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My Experience at the McMaster Engineering Competition

To all Ontario high school students who are interested in science, the McMaster Engineering Competition is a great event to check out. It is an exciting day that provides many opportunities for students to learn how to develop teamwork and critical thinking skills, learn about McMaster university’s engineering program, and explore other areas of science. This year I bused to the competition with the rest of the students from science club at my school, and even though my team did not win in the event that we participated in, we had an amazing and educational experience nonetheless. When we[...]

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Thoughts On The Terms And Policies Of Quozio

What is Quozio? Quozio is a website, which you can use to “turn meaningful words into beautiful images”. With this tool, you can add beautiful backgrounds to your words (you can input any text you want in the provided textbox on the site so it can be your own words or quotes by other people) and have them appear in fancy and special-looking fonts (the appearance of your finished product will depend on what kind of background and font you choose).  Use Quozio on your articles and social media You can make use of the beautiful photos with quotes that[...]

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Benefits of Technology Free Vacations

Vacations are theoretically supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation. A chance to get away from the stress of everyday living. Despite the concept of respite from the daily grind, many people often instinctively bring their laptops, smartphones, iPods, miscellaneous gaming devices, and other hand-held gadgets with them when they travel. However, is it really worth the effort? Have you considered technology free vacations? There are many good reasons not to tote along too many, if any, gadgets on a holiday. Top reasons to ditch the gadgets when traveling: Better Focus on Your Vacation Leaving the tech[...]

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Readers, Do You Like Being Ignored By Writers Or Authors?

Who wants to be ignored? As a reader, do you like it when writers or authors ignore you? Do you like feeling like you don’t matter and they don’t care about you at all? What exactly does that mean? What am I talking about? Some readers take the time and effort to comment on articles they read You know when you read an article or post or whatever you want to call it and there’s a comments section at the end? You take the time to read the article and then decide that you liked it enough to leave[...]

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How to Dry a Wet Cell Phone and Extend Battery Life

Most of us have had (or will have) the almost heart stopping event of getting our cell phone wet. The glass of soda or cup of coffee gets turned over while our cell phone is right beside of it on the table. Our cell phone slips out of our back pocket while we’re running and lands smack-dab in a mud puddle, or worst case scenario – it lands in the toilet while we’re attending to business. Yikes! Regardless of how your cell phone gets wet, there is a way to dry it and (hopefully) save it. Plus, there are[...]

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Lies You Should Never Tell Your Doctor

Lie to your doctor? Or course you don’t. You are physically active every day, take medications exactly as prescribed and you’ve diligently stuck to a low fat, low salt diet. Yeah, right. We all stretch the truth a little to save face when we talk to out doctor, and sometimes we get by none-the-worse. But there are some lies we should never tell our doctor because those lies can be detrimental to our health. I Rarely Drink Alcohol That may be a partial truth, as in ‘I rarely drink alcohol…. during the week’. Come clean and be truthful with[...]

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All Natural Sweeteners You can Employ

There has been some discussion of the potential harmful effects of artificial sweeteners but it turns out that there are perfectly safe naturally occurring alternatives. Stevia is in fact a 100% natural sweetener made from a South American plant. It has zero calories of course and use of it can apparently  lead to reduced blood pressure. Not only that but a Chinese study that appeared in the journal Clinical Therapeutics claims that this natural product can contribute to improved heart health and a generally improved quality of life. As a powder you will discover that you need very little[...]

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Possibilities of a Virus Deadlier than Ebola

When the whole world is in chaos due to the outbreak of the deadly virus Ebola, there is a more deadly virus than Ebola which has killed a man in Uganda. When we are still fighting to discover some cure for the Ebola outbreak, which already has killed 4500 people and infected twice as many, this new virus has created the situation even worse. Marburg virus which is a part of the Ebola virus family, killed the 30 year old radiologist working in a hospital of Uganda last month. Marburg virus got its name from the German city of[...]

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Cat Bites and Lymphangitis

A personal experience with a cat bite that resulted in lymphangitis. Our dear little kitty is almost 19 years old.  She has become friendlier in her old age than she ever was as a young cat.  This seems odd to us because she will now come and climb in a lap to take a long nap.  Suddenly being treated as a friend instead of with complete aloofness is hard to resist.  However, she has some other consequences of aging as well.  One of these is that there is some sort of tender spot on one of her sides.  When[...]

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Don’t Mess with our Meds.

The British National Health Service: The British National Health Service was founded in 1948 to provide health care for the nation. Paid for by direct taxation, its stated aims are, ‘to provide equal healthcare for rich and poor alike’. Over the years the NHS has had its ups-and-downs. Underfunded, lack of staff, hospitals closing, and long waiting lists for none emergency treatments, are all political hot potatoes. None-the-less, any political party which mentions trying to privatise it, does so at great risk. It is the one thing which equalises the UK population. Whether rich or poor, everyone is entitled[...]

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My Experience at the McMaster Engineering Competition

To all Ontario high school students who are interested in science, the McMaster Engineering Competition is a great event to check out. It is an exciting day that provides many opportunities for students to learn how to develop teamwork and critical thinking skills, learn about McMaster university’s engineering program, and explore other areas of science. This year I bused to the competition with the rest of the students from science club at my school, and even though my team did not win in the event that we participated in, we had an amazing and educational experience nonetheless. When we[...]

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How To Use Quozio To Add Text Or Quotes To Images?

What is Quozio? Quozio is a site where you can “turn meaningful words into beautiful images”. Basically, this means that you can use this tool to add background images to any text you want (quotes said by other people, your own words, etc) and also have those words appear in fancy-looking fonts that make them stand out and look really amazing and stunning. With this platform, you can share beautiful quotes with images on your articles or even on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and more. How can you use Quozio? How does this tool work? What[...]

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Identity Theft Protection Tips When Shopping With A Credit Card

Identity theft can happen to anyone, any age, any economic level, even the deceased are not immune to identity theft, having their identity stolen by the unscrupulous. With our current economic situation identity theft will only worsen, but you can protect yourself from identity theft with these protection tips. Don’t carry more than one credit card with you. They are too easy to leave behind when shopping at several businesses and making multiple purchases. Shopping with more than one credit and accidentally leaving one behind, you might not even notice the credit card was missing until days later. A[...]

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Benefits of Technology Free Vacations

Vacations are theoretically supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation. A chance to get away from the stress of everyday living. Despite the concept of respite from the daily grind, many people often instinctively bring their laptops, smartphones, iPods, miscellaneous gaming devices, and other hand-held gadgets with them when they travel. However, is it really worth the effort? Have you considered technology free vacations? There are many good reasons not to tote along too many, if any, gadgets on a holiday. Top reasons to ditch the gadgets when traveling: Better Focus on Your Vacation Leaving the tech[...]

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Myths and Legends

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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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Alternative Health

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Raising Chickens In the Backyard

A depressed economy makes people take a second look at being more self sufficient. An easy way to do this is to grow your own food, and chickens fit in nicely with this theme. First of all, chickens are great for backyard ecology. If you’re looking for ways to ditch pesticides and chemical fertilizers, plant your vegetable garden right next to the chicken coop. Chickens will eat insects and produce some nice fertilizer. Have you seen the price of organic eggs? If you kept two chickens in your backyard, the ladies will probably supply you with more eggs than[...]

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Probiotic Skin Care

Most people are familiar with the benefit of probiotics for gut health, but don’t know that they play a role in skin health as well. Now that more people are familiar with probiotics and what they can do, the idea of using them topically is slowly starting to take root in the natural skin care community. If you didn’t know it already, all bacteria are not harmful. They’re actually necessary for life and definitely for health. In order to have healthy skin, certain bacteria need to be present on your skin. If they aren’t there or aren’t in the[...]

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Who is The Most Interesting Man in the World……Really?

The first Dos Equis Beer Commercial starring “the most interesting man in the world, appeared in 2007.  Since then, he has gone on to be one of the most well known figures in advertising.  Pictures of him circle the internet endlessly saying “I don’t always ____________ but when I do, I ____________.   This famous line comes from the Dos Equis commercials, and what is plugged into the blanks is usually pretty funny.  Below is a compilation of the ads, in case you missed any:     But who is the most interesting man…..really?     He is Jeff[...]