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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 [...]

What is dust made of?

The composition of dust varies from one household to another. Basically, dust may be composed of decomposing insect parts, animal and human hair, leftover foods, mold spores, skin flakes, dust mites, pet dander and insect parts, among other. The natural decomposition of the various items found at home results in dust. Dust, regardless of its [...]

What is infrastructure?

Infrastructure refers to the operational framework used by an entity or institution in order to work. Infrastructure contains the detail of how an organization will operate in an efficient manner. In order to achieve maximum output, an organization must reach its best productivity level. Infrastructure is a complicated term, and it can be classified into [...]

What is Link Karma?

Link Karma is a term attributed to the Reddit community, a summation of how good a person performs in the web. The higher the link karma, the more active one person is. Karma is obtained by submitting posts or links that you think many people will like. When an individual votes for a post or [...]

What is LCSW?

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is a skilled professional trained in helping individuals deal with different issues in mental health. Its main function is to apply psychotherapy to solve daily problems of people and assist a person in coping with substance abuse. In view of social work theory, the LCSW practice includes diagnosis, treatment, and [...]

What is Hey Jude About?

Hey Jude is an emotional song of the vintage rock band Beatles. The song was originally written by Paul McCartney as a comforting masterpiece for Julian during his parent’s divorce. From the original “Hey Jules” ballad of McCartney, Hey Jude was first released by Beatles in August 1968. It begins verse-bridge featuring McCartney’s vocal and [...]

What is Tyvek?

Tyvek refers to a trademark of high density, flash spun polyethylene textile, a synthetic fabric. The brand name is registered as a trademark in Dupont. The polyethylene fabric is extremely strong making it hard to tear. The fabric is however easy to cut with a knife or a pair of scissors. Tyvek material allows water [...]

What is OCS?

OCS is an abbreviation of Officer Candidate School, a major academy for training future Army Officers in the US. The academy admits qualified Officers who have not been commissioned as well as citizens who have already taken a 4-year degree. Candidates enroll to the academy for a period of twelve weeks. Those who complete the [...]

What is a Dynasty?

A dynasty refers to a series of monarchs from the same stock, group or family. The term is used to refer to a powerful family or group that holds a position over a considerable period of time. Besides leadership, dynasties also exist in sports. Dynasties in sports occur when a team shows consistency in winning [...]

What is conflict theory?

Conflict theory is a theory in sociology that says that the state is always in conflict because of the constant competition for the scarce resources in a society. It is a theory developed by Karl Marx which states that social order can only be maintained if power and domination exist and that consensus and conformity [...]

What is Boston known for?

Boston is known for its popular tourist spots that include the Freedom tail, Cambridge and Faneuil Hall Marketplace, among others Freedom Trail The Freedom trail can be found by following the redbrick trail, a 2.5 mile trail from the Boston Common to Bunker Hill. A tourist should allot at least one to three hours to [...]

What is Plex?

Plex refers to a centralized media playback system which has a server called the Plex Media Server. This server can stream the media to Plex player apps and is available on various platforms, including OS X, Windows, Linux, and NAS devices (e.g., Synology and ReadyNAS). Users can watch shows and view their media library with [...]

What is Edvard Munch Famous For?

Edvard Munch is a Norwegian painter who is famous for the painting entitled The Scream (The Cry), which can be considered as one of the most iconic and recognizable artworks in history. This famed painter was born in Löten, Norway in 1863 and was able to establish his own psychological-themed painting style. Starting from 1889 [...]

What is Classical Music?

Classical music refers to a type of art music, which originated in the traditions of music produced in the West. This covers a long period that starts from the 11th century to the present time. However, the core norms were codified in the common practice period that occurred between the 1550s to 1900s. There are [...]

What is doping?

Doping is when an athlete makes use of banned substances to aid his or her training, as well as their performance during competitions. In most cases, steroids are the substances that people have in mind when referring to doping of athletes. There are however other forbidden substances like hormones; diuretics, marijuana, narcotics and stimulants are [...]

What is Arkansas known for?

Arkansas is known for its natural resources since the place has roughly around 50 national and state parks. In fact, Arkansas is also referred to as the Natural State. A tourist will never run out of beautiful places to visit in this state. Arkansas National Parks Blanchard Springs Caverns The Blanchard Springs Caverns is considered [...]

What is fat shaming?

Fat shaming is a type of bias or bullying towards people who are fat or overweight. Some people simply make fun at people who are fat while others put on some kind of disguise when trying to bully or shame those who are seemingly or obviously overweight. The main idea of fat shaming is to [...]

What is a CV boot?

CV boot or “constant velocity” boot refers to a plastic or rubber cover of the CV joints in cars. CV joints in the front wheels of the car are the parts that allow transmission of power from the engine to the wheels. This joints perform a very important task for the car in terms of [...]

What is Dressage?

Dressage refers to the organized development of the horse as well as its rider, which results to a harmonious team. During the initial stages, dressage aid the horse and the rider to somehow communicate and improve their flexibility, balance, accuracy, and strength. Because of these benefits, dressage is commonly used by horse riders who participate [...]

What is Cyclocross?

Cyclocross refers to a type of bike racing, which is popular across Europe. The most competitive racers come from France, Belgium, Czech Republic, Italy, and the Netherlands. Aside from European countries, this sport has also gained its popularity in Australia and US. Just like in triathlon, cyclocross involves riding and running, but emphasizes more on [...]

What is Godzilla?

Godzilla refers to a popular monstrous and fictional character in various Japanese special effects or Tokosatsu films. In these films, Godzilla is often portrayed as a huge monster that looks lie a dinosaur. The term “Godzilla” is said to have originated from “Gojira” a combination of “gorira” or gorilla and “kujira” or whale. Having the [...]

What is Octane rating?

Octane rating refers to the measurement of a gasoline’s power to withstand pinging as well as knocking during combustion. A higher octane rating means that the fuel is able to resist more pinging or knocking. When air or fuel mixtures detonates earlier than it should, and then knocking or pinging of the engine happens. Some [...]

What is GMP?

GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practice and it refers to a requirement for quality control in the manufacture of various goods especially pharmaceutical products. GMP follows specific standards and guidelines as required by authorities and licensing bodies in terms of the proper manufacture of drug and/or pharmaceutical products. The basic goal of implementing GMP is [...]

What is bimonthly?

Bimonthly is a term that refers to two different meanings. One is “twice a month” and the other is “every two months”. This term may be used as an adjective or adverb but generally creates some confusion because of its dual meaning. A teacher for example may instruct his/her students to submit assignments on a [...]

What is a sonnet?

Introduction: English poetry has taken its origin from a very ancient time, and as the time passed, it became more and easier to understand it with the introduction of its categories and types. Sonnet is actually a poem containing fourteen lines, and each line contains ten syllables in it. Sonnets are further divided into groups [...]

What is hockey?

Introduction: The sport hockey is rumored to have been started in ancient times dating around 1000 BC where Ethiopians are believed to have played a crude form of the game. In more recent times before the new world came into order, Aztecs and Greeks played a much more reformed form of the sport. The current [...]

What is Liberal Arts?

Introduction: The term Liberal arts can be taken in several meanings. It is can be used to refer to different disciplines of history, art and literature. In ancient days liberal arts were those skills that were considered necessary in order to be an active citizen. Those skills included public speaking, self-defense in court, military service [...]

What is Mildew?

Mildew is a kind of fungi that thrives in wet surfaces such as leather, bathroom walls and fabrics. Mildew is very similar to mold, which is also a fungi. The difference between mildew and mold is in appearance. While mildew has a grayish or whitish color, mold is naturally green or black. Mold develops on [...]

What is hamartia?

Hamartia in Greek refers to the commission of error on the part of the hero which causes his or her downfall or reversal of fate. The term hamartia pertains to the specific wrong action or lapse in judgment and does not pertain to the character or the personal flaws of the error. The mistake can [...]

What is Crimson Tide?

Crimson Tide is the phrase invented to define the dazzling defense put up by University of Alabama’s football team against Auburn in a football match played in 1907. The phrase, coined by Hugh Robert, a reporter for ‘Birmingham Age-Herald’ stuck and till today, University of Alabama football team’s nickname. Before being referred to as the [...]

What is Bauxite?

Bauxite is a rock made from laterite soil filtered of solvable content such as silica in wet humid or subtropical environments that include West Indies, Africa, Australia and America. There are little deposits in Europe. Australia has five bauxite mines that supply 23% of world’s bauxite. This makes it the world’s largest bauxite producer. Bauxite [...]

What is Ikea?

Ikea is a firm registered in Sweden, which sells ready to assemble furniture, homewares and appliances. At present, Ikea is the largest furniture retailer in the world. Ikea stands for Ingvar Kamprad, Elmtaryd, Agunnaryd. The first two letters I and K stand for Ingvar Kamprad, the founder’s name while letters E and A stand for [...]

What is fleece?

Fleece is the covering of sheep or goat which is woolly or a fabric that has a woolly appearance. The term fleece however is commonly used in reference to a fabric material. Fleece as a fabric is very soft. Contrary to popular belief, fleece fabric is not made from the coverings of a goat or [...]

What is cocktail attire for men?

Cocktail attire for men often refers to darks suit or sports coat with slack. Cocktail attire for men is, usually, close to semi-formal attire since it is can be less than the formal ones, but should not be too casual. Cocktail attire for men often varies depending on the location and the nature of the [...]

What is External Validity?

External validity is a type of validity, which refers to how likely it is that the results that researchers obtained from a small sample size can be extended to the whole population across different times. This is considered to be the most difficult one to achieve among the different types of validity. Once a research [...]

What is Dungeons and Dragons?

Dungeons and Dragons, also called DnD or D&D, is a role-playing board game which was created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson in 1974. As years pass, several modifications were made to improve the game, and additional materials were included to enhance the experience for the players. There is a strict set of rules that [...]

What is a jelly roll pan?

Jelly roll pans are baking pans that have 1-inch high sides. They differ from the standard baking pan or sheet because of the raised sides. The side of the jelly roll pan is typically 1 inch deep which is very practical in various baking and cooking needs. Some generic cooking or baking pans are referred [...]

What is NGO?

A non-governmental organization (NGO) is a non-profit, civil organization that operates outside the regulation and jurisdiction of the government. NGOs are also often referred to as civil society groups. Organization of an NGO may be in the community level or national and international levels. NGOs have a specific cause or advocacy such as women’s rights, [...]

What is ISO 9000?

ISO 9000 is a set of quality management standards created by ISO or the International Organization for Standardization. ISO is an international standard authority composed of representatives from different standardization bodies. The ISO 9000 specifically has designed standards for manufacturing firms’ processes or their production of goods. There are different standards under the ISO 9000 [...]

What is gold filled jewelry?

Gold filled jewelries are jewelry pieces that are made from thin sheets of karat gold which are 10, 12 or 14 karat that are merged with thicker sheets of different base metals like brass or bronze. The gold sheets and thicker sheets of either brass or bronze is created and molded into different sizes with [...]

What is cement made of?

Cement is composed of natural materials like clay, limestone, shale and sand. It is a soft, fine powdery-type substance. A concrete is formed when cement is mixed with water, gravel and sand. There are four essential elements needed to produce cement. These are Silicon, Aluminum, Iron and Calcium. Calcium is the primary ingredient to make [...]

What is Motorboating?

Motorboating is a slang word with a lot of meanings. When used a street word, it refers to the act of nuzzling a woman’s chest to make a weird sound similar to that of a motorboat engine. It is performed by placing the face in between the female’s breast and releasing some air with a [...]

What is Fodder?

Fodder is a type of animal feed made from cultivated crops and pastures. It is commonly used in farms business to feed various animals like goats, horses, cattle, chickens, and pigs. Since its sprouts are tender and young, it can be likened to natural green grass. Because of this, fodder is very appetizing to all [...]

What is IGGY?

Iggy is a global social network that was established to help and guide gifted young people aged 13- 18 to hone their talents and reach their full potential. Iggy is a member of University of Warwick which gives the students access to academic resources and chance to talk, work, and have fun with other gifted [...]

What is Gore Tex?

Gore-Tex is a high performing durable fabric that is wind and water resistant but allows air flow. Gore Tex fabrics are mostly used for making hiking and walking boots as well as mountain jackets. Gore Tex is different from normal synthetic fabrics such as nylon in the sense that it prevents water from passing through [...]

Who is Kesha Rose Sebert?

Kesha Rose Sebert, is a professional singer known as Ke$ha. She was born on the 1st of March, 1987, in San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California. Her mother is Pebe Sebert, who is also a singer and song writer. Ke$ha has two brothers named Lagan Serbert and Louis Sage “Louie” Serbert. Ke$ha and her [...]

What is Bottle Service?

Bottle Service is the express admission into exclusive night clubs. Availing this service has its own good points like getting the privilege of instant access, skipping the line-up outside the club, exclusive service of bartenders, and having your own table to enjoy with your friends. Earlier forms of bottle service can be witnessed in Japan [...]

What is Bokeh?

Bokeh is one of the most popular subjects in photography that describes the rendition of out-of-focus points of light. The word “Boke” comes from a Japanese word that literally means blur. Bokeh is rendered through the lens and not by the camera. It is not the blur itself but it is the quality and texture [...]

What is Kegel?

Introduction: Kegel is a type of exercise that is specifically used to make your pelvic muscles strong. Doctors suggest this exercise to the pregnant women especially, in order to have some prior experience of physiological stress of later stages of pregnancy and child birth. Kegel exercise is both for men and women but with different [...]

What is ASCAP?

ASCAP is short for American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. It is an organization of various composers, musicians, and lyricists across the US that aims to protect its members from copyrighted music or material. Through ASCAP, public distribution or use of copyrighted music is monitored for collection of certain fees called royalties. It is [...]

What is Aesthetic Bodybuilding?

Introduction: Aesthetic bodies can be easy to build and maintain if you know how. There are couples of steps that a person must perform in order to stay fit and in the top of his game. A well maintained diet comprising mostly of protein from meat is essential to repair any damaged cells and muscles. [...]

What is embossing?

Embossing is a technique that artistically raises a design or pattern on a piece of cloth, paper, metal sheet, or leather fabric. Through embossing a particular design can be raised three-dimensionally giving it a more artistic touch. The technique of embossing can be done in different ways depending on preferred method, materials available and desired [...]

what is IRB?

IRB or Institutional Review Board is designated by the FDA under its regulations, to monitor and review any biomedical research that involves human subjects. IRB is also known as an ethical review board, or an independent ethics committee. The main purpose of the IRB is to assure that appropriate measures are taken to protect the [...]

what is gannett?

Gannett Company, Inc. is an international and publicly traded media holding company. It is the biggest U.S. newspaper publisher as measured by the number of total daily circulation. The company also owns a number of prominent assets such as the national publication, USA Today and the weekly journal, USA Weekend. Other compelling newspapers that are [...]

What is gait?

Gait is the medical term for locomotion or walking. Through the interplay of various muscles of the body, a person for example can move forward from one point to the next. Every human being is said to be gifted with his/her own gait or walking pattern. The muscles are the main players in terms of [...]

What is a duvet cover?

Duvets are flat bags that are typically stuffed with down type of feathers, wool, and or other natural stuffing materials. These bags are covered by so-called duvet covers making them ideal for beddings.  Some people refer to duvets or duvet covers as comforters.  The main difference is that comforters are mainly padded sheets that are [...]

What is FSI?

Also called the Floor Area Ratio (FAR), Floor Space Index (FSI) refers to the ratio of developed floor area to the total area of raw space on the land where the establishment sits. This real estate metric is used by developers and owners of commercial real estates in order to determine if a particular lot [...]

What is FDCPA?

FDCPA stands for Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which was passed to address the abusive conduct of some debt collection agencies. This does not only aim to provide guidelines for these agencies when it comes to collecting, but also protects debtors. This Act is applicable for household, personal, and family debts, as well as those [...]

What is Motown?

Motown refers to a music genre which combines the styles of rhythm and blues (R&B) and pop music. This type of music is played with various instruments, both acoustic and electric, but the predominant sounds are those of percussion instruments and strong vocals. Although Motown blends pop and rhythm and blues (R&B) music, its vocals [...]

What is Boxing Day?

Boxing Day refers to a holiday celebrated by the UK and other Commonwealth countries on the day after Christmas Day. On this particular day, people give out Christmas boxes to friends, family, and those who have less in life or those who are in need. For many people, Boxing Day is an extension of Christmas [...]

What is bonded leather?

Bonded leather refers to a type of leather that is made be reconstituting scrap leather pieces and mixing them with bonding agents and materials. Similar to paper production, making bond leather involves using pulp from shredded pieces of scrap leather. This pulp will then be mixed with other bonding agents and put into layers or [...]

What is Birchbox?

Birchbox is the leading name in the discovery commerce industry. It offers monthly subscription services to its female customers from across the globe. The company behind Birchbox holds its headquarters in New York, USA but also caters to customers in UK and France among others. Birchbox offers its customers various samples of the latest branded [...]

What is vaping?

Vaping is the electronic alternative to smoking.  It literally involves inhalation of vapors from cigarette-like sticks. These sticks are referred to as e-cigarettes and contain liquid gels that are heated up once they are puffed from the tube. The heat will then cause these liquid gels to produce vapor which can be taken in or [...]