A Brief History of Pet Portraits and Pet Paintings

Pet portraits and pet paintings are something we see everywhere in this day and age. However it is not a new idea that we have beautiful drawings of our dearest pets done so we can cherish them forever. The first known examples date back to over 17000 years ago when a number of ‘pet portraits’ were found in some caves in Altamira, Northern Spain. The paintings were discovered in 1879 by a little girl called Maria. She was out with her father who was an amateur archeologist and a Spanish nobleman. Maria’s father was investigating a cave he was hoping to find ancient tools that his ancestors may have abandoned on the cave floor from many thousands of years ago. He didn’t have much luck and Maria was getting bored, as she shuffled her feet through the dirt she happened to glance up at the ceiling. “Look Papa”, she said,

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Food Safety FAQ Tips and Tricks for a Safe, Clean Kitchen

Food Safety – FAQ Tips and Tricks Food Safety is very important and knowing about it can help keep you and your family healthy. Here are some answers, tips, and tricks, to frequently asked questions that you may have about food safety. “What is the safe holding temperature for foods that are already cooked?” If you have any potentially hazardous foods which are not served immediately after you are done cooking them, then they must be either cooled down to a temperature of less than 40 degrees, or held at 140 degrees or higher. Food safety is all about keeping the foods you cook at the right temperatures, and not in the danger zone. “What Happens if I do not hold the food at temperatures under 40 degrees or above 140 degrees?” Foods that are held at a temperature that’s either under 40 or over 140, it is in what

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Audio Books Online You Can Read While You Listen

Sometimes there is nothing so relaxing like reading your favorite title with a bottle of beer to give you company. Your mind cries out for revenge as you read Shakespeare's Othello or is mellowed out as you turn the pages of Walt Whitman's Leaves of the Grass. But alas, the murderous rat race and the bursting everyday schedule have permanently invented such simple luxuries. You just do not have the time to read any more. 'Is there any other alternative to reading a book', you ask yourself. Well, why not someone else reading it for you? All you have to do is listen. Great, is not it? Audio books online are in these days. Although audio books online have come to stay for quite sometime now, few people have come to grips with it, fewer still indulge in such simple opulence. Thousand of websites beckon you for free audio book

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Do You Need Sports Psychology?

It’s not unusual, in fact it’s becoming the norm in the MLB and other professional sports, for players to consult and work with “mental performance coaches.” I feel I can speak for the majority of these athletes when I say 99% of them wishes they had known and worked on these mental skills much earlier in their careers. So why did these supreme athletes ignore the benefits of mental performance enhancement, imagery and focus training, to name a few. I don’t believe they ignored it… they weren’t aware of it and that’s our fault not theirs. Many coaches are mired in the rut of thinking mental performance training shouldn’t be considered until players are much older and only at very high skill levels of play. I wonder how many young players were never able to reach their full potential due to mental performance issues? And for those who were able

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