Candle Clocks – History and Purpose

Candle clocks are one of the ways that ancient people attempted to use natural phenomenon to keep accurate record of the time during the day. They consist of a long thin candle, which is marked at even intervals. When the candle is lit it burns down at a relatively steady pace, and by keeping track
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Kitchen Appliances – Benefits of Buying Online

When you want to buy new kitchen appliances, whether because you move to a new home or you’re simply renovating, you have quite a big task in front of you. There are many different kitchen appliances that you can buy, from the big ones to the smallest gadgets and you need to know exactly what
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Where IS The World’s Largest Neon Sign?

Where is this giant sign? It is right where it should be. There is only one logical place in this country where it could be. No, it isn’t in New York City. A neon sign this size needs plenty of room. It also has to advertise someplace that is popular enough so that this gigantic
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Carmine "Lilo" Galante – The Cigar

He was as vicious as Mafia boss Vito Genovese, as ambitious as Vito Genovese, and he was deeply involved in the heroin business as was Vito Genovese. However, Carmine “The Cigar” Galante, would not die of natural causes as did Vito Genovese (albeit in prison). Instead, Galante was murdered in one of the most memorable
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Mobile Devices: 8 Hazards Resulting From Excessive Use

Have you noticed that no matter where you go nowadays mobile devices are clearly visible in literally everyone’s hands? Have you ever tried to have a conversation with someone only to find their body language reflects their desire to engage more with their Smartphone or computer notepad than with you? How long do you usually
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Engaging Students in Learning – Tips and Ideas

A brain-based classroom is one in which students are actively engaged in learning. What exactly does it mean for students to be actively engaged? It certainly is not having students complete worksheets, answer basic questions, or take notes of a lecture. Take a minute to think about the definitions of these two words. The word
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