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Questions To Ask Before Purchasing A Firearm
I usually only discuss non-lethal forms of self defense, but today I am going to throw you a little curve ball. The article before you will give you the questions that you need to ask yourself before making the decision to buy a firearm for self defense. Most people feel…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   May 23, 2011  
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Home Invasion Safety Tips
In one of my previous articles I gave a brief overview on what a home invasion is and why many of them happen. In this article though, I want to give some helpful tips that you can use to lay the groundwork for becoming prepared for a home invasion. Tip…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Survival and Emergency   Jun 07, 2011  
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What is A Construction Project Manager
We are going to discuss the part that a Construction Project Manager plays in the overall scope of work in a Building Construction Project. A Project Manager has a few construction projects that they manage of at any given time. The number of projects they manage depends on the how…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 12, 2011  
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Is Laying Out A Foundation With Gps Faster
As everyone knows if you start out right on a project everything else is easier throughout the project, so I would like to tell you about the GPS layout system that I saw in operation on a construction site in Greenfield MA. The building had many angles to it, I…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 19, 2011  
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The Steps to Getting Into College
Getting a college education may be the most important step you can take to ensuring your future. The job market is tight, and only getting tighter. In the current economy, you need every single edge that you can give yourself to get your foot in the door. Often times it…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Dec 13, 2010  
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Benefits Of Bilingualism
Dear Readers, Bilingual Education has been, for many reasons, controversial to say the least. Not all Bilingual programs out there are the same or even beneficial. The following excerpt, however, doesn't focus on the controversy of bilingual education or its programs, rather on the benefits that programs such as Dual…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Jul 12, 2011  
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10 Tips - Studying For A Degree By Distance Learning
There are a many reasons why people choose to study a degree by distance learning, but one of the most common is the flexibility to fit their studies round other areas of their life. However, distance learning isn’t for everyone. It can be a challenge as contact with tutors or…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Aug 25, 2011  
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Is Charter School the Solution to Our Failing Education System?
What are charter schools and why are they becoming more popular? What are other preferences that parents and children have to select a good school outside of the public school system? Just a brief background on charter schools—the Charter School Movement started in Minnesota in 1991 aimed at improving student…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  K 12   Apr 17, 2011  
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What is the Best Type Of Heating System for Your Home
Whether you’re deciding on a heating system for a new home or an existing home that needs a new heating system what should you be looking for in the heating system. Hopefully we will be able to help with this question. With a new home the best type of unit…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   May 31, 2011  
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Theory Of the Universe
Did you ever wonder, who makes up all these theory's of outer space and the wonders of the universe. The answer is people just like you and I. They are people with a lot of imagination running on a little knowledge they have acquired from somewhere. Example, people once had…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   Dec 14, 2011  
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Why Should A Foundation Be Constructed at the Proper Angels And True
In this article we will discuss the importance of having a concrete foundation installed square and level on a construction project. I am a retired carpenter that has built many buildings in the northeast as a apprentice carpenter to building construction consultant. I was taught the trade by my family…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 18, 2011  
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Cool French Words-Dazzle Your Family, Baffle Your Friends
Tell a kid that he has to learn a second language in high school and watch him groan and moan. Show him the list of words he will be learning in the early days and he will really go full on crybaby. After all, when is he going to work…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Jan 31, 2011  
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Five Tips for Planning Prom Decorations And Events
April, May and June usher in prom season. Teachers and others in charge of planning prom decorations for this gala affair can follow a few basic tips to make this enormous task easier on themselves and for all those who labor away behind the scenes. Plan for Prom Early There…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  K 12   Mar 19, 2011  
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Three F’s Of Teen Driving: Facts, Fears, And Freedom
Turning 15.5 years old is one of the highest points of one’s life, simply because it is the minimum driving age to begin the process of driver’s ed. This age group, most commonly referred to as teenagers, has many social stigma attached, some positive, some negative. Most of all, teenage…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   May 10, 2011  
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The Planets For Children
Children love space, so teaching the planets for children is a rewarding topic for any educator or parent. We will take a look at the eight planets that make up our solar system, find strategies to help young students and hopefully even a little more as we learn astronomy online.…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Astronomy   Jul 27, 2011  
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How to Spot A Good Professor
If you’re a college student you’re already quite familiar with sites that tell you if your professor is going to be a joy or a pain. This article outlines the top five ways to recognize if you’ve picked a quality professor in the long run. #5 The Opening Act A…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Sep 06, 2011  
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poor Grades
We love to see our children perform and progress well in school. Many people spend their last dollar to see their children excell in school. This gives real joy and a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment. However, many of us become disappointed,, worried, embarassed, and confused when our children are…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Special Education   May 14, 2011  
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Spanish Online Classes
Spanish online classes a new way of learning Spanish. It is becoming increasingly easier to learn Spanish these days with more and more opportunities to study Spanish on the Internet appearing daily. Even for those with extreme pronunciation problems the Internet now offers so many opportunities that there can hardly…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Mar 08, 2011  
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Learning Spanish Hiding Behind A Drape?
A Spanish high school teacher apparently has great success with her teaching methods. The teacher herself came to US from Puerto Rico and had to learn English as an adult. Her own experience with English has helped her to understand the needs of her own students. Learning Spanish - Don't…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Mar 17, 2011  
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French Words and Meanings-Study Tricks and Tips to Learn the Language of Love
If the thought of trying to speak a new language is one that fills you with dread and fear, it might be handy to have some good tools to help you. The best way to learn any language is to use it in your everyday interactions. Learn French words and…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Feb 01, 2011  
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How Important is A Footing Drainage System Around A Building
The footing drain debate is always a point of contention between contractors and Architects. Footing drains is piping and stone at the bottom of the footing on the outside of the building to keep the hydraulic pressure from forcing the water into the building where water table could become higher…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   May 28, 2011  
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Internet Research - The Copy And Paste Dilemma
What goes around, comes around! It's funny to think that so much is made of the problems of plagiarism these days. The simplicity of copy or cut and paste from a website to an assessment task blinds us to the fact that plagiarism has been occurring for hundreds, if not…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Science   May 09, 2011  
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Undergraduate Advice: How to Study Effectively
If you want to ensure that you maximise your opportunities at university, one of the most important lessons that you can learn is how to study effectively. As many undergraduates have found to their cost there are many new experiences to embrace at uni which if not careful can take…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  College University   Aug 17, 2011  
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With All the Technology Available Today Should Trade Schools Teach the Traditional Way Of Construction
I have been marveling at all the technology that is at the disposal of contractors in the building construction industry, but do you think that trade schools and vocational schools should spend a portion of classroom time showing the traditional ways that construction work was done in the past without…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 20, 2011  
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Lucid Dreaming Techniques
Some of you may have been looking for the best techniques to induce lucid dreaming. I’d like to share with you a few lucid dreaming techniques where I’ve found very helpful in my attempt to induce lucid dreams. The first technique I’d like to share is the Waggoner’s modified Casteneda…
By:  in  Reference and Education   Apr 06, 2011  
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Is the F 86 Jet Fighter Aircraft Superior to the Mig 15
During the Korean War the skies over South Korea was filled with F 86 Jet Fighter Aircraft patrolling the skies above the combat zones to keep the Russian Made Mig 15s away from the friendly Troops. We are going to try to find out if the North American F 86…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Online Education   Apr 14, 2011  
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computer Software Does it Help the Building Construction Estimator
The introduction of computer software to help building construction estimator in the last 30 years has been good in some ways, but can cause a mistake that causes a job to go from a money maker to one that is a looser. The building construction estimator should have a knowledge…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   Apr 23, 2011  
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French Words-The Best Ways to Learn the Language of Love
What is the best way to learn how to say French words? There are so many pretty words in French that are fun to say and they sound so beautiful, that is if you get the accent and the inflection correct. Sure, if you are speaking to friends and family…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Languages   Feb 01, 2011  
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Why Keep Notes When Your A OPM on Building Construction Projects
We will discuss the reason for keeping good notes on a project when you’re an Owner Project Manager or Clerk of the Works for construction Projects. Over the past 10 years I have been involved in building construction projects as a Clerk of the Works and OPM. It became very…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Vocational Trade Schools   May 10, 2011  
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Using Analogies - A Useful Memory Aid for the Three Lines Of Defence
Learning is an interesting game because it involves the last and greatest frontier; the human brain. How do our brains process information and sort everything we know from everything we need to know? Why, despite carefully storing away the knowledge, does it fail to find it at the critical moment,…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Biology   May 17, 2011  
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