November 13, 2013

Save on Electricity

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Paying the electric bill is costly in this modern age. Most homes have several devices, appliances, and electronics that require constant power consumption. This can really add up when the bill comes. Cutting costs is on a lot of minds.

The cost of electricity is not the only reason to look for ways to cut consumption. Most electricity comes from natural sources like oil, natural gas, and coal. This makes a negative impact on the environment.

Anyone can make a few adjustments that will lower the price of the electric bill, and lessen his or her impact on the environment. There are many things one can do to cut back power usage, and save on electricity. Find some of those tips here at http://www.electricitycompaniestexas.com/just-energy/texas/w/wingate/.

Use Energy Saving Appliances

Old appliances are less energy efficient than newer models. Consider replacing old refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, and electric stoves as an energy saving method. Research new products to check for energy efficiency information.

Replace Incandescent Light Bulbs With LED Bulbs

The cost of LED light bulbs may seem high when compared to standard incandescent bulbs. That is, until the consumer compares the price of electricity used by incandescent bulbs to the initial cost of LED bulbs. The price of electricity used by a single incandescent bulb is higher than the cost of an LED bulb, and the electricity used to power it during its entire lifespan.

Hang Clothes To dry

A home’s clothes dryer can use more power than any other appliance, particularly if the family is large. If space allows, consider an outdoor clothes line. Hanging clothes outside to dry can make a big difference on the next electric bill.

Turn Off Or Unplug

When leaving a room, or going to bed for the night, turn off all lights. Turn off all devices and electronics. Set the home computer to energy saving mode. Unplug any power adapters, wall chargers, or small appliances that are not in use. Even when they aren’t being used, many things continue to consume electricity.

Give this a try. Keep the last electric bill. Implement just a couple of these changes into the household routine. Within two months, the bills should start to reflect these efforts. Implementing all of these suggestions, or coming up with other ideas, will have an effect that is definitely noticeable.

June 28, 2013

It’s All Greek to Me: How Comics Teach Mythology

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To the surprise of many people, kids today know about more about Greek mythology than some adults. Children are not learning about Greek mythology by reading the classics or epic poems, however. They are learning about Zeus, Apollo, Hercules, Megara, and other Greek characters through comics. Comics are providing the information by which young readers and viewers have come to learn about and appreciate Greek mythology.

Children do not appreciate the literary aspect of Greek mythology so much as they love the adventurous stories these gods are featured. Disney, for example, teaches young (more…)

May 12, 2013

Scaling Mount Olympus: Hollywood’s Best Mythological Films

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Hollywood has repeatedly used classic myths and legends as movie storylines. The following are some of the best examples of mythical stories transformed into modern movies.

JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS”1963
The characters of this classic film consist of Olympian royalty including Zeus, Hera, Hermes, Triton, Hercules and the hero Jason. Although the special effects appear dated by today’s standards they were groundbreaking for their time and helped bring the ancient myth of Jason and his quest to life for twentieth century moviegoers.

CLASH OF THE TITANS”1981
With a cast that included Laurence Olivier, Ursula Andress, Maggie Smith and Harry (more…)

March 25, 2013

Athenas for the Twenty-first Century: Female Comic Heroes

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Comics inspire wonder, imagination, and visibly portray the ongoing battle of good versus evil. While most comic book heroes are male, there are some noteworthy heroines out there. Here is a look at a few of the most interesting:

Wonder Woman

What Superman is to male comics, Wonder Woman is to female comics. She is easily the most widely known and is the only female member of the original Justice League. Her powers include super strength, the ability to force someone to tell the truth by using her magic lasso, super breath, and telepathy.

Black Canary

Black (more…)

June 16, 2012

Postmodern Immortals: Why We Still Need Mythology

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When the gods and goddesses of old were created their stories were a comfort to the people; it let them know that no matter how good or bad things were, they weren’t alone in the universe. While we’ve figured out a lot about how the world works, and our science has let us do things like split the atom and re-shape the face of the planet, we still feel the need to reach out to (more…)

September 12, 2011

Birth of Venus: Mythology and Superhero Origin Stories

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Roman mythology identifies Venus, and her Greek counterpart Aphrodite, as the Goddess of Love. According to these traditions, Venus was born from the sea, following the castration and death of the Caelus (Uranus), one of the earlier progenitor gods of the Greco-Roman pantheon. She has equivalents in many world mythologies, including those of the Scandinavian and Egypt, but in modern times, she best known by the Roman name, Venus.

The modern interpretation of these origins may suggest the popular archetypical child seeking revenge for the death of a beloved father; however, this was not how the Romans and later (more…)

August 30, 2011

Like Us, Only Better: Superheroes and Greek Gods

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Since the beginning of time, people have looked above and around them for strength and protection. Humans are invariably a little on the weak side and feel vulnerable in many situations. It is during these moments of weakness that most people bolster themselves with imagination and fantasy. Long ago, the Greeks had an entire cast and crew of gods and goddesses. These patrons of humankind filled the skies and wandered the earth, representing both the best in us and the worst in us.
As time passed and technology gave (more…)

August 16, 2011

The Gods-Shaped Hole Comic Books Fill

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Some years ago, somebody set out to discover who the most recognizable figure in the world was. They expected it would be Jesus Christ. They were wrong.

The individual recognized by the most people on the planet, including barely-contacted tribes: Superman.

Humans have a deep psychological need for gods and heroes. In a world where the three big monotheisms hold much power, fictional figures come to fill that need. The superhero is an archetype not so very different from David or Gilgamesh, and the modern superhero is even more (more…)

May 2, 2011

Are You Looking For An Internet Service Provider?

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If you are looking for a satellite internet provider with speeds faster than dial-up, http://get.wildblue.com/ is the place to go. They offer a low price and three different packages to suit your needs.

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As mentioned above, download speeds and connections with satellite internet are faster than dial up. You will be able to stay in touch with friends and family. Surf the web for fun or for important work. Whatever you need the internet for you will be connected and will not have to worry about having a slow connection. At the price being offered you can’t beat it. Whether it’s for personal use or business use, satellite internet speeds are great for meeting your needs.

October 6, 2010

Mythology in American comics

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Many centuries of myth have provided fantastic starting points for characters in American comics. Some of them are heroes, some of them are villains, and some of them can’t be lumped easily in either category. Here’s a look at some you may not be familiar with (and one you most likely are).Antaeus: In Greek mythology, Antaeus was the giant son of Poseidon and Gaia. The best-known comics version is Mark Antaeus, the son of an experimental scientist. Antaeus was injected with growth hormones by his father, and later added cybernetic enhancements to his body.Circe: This goddess imprisoned Odysseus and turned his men into pigs. In DC Comics, she is a villain of Wonder Woman who also turns people into animals and can raise the dead. In Marvel Comics, there is a character called Sersi who is a member of the Eternalsgod-like creatures who evolved from humans. (more…)