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A guide to protect your employees from hearing damage

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 Abigail Isaiah (December 16, 2012)  Loss of hearing is one of the largest occupational hazards suffered by employees. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) sought to reduce the risk of employees suffering damage to their hearing by providing directions regarding managing noise in the workplace. Unfortunately the Regulations are not adhered to as strongly as they should be. It is often the case that an employer .. (Humanities)

How To Find Great Canadian Magazines

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 Emily Lange (August 20, 2012)  Good reading material comes in many forms, and having a magazine subscription may help you enjoy the Canadian magazines that you love the most. You may stay up to date with your favorite outdoor, health, or fashion magazine, for example, without having to make an additional or unexpected trip to your local grocery or bookstore. Whether your selected magazines arrive weekly or bi-weekly, . (Humanities)

An Analysis of Great Expectations and the Novel of Sensation

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 Ben Wright (March 08, 2012)  Charles Dickens's Great Expectations (1860-61) shares a number of characteristics with the sensation genre of the 1860s. The novel was initially published serially, prompting Dickens to create exciting cliff-hangers at the end of each weekly instalment, thus keeping his readers in anticipation of the next part. This emphasis on suspense is a major feature of Great Expectations, as well .. (Humanities)

Kate Middleton: English Celebrity of 2011

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 Hery Anto (January 05, 2012)  The English have made a choice, and the top spot of the English celebrity of 2011 returns to Kate Middleton. A survey conducted by the first review of the United Kingdom, elected Kate Middleton, the celebrity of the year. It's almost 3000 people across the UK who have raised the Duchess to the top step in front of the Prince William. Trivial Pursuit asked to define exactly the .. (Humanities)

Mona Lisa's Secret Hidden Animals, and MORE

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 Scott Lund (January 03, 2012)  Witch Owls and Christian Saint Discovered in Mona Lisa Landscape. Mystery-solver Scott Lund Identifies Images of Childbirth Cult Site in Da Vinci's Survey Line Between Vatican and Lake Nemi. “Yes there are animals hidden in the Mona Lisa, but you don't have to look sideways to see them, ” says investigative writer Scott Lund, who is back in Los Angeles after his .. (Humanities)

Prophecy and Revelation in The Castle of Otranto

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 Ben Wright (November 28, 2011)  Ancient prophecies and spectacular revelations frequently play significant roles in Gothic fiction. Horace Walpole's seminal 1764 novel, The Castle of Otranto, utilizes troubling predictions and shocking disclosures as important features within its narrative architecture. The following analysis explores Walpole's handling of these literary devices; the excerpts are from the Oxford .. (Humanities)

The Female Gothic in Ann Radcliffe's The Mysteries of Udolpho

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 Ben Wright (October 15, 2011)  Certain literary critics have identified a number of conventions within Gothic fiction which they consider to be of a distinctly feminine character. Ann Radcliffe's influential 1794 novel The Mysteries of Udolpho is a book which they feel could be regarded as belonging to a tradition of ‘female Gothic’ literature. The following analysis explores some of these female Gothic .. (Humanities)

Support Our Troops With US Coast Guard Models

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 George Roy (April 01, 2011)  The courageous image of a single ship pressing on through a vicious storm is an inspiring one. Being thrown about is not a problem for this sturdy ship and her ironclad build. Builders of ships keep the fact that these boats need to be built to last in the forefront of their minds. For many, just seeing these ships is enough to inspire patriotism. US Coast Guard models are among the .. (Humanities)

Starting A Model Pirate Ship Collection

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 George Roy (March 31, 2011)  On the oceans of the past and the seas of today, the pirate ship has been the most feared image on the water. Ships who spotted pirate vessels tended to reroute their courses around the boat so that the two would never meet. The pirate ship’s reputation often helped to drive away any competing pirate ships and strike fear into their hapless victims. Military ships were often less .. (Humanities)

How To Use A World Globe As The Focal Point Of Your Decor

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 George Roy (March 24, 2011)  In an ecclesiastical setting lined with book shelves and containing many learning materials, a globe sits in the corner gently lit by the sun through the tall windows. A globe in a room of study brings a dozen different elements together in a wholesome and complete way. Because of the rich history of the world globe, they bring to mind an image of study and great intellect. Because the .. (Humanities)

Show Your Pride With A USCGC Eagle Model

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 George Roy (March 18, 2011)  Bright blue skies accompany the grand voyage of the United States Coast Guard ship the Eagle, her white sails flying like the wings of a dozen large birds. In many people’s eyes, the USCGC Eagle is one of the most amazing ships to gaze upon, and in an era where boats are run by oil and engines, the Eagle is a bright and refreshing ray of unique difference. With rare sails and a .. (Humanities)

Historical Ceremonies And The Boatswain Whistle.

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 George Roy (March 08, 2011)  A massive storm has descended upon a small ship in the middle of the Mediterranean sea, and the sailors struggle to keep her straight and true against the winds that threaten to blow them off course. The trilling of a boatswain whistle works better than any words ever could, piercing through the storm’s roar and communicating exactly what orders need to be carried out by the .. (Humanities)

Tribal Jewelry-A blend of tradition and modernity

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 Diana Hayden (January 25, 2011)  The tribes from developing countries of Asia, Africa etc still exist. The tribal people are not like us, they are totally different with different customs and religious beliefs. Their way of living shows us that how people used to live in early days without any amenities that we use today. Their life was difficult earlier. They have their own unique world and it would really be .. (Humanities)

Egyptian Gods

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 Adam Kenawee (December 27, 2010)  The beginning of religion in ancient Egypt predates the beginning of Egypt as a dynastic nation. Egyptologists suggest that religion started long before Menes unified the two lands, judging from the careful way Egyptians buried their dead with. Egyptian gods started to manifest in animals forms, and later in human forms, as man started feeling more confident about his life and body. .. (Humanities)

Who else cares to look hot with white spooky eyes?

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 Annie Clynts (December 02, 2010)  There are a lot of contact lenses which might be considered bizarre. But curiously enough, the one that is considered most weird are the white contact lenses. So, if all the ‘off the wall’ contact lenses in the marketplace aren't doing it for you, white contacts are positively those for you. You'll have seen some films where a number of the actors have unusual-looking white . (Humanities)

Steps For Professional Rug Cleaning by Your Self

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 Anurag Sharma (September 03, 2010)  If using carpet in your room for parties to clear the right time may be needed. The fact that carpet dust and dirt from shoes and absorbs without dust is due to visitors to our rooms. During the absorption of dust and dirt to see some spots on our carpet. These stains can ruin the beauty and quality of our carpets are. A typical call a professional carpet cleaning company after looking .. (Humanities)

A Brief History of Calendar

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 Noel Moitre (May 11, 2010)  We might take it for it granted but the Gregorian calendar we use today has its roots to ancient Egypt 6,000 years ago. Gregorian calendar is the most used civil calendar internationally. The calendar was originally introduced by Pope Gregory XIII who lived from 1502 to 1585. The calendar was created with the help of priest and astronomer Christopher Clavius. Upon its institution on .. (Humanities)

The History of Monthly Calendars

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 Noel Moitre (May 11, 2010)  History tells us that calendar is something that was created to mark events and dates. It was created in connection with the invention of the concept of time. As centuries go by, humans become increasingly intelligent. The calendar has become an object of fascination among people belonging to great civilizations who developed calendars. The monthly calendars we see now are a product of .. (Humanities)

Dick Turpin England’s Most Celebrated Highwayman

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 Neil Tug (March 08, 2010)  In the wilds of the Essex countryside Dick Turpin lived rough and survived by joining a band of smugglers. During this time his wife would bring him money and food. He later moved into Epping Forest, which then covered a huge area and was much favoured by royalty for hunting deer. He fell in with an already notorious band of rustlers – the Essex Gang or Gregory Gang, and joined .. (Humanities)

Scotland's First Great National Hero, The Thorn In Englands Side - William Wallace

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 Neil Tug (March 08, 2010)  Folklore and legend tell of Wallace's great stature and strength, but there is nothing historically certain regarding his physical appearance or his character. It is probable that Wallace was born near Paisley in Renfrewshire around 1270, and spent some of his life in Stirlingshire and Dundee. There are differing accounts of the reason for him becoming an outlaw. One tells of a brawl .. (Humanities)

Twelve Weeks of Terror the Reign of Jack the Ripper

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 Neil Tug (March 08, 2010)  In the late nineteenth century the East End of London was a squalid, loathsome place, and of all its grim districts Whitechapel was the worst. Among its festering, stinking slums, a seething mass of wretched humanity struggled to scrape a miserable living, frequently turning to crime. Drink and death were often the only ways out; and because gin was cheap, one would soon lead to the .. (Humanities)

Following Cryptids of Cryptozoology

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 Mickey Janzen (July 31, 2009)  Cryptozoology is the study of Cryptids i. e. animals that have long been extinct but may reappear suddenly. Crypto zoologists believe that Cryptids are the members of the certain extinct species of organisms, very few members of which still roam the earth. Such animals and plants are often discovered in remote places of the planet and the Paleontologist has a separate nomenclature .. (Humanities)

Astrology in relations

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 Spark Richard (July 18, 2009)  Astrology and relationship, many a time go together just like any other discipline combined with astrology would! Astrology can help a lot in improving relationships and can create wakefulness on how to deal with relationship problems and improvise them. Astrology provides solution to many relationship problems and many people resort to astrology to improve their relations. In the .. (Humanities)

Astrology and business

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 Spark Richard (July 18, 2009)  Astrology is a way of life for many people- as a solution giver and a solution taker! Confused? Don’t be! We are talking of astrology as a business here. No doubt, astrology provides solutions to problems of many people, but the question here is of those who provide solution. Astrology and business have come as intertwined in the recent times. An increase in the traumatic lives of . (Humanities)

Astrology and health

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 Spark Richard (July 18, 2009)  Astrology comes as an offering where relation between astrology and health is talked. There are so many aspects of health, so many questions regarding a healthy life style that every individual seeks an answer to. Astrology in health is one field which sees maximum people clinging to. People have so many questions on how to lead a healthy lifestyle and they find resort to all such .. (Humanities)

Biography of Salvador Dali

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 Pauline Go (December 16, 2008)  Salvador Domingo Felipe Jacinto Dalí i Domènech popularly known as Salvador Dali was a Spanish painter in the early 20th century. Born on May 11, 1904 in Catalonia in Spain to a very humble lawyer named Salvador Dalí i Cusí, he was influenced by his mother. Insinuated by his imaginary skills and his artistic talents his mother stirred him to cultivate the flair he was born with. In . (Humanities)

Biography of Martin Luther King Jr

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 Pauline Go (December 16, 2008)  "I have a Dream" were the famous words once uttered, as an expression of deep intention that later inspired a country to leap forward towards civility. These were the words voiced by Martin Luther King, Jr.in Washington on the 28th of August 1963. Born on January 15, 1929 to an educated family of pastors in Atlanta, Martin Luther King, Jr.dedicated his life for the cause of civil .. (Humanities)

Biography of Diana, Princess of Wales

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 Pauline Go (December 16, 2008)  Born Diana Frances Spencer and as the youngest child in the family of the Viscount of Althorp, Diana, Princess of Wales had an uneasy childhood. Barely six years after she was born on July 1, 1961, her parents split and she, her brother and two sisters soon found themselves amidst a dispute for guardianship. Helpless Diana spent her early life in a boarding school. She never could fare .. (Humanities)

Who Was Sherlock Holmes?

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 Pauline Go (December 16, 2008)  A physician by profession and a writer by obsession Arthur Conan Doyle created the character of Sherlock Holmes who turned out to be an embodiment of enigmatic revelations. A scientific detective Sherlock Holmes first appeared in the story entitled ‘A Study in Scarlet’ that was also Doyle's first book to be published in 1887. This fictional character lived in an apartment in . (Humanities)

Biography of Richard Branson

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 Pauline Go (December 16, 2008)  The originator of the world famous brand ‘Virgin’ Richard Charles Nicholas Branson is a chroming personality of multiple deeds. A self styled entrepreneur who went on to become one of the richest men in the world. Born in England on July 18, 1950, Branson started his first business venture at the tender age of 20 when he opened a shop in Oxford Street in London. Here he .. (Humanities)

Andy Warhol Biography

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 Pauline Go (December 16, 2008)  A multifaceted personality, Andrew Warhola, popularly called Andy Warhol, began his career as an advertisement illustrator after completing a Bachelors’ Degree in Fine Arts from Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh. Born in August 6, 1928 in Pittsburg to parents of Slovakian origin, Andy Warhol suffered from learning disability during his childhood. At the tender age of .. (Humanities)

Pope Benedict the 16th

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 Pauline Go (December 16, 2008)  After death of Pope John Paul II on April 2, 2005, the College of Cardinals in Rome elected a new Pope on April 19, 2005 to lead the Catholic Church. He was His Eminence Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, better known by his papal name Pope Benedict 16th. Born in Bavaria, Germany on April 16, 1927, Joseph Alois Ratzinger has seen the tough times of the Nazi rule during his childhood days. He .. (Humanities)

Charlie Chaplin Biography

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 Pauline Go (December 16, 2008)  Charles Spencer Chaplin, born on April 16, 1889 in London, England, is considered as the greatest entertainer the world has ever seen. He was not just a comedian, actor and a performer but also a thinker who had the power to realistically reflect and reasonably exaggerate contemporary issues that could draw people to witness and understand the issues through his performance. He was, .. (Humanities)

The Essence of a Name

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 Will Curl (December 16, 2008)  No one has the opportunity to choose his or her own name at birth. You have the right to change it when you reach legal age, but you have to live with the one your parents gave you until then. Our names are very important to us. Therefore, naming your child places a great deal of responsibility on us as parents. For the most part our children will carry that name for the rest of their .. (Humanities)

Culture Traditions of Ladakh and Kashmir

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 Archna Gupta (December 15, 2008)  Indeed, the people of Kashmir have made a significant contribution in the fields of telling stories, poetry, philosophy, science, etc. The craft of Kashmir like pashmina shawls, paper mache products, carpets, silk, wood, etc are admired around the world. Celebrations and festive activities during festivals provide an important diversion from the simple and monotonous lives of these .. (Humanities)

Milk and San Francisco

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 John Parks (December 15, 2008)  There is a new movie coming out that will call attention to gay rights, San Francisco and Harvey Milk. Who is Harvey Milk and why does he deserve a movie? Harvey Milk, born Harvey Bernard Milk, was the first openly homosexual man to be elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. He is the first openly homosexual man to be elected to any public office in California. He is .. (Humanities)

How Christmas is Celebrated in Africa

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 Wayne Kiltz (December 14, 2008)  It's that time of year again; people are making their lists, checking them twice, and maybe you're wondering if there's a way you can incorporate some African culture into your Christmas celebration. Let's start by finding out how people celebrate Christmas in Africa. In Congo in Africa, a group is assigned to prepare an annual Christmas pageant. On Christmas morning, African people .. (Humanities)

Living in a Multicultural America

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 Cindy King (December 12, 2008)  Megatrends Europe by Adjiedj Bakas, is one of my favorite books. This is an eye-opening book to read. It shows you how the environment you know today may be very different in the not-so-distant future. Although Bakas does not tell you what life will be like in years to come, he shows you how to pay attention for current trends in society. Of course, there are two reasons why you need .. (Humanities)

I'm Thankful For My Home!

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 Linda Hancock (November 24, 2008)  Often I hear Canadians complain about our country and it not only surprises me but also throws me into a more pronounced form of patriotism.  Although I have always been proud of my homeland, my feelings in this regard have strengthened over the years.   Spending dozens of unscheduled hours in airports because of weather conditions reminds me that we are not constantly facing the .. (Humanities)

Pirates, Jolly Rogers and Cutlasses

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 Alex Calas (October 14, 2008)  Romanticized and vilified in literature and film, pirates have been the subject of endless fascination. Pirates of course, are any group of sailors who prey upon other ships, stealing money or goods and sometimes harming or killing the crew. Eye patches seem to have something to do with piracy as well, but no one can really figure out what. Okay, actually, someone has figured out the .. (Humanities)

The Crusades and Why They Sucked

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 Alex Calas (October 14, 2008)  It was a time of darkness, violence, politics and religion. The spiritual and political leader of the world called for a “crusade" against the East, to exact revenge for wrongs ‘supposedly’ committed against the West. Tens of thousands died and, in the end, nothing was really accomplished. We're talking of course, about the Iraq War and our current commander in chief, . (Humanities)

The Origin of the Malays

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 Mohamad Shahruddin (October 13, 2008)  The origin of the Malays has always been a dispute in the academic circle. There are three primary possible theories of the early history of the Malays existence. The first earliest theory is based on the Mekong river migration called the “Yunnan Theory" published in 1890. The second most latest published theory in 1965 was the “New Guinea" theory where the Malays ancestor .. (Humanities)

Historiography of the Peace Conference of 1919 and Surrounding Events

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 Courtney Kennon (October 13, 2008)  The events of history have been documented as an objective form of non-fiction throughout time. The way in which historians compose these events is termed historiography. Historiography in its simplest terms is a historical form of literature. A more accurate description of historiography is that it is the principles, theories, or methodology of scholarly historical research and .. (Humanities)

A Short History of the Dagger

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 Alex Calas (October 13, 2008)  Before there were swords, before even spears, there was the dagger. In fact, the dagger was quite possibly the first real weapon ever created by man. Oh sure, it may not have been called a dagger back then, more of a knife really, made from stone then chipped and scraped into a sharp point. It is believed that Thag the Smart Guy, a popular caveman from prehistoric times, first invented .. (Humanities)

Researching Your Family History in Italy - Genealogy 101

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 Michael Cestaro (October 13, 2008)  For most Americans of Italian descent, obtaining information about their ancestors can be quite daunting or seem even impossible when they have to reach past Ellis Island and start poking around in Italy. But truth be told, in most situations, a researcher armed with correct data and a bit of patience, can gain access to an abundance of information that can provide great insight into .. (Humanities)

The Brigantine Ship and the Pirates Who Loved Them

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 Alex Calas (October 13, 2008)  The Brigantine was a powerful type of ship that was highly sought after by pirates. It was a roughly 150 ton ship, capable of carrying from 10-12 guns and a crew of up to 100 men. These ships were for big-boy pirates who didn't have to hide or run from their enemies. Sometimes called “skirmish ships, " the Brigantines were made for combat, and it was a brave or powerful pirate who . (Humanities)

Collecting Antique Books - How to Become a Book Hound

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 Shane Dayton (October 12, 2008)  One hobby that is rapidly growing in popularity is that of antique book collecting. Because there are still so many rare antique books around in places like small town auctions and garage sales, there is a chance to collect classic works cheap and possibly make some good money on the side selling these rare first editions to serious collectors and rare book bookstores. If you're .. (Humanities)

Peruvian Cultural Centres

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 Sharon De Hinojosa (October 03, 2008)  There are a couple of cultural centres in Peru where you can study Spanish, another language, see plays, enjoy a night of music, go to art shows, or even discussions on a variety of topics. The best way to find out about these events is to either call the cultural centre or go to their websites. Many send out free calendars of events via email or post. And all of them post their monthly . (Humanities)

The Creativity of Beads

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 Muritala Adisa (October 01, 2008)  Aside from food, shelter and health, the next need of a man is to look good whether knowingly or unconsciously, we spend a good part of our income on items that will enhance our confidence and make us presentable amongst other people. And especially, for the women folk their make up for an outing will not be complete if there was no jewelry to adorn their beautiful skin. From earnings, . (Humanities)

"Dighton Rock" Famous Runic Inscription In Massachusetts

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 Ellis Peterson (October 01, 2008)  Rune Mysteries Massachusetts More about Viking Hidden Secrets and how they discovered America Long before Columbus. In the Icelandic Book “Life of Joseph Brant Thayen Danegea" There are many accurate accounts of Icelandic Records of the 10, 11, 12, and 13th Centuries. The Book begins with a comment about Leif Ericson's landing in America. When Leif first landed, they built houses . (Humanities)




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