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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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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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