Thursday, May 26, 2011

What is the History of Memorial Day?

Memorial Day has been celebrated in the United States since the 1860s, although it was originally known as Remembrance Day. This holiday's history is long and a bit tangled, with multiple cities and individuals laying claim to the invention of Memorial Day as an organized holiday. In all probability, credit for Memorial Day should probably be shared among a number of individuals.

History of Memorial Day

What is the Patriot Act?

The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 is a far-reaching piece of legislation which is designed to make it easier for the United States to detect and act on potential security threats. It is more commonly known by its acronym, the USA PATRIOT Act, and may be colloquially called the “Patriot Act.”

What is the Patriot Act?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Best Tips on How to Lose Weight

There's no secret formula for losing weight, and there's certainly no magic pill. It all comes down to eating less and exercising more. With a plan that suits your lifestyle and your doctor's counsel, you can lose weight and keep it off.

Here are four tips on how your can lose weight the right way will help you become healthier and help you maintain the healthier lifestyle.

1.Get some sleep. A lack of sleep can decrease the number of calories your body burns when at rest.

2.Drink lots of water. Many people confuse hunger with thirst. Water is a superior alternative to calorie-laden sodas and alcoholic beverages.

3.Eat several mini-meals throughout the day. Studies "show people who eat 4-5 meals or snacks per day are better able to control their appetite and weight.

4.Understand why you eat. If emotion, rather than physical hunger, triggers your eating, you may be an emotional eater. Figure out when you eat and why you eat, and you may be able to address those core emotional issues with something other than food.

Remember that losing weight doesn't have to be an arduous battle. You've made a positive, healthy choice for yourself, and there's nothing better than that. Life is about being healthy and happy.

How to Do the Beyonce Diet

The Beyonce Diet is also known as the Master Cleanse, the Lemonade Diet, the Lemon Cleanse and the Maple Syrup Diet. Promoted as a cleanse or detox program, it requires a 10-day cleanse that has dieters consume a lemon drink between six and ten times daily. If you are interested in learning more, continue reading about the Beyonce Diet and how to use it for weight loss...How to Do the Beyonce Diet

Monday, November 29, 2010

Kids And Family Video Games Holiday Buyers Guide 2010

Kids and Family Video Games Holiday Buyers Guide 2010

Kids and Family Video Games enthusiasts may opt to purchase these 5 video games and accessories this holiday season. A look at the best video game gift ideas for kids and families.

5 Kids and Family Video Games

1.Xbox Kinect and Playstation Move – are 2 accessories released in 2010 compatible with Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

2.Kirby's Epic Yarn – is a Nintendo Wii video game rated E for Everyone. The game was released on October 17, 2010 and scored 9 points on IGN.

3.Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver- are available on NDS and were released on March 14, 2010. Both games are rated E for Everyone.

4.Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep

5.Lego Harry Potter: Years 1–4 – is a video game available on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii. It was released on June 29, 2010 and is rated E10+.

Six Christmas Card Writing Tips

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How to Write a Christmas Card

Sending out quality Christmas cards means doing more then adding your name to a preprinted card. If you want to know how to write a great Christmas card this year, then here are 6 helpful tips on writing Christmas Cards:

Christmas Card Writing Tips

1.Start early to ensure you don't get overwhelmed.
2.Prepare your Christmas card list well in advance.
3.Double check that everyone's name and address is correct.
4.Send a more formal card to business associates than to friends.
5.You should always include a personal note and sign the card.
6.Don't forget to include your return address.

Video:How to Make a Christmas Card

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pumpkin Carving Designs:Tips for Carving the Perfect Pumpkin

spooOOooky halloween pumpkins
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Pumpkin Carving Designs are very popular this Halloween, particularly free online Pumpkin Carving stencils. Some of the most popular templates this Halloween are some by Twilight’s Robert Pattinson and Stewart.

A transfer tool (i.e stencils) can be used to transfer designs on the face of the pumpkin that will guide you carving the perfect pumpkin. These carving stencils can be drawn either freehand onto paper or using computer. Tip: Avoid the using those knives that come in the pumpkin-carving kit; try sticking with quality knives instead. Small, paring knives are great for carving designs into the pumpkin.

Battery-operated, pumpkin-carving knives also make quick work of even complicated designs, but it’s always good to keep the design simple.

Here are some of the Best Free Pumpkin Templates for Carving Jack-O-Lanterns, covering everything from the most basic carving designs that the kids can easily participate in, and to the very advanced work of art.

Pumpkin Carving Designs Links

Free Printable Pumpkin Carving Patterns

Zombie Pumpkins - Over 200 designs! Free pumpkin carving stencils, contests, tips, and tools!