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How To Build Your Family Tree

July 25th, 2012

Building a family tree is the ultimate scavenger hunt. It's a great project to undertake with your fellow family members in order to uncover your lineage, geneology and interesting factoids about your ancestors. Each new find will add a new chapter to the narrative of your heritage. The quest can go on for as long as you wish - whether it's a several decades into the past or...

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Amelia Earhart - An Aviator Hero

July 24th, 2012

Amelia Earhart defied not only gravity, but the prejudiced gender roles that plagued early 20th century American society. Her ability to undertake daring risks with aplomb and a headstrong willingness was unprecedented in any man or woman. While her untimely and mysterious disappearance still remains a mystery to historians and admirers, her legend is crystal clear, ingrained...

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How To Determine the Origin and Meaning of Your Name

July 16th, 2012

Throughout all the years of answering a teacher during attendance or filling out forms, the sound and spelling of your name may be something that you've taken for granted. Have you ever wondered though where it came from and what it means? Here are a few helpful tips to finding out the origin and meaning of that singular word that has become so familiar to you. Root it out...

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The History of Barbershop Music

July 13th, 2012

Barbershop music brings about an image of simplicity and vocal harmony, where a group of young men and women stand on the corner of their local downtown neighborhood and combine their varied pitched voices that range from booming baritones to feathery falsettos to create one synthesized song. Their snapping fingers keep the beat while behind them a spiraling, red white and...

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History of Country Music

July 5th, 2012

The United States has been the proud birthplace of various forms of music throughout the 20th and 21st century. One genre, which has roots that trace back to states south of the Mason Dixon Line, is country music. What started as a homegrown movement on the fringe has now become a staple of the U.S. cultural repertoire. Country has gained favor and appeal throughout the last...

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A Look at Independence Day Around the World

June 28th, 2012

In America, for most, the idea of garnering independence to form a sovereign nation is best associated with July 4th. Many of our neighbors in the international community also fought to gain freedom and autonomy. While each country has its own specific date of when it officially became a separate nation, the feeling that the occasion should be celebrated is a worldwide...

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Tips On Formulating a Bucket List

June 27th, 2012

Creating a bucket list is an excellent way to help ensure that you fill your life with rich and memorable experiences. It's also a motivator for leading a dynamic existence and can enrich your personality and help shape you in a profound and significant way. There are a few steps to formulating a bucket list that's diverse and interesting - here are a few. Ask yourself some...

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Athletic Competitions for the Blind

June 26th, 2012

Being blind has nothing to do with your coordination, stamina, strength or overall athletic ability. Blind athletes all over the world have proven that they have what it takes to participate in various sports, and that their appetite for competition is as healthy as ever. One of the oldest competitions that the blind compete in is the Paralympic Journey. According to the...

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A Look at Deaf Artists

June 26th, 2012

Art is often used as a vehicle of self-expression. One of the greatest things about art is its accessibility to anyone, and that no matter who you are or where you come from, as long as you have the passion and the drive, you can indulge and create something. The deaf community has taken this sentiment to heart and they have rallied together to form the Deaf Professional Arts...

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Fun Ways to Spend Father's Day

June 15th, 2012

Sometimes the best gift for your father is not a tangible good, but rather it is a fun time spent doing an activity that caters to his interests. This is the ultimate gift because it not only shows your care and appreciation of the man who gave you life, but it lets you both spend quality time together and strengthen the bond between you two. Sports or music? Your dad might...

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