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Copyright Renewals - Online Exhibits. Stanford's Copyright Renewal Database is a searchable index of the copyright renewal records for books published in the US between 1923 and 1963.

Copyright Renewals - Online Exhibits

Note that the database includes only renewal records, not original registrations, and only Class A (book) renewals received by the US Copyright Office between 1950 and 1992. The period from 1923-1963 is of special interest for US copyrights, as works published after January 1, 1964 had their copyrights automatically renewed by statute, and works published before 1923 have generally fallen into the public domain.

Between those dates, determining whether a work's registration was renewed as required has been a challenge. Renewals received by the Copyright Office after 1977 are searchable in an online database, but renewals received between 1950 and 1977 were distributed only in a semi-annual print publication which has not been made searchable. Save Yourself From Tedious Small Talk - WSJ. We’ve all gotten mired in banal small talk at some point.

Save Yourself From Tedious Small Talk - WSJ

What if there were a way to avoid that conversational quicksand? If someone says, “I just got back from vacation,” three in four people give a dead-end reply like, “Boy, do I need one of those.” A more inviting question, such as, “What was your favorite day like?” Can keep the conversation from dying on the vine, according to research by Contacts Count,​a Newtown, Pa., consulting and training firm that advises employers on networking.

Much of our day-to-day talk is a missed opportunity. Find the Perfect Word for Your Feelings with This Vocabulary Wheel. How Should One Recover From A Muscle Tear? The Question: A muscle tear is a serious injury for a bodybuilder, or anyone for that matter.

How Should One Recover From A Muscle Tear?

A muscle tear will force a bodybuilder to take a layoff and can potentially affect their training for years. How should one recover from a muscle tear? What should you do if you think you? Ve strained a muscle? 5 Simple Solutions to Shoulder Pain. The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide – Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More. I’m not high in this picture, despite my appearance.

The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide – Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More

JAMES FADIMAN, Ph.D., did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his graduate work at Stanford, doing research with the Harvard Group, the West Coast Research Group in Menlo Park, and Ken Kesey. He is the author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide. Confidant Hardcover Notebook. Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators - The Atlantic. Like most writers, I am an inveterate procrastinator.

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators - The Atlantic

In the course of writing this one article, I have checked my e-mail approximately 3,000 times, made and discarded multiple grocery lists, conducted a lengthy Twitter battle over whether the gold standard is actually the worst economic policy ever proposed, written Facebook messages to schoolmates I haven’t seen in at least a decade, invented a delicious new recipe for chocolate berry protein smoothies, and googled my own name several times to make sure that I have at least once written something that someone would actually want to read.

Lots of people procrastinate, of course, but for writers it is a peculiarly common occupational hazard. One book editor I talked to fondly reminisced about the first book she was assigned to work on, back in the late 1990s. It had gone under contract in 1972. I once asked a talented and fairly famous colleague how he managed to regularly produce such highly regarded 8,000 word features. Maintaining a Healthy Weight. Modern Medievalism: "Your Humble and Obedient Servant": the ars dictaminis. Earlier this week, I was a guest at the 23rd Street Armory for dinner amidst the company of the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry: the oldest United States military unit in unbroken service, going back to 1774 and still fulfilling its role as a mounted cavalry company as recently as this past January's presidential inaugural parade in Washington, DC.

Modern Medievalism: "Your Humble and Obedient Servant": the ars dictaminis

They asked to fill out a form letter stating my interest in being presented for membership; for unlike other units of our armed forces today, membership in the Troop is by election of the members on the rolls. Even the selection of officers is, recognized by US law as ancient and honorable privilege going back to the colonial era, by election from amongst the enlisted ranks.

The end of the form letter is printed with a valediction which has not been used in military correspondence since, probably, the 1950's and now seems thoroughly antiquated: 6 Acupressure Regions to Get Rid of Migraine and Headaches. Biological Illustration. How to Get Pregnant... Natural Fertility The 2 Mental Shifts Highly Successful People Make – The Mission – Medium. “When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”— Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people.

The 2 Mental Shifts Highly Successful People Make – The Mission – Medium

Many make the first, but very few make the second. Both of these shifts require a great deal of mental stretching from conventional and societal ways of thinking.