Discover how nature warns us when danger is approaching

The more advanced our society gets, the more we realize the amazing capabilities of not only human beings, but of other animals and all of nature as well. We are relearning what ancient civilizations knew – how nature communicates. Through this relearning, we are gaining vast understanding of how to receive information from the rest of the natural world and…

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Two Native American Cultures and the One Factor That Made all the Difference

The world is interesting isn’t it? It seems that no matter where you look you can see lessons that appear clear given the convenience of hindsight. I began researching the historic lifestyles of a number of different Native American tribes and happened upon two that lived in stark contrast and, in my mind, present us with a valuable lesson. Keep…

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Roza Shanina Female Sniper – WWII’s Unseen Terror of East Prussia

A young Soviet woman who would rise to the rank of Senior Sergeant, Roza Shanina was one of over 2,000 female snipers fighting for Russia during World War II. She would eventually become known by Allied news outlets as “The Unseen Terror of East Prussia.” This remarkable woman stands out not only because of her character and skill as a…

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Avoid These 6 Common Ph.D. Dissertation Pitfalls

Any doctoral candidate who is wrapping-up their dissertation project is going to have a number of things they overlooked that can be a real headache to deal with as time runs short for completion and then graduation. I have placed myself in one such situation presently. Through my own lack of attention to detail, a number of issues have been…

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An Educated Approach to Earning a College Education

What you need to know This article is written for those concerned with earning a 4 year (Bachelor’s) degree. This is not for graduate school students. This article is not written for exceptional students who will secure significant grant or scholarship offers. This article is written with the perceived maturity of the student in mind. Different maturity levels require different…

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Abraham Lincoln – Notable Quotes on Character, Mankind & the United States

No matter who you are, the name Abraham Lincoln brings about some kind of thoughtful response.  Everyone who knows anything about the man has some kind of belief associated with him.  The thing that I find most interesting is that of all the historical figures from the United States, I cannot think of a single person who is almost completely…

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Route 66 – Oklahoma’s Ribbon Road and Sidewalk Highway

America’s old Route 66 is known by a couple different names.  Some call it “The Main Street of America” while others know it as “The Mother Road.”  A number of states within the United States possess pieces of this once great American highway, but none have the unique stretch of forgotten road that can be found in eastern Oklahoma. Known…

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The Most Important Day in Modern History

The date was June 28, 1914 and the location was Sarajevo, Bosnia – Driving to visit a wounded officer, the Archduke’s driver took a wrong turn. By chance a conspirator to murder the Archduke happened to be standing there on the side of the road as the car turned around and he fired his revolver at point blank range killing…

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Geronimo – Legend of the Last Apache Warrior

Growing up in the Gila (pronounced Heela) River valley of southern Arizona, my childhood was filled with the stories of famous Apache chiefs and warriors who once roamed the land. I loved the fact that as I rode my horse across the open desert, played among the ancient dwellings, and followed the trails etched into the mountains, that I was…

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Quotes from Frederick Douglass – Self Reliance and Success

For me, very few people stand out in the history of the United States of America like Frederick Douglass.  As I first began learning about him and his life as a high school student in rural Virginia, his story, his suffrage and his legacy intrigued me in a way very few people’s story had.  As I discovered more about this…

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