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Decorative Do-It-Yourself Projects For Your Home

August 6th, 2014

There are few things more exciting than making your house into a home. Whether you are decorating a new home or adding some decorative pieces to your current decor, putting your own flair into your house is an important part of styling it. While going out and buying new paintings or furniture is one way to do this, taking on some Do-it-yourself projects can help...

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The History Of Uncle Sam

June 26th, 2014

Uncle Sam is the iconic figure that has served as a symbol of the United States' patriotic fervor for over 200 years. Although many people today may be familiar with his long white beard and top hat, most of the U.S. is unaware of the history of Uncle Sam.The beginning Uncle Sam comes from humble beginnings. In fact, the original creation of this character came...

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Sympathy Quotes to Help People Through Loss and Healing

May 22nd, 2014

Finding the right words to say to someone who's grieving or dealing with deep disappointment is difficult even when the person we're trying to comfort is a close friend or family member. By sharing sympathy quotes with those who are hurting, you can aid the healing process and let people who are in pain know that they aren't alone in their troubles.While sending...

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3 Famous Animal Welfare Activists

May 20th, 2014

While the average Joe can be a great force for change when it comes to animal welfare, sometimes adding star power to the cause can help raise greater awareness. Here are three celebrities who strive to make the world a better place for the Earth's creatures through their work with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and other animal rights groups.Paul McCartney...

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The Red-Eyed Tree Frog and Other Amphibian Pets

April 30th, 2014

You've certainly heard of toads and frogs, especially if you have children who like to bring home squiggly critters. Some, like the red-eyed tree frog, are pretty distinctive. But did you know there are 5,800 species of toads and frogs in the world?Toads and frogs fall into the Anura family of amphibians. If you add 580 species of newts and salamanders, the Caudata family,...

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How to Write Mother's Day Poems That Are Sure to Make Mom Smile

April 29th, 2014

Long after she eats the chocolates and throws away the wilted flowers, your mother will take out the Mother's Day poems you wrote for her. Each one will draw a smile, a tear or an outright laugh. Then she'll tuck them away carefully in a special place where she'll find them when she wants to relive a special memory. They'll remind her of how she set you on your...

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Among African Animals, the Rhinos Have a Solid Presence on the Plains

April 29th, 2014

The lion may be the king of African animals, but the gazelle can dazzle you with its speed and grace. The giraffe's majestic height has no match, and one can only imagine the view it has of the plains and waterways of its native land. Still, there's no denying that the size of the elephants, rhinos and hippopotamuses is awe-inspiring.These are the amazing animals of...

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Learn The Intricacies Of The Sign Language Alphabet

April 24th, 2014

People who want to learn the sign language alphabet that's part of American Sign Language should be prepared for some surprises. Many letters have obvious hand movements that express the look of a letter - the sign for "V" is also commonly known as the peace sign or a signal for victory, while the "W" is made with the three middle fingers as they...

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The History Behind Four Popular Superstitions

April 21st, 2014

Most people take superstitions for granted, but they're often passed down from generation to generation without question. Where did these common sense-defying rules come from in the first place, though? Here's the history of four popular superstitions. Breaking a mirror According to NeatORama.com, the Romans were the inventors of mirrors. They believed that...

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The Facts About George Washington: Was He Really Our First President?

April 19th, 2014

What would you say to a claim that George Washington was actually not the first president of the United States?Certain facts about George Washington have come to light, raising the question of whether he is actually the father of our country or just a distant relative.According to CNN and NPR News, some historians are convinced that Washington was really not the first U.S....

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