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The Ultimate Swagbucks Guide: The Only One You’ll Ever Need!

On the Internet, there are a lot of different ways that you can earn money. Some are legit, some aren’t. But even when you are dealing with legit ways, it can be difficult to figure out the best method and how to optimize your time and earning potential.    For that reason, I am going to go through some things that you can do on Swagbucks that should guarantee cashing out for a $5 gift card every month. An Amazon gift card will cost you 450 points and you should be able to earn that with the information below. All[...]

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5 Tips to Sleep Better

Learn how to sleep better. It is a must for those who suffer a lot from depression. It is because lack of sleep is a key symptom of the problem of depression. When people experience frequent lack of sleep or trouble getting sleep, naturally they want to know how to sleep better. A lot of women, who have trouble sleeping, feel their symptoms and problems are ignored not only by their spouse, family and friends but also by their doctor. If you have experienced or experiencing problems in getting sleep, this article may help you. If you read this short article[...]

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Treatment of Neuropathic Pain

Аrе уоu ехреrіеnсіng раіn, wеаknеss, оr tіnglіng іn уоur hаnds оr fееt? Соuld уоu bе suffеrіng frоm а соndіtіоn knоwn аs nеurораthу? Тhе fоllоwіng аrе sоmе fасts аbоut thіs dіsоrdеr. General Definition of Neuropathy According to the Neuropathy Association, it is a disorder of the peripheral nerves. On their website, it is stated that this disorder affects the motor, sensory, and autonomic nerves. These are the nerves that connect the spinal cord to one’s muscles, skin, and their internal organs. This disorder will normally affect the person’s feet and hands. However, it can affect other areas of the body[...]

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Could a Woman Lower Her Heart Attack Risk by Eating Berries?

Strawberries and blueberries are a delicious treat. They can be added to many deserts. Some people may even enjoy eating them as they are. Plus, most people know that they are filled with many nutrients that can benefit our health. Now researchers are suggesting that eating these delicious treats may help lower our risk of a heart attack. An article was recently published by the American Heart Association that stated there is evidence that eating three servings a week of berries can lower a woman’s chances of developing heart disease, which can lower her risk of a heart attack.[...]

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Foods High in Pesticides

It is a common practice for food producers in agriculture to treat their crops with pesticides in order to keep the bugs away. The benefits cited are improving quality and keeping the food production ample enough for society and keeps insect-borne diseases at bay. On the flip side, others argue that these pesticides are unhealthy for consumption, linked to several health problems, and that people are better off eating organic products. Proponents of organics also argue pesticides harm the environment. There are definitive arguments presented by both sides, and each individual has to make his or her own judgment and[...]

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The Role Of Character In Leadership

The Role of Character in Leadership In a tight economy, character in leadership is a major issue. With the various business accounting scandals and unemployment numbers climbing, businesses have to work harder to stay in business. One of the key characteristics that leaders have to develop is an environment of trust with their consumers. One of the key ways they do this is called “Organizational Positioning”. “’Organizational positioning’ refers to the process by which an organization designs, establishes and sustains a viable niche in its external environments. It encompasses everything the leader must do to align the internal and[...]

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Has Christmas Become too Competitive?

Over the years it seems Christmas has become more and more commercialized. With this commercialism comes competition. If you look around, chances are during the holiday season you see billboards, commercials and print ads all promoting the biggest and the best. Has Christmas become too competitive? As a result people are spending more, putting themselves in debt and feeling pressure in order to “keep up” with the best gifts, decorations, cards and other societal norms which are associated with today’s Christmas season. Black Friday Competition “Black Friday” has traditionally been when stores open extremely early and sell advertised “hot items”[...]

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Gifts for Book Lovers

Buying a gift for a book lover can be an amazing experience, as there are so many options to choose from.  The following list contains several options to help you make an informed decision.   Kindle Paperwhite One of Amazon’s most popular e-readers, Kindle Paperwhite is a great choice for the book lover who prefers eBooks.  It has easy-to-read text as well as built-in light which makes reading easy and fun.  Solar Kindle Charger  For the book lover who can never read enough, Solar Kindle Charger is a good gift choice, as it can seriously extend reading time on your[...]

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Aurangzeb and his Royal Order ( Firman) against Sati

Aurangzeb came to power after a blood bath. He executed his 3 brothers and imprisoned his father Shah Jahan in the Agra Fort. Aurangzeb has another dubious distinction, he broke the maximum number of Hindu temples and in the Punjab he let loose a reign of terror that led to the beheading of the 9th Sikh Guru Tegh Bahadur. Aurangzeb thus had many faults, but the fact remains that many of his generals were Hindus with Raja Man Singh the most famous of them. Aurangzeb was a puritan and believed in Islam. It is reported that he knew the[...]

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And You Thought Celebrities Were Dumb!

In a recent interview on NPR’s “Science Friday” theoretical physicist Kip Thorne (formerly of CalTech) dropped a bombshell on his audience. Thorne, who is executive producer and science adviser on the current blockbuster film Interstellar, told host Ira Flatow that lead actor Anne Hathaway confessed to him that she is “a physics geek.” Who would have thought it? Since most who consume pop culture, especially television and movies, tend to identify actors with their characters, we don’t often stop to think that there are real people behind those roles. Believe it or not, some – like Hathaway – are[...]

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Isis: Divine Mother of Ancient Egypt

Isis was the most beloved goddess in ancient Egypt, whose popularity spread to the Greco-Roman world, and then was suppressed by Christianity. Today, she is worshiped by some Pagans. This article will discuss her history, her cult, and her mythology. Isis’ History Isis started out as an ancient Egyptian goddess, worshiped as the Divine Mother. As a goddess, she not only was a mother goddess, she, with her husband the god Osiris, taught the arts of civilization to humans, and supported the reign of the Pharaohs, or kings, of ancient Egypt. She was also the goddess of magic, and[...]

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Elaine of Astolat: History of a Legend

Elaine of Astolat is the most famous Elaine in the Arthurian legends. She has been immortalized as the Lady of Shalott by such figures as Alfred, Lord Tennyson and by the Pre-Raphaelites. But who is Elaine of Astolat really? This article will explore her and her story. Elaine’s Origins The story of Elaine of Astolat originated in the thirteenth century in Italy, in the tale “”La Damigella di Scalot, tale 82 of Il Novellino, a thirteenth-century collection of Italian tales” (Castleberry, para. 2). This first tale of Elaine of Astolat shows her falling in love with Sir Lancelot, him[...]

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Elaine of Corbenic: A Character Study

Elaine of Corbenic is one of the many strong women of the legends of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table. She is most famous in them for being the lover of Sir Lancelot and the mother of his son, Sir Galahad. But there is more to her than just her relationships with the men in the story. This article will explore her connections to the Holy Grail, her motives in bedding Sir Lancelot, and her role as a strong woman in the story. Elaine and the Holy Grail One of Elaine’s most important connections is with[...]

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The Demonic Devils Bible?

Back in the late13th century, in Bohemia, there appeared a literary work of amazing quality, rumour suggesting that this iconic production first showed up at the Podlažice monastery, near Chrudim, from where it was pawned to Cistercian monks, and moved on Sedlec.  This creation has, throughout a long history, been known variously as the Liber Permonastery in grandis, the Codex Gigas,  or more chillingly the Devil’s Bible. 1295 is the date when first written reports appeared about a volume supposedly written in 1229, possibly by one of the occupants of the small Benedictine monastery where it was discovered. This[...]

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How did the universe begin? Science and Faith agree

  How did the universe begin? The scientific evidence points to what may seem a surprising answer. The universe is expanding In 1929 astronomer Edwin Hubble (for whom the Hubble space telescope is named) initiated a revolution in astrophysics when he verified that the universe is expanding. His observations, now called Hubble’s Law, demonstrate that every astronomical object in the universe is moving away from every other object. It’s the same effect you would see if you tossed a stone into a pond of still water, then observed the wavelets as they rippled outward. Each specific point on a[...]

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Freezing our way out of Global Warming?

Madcap scientists sometimes come up with the most amazing suggestions, such as the latest notion to combat global warming – all you do is to build a series of giant refrigeration units all around the South Pole, which you use to extract harmful CO2 from the atmosphere on a massive scale but it is what happens afterwards that is interesting. The gas would then be turned it into snow which is in reality nothing more than dry ice.  This product would then buried in huge underground vaults. There would be massive wind turbines erected to power chilling machines and[...]

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Why Plants Do Not Get Sunburn

Human beings have an outer covering called skin which as we all know is delicate when it comes to solar radiation. Whilst human skin can easily burn this is not the case for plants and a team of Glasgow researchers have spent fifteen years finding out why that is.  The simple fact is that nobody has ever found evidence of plants being harmed by the UV-B rays within sunlight. It is in fact this area of solar radiation that is in theory powerful enough to do damage to the flora as well as us yet this does not happen.[...]

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The Story of that Historic Comet Landing.

This week has seen possibly the most exciting development in space science since the first manned landing on the moon when a decade long trip across 300 million miles of space ended with the successful deployment of a experiments probe onto a moving comet. The mere fact of being able to successfully get a tiny lander to touch down on such a body is incredible but the device also transmitted hours worth of invaluable research data to waiting astronomers. The Rosetta space probe had carried the probe Philae toward comet called 67P in a mission first conceived over 20[...]

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Yoga Benefits

The beauty of yoga is that it can be practiced by anyone. It doesn’t matter what your physical condition, or your age–if you’re breathing you can do yoga. In fact, one of the quickest ways to attain a fitter body is to do yoga. Yoga also increases an individual’s physical coordination and promotes better posture. And it does all this without potentially hazard negative effects that are often incurred in high-impact forms of exercise. Yoga is also one of the best exercises to do if you are not in the physical shape you used to be in. It’s a[...]

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Essential Oils for Pain

Aromatherapy, when used to reduce pain, is usually applied directly to the affected area and works in conjunction with the benefits that come from breathing in the oil particles. Throughout time aromatherapists have been using these methods to help patients with their pain related problems. These methods can help improve a variety of ailments from minor discomfort all the way up to major injuries. Massage therapists often will use aromatherapy in their practice. The two go hand in hand, as the act of massage can also help ease a variety of pains. Essential oils are added into a base[...]

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Castor Oil Detox

An easy and effective way to detoxify the body is through the use of a castor oil detox. The castor plant is not the only plant that’s good for detoxification, but it has a long history of safe use. This plant’s oil is taken from the castor bean and has been used for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory agent and to aid in the removal of the body’s impurities. The castor bean’s earliest known appearance was in Egypt–some were found in ancient Egyptian tombs. Most everyone is familiar with the use of castor oil taken internally as a[...]

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Chitosan For Weight Loss

Chitosan is a non-digestible fiber that is derived from the shells of lobsters, crabs, and other crustaceans. Many reports mention that chitosan will greatly promote weight loss as it bonds to the fat molecules present in the digestive tract, thus preventing the body from absorbing the fat. It’s common for people who are trying to lose weight to take weight loss supplements. These supplements work in different ways. Some block your appetite, others are supposed to speed up your metabolism. In the case of chitosan, fat is blocked from being absorbed. In terms of its effectiveness and safety as[...]

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How to Reuse Oil from the Turkey Fryer

The bad news is that it takes about four gallons of oil to fill up the turkey fryer. The good news is that the oil can be recycled and reused. The life of the oil is not a one-time deal, and that’s good news for the wallet. Begin With The Right Cooking Oil The right oil to use in a turkey fryer is an oil that has a high smoke point. Canola oil, safflower oil or peanut oil all have high smoke points and are good oils to use in a turkey fryer. However, if you want to reuse[...]