Short Stories for Teachers

beijing, china -- katia
Hi everyone who wants to learn or to improve Russian! I'm a native Russian tutor living in Beijing. I also have fluent English and Chinese. My major is teaching Russian to foreigners, and I have ...

Inspirational Words: 3 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Cars -- Deanna Mascle
I have a 6-year-old boy so the movie "Cars" has been a big hit in our house. He saw the movie in the theater and we have all watched it several times since it came out on DVD. I have come full circle ...

The Powers of a Positive Attitude -- Deanna Mascle
I am going to ask you to something very weird right now. First of all, I want you to listen to your thoughts. Now tell me, what thoughts fill your head? Would you label them as positive, or negative? ...

Five Strategies to Better Learning -- Deanna Mascle
There has never been so much information to absorb and so much to learn in the history of humanity! The more technology we create, the greater the need for learning, so anything that can aid us in ...

What Innovation Can Do to Your Life -- Deanna Mascle
It's a talent that everyone has, yet they think they don't. The power of innovation. If you've ever marveled at somebody's creative prowess, guess what, you can create and innovate ...

Your Future Can Be Wonderful -- Amanda Harvey
Your future is in your hands. There is no more powerful factor in determining the course of your life, and your destiny than you. The choices you make now, your decisions, the attitudes and beliefs ...

Stop Being A Control Freak -- Amanda Harvey
Being a control freak means feeling the need to try and control everything and everyone around us. Most people, at least at some stages of their lives, experience the tendency to want to control ...

Positive Affirmations Can Change Your Life -- Amanda Harvey
Positive affirmations are one of the most powerful tools you can use in your quest for happiness, fulfillment, emotional freedom and general well-being. Once you have identified things in your life ...

Go With The Flow -- Amanda Harvey
To go with the flow means to stop trying to swim against the tide of life circumstances and change. It is possible to swim upstream of course, but it is exhausting! We go against the tide when we try ...

Recycle Your Plastic Bags -- Mark
Plastic bags are one of the handiest household items used throughout the world. They are easy to produce. Plastic bags start as out as plastic pellets or resin. After the pellets are melted inside ...

How Does Wind Power Really Work? -- homewindgenerators.org
Wind power is going to be essential to our planet in the near future but do you really know how wind power works? It looks easy but there are several components involved in generating wind power. ...

Recycling Plastic Bags – Easy Tips To Get Proactive -- alburyenvirobags.com.au
Recycling plastic bags is probably one of the easiest ways we can help our environment stay clean. Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle is the contemporary catch phrase used to encourage more people to think ...

Some Things You Can Do Before Facing Your Examination -- Gregory W Ortiz
If you are a student that still has to face any kind of examination in your school, you may often get bored or stressed. When you get that feeling, you feel discomfort and worry about that event. You ...

Earthquake Facts Unearthed -- Kenny Leones
The bowels of the Earth are unpredictably volatile, and every now and then the force within tries to burst to the surface with devastating power. Why do earthquakes happen? This cataclysmic ...

It is So Easy to Be Bad! -- Phalbon Im
Society sets up the standard guideline, what is good and what is bad for everybody to follow. Stop and think about it for a minute. Take a quick look around you. Listen to the news on the radio. ...

The Truth - If You Are in Doubt, Check it Out! -- Phalbon Im
Nobody knows every thing. Even you and I have a limited knowledge in any subject. But if you set your mind to find out the truth, result, and the solution to any problem, you will definitely find out ...

Change Your Mind to You Change Your Life! -- Phalbon Im
This quote has a tremendous meaning about life and how powerful the mind could impact your life. Read on if you want to know more about it. When you change your mind, you change whatever you are ...

Why Do We Have Two Ears -- Phalbon Im
You might wonder why most animals including us have two ears. It is weird that we all have just one nose, one mouth, but two ears. It is funny when you stop and think about it. Two ears are better ...

It is Not a Bad Day -- Phalbon Im
Nature helps us to live in a comfortable life. Day and night are there to tell the time and serve us for a better purpose. They are not accurate to tell the exact time of the day or night, but they ...

Is It True the Harder You Work - The Luckier You Get? -- Phalbon Im
Maybe some people only work a few hours per day. Some people take it easy at work. Some people are lazy at work. Some of them work harder than the rest because they love their job or fulfill their ...

Be Bold - Do One Thing That You Feel Uncomfortable Doing -- Phalbon Im
Be bold is not about outrageous thing that would kill you if you do it and it is not about promoting a criminal activity either. In general, there are Not many people would think about and do it. It ...

Behavioral Coaching: Bullies Becoming Leaders -- Eric Putnam
What is bullying? Bullying is an aggressive imbalance in power, either physically or socially. Bullies are either bigger and stronger than their victims or are socially more powerful. Bullying ...

Emotional Blackmail: 3 Helpful Tips To Protect Yourself From Emotional Blackmails -- Michael Lee
We all know how emotional blackmail works. After all, we’ve seen it happen so many times. Person A wants something from person B. Person B doesn’t want to give in so Person A uses tired old lines ...

Being Grateful -- C S Lewis
We all have bad days; you know the kind. You just feel like everything is going wrong. I think we have all found ourselves thinking, "I am just ready for this bad day to be over." Well, I found ...

Be the right example before expecting to see changes in others -- Prem Guragain
“Be the right example before expecting to see changes in others.” -Prem Guragain, Anaheim, CA I would like to start with the following quote by Confucius, a Chinese philosopher :“To put the ...

Cultivate the Habit of Forgiveness -- Prem Guragain
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."-Mahatma Gandhi What is the first thought that comes to our mind ...

An Active Mind Looks For Alternatives -- JOHN VESPASIAN
"The economy is collapsing," is a expression of gloom that one hears frequently these days on the radio. Newspapers and TV illustrate current catastrophes with pictures of unemployed workers ...

The Worst Possible Moment Often Provides the Greatest Opportunity -- JOHN VESPASIAN
When everything is lost is the best time to try the impossible. History contains many examples of individuals taking bold action and turning around desperate situations. You have more resources than ...

Rise to the Challenge -- JOHN VESPASIAN
Reading History is the ideal remedy to discouragement and dissatisfaction. During difficult periods, man can gain perspective by learning how his ancestors turned problems into opportunities. Past ...

Discard the Myth of Career Planning -- JOHN VESPASIAN
Career planning is a delusion created by wishful thinking. The idea that an individual can precisely steer his way from job to job in a rapidly changing society is unrealistic. Instead, a man should ...

Avoid Waste and Embrace Frugality -- JOHN VESPASIAN
Publishers love biographies because they usually sell well for many years. People enjoy reading about the shattering mistakes made by illustrious individuals, such as a great actor who accepts a role ...

The Advantage of Having Limited Resources -- JOHN VESPASIAN
"Their ships are too small and too frail," maintained King Harold in 1065. "England is perfectly safe. There is absolutely no risk of a Viking invasion." Since the king had himself extensive ...

Describe Your Future in One Sentence -- JOHN VESPASIAN
Lies, sweet lies. How much we love them and what ridiculous price we are willing to pay for them! "Men should avoid the distractions of pretence and delusion," wrote German philosopher Arthur ...

Pursue Compatible Goals -- JOHN VESPASIAN
Ideas are precious and constitute the basis of civilization. Without the concepts of free trade, freedom of speech, and human rights, our standard of living would rapidly fall to medieval levels. ...

Reduce Strategy to a Simple Formula -- JOHN VESPASIAN
Consistency is the key to clear thinking. Aristotle described the principles of logical reasoning already in the year 345 B.C. Twenty four centuries later, his conclusions remain applicable. Entities ...

You Have More Options Than You Think -- JOHN VESPASIAN
You should never believe anyone who tells you that you only have one option, in particular when that person tries to justify his view by quoting some trite anti-philosophical remark. Never pay ...

Do Not Engage in Pointless Debates -- JOHN VESPASIAN
It doesn't pay to engage in verbal fights with irrational people. They will dismiss your well-thought arguments. They will ignore facts and figures. They will wear you down and, in extreme cases, ...

Abandon Perfectionism Right Now -- JOHN VESPASIAN
When misfortune and tragedy strike, it is wise to avoid the delusion of perfectionism. The belief that you should do something flawlessly or not at all is erroneous, unrealistic, and ...

How to Reach Your Goals the Joyful Way -- Paula Owen
Sometimes we are faced with doing things we would rather avoid doing. If these things help achieve your end goal – it is necessary you do them. Adopt a positive attitude as best you can and ...

How to Persist With Your Goals When the Going Gets Tough -- Paula Owen
Perhaps you are 80% of the way to reaching your goals when things suddenly get tough. Why is this happening? Some say it is to test whether you really want your goal. Those who really want to achieve ...

Are You Jealous of Other’s Good Fortune? -- Paula Owen
As we all know, like attracts like. So when we want to attract more good into our lives it doesn’t do us any favors when we feel jealous of other’s good. Perhaps you feel jealous that your ...

How to Copy Other’s Success -- Paula Owen
Every one of us is surrounded by successful people. They are a great example for us follow because these are people we secretly wish we could be like. Instead of copying exactly what they are doing ...

Why You Must Pay Attention to Yourself – First and Foremost -- Paula Owen
It is time to stop fretting, worrying and dwelling on what other people are doing. What others choose to do with their lives is their own personal choice. It has nothing to do with you. So ...

What is Happiness? -- Paula Owen
Happiness means different things to different people. Trust plays a big role in happiness. When you trust that all people, circumstances and life in general is supporting you it’s easy for ...

How to Change Your Life Through Changing Your Vibration -- Paula Owen
When you can understand and accept where you are now in your life, then you can then change it. It’s not very constructive or helpful to point the finger of blame at others or you own “bad ...

The Highest Vibration -- Paula Owen
Your desires are easily given to you when your vibration is high. A high vibration is the same match for the high vibration of the feeling of desire. If you go out of your way to seek joy you will ...

Why Do Bad Things Happen? -- Paula Owen
Sometimes things happen to us or others we know that just don’t seem fair. Why must we go through this grief? And deep sadness? Do we really need to feel these negative emotions to give us contrast ...

How to Stop Fear Ruining Your Vibration -- Paula Owen
We all know that what we focus on we attract. We know we should be putting out a happy vibration the best we can. But what happens when fear creeps in? That feeling where you are almost too afraid to ...

How to Listen to Your Inner Voice -- Paula Owen
Each of us has access to guidance if we would take the time to listen to it. It’s important to pay attention to what we are feeling – as often our gut instincts are right. Partly because we do ...

Abundance is Your Birthright -- Paula Owen
Everything you could possibly want in life is yours – if you choose to accept it. That’s right; all you desire and dream of is yours for taking if you will just allow it into your life. This is ...

How to Love Yourself More -- Paula Owen
It has been said that no one can possibly love you if you do not first love yourself. This really is true. But simply knowing this is not helpful if you don’t know how to go about loving yourself ...

Right and Wrong -- Paula Owen
Why do so many of us feel threatened when we come across some who has a conflicting opinion than us? Why do we get all defensive and feel rejected when someone doesn’t share the same point of view ...

What are You Choosing to Allow into Your Life? -- Paula Owen
Whatever you are focusing on most you are actively creating in your life. It is so crucial to be aware of where your attention is. Is it on your own life or on people’s lives? When you focus on ...

Can Creativity Flourish in Your Working Environment? -- Derek Cheshire
Here are some golden rules that you might like to use as a checklist to see if a) creativity could flourish if you are looking to embrace it or b) to find out why your best efforts at being creative ...

6 Simple Steps to Creating Good Habits -- Tony Hall
Do you have any bad habits? I only ask to emphasize a point and that is that when you think about habits it always seems to be the bad ones that people focus upon. You know the sought of thing - ...

A Private Passion -- Susan Fitzell
A Private Passion "...you do what you do out of your private passion for the thing itself." "What if people said it could not be done? So much the better." --Annie Dillard, An American Childhood My ...

Improving Self Esteem With Self Belief -- Stephen Zaba
Having self-worth in yourself is vital in improving self-esteem within. Self-worth has nothing to do with being rich, having the best education or gifted with good looks. Your self-worth has nothing ...

Making a Difference Daily -- Jesse Walton
You can all make a difference on daily basis. Sure, everyone is busy, but you should never be too busy to say hello or to offer a helping hand. It doesn't have to be a grand gesture, its usually ...

8 Ways to Stay Positive Amidst Adversity -- Stephanie Treasure
It's inevitable that when you are on the road less traveled, trying to achieve your goals, starting a new business, career or family, you will get hit by adversity. Its life! It has its ups and ...

How Well Do Listen? -- yoursgoogleincome.com freeearningtip.com
Listening is one of the most important skills you can have. It means being attentive to the other person and doing more than just creating the impression the conversation is important to you. You ...

Fun Creativity -- yoursgoogleincome.com freeearningtip.com
You have some great ideas. You toss them around in your mind. You tell friends about them. They go nowhere. Why? They go nowhere because of what your friends said or because you have the ...

CHANGE IS INEVITABLE -- Gaurav
“Change is inevitable” Some one I know once said, “Normal is boring”. I pondered over it for a few day and said how true! Then came another thought what is normal? & can I call something that ...

8 Tips to Embrace Change -- Kellie D'Andrea
Successful people embrace change. They understand that everything around them changes, all of the time and they adapt accordingly. Although change can be exciting, it can also be fearful and a bit ...

Two People Doing the Same Job Destroys Productivity. Here's Why -- Bryan Beckstead
Copyright (c) 2009 Bryan Beckstead Productivity is all about getting the maximum amount of production from the minimum amount of activity. That's why two people doing the same job destroys any ...

Tips For Overcoming Low Self Esteem -- Philip Fowler
Having a poor opinion of yourself and of your abilities can hinder many of your goals and dreams. Overcoming low self esteem is one of the first steps you should take if you want to truly be able to ...

Speech Introductions - How To Introduce Someone -- Alex Thornton
You may be asked to introduce a fellow speaker. The most important distinction between an introduction and a speech that you have prepared is that an introduction should not be read from notes. There ...

How To Differently And Uniquely Introduce Yourself -- Lynne Saarte
Introducing yourself is part and parcel of marketing your business. If you can successfully introduce who you are, what you do, and what business you are in, you will more than likely get people to ...

Dealing With Controlling People: 2 Great Tips To Deal With Controlling People -- Lee, Michael
When it comes to dealing with controlling people and dysfunctional relationships, the result could be attributed to either the male or the female. The real issue here is attitude and how the couple ...

How To Influence Others: 3 Proven Ways To Influence People -- Lee, Michael
Influencing others and having a “driving force” can help you achieve whatever goals you may have. Whether you want to improve your business, career or relationships, this article will teach you ...

How To Break Bad News In 4 Easy Steps -- Lee, Michael
It’s never easy being the bearer of bad news. Wouldn’t you like to stay out of the whole loop until everything blows over? Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Sometimes, you have to be ...

Video Games and Violent Behavior -- Patrick McDowell
A topic that has recently become subject to much debate is if video games contribute to violent behavior in both children and adults. There are many opposing viewpoints on this subject, with each ...

A Passage to America -- Subba Rao
A Passage to America By Subba Rao “Dad, do you know how America got it’s name?” My twelve years old daughter asked. She caught me off guard, “was it Columbus who gave the name?” “No,” I ...

Sympathy Words: A Few Ideas For Comforting Others -- Melanie Walters
Nearly everybody has, at some time or another, experienced the loss of a loved one. Many have also been in the position to comfort a friend at the loss of someone dear to them. In either case, ...

Do words really hurt? -- Mastan S.
Have you ever been told by someone that you love or by someone of higher authority that words don’t hurt? Have you been told that as long as you are not being hit, that it is ok to be abused?Well ...

Positive Self Talk - the Way you Talk to yourself Can Determine How you Succeed! -- Kingson Suryaatmaja
We hold a silent conversation with ourselves many times in the day. Some experts even said that we have these silent conversations for about 50.000 times a day. This “selftalk” has a direct ...

Choose: be a Winner or a Whiner? -- Kingson Suryaatmaja
Nowdays, many people whine about many things in their lives. And usually, they are also good blamers and complainers as well. They point their fingers at the economy, the government, their boss, ...

Words Can Hurt! -- Kingson Suryaatmaja
“Don’t get near to the candle, you’ll get burnt.” “Don’t play with the knife, it will hurt you.” Sounds familiar? I am sure that all of us have heard these words from our parents when ...

Scatter Graphs -- Dhara Rami
Scatter graph is a graph, which help to plot the information on two related variables. It consists of plotted points, which are scattered all around the X-Y grid. The main use of the scatter graph is ...

A Jump Over Four-Foot Wall -- Subba Rao
A jump over the Four-Foot Wall By Subba Rao Sankaram, a physics teacher was known for his antics in his classroom. While teaching, he would stretch his hands back and forth, stand on his toes as if ...

Soda Ramana -- Subba Rao
Soda Ramana By Subba Rao Ramana sold soda pop from a tiny shop alongside of an open sewer drain on the opposite side of our home. The shop, just ten feet high was built with used metal sheets. The ...

Advance Your Attitude to Positive For Your Awesome Life! -- Janice Davies
Your attitude will determine your future. It sounds simple, but it's harder to do. When you turn on the television, read the newspaper there's negativity being broadcast, so it's easy to ...

Black Lagoon -- Subba Rao
BLACK LAGOON By Subba Rao Marrayya was a professional panhandler, a profession he inherited from his mother. Growing up begging with her mother, Marrayya learned by-heart several popular melodies ...

Helpful Tips to Accomplish Tasks Easily -- Reymund Antinor
It is disheartening to know that in some cases, you cannot accomplish a task for some reasons. Probably, you can't find ways to start it, you are disturbed, or you might think you just can't ...

Everything Can Be Yours With the Power of Your Imagination -- Reymund Antinor
Perhaps, one of the reasons why you are working so hard, is to achieve your dreams. It may be a dream of becoming a millionnaire, having a successful marriage, being one of the most influential ...

Crows Landing -- Subba Rao
Crows Landing By Subba Rao This is the story about a crow family that landed on a neem tree adjacent to Hanuman temple. Hanuman, a trusted devotee, and servant of Lord Rama in epic story of Ramayana ...

Fortune Teller -- Subba Rao
FORTUNE TELLER By Subba Rao Koneeru means a lagoon, pond or a water reservoir, but this pond is special, it is called Peerla koneeru, since it is here the town Muslims gather during the celebrations ...

The 8 Weapons of Influence - What Are Those? -- HyunSoung Kim
Weapons of influence are very powerful techniques which are widely used in many aspects of life, from business to winning an ice cream. By knowing these weapons you can protect yourself from getting ...

Positive Attitude - Easy Ways For Easier Lives -- HyunSoung Kim
There are people who would rather hold the negative attitude than a positive one, but as the world is changing the people are also changing; some are getting darker, some are getting brighter. With ...

Achievement - How to Achieve Something -- HyunSoung Kim
Achieving something can be very easy or very hard, based on our abilities. The life is not fair and it is a good thing... because we can learn the abilities and achieve many things while other people ...

How to Beat Video Game Addiction -- HyunSoung Kim
Video game addiction means that people are excessively playing computer games rather than attending real life events. With simple words video games are getting the most important part in a daily ...

Beat Anger - 4 Ways to Overcome Anger -- HyunSoung Kim
When we are at anger status we only want to harm others and make ourselves happy, at that time we all think about ourselves and ignore all the famous sayings such as "Live for the sake of others", ...

What is Your Energy Level? -- Gerri D Smith
"Success is inversely proportional to hard work. The basis of success is not hard work. The basis of success is doing less." -- Fred Gratzon One of your most precious resources is the energy you use. ...

Your Thoughts are Powerful -- Gerri D Smith
The only thing between you and your desire to be successful and wealthy is one single fact: You are not successful or wealthy because of how you think. This little known fact keeps many from reaching ...

Your Self-image - How is it Working for You? -- Gerri D Smith
Whether you are a professional secretary, a nurse, a vice-president in a large corporate organization; a creative arts director, or an attorney, as a total individual, you must always strive for ...

What is True Prosperity -- Gerri D Smith
"The moment that you realize that giving is the key to your own abundance, you will also see that prosperity is readily available. -Dr. Wayne W. Dyer When you live your life by the law of Prosperity, ...

Views On Punctuality -- Isiah Bond
Whenever I talk to teachers I don't usually have to wait long before they start listing their concerns about students. I wonder what would come top of your list of teachers' complaints about ...

How to Become a More Confident Student -- Royane Real
If you are a university student who is studying and facing exams, you already know that you will benefit from learning better studying techniques and better note-taking methods. What you may not know ...

Are You Too Nice For Your Own Good? -- Royane Real
How can anyone be “too nice”? Isn’t being “nice” a good quality to have in a relationship? When niceness is a sign of genuine respect, kindness and interest in another, it is a wonderful ...

Choose Your School Classes by Using Your Senses -- Royane Real
Did you know that even though almost every person has five senses that they use to take in information about the world, usually each person has one sense which dominates? And when you know which of ...

When Your Relationships Turn Abusive - What You Can Do -- Royane Real
Sometimes the people who are the closest to us, our friends and our mates, the ones who should be liking us the best, are the ones who hurt us the most. No matter how lonely you are, you don't ...

Common Types Of Handshakes -- Mark Walters
Handshakes are gestures of acknowledgement and greeting that offer an insight into the other person. They are used on a daily basis so you should take the time to understand how to perform and ...

Thank you for listening -- Namrta Dhar
Fred narrated a real-life incident to me this morning and asked me to write about it in my blog. This post, hence, is special as this is first time my blog will be studded with an on-demand post :-). ...

Coping With Self Doubts -- Dan Watson
For many years, as I worked on students' self-esteem, I would come across young adults who, for some unknown reason, would just stop turning in homework. Their behavior puzzled me because of the ...

How to Turn Down Invitations Gracefully -- Royane Real
All of us occasionally receive social invitations that we don't want to accept. How do we handle turning down these invitations without hurting or insulting the person who invited us? If you are ...

Let Go of Resentment -- Royane Real
Maureen worked in an office with twenty other people, processing checks. She didn't particularly like her job, but she didn't particularly dislike it either. Getting ahead in her career ...

How to Use Eye Contact to Make a Good Impression -- Royane Real
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to make new friends so easily, while others find it so hard to form successful relationships with new people? Researchers who study relationships have ...

Reduce Your Stress -- Royane Real
If you live in the early part of the twenty-first century, chances are you are feeling stressed. Life for most of us today is highly pressured. Many of us feel stressed because of too little money, ...

Tips for a Successful Party -- Royane Real
If you have never hosted a party before, you may be very nervous the first few times you do it. Here are some party hints to give you the courage to begin. The first step is to decide what kind of ...

Social Etiquette - Confronting Anti-Social Behaviors -- Jennifer Maughan
It's easier to behave in a socially acceptable way with others who follow the same rules, but how do you handle someone with anti-social behavior? When someone is rude, confrontational or ...

Study More Effectively -- Royane Real
If you are studying for an exam or if you need to learn some material for a presentation, you may be wondering how early you should start to study, and how often you should review the material in ...

Why Tackling Big Tasks Doesn’t Have to Be a Big Deal -- Luc Reid
Some of the tasks that are hardest to get ourselves to do are the big, overwhelming ones like cleaning out a junk room or garage, doing a full-scale edit on a novel, or organizing papers or files. ...

Have Fun Learning Creativity -- Malkeet Singh
You have some great ideas. You toss them around in your mind. You tell friends about them. They go nowhere. Why? They go nowhere because of what your friends said or because you have the ...

Apologizing When We Hurt Our Friends or Partners -- Royane Real
In every relationship there will be occasional misunderstandings and hurt feelings. Sometimes we are the one who hurt another person we care about; sometimes we are the one who has been hurt. ...

Seven New Ways to Be Smart -- Royane Real
Imagine for a moment that you lived in a world where only people who were very skilled at musical ability were considered to be valuable. And in this world, only those people who were musically ...

How To Improve Your Study Habits and Remember Better -- Royane Real
If you’re a student attending classes, you have probably experienced many moments when it was hard to make yourself settle down and study, even when an important exam was coming up. If you’re ...

How You Can Improve Your Creativity - What You Need to Know -- Royane Real
Would you like to enhance your creativity? Do you think that increased creativity is something that would improve your life? Before you answer yes or no to that question, take some time to explore ...

How to Overcome Your Fear of Rejection -- Royane Real
Rejected. It can be such an ugly word. One of the reasons why rejection can cause us so much difficulty is that in our minds we often tie rejection to so many other ugly words that cause us even more ...

If You Want Others to Like You, Like Yourself First! -- Royane Real
Many of us mistakenly believe that it’s wrong or conceited, to think we have any good qualities. We may spend a lot of time berating ourselves for our negative qualities, thinking that self ...

Don't Be Afraid to Let Other People See Who You Really Are! -- Royane Real
Do you know anybody that you consider to be particularly engaging and lively? Take a moment to picture that person in your mind. What is it about that person that you find most attractive? He or she ...

What to Do When People Don't Like You -- Royane Real
Have you been trying hard to make friends with no good results to show for all of your efforts? If it seems that you have been trying hard to make friends, but that other people still don’t want to ...

Happiness is Giving and Receiving -- Ali Bierman
This Universal Law impacts us in ways that allow us to live in abundance or keep that abundance from us. It's the "Law of Giving". The whole concept of whatever it is that you want to have in ...

Do You Need Money to Be Happy? -- Ali Bierman
Does money matter? Yeah! The things you can do with money make a difference. The things that money can do for you? Nothing. Money can't do anything for you. However, having money allows you to ...

Can You Be Rich and Happy? -- Ali Bierman
Do you need to be rich to be happy? What is rich? Are you rich if you make $10,000 a year? Compared to standards around the world you're a downright billionaire, relatively speaking. What does ...

How to Discipline Without Creating Fear -- Ali Bierman
More than once in my life the disturbing sound of a screaming child took me out of my sleep or away from what I was doing...only to find the mother had locked the child out of the house ...

Things That Bored Teenagers Can Do -- James Burgess
Things That Bored Teenagers Can Do: NO is about boundaries and identification. Exactly what problem are you attempting to address? Usually the vast majority of us need to become better focused about ...

What Is A Recession And What Happens? -- th ong
What is a recession and what happens during this time? A recession usually happens when there is a significant decline in the economy which usually lasts for a short period of time. You can tell ...

List of Environmental Problems -- Kenny Leones
With the latest researches on global warming and climate change, there are several agencies that promote environmental awareness and taking care of the environment. A large part of the environmental ...

List of Poem Types -- Kenny Leones
As poetry is as old as civlization itself, it is amazing to think that in all that expanse of time, poets have not run out of things to say and ways to play with words. As this list of poem types ...

A List of Different Varieties of Apples -- Kenny Leones
An apple a day is said to keep the doctor away, but the many kinds of apples number in the dozens, and one may need a doctor for trying to commit them all to memory. This list of different varieties ...

Guns, Germs And Steel For The Third Millennium -- human-power.com
I would like to speak out about what I believe to be a very serious problem in our modern society - in my opinion, second only to global warming. It's called the obesity epidemic, and if the ...

What Are Your 'rock Moves'? -- human-power.com
I was having one of those days with the world today - you know... nothing going my way, nobody loves me, I suck. That kind of day. And we all have those right? I know for me, the best solution is to ...

You Are Always Beginning It! -- human-power.com
Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would have done anything to get it? And then, part way through your journey to get that thing, in the middle of all the pain and suffering and ...

Human-power Is About Doing More With Less. -- human-power.com
I strongly believe in the pursuit of human powered efficiency for a very important reason: The green, non polluting technical innovations that we develop in our super efficient human powered vehicles ...

8 Ways To Prevent Getting Cavities -- Jahanzaib Hassan
As a dentist, the most common question I get from patients is: How can I protect my teeth from getting cavities? Unfortunately, there is not one specific way - you have to take several steps to help ...

Quality Tranquil Sleep Is Vitally Important To Your Health -- Scott Allen Barker
There are many reasons your body needs tranquil sleep every night. These reasons include your diet, mind, mood swings, and more. When you don’t sleep your entire body suffers and it is important to ...

Panic Attacks – How To Use The Positive-thought-redirection Technique To Battle Your Anxiety! -- panicgoodbye.com
Positive-Thought-Redirection™ is a great way of dealing with intrusive, negative thoughts. As negative thoughts pop up during your daily life, you issue a “stop” command which acts to stop the ...

Have You Ever Defined Forgiveness? -- Prash
In your relationships, have you experienced forgiveness? Have you ever defined forgiveness? I have asked lots of people that question and they usually have a definition that seems to keep them in a ...

How to Analyse Dreams -- Leah G
Amongst the many things I do, one of them is that I analyse Dreams. I do so with great success and as a result have set up a facility for others to benefit from my insight and my method. One thing ...

How to Fight Stress? -- Leah G
Life knocks us around from time to time, some of us more than others, but even if we share some of the same type of experiences how we handle and recover from these experiences can differ greatly and ...

Why Do Some People Criticize All the Time and Put Others Down? -- Leah G
Are you wondering why this one person in your life is such a thorn in your side, criticizing your every move, telling you how everything you do is wrong, that you look awful and so on. Perhaps they ...

Why Do People Boast and Big Themselves Up? -- Leah G
We have all met the boaster, the person in the room who can't wait to tell us all how fantastic they are, how they are good at this and even better at that. They claim all manner of wild and ...

Why Should We Recycle? -- Leah G
I recycle, this is my choice and my obligation as enforced by local government. The good news is that the amount of packaging on my weekly shop, presently far outweighs my other household waste and ...

A List of Informative Speech Topics -- Kenny Leones
When making an informative speech, your goal is to be able to impart some information to the listeners. At the end of your speech, you expect your listeners to be able to retain the pertinent ...

List of Foods That Help to Lower Cholesterol -- Kenny Leones
Hypercholesterolemia refers to a medical condition in which a patient suffers from high cholesterol levels in the blood. The condition can be caused by different factors and diseases such as anorexia ...

Bodybuilding For Young People -- Jimmy Chuang
The bodybuilders are people who desire to build their muscles to their limitation. They often go to the gym and practice various equipments, such like dumbbells, pull up machine, treadmill. They ...

How to Build an Igloo -- Kenny Leones
An igloo is often known as the house of Eskimos. Have you ever wonder how to build an igloo? Is it really possible to make ice blocks and create a shelter out of ice? Igloos are actually used as ...

Sesame Street Character List -- Kenny Leones
Sesame Street is a children's show loved by many for ages. It has gained its popularity through the characters that liven up every segment, every part of the show. The reason it remains to be ...

List of Famous Poets -- Kenny Leones
They had insured for themselves a place in history by putting down their thoughts and passions into words. What follows is a brief list of famous poets who have immortalized themselves for all time ...

Top Bridges in the World - A Triumph of Infrastructure Engineering -- Dominic Donaldson
Bridges are in incredible asset to the engineering world, they have influenced the development of cultures, surroundings and lives throughout different countries. A bridge makes a large part of ...

Thomas Edison, The Lightbulb, And Your Success! -- Darren R. Salkeld
It was his invention factory, a fourteen building complex covering several acres. Here he and his staff put their dreams into action. Inventions were conceived, prototypes developed, products ...

10 principles for Peace of Mind -- ty
1. Do Not Interfere In Others' Business Unless Asked. Most of us create our own problems by interfering too often in others' affairs. We do so because somehow we have convinced ourselves that ...

How to Talk So People Will Listen -- Dr. Reesa Woolf
At the end of any given conversation, whether it’s with co-workers, employees, or customers, do you ever find yourself asking the following questions: - “How many times do I have to tell them how ...

Who is smarter, a Doctor or a Plumber? -- Len Roe
I recently attended a small private gathering of some well to do friends. Friends gathering for an evening social hour. Among them were a couple of Doctors, several Lawyers, a stock broker and a well ...

Be Kind and Enjoy the Rewards -- Gini Cunningham
In a world filled with anger and anguish, one of the most important characteristics you can exemplify is kindness. Mistakes abound, misdeeds surround you, and there are people who just flat out drive ...

Learning Through Listening -- Gini Cunningham
There is no greater way to learn about the world, the people around you, and yourself than by simply listening. We each have the tools - our frequently unused ears - plus additional aids that have ...

Resolutions that Stick -- Gini Cunningham
Children learn by example and there is no stronger or more influential example than parents. What you say and do is copied by your children in so many ways. If you do not notice it right off, step ...

Mindset and Success -- Gini Cunningham
So much of what our children do is based on how they perceive themselves. A growth mindset is one that is open to new ideas and activities. When your child is in this mode she will try just about ...

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The Power of Visualisation -- Tracey Dowe
It is so amazing to think that you can almost fool your brain into thinking that something is real when it actually isn’t – yet! But to be able to take that incredible fact and use it to make ...

Get Into Focus -- Tracey Dowe
Focus We go through life living each and every day and at the end of each day we decide if it was a good day or a bad day. We get part way through a day and some times it can change from a good day ...

How to Build Rapport with Anyone Instantly -- Tracey Dowe
It's my experience that people do business with people that they know, like and trust. If you could build stronger relationships with your potential clients faster -would that be of value to you ...

What is Confidence? - II -- Tracey Dowe
Confidence, we all talk about it, we all have it and we all generally would like more of at certain times in our lives, but what actually is it? Quite simply, confidence is just a set of skills that ...

What is Confidence? -- Steven Harold
Is it feeling superior to others? Is it being stubborn and single minded? Is it about being oblivious to other people? Is it about be self-centred? Well, it may be useful to start off with a ...

5 Ways to Be Assertive and Say "No" -- Tracy Brinkmann
Are you one of the many that finds it difficult to be assertive and say "no" to people's requests? Let us be honest, there just aren't enough hours in the day to appease EVERYONE, so, the art ...

Do You Have The Right Attitude to Create a Good Impression? -- Royane Real
Are you usually hostile, or a bit neutral when you first meet other people? Or are you always willing to like the person you meet? Not everybody is willing to be open when they meet others for the ...

Escalator Safety Tips -- Joseph Devine
We're halfway through summer now, and it's officially gotten hot. A lot of people are spending more and more time indoors: at malls, in movie theaters, at museums. People are looking for ...

understanding the problems of others -- Farida H B
The train has started moving. It is packed with people of all ages, mostly with the working men and women and young college guys and gals. Near the window, seated a old man with his 30 year old son. ...

Global Carbon and the Environment -- Arthur Campbell
Al Gore's documentary film, "An Inconvenient Truth" is helping to make Americans more aware of the challenges they and the rest of the world face in the very near future, as carbon dioxide levels ...

What is a Magazine? -- Arthur Campbell
Everyone has a stack of old magazines lying around the house somewhere, and whether you're walking past a newsstand in the mall or sitting in the dentist's office, you're going to be ...

Speaking Up - The Top 10 Reasons For Doing So -- Martin Sawdon
1. To acknowledge kindness, courage, worthy efforts and personal bests. 2. To offer help, assistance, encouragement; particularly to encourage those who have reached for the stars and just failed to ...

True Friends - Their Top 10 Characteristics -- Martin Sawdon
1) When you forget the song in your heart, a friend is someone who sings it back to you. (Helen Steiner) 2) A friend's support is unconditional: when the going gets tough a friend is right there ...

The Top 10 Questions For Anyone Wanting To Increase Their Circle Of Friends -- Martin Sawdon
1. How many relationships can you fully nurture in your life? The closest friendships seem to last forever with no need of nurture. Years elapse & on reunion they drop away instantaneously. Other ...

Remaining Silent - The Top 10 Reasons for Doing So -- Martin Sawdon
1. When words are about to be spoken in anger and might be regretted. 2. When it has been said before and is not worth repeating. 3. To justify one's behaviour, of which one is not proud, by ...

Temperature - Freezing and Boiling -- Lucian Apostol
There are different temperature scales. The temperature scale of International System of Units is Kelvin, but it is used mostly in laboratories, not in real life. In Europe, the most used temperature ...

History of Postage Stamps in America -- Pauline Go
America started using postage stamps as early as 1775 along with the British. The postage stamps were mainly used for correspondence that were to travel more than 300 miles and weighed more than half ...

22 Ways to Improve Your People Skills -- Mike Moore
1. Develop an interest in people and become other oriented. 2. Know what people need and then try to meet those needs. 3. Ask about their family and be genuinely interested in their answer. 4. Find ...

Creative Conversation Topics -- Timothy Arends
Want to know some creative conversation topics? These are good topics or questions to have in reserve if conversation starts to lag on a date or in any other situation. You have heard the advice that ...

How Did America Get Its Name? -- Pauline Go
The United States of America would have been the last found country; however, it has a great history. Right from how America was discovered to how it developed to be a super power there were several ...

Simple Rules For Personal Health and Hygiene -- Karen Peralta
Have you been following a plan for your own personal hygiene, or do you get up in the morning, take a bath, brush and blow dry your hair, use the bathroom through the day, and go to bed at night? If ...

DON'T Drink Your Calories! -- Karen Peralta
If you drink soda pop, especially the caffeinated kind, it could kill you. But most especially, it can go right after your kid's health. Pop gives the average teenager approximately 12.5 ...

Food Poisoning - An Overview -- Karen Peralta
What is Food Poisoning? Food poisoning results when you eat food contaminated with bacteria or other pathogens such as parasites or viruses. Your symptoms may range from upset stomach to diarrhea, ...

The American Civil War - Begins in 1861 -- Karen Peralta
This was one of the most brutal, bloody and Godforsaken times ever in America. The Sixties in the South were bad for us, but the Civil War was far worse. Why the South "liked Dixie" and wanted to ...

What I Learn From My Piano Students -- Jeannine Jordan
I have the privilege of teaching a wonderful group of adult piano and organ students on a weekly basis. Some of my students are beginners, some are intermediate and some are advanced. The reasons ...

Differentiated Instruction Activities Don't Have to Be Time Consuming -- Adam Waxler
One of the more common complaints about differentiating instruction is the amount of prep-time that is involved. Let's face it, teachers simply don't have enough time to prepare that many ...

Feeling Good is a Choice -- Alexander M Conway
It is. But not the choice you probably think it is. "Stuff happens, moods and feelings happen, emotions happen, it's how it is. Sometimes I feel good and sometimes not...right?" Yeah. Kinda. ...

Signs of Bullying at School -- Angela Linton
Children, but especially boys, may not come to their parents and say that a person or a group of people is bullying them at school. The reasons for this can be many and a few of them are, they do not ...

The Power of Motivational Speeches -- Kelly T.
One of the best ways to motivate people is through motivational speeches. Words have the power to inspire by painting a picture of what is possible. We have all seen movies where there was some ...

How to Get Teens to Listen to What You Say -- Judy H. Wright
“Idunno” becomes the answer of choice for children from ages 14 to 18. You would almost wonder if perhaps they had lost the power of speech, but somehow they can communicate when they want ...

Believe in Yourself! Stay Positive & Build on It -- Steve Wickham
Most of us live in a cocoon of fear. If it's not one thing we're afraid of it's another. What with financial stresses, employment uncertainties, relationships at work, problems with ...

Dare to Be Different? -- Prasanna Gunturi
What do you struggle with in life? Conforming to the world and others? Or following your heart and trying to be yourself? Or trying to understand why others are the way they are? "You are not a human ...

How to Stop Feeling Stupid -- Trevor Johnson
For many people, feeling that they are stupid is not common. For others, they feel like they're constantly feeling plain dumb. This means they need to learn how to stop feeling stupid, possibly ...

Low Self Esteem and Hurtful Words -- Pat Burnett
Hurtful words can cause life long damage and are the cause for low self esteem in many people, especially children. Words can become very powerful weapons and can be devastating when used to hurt ...

Barriers to Communication -- Christine Gayle
Barriers To Communication unfortunately do exist. Some hinder or completely eliminate meaningful communication between two people. What can we do to alleviate this problem? Let's take a look at ...

It All Begins With Patience -- Theresea Hughes
Patience is a virtue. Or at least that is what adults tell children or a daily basis, but do we as parents ever apply it to ourselves? When asking for the fifth time for the child to stop what they ...

11 Ways to Instill a Love of Reading -- Erin A. Kurt
Reading helps us in every area of our lives. It helps us become successful in school and later in our careers, it helps us grow as individuals by either teaching us new information or allowing us to ...

Money Matters - Teens' First Debit Card -- Annika Aversa
Today's teens are very savvy when it comes to money matters. They are some of the top consumers in our society. Many have jobs, allowances and various sources of income. Savings accounts for ...

What to Do About Lying -- Toni Schutta
A new survey shows that the average adult tells four lies a day, or 1,460 lies a year. Is it any wonder that our children tell fibs, too? Yet chances are when your child tells a whopper, it makes you ...

Thank You Notes for Kids-Use These Thank You Note Samples and Projects to Teach Your Kids Gratitude -- Christy Murphy
Being the recipient of a thank you note from a grateful child warms the heart like cup of Mom's hot cocoa on a snowy day. It is a simple, wholesome gesture of love that is unforgettable and has ...

Acknowledge Gratitude -- Susan Velez
Most people believe they are already grateful for everything in their lives, they also believe that they acknowledge everything that they are grateful for on a daily basis. However if the energy you ...

What Is Motivation -- Susan Velez
Motivation is the characteristic that is required in order to achieve anything in life; without it you will give up at the first sign of adversity. It means to inspire, instigate and encourage a ...

A Brief History of Television -- Roberto Sedycias
One of the most frequently asked questions related to television is, `Where`s the remote?` When the first simple television (televisores) was built in 1928, it did not come with a remote. The entire ...

A Brief History of Games Technology -- Sandra Prior
As arcades boomed, moving from simple games of Pong and Pacmon to exciting arcade games... as children clamored for the high tech of ZX Spectrums and the Commodore 64, and the PC was the computer ...

Thoughts on Our Environment -- Robert M Littlejohn
Our Earth, like a mere grain of sand within a desert of stars and yet, it hangs there in the vastness of space amidst of a dark void of uncertainty. It has evolved through countless millennium to ...

Recycling 101 -- greenplanetz.com
Reduce, Reuse, And Recycle. We hear and see those words everywhere lately. Why is recycling so important? Recycling prohibits materials from being wasted by reprocessing them into new products. The ...

Top 10 Emergency Preparedness for an Earthquake -- amit shukla
An earthquake can strike any time and better preparedness for an earthquake can ensure your safety and your family's safety. During an earthquake, one can feel vibration of the ground, noise ...

Learning Ways to Remember Things -- Tiffany Provost
Are you a person who always seems to forget things? Are you constantly losing things - car keys, kids? Here are some hints to improve your memory. Create a check list. Write it down if you think you ...

Good Ways to Help Animals -- Tiffany Provost
Animals can't always take care themselves. These tips will help you find ways to help any creatures you come across to get the care that they need and deserve. Spend some time volunteering at an ...

Safety Tips For Living Alone -- Tiffany Provost
There are a number of advantages when it comes to living alone. However, it also comes with a few safety concerns. You still never know who will be around the corner, even with someone with you, good ...

Tips For Calculating Mileage Between Destinations -- Tiffany Provost
A map and a ruler will just take too long, if you're trying to figure out how far apart two locations are. There are many websites that will assist you in computing the mileage of your next ...

On Eating Plums -- Elea Almazora
My family never really was into plums; as people, we were more into the sickly nectar sweetness of mangoes or the crispy tangy flavor of barely ripe apples . Of course, this may have been because ...

How to Eat a Bar of Chocolate -- Elea Almazora
THIS is how you should eat a bar of chocolate: Step One – Obviously, you unwrap your bar of chocolate. BUT! Don't do it too quickly, nor too slowly. Unwrapping your bar of chocolate too quickly ...

Different Types of Chocolates -- Chris Alleny
When people think of chocolate no two people are the same Most chocolates that people are familiar with are dark, milk, white, semi-sweet, and maybe sugar-free. But there are so many more out there. ...

Chocolates From Around the World -- Chris Alleny
Chocolates from around the world vary in taste, flavor, and potency depending on their country of origin. Below are the top chocolates in the world, by country. Mexican chocolate Mexico is the birth ...

Does Chocolate Have Health Benefits? -- Art Vine
Chocolate – real chocolate that is – is now recognised as having many qualities that can be beneficial for your health. By 'real chocolate' I mean chocolate containing Cocoa, Sugar, Milk ...

6 Benefits of Giving -- Carla McNeil
I do not consider giving a seasonal thing and feel that it is something that we need to do year-round. I had never been much of a giver in my life until one day my boss approached another team leader ...

Speaking Up - The Top 10 Reasons For Doing So -- Martin Sawdon
1. To acknowledge kindness, courage, worthy efforts and personal bests. 2. To offer help, assistance, encouragement; particularly to encourage those who have reached for the stars and just failed to ...

Bottled Water VS Tap Water - Which is Best? -- Sherri Stockman
When you compare bottled water vs tap water, there really is no winner. Many of the major brands, Dasani, Aquafina, and Nestle Pure Life, for example, contain someone's tap-water. It might be ...

Is Bottled Water Better Than Tap Water? Some Surprising Comparisons -- Sherri Stockman
Here's a frequently asked question, "Is bottled water better than tap?" The answer may surprise you. I'll use examples so that by the time that you finish reading, you can decide for yourself ...

3 Things That You Probably Didn't Know You Could Recycle to Keep Your Child's Planet Cleaner -- Deborah Fine
Hopefully, we are all recycling our newspaper, glass bottles and plastics with a 1 or 2 on the bottom. But did you know that there are several additional things we throw in the trash that could be ...

Want to Know the Effects of Global Warming? -- Dewayne Blalock
The effects of global warming are, needless to say, alarming and cause for immediate attention. The effects of global warming are more visible now than it ever has been before. Its apparent ...

How Should You Celebrate Thanksgiving -- CD Mohatta
Thanksgiving is a holiday which is followed by most countries in the world in different forms. It is celebrated around harvest time in different countries under different names. The start of the ...

Some Tasty Chocolate History -- Michael Russell
The story begins some two millennia ago in the tropical rainforests of the Americas. Although the cacao tree had been around for some time, the natives had never used the beans inside the pods for ...

10 Tips to Increase Mileage -- Dave Simpson
The biggest nut to adjust on any automobile is the one behind the wheel! You can tinker with the engine, adjust the suspension, tweak the shocks and fit a whole bunch of carbon fiber to the body but ...

Activities For Home School Programs - Astronomy on a Budget -- Aurora Lipper
In ancient times, the sky was looked upon as something mystical and mythical, as if it had a message for the human race. The invention of the telescope revealed how vast and amazing the sky is. There ...

Short Account of William Shakespeare's Life -- R J A Pettinger
Information about the life of William Shakespeare is often open to doubt. Some even doubt whether he wrote all plays ascribed to him. From the best available sources it seems William Shakespeare was ...

Life of Leonardo da Vinci -- R J A Pettinger
Leonardo is one the world’s immortal thinkers, artists and philosophers. In several different fields he proved to be both innovative and several centuries ahead of his contemporaries. Born as ...

The Rise and Dangers of the Internet -- R J A Pettinger
One of the main creators of the world wide web Sir Tim Berners-Lee has warned that the phenomenal growth of the internet is also creating serious potential problems. In particular he warns of false ...

Bibliography Of Great Poet And Playwright William Shakespeare -- Zulfiqar Dodhia
Early Life William Shakespeare was born on 26 April 1564 and died on 23 April 1616. He was a famous playwright and an English poet. In the English language, William Shakespeare is regarded as one of ...

Who Was the Real William Shakespeare? -- Debra Cruz
Who was the real Shakespeare? Who wrote the 38 plays, two long poems, and 154 sonnets attributed to William Shakespeare. I will give you the details, but the conclusion is up to you. The Stratford ...

Hamlet - The Largest of the Creations of William Shakespeare -- Bhaskar Banerjee
Among the most powerful tragedies in the English language, Hamlet is a drama set in Denmark, where Prince Hamlet exacts blood revenge on his uncle Claudius for murdering his father, the King, ...

A Brief History of the Soft Drink -- Joey Pebble
A soft drink refers to any liquid beverage which doesn't contain alcoholic content. The title is most commonly used to refer to carbonated beverages such as soda, and seltzer, although it can ...

The History of Pizza -- Anna Fiori
Perhaps one of the most popular Italian foods today, outside of pasta, is pizza. There are few nations in the world that can claim that their food has become such an international phenomenon as ...

Taking a Look at the History of Karaoke -- Mike Selvon
Karaoke has its roots in 1970s Japan. The Kobe City port was an international mecca, often referred to as "the gateway of fashion and trend." In fact, instant noodles, automated ticket gates and ...

Green Living Ideas -- Mel C
There are many green living ideas that we can put into practice without any trouble at all - many will even save us money and using them helps to remove poisonous side effects from our homes that we ...

Top 10 Quotes From Alice in Wonderland With the Explanations -- Tuula Olin
Alice in Wonderland is a tale from Lewis Carroll who wrote it in 1864. The story has been such a huge success ever since and many movies and plays have been made based on it. This fairytale continues ...

What is the Kyoto Protocol? -- John O'Hara
The landmark Kyoto Protocol is so famous that it is often misunderstood as a stand-alone agreement. Instead, it is what the name says: a protocol, in this case of the 1992 United Nations Framework ...

Living Green Easily -- Tracey S Watson
The Dalai Lama put it best when he said, "We have a responsibility to look after our planet. It is our only home." It's not too late to do something about the world we live in. Is it really ...

Songs For Teaching Anything -- Carolynn Rogers
We all still enjoy singing the 'oldie goldies', which, for some reason seem to have a sticking power that carries down through the generations. Many of those old songs are often relegated ...

Peter Pan Can Fly - Writing Play Scripts For School -- Carolynn Rogers
When having students try their hand at writing their own play scripts, we often focus our attention on the skill of writing dialogue and perhaps include a discussion of the emotions involved for the ...

Tell it All - Through Play Scripts -- Carolynn Rogers
And then, and then, and then...How often have you heard younger children retell an event or story as a series of facts punctuated by the dreaded "and then"? Having our students present an oral retell ...

Hydrogen Automobiles For Better Fuel -- Steven D. Foster
Consider yourself very lucky. Nowadays, hydrogen automobiles are readily available in the market and are developing continuously. We may have been used in driving the conventional gasoline engine ...

Alternative Energy - Hydrogen For Better Fuel -- Steven D. Foster
Some people believe that our energy source in the world will soon be depleted. Our massive use of oils and gasoline will eventually diminish not only our lives but also our environment. The oil ...

Alternative Fuels For Vehicles -- Steven D. Foster
While driving your 2009 Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster, you suddenly notice a large billboard on the road that says "For better fuel, Use Alternative Fuel and Save Mother Earth", Although, ...

The History of the Automated Teller Machine -- Billings Farnsworth
When we drive up to an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) to withdraw cash quickly, we rarely think about the machine dispensing the cash. And that is part of the genius of the design. ATMs are machines ...

Teachers - How to Create a Green Classroom -- Stephen Carr
There are many things a teacher can do to make his or her classroom a little greener and friendlier to the environment. Reduce the amount of paper you use in your classroom. Go a day without ...

How to Start Living Green Today! -- Francis Hesse
Going "Green" can be a daunting task. But, if we want to make this a cleaner, healthier planet for ourselves and our children, and all the future generations to come, we must take the steps necessary ...

Noise Control - Get Back to the Basics -- Eshanvi Smith
Noise pollution is another great contributor to the environmental hazards that the world is encountering these days. Many of us co-relate noise pollution with sound pollution but one fact to be noted ...

Teach Your Kids About Earth Day and the Environment -- Axel Meierhoefer
In connection with the celebration of Earth Day, there are free lessons that can be found on the internet. These lessons are prepared in such a way that the concept of environmental conservation and ...

Thoughts on Our Environment -- Robert M Littlejohn
Our Earth, like a mere grain of sand within a desert of stars and yet, it hangs there in the vastness of space amidst of a dark void of uncertainty. It has evolved through countless millennium to ...

12 Simple Things You Can Do For Earth Day -- Terry P Carter
First and foremost, to get into the right frame of mind is to get outside and reconnect with Nature. It doesn't matter if it's a big city park, or the beach or mountains or a forest or ...

25 Things That You Can Do Today to Start Living "Green" -- Dorothy Williams
My 11 year old daughter told me yesterday that the teacher had discussed "green" living with the class in observance of "Earth Day". She said that the teacher had asked the class how many had begun ...

Is Tap Water Cleaner Than Bottled Water Sold at Stores - How Safe Are We? -- Lisa Gibb
Until now, many people are still in the midst of wondering and questioning themselves, "Is tap water cleaner than bottled water sold at stores?" Well actually if you are not aware of what really is ...

Importance of Drinking Water - Why Water is Our Friend -- Lisa Gibb
Our body is a remarkable work of art, and one of the greatest examples of engineering ever achieved. You will be hard pressed to find a mechanical device which has an equivalent degree of skilled ...

What Does Tap Water Contain? What You Need to Know -- Lisa Gibb
Whenever the question "What does tap water contain" is raised, there is a real dilemma for the person who raised the question in that do they want to assume the luxury of ignorance and forego the ...

How to Stay Green During the Holidays -- Jennifer Carpenter
With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can be easy to put your green practices on the back burner while you try to get everything done. Even if the occasional aluminum can gets thrown ...

Seven Green Gifts to Give -- Jennifer Carpenter
Everyone knows the famous song "Dreaming of a White Christmas" but this year environmentally conscious people have another color on their minds. Yup you guessed it...green. If you've been ...

10 Ways You Can Make a Difference Today -- Jennifer Carpenter
Almost everybody would like to do more to help others but it's so hard to find the time or money to donate. Well here are 10 different ways you can change a little piece of the world today ...

Top 4 Tips For Saving Money at the Supermarket -- Jennifer Carpenter
Everyone loves to save money and the easiest place to save money is at the supermarket. Although food is one of life's little necessities, you don't have to break the bank to eat well. By ...

The Four R's That Will Save the Planet -- Jennifer Carpenter
Conservation seems to be on everyone's mind lately. How to save energy, save money, save resources, and most importantly, save the planet (which is the only one we have at the moment). Going ...

Fun Things For Teens To Collect -- Jennifer Carpenter
The teens of today aren't interested in the same old stamp and coin collecting. Teens want to collect something interesting, fun, and cool to show off to their friends. In order to do this, ...

10 Simple and Cheap Ways to Clean Green -- Jennifer Carpenter
Over the last twenty years, we have learned more and more about the dangers of conventional commercial cleaning products. The link between various cancers, headaches, asthma, and sinus problems and ...

What Can Young Children Learn From Preschool Songs? -- Jennifer Carpenter
Preschool songs are an invaluable resource when it comes to young children. Through preschool songs, young kids can learn many different basic and personal skills. The following article discusses the ...

5 Ways To Reduce Your Waste At Work -- Jennifer Carpenter
Although many people are going to great lengths to conserve energy and recycle their trash at home, the same people are not always as "green-conscious" in the workplace. Businesses are one of the ...

5 Lesser Known Ways To Conserve Energy -- Jennifer Carpenter
The truth is definitely becoming clearer. Thanks to widespread news coverage and Al Gore's book and documentary, people are becoming more and more aware that energy needs to be conserved, even if ...

Preschool Songs - Getting Your Kids To Listen -- Jennifer Carpenter
Most parents and teachers are aware that young children love to hear and sing along to preschool songs. However, the secret that many parents aren't aware of is the potential that songs have for ...

20th Century in Literature -- Lauren Robinson
Over the period of time, literature has played a major role in our life. As it is, before the arrival of television and radios, literature was the only available mode of entertainment, as well as ...

About Poetry -- Ava Martin
Poetry refers to a form of literary art, where the language is used for rendering its artistic and reminiscent qualities in accordance with its actual meaning. As it is, poetry can be available in ...

How Satellite Internet Works -- Sturat Mitchel
In big countries such as the US, internet service providers cannot offer high speed internet connections to rural areas or remote places, due to the increased expenses. This is why satellite internet ...

The History of Radio -- Sturat Mitchel
The history of radio dates back to centuries ago and many people seem to be associated with it. Apart from James Clerk Maxwell there are many people who contributed to the idea of radio, some of the ...

History of Cheerios -- Sturat Mitchel
The history of cheerios is unique in many ways. Perhaps cheerios is the only cereal in the world that has gained unprecedented popularity even after initial controversy over the brand name. A very ...

History of Chocolate and Strawberries -- Sturat Mitchel
The history of chocolate is as delicious, as suspicious and as mysterious as the chocolate itself. Though, no one knows the exact date but researchers believe that chocolate was enjoyed by ancient ...

History of Coca Cola -- Sturat Mitchel
There could be hardly any person around the world that hasn't heard the name Coca Cola. Ever since it beginning as world's leading name in cold drinks, Coca Cola has created a strong brand ...

History of the Internet and Computers -- Sturat Mitchel
Perhaps, the invention of the Internet is one of the biggest inventions in the modern world. In today's world we can't think of life without it, may it be for personal or professional use, we ...

History of Rap Music -- Sturat Mitchel
It may seem to be a daunting task to trace back the history of rap music and history of bossa nova, though you can see one similarity-informal music associated with highly informal dance style. As ...

My Best Chocolate Candy Bars -- Joseph Young
As children we all had our favorite best chocolate bars. For me it was one thing, for my friends another. We all hovered around the same top three best chocolate bars at that time. They were the ...

Electrical Accidents -- Khan Mohammad Swaleh
Some simple ways to Avoid Electrical Accidents · Install GFI receptacles within the bathroom, kitchen and outside if there are only normal plugs on these circuits; · Don't use any extension ...

Vincent Van Gogh, Biography -- Kateryna Pryvalova
"In life as in art, I can cope with it without the Lord God. But I can not exist, I am suffering from man - without something greater than I, something that fills my whole life - without the creative ...

Life Skills 101 - Shaking Hands -- Tina Pestalozzi
You've heard how small things can be tremendously important; well a simple handshake is one such example. Such a small thing but potentially so very powerful! Like it or not, an improper ...

Holidays - What is Easter? -- Linda Hancock
It's Easter Sunday morning and people are passing messages to each other in person, by telephone and over the internet. Some speak of the Easter bunny. Others prepare or make coloured eggs. Still ...

Understanding an Ecosystem -- Charles Kassotis
No one lives in a vacuum, we might say, and the same is true of nature. Just as people need other people to get connected and learn to survive, so do other natural elements in the universe and on ...

Amazing Icebergs and Their Role in the Ecosystem -- Stephen L Bynum
Ice sheets first appeared on Antarctica about 30 million years ago. These sheets continually flow from the Antarctic interior outwardly like a gently flowing river toward the ocean. As the glacial ...

Electric Light Bulb - The Source Of Modern Technology -- Jo
Unless you live in the Hurricane Belt or Tornado Alley of the United States and have experienced lengthy periods without electricity, chances are you’ve been taking the luxury of artificial ...

How To Help Save The Earth With Eco-friendly Bags -- Reese Reeves
Eco-friendly bags are very fashionable today. In fact, many stores are carrying them. Several are even giving them all for every one to use. Eco-friendly bags are the craze. And it is great to see ...

What Are Ocean Currents? -- Alice Kelly
Ocean waters are constantly under movement. But have you thought about the forces or reasons behind their movement? Do you know how they move? An ocean current is basically defined as a horizontal ...

The Layers Of Earth -- Alice Kelly
The Earth was formed 4.54 billion years ago by accumulation from a rotating disk of dust and gas. The huge amount of heat energy released out from gravitational energy and from the decay of ...

What Is A Flash Flood? -- Alice Kelly
Floods are considered to be one of the most common hazards in United States. However all floods are not alike. Some flash floods develop quickly, sometimes in a few minutes without any warning signs ...

What Is A Hurricane? -- Alice Kelly
A hurricane is a region defined name for a strong tropical cyclone. A tropical cyclone is a warm-core, low pressure system without any "front" attached, that develops over the tropical or subtropical ...

Which Planets Are Visible From the Night Sky? -- James Hewson
Five of the major planets in our solar system are adequately bright enough to be visible from the night sky. These planets comprise of Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, Mars the Red Planet, along with Saturn. ...

An Introduction to Astronomy and Stargazing -- Jim Oneil
Mankind has always been fascinated with the heavens since time immemorial. Stargazing was not just a pastime on lovely nights. People navigated the seas and crossed continents with stars as their ...

Overcoming Fear - Facing it Head-On -- Larry Icabandi Nabiong
Fear is irrational feeling of cowardice towards the unknown. Yes, almost always you faced challenges in life and you would tend to feel weak, daunted, and the like. In fact, this cowering- in- fear ...

Teeth Health Tips for Kids -- Natalie Aranda
Teeth health begins with proper eating habits and not necessarily with the avoidance of sweets, including chocolate candy, candy cane, candy bar or hard candy, but the clue is getting the balance ...

Tips For Telling Funny-Scary Campfire Stories -- Priscilla Howe
Night has fallen. The campfire flickers and pops, coals glow, listeners creep closer to the fire and the storyteller. It's time for scary stories. But wait...some of the listeners too small for ...

Create a Storytelling and Reading Aloud Ritual in Your Classroom -- Priscilla Howe
Adults often tell me about teachers they had in elementary school who read aloud in the classroom. They looked forward to those read-aloud times, to the quiet space in which the class lived together ...

Learn Spelling -- John Francis Higgins
Learn spelling the wrong way and both teach and student will become frustrated. Trying to learn to spell will become even more hard work, too. Here are some common learning to spell situations and ...

The Origin of Jewelry -- Allison Ryan
Jewelry is typically made from gemstones (diamonds and rubies) or precious metals (gold and silver), but really it can be made of any kind of material at all such as ceramic beads and cloth, even ...

Teaching Students With the Power of Solar -- Nathan Lew
Seventeen years ago, two Cal Arts professors started the Side Street project, a Pasadena, California-based arts organization which every year reaches 1,000 children ages 5-11 and teaches them how to ...

Pearls Of Wisdom - Just What Is Wisdom? -- Deanna Mascle
Martin H. Fischer says that "Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification." I would be inclined to agree with that estimation although I think knowledge is certainly ...

Best Candy Bars -- Janice Kremer
Face it, Americans love their chocolate candy. According to Information Resources Inc, chocolate candy sales topped $3 billion dollars last year. Like many Americans, I am a chocoholic and need a ...

Our Solar System - The Inner Planets -- Elena Athanasiou
The inner solar system comprises of four planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. Mercury The closest planet to the Sun, Mercury is 48 million miles away from the Earth at its closest point in ...

Facts About Jupiter Including How Did Jupiter Get Its Name -- James Hewson
If you wanted to know facts about Jupiter then read on, our research has uncovered some amazing information around this fascinating planet. Planet Jupiter is the second most significant body in our ...

Seven Wonders of the World - Glorious and Beautiful Edifices -- Jimmy Singh
There are various marvels created by god and man. These natural and man made edifices are truly an example of beauty and archeological excellence. A lot of research work, study and analysis are done ...

What to Do During a School Fire Escape Drill -- Jon Butt
Recently the Manchester Fire and Rescue Service went on strike for higher wages. They truly deserve it because they literally risk their lives in order to save others. The high number of factories in ...

Fires - Why They Get Started and How to Stop Them -- Aydan Corkern
In all kinds of fires, it is true what they say. We need air to live, so does fires. When a fire happens to start, one of the main ingredients to keep the fire going and burning is air. When trying ...

Which is Better For Long Term Food Supply - Freeze Dried Or Dehydrated? -- Rob Brown
When most people start shopping for long term food supply, inevitably the decisions about which type to purchase quickly becomes very confusing. There are several options available including freeze ...

Basic Information About Dinosaurs -- David Urmann
We have heard a lot of stories about dinosaurs. We know they existed many years before our time. We have seen movies and read articles about dinosaurs that state some interesting facts and ...

The Antarctic Treaty -- Leon Steyn
Why it was important to sign a treaty for Antarctica and what was the agreement about? How can we be sure the countries that signed the treaty will stick by the agreement? Antarctica is the ...

An Overview of Digital Clocks -- Joey Pebble
A digital clock is any clock which displays the time in a digital way, by displaying numbers or symbols which change minute by minute or second by second. This is in contrast to analog clocks, which ...

Past, Present and Future of Railroads and Rail Construction -- Lydia Quinn
With renewed interest brewing in railroads and rail construction, it would be prudent to look at the history of railroads and rail construction and see how far the technology has come. Invention The ...

All About Passenger Rail Travel -- Lydia Quinn
With interest growing in rail travel, let's take a brief journey through the history of passenger rail travel and see how far we've come. Wagonways The earliest evidence of rail travel can be ...

Where do Coins Come From? -- Stephen J. Buckley
Coins are valuable necessities in every individual's life. Without these circular and metallic little objects, everyday living would drastically become hard and complicated. And like all things ...

First Aid Kit Checklist -- Rick Church
During an emergency, whether it is a traumatic injury or medical illness, first aid providers are bound by the equipment they have to use at the time of the emergency. It doesn't matter if you ...

Power Outages - What to Do When the Lights Go Out -- Lorraine Craymer
Power failures are hardly a rare occurrence and no one takes them too seriously, or at least most people don't until they're in a bad one. In 2003 while I was with my son and his friend in ...

Who Invented the Snickers Candy Bar? -- Venus Kelly
The Snickers bar was created by the Mars family corporation in 1930 with the name itself coming from one of their favorite horses. The Snickers candy bar is comprised of peanuts, nougat, caramel, and ...

Who Invented Fireworks? -- Venus Kelly
Many different countries lay claim to this wondrous feat but who really invented fireworks? Most people agree that the first recorded instances occurred in China during the 9th century around the ...

Who Invented Sign Language? -- Venus Kelly
Sign language does not have an actual creator but instead has evolved over time with influences from different cultures. Many countries have their own versions, just like verbal language has evolved ...

Who Invented the Segway? -- Venus Kelly
The name was derived from the word "segue" which in music indicates a direction for the performer; to continue without pause. In Italian, it translates to "it follows." Different versions are named ...

Who Invented Opera? -- Venus Kelly
Opera was invented in Florence, Italy towards the latter part of the 16th century by a group of wealthy intellectuals and musicians. Their goal was to reproduce the dramas of the ancient Greeks using ...

Who Invented the Zipper? -- Venus Kelly
Many inventors had a hand in creating this wondrously simple contraption which is now in such common use today. The first patent for a device using an "automatic, continuous clothing closure" was ...

The Best Most Moist Chocolate Cake Recipe in the World! -- mytrafficshortcuts.com
My mother has been making this cake for years, and it is hands down the most delicious moist chocolaty-cake you'll ever have. She says the secret ingredients are the pudding mix and the sour ...

Ten Little Known Facts About the American Civil War -- Mark Bowman
1. When Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation he wasn't actually freeing ALL the slaves, he was only freeing the slaves in the rebellious states. It's interesting that he chose ...

The Panama Canal - American Era History at Its Best -- Spencer Holly
The building of the Panama Canal marked the beginning of a new era in American history. America had arrived as a world power, and the Canal was an important demonstration, and component that power. ...

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The early year foot ware was made up of papyrus, hemp or tanned leather straps. There have been legendary stories that revolve around ancient shoes; there was also a tradition in the olden times that ...

History Of Lipsticks -- expensivemakeup.co.uk
Have you ever thought how the lipsticks came into use? Or have your ever tried to find out the inventors? Let us see the history of lipstick. The history of lipstick starts in 1930s when the ...

How St. Patrick's Day Came About -- Andy Gibson
St. Patrick's Day is celebrated by millions of people each year. This year to make a friend or family members St. Patrick's Day, that bit more special, try sending them a free e-card. Free ...

Funny Irish Poems Celebrate St Patrick's Day -- Denise Ann Rodgers
Whether you're Irish or not, chances are you've celebrated St. Patrick's Day one way or another. And why not? St. Patrick's Day is pure fun. Green clothes. Green food. Green beer. ...

What Does Saint Patrick's Day Mean Today? -- Sarah Maple
Unless you've been hiding under rock over the past few years, you have probably noticed that St. Patrick's day has been celebrated with increased zeal each time it rolls around. Celebrated on ...

The Story of St Patrick -- Terry Black
Miserable BoyhoodFirst off, St. Patrick wasn't even Irish. He was born somewhere in Britain. (Mental note: delete the red hair; insert pasty complexion and bad teeth.) He was captured as a lad ...

The Life of St Patrick - Patron Saint of Ireland -- Mairead Foley
Although we claim St. Patrick as our patron saint he wasn't actually Irish at all. In fact, it's believed that he was born in Scotland around 375AD to wealthy Roman parents who named him, ...

Top 3 Tips For Walking Beginners -- Alice McClean
So you would love to take up walking but don't know where to begin. Follow my Top Three simple tips to get you started. Walking is an excellent exercise that has lots of benefits for our health. ...

Walking in Wet Weather - Top 5 Items to Keep You Dry -- Alice McClean
Don't let the weather put you off getting outdoors for a walk or hike. I think the worst thing about walking is setting off in the pouring rain. However, if you have the proper walking gear you ...

History of Paper and Papermaking -- Narcissa Summerfield
What would we do if we did not have paper? Our world would certainly be different. Writing material, in some form, has existed for thousands of years. Humanity's thoughts and emotions have been ...

Tips For Solving Algebra Word Problems -- Nneka U.
Many people have trouble with Algebra for various reasons. Perhaps the teacher isn't doing a great job explaining concepts, the textbook is not so great or the student is not doing enough ...

More About Avalanches -- Iavor Angelov
There are different types of avalanches depending on the snow they are formed from, the way they fall etc. Avalanches can be wet, dry, hard and soft. The most dangerous are the slab avalanches since ...

Atlantis - Was it Geologically Possible? -- R Carl Martin
The story of Atlantis has been fascinating us for the last 2,300 years. Many have debated its meaning and existence. In another article, I wrote about scientific proof that something very, very big ...

Important Facts You Ought to Know About Chemicals -- Jo Alelsto
The importance and value of chemicals can be dated back in the war epoch, where countries used chemical agents as measures of defense. During the early 1870s, chemicals were seen as valuable ...

Human Digestive System - A Brief Introduction -- Sasi Krishna
Digestive system is also called gastrointestinal system or alimentary canal. Digestive tract starts from the mouth and ends at the anus. Food enters into the body through the mouth and then enters ...

What is Inertia? -- Raoul Selsick
Philosophers have searched since the beginning of time why a moving mass continues moving. Aristotle claimed that it is in the nature of matter. Newton said that it is because no force caused the ...

A Simple Theory of Magnetism -- Raoul Selsick
This theory of magnetism is unique in that not only in that it tries to explain a lot of physical laws with a small amount of axioms , it also includes a large range of physical ideas from many ...

What Exactly Are Biofuels? -- Tim McDonald
As the name implies, biofuels are fuels derived from organic material. Since they can be made in many ways, they are classified as 1st generation, 2nd generation, and 3rd generation. First generation ...

Understanding How Shadows Are Formed -- Peter Garant
Whether you are walking to the office or inside reading a book, there will be shadows all around you. But have you ever wondered how these are formed in the first place? Forming shadows require an ...

Birthday Party Ideas For Teens Made Fun and Easy -- Dee Schrock
Birthday party ideas for teensare usually easy to come up with, all you need to know is what kind of party your teen would be interested in. Sometimes, you can ask their friends what ideas they think ...

Science Fair Experiment Ideas Made Simple -- Dee Schrock
Science fair experiment ideas can teach you science concepts without having to be overly difficult. These types of science fair projects can be a lot of fun for students. It is all a matter of ...

The History of Cheesecake - A Greek Athlete's Award -- Rachael Rizzo
Cheesecake, I'll never forget the first time I ever had it. I was about nine years old and the minute I bit into it cheesecake became my favorite dessert. Creamy, rich and cheesy it was a ...

The History of Laptop Computers -- Dencho A Denchev
Have you ever wondered where the sleek new portable PCs of today came from? How did they get so small, and so fast? It's true that modern notebook computers have undergone many changes throughout ...

History of the Cookie -- Heidi Ball
When thinking about cookies, what is the first thing to come to mind? Chocolate Chip perhaps? We think of a cookie as something sweet, round and crisp, but by definition, cookies can be anything that ...

Important Contributions Made by Women Inventors -- Todd Hicks
Do you crave learning about famous people? Are you bothered that famous women are not really given their due regarding women's history? You will learn about women who have made life better with ...

Story-Telling Basics - 7 Powerful Steps to Telling Great Stories! -- Heather Hansen
Throughout time, the greatest orators and teachers have illuminated their lessons by telling powerful stories. Story-telling is a great way to engage your audience and show them how your topic, point ...

How to Give a Good Compliment (Without Brown-Nosing) -- John Stakis
Have you ever wanted to be a good compliment-giver? To be able to deliver that strong impression through a genuine, well-timed compliment is such an important part of being memorable to a person. But ...

How to Carry on a Conversation With Someone Totally Different Than You -- John Stakis
No two people are alike. We all have very different interests, hobbies, experiences, and so on. So how on earth do you carry on a conversation with someone who cares about completely different ...

Using Good Quotes to Tell Funny Stories -- John Stakis
The ability to tell a good story is an essential skill to learn -- stories are such a common part of everyday life. If you're like most people, perhaps you've wished that being funny could be ...

Four of the Most Important Adult Educators -- Sarah Maple
The most famous educators throughout history have had influence far and beyond the teaching of children. Advancements in universal areas including philosophy and politics have been shaped by great ...

Exploring What Causes Wind -- Robert Leverton
Some would explain what causes wind by defining what wind is. The common definition of wind is that it is air that flows from high pressure to low pressure. The direction of the wind is determined by ...

What is Wind Chill? -- Robert Leverton
Even if you have a very helpful weather man though, it still is a good idea to know the basic idea behind wind chill. By knowing what it is, you are better able to decide for yourself what you should ...

Dinosaur Facts -- Sunil Tanna
Dinosaurs are a group of extinct reptiles that first appeared during the middle of the Triassic Period, perhaps around 230 million years ago. They soon became the dominant land vertebrates, and ...

Saber-Toothed Cats -- S. Tanna
When one looks at the history of life, one often discovers that the similar forms develop again and again independently. This convergent evolution occurs because a good solution is a good solution, ...

Why Do We Enjoy Horror Films? -- Helen Klus
There has long been philosophical debates as to why people enjoy tragedies, why they seek out negative emotions for entertainment. I will look at a more modern approach to this question by discussing ...

The Formation of Stars -- Helen Klus
Around 1.5 million years after the big bang the clumps of hydrogen and helium that had just been made broke up to make huge galaxy-sized clouds. In the dark wells of the universe matter fell ...

The History of the Solar System -- Helen Klus
When cloud of gas surrounding our newly born, dull yellow, star cooled everything in our solar system was born, the last skin of the dead star, made the same iron that covers the surface of Mars and ...

Universe in Motion - How Fast Are We Moving? -- Leon Steyn
It is all about the Earth for us To make one complete rotation, the Earth takes 24 hours and at a point near the equator, the Earth must move at close to 1000 miles per hour 1600 km/hr. The speed ...

The Science of Astronomy For Kids -- Shabnam Sultan
The science of Astronomy is interesting and varied. There are a lot of resources for it for kids who are interested in the planets, the solar system, the universe and everything else that's part ...

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Water - What It Can Do For You -- Sharon Cacho
Every system in your body depends on water. Water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells and provides a moist environment for ear, nose and throat tissues. It also ...

A Little Confectionery History -- Sharon Cacho
Old time candy, a childhood favorite memory. Taking a walk down memory lane, re-living those first bursts of Lemon Heads and licorice in the movie theaters (drive in, of course!) Where did it all ...

Tap Water Versus Bottled Water -- Sharon Cacho
So many people these days are screaming "No bottled water...it's just glorified tap water!" I don't necessarily believe that to be true. Like anything that you purchase (especially if ...

What Happens When You Recycle? -- Sharon Cacho
Plastic bottles are wonderful for a variety of reasons. They are lightweight, simple to carry, and durable. They are practical and easy to recycle. What really goes on during the recycling process? ...

History of Valentine's Day and Its Traditions -- Sharon Cacho
In different parts of the world, people do not just send cards; they purchase boxes of chocolate, nostalgic candy, or partake in a fancy, romantic dinner. There are many other ways to celebrate. ...

Where Did Coffee Originate - The History of Coffee Across Territories -- Yogi Shinde
Where did coffee originate? Coffee lovers around the world today may be numbering in the millions, but only a small number could be fully aware on the beginnings of this well-loved beverage. The ...

Great Wall of China, is it Really Great? -- John Meng
The China Great Wall, symbolizing China's ancient civilization, is one of the world's most renowned projects. It is a distance of 75 kilometers northwest of Beijing. Its highest point at ...

Cohesion and Adhesion - Two Activities For Elementary Teachers -- Elizabeth Blake
Here are two easy activities for elementary students to show the concepts of Cohesion and Adhesion. COHESION "NIAGARA FALLS" MATERIALS One penny Eyedropper Liquid detergent PROCEDURE Ask, "How many ...

Bacteria and Viruses - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
Let's talk about germs. People use the term "germs" loosely, to mean either bacteria or viruses. But the two are very different. BACTERIA They are small, cellular organisms that can be stained on ...

Blood Cholesterol Tests - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
Your doctor may order a blood test called a LIPID PROFILE to help diagnose your risk of heart disease. You must be fasting for this blood test. The word "lipid" refers to any type of fat. An excess ...

Hemoglobin and Blood Cell Count Tests - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
When your blood is drawn and sent to a laboratory for testing, a specially trained lab tech will test your blood. Lab techs typically have either a Bachelor's college degree in Medical ...

Chemistry Blood Tests - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
The medical/hospital laboratory is divided into departments, such as Hematology, Microbiology, Blood Banking, and Chemistry. This article discusses typical Chemistry tests your doctor might order. ...

Blood Cells - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
About half of your blood is liquid and the other half is made up of cells. The liquid is 90% water and is called "PLASMA." There are three types of blood cells - RED BLOOD CELLS, WHITE BLOOD CELLS, ...

Acids and Bases - The Basics of Using the PH Scale -- Elizabeth Blake
The pH scale is a way to describe acids and bases. It reaches from 0 to 14. Substances that test from 0 up to 7 on the pH scale are called ACIDS. They are acidic in nature. Examples are lemon juice ...

Atomic Structure - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
Before we discuss the structure of atoms, we need to learn the terms MASS and WEIGHT. While we are on earth, the terms MASS and WEIGHT reflect the same thing. If we are on the moon, our weight will ...

All She Had Was Faith and Five Dollars -- Elizabeth Blake
When the economy is bad, I stop and remember a story about my great-grandmother. My Dad was raised on a dairy farm just outside a tiny Iowa town. When he was young, his grandmother lived with them ...

Blood Types - The Basics -- Elizabeth Blake
Red blood cells have proteins called antigens on their surfaces. A person with A antigens is said to have Type A blood. Someone with the B antigen has type B blood. If you have both the A and the B ...

Science Fair Project Ideas - Winning Projects Start With the Right Topic -- Lauren Warner
It takes a lot of work to come up with a science experiment that will really impress the judges. While the choices for science fair projects are endless, it does take some planning to come up with ...

What Did Charles Darwin Do? -- Sunil Tanna
Charles Darwin was an English naturalist. He was born on February 12th 1809 (the same day in fact as the 16th US President, Abraham Lincoln), educated at Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities, and in ...

A Closer Look at the Interesting Evolution of the DNA Sequencing -- George Edmondson
DNA Sequence as an essential discipline of medicine and technology involves dynamic subsets and methods of multi-discipline areas like the incorporation of biochemical methodology in order to ...

A Look at Virtual Automatic Identification Systems -- Musa Aykac
The Automatic Identification System or AIS as it's normally known, is a VHF based ship recognition system that has been in use since 1999. It's a compulsory requisite for most ships of three ...

Wind Power Generators -- Kristiana Jones
A wind power generator is a great way to produce electricity and to save some money in the process. It is important to note that it is unlikely you will be able to meet your energy needs through wind ...

Solar Power Energy -- Kristiana Jones
Solar power energy is the energy that we are able to harness from the suns rays. In some cases this energy is converted into electricity and in others it is used for heat. In either case solar power ...

Solar Power Water Heater -- Kristiana Jones
The solar power water heater may be just the appliance you have been looking for if you are interested in saving both money and energy. Your current water heater is using electricity at an alarming ...

The Pros and Cons of Solar Power -- Kristiana Jones
The declining economy and the recent outrageous fuel costs have renewed the debate surrounding solar power. There are compelling arguments to both sides of the issue, but what has never been in doubt ...

Significant Contributions Made by African American Inventors -- Todd Hicks
Are you a history lover? Would you like to learn what some African Americans have done to make our way of life better? You are in luck. You are about to learn how some African Americans have made ...

You're not as Poor as You Think -- Duncan Kelly
Most people that have to juggle their budget to make the ends meet, think they are a bit "poor." After all, they can't just go out to dinner when they feel like it. They have to plan and set ...

Quantum Theory Off the Wall -- Duncan Kelly
The cool thing about quantum theory, is that you can now prove your off the wall theories with science. For example, if an object travels at close to the speed of light, it actually, physically gets ...

How a Computer Hard Drive Works -- Duncan Kelly
A computer Hard Drive, or Fixed Disk, is where all your data is stored when a computer is off. Because the data is stored magnetically, it doesn't need any electrical power to retain or remember ...

What is Dementia, Alzheimer's and Pick's Disease -- Duncan Kelly
What is dementia? The short answer is that it is any deterioration of the brain that causes regression into perhaps a childlike or unpredictable state of mind. This article will present a laymans ...

10 Ways to Save Electricity -- Duncan Kelly
The big thing these days is to reduce the size of your "carbon footprint" on the environment, meaning of course, that you try your best to use less non-renewable energy. One of these energy resources ...

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The Teaching Tips Machine BLOG -- Adam Waxler
Teacher Adam Waxler's Blog Looking for more active learning activities? Then make sure to visit the Teaching Tips Machine BLOG @ http://www.TeachingTipsMachine.com/blog

The Medical Risks of Owning An Xbox -- Sandra Stammberger
One of the issues facing today's teen-agers is obesity. Doctors stress that more teen-agers need to exercise more, or at least get their hearts pumping. They note that even a few minutes of ...

A Brief Description of Diabetes -- Robert Kokoska
Sweet has no place in this life. Everyone and everything has turned bitter. This is the pathetic condition of a diabetic patient. Once detected of diabetes, the world becomes a bitter one. Hereditary ...

A Brief Description of AIDS -- Robert Kokoska
The waltz of death hovers above the ten million of the over one billion youth in the age group of fifteen and twenty four and an average of six thousand are getting infected every day with the deadly ...

Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection -- S. Tanna
Charles Darwin is today known for his theory of evolution by natural selection. He developed this theory over a number of years after returning on a 5 year (1831 to 1836) round the world voyage on ...

Titanoboa Cerrejonensis, Giant Snake -- S. Tanna
When we think about gigantic extinct reptiles we usually think of the Mesozoic Era, the period between about 248 million and 65 million years ago when dinosaurs, pterosaurs, plesiosaurs, mosasaurs ...

A Short History of the Chair -- Graham Baylis Jr
Chairs as you can imagine have a long history, for as long as there has been man (and woman) there has been the need to sit down on something comfortable, or as comfortable as was available, ...

Interesting Facts About Alexander Graham Bell -- Pauline Go
A scientist, Alexander Graham Bell is the Inventor of the telephone and telegraph. His contribution in the filed of science also includes groundbreaking work in hydrofoils and aeronautics. Bell is ...

Interesting Facts About Mahatma Gandhi -- Pauline Go
Mahatma Gandhi, India's Father of the Nation, led the country's independence movement through 'Satyagraha', resistance to oppression through mass civil disobedience, and ...

How Much Do You Know About the History of Ringtones? -- Alok Kumar
Nowadays, many people, if not most use mobile phones of their own everyday everywhere. However, most mobile phone users, if not all know little about the history of cellular phones, especially the ...

The History and Evolution of The Bicycle -- Michael Russell
Bicycles are one of the most popular forms of transportation in modern cities today. Particularly in some parts of China and in Dutch countries, bicycles are used as a primary form of transportation. ...

The History of the Microwave Oven -- Low Jeremy
The microwave oven is one of the most brilliant inventions of human race. Not only is it used to heat food, it can also be used for cooking, baking, thawing and even boiling water. No household ...

The History of Antibiotics -- Michael Russell
Almost everyone has used an antibiotic like penicillin or Terramycin at one time or another. You may have tried using an antibiotic ointment for bad cuts or scrapes, or your doctor may have ...

Air Conditioning- The History Of Air Conditioning -- Michael Russell
It is so easy in the modern world to take air conditioning for granted. With the advances in technology is now virtually unheard of for air conditioning not to be used in any public building. ...

What is the History of Chocolate? -- Beverley Clement
The sweetest mystery revealed by mankind in history is probably that of chocolate. Nearly everyone loves chocolate, but do you know the history of chocolate? How it is made? What are its types? What ...

The History of Cupcakes -- Lisa Paterson
While no one is quite certain where cupcakes came from, it is known that they made an appearance in the United States sometime in the 19th Century. Called Fairy Cakes in the United Kingdom, cupcakes ...

The History Of Photography - A Frame In History -- Abhishek Agarwal
The word photography is derived from the Greek words "graphein" (to draw) and "photos"(light). The scientist John Herschel was the first human to use this term in the year 1839. Hence, photography is ...

The History Of Cell Phones - How Did The Cell Phone Come About? -- Mike Singh
The idea for cell phones has been around for a lot longer than the technology to provide them was. As soon as the first landlines came into use, people had the idea of improving the convenience and ...

Positives and negatives of video games -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm writing a paragraph for English class about how video games help young people and the downsides of playing them. Can anyone give a list of the goods and bads of playing videogames? ...

What is the Winter Solstice? -- Henry KH Fong
In ancient times, the Chinese people celebrated the Winter Solstice Festival (Dong Zhi) by visiting relatives and friends, in much the same way as the Chinese Lunar New Year. There is customary ...

Is Texting Really an Ancient Art? -- MaAnna Stephenson
Many professional writers and editors lament that the English language is being obliterated by the casual use of more symbolic language on mobile devices and some social media internet sites. They ...

Tyrannosaurus Rex Facts -- Sunil Tanna
Tyrannosaurus Rex was a very large theropod dinosaur. It was a carnivore (meat eater) and lived in North America and Asia right at the end of the Cretaceous period between 67 million and 65 million ...

Pachycephalosaurus Facts -- Sunil Tanna
Pachycephalosaurus was an herbivorous (plant eating) dinosaur that lived in North America. It inhabited this region during the late Cretaceous period, between about 76 million and 65 million years ...

Quantum - What Does it Mean? -- MaAnna Stephenson
The investigations that led to the development of quantum mechanics began in the mid 1800s. It started as a simple inquiry as to why heated objects glowed in different colors. This became a field of ...

Amazing Icebergs and Their Role in the Ecosystem -- Stephen L Bynum
Ice sheets first appeared on Antarctica about 30 million years ago. These sheets continually flow from the Antarctic interior outwardly like a gently flowing river toward the ocean. As the glacial ...

Einstein and His Famous Equation -- MaAnna Stephenson
When most people hear the name Einstein, the next thought is usually his famous equation, E=mc2. Believe it or not, Einstein's Nobel Prize was not awarded for this revolutionary discovery, but ...

Finding Taka -- Hedda Tan
I believe that children will live up to whatever standards you set for them as a teacher, as a mentor, as an adviser, but most especially, as an older 'friend' who truly cares about their ...

How Does Plasma Tv Work? -- Sarah Maple
The digital revolution? High def? If these buzzwords and catchphrases seem little more than babbled jargon, then the concept of plasma technology must seem as complicated as longdivision whilst ...

A Short History Of Ink -- Pete Warrior
The earliest known use of ink occurred in China approximately 5,000 years ago, when artists used soot, gelatin from animal skins, and lamp oil to develop a black ink used to colour the raised ...

Teaching History - Alternatives to Traditional Methods -- Claudia Mann
I learned history in a traditional school program. We studied California history in the fourth grade and US history in the fifth grade and, in general, history was organized and presented by ...

A Focus on Health -- Fred Nicklaus
I was looking at the local newspaper and I found a story about the reforms that school teachers are hoping to bring about to the No Child Left Behind government education program. I thought it was ...

Giving Thanks - A Tricky Thanksgiving Activity That Makes Kids Think & Truly Be Grateful -- Kathy Cothran
Can we really be thankful for doing dishes and laundry? Can we be thankful for cleaning up after our pets out in the yard? Having students reflect upon aspects of their lives to be thankful is a ...

Mini Science Bio - Isaac Newton (1642 - 1727) -- Dr. Gulden Akinci
Sir Isaac Newton was not only one of the best physicists ever lived but he was also one of those scientists that contributed a lot to mathematics. He made most of his mathematical contributions while ...

Solar Power Education - How Teaching Children Ensures A Safe Environment -- Abhishek Agarwal
Today kids are learning about all sorts of things especially with modern technology. We are moving ahead and it is good to teach them about solar power, which is a resource that will be part of their ...

For ESL Learners - 10 Questions and Answers About Halloween -- Jane Wangersky
Halloween is one of those holidays ESL learners find confusing, or even disturbing. Understanding it will help you understand North American culture. Here are some questions you may have about ...

The Compass - Know the Basics -- Victor Epand
The magnetic compass is one of those interesting devices that, in essence, has not changed since its invention. Oh, it has been improved upon, made more accurate and more durable; the basic concept, ...

Kids' Science - Gravity For Beginners -- Anthony Vecchioni
Here's a science activity for kids that offers basic exposure to density and the law of gravity. It also gives your child an opportunity to engage in the trial and error method of problem ...

Solar System FAQs -- Eddie Tobey
The solar system form was formed about 4.5 billion years ago from a massive cloud. The massive cloud contained hydrogen, helium, and pinches of heavier elements such as oxygen, carbon, nitrogen, ...

Top 5 Songs About Education -- Sarah Maple
The subject of school has been a big theme for pop songs since Chuck Berry goose-stepped his way through School Days (Ring Ring Goes The Bell) in 1957. However, it seems that the seventies heralded a ...

Various Uses of Glass -- Rob Mainstone
Glass is the transparent solid that we see around us on a regular basis. With time, glass has come to be used in various forms. This brittle object is used on a large scale and has gained certain ...

3 Quick Magic Tricks You Can Learn Right Now -- Izrul Fizal
Have you ever wanted to try some quick magic tricks to amaze your family and friends? Did you ever think learning these tricks would be too time consuming or difficult? Well, think again! Here are ...

Fantastic Four -- Virgil Vince
Created in 1961 to rival the Justice League of America, the Fantastic Four centered around the adventures of genius Reed Richards, his fiancé Sue Storm, her brother Johnny, and friend Ben ...

Captain America - Part Two -- Virgil Vince
The political turmoil of the 60s was a great showcase for refining Captain America's personality. Over the next two decades, Captain America would deal with racial tensions, changing gender ...

Captain Marvel -- Virgil Vince
Captain Marvel was created in 1940 to be Fawcett Comic's version of the popular DC hero Superman. After being approached by a stranger while trying to sell his papers on a rainy-night, Billy ...

Batman - Part Two -- Virgil Vince
Though the stories took on a more serious tone, this did very little to help the failing Batman books. Batman was in very real danger of cancellation by the time writer Frank Miller came along and ...

Batman - Part One -- Virgil Vince
Making his debut in the May 1939 issue of Detective Comics, Batman has been around longer than any other traditional superhero besides Superman. For this reason, both the history and personality ...

Captain America - Part One -- Virgil Vince
The impressively long history of the comic superhero Captain America began in December 1940, a full year before the bombing of Pearl Harbor brought the United States into World War II. "As the ...

Fall Activities For the Preschool Classroom & Preschool Children -- Marisa Robinson
School aged kids are back to school and fall is here for most of us. What can we do as Parents, Early Childhood Educators and Home Care Providers? Get the children in to a "school" like routine. This ...

Future Cities Will Move and Change Shape -- James W Smith
Every day millions of people all over the world go to the office to work at the same location. It is another work day at the same address in the same office building. The structure may be old or it ...

The Greatest Invention In The World -- Saleem Rana
One of the most remarkable inventions ever in the history of the human race is the invention of the World Wide Web. In the middle of the 15th century Johannes Gutenberg a German goldsmith, invented ...

What is a Comet? -- Alexander Sutton
Comets are small Solar System bodies that are caught in the Sun's orbit. When a comet is close to the sun they exhibit a visible coma, otherwise known as a tail, which effects the solar radiation ...

What is a Meteor? -- Alexander Sutton
A meteor is an event that occurs when a meteoroid or an asteroid enters the Earth's atmosphere and becomes very visible. This often occurs in the mesosphere is at an approximate range of 75km to ...

What is the Milky Way? -- Alexander Sutton
The Milky Way is a galaxy that is part of a large group of galaxies. There are billions of galaxies in the observable universe, but the Milky Way is especially important because it houses the Solar ...

How to Explore the Night Sky Without a Telescope -- Willard Kalif
You don't need a telescope to see a lot of wonderful things in the night sky. For example five of the planets are often readily visible with the naked eye. There are lots of amazing things you ...

How to Take Star Photos Without a Telescope -- Willard Kalif
You don't need a telescope to take beautiful and even dramatic photos of the stars and the night sky. You just need a camera and film. In this article I give you tips and techniques for taking ...

The Gregorian Telescope - The First Practical Reflector -- Willard Kalif
The Gregorian Telescope is an interesting design of reflector and it was the first practical design for a telescope that used a mirror. It is still used in modern times but only in very limited ...

How Newton's Telescope Changed the World -- Willard Kalif
Sir Isaac Newton is often considered as the greatest Astronomer and Mathematician to ever live. There is a lot of validity to this claim. This article looks at his famous reflector telescope and ...

Huygens and the Biggest Telescopes of the 17th Century -- Willard Kalif
Christiaan Huygens was born in Holland in 1629 and he was a mathematical genius who invented several important mechanical devices including the pendulum clock. He had a deep understanding of ...

The Art of Paper Flowers -- Robert Grazian
Making paper flowers is a fun and interesting activity for your child. It can also be a relaxing time killer and you will soon find yourself engaging on the activity. With this basic instruction, you ...

The Invention of Frisbee -- Robert Grazian
As with every object, the first is always the most remembered. Frisbee is widely available nowadays and is played by a lot of kids. But when were Frisbees invented? How cool was it to see the first ...

Heart Healthy Activities For Kids -- Robert Grazian
Today, more and more kids are overweight and many are dealing with obesity. There have been so many technological advances that have made life easier today, which has been a great benefit, but with ...

Teaching Kids to Be Kind to Animals -- Rajni Seth
Children have gentle minds. The best way to teach them to share and care is at home. Kids are naturally attracted to animals. Tending to animals is interesting for them. One could teach them to be ...

Things to Do in the Summer (For Kids) -- Jennie Gandhi
As the summer holidays approach the major thing that's on the mind of a child is, "What's next? What will I do this summer?" This thought has to be catered to, by considering that each child ...

Two Minute Mysteries - Just a Glaring Error -- Vic Bilson
Detective Nose had just wrapped up a case in the upper town district of Trenton and since he was in the area decided to stop by and pay his friend Dr. Dean Lamar a visit at the museum. Dr. Dean was ...

Two Minute Mystery - The Mona Lisa Ransom Caper -- Vic Bilson
The Louvre's director in charge, Théophile Homolle was pacing back and forth within his small disorganized office. With the setting where the Mona Lisa was once proudly displayed now empty, he ...

5 Tallest Statues in the World -- Neil Simon
A statue is a three-dimensional representational abstract based on a symbol, person or object. However, does the size of the representation also represent the greatness of that symbol? Now ...

5 Strange Buildings in the World -- Neil Simon
A building is man's testament to engineering. But what of the arts? Here's a couple of strange buildings that separate themselves from the pack. In my travels I've come across more ...

The Origins of Commonly Spoken Phrases -- Jeff Fitzgerald
The Culture and Language of the British Isles is our Genesis. The countless phrases, idioms and expressions freely spoken today that convey ideas, concepts and imaginations are universally grounded ...

An Introduction to American Literature -- Maureen Mclean
In the beginning, America was a series of British colonies on the east coast of the present-day United States. Therefore, its literary tradition begins with the tradition of English literature. ...

A Brief History of Chinese Literature -- Maureen Mclean
Chinese literature goes back thousands of years, from the dynastic court records to novels that became popular during the Ming Dynasty (1368-16440). During the Tang Dynasty (618-907) woodblock ...

The Unusual History of Popcorn Machines -- Christine Harrell
Popcorn machines have been around for more than 4,000 years and have evolved considerably since. These machines now use electricity to heat oil or air to heat large batches of corn kernels at a time. ...

Niagara Falls History -- Wendy Pan
Niagara Falls is probably the world's best known waterfall. It sits on the border between Canada and the United States of America and lies between the two cities of Niagara Falls. Canada has one ...

Inventing Campfire Stories For Children -- Sarah J Holt
Inventing campfire stories for children is easier than you might think. Use these easy tips for telling campfire stories that will entertain and delight children of all ages. Use Fun And Wacky Names ...

Must-read Classics for Kids -- Philip Nicosia
Reading should always be an integral part of growing up. It should always start in the home and encouraged even until the children are already grown up. It is only in this way that they learn the ...

The Real Tomato Story -- Audrey Frederick
How many times in the course of eating a vegetable or fruit have you ever wondered about the person who tried it first? How daring were they to try it and how did they know it was good to eat? I have ...

Short Poem to Say Thank You - How To -- Sabrina Lawton
Nothing shows thoughtful gratitude like a short poem to say thank you. A poem shows that you spent the time to think about the thank you note or card you sent to its recipient. Whether you wrote the ...

Graduation Verses - Samples For You to Choose From -- Sabrina Lawton
To have some graduation verses at hand during graduation is a must. Graduation is a special, exciting time for any graduate. Whether the graduate is exiting high school or college, graduation is the ...

Huckleberry Finn- An American Boy -- Katie Criss
The novel “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” was written over 100 years ago, and yet I still felt like I had been dramatically affected by it in many ways. I felt like I was living through a ...

The History Of The Nintendo Wii -- Lorna Goldsborough
The vision for the Nintendo Wii was in the works as early as 2000. However, the public didn’t get a taste of the concept until mid 2004. The goal of Nintendo with this product was to revolutionize ...

The Olympic Games - The History Of The Olympic Games -- Lucy Bartlett
Olympics or The Olympic Games is a multi-sports event which takes place once in four years and comprises of winter and summer games. It is an international event and almost all the countries in the ...

The History of Computers -- Simon Goodman
The early computers The history of computer dates back a lot longer than the 1900s, in fact computers have been around for over 5000 years. In ancient time a "computer", (or "computor") was a person ...

A Look At The History Of Notebook Computers -- Gabriel J. Adams
A notebook computer is a term used interchangeably with laptop computers. For those of you not familiar, a notebook computer is one that is smaller and lighter than a personal computer. You can take ...

The History of Catwoman Comic Books -- Gavin Roberts
Let me take you back to discover the history of the Catwoman comic books. Selina Kyle... for comic book fans around the nation, this name is one of the most popular series to ever hit the market. ...

The History of the Microscope -- Peter Emerson
The first microscope was created hundreds of years ago. In the passing centuries, microscopes evolved into powerful, precise tools that allow scientists to view tiny objects at a level of detail that ...

The History of World Cup Football -- John Gibb
The World Cup Football has a long history of more than 125 Years. England and Scotland played the first International Football Match in the year 1872. But during that time the Sport was rarely played ...

The History of Sunglasses -- Tim Gorman
Did you think that sunglasses were always used to protect our eyes from the sun? Well if you did, you are most certainly mistaken. The first reason why they darkened glasses was because of smoke ...

The History of Solar Technology: A Timeline -- Anne Clarke
In 1839 the phenomenon was revealed by French physicist Alexandre-Edmund Becquerel. Alexandre-Edmund Becquerel did not make much progress other than discovering the solar cell itself and speculating ...

The History Of Bubble Gum -- Michael Russell
The Bubble Gum has gone through a lot over its long history. In the early 1900s, a man named Frank Fleer tried to come up with the perfect bubble gum recipe for his candy company. He experimented ...

A Brief Overview of the History of Snowboarding -- Timothy MacAlistaire
Though there are many conflicting stories as to "who" was the actual pioneer of snowboarding, there are a few facts that remain constant throughout each history article you read. Here is a brief ...

The History of Animation -- Jason Gluckman
Animation, contrary to what many people think, has a long and illustrious history of its own. Ancient Egyptian excavations reveal that the Egyptians did extensive wall decoration way back in 2000 ...

History of Language -- John T. Smith
It is a known fact that all animals commute with each other through language and body gestures. But it's only the humans who have developed a system of communication amongst themselves. Since ...

History of Video Games - The First Video Game Ever Made? -- Ian Blake
As an avid retro-gamer, for quite a long time I've been particularly interested in the history of video games. To be more specific, a subject that I am very passionate about is "Which was the ...

The History Of Volleyball - A Quick Look Back In Time -- Ethan D Orman
Volleyball has become a worldwide sport that is popular with all age groups, but when did this fun sport start? The history of volleyball dates back to 1895 when William G Morgan piggy-backed off the ...

Brief History of the Electrician -- Barry Walker
With the late nineteenth century seeing developments in using electricity for residential and industrial use, along with this came the electrician for installation and maintenance. There was a rapid ...

Interesting Facts on History of Sneakers (shoes) -- Olivia Thomson
The sneaker shoes have been our best friends and it can accompany us in walking, running, jogging, dancing and also in the other sports. They always give us a comfortable feel and good look when we ...

A History of Industrial Recycling -- Waylan Smart
The word "recycling" makes many think of the little blue bins where we place our old cereal boxes, empty soda cans, and unneeded paper. But recycling actually takes many other forms: for example, the ...

A Brief History of Gymnastics -- Denise Villani
Gymnastics is a graceful and artistic sport that requires a combination of strength, balance, agility, and muscle coordination, usually performed on specialized apparatus. Gymnasts perform sequences ...

Teaching Children Personal Hygiene Habits -- Clark Thomas
Back in the day; I mean some twelve years ago when my daughter was a toddler, I used to teach her personal hygiene while she was unable to comprehend anything. While most children do not even ...

Teaching Kids About Animals Is Fun -- Victor Epand
Teaching kids about animals can be quite interesting, and if you add trips to the zoo for that purpose, it will be all the more helpful. They can learn there about how animals behave, their eating ...

7 Tips for Teaching Children Science -- Robert Burke
Getting kids interested in science at an early age is very important. It's easier than you think. Science does not have to be something mysterious. It is happening all around us, and you can use ...

Teaching Children to Be Environmentally Responsible -- Michael Tasner
If you’re an environmentally responsible individual, you probably want others to become more aware of how their actions affect the environment and learn how they can make changes that create ...

The Secret to Teaching Science to Kids -- Barry Chickini
Every child should have a solid science education regardless of whether they want to be the next Albert Einstein or Michael Jordan. Science is all around us, it is everywhere, effecting everything ...

Teaching Your Kids Conflict Resolution -- Carrie Lauth
If you're like me, you want to teach your kids how to resolve their little conflicts by themselves. Tattling is inappropriate attention-seeking behavior, and the tattler is rarely 100% free of ...

Teaching Children the Importance of a "Thank You" Note -- Richard Arnold
Childhood is the perfect time to express the importance of verbally saying Thank You and beginning to write notes. If they begin as children the act of writing notes feels natural to both boys and ...

Teaching Children The Value of A Dollar - Parenting Tips For A Generation -- Michelle Bery
As children we were hopefully all taught the value of a dollar; that the amount of work we put in will determine our reward. But in a day and age where children seem more materialistic than ever, it ...

Teaching Children - Should You Let Nature Take Its Course Or Intervene? -- Donald Saunders
One tough dilemma for any parent is to know when to let children learn for themselves from the consequences of their own actions and when to intervene to teach them a lesson. This is sometimes ...

Importance Of Patience Teaching In Pre-School Children -- Anirban Bhattacharya
A child is a very innocent and can be molded in any way that you want him or her to be in. For giving the best education to the child, it is very important to teach him or her in a positive and ...

Children and Cognitive Development: Teach Them To Think -- Anne Clarke
As I have mentioned, It starts early. Of course children can think (in the most basic sense) before they are even walking. However, the notion of teaching kids to think in an educational sense is ...

Life After Television: Teaching Our Children to Play Again -- Lisa Workman
Studies have made the news again regarding television and our children. What are they saying? Too much television is not good for our kids. The very presence of a television in your child’s room ...

Teaching Children in Love -- Katheryn Hoban
Children are a joy and an incredible gift. If you teach with respect and love they will act in kind. See the beauty and the gentleness of children and go out of your way to engage a child or to take ...

Clocks and Calendars - Teaching Children the Concept of Time -- Hilary Basile
Elementary school teachers invest a lot of effort into teaching students about the concept of time. Think of all there is to learn about time - seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, and ...

Just Walk Away - Teach Your Children to Brush Off Teasing -- Judy H. Wright
If you are a parent whose child is suffering from teasing, you should remember that there are options. Teach your child that there are different ways to deal with teasing, and encourage them to ...

Teaching Kids Civility In An Unkind World -- James Krehbiel
Without a doubt, we live in a crazy world. Have you observed a driver holding a cigarette in one hand and using a cell phone while weaving down the highway? Have you ever had someone cut in front of ...

Make Teaching Your Kids Fun, With Games They Will Enjoy -- Scotie Keithlow
How often have you looked back and thought that much of what you studied in school has proved to be irrelevant. If you can think like this and agree to this statement, imagine what you children go ...

How To Teach Kids Math? -- Frank Liu
Math is everywhere in our lives. For example, taxes, loans, credit cards, purchases, budgeting and shopping. Parents should teach kids handle money wisely when he is small. All this requires math ...

A Parents (teachers) Role In Teaching Their Children Good Anger Management Skills -- Steve Hill
In this article I write about a parents role in teaching their child good anger management skills. How many times have you been shopping in for example a supermarket and witnessed an over-aggressive ...

Teaching Children that Being Different Isn't "Special" -- Mary Gardner
How many times have you stared at a person who looked different? The person could be largely overweight, have some sort of physical deformity or be too tall or too short….. but whatever it was ...

How Teaching Music Has Taught Me How Children Think and Learn -- David John Hart
How to positively handle almost any child throwing a tantrum and have them all smiles within 60 seconds. To fully understand why tantrums occur and how to reslove them quickly you should read the ...

Being a Good Friend - Use Your Good Manners -- Katherine C. H. E.
Sometimes we save our best manners, our nicest behavior, for special events -- like eating in nice restaurants or visits to grandma's. But what, really, is more important than our own families? ...

Being a Good Sport -- Katherine C. H. E.
Good behavior is just as important at sporting events as it is any other time. Being kind and considerate of others' feelings makes the experience of attending a game a positive one for all ...

The Importance of Teaching Our Children Good Manners -- Katherine C. H. E.
"Manners are the happy way of doing things." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson Good manners are ways we express caring, consideration, and respect of others. When we use our good manners, we make our community ...

Teaching Kids About Animals -- Jennie Gandhi
Children have the virtue of innocence. Their minds are pure and educating them about good values is worth every effort. Parents are the best teachers. As a child graduates from pre-school to a ...

Bus Safety Advice to Teach Your Kids -- Joseph Devine
It is natural, perhaps even instinctive, to care about the well being of the children in our communities. If you know a young child who rides the bus to school, you may want to teach them the ...

5 Strategies to Teach Your Children About Saving Money -- Barbara House
Teaching your children financial skills is critical for their future. 80% of parents believe that their children are being taught personal money matters in school, yet 90% of high school students and ...

Teaching Children Responsibility -- Judy H. Wright
What does it mean to teach your children responsibility? Every parent has a different answer and a different expectation of when and how their child will assume personal responsibility. One thing is ...

Teaching Children Astronomy -- Chris Lowrey
At certain times of the year and dependent upon where you live, hopefully you can be outside to enjoy the beautiful days as well as glorious night sky. After the long winter months, there will be ...

Teaching Children About India -- Jennie Gandhi
India is a great country in terms of culture and values. Children from all over the world will learn to be better human beings by learning about this country. The Republic of India is a South Asian ...

History of Email -- Lindsay Bonn
Email has been around longer than the internet has. In 1968, a company called Bolt Berenak and Newman was hired by the Department of Defense to create a way for military and education facilities to ...

Electricity - How it Came to Be -- Liam Gerken
Electricity and water are the two main things that the majority of the world's population take for granted. With the flick of a switch we are able to power anything from the humble light bulb to ...

Using the Stars and Sun to Find Your Way -- Robert J. Carlton
Taking a serious hike requires you to bring navigational equipment but sometimes this "crutch" can be detrimental. GPS units are ideal for finding your way but since they rely on modern technology ...

Why the Summer Solstice is Celebrated Around the World -- Andy Gibson
The summer solstice is a fascinating astronomical event and is celebrated in many countries around the world. The solstice literally means sun standing still in Latin. While it is orbiting the Sun, ...

Who Was Montezuma? -- Armando Martinez
The name can also be spelled as Moctezuma, and he was the ninth Aztec emperor of Mexico. Montezuma is particularly famous for his confrontation with Hernán Cortés, the Spanish conquistador. He was ...

History of Asbestos -- Althaf Ahmed
Asbestos is a natural heat- and electricity-resistant fiber that is mined from the earth. It has been around for as long as 2000 years back. The ancient Greeks named it "asbestos" which means ...

God Bless You: Why Do We Say It -- Jack Reider
The moment someone sneezes, an array of greetings is thrown at them from the people around. Have you ever wondered why you or others do that? This article will try and cover the historical origins ...

Bingo History: Story of the Game Bingo -- Jack Reider
The origins of contemporary bingo go back to 16th century Italy, where the lottery game Lo Giuoco del Lotto dItalia was introduced. The popular chance game was introduced to North America in the late ...

Band Name Origins: Stories Behind Band Names -- Jack Reider
Did you know that the Bee Gees were named after the initials of a DJ called Bill Gates? Did you know that the real story behind the origin of the name of the rock band 10cc is much more trivial and ...

A Few Words In Praise of Birds -- Barbara Freedman-De Vito
Why do birds appeal to us ? Most people enjoy the sight of birds, even people who have never been active birdwatchers. Although birds are less like us in appearance and habits than our fellow ...

Geology Activities-inspiring Life-long Learning With Fun -- Claudia Mann
Do you need geology activities? For a classroom? Homeschooling? Something different for an after school program? Maybe you don’t know how much you need them. If you’ve ever taken a walk in the ...

The Mesozoic Era -- Claudia Mann
The Mesozoic Era begins at the end of the Permian Period. Mass extinction had eliminated most of the species of life that had existed throughout the Paleozoic Era. The Continents At end of the ...

What Is A Fossil? -- Claudia Mann
What is a fossil? While this is a simple question, the answer can be simple or a bit more complicated. The short and sweet answer to that question is “A fossil is the remains or evidence of any ...

The Jurassic Period - More Than Just Dinosaurs -- Claudia Mann
The Jurassic Period lasted more than 60 million years. It began after the Triassic Period about 206 million years ago and lasted until 144 million years ago at the beginning of the Cretaceous period. ...

Properties Of Minerals -- Claudia Mann
Mineral identification is done by checking for certain properties of minerals. Because each mineral has its own unique set of physical properties we can test a specimen and find out how it exhibits ...

Fossils: A Teaching Tool That Promotes Enthusiastic Learning -- Claudia Mann
How can you use fossils as a teaching tool? In my classrooms over the years, fossils have never failed to spark fun and enthusiasm for learning about earth sciences. I have seen students, otherwise ...

How Are Fossils Formed? -- Claudia Mann
How are fossils formed? For fossil formation to take place a series of fortunate events must occur. If any part of the series is missing, we will never see the fossil! In fact, fossilization is a ...

The Ammonites-index Fossils -- Claudia Mann
Ammonites have been known to mankind for thousands of years. They are the source of many stories and myths. The name of this spiral-shelled cephalopod comes from the Egyptian god Ammon. Ammon was ...

Megalodon, The Worlds Largest Predator? -- Claudia Mann
Megalodon was the largest shark the world has ever seen. Initially researchers estimated this beast to be 80 to 100 feet in length. More recent estimates are in the 40 to 50 feet range and weighing ...

Kids' Activities: The Magic Bag Is A Great Way To Introduce Kids To Fossils -- Claudia Mann
My long-time enjoyment of earth science, especially when it included fossil activities, had me doing earth science activities for kids from the time my own children were little ones. So when my ...

Spinosaurus The Sailback Theropod -- Claudia Mann
Jurassic Park 3 made Spinosaurus famous: Spinosaur was the ferocious star of the film! But we all know that films take great liberty with the truth, so let’s see what paleontologists can tell us ...

The Paleozoic Era -- Claudia Mann
The Paleozoic Era is seen in the fossil record as an explosion of life forms. The Cambrian Period marks the beginning of an era with thousands of new life forms in the ancient seas. Prior to the ...

On Civilization -- Gary Kimball
INTRODUCTION Hunter/gatherers have few possessions, out of necessity, but also due to a respect for the Earth. The need to move to follow the herd, or to the berries and fruits, requires few ...

History of Disney -- Leanne Ronalds
Did you know that the Disney fairy tales we've grown to love were based on already existing works? Here are some fun facts about the history of Walt Disney's classic children's stories. ...

Who Wrote Aesop's Fables? -- Mike Haydon
Everyone is familiar with Aesop's Fables. They are short stories usually about animal characters designed to make a point about human behaviour. Aesop has been credited with inventing the fable. ...

The History Of Some Of The Worlds Flags -- George Pascatt
For centuries discoverers have been planting flags to signal that their claim a new land. Now every country in the world has its own design. Flags originated as vexilloids, which were decorated ...

The Paleozoic Era -- Claudia Mann
The Paleozoic Era is seen in the fossil record as an explosion of life forms. The Cambrian Period marks the beginning of an era with thousands of new life forms in the ancient seas. Prior to the ...

How Photo Paper Works -- John R Sollars
A piece of paper is a rolled-out mix of wood pulp and cloth, right? And photo paper is wood pulp and cloth with varnish on top. Yet, printer and ink makers try and tell us ink and paper form a ...

Oscar Wilde the American Tour -- Robin Tim Day BSc MSc BEd
On his famous tour of America Oscar Wilde was the guest of honour at the home of two wealthy New England brothers, one nuttier than a fruit cake, the other fruitier than a nut cake. Oscar, a relative ...

Two Spiders.......a Modern Fable -- Robin Tim Day BSc MSc BEd
Two tiny spiders decended on their threads over a vacant breakfast table, one over a stale cup of coffee and the other over a glass of fresh orange juice. ¨ My, the weather is so hot,¨ said the ...

The Unlucky Louse.......a Modern Fable -- Robin Tim Day BSc MSc BEd.
A louse woke up in the early evening but his human had died. ¨That´s just my bad luck´´, he said shivering, ¨I´m hungry and dinner is cold´´. ...

The Donkey and the Elephant (A Fable) -- E. Raymond Rock
Once upon a time, in a magical land far across the sea, there lived together a donkey and an elephant. This was very difficult, because they both had such different ways. The elephant loved to ...

April Fools -- Michael Mcshea
Winter's shadow is cast no more upon this treasured land. Green through brown crust earth shoots up with demon drive to capture a breath of life. - Solemn no more do winds chime through the bare ...

Miss Diana -- Michael Mcshea
Dear Liberty, Liberty, Liberty dear, It has been many a year Since last our paths were parted. In case you forget, I was the spec That topped a building forgotten. Madison Garden on the Square, I was ...

The Forty First -- Michael Mcshea
Broken walls, things in time, thoughts not yet pondered, thoughts divine. - Visions stare up, from multitudes past, giving no feast, from the somber fast. - Where is tomorrow? When was yesterday? - ...

A Memory of Christine -- Michael Mcshea
For the record I've Watched many a sun rise. Felt dawns burst into color and energy. Witnessed light, its pallet - day. Pondered for moments by a stream. Cried, then laughed - no use for gray. ...

The Poison Tree -- Michael Mcshea
Her grandfather, who had raised her, was exclaiming something loud in the back garden as we toured all the structures that now were built on the once empty patch of land. The old man had been ...

Woolly Mammoth - (A Fable Of Sorts) -- Michael Mcshea
I wrote this so called fable some five years ago in response to our invasion of Iraq. Sitting on it for five years and rereading it, I am not quite certain if the message of the fable is at all that ...

Two Young Rats......a Modern Fable -- Robin Timothy Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
Two Young Rats...Modern Fable Two young rats were poking around a field looking for something good to eat. At the very same moment they grabbed hold of the same big worm, one the head and one the ...

Life of a Firefly -- Carol Hegberg
Outside is the summer night is getting dark. What are those twinkles in the yard? They are fireflies. They signal to one another with their lights. The males fly round. The females wait on the grass ...

Why Do We Hate The Color Red? -- Marko Danilovic
Tell us, what's your favorite color? Don't think about it too much..! Well? Chances are you didn't say "red". According to some surveys, as few as 8% of people would cite their favorite ...

The Facts About Gold -- Stewart Mathers
The chemical representation for gold is Au , from the Portuguese aurum, its atomic number is 79, and its atomic weight is 196.967. Its ductility, malleability, and spat to waste and mold make gold a ...

Ancient Treasures Unearthed in Rome -- Mirella Patzer
It is a well known fact that in Rome, undiscovered treasures and artifacts may lie a mere 30 feet below the surface. Therefore, building an underground subway in the city of Rome is no easy feat. The ...

Diary of an English teacher -- Charles Shell
Ellie’s Diary #1 - The Future Tense You know what the great thing about teaching English is? You meet so many interesting people. Just last week I met a lady called Lucretia. She’s really old and ...

Care Bears Party Games That Fill the Heart -- Gail Leino
Care Bears Party Games can be great fun for the kids and even fun for the adults who just happen to attend the party too! Here are a couple of suggestions for your next Care Bears Party. The first ...

A Quick Guide to Greek Mythology -- Gary Edwards
The Greeks believed in many Gods (and many generations of Gods) and believed they had both supernatural powers and human weaknesses. Probably the greatest beings in Greek Mythology are the twelve ...

A Glimpse Of Charles Dickens -- Babu Banik
Charles Dickens who was one of the most successful English novelists of the Victorian era was actually called as Charles John Huffam Dickens in full. His works revolutionized the world of English ...

What is Intelligence? -- Cornelius Gee
If you go to Google and type in "define:intelligence", you will get a number of definition of intelligence ranging from spying to a TV series and magazines names. However the definition that's ...

Historical Political Cartoons - A Brief History -- Beth Schelle
The first real political cartoons were drawn back in the early 1500's in Germany during Martin Luther's campaign against the excesses of the all-powerful Catholic Church. During this time of ...

Cotton - Not All Fibers Are Created Equally -- Maurice M. Christopher
Cotton and the differences between the varieties within this family are the topic we discuss today. Many believe that cotton is simply bath towels and athletic socks. This however is not true; there ...

Polar Bear Cubs - The Start of A Polar Bear's Life -- Steve Bralovich
Polar bear cubs start their lives as cute and cuddly youngsters. This is in stark contrast to the majestic kings of the Arctic they will become if they survive to maturity. Female polar bears have ...

Story Writing Quiz for Children - Outlines, Story Starters and Excitement Rating -- Jen McVeity
Top Three Writing Steps Here are three of the seven advanced techniques authors use to make a story powerful. Share this quick quiz to see which skills your kids use. TOPIC: A Boy, a Bear and a Lucky ...

Story Writing With Children - Planning And Playing With Stories -- Jen McVeity
If you got a dollar for every time you told your kids to plan their writing, you'd be living on a tropical island now, right? The only trouble is, it's hard to show children HOW to plan. ...

Valentines Day Stories -- Denise Andrews
Valentines Day is the most preferable time of year for showing your love and affection with feelings of admiration and even desire. The time of Valentines Day is truly very exceptional for those who ...

Useless Facts And Fun Trivia Questions And Answers -- Deanna Mascle
Question: Which is stronger -- concrete or bone? Answer: Bone Useless Fact: Human bones can actually resist 40 times more stress than concrete. Don't believe it is true? Then picture a piece of ...

Sweet Trivia Question And Answer -- Deanna Mascle
1. Chocolate is made from cocoa beans. But where do cocoa beans grow? A. On trees B. On bushes C. On vines D. On roots A. On trees TOPICS: Cocoa beans come from cacao trees that grow in tropical ...

Scary Movie Trivia Questions And Answers -- Deanna Mascle
1. If you are a teenager living on Elm Street what should you never do? A. Go to sleep B. Play with dolls C. Go to the prom D. Have sex A. Go to sleep TOPICS: We all know from "Nightmare on Elm ...

Love Poem -- Anna Williams
If you see a sunset, it's me, smiling From behind it. If I go away far, and you see a star If you find it, I'm inside it. You can fold it, and hold it forever, If you hide it. If our words ...

Create You Own Tales At A Hotel In Canterbury -- Landon Colins
In a timeless classic, Theseus, the duke of Athens, imprisoned the knights, Arcite and Palamon. Though the two were bossom friends, they despised each other after they saw the lovely Emily, the ...

Poems For Children -- Fred Watson
I write a quite a bit of prose, mainly short stories. A lot of them, but not all aimed at children. But poetry is a different matter, while I liked to read and listen to all sorts of poetry. I had ...

I need a 100 ways to say "thank you, you are the best! -- answers.yahoo.com
Hi everyone! I need a 100 creative ways to say, "thank you, you are the best!" or "thank you, your great" etc. I dont need whole paragraphs, just small phrases of lines! Basically, if someone were to ...

Halloween Masks Halloween Costumes And Makeup - How To Find A Halloween Costume Idea -- Daryl Plaza
Halloween night would not be complete without some spectacularly scary Halloween costumes. The first question that any kid often asks when they wake up the day after Halloween is, "Where is all my ...

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Top 5 movies at the box office -- Pramod Fanda

Get Your Message Across by Creating Powerful Stories -- Kevin Eikenberry
Stories are an incredibly powerful way to communicate. But you don’t have to take it from me. Consider Plato’s view: “Those who tell stories rule society.” Perhaps you don’t want to rule ...

There's An Alligator Under My Bed-Story Time -- critterpaw

History Of Pirates -- JD Theis
Where did pirates originate from? That is a question that has stumped archeologists and historians for years, but the researchers at Pirate Theme Party have decided to take on this daunting question ...

Oil Painting of the Day -- Amitai Sasson
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Art of the Day -- Ronald Klip
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Why should Fantasy stories be used in the classroom? -- answers.yahoo.com
For younger Children (grades 3-7) What will they learn from reading fantasies? RSS2JAVA

Coloring Page Crayons History: Four Fun Facts for Kids -- Michael J Bennett
Kid coloring page crayons have a history. Here are four free color crayon history facts most kids don’t know. 1) Kids crayons 2) History and Inventors of crayons 3) How crayons are made 4) Types ...

320 useless facts that you most likely didn't know and most likely won't need to know ¢¾? -- answers.yahoo.com
1. Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) was born on and died on days when Halley's Comet can be seen. During his life he predicted that he would die when it could be seen. 2. US Dollar bills are made out ...

The Continuing Story of 8 ESL Students -- Darwin C Vickers
Stone Gate House This is the continuing story of eight foreign students who choose to study English at an interesting old school in the heart of the English countryside. None of them expected the ...

Looking for short stories about aliens/UFO's? -- answers.yahoo.com
I'm an English teacher and I'm looking for short stories or text about aliens or UFOs for a Grade 5 English class. Does anyone know of any good websites that I can use? RSS2JAVA

100 Best Movies Ever Made -- RikiOhh
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Reading Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Cullen's abc's -- Cullensabcs

Just Me And My Dad Part 2 -- critterpaw

Just Me And My Dad Part 1 -- critterpaw

Mercer Mayer reads Just A Snowman -- critterpaw

Little Critter™ Sings Big Paw's Comin' -- critterpaw

Rythmic Story (Childrens' Video) -- DavidOsaka

There's An Alligator Under My Bed-Story Time -- critterpaw

First Well (English): A read-along story for children -- bookboxinc

My Favorite Top 10 Cartoon Characters -- Paul Venier
If you are anything like me or half of the population, you have loved cartoons growing up and most probably still do. If you are saying to yourself, "Nah, I am too old for cartoons anymore", then you ...

April Fools Day -- Ryan Fyfe
April Fool's Day, is not officially considered a holiday, is most definitely a notable day that is celebrated in many countries on April 1. The thing that is so special about April 1 (April ...

April Fools! -- Lexi Raine
Of all the days we celebrate, April Fools is the one that puts that naughty sparkle in your eye and tempts you to get up to some mischief…But did you ever wonder where it all began? The origins of ...

Romantic Comedy In The 21st Century -- Nick Rauge
The romantic comedy has slowly evolved into a more formidable opponent to all of the other film genres present in the modern entertainment world. Though the romantic comedy is a genre unto itself, ...

6 Worst Films In Cinema History -- Jack Reider
You will not find Citizen Cane in this list. You will read here neither about Academy Award winners nor about movies that have changed the world of films. You will read here about films that the only ...

The Boy and the Tiger -- Robin T. Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
A boy was gathering foods and medicines in the forest, some black shiny berries, some resin from a tree and some delicious mushrooms. It was a perfect happy day, the birds the sun and the sweet smell ...

Pig Chinese Zodiac-Fun Trivia -- Gail Leino
Individuals born under the Pig Chinese Zodiac, also called the Boar Chinese Zodiac, are often seen as being honest, warm-hearted and even somewhat simpleminded. They are lenient, generous, and have a ...

Dog Chinese Zodiac-Fun Trivia -- Gail Leino
Individuals born under the sign of the Dog Chinese Zodiac are often seen as being honest, generous, candid, kind-hearted, and soft spoken. Individuals born under the Dog Chinese Zodiac are often ...

Rooster Chinese Zodiac-Fun Trivia -- Gail Leino
Individuals born under the sign of the Rooster Chinese Zodiac are often seen as difficult individuals to get along with. Roosters want to be the center of attention. They have their own ideas, and ...

Monkey Chinese Zodiac: Fun Trivia -- Gail Leino
Individuals born under the sign of the Monkey Chinese Zodiac are ambitious and capable of achieving their goals. Monkey Chinese Zodiac personalities are always striving to keep up with their ...

Goat Chinese Zodiac: Fun Trivia -- Gail Leino
The Goat Chinese Zodiac (also known as the Sheep Chinese Zodiac) are seen as being lucky, peaceful and prosperous. In addition they are considered to be generous and kind-hearted. They may seem timid ...

Horse Chinese Zodiac: Fun Trivia -- Gail Leino
If you or someone you know where born under the sign of the Horse Chinese Zodiac, you may recognize some of the following traits. For example, individuals of the Horse Chinese Zodiac often are ...

Snake Chinese Zodiac: Fun Trivia -- Gail Leino
People born in the year of the snake are thought of as being charismatic, cunning, and always charming. They often take leadership roles in society as adults including politicians, clergy, ...

Dragon Chinese Zodiac: Fun Trivia -- Gail Leino
When one considers that the symbol of the dragon is used to represent the Emperor and power, it is easy to think about what the characteristics of someone born under the sign of the Dragon Chinese ...

Rabbit Chinese Zodiac: Fun Trivia -- Gail Leino
You have undoubtedly heard of a lucky rabbit’s foot and according to the Chinese Zodiac individuals born under the sign of the Rabbit Chinese Zodiac are among the luckiest born. The Rabbit Chinese ...

Tiger Chinese Zodiac: Fun Trivia -- Gail Leino
Individuals born under the sign of the Tiger Chinese Zodiac may be at one extreme or he other. Tigers may be gentle, sentimental, and full of sympathy. Others may be controlling, hot-tempered and ...

Ox Chinese Zodiac: Fun Trivia -- Gail Leino
Individuals born under the Ox Chinese Zodiac are often recognized for their ability to lead. Those people who are born under the sign of the Ox Chinese Zodiac are strict individuals who maintain ...

Rat Chinese Zodiac: Fun Trivia -- Gail Leino
If you were born under the sign of the Rat in the Chinese Zodiac, chances are you are sentimental and sensitive. You may also be optimistic and cheerful and quite resourceful when it comes to finding ...

Whatever Happened to the Trivia Game? -- Mark D Peterson
What has happened? The trivia game is a game genre that has been sacrificed to the RPG and teen driven comic character games that are the mass market today. Having studied the market I realised that ...

The War Poets: An Introduction -- Stephen Colbourn
Modern poetry grew out of the First World War. English verse altered under the impact of mass murder in the trenches 1914-1918 and ceased to be cosy. The war spread to Russia and Italy and Turkey and ...

Recommended Movie In 2007 -- Flora Jean
2007 is drawing near for us to greet and along with the coming of the year, major film companies are also set to bring more excitement in cinematic experience as numbers of blockbuster, ...

Who Is Your Favorite Animation Character -- Morgan Hamilton
Do you love cartoons and animated films? Well, I do and they are my favorite means of entertainment. When I was young, I would always rush home from school to see my favorite animation character on ...

Youtube Phenomenon -- topyoutubevideos.com
If you browse the web, you'll come across many websites that has one or more video clips embedded in it. News websites such as BBC and CNN fall in this category. But, what about a website that ...

Finding Information On New Movies -- Robert Palmer
If you like to go to the theater to see new movies when they are released you are not alone. Millions of people from all over the world wait for new movies to hit the big screen so that they can be ...

Recommended Movie In 2007 -- Flora Jean
2007 is drawing near for us to greet and along with the coming of the year, major film companies are also set to bring more excitement in cinematic experience as numbers of blockbuster, ...

Science Fiction Movie Reviews -- Francesca Black
Nothing beats a Friday night at home, snuggled up on a coach with a bowl of popcorn watching Science Fiction Movies. Stop at your local video store and find a science fiction movie sure to get you ...

Casino Royale Review – The Believable Bond -- Sacha Tarkovsky
The new James Bond film, Casino Royale, staring Daniel Craig, is by far the best James Bond film ever made. The best? Not necessarily in terms of special effects, spectacular climax scenes at the end ...

Mexican Mayans Descendants Make Debut In Apocalypto -- Erick Laseca
The height of Mayan civilization may have ended some 1600 years ago, but this enigmatic empire seems to be making a come-back. This past Friday, December 8th, movie theaters across North America ...

Borat: Both Sides Of The Debate -- Gabriel Adams
Borat is a movie that has caused a great deal of controversy. The movie is funny, but the jokes make fun of women, Jewish people, and Gays. The controversy has two sides, those who view the movie as ...

The History of Backgammon - Now and Then -- Natalie Aranda
Backgammon is the oldest game in history. Also known as the “wee battle,” backgammon began in Mesopotamia (now known as Iraq) about 5000 years ago. However, Egyptians called backgammon ...

Balloons: Party Trivia History -- Gail Leino
Some historical facts indicate that balloons like those used at parties may date back as far as the ancient Aztecs. It is believed that the Aztecs used the intestinal linings of cats to create ...

Candles: Holiday History and Party Trivia -- Gail Leino
Candles were originally used to provide a lighting source. Today candles are used for decorations, party favors, gifts and centerpieces. As early as 3000 B.C. Egyptians were making candles from ...

Beads: History and Trivia Great for Mardi Gras Party Games -- Gail Leino
Beads have a long and colorful history. Whether made from seeds, bones, teeth, glass, crystal or other materials, beads have been a great tool for expressing oneself. During a Mardi Gras parade is a ...

Bandanas: Trivia, History, and Fashion -- Gail Leino
Bandanas are piece of cloth that are either cut to be a square or a triangle, then folded to wear on the body. They come in many colors, mainly one bright color like red, blue, green, yellow, black ...

Paper Recycling - History and Processing -- Michael Russell
Paper is an example of a valuable material that can be recycled. Its wood fibers are reused five to seven times before they become too short and brittle. Possible products are paper and corrugated ...

Kids Crayons - History and Trivia -- Gail Leino
Made of a mixture of charcoal and oil, records of what were probably the first crayons are found in Europe. Later, the oil was replaced with wax making sticks that were less messy and easier to ...

Costumes - History and Trivia -- Gail Leino
Costumes refer to distinctive style of clothing worn by particular classes or people from specific periods of time. More commonly costumes refer to the clothes worn by actors who are portraying ...

The History of the Christmas Tree -- J Gardener
Your child's just reached the age where Christmas really matters. All the preparations, all the planning and decorating, everything about the holidays is an exciting experience for him. Along ...

Worried About What To Give? Try A Christmas Story -- J Gardener
We all have different traditions, when it comes to celebrating the holidays, but one thing most of us can count on: It's the time of year when friends and families gather for fellowhip, food, and ...

The History of Maple Syrup in the United States -- Kit Asselin
Native Americans have been credited as the first to discover that the sweet sap from a maple tree could be processed into maple syrup. It is one of the few processes that was not brought to the ...

A Brief History of Invitations -- Gail Leino
Tech is the name of this game, the history of invitations closely parallels the inventions of all matters of the written word. The invention of the quill and of paper only slightly predates the ...

Mis Quince Party History and Trivia -- Gail Leino
The Mis Quince celebration is a very important event in the life of many young Hispanic women. It marks the fifteenth birthday of these women, much like the sweet sixteenth birthday is celebrated in ...

La Quinceanera Party History and Facts -- Gail Leino
La Quinceanera is also known as Mis Quince in many areas. This celebration marks the fifteenth birthday of a young Hispanic woman. Much like a mix between the Bat Mitzvah and a Sweet Sixteenth ...

Hulk Superhero History and Facts -- Gail Leino
The Hulk, a.k.a the Incredible Hulk has many powers beyond his normal superhuman strength and stamina. He can heal from even major wounds, incredibly quickly as his name implies. Hulk can also speak ...

Hello Kitty History and Character Facts -- Gail Leino
The most well known and loved character of Hello Kitty has several friends, Mama, Papa, Mimmy, Tim and Tammy, Mory, Cathy, Jody, Thomas and others. Hers is a world filled with family, caring fun, ...

Harry Potter Facts and History for Party Trivia -- Gail Leino
The boy wizard Harry Potter couldn’t have survived all these years without the help of his wizardly friends, Hermione, Ron Weasley, Dumbledore, Severus Snape, Professor Lupin, and so many others. ...

Finding Nemo Trivia and History -- Gail Leino
The movie Finding Nemo has many popular characters including, Marlin the Clownfish, his son Nemo, Dory the Tang fish, and the characters from the aquarium, Gill, Bloat, Peach, Gurgle, Bubbles, Deb, ...

Elmo History and Facts -- Gail Leino
Elmo has been a fun character on Sesame Street for many years with his friends, the cookie monster, Big Bird, the Grouch, and even Bert and Ernie. A red furry Muppet he is probably about the age of a ...

Care Bears History and Facts -- Gail Leino
The lovable Care Bears were first created by the American Greetings company in the year 1981. They were intended to be used on greeting cards and become very popular to the public. Artist Elena ...

History of Chess -- Kadence Buchanan
I come from a family of golfers. Golf is the favorite recreation of everyone in my family, including my grandparents, my mom and dad, myself and my four siblings. Every year, we have a family reunion ...

The History of Rap and Hip Hop Music -- Kurt Howard
The origin of hip-hop can be traced back as far as the ancient tribes in Africa. Rap has been compared with the chants, drumbeats and foot-stomping African tribes performed before wars, the births of ...

The History Of The Electric Guitar -- Al Beckett
The popularity of the electric guitar began in the big band era when guitarists needed to amplify their instruments to compete with the large brass sections found in most jazz orchestras. In the ...

The History and Party Trivia of Pinatas -- Gail Leino
Many party goers think of Pinatas as a party game with its origin tied to the lands of Mexico. Instead, however, the origins of pinatas can be traced to Italy. Originally known as pignatta (which ...

Cinco de Mayo: A Celebration of Brave Determination (History & Party Trivia) -- Gail Leino
Cinco de Mayo is best compared to America’s holiday of the seventh of December, otherwise known as Pearl Harbor Day in that it commemorates a famous battle. The holiday marks the victory of Mexican ...

The History of Christmas Lights: How Did the Tradition Begin? -- Anne Clarke
Originally, Christmas lights were used in Germany in the homes of only the very wealthy as long ago as the 17th century. This was before electricity, and the lights were actually candles. They were ...

Temporary Tattoos: A Long History of Temporary Accessorizing -- Gail Leino
It is difficult to pin down exactly when the first temporary tattoo was debuted, but it is thought that they were designed and produced around the turn of the century. In the late 1890s and the early ...

Grandfather Clocks: A History -- Susan Fielding
Grandfather clocks have not been around forever. Humans have attempted to find the most reliable way to keep track of time since the beginning of civilization. When they first attempted to track ...

A Brief History of Puzzles and Riddles -- Natalie Aranda
A world like ours needs a smile from time to time, and there is nothing better that spending our leisure hours with fun and entertaining activities, such as puzzles, riddles and trivia solving. ...

Where Does Italian Food History Begin? -- Andrew Krause
Italy is one of the oldest countries in the world, and thanks to the geographical boundaries of the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps it has remained largely unchanged throughout history. Even during ...

The History Of Astrology -- Karima Lachtane
This science is the oldest science known to mankind, and still the most mysterious science to us! Scholars have different opinions on 'When' Astrology came into play. (Also because we today ...

Calling Cards History -- Serg Vitkin
Calling cards sales experience strong growth all over the world. We want to tell about a history of development this business. Calling cards were invented in Europe in the mid Seventies. Over 11 ...

The History of Pinatas Exposed -- Mark Keller
Like most youngsters I have had the chance to take a mighty swing at a dangling festive creation. The piñata has become a very common part of celebrations throughout the world. Amazing that such an ...

History of Arcade Games -- Jake Jenkins
The first video game machines appeared in the and were mainly coin-operated. To play the game, you sloted in your coin or token and when that run out the game ended. You then had to purchase further ...

History of Eyeglasses to Sunglasses -- Roger Green
Somewhere around 1200-1300A.D. a well known philosopher and scientist by the name of Roger Bacon made his mark in history when he recorded the first known use of lenses. While teaching at Oxford he ...

A Little History on Kung Fu -- Robert L. Jones
More on Chinese Kung Fu Kung Fu a generic label used to describe the martial arts that come from China. Chinese kung fu is not only about fighting but about self discipline, self respect, humbleness ...

The History Of Paper Money -- Andrew Routledge
It’s funny to think just how many people use paper money yet do not really know how the whole concept of paper money started. Paper money was non existent in the ancient world. Money was mostly ...

The History of the Tomato -- Barbara Johnston
Tomato history has had its origins traced back to the Aztecs around 700AD, therefore it is believed it is native to the Americas. The word tomato comes from a word in the Nahuatl language, tomatl. ...

A Concise History Of Cartoons And Funny Pictures -- Vicki Churchill
We all like to laugh and a smile and there is no quicker way to evoke joy than looking at cartoons and humorous pictures. For as long as man has been able to paint and draw, funny pictures and ...

The History of the Telephone -- Rito Salomone
The invention of the telephone has a long intriguing and contested history. There exists great dispute over who deserves credit as the first inventor of the telephone. According to dictionary.com the ...

The Story So Far- Episode 2 -- MagentaKristen

Clown Sunday at Clown Chowder -- MagentaKristen

Ten Amazing Brain Facts -- Steve Gillman
What part of you is only 1% to 3% of your body's mass, yet uses 20% of all the oxygen you breathe? Your brain! Here are ten more brain facts. - Your brain needs a continuous supply of oxygen. A ...

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A Beginner's Guide to Lost (TV show) -- Damien Chambers
Maybe you’ve never seen the excellent television series Lost, or maybe you’ve only recently become hooked. Either way, this article was written with the intention of giving you a brief rundown of ...

Hippily Bunny (Kids Story) - Video -- Kids Story

(great for kids) Neverending Story - Song, lyrics and Video -- Never Ending Story
Never Ending Story Lyrics Turn around Look at what you see In her face The mirror of your dream Make believe I'm everywhere I'm hidden in the lines And written on the pages Is the answer to a ...

Oktoberfest Oktrivia -- Deanna Mascle
1. Which city is the birthplace of Oktoberfest? A. Munich B. Berlin C. Dublin D. Cincinnati A. Munich QQ: Oktoberfest is an institution whose origins are unique to Munich. It is not celebrated ...

Fall Into Action -- Deanna Mascle
1. What American city is recognized as the cradle of modern professional football? A. Canton, Ohio B. Chicago, Illinois C. Muncie, Indiana D. Rochester, New York A. Canton, Ohio QQ: Today, Canton is ...

A Clue For Scooby-Doo Part 2 of 2 - Video -- art
See also: A Clue For Scooby-Doo Part 1 of 2 - Video

A Clue For Scooby-Doo Part 1 of 2 - Video -- art
See also: A Clue For Scooby-Doo Part 2 of 2 - Video

Time Squad - BlackBeard, Warm Heart - Video -- art

Cow and Chicken- Be Careful What You Wish For - Video -- art

nice cartoon story for students of any language - Video -- art

Hey Arnold: A Day In The Life Of A Classroom (2 of 2) - Video -- Joseph Purdy
See also: Hey Arnold: A Day In The Life Of A Classroom (1 of 2) - Video When Mr. Simmons is named City Teacher of the Year, he discovers a film crew will be recording him for a day, so he makes his ...

Hey Arnold: A Day In The Life Of A Classroom (1 of 2) - Video -- Joseph Purdy
See also: Hey Arnold: A Day In The Life Of A Classroom (2 of 2) - Video

Halloween - The Ghost Of Julie Dodge -- Bill Knell
It was a warm and quiet October in Saint Petersburg, Florida during 1971. My family had moved there just a year before to escape the hassle, bustle and crime of New York City. Being an only child ...

Halloween - The Ghost Children Of San Antonio -- Bill Knell
When I first began to speak of the Ghost Children of San Antonio in my seminars, the story was largely unfamiliar to people outside of Texas. But it’s more then just a ghost story, it’s a part of ...

Halloween - The Haunting History Of Ghosts -- Bill Knell
The belief in life after death is a common denominator among most of the world’s major religions. According to the available archeological and anthropological evidence, this concept grew out of the ...

Halloween - The History of Vampires -- Bill Knell
I. It Started With Blood The Vampire persona has evolved from many true and untrue facts, legends and myths. At various times vampires, real and imagined, have been considered fiends, supernatural ...
Re: Halloween - The History of Vampires -- Dana
Buffy wasn't originally a comic book character. The first incarnation was in the '92 movie. There are Buffy comic books, but they came after the tv series started in the late '90s.

How Much Do You Know About Halloween? -- S. Roberts
How much do you know about the spooky holiday of Halloween? As you probably know, Halloween is celebrated on the 31st October and the name Halloween descends from the old name Hallows Eve, the night ...

Samhain - The Origin of "Halloween" -- Tonia Jordan
Samhain, the traditional Celtic holiday, literally means “summer’s end.” The Celts divided the year into two seasons, representing light and dark. The first day of each season held a ...

The Halloween Legend of the Jack-o'-Lantern -- Treva Bedinghaus
The Jack-o'-Lantern we carve at Halloween comes from an Irish legend about a man named Jack. According to one version, Jack lured the devil up a tree to pick him an apple. He then carved the sign ...

Inspirational Children's Story - Shadowflower and the Garden of Time - Part 1 -- Tony Cuckson
In the Garden of Time there lives a flower called Shadowflower. No one knows how she got her name. All the bees are drawn to this flower for its sweetness and the way it sends out rhythms that dance ...

Inspirational Stories… Sweet Memories That Stay -- Charlles Nunes
"You made me believe in myself!" Some years ago, I was called in a hurry to substitute an absent teacher. It was an early evening, and the class should last for only 2 hours... But its effects would ...

What is IQ? -- Francesca Black
IQ or intelligent quotient is supposed to test intelligence irregardless of age or environmental factors, yet numerous studies show that environmental factors can strongly influence IQ. The concept ...

Who Wrote Aesop's Fables? -- Mike Haydon
Everyone is familiar with Aesop's Fables. They are short stories usually about animal characters designed to make a point about human behaviour. Aesop has been credited with inventing the fable. ...

The History Of Greeting Cards – An Overview -- Gabriel Adams
Greeting cards started out as simple slips of papyrus, that were exchanged by both the Egyptians and Chinese as messages of goodwill. As the concept of greeting cards evolved, Europeans began to send ...

Writing 101: Getting an Idea for a Children’s Story -- John T Jones, Ph.D.
I guess you’ve noticed that children’s books are often about everyday happenings. The Cat in the Hat is an exception that everyone loves. So are fairy tales involving fire-spitting dragons. But ...

The Gladiators – From History To Movies -- Richard Monk
The movie Gladiator was very entertaining and certain raised the profile of gladiators. The question, however, is whether the movie accurately portrayed these warriors. The Gladiators – From ...

Getting Educated (trivia) -- Deanna Mascle
1. In 1949, following the Communists' victory in the civil war between Communists and Nationalists, the Common Program establishes the right of all citizens to education and the responsibility of ...

A Short History of Printed Art -- Michael Russell
The oldest and most well-known graphic art prints were first produced by woodcut printing. The Chinese were the first to make religious woodcut prints though they never became prominent print ...

Dream Interpretation - Common Symbols And Their Meanings -- John Foley
Dream interpretation has many forms; it can be done be done for the sake of fun, hobby or can be taken up as a serious career. Psychologists and therapists are already incorporating dream ...

Theme Parks - The History of Disneyland -- Michael Russell
Disneyland is one of the world's most popular attractions, often compared to the likes of the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and other popular American attractions. The Disneyland park is located ...

Charles Dickens - A Biography - English Literature -- Michael Cooper
There is something about Charles Dickens' imaginative power that defies explanation in purely biographical terms. Nevertheless, his biography shows the source of that power and is the best place ...

History of the Computer - Computers and Technology -- Michael Cooper
The volume and use of computers in the world are so great, they have become difficult to ignore anymore. Computers appear to us in so many ways that many times, we fail to see them as they actually ...

The Beast - Lord of the Flies -- Michael Cooper
Throughout the novel Lord Of The Flies, the boys on the island are constantly faced with various fears. However there is nothing on the island which they fear more than the beast. In Lord Of The ...

Love in Hamlet - Shakespeare -- Michael Cooper
Although the relationship between Laertes and Polonius showed deceit, there was evidence of love. Polonius' character was shown as a devious, spying character throughout the play. His spying ...

Shakespeare - Taming of the Shrew - Play Review -- Michael Cooper
Keeping within the imaginative boundaries of human life, without becoming overly outlandish, the comedy demonstrated in the play was often sardonic, lighthearted, and always entertaining. The comedy ...

The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck - A Book Review -- Michael Cooper
The Grapes of Wrath is a novel by John Steinbeck that exposes the desperate conditions under which the migratory farm families of America during the 1930's live under. The novel tells of one ...

Characters in the Hobbit - Tolkien -- Michael Cooper
Bilbo Baggins - he was a hobbit, a race of small people (no bigger than 4 or 5 feet), with lots of hair on the upper part of their feet, they enjoyed calm sorroundings and to live a quiet life. ...

Hamlet - A Brief Synopsis - Shakespeare -- Michael Cooper
Horatio and other guards witness the ghost of their recently deceased king. Horatio quickly reports the viewing to the king’s only son, Hamlet. Hamlet decides to attempt to communicate with the ...

The Pearl - John Steinbeck - Book Review - Essay -- Michael Cooper
John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, starts off by introducing a simple family living by the sea. Kino, a diver whose skills have been pasted down from generation to generation, his young wife Juana, and ...

Othello - Shakespeare - Play Essay - Review -- Michael Cooper
Although it was produced in 1604, William Shakespeare’s play Othello still relates to the everyday situations of certain people. In the play, Shakespeare gives the reader situations of misguided ...

Modern Fable: The Herd Remembers. -- Robin Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
The bulls lived long while cows and calves kept pace in peace o'er the endless sea of grass. Milk flowed, calves lowed, seasons grew and passed, night and day, moon and sun, feasting never fast. ...

Modern Fable:The Spider the Monkey and the Deer -- Robin Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
In a dark corner of the forest a small and hungry spider was busy spinning its little web in vain. The summer was hot and dry with very few insects a'wing. Along came a monkey and sat down in the ...

Modern Fable: The Boy the Sky and the Earth -- Robin Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
A smiling boy lay flat on his back in the sweet summer grass gazing up at the dreamy sky. "The sky is cool and free and blue", he said. "The earth is cold and dark and takes all the dirty things. I ...

Modern Fable: The Small & Big Monkey -- Robin Day B.Sc. M.Sc. B.Ed.
A small monkey found a single little orange in a tree. But a big monkey had been watching him and he came over, plopped down and said "There is just one orange but two of us. I am bigger, so, to be ...

Einstein's Riddle - Can You Solve It? -- Steve Gillman
Some have said Einstein's riddle is the worlds hardest riddle. It isn't. The story is that Albert Einstein created it as a young man, and claimed that 98% of the world population couldn't ...
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A Cornucopia of Pets I've Known -- Robin Day B.Sc. MSc. B.Ed.
ESL students may enjoy this reading material as the content is a bit unusual. It is factual not fiction. Some of the words and expressions are a challenge but many high school students can handle ...

Ballet: a Beautiful, Graceful History -- Michael Russell
Ballet is a demanding art. Ballet dancers are trained to move their bodies in unnatural ways and if they are good, they make it look natural. Sometimes it seems as if they are defying gravity with ...

Films - The Wizard Of Oz -- Michael Russell
Why on Earth would anybody review The Wizard Of Oz? The film is probably one of the most popular movies of all time, it's so well known that most people can give you the dialogue word for word ...

Films - War Of The Worlds -- Michael Russell
With all the talk about the remake of the H.G. Wells classic "War Of The Worlds", it may be a good time to revisit the original movie from the late 50s. Whether you are a fan of the original, or the ...

Art - Edouard Manet's Life -- Michael Russell
Edouard Manet was a revolutionary painter. His work changed art forever and inspired the impressionistic style of painting. His art is so inspirational that it even influences today's art! Manet ...

Art - Rembrandt's Life -- Michael Russell
Rembrandt is an extraordinary Dutch painter, etcher and draftsman of the 1600s. He is most well known for his chiaroscuro, his brush work and the way in which he connected with the human soul. His ...

Films - Plan 9 From Outer Space -- Michael Russell
"Plan 9 From Outer Space" is said to be the worst movie ever made. As a matter of fact, the movie is so bad that people actually enjoy watching it to the point that they will call up their friends, ...

Tattoos - A History -- Michael Russell
There was always an important role in ritual and tradition for tattoos. Women in Borneo used to tattoo symbols on their forearm indicating their particular skill. If a woman was to wear a symbol ...

Origins of Yoga -- Michael Russell
Yoga is an ancient art of physical and spiritual well being that originated in India. Even today in India it is a vibrant living tradition, it is also seen as a means to attain enlightenment. In ...

Films - Invaders From Mars -- Michael Russell
The 1950s were a special time in movie making, especially for the paranoid. Because of the whole McCarthy era communist conspiracy garbage, sci fi movies of the 50s were quite paranoid, with many of ...

A Brief History of Aviation - The Beginnings -- Michael Russell
This is part one of a two-part review of Aviation from its beginnings to the present day. It is a subjective look at a few of the highlights in the development of Aviation over the centuries. The ...

Leonardo Da Vinci's Life -- Michael Russell
Leonardo Da Vinci is one of the most well known artists today. He was not only an artist though; he was also a scientist and an inventor. His Mona Lisa is probably the most recognized painting ever! ...

Mcdonaldization -- Aaron Schwartz
There are not so many things human beings could live without and among them probably the most important is food. Traditionally, food preferences vary from country to country because practically each ...

Frankenstein -- Aaron Schwartz
“…Life is a gift. I don’t think anybody will argue on that with me. But after it’s given no one can take it away and it becomes the responsibility of the creator. Can a human be responsible ...

Romeo and Juliet -- Aaron Schwartz
Ask people to give an example of a romance classic, and most will answer that it is “Romeo and Juliet”. Even origins of the story are romantic, wandering minstrels in Medieval Europe sang about ...

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On Friday 19th May I went to see the Da Vinci Code, as did thousands of other people here in London. It made me think a lot and I compared the world it describes with the world we really live in. On ...

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The Da Vinci Code: a dud of a movie -- Dennis L. Siluk
The Da Vinci Code: a dud of a movie I wrote about the book, ‘The Da Vinci Code’, a while back, matter-of-fact, a few years ago, and was honestly too fair, but this time I can’t help but give my ...

What Is A Fossil? -- Claudia Mann
What is a fossil? While this is a simple question, the answer can be simple or a bit more complicated. The short and sweet answer to that question is “A fossil is the remains or evidence of any ...

Lego - A History Of These Building Blocks Of Imagination -- Royce Armstrong
Lego bricks. Creativity. Childhood. They go together like Mickey Mouse and Disney, wizards and Harry Potter. Lego has been a part of childhood for more than three generations. Nearly everyone under ...

The History of Dragons -- Francesca Black
The Dragon has played an important part in myths and religions since pre-historic times. The history of dragons goes back at least six thousand years, and there are dragon tales and legends from ...

Trivial Pursuit: In Search Of Amusing Historic Events -- Pamela Beers
I love trivia. While reading various books on various subjects over varying periods of time, I always come across some interesting tidbits of information…trivial food for thought, all of which make ...

Fiction Short Story (for kids) -- Laura Hickey
Looking for a story to tell or read out loud to your kids this Halloween? Enjoy the free short story from the children's book Mysterious Chills and Thrills, by Laura Hickey. Happy Halloween! ...

A short biography on some of Europe's most loved and hated Monarchs - Pt 6 Philip II -- Stuart Bazga
We bring this series of articles to a close by taking a look at the life and times of Philip II of France. Philip II, born 1165, was the son of King Louis VII and became King of France in 1180 when ...

A short biography on some of Europe's most loved and hated Monarchs - Pt 5 Charles II -- Stuart Bazga
During the last thousand years, European Monarchs have ruled Europe and the world with an iron fist and by fear, compassion and hatred. As their wealth grew from the riches of newly conquered ...

A short biography on some of Europe's most loved and hated Monarchs - Pt 4 Queen Mary I -- Stuart Bazga
Queen Mary I of England was born in 1516 to Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon and was the first British monarch to rule in her own right. Mary was pronounced queen in 1553 and ruled for five years ...

A short biography on some of Europe's most loved and hated Monarchs - Pt 3 King Ludwig II -- Stuart Bazga
King Ludwig II of Bavaria, named after his grandfather, was born in Nymphenburg Castle outside Munich on August 25, 1845 and was the eldest son of King Maximillian II and Queen Marie. As a boy, ...

A Short Biography on Some of Europe's Most Loved and Hated Monarchs - Pt2 (Mad) King George III -- Stuart Bazga
King George III who suffered from porphyria, a maddening disease, was born in 1738 to Frederick, Prince of Wales and Augusta. In 1761 George married Charlotte of Mecklinburg-Strelitz and together ...

The Evolution of the British Castle – A Short History -- Stuart Bazga
When William the Conqueror, conquered England in 1066, his armies quickly erected wooden palisades (a fence of stakes or iron railings forming an enclosure or defence) establishing a presence in the ...

The Ghosts of The Tower of London Pt2 -- Stuart Bazga
The most grisly execution and thus haunting is that of the 70 year old Countess of Salisbury, the last of the Plantagenets. King Henry VIII had her executed for political reasons. The feisty Countess ...

The History of Lancaster Castle Pt2 -- Stuart Bazga
One of the most famous events at Lancaster castle was the Pendle Witch trials of 1612. During the reign of King James I, he passed laws which forbid any act of “making a covenant with an evil ...

The History of Lancaster Castle Pt1 -- Stuart Bazga
Lancaster Castle stemmed from an original fort built by the Romans overlooking the town of Lancaster and the River Lune to help combat the invading forces of the Picts and Scots. Following the demise ...

The Ghosts of The Tower of London Pt1 -- Stuart Bazga
The Tower of London has developed into one of the most haunted places in Britain. She has been home to beheadings and murders, torture and hangings, as well as being a prison to Queens and Nobles ...

The Ghosts of Stephen's Branch a True Story -- David Slone
I once lived, for a short time, in a haunted house. Many readers may be skeptical of this "story" but I assure you that it is true. I have been fascinated with ghosts and the unknown since I was a ...

The Ghosts of Windsor Castle -- Stuart Bazga
Windsor Castle is one of the many homes of the present Queen of England, several of her royal ancestors, and "non-royal" spirits, one of whom, according to legend was an ancient Saxon hunter named ...

A short biography on some of Europe's most loved and hated Monarchs - Pt 1 Vlad Tepes (Dracula) -- Stuart Bazga
Join me as we take a trip back in time, discovering which Monarchs were tyrants, mentally unstable, drunks and psychotic, as well as those who were loved by their people. This series of articels will ...

Miguel de Cervantes is considered the most acclaimed writer in Spanish. -- Stuart
Miguel de Cervantes (1550-1616) is considered the most acclaimed writer in Spanish. Cervantes' masterpiece , El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (1605, 1615), is the most significant ...

Share Your Story -- Steve Davis
Share Your Story Storytelling is one of the most powerful methods to inform your audience while increasing participation and trust. As the pace quickens in our high-speed society, it's ...

The Moral of the Story is...Use Stories to Sell -- Lisa Lake
When women have lunch with their girlfriends, they tell amusing stories about their husbands and boyfriends to relate to each other. And when you tell a story on your website, in an article, or even ...

My Baseball Story -- Aron Wallad
I want to write and read about all types of baseball stories that are inspiring. Why not? Isn’t being inspired a great way to live? Isn’t offering others an expression of what you love the ...

The World's Most Beloved Sport - The History of Soccer -- Rebecca Blain
While it is undisputed that the origins of modern soccer, or football, originated in Britain, there is a great deal of evidence that points to this beloved game as having an older history. Where did ...

April Fool's Day - History -- Birmingham UK Com
April Fool’s Day originates from Germany. It is believed to be the brain child of Gabriel Hoffman who lived in Damstadt during the 1860’s. The day is celebrated in many countries with the ...

Napoleon Bonaparte -- Max Weber
The military of Napoleon Bonaparte was of considerable value not only in the history of France, but also in the world history. It was the most notable military among the analogous structures of other ...

Bingo History - The Origins Of Bingo Games -- Mark Falco
The origins of bingo, as with most games, is shrouded in the mists of history. However, we can trace the idea back to the 1500's where the Italians invented a lottery game to be played 'en ...

The Diary of an English Gardener in Tuscany -- Rupert Mayhew
Looking at the bleak colourless winter gardens here, and the memory of the garden in the summer, it is clear this garden needs work, but none more so than planting trees, and not any trees of course. ...

Global Warming and Global Warning.. Wildflower Diapensia rings the bell. -- Robin Day B.Sc. MSc. B.Ed.
When a canary died in a coal mine it was a strong warning to get out. The canary was a sensitive meter, a living organism with all its strengths and frailties warning of toxic gas, usually methane or ...

How Do Glowsticks Work? -- Robert Thatcher
Glowstick is a piece of plastic tube containing a glass vial. This glass vial contains chemicals that when react with the plastic tube create light. For a glowstick to produce light, it must bend. ...

A Brief History Of Pocket Watches -- Robert Thatcher
Everything has its beginning. And if you believe that time starts from somewhere, also consider the beginning of time measurements. Early people have devised a system to tell the exact date. But a ...

Great Expectations - Charles Dickens - English Literature Essay -- Michael Cooper
Charles Dickenn's Great Expectations is a story about a boy, Philip Pirrip, who comes to a point in his life where his life changes drastically from the way it was when he was growing up. ...

History of Soccer -- Michael Cooper
The score is tied 1-1. It’s you and the goalie with ten seconds left. You dribble left, then right, you shoot . . . GOOOAAALLL!!! "Association Football", "football" or, in this age, "soccer" is ...

Medieval Castles - An Essay -- Michael Cooper
Castles remind us of a time that was full of adventure and romance. Castles remind us of a time in history in which there was a lack of government and order. Although there was not mass confusion and ...

The History of Body Piercings - Ancient and Fascinating Around the World -- Lori Wilkerson
Body piercings have seen a resurgence of interest in the last ten to twenty years and are becoming more and more a part of the mainstream Western culture. Take a look at any fashion or entertainment ...

The Pearl - John Steinbeck - Book Review - Essay -- Michael Cooper
John Steinbeck’s The Pearl, starts off by introducing a simple family living by the sea. Kino, a diver whose skills have been pasted down from generation to generation, his young wife Juana, and ...

March Of The Penguins (DVD) Review -- Britt Gillette
One of the more surprising films of 2005, and perhaps the most intriguing, was March Of The Penguins, a full-length feature film documentary cut from the same mold as a PBS National Geographic ...

Frosty The Snowman (DVD) Review -- Britt Gillette
A gold member of the Christmas classic elite, Frosty The Snowman has entertained several generations of children and adults with its charming holiday magic. Jimmy Durante narrates this 1969 animated ...
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Kindergarten Cop (Movie Review) -- Britt Gillette
Long before Californians elected him as the Governator, former elite bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger took Hollywood by storm as The Terminator. An overpowering figure with amazing charisma on and ...

The Origin Of Easter -- Gray Rollins
The origin of Easter does have a couple of different possibilities. First of all Easter is mainly considered to be a pagan holiday. Most of the old religions have different celebrations for different ...

When Is Easter And Why Does It Always Change? -- Gray Rollins
When Is Easter? This has always been a very good question because there was a time when Easter was moved around from day to day. The pagan celebration of Easter occurred each year at the same time ...

Beer Through the Years (story) -- J Square Humboldt
No one really knows exactly how the first beer came into being ... Suffice it to say that, around 10,000 years ago, somebody let a primordial barley and hop concoction stand long enough for it to ...

The History Of Personal Ads -- Josh Greenberger
Did Marc Anthony once run an ad in The Roman Chronicle, "Looking for Egyptian queen -- must know how to water ski?" Personal ads have brought people together as far back as Julius Caesar's time. ...

Encounter At A New York City Party -- Josh Greenberger
This story is based on a gross exaggeration of a hypothetical situation. Any similarities to persons or events in your life is purely coincidental and rather pathetic. We met at a party in an Upper ...

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (DVD) Review -- Britt Gillette
Nominated for three Academy Awards, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe follows on the heels of recent successful big screen adaptations of other childrens’ fantasy ...

Brokeback Mountain DVD Review -- Chris Shelton
The controversial film from director Ang Lee has reached store shelves in DVD form. Little needs to be explained of the discussion surrounding the movie and just about everyone has heard of or ...

The Chronicles of Narnia DVD Review -- Chris Shelton
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe C.S. Lewis’ imaginative and compelling story of four siblings who take a journey to a magical world by venturing through a wardrobe ...

Dora the Explorer: A Fun Companion for Kids -- Jared Winston
Dora the Explorer is a cartoon show that airs on the Nickelodeon channel, featuring stories about Dora Marquez, a young Hispanic girl who ventures forth on adventurous quests. The Dora the Explorer ...

Cartoons - The Japanese Invasion -- Michael Russell
For the kids of today who think that these Japanese imports are a new thing, you may be surprised to find out that Japanese import cartoons have been going on for some time. We're going to touch ...

Cartoons - How They Are Made -- Michael Russell
In the world of cartoons what we see when we view the finished product is just that, finished. What we don't see are all the things that go into making a cartoon. Those inside the industry itself ...

Cartoons - Bugs Bunny -- Michael Russell
Cartoons may or may not have been made just for kids, but one thing is for certain. Cartoons have made an everlasting impression on all people both young and old. Some cartoons fade into obscurity ...

Cartoons - Superman -- Michael Russell
The Superman character was probably one of the most famous creations in history. Superman first appeared in comic books. But it wasn't until Superman cartoons were made that people really got the ...

Hollywood Film King Kong and Some Scientific Facts About Apes -- Santhanam Nagarajan
King Kong is out with the Oscar-winning visionary. The story in short can be enumerated in a few lines: A crew of explorers and filmmakers set out to investigate the myths of legendary creature King ...

The Phantom On Film -- Andrea Stephenson
I will admit it. It may not be fashionable, but I am a musical theatre buff. In my youth I attended countless stage productions, drinking in the delights of the theatrical experience. A movie can ...

Star Trek and Persistence: The Making of a Short Film! -- Jose Guzman
During my junior year in high school, my best friend told me he was making a parody of Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. What was really cool about this short project was that I would play a version ...

A History of the T-shirt -- Robert Carney
Know the history of the tee? How did the t-shirt get its start in the beginning of the twentieth century? How did the t-shirt become an American favorite? We're now into the twenty-first century, ...

The Wedding Ring - A Brief History -- Eriani Doyel
Most people know that a wedding ring is symbolic of the bond of love and commitment between two people. But not everyone knows about the history behind this small yet powerful symbol. The history of ...

A Martial Artist's View Of The Film: "A History of Violence" -- Dr. Gary S. Goodman
If you’re a martial artist and you haven’t seen the movie, “A History of Violence,” you should. In fact, I’m surprised it didn’t get more recognition at the Academy Awards. There are lots ...

Jessica Simpson and the New Dukes of Hazzard -- James Hall
Before Jessica Simpson became the fun loving pop-teen idol, she was a young member of her church choir in Dallas, TX. Discovered by the music industry while attending a summer church camp, she later ...

Superstitions - Mirrors and Number 13 -- Sarah Todd
Superstitions are not based on rationale and practical thought. They’ve evolved from ancient religious or supernatural genres, a huge resource that includes belief in specific events (Halloween), ...

The Wiggly Tooth (short story) -- Dennis Siluk
It was a matter of extraction, I was eleven-years old, and my tooth wiggled, and wiggled, and wiggled too much, too long, and it had to come out one way or another. Even at eleven I knew this, but ...

Easter, a New Life Within (How my Family Celebrates Easter) -- Francine Larson
Easter seems to have two different meanings in the mind of most people. There is the spiritual meaning of Jesus Christ rising from the dead, thus showing the world that death should not be feared if ...

Easter and the Rabbit on the Moon -- Christopher Jon Luke Dowgin
Happy Easter! Long time ago around Lithuanian there was a goddess named Eostre that was brought to the Norse along with Perkunas by the people of the Historic Odin; being Eostare and Thor. Eostare ...

Hare Raising Questions About Easter -- Sharron Myers
Have you ever wondered what a bunny that lays eggs has to do with Easter? Do bunnies even lay eggs? How did the bunny and the egg theory ever come into being? How did Easter come about? What are its ...

A Tale of Two Enemies : Sun and Saturn -- Sreenivasamurthy Kubatoor
In astrology Sun and Saturn are considered enemies of each other. The gods or the demi-gods cannot behave like mortals. So we have to analyse the concept of enemies in a context and appropriate ...

The Troy Burroghs Adventures in: Old Man Rice [And the Tri-Told-Tales] -- Dennis Siluk
I was reading the newspaper at the Barns & Noble Deli in Roseville Minnesota yesterday, I should have started this story out with, this is me, you know, Troy baby, Mr. Burroghs to those who are under ...

Off Piste Skiing and Avalanches - A Cautionary Tale -- Simon Dewhurst
Skiing off piste, back country skiing, off trail skiing, call it what you will, can mean an exhilarating experience of skiing powder snow away from the crowded pistes. But in that sparkling carpet of ...

A Note from Saint Valentine - A First Person Tale of This Wonderful Day -- Eric Cech
Let me introduce myself. My name is Valentine. I lived in Rome during the third century. That was long, long ago! At that time, Rome was ruled by an emperor named Claudius. I didn't like Emperor ...

Patti Pacifico's Oscar Tale: 2006 -- Patti Pacifico
I was on my way home from Munich for the holidays and while reading "Memoirs of a Geisha" my Transamerica plane took a Crash on Brokeback Mountain. At first I thought, "Our Time Is Up", but a guy ...

A Tale of Whales and a Whale of a Tour -- Michael Miller
The big black and white killer whale -- his four-foot sail-like dorsal fin erect and rising from a long sleek black and white body -- came slicing rapidly through the water, seemiingly on a collision ...

The Lobster's Tale: Through the Eyes of a Cape Cod Lobsterman? -- Christopher Seufert
Once upon a time if Cape Codders wanted a grand lobster feast they merely walked down to the shore, waded in and plucked all they could carry by the armload. In fact, the Pilgrim Miles Standish ...

The Scorpion [Vietnam Tale] -- Dennis Siluk
I can’t remember all the details, of that particular evening out on patrol in the Ammo-dump, but Charlie was to have penetrated the area, and we were to go find him, seek and destroy. And so when ...

Frightful Witches and Kissable Toads: How Folktales Nourish the Soul -- Jenni Cargill
One day Baba Yaga’s two trusted toads said, ”You are truly terrifying!” “Good!” said Baba Yaga, “because that’s what I’m here for.” from The Wise Doll by Hiawyn Oram. As a ...

Tales of the Often Underappreciated Kitchen Faucet -- Kristen Easton
Hi, my name is Leaky (I hate that nickname but you gave it to me). I’m your kitchen faucet. I don’t think you realize how important I am in your life. Stop and think for a moment how many times ...

Silk - History And Facts -- Michael Russell
Silk may be just another fabric to most of us. But the truth is, silk is a very unique fabric that has many activists up in arms. We're going to take a look at a brief history and some facts ...

Flight - History of Aeroplanes and Steps of Flying -- Sharon Albright
The invention of flight by the Wright brothers has brought about a revolution in the world. The concept of speed and distance started changing. The impossible started looking possible. The perfect ...

The History Of The Star Wars Films -- Gray Rollins
Star Wars was one of those magnificent films that was an instant phenomenon when it hit the box office and continues to be a hit today. Why not take a moment to follow the intriguing history of Star ...

Shara's Marbles - A Short Story -- Rajesh Kanoi
Shara was sitting under a tree, his eyes on the ground, looking idly at a tiny plant, bent and bruised by the numerous people and animals that had trampled upon it. Around him, people were busily ...

The History of Calendars -- Sam Vaknin
Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on January 7. Their "old new year" is a week later, on January 14. It is all Julius Caesar's fault ... The Romans sometimes neglected to introduce an extra ...

The Invention of Television -- Sam Vaknin
The transmission of images obsessed inventors as early as 1875 when George Carey of Boston proposed his cumbersome system. Only five years later, the principle of scanning a picture, line by line and ...

The Tale of the Humble Popcorn -- Sam Vaknin
Corn pollen more than 80,000 years old was found in Mexico. Proper popcorn was known in China, Sumatra, and India for at least 5000 years. Popped popcorn and kernels 5600 years old were discovered in ...

What Are Telescopes? -- Jason Adams
Telescopes act as windows to the universe. It is with the help of telescopes that we can study the solar system and view the conjunctions of stars. Not just that, the various planets, galaxies, ...

Polar Bears, Rulers of the Arctic North -- Clint Leung
Polar Bears, the Rulers of the Arctic North The polar bears (Thalarctos maritimus) live in the Arctic regions of the north near open water where they can find their main source of food which are ...

Using the Sun for Power - How It Works -- Rick Solare
With massive rebate programs and tax credits being issued by state and federal governments, using the sun to generate electricity is very popular. So, how does it work? Generating electricity from ...

Was Galileo the first person to use a telescope -- Anne Noonan
Many historians explain that Galileo was the first person to use a telescope. In 1610 Galileo discovered Saturn's rings. He also observed Jupiter's four moons and viewed the different phases ...

Robin's Rainbow -- Dianne James
When my daughter was very young, one night she was saying her prayers. She paused and asked me, "Mom, if I pray for a rainbow, will God make one?" Well, what could I say? Anyone who can part the Red ...

Our Adobe Hacienda -- Dianne James
When I was a teenager, my family moved to the largest alpine valley in the world, the San Luis Valley in southern Colorado, into a house that hadn't been inhabited for many years. What appeared ...

Cell Phones and the Dentist -- Cynthia Pinsonnault
Don't you just hate people who talk on their cell phones while they drive? Blindly babbling away, not paying attention to the road, endangering everyone nearby … so inconsiderate. Anyway, today ...

How I Feel About Pirates -- Charlie Hatton
Pirates are BAD because they steal booty from other people. The only people that should get to steal booty from other people is me. Also, I should get a pet parrot. And get to say, 'Arrrrr!' ...

Beautiful Worms - story for 6-8 year olds -- Janice M. Jones
Beautiful Worms 816 words by Jan Jones Wilma, Wendy and Wally shared a hole in the ground. They enjoyed warm sun and soft, moist mud. They giggled and wiggled. They rolled and slid. They took care of ...

The Story of St Patrick -- Terry Black
Miserable Boyhood First off, St. Patrick wasn't even Irish. He was born somewhere in Britain. (Mental note: delete the red hair; insert pasty complexion and bad teeth.) He was captured as a lad ...

A Short History Of The Motorcycle -- Jim Johnson
Todays motorcycles are everywhere and there are lots of different classes or kinds of motorcycles as well. But the motorcycle, like the automobile, is a relative newcomer to the world stage. The ...

The History of Valentine's Day -- Natalie Aranda
Love has many different meanings in every single language but there is a universal traditional day when people express their inner feelings for each other, either love or friendship. Valentine's ...

Hostel Movie Review -- Alice Flegel
Two American backpackers in Amsterdam, Josh (Derek Richardson) and Paxton (Jay Hernandez), along with their Icelandic friend, Oli are lured into a hostel Slovakia where they are told the woman are ...

What started it all - the History of Volleyball -- Rebecca Blain
Surprisingly, one of the most well loved sports in the world is also relatively young. Despite the game's youth, it has gone through a wide variety of changes and evolution as a part of its rich ...

History of kitesurfing -- Jakob Jelling
KiteSurfing is by far the latest craze in extreme sports. The idea of using a kite to enhance speed and gravity for the surfer seems like a new and exhilarating challenge, yet the art of KiteSurfing ...

Dental Hygiene, an Ancient Practice - The History of the Toothbrush -- Rebecca Blain
One of the most asked questions by adults and children is the origin of the toothbrush. There are several schools of thought on when the real toothbrush was created, but you need to look far into the ...

The World's Most Beloved Sport - The History of Soccer -- Rebecca Blain
While it is undisputed that the origins of modern soccer, or football, originated in Britain, there is a great deal of evidence that points to this beloved game as having an older history. Where did ...

The Evolution of Technology - The History of Computers -- Rebecca Blain
While computers are now an important part of the lives of human beings, there was a time where computers did not exist. Knowing the history of computers and how much progression has been made can ...

A look at the intriguing History of Snowboarding -- Keith Kingston
It has taken almost forty years for snowboarding to be recognized as a major sport that is followed and participated in by hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Humanity’s love affair with ...

History of the Camera -- Chris Haslego
The camera and photography are an important part of the communication history of the world. The history of the camera is indelibly linked to the understanding and development of optics. Optics is the ...

A Quick History Of The Clock -- Joey Lewitin
The earliest clocks were simply ways of keeping track of time using the elements. The sundial did this, as well as a clock created in ancient Greece often ascribed to Plato, that used water dripping ...

Brief History of Blogs -- Andy Wibbels
Summary: A quick look at where blogs came from, where they are and where they're going. So where did all these blogs come from? How did they get from an underground geek toy to a mainstream tool ...

The History of Yoga -- Della Menechella
The history of yoga is long and steeped in tradition. Contrary to what some people may believe, yoga was not developed as the newest way to slim down so they could fit into a smaller pants size. The ...

The History of Teddy Bears -- David Chandler
Teddy bears have been around since 1902. The teddy bear came to being when President Theodore Roosevelt refused to shot a black bear held captive by his hunting party. Also worth noting is that ...

The History of Coffee -- Chris Vorelli
Who would have thought that a berry that was discovered by a herd of goats would be the single most important ingredient in the world’s most popular drink? Legend has it that back in 850AD, a goat ...

Karate a History -- Michael Smith
Although the basic forms of self defense are probably as old as the human race, the art of karate as it is practiced today can be traced directly to the Okinawan technique called, in Japanese, ...

History of the Guitar -- Graham Howard
It is very difficult to trace a line back to the exact birth of the instrument we know as the guitar today, as there is a lot of myth and uncertainty surrounding its origins. This is mainly due to ...

The History Of Camcorders -- Richard Gazzo
Well, when you think of a camcorder, you probably envision those little hand-held mini dv camcorders that fit into the palm of your hand, right? Like all things, the camcorder had it’s own starting ...

The History Of Cellphones; Telefonos Moviles Just Began With Simple Telephones -- A.Caxton
Here, with the extract of the book THE HISTORY OF THE TELEPHONE by Herbert N. Casson, we show where moviles, cell phones and pdas began. In that somewhat distant year 1875, when the telegraph and the ...

Irish Baby Names - History and Origin -- John Lynch
The meaning of baby names of irish origin lies hundreds of years back in the Irish gaelic language of the ancient Celts who migrated from Central Europe before the foundation of the Roman Empire. The ...

History of Web Design -- M. Williams
History is the replica of the present. Thus, we have to press our flashback imaginary buttons in order to have a sojourn in the times of yore. We have to know the beginning in order to relate it to ...

AMAZING Kung Fu Martial Arts HISTORY -- Peter Sundbye
The term 'Kung Fu' does not relate to any specific form of martial art, but rather translates as 'skill' or 'ability'. Scholars believe that the use of Kung Fu to describe the ...

Lost and Found (A Valentine's Day Story) -- LeAnn R. Ralph
I casually glanced down at my hand, but instead of a wedding ring and an engagement ring, there was only the narrow gold band. "Randy!" I yelped. "My engagement ring is gone." It was Valentine's ...

The Story of the 12 Animal Zodiac in China -- Wong Yee Lee
One day, Tian Di (The God Above) wanted to manage all animals on earth. He took out 12 chairs and told the cat to tell 11 other animals to go to the sky palace. When the cat told the ox about it, the ...

How to Start Your Story with a Bang -- Caterina Christakos
The purpose of creating a story is to create a world that will draw the reader away from their own. In order to do this one must create suspense, drama and mystery. Your reader must absolutely need ...

The History of Popcorn -- James Hunt
Popcorn is loved by young and old today. Popcorn itself dates back many centuries. It is believe by many historians that popcorn first came from Mexico. The oldest ears of corn have been found to ...

A Short History of the Umbrella -- James Hunt
No one wants to be caught outside in the rain without an umbrella. These handy devices come in an array of shapes and sizes, many that will conveniently tuck into a purse or glove compartment in case ...

The History Of King Kong: From The Big Screen To The iPod Screen -- Scott Britner
King Kong is a fictional giant gorilla who stars in books, tv shows, video games and movies that bear his name. Though many know him because of his latest 2005 remake – King Kong’s groundbreaking ...

The Ancient History of Chocolate -- Jane Roseen
A journey through the history of chocolate reveals that this mysterious food has woven its story throughout multiple cultures and continents impacting civilizations culturally, socially, economically ...

The History Of Arcade Games -- Simon Oliver
Gaming today is a recognized element of our cultural scenery, even to people who are over thirty or who can barely recall the time before arcade games were invented. Gone are the days when you would ...

Top TEN greatest Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies -- Gary Whittaker
10. The Princess Bride This movie has all the elements a family adventure film should have, with sword fights, comedic dialogue, interesting characters, and of course, a central love story. This ...
Re: Top TEN greatest Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies -- Gizmo
Nice selection of movies for a top 10, but from my point of view, I think Blade Runner deserved a much higher ranking though, and from the Matrix trilogy I would have only considered the first one as ...

The Truman Show -- Sam Vaknin
"The Truman Show" is a profoundly disturbing movie. On the surface, it deals with the worn out issue of the intermingling of life and the media. Examples for such incestuous relationships abound: ...

They Shoot Horses - Horses In Motion Pictures -- Jack Palone
Notwithstanding Rin Can Tin can and The Thin Man series' Asta, the positron emission tomography film achieved its canine calvary in the Lassie movies. Its feline apotheosis came in That Darn ...

Vertigo - a masterpiece? (film) -- Ryan Fyfe
Vertigo, a 1958 suspense film, was directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Many people beleive that this film is Hitchcock's masterpiece. The movie tells the story of a detective in San Francisco. The ...

A Walk through Winter Park - A Hint of New England in Florida -- Susanne Pacher
Just a few minutes north of downtown Orlando awaits Winter Park, a charming picturesque suburb steeped in history. After my excursion on the Scenic Boat Tour, my local expert Wanda Salerno took me on ...

A Walk Through St. Augustine - The Oldest Continuously Inhabited City in the United States -- Susanne Pacher
On our way home from Orlando, a little more than an hour into our 20+ hour road trip back to Toronto, we stopped in St. Augustine, "the nation's oldest city", just north of Jacksonville - indeed ...

Hello from Chicago - The Field Museum and Pompeii - Stories from an Eruption -- Susanne Pacher
Yesterday I got up early again and typed up my travel reports on the free computer at the Arlington House. Then my friend Linda and I made our way to one of our favourite Chicago hangouts for ...

Short Story: The Next Level of Humanity -- Jesse S. Somer
“Hey Mac, have you ever been thinking of someone and then-bang! - The telephone rings and it’s them on the phone?” “Pinkus, why are you always asking me stupid inane questions that have ...

Handling Questions and Answers -- The Seven Secrets -- Chris King
Whether or not you will be faced with questions you are expected to answer depends upon the type of presentation you are giving, the time available, and your topic. To handle this possibly daunting ...

Audience Attention -- Grab It by Using the Power of Stories -- Chris King
It was 3 p.m. on a hot, summer afternoon. The non-air conditioned college classroom was jammed with CityYear participants who had started their active day before 6 a.m. I was doing a workshop on ...

An October Afternoon in Lima & The Wild-cats of the Nevados -- Dennis Siluk
11)An October Afternoon in Lima, Peru The sun sets upon my brow A book upon my lap— The city’s cars I hear nearby —as a realm of thoughts… Sink deep into my mind— I am subdued by the cooing ...

Sacrifice at the Hypogeum -- Dennis Siluk
Part I A young man, named LH, came from the small country called Malta, to pursue studies at the University, who had but a little money in his pocket, settled in an apartment near by the University. ...

One Horse and Six Men" (Arizona Blue—Gunfighter) -- Dennis Siluk
Had he not gone into that backyard, or was it a corral? I’m not sure, I wasn’t there; had he not gone into that bar and just stayed at that hotel, until the wedding took place, that forenoon day ...

Already Dead (a Short Story) -- Dennis Siluk
The Room She is down, down in the China Cabinet; her insides, ashes, that’s all that is left of her—wood around her, and her, she´s just ashes, that´s it in a nutshell: “Over there” —I ...

Untrue Father (A short Story) -- O.P.Somani
Kallu was a tenant of Santosh Kumar Nayak. Santosh Kumar was a businessman in a small town of Utter Pradesh. So far the rent is concerned he was charging the rent very much according to the prevalent ...

The Attic Bedroom [An Old Type Winter--l958] Short Story -- Dennis Siluk
Again, Lee, now eleven-years old, and Mike, his brother, two years his senior, ran through the second floor attic bedroom discovering Grandpa Anton was listening, they heard grandpa cursing and ...

Short Story: Take a Trip To The Temple Of The Great Tomato -- Jesse S. Somer
Jimmy Jenkins Jr. is not an adventurer, traveler, or pioneer. Far from it, Jimmy has had the same job, in the same office for 15 years. He’s got about 2 years of holiday time built up because he ...

14 Tips On Writing The Short-Short Story -- Marg McAlister
The short-short story has been likened by some as being closer to writing a poem than a story. And that makes sense—every word has to be packed with power; every line has to move the story along. ...

The Big Carrot [a Short Story: 1957] -- Dennis Siluk
The Big Carrot [St. Paul, Minnesota: 1958] Uncle Ernest, who really was not my uncle, but my mother’s boyfriend for some forty-years, found my secret when I was eleven years old, back in the summer ...

April Fools Day (story) -- Ryan Fyfe
April Fool's Day, is not officially considered a holiday, is most definitely a notable day that is celebrated in many countries on April 1. The thing that is so special about April 1 (April ...

The Rolling Stones -- Chad Koch
1. You Can't Always Get What You Want 2. Only Rock 'n Roll 3. Get Off My Cloud 4. She's A Rainbow 5. Under My Thumb 6. It's All Over Now 7. Don't Stop 8. Happy 9. The Last Time 1. ...

Adult Swim - You Must Be This High To Ride This Ride -- Chad Koch
1. You Must Be This High To Ride This Ride 2. There’s No “P” In Pool 3. Harvey Birdman, Attorney At Law 4. Aqua Teen Hunger Force 5. Sealab 2021 6. Brak Show 7. English Channel Swim 8. Bobby G. ...

Maurice Cornelius Escher - MC Escher -- Chad Koch
MC ESCHER "I play a tiresome game" - MC ESCHER 1. One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish 2. No Apt Pupil 3. The Creature In The Forest 4. Head In The Clouds 5. The Puzzler 6. Impossible Architect 7. ...

John Deere -- Chad Koch
JOHN DEERE GO WEST YOUNG MAN THE BLACKSMITH MASS APPEAL NOTHING RUNS LIKE A DEERE COMMITMENT LEGENDARY LEAPING FORWARD THE CLASSIC "I will never put my name on a product that does not have in it the ...

Metallica - St. Anger -- Chad Koch
1. St. Anger 2. Metallica Reloaded 3. The Early Early Early Days 4. Under The Influence 5. Monsters Of Rock 6. Nabbing Napster 7. Master Of Puppets 8. Ride The Lightning 9. Worn Justice 10. ...

Monty Python - Top 10 Comedy Films -- Chad Koch
1. Fruit In The Looms 2. Python's Give Live Birth 3. The Toad Elevating Moment 4. Mystery Of The Lost Python Sketches 5. Brian's The Life Of The Party 6. Kim Bread Aka John Cleese 7. Around ...

Bruce Lee - Enter The Dragon -- Chad Koch
BRUCE LEE ENTER THE DRAGON LITTLE KNOWN FACT WAY OF THE INTERCEPTING FIST A WARRIOR'S JOURNEY LAST MAN STANDING GAME OF DEATH NUNCHAKU FISTS OF FURY THE CURSE MISSION IMPOSSIBLE SILENT BUT DEADLY ...

Vampires: the Romantic Ideology behind Them -- Xavier Zambrano
The French Revolution constituted for the conscience of the dominant aristocratic class a fall from innocence, and upturning of the natural chain of events that resounded all over Europe; the old ...

The Story “From the Chicken Coop”™ -- Ted Borgeas
Many years ago my grandfather, had a small farm and chickens. One morning he sent me out to the chicken coop to collect fresh eggs. He became concerned when I didn’t return after a shot interval. ...
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