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What Are the Two Sects in Islam?

What Are the Two Sects in Islam?

Among the numerous Islamic sects, Sunni and Shia Islam are the majority, with Sunnis in the largest sect. According to the website Facts and Details, as of 2009, just over 84 percent of Muslims worldwide are Sunnis, and Shiite Muslims account for just over 15 percent of Muslims. The split between Su......[Read More]
What Contributions Did African Americans Make During WWI?

What Contributions Did African Americans Make During WWI?

When the United States entered World War I in 1917, it was still a deeply segregated society. Blacks suffered grave prejudices throughout the country, and even in areas where they were not actively persecuted, the were treated as second-class citizens. World War I brought them a chance to prove thei......[Read More]
Native American Dance History

Native American Dance History

Rhythmic, soul-enriching dance lives deeply within the heart of the Native-American culture. Unlike modern-day existence, where dance may be viewed simply as exercise or fun, the indigenous cultures of North America spent thousands of years embracing dance as a vital realization of life itself. The ......[Read More]
The History of Ancient Egyptian Furniture

The History of Ancient Egyptian Furniture

The culture and treasures of ancient Egypt continue to be a source of mystery and fascination. Ancient Egyptian artisans were not only skilled sculptors and goldsmiths; they were also renowned for woodworking and furniture making.......[Read More]
Track List for "Dance Evolution" for the Xbox

Track List for "Dance Evolution" for the Xbox

"DanceEvolution," which is known as "DanceMasters" in North America, is an Xbox 360 dancing game that uses the Xbox Kinect to track your movements as you mirror the dancing characters on the screen. The game includes 30 different dance tracks that the game separates into five dif......[Read More]
How to Do the Dances From "Pride & Prejudice"

How to Do the Dances From "Pride & Prejudice"

The dances featured in the 1995 BBC/A&E production of "Pride and Prejudice" were English country dances. Various moves were part of different dances, but there is a general pattern to dances performed in Regency Era assembly halls. Dance callers at assemblies would usually call two dances in the sam......[Read More]
Alternative Print Media for News

Alternative Print Media for News

Lots of magazines and other publications fall under the category of alternative media.different magazines studio isolated on white image by dinostock from Fotolia.comThe alternative media is growing as more and more people turn their attention away from the mainstream media and pay more.........[Read More]
Monks in the 21st Century

Monks in the 21st Century

Monasticism developed in many of the world's major religions. The idea of isolating oneself from the temptations of the world to devote one's life to prayer or contemplation was seen as a way to achieve salvation, according to Catholic or Eastern Orthodox views, or liberation from karma, as perceive......[Read More]
Eligibility Requirements for Heating Assistance in New York

Eligibility Requirements for Heating Assistance in New York

Home heating in New York is crucial during the winter months.chemin??e image by thierry planche from Fotolia.comIn states like New York, heating assistance programs are essential due the long winters. For low-income residents of New York, utility bills can sometimes take up a.........[Read More]
How to Pass the Color Barrier

How to Pass the Color Barrier

Racism is a reality of many a society. Judgment based on the color of one's skin has impeded scores of talented and worthy individuals from demonstrating their aptitude. Yet America has recently seen the demolition of a longstanding color barrier -- President Obama's election marked the first time a......[Read More]
States With the Largest Native American Populations

States With the Largest Native American Populations

With over 500 federally recognized tribes throughout the United States, it may make sense to picture Native Americans as being distributed in a fairly even manner throughout the country. The opposite is true, however: according to the 2000 U.S. Census, 11 states combined contain 62 percent of the to......[Read More]
Western Artists are Inconsistent in their Criticism of Religion

Western Artists are Inconsistent in their Criticism of Religion

In the mostly secular West there is a very strong tradition of rebellion and irreverence among creative people. Most visual artists, writers and performers are atheists or agnostic. And if they are religious it's pretty ... ......[Read More]
Roman Monuments in Tarraconensis

Roman Monuments in Tarraconensis

Hispania Tarraconensis was one of only three Spanish provinces occupied by the Roman Empire. This province ran along the Mediterranean coast, from the Pyrenees Mountains to the Bay of Biscay, and include some of the Spanish plateau. Tarraconensis was a source of timber, cinnabar, pottery, marble, wi......[Read More]
Village Behind the Mountain

Village Behind the Mountain

Only minutes out of Lijang town the road starts climbing dramatically. A few tight turns with increasingly precipitous drops and the sealed road turns to rock and dust. We are climbing the southern flank of ... ......[Read More]
What Were Some Rights Gained or Lost in the Colonial Assembly?

What Were Some Rights Gained or Lost in the Colonial Assembly?

The colonial assemblies established numerous precedents for the U.S. Bill of Rights and the Constitution. These assemblies, though different from colony to colony, provided early Americans with a degree of local representation they could not have enjoyed in England. Moreover, many freedoms---includi......[Read More]
Asian Wedding Are A Dream Come True For Many Who Want A Wedding That Celebrates Culture, Tradition A

Asian Wedding Are A Dream Come True For Many Who Want A Wedding That Celebrates Culture, Tradition A

More and more people are opting to have Asian weddings. This is because they seem like such relaxed affairs. Yes there are a lot of rules and things to think about, but overall Asian weddings ... ......[Read More]
Trivia About Washington

Trivia About Washington

The state of Washington is the most Northwestern state in the contiguous United States. As of the 2010 census, the state population was nearly 7 million. The state has an abundance of national parks, forests and wildlife refuges. The largest city in the state is Seattle, which has a metropolitan pop......[Read More]
Wedding dress story: how is it originated?

Wedding dress story: how is it originated?

On the big day, the brides always wear gorgeous wedding dress, which has becomes a custom. The wedding gown helps make the beautiful bridal more lovely, and left the unforgotten wedding another beautiful scenery. When ... ......[Read More]
Differences in Greek & Romanesque Architectures

Differences in Greek & Romanesque Architectures

Although the Romans borrowed heavily from Greek architecture, they had developed their own distinct style by the fifth century B.C. Each of the two styles has distinct differences. The Greeks implemented building orders called Doric, Ionic and Corinthian, with most all buildings being square with tr......[Read More]
Rituals of the Crow Indian Tribe

Rituals of the Crow Indian Tribe

The Crow are a Plains Indian tribe, so many of their rituals are similar to those of their neighbors, including the Blackfoot, Cheyenne and the Plains Cree. According to the Native American Facts for Kids website, the Crow -- or "Apsaalooke" as they call themselves and which translates as "children ......[Read More]