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The science-fiction genre is usually known as the love-it-or-hate-it style of storytelling. What it really comes down to, however, is finding the right books to properly introduce yourself into the genre. It's also helpful to find out what you specifically find intriguing about science fiction, as there are many facets to the wide expanse of sci-fi literature out...more
One event that will never be forgotten in American history is the sinking of the Titanic. This ocean liner, which was initially deemed indestructible, met its fate on the night of April 14, 1912, when it struck an unseen iceberg in the frigid waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Approximately 1,500 people were onboard the ship when it sank, and the entire event took about three...more
If you're feeling crafty but don't have a ton of supplies, never fear! As long as you have paper and a few other simple items, you can create a number of fun, quirky and creative projects. The perfect way to keep kids busy on a rainy day or relax with your friends, paper crafts are easy to make and make great decorations. Check out these entertaining options and get...more
Technology has become an essential part of today's world. While this modern convenience makes it easy for people to stay connected, putting all of your information on the Internet also puts you at risk for security breaches and identity theft. If you're constantly using your computer, it can also start to run slowly - and when you're trying to be online as much as...more
Nature can be breathtakingly beautiful, but it can also be incredibly destructive. Natural disasters, from earthquakes to floods, have long been the source of ruin, tearing through both rural and urban areas and uprooting many a life. While all natural disasters have serious consequences, some are so major they become infamous. Check out this list of the top 10 biggest natural...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more