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The History of Body Piercings - Ancient and Fascinating Around the World


Body piercings have seen a resurgence of interest in the last ten to twenty years and are becoming more and more a part of the mainstream Western culture. Take a look at any fashion or entertainment magazine and you'll see plenty of well-known celebrities with body piercings like navel rings or a labret.

How to Make Your Civil War Uniform Shirt


Your own shirt designed and made by you for your own Civil War Uniform Impression is easy and economical. Follow these simple directions, and your Civil War uniform shirt will be exactly how you want it.

Top 10 Questions about Body Piercing


Body piercing has grown so much in popularity in recent years that it has become almost mainstream, with more and more people sporting navel rings and multiple ear rings. Facial piercings, surface piercings and lots of others to choose from can make things confusing.

How I lost A million Dollars In A Bank Robbery


The Million dollars was my life-savings earmarked for prime the pump money for my biotech start-up. I am the Gerald Armstrong the owner of Gen Cells Cures?Gen Cells Cures is focused on private medical research for the individual.

The Crisis of Human Survival


Environmental Pollution1. Damage to The Ozone Layer Causes Radiation PollutionThe hole in the ozone layer above the North Pole is becoming larger, allowing large volumes of ultraviolet radiation to fall directly on the Earth's surface, causing destruction and harm to humanity, and resulting in skin cancer and other bodily ailments.

African Masks


The following is a general over view of African Masks.There are still places in Africa where genuine old masks can be bought, generally through dealers.

Tribal Masks


Original Tribal masks are often seen by unknowing eyes as art objects in themselves. That is not the case, unless of course they are modern copies.

The Masked Fool


The FoolMy first direct experience of the fool in masking was watching Morris Dancing here at home in Yorkshire, England. The Morris dancers were dressed up in their usual dancing shoes with bells and baggy pants.

The Contingencies of Despair: How Existentialists Survive


~ Dread is dizziness unto freedom-freedom that gazes down into its own possibility. In this dizziness freedom succumbs.

Violence


Flashes of memory stream into my consciousness. They take me back thirty years plus.

Heraldry in the Crafts--Why Not Specialize?


I have a small website where I try to sell custom-made lapel buttons. In addition to these made-to-order buttons I also offer several specialty lines of off-the-shelf items and at this time of year I'm usually concerned with one of those lines in particular: Irish heraldic buttons.

The Trickster of Folklore


Folklore includes a traditional trickster figure, the subject of many stories in a cycle. Trickster tales are in the animal tales genre, with the trickster himself -- he seems always to be male -- identified with a particular animal.

Nessie, the Beast of the Loch


They were fierce hill tribes in what is now Scotland, and we called them Picts. The name seems to mean "The Painted People" for they were known to love bright body art and multi-coloured clothing.

The Year of the Rooster


The Rooster is traditionally considered to be a favourable sign. His crow signals the break of dawn and the beginning of a fresh start, driving away the ghosts and evil spirits of the night.

Progress Versus Perfection


From the creative explosion marking the outset of the universe to our advanced human stage in evolution, some fifteen billion years have elapsed. This advanced stage refers to the natural abilities and the cultural realizations of our species.

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10/23/2017 09:48 AM
The Tomahawk
The natural world is filled with wonders. When you go outdoors, marvel at the sky, listen to the wind pass through trees, admire the song and appearance of birds, animals, and insects. Don't forget to look at the ground, both for your safety and to find something interesting like the remains of a native American culture that passed long ago.
10/06/2017 03:38 PM
Mahabharat - A Battle of Righteousness
Lust to possess immeasurable materialistic wealth is a very cruel aspect of human nature. History is the witness, this never- ending aspiration of amassing incalculable wealth has ruined great dynasties. Greed is like a fire that burns furiously in the initial stages but later converts into inferno.
09/25/2017 08:44 AM
A Condensed History of the North American Fur Trade
We look at how the necessities of the earliest explorers and pioneers of North America influenced their cooking and meal preparation habits and how those have evolved into contemporary meal preparation techniques made possible by the convenience and capabilities of modern high tech kitchen appliances. In the process, we examine how what once was a demanding chore born of survival in a vast unknown wilderness has become a challenging art and, for some, a delightful hobby.
09/12/2017 07:57 AM
Transportation In Ancient Rome
Transportation in the Roman empire was done by sail boats or horse drawn wagons. The Romans borrowed from cultures before them like the Greeks. They did not really improve ship building and their wagons were quite primitive. The postal service, however, was remarkable. Through organizing estafettes with horses, the speed of mail could not be improved until modern times.
09/12/2017 07:56 AM
Roman Road Construction
The ancient Romans were quite adept at constructing roads. To a certain extent they used science to accomplish that. The main purpose was to connect the vast regions of the empire. Therefore the roads were used for military and commercial goals.
08/10/2017 07:46 AM
How Many Talented People Have Reincarnated?
Watching America's got talent clip on YouTube when a little girl with the voice of an adult became the chosen one made me think of how many singers have reincarnated. The process by which I passed from my last life to this one gave me insight into the fact that everyone has returned. We are in the last days and the prophecies state that the graves will give up their dead at this time.
08/08/2017 07:45 AM
Is Micky Mouse Real?
If someone asked me that question my thoughts would be that they are nuts. Of course it's not real but it makes a fortune for Walt Disney. The question is why?
07/22/2017 08:55 AM
What Is The New Age Movement?
If one remembers the 70's and 80's they would be aware of a shift from the conventional into trends inspired by Eastern cultures. Such things as the performance of The Age of Aquarius and other works lifted the spirits out of the doldrums and overturned the old for a new way of living. First came the pill that liberated women, followed by an open attitude to partnerships without marriage and acceptance of the LGBT trend based on love.
05/19/2017 07:53 AM
Reflections on Homi Baba's Post Colonial Criticism
This is an introduction about Homi Baba's ideas on Post Colonial Criticism. His ideas like Hybridization, Mimicry, Uncanny, Anxiety and Ambivalence have been analyzed.
05/02/2017 11:24 AM
Pongal: A Tamil Festival of Showing Gratitude to Cattle and Sun
Pongal is a harvest festival in Tamil Nadu, the south most state of India. It is also known as "Thai Pongal". The word 'Thai' is one of the months name in Tamil language. In general, people across the state reap crops cultivated in their own lands in January of every year. Then they celebrate the Pongal to convey their gratitude to the Sun and Cattle those who helped for cultivation. There is a famous quote in Tamil Language called "thai piranthaal vazhi pirakkum" which means "all the good things will start to happen once the month Thai (January) begins / Every problem will be resolved in a good way."
05/01/2017 10:58 AM
The African-American's Journey to Al-Islam
For over 60 years African-Americans have been celebrating Black History month and yet not to mention, publicized, or have in our studies in our institutions about the Islamic movement in the United States due to the fact that the majority of American Muslims are African Americans. his article is historical timeline of the African Americans coming to the religion of Al-Islam.
04/21/2017 10:23 AM
Brief Persian History or Persian Literature
Persian history is one of the most ancient history of the world. It produced a number of classical and modern poet, who worked day and night for its survival. Persian formally spoken in Iran, Afghanistan (Dari) and Tajikistan. Therefore, more than 110 million Persian speaking persons in the world.
04/20/2017 10:21 AM
Today And Tomorrow Is A Holiday
Saturday and Sunday are calendar holidays. Period. But, contrary to the popular notion, these holidays are never a time for celebration.
04/19/2017 09:38 AM
Why The Name India Came Into Existence - My Understanding
I have not witnessed the struggle for Indian freedom. But I have learned from the justice. So what is relevant now is not the name of the great land of worship but why the name is so relevant for its inhabitants. I wrote the post below based on a certain understanding of knowledge. So now I want to expand the correspondence for the interest of all.
04/16/2017 04:12 PM
Brief History of Hakim Abul Qasim Ferdowsi and Shahnameh-E-Ferdowsi
Hakim-Abu-Al Qasim Ferdowsi is a renowned Persian poet and author of historical poetry book "Shahnameh-e-Ferdowsi". He was born probably in 935 C.E (date of birth is not conformed) in village REGBAN nearby area of Tus, Tahiran and died in 1040.
03/03/2017 08:09 AM
The Scotsman
In the years following the fall of Camelot the continued struggle to unite England waged on. To the north in Scotland warring factions of Vikings continued their brutal and savage pillaging of local inhabitants. For over three hundred years up until the 9th century both England and Scotland were so divided wars and bloodshed was a fact of life.
02/27/2017 08:14 AM
What Is Theology? Demystifying A Scary Practice
Does the word "theology" ever scare you or make you wonder why your pastor or friend uses it? Do you ever find yourself asking or saying "we just should have the theology of the Bible and nothing else?" In this article I discuss the importance of theology, and more importantly, Christian theology and its importance for Christians today who happen to engage in it without ever thinking.
02/21/2017 11:42 AM
Hazarat Nizamuddin Dargah - What Was and What Is
A story of the greatest Sufi saint - Hazrat Nizzamuddin Auliya. His devotion for the love and care for mankind will have an eternal presence at his shrine.
02/18/2017 05:30 PM
Debunking Three Myths About George Washington
George Washington, our nation's first president is one of the most prominent figures in American history. For many Americans, he is known as the "Father of our Nation" because he became the greatest American legend involved in the freedom and development of our country in numerous ways: military hero, first president, a signer of the American Declaration of Independence, just to name a few. What happened to such men like Washington is that myths were created that enhanced fame and honor.
02/14/2017 11:40 AM
The Secret Wishes Of The Great Villain 'RAVANA'
You Say Ravana Was A Villain? Yes, he may be! But from which activities did we judge it? Is it because he abducted Sita? Probably! How will you judge him to be, after hearing his wishes? Let's check the wishes the Lanka king - Ravana had.
02/14/2017 08:01 AM
Trading Youth For Experience, That Is Life
We all do it. We all trade youth for experience, and through trial, error and temporary failure, we ultimately succeed or die with regret wishing that we had succeeded.
01/26/2017 11:39 AM
Tipu Sultan - The Ruler of Mysore
Tipu Sultan the "Tiger of Mysore" a ruler of Mysore from 1750 to 1799. Tipu Sultan was a well famous administrator of Mysore at the same time he was a Scholar, Soldier, and Poet. Tipu Sultan introduced a number of administrative innovations during his rule, including the introduction of a new coinage, a new Maludi lunisolar calendar, and a new land revenue system, initiating the growth of Mysore silk industry. Tipu expanded the iron-cased Mysorean rockets which he deployed in his resistance against military advances of the British. Tipu won important victories against the British in the second Anglo-Mysore war. In the third Anglo-Mysore war, Tipu Sultan was forced into a humiliating treaty (a written agreement between two states), losing a number of previously conquered territories, including Malabar and Mangalore. In the fourth Anglo-Mysore war, the combined forces of the British East India Company, Maratha's and the Nizam of Hyderabad defeated Tipu and he was killed on 4th May 1799.
01/20/2017 11:05 AM
The Role of Honor
'The honor is found in the end and not the means'. This statement is very debatable and triggers controversy as some people may see it as the other way around; the honor is found in the means and not the end. Now before we go further let's pause for a while and peer in to the word honor itself.
01/12/2017 09:50 AM
African Tribes and How to Make Them
The year's 2099, humanity's somehow managed not to blow itself up yet. It's been 96 years since the human genome was sequenced and Dolly the sheep was cloned. Pity that all the sheep went extinct sometime during 2049.
01/11/2017 11:24 AM
Top 5 Interesting Facts About Louis XIV
Onlookers were said to have mocked and sneered as Louis XIV's funeral carriage passed through the streets of Versailles on a journey to his final burial ground. He would pass away just a few days short of his 77th birthday. He had led a spectacularly long life in a time of still very limited medical knowledge. His strong body would eventually die after it was half eaten with gangrene. But no matter how unpopular he was at that time, this figure has undoubtedly come to symbolize the French monarchy at it's very peak.
12/19/2016 08:24 AM
The Solitary Genius Often Has Difficulty Relating To Average People
Those with extremely high IQs often have trouble relating to average or slightly above average IQ humans, as they themselves are Human+ so to speak. It's hard to relate to folks that seem to use a different thought process or cannot seem to process thought at all, or only to a limited degree. Often the resident genius finds it odd that people know things or have knowledge or understanding of things that typically are not known to other average humans, it surprises the genius when they encounter such anomalies, even though they themselves are anomalies. Let's discuss this.
12/14/2016 08:04 AM
Ayn Rand's Objectivism, Empathy and Socialism
Being selfish is innate. Look at a little kid; "I want this," or that. It isn't until they learn that sharing has positives to it. So, that means it is nurture not nature. All species and biological life is selfish, it tries to do the least and get the most, conserve its energy, all life does that, it is simply the way of things? So is Ayn Rand's philosophy 'radical' no, I would submit to you that it is just obvious. It is observable, repeatable, and is a viable observation of life everything from plants with leaves trying to outdo other plants for sunlight, roots for water - bacteria feeds of the host or works with the host for its best interests - viruses same. See? It's natural and normal.
12/11/2016 06:08 PM
Define Poor In The USA
During this past 2016 Presidential Election we sure heard a lot about the poor. On the democrat side we heard from Bernie Sanders with quite the following, and again from the democrat mainstay Hillary Clinton as well. Apparently, none connected better with the poor and working middle class than Donald Trump. Even though this election is over the issues about poverty in the United States are from over. Still, I ask, how can we even have a legitimate discussion if we don't have a clear definition of what "poor" is in America? I mean the government has one definition - in 2015 that number for a single person was $12,082 annually, but is a number adequate?
12/01/2016 11:34 AM
Durga Puja - Nothing Short of a Bienalle?
If you've never been pandal-hopping in Kolkata, you have never seen this side of the City of Joy. As Durga Puja arrives, the city gears up to a whole new level of excitement with colourful lights setting the stage for the most sought after festival of the city. From the brightly lit alleys, to the sound of the dhak and gong peeling through the night and mouth-watering delicacies available at almost every street corner, the bar of excellence is only being raised with each passing year.
11/03/2016 10:48 PM
The Mystery of Queen Elizabeth I's Possible Imposter
One of history's most unusual conspiracy theories involved Queen Elizabeth I, the daughter of England's King Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn. During the first half of the sixteenth century, Elizabeth was born to the tyrannical English king. When she was about ten years old, she was taken from Henry's court in plague-ridden London to Bisley, a small town Southwest of London, because he wanted to protect her from getting sick.
11/02/2016 08:48 AM
The Shadow Rider
Out of the pages of history galloping across the western plains of the Old West rides a lone crusader bringing law and order to an otherwise lawless land. With stealth and cunning many an outlaw met his fate. Horace Mann was broad of shoulder and narrow at the hip and everywhere he went the long arm of the law was not far away.
10/31/2016 07:50 AM
King Henry VIII and His Six Miserable Wives
King Henry VIII was England's king five centuries ago. He was a cruel king who managed to have six wives. My essay explains the life with Henry and why his wives were miserable.
10/11/2016 12:35 PM
King Louis's Fragrant Kingdom - The Perfumed Court of Obsession
Not to alarm you but what historians claim that our ancestors hesitated to bathe is quite true. Hygiene among the noble people was rare to find and thus we can only imagine what they would have smelled like. But trust me, it wasn't that bad after all because we are talking about King Louis's court and it was known for its extensive use of perfumes and everything that smelled pleasant. What few of us are aware of is that our nobility had a great fear of water. People back then had a common belief that diseases travelled through water. Now this is what led them to stay away from it and eventually prevented them from bathing. They thought that the less they bathed the healthier they would stay. They couldn't be further from the truth but we know that now, so let's come them some slack this time. This is the reason that during King Louis XIV's reign perfumes were used on a wide scale to scent every nook and corner of the castle and whatever possible.This actually happened and the air in and around the castle became so heavy with fragrance that the French court gradually came to
10/05/2016 12:57 PM
Typology of the Gaze
The gaze has become prominent in Psychoanalytic Literature. The psychoanalytic gaze is a phallic one. Here in this article, I have introduced various typologies of the gaze.
10/03/2016 09:25 AM
The Oregon Trail Ruts
History comes alive when you find evidence of it. I still remember the moment that I found an arrowhead lost by a Native American long before my life began. The homesteaders who traveled west on the Oregon Trail left their mark too.
09/29/2016 08:46 AM
Why Studying Geography Is Important
Many readers may be surprised or even amused by the title of this article, but amongst the communities we live in, individual perceptions can differ regarding how important it is to actually study Geography. In an age where many students need to find employment in a profession that offers a long term future, Geography is one subject many students should consider studying.
09/28/2016 12:06 PM
The Wounded Artist
Inspired by my personal struggles, this article is dedicated to those artists injured by early abuse and the dark underbelly of the complex social and political terrain of the art industry. The article addresses the painful hurdles the artist encounters, and the psychic toll and resultant wounds incurred. Likewise, it also identifies ways to champion the artist, so that these struggles and wounds can ultimately morph into wisdom, power, and success.
09/23/2016 08:56 AM
Creation of a Work Of Art
Many things in our world are artificial even agriculture. Our changes in nature can be considered art. Permaculture is artificial but imitates Nature. This way it works together with nature, instead of against it.
09/22/2016 07:55 AM
That Circle Of Winners
Everybody wants good fortune in their own way, but patience builds it ultimately, and good cause and effect or karma in existence. Some people even seem to be born under a "lucky star" where they get everything that they want.
09/21/2016 09:08 AM
The Captivating Cultural Life of The Nok and Dogon Ethnic Societies in Nigeria
Nok is a tin mining village located in Nigeria. The name was given by an archaeologist by name Bernard Fagg after studying the culture and discovering some terracotta (fired clay figure which is not glazed) sculptural remains of the people in 1943. The people had a well-organized administration and economic system. They were ruled by kings. They were farmers and hunters by profession. The people also practiced a snake cult and they highly revered snakes. The people believed in ancestors and practiced ancestral veneration and had an ancestral cult. They also believed in animism.
09/21/2016 09:08 AM
The Culture and Arts of The Swazi and Baluba Ethnic Societies
The Swazi live in Swaziland at the southeastern part of South Africa. They speak the Bantu language which is closely related to the Zulu language. The Swazi is part of the San's people who depend on farm produce such as millets and other grains for sustenance. Their main occupation is farming with a large section of the people engaged in pastoral farming precisely the rearing of cattle. Owing to this they also produce milk from the cows reared. Their farmlands are ruled by chiefs and his cabinet of experienced elders. Women are greatly respected in their communities. The Swazi believed in ancestors. The ancestors were greatly respected and highly honoured
09/21/2016 09:04 AM
The Meaning and Hidden Ideologies of The French Renaissance
Renaissance was a term used by scholars in the 19th century to describe the activities of European artists and intellectuals from the 14th century to the 16th century. Renaissance is a French word, meaning "rebirth "or "rinascinento" in Italian. The term can also be explained as the 'Re-awakening' or the 'Renewal of knowledge'. The period of the renaissance was an age of exploration, experimentation, self-realization and the opening up of new worlds not only in the artistic sense but imagination and creativity. People began to think, reason and analyze every aspect of words, deeds, and conventions of rules of society. It was indeed a period of enlightenment of the world.
09/21/2016 09:03 AM
The Historical and Cultural Page of The Baules of Cote D'Ivoire
The Baule ethnic society is found in the central part of Cote d'Ivoire / Ivory Coast. They can speak Asante Twi because they were once part of the Asante kingdom. Very little is known concerning the social and economic life of the Baules but they may have been ruled by kings and had a traditional ruling council as they were influenced by the Asantes. They also engaged in farming and gave credence to art as a profession. Training was offered to trainees in the form of apprenticeship. They believed in God whom they called Alura. They believed in lesser gods or divinities and ancestors. The Baule also believed that they lived in heaven with their marriage partners before coming to the earth.
09/19/2016 09:06 AM
Significance and Lessons From The Exploratory Spirit of The Renaissance Artists
Renaissance art has impacted greatly on the arts that we do today in several ways. This has increased the value and relevance of art in modern societies. It has set a path for today's artists on how they can hone their skills in art for socio-economic development.
09/15/2016 03:55 PM
The Historical Development and Printing Processes of The Famous Adinkra
Adinkra is a traditional cloth that is printed using the block printing technique. The finished cloth is a traditional mourning cloth worn for funeral occasions. The word 'Adinkra' means 'farewell' or 'goodbye'. It is worn to bid farewell and part ways with the deceased. The cloth has several symbolic patterns usually referred to as Adinkra symbols. These symbols carry symbolic connotations which usually explain the values, norms, and beliefs of the people.
09/13/2016 09:37 AM
Polynesian Art: Why Is It Part of Genius Creations?
Polynesia consists of various islands in the Pacific Ocean such as Hawaii, Easter islands, Tonga, Samoa, Tahiti, Marquesas Island and New Zealand. Polynesia is a fusion of two words 'poly' which means 'many' and 'nesia' which means 'islands'. Polynesia means 'many islands'. The Polynesians were skillful navigators (sailing masters). The Polynesian societies were ruled by kings, chiefs, and ritual specialists.
09/13/2016 09:20 AM
Melanesian Art: Reflections of the Creativity of the Pacific Ocean Dwellers
Melanesia is a fusion of two words 'Mela' which means 'black' and 'nesia' which means 'islands'. Melanesia means 'black islands'. It refers to the arts done by the black people in islands such as New Guinea, the dominant island, New Britain, Solomon's island, New Caledonia, New Ireland and Fiji all in the Pacific Ocean. Their arts dates back to either 2000 BC or 3000 BC yet their arts have seen only a few changes in this modern age.
09/13/2016 09:11 AM
Art Criticism and Judgment: How To Do It Professionally
Art criticism is a way of looking at, talking and thinking about works of art to understand their aesthetic qualities while passing judgment on the work of art. Knowledge in aesthetics is essential in art criticism. Before an art critic actually passes judgment on a work of art, he/she has to critically examine the artwork to understand all its qualities whether good or bad. He has to deeply think about the works of art so as to be able to pass good judgment about the work.
09/13/2016 09:11 AM
Who Were The Master Builders in Ancient Times?
Most of the ancient builders advanced in the field of architecture. This was through the spirit of experimentation. The ancient Greeks stood out as the masters in architecture. They used wood, mud-brick, and marble for their architectural structures. They used some as a shelter in which they lived. Others were built to house their gods serving as temples. However, worship of the gods was carried out outside the temple. The Greeks built stadiums for athletic contests and theatres for theatrical performances. Colour was used in pecking out details of their building.
09/13/2016 09:09 AM
How Works of Art Are Appreciated Using The Four-Step Process
Art appreciation is a procedure that is followed to make one aware of all the good and bad qualities that one sees, reads and hears about a work of art. It is a means of responding to works of art that are talking intelligently about a work of art and communicating knowledgeable about a work of art. Art appreciation involves a silent and deep thinking about the works of art. This would enable us to talk intelligently about the works of art.


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