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There are many unique and fun Halloween costumes out there, but some of them can be culturally insensitive. One type of costumes that have come under fire recently are Native American outfits. Many Native Americans feel that people are not dressing up to honor their culture, but are instead making... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2014 at Benefits-Of-Water
Rycken Family's Island in New York The Rikers, originally the Rycken family, were a prominent Dutch family that settled in colonial New York in 1638. During the Civil War the island was used by the Union Army as a training ground for African American soldiers preparing to fight the Confederate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Benefits-Of-Water
Almost everyone sees his or her hair start greying at some point. Most people associate going grey with getting old, but that isn't always the case. Some people will notice grey hairs as early as their 20s, while others may be well into their 50s before they notice any kind... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Benefits-Of-Water
Tropical storm and hurricane season for the Eastern Pacific region typically begins May 15th and runs through November 30th. During the 2013 Eastern Pacific Basin hurricane season alone, there were 18 named storms, including eight that later became hurricanes. The difference between tropical storms and hurricanes (including major hurricanes) has... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2014 at Benefits-Of-Water
Electricity plays a big part in our daily lives. You use it every day yet you probably don't really know where it comes from or how it gets there -- you may just pay your monthly energy bill and not even question it. You may think your town is on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2014 at Benefits-Of-Water
Officially known as the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination, the CPA exam is comprised of the required knowledge necessary for a person to become a certified public accountant. A person holding the CPA designation stands to make 5-10% more money than bookkeepers and those who hold just an accounting degree.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2014 at Benefits-Of-Water
Some roam the desert at night, searching for prey to sink their fangs into. Others lurk in webs, waiting for unsuspecting insects to blunder to their deaths. Regardless of how they hunt, all sorts of fascinating spiders call Arizona home. Funnel-web Spider Because they're slender and small--just a quarter-inch long--funnel-web... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2014 at Benefits-Of-Water
If you're planning a visit to Africa, prepare for that visit by taking a few precautions before you go. This involves guarding your health with the necessary vaccinations that can save your life. Taking the proper precautions now will help you enjoy your visit and prevent the common pitfalls associated... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2014 at Benefits-Of-Water
When using cleaning supplies, most products are relatively safe. Unfortunately, due to the accidents that do sometimes occur, janitorial and cleaning occupation work is listed by the US Labor Department as one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Understanding the hazards of chemical cleaning supplies, using the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Benefits-Of-Water
Home offices have the tendency to lose function when they are cluttered and disorganized. It is much more difficult to find what we need in a home office that is not in order. Clutter also has a tendency to over stimulate us, which stresses us out more and makes it... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2014 at Benefits-Of-Water
If you like to make your own repairs around the house, you might enjoy having a high-quality manual caulking gun. Caulk can be used to seal up practically any gap in your home and eliminate drafts, but it can be difficult to apply in certain areas. Simply put, using caulk... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at Benefits-Of-Water
Many of us find ourselves in homes that are disorganized and overtaken by clutter. Clutter can drain a person's energy, and make them feel stressed in their home and in many other areas of their lives. On the other hand, reducing clutter by storing belongings in an organized fashion will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at Benefits-Of-Water
A frac tank is a mobile steel storage tank mainly used in the oil and gas industries. The word "frac" comes from hydraulic fracturing, a process that allows natural gas to flow from shale into a production well. A mixture of water, sand and other additives is pumped at high... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at Benefits-Of-Water
If you suffer from an alcohol, narcotic, or drug addiction, and are ready to begin your steps to recovery, you may find that you feel ashamed asking for the help you need. This may be because you have gone to great lengths to shield your addiction from your friends, family... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at Benefits-Of-Water
If you are looking for ways to upgrade and enhance your yard, you may be considering building your own gazebo. A gazebo may sound at first like a formal addition to your yard, but they can be built from a wide variety of building plans and with the built-in features... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at Benefits-Of-Water
Perforated metal panels are metal sheets with holes punched through them to create a specified pattern. Versatile and aesthetic, perforated metal panels can be used for a variety of functions, including enclosures, furniture, walkways, building façades, ceilings, and grating. In this article we will examine the various functional, architectural, and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at Benefits-Of-Water
As an integral fuel and energy source for societies around the world, oil has shaped social and political debates in the United States for more than a century and a half, ever since it was first tapped in Titusville, Pennsylvania on August 27, 1859. The United States far and away... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at Benefits-Of-Water
If you or someone you know is a serious coffee lover, then you understand that great coffee does not stop at quality beans; it includes the right coffee maker that can brew, drip or press your favorite coffee grounds. Below is a list of the best coffee makers for serious... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Benefits-Of-Water
The harpsichord has been played for audiences since the Middle Ages. The instrument evolved in the 16th Century, principally through the efforts of Jacques Champion de Chambonnières, who was known as the first harpsichordist to the French king. It is often associated with the French baroque style of music. Built... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at Benefits-Of-Water
As a business owner, whether large or small, you are sure to have commercial contractors that you rely on to provide you with internal and external services. This could be anything from facilities and maintenance to inventory delivery or products and services that you require for your day-to-day operations. When... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Benefits-Of-Water
The Great Recession of 2009 not only impacted the economic well-being of the country, but also took its toll on the budgets of various states. States hardest hit by the recession include California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Virginia. The problems shared by these states include rising Medicaid... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Benefits-Of-Water
Medical malpractice blights the good reputation of hospitals and doctors, and patients who have been wronged often feel compelled to file a lawsuit. Patients who feel their doctor did not properly treat them can speak to an attorney to discuss their case, and determine if the doctor acted appropriately. Medical... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2013 at Benefits-Of-Water
Since the dawn of the written word, certain individuals have dazzled the literary world with their artistic abilities, as expressed through the formation of words and sentences. Though many want to become prolific writers, few actually achieve their dream. While an individual's drive and dedication to writing are important, the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2013 at Benefits-Of-Water
Plastic surgeries are broken down into two categories: non-surgical procedures and surgical procedures. Non-surgical procedures consist of treatments that do not require anesthesia. Typically, these are your fillers, injectables, and laser treatments. Surgical procedures, such as a breast augmentation or a facelift, require anesthesia and have longer recovery times. Here... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Benefits-Of-Water
Smoking is a bad but common habit. NBC News reports that approximately 45 million Americans smoke; this accounts for 1 in 5 people. Many smokers try to quit, but quitting isn't easy. It takes an average of 3 to 5 attempts and is more difficult for people who have depression... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2013 at Benefits-Of-Water