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How to Find Your Family History in New York

How to Find Your Family History in New York

It is almost impossible to trace a family line without having some information on ancestors. Even those who possess extensive knowledge of lineage may not be guaranteed to find accessible information. Careful research is required to establish a family tree, and it still may take years to fit the puz......[Read More]
Define Zeitgeist

Define Zeitgeist

The word Zeitgeist means "spirit of the times." Although it has become part of the cultural construct of many nations, the origins of the word are German. Dating back to the time of the German Romantics, the word can indeed be translated as "spirit of the times." The original German word carries, ho......[Read More]
Native American Gifting Customs

Native American Gifting Customs

The value of passing items and ideas to other generations is important to Native Americans. Almost every sacred ceremony involves the use of plant material and hand-made objects. A large number of the designs found on baskets and quilts today are traditional. It is a tradition to keep gifts in the f......[Read More]
The History of Beading

The History of Beading

Beading is a craft that uses small beads to create an item for decoration or to be worn. Beading has been popular at various times throughout history. The first "beads" were made by cavemen as far back as 38,000 B.C. They used stones and the bones and teeth of animals. Beaded jewelry has a variety o......[Read More]
What Are the Differences Between Fascism & Marxism?

What Are the Differences Between Fascism & Marxism?

Fascism and Marxism are often confused because they appeared as political philosophies at roughly the same point in history and some 20th century governments mixed socialist and fascist rhetoric. In a way, though, fascism and Marxism are opposites. Both philosophies call for a strong central governm......[Read More]
Types of Silat

Types of Silat

SilatChinese Kongfu image by huaxiadragon from Fotolia.comSilat is a single name for all the different fighting styles found in the Indonesian archipelago. The ancestor of all these styles was developed in Sumatra, but the style changed as it spread from island to island. One of the.........[Read More]
Chinese Culture Etiquette

Chinese Culture Etiquette

Chinese culture is full of different customs and etiquette in regards to business, giving greetings, dining, giving gifts, keeping distances, gestures and facial expressions. It's important to know about some of them.......[Read More]
What Are the Jewish Feasts?

What Are the Jewish Feasts?

God appointed seven feasts for the Jews in the 23rd and 25th chapters of Leviticus. The feasts remind the Jews of their heritage and promises of blessings to come. The feasts fall on different dates each year because they follow the Jewish lunar calendar rather than the Gregorian solar calendar. Fea......[Read More]
Difference Between Deism & Theism

Difference Between Deism & Theism

Human beings are curious creatures who have wondered about the existence and nature of god. People have turned to many different philosophies and religious views in their quest for answers. Theism and deism offer seekers widely different views about the nature of the divine.......[Read More]
Grants for Music Instruments

Grants for Music Instruments

If you run a school band or after-school music group, the cost of buying instruments can be a great frustration. It's fun to be able to inspire young people to make music and to improve their skills, but for kids just trying something out, it isn't practical to ask them to invest in an instrument th......[Read More]
THE CULTURE of HALLOWEEN

THE CULTURE of HALLOWEEN

Halloween is a traditional festival in western countries which is explained that the eve of all saint day in dictionary. October 31st was the eve of the Celtic new year. The present-day Irish, Welsh and ... ......[Read More]
How do I Plan a Substance Abuse Event Conference?

How do I Plan a Substance Abuse Event Conference?

Planning an event conference requires a good mind for details and the ability to create and maintain a schedule long before the conference takes place. Ideally, the first thing you should do is form a committee and appoint committee chairpersons who will be responsible for their committee items. The......[Read More]
Now Give The Best Bar Mitzvah Bash With the Assistance Of Event Planners

Now Give The Best Bar Mitzvah Bash With the Assistance Of Event Planners

Events for traditional festivals are quite special everywhere and always require the special attention of all those who are a part of the event. If it is a major event that will be celebrated on ... ......[Read More]
What Is the Difference Between the French & Italian Fleur De Lis?

What Is the Difference Between the French & Italian Fleur De Lis?

Extending as far back as Mesopotamian times, the fleur de lis, or stylized lily flower, has close links with the country of France, and more esoterically, with the Italian city of Florence. The differences between the two fleur de lis can be found in their design, usage, as well as historical origin......[Read More]
Use Vintage Prints As Gift and Show

Use Vintage Prints As Gift and Show

Talking about to gift someone or to use the vintage prints as a decorative piece, the very first question that comes into the mind is: what is the use of it? And the simplest answer ... ......[Read More]
How to Reclaim Civil Discourse

How to Reclaim Civil Discourse

When exchanging ideas, especially in heated topics like politics, it can become a challenge to keep to the rules of civil debate. Emotions can run high when discussing political philosophy, as many identify themselves with their core principles. Pundits, politicians and media correspondents can ofte......[Read More]
How to Make Excellent Homemade Waffles

How to Make Excellent Homemade Waffles

For Sunday brunch, Saturday breakfast or as a quick late-night dinner, waffles are delicious and beg to be garnished with syrup, fruit, berries and cream. Whisking will incorporate air into the batter, and the beaten egg whites will keep it light.

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Children's Arts & Crafts on Black History

Children's Arts & Crafts on Black History

February, Black History Month, is an opportune time for children to study the timeline of black history, the lifestyle of blacks in the 1800s, and famous African-Americans. Craft activities encourage children to develop each topic and their attitudes toward it. The products of children's efforts sho......[Read More]
Video: How to Speak Basic Japanese

Video: How to Speak Basic Japanese

Video Transcript I'm teaching you practical Japanese, which you can start using today. I moved out here seven years ago from Osaka, Japan. I studied linguistics when I was in college, and I've been tutoring from students to adults who are travelling to Japan, and I've been working as a.........[Read More]
Changes in Music in American History

Changes in Music in American History

The history of American music can be traced through a series of innovations on the traditions of music from throughout the world. Indeed, due to the unique nature of the melting pot of cultures that has existed throughout American history, changes in music for the entire world have origins in Ameri......[Read More]