Friday, December 19, 2014

Christmas Customs Around The World

Australia
Greeting - Merry Christmas
Santa's Name - Santa Claus. Children leave him a piece of cake or biscuits and a glass of milk or a bottle of beer.
Food - Many Christmas dinners include roasted meats and vegetables, special fruit cakes, and puddings with a coin baked inside. Since the temperature can reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit, people are starting to eat cold meats and salads, tropical fruits like mangoes, and stone fruits like plums. Often, the main meal is eaten for.....Read On
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Christmas Tree

Traditionally, the Christmas tree was not put up until 24th December, Christmas Eve, and it was taken down on 6th January, 12th Night. The Germans used to put their tree up on Christmas Eve and take it down on 1st January, once the New Year celebrations were over. However, modern commercialism dictates that a lot of trees now go up as early as the first or second week in December. This has been made possible by the fact that a lot of people use artificial trees - to bring a real fir or pine tree indoors that early would result in falling needles and half bare branches by Christmas Day.....Read On
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Sunday, December 14, 2014

5 Games to Play with Your Family at Christmas Time

Come Christmas and it's time to huddle with family & friends to spend perhaps some of the best moments you can ever hope to get. Nothing beats the love, warmth and happiness that you experience then, don't you think? If you add that to the excitement games induce in us, wouldn't it be madness? -- a time full of fun, frolic and excitement. Here are at least 5 games that you can play along with the members of your family: Monopoly: Playing with family means that you play in groups, won't you? Monopoly, for a long time now, has been one of the best games to play with a.....Read On
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Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Expectations

Christmas is here again. It is a time of year we all look forward to with excitement and anticipation. But it can be a time of year when you feel overwhelmed, stressed, even depressed. So what makes the difference between enjoying the holidays and having a nervous breakdown? First of all, we all have certain definitions and expectations of what Christmas is. Of course the most basic reason and definition of “Christ”mas is that we celebrate the birth of Christ. (A fact that is far too often overlooked which we will talk more about in a moment.) Review the following.....Read On
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Friday, November 28, 2014

Mathematics of Sudoku

A completed Sudoku grid is a special type of Latin square with the additional property of no repeated values in any partition of the 9×9 block into contiguous 3×3 blocks. The relationship between the two theories is now completely known, after Denis Berthier proved in his recent book, "The Hidden Logic of Sudoku", that a first order formula that does not mention blocks (also called boxes or regions) is valid for Sudoku if and only if it is valid for Latin Squares (this property is trivially true for the axioms and it can be extended to any formula).....Read On
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving: A Wonderful Day

When you were a child, this was the time of year you couldn’t wait for. The holiday season, from Halloween all the way through New Year’s Day, seemed like one long feast for your eyes and taste-buds. And, of course, the anticipation of Santa’s visit was the fuel that kept you giddy, the whole time. Now, you’re grown, with small children of your own, and the season seems more like one long military operation: "OK, we survived Halloween. Now, let’s plan our assault on Thanksgiving." You hope your mother will offer to handle Turkey Day; you try dropping not-so-subtle hints, but she’s unsympathetic and doesn’t take the bait. "I’m the grandmother, now," she points out, "I did my time. We’re coming to your house....Read On
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Thanksgiving - Understanding The Holiday

Thanksgiving to most folks means family and friends and Turkey, or maybe beer and football. Many do not know or even care about the significence of the Holiday. Way back in the 1600's a group of people who were members of the English Separatist Church (Puritan's) in England fled their homeland to escape religious persecution. They boarded a ship and sailed to Holland in the Netherlands. In Holland the people enjoyed a brief time free from the religious persecution they faced back in England, but they soon became frustrated with the Dutch peoples bad morals and what they considered sinful lifestyles.....Read On
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Thanksgiving - What Were the Pilgrims Thankful For

It is impossible to ponder those brave Pilgrims, our forefathers, risking life and limb and enduring the perils of the sea, the unknown, starvation and deprivation of every sort without wondering about the very strong reasons they were so willing to face these perils and hardships. Discovering their reasons also provided answers to how the first Thanksgiving came about. The Pilgrims gave thanks because they saw the promise of their quest near at hand and in some small way at the harvest time of that first year it looked like their dream had gotten itself underway.....Read On
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Thanksgiving - A Time to Be Realistic With Your Weight

Do you feel you can't enjoy Thanksgiving and manage your weight at the same time? I've found that many people use this 'either or' approach to losing weight, particularly at holiday times. But it doesn't have to be like that. There is a way of enjoying Thanksgiving yet still being aware of your weight and your eating and exercise habits. When a holiday period such as Thanksgiving approaches, there's often the temptation to abandon the idea of losing weight, probably because at such times you feel you're fighting a losing battle to maintain your weight. However, the healthy eating and exercise habits you've been building up can still be adhered to....Read On
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Puzzles Are More Than One Thinks

Brain teasers, jigsaws, crosswords, anagrams, sudokus, riddles and math puzzles are all forms of entertainment that most people enjoy at one time or another. The history of puzzles goes back hundreds of years, and there is evidence of puzzles and riddles in just about any civilization archeologists have studied. There are riddles and puzzles in The Bible, ancient Greek myths and fables of virtually every society. Not all puzzles are as plain to recognize as a Rubik's cube or a maze, though. People will incorporate some aspect of puzzle solving into their lives every day, even if it is merely calculating the quickest route to work based on the current traffic perplexities.....Read On
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

10 amazing facts you might not know about television

The first ever TV advert in history lasted twenty seconds and was for a clock manufactured by a corporation called Bulova. This company also manufactured the 1st timepiece that went into space. The commercial was seen in July 1941 and went out during a game being played by the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies. The famous revolving globe that is utilized by the NBC news series spent many years turning in the wrong direction. In 1984 this was eventually found...Read On
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The History Of Halloween Music

Some may debate whether Bobby Pickett’s “Monster Mash” or the beginning of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue in D minor” was the first music to unequivocally be associated with Halloween, while other’s may insist that nothing truly scary made an impact on the national consciousness until the Starland Vocal Band released “Afternoon Delight”. No matter what you associate musically with Halloween, the songs and themes that seem to pop up year after year around October 31st have certainly made an impact. Unlike Christmas Music, which has a rich...Read On
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween Treats: recipes for spooky snacks

With Halloween almost upon us, it's time to start thinking about how to best to spend the evening of October 31st. If you're planning on throwing a Halloween party, then as well as finalising your fancy dress plans and any party games you're planning to play, you'll also want to have a think about some suitably spooky snacks for your guests. Here are a few ideas:...Read On
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Faq: Halloween Traditions Around The World

Halloween is one of the oldest traditions and is celebrated around the globe. While many countries commemorate Halloween it is in North America and Canada where Halloween is most popular. Other countries that join in the celebration are Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, England, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Latin America, Spain, and Sweden.....Read On
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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Came From Where?

Originally starting out as an ancient Celtic holiday, Druidic priests regarded the day as the end of the year and a celebration for the year's harvest. October 31 was the first day of a three-day celebration called Samhain, meaning "the end of summer". It marked the passage from the season of the sun to the season of darkness, but was also a festival for honoring the dead. The Celts believed the laws of space and time were suspended on this night, allowing the spirit world to crossover and intermingle with the living world....Read On
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Long Live Halloween!

The scent of fall is in the air and the colors of the season are gracing our landscapes. Know what that means? Halloween is right around the corner! Children everywhere are counting the weeks until this festive day arrives while parents wonder if their children should be allowed to trick or treat and whether today’s world is safe enough for the Halloween traditions of days gone by. Well I say LONG LIVE HALLOWEEN! How can we deny our children the only day of the year when they are allowed to run up and down the street begging neighbors for candy? How can we deny them the pleasure of....Read On
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

A Short Biography On Some Of Europe's Most Loved And Hated Monarch Vlad Tepes or Dracula

During the last thousand years, European Monarchs have ruled Europe and the world with an iron fist and by fear, compassion and hatred. As their wealth grew from the riches of newly conquered continents and lands, they began building some of the worlds greatest castles as a sign of their status and wealth, leaving behind a legacy of beauty and splendor that has lasted well into the 21st century....Read On
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

10 Great Benefits of Halloween

How do you feel about the Halloween? Are you getting into the action of dressing up or helping your children find a costume? Or are you just looking forward to November 1st? Since I am a holistic Marriage, Family Therapist, I focus on the different ways that people can feel better physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. My mission is to help people to "love themselves to peace," which I believe is the key to health, happiness, success, and world peace. As I observe this holiday, I notice some major benefits of celebrating its festivities. To begin with, people have fun dressing up their homes, offices, and selves. Having fun is beneficial....Read On
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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Be Halloween Ready

Halloween is just around the corner, so unless you plan on being the mean neighbor who plans to turn off all the lights, hide in the house and quietly pretend you’re out, you’d better start getting ready for it. Carved pumpkins and spider webs are a must, but what you really need to take care of is all the trick-or-treaters that will come out on this magical night. If you plan on taking your kids out for a tour around the neighborhood, the most important thing you’ll need is of course a container for all the treats. Make sure it’s ether....Read On
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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Who's Afraid Of A Haunted House?

It’s that time of year again. Time for all the ghouls and demons to come out of the woodwork. Time for children to dress up in imaginative costumes and go around their neighborhoods asking for treats. Yes, it’s that enjoyable annual holiday: Halloween. During this holiday, one popular tradition, for many, is to go to the local haunted houses. In these creepy commorancies, people delight in the chance to entertain their primal fears. Many of us get a kick out of a good scare.....Read On
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Pacman - The Greatest Classic Games Of All Time

In this day and age, computer games are becoming more and more complex, requiring more and more powerful computers to play them on. With the increasing emphasis on graphics, games are starting to lose their sense of innovation, with many games simply reusing tried and tested formulas in order to sell as many copies as possible. Previously, however, before computers became so ubiquitous, games developers faced the challenge of computers that had very limited computing power. Having to deal with such a lack of computing power forced games designers to be extremely creative and innovative....Read On
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Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Wanting Mind

Once we attach our happiness and sense of worth to getting what we want, then we need to attempt to have control over getting what we want - over people and the outcome of things. This is when we might behave in ways that are guaranteed to make us feel anxious: ruminating about the past or future, worrying, getting irritated or angry when things don't go our way, intimidating others into doing what we want them to do, and then utilizing substance and process addictions to numb the stress that we are causing by our controlling behavior. The Wanting Mind convinces us that, not only do we need to get what we want to be happy and feel worthy, but also that we need to do whatever we can do to have control over people and outcomes.....Read On
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Puzzles Are More Than One Thinks

Brain teasers, jigsaws, crosswords, anagrams, sudokus, riddles and math puzzles are all forms of entertainment that most people enjoy at one time or another. The history of puzzles goes back hundreds of years, and there is evidence of puzzles and riddles in just about any civilization archeologists have studied. There are riddles and puzzles in The Bible, ancient Greek myths and fables of virtually every society. Not all puzzles are as plain to recognize as a Rubik's cube or a maze, though. People will incorporate some aspect of puzzle solving into their lives every day, even if it is merely calculating the quickest route to work based on the current traffic perplexities.....Read On
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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Odd Driving Laws

Everyone has been in that situation, you are cruising down the road, singing to your favorite song, and then you see it. The cop car. Then you see it in your review mirror with its lights on. Yep. Surely at one point in your life you have gotten some kind of traffic ticket, whether it’s a parking ticket, speeding ticket, or something else. However, as common as those are, there are some strange driving laws out there that if you get a ticket for, well, let’s just say no one will feel sorry for you.....Read On
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Amazing Card Tricks to Impress Your Friends

One of the best ways to impress your friends when doing magic tricks is to make it seem as if it is the most natural thing in the world. In this way you can pull a trick on your friends right in front of their eyes and act as if it were nothing out of the ordinary. This can get their attention real fast, at which time you can then show them an amazing card trick or two which you just happen to have up your sleeve (so to speak). This will in turn, stun your friends into wanting more as long as you make sure that your card tricks were performed flawlessly, or at least not in such....Read On
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Sunday, September 7, 2014

The Craze That Is The Kakuro Puzzles

Kakuro puzzles are the latest craze that is currently making great waves in the puzzle game field. It also has played a significant impact in many areas around the world. These puzzles are closely following the footsteps of the Sudoku puzzles that is currently enjoying worldwide success. Kakuro puzzles are also known as a numbers game, which require simple and pure logic as well as a basic knowledge of the addition and subtraction mathematical concepts.....Read On
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Arcade Gaming In The 1980’s

Arcade games have become so famous in the year 1980’s. Mostly, the games that are present today are just the enhanced version of the games that were created before. During that time, many enjoyed the arcade games. There are so many arcade games in the 80’s that are still famous until now......Read On
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bedtime Stories Online: Checking out and Hearing The Classics With Your Children

There is no doubt that parenting is among the most difficult and most requiring jobs on earth. Any person brave sufficient to take on the activity of a moms and dad understands how demanding keeping your kid pleased can be. At the end of a lengthy day, among the greatest difficulties has actually been obtaining little ones to settle down and go to bed. It appears that merely when you would like to unwind, your little one finds a sudden burst of energy and is all of a sudden bouncing off the walls. When the words 'Time for bed' fall short, 'Time for story time' may do the trick.....Read On
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jigsaw Puzzles: An Old Pastime for the Modern Family

Jigsaw puzzles continue to be a popular pastime even in the modern era of puzzles because they also help to stimulate the brain. Just as other activities such as crossword puzzles and Sudoku puzzles are considered to be good food for the brain, so are jigsaw puzzles. This is especially true for older adults that might be concerned about debilitating diseases such as Alzheimer's.....Read On
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Great American Potato Chips and Corn Chips

One of the most popular snacks in America is the potato chip, what people in the UK would call 'crisps'. This is often a cue for hilarity when a Brit is travelling the States and asks for a plate of chips! America has mastered the art of producing potato chips with thousands of varieties available and when you throw in corn chips too - the same sort of product only made, rather unsurprisingly, from corn, not potato - the range available is mind boggling....Read On
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