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What is a hair toner?

Hair toners are products that help even out hair color and texture after several hair treatments like bleaching and coloring. Many people typically have hair color concerns when they frequently add color to their hair. Some colors or highlights may be unwanted. There are also cases wherein the color of new hair that grows from […]

What is bigamy?

Bigamy is a condition wherein a person is married to two different persons at the same time. Either the husband or the wife may commit bigamy to his/her spouse. In most Western cultures, bigamy is considered illegal or unlawful regardless of the circumstances presented by either the wife or husband. Under the law, the first […]

What is central tendency?

Central tendency refers to a statistical measure that involves getting the central-most data within a given set. In the case of probability, a set of data will always have a central tendency or likelihood in terms of data distribution. Some people also refer to central tendency as central location. Central tendency may be measured using […]

What is capital gains tax in Canada?

Capital gains tax is a type of type imposed on any profit that is realized after selling assets like stocks or personal property for example. In many countries around the world, capital gains tax is typically imposed if a person profited from a sales transaction involving stocks or property. When a person bought a property […]

What is dirt made of?

Dirt can be found in many places like the road, in a person’s backyard, and some of it may also be found inside people’s homes. Dirt is actually composed of various matter including bits and pieces of rock, sand, dried leaves and flowers, decayed animals, and other organic and inorganic stuff. Many people also refer […]

What is HUAC?

HUAC refers to the House Un-American Activities Committee of the US Congress. Formed in 1938, this committee was originally tasked to investigate Nazi-related activities and links of American citizens. Those who have links to the Nazis of Germany were investigated for their supposed disloyalty as citizens of the US. Aside from Nazi-related activities, HUAC’s functions […]

What is a European plan?

European Plan refers to a type of hotel booking wherein only lodging is included in the quoted rate or price. In a European Plan, all meals are not part of the quoted price. Unlike other hotel booking plans, the European Plan is intended for those who wish to have their meals in other restaurants other […]

What is Dave and Buster’s?

Dave and Buster’s is a popular restaurant chain in the US. Its first branch was opened back in 1982 by the original owners and founders David Corriveau and James aka Buster Corley. With its headquarters in Dallas, Texas the original company behind Dave & Buster’s evolved into becoming a large restaurant and entertainment service provider […]

What is metaphysics?

Metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that deals with the study of human existence or reality. This subject is often quite hard to define or explain even among experts because it deals with the subject of reality without a so-called scientific explanation. Questions involving what things are beyond the universe and what it’s like to […]

What is a HOV lane?

HOV lane or High Occupancy Lane refers to a designated lane for vehicles with multiple passengers to pass through during the entire day or specific times. In most cases, vehicles with at least 2 or 3 passengers including the driver are allowed to pass through a HOV lane. The basic purpose of having a HOV […]

What is BSL?

BSL refers to Breed-Specific Legislation involving laws concerning or targeting certain breed of dogs that are supposedly considered as dangerous to the community. Breed-specific legislations may come in the form of a total ban of certain breeds or in the form of restrictions. In a particular community or city where BSL is implemented, a specific […]

What is CHFA?

CHFA stands for Canadian Health Food Association and it refers to a trade group in Canada composed of various manufacturers, importers, retailers, growers, and distributors of health and organic products. The members of the CHFA total to more than 1000 businesses that are based in Canada and are dedicated to the production, sale, and/or distribution […]

What is kief?

Kief refers to the hair-like or crystal-like projections that can be found at the bulbs or flowers of the marijuana or cannabis plant. Some people also refer to them as the pollen of the marijuana plant. Not many people may know it or simply ignore this crystal-like residue of the marijuana plant, it actually contains […]

What Is Pythagorean Theorem

Introduction:- The Pythagorean Theorem was discovered around 2000 years ago and states that in a right angle triangle, if squares are made on all three of the sides, then the area of the largest square is going to be exactly equal to the area of the smaller squares if combined. Explanation:- The Pythagorean Theorem can […]

What is podcast?

Introduction: In this modern era, nothing that we imagined in the last decade is still only a thought. Almost everything that we had ever dreamed of is a reality now. Touch screens, holograms and robotics have gone to such a level that amazes any one who sees them. Talking on a level of technology, we […]

What is Hooters?

Hooters is a popular American restaurant chain that opened its first branch in Clearwater, Florida back in 9183. The “Hooters” name is said to have a double meaning with one being the unique owl sound called “hooting”. The other meaning of “hooters” pertains to its slang reference to human breasts. This particular meaning is what […]

What is May Day?

May Day is a famous holiday celebrated by different groups of people even during ancient times. This particular celebration has different meanings to different cultures. During the ancient times, May Day was celebrated on the first day of May with merry-making and partying among pagans. Mischievous activities were often allowed during May Day celebrations. Over […]

What is GMOD?

GMOD is the abbreviation used for the game known as Garry’s Mod. This game was named after its designer Garry Newman and is being developed by Facepunch Studios. The original concept for GMOD was created as part of another game called Half-Life 2. The game eventually became a stand-alone program that can run on various […]

What is area in math?

In the field of mathematics, area refers to the total space in terms of square units. Whenever a person wants to measure how big the space is within a particular shape, he/she is actually referring to the shape’s total area. In simple shapes like squares and rectangles for example, the basic calculation for area involves […]

What is censorship?

Censorship refers to the control or suppression of ideas or information that are often considered harmful or objectionable to other people. Sensitive and private material for example is frequently a subject of censorship because many people considered them inappropriate for viewing or use by other people. The meaning of censorship does not involve an absolute […]

What is glass made of?

Glass is a material made primarily from sand. Silica or quartz type of sand is the preferred material in making glass. A small portion of limestone and soda ash is also needed to mix with silica sand to make glass. The purer the silica sand, the clearer will be the glass material output. In case […]

What is CBU tile?

CBU tiles refer to “cement board underlayment” tiles that are commonly used as underlayment before the actual tiles. CBU tiles are said to provide the best adhesion and promotes a flat surface for better tile strength and durability. Instead of using basic cement or other materials as underlayment, CBU tiles are considered to provide the […]

What does CRV stand for?

CRV is an acronym used by Honda for one of its popular vehicles. The Honda CRV belongs to the compact SUV or sports utility vehicle category. First released back in 1995, this particular vehicle has become one of the most popular in Honda’s fleet. The CRV in Honda-CRV is short for “Compact Recreational Vehicle” according […]

What is GC Mi?

GC Mi refers to dental product from GC Corporation. GC Mi is sold in paste form and contains “Recaldent” as its main active ingredient. GC Mi is said to be very effective for people who have very sensitive tooth. By applying GC Mi paste, tooth sensitivity will be relieved. The GC Mi paste is commonly […]

What is Halo?

Halo is a very popular series of first-person games that run on the Microsoft platform particularly on Xbox and Xbox 360. Launched in 2001, the Halo series is considered one of the best video games in the first-person shooting category. The Halo series is also touted as one of the most expensive video games ever […]

What is arrested development?

Arrested development refers to a term that has several meanings depending on the industry or field it is being used. In the medical field for example, arrested development literally refers to a condition wherein physical development has stopped. Patients who have medical conditions that are characterized by physical development concerns are often referred to as […]

What is auxiliary heating?

Auxiliary heating refers to a secondary heating source for various heat pumps or machines that are used during winter time. Under normal conditions, heat pumps will run using standard power. When the temperature level detects that more heat is necessary to fill up a certain room or space, the auxiliary heating mechanism will be automatically […]

What is Occam’s razor?

Occam’s razor refers to a type of principle or reasoning wherein the simplest idea is considered the most likely answer to a particular question or problem. Although there may be lots of possible answers to a certain question, Occam’s razor basically takes the simplest and most obvious answer as the right one. In the case […]

What is the meaning of life?

Life may be defined differently by people of different backgrounds and beliefs. For some, the meaning of life is something that is yet to be discovered by any person in this world. There are others that liken the meaning of life to serving God and there are those who simply live their lives the way […]

What is kPa?

KPa is the symbol for kilo-Pascal, a unit of pressure named after Blaise Pascal, a French philosopher. The “K” in kPa represents kilo or the equivalent of 1000 Pascal. Whenever pressure is measured in a certain area for example, it may be expressed using the symbol Pa for Pascal or kPa for kilo-Pascal. Pressure refers […]

What is Glycerin?

Glycerin is a term used to refer to a sweet, colorless, and thick liquid. Glycerin can freeze form a paste and its boiling point is high. Glycerin is commonly used as an ingredient in soap and beauty products such as lotions. This is due to its ability to soak in ambient water which implies that […]

What is Felt?

Felt refers to a fabric that is not woven but made from natural fibers, soap and water. It takes a lot of work to create Felt because the fabric is dense and is made from lasting interlocking fibers. Each kind of wool comes with its own distinct features and is a reflection of the environment […]

What is mescaline?

Mescaline is a naturally occurring alkaloid contained in a San Pedro cactus or Peyote that cause hallucination. Its effects can be likened to an (Lysergic acid diethylamide) LSD and psilocybin. Known as one of the most popular type of chewing peyote, mescaline comes in a cute knob-like shape. It is also processed in laboratories for […]

What is December birthstone?

The December birthstone is composed of three precious gems: Tanzanite, Zircon, and Turquoise. The assignment of specific birthstones for each month can be traced back to the first Jewish historian Josephus. According to him, there is a strong connection between the twelve months of the year to the stones in Aaron’s breastplate, and the twelve […]

What is function notation?

Function notation refers to a mathematical expression involving functions of numbers or variables. In mathematics, functions represent the relation of inputs and their corresponding outputs. The output of an equation for example requires a certain mathematical formula and this can be achieved by using function notation. In expressing function notation, the symbols f(x) is used […]

What is denotation?

Denotation refers to the literal and/or actual meaning of a certain word. A word’s denotation is its strict meaning and is devoid of a secondary, hidden, emotional, or other meaning. The way a word is described in dictionaries for example refers to its denotation. The word “apple” for example may be described as a fruit […]

What is azimuth?

An azimuth is the angle measured between the main reference point and the subject point or point of interest. This angle is measured in degrees is projected in a perpendicular manner based on the main reference point which is fixed at the North direction. An azimuth measurement is used to describe an object’s location or […]

What is graphene?

Graphene refers to a material composed of carbon atoms that bond together to form hexagonal rings that are connected with each other. This allotrope of carbon atoms bonding together produces a very thin sheet of material which is even thinner than paper. When observed microscopically, the hexagonal rings which are inter-connected with each other look […]

What is LARPing?

LARPing refers to playing LARP or taking part of a LARP event. LARP stands for Live-Action Role-Playing and it refers to a game wherein people will play different fictional roles based on a particular theme or movie. LARPing is likened to being part of a theater or play with a gaming element. In LARPing, people […]

What is Luge?

Luge is an Olympic sport where players race downwards in a high-banked track that is icy. It is a dangerous sport since players usually go on a speed of 140 kilometers per hour or 90 miles per hour. Luge is a French term that means “sled’. It was in 1948 when Luge became an official […]

What is libel?

Libel is defamation of a person that is in a published work. Libel is a form of defamation; the other is slander which is defamation through spoken words. Libel happens when the person or object was exposed to shame, hatred, contempt and ridicule because of the published words. Libel also happens when the object’s reputation […]

What is foster care?

Foster care is when a child or even an adult is placed in a safe place and care when they are unable to live with their respective families. Foster care is more common for children than adults. There are different reasons why children are placed under foster care and they include abuse, neglect or family […]

What is folk music?

Folk music refers to music that is a representation of a particular community. Folk music is easy to sing and can be performed by any individual even if these individuals are not trained musicians using any instrument within their reach. Folk music also has evolved over time. Some folk music was created during times when […]

What is club soda?

Club soda is carbonated water and it is also sometimes called as fizzy water, sparkling water or seltzer water. Club soda or carbonated water is made from a mixture of plain water and carbon dioxide gas. Practically all carbonated drinks are made from club soda including Italian sodas, a handful of bark drinks, water beverages […]

What is clay made of?

Clay refers to an earthy substance that is composed of very tiny particles of rock that has been weathered. It also consists of different minerals, including illite, montmorillonite, attapulgite, and kaolinite. The mentioned minerals are made up of silica and alumina, as well as iron, sodium, calcium, and magnesium. The small particles of clay have […]

What is Laminate Flooring?

Laminate flooring refers to a hybrid type of flooring that appears like stone or hardwood. It is not necessarily engineering or vinyl tiling though it is very similar to all those. People prefer laminate flooring for its simple installation processes. One can fix even hundreds of square feet within a weekend. Laminate flooring is also […]

What is Decoupage?

Decoupage refers to the craft of decorating wooden furniture and other household objects with the use of cut-out pictures. This form of art started during the 18th century with the aim of imitating the attractive hand-painted lacquer products that were imported from Asia. It is fairly easy to decoupage an item and achieve an elegant […]

What is ASEAN?

ASEAN is the acronym for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. This organization was established in Bangkok, Thailand on August 8, 1967. Originally, there were only five countries that are a part of this organization, namely, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. In 1984, Brunei joined these five nations, while Vietnam became a member […]

What is CDT?

INTRODUCTION: CDT stands for central daylight timing. According to CDT, it is required by the people of certain areas to move their clocks ahead one hour on 2nd November of each year and roll it back again on the second Sunday of the month of March. The reason that the law of CDT is being […]

What is Mimicry?

Mimicry refers to the occurrence where the species mimic each other or other objects in their surroundings. Mimicry is a complex occurrence since it takes different forms. Some organisms mimic objects until they are almost comparable to inanimate objects. Mimicry has several uses for the different species given that some choose to mimic in order […]

What is Kevlar made of?

Kevlar is a synthetic material made of plastic that can withstand knives and bullets. Some say that Kevlar is stronger than steel by at least five times. Kevlar is used for many objects like making bowstrings and boats and for the reinforcement of brake pads as well as tires. Kevlar is considered as a magic […]

What is idle no more?

Idle no more is a movement in Canada that seeks to give honor indigenous people in Canada as well as to protect water and Land. The movement started in December 2012. The Idle no more movement started as a protest against the omnibus budget bill or the C-45. The movement is particularly interested in the […]

What is Egyptian cotton?

Egyptian cotton sheets are luxurious and durable bedding that are made from many thread counts. Many consider Egyptian cotton as the best bedding due to its high-quality. The fabric of Egyptian cotton is breathable and can resist piling. It also does not produce plenty of lint, unlike most bedding. What is unique about Egyptian cotton […]

What is copay?

Copay is a fixed amount that an individual pays when he or she avails of a medical service or when he receives medication. Health insurance companies make sure that they have established these amounts and as such they are found in the terms of the health insurance. The copay is used by health insurance providers […]

What is MSRP?

MSRP is the abbreviation of Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price that is the suggested price by manufacturers of goods for their products. MSRP is also referred to as list price and is a term commonly used by the automobile industry. The suggested price of manufacturers is utilized by retailers and consumers alike. MSRP explained Any good […]

What is gossip?

Gossip is defined as a conversation whether oral or written that is catty and can be very damaging. Gossip requires that persons create and repeat rumors about a certain individual who is not part of the conversation. As such, the person being gossiped about is unable to present his or her side about the item […]

What is drama?

Drama is an essential form of human behavior that is also used to describe a genre of movies and stage plays. It is often used as a tool to explore and express human emotions, usually accompanied with deep words and heavy feelings. For all times, it is a fundamental part of human activity when a […]

What is Crude Oil?

Crude oil is a term used to refer to unprocessed petroleum product that occurs naturally and comprises hydrocarbon deposits. The hydrocarbons found in crude oils make them an important source of varied substances. Hydrocarbons come in varied structures and lengths, they are compounds that have carbon and hydrogen molecules. Crude oil may be processed to […]

What is Lumen?

Lumen refers to the standard unit of measurement, which is used to indicate the amount of light that is contained in a particular space. This unit of measure is under the photometry group of measurements, which is intended for quantifying the various aspects of light. Other standard units of measurements under the photometry group include […]

What is Modal?

Modal refers to a new type of man-made fabric that was invented recently. It has a rayon variation that is developed from when cellulose fibers are spun. Modal is much absorbent than other artificial fabrics and even cotton. It absorbs dye pretty well and is extremely colorfast. Its texture is slinky and soft making it […]

What is Icing?

Icing refers to a rule used in hockey. This rule is formulated for purposes of preventing a hockey team from throwing the puck deep into the zone of its opponent. A throw into the deep zone of an opponent is commonly referred to as dumping a puck. Teams use this strategy to enable them evade […]

What is Bureaucracy?

Bureaucracy is a term used to refer to an administrative way of arranging huge numbers of persons who have to work together. Public and private organizations such as governments and universities depend on bureaucracies to operate. The literal meaning of the word bureaucracy is ruling by offices or desks. This definition emphasizes the impersonal nature […]

What is Mulch?

Mulch refers to different types of materials that are placed around plants in order to increase or decrease the temperature of the soil, to facilitate the retention of the moisture, to aid with the reduction of the compaction of soil, and to lessen weeds. People can use different types of mulch depending on the aesthetic […]

What is body image?

Body image refers to how a person looks and feels about his or her body when he or she looks at the mirror. This seems to be a simplistic approach since body image also covers what a person believes about himself or herself that include assumption, memories and generalizations. Body image also pertains to how […]

What is FDA?

FDA stands for Food and Drug Administration, which refers to an agency in the US designated to ensure the safety of a wide variety of consumer products. This regulatory agency has a fairly wide scope in different industries, such as in the field of veterinary medicine and pharmaceuticals. This agency, which was established under the […]

What is Black Friday?

The term Black Friday refers to the Friday that follows Thanksgiving day, which typically falls between November 23 to November 29, and is regarded as one of the busiest shopping days in the US. Although it is not considered as an official holiday, a lot of people take their day off from work on this […]

What is Mood in literature?

In literature, mood refers to the climate that created with the aim of evoking a particular feeling or emotion in the individual who reads the literature. The writer often utilizes a considerable amount of genuine strategies while keeping in mind the desired mood. When the mood meets the writer’s expectations in an effective way, it […]

What is brandy?

Brandy is an alcoholic drink made from distilled grapes which have a higher proof compared to wines. The majority of the brandy being sold in the market comes from grape wine, but some are also made from the combined stems and seeds after the grapes were pressed. Some brandy manufacturers also use other fruits and […]

What is Mexico known for?

Mexico is known for its rich culture which includes its distinct food, clothing and arts. There have been some big changes in the Mexican culture over the last few decades. Around half of the population resided in the cities, while others are in smaller rural towns and communities. The majority of Mexicans speak Spanish and […]

What is first class mail?

First class mail is the priority mail of USPS. This mail type is the fastest among all the postal services offered by USPS since delivery takes place within two to three days. The first-class mail can be chosen by those who want to mail items that have a weight of 13 ounces or less. The […]