Weaning Your Baby

Weaning your baby from breastfeeding can be very difficult for some mothers. Although there are many children that self-wean for various reasons (such as mother’s diminished supply due to supplementing with formula), laying out a plan for weaning involves many factors. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you breastfeed for at least one year. However, it is estimated that only 16% of women reach that goal. There are many reasons you may want/need to…

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Adolescent Developmental Stages

Adolescent brains are developing brains. Adolescents are suspended in a state between dependence on the immediate family, and independence. This precarious position is difficult. Adolescents are struggling for independence, identity and acceptance. This paper explores the emotional, intellectual, physiological and social aspects of adolescence and viable options for implementing lesson plans that work with the adolescent mind. Adolescent Developmental Stages Adolescents are emerging into the world. They are functioning on a higher intellectual level yet…

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Teach Your Child to Care for Animals

If you are anything like me you consider your pets to be part of the family. Often pets are a part of the family before the children are even born. I have two cats one of which I’ve had for ten years. She had a hard time adjusting to the addition of our little girl and still to this day hides when she comes near. My other cat is much braver and has a love/hate…

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Culture in Our Lives

All cultures have established a set of beliefs that constitute the code of values and moral laws for the people who belong to that particular culture. In Asia, for instance, people were exposed to certain social phenomena and consequently adopted corresponding beliefs that now dictate their behavior as a completely separate culture. In other countries, people share different beliefs and values due to a variety of important factors. Religion is one of the most important…

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Eye Tricks: Communicating With Your Eyes

Eye tricks? It sounds a little ridiculous, I know, but if you pay attention for a moment, you might learn something. There are social scientists all over the world who spend all of their time dissecting the secrets of human communication. What do we tell each other when we don’t say a word? How does our body language affect our relationships with others? The results of these studies are rather fascinating, and can lend credence…

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Get Your Query Letter Noticed

Every aspiring author knows all about the submission process. Whether your manuscript is fiction or non-fiction, full-length or short, fantasy or suspense, your next objective after getting it written is to find a publisher or agent. Your book can’t sit on your coffee table forever, only being read by family members and friends, so how do you make sure your manuscript makes it to the front of the line? Most publishers are not accepting unsolicited…

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Windows XP: A Guide for Beginners

If you are new to computers then this guide will help you get started with the basic things in Windows XP. In this Windows XP Guide for Beginners I will show you how to do some of the basic things like changing your wallpaper on your desktop, arranging your icons on your desktop and more. In this Windows XP Guide I will show you the following: How to Change your Desktop Wallpaper How to Arrange…

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College Philosophy, Scientific Methods and Progress, and Logical Deduction

Impracticability of Traditional Scientific Methods Karl Popper realized that the practice of collecting all data without preconceptions as proposed by the traditional scientific method was impossible. Popper instead suggested the following alternative. First, a scientist must find a problem. A scientist has as a guide to problem-seeking his values, beliefs, and prior knowledge. Once a problem is identified, the scientist must literally create his hypothesis any way he can. Often the best hypotheses are created…

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The Zen of Toilet Repair

I’ve been having this problem. Well, not me, really, but my toilet. The problem is my toilet keeps running. Not all over the floor which would get my attention (and the attention of my downstairs neighbor). It doesn’t run enough to keep me up at night worrying about what an ecological disaster my toilet has become. I have been doing a good job ignoring it for some time. But every time I use the toilet,…

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Disc Dog Training

In the last 30 years Frisbee has grown in leaps and bounds. From a basic game that you play with your family, Frisbee has developed into a full competition sport for dogs. Anyone that can throw a Frisbee can teach Frisbee to a dog. Teaching your dog to catch the Frisbee requires a little patience and a lot of positive reinforcement. Before you try to teach your dog how to play Frisbee they should already…

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