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Meaning and Origin of the Surname Arthur
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Meaning and Origin of the Surname Arthur

Arthur is an English and Welsh surname with several possible meanings: Last name meaning "strong man," from Ar , meaning "man" and thor , meaning "strong." A surname meaning "bear man, hero, or man of strength," from the Welsh arth , meaning "bear" and ur , an ending meaning "man." From the Gaelic Artair, Middle Gaelic Artuir, both derived from the Old Irish art , meaning a "bear.

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When Should You Submit the FAFSA?

If you're applying to college in the United States, you should fill out the FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. At nearly all schools, the FAFSA is the basis for need-based financial aid awards. The state and federal submission dates for the FAFSA changed significantly in 2016. You can now apply in October rather than waiting until January.
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Wheeling Jesuit University Admissions

Wheeling Jesuit University Description: Wheeling Jesuit University is a private, Roman Catholic liberal arts university in Wheeling, West Virginia. The 65-acre campus sits on a hill at the center of Ohio Valley, surrounded by a small residential village and less than a mile from the Ohio River. Located on West Virginia's northern panhandle, Wheeling is also just an hour west of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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12 Useful French Verbs

Even after nearly a decade of French classes and numerous visits to France, there were some verbs that I didn't use until I moved here and was immersed in the language and culture. Some I had never learned, while others just seemed unusual or unnecessary. In case you're in the same boat, here are a dozen French verbs that I find essential in France, even if my French teachers didn't seem to think so.
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The Ancient Mesoamerican Ballgame

The Mesoamerican Ball Game is the oldest known sport in the Americas and originated in southern Mexico approximately 3,700 years ago. For many pre-Columbian cultures, such as the Olmec, Maya, Zapotec, and Aztec, it was a ritual, political and social activity that involved the whole community. The ball game took place in specific I-shaped buildings, recognizable in many archaeological sites, called ballcourts.
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Overview of the Genitive Singular in Latin Declensions

When you are trying to translate a Latin noun into English or English into Latin, you should know which of the five declensions the noun falls into. If you know the declension and the dictionary forms of a noun, you're set. For instance, the word puella , a first declension word that will be listed as "puella, -ae, f.
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What Is the Scientific Definition of a Dinosaur, According to Experts?

One of the problems with explaining the scientific definition of the word "dinosaur" is that biologists and paleontologists tend to use much drier, more precise language than your average dinosaur enthusiast on the street (or in an elementary school). So while most people intuitively describe dinosaurs as "big, scaly, dangerous lizards that went extinct millions of years ago," experts take a much narrower view.
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Euthanasia in Zoos

While zoos in the United States favor contraception as a means of keeping their resident populations under control, other zoos around the world take a different approach: euthanasia. Dave Morgan, chairman of the Population Management Committee at the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums explained to the New York Times that international guidelines on the ethics of breeding zoo animals are sketchy.
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Getting a Chinese Foot Massage

The Chinese foot massage has been practiced for centuries and is a popular pastime in China. The process consists of a foot bath followed by an intense massage on various pressure points in the feet, ankles, and legs. For many Westerners, a traditional Chinese massage can be painful the first time. In China, people get a foot massage for a variety of reasons, ranging from getting pampered, to socializing with friends or treating an injury or sickness.
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Make Potassium Chlorate from Bleach and Salt Substitute

Potassium chlorate is an important potassium compound that can be used as an oxidizer, disinfectant, source of oxygen, and component in pyrotechnics and chemistry demonstrations. You can make potassium chlorate from common household bleach and salt substitute. The reaction is not particularly efficient, but it's something to keep in mind if you need potassium chlorate right away or just want to know how to make it.
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Skraelings: The Viking Name for the Inuits of Greenland

Skraeling is the word that the Norse (Viking) settlers of Greenland and the Canadian Arctic gave to their direct competition in their wanderings westward from their home countries. The Norse had nothing good to say about the people they met: skraelings means "little men" or "barbarians" in Icelandic, and in the historical records of the Norse, the skraelings are referred to as poor traders, primitive people who were easily scared off by Viking prowess.
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The Challenge of Teaching Listening Skills

Teaching listening skills is one of the most difficult tasks for any ESL teacher. This is because successful listening skills are acquired over time and with lots of practice. It's frustrating for students because there are no rules as in grammar teaching. Speaking and writing also have very specific exercises that can lead to improved skills.
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Ron Gross' Learning Styles Inventory

From Ron Gross' book, Peak Learning: How to Create Your Own Lifelong Education Program for Personal Enlightenment and Professional Success comes this learning styles inventory designed to help you discover your preferences for dealing with facts or feelings, using logic or imagination, and thinking things through yourself or with other people--reprinted with permission.
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A Brief History of Kenya

Fossils found in East Africa suggest that protohumans roamed the area more than 20 million years ago. Recent finds near Kenya's Lake Turkana indicate that hominids lived in the area 2.6 million years ago. Cushitic-speaking people from northern Africa moved into the area that is now Kenya beginning around 2000 BC.
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Human Sacrifice and the Maya

We forbid and place strict sanctions on cannibalism, incest, and human sacrifice, considering they epitomize savage or barbarian behavior. Not everyone or every civilized group has shared our sensibilities. Many groups of people have performed human sacrifices as a way of pleasing or appeasing their gods.
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A Pediment Can Make Your Home a Greek Temple

A pediment is a low-pitched triangular gable originally found on temples in ancient Greece and Rome. Pediments were reinvented during the Renaissance and later imitated in Greek Revival and Neoclassical house styles of the 19th and 20th centuries. Use of pediments has been freely adapted in many styles of architecture, yet remains most closely associated with Greek and Roman (i.
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Learn Some Practical French Phrases for Use in Everyday Life

There are some French phrases that you will hear literally every day or even multiple times a day and even use yourself. If you are studying French, or plan to visit France, it's important that you learn and practice five often-used French phrases. Ah Bon Ah Bon literally means "oh good," though it commonly translates into English as: "Oh yes?
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Vibration White Finger: Treatment and Prevention

Vibration white finger, or Raynaud's disease, is also called hand-arm vibration syndrome and is a repetitive stress injury caused by exposure of the hands to vibrating equipment. It's a neurological injury and may be associated with pain, tingling, and numbness in the hands, a loss of sensitivity, and a decrease in grip strength.
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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Admissions

SIU Edwardsville Admissions Overview: Since the school admits around 9 out of every 10 applicants each year, students with solid grades and test scores have a strong chance of being accepted. Students interested in applying will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or the ACT.
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Shepherd University Admissions

Shepherd University Admissions Overview: Students applying to Shepherd University will generally need a cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 (on the 4.0 scale) to be admitted. Students with GPAs higher than this, and with test scores within or above the ranges posted below have a good chance of being admitted to the school.
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Oral Roberts University Admissions

Oral Roberts University Admissions Overview: Oral Roberts University has an acceptance rate of 68%--admissions at the school are not highly competitive. Interested students will need to submit an application, along with high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or ACT. Students with good grades and test scores within or above the ranges listed below have a good chance of being admitted to the school.
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