Tag Archives: The Big World

Boy Stands Up to YouTube Bullies and Gets a White House Invitation

A young man stands up to YouTube bullies and ends up with an invitation to the white house.  Logan Fairbanks is a normal 11-year old who occasionally makes funny videos with his father for his YouTube channel. Knowing that the YouTube crown can often be a tad (or very) cruel, the father tried the monitor

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Static Character Vs. Dynamic Character in Fiction

Static versus dynamic – this doesn’t refer to buzzing with static electricity or being a dynamo. Well, in fiction writing, the dynamic character may actually be a dynamo as he or she learns to change and grow. The static character doesn’t grow. In fact, she stays a bit “stuck” in her personality and reactions to events in a work of fiction.

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What Is Sleeping Sickness?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sleeping sickness is defined as”; microscopic parasites of the species Trypanosoma brucei. It is transmitted by the tsetse fly (Glossina species), which is found only in rural Africa. Although the infection is not found in the United States, historically, it has been a serious public health

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The Girl Effect – What Is It? Should You Support It?

What comes to mind when you think of a leader?  A world-changer?  A person of power?  On a small scale, perhaps a teacher or clergy member comes to mind.  On a larger scale, maybe you think of organizations like The Red Cross, UNICEF, or government leaders.  Not many individuals would first think of the adolescent

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Did Howard Hughes Suffer from OCD?

Howard Hughes was one of the most intriguing personalities in American history. He was an aviator, engineer, and successful business tycoon. He also suffered from a fear of germs phobia and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in a time when these types of mental illnesses were not understood as they are today. The following information describes

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Learn How to Come Out to Your Parents

Coming out to parents can seem pretty scary, and sometimes it is. More and more people are embracing the idea that a lot of people are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transsexual to name a few. But many are still in the dark about being open with sexuality and that can come off as rude instead

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Bullying in Asia: A Message across the Ocean

The concept of bullying is not something you hear of often in most of the Asian countries. The researches that were done on the issue (if any) were not brought to light. Children are suffering from different types of bullying in the schools of Laos, Mongolia, and Myanmar but the world does not know anything

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Where to Find the Best Movie Trivia

Learn Where to Find the Best Movie Trivia Changes in Movie Viewing Many years ago, a movie was released to movie theaters and that was really the only way you could see it.  If you waited long enough, sometime for years, you might actually be able to see old movies on television.  But over the years,

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Fun Facts About the Big Wide World

It is extremely important for children to be able to think on their own. With the increased number of children who are constantly being exposed to video games, smart phones and a host of different television programs that are designed to teach them what to think, it is important that they know how to think

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What Is Scientology? A Review on the Truths and the Lies

Since the dawn of history, Man has been attempting to understand his surroundings, the purpose of his existence, and the mysteries of the universe. The world seemed too big and too complicated to just work all on itself, so Man looked up and wondered if someone (or something) out there has made it. He observed

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How to Divide Fractions

How to Divide Fractions Fractions are not found only in school math books. Many careers use fractions on a daily basis. Food service professionals use fractions to help increase or decrease recipes to match larger or smaller groups. In the medical field, nurses, medical assistants and pharmacists use fractions especially when dealing with blood pressure

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Learning How to Pronounce New Names and Difficult Words

“Nucular.” No, don’t add a second “u” to this word. It’s ‘noo-cleer.” Too many people mispronounce this word, even though it’s clear that there is no second “u” in it. Even famous political figures have mispronounced it, to their extreme embarrassment. Why do you and others say words wrong? Probably because you’re guessing about the

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