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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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Winston Churchill Quotes And Facts

April 4th, 2014

Winston Churchill is revered as the British prime minister who helped bring down the Nazi regime, facilitating a victory for Allied forces in World War II. His speeches inspired many, rousing crowds with his witty sayings on a number of topics. Winston Churchill quotes and facts shed light on the statesman's principles and politics. Hopefully these quotes have...

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Top 5 Best Places To Live

March 8th, 2014

When it comes finding the best places to live, there are a variety of factors for people to consider. Much of the determination comes down to people's personal interests and requirements. Some may prefer a community with a small population and a focus on the arts, history and culture, while others may favor a metropolitan feel with modern infrastructure and a strong...

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How To Make A Convincing Speech

March 3rd, 2014

For many types of speeches, one of the speaker's main objectives is to persuade audience members to believe something or act a certain way. This is true of political speeches, sales presentations, motivational speeches, as well as presentations in which persuasion is less obvious, such as a school report or budget presentation. A speaker's ability to convince the...

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How Parents Can Get The Hang Of Internet Lingo

February 28th, 2014

As someone who wasn't raised in a burgeoning age of technology, you may feel like your little ones are light years ahead of you - not just in  their ability to pick up on the newest gadgets, but how they converse. Internet lingo plays a large role in our culture's communication, and it's useful for getting your (text) message across efficiently and effectively. Here...

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History of the Tooth Fairy

February 21st, 2014

Santa Claus has hundreds of movies about him, the Easter Bunny is featured in commercials and books every year, but relatively little is known about the tooth fairy. Everyone knows that the tooth fairy will gladly exchange money for a child's baby teeth, but how did this legend first come about? You may be surprised to find out that the tooth fairy's historical roots...

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Polar bears: Just What Makes them so Special?

February 21st, 2014

According to National Geographic, polar bears inhabit some of the coldest climates on Earth, living mostly on the Arctic ice sheets and can be found in Russia, Greenland, Norway and Alaska. The polar bear is the largest species of bear, growing to up to 1,500 pounds or more and is believed to have derived from Alaskan grizzlies and Eastern Russian bears who lived...

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George Washington: Facts and Fiction

February 14th, 2014

If you've ever wondered about America's first president and the cherry tree, you may enjoy these interesting facts about George Washington.Wall Street swearing-in It was April 30, 1789. On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street, the first president of the United States took his oath of office. The 57-year-old statesman, who served two terms as...

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Flying Squirrels and other Squirrel Facts

January 17th, 2014

One of nature's more cute and cuddly animals, squirrels can be found all over the world. They most commonly make their homes in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Typically between 10 and 20 centimeters tall, there are around six species of squirrel in America. Yet one of their most interesting relatives is the flying squirrel.Facts on flying squirrels There are almost 50...

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