Cushion Materials


As well as the fabric for your cushion, you will need to choose threads, a type of fastening and trimmings or other decorations. Experiment with dressing up cushion covers with the many fastenings, threads and trimmings available to ensure that the result is unique to you and your home. Bias Binding A bias binding can…
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Citrus Fruit Facts


Citrus fruits are a group of juicy soft fruits covered with a very thick, waxy, evenly coloured skin in yellow, orange or green. Citrus fruits include lemons, limes, oranges, grapefruits and shaddocks. Inside the skin, the flesh of a citrus fruit is divided into clear segments, each usually containing one or several seeds or pips….
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Motion Sickness


Nausea (and in some cases vomiting that develops in susceptible individuals during automobile, airplane, train, or boat travel, as well as on certain types of amusement-park rides. This common problem can often be alleviated in a grade-school child or adolescent by teaching him to focus on the horizon rather than reading or watching objects that…
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Facts About Air


The air is a mixture of gases, dust and moisture. The gas nitrogen makes up 78.08% of the air. Nitrogen is largely unreactive, but it sometimes reacts with oxygen to form oxides of nitrogen. Nitrogen is continually recycled by the bacteria that consume plant and animal waste. Oxygen makes up 20.94% of the air. Animals…
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Bible Story Life Lesson


John 4:1-26 Click here to listen Bible Story Life Lesson Jesus and His followers passed through a land called Samaria. The people there, the Samaritans, were long time enemies of the Jews. No Jew ever wanted to talk to a Samaritan. All the same, when Jesus arrived at a well in Samaria, he started talking…
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Dog Worming


The four main categories of worms that affect the intestinal tract are hookworm, roundworm, tapeworm and whipworm. In the tropical climates heartworm is also a problem (it lives in the right ventricle of the heart). Breeding bitches should be wormed three or four times a year, including a treatment midway through pregnancy, with a safe…
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Cat Pregnancy


Gestation in the cat usually averages sixty-five days; it is unlikely that kittens born before the fifty-sixth day will survive. Between days twenty-one and thirty-two, some pregnant queens show signs of estrus, which can be confusing to an owner. This false estrus is of no consequence. At twenty-one to thirty-five days diagnosis of pregnancy can…
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Primary Amenorrhoea


Primary Amenotthoea means that menstruation has failed to occur at or after puberty. In some women there is a familial tendency for menstruation to commence late, sometimes delayed up to the age of 16 years or even later. With the social implications of early sexual development in today’s society, it is common for doctors to…
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Bird Watching


The interest in watching birds and attracting them to the garden has grown enormously in recent years. Their beauty, song and active behavior make birds the most conspicuous form of wildlife that lives in close proximity to man. Their exuberant presence can transform the garden from a collection of plants into a lively community of…
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Bible Study Leviticus


Author: Moses Date: c. 1400 B.C. or c. 1200 B.C. The Book of Leviticus served as a handbook for the ancient priests of Israel. Much of it is devoted to specific regulations concerning offerings, sacrifices, ritual purity, ordination, feasts, and festivals. There are also regulations that go beyond the religious institutions and that deal with…
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Ice Age Facts


The last glacial, called the Holocene glacial, peaked about 18,000 years ago and ended 10,000 years ago. Ice covered 40 percent of the world 18,000 years ago. Glaciers spread over much of Europe and North America 18,000 years ago. Ice caps grew in Tasmania and New Zealand. About 18,000 years ago there were glaciers in…
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Thyroid Gland Facts


The thyroid is a small gland about the size of two joined cherries. It is situated at the front of your neck, just below the larynx. The thyroid secretes (releases) three important hormones – tri-iodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4) and calcitonin. The thyroid hormones affect how energetic you are by controlling your metabolic rate. Your metabolic…
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Ecclesiastes Bible Study


Author: Probably Solomon Date: Tenth Century B.C. The author of Ecclesiastes calls himself Koheleth (the preacher). His exact identity is not known, but traditionally he is identified with Solomon, king of Israel. Ecclesiastes is a difficult book to understand, partly because it is structurally disjointed, but mainly because it seems to have two different sets…
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Risk Factors of Heart Disease


If there are other diseases present, this may have a very pronounced effect in increasing the risk of subsequent premature heart disease. The two most widely incriminated diseases are diabetes and high blood pressure (referred to as “hypertension” by doctors). (i) Diabetes. Diabetes is a complex metabolic disease that basically involves the pancreas. Here certain…
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Sunday School Lesson on King Josiah Topic Discussion


1.In Western cultures there is no shortage of Bibles. Yet widespread biblical illiteracy means that the Bible often is effectively “lost.” What would you suggest to address the problem? Biblical illiteracy is caused by people not reading the Bible. Therefore, the solution to the problem is for people to read their Bibles! We recognize, however,…
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The Righteous Judge Sunday School Lesson Topic Discussion


1. How can we speak so that both believers and non-believers can appreciate the contrast between the holiness of God and the awfulness of sin? Should we use different language to the two groups in this regard? Explain. Non-believers may tune us out when their sinful behavior is described as filthy and polluted. Yet if…
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Food Allergy


Various symptoms and syndrome, at commonly attributed to foods, but true food allergy relatively uncommon. Many genuine reactions (such as lactose intolerance) do not directly invoke immune system, and many behaviors (such as fatigue and hyperactivity) are often provoked neither by food allergy. As already noted, some foods such as nuts, berries, chocolate, tomatoes, wheat,…
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Scan Facts


Diagnostic imaging means using all kinds of complex machinery to make pictures or images of the body to help diagnose and understand a problem. Many imaging techniques are called scans, because they involve scanning a beam around the patient, to and fro in lines or waves. CT scans rotate an X-ray beam around the patient…
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