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A Brief History Around 1494-1498, the Italian Renaissance master Pinturicchio (1454-1513) painted the Madonna with the Christ Child Writing.  While the relationship between Mary and her son has been celebrated in Western art, it is often hard for a child and a parent to see eye to eye; however, when it comes to academic writing, they will both agree that the task is daunting and overwhelming. Contrariwise, it is up to you, the parent, to help them develop their writing skills, because they cannot develop an interest in it if the first impression they have of the task is it…

A Brief History A letter written about 1481–1482 by famed fifteenth-century Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci to a potential employer, Ludovico Sforza, is credited as being the first résumé. When writing a resume in the twenty-first century, or looking for paid resumes you need to include a professional summary. The reason is because it is the first thing people, the managers or potential employers will see. But, if you miswrite it, rest assured it may be the last thing they see. Recruiters, prospective employers, and hiring managers are often busy. There are numerous job applications they have to read through…

A Brief History In William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet (written in the 1590s), the titular character Juliet asks, “What’s in a name?”  We answer, “Much is in a name”.  Although it is for the same entity that we refer from both “Cannabis” and “Marijuana”, we are in a dilemma which one to use (and which one is offensive). Most people are not even aware of the reason why ‘Marijuana’ is an offensive word. Being in a time when more and more countries are making it legal for even recreational use, it is high time to know the history of…

A Brief History In the 21st century, online gambling has become a seamless and multi-dimensional pastime for gaming enthusiasts all over the world. The internet opened up the gambling world to a whole new market, one which granted it access to large numbers of players from all four corners of the globe. During the time of the evolution there have been a number of implementations to the online gambling scene that have carried the industry to its current state. Digging Deeper Let us start at the beginning: The 90s In order to fully understand the evolution of online gambling its…

A Brief History In Argentina, during the “Dirty War” (1974-1983) people involved in opposition to the government were kidnapped and killed, those victims referred to as “the disappeared” (desaparecidos).  Live babies cut from the wombs of pregnant women murdered for their babies were called “Children of the Disappeared,” and given over to adoption for families of reliable political supporters of the government.  Today we list 10 ways of killing someone in order to send a message or make a point that have a specific name or nickname for the killing or mutilation involved. Digging Deeper 1.  Sicilian Necktie. (AKA Columbian Necktie, Peruvian…

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