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Black History Month

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Black History month Is February of every year and serves as a 28-day long commemoration of the contribution of African Americans and their history to civilization. It began in the twentieth century when activists on the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (now called the Association for the Study of African American Life and History) held their first “Negro History Week “in February of 1926. This organization was founded by Carter G. Woodson, who was a Harvard historian and believed that truth and reason would prevail in the face of prejudice. When he died twenty four years later, this week was a central part of the lives of African Americans and there were many people who came to appreciate the progress made in acknowledging the contributions and achievements Black people had in America. By the time the 1960’s rolled around and the Civil Rights movement ensued, people of all races and statues (even mayors) began celebrating Black history and culture. It wasn’t until 1976 that this celebration was expanded to a month when President Gerald R. Ford told Americans to, “seize the opportunity to honor the too-often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor…

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Chesapeake Bay Foundation

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The Chesapeake Bay Foundation is an organization that is aimed at maintaining healthy living environment for all the inhabitants of the bay and its surrounding marshy areas. This depends on the work of many volunteers who go out to the field and screen the soil as well as take samples of the water. This area is important as it is the area where the mainland fresh waters meet the ocean. As you can see this involves a network of rivers that flow into their area amounting to a watershed region of about 64,000 square feet! That reaches all the way from southern Virginia to New York and as westward as West Virginia and Pennsylvania. According to their website, this region is home to approximately eighteen million people. If nothing else, it’s important to keep this region clean for selfish reason as every year about 500 million pounds of seafood is produced from the Bay. There are a number of issues associated with the efforts being made to keep this area healthy. There is not only water pollution but air pollution as well. Land usage, deforestation, climate change, and chemical contamination are just a few of the issues mentioned on their…

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Sign Language

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Like obtaining any new skills, learning sign language can prove to be a lucrative for you in the job market. The other day I was able to make a connection simply by knowing how to say thank you silently. Employers everywhere are looking people that are bilingual so don’t overlook American Sign Language as a valuable asset to your portfolio! You can learn on YouTube or via the National Association of the Deaf website. According to an article written back in 2016, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates the need for Sign Language Interpreters to rise 46% in the 10 year span from 2012 to 2022. It’s no surprise as corporations everywhere are aiming towards a more inclusive and accessible global community. And you don’t’ even have to go as far as enrolling in formal training or courses. Just look up some useful and basic phrase and you’re bound to separate yourself from the masses!   Call today to see how much you qualify for at Fast Cash Title Loans, 21615 Cascades Pkwy, Sterling, Va 20166 – 703-444-3840 or 6526 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, Va 22042 – 702-237-5626 When you call in to get a loan, let us know that…

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Matriarchy

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Far more people are familiar with the term and concept of patriarchy than they are matriarchy and its due to modern widespread of patriarchy in practice. However, there is archaeological evidence (such as statues of Venus for example) that matriarchies existed for centuries and women were praised for their ability to bear children. It’s a concept that is not strictly concerned with the dynamics of power, although that is a layer of it. A matriarchal society is not only one that is governed by women, but one where lineage or heritage is traced through women (also known as matrilineal societies). In some matrilineal societies, upon marriage, the wife’s brother holds jurisdiction over domestic matters. International Women’s Day falls on March 8th every year. To commemorate it’s 2018 celebration, A British online newspaper called The Independent, published an article describing several examples of contemporary matriarchies around the world. That’s right, they don’t just exist in the myths of the Amazonians and Wonder Woman! Places such as Mosuo, China actually don’t have words that translate to “father” or “husband.” The largest known matriarchal society is in Minangkabau, Indonesia where the population is over four million. There are actually micro-societies within the United…

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Vocabulary

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Having a good vocabulary isn’t just for authors or people trying to ace standardized tests. Having the ability to accurately articulate your thoughts and emotions is a skill set with utility beyond measure. Words are not arbitrary. They are specific and used to match sachems and concepts in our brains. They can pinpoint ideas and fabricate the most elaborate tales. They can mold entire cultures and separate civilizations. Adjectives especially, I find, are some of the most specific words in the English language and the vivid imagery that accompanies their usage is the basis on which story telling withstands the test of time. It’s how history is shared generationally. You also have to understand that people may assign meaning to words in a way that is not necessarily consistent with the dictionary or “textbook definition.” That is the difference between a word’s connotation and its denotation. A common example of this duality of words includes house vs. home or childish vs. childlike or youthful. The words share the same denotation (dictionary definition, which I remember because dictionary and denotation both start with “d”) but have different connotations (or social understandings/concepts, which I am able to remember because connotation and concept…

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Earnin’

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There’s a new and upcoming application that advertises it will give you an advance on your paycheck without any fees or interest. When I saw the commercial I was skeptical and apprehensive. Actually, I couldn’t believe it so I decided to look it up and read some reviews. Rather than ask for a fee or charge interest the application operates on a more of a good samaritan code as it allows you to optionally tip. It works by tracking how often you work and tracking your wages. It’s main marketing message is that you’ve already earned your wages and there is no need to wait until payday. The daily withdrawal limits are entirely dependent on your income and the funds will automatically be withdrawn using your checking account and an estimate of when you get paid. The only downsides that come to mind are the fact that you will be tracked in order to verify you are earning your wages. Additionally, there is a great deal of personal information required for the application to run effectively. As always, if you need cash fast Fast Cash has your back. Come by and ask about your situation today! We’re happy to help….

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Video Games and Virtual Reality

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The video game industry entered the world of three dimensions with the advent of reality simulators becoming more readily available to everyday consumers. Augmented reality and virtual reality are different and should not be used interchangeably. Virtual reality requires a designated separate space where the projections may take place, such as the high tech training provided for professionals in flight or fight simulations. Typically these sort of games and simulations will require specific headsets making the technology inherently more expensive. Though it requires a bit more programming, augmented reality games do not typically require a separate headset, though some do. Think Pokémon Go, the game that took over the world in summer of 2015. People’s neighborhoods were turned into arenas for their enjoyment using GPS software. Augmented reality uses a pre existing environment requiring less equipment and therefore less capital investment. People were able to play on the devices they already owned (smartphones) which makes it far more accessible compared to the CR headset required to play similar games on the PlayStation. The impact of augmented reality is not limited to video games. Imagine furnishing your home using augmented reality or visiting a museum with information overlay with just a…

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Authentic Happiness

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The University of Pennsylvania under the mission of its Positive Psychology Center has launched a website called: Authentichappiness.org. The goal of this ivy league mission is to formulate studies and emulate the principles that allow individuals and communities to thrive. According to their website Positive Psychology, “…is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of work, love and play.” The website itself offers free resources to anyone with access to the world wide web, all you need to do it register! There are innumerable sources from online questionnaires that invoke introspection to support groups, books and videos. You can approach your happiness at the individual level and contribute to the greater goal (communal happiness) by taking surveys. Your experience is important! Your life is not insignificant and your outreach matters. You can actually impact a number of psychological studies simply by participating! And you might even learn a little about yourself. Give it a try and explore the different opportunities available to you at org. Call today to see how much you qualify for at Fast Cash Title Loans, 21615 Cascades Pkwy,…

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Winter Holidays

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The end of the year is a time of merriment cross culturally. Not just for the major denominations of the west, but also for a number of minority faiths. The winter solstice marks the longest night due to the tilt of the earth’s axis causing a point in time when the sun is furthest away from us. This period of darkness marked a time of fear for what lies in the unseen. It’s for this reason I believe that the winter is now home to many holidays which encourage merriment and family time. Let’s do a quick review of the major ones I am familiar with just to prove a point. There is Christmas which falls on the same date every year, December 25th, and symbolizes the birth of Jesus Christ—who is the son of God in the Christian faith and represents the messiah. Hanukkah, or Chanukah, is an 8-day Jewish holiday which celebrates the reclaiming of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem after the Maccabean Revolt. The dates this holiday take place can vary from late November to late December as it is dependent on the Hebrew Calendar and not the Gregorian Calendar. (The Gregorian Calendar is named after Pope…

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Winter Solstice

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The shortest day on earth every year happens in the north east towards the end of December. The last one was December 21st 2018 and it’s mostly commonly on the 22nd day of December. It marks not only the shortest day but the longest night and occurs at a specific point in time when the north pole is furthest away from the sun every year. For this reason it happens at the same time every year. According to Mental Floss, “New York City will experience 9 hours and 15 minutes of sunlight, compared to 15 hours and 5 minutes on the summer solstice. Helsinki, Finland, will get 5 hours and 49 minutes of light. Barrow, Alaska, will not have a sunrise at all (and hasn’t since mid-November; its next sunrise will be on January 22), while the North Pole has had no sunrise since October. The South Pole, though, will be basking in the glow of the midnight sun, which won’t set until March.” It’s important to think about as seasonal depression typically comes with the absence of daylight and cold whether. Additionally, you can save on electricity by knowing when you can benefit from natural light. This was an…

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