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It's Pope Francis, not Francis I - John Tierney. Why not "The First"?

It's Pope Francis, not Francis I - John Tierney

Because there has yet to be a second. You can't be the first of something until there has been another of the same later. In the United Kingdom, for example, Queen Victoria will never be QVI until there is a Queen Victoria II. The same rule concerning monarchical names holds true in Luxembourg and Norway. People make this same sort of mistake when they plan an event. Purists might argue that this rule regarding ordinals is not universal when it comes to monarchies, or even papacies. But all this is quibbling.

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SCIENCE. Pyschology Tests & Surveys. Science Magazines. The Holographic Universe. Ecology & Environment, Energy. Survivalism / Sustainability. 5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants. As the outdoor season approaches, many homeowners and outdoor enthusiasts look for ways to control mosquitoes.

5 Easy to Grow Mosquito-Repelling Plants

With all the publicity about the West Nile virus, mosquito repelling products are gaining in popularity. But many commercial insect repellents contain from 5% to 25% DEET. There are concerns about the potential toxic effects of DEET, especially when used by children. Children who absorb high amounts of DEET through insect repellents have developed seizures, slurred speech, hypotension and bradycardia. There are new DEET-free mosquito repellents on the market today which offer some relief to those venturing outdoors in mosquito season. Here are five of the most effective mosquito repelling plants which are easy to grow in most regions of the US: 1. Citronella is the most common natural ingredient used in formulating mosquito repellents. Citronella is a perennial ‘clumping’ grass which grows to a height of 5 – 6 feet. 2. Horsemint leaves can be dried and used to make herbal tea.

Sustainable Web Hosting - 10 Sensational Homes Built from Straw. Written by Ryan Hollitz | 19 December 2009 Posted in Blog - Green Building New building materials could really make your house green from the ground up!

Sustainable Web Hosting - 10 Sensational Homes Built from Straw

Straw! :) via [thedailygreen.com] In the classic story of the Three Little Pigs‚ a naive piglet decides to build his home out of straw, which soon gets the huff and puff treatment by a big bad wolf, resulting in the poor little pig's untimely end. Many may wonder why a person would want to build a home made out of straw, but apart from providing a place to hide from the big bad wolf, they have some substantial benefits.

Street art. 10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics. Advertisement Who can resist a colourful, thoughtful venn diagram anyway?

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics

In terms of blogging success, infographics are far more likely to be shared than your average blog post. This means more eyeballs on your important information, more people rallying for your cause, more backlinks and more visits to your blog. In short, a quality infographic done well could be what your blog needs right now. Designing An Infographic Some great tips for designing infographics: Keep it simple! Ideas for infographic formats include: Timelines;Flow charts;Annotated maps;Graphs;Venn diagrams;Size comparisons;Showing familiar objects or similar size or value. Here are some great tutorials on infographic creation: Creating Your Infographic Plan and research.If required, use free software to create simple graphs and visualisations of data.Use vector graphic software to bring these visualisations into the one graphic.

Free Online Tools For Creating Infographics Stat Planet Hohli Creately New York Times Many Eyes. Make Your Own Infographic. Infographics are to data what storytelling is to an annual report: a more engaging way to help bring attention and understanding to your nonprofit’s cause.

Make Your Own Infographic

Yesterday we looked at an interesting infographic that suggested a new way to view your volunteers. Today, let’s look at infographics in general – and resources to help your nonprofit get started on making your own. As Wikipedia explains, “Information graphics are visual devices intended to communicate complex information quickly and clearly”: Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. ... For example, compare the Portrait of a Volunteer infographic we talked about yesterday with Pew Internet’s more conventional Portrait of a Twitter User, where a similar type of data is presented in a simple table. Solar Eclipse Page. The next Total Eclipse of the Sun Visible from the USAClick for special web page on the Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 Aug 21 Solar Eclipses: Past and Future The following links give information on all eclipses of the Sun and Moon from 2000 through the current year.

Solar Eclipse Page

Dates, maps and details for 5000 years of solar eclipses can be found in: Types of solar and lunar eclipses. An eclipse is an astronomical event where one celestial body partially or totally covers another celestial object.

Types of solar and lunar eclipses

This happens when the eclipsing body comes between the observer and the eclipsed object like in the case of a solar eclipse, or when the eclipsing body temporarily cuts off the source of illumination of the eclipsed object, like during a lunar eclipse. Solar Eclipse Dates. Solar Eclipses.

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  1. abelhalaboriosa May 11 2012
    Hi itseems to be very interesting. Hum I am trying to get started with it....