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Hi there, I joined HubPages in 2009 and have been writing here since then.

My background is in journalism and I worked at several national newspapers in the UK. I now run my own internet-based businesses, and still love to come back to Hubpages to write about anything and everything that interests me - usually equestrian articles!

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  • 0

    How To Use A Thai Massage Wooden Stick

    5 weeks ago

    Wooden Massage Sticks Have Been Used In Thailand For Hundreds Of Years For Foot Massages And Reflexology. Find Out Why They Can Help To Give Amazing Treatments With Incredible Results.

  • 0

    Is Bob Dylan Art A Good Investment?

    4 weeks ago

    Bob Dylan art has been producing art alongside music all of his career - but it was only in 2008 when his first gallery exhibitions The Drawn Blank Series went on sale to the general public. These prints sold out...

  • 2

    Ten Places Men Can Get Support For Addiction To Prostitutes

    6 weeks ago

    It's a liberal conspiracy that female prostitutes are the victims - not true. Often it's men who use prostitutes who need the support to kick their addiction. Here are 10 places for guys to get help.

  • 0

    How To Increase Positive Feedback Score On eBay

    2 months ago

    Each positive feedback adds roughly $1 to the value of an account and increases prominence in search results so find out how to maximise that score

  • 0

    Abramovich: The Billionaire From Nowhere

    2 months ago

    A Review Of The Biography of Chelsea FC Owner Roman Abramovich By Dominic Midgley And Christ Hutchins

  • 2

    Five Great Equestrian Gifts For Horse Lovers

    6 months ago

    Make sure your horse-crazy friend, relative or partner is not disappointed when you give them their equestrian present.

  • 0

    How to choose an iPhone case

    7 months ago

    Practicality, personality and price are all important when choosing a case for an iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s or 5c.

  • 0

    Only 13: The story of a child prostitute in Thailand's sex-tourist industry

    7 months ago

    A moving and shocking insight into Thai society, and the sex trade that has become one of its biggest attractions.

  • 2

    Top Five Funny iPhone Cases

    7 months ago

    Funny iPhone 4, 4s and 5 cases in the shapes of body parts and other objects guaranteed to raise a smile.

  • 2

    How to write the alphabet in shorthand

    14 months ago

    The first lesson that anybody has when they want to learn shorthand is how to write the alphabet. This is the starting point for leaning any kinds of shorthand, whether it is Teeline, Pitman or Gregg. And most...

  • 0

    Top Five Hello Kitty iPhone Cases

    2 months ago

    There are hundreds of different styles of Hello Kitty cases and covers available for iPhone 4, 4s and 5. A quick search on eBay alone will reveal more than 2,000 different listings. So how do you pick the best style...

  • 0

    Russian road rage videos

    16 months ago

    The craziest fights on the road in the former Soviet Union. Watch a car chase that ends in punches, a fist fight at traffic lights, and a soldier take on a grandfather - all after disputes in cars!

  • 0

    Thai restaurants in Ealing London

    14 months ago

    Find the best Thai restaurants in Ealing, west London. Thanks to a large Thai population, the food here is the best in the capital. Check out where to go....

  • 0

    How to learn shorthand writing

    13 months ago

    Learn shorthand online, at a class, with a private tutor or even at home with a book. Find out here the secrets to learning shorthand quickly.

  • 0

    iPhone knuckle case as worn by Rihanna

    6 weeks ago

    The knuckle duster style iPhone case made famous by Rihanna. She sparked a celebrity trend, but they're not available on the High Street. Find out where to get yours...

  • 0

    Hello Kitty iPad mini case

    6 weeks ago

    Hello Kitty has already found her way onto Apple's latest product the iPad mini. Find out which case is the most popular hot-selling Hello Kitty cover for the new tablet computer...

  • 0

    Hello Kitty silicone rubber iPhone cases

    2 months ago

    Hello Kitty iPhone cases are one of the most popular accessories. Find out where to buy the best ones.

  • 0

    Celebrity Big Brother 2012

    23 months ago

    The housemates this year Page 3 glamour model Rhian Sugden, actor and former pop star Martin Kemp, former Coronations Street star Julie Goodyear and camp comedian Julian Clary. There's sure to be plenty of clevage and...

  • 2

    Michelle Jenneke

    23 months ago

    Michelle Jenneke is an Australian hurdler who shot to fame with a 'sexy dance' at the start of a race in Barcelona. She won the race, and the video was shared around the world with a staggering 11 million views on...

  • 2

    Victoria Pendleton

    23 months ago

    Champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton is one of the most succesful female cyclists of all time. All eyes will be on her at the London 2012 Olympics. She has also done lots of modelling and photo shoots, thanks to her good...

  • 2

    Big Brother housemates 2012

    2 years ago

    Big Brother is here again! This time it's regular old Big Brother full of ordinary (a term used very lightly) housemates as opposed to the celebrities on CBB.

  • 13

    Samantha Brick pictures

    2 years ago

    The best pictures and virals of Samantha Brick, the woman who says other females hate her because she's beautiful. She has blonde hair, red lips and long legs and a certain 'damsel in distress' look. Judge for yourself!

  • 12

    Samantha Brick: 'Women hate me for being beautiful'

    2 years ago

    Samantha Brick is the woman who claimed that her fellow females hate her because she's so beautiful. Her claims in an article have caused an international furor. Is she actually beautiful though? And do women really...

  • 6

    How to find money in obscure places

    7 months ago

    Find $$$$ every day that people have lost in public places. Here at the best places to look to start pocketing other people's lost money.

  • 2

    How to remove limescale with vinegar

    2 years ago

    Learn to harness the secret power of vinegar to remove limescale around the home. The hard water deposits can be effortlessly removed with the right kind of vinegar cleaning.

  • 6

    Five ways to make $1,000 in under a month

    2 years ago

    Make serious money online and live the life you want with these simple revenue streams that anybody can use. It works for me, it can work for you, too.

  • 5

    How to make AMAZING baked potatoes

    2 years ago

    Jacket potatos are an inexpensive, cheap and easy to cook dish that can be used with a variety of fillings as a snack or served as a side to a main meal. Find out here how to cook this popular British dish.

  • 0

    Ealing Riding School

    2 years ago

    Ealing Riding School in west London. A review, pictures, contact details, travel information and more. Find the right riding school to visit in London.

  • 1

    How to play C Major scale notes on trumpet

    7 months ago

    Begin with an open C note and gradually ascend up to the high C note. This scale is the basis for many pieces of music and people who have mastered it will be able to play a range of popular songs.

  • 1

    Britain's Got Talent 2012

    2 years ago

    The hugely popular TV talent show begins in sixth series this year. The winner will receive £500,000 and be flown into space on Richard Branson's spaceship.

  • 3

    Got To Dance 2012

    7 months ago

    The Sky 1 talent show is in its third series. Presented by former Big Brother host Davina McCall it has been scouring the country in search of the next dancing star.

  • 7

    Horse facts and equestrian information

    2 years ago

    The ultimate online encyclopaedia of facts and fun information about horses. Did you know that an ancient law makes it illegal to open an umbrella near a horse in New York city? Or that the oldest pony on record died...

  • 21

    Celebrity Big Brother housemates 2012

    23 months ago

    The famous housemates include TOWIE star Kirk Norcross, X Factor's Frankie Cocozza, footballer's mistress Natasha Giggs, Playboy twins Kristina and Karissa Shannon, Glamour model Nicola McLean, actress Natalie Cassidy,...

  • 11

    Animal cruelty: Rhino horn poaching in Africa

    2 years ago

    Poachers are targeting rhinos for their valuable horn, which sells in Asia for more than the price of gold. Unfortunately when the horn is bludgeoned from the rhino the animal is often killed, or seriously injured,...

  • 0

    Blades of Glory with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder

    2 years ago

    Blades of Glory is a comedy about two ice skating world champions who overcome their intense rivalry, polar opposite personalities and two evil siblings to win gold medals as a never before seen male-male duo. The ice...

  • 2

    Horse racing facts

    2 years ago

    Horse racing facts from around the world. For example, did you know that 90 per cent of all thoroughbred horses are descended from a seventeenth century stallion named Eclipse?

  • 6

    Poems and songs about horses

    2 years ago

    Horses have been described movingly in songs and poems throughout history. From the English poet Lord Byron(pictured) and his verse about the power and beauty of wild horses in 1818 to country singer Johnny Cash's song...

  • 5

    Famous horse quotes

    2 years ago

    Amazing horse quotes from famous people and celebrities including Benjamin Disraeli, J.D. Salinger, Jonathan Swift, Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling, W. C. Fields and many more.

  • 6

    How do volcanoes cause tsunamis?

    2 years ago

    Tsunamis are mainly caused by earthquakes but one of the less common causes is also volcanoes, which can either be on land or underwater. When they erupt, large amounts of water are displaced and a tsunami is formed.

  • 1

    John Francome: Champion jockey, author and racing presenter

    2 years ago

    John Francome's love of horse racing started when he was six-years old and taken for a ride on a donkey at the seaside. From humble beginnings in a council house in Swindon, Wiltshire, he went on to become a seven times...

  • 2

    Famous horse quotes from well-known people

    2 years ago

    Abraham Lincoln, John Steinbeck, William Shakespeare, Winston Churchill and more. All the best and most memorable horse quotes from famous people throughout history

  • 1

    How to make a perfect cup of tea with tea bags

    2 years ago

    Tea is the most popular hot drink in the world - even ahead of coffee. Making tea is simple, just follow there easy steps to quickly make a perfect cup of English tea with tea bags from the supermarket. The finished...

  • 0

    How to manage email in a business

    7 months ago

    Managing emails is extremely important - nobody wants to miss a vital deal because it's been swamped by spam and junk. Learn here how to save time and money by keeping right on top of your email folders and eliminating...

  • 0

    Famous American racecourses

    7 months ago

    The United States has some of the most well-known courses in the world. The legendary Kentucky Derby is run at Churchill Downs. Belmont Park, Pimlico, Aqueduct and Laurel all play host to big races.

  • 1

    Famous international horse racecourses: France, Germany and Australia

    2 years ago

    France has some idyllic racecourses including Longchamp, the home of the lucrative Arc de Triomphe race, and Chantilly, 30 miles north of Paris. Germany boats brilliant courses at Baden Baden and Cologne, while...

  • 2

    Famous horse racing courses in England

    2 years ago

    Royal Ascot, Epsom, Newmarket and York are among the finest race course in England. Their twists and turns and undulating surfaces that change according to weather conditions suit all different kinds of thoroughbreds.

  • 2

    Famous horse races around the world

    2 years ago

    Maryland Hunt Cup, Grand Steeple-chase de Paris and the Grand National at Aintree are among some of the toughest and most well-known races in the world.

  • 0

    Red Rum: The greatest Grand National racehorse of all time

    7 months ago

    It was only after a chance encounter in a taxi that Red Rum was bought and began his racing life training on the beach with Ginger McCain. But in a truly amazing story he went on to be the most successful racehorse at...

  • 1

    The greatest racehorse trainers of all-time

    2 years ago

    Fred Rimell, Vincent O'Brien and Fulke Walwyn are just some of the incredible trainers that have produced some of finest racehorses in history. Their success - and the secrets of their training methods - is what every...

  • 0

    Lady Godiva: Is the story of the naked-horseriding noblewoman real?

    2 years ago

    Legend has it that the beautiful noblewoman Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of Coventry. But with no record from the time of this actually happening a leading historian has sensationally claimed that it's all...

  • 3

    The greatest horse racing jockeys

    2 years ago

    These champion riders have gone down in history as some of the best ever. They include Pat Tasffe, Fred Winter, Willie Carson and Lester Piggott, Willie Shoemaker and Yves Saint-Martin.

  • 2

    Famous racehorse owners (including the Queen!)

    2 years ago

    Queen Elizabeth, grandmother of Prince William and Harry, is a passionate horse racing fan and owns a large number of horses. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson also owns racehorses, as does striker and former...

  • 4

    Famous racehorses - part two

    2 years ago

    This second instalment of famous racehorses includes Dahlia, Grundy, Pawneese, Youth, Buckpasser, Secretariat and Allez France.

  • 3

    Famous racehorses

    2 years ago

    The greatest racehorses throughout history won races in Britain, America, France and more. The horses include Man O'war, Bold Ruler, Ribot, Vaguely Noble, Nijinsky, Brigadier Gerard and Mill Reef among others.

  • 2

    An introduction to Duke Ellington

    2 years ago

    Duke Ellington was a composer born in Washington D.C. in 1899. His lively big band's jazz music sums up the phrase: ‘good music never dies’. Over a century since the musician, whose real name was Edward...

  • 12

    Legalise Cannabis? An insight into terrible side-effects of marijuana

    2 years ago

    There has been a debate for many years about the 'benefits' cannabis. But it is often the case that users of the drug see their lives blighted and their talent wasted.

  • 4

    Yoga with horses: Exercises for equine and human health

    2 years ago

    Strecthing horses is one of the best ways to improve their health and fitness. Perfomring yoga exericses with equines has all the health benefits, plus, you get to improve your own physique while developing an...

  • 1

    Lipizzan stallions: The History of the Lipizzaner classical dressage horses

    2 years ago

    Lipizann stallions are some of the strongest and most athletic horses in the world. It can take up to a decade to train them to perform the stunning manoeuvres. The Queen of England is a fan of the breed, and she is...

  • 0

    Diana conspiracy: Was the Princess of Wales killed by the British Royal Family and MI6?

    2 years ago

    the official explanation of the death of Diana Princess of Wales is that she died in a tragic accident after being pursued by photographers in Paris in August 1997. But there are explanations and motives used by...

  • 4

    2012 predictions: How ancient people described the 'end of the world'

    2 years ago

    Some believe that 2012 is the end of the world while others claim that it will be the beginning of something incredible. Scientists say nothing will happen. But is it just a coincidence that major ancient civilisations...

  • 8

    How to survive a tsunami: A guide to escaping a natural disaster

    7 months ago

    Millions of people have been killed by tsunamis in the last hundred years alone. The immense tidal waves are one of the worst natural disasters on earth. And unfortunately, little can be done to mitigate against the...

  • 3

    Tsunami warning systems: Precautions used to predict deadly tidal waves

    2 years ago

    Tsunamis have been happening for millions of years but in recent years by monitoring seismic activity under the sea it has become possible to predict when they will happen. Sometimes though, even the world's most...

  • 1

    What are tsunamis and where do they happen?

    13 months ago

    Tsunamis are large, powerful waves that hit land and have devastating effects. They most often begin in the ocean and travel through the water to the nearest coastline.

  • 2

    Bendigo's Prayer: The life of bareknuckle fighter William Abednego Thompson

    7 months ago

    The following passage is an extract from a short story about the life of Bendigo Thompson, a champion bare knuckle fighter who lived the 19th century.

  • 2

    Horse information: History, evolution, anatomy, identification and diet

    2 years ago

    Man first appeared on earth three million years ago. But horses had already been present in the Americas for 60 million years. Indeed, the evolution of horses has grown over 60 million years BC.

  • 4

    Japan 2011: The tsunami that caused a nuclear meltdown

    2 years ago

    The tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 caused widespread devastation, but also threatened one of the worst nuclear meltdowns that the world has seen in decades. Six months on, the country is still struggling to...

  • 10

    Smallest snake in the world: The four-inches long Barbados Threadsnake (leptotyphlops carlae)

    2 years ago

    The world's smallest snake is the Barbados Threadsnake. It measures just four inches long and it's thinner than a strand of spaghetti. Tiny! The non-venomous creature resembles a shiny earth worm and was discovered in...

  • 3

    What causes an earthquake?

    2 years ago

    There are more than one MILLION earthquakes a year. Where will the next one strike? Find out here why earthquakes happen and how you could be affected by the tremors.

  • 3

    Painted horse shoes: How to make a great handmade decoration or gift

    2 years ago

    Make your own hand-painted horse shoes. They're cheap, great fun and have become a brilliant good luck charm to hang above the door. Plus, personalised horse shoes are excellent presents for weddings, anniversaries,...

  • 16

    Was the moon landing faked by the U.S. Government?

    7 months ago

    The first moon landing is said to have been in 1975. But ever since there have been hundreds of claims that it was an elaborate hoax in the Cold War 'Space Race' with Russia. There's also dozens of scientific reasons...

  • 3

    Big Brother housemates and contestants 2011

    2 years ago

    Big Brother 2011 housemates include a swimwear model, a female wrestler, a musician and a holistic healer. Pamela Anderson is even there. This year looks like one of the best yet

  • 8

    The biggest tsunamis in history: Lituya Bay, Alaska, 1958

    2 years ago

    The biggest tsunami ever was caused by an enormous 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Alaska on July 9, 1958. A landslide of rock fell into a lake and caused a wave bigger than the Empire State Building. Read more...

  • 3

    Can marijuana and cannabis be used to successfully treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?

    7 months ago

    The ingredients in marijuana have been used to successfully treat Multiple Sclerosis and manage pain in cancer sufferers. There is also evidence hope that cannabis medications can control rheumatoid arthritis.

  • 2

    Gold salts and their long term effects in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

    7 months ago

    Gold salts have been used since the 19th century as a way to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis. Although there are some side-effects doctors still speak highly of their effect on managing symptoms.

  • 3

    British equestrian dressage team for the 2012 Olympics

    24 months ago

    Team GB includes some of the best dressage riders in the world and are widely tipped to take a string of gold medals at the 2012 Olympics in London. The dressage team riders are Carl Hester, Laura Bechtolsheimer,...

  • 14

    How to scare away cows to avoid being trampled to death

    2 years ago

    Hundreds of people are killed around the world each year after being trampled by cows. Learn a few basic ways to scare off the cows should you ever be faced with a charging herd.

  • 9

    Healing autism and Asperger's syndrome with crystals and stones

    2 years ago

    Crystals have beneficial effects on the aura and energy fields of humans. They can help to energise and rejuvenate cells in the body and provide deep healing to the mind, spirit and soul. This makes crystals excellent...

  • 4

    Rheumatoid arthritis pain: Alternative methods to manage painful symptoms

    7 months ago

    Joint pain is one of the worst symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis. It can cause irritability, stress, depression, reduced mobility and even suicide. This is why it's vitally important to find a way of dealing with it....

  • 1

    Rupert Isaacson: The father who healed his autistic Horse Boy son

    2 years ago

    Rupert discovered that horses had a powerful effect on his son Rowan and set about a healing journey that has lead to a critically acclaimed movie, The Horse Boy, a book and horse camps for children with autism. This is...

  • 20

    Famous horse riders: The celebrities who love to ride

    2 years ago

    Katie Price, Madonna, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Deborah Meaden are among celebrity horse riders. See pictures of them here with their beloved animals.

  • 5

    How to start your own Spiritual Healing self-help book

    2 years ago

    Spiritual healing can help to provide relief from many illnesses and diseases. Simply tune into the source of the healing and allow the energy to heal the body.

  • 18

    Animal cruelty: Horse fighting in China

    2 years ago

    Barbaric horse fighting takes place in China as hundreds of spectators cheer and bet on the result of the brutal clashes. A mare in season is put in the ring to provoke the stallions into a frenzy. When she is...

  • 5

    Horse riding lessons: Position of the lower leg

    2 years ago

    The position of the body when sat in the saddle is upright and relaxed. The ankle, hip and ears are all in line vertically with each other.

  • 0

    Hacking and rides out at horse riding schools in Nottingham

    2 years ago

    Woodside Riding School is set in the leafy Bestwood Country Park in North Nottinghamshire. The surroundings are very peaceful and hacks through the forest take in some stunning scenery. This also includes fairly steep...

  • 5

    Girl robber given riding lessons: Can horse therapy help troubled children?

    2 years ago

    A teenage girl accused of robbing children at knifepoint was earlier this year sent on a three-month horse-riding course. The 17-year-old had been in court on a number of occasions after being accused of threatening...

  • 1

    Surfing and kayaking at Newgale beach in Pembrokeshire

    17 months ago

    Newgale is one of the best beaches in Wales for surfing and attracts everybody from beginners to advanced riders. Newgale was even rated by the and the Telegraph the second best beach in the country for water activities...

  • 0

    Days out in Pembrokeshire: Dyfed Shire Horse Farm review (3.5/5)

    2 years ago

    The Dyfed Shire Horse Farm is set at the foot of the Preseli Mountains. It is surrounded with the imposing scenery of the sprawling Pembrokeshire hills. The farm itself is in Eglwywswrw, which is around a 20 minute...

  • 0

    Porthgain coastal village in Pembrokeshire, Wales

    17 months ago

    Porthgain is one of the most attractive days out in Pembrokeshire. The tiny harbour was once a thriving brick works but is now a tranquil village with art galleries, a lovely pub, stunning walks along the cliff top...

  • 4

    Spiritual message from a spirit guide on love

    2 years ago

    The following message is from a spirit guide that was channelled psychically through a friend. The spirit guide talks movingly about the need to love and support each other on earth. The spirit guide also suggest that...

  • 3

    Smithfield horse market in Dublin, Ireland, in pictures

    3 years ago

    Smithfield horse market is a bustling 400-year-old horse fare in Dublin, Ireland that takes place on the first Sunday of the month, every month. Hundreds of horse lovers, traders and 'urban cowboy' pony kids from...

  • 3

    Volcano abseiling: The ultimate extreme sport

    2 years ago

    For most people abseiling alone is enough of an adrenaline buzz. But not for these daredevils who have taken abseiling to new extremes by descending into the jaws of a live volcano. The men set up their abseiling...

  • 49

    What causes a volcano to erupt?

    2 years ago

    Volcano eruptions produce stunning scenes of fiery lava shooting up from the depths of the earth. There are thousands of active volcanoes in the world - find out how they are formed and which will erupt next.

  • 7

    Guided meditation and daily philosophy: Making positive choices in life

    2 years ago

    Imagine you are standing at a port. Standing on the dock with people milling all around you in a hustle and bustle of life. The sun is shining brightly an the crisp smell of the sea salt air is blowing in the air. Gulls...

  • 2

    Traditional gypsy horse fairs in the UK

    3 years ago

    When: June every year Where: Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, Englan How much: Free Appleby Horse Fair is the largest and most well known equine market anywhere in the world. Every year thousands of Romany get...

  • 0

    Cakes and desserts named after places and towns

    13 months ago

    Cakes named after towns and cities are very popular and tasty. Here's a list of well known cakes and a quick guide on where to find them and how to make them.

  • 0

    JCB Tradesman unbreakable Toughphone phone review

    13 months ago

    The JCB Tradesman Toughphone is the world's first ever floating mobile phone. The phone was launched on November 3 2010 by Peter Jones, the star of the popular Dragons Den TV show. The JCB Tradesman remains fully...

  • 2

    Buy shopping in bulk to save money

    7 months ago

    Shoppers can save hundreds of pounds a year by buying household food and utilities in bulk. Usually we can pay up to ten times the original manufacturer's price for an item and sometimes for times what the shop paid the...

  • 4

    Shorthand writing: A reporter's guide to better skills

    2 years ago

    How to write in shorthand. This guide from a reporter who has mastered 120-words-a-minute will help students learn to write teeline, pitman and other types of shorthand. A must for all shorthand students

  • 9

    Avoid 0845 telephone number charges

    3 years ago

    Many large companies use telephone numbers that cost more to call from mobiles and landlines than ordinary numbers do. These numbers include those that begin 500, 0800, 0808, 0844, 0845, 0870 and 0871. Regular land...

  • 0

    Healthy home-made juice drink recipes

    3 years ago

     A glass of 250ml of dark purple bettroot juice helps to relax blood vessels and lower blood pressure. Beetroot also provides salicyclic acid. This is a relative of aspirin which calms inflammation. Fresh beetroot...

  • 1

    Seven horse riding tips for beginners

    2 years ago

    Horse riding tips that will improve your riding in under a minute. Amazing how a few simple adjustments can make such a difference.

  • 4

    Lady Godiva: Famous horse rider and political activist

    2 years ago

    Lady Godiva was a very beautiful Anglo-Saxon noblewoman. Legend has it that she rode naked through the streets of Coventry as a protest against taxes of poor people and the treatment of women.

  • 0

    How to find time for horse riding in a busy schedule

    2 years ago

    One of the most difficult thing for horse lovers is to find the time to fit such a time consuming hobby into their busy schedule. Work, career, studies, family life, social life, relationships and everyday tasks can...

  • 0

    Beautiful healing prayer for crocodiles

    7 months ago

    Rangers at South Africa’s Kruger National Park found a devastating sight in the Olifants Gorge in May 2008. The gorge, which was once a haven for giant Nile crocodiles, was littered with their dead...

  • 4

    The pansteatitis pollution that turned Nile crocodiles to rubber

    2 years ago

    Crocodiles at Kruger Park in South Africa were hit with the disease in May 2008. They were being killed off. An investigation revealed that this is likely to have been caused by a new damn being built further upstream.

  • 14

    Dating and having a relationship with disabled people

    2 years ago

    The partners of disabled people can also be effected in different ways from being in a relationship with that person.Sometimes the relationship started when both of the people were able bodied and the other person later...

  • 315

    What are the effects of a tsunami?

    2 years ago

    The effects of a tsunami are devastating. They are one of the world's worst natural disasters that can hit a country. Tsunami damage is first caused by the immense force of the tidal wave hitting the shoreline....

  • 4

    Guided meditation: The water cycle as spiritual healing journey

    2 years ago

    Take a few moments to sit comfortably and begin the guided meditation. Place your feet onto the ground or recline on a bed. Let your muscles soften. Take several deep breaths and feel the tension release. Allow the...

  • 0

    Marwari horse: The native horse of India

    2 years ago

    The Marwari horse is a beautiful steed native to England. Marwaris are recogniseable by their curled ears and lean frame.

  • 5

    Dirty Blonde: The handwriting diaries of Courtney Love review

    2 years ago

    Like the true rock star that she is, Courtney love has ditched the convential and gone for the alternative. Instead of a traditional biography, she’s made an adolescent style scrapbook of ‘bits...

  • 1

    How to make compost in the garden with household waste

    2 years ago

    You can put hair in a compost bin. All hair, even pet hair, will compost because it's very rich in nitrogen. Adding a jug of urine to the mix will speed up the composting process. Make sure it's man pee though as...

  • 8

    Tips for better shorthand note writing

    2 years ago

    Shorthand can be tricky. Here are 15 great tips to help students master shorthand.

  • 32

    Animal cruelty: High diving mules forced to dive into pool of water

    2 years ago

    WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: Terrified mules are forced to dive from a high platform into a small pool of water below while crowds cheer and a whip is cracked below them during the 'stunt' at Pipe Creek ranch in San...

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    Get perfect soil by using horse manure as garden fertilizer

    2 years ago

    Give plants a super boost. Horse manure, sheep poo, cow pats - they all make FANTASTIC fertilizer for the garden. Give plants and crops a much-needed boost with nature's natural fertiliser - MANURE. It has Farmers...

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    How to catch a horse in the field

    4 years ago

    Horses that are kept out in a field or pasture will need to be brought in when they are ridden, shod, groomed - or for many other things. But this can sometimes be a problem if the horse doesn't want to come inside. ...

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    Appleby Horse Fair

    6 months ago

    Appleby horse fair is the highlight of the gypsy calendar and takes place at the height of summer every year in Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria, England.

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    Horse riding pictures over the seasons

    2 years ago

    This is a small collection of pictures of horse and ponies that I've take with my camera throughout the different seasons. The photos give a good mix of equines in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. They were taken at...

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    Health benefits of tomato ketchup sauce

    3 years ago

    Tomato sauce has many health benefits. This comes from the natural tomatos that are used to make the sauce. Tomato sauce was first sold in 1830 by a New England farmer who put crushed juicy ripe tomatos in bottles to...

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    Why conspiracy theories and the Illuminati are not real

    2 years ago

    Conspiracy theorists are the people who spread fear and rumours that there is some kind of negative or evil force behind an incident or even, in the case of the Illuminati conspiracy theorists, running the world. But...

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    What cities and places have foods named after them?

    2 years ago

    There are many foods in the world that are named after the places where they originated from. In fact, when it comes to naming a speciality dish, that is one of the most common ways for it to get its name. Having a...

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    Animal abuse and cruelty at Smithfield Horse Market in Dublin

    2 years ago

    Smithfield horse market unfortunately gives rise to animal cruelty and abuse. Some of the horses are treated appallingly, and there has been violence among the people attending.

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    What causes a tsunami?

    2 years ago

    Tsunamis are a natural disaster with devastating effects. Here you'll find a detailed breakdown of what causes a tsunami, which is perfect for school projects and essay answers.

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    Learn shorthand writing online

    14 months ago

    The most popular shorthand tutorial on the net, thousands of students are learning shorthand every month. Get the basics for free then master the impressive art of teeline shorthand speed writing.

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    How to communicate with spirit guides

    3 years ago

    We all have spirit guides that watch over us and often we have more than one.  They can be our relatives that have passed over or another spirit entirely from faraway lands. These spirits then help to guide us...

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    What are freelance press agencies and how they work with newspapers?

    2 years ago

    It is often surprising that so few people who read national newspapers know how the stories that fill the pages are gathered or where they came from. Cue press agencies. They are the little...

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    Gertrude Road riding stables in West Bridgford, Nottingham

    2 years ago

    Gertrude Road stables are a small family-run outfit in the Lady Bay area of West Bridgford, Nottingham, England. There are four horses and several ponies at the stables which cater for the complete beginner to the...

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    What causes a nervous breakdown

    3 years ago

    A skinful of stress and repressed emotions. Ideally theses will have built up over several years. They could be angers with work or frustrations with a relationship. The important thing is that the emotions have been...

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    Bendigo Thompson the bare-knuckle boxing champion

    23 months ago

    The greatest bare-knuckle fighter who ever lived, Bendigo Thompson could fight for a hundred rounds and still have energy for more. His colossal bouts have become the stuff of legend in Nottingham.

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    Urban horse riding and urban cowboys in Dublin

    2 years ago

    Urban cowboys and pony kids ride their horses through the streets of cities across Ireland. The animals graze freely on patches of green land and are often left outside in the streets. This type of horse ownership...

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    Different types of horse riding saddles

    2 years ago

    Ancient people were quite content to ride horses without saddles. Indeed, in many parts of the world people still do ride 'bareback' and it can even be a useful way for riders to improve their balance and feel for the...

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    Smithfield Horse Market in Dublin, Ireland

    2 years ago

    Smithfield horse market is one of the biggest and best - but most controversial - equine fairs in the world. Urban cowboys, pony kids, and gypsy horse traders all attend - as well as tourists and photographers keen to...

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    Horse riding in Portugal: Albufeira Riding Centre at Vale Navio in the Algarve

    2 years ago

    Horse riding for holidaymakers is popular at the Albuferia Riding Centre where they offer hacks through the countryside, beach rides and lessons.

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    What to know before you buy a horse to ride

    2 years ago

    Buying a horse can be daunting. There's so much to remember. But with this handy guide you'll be sure to make the right decision.

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    Choosing a good Hubpages username

    2 years ago

    Thinking about usernames led me on a bit of a quest and I did some research into what other people were using as their usernames and how people defined themselves. Broadly speaking, hubbers and web users generally were...

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    Top Ten Adam Sandler movies

    2 years ago

    Adam Sandler is one of my favourite actors. He's totally hilarious - the king of toilet humour. And even though all his roles tend to be pretty similar I find him just as funny in each one. From what I can see he...

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    2012 Scientific facts and proof that PROVE the world will not end

    19 months ago

    Leading scientists around the world have rubbished the 2012 myths. But the deluded new-age types and crazed conspiracy theorists still insist we're either heeding towards Armageddon or there will be something 'major'...

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    Horse facts from history, sport, science and TV

    4 years ago

    Around 75 million horses are alive in the world today Mature horses will kick both colts and fillies out of the herd when they reach sexual maturity, helping to prevent inbreeding. Horses breathe through their...

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    How to summon angels and archangels for help

    19 months ago

    The first time I heard anybody talk to ''angels'' was when my partner casually asked them to find her a parking space. I thought she was bonkers. Totally crazy. Away with the fairies. How on earth were some imaginary...

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    How to make money writing greeting card messages for publishers and companies

    2 years ago

    Anybody can send their rhymes or poems to publishers who pay up to $200 when they're used in a greeting card. Greeting cards fall into three main categories: traditional; contemporary; and humorous. Traditional...

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    The personality of rich people: What drives entrepreneurs like Henry Ford to success?

    2 years ago

    Dream big! If you want to build a new house then dream of building a MANSION. If you dream of having a car then dream of a stretch limousine with a swimming pool. Use your imagination. Wile away tiresome...

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    How to make money after graduation from university

    2 years ago

    I lived on a shoe-string budget for three years at university which made me very uptight about spending. But I graduated last year and started to earn a salary. Like many graduates I was overwhelmed with the amount on...

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