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How College Students Can Increase Their Mental Capacity for School Work

Mental capacity is your ability to reason, plan and problem solve, the use of language, and to learn. This is just one part of your total intelligence. As with the physical human body your brain can be worked like and muscle making it stronger. One way to strengthen the brain is by putting yourself just [...]

A Brief History Of The Shulchan Aruch

There are few religions on earth that are as dedicated to extensive study of its traditions, religious texts and teachings than Judaism. The faithful are on a constant quest to discover the mysteries of God and are dedicated to learning all they can in order to fully implement and live by the laws that have [...]

Exploring the Texas Pre-Columbian Era

Prior to the arrival of European settlers, the area now known as Texas already had a very rich history. Known as the Pre-Columubian era, the time period prior to the European settlement was one that was dominated by three major indigenous cultures. According to archeological research, each of these cultures had reached their developmental peak [...]

Enemies of the People the Truth in the Cambodia Killing Fields

Philippines, Dagupan City (September 30, 2010)- “Some say that almost two million people died in the killing fields,” declares Thet Sambath, a polite, soft-spoken Cambodian journalist for The Phnom Penh Post, in the opening moments of the documentary “Enemies of the People.” He adds, “Nobody understands why so many people were killed at that time.” [...]

Exploring the Chartes Cathedral

One of the most famous cathedrals today is the Cathedral of Our Lady Chartres. This cathedral is Catholic and it is located in Chartres, France. It is situated only about 50 miles away from Paris. This cathedral is particularly famous for its unique Gothic architecture that incorporates magnificent stained glass windows. The stained glass windows [...]

Learning about Jesse Owens

There have been many great runners throughout the history of the world. One of the most recent runners of note was Jesse Owens. Jesse Owens was born on September 12, 1913 in Oakville, Alabama. At 25 years of age, Jesse became one of the world renowned track-and-field athletes when he set a record in the [...]

Discount Sporting Goods For All Your Camping and Hunting Needs

Shopping for hunting gear, fishing gear and camping gear can be a time-consuming and expensive chore. Equipments such as tents, skies, shoes, clothing, helmets and others come with a very high price tag, that is no secret! But what a lot of people neglect to see is that you do not have to pay a [...]

The Gold Standard in History

To sell gold is a business venture that a few people have participated in. We are more acquainted with loaning our gold jewelry and other belongings than having to sell them to somebody else. This is because we tend to have an attachment to the things that we have acquired especially those that have monetary [...]

What is a Creole Language?

The Haitian Creole language is one of the two official languages of Haiti and the main language spoken in Haiti by about eight million people. There are substantial pockets of Haitian Creole speakers in places where Haitiana immigrants have settled including the United States, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Bahamas, Cuba, Canada, and other Caribean islands. A [...]

Native Americans Use the Amazing Tipi

If you’re familiar with Native Americans, you have seen them before. Those conical structures that have a myriad of wooden poles sticking out of the top of them. You might have seen them in that classic cowboys and Indians movie from the black-and-white era of Hollywood. Or you might live close to a real reservation [...]

What Are The UN Development Goals For The Millennium?

The Millennium Declaration was adopted in September 2000 at the Millennium Summit, signed by 191 countries, and it set the Millennium UN Development Goals. The millennium Declaration is the only global development agenda over which there is agreement at the highest level among the majority of the world states. At the Millennium Summit, the Member [...]

Exploring the Successes of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

As with many long journeys, the expedition of Lewis and Clark began with very careful planning and preparation. Their long and successful 28 month exploration trip left from St. Louis heading to the Pacific Ocean in 1804. There were many challenges, but they successfully navigated through the unexplored parts of Missouri, Columbia, and the west [...]

Appreciating the History of the Red Cross

The Red Cross has been an instrument in saving hundreds of thousands of human lives throughout the years. In the beginning, some of the earliest miracle work that the Red Cross was involved with was helping people who were suffering from the floods in Mississippi and Ohio. These floods occurred both in 1882 and 1884. [...]

Hamlet’s Problem: Mind Body Dualism and Hamlet’s Disconnect

In his seminal philosophical treatise, Meditations, Renee Descartes asserted that man is comprised of two entities, mind and body, spirit and matter. The chief concept underlying Descartes’ mind body dualism is that the physical/ sensory world is a poor reflection of the true spiritual world. Although Descartes is credited with the first systematic account of [...]

Finding the Origins of Tin

The use of tin dates back to the Bronze Age around the year 3000 BC. Around this time tin and arsenic were common ingredients in the bronze that people used to make a variety of objects. Bronze varied according to the amount of tin that was incorporated into the recipe. Many of the beginning bronze [...]

Austin Museums

Austin is known for its live music, but the city also has a rich culture of museums and art galleries. The Austin Museum Partnership is a good place to find information and resources about Austin’s diverse museum offerings. The following is a mere glimpse of the Austin museum scene. Only in TexasThe Bob Bullock Texas [...]

Black History Month Heroes

Here are short bios on just a few of the Civil Rights Movement’s leaders. Black History Month is the time of year to celebrate their accomplishments. Benjamin Davis:General Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr. was the first African-American general in the US Air Force. He was a commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen. He was [...]

The Moccasins Shop-The History of Sandals

Sandals have been the favorite footwear of millions of people for thousands of years. They have always been fashionable in almost every culture in one form or another. Sandals are a type of outdoor footwear that is made out of various types of materials. The sole is held to the foot by straps or thongs [...]

How Can I Help Those Suffering From Homelessness?

You see them in every city across America. They are standing on street corners with signs trying to raise money for their next meal. They are sitting in the shadows on the front steps of abandoned buildings. They are gathered in groups around a fire in dark alleys. They are in lines that stretch many [...]

The Moccasin Shop-How to Tan Leather

The skilled hunter has been proudly distinguished by his wall of hunting trophies for centuries. This is a tradition that has been passed down from father to son. However, with modern technology and housing, this show of prowess is not always the most suited to the housewife. There are several other ways that hunters can [...]