Okay, class, put down your wands! Let's have a little Latin language lesson so we can better understand Harry Potter.
Every good sermon should have an introduction, a body, a life application, a Christological move and a conclusion.
Have you ever wondered, ‘How much does a helicopter cost?’. Me too. In fact, I’m sure lots of people have wondered about the cost of a Helicopter. So I decided to do some research, and then write this article to give people a realistic ball...
Placer gold hunters usually follow the age old gold prospecting rules by digging in waterways. Here, I share places that have yielded me gold that may not be so well known. Enjoy and good hunting!!
While spending a week vacationing in Indianapolis I found that between swimming in the hotel pool, visiting the Indy zoo and playing haunted laser tag I barely had time to search for local urban legends and haunted places. So being the OCD type person that I am, I put a halt to the leisure time fun and buckled down on some hardcore research my last three days in Indiana. With any luck, you the reader will find my discoveries as interesting as I have.
This is a discussion about the documented experiences of people being conscious of their surroundings while near death.
To hand your true love a rose is romantic. There was time when it was common place to deliver messages of endearment with roses. It is known as the language of roses.
As the “American City” expanded its industry, people began to pour into the city. Immigrants and people from the hinterlands moved to the city looking for a better life and more opportunities. In other words, they came to work. And as more people moved into the cities, the greater the demand was for living space close to their jobs. As a result, tenement buildings sprung up around the city. The owners of the tenements, in hopes of getting rich quick, built buildings cheaply and divided them in
Confused as to when you're supposed to use lay vs. lie? You're not alone. These two words have to be two of the more difficult ones to get correct all the time. Read this humorous hub to help you remember, and see if your brain has turned to Swiss cheese.
A jack o'lantern is a carved and lighted Halloween pumpkin. It's also a name for the mysterious light that reportedly appears near the surface of a wetland.
A discussion on the application of the nursing theory of Martha Roger's and a brief comparison to the nursing model of Betty Neuman.
Throughout history, redheads have been feared and revered, loathed and adored, degraded and exalted. Here's an amusing look at the myths, legends, and a photo gallery of famous redheads with insightful quotes about the head of red!
There are various ways to cook eggs. People might not know that the way they eat their eggs reveals a lot about them. See what it says about you.
We're sneaking up on the two-year anniversary of this series and I think that's fantastic....so join us as we continue to delve deeper into the craft of writing.
New gold prospectors have a problem on their first gold club outing. They've heard about panning for gold, and maybe how to use recovery equipment, but on claim arrival finding a spot is a new story.
When I meet someone for the first time, I always notice their eyes. Here are some cool Facts about People with Green Eyes.
The North Carolina Cemetery Survey is working to find all the unmarked graves in the state. North Carolina has more unmarked graves than almost all of the remainder of our nation.
The options on viewing birds and the pros and cons boils down to your own preference, but your vision will be clearer now with ideas on the subject.
Love 'em or not, squirrels can teach us eight important lessons about relationships, decision-making, finances, self-confidence, and more. What can we learn from these pesky, bushy-tailed rodents?
The science of artificial intelligence has embraced the art of writing and reporting with the founding of Narrative Science, a company that is pioneering the science of automatic writing. This article explains how it will have a dramatic impact on journalism as we know it.
The prison experience for women differs from that of men, mainly caused by separation from children. Still, small day-to-day acts of compassion can help ease the ongoing sense of despair and anguish.
Major plans are afoot to turn the Los Angeles drainage ditch into a real river. One section has already been restored and the city has funding for the rest. This could be a cool tourist spot soon.
Since the dawn of the aviation age, a new type of cloud has been appearing in our skies. Contrails, or condensation trails, are clouds that form in the wake of a passing aircraft at high altitude.
Mother Nature is repeating herself. Is she having senior moments? Losing her marbles? Learn more about plants and fungi that look like body parts: brains, fingers, toes, eyes, and private parts.
Through the eyes of world-famous big cat trainer and animal lover Alexander Lacey, here is a look at what it's like to work with lions and tigers.
When do you use "affect" vs" "effect"? Read for an explanation, plus examples and ways to remember when to use these confusing words.
Maneki Neko literally means “beckoning cat” and it represents a ceramic or china statuette with a raised paw.
Oobleck is a fun material made of cornstarch and water. It changes from a liquid to a solid when a force is applied and turns back into a liquid when the force is removed.
The popular writing series approaches three years of questions and answers. Are you a member of the Mailbag Club? If not, why not?
Are there atheists in the pulpit? More than you think. Some stay, some leave, some try to change what it means to believe, some start atheist churches. How will this affect religion?
Kidnapping is a global issue that many parts of the world have been facing for years now in Nigeria, the US, Mexico, and elsewhere. Learn more about this global issue.
Flamingos are fabulous—they are so beautiful and they have some very interesting behaviors, for example, their elaborate courtship dance.
Carl Sagan (1934-1996) envisioned a cosmic aim for humanity. Though humanity will not be the final species to go extinct, according to Sagan, the Earth is ours in the meantime.
Follow these quick and easy tips to make your sentences sound more professional and well-written. Anyone can follow these tips to be a better writer.
We've all experienced a short-term power outage, but what kind of problems would we have if the power was out for a week, or even longer? We depend on electricity for a lot more than lights and TV.
What would happen if every human being on Earth disappeared? How long would it take nature to recover from centuries of human activity? How much civilisation will able to stand the test of time?
Creating and writing Poetry doesn't have to be so complex. Here are seven tips to help demystify the process of writing verses.
John Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo unleashed a horrifying series of attacks on residents of the DC area and beyond. During their 3-week reign of terror, 10 people were killed and 3 critically injured.
What is that line down the middle of the steno pad book? Stenography or shorthand "steno" pads are explained in this article as well as why that line down center is there.
Are you struggling with plot ideas for your next bestselling novel? Look no further than copies of old newspapers. But be warned - you may end up with more story concepts than you could ever use.
This article is a guide to help you choose the right magazine for a personal gift or for a doctor's office waiting room.
Semicolons are the most misunderstood and misused of the punctuation marks. Learn some simple rules for using them... or avoiding them.
Some basic gold prospecting supplies are essential for large mining companies and the recreational gold miner. Dry washers are a type of equipment useful in the dry southwest, particularly Arizona.
Just in case 200+ odd facts weren't enough for you the first time, I have compiled another list, some possibly even stranger than before, but still true.
Laughter is a fairly common occurrence with humans. But this doesn't make understanding it any easier. We love to laugh so much there are entire industries built around it.
INFP is the introverted, intuitive, feeling, and perceiving Myers Briggs personality type. INFPs rely heavily on their intuition and are known for being both caring and complex people. Natural idealists, the INFP often incorporates perfectionism and...
Over 200 odd facts about science, sports, history and more that you and your friends probably don't already know!
What is life? What separates moss, trees, animals, bacteria and archaea from rocks, mountains and clouds? We explore the common features of all living things. These processes can be remembered by the mneumonic: Mrs. Gren
The merry tinkling of melodies from ice cream vans drew happy children from the neighbourhood but behind this pleasant scene lurked violence.
The health risks of meat production today can no longer be brushed under the carpet. Find out exactly what you put into your mouth.
Drew Sokol is a Christian pastor. Cory Markum is an outspoken atheist. How did this odd couple meet, and what is this project that they formed together? A project known as "Hinge."
Red Riding Hood is one of the classic fairy tales. Everybody knows it. Less known is powerful symbolism behind the story. Let's explore it through short summary!
Toilet paper is something we use every day, but how much do you know about it? You might be surprised at just how many fun facts there are to learn about it. See how many of these you already knew!
The F-18 Hornet is in the news. The many types of Hornets can be confusing. We break it down for you so you too can know your Hornets.
From man's earliest use of language, birds have inspired imagery, slang, symbols and surnames. Explore feathered figures of speech and flights of fancy -- and learn the origins of some common names.
Don't call them dumb (or tasty or juicy either). Get acquainted with the lessons that turkeys have to teach us about defining yourself, listening to your mother, and confidently strutting your stuff.