Apr
8
2011

Battling Body Odor

Body odors comes from the skin, which produces two different types of sweat from two different types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. These glands do their thing in response not only to heat, but also to stress, anger, nervousness, and sexual excitement. Bacteria that thrive on secretions from the apocrine sweat glands can grow and multiply, producing an aroma that comes from the bacteria breaking down the fluids in sweat. Body odor can also […]

Apr
8
2011

Falcon Crest’s Angela Channing

Jane Wyman (1917-2007), a consummate professional for her down-to-earth performances and a dogged work ethic, died Sept. 10, 2007 at the age of 90 from natural causes in Rancho Mirage, California, leaving behind a body of work that covers more than 60 years.  Born Sarah Jane Mayfield in St. Joseph, Mo., Wyman first appeared in the 1932 musical The Kid From Spain.  After spending years as a contract player, she broke through with a role […]

Apr
8
2011

Qualities And Characteristics For Good Work Ethics

How you look, how you behave, and what you say affect everyone in the agency. Working when scheduled, being cheerful and friendly, performing delegated tasks, helping others, and being kind in what you do and say are part of good work ethics. Attendance You must report to work when scheduled and on time. The entire unit is affected when just one person is late. You must call your supervisor if you will be late or […]

Apr
6
2011

Musical Instruments Then And Now

There are hundreds of different objects used to make musical sounds.  The most common today are the human voice, the four “families” of orchestral instruments, keyboard instruments, other non orchestral instruments, and the growing number of electronic and electronically enhanced instruments. Human voice. Vocal sound is created by forcing air between the vocal cords.  A singer can vary the pitch of the voice by tightening or loosening the cords and can also vary its quality […]

Apr
6
2011

The English And French War

England is separated from the continent of Europe by a small body of water called the English Channel.  In the year 1066, another group of people invaded England, this time by sailing across the Channel.  These people lived in an area just on the other side of the Channel, called Normandy, and they were known as Normans. Like the other groups that invaded England, the Normans originally came from northern Europe. (The word Norman meant […]

Apr
4
2011

Sitael, Guardian Angel Of Those Born In April

Here are the Guardian Angels of those born in April Sitael (Third Angel of the Seraphim, March 31 to April 4) Follow your ideas, you have the talent to make it happen. Sitael rules nobility, and destroys adversity. Sitael will help his proteges to overcome any type of adversity. Lucid, pragmatic, and hardworking, they will be able to successfuly materialized all of their ideas, and solve the materialistic worries of life! What more? Hope. Hope […]

Apr
3
2011

Historic City of Vigan in Ilocos Sur, Philippines

During the height of the Spanish Colonial era in the 18th and 19th centuries, Vigan or Ciudad Fernandina de Vigan was the third most important city after Manila and Cebu. It was the center of  Spanish Colonial Power in Northern Luzon. The range of structures along the plazas and streets reveals the story of the town. Large and imposing buidings evoke political or religious power. Grand homes speaks of wealth, while others speak of more […]

Apr
2
2011

Movies Golden Age

Motion pictures made it possible to record a performance for viewing by hundreds or thousands of people. In the mid-1800’s, the still camera was being developed. Almost immediately there were experiments to try and make photographs appear to move. The first man to fully succeed was Thomas Edison, who invented the Kinetoscope, a small coin-operated machine that was cranked by hand and that showed the viewer a few seconds of motion, usually someone falling down […]

Apr
1
2011

The Story of King Arthur

In romance and legend, in music and art, King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table are among the world’s best-known heroes. For centuries they have been favorites of storytellers in many different countries. The tales, as they are most often told today, are set in Arthur’s court at Camelot, in a castle with noble towers and a great hall. In the great hall stood the Round Table, where only the best and most […]

Apr
1
2011

America’s Love Of Meat

Meat has always been a major part of the American diet. Early on, wild game was plentiful, and the settlers, who brought their love of meat with them to the New World, took full advantage. When supplies began to dwindle, the colonists began raising pork, mutton, and beef, with pork the most plentiful and popular of the three. The smokehouse, built away from the main house, supplied succulent smoked hams and slabs of bacon that […]