Strange But True Online Poker Tales

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Worst Bet Ever: Here’s a case in point for self-control at the online poker tables if ever we heard one. In December ’05, one Carl Valentine agreed to what, on the surface, appeared a modest enough challenge, presented by a multi-millionaire buddy of his. The challenge was this: that by April 18, ’06 he, Valentine, […]

Introduction To Oil Painting Techniques

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Oil paint is an amazing versatile medium. It can be applied in a thick buttery fashion or thinned down to a watery consistency. This versatility opens the door to a number of different painting techniques. My personal preference is to begin my oil paintings by first sketching out the composition using acrylic paint or with […]

Golf Equipment Gearing Up For Golf

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Are you interested in perfecting your swing? Do you know what a handicap means in Golf? If your answer to both these questions is an emphatic yes, it is time you got yourself some good quality golf equipment. Every golf enthusiast wants to shop for the best golf equipment he can buy. After all, top […]

Is Your Hobby Helping Or Hindering Your Family Life

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Ask a room full of people what hobby they have and you will get as many answers as there are people. Others will confess that they don’t have a hobby. They probably do; but just don’t label it as such. By definition, a hobby is an activity or interest pursued outside one’s regular occupation and […]

Three Card Bragg Tips

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I love to play cards for money, especially games such as poker and bragg. In fact I have to admit that I love to gamble on many things such as betting on the outcome of football matches and on the outcome of horse races. My father used to take me to horse racing when I […]

How To Compare Digital Zoom Against Optical Zoom

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Many digital cameras offer both digital and optical zoom. These two often confuse the average camera buyer, until you know what you’re looking at. Optical zoom works much like the zoom lens on a 35 mm film camera. It changes the length of your camera’s lens and draws the subject closer to you. The optical […]

The Hobby Of Stamp Collecting

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Stamp collecting is a popular and rewarding hobby. If you are just starting out and would like to know where to start, here are some helpful tips. It is said that the first rule of stamp collecting is to find a particular type of stamp you think you would like to collect and to take […]

Caring For Your Collectible Dolls

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For many people, dolls are not just playthings for girls. They are items of beauty and historical value, and they are often indicators of the mores of the times when they were made. Any doll can become a collectible doll, whether it is a French bisque doll, a china doll, a cloth doll, a vintage […]

Water Color Painting Book

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Water color is one of the type of painting The only fundamental requirements for most juried shows are that the painting be done on paper, left unvarnished, and that the predominant medium be watercolor. Basically, almost anything goes when it comes to watercolor painting these days. Watercolor painting book guides you step by step. If […]

Family Lineage Is A Treasure Hunt

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Family lineage is one of the most interesting topics for anyone to discuss because it is unique to each family. Finding everything from royalty to heroes in family lineage is exciting. Having a personal record of family lineage is a great treasure. Recently, the Latter-day Saint church provided Larry King with a copy of his […]

Clark Air Base The Home To Manufacturers Of The Worlds Best Handmade Wooden Model Airplanes

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Very few people know about the origin of those beautiful shiny and finely detailed aircraft models that they see in travel agents, airports and in the homes and offices of those involved with, or in love with, the Aviation Industry. Without wanting to sound condescending, very few people – particularly of the young generation would […]

Do I Have To Buy The Best Quality Coins To Make Money

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Buy quality! Buy quality! Buy quality! That’s all you hears these days when you are considering rare coins as an investment. First, are you really buying coins as an investment, or merely for the pleasure of owning a piece of history? That is sometimes the real dilemma for many collectors, or is it investors? Everybody […]

Old Coins Discover The Thrill Of Owning A Piece Of History

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Among the mainstays of coin collecting, old coins are among the most exciting and sought after members of the coin family. Not only do they tend to be rarer than modern coins, but they are often made from valuable materials that actually worth more now than the actual denomination of the coin itself. Which makes […]

Embroidery Manufacturing

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Jacob Schiess started the first commercial embroidery manufacturing establishment in 1848 in New York. He came from Switzerland and within a year had his own embroidery plant in operation. All the stitching was done by hand by fifteen woman stitching exquisite designs by hand. The development of machine embroidery did not take place until the […]

Are Your Sports Memorabilia Faux Or

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There is a huge interest in sports memorabilia, and sports-related items include signed commemorative photos, baseballs, footballs, basketballs, pucks and jerseys. A Google search of companies hawking these items comes up with almost 5 million businesses! Some of the items on offer cost thousands of dollars. Where there are so many eager and gullible customers, […]

Sell Your Knowledge Turning Your Hobby Into Profits

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Everyone has a hobby of some kind – most people have several. There are people who collect stamps; people who make scrapbooks or create graphic designs with their digital photos; people who love horseback riding, hiking or bicycling. Maybe you do something that you don’t even know is considered a “hobby”. Technically, anything that you […]

What Is Philately Stamp Collecting

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Philately, or the study of stamps, is a huge field of study that has captured the attention of many Americans over the years. This fascination with stamps and the history that surrounds them has led to a hobby related to philately, which is collecting stamps. Usually, stamp collection begins with the acquisition of a first […]

Introduction To Watercolor Painting Techniques

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This article will provide you with a general understanding of some of the more basic watercolor painting techniques. Flat Wash Technique – The flat wash technique is one of the more basic and common of the various techniques. The flat wash technique is usually used when large areas of the canvas need to be covered. […]

Birdwatching A Free And Fascinating Pastime For All

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My first experience of deliberate birdwatching took place in Richmond Great Park. The time; 1966, the occasion; one of the first dates with my (now) husband. There I was, all dressed up and ready to knock him out with my drop dead gorgeousness (memory plays strange tricks as you get older!) and there he was, […]