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Dolphins and Human Health

  » Health


Some common injuries that humans have received from dolphins and killer whales in captivity include rake lacerations, broken bones, being held underwater for long periods, and rarely, being drowned or killed via blunt trauma.

Tip Credibility: -4


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-25 03:55:35 pm    

Dolphins and Human Health

  » Health


Killer whales have been known to be responsible for many incidents of harming trainers and other swimmers. They have also been implicated in the deaths of other marine mammals housed in the same area as them.

Tip Credibility: -4


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-25 03:50:53 pm    

Dolphins and Human Health

  » Health


Killer whales (orcinus orcas)are the largest member of the dolphin family and are not actually whales. They were named due to their habit of killing large whales. They are often referred to as aquatic wolf packs based on their hunting techniques.

Tip Credibility: -4


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-25 03:49:00 pm    

Dog Training

  » Pets


One of the most popular current training methods is called clicker training. It is based on the science of operant conditioning and involves asking the dog to work to earn a food reward. If the dog chooses not to work, then no training takes place.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-22 04:43:02 pm    

Dog Training

  » Pets


Dogs are mentally programmed to live in a group with a leader. If the human will not take that role, then the dog will assume it. But the leadership role cannot be left empty in a dog's mind. Leadership misunderstandings cause much anxiety in dogs.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-22 04:40:34 pm    

Dog Training

  » Pets


There are several methods of dog training commonly used today. Some involve punishment for misbehavior, others rely exclusively on positive rewards to encourage behavior. Choose your style based on your personal ethics and the personality of your dog.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-22 04:37:38 pm    

Dog Training

  » Pets


Any action that you teach your dog to do is called a "behavior". Behaviors can be tricks, obedience, work, service, or many other activities. Make a list of the behaviors you want to teach so that you can work through them systematically.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-22 04:35:15 pm    

Dog Training

  » Pets


Remember that your dog is not a person. It is a unique creature with unique needs and abilities. Understanding and accommodating this will go a long way toward successful training.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-22 04:32:32 pm    

Raising Chickens

  » Pets


If you order chicks through the mail, get them into proper living quarters with warmth, food, and water as quickly as possible. You can often arrange for your post office to call you when they receive your shipment, allowing you to pick them up early.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-22 10:39:36 am    

Getting started with homeschooling

  » Education & Reference


Homeschool parents can write all their own curriculum or purchase the whole thing on satellite or DVD. Most choose something between these two extremes. While some buy a whole year's curriculum from one publisher, others pick and choose among many.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-22 10:34:05 am    

Getting started with homeschooling

  » Education & Reference


Determine at the beginning what you will use to measure success in your homeschooling program. Grades, workbooks completed, proficiency on tests or in real life? Be wary of unmeasurable goals, it's hard to know when you have met or exceeded them.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-22 10:31:56 am    

Getting started with homeschooling

  » Education & Reference


If you are removing your children from public or private school to homeschool, allow a little time for them to decompress and prepare mentally for such a different schooling system. Parents report that a month or two is good.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-22 10:29:01 am    

Music Awards

  » Arts & Humanities


Did you know the Pulitzer Prize committee can make a Special Citation Award? These are in the categories of journalism, letters, arts, and service. Bob Dylan won one in 2008 for his work as a singer/songwriter.

Tip Credibility: 4


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-22 12:02:29 am    

Getting started with homeschooling

  » Education & Reference


Don't try to get started homeschooling in a vaccuum. Seek the company of other, more experienced homeschooling families for mutual encouragement and information sharing. Check with your local library for suggestions on making contact.

Tip Credibility: 57


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-21 09:34:19 pm    

Getting started with homeschooling

  » Education & Reference


Don't decide to homeschool based on fear or anger at your current educational system. You will run out of fear and/or anger before you run out of homeschool obligations! Plan to school for at least a year to start.

Tip Credibility: 58


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-21 09:31:04 pm    

Getting started with homeschooling

  » Education & Reference


Make a detailed list of why you have chosen to homeschool. In the coming years, it will help to refer to this list to keep yourself on track and to get you through the rough times.

Tip Credibility: 59


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-21 09:29:36 pm    

Getting started with homeschooling

  » Education & Reference


Be sure to find out what the laws are in your state or region for homeschooling. Pay close attention to requirements to track numbers of days or hours and also whether there are testing requirements at the end of your school year.

Tip Credibility: 57


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-21 09:27:51 pm    

Dolphins and Human Health

  » Health


Although some humans may be hypochondriacs, not dolphins or whales! They can't show weakness in the wild if ill, so as not to become sharkbait. In captivity, trainers have to watch each animal carefully to detect signs of illness early enough to treat.

Tip Credibility: 57


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-21 09:25:49 pm    

Dolphins and Human Health

  » Health


Researchers have discovered that bottlenose dolphins have the ability to turn type II diabetes on and off in their bodies, offering valuable insight into possible cures for the disease in humans.

Tip Credibility: 58


submitted by writeagain 2010-02-20 11:58:48 am    


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