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"Second Cousins," "Once Removed", and More Explained in Chart Form

"Second Cousins," "Once Removed", and More Explained in Chart Form
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Why Do Radio Signals Travel Farther at Night Than in the Day? How to Write Effective Letters to Congress So, you're going to write a letter to Congress? Good idea. Make it a good letter. People who think members of Congress pay little or no attention to constituent mail, are plain wrong. Think Locally It's usually best to send letters to the representative from your local Congressional District or the senators from your state. Keep it Simple Your letter should address a single topic or issue. Say why you are writing and who you are. Addressing Members of Congress To Your Senator: The Honorable (full name) (Room #) (Name) Senate Office Building United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator: To Your Representative: The Honorable (full name) (Room #) (Name) House Office Building United States House of Representatives Washington, DC 20515 Dear Representative: The above addresses should be used in email messages, as well as those sent through the Postal Service. Finding Their Addresses Senate and House of Representatives U.S. Write Your U.S. U.S. Identifying Legislation

34 Unexpected Ways Coffee Grounds Can Make Your Life Better 3 Ways to Open a Wine Bottle Without a Corkscrew Try pulling the cork out using one of the following methods. Work carefully to ensure that the cork does not break apart into smaller pieces. Also, make sure that any objects which come into contact with the cork are clean; dirty objects increase the likelihood of tainting your wine. 1Find a screw and pliers. 8Use a screw and corn cob holder.

Watch Fallon, Timberlake Channel 40 Years of 'SNL' History | Rolling Stone Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon did what they do best to kick off Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary special on NBC: sing and dance. The pair introduced the night with a rousing run down of some of the sketch show's greatest hits, their simple monologue patter transforming into "The Chronic-what?!-cles of SNL," a "History of Rap"-style verse comprising catchphrases from "Schwing!" to "Schweddy balls." The bit, however, was urgently interrupted by Rachel Dratch's Debbie Downer, who offered a friendly reminder that episodes that start with a musical number often go south quickly. Fallon and Timberlake ended the opener with a spirited top-hatted, canes-winging conclusion.

BubbleWrap Search The Renewable Energy site for Do-It-Yourselfers Installation Cut the bubble wrap to the size of the window pane with scissors. Spray a film of water on the window using a spray bottle. Apply the bubble wrap while the window is still wet and press it into place. If you have trouble with the bubble wrap separating from the window when the film dries, you can try adding a little Glycerin to the water, but this probably won't be necessary. A few small pieces of double back tape can be helpful on really stubborn windows. The bubblewrap can be installed in the fall, and removed in the spring. When you take the bubble wrap down, put a small number in on the upper right corner of each piece of bubble wrap, and write down which window that number goes with on a piece of paper. Some places to get bubble wrap: Suggestion from Pat: "Bubble wrap small bubble and large can be had for free by contacting furniture retailers or rental shops. (2/27/07 -- see note below on reported bubble wrap life)

Sala Keoku Park | World Religion Culture and People Sala Keoku is a park featuring giant fantastic concrete sculptures inspired by Buddhism and Hinduism. It is located near Nong Khai, Thailand in immediate proximity of the Thai-Lao border and the Mekong river. The park has been built by and reflects the personal vision of Luang Pu Bunleua Sulilat and his followers (the construction started in 1978). It shares the style of Sulilat’s earlier creation, Buddha Park on the Lao side of Mekong, but is marked by even more extravagant fantasy and greater proportions. Some of the Sala Keoku sculptures tower up to 25m in the sky. Those include a monumental depiction of Buddha meditating under the protection of a seven-headed Naga snake. The Sala Keoku pavilion is a large three-story concrete building, whose domes bear a surprising resemblance to a mosque. Perhaps the most enigmatic part of the park is the Wheel of Life, a circular multi-part group of sculptures representing the karmic cycle of birth and death.

m.dailykos 1. Where the jobs went. Outsourcing (or offshoring) is a bigger contributor to unemployment in the U.S. than laziness. Since 2000, U.S. multinationals have cut 2.9 million jobs here while increasing employment overseas by 2.4 million. When was the last time you saw a front-page headline about outsourcing? Source: Wall Street Journal via Think Progress. 2. In 2010, 20% of the people held approximately 88% of the net worth in the U.S. The bottom 80% of people held only 12% of net worth in 2010. These statistics are not Democrat or Republican. Source: Occupy Posters If there was a corporate organization that drafted laws and then passed them on to legislators to implement, wouldn't you think the "liberal" media would report on them? The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is such an organization. Stand Your Ground lawsVoter ID lawsRight to Work lawsPrivatizing schoolsHealth savings account bills which benefit health care companiesTobacco industry legislation Hello ... 4. Wrong. 5. 6.

Scoundrelle's Keep - DO IT NOW: Guide to Proper Bra Fit and Measuring because Victoria Secret and La Senza and whatever are full of shit and you are definitely wearing the wrong size ok? ok - DO IT NOW: Guide to Proper Bra Fit and Measuring because Victor Top 20 military phrases used by military families Sgt. Nathan Phelps embraces his wife, Kalan, and one-year-old daughter Peyton for the first time in nine months upon returning from a deployment to Afghanistan. (Photo by Staff Sgt. You just can’t help yourself. After several years of hanging out with service members, you begin taking on certain sayings and catchphrases that are used in the military and integrating them into your own lingo. Ever find yourself using a few of these when talking to friends? 1. About the author Kristine Schellhaas founded USMC Life in 2009 as a way to help inspire, connect and educate other Marine Corps families.

Fibromyalgia Symptoms If you are experiencing fibromyalgia symptoms, you should be able to get everything you need to manage your pain. Understanding the cause of your pain is the first step in knowing how you should deal with it. Another thing you must understand is the different methods of alleviating pain and why they work. The first method in which you will be able to alleviate pain is that you will be able to use exercise. This is the furthest thing from the minds of many because of the pain that they are feeling in their muscles, but it will help in alleviating pain. This is because you will be able to release many of the items which are within your muscles which will cause you problems. Exercise will also help in conditioning your muscles so that they will not allow any outside contaminants to take up residence within the cells. You will also be able to realize that fibromyalgia is not a fatal disease.

69 Awesome Brain Hacks That Give You Mind-Blowing Powers Remember when Neo got to choose between the red pill and the blue pill? The blue pill would have put him back to sleep in the fake world of cubicles and steaks in the Matrix, where the red pill would wake him up to the real world and its industrial womb factory. You probably just chalked that scene up to another case of Hollywood turning a complicated situation into a simplistic metaphor, but what you probably didn't realize is that you're living out your own little Matrix scenario every time you go to the pharmacy. "I really hope being swallowed by a mirror is covered by my insurance." What? Did you notice how the red pill would let Neo "wake up" to the real world, but the blue pill would let him stay "asleep" in the dream world? Blue, blue and blue -- if not the package, then the pill itself. What the hell? So, in a different experiment, subjects were told they were going to get a sedative or a stimulant, when in fact they were getting neither -- all of the pills were placebos.

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