How to Build a Water Garden


Water gardening, whether on a large or small scale, is one of the most enjoyable, fascinating and trouble-free, once initial construction and landscaping has been complete, forms of ornamental horticulture. The attractiveness of a water garden extends over a long season. Few garden plants can compare with tropical water-lilies by providing a succession of flowers…
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Crying


Generally speaking, babies, as they become older, are placid in nature, and tend to be peaceful and happy. So, if baby starts crying for no obvious reason, is there usually a cause for it? Babies usually cry when they are in pain or uncomfortable. Wet or soiled nappies are a common cause of discomfort. Babies…
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Febrile Convulsion


What is a Febrile Convulsion? While still considering infections, let us talk for a while on fits that occur when a child is hot and feverish, for it is a manifestation of an infection. Correct. This is usually in some other part of the body, often in the upper respiratory system or ear. About 5…
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Tundra Facts


Tundras are regions so cold and with so little rain that tall trees cannot grow. Tundras are typically covered in snow for at least half the year. Even in summer the soil 1 m or so below the ground may be permanently frozen. The frozen ground stops water draining away and makes tundras marshy and…
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Raising Guineas


Popular homestead birds, gums provide eggs as well as a delicious, gamey meat. They are excellent  if allowed to run wild, and don’t scratch for feed, so they are less destructive in the gardens than chickens. They can also be raised in hen house. Guinea Fowl Breeds and Varieties There are three varieties of guinea…
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Anaemia


Anaemia means a reduction in the quality of the red cells. This may include their actual numbers, or the haemoglobin content of the cells. Apart from this, they are often strange-shaped. Instead of looking like two “biconcave discs” when inspected under the microscope, they have weird shapes, referred to as poikilocytosis. Deficiency of either vitamin…
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Vitamin Facts


Vitamins are special substances the body needs to help maintain chemical processes inside cells. Plants can make their own vitamins, but humans must take most of their vitamins from food. A lack of any vitamin in the diet can cause certain illnesses. Before the 18th century, sailors on long voyages used to suffer the disease…
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Sunday School Lessons on Salvation Topic Discussion


1.How can the example of Jesus help Christians deal with the temptations that accompany popularity and power? Popularity and power are things that many of us won’t have to worry about personally! Even so, we all are painfully aware of “high visibility” Christian leaders who have fallen with a loud crash. Popularity and power can…
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Facts About the Earth’s Atmosphere


In the atmosphere, the temperatures are very high, but there is so little gas that there is little heat. Temperatures rise from —120°C to 2000°C 700 km up. The exosphere is the highest level of the atmosphere where it fades into the nothingness of space. The atmosphere is a sea of colourless, tasteless, odourless gases,…
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Reye’s Syndrome


A rare but potentially fatal illness of preschool and school-age children. A number of organs may suffer damage, but the brain and liver are typically the most severely affected. The most worrisome feature of this disease is edema (increased fluid) within the brain, which can cause a dangerous increase in pressure within the skulk At…
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Bible Study Song of Solomon


Author: probably Solomon Date: Tenth Century B.C. This book represents one of those grand surprises that pop up from time to time in the Bible. Because most people understand the Bible to be a book about religion and spirituality, it cannot be imagined that a book dealing with a theme like human love could be…
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Dog Breed Information


It is an undeniable fact that some breeds are easier to train than others, and this is essentially a reflection of their ancestry. Dogs have been kept for many different purposes since they were first domesticated from wolves about 12,000 years ago. Those which have a history of collaborating closely with people, such as the…
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Beach Facts


Beaches are sloping bands of sand, shingle or pebbles along the edge of a sea or lake. Some beaches are made entirely of broken coral or shells. On a steep beach, the backwash after each wave is strong. It washes material down the beach and so makes the beach gentler sloping. On a gently sloping…
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Colon Cancer


What is Colon Cancer? “Carcinoma of the colon and rectum causes more deaths than any other form of cancer.” There is a striking geographical distribution. For example, it occurs at the rate of 45 per 100,000 of the male population in the United States; 25 in Great Britain and six in Japan. The majority of…
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Acid Facts


Mild acids, such as acetic acid in vinegar, taste sour. Strong acids, such as sulphuric acid, are highly corrosive. They can dissolve metals. Acids are solutions that are made when certain substances containing hydrogen dissolve in water. Hydrogen atoms have a single electron. When acid-making substances dissolve in water, the hydrogen atoms lose their electron…
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Pregnancy and Nutrition Guidelines


The handling and processing of food can affect its nutritional value. Knowledge of the various food preparation methods can help you derive the maximum nutrients from the meals and snacks you prepare each day. Vegetables Buy fresh vegetables that are in season. Steam them or cook them quickly in a small amount of water to…
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Dogs Teeth


A puppy is born without teeth, but by five to eight weeks it will have twenty-eight puppy or ‘milk’ teeth, which seldom give trouble while being cut. At about four months—sometimes a little sooner—puppies other than toy dogs begin to change their teeth. The forty-two or forty-four permanent teeth are usually through by five months….
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Commercial Dog Food


Commercially prepared dog foods are very commonly used (feeding at eight of every ten dogs). These fall into two main categories: complete diets(the bulk of the dog food sold on the market), and incomplete diets that require meat added to them. Pet foods are also divided into three la groups, depending on their moisture content….
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Bible Study Micah


Author: Micah Date: Eighth Century B.C. Micah was born about 25 miles southwest of Jerusalem in Judah. His ministry saw the arrival of the Assyrian army, the fall of Damascus in Syria, the war between Israel and Judah, the conquering of Galilee, the destruction of Samaria and the northern kingdom of Israel, and Sargon’s defeat…
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Cluster Headaches


This fortunately fairly uncommon disorder involves the sudden onset of a very painful sensation generally on one side of the head. The pain may be extremely acute – so intense that “I feel like killing myself, the pain is so severe” is an expression often heard from the patient. The pain comes on abruptly, but…
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