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1. Hard Times by Charles Dickens: A Marxist Theory Analysis
Hard Times by Charles Dickens: A Marxist Theory Analysis
'Hard Times' was originally published as a five-part series in the weekly magazine, Household Words, from 1 April 1854 through 12 August 1854 at the urging of its publishers with the goal of improving sales (which it did - the serialization of Hard Times more than doubled circulation). Dickens h...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:45:00
2. Coopering - The Art of Barrel Making
Coopering - The Art of Barrel Making
Ever wonder who makes wine barrels and what they're called and how they do it? Next to the grape, wine barrels are the most essential part of the wine making process, so much so that the barrel is often referred to as the winemaker's "spice rack." The making of wine barrels is a fascinating proce...
Arts & Design - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:54:26
3. What is APUPA in Library Science?
What is APUPA in Library Science?
Research is agonizing if information is not organized in a useful way. Understanding how librarians organize sources will allow the researcher to get the job done. There are two individuals who are credited with creating modern librarianship: Melvin Dewey of United States, who founded the "Dewey...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:42:22
4. Women Spies of the Civil War
Women Spies of the Civil War
It has been called the first of the modern conflicts ... and the last of the romantic ones. Mark Twain claimed that the one thing propelling the South into Civil War was an addiction to the romantic novels of Sir Walter Scott. It was an era when usually observed rules of knightly - or at least g...
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:51:27
5. Where Do Words Get Their Meaning? An Intro to Etymology
Where Do Words Get Their Meaning? An Intro to Etymology
The word, "Language" comes from the Latin "lingular" meaning tongue. There are over 2,796 different languages on the planet with over 8,000 dialects. The Oxford English Dictionary has over 290,000 entries of words with over 616,500 word forms. Those are the facts, all right, but when you look pa...
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:44:16
6. An Easy Way to Clean Your Dog's Teeth
An Easy Way to Clean Your Dog's Teeth
Is your dog self-conscious about LOLing because his teeth aren't as white or his breath isn't as fresh as it should be? Well, turn up the volume on Rocky and Bullwinkle because self-confidence is just a waggily tail away. TBDB ("Typically Bad Dog Breath") really stands for Typically Bad Dog Bud...
Pets & Animals - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:51:33
7. From Beowulf to Chaucer: The Development of English Literature
From Beowulf to Chaucer: The Development of English Literature
From the time of the first Celtic settlements, up through the waxing and waning of Roman occupation, and on through the invasion by the Angles, Saxons and Jutes, life was a constant struggle on the ever-active battlegrounds of Great Britain. The seeds of Old English literature, as we know it, are...
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:45:05
8. Living In, Loving & Restoring a (Haunted) Historic Home
Living In, Loving & Restoring a (Haunted) Historic Home
Welcome to Orna Villa, my grand old southern Greek Revival home built by Dr. Alexander Means in 1820. I live here with the ghost of Toby Means, the good doctor's prodigal son. This is really a love story; how I fell in love with Orna Villa; how I came to learn about this belle of the south, my e...
Home & Garden - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:43:25
9. Monuments to Civilization
Monuments to Civilization
"The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World" is believed by many to be an authoritative list of ancient monuments -- and there are those who incorporate these sites on their "bucket list" of things to see in their lifetime. While the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World is a beautifully illustrated lis...
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:45:04
10. Thomas Jefferson: What History Books Don't Talk About
Thomas Jefferson: What History Books Don't Talk About
Thomas Jefferson, governor of Virginia, vice president under John Adams, founder of the University of Virginia and president of the United States from March 1801 to March 1809, was an architect, a naturalist, an agriculturalist, an inventor, a scientist and the first superintendent of the U.S. pa...
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:51:27
11. Cyberbullying: What's At Stake and What You Can Do About It
Cyberbullying: What's At Stake and What You Can Do About It
Cyberbullying is the use of technology to repeatedly harass, humiliate or threaten and, unlike other types of bullying, it is done before a wide audience. The scope of the problem is staggering. According to a study published by the Southern Poverty Law Center in the fall of 2010, between one-thi...
Culture & Society - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:53:22
12. The Huntington Library
The Huntington Library
The Huntington Library is a non-profit institution that was founded by Henry E, Huntington, a railroad baron who made his fortune at the turn of the 20th century. The Huntington Library complex consists of the Huntington Museum, Huntington Botanical Gardens and the Huntington Tea House that hosts...
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:51:33
13. Short Story - Behind The Berlin Wall
Short Story - Behind The Berlin Wall
The calendar may say it's September 3, 1971, but then, it also has a picture of the Eifel Tower on it, and this isn't Paris. To me, every morning is the morning of August 12, 1961. I can see myself fumbling through a fog of sleep. I watch myself as I slip out of bed so as not to wake my husband. ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:41:21
14. Top 10 Billionaires in the World
Top 10 Billionaires in the World
It is important to make the distinction between "wealth" and "income." Wealth is the accumulated value of all the assets a person owns (cash, real estate, stocks, etc.) less the amount of debt the person has. Income is how much money a person earns from working -- but also from things such as di...
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:44:16
15. Ben Jonson and Shakespeare
Ben Jonson and Shakespeare
On Poet-Ape Poor Poet-Ape, that would be thought our chief, Whose works are e'en the frippery of wit, From brokerage is become so bold a thief, As we, the robbed, leave rage and pity it. At first he made low shifts, would pick and glean, Buy the reversion of old lays, now grown To a little...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:45:05
16. First Ladies of the United States
First Ladies of the United States
The wife of the President of the United States is commonly referred to today as the "First Lady." That title is not official, but rather a matter of custom. The term was coined by President Zachary Taylor in his eulogy for Dorothea "Dolley" Madison in 1849, although it did not immediately catch o...
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:45:04
17. Earthquake Patterns: Do Earthquakes Relieve Stress or Reposition It?
Earthquake Patterns: Do Earthquakes Relieve Stress or Reposition It?
The pursuit of accurate and effective earthquake prediction has led to major discoveries being made in the study of earthquakes that challenge the commonly accepted beliefs regarding how, when and why earthquakes happen when they do. It used to be believed that a major earthquake relieved stress...
Education - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:41:20
18. Soulcatcher by Charles Johnson: A Tribute to Literary Form
Soulcatcher by Charles Johnson: A Tribute to Literary Form
Soulcatcher, by Charles Johnson is a collection of twelve autarkic stories about slavery written in one month's time, which collectively represent a tribute to literary form. Johnson, in his book 'Oxherding Tale' discusses his appreciation for the specific meanings and effects various literary fo...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:43:26
19. Maireid Sullivan: The Voice of an Angel, an Irish Lullaby
Maireid Sullivan: The Voice of an Angel, an Irish Lullaby
Mairid Sullivan is a singer, songwriter, dancer, poet, author and filmmaker who was born on a farm in the township of Bantry Bay, West Cork, Ireland. She has been singing Irish folksongs since she was a little girl and her deep commitment to Celtic culture and heritage richly imbues her music. W...
Music - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:44:42
20. How The Level of Unemployment is Calculated
How The Level of Unemployment is Calculated
The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) prepares the report of how many Americans are unemployed each month. Contrary to what many believe, this number is not pulled from the number of active unemployment insurance claims. Many unemployed people have exhausted the...
Business & Work - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:44:16
21. Gifts for the Oscar Wilde Fan
Gifts for the Oscar Wilde Fan
"Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account." "The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast." These are examples of the witicisms of Oscar Wilde, poet, playwright, author and lecturer whose rich and dramatic portrayals of the human condition came d...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:43:23
22. Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS)
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a disorder that is caused by bone marrow dysfunction. It can occur de nuvo (newly) or secondary (as a result of a treatment for another disease, such as cancer). Indications of MDS are a low red and white blood cell count and low a platelet count where bleeding ...
Healthy Living - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:44:16
23. Evolution of the Grand Canyon
Evolution of the Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon has been called the most instructive exposition of geology in the world; a natural wonder that eloquently speaks to us of profound connections in time and space and an awesome spectacle of nature's grandeur unequaled anywhere else on earth. Scientist and layman alike are awed at ...
Education - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:54:26
24. Dorian Gray and the Lives of Oscar Wilde
Dorian Gray and the Lives of Oscar Wilde
"To see my soul!" muttered Dorian Gray, starting up from the sofa and turning almost white with fear." The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde was first published as a serial in Lippicott's Magazine in 1890 and published in book form with additional chapters, some editing,[1] and a preface the...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:44:16
25. American Civil War Facts You May Not Know
American Civil War Facts You May Not Know
Studying the Civil War in a typical American history classroom, a student will most likely take away the impression that the War Between the States, as it is still referred to in many southern states, was fought almost exclusively in the southern United States. In fact, military raids took place ...
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:41:21
26. The Future of NASA and the Mission to Mars
The Future of NASA and the Mission to Mars
When President Obama announced his new long-term plan for the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) in 2010, what most of the public heard from the news media was that the President was scrapping NASA and giving up on space. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth and many...
Education - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:41:20
27. Our Vegetarian Culture
Our Vegetarian Culture
The literature of a society is made up of narratives that not only evidence how they see themselves -- who they are and who they want to be, but also who they are not. Simply put, a narrative "recounts a story, a series of events in a temporal sequence ... [that] structure the meanings by which c...
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:42:22
28. Plough Monday
Plough Monday
There's a lot that can seem strange about this very old holiday that dates back to the Middle Ages in England and continues to this day. It is a festive holiday primarily celebrated in the northern faming communities of northern England that celebrates getting back to work (resuming ploughing) af...
Holidays & Celebrations - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:41:21
29. Care of the Puppy: Your Pup's First Year
Care of the Puppy: Your Pup's First Year
We rescued Charlie just as he was being taken to the animal shelter. He was just eight weeks old. There is no greater joy than a puppy and, as a man named Gene Hill once said, "whoever said that money can't buy happiness, forgot about little puppies."
Pets & Animals - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:43:26
30. Rescue Animals - No Better Friend
Rescue Animals - No Better Friend
It all started in Cozumel, Mexico in 1999. A little white dog with caramel-colored spots was sitting outside a sidewalk cafe, hoping someone would notice her and give her something to eat ... I saw this little dog demurely sitting on the sidewalk, watching all the people in the cafe eating. I co...
Pets & Animals - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:41:20
31. Tour the World on Horseback
Tour the World on Horseback
There is an elite group of equestrian vacation specialist that can give horse lovers of all experience levels the most unforgettable horseback riding experience of a lifetime. From Kenya to Canada and New Zealand to New Whales - anywhere in the world you have in your mind (or heart) to experience...
Travel & Places - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:41:21
32. Anticentrism: Examining the Rhetoric of Carnivorism
Anticentrism: Examining the Rhetoric of Carnivorism
Rhetoric is a term that has a wide variety of overlapping meanings with a long history of evolving applications. What began in the fifth century B.C.E. as the study of persuasive speaking has evolved into an art of communication that gives access to knowledge and agency to ideas. Whatever form rh...
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:42:19
33. Atlantis: Fact or Fiction
Atlantis: Fact or Fiction
The lost continent of Atlantis has haunted imaginations of mankind for more than two millennia. Its location - even its existence - has been a subject of considerable controversy. The first documented mention of it was provided by Plato, the Greek philosopher who lived from 427 - 327 B.C.E. Sinc...
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:41:21
34. In Pursuit of Dark Matter
In Pursuit of Dark Matter
All the stars, lose gas and other known matter float on an invisible sea of unkwon material called "dark matter." It acts as a gravitational anchor for galaxies and galaxy clusters. No one knows what the material consists of, but it is believed that dark matter consists of an altogether unknown t...
Education - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:42:22
35. Short Story - Quel Dommage
Short Story - Quel Dommage
Q-u-e-l d-o-m-m-a-g-e. I've been traveling through France for three months and have taken to collecting little French phrases I like the sound of. I carefully placed that one in my journal this afternoon - c-e-t-t-e a-p-r--s m-i-d-i. Everything sounds so much sweeter in French - as though spoken ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:43:26
36. Short Story - My Mother's Closet
Short Story - My Mother's Closet
"So we grew together, Like to a double Cherry, seeming parted, But yet a union in partition; Two lovely berries moulded on one stem." William Shakespeare A Midsummer Night's Dream --------------------- My love is strengthen'd, though more weak in seeming; I love not less, though less the show ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:44:16
37. Magnificent Greenhouses of Longwood Gardens
Magnificent Greenhouses of Longwood Gardens
The land on which Longwood Gardens is located was purchased from the Lenni Lenape Tribe by William Penn, the Quaker who founded Pennsylvania, who, in 1700, sold it to another Quaker family named Peirce to be used as a farm. It was Samuel and Joshua Peirce who built the first arboretum on the prop...
Home & Garden - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:45:04
38. Library of Congress
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the largest repository of knowledge and creativity in the world. It was originally established in 1800 as a small research library for the newly formed Congress of the United States to assist them lawmaking activities but it was burned down by the British in the War of ...
Books, Poetry & Writing - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:41:21
39. Great Board Games to Bring Back Family Game Night
Great Board Games to Bring Back Family Game Night
Have you been wondering how to unglue your child from his video game or her iPod? Try giving the gift of "family together time" this Christmas by starting the tradition of "family game night." Gathering the family around the dinner table once a week for an evening playing a board game or playing...
Hobbies, Games & Toys - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:51:26
40. Shakespeare's Theatre: The Globe
Shakespeare's Theatre: The Globe
In the latter part of the 1570s, Shakespeare's theatrical troupe, The Lord Chamberlain's Men performed plays in London's theatrical district, just north of the old London city wall on Bishopsgate, near the Bedlam Insane Asylum. The Theatre -- that is, the building --was built in 1576 by James Bu...
Culture & Society - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:43:25

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