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  • Train Your Dog To Be “The Good Dog”  By : rss41
    Do you want your dog to respond to your training? There are many methods to train a dog, but there is one type that is successful. Be kind to your dog when training, and don’t become angry. Get more tips on dog obedience training and positive training tips in this article.
  • The Art of World Cuisines  By : Michiel Van Kets
    You only have to take a look around the famous art galleries of the world and you can see how food has influenced and inspired the creation of beautiful, fascinating and extraordinary artwork.
  • May: Vinegar Month  By : Michael DeJong
    Although the fine folks in Roslyn, South Dakota hold an International Vinegar Festival in June, May is actually National Vinegar Month.
  • The Story is in the Details  By : Rona Sharon
    I am often asked, "What sort of research went into your story to bring it to life so vividly?"

    The truth is months or even years of research. If I do not acquaint myself with the ins and outs of the periods I write about, how will I take readers back in time with me?
  • Rejection is just an invitation to resubmit. Always RSVP  By : Marc Blatte
    I started writing songs when I was seventeen. This was in the Sixties when life seemed like one opportunity after another, waiting to be fulfilled. I played in a band, and we did original songs, inspired by Dylan, The Beatles, etc. I wanted to record, found a studio through an ad at the back of the Village Voice. I had $600 saved from caddying that bought me twelve hours of studio time. I was off to the races.
  • Groom Your Dog  By : Michiel Van Kets
    For the animal lovers amongst us, our pets are as much a part of our family as our children and we take care of them with the same display of affection and attention. In recent years the number of beauty salons for dogs has multiplied and dog grooming is now big business.
  • Seven Thoughts on Our First Hell-Ride Through Filmmaking  By : Logan and Noah Miller
    What follows was written from the IGNORANCE of having only produced and directed one film, and the ARROGANCE of having only produced and directed one film.
  • Writing with Four Hands  By : Logan and Noah Miller
    When shooting a movie, every faculty is humming at its highest frequency. You don't sleep. It's intoxicating. You're operating on the edge of delirium and grandiose promises of immortality. You think that if you do everything right the gift of the gods is attainable. And then it ends. And there you are each morning. Alone again.
  • When the Wheels Come Off  By : Donna VanLiere
    I grew up in the 70's and 80's when parents still told their kids to go outside and play. My friends and I would spend all day in the yard and when we got hot and sweaty enough we'd run to the back patio, open the water spigot on the side of the house and get down on our hands and knees so we could get low enough to turn our mouths up for a drink of water that splashed all over our faces and down our necks.
  • Organic Pest and Disease Control  By : Fern Marshall Bradley and Trevor Cole
    A plant's main enemies are pests (such as rabbits, insects, slugs and snails, and nematodes) and diseases (like fungi, bacteria, and virus). Most can be controlled using ecologically friendly methods. Rather than setting a goal of a pest-free garden, learn how to work with nature to keep problems at an acceptable level.
  • How Do You Get Back Up? A Counterintuitive Approach to Thriving in Challenging Times  By : Steve Farber
    A while back, I received a distressed email from Ken, a young manager at a high-tech company.
  • Jobs to Be Done When Spring Arrives  By : Fern Marshall Bradley and Trevor Cole
    Begin weeding as soon as growth appears. Neglecting the job only leads to more work later on if the weeds are allowed to mature and disperse their seeds. Also, weeds flourish in well-prepared soil and deprive the perennials of both nutrients and moisture. Keep a basket nearby, and drop weeds into it as you remove them.
  • Go Organic to Shrink Your Gardening Budget  By : Fern Marshall Bradley
    Saving the Earth and protecting children and pets from dangerous chemicals are the reasons most gardeners cite for giving up pesticides and synthetic fertilizers, but guess what? Making the switch to organic gardening methods will save you money too! Here are six examples of how going organic will put money back in your pocket.
  • The Energy of The Financial Meltdown  By : Carole Lynne
    We are in a time of financial crisis. People are anxious. People are seeking solutions. People are scared. With all of this activity, tremendous bursts of energy are being expended, some positive but mostly negative.
  • The K-3 Visa Makes it Easier for Spouses of US Citizens  By : Michiel Van Kets
    Formerly, spouses of U.S. citizens had to apply for a visa from outside the U.S. and wait for their green card to be approved before they could travel there.
  • Tips for Healthier Eating for Stuck-in-Their-Ways Adults  By : Phyllis Pellman Good
    Are you stuck in a food rut and having a hard time changing to healthier eating habits? If you want to make lasting changes to the way you eat, you need a plan. Follow these steps for changing an unhealthy behavior into a healthy one:
  • Tips for Helping Children Eat Healthy  By : Phyllis Pellman Good
    Helping kids eat a healthy diet doesn't have to be difficult. Here are 12 tips:
  • The In's And Out's Of Data Recovery  By : Daniel Owen
    This is the process of saving (salvaging) data from failed, damaged, inaccessible or corrupted storage media that cannot be accessed normally. Salvaged data is usually from media formats like HDD (Hard Disk Drives), CD's, Storage Tapes, DVD'S, RAID and many other electronic storage devices.
  • God Love Ed McBain and Evan Hunter Too  By : Marc Blatte
    Before I was introduced to Ed McBain I knew Evan Hunter. His book Blackboard Jungle had riveted me and I'd been scared out of my wits by The Birds for which he wrote the screenplay.
  • Chapter One (excerpt from The Ten Year Nap)  By : Meg Wolitzer
    All around the country, the women were waking up. Their alarm clocks bleated one by one, making soothing sounds or grating sounds or the stirrings of a favorite song. There were hums and beeps and a random burst of radio. There were wind chimes and roaring surf, and the electronic approximation of birdsong and other gentle animal noises. All of it accompanied the passage of time, sliding forward in liquid crystal.
  • Tips When Collecting Antique Sterling Silver  By : Michiel Van Kets
    For many people who collect antique sterling silver it is an enjoyable and rewarding interest. It is however important that to buy from a trustworthy source and make sure you have access to good images of the objects if you are buying without actually seeing the item in person.
  • GEOSS is Starting to Make a Difference  By : Michiel Van Kets
    The urgency of co-ordinated Earth observation was highlighted by delegates at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg, 2002.
  • Mapping Ancient Egyptian Sites with GPS and Imagery  By : Michiel Van Kets
    C. Jason Smith is an associate professor at the City University of New York, LaGuardia and founder of the freelance writing collective Discipline & Publish.
  • God's Warriors  By : James LePore
    Megan Nolan emerged from the bowels of Montmartre's Abbesses Metro station into a cold and raw late afternoon in January of 2001. Rawer and colder, it seemed to her, than when she had entered the Metro near her apartment in the Latin Quarter only twenty minutes earlier.
  • How do you prevent identity theft?  By : Dr. Jennifer B. Baxt, DMFT, NCC, DCC
    Are you concerned that your identity will be stolen? Find out how you can protect yourself from identity theft.
  • Paris, January 2nd, 2004  By : James LePore
    Pat arrived at his hotel at a few minutes before noon, which gave him just enough time to put the roses into a vase with water and wash his face and hands before going down to the lobby to meet Officer Laurence. When he unwrapped the roses, a prayer card of some kind fell out; he put this in his pocket without thinking much about it.
  • Sticky Brain Teasers  By : Chip and Dan Heath
    Test your audience with these during an interview or on your website.
    Adapted from Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
  • What's up Wittgenstein?  By : Marc Blatte
    Wherever I go in the English speaking world someone will say something in words that are completely familiar but leave me scratching my head wondering "What the hell is he talking about?"
  • Lesson from Early Childhood Development; You're Black, You Must Be Rich  By : Marc Blatte
    Anyone who grew up within 50 miles of NYC would be able to call it, the man's got New York Jew all over him. You know the look. Non Anglo Saxon, non-Northern European looking, white guy, with Jewfro. That's me. Back when I was growing up there were not a lot of us on TV, no Chanukah songs being sung at Christmas, and rumor had it that the Jews controlled the world money supply. The money supply? That was Jack and the Bean Stalk fantasy, my family were shtetle Jews by definition not rolling in th
  • Causes of Learning Disabilities  By : Jenifer Fox
    Currently, there are no known causes for learning disabilities. Recent brain research using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has linked the origins of dyslexia to the brain, but we have yet to determine with certainty what causes the garden-variety learning disability we have been seeing crop up in schools across the country.
  • Parent-Teacher-Student Partnership  By : Jenifer Fox
    The conversation about changing our minds, our schools, and our nation to a paradigm that focuses on strengths begins with parents and teachers. Parents, teachers, and students can begin to form a strength alliance between the home and the school. If you are a parent and use this book at home, share it with your school. Likewise, if you are a teacher and practice these exercises and philosophies with your students, waste no time in sharing them with your students' parents.
  • The Strengths Code  By : Jenifer Fox
    In the early years, parents can do four things to set the stage for a child's self-discovery:
  • Strengths: A Definition  By : Jenifer Fox
    Strengths are

    * verbs;
    * innate, i.e., no one can give them to you or take them away;
    * things that can be transferred to a variety of activities;
    * used to engage talents; and
    * specific and precise.
  • Now, Discover Your Children's Strengths.  By : Jenifer Fox
    Parent-Teacher Conferences, A Time to Celebrate Strengths
  • Balancing the Strengths-Weakness Equation  By : Jenifer Fox
    For too long, we have focused on weaknesses at school. We believe that children will get ahead when we spent most time on the areas where they are most challenged. The problem with this notion is that it is a one-sided or half-baked approach to education. In the long run, children don't make their biggest contribution in their areas of weakness. Children overcome weakness, but they rarely excel in them or end up building their lives work around activities that make them feel depleted.
  • The Latest Inventions - Four Examples  By : Steve Gillman
    What are the latest inventions out there? Here are four examples.
  • The Obama Effect  By : Roland Laird
    During a recent segment on an ESPN sports show, Andre Iguodala of the Philadelphia 76ers was being interviewed by one of the show's reporters. As the hour wound down, the in-studio host asked Mr. Iguodala, "Why did you do the interview outside? It's so cold, and you're not even wearing a hat." Iguodala replied, "Hey that's how President Obama did it -- in the cold with no hat. I have to step it up."
  • Hitler and Franco  By : C.J. Sansom
    The issue of the relationship between Spain's General Franco and Hitler has been a controversial one for many years. The "conservative" view is that Franco's dealings with the German dictator were pragmatic, based on what was best for Spain, and that he skilfully kept Spain neutral during the Second World War. The "left" view is that Franco was far closer to Hitler, admired him greatly, and would have come into the war on Hitler's side had the terms been right.
  • Rechargeable Batteries - An Environmental Friendly Battery Solution  By : Michiel Van Kets
    There are various ways, as an individual, you can reduce the impact your lifestyle has on the planet and they don’t have to be expensive or time consuming to facilitate.
  • Oil, Chávez, War and Terror  By : Michael Rowan
    A half century ago, Juan Pablo Perez Alfonso, the Venezuelan who started OPEC, said, "Ten years from now, twenty years from now, you will see: oil will bring us ruin . . . Oil is the Devil's excrement." Hugo Chávez, who was an infant when those words were spoken, is now learning their truth.
  • Obama's Test From Chávez  By : Michael Rowan
    Of all the foreign policy messes George W. Bush is handing off to President-elect Barack Obama, Venezuela's Hugo Chávez is the worst. On the two tests where Chávez is the key -- shaping a respectful long-term relationship with Latin America and the short-term terrorist threat from Venezuela -- Bush scored an F. Obama's got real work carved out for him.
  • Opposing Views of a Post-Racial Society  By : Roland Laird
    After Barack Obama won the presidential election I found myself in conversations with White people who were beside themselves. In their minds the election of a Black president meant that we had truly entered Dr. King's dream and America had become a nation where people are not "judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
  • Ismaili Journalism in France  By : Ibrahim
    "The renowned journal, "The Ismaili France" started from Paris in 1990 and "Ismaili Contact" in Paris in 1992. Both disappeared very soon.
  • The Children of Franco's Orphanages  By : C.J. Sansom
    On the 1st of April 1939 the Spanish Civil War ended. During three years of warfare the elected Republican government had fought the forces of General Franco and the German and Italian units sent by Hitler and Mussolini to aid him. In the absence of help from Britain and France, the Republic had been forced to turn to the Soviet Union for aid, Stalin's price being greatly enhanced power for the small Spanish Communist party.
  • Journalism in Canada  By : Ibrahim
    Journalism in Canada:
    The first renowned magazine published from Vancouver was Hikmat (1976) by Ismailia Association for Canada. The Canadian Ismaili appeared in 1976, and Ismaili Canada in 1995 by Ismaili Council for Canada. The Al-Risalah also began from Montreal in 1981.
  • New Year. New You. New Nest Egg.  By : Natalie Pace
    Build a better nest egg with 6 easy, sound strategies for 2009.
  • Every Time, Chávez Bushwhacked Bush  By : Michael Rowan
    Chávez called him the devil, a killer, a terrorist, a dictator, a racist, a donkey, a drunkard, an idiot and an asshole, but George W. Bush never blinked.
  • Filmmaker’s Banner Day  By : Christopher Cartre
    First she lived it, then she wrote and produced it. Now Gabrielle Berberich’s Greetings From The Shore arrives on the big screen.

    Sitting on the beach in Malibu, tall palms bowing behind her and the blue Pacific rippling before her, Gabrielle Berberich realized there was only one place to shoot her first feature film—the Jersey Shore.
  • The Skeleton in W.'s Closet  By : Russ Baker
    Do you know the story behind the Kennedy Assassination, behind Watergate, behind George W. Bush’s quick ascension to the most powerful office in the world? I thought I did. It was pretty simple, really. Oswald killed Kennedy, Nixon was an ogre, and W triumphed through a combination of ruthless political tactics, the weakness of his opponent, timing, and dumb luck.
  • Chapter 1 (People of the Book excerpt)  By : Geraldine Brooks
    I might as well say, right from the jump: it wasn't my usual kind of job.

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