Health and Fitness

Gadgets - The History

We create hundreds of gadgets every week and the majority of them are electronic and much more functional, but are they as useful as those ones before? At the very beginning people where gathering fruit, fruits and vegetables they were finding to feed themselves. Then they started hunting using rocks to kill animals. The first gadget created at that time was a bow and arrow, hunters were the most successful and they also used them to protect themselves from there enemies. Centuries later, when humans needed to transport materials they designed the wheel. Why so late? wasn't it needed earlier. the result of their wheel creation, was the wheel barrow, the horse and cart, and then of course the car, many things we take for granted now use the wheel for example most mechanical devices gave wheels, even modern day ipods have wheels. Where we be without wheels well, most of us probably a lot fitter and slimmer, how many of us just get in the car and go without a thought, many I'm sure and of course these days there is the green issue, was there a green issue before the wheel was invented?

Want to Succeed as An Artist? Make Sure You Choose the Right Art Teacher!

There can be nothing worse for the ambitious eager-to-learn visual art student than walking into a poorly run drawing or painting class taught by an inadequate art instructor. In short order the student is set up for loss after loss. The fundamentals are either not taught in a simple easy to understand fashion, that the student can grasp, or they may not even be taught at all! Quite Frequently the student makes the decision that drawing and painting is just too hard and gives up. The student will incorrectly find the fault with themselves, often with the self generated concept that they do not posses enough natural artistic talent. Whereas most of the blame usually falls on the shoulders of the student, the true cause falls at the feet of the art instructor and poor instruction. This is precisely what happened to my spouse. My wife is from Toronto Canada. She originally came to America as a student to study fine art in a university. The instruction was terrible. Both her drawing and oil painting classes were taught entirely on the unworkable method of "if it feels good go with it.

French Banning the Promotion of Pin Thin Women

There has been quite a bit of talk about regulating the fashion runways over the past two years, after a young Brazilian model died of causes directly tied to her anorexia. In other words, she starved herself to death due to pressures she probably partially felt from the field she was in, modeling, and also most likely societal pressures that are put on women to have very little body fat, here in the US and abroad. Eating disorders have gained an all time high over the past 4 decades, and it's not likely to get any better as long as the industries that typically promote extreme skinniness such as modeling, acting, and also any type of career where your body is your life line. France has taken steps to actually enforce these ideals in these industries, in a landmark piece of legislation that's up for approval in the French government prohibiting the promotion of extreme dieting and weight loss. This would apply to magazines, websites, and the runways as well as television ads.

Tips for Getting Rid of Knitters Block - Get Inspired!

Tempted to just make a list, I'm fighting off that laziness and writing instead the kind of almost-poetry that inspires knitting, that knitting embodies. Yarn inspires the timid, the tired, and the flustered; when we think yarn, we think colors and sets of colors, gauge (when we've finished that baby-fine project, chunky can be inspiring); having "a stash" - buying yarn when you have money means having yarn when the money runs dry; texture, pure sensual pleasure, and drape, the luscious body-clingingness of everything yarny combined to perfection. Knitting exhibitions inspire: there is nothing like viewing knitting as sculpture and Art, knitting that explores all the possibilities of the craft. Imagine knitting murals, knitting with gossamer threads of metal or chunky slivers of paper, tiny to room filling knitted things. Patterns and books inspire, from historical to hysterical. Sharing with other knitters inspires: blogs, webrings, tears, frogging, challenges and sympathy, celebrations and rewards.

Randy Jackson America's Best Dance Crew Season 1

The Randy Jackson's America's Best Dance Crew, the hottest dancing competition in US, has declared its winner. Among the 12 competing crews, the JabbaWockeez crew emerged as the victorious group as they crushed Status Quo with their remarkable performance on the finale. The JabbaWockeeZ's members were Jeff Nguyen aka "Phi", 26, from Phoenix AZ; Ryan Shawn Paguio, 26, from San Diego, CA; Ben Chung aka B-Tek, 26, from Mission Hills, CA; Kevin Brewer, 31, from Sacrament, CA; Phil Tayag, 23, also from Sacramento, CA; and Chris Gatdula, 26, from Las Vegas, NV. The two groups fought their last battle onstage, but still, the JabbaWockeeZ seemed to steal the heart of Americans when millions of their votes declared the group as the ultimate champion. Status Quo's members who are Joshua Green, 20; Ernest Phillips, 21, Jayjion Greer aka "Jin Lao", 18; Jamal Weaver, 20; and Dwayne Hines, 18 (all from Boston, MA) did not lose in vain. They had served one of the best performances in the history of dance competitions in the US.

An Archaeological Look at Ceramic Pots

One of the indicators of early civilization is pottery. With people settling down in one centralized area and importing food from outlying farms, storage became a necessity. Woven containers of grass and reeds were most likely the first crafted vessels for dry goods, while the preserved stomaches of large grazing animals is good for liquid storage, but those all wear out very quickly. The practice of shaping mud with other materials and letting it harden in the sun to create building materials is a practice that helped keep humans out of the weather back in the stone age. A similar practice is still currently used by wasps, beavers and other such creatures. It's entirely possible that we learned it from them. The invention of heating the dried clay to extremely high temperatures surely came about by accidentally dropping clay in some very hot fire, and then discovering its properties changed after it cooled. Afterwards, discovering all the uses of a substance that is easy to shape, which then fires to a stone-like substance surely came quickly.

How to Sing Higher Notes

Learning how to sing higher notes is very important, if you want to sing like a pro. If you want to be able to sing any song you want, it is important to increase your vocal range (the range of notes you can comfortably sing), after all. It is certainly possible for you to have trouble singing low notes, but most people have the most trouble when they try to sing higher notes. You might not think it's possible, but anyone can learn how to sing higher notes. It is not just an activity reserved for superstars. All it will take you to learn how to sing higher notes properly are time, patience and practice. The first step to learning how to sing higher notes in the proper way is to understand the different main registers of the human voice. The "chest voice" is the deepest register. It is also the most comfortable one. Usually that is the register in which most people talk. The next vocal register is called the "head voice". It is a much higher vocal register, so you might think that it is the key to learning how to sing higher notes.

Ataata The Grandson A Short Story in the Canadian Arctic

I never got to know him real well, my grandfather, after father bought me into a small Eskimo village it was in 1905, and I was ten-years old. I would be adopted, adopted into a system, somewhat, we came into a circle of relatives a family circle, not allied by blood, and the reasoning behind this was to strengthen our family bonds. My father would exchange wives now, my mother for another's wife, our village was a hundred miles away and there was only twenty of us in the community, I was adopted by my grandfather for a year, and my real father now called him by his name Sorqaq-I now was called Ataata, the grandson. Now my mother and father exchanged partners as I said, in the village, wives willing for the exchange, and after a year I had a brother, I don't know who his father was but it didn't matter to us, for mother traded husbands three times during this period, and he was given to a certain family, one we shared with. We had new blood in our family, and that was important.

The Key A Fairytale - Chapter 3 - Broken Wings Part 4

Conqueror was lying motionless next to the black horse. I saw immediately that their injuries would eventually prove fatal, but only after many long days of agony. .. and I could never let that happen. I retrieved the fiance's knife, as the black horse continued to struggle trying to get up on his broken legs, and cut an artery in the poor beast's neck. Reluctantly, I then picked up the hunter's longbow and quiver and walked over to my old companion. The big horse was paralyzed; only his eyes could move as he rolled them to see if I was coming to help him. When he noticed the bow, he looked away and stared straight ahead, not wanting to make what I inevitably had to do more difficult. Even in his last moments, his only concern was for his life-long friend. I emptied the quiver onto the grass, and then, as if in a dream state, chose the straightest and sharpest arrow for my loyal friend. I felt numb. .. I could not be doing this; something else had to be controlling me as I positioned the shaft onto the powerful bow and drew it to its limit.

Modern Paintings In Vietnam - Rising Above The Identity Crisis!

Think modern paintings, or more precisely, think Asian modern paintings, and you will find yourself thinking about Vietnamese modern paintings. Contemporary Vietnamese art, in recent years, has become quite a force to reckon with. Ever since its recent emancipation from its socio-political shackles which have long kept it confined to a rather provincial existence, Vietnamese modern art has blossomed in its full glory before an awed international audience. Indeed, there is no looking back for Vietnam now. It is moving forward. However, it is not just looking forward towards the future. There is an element of retrospection involved also. Thus, the modern Vietnamese perspective comprises not just looking ahead, but also looking back, in an effort to sort out the past. Till recent times, Vietnamese modern art has been facing a peculiar identity crisis. Questions about the extent of Western influence on Vietnam's modern art, and how deep its traditional moorings actually go, have plagued the artists of Vietnam for long.

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