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A Brief Guide To British Government

The British Government is organised differently to that of the United States and most other countries. There are basically two secitons: the elected government and the Houses of Parliament. The Government of the United Kingdom is usually formed by the leader of the political party that wins the General Election. Members of the Government are organised into one of two...

Historical Movies Filmed in Romania

Romania is a small country located in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by the Ukraine and Hungary to the north, Moldova to the east, Bulgaria to the south and Serbia to the west. Known mostly for being an ex-Soviet bloc country, Romania had a bloody revolution in 1989 that overthrew and executed dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Romanian Film Industry, Cold Mountain...

Social Media Tools for Small Businesses

Social media marketing leverages online applications to share, promote and discuss information. It encompasses blogs, micro-blogs, wikis, forums, social bookmarks and social networking Web sites like LinkedIn, Plaxo, MySpace and Facebook. Businesses can use social media applications to drive Web site traffic, generate buzz about products or services and increase brand awareness. The most popular applications are also free, which...

Gold Fashion Jewelry Quality Guide

All gold fashion jewelry is not created equal. Depending on how it’s manufactured, some cheap jewelry turns the wearers skin green, may cause an allergic reaction, or quickly lose its appeal; higher quality costume jewelry gives their owner many years of pleasure. What are the differences? Gold fashion jewelry, or costume jewelry as it is sometimes known, is intended to...

Top Five Sustainable Travel Getaways

What is sustainable tourism? The Global Development Resource Center defines sustainable tourism as “an industry which attempts to make a low impact on the environment and local culture, while helping to generate income, employment, and the conservation of local ecosystems.” More and more, people devoted to the exploration of exotic cultures, climates and cuisine are becoming aware of the ways...

Proven Tips for College Grad on Non-Profit Jobs

For college graduates who are looking for meaningful, community-focused work, not-for-profit organizations can be a valuable option. According to not-for-profit.org, a non-profit is an "organization formed for the purpose of serving...a public or mutual benefit other than the pursuit or accumulation of profits." These organizations abide by strict guidelines in order for the government to grant them tax-exempt status. Many...

Interesting Facts About Coffee

Is it poisonous potion or bewitching brew? For the Boys Only Even in those instances when coffee was used for medicinal purposes, the drink wasn’t given to women for fear it would cause them to miscarry. Whether they were pregnant or not. Turkish people believed that combining milk with coffee caused leprosy. Istanbul boasts about having opened the first coffee house in 1457....

Know Why Leaves Change Colours?

Most trees particularly in the northern hemisphere do their growing in the spring and summer. Their leaves are where the food for the tree is produced, via the process of photosynthesis. In photosynthesis, energy from sunlight is captured by the pigment chlorophyll, and used to convert carbon dioxide and water into oxygen and carbohydrates in the form of sugars...

Oscar Winner Mary Astor Lived Tumultuous Life Onscreen and Off

An underrated actress and genuine beauty, Mary Astor today is best known for playing the sexy, two-faced villainess Brigid O’Shaughnessy in The Maltese Falcon. But Astor proved she was much more than just a movie femme fatale. Beautiful Mary Astor Had Aristocratic Aura Astor began her screen career as an ingénue, graduating to more diverse, nuanced roles. In many roles, she...

Getting Started In Astronomy: Observing the Moon

The Moon is up there almost every night to observe and yet the comment most heard at any star-night is" That's the first time I've ever seen the moon in a telescope". That comment also holds true for those looking through binoculars for the first time. With the moon available for so many nights of viewing it is a...