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Historical Origins of the Doula

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in Education | 0 comments

Historical Origins of the Doula

Doulas provide labor support to women undergoing childbirth.  The term “doula” was developed in the 1960s to describe the comforting presence of a friend during labor.  Historically, this type of labor support personnel has been used since the Greeks in ancient times, although they were servants and not professionals.  In modern times, doulas have seen widespread usage not only in the U.S., but throughout the world. This recent popularity was brought on by clinical studies which showed that the presence of a doula reduced (more…) Read More

Coolest Ancient Air-Conditioning Devices

Posted by on Aug 13, 2016 in Home & Garden | 0 comments

Coolest Ancient Air-Conditioning Devices

Modern air conditioners have become important cooling appliances all around the world. These cooling units guzzle a lot of energy as they provide cooling. But while technologists are sweating to find energy efficient air conditioning solutions to deal with energy crises, over a 1000 of years ago ancient civilizations had found maintainable precursors to air conditioners.

Ancient air conditioning devices

While studying ancient civilizations, scientists have found many air conditioning methods used by ancient people. The biggest advantage of cooling technologies used (more…) Read More

The Long and Sad History of Obesity

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Health and Medicine | 0 comments

The Long and Sad History of Obesity

Obesity is a worldwide health problem, and since 1980 its prevalence has doubled across the globe. Many weight loss doctors and scientists are working hard to treat and prevent obesity. While researchers do not have all the answers about the causes of the obesity epidemic, the historical timeline of obesity gives some signs of its origins.

Obesity and other health issues

Obesity puts a person at a risk of serious health complications, including high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, heart disease, stroke, respiratory (more…) Read More

Ancient Egyptian Air Conditioner over 4,000 Years Old

Posted by on May 28, 2016 in Home & Garden | 0 comments

Ancient Egyptian Air Conditioner over 4,000 Years Old

Ancient Egyptians during the Old Kingdom (2600 BC) buried two ships near the Great Pyramid of Pharaoh Cheops and the ships are known as “Khufu ships”, “Cheops ships” or “Solar ships.” When these Cheops ship is excavated, it is found that the ship has fly roof as an air conditioner. The architecture of these air conditioners is too complex that even the best ac contractor cannot understand it. There is a canvas trap over a wooden frame that soaks the trap water (more…) Read More

The History Of Laser Hair Removal

Posted by on May 26, 2016 in Beauty and Style | 0 comments

The History Of Laser Hair Removal

Since the beginning of time, men and women have had a strong desire to remove unwanted body hair. Ancient Egyptians used tweezers made out of seashells in order to remove hair from their bodies. In ancient tymes, hairlessness signified social position and wealth. Today’s most popular hair removal options include waxing, threading, shaving and electrolysis with laser hair removal the only one able to reduce hair on a permanent basis.

The very first laser designed to destroy hair folliucles was invented by Theodore H (more…) Read More

History Of The Hair Dryer From 1890 To Present Day

Posted by on May 24, 2016 in Beauty and Style | 0 comments

History Of The Hair Dryer From 1890 To Present Day

The hair dryer is a staple in just about every household; we depend on our blow dryers on a daily basis to style our tresses. It’s hard to imagine life without a blow dryer but that’s exactly what many did for centuries. Prior to hair dryer men and women actually used the vacuum cleaner in order to dry their hair with the hose.

 

The hair dryer was invented by Alexander Godefroy in France in 1890 and was available for commercial sale in 1920. (more…) Read More

Ticklish Superstitions about Sneezes

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016 in Health and Medicine | 0 comments

Ticklish Superstitions about Sneezes

Sneezing can be simply described as a reaction to allergens, dust or nasal drip. Some people might visit allergy specialist if sneezing trouble them, while some people consider it a sign of destiny. There are many sneezing myths prevailing all over the world. Sneezing, because of its sudden explosiveness, has fascinated people since ancient times, and as consequence multitude of sneezing myths developed.

Some myths and clarifications about sneezing

Egyptian and Roman cultures are considered as the source of emotions, intelligence and (more…) Read More

The Heartbreaking History of Divorce…..!

Posted by on Mar 21, 2016 in Laws and Regulations | 0 comments

The Heartbreaking History of Divorce…..!

While divorce possibly does not have the same disgrace associated with it as it once had, the divorce is still a sensitive topic in many parts of the world. Indeed, divorce attorneys make a lot of efforts to make divorce process simpler for their clienteles. It is not easy to go through divorce without trouble.

A brief history of divorce

People used to think that marriages are made in heaven. Then, how divorce came into existence? Who asked for the first divorce? Why divorce (more…) Read More

History of transition from black and white printing to color printing

Posted by on Jan 20, 2016 in Technology | 0 comments

History of transition from black and white printing to color printing

The technology that you are enjoying today has evolved as a result of painstaking effort and unthinkable commitment of inventors over hundreds of years. One of the most remarkable inventions of the human history is printing. Yes, Printing! Printing is an essential part of human civilization. Various printing techniques had been used all around the world.

The oldest printed book known is the “Diamond Sutra”. This book was printed in China in 868 CE. However, it is doubted that printing may have taken place (more…) Read More

From Shovels To Plows: Evolution Of Snow Removal

Posted by on Dec 20, 2015 in Home & Garden | 0 comments

From Shovels To Plows: Evolution Of Snow Removal

In some part of the world, winters are pretty frightful. Snowstorms have been troubling people since centuries. Snow cleaning has always been a big concern for people living in the snow affected areas. Centuries back, snow cleaning was not easy. There were no professional snow removal services and modern snow cleaning tools available to people. People have struggled a lot to survive the brutal snowstorms. After years of struggles and hard-work, modern snow cleaning tools have evolved.

A brief history of snow removal

Initially, (more…) Read More

What is the origin of America’s annual Thanksgiving Day?

Posted by on Nov 30, 2015 in Party and Entertainment | 0 comments

What is the origin of America’s annual Thanksgiving Day?

Thanksgiving is a mainly American holiday. The word evokes images of roasted turkey, family reunions, pumpkin pie, football, party rentals and, of course, the Pilgrims and Wampanoag. It is the time when families host get together parties.  But how American Thanksgiving started? Read on to find out…

Thanksgiving History

Thanking creator’s gift had always been a part of daily life of Wampanoag. From ancient times, Native North American people used to celebrate for successful harvests.  Giving thanks was, and still is, the main reason behind the (more…) Read More

When did Basketball become a professional sport?

Posted by on Oct 25, 2015 in Sport | 0 comments

When did Basketball become a professional sport?

From London to New York to Paris to Beijing and everywhere in between the game of Basketball is played. Athletes from all the corners of the world are interested in basketball training to play professional basketball. Have you ever wondered how did basketball become so popular sport? How basketball got invented? When young boys started following basketball like crazy? Well, if yes, then read on to get all your answers.

The Origin of Basketball

Basketball was invented by DrJames Naismith. He was from Ontario, Canada. (more…) Read More

The History of Fonts

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Technology | 0 comments

The History of Fonts

The history of typography and fonts is truly fascinating. Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type and the printing press in fifteenth-century Germany. The storage of metal printing types in two cases, one for big letters and one for small, created the terms “uppercase” and “lowercase” which is still in use today

In the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries the Venetian publisher Aldus Manutius printed and distributed cheap, small books all over the world. The reason his books where cheap was that he used italic (more…) Read More

Gold in Human History

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Culture and Society | 0 comments

Gold in Human History

The history of gold is as fascinating as the precious metal itself. Human civilizations would have indeed taken on a different path if it was not for Gold as gold it was precious metal s such as gold and silver that brought the world together among other commodities such as spice and raw material to produce goods. Gold is mentioned in almost every ancient text that has been found around the globe including the bible and the Iliad.

In the book of Genesis for (more…) Read More

Who invented the first car?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 in Automobile | 0 comments

Who invented the first car?

The history behind the invention of the car is very convoluted, and pinpointing who exactly invented the first car is not an easy matter. Automobile invention has rich history and dates back to the 15th century when Leonardo da Vinci created the designs and models for transportation vehicles. However, Karl Benz was the first who patented 3-wheeled motorcar model in 1886.

Long History of Automobiles

History has seen various types of automobiles- steam, gasoline, electric– as well as plenty of styles. The (more…) Read More

The Most Interesting and Famous Medical Malpractice Cases in History

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Health and Medicine, Laws and Regulations | 0 comments

The Most Interesting and Famous Medical Malpractice Cases in History

Being a victim of medical malpractice can be a terrifying experience, particularly when it involves extreme level of carelessness. There exist many unusual medical malpractice cases in history, which have histrionically changed the face of health care service providers over the years.

Horrible Cases Of Medical Malpractice

Medical practitioners have been considered as some of the smartest members of society. It takes years of study and persistent retraining to be a good doctor. But they are still doctors are human, and humans (more…) Read More

Persian rugs: The only practical pieces of fine art

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Home & Garden | 0 comments

Persian rugs: The only practical pieces of fine art

No investment grows in beauty as it ages, but Persian rugs are exception. To trace the antiquity of Iranian rugs is like monitoring the growth of one of the paramount civilizations that the world has ever known. From being merely articles of necessity, as divine and simple as floor entrance covering to signs of wealth or adornment in royal buildings, this piece of fine art has seen everything.

A brief history of Persian Carpet….

The art of carpet weaving originated in Iran (more…) Read More

Evolution from Fire to Fireplace…!

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in Home & Garden | 0 comments

Evolution from Fire to Fireplace…!

Fire is the one of the most essential things for human survival. The fire you burn in your fireplace and the fire which was ignited by early man are same. It was used by early and modern man is also using it. It had scared early man and it is scaring the modern man. Modern man hires chimney contractor to prevent fire hazards and early man worshipped fire to prevent fire hazards. To cut a long story into short, fire is useful (more…) Read More

Ancient Technology for Refrigeration..!

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Home & Garden | 0 comments

Ancient Technology for Refrigeration..!

Have you ever pondered what your ancestors did without refrigerators? How were they able to save their food from spoiling? Well, ancient refrigeration techniques might amaze you. Ancient refrigerators didn’t require electricity, refrigerant and appliance repair technicians to operate. Still they were able to keep food articles fresh. However, ancient refrigeration techniques still work. You can try these techniques when your refrigerator stops working.

Early Methods of Refrigeration

Before the advent of modern refrigerators, food articles were kept in cellars or in (more…) Read More

Computing By Gaslamp: Ellis Island Tech

Posted by on Jul 25, 2015 in Laws and Regulations | 0 comments

Computing By Gaslamp: Ellis Island Tech

BY JAKE LIPMAN

Immigration has driven technological growth of the United States since our founding.  Some of America’s greatest inventors and investors were immigrants.  But over a hundred years ago, the cutting edge of tech, the ENIAC of its time, was built for the Department of Commerce and used by the Immigration department. In that era of gas lamps and steam trains, electric tabulators launched the computer revolution. Let’s explore the tech roots that changed the face of our nation.

People and Pen and Paper

In the (more…) Read More

The Untold Story Of Electronic Music’s Female DJs

Posted by on Jul 12, 2015 in Party and Entertainment | 0 comments

The Untold Story Of Electronic Music’s Female DJs

Yes, you heard right. The term female DJ is not a new thing, but this term is not common as well. Whenever you hire dj services, you expect a male DJ to come and rock your party. Well, female DJs are equally skilled and they can create ground shaking music.

The Rise Of Female DJs…….!

Female DJs have a long history. Women have always been an important part of the history of music and dance. If you think that women were just used as the vocalists or dancers (more…) Read More

Timeline of Air Conditioning

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Home & Garden | 0 comments

Timeline of Air Conditioning

As summer approaches, unbearable humidity and soaring temperatures start troubling people. All homeowners begin hunting for ac technician to use the marvelous invention called Air Conditioner. Many cooling machines were invented by a number of inventors before the invention of modern air conditioner. It was Willis Haviland Carrier who invented the idea of modern air conditioning.

A History of Air Conditioning

For cooling people tried almost everything from draping wet mats in doorways to the installing of water powered fans. But nothing (more…) Read More

Ancient Indian treatment for Arthritis Pain…!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Health and Medicine | 0 comments

Ancient Indian treatment for Arthritis Pain…!

Your joints may be inflamed, achy or stiff because of osteoarthritis—but the treatment which you take to reduce joint pain may cause serious side effects to other parts of your body! Have you ever heard about ancient Indian treatments for arthritis? Ayurvedic treatment for Arthritis Pain exists even before the existence of orthopedic doctors. Sometimes people want to try the ancient approach for treating chronic pains to avoid side effects which may arise because of usage of modern medicines.

Ayurvedic treatment for

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The History of Independence Day

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Culture and Society | 0 comments

The History of Independence Day

When most people in America think about Independence Day, it conjures up visions of backyard barbecues complete with ice cold beer and grilled hot dogs before the whole family heads out to watch a fireworks show. Though this is certainly the traditional way that Americans now celebrate Independence Day, it has absolutely nothing to do with the reasons we celebrate in the first place. But with a little research, you can easily put together the pieces and see the big picture of what this (more…) Read More

Tallest Female Identical Twins Who led Virginia’s Women’s Basketball Team

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Sport | 0 comments

Tallest Female Identical Twins Who led Virginia’s Women’s Basketball Team

Heather and Heidi Burge are renowned name in the world of professional basketball. In 1991, these girls led the Virginia’s women basketball team in NCAA tournament. Heather and Heidi Burge hold the Guinness Book of Record of being tallest female identical twins living on Earth. At the age of 19 they have attained 6-feet-5 height. Both Heather and Heidi are superb basketball players.

Women’s Basketball

Burge sisters are from California, US. They represented University of Virginia in college level basketball tournaments. Then (more…) Read More

What Drove Early Man Move Across The Globe?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Home & Garden | 0 comments

What Drove Early Man Move Across The Globe?

Yes, moving is not a new thing, even early man had migrated across the globe. In fact, migration was the reason behind the discoveries of various continents of the world. But why did early man move from place to place? Why didn’t ancient people stay in one place? And how they traveled across the globe? Well, there are many theories and beliefs behind the wander thirst of early man and every theory has something new to offer.

Why do early humans move from

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The Curious Tradition of Wedding Chimney Sweeps

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Home & Garden | 0 comments

The Curious Tradition of Wedding Chimney Sweeps

Americans have not heard about the interesting stories of the wedding chimney sweeps. In Europe, chimney sweeps are specially invited at the wedding ceremonies and they kiss the bride and shake hand with the groom. Chimney sweeps are regarded as bearers of luck for weddings. But why? Well, it’s an interesting question to rise because the answers vary. Read on to know about the stories of lucky chimney sweeps.

A Chimney Sweep saved the life of King George II

It was 17th century, when one fine (more…) Read More

Past, Present and Future of Window Shutters….

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Home & Garden | 1 comment

Past, Present and Future of Window Shutters….

Windows were invented for letting air and light to enter inside. One the other hand, window coverings were invented to protect and decorate the windows. Plantation shutters, curtains, shades and blinds have had a glorious history for protecting windows. Among all, window shutters are the most popular form of the window coverings. Read on to know about the interesting facts of the window shutters invention.

History of window shutters

Around 500 years ago i.e. during 1558-1603 plantation shutters became the household name. (more…) Read More

Terrifying history of the Clowns…….!

Posted by on May 29, 2015 in Party and Entertainment | 0 comments

Terrifying history of the Clowns…….!

Are you scared of the makeup-clad party entertainers? Do clowns freak you out? Or do you think clowns are weird? Well, if so, then you are not alone my friend. Many people in this world have been terrified by clowns for centuries. But why? Why clowns are like this? Are they actually like this or pertain to earn money? The reason behind the bizarre nature of clowns is their history. Take a sneak peak over history of clowns, which will help you (more…) Read More

Understanding The History Of Converse Shoes

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Constructions | 0 comments

Understanding The History Of Converse Shoes

Converse shoes are well known since ages. This brand of shoes has been around for a long time despite everything they seem stylish. At first they were presented in dark colors. Yet, over the years, numerous styles and colors have been introduced and released. Individuals have a loving towards the yellow shading shoe, as it mixes with diverse designs and outfits. This shoe is a basic shoe that is made of rubber and canvas. It is agreeable and beautiful as well. Indeed, even school (more…) Read More