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History of Time Capsules

Time capsules are an ancient tradition dating back to the 7th century BC. Leaving object buried for future generations to find is a tradition that has become part of several cultures. These ceremonies differ and the items contained inside are different, but marking of the capsule to be found and ope

How to Decorate With Old Musical Instruments

Using old musical instruments as a form of interior decor makes a refreshing change from artwork, which is often used to create a certain feel or theme in a room, such as pictures of musical instruments in a music room. Using the instruments themselves creates a striking and unusual decor which can

How to Throw the Best Cinco de Mayo Parties

Instead of grabbing your keys and heading to the bar, have your own Cinco de Mayo bash. You get to have your favorite foods and drinks and there is no cover charge. Grab your most ...

Information About Indian Clothing

Indian clothing is colorful and free flowing. It reflects the country's cultural and ethnic diversity and is designed to be comfortable in the sweltering heat of the Indian summer. The majority of Indian fashion and clothing history is influenced by Hindu traditions, though increasingly younger Indi

Buddhist Ritual Object Cleansings

In Buddhism, many rituals are performed throughout the year, often to cleanse the soul and spirit. These can be performed individually or in groups, at celebrations, during times of group worship, or in private. Rituals can be simple or elaborate, and can be carried out for a variety of reasons, fro

The History of Rogers Park in Chicago

Originally named Rogers Ridge, Rogers Park was named for Philip McGregor Rogers, who began purchasing land from the U.S. government in the mid-1830s for $1.25 an acre. The original 600 acres was located along the Chicago and Milwaukee Railroad, now the Metra.

The Impact of Cell Phones on Today's Youth

Cell phones are the way to stay connected with family and friends, access the Internet and in some instances, get into trouble. The impact of cell phones on today's youth is astronomical. All the cool kids have a phone and know how to text faster than most can type on a full-size keyboard. However,

Relatives of the Shoshones

The Shoshone Nation is a group of Great Basin or Great Plains people comprised of several different geographic and cultural groups. The most historically well-known member of the Shoshones may be Sacajawea, the woman who acted as a guide for explorers Lewis and Clark during their famous expedition.

Typical Foods of Ireland

Treat your taste buds to traditional fare.Irish Flag image by Rebs O from Fotolia.comCorned beef and cabbage and soda bread are often thought of as foods of Ireland, but many people are surprised when they find that these foods are not typical Irish fare. The country's cuisine is...

How to Plan a Wedding for Older Adults

Once you have accepted the proposal, it's time to plan the wedding. Just because you're older, it doesn't mean that you can't have a wedding of your dreams. Although you might have to consider a venue's accessibility and special dietary needs of your guests, your wedding can still be a special day t

Types of American Electric Plugs

Electrical plugs and outlets are one of the main concerns of the international traveler. Your hair dryer, alarm clock and your electric shaver won't work if your plug doesn't match the outlet in the wall. If you're traveling to America, the best way to save yourself the headache of having to buy com

History of Canal Street in New Orleans

New Orleans began as an old Indian trail that followed the Bayou St. John from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain towards the Mississippi River. This route gave travelers access to the Gulf of Mexico without having to traverse the treacherous waters of the mouth of the large river. Since modern-day Ca

Pueblo Tribe Traditions

The word "pueblo" is simply the Spanish word for "town." Spanish explorers gave that name to Native American tribes who they found living in spectacularly built houses, many of them set into cliff faces. Today, there are five Pueblo reservations located in primarily New Mexico and Arizona, with a to

History of the Claddagh Ring

The Claddagh ring originated in a small Irish fishing village of Claddagh in the county Galway. This ring was created for the first time during the 16th or 17th century. Though the place and time of its origin are established, there are two folk tales of its origin. It's symbolism comes in three pa

Filipino Traditions & Customs: Harana

The "harana," or serenade, is a traditional form of courtship in many parts of the Philippine islands. A nocturnal practice, "harana" involves a man trying to win a young lady's heart by singing under her bedroom window. The practice, which dates to colonial times, is now nearly non-existent.

Historical Monuments of Uttar Pradesh

Monuments in Uttar Pradesh include the Taj Mahal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.Taj Mahal image by Jono026 from Fotolia.comThe state of Uttar Pradesh, located in northern India, is the world's most populated sub-national entity. Known as the birthplace of Hinduism, it offers many...

Chinese Influence on Early Japanese Culture

Chinese culture has fundamentally influenced Japan by shaping its art, religion and politics. Japan even lacked written language until the Chinese introduced it about 1,500 years ago. Ultimately, the Japanese altered the Chinese influence to fit their culture.

About American Homelessness

When people hear the word "homeless," they automatically think of an older white male. This was more accurate in the past, but the statistics are increasingly changing. Single men may make up 44 percent of the homeless, but single women comprise 13 percent, parent(s) with their children, 3

Cherokee Weaving Techniques

Although the Cherokee Indians are mostly known for their intricate double-wall basket weaving techniques, textile weaving was an important part of traditional life and exists as an art form today. Because of the humid forests of the Southeast where the Cherokee originated, few examples of antique te

Pay Scale for the Indian Army

The Indian Army is one of the largest in the world and is the dominant military power in South Asia. It is an increasingly modern and capable force. It is also a major source of employment in India. However, as India's economy has grown, pay in the Army has not kept up, making it difficult for the A