Teaching Historical Fencing – The Flourish

Is it possible to train in complex movements with the sword without having an opponent or drill partner with whom to work? If so, is this training of any value? Did fencers do this in the Middle Ages or Renaissance? The answer to all three questions is “yes,” and such drills should be a regular…

7 Ways to Unburden and Feel Happier

When people speak of being unhappy they often talk about being weighed down or feel like they’re carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders. They’re burdened and feel overwhelmed, they need to offload some unnecessary extras. Here are seven ideas for instant unburdening: Start with you you. 1. Get a haircut That big…

Rousseau – Slavery, War, and Natural Law

Jean-Jacques Rousseau in his writing The Social Contract, (Rousseau), philosophizes on what a civil society entails. Rousseau shows great ability to allow reason to prevail over manipulation in his political assertions. In the writings ‘Of Slavery’ section, Rousseau examines the nature of conflicts and alleges that war exists between states and not man. Rousseau applies…

The Cyberspace and Its Intricacies

I think I live in cyberspace, as everything from my geyser to the air conditioner, cell phone to the car, coffee maker to the food processor work on the computer technology. From getting up in the morning to going to bed in the night, I am so incredibly surrounded by the computers that I have…

Functions And Applications Of DC Motors

The Direct Current motor or the DC motor helps to convert electrical energy into mechanical energy. It is used in majority of household applications and electronic devices. It is widely used in CD players, computers, remote control airplanes, electric razors and so forth. Some of the most important parts of the Direct Current motor include…

Candles: History and Perspective

What role do candles play in your life? Since they were first invented, their role in human societies continues to diversify. In the beginning, it was all about light. Of course, the meaning of light is as diverse as it is essential to our existence. A candle may play a different role in your life…

History of Matrimonial Services

Approximately, all and sundry nowadays know about some couples who they know, that, dated on a matrimonial website. However, it was not so times of yore. Surfing the internet for finding love was considered weird, even a bit frantic or depressive. In some cases it was the last resort to fling bachelorhood or spinsterhood! “Marriage…

Preventing Pilates Related Injuries

I received a question from the Ask Experts site yesterday that I feel the need to share, since this is coming up more and more with the advent of mass Pilates DVDs and underqualified instructors. Question: “Hi, I am a beginner in Pilates, when I try to do the V shape or half way crunch,…

Removing Red Stains From Carpet

Probably more people are induced to change their carpet due to unsightly red stains, than those who do so because the carpet is badly worn. This is especially true where there is light colored carpet. In many instances, a homeowner will just try to cover the ugly red stains with an area throw rug instead…

Shag Pile Rugs – Pros and Cons

If you are thinking of purchasing shag pile rugs to go somewhere in your home they can make for an extremely nice feel and can also look great in a variety of styles. However, as with any other type, there are also some disadvantages when compared to a rug made from other varieties of piles.…