International Organization Facts


International organizations are of three main types: those set up by governments, like the UN; multinationals; and human rights and welfare organizations like the Red Cross and Amnesty International. The United Nations or UN was formed after World War II to maintain world peace and security. It now has over 190 member nations. UN headquarters…
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Solution Facts


A cup of tea is made up of the solvent, water, and a number of solutes: the tea, milk and perhaps sugar. A highly saturated solution produces strong, sweet tea. A poorly saturated solution produces weak tea. Tap water is rarely pure water; it usually contains invisible traces of other substances. This makes it a…
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Sunday School Lessons on Responsibility


Into the Lesson To begin class, share these creative excuses with your students, or substitute some that you have heard or used! (These examples are printed in the student books.) I can’t come in to work; it’s Friday the thirteenth, and I’m really superstitious. I won’t be in to work today because my dog has…
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Bible Story of the Lost Sheep


Luke 15:1-10 The price of following Jesus is high. But the value of every single person in God’s eyes is even higher. God treasures every child, every man and every woman. He would like nothing better than that each person turn to him and start his or her life over. The religious leaders did not…
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Emotional Symptoms During First Trimester Pregnancy


Many expectant mothers spend the first trimester accepting the fact that they are pregnant and coming to terms with the implications. This is true for other family members as well. You may find yourself drawing inward and focusing on the changes in your body and on your fears and dreams. You may increasingly vulnerable to…
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Preparing Garden Soil


The key to any successful gardening is good soil preparation. Inadequate attention to preparation at the outset is difficult to remedy once the plant has put down its roots and become established. First of all, it is extremely important to clear the soil of perennial weeds. If only one piece of many of these remains,…
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How to Decorate Lamp Shades


A plain lampshade is like a blank canvas, just waiting for the artist’s creative touch. The best type for decorating is a simple shape made of plain smooth fabric or thick paper. If you are experimenting, it is best to use the least expensive type because you will feel less restricted knowing that failure won’t…
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Lawn Weed Control


The only place where weeds are acceptable is in a wildlife corner, although some people find daisies in the lawn a very attractive feature. Generally, however, weeds have to be controlled. Any perennials that arise from small pieces of root left in the soil should be dug out, as should any suckers, and any seedlings…
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North American Facts


Eighty-two percent of the population of North America is descendants of immigrants from Europe. Among the smaller groups 13 percent are black, 3 percent Asian and one percent are American Indians. Hispanics are descended from a mix of white, black and American Indian people from Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America such as Mexico, Puerto Rico…
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How to Read the Bible


An appalling amount of biblical illiteracy exists in our churches these days. Recent polls by Gallup and others have shown that many people do not know even the simplest of facts, such as the city of Jesus’ birth (Bethlehem) or the names of the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John). There is no way to…
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Marsh Facts


There are two kinds of marsh: freshwater marshes and saltwater marshes. Freshwater marshes occur in low-lying ground alongside rivers and lakes where the water level is always near the soil surface. Freshwater marshes are dominated by plants such as rushes, reeds and sedges. Sedges are like grass but have solid triangular stems. They grow in…
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How to Make Curtain Valences


The pelmet (valance) was originally used as a means of keeping curtains and drapes free from dust, and is now very popular simply as a decorative feature. Tie-backs are both attractive practical, holding hack curtains to let in the maximum light. A fabric covered pelmet is quick and simple to make with a special PVC…
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Sex During Early Pregnancy


During pregnancy, you undergo many changes, both physical and emotional. How you react to these changes, how openly you can talk with your partner and whether your caregiver makes you feel comfortable discussing love all play a role in your attitude as a couple toward sex during pregnancy. Your husband may find you more desirable…
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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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Types of Pet Fish


Tropical Fish The tropical fish are kept in temperatures of about 25°C. They tend to be more expensive to buy than cold water fish and are therefore usually kept in better aquariums (which have such equipment as aerators) and often by enthusiasts prepared to give that extra attention that ensures survival If a problem begins…
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Urinary Tract


The kidneys produce urine and serve a number of important functions, including maintaining fluid balance and blood pressure and eliminating waste products. They are very complex and efficient filters of the blood, allowing unnecessary components to pass into the urine while returning 99 percent of the filtered fluid to the circulatory system. The kidneys adjust…
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Reading the Nonunifed Books


As explained above, nonunified books are collections of literary pieces, loosely–and often illogically–arranged. These books fall into several classes: many of the books of the prophets; the books of poetry; the books of wisdom; additions to canonical books; an apocalypse; a letter of Paul’s. How shall we treat books that are themselves little libraries of…
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