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The Great Gatsby's Self-Help Contract For Success

The Great Gatsby's Self-Help Contract For Success

When I read biographies, autobiographies, or management articles and textbooks, I'm always impressed by one commonality among all successful people: they all set goals. I suppose all normal human beings do that every day; they ... ......[Read More]
Culture, Languages & Customs of German Immigrants in the 1800s

Culture, Languages & Customs of German Immigrants in the 1800s

German immigrants began to arrive in the United States in the mid- to late 1800s. Political upheaval, religious freedom and a search for a better life was the driving force for most families as they made the voyage across the Atlantic. Most German immigrants settled around industrial areas and many ......[Read More]
Divorce & Families in Filipino Culture

Divorce & Families in Filipino Culture

The family unit is considered one of the most important social structures of Philippine culture. So strong in fact, that Filipinos believe they must live up to their family's expectations, lest they bring shame -- known natively as "hiya" -- upon their close relatives. According to the Family Code o......[Read More]
List of Lok Sabha Seats

List of Lok Sabha Seats

Lok Sabha, also called the House of the People, is one of the two houses of the Indian Parliament. It is the elected house, consisting of no more than 552 seats. Similar to the United States House of Representatives, the number of representatives per state is equal in proportion to the population of......[Read More]
Guide to Identifying Arrowheads

Guide to Identifying Arrowheads

Native American arrowheads exist as evidence of the technology and presence of tribal life. Searching for, finding and identifying a Native American arrowhead can be a difficult process. Knowing where to look and what to look for takes practice. Following a basic guide and identification process can......[Read More]
Similarities Between Capitalism and Mercantilism

Similarities Between Capitalism and Mercantilism

Mercantilism and capitalism share similarities as they are both economic and political philosophies of wealth creation. But in terms of political outlook, these economic theories diverge widely. Capitalism is an evolution of the mercantilist philosophy; it incorporates ideals that were absent in mer......[Read More]
Tools for Wax Seals

Tools for Wax Seals

Wax seals have served like signatures on written correspondance for centuries, and were even mentioned in the Bible. Wax seals fell out of common usage as literacy rates grew and after the sealing envelope was invented in the 19th Century. In the 2000s, wax seals are commonly seen as archaic but can......[Read More]
Cultural Differences That Influence Occupational Performance

Cultural Differences That Influence Occupational Performance

Culture has a profound impact on employees' occupational performance. It governs their conduct inside the work environment and sets standards that every employee is bound to follow. This builds quality and excellence to the organization and strengthens the core values and competencies in employees. ......[Read More]
About the Penobscot Indians

About the Penobscot Indians

The Penobscot Indian Nation is an indigenous people of Maine. They played a significant role in the settlement of French and English colonizers and were fierce adversaries of nearby tribes. In 1973, the Penobscot were one of the first Native American tribes to establish organized gambling on their r......[Read More]
How to Find an LDS Church Ward

How to Find an LDS Church Ward

According to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 2010 statistical report, there were over 14 million Mormons in 28,660 wards at the end of 2010. Wards divide Mormons into geographical areas for group events, meetings and other community activities. Mormons moving to a new location will n......[Read More]
Connecticut Monuments

Connecticut Monuments

The state of Connecticut rests on the eastern coast of the United States between New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and the Atlantic Ocean. Along with abundant natural scenic beauty that includes miles of coastline and state forest land, the state is also rich in history and monuments. Connecticu......[Read More]
The Leading Provider Of Background Check Services

The Leading Provider Of Background Check Services

When hiring someone to look after your family, such as a nanny, a home helper or a nurse, it goes without saying that you must do the research in order to protect your loved ones ... ......[Read More]
Affluent Page Presents Rejuvenate the Spirit

Affluent Page Presents Rejuvenate the Spirit

North of Los Angeles, in the shadows of the Topa Topa Mountains, the experience of a lifetime awaits. The Ojai Valley Inn and Spa, a central California coastal landmark, which received a $90 million facelift ... ......[Read More]
Family Centered Care Is Gaining Popularity in Canada

Family Centered Care Is Gaining Popularity in Canada

Life should never be a burden at any stage of life. It should be full of joy. But when life becomes a burden, it can lead to depression. Senior citizens find it tough to lead ... ......[Read More]
Retirement Hobbies - Living the Dream

Retirement Hobbies - Living the Dream

Retirement is the best time to do all the things that you have been dreaming of doing throughout your life. The tropical island of Sri Lanka offers the perfect setting in which to enjoy a ... ......[Read More]
Moving to Italy: How to Blend In Well With the Country's Culture

Moving to Italy: How to Blend In Well With the Country's Culture

Great weather, wine, and fine people--these are just some of the many reasons why moving to Italy sounds like a good plan. Let's not forget too that there could be better study and work opportunities ... ......[Read More]
How Shamanism Works

How Shamanism Works

What Is Shamanism?Shamanism is a set of traditional beliefs and practices that deal with communicating with the spirit world. Shamanism is widely practiced by hunter-gatherer tribes like Native American Indians of the Plains or by agricultural tribes. One who practices Shamanism is called.........[Read More]
The Traditional Dress of Karnataka, India

The Traditional Dress of Karnataka, India

Karnataka is large state in southwest India. Its rich culture is reflected in its traditional attire, which features locally handmade special garments such as the angavastram, lungi and sari, which is also spelled saree.......[Read More]
What Are the Threats to African Elephants?

What Are the Threats to African Elephants?

African elephants continue to decrease in numbers despite efforts by global wildlife organizations to protect them and their habitat. They are on the endangered species list, and their numbers are declining at an alarming rate. Illegal markets for ivory and bushmeat used to be the main causes for el......[Read More]
The Advantages of Diversity in a Classroom

The Advantages of Diversity in a Classroom

Exploring diversity in the classroom teaches students to have an open mind.black and white 53 image by Nathalie P from Fotolia.comIncluding the exploration of diversity in your educational plan can open your students' minds to all the world has to offer. Even though it can be difficult at.........[Read More]