Formalism in Art – The Significance of Forms

Formalism – The Concept and History Different art historians give credit to different artists and critics for proposing the concept of Formalism. Greek philosopher Plato (428 BC-348 BC) made a reference of ‘edios’ (forms) in his Theory of Forms or Ideas. According to him, human eyes can see an object as a fundamental form, modified…

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How to Stage a Dining Room in 7 Simple Steps

When preparing your home for sale, every room counts. The dining room is no exception; often this room of the home is a central hub of family life and entertaining. This room of the home can often be very personalized with family photos, heirlooms and collections as well. By effectively staging your dining room, you’ll…

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Beetle Breeding – Family Cetonidae

Although beetle breeding is not a commonly found hobby in North America, it’s a very popular past time in Europe and Asia. In Japan, many children TV shows such a Digimon and Pokémon base their characters on beetles and other insects. Stores specializing in the culture of beetles exist where hobbyists can purchase everything they…

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Plastic Surgery – The Truth About Neck Lifts

If you hear a faint “gobble-gobble” noise every time you look in the mirror, your ego may be telling you something. It might be saying: “Time you invested in a spot of old platysmaplasty!” In laymen’s terms, platymaplasty is a neck lift operation, a cosmetic procedure that tightens the skin of the neck and confines…

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Kamado BBQ Smoker Lies

Over Christmas I bought a Big Green Egg. I read all the marketing blurb in the brochure and it captured my imagination, I’ve already written about how good it is and published some kamado barbecue recipes but I was still intrigued to find out more about the origins of such a versatile piece of cooking…

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Printing With Thermal Printers in Cold Weather

Thermal printers are types of printers that print using carefully controlled heat generated by the print head. There are two types of thermal printers. Direct thermal and thermal transfer printers. Direct thermal printers, as their name implies prints directly on to the media. The media has a chemical coating that changes color with the heat…

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How to Put an Army IRR Packet Together

Packet requirements, what you need to include in your IRR packet: 1. IRR packet checklist, based on Figure B-59 of USAR Pamphlet 600-5. 2. DA Form 4561, Request for Reserve Component Assignment or Attachment. Completely filled and signed by the Soldier and the Commander. 3. Your statement/justification letter and backing documentation. This is based on…

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Different Types Of Ancient Greek Helmets

Ancient Greek war helmets are some of the most recognizable in the historic war machines. The term “Greek helmets” is quite broad. There is really no one helmet that signifies the Greek culture. Trojan helmets, Spartan helmets, and Corinthian helmets are all under the heading of Greek helmets. In the following paragraphs, you will learn…

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