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Meet 12 Interesting Amphibians
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Meet 12 Interesting Amphibians

Amphibians are soft-skinned creatures that stay near watery habitats much like the ones their ancestors stepped out of over 365 million years ago. Browse a collection of pictures and photographs of 12 interesting amphibians, including frogs and toads, caecilians, and newts and salamanders. 01 of 12 Axolotl Jane Burton/Getty Images The axolotl is a salamander native to Lake Xochimilco in central Mexico.

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The 6 Forgotten Italian Subject Pronouns

Often, one of the first Italian language lessons beginners study is Italian subject pronouns ( pronomi personali soggetto ). Too often, however, there's a whole subset of Italian subject pronouns that is given scant attention, including egli , ella , esso , essa , essi , and esse . Legacy Italian Subject Pronouns Call them legacy subject pronouns or classic subject pronouns, these subject pronouns are still (infrequently) used in Italian.
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The Nature-Culture Divide

Nature and culture are often seen as opposite ideas-what belongs to nature cannot be the result of human intervention and, on the other hand, cultural development is achieved against nature. However, this is by far not the only take on the relationship between nature and culture. Studies in the evolutionary development of humans suggest that culture is part and parcel of the ecological niche within which our species thrived, thus rendering culture a chapter in the biological development of a species.
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Typical and Not "Normal"

"Typical," or "Typically Developing" is the most appropriate way to describe children who are not receiving special education services. "Normal" is frankly offensive since it implies that a special education child is "abnormal." It also implies that there is a single norm for children. Instead, it is preferred to refer to children without disabilities as "typical" because they have the behavior, intellectual ability and functional skills we would "typically" see in children of their age.
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¿Qué es un notario público en Estados Unidos?

En Estados Unidos, un notario público es un cargo nombrado por cada estado cuya función es ser testigo de la identidad de las personas, de la veracidad de sus firmas o de que firman documentos libremente. Su papel es radicalmente diferente a la labor que realizan los notarios públicos en los países hispanohablantes.
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The Three Different Elements of a Crime

In the United States, there are specific elements of a crime that the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt in order to obtain a conviction. The three specific elements (with exception) that define a crime which the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt in order to obtain a conviction: (1) that a crime has actually occurred (actus reus), (2) that the accused intended the crime to happen (mens rea) and (3) and concurrence of the two meaning there is a timely relationship between the first two factors.
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The Story of How Canada Got Its Name

The name "Canada" comes from "kanata," the Iroquois-Huron word for "village" or "settlement." The Iroquois used the word to describe the village of Stadacona, present-day Quebec City. During his second voyage to "New France" in 1535, French explorer Jacques Cartier sailed up the Saint Lawrence River for the first time.
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How to Tell Your Parents You're Failing a College Class

Although there are things you can do if you're failing a college class-or even if you've already failed it-breaking the news to your parents is an entirely different problem. Chances are, your parents are going to want to see your grades from time to time (translation: every semester), especially if they're paying for your tuition.
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Mercutio Monologues

Not to criticize Shakespeare, but the play Romeo and Juliet should feature a little less Friar Lawrence and a little more Mercutio. You could argue that this funny, furious character should have gotten his very own play, but instead, he gets killed off (spoiler!) at the beginning of Act Three! Still, we can rejoice in the few excellent Mercutio moments and monologues.
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Example Sentences Using the Verb "Find"

This page provides example sentences of the verb "find" used in all tenses including active and passive forms, as well as conditional and modal forms. Base Form: Find Past Simple: Found Past Participle: Found Gerund: Finding Present Simple "He often finds unexpected treasures." Present Simple Passive "The shop is often found easily by new customers.
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The Differences Between Rack and Wrack

As Jeremy Butterfield points out: "The relationship between the forms rack and wrack is complicated," and the spellings are sometimes interchangeable ( Oxford A-Z of English Usage , 2013). Definitions Rack and Wrack as Verbs As a verb, rack means to torture or cause great suffering, or to place (something) in or on a rack.
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Steps to a Successful Family Reunion

With some creativity and advance planning, you can organize and plan a memorable family reunion that everyone will talk about for years. Who Is Family? It may seem obvious, but the first step for any family reunion is to decide who is family. Which side of the family are you inviting? Do you want to include only close relatives or all descendants of Great Grandpa Jones (or another common ancestor)?
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How Delphi Uses Resource Files

From bitmaps to icons to cursors to string tables, every Windows program uses resources. Resources are those elements of a program that support the program but are not executable code. In this article, we will walk through some examples of the use of bitmaps, icons, and cursors from resources. Location of Resources Placing resources in the .
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How Discrete Trial Teaching Works in ABA

Discrete trial training, also known as massed trials, is the basic instructional technique of ABA or Applied Behavior Analysis. It is done one to one with individual students and sessions can last from a few minutes to a couple of hours a day. ABA is based on the pioneering work of B. F. Skinner and developed as an educational technique by O.
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Achievements and Inventions of Women in History

Before the 1970s, the topic of women in history was largely missing from general public consciousness. To address this situation, the Education Task Force on the Status of Women initiated a "Women's History Week" celebration in 1978 and chose the week of March 8 to coincide with International Women's Day.
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'Sea Shells by the Seashore' Tongue Twister

Tongue twisters are fun words games we use to challenge our pronunciation. As an English learner, you can use tongue twisters to help with pronunciation of certain sounds. This tongue twister is perfect for practicing your 's' sounds. Use lots of breath to help you get the hissing 's' sound strong. Remember that 's' is voiceless - pronounced without the voice by pushing air between your teeth and through open and rounded lips.
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First Silent Film: The Great Train Robbery

Produced by Thomas Edison but directed and filmed by Edison Company employee Edwin S. Porter, the 12-minute-long silent film, The Great Train Robbery (1903), was the first narrative movie-one that told a story. ‚Äč The Great Train Robbery's popularity led directly to the opening up of permanent movie theaters and the possibility of a future film industry.
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Jan Ingenhousz: Scientist Who Discovered Photosynthesis

Jan Ingenhousz (December 8, 1730 - September 7, 1799) was an 18th century Dutch physician, biologist, and chemist who discovered how plants convert light into energy, the process known as photosynthesis. He is also credited with discovering that plants, similar to animals, undergo the cellular respiration process.
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The Velvet Divorce: The Dissolution of Czechoslovakia

The Velvet Divorce was the unofficial name given to the separation of Czechoslovakia into Slovakia and the Czech Republic in the early 1990s, earned because of the peaceful manner in which it was achieved. The State of Czechoslovakia At the end of the First World War, the German and Austrian/Hapsburg empires fell apart, enabling a set of new nation-states to emerge.
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What Are 'Snarl Words' and 'Purr Words'?

The terms snarl words and purr words were coined by S. I. Hayakawa (1906-1992), a professor of English and general semantics before he became a U.S. senator, to describe highly connotative language that often serves as a substitute for serious thought and well-reasoned argument. An Argument Versus Debate An argument is not a fight - or at least it shouldn't be.
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How Teachers Can Build a Trusting Relationship With Their Principal

The relationship between a teacher and principal can be polarizing at times. A principal by nature has to be different things at different times for different situations. They can be supportive, demanding, encouraging, reprimanding, elusive, omnipresent, and a wide array of other things dependent on what a teacher needs to maximize their potential.
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