Essential or aromatic oils have been used by many cultures around the world for thousands of years. One of the most unique aspects about the history of essential oils is that they seemed to have been developed independently by different cultures as they saw their unique value. From being used in medicinal treatments to the overall improvement of wellbeing, essential oils have had a wide number of uses and popularity. Visit Gifts Ready To Go to find premium essential oil gift ideas (more…)Read More
For those of you who are not familiar with hydroponic gardens, here is a quick run through that will have you up to snuff in a very short time. Hydroponic is a technique of growing plants using water and a nutritional solution. This is all done without the use of soil and takes up a very small amount of space.
In the 18th century, researchers discovered plants absorb mineral nutrients through water. Soil has, for many years, served as the source for these nutrients but (more…)Read More
eLearning is the use of electronic educational technology in learning and teaching. These days online learning is developing into a main focus of contemporary education. There are few things you can do that are as rewarding as learning to speak a new language. Of the many languages spoken across the world, few are as common as English. The English language is currently the business of language and learning English benefit in different ways rather than just expanding the horizons. There is a new trend (more…)Read More
Soccer (or football as it is known in Europe and many parts of the world) has a history which can be traced back for thousands of years. Interestingly enough, one of the earliest versions was a sport known as Phaininda that the ancient Greeks played as early as the fourth century BCE. Similarly, another form called Episkyros was also enjoyed during this time. An image of a man partaking in this activity can be seen on the trophy of the UEFA European Championship. Some (more…)Read More
Gift giving has been a long tradition that dates back thousands of years as far back as man can remember. As human beings, we are social creatures who enjoy each other’s company and expressing our feelings through the giving of gifts. Whether it is an expression of true love, appreciation of a job well done or just to show our gratitude for having someone as a friend, the giving of gifts is engrained into our DNA. At Gifts Ready To Go, you (more…)Read More
The thought that this century is responsible for the creation of a vaporizer is absolutely absurd. Vaporizers go back many centuries and used by many civilizations and cultures. In ancient times, people would gather and heat stones then place herbs and seeds on the hot rocks. In turn the air would fill with great aromatic sense.
Through all these centuries, vaporizing has proven to be a positive and healthy practice. Whether using oils, herbal extracts or other dry herb remedies, vaporizers offer heated products vs (more…)Read More
Oh, the miracle of modern day plumbing, you can turn on your tap and instantly have running water delivered at your command. Hot water for showers, cold water for drinking, and even room temp water can be attained with a mere turn of the wrist. Pull the plug on a sink full of dirty dishwater and it is magically whisked away.
The same can be said for the bathroom or lavatory; push down a handle and whoosh, there goes the waste. What could be easier? (more…)Read More
It’s impossible to predict when Essential Oils were first used for medicinal purposes. Some say that the use of Essential Oils began in China, some say India. Moreover, others believe that Egyptians were the first to make use of the potential in Essential Oils. Temples of ancient Egypt were known to use fragrances in their rituals. Three Essential Oils documented in the history of Egyptian culture are Cedarwood, Frankincense and Myrrh.
Essential Oils And The Roman Empire
Use of Essential Oils was quite common in the (more…)Read More
Taj Mahal is undoubtedly an epitome of the most stunning architecture work and beautiful landscaping design. This historical monument was built by a great Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1631. He built this wonder of the world in remembrance of his 3rd wife Mumtaz Mahal, who died during delivering her child. The entire Taj Mahal is made up of white marbles which looks magnificent and is considered as a world heritage site. This historical monument is located in the town of Agra in India.
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Before technology became an integral part of our everyday lives, people had to be imaginative and innovative to get their work done. As water was necessary for living, early people used to live near water and very quickly found out its uses for cleaning. Now, we have all kinds of tools and technologies to provide us with everything that we need to keep our house clean, but the origins of cleanliness date back to the prehistoric times.
The ancient Mesopotamian societies used unimportant and unused (more…)Read More
Childhood Nightmare or Past Life Memory!
Do bad dreams afraid your child? Do you ever have bad dreams about strange place? Or are you confused about nightmares? Well, if yes then please do not associate bad dreams or nightmares with previous life because scientifically there is NO previous life. These nightmares are nothing but sleep disorder!
Many people believe that dreams about finding yourself in a totally unfamiliar place have something to do with the previous life mystery. People consider that strange place that a house where they (more…)Read More
Allergies and asthma have become a household name. We have read about King Menses of Egypt dying after a wasp sting; Roman Emperor Claudius’s son was allergic to horse and how King Henry III ate strawberries and put Lord William Hastings to death. So, how did our ancestors cure themselves of respiratory problems and allergies?
China (c. 3000 – 250 B.C.)
Shen Nong, the father of Herbal Chinese Medicine, first tasted ephedra (a plant) to treat asthma-like symptoms. Ephedra treated bronchospasms, congestion, and mucus (more…)Read More
Indian civilization had sanitary sewers in 3000 – 2000 BCE
Indus valley civilization had sanitary sewer lines in 3000 – 2000 BCE. It is really very difficult to believe that Indus valley people constructed a scientific drainage system 2000 year ago. Just imagine there were no technology, no machines and no advance tools exists at that time. But archeological excavations in the region found evidences of a well constructed sewer system. In fact, the entire city Lothal was well planned like modern cities. Such excavations from (more…)Read More
Frederick Douglass and Helen Pitts
Frederick Douglass, born as a slave, escaped slavery in 1832. He married Anna Murray, a ‘free colored’ African American, in a small wedding reception and had five children. After her death, he met Helen Pitts and married her much against the wishes of his children. Their marriage was subjected to scorn by both the whites and the blacks. Helen was a white abolitionist and suffragist. Douglass believed that an inter-racial marriage could bring unity in America. He had (more…)Read More
Hairstyles of the 1920s created more controversy in hair styling the hair styling world as compared to any other era of American culture. The hairstyle called as the bob, was the center of this debate. This hairstyle eventually brings a revolution in the manner women would keep their hair. Bob hairstyle was named after Castle Bob- a ballroom dancer. She cut her hair for convenience and this convenience triggered a new revolution in the hair fashion of 20th-century. It was the first rage of hair. Initially, (more…)Read More
History of wedding
The tradition of hosting wedding party is not at all new. Each and every ceremony of a wedding, right from the engagement to the honeymoon, has divine historical evidences. From the era of Adam and Eve, the relation between a man and a woman has been exclusive and designed by God. The companionship of Adam and Eve is created for completing each other. Marriages have cultural roots and religious beliefs for thousands of years. This is what makes a wedding so special, so (more…)Read More
The weddings all around the world are steeped in traditions, from Persian Wedding DJ to Basingstoke, wedding cake. This sometimes makes many of us wonder why does a bride dress the way she does, why does she have to wear a veil or toss a garter? Read on to know the story behind some of these customs:
The veil - The veil represents youth, virginity and humility. The brides in Rome draped themselves with yellow veil, while the Viking queens preferred skull caps (more…)Read More
How DJ’s came into existence?
Back in the 19th century the term disc jockey came into existence. Although “DJ” has a vague and mainly controversial historical background, it is said that Ray Newby of California became the first ever DJ of this Universe in 1910. He was a college student and became DJ at the age of 16. He used a small transmitter device to play music.
DJing haven’t stopped after 1910, it became more popular in the era of 1930’s. The first DJ party (more…)Read More
Now a day’s whenever a person think about kitchen remodeling, then granite is the first material coming in mind for the kitchen countertop, but have you ever wondered that how granite countertops from being unknown did became the high end luxury in the kitchen? Well, if yes then here is the life history of the granite countertops. Just have a look.
Rise of granite countertops
Countertops came into existence during the early 20th century, Granite was relatively new concept for the kitchen counter until (more…)Read More
Take sneak peek over wood floor inception
Just like everything else in the home, flooring also had simple starting. Only the wealthy people have time and money to think about flooring. Prior to wood local stones were common flooring options. After that wood floor came into existence. Royal folks were the pioneer whom took pleasure of the comforts offered by of wood floors. There are evidences that first wood floors were hand-made. The workers who manufacture these floors would put down uneven hand-hewn timbers and utilize hand tools for (more…)Read More
A brief history of sunglasses
Whether you are on a beach or on a snowdrift, sunglasses are now an indispensable component of our lives. From the classic frames to mirrored aviators, all the sunglasses now define the style statement of the person. These sunnies nowadays are integral accessories of almost every person on earth. But have you ever spent a second for knowing about the history of sunglasses? Well, if you are keen to know about the history of sunglasses, then you have landed on the right place.
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History of the Water Heater
Before the invention of the water heater, people use to heat water in a container on the stove or above an open fire and physically fill the water in a tub for bathing or any other purposes. It was time consuming and uphill struggle. There are many assumptions about the real inventor of the original water heater. Some theories say is was the Romans, some say it was Benjamin Waddy Maughan while some also say it was Edmund Rudd. (more…)Read More
Traditional White Wedding Dresses
Wedding ceremonies are a symbol of love and commitment between the couples, but in ancient times it was more like a business venture. Wedding gowns selected by the bride’s family represented their wealth and status. Sometimes they stitched their jewels on their dresses. This meant the bride wore her best outfit, rich in color and fabric, such as velvet and silk. Metallic outfits were common among the nobles. Queen Victoria’s cousin, Charlotte, was married in a metallic dress. The (more…)Read More
Inflatable Bouncy Houses
Bounce houses or inflatable structures were first designed in 1959 by John Scurlock, a mechanical engineer in Louisiana when he saw some of his employees jumping on the inflatable covers for tennis courts. He was a pioneer of inflatable tents, domes and his biggest achievement was the design of the safety air cushion used for catching people jumping from the building or heights.
When he saw his employees having fun, he was struck with an idea of an inflatable floor for (more…)Read More
Criminal Defense Attorneys
In order to convict a criminal defendant, the prosecutor must prove the defendant guilty. During this process, the defendant is provided with an opportunity to present a defense. There are many types of defenses – Insanity, Automatism, Intoxication, Mistake of fact, Necessity/Lesser Harm, Self Defense, Duress, and Legal Duty.
The idea that criminal defendants should not be held guilty because of their mental state has been deep-rooted in the Anglo American law since ages. As early as 1581, a legal treatise (more…)Read More
Wedding Cake Designs
Since ancient times, weddings have never been complete without cakes. The ancient Roman wedding ceremony would culminate with a food fight where breaking a wheat or barley cake on the bride’s head was considered as a sign of good fortune. The newlyweds would then eat the crumbs, which was called confarreatio. The guests would then gather the crumbs as a sign of good luck. The guests were given an assortment of nuts, dried fruit and almonds dipped in honey. Records (more…)Read More
Halloween Celebrations Of Old
Come October 31 and we all gather to prepare a party All Hallows’ Evening or as we all like to call it, Halloween. Its origin lies in the ancient Celtic festival called Samhain (pronounced as sah-ween) which marked the end of the harvest season. The Gaels thought that on October 31, the dead would come back to life and create havoc by damaging the crops. Therefore, people sacrificed animals, and carved fruits and vegetables to appease the dead. They lit (more…)Read More
Common Food Allergies
Food allergies have been around since antiquity. Lucretius, the Roman philosopher, in 50 B.C. had observed, ‘What is food to one person, may be bitter poison to others’. The first recorded food allergic reaction was somewhere around 430 – 370 BC when Hippocrates found that the cheese made some people sick. Many Greek writers witnessed aggressive reactions to honey, eggs, strawberries, oysters, shellfish and nuts.
In 1905, Dr. Francis Hare from Australia wrote in his book, The Food Factor in Disease, (more…)Read More
Kids’ Birthday Party Themes
Picture this: it is a Sunday afternoon and you are watching dozens of pizza, fizz-based drinks and cakes being gobbled by children singing out in chorus ‘Happy Birthday to you.’ As their clattering reaches earsplitting levels, you begin to wonder if it was as grand and elaborate as it is now.
The introduction of the calendar made a structured calculation of birth dates for the ruling monarchs and successors, while the birthday omens examined whether the ruling monarch can bring (more…)Read More
Interior Wood Shutters
Plantation shutters are designed to control light for ventilation and protection. It is believed that the first ancient shutters were made of marble in ancient Greece. The ancient Greek homes were made of sun-dried mud bricks and roof of clay tiles. These marble shutters were fixed with louvers and were sound compared to other window coverings. With passing years, the popularity of shutters spread to the Mediterranean region and their form changed from marble to wood. It became an important (more…)Read More