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Many of us dream of going to a foreign country and learning some of the local language so we can at least make conversation. But we don't want to spend years doing it.
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A double-crust fruit pie to be precise. For double-crust pies are made by a slightly different method than open-faced pies. Unlike open-faced pies, double-crust pie crusts are not "blind"-baked (i.e. partially baked without the filling inside). Thus ...
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Every sandwich deserves a crown.
This is a visual reference card for US Time Zones.
It's about time that everyone learned their damn homophones. If you slept your way through the fourth grade or just skipped all of the grammar lectures because you were too busy sucking off that dude in the locker room, then maybe this table will he...
Continuing our article series about the most creative artists in the world this time we present very controversial artist David Cerny from Czech Republic.
At first, the evidence against this revisionist interpretation will strike twentieth century Americans as irrefutable. We're better off in almost every respect than people of the Middle Ages, who in turn had it easier than cavemen, who in turn were b...
Always up to the challege of providing thorough, accurate information, YouTube delivers channels from leading names in historical studies, from The Smithsonian to the Discovery Channel.
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If a recipe has 4 cups 'filling' it should fit nicely in a quart jar (wide mouth is best). IF one of your 'fillings' is brown sugar you can usually fit a little more since it can be packed.
So this recipe has been floating around for a long time, gracing the blogs and the tables of many a foodie. Personally, I was a bit skeptic
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Step-by-step photo recipe for homemade butter. (All you need is 6 cups of heavy cream, an electric mixer, and a little patience.)
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First evidence of felines protecting crops unearthed in ancient Chinese village
The website was created by Kyle MacDonald, a who his way from a single red to a house in a series of online trades over the course of a year. MacDonald was inspired by the childhood game , and the site received a considerable amount of notice fo...
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(, , ; plural ) is a unique Galician-Portuguese word that has no immediate translation in English. Saudade describes a deep emotional state of nostalgic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. It often carries a repressed knowledge...
Tool use among orangutans was first documented by Carel van Schaik. In 1994, Carel observed orangutans developing tools to help themselves eat, while conducting field work in Gunung Leuser National...
A guide to developing the personality and background of your role-playing character or NPC
From Morocco to Mongolia, or what we can learn about climate change from Inuit whale hunters. What is it about Dutch photographers that m
La grotte Chauvet Pont d'Arc, découverte en 1994, contient un extraodinaire bestiaire (plus de 400 représentations d'animaux) datant de 30.000 ans avant le présent
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Wine experts have popped the corks of two bottles of champagne salvaged from the bottom of the Baltic Sea, where they had lain in a sunken ship for nearly 200 years.
The praise of professional critics hardly matters to the book-reviewing readers at Amazon.com. A compilation of the best of the worst… about the best.
What struck me most of all about was something Mark . Mr Henry notes that in American English a totally unstressed vowel is reduced to a sound usually written down as "uh" (the sound linguists call ); and he goes on:
Voices of history archive. Listen to some of the most famous speeches and broadcasts of the yesteryear.
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Attending a funeral awakens childhood memories of a series of terrifying events.
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My spouse sent this to my email, I thought it was really interesting! I actually "didn't know".
This is a tutorial for some of the fonts and tools that can be used for writing in on a Windows PC.
And maybe Don Johanson will visit your classroom!
Virtual reality. Jumbo shrimp. These phrases have meaning, even though the words contradict each other. See our list of 15 oxymorons for more.
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