last Thursday, 78-year-old Apostol Stoyanov celebrated his first day of school — ever. The Bulgarian man joined other ...

Record breaking onion -- tl
HARROGATE, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Gardener Peter Glazebrook cradles his world record breaking onion as he poses for photographers at The Harrogate Flower Show on September 16, 2011 in Harrogate, ...

5 Places Never to Use Your Debit Card -- Brian O'Connell
Here are some other instances where debit card usage is a bad idea: Rental or security deposits. If you have to put money down to rent a car or heavy duty home improvement equipment, try not to use a ...

What Our World Could Be Like in 2020 -- Mark W. Medley
Here are is a glimpse into our probable future - based on on-going trends in the last twenty years, and call it the "20-20 vision" into our most probable future. 1. Languages English should still the ...

The Screen Cafe -- Mark W. Medley
It had all started when the strange, silent looking gentleman stood by the doorway, and simply just passed on a sealed envelope to Veronica, before walking away as silently as he had arrived- down ...

The Sisters of the Lamplight -- Mark W. Medley
A long the cove of Venus, a brave family lived and worked on top of the rocky landscape tending the lamp of the ancient lighthouse, seen far into the turbulent waters out to sea. Many a ship passed ...

A Collection of Poems About Our Sea -- Mark W. Medley
A Winter's Sea What doth the winter do to the beauty of the sea The waves that once we sailed on, are frozen for all to see The stars still shine, but in a cold and desolate land A land once of ...

What Is a Solar Tower? -- Mark W. Medley
Energy is becoming the most important resources of this decade, and our societies are growing more anxious about what form of energy, replaces our fast depleting sources of fossil fuels. One solution ...

the first Clock of the Long No -- Cory Doctorow
Jeff Bezos & co to build the first Clock of the Long Now Jeff Bezos has financed the construction of the first Clock of the Long Now. Created by Danny Hillis for the Long Now Foundation, the Clock is ...

Silicon Valley billionaire funding creation of artificial libertarian islands -- Liz Goodwin
Pay Pal founder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel has given $1.25 million to an initiative to create floating libertarian countries in international waters, according to a profile of the ...

Too Much TV May Take Years Off Your Life -- Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- Spending your days in front of the television may contribute to a shortened lifespan, a new study suggests. Researchers in Australia found that people who averaged ...

8 Chef Tips on Packing a School Lunch -- ya
If you're like most parents, packing school lunch for the kids can be a fraught experience: Are you sending them with enough food? Too much? Were you supposed to include an ice pack? Will your ...

Sending Thank You Letters Is The Polite Response -- Jeremy C.
There was a time when people used to correspond by writing letters to each other and sending them through the mail. As part of an elementary English class, students learned how to construct different ...

How to Look Fabulous in Photos -- Marie Claire
I look like a wreck in photographs. My arms are flabby, the small pooch beneath my waist is suddenly a gut, and my face turns a pasty shade of eggshell. But worst of all is that damned double chin ...

impressive iceberg -- Photo: Gene Patey
An impressive iceberg arrived in Newfoundland’s Goose Cove (Eastern seaboard of Canada) in mid-July. “Icebergs float in from Greenland,” said the photographer, Gene Patey. This one briefly ...

Easy Art Supplies to Make For Youngsters -- Autumn Lockwood
Just about all children enjoy creating artwork, especially if they get the opportunity to display it in picture frames around the home. One problem can be that the passion for art is usually a bit ...

Easy Craft Projects To Enjoy With Your Child -- Autumn Lockwood
When you wish something fun and cheap to do with your child, its hard to beat easy craft projects. Children usually like to do craft projects, and it's also a terrific way to help them to foster ...

How To Ease Your Little One's Concern With The Dark -- Autumn Lockwood
At some point of their lives virtually every child goes through a phase where they're petrified of the dark. In some instances, watching a scary movie, reading a scary book, or hearing a scary ...

10 Things You Should Not Keep in Your Wallet -- Kathryn Tuggle
What you keep in your wallet will determine how at risk you are for identity theft in the chance you lose it. Here are 10 items experts suggest keeping at home. We all make sure we've got our ...

world's biggest dog -- Dave Nasser
Imagine taking him for walkies! George the Great Dane is 7ft long, weighs 18st and is the world's biggest dog... but he's terrified of chihuahuas The first time we saw George, our beloved ...

Play of the day! Selfless young fan returns ball to upset boy -- Duk
There's hope for America's future yet! In one of the most heartwarming scenes you'll ever see, a young Arizona Diamondbacks fan named Ian made Wednesday's play of the day at Chase ...

10-Year-Old 'Workout Kid' -- Eric Adelson
C.J. Senter may or may not be the next Tony Horton or the next Barry Sanders, but he is definitely the next 10-year-old to watch. Granted, when most people hear "child prodigy," they rightfully raise ...

The Green Theory - Why Is Recycling Important? -- Erika Ayala
For the past few years, we have constantly been told by different environmental organizations, by the government, and by our own teachers and mothers that we should learn how to recycle. But what is ...

How much water should I drink? 5 myths about hydration answered -- Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.
How many glasses of water should I really be drinking every day? And does my coffee habit cancel out my water-drinking efforts? These are the questions I wanted the answers for when I edited the ...

Chinese residents shocked to see ‘ghost city’ rise from river -- Jordan Chittley
Most people who have been outside on a hot day are used to seeing small mirages of puddles appear on the road, but few of us can admit to witnessing a mirage the size of a city. But that's what ...

The Symbolism of a Butterfly -- Leanne
Butterflies are one of the most beautiful and interesting life forms in the animal kingdom. The butterfly is an insect from the order of Lepidoptera. What is most fascinating about the butterfly is ...

New rocketplane 'could fly Paris-Tokyo in 2.5 hours' -- AFP
European aerospace giant EADS on Sunday unveiled its "Zero Emission Hypersonic Transportation" (Zehst) rocket plane it hopes will be able to fly from Paris to Tokyo in 2.5 hours by around 2050. "I ...

Stolen laptop sends clues to recovery -- Justin Sullivan
Joshua Kaufman had his stolen MacBook back in hand on Thursday after the laptop sent clues that led police to the suspected thief. Kaufman won fans online by using Hidden software to capture pictures ...

Students paid $100,000 not to go to college -- Nadine Bells
It sounds like a teenager's dream and a parent's nightmare. Peter Thiel, PayPal's co-founder, is paying 24 college-aged students $100,000 to just say no — to college. For two years, ...

Why are school buses painted yellow -- nl
yellow is the color of caution.

Shocking photo created a hero -- John Blake
Editor's note: This is an excerpt from John Blake's 2004 book "Children of the Movement." The PBS documentary "Freedom Riders," which airs Monday at 9 p.m. ET, features James Zwerg, now 71. ...

Unexpected origins of big companies -- Cindy Perman
Some companies spring from a single idea or a single innovation, while others take a detour. Some of the biggest brands and biggest companies today were created from a detour. Originally, they might ...

A town in America with only one resident -- rc
A 77-year-old woman named Eiler is the lone inhabitant of Monowi, a rural village in Nebraska. See photos of the town: http://www.flickr.com/photos/yahooeditorspicks/galleries/72157626522562769/ Town ...

USB stick PC for $25 -- Matthew Humphries
David Braben is a very well-known game developer who runs the UK development studio Frontier Developments, but is just as well known for being the co-developer of Elite. Over his career his studio ...

Bendable computer that it sees replacing paper -- Michael Oliveira
TORONTO - A research team at Queen's University has entered the race to slim down tablets and smartphones with a plastic, flexible prototype that's just about paper thin. The Kingston, ...

A taxi ride to remember, from New York to Los Angeles - with video -- the CNN Wire Staff
Hailing a taxi in New York City is hard enough, what with fighting off other would-be passengers and getting the attention of a swerving, speeding cabbie. Getting the taxi to drive you from New York ...

Incredibly Fast Rapper -- jp
Incredibly fast rapper brought to you by Funny

Volkswagen overhauls the iconic Beetle -- Dee-Ann Durbin
In its 73-year history, the Beetle has evolved from the hippie ride of choice to a cute chick car. Now Volkswagen is reinventing it again. The company introduced an edgy new design Monday for its ...

Last two speakers of dying language won't talk to each other -- Michael Bolen
Like many languages spoken by indigenous people, Ayapaneco is dying. Only two people still speak it — and they won't talk to each other. Spoken in Mexico for centuries, Ayapeneco is one of 68 ...

Teen entrepreneur looks to insert advertising freebies into video games -- Michael Oliveira
Nineteen-year-old Vancouver native Brian Wong believes the future of mobile advertising isn't in the banner ad, but inside video games. And so far, his company Kiip (pronounced keep) has ...

Don’t fear the LOL: Slang users more articulate -- Nadine Bells
OMG, LOL is now a legitimate word. English-language authority The Oxford English Dictionary recently added Internet slang, specifically the abbreviation LOL (laughing out loud), to its tome. The ...

First human into space 50 years ago -- cr
One of the last things Yuri Gagarin did before making his pioneering voyage into space 50 years ago was make sure he had enough sausage to last him on the trip back home to Moscow. This tidbit was ...

Scientists settle centuries-old debate on perception -- Marlowe Hood
Researchers said Sunday they had solved a conundrum about human perception that has stumped philosophers and scientists alike since it was first articulated 323 years ago by an Irish politician in a ...

The shrinking American car (batteries included) -- Kirsten Dirksen
The arrival of the Smart car on the U.S. market has helped Americans re-think whether bigger is better when it comes to their vehicles, but it’s only the beginning of the miniaturizing of the ...

5 Steps to Protect Yourself from Radiation Exposure -- Vincent Pedre M.D. ecomii.com
The situation at the Japanese nuclear plants at Fukushima remains tenuous and the possibility of radiation exposure uncertain. The residents of Tokyo, 180 miles to the south are being advised to ...

Simple life in Manhattan: A 90-square-foot home with video -- Kirsten Dirksen
The average size of the American home is shrinking -- it dropped in both 2008 and 2009 after 15 straight years of growth -- but most of us are still living larger than people in the Big Apple. Home ...

Japan tsunami survivor tells her harrowing tale -- Hyun Oh and Damir Sagolj
(Reuters) - When the massive earthquake struck northern Japan on March 11 and triggered a tsunami alarm in her Pacific Coast fishing port, civil servant Takako Suzuki knew exactly where to shelter. ...

How to Start Your Own Adventure Book -- Stacy Wright
Adventures make our lives more meaningful. It creates sparks and colors to our boring lives. Everyone of us has already taken their own adventures. These are not necessarily about climbing high ...

Fun Facts about Dinosaurs Kids -- Leanne
Not every child desires to be a palaeontologist or has a passion for fossils, but almost every child becomes interested in dinosaurs at some point. Dinosaurs are an interesting part of the ...

Traditional Stories of Disney's Princess Fairytales -- Leanne
The Walt Disney Company is known for telling stories that capture our imagination and entertain. From Snow White, to Cinderella, we all love a fairytale to escape reality occasionally. Interestingly, ...

Winnie the Pooh Themes -- Leanne
Winnie the Pooh is a favorite among children of all ages. Pooh bear, was originally created by A. A. Milne, who authored a collection of stories based on the lovable character and friends from the ...

Toy Story Themes -- Leanne
Toy Story is a favorite Disney Pixar animated feature film among children of all ages. The story centers around a group on toys belonging to a young boy, called Andy, and is mainly focused around a ...

Teaching Kids with Sesame Street -- Leanne
Sesame Street is a children's television program featuring Jim Henson's muppets. Premiering in 1969, it has been teaching children for many years. The characters of Sesame Street include ...

The Justin Bieber Dream -- Leanne
Justin Bieber has created Bieber fever around the globe with young teens that simply can't get enough of his music. Born in Canada, Justin is just 17 years of age and has already achieved so ...

Meet Alvin Wong, the happiest man in America -- Nadine Bells
The happiest man in America has gone viral. For three years, Gallup surveyed 1,000 adults a day, quizzing them on their quality of life, plugging the gathered statistics into a good-life formula. ...

How to Use Stories to Teach Children -- Ed Earl
Reading stories to your children and using techniques to discuss them is a very effective way to improve your child knowledge and understanding. Reading is an extremely useful skill which once learnt ...

Couple's huge bills unexplained -- CBC
A couple from Merritt, B.C., have been battling Bell Canada for months over enormous bills — which they call outrageous and unwarranted — for thousands of dollars in unexplained data charges on ...

Video of uncontacted Amazon tribe triggering change -- Michael Bolen
Deep in the world's largest rainforest, a few scatted tribes are clinging to a way of life on the verge of extinction. Now the BBC and Survival International have teamed up for a campaign to help ...

Climber found reading map after surviving 1000ft fall -- ANI
A climber from Glasgow, who fell 1,000ft down a mountain, not just survived but was found by his rescuers standing up reading a map. The 35-year-old lost his footing at the summit of Sgurr Choinnich ...

The world's most visionary cities -- Joshua M. Bernstein
most visionary cities

The world's most expensive apartments, opens its doors for the first time -- Louise Armitstead
One Hyde Park, the world's most expensive apartments, opens its doors for the first time The world’s most expensive aprtments at One Hyde Park have been officially unveiled today by the ...

Stop Your Roommate from Being a Slob -- Ashley Womble
Anyone that's ever had a roommate has had to stare at a sink full of dirty dishes on occasion. Problem is, everyone has a different standard of how clean their home should be. So try saying, ...

Baseball Player Quits, Says "I Don't Deserve $12M" -- GREG WILSON
Royals starter Gil Meche walks away from a guaranteed contract. Okay, Gil Meche hasn't been great since signing a big contract with the Kansas City Royals. But not many players would feel so ...

6 expenses you should never put on a credit card -- Allie Johnson
There are some things experts say you should never put on a credit card if you can't pay the bill right away -- either because they're frivolous, or they can land you deep in debt or, in some ...

Create Conversation Confidence at Parties Even If You Are Shy -- Royane Real
Do you often feel nervous when you are at a party and you want to make a good impression on others? Perhaps you are shy and you get tongue tied or your mind goes blank. Here are many tips to help you ...

Improve Your Conversation Skills and Have More Friends -- Royane Real
"There's nothing about me that is interesting. I'm completely average in every way. Nobody is interested in me because I'm not interesting. Tell me what I can do to become a more ...

Learn to End a Conversation Successfully -- Royane Real
There are many articles that will tell you how to get a successful conversation started and how to keep a conversation going, but there are very few articles that tell you how to successfully end a ...

Why Do Some People Talk Too Much? -- Royane Real
We have all met people who talk a lot, who never seem to run out of things to say. Have you ever wondered why some people talk so much? If you are have a hard time making conversation with people, ...

Aztecs - Unsurpassed Fighting Men -- Pollux Parker
Collectively, Apache is the name given to culturally related tribes of Native Americans in North America whose language is the Southern Athabaskan. Its meaning, derived from several words, makes the ...

10 Items You Must Have in Your Emergency Survival Kit -- Joy C. Harrison
In today's world, you never know what emergencies may happen. You could be in your home, traveling in your car or on a plane, or even sitting in your office. It's always important to be ...

Learn How to Become a Volunteer -- Joy C. Harrison
Many charitable organizations and non-profits depend heavily on volunteers to make them run. If are ready to get started with your volunteer work, you may be wondering how to become a volunteer. It ...

Ancient Egyptian Pyramids and Tombs -- Jane Akshar
When you come on holiday to Egypt and see the sites at Luxor and Cairo, tombs, temples like the Giza pyramids. It almost seems that from the dawn of Egyptian civilisation until the end the Ancient ...

Egyptology - Understanding the Difference Between Cult and Mortuary Temples -- Jane Akshar
I got asked a question by a guest who stayed at Flats in Luxor, we were looking at the temple of Hatshepsut which you can see from the balcony. It was perfectly answered by an essay I had to do and ...

A Crash Course In Traffic School -- Fara Martin
If you have recently been pulled over by the cops then you must have gotten a traffic ticket because of breaking some law. In some states, you can reduce the blemishes on your driving record by ...

Evaporating Water in -30C in Yellowknife, NWT -- ren
And you thought it was cold in the rest of Canada. A YouTube video showing a woman in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories throwing boiling water into the air in -30C weather has racked up more than ...

Goal Setting - Staying Motivated -- Sarah PJ White
You know you want to achieve your goal, so why do you struggle to stay motivated? Sometimes we can work so hard striving to achieve a particular goal, we sometimes lose our focus and motivation on ...

10 Reasons to Have More Chocolate -- Sarah PJ White
Did you know that according to the Mori survey for Cadbury Dairy Milk that 50% of women would rather eat chocolate than have sex? Even the aroma itself is considered a powerful stimulant. On average ...

The Greatest Power Source Ever -- Garik Tate
There are many sources of alternative power. The ones that you probably already know about are wind and solar and to tell you the truth they are extremely underestimated though that is an article for ...

How Is Paper Made? -- Garik Tate
Everybody knows that paper is made out of trees. But what parts of the tree? How do they turn it white? Who were the first people to ever make paper? This article focuses on everything about paper. ...

Life on Mars -- Garik Tate
Scientist believe that mars might have once sustained life. There are many factors and signs that earth isn't the only planet in the solar system to have created life. This is an incredibly ...

Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years -- Shingo Ito
Japanese researchers will launch a project this year to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth by using cloning technology to bring the ancient pachyderm back to life in around five years time. The ...

10 illegal baby names -- Shine
This week the Pope declared war on parents naming babies after celebrities, fruit or popular sports cars. In an address to parents, the ever-progressive pontiff pleaded with worshipers to 'give ...
Re: 10 illegal baby names -- cunning linguist
I read this piece too. Forgive me but I would prefer if the pontiff spent a little more effort in dealing with wayward priests. There was a time when young boys wanted to enter the priesthood, rather ...

The Child in the Attic -- Joy of Reading
The Child in the Attic I’m going to call him Walter, though that is not his real name. Walter began life in a family of modest means. He was a lively child, less than enchanted with school. Then ...

What were some of the causes of the Global Recession -- ws
In layman's terms, its was the collapse of the financial institutions. Financiers were lending out home loans to high-risk borrowers, many of which defaulted on their repayments and lost their ...

Why to people from outside the uk especially in america refer to british people as english -- ws
English is a much broader accent, as its harder for foreigners to pinpoint exact accents like Welsh or Scottish, where in GB you may easily distinguish between them as you're in direct daily ...

What Did Albert Einstein Invent? -- Wadzanai Nenzou
Albert Einstein without question remains a significant part of history. Throughout the course of his lifetime, he contributed to several breakthroughs and inventions. Although many are documented, ...

Christmas Cards and Their Beginnings -- Ged Matthews
There were holiday cheer greetings in the 1400s, which people sent for New Years wishes that were printed on different paper like materials, and some linen as well. In the first part of the 1800s, ...

The History of Christmas Cards -- Ged Matthews
The history of Christmas cards is shrouded in controversy. One account is that in 1842, a 16-year-old boy by the name of William Maw Egley engraved the first card. This card showed a picture of ...

Introduction and Brief History of Satellites and Communication Satellites -- Anil Nigam
Introduction and Brief History of Satellites A satellite is any object that orbits another object (which is known as its primary). All masses that are part of the solar system, including the Earth, ...

The day Niagara Falls ran dry -- Graham Smith
The stark images reveal North America's iconic - and most powerful - waterfall to be almost as dry as a desert. In June 1969, U.S. engineers diverted the flow of the Niagara River away from the ...

Saturn's Rings May Be Remains of Ripped-Apart Moon -- Mike Wall - space.com
Saturn's famous rings are the last remaining shards of a huge moon the planet tore apart long ago, a new study suggests. A moon about the size of Titan — Saturn's largest satellite — ...

The Originator of the Zip Code -- Virot Korn
Every thing on earth surely has an origin. The same can be said of the zip code system that is now being used by the United States post office department for the sending of mails to recipients al ...
Re: The Originator of the Zip Code -- cunning linguist
"There is no way we can discuss the zip code without discussing its origin, there is also no way we can discus the origin of the zip code without making mention of the inventor." And if I can just ...
Re: The Originator of the Zip Code -- observer
Good observations!

Holiday Gift Guide - 4 types of gift giving that will leave you broke -- Investopedia
There are many money traps we have to look out for in life: Getting into debt, an elaborate wedding, blindly signing for loans and more. But this holiday season, the money traps will come from your ...

The Invention Of Umbrella -- Boke Zhuce
To us it seems so natural to put up an umbrella to keep the water off when it rains. But actually the umbrella was not invented as protection against rain. Its first use was as a shade against the ...

Virtual property sells for US$635,000 in real money -- Michael Bolen
If you're already struggling to afford property in the real world you may be discouraged by the inflation in virtual real estate prices. Earlier this month, Jon Jacobs, known as ...

Given up for dead after 50 days adrift at sea, 3 teens rescued in South Pacific -- The Associated Pres
WELLINGTON, New Zealand - Three teens who have been missing in the South Pacific for 50 days — and were already eulogized in a memorial service — have been found alive by a New Zealand fishing ...

10 Famous Black Scientists -- Wadzanai Nenzou
There are many people who have made a contribution to society and it is always important to acknowledge them and what they have done for everyone. All of the amazing famous black scientists below ...

10 Famous Women Scientists -- Wadzanai Nenzou
Science, mathematics and technology have long been considered to be the forte of men; however, the contribution of women to the advancement of these fields simply cannot be ignored. There have been ...

10 Graduation Gift Ideas -- Wadzanai Nenzou
You can be quite creative with graduation gift ideas. After all, every graduate is at a crossroads in life, when new possibilities seem endless, and having completed their education, graduates are ...

10 Top Birthday Party Ideas -- Wadzanai Nenzou
If you have a birthday party to plan, you may be wondering what to do for the party to make it extra special. It can be a lot of fun to do something exciting and unique to celebrate the big day. To ...

10 Famous Inventors -- Wadzanai Nenzou
Innate curiosity and a strong desire to improve things are just some of the qualities shared by the world's most famous inventors. From a young age, most of them have been intrigued by their ...

7 Farewell Gift Ideas -- Wadzanai Nenzou
Buying farewell gifts can be a challenge as you will want it to have meaning and remind the person of you after they have gone. You will need to find a gift that is unique, amazing and affordable and ...

Top 10 Childrens Books -- Wadzanai Nenzou
Reading to your children is an important part of their growth and development. As your kids grow they will want to read books on their own, but you can still share the stories and adventures with ...

6 Ways To Raise Your Self-Esteem In A Group -- Liv Miyagawa
To raise your self-esteem in a group together with others who also want to raise their self-esteems is both fun and effective. In a group you can support each other and lift each other up. Raising ...

Growing and Harvesting Coffee Beans -- George Pettit
There is no doubt that everyone loves coffee, it is the favorite morning beverage brewed in coffee machines all around the world. This remarkable beverage starts as a flavorful bean waiting to be ...

Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi released -- Kay Johnson and Grant Peck
– Sat Nov 13, 6:30 pm ET YANGON, Myanmar – Pro-democracy hero Aung San Suu Kyi walked free Saturday after more than seven years under house arrest, welcomed by thousands of cheering supporters ...

Solar Energy: What Is It, and Why Is It Important? -- Tamara Jacobs
What is solar energy? Solar energy is energy derived from sunlight. It is then converted into thermal or electrical energy. The sun radiates more energy in a single second than the total amount of ...

Canopy Defined -- Tamara Jacobs
The word canopy has several different meanings, mostly because canopies have a variety of uses. Basically the word implies some sort of covering, and is often made of fabric. It also suggests an ...

Time Zone Mess - How to Be Always in Time -- Kirill Zinov
"Do you know what time it is?" "Sorry, I'm calling you from the States and it's day time here." Those are the classic words from our life, which have also become a major gag in the movies. ...

racks up $47,000 cell bill in a week (it was not her fault) -- JASON MAGDER
Most people get a page or two when their phone bill comes in the mail. Not Wanda Rooney. Since July, the resident of Ste. Marguerite du Lac Masson, Quebec, Canada has received phone bills the length ...

The Uses of Platinum -- Kum Martin
Platinum is regarded as a precious metal like gold and silver. Some of the characteristics of this metal which has made it increasingly popular with its applications in various fields are ductility, ...

Famous Explorers -- Kum Martin
If it were not for the brave and courageous explorers, the New World would have never been discovered. Thanks to these men who want to go where no man had gone before that many new lands and places ...

Successful People Without College Degrees -- Kum Martin
We all know and hear it often enough that a college degree is required if we want to become something in life. While this is a fact, there are some people who have managed to attain the zenith of ...

The History of Christmas -- Kum Martin
There are just couple of months left for Christmas and many families across the world would be taking out their Christmas decorations and shopping for gifts preparing for this gala festival when ...

The History of the Christmas Tree -- Kum Martin
The tradition of having a Christmas tree at home it one thing that any family does each December. The tree is bought and then the entire family helps in decorating it. Gifts are placed under the tree ...

The History of Christmas Carols -- Kum Martin
When it comes to Christmas, one cannot imagine it without Christmas carols. However, you will be surprised to know that carols were not always a part of Christmas. As a matter of fact, the Church ...

Importance of Technology in Schools -- Kum Martin
Technology has become synonymous with advancement. Therefore, one can easily say that each technology is a step that takes mankind towards advancement. Advancement leads to the progress of mankind. ...

What Causes an Earthquake? -- Kum Martin
Earthquake is one of those natural calamities that can be predictable yet inevitable. We all are familiar with the word earthquake and relate it to the condition when the earth starts shaking and ...

Astronomy Fact -- Kum Martin
From thousands of years mankind has endeavored to study as much as possible about the universe, but there are still a lot of things that are unknown. There are lot of things that we know and more ...

Astronomy For Kids -- Kum Martin
The whole mankind has almost spent more than 2000 years to understand the Universe and the solar system that we live in. Researchers since past thousands of years have recorded whatever they came to ...

What Is Economics? -- Kum Martin
Economics refer to the study that includes factors regarding the usage of resources by people. When we say resources, then it means the talent that people have as well as the time that is made ...

Chinese Ancient Astronomy -- Kum Martin
The ancient history of the Chinese astronomy is a rich and fascinating one. Much surprising things came to light while unearthing Chinese history in the field of astronomy. The most amazing fact ...

Why Do We Study Economics? -- Kum Martin
Economics is referred to the study of the factors that indicate how the resources of the society are being used and helping towards the satisfaction of the wants and needs of the people. There are ...

What Is The Difference Between Astronomy And Astrology? -- Kum Martin
Though astronomy and astrology may sound similar, they are basically different subjects studied by human beings. There are a few basic similarities though which may confuse some people about the ...

What Is The Definition Of Astronomy? -- Kum Martin
The scientific study of all the matter -- energy found in the universe, dealing with their origin, composition, distribution and movements is called astronomy. It is one of the oldest branches of ...

How Are Rivers Formed -- Kum Martin
Stream of freshwater that travels from mountains in a fixed channel or a stream bed to finally meet an ocean or a lake is termed as a river. The origins of this stream of fresh water are the ...

Amazing Facts About Earth -- Kum Martin
Our planet, Earth, was born some millions of years ago. Ever since this planet has evolved it has surprised the entire human race. No matter how much we develop technologically we cannot ever compete ...

What Causes Day and Night? -- Kum Martin
Our solar system consists of nine planets. Earth is one of them. It is the 5th largest planet in the solar system. Like all other planets Earth also revolves round the sun. The earth revolves around ...

How Are Mountains Formed? -- Kum Martin
Mountains are elevated Earth's surface. The mountains are usually higher than six hundred meters and are taller and steeper compared to hills. The tallest mountain on is Mount Everest, while the ...

first man in the world to fly under a jet-fitted wing -- up
Swiss pilot Yves Rossy, the first man in the world to fly under a jet-fitted wing, speeds through the air to perform a looping in Bercher, western Switzerland, Friday, Nov 5, 2010. Rossy has ...

History of Samba -- Kum Martin
Today, when people talk about the dance of Brazil, immediately the Samba comes to mind. It is a highly energetic and sensual dance form that has managed to capture the hearts and minds of people. The ...

How a Soda Vending Machine Works -- Yeo MC Eric
A soda vending machine sits silently outside of a store or in a business waiting for someone to come along and pop in a quarter or a dollar and push a button for their drink to come out. The machine ...

The Leaning Tower of Pisa -- Pollux Parker
Leaning awkwardly 5.5 degrees from the perpendicular, the Leaning Tower of Pisa is one of the most famous structures today. It begun from the bell tower in 1173 as the final structure of the ...

world's biggest chocolate bar -- tn
YEREVAN, Armenia – Anyone looking for huge amounts of free chocolate should book a flight to Armenia's capital next month. That's when the world's largest chocolate bar will be up for ...

Tattooed Man (including eyeballs) Video and Tattoo Definition -- jp
Where does a tattoo enthusiast look when he runs out of skin? For Matt Gone, the answer was obvious. Gone -- who estimates he has covered more than 98 percent of his body with ink -- recently ...

5 metals that may be brighter than gold -- Tim Begany, Investopedia.com
Copper This is one of the most versatile metals. It's used to make electrical wiring, car batteries, microchip circuitry, pipes for plumbing in homes and commercial buildings, roof flashing, ...

How Do Clouds Form? -- Kum Martin
Clouds are floating bodies in the atmosphere which are visible in various shapes and sizes. Any planet in the solar system having atmosphere like Earth, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn and Mars will have ...

Definition Of Anthropology -- Kum Martin
Anthropology basically can be defined as the study of humanity. This is a branch of science that deals with almost all aspects of humanity including the culture, language, biological basis and ...

For 14 days we were all in pitch darkness. There was no night and no day. We begged God to help us': The amazing first interview with one of the trap -- Caroline Graham
Last updated at 9:53 PM on 17th October 2010 He is the undisputed star of the Chilean mine rescue. When Mario Sepulveda became the second miner to surface after 69 days trapped half-a-mile below ...

Deals already on offer for Chilean miners' story -- Hollywood Reporter
The Chilean miners' rescue that is capturing the world's attention will certainly have a deju-vu effect when the heroic rescue scene is replayed again in the inevitable news program features ...

Best Tips For Natural and Eco Friendly Living -- Eve Zhu
By following the tips below, you will soon find yourself breezing through the day as naturally as you've always wanted to! 1. Buy certified organic food from a local market or health food store. ...

Astronomy Terms - What Is a Black Hole? -- Joy C. Harrison
A black hole is something known to every fan of astronomy and science fiction. Many stories and movies have been told of people flying their spacecraft into a black hole and into the unknown that may ...

Astronomy Facts - The Phases of the Moon -- Joy C. Harrison
The phases of the moon can be seen anywhere in the world. It's one of the only constants in the lives of each human on the planet. It's also one of the most fascinating things that we can see ...

Chile miners rescue -- Frank Bajak, Vivian Sequera
SAN JOSE MINE, Chile - The miners emerged like clockwork, jubilantly embracing wives, children and rescuers and looking remarkably composed Wednesday after languishing for 69 days in the depths of a ...

Eric Stoltz as the original Marty McFly - Video -- The Hollywood Reporter
Everyone knows the classic 1985 film "Back to the Future" featured a boyish Michael J. Fox in a winning performance as Marty McFly. But Fox was not the original McFly. In fact, Eric Stoltz was five ...

Lebanon flags up yet another world record -- AFP
BEIRUT (AFP) - Having breezed through several world records in the culinary field Lebanon has now gone for the big one -- the world's largest national flag, and so huge it needed an airfield. The ...

NASA Provides Assistance to Trapped Chilean Miners - Video -- jss
On Aug. 5, the San José copper and gold mine near the northern town of Copiapó, Chile, collapsed, trapping 33 miners about a half mile underground. The Chilean government spoke with the United ...

Father and son capture images of outer space - Video -- Michael Bolen
Most kids dream about becoming an astronaut when they grow up, but one youngster from New York just couldn't wait for a glimpse of space. Seven-year-old Max Geissbuhler and his father Luke came ...

Google working on self-driving cars -- Daniel Wagner
Google is road-testing cars that steer, stop and start without a human driver, the company says. The goal is to "help prevent traffic accidents, free up people's time and reduce carbon ...

The shocking sum Justin Bieber earns in a single night -- Michael Bolen
Justin Bieber is already rich. But how much he makes in a single night may shock you. According to the Smoking Gun, Bieber earns a minimum of $300,000 (all figures in U.S. dollars) per performance. ...

Dutch Antilles dissolves as two new countries created -- Pascal Fletcher, Editing by Anthony Boadle
The former Dutch Caribbean colonies of Curacao and St. Maarten became autonomous countries within the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Sunday in a change of constitutional status dissolving the ...

Gap's new logo ignites firestorm of criticism online -- Michael Bolen
Tip: Many students all over the world can relate to GAP clothing. The iconic retailer Gap introduced a new logo this past Monday and since then the Internet community has let out a deafening groan. ...

NZealand TV host resigns after mocking Indian name -- The Associated Press
Hoping this article help teachers and anyone dealing with hard to pronounce names. WELLINGTON, New Zealand - A New Zealand public television host resigned Sunday after his mocking of an Indian ...

Solar Energy As An Renewable Power Source -- Michael C. Miller
With coal and other sources slowly depleting, it has now become time for finding another energy source for us to use. There have been many innovations in the technology of alternative energies. But ...

What Can You Do About the Overload of Information? -- Rob Bom
I have heard the term information overload a lot in the last couple of months. Actually I have an overload of information daily, but it is all about how to manage it. We live in an era where ...

Communicating with Kids at Home -- Leanne
By introducing some very simple communication techniques and tools within your home, children can learn essential skills about time management, how to keep track of daily routine events and you can ...

Is Knowledge Power? -- Rosemary Redfern
Knowledge is information. It might be at a high academic level as a result of years of study and exams or it might be knowing what the neighbors have for dinner. We tend to think of knowledge as ...

A Quick History of the Olympic Games -- Helen Mahoney
If you're a fan of the Olympic Games, you may wonder how it all started. In ancient Olympia, Greece, the Olympic Games were held every four years. The first Olympic game was recorded in 776 B.C. ...

Saving Nature - A World Crusade -- Nancy D Smith
What if the world didn't make it through? The question would sound peculiar for others but it carries a slight pinch on our minds. Yes. What if Mother Nature did give up? There is no universal ...

Odds of life on newfound Earth-size planet '100 per cent,' astronomer says -- Jeanna Bryner
An Earth-size planet has been spotted orbiting a nearby star at a distance that would makes it not too hot and not too cold - comfortable enough for life to exist, researchers announced today (Sept. ...

First Seven Steps for Organizing Your Art Room for Teaching -- Mary Bogin
Teaching art means that all supplies must be easily accessed so when your next group arrives you are prepared. Minutes are lost gathering materials. The class eagerly awaits your permission to enter ...

Chile: trapped miners -- w3
Mon Sep 27, 12:38 PM By Vivian Sequera, The Associated Press SAN JOSE MINE, Chile - They get laundry service, TV, three hot meals a day and even ice cream for dessert. Everyday life for the 33 miners ...

Nathan's wish -- Joy og Reading
Laurie Lears Nathan’s wish: a story about cerebral palsy Morton Grove, Ill. : Albert Whitman & Co 2005 My neighbor, Miss Sandy, is a Raptor Rehabilitator. That means she takes care of injured birds ...

The little ships -- Joy of Reading
Louise Borden The little ships London: Frances Lincoln, 2010 The little ships Foreword In the summer of 1940 I had the honour to command His Majesty’s Motor Torpedo Boat (MTB) 102. I was a ...
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