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Helping Your Kids With Homework 101

November 10th, 2014

Giving your offspring assistance with their homework might be harder than it sounds, depending on their age and what they're studying. Some experts recommend aiding with schoolwork from a distance. There are plenty of simple ways to positively influence a child's education without even seeming a little strict. For most grade schoolers and pre-teens, the hands-off...

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5 Great TV Shows That Started In Other Countries

October 28th, 2014

American television has a number of extremely popular shows. Many of these programs, however, took their inspiration from TV shows all around the world. Was your favorite series originally a British drama? Check out this list of great TV shows that started in other countries. 1. 'Homeland' This award-winning American show, which airs on Showtime, is popular for...

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Music Theory In Cartoons: The Use Of The Saxophone

October 28th, 2014

The saxophone is a beautiful instrument that's used to convey a whole range of emotions. From low harmonies that give dimension to classic blues tunes, to the upbeat melodies of swing music, it's a versatile combination of horn and woodwind instruments.With more than 150 years of history behind this instrument, you might not be surprised to learn that television shows...

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5 Life Lessons from 'I Love Lucy'

September 2nd, 2014

Despite ending production in the late 1950s, "I Love Lucy" has been introduced to generation after generation. The show began in 1951 and ran until 1957 for a total of 235 episodes. "I Love Lucy" starred Lucille Ball and her real-life husband Desi Arnaz. The couple, Lucy and Ricky, spent a lot of time with their landlords, Ethel and Fred...

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Basic Steps for Teaching Someone to Read

September 2nd, 2014

The ability to read is a gateway to culture and knowledge for society. Teaching someone to read is an invaluable experience because the skill enables individuals to experience the vast array of works from great authors, such as Emily Dickinson, Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Ernest Hemingway, among others. Literacy is a preface to an education and a job. If you teach a person...

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5 Famous Old Radio Shows

August 14th, 2014

As radio gained popularity as the primary form of entertainment during the 1930s, a broad range of genres emerged including comedy, drama, sports and science fiction. Many programs ran for more than a decade, and it was common for fan favorites to evolve into television shows once the visual alternative became more commonplace.These days, more than 60 years after...

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Perfect Father-Daughter Dance Songs

May 28th, 2014

When many people think of the ultimate father-daughter dance songs, they picture a young woman being led by her dad to the dance floor at her wedding reception. But you can easily substitute a wedding for a quinceanera, the celebration of a girl's 15th birthday in Latin cultures, a traditional ball or sweet 16 party.Whatever the occasion, when a father shares a...

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How To Find The Right Hairstyle For Any Age.

April 28th, 2014

As all women know, finding the right hairstyle can be a struggle, especially as you age. The haircut you had when you were in your 20s may not be appropriate now that you're getting older and you want to have a more mature look. You should consider changing up your style as the years go by so you're not looking at your high school yearbook and noticing that your hair looks...

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Make Your Own Music By Learning How To Play The Guitar

April 12th, 2014

The best way to learn how to play the guitar is to do just that - pick up the instrument and start making your own music. There are countless online videos and how-to sites that will teach you everything from choosing a guitar and how to hold it correctly to developing a style of your own after mastering the basics."Playing guitar is fundamentally about teaching your...

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How to Play a Kazoo

January 24th, 2014

According to the Kazoo Museum, located in Beaufort, S.C., the kazoo is one of America's only homegrown instruments. While not much is explicitly known about its creation, its origins are firmly rooted in the U.S.A brief kazoo history According to The Kazoo Museum in South Carolina, the story goes that Alabama Vest, a young man living in Georgia during the 1840s, conceived...

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