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Advantages & Disadvantages of Studying English

Advantages & Disadvantages of Studying English

English is a language that is spoken around the world. It is the official language of the United States, England and Australia, but it is often spoken in other countries as well. There are many advantages to learning how to speak English, but it is a challenging process. It may be the most difficu......[Read More]
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]
Middle Kingdom Monuments

Middle Kingdom Monuments

The Middle Kingdom refers to the period in Egyptian history spanning from B.C. 2040 until 1640. After a period of war and chaos, the Middle Kingdom was something of a renaissance period. A building boom throughout this period resulted in the construction of many monuments, although the use of inferi......[Read More]
What Does It Mean to Be a Woman?

What Does It Mean to Be a Woman?

Simone De Beauvoir, a french feminist famously wrote "One is not born a woman: one becomes a woman" in The Second Sex. In this statement she gets at the heart of the concept of 'woman' as a socially-constructed category rather than a biological one and these ideas shape much of today's thinking as t......[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]
Subliminal Messages in Media

Subliminal Messages in Media

Subliminal messaging in media is a subject of some controversy. It raises questions as to if media is geared with subtle messages to influence the subconscious mind and, thus, impel people toward specific decisions. Subliminal messages can appear in a movie at a theater, in the local news, in music ......[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]
IREO SKYON GURGAON

IREO SKYON GURGAON

At Ireo Skyon,at Gurgaon, the dynamics of living have undergone a revolutionary change. The buildings that seem to touch the sky comprise flats that defy the definition of the ultimate in luxury. The environs are ... ......[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]
USMC Emblem Characteristics

USMC Emblem Characteristics

The United States Marine Corps is a military service rich with tradition. Many everyday practices have roots in the history of the not just the United States Marine Corps, but the Marine tradition, stretching back to its British roots. The Eagle, Globe and Anchor is the official emblem of the United......[Read More]
Definition of Economic Development Indicators

Definition of Economic Development Indicators

Economic development indicators are crucial for determining the current state of the economy in a country and for predicting future economic developments. Four distinctive indicators are recognized by economists — leading, lagging, coincident and local indicators are crucial for deriving a con......[Read More]
Mythology Is Not What It Used To Be: Part One

Mythology Is Not What It Used To Be: Part One

Once upon a time, not all that long ago, a new academic pastime came to be - the study of the mythological beliefs of our ancient ancestors. Mythology was simple. Mythology was fiction, full stop. ... ......[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]
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]