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Sacramento Kings

Sacramento Kings

The Sacramento Kings began play in the 1985-86 National Basketball Association (NBA) season, but their lineage traces back several leagues, cities and names with the Rochester Royals debut in the National Basketball League (NBL) in 1945-46. After three seasons in Rochester, N.Y. with one win and...

Dry Eye Syndrome

Dry Eye Syndrome

Symptoms of dry eye syndrome (DES) consist of itchy or burning eyes, redness, blurred vision, eye discomfort, and light sensitivity. These symptoms seem to become aggravated in dry, warm, or windy areas, as well as areas with low levels of humidity. A surprising symptom of DES that occurs in some...

Weber, Karl von

Weber, Karl von

Famed for his opera Der Freischütz, composer Carl Maria von Weber was an accomplished conductor as well as a novelist and essayist whose music was inspired by folklore and myths, by poetry and history. Der Freischütz (The Marksman) is a Faustian tale of magic bullets, based on folk legend. Von...

Music

Music

Music history is a subfield of musicology (which is the study of music) which is concerned with various elements of music such as composition, performance, and music criticism over the course of time. Music history examines the life, work and historical context of composers, the developments of...

The Book of Isaiah

The Book of Isaiah

The book of Isaiah differs from the previous books in the Old Testament because it lacks narrative structure. Rather, the book is a written version of the prophesies given by Isaiah, a prophet who lived in the eighth century BCE. At the start of the book of Isaiah, the prophet chastises the Jews...

Crabs / Hermit Crabs

Crabs / Hermit Crabs

Crabs tend to be popular unusual pets because they are low cost, do not emit odors, and require little work. Hermit and Fiddler Crabs are the two most popular types that are bought as pets. Hermit Crabs are nocturnal and prefer to live in groups. They are not aggressive in spite of their large...

Deep Fryers

Deep Fryers

A deep fryer is a small kitchen appliance used to deep fry food, or to submerge it in hot oil or fat. When the food is submerged in the oil, the hot oil heats the water inside of the food and steams it from the inside out. Often, people coat food with a special breading or a batter before deep...

Geneva -  Five Must See Sights

Geneva - Five Must See Sights

Geneva is the second largest city in Switzerland, and is very international, with 40 percent of its population from outside Switzerland. The city is situated on the largest lake in Europe, Lake Geneva, and is surrounded by the Jura Mountains and French Alps. If you are going to Geneva, here are...

Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative Disorders

Dissociative disorders are psychiatric conditions that are characterized by a person's break in association from, or interruption of, his most basic facets of awareness. Aspects of the person's conscious self--for example, his identity, personal history (memory), or awareness of his...

Chester A. Arthur

Chester A. Arthur

Born: October 5, 1829 Birthplace: Fairfield, Vermont Years as President: 1881-1885 Died: November 18, 1886 Chester Alan Arthur was the twenty-first United States president. Like some others before, he took office after the assassination of President James Garfield. Although previously known...

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

"The Boss", born Bruce Frederick Joseph Springsteen in Long Branch, New Jersey on September 23, 1949, is one of the most successful and prolific singer-songwriters to come out of the American music scene in the 20^th century. The musical career of Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band is an...

Trademarks

Trademarks

If a tourist from the United States happens to see a set of golden arches in France he or she would know that a MacDonald's would not be far away. The golden arches are a well-known trademark of MacDonald's, recognized the world over. A trademark is often the most recognizable sign that a customer...

Minnesota Viking

Minnesota Viking

The Minnesota Vikings were an expansion franchise in the National Football League (NFL) in 1960 and played their first game in 1961 in Metropolitan Stadium, located in Bloomington, Minn. They relocated indoors to the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome (the Met) in 1982 in Minneapolis and secured their...

GameCube

GameCube

Nintendo's successor to the Nintendo 64 console, the GameCube, launched in the US in November of 2001. Rather than utilizing the full-size DVD software platform, Nintendo opted for the mini-DVD format. This limited the amount of memory available for video game developers, with full DVDs utilizing...

Improve Handwriting

Improve Handwriting

With the tremendously widespread utilization of computers in the home and workplace, efforts to improve handwriting has become neglected. We may learn cursive in grade school, but in the adult world the need for it seldom surfaces outside of signatures and to-do lists. That most people believe...

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