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Pittsburgh Memorial Monuments

Downtown Pittsburgh features memorial cathedrals and statues.pittsburgh image by blaine stiger from Fotolia.comPittsburgh is one of Pennsylvania's largest cities and played an significant role as a munitions and iron factory city during the U.S. Civil War and the Industrial Revolution....

How to Wear Mala Beads

Buddhists and Hindus use mala beads in meditation. The beads allow the user to count the mantra recitations. One mantra equals one bead. The user may wear mala beads.

How to Use Colors in Romance

Colors are known to affect human perceptions and feelings. Colors affect mood and individual personalities. Color plays a powerful role in romantic attraction. When you feel as if you will never attract that special person who moves the ground beneath you, consider using color to put the odds in you

The History of Pro-Keds

Pro-Keds are an American classic in athletic footwear. Long before Nike and Asics and specialized athletic shoes, Pro-Keds were serious basketball shoes worn by professional athletes. The Pro-Keds shoe line has always been innovative and practical.

Oils Used in an Indian Head Massage

Indian head massage provides healing touchArtists Hands setting the world on fire image by Peter Baxter from Fotolia.comThe Indian head massage is part of the Ayurvedic medicinal system practiced on the Indian subcontinent. Ayurveda, "the science of life," is a holistic system that...

About the Effects of Whaling

Whaling has taken a serious toll on whale populations since the development of modern commercial hunting methods in the 1800s. Traditional, subsistence whale hunting has a long history in some cultures, so a few countries and aboriginal groups still hunt whales despite a ban on commercial whaling an

The History of Greek Costumes

The clothing of Greece was directly influenced by the mild climate of the Mediterranean. The summers were hot with little rainfall, while winters were mild but wet with temperatures rarely dropping under 40 degrees F (4.4 degrees C). The mountainous areas of Greece often experienced the same summer

Definitions of Emotes

Emotes are used in email and instant messaging to represent emotions. Various letters, numbers and symbols are arranged to form a rudimentary face, which conveys an emotion such as a smile or a wink.

The Styles of Dress in Spanish Culture

The Spanish are known for their colorful personalities, cities and style of dress. The traditional skirts of a flamenco dancer can hypnotize an audience and the regal appearance of the bull fighters costume demands respect from onlookers. Spain is a country steeped in tradition, and the styles of d

Life Style of People of Bangladesh

Lifestyle and culture of the people of Bangladsh Occupation: There are about 87372 villages in Bangladesh.Most of the people in these villages are engaged in agricultural work like cultivation,fishing, farming,pottery,making handicraft etc.Some people are engaged ...

Important Things That Happened in the 1980s

The 1980s was a decade of contrasts, in which the fortunate few became rich while many others were left behind. Rocky Balboa, as played by Sylvester Stallone, was sent to defeat the dark forces of the Soviet Union in "Rocky IV" while Michael Douglas' performance in "Wall Street" portrayed the cold,

WHO YOU ARE IS THE VERY DEFINITION OF A FAMILY REUNION

Your ancestors gave rise to you. But for most African-Americans, these details remain lost. Family reunions bring African Americans together under a slave owner's European surname as problems from our past haunt us. Including your ...

How to Determine If Your Pottery Is Indus

The Indus Valley Civilization was a culture that thrived several thousand years ago in a Western Europe-sized territory in modern day Pakistan and India. Pottery from that time is one of the significant markers left from that civilization. Examples of the pottery have been found as far away as Thail

1980's Goth Fashion

Goth fashion was born in England in the late 1970s and grew in popularity in the early 1980s, thanks in large part to punk rock musicians embracing the Goth look. Goth fashion remains popular today, with many elements from those early days still contributing to its distinctive style.

Political Effects of DNA Fingerprinting

Detectives want to be absolutely certain when they charge someone with committing a crime. DNA fingerprinting might replace the fingerprint standard as a more accurate identifier of possible suspects if something from a person is found at a crime scene. However issues surrounding the fairly new prac

Music Traditions of Sephardic Jews of Morocco

The Jewish Diaspora formed communities in Morroco, where Sephardic Jews speak Ladino.menorah, close-up image by Stasys Eidiejus from Fotolia.comSephardic Jews originated in the Iberian Peninsula of Spain and Portugal and spread to Turkey, Greece, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and Morocco. Their...

Easiest Way to Learn Thai

The easiest way to learn Thai is to submerge yourself in the culture and the sounds of the language. Even if you are not living in Thailand, you can probably find native speakers of Thai to assist you in your efforts. The easiest way to learn any language is to meet the task head on with the attitud

Difference Between Tai Chi & Qi Gong

Traditional Chinese medicine involves a number of systems that developed over the vast landscape of China over thousands of years. Qigong is a Mandarin Chinese term that is used to describe training systems that focus on physical and mental health, martial arts and athletics, and achieving higher r