Thursday, June 26, 2008

Dolphins: What You May Not Know

Did you know that there are 26 living species of dolphins swimming in the ocean? Did you know that they are in the same family as a whale? They are actually called a small cetaceans or toothed whales by scientists and biologists. Through their studies, they found that dolphins have advanced or complex personalities. Scientists believe that dolphins are....(read more)

Saturday, June 7, 2008

How the Economy is Affected by the Home-building Market

Currently, many economists are arguing over what causes the
home-building market to suffer. Some speculate that the supply is not
meeting the current demands, since there are still many homeless
families. Everyone in the home-building field is feeling the crunch,
due to the market's unrest. According to Tan (2007), the recent
Subprime mortgage crisis is still a danger, even though the news has
stopped discussing it.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

The Swastikas Origins and Meanings: Cultural Context

Have you ever wondered what the swastika symbol stands for? Did you
know that the swastika has been found on artifacts that are over 3000
years old? According to the American-Israeli (2007), the word swastika
was used to describe the hooked cross. Would you be surprised to learn
that is a symbol of being fortunate, not Anti-Semitism (Smith, 2007)?
In some cultures, they actually turned the symbol clockwise or added
something to it. (Read more)

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Jacksonville's Cultural Diversity

Jacksonville is the second largest city in the northeastern Florida, which is about eight miles from the Atlantic Ocean. Many people with diverse ethnicities have moved into the River City and became a part of its society. Many new businesses, streets, and communities began developing all over the First Coast. The city grew, so it can accommodate the expanding population. Now, over a million different ethnic backgrounds are currently living together and sharing their unique cultures with other residents....(Read more)