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Christopher Peruzzi

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Christopher Peruzzi is a science fiction and horror enthusiast.  He is a writer by night and an IT professional by day.  He is eagerly awaiting the publication of his first short story, The Undead Rose, to be released in the two volume horror anthology, Once Upon an Apocalypse

In addition to writing about scifi, Chris is a huge fan of the great detective, Sherlock Holmes and has attempted to collect every fictional work on the character.  He is also an avid comic book reader and has been reading (and studying) superhero fiction since he was six years old.  He's happy that the medium has grown not only in popularity but also in sophistication.

Chris is currently working on his first novel, a horror story involving the great state of New Jersey. 

He is married to Sharon O'Brien, a health and life coach.

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  • 4

    Should You Rejoice in Someone's Misfortune?

    2 months ago

    We all know it's terrible when bad thing happen to good people. We also feel crummy when good things happen to bad people. But is it okay to laugh when bad things happen to bad people?

  • 25

    What Should You Do When You Begin a New Job?

    3 months ago

    Beginning a new job is a lot like your first day of school. You have new people to meet, new rules to learn, and new ways to behave. The first impression you make to your new bosses is critical.

  • 2

    Why Are We Fascinated with Monsters?

    3 months ago

    I’m going to write more of the creatures that scare us. Why? Well, because Halloween is coming soon and the veils of this living world and the next are thin - it gets the blood pumping.

  • 0

    Why is a Good Memory Important in Business?

    3 months ago

    The techniques that I’ve been teaching myself have been in practice for over three thousand years. Anyone can have a great memory. You don't need to be a super genius.

  • 9

    Who are The Guardians of the Galaxy?

    12 months ago

    At the San Diego Con geeks get to experience are sneak previews. Along with Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and the Avengers, Marvel will introduce an obscure team – The Guardians of the Galaxy.

  • 4

    What is the Downside of Invisibility?

    3 months ago

    Do you really want to be invisible? There’s only so much spying you can do. Unless you’re a psychotic, the appeal of being an invisible assassin takes a bit of mental fortification.

  • 1

    Who Are The Native American Heroes of the DC Universe?

    2 months ago

    There weren’t many characters to draw from. I was leery from the start that DC could invent a good Native American character after coming up with embarrassing concepts like ”Pow Wow” Smith.

  • 3

    How To Be Truly Evil

    3 months ago

    To the layman, being evil is a very overt thing. One contemplates wearing black and donning a cape with sharp spikes at the collar. Some men may grow a handlebar mustache and twirl it by the corners.

  • 23

    Who Are The Native American Heroes of Marvel Comics?

    12 months ago

    The Marvel Universe, while being quite progressive to the plight of the Native American, still has a good amount of ridiculous stereotypes that don't belong in any kind of publication.

  • 10

    Making Sharon's Perfect Baked Potato

    13 months ago

    This entire piece is on my wife’s expertise on her ability to make baked potatoes. Damn! She’s good at this.

  • 3

    Why Does Losing Suck?

    12 months ago

    Nobody likes to lose. You set your goals and through events that may or may not be beyond your control you fall short.

  • 5

    How Do You Appreciate a Good Scotch?

    3 months ago

    My first scotch experience was not good. I blame myself. What else can I say? I was young and stupid.

  • 6

    How Do You Get Out of a Funk?

    13 months ago

    When you're depressed or stressed, it's impossible to concentrate or enjoy anything. Whether it’s real or imagined, feeling bad will affect you just the same.

  • 4

    How to Find the Creep Factor in Writing

    13 months ago

    As writers, we find a whole spectrum of feelings or things that can make the reader feel any emotion under the sun. The writer has to find some way to draw these experiences he has and make them real.

  • 0

    Cannibalism: The Other, "Other" White Meat

    3 months ago

    You’re having a nice party and for munchies you’ve made a great salsa to go with those little soylent green crackers. It’s good to have people over to have people.

  • 1

    How to be a Huge Pain to Your Health Coach

    14 months ago

    There are several things in your wardrobe that should tell you that weight loss in a necessity. When the number of pants you have gets low and finding your pant size is problematic – it’s that time.

  • 4

    Why Are Cartoons Effective?

    14 months ago

    Cartoons are our oldest form of visual storytelling. While it is true natives danced by the fireside reenacting a hunt, that story was good for people who were present. A cave painting lasts longer.

  • 2

    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Zombie Apocalypse Attire

    14 months ago

    If you are going to survive in this environment, you have to be prepared. Just having an axe or a bat isn’t enough. You will need to have some amount of protection for every exposed body part.

  • 0

    Sherlock Holmes: The Detective and his Disguises

    14 months ago

    Sherlock Holmes was a master of disguise. Ordinarily he was a lean man approximately six foot who could add weight or drop height at will. Combining this with acting, made him a human chameleon.

  • 0

    Why Having Doctor Jekyll as a Roommate is a Bad Idea

    15 months ago

    Avoid this ad. Roommate wanted: Medical man seeking understanding roommate to share an apartment while dissecting the human soul. No pets, nonsmoker. Email at 234562@playinGodsDomain.com.

  • 8

    The Top Twelve Rich Guys in the Marvel Universe

    12 months ago

    The DC Universe has rich guys. However Marvel has a plethora of them. So much so, I couldn’t narrow it down enough. When we justify wealth, we need to look at heads of state versus the industrialists.

  • 9

    Why Americans Don't Deserve the Rights and Freedoms They Have Now

    10 months ago

    I have learned that being part of a movement of faux patriotism solves nothing. There is something to be said about the quote “those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”

  • 5

    The Top Six Rich Guys in the DC Universe

    15 months ago

    Part of what makes a character a character is the economical means of earning a buck. What does he do for a living? Is he smart of stupid? Or does he even need to work at all? These are rich guys.

  • 6

    The Fear of Getting Older

    2 months ago

    This is a list of the things you can no longer do and don’t do. Things like drinking all night and going to work the next morning, and not going to the doctor when you’re clearly sick or injured.

  • 1

    How to Make a Good Spaghetti Sauce from Scratch

    15 months ago

    Good cooking can feed your soul. You need to cook something really good correctly. Trust me, this simple recipe takes a small effort, a long cooking time, and a minute to serve.

  • 2

    The Asbury Park Comicon: A Bright Light amongst the Ruins

    15 months ago

    Perhaps one of the best experiences a comic book fan can have is going to a convention; The Asbury Park Comicon was no exception. It isn't New York or San Diego, but it had intimacy and comfort.

  • 0

    Obscure DC Characters: Big Brain Edition

    15 months ago

    The problem I had looking for an obscure big brained character was that almost all of them are well known. In all modesty as a fan, if I hadn’t heard of a character, chances are most people haven’t.

  • 1

    Italian Style Chickenloaf

    16 months ago

    For a good alternative to a beef meatloaf recipe, I have a good chicken loaf that can be prepared Italian style with a bit of pizza flair. It's good for lunch, dinner, and leftovers.

  • 0

    Obscure Marvel Characters: Big Brain Edition

    16 months ago

    The criminal evil mastermind with the fantastic mental powers was always picked last in gym class. I’m continuing my series on obscure Marvel characters - specifically ones with mental powers.

  • 2

    The Art of Being Sick

    15 months ago

    There is an intimate relationship we have with our own body. We understand the natural ebbs and flows of our specific biorhythms. Sometimes we need to take a bit of a break from reality and shut down.

  • 9

    Who in the DC Universe is That? More Obscure Characters

    3 months ago

    DC has more than its share of obscure characters. It draws on these characters and with DC reboot, they bring back many of these characters to be rewritten better, stronger, and more vibrant.

  • 2

    What Constitutes a Real Apology?

    5 months ago

    We do bad things. When we realize that we’ve done something we regret, it's only right we apologize for it. We're imperfect beings who are subject to doing really stupid things every now and then.

  • 11

    Should You Ever Write Angry or Is It Best to Cool Down?

    16 months ago

    I write when I’m insane and it’s to let the demons out to frolic on my screen. It’s a cheap therapy that works for me and in the end it saves time, money, and a multiple homicide conviction.

  • 0

    Zombie Warfare Preparation: A Cure for the Zombie Virus?

    16 months ago

    We realize people are turning into zombies. Depending upon the myth or story you’re following, we can say a zombie bite will either cause someone’s death or cause someone to die and become a zombie.

  • 1

    Slow Cooked Chai for the Winter Cold

    16 months ago

    Chai is made from black tea which packs a punch. The black tea is combined with other spices such as cinnamon, star anise, fennel, peppercorn, cloves, and allspice. Truly an experience.

  • 1

    Awesome Apple Cider for the Cold Weather

    17 months ago

    This drink is perfect for that December through February season. There’s the power of apples. They are “apple-icious”. Seriously though, they’re really good for you. Cider over caffeine this...

  • 2

    Who in the Marvel Universe, is That? More Obscure Characters.

    16 months ago

    We had a lot of good character premiers. Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Deathlock the Demolisher, Machine Man, and Tigra came to the forefront during 1970's. Granted, there were a whole bunch of bad starts.

  • 2

    Why Witches Should Not Have Their Own Cooking Shows

    17 months ago

    While the demand for many of these eclectic meals has gone unnoticed, I think we can surmise that there might be other reasons why occult cuisine hasn’t caught on. Witch cooking's serious business.

  • 4

    What Is The Role of The Fool?

    17 months ago

    World leaders and politicians mostly don't have the true power of persuasive influence and clever repartee. The fool speaks irreverently, yet his words are as welcome as forbidden fruit.

  • 1

    What Does It Mean to Cherish?

    17 months ago

    Those who are married or have someone special in your life need to remember that you spent serious time planning, primping, and making yourself desirable enough to con someone to be in your life.

  • 12

    Why Having a Romantic Relationship with a Zombie Won't Work

    17 months ago

    Necromancers are just not right in the head. I will not even pretend to know what could go through the mind of a person wanting a relationship with a zombie. Don't date zombies.

  • 6

    Why Vampires Make Terrible Co-Workers

    17 months ago

    When you really look at logistical problems of working with one of the Nosferatu, you really need to do a lot more prep before going to work on the night shift. You need complex survival techniques.

  • 2

    How Today’s Adults make Intellectualism a Four Letter Word

    4 weeks ago

    Having a complex vocabulary is a good thing. Although, I will admit keeping things simple for maximum communication does have some merit when it is vital to be understood.

  • 6

    Want a Job? Connect with People You Know

    17 months ago

    When you read a nonsensical article on a job hunting site that essentially blames the applicant for rules that he could not possibly know– you have every right to question their sanity.

  • 2

    The Importance of Your Final Arrangements

    13 months ago

    You are going to die. It may not be today. It may not be tomorrow. It may not even be next week, next month, or next year. However, eventually, you are going to die. When we have to take a good long look at our own...

  • 2

    Rites of Passage: Important Steps to Living

    13 months ago

    Rites of Passage. We are brought into life with the first sensation of being cold and then being slapped by a giant. Our first step forward? Breathing. It is such an important step in our lives that we celebrate it...

  • 0

    What is Time Travel?

    13 months ago

    It is difficult to define what time is. There are several theories – especially in science fiction. And before I go further, I should explain that sometimes the line between science fiction and science fact is...

  • 0

    What's the Point in Having a Process in Project Management?

    8 months ago

    Anyone who has spent any time managing a project for a company knows that there are several different ways to run a project successfully. However, there are certain projects that require the same goal over and over...

  • 2

    Coffee: The Venti-Sized Love in my Cup

    17 months ago

    Those of us who are true caffeine addicts know the true bliss that comes when freshly roasted and ground coffee beans have hot water poured on them and have their product run through a proper filter. It is liquid...

  • 4

    Understanding Superstition

    18 months ago

    Superstition is a belief that somehow, supernaturally, one act or event despite there being no real logical explanation causes a good or bad effect on your life. Superstition, from the Latin superstitio, is rooted in...

  • 4

    Sherlock Holmes: The Detective and His Drugs

    14 months ago

    We look at drugs differently. When we look at the character of Sherlock Holmes, we recognize that he is not only a brilliant mind but also the sum of his addictions. He’s a smoker. He’s a cocaine addict. He...

  • 2

    How Do I Keep My New Year's Resolutions?

    18 months ago

    Every year it’s the same thing. December 31st comes and we all get a little loopy and decide to break our personal vicious circle of self-destruction and make a resolution for the new year. And why not? This...

  • 2

    Zombie Warfare Preparation: The Worst Weather for a Zombie Apocalypse

    19 months ago

    Zombies have no sense of timing. Those of you who have long term plans like an anniversary party or a wedding can never account for the contingency of a zombie apocalypse. It’s not like you can go to the head of...

  • 4

    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Getting in Shape

    19 months ago

    Zombie apocalypse movies make it look so easy. One moment we see the movie’s protagonist watching television while eating a bag of Doritos and after all hell breaks loose and the undead are wandering the streets,...

  • 6

    Forgotten DC Comics Villains: The Sand Superman

    2 months ago

    The Sand Superman was born from the atomic kryptonite explosion that hit Superman which was so powerful that it left an inter-dimensional doorway at the impact site where Superman hit the sand. The doorway was from the...

  • 1

    A Very Krampus Christmas

    19 months ago

    It was only through my fascination of mythology and horror that I stumbled across the story of Krampus. Before I go on, I would like you to know that this tradition has been resurrected in Austria recently. The Catholic...

  • 2

    Who is Bizarro?

    19 months ago

    A Bizarro is an imperfect opposite that is an odd reflection of the original. You can tell whose duplicate the Bizarro was made from. It will have several attributes of the original. It will have the same height,...

  • 2

    Five Dead DC Comics Villains that Are NOT Coming Back

    19 months ago

    The really bad guys don’t stay dead for long. In the DC Universe, this is almost law. I’ve been trying to gather and distill a collection of DC Comics villains that have not only died but have no chance on...

  • 4

    What Can You Do about Snoring?

    19 months ago

    Picture this: The woman or man that has agreed to sleep with you for the rest of your life has told you something that you’ve only suspected – you snore. Oh, and it’s not the “really cute, barely...

  • 5

    Five Dead Marvel Villains that Are NOT Coming Back

    19 months ago

    But this article is not about the Red Skull – it’s about bad guys that are so dead they can’t possibly come back. These guys are dead, buried, decomposing, and a worm’s Thanksgiving feast. They...

  • 2

    Five Dead DC Comics Heroes that Are NOT Coming Back

    20 months ago

    Once you kill off a character, he stayed dead. The problem is that in comic book literature for some titles characters are killed off and then are brought back to life.

  • 2

    What exactly is Cloud Computing?

    20 months ago

    Cloud computing is computer resources on demand charged as a service (or without charge depending on the service). Many of the applications you use every day are part of a cloud computing model – Facebook,...

  • 4

    Five Dead Marvel Heroes Who Won't Be Coming Back

    20 months ago

    You can’t keep a good guy down – unless he’s dead. Here’s the thing; comic book villains get resurrected all of the time – heroes, not so much. I’ve come to the conclusion that there...

  • 2

    What Does It Mean To Be An Adult?

    20 months ago

    Adults do adult things. Adults act like adults. They have their priorities in order and have goals that they strive to accomplish. They make their place in this world. They take everything seriously. They work hard....

  • 6

    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Will Zombie Guts Kill me?

    20 months ago

    In point of fact, it really won’t matter how they came about. None of us will have the necessary grey matter to connect the dots or be able to extrapolate some kind of cure from the zombies that will plague us. ...

  • 0

    How Do I Snow Shovel Safely and Correctly?

    20 months ago

    Those of us who are like me are too poor to make the investment and look at their one hundred foot driveway with fear and dread the moment a snowflake lands on their asphalt have to make due with a shovel and a whole...

  • 3

    What to do in a Power Outage: Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

    20 months ago

    The storm came and the storm went. In between all of that was utter confusion and chaos. When the high winds of Hurricane Sandy came during the last week of October 2012, I had already written several contingency...

  • 5

    What Are the Pros and Cons of Working from Home?

    21 months ago

    It’s nice to dream. Picture this: You wake up in the morning half an hour before you start your work day. You are able to shower, dress, and have enough time to have a nice hot cup of coffee before getting down to...

  • 2

    Why Quality Assurance Testing is Important in Web Development

    21 months ago

    But what happens if that code doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do? What happens if the site doesn’t render properly across different browsers? Things go wrong. Money is lost. A bad perception of the...

  • 0

    How Do I Prepare for a Hurricane?

    21 months ago

    The local weather man has used the word “hurricane”. He did not use the words “tropical storm”, “nor’easter”, or “inclimate weather”. He said the magic word:...

  • 5

    Relaxation Techniques for Less Stress

    21 months ago

    This is the stress that occurs when we worry about things that might not happen but we think will. Our mind drives our emotions and our bodies and when it does, it causes specific physiological havoc. However sometimes...

  • 6

    What is Lycanthopy?

    21 months ago

    In these days of zombie bashing and vampire worship we’ve ignored the fascinating monster-beast known as the lycanthrope or common werewolf. While they may not be as sexually provocative to women as vampires, the...

  • 9

    Zombie Warfare Preparation: How Do I Know I'm In a Severe Zombie Outbreak?

    21 months ago

    It's Just Another Day. Like most people you wake up, shower, brush your teeth, and go to work. It’s a normal day. If you’re like me, you walk the dogs before the sun comes up and eat breakfast. How is this...

  • 5

    How to Use a Rug Doctor Steam Cleaner

    21 months ago

    When you do the “the big clean”, you really need to know what you’re doing and be prepared for a thorough job. My personal recommendation is to use The Rug Doctor. You can rent one of these in most...

  • 4

    What is Malarkey?

    21 months ago

    Certain words get bandied about by old people – malarkey is one of them. But what is this word that became so popular during the 2012 Vice Presidential Debate? It comes in bulk as in “a load of...

  • 6

    Why Applying Honey to Small Hand Injuries is Practical

    21 months ago

    My wife, who is now numb to this by now, walked me over to the sink and began to run the cold tap water on the wound. She has the special...

  • 6

    What Are The Elements of Sherlock Holmes?

    14 months ago

    I felt a need to write this article after watching the premiere of the less than stellar Elementary series on CBS. Some… liberties… were taken. And while this hub could quite easily become a severe...

  • 3

    Oscar Wilde's Fairy Tales: Stories of a Beautiful Tragedian

    22 months ago

    We all know Oscar Wilde from his adult stories like, The Portrait of Dorian Gray, The Importance of Being Earnest, and An Ideal Husband. It’s sad that his children’s stories are not more popular. Those of...

  • 6

    Anderson's Fairy Tales: Depressing Children for Decades

    12 months ago

    Once again, we have a situation where kids of today only know what they see through Disney and think that some of these fairy tales are just the best. Before I go off on this, you should know that as a writer, I think...

  • 0

    How to Work with Customer Service Representatives

    22 months ago

    People need things. We live in a capitalistic society in the United States. When we exchange money for goods and services we have an expectation of a level of quality from that good or service. So we have to deal with...

  • 5

    Zombie Warfare Preparation: How to Make the Best Use of a Tree House

    20 months ago

    If you don’t already have some booby traps set up on your perimeter, you may wish to try this. An open tree house accessible by rope or pull up ladder is excellent to set up a live bait trap. Lure the zombie or...

  • 1

    How to Store Your Vintage Comic Books

    22 months ago

    There is some part of our personality that accepted this as our mild mannered secret identity and we go off to fight for justice on internet posting boards and chat rooms showing off our knowledge and cleverness to...

  • 4

    What is Jingoism?

    16 months ago

    Jingoism is “extreme chauvinism or nationalism marked especially by belligerent foreign policy.” It is sabre rattling. It is war mongering. It is the cry of the ignorant that the way to resolve our problems...

  • 5

    What is a Blue Moon and What Does It Mean?

    22 months ago

    But what of real blue moons? What’s that all about? I’ve always envisioned this event to fall about as often as a full lunar eclipse. I’ve thought that when blue moons happen, I can expect the seas to...

  • 6

    Five DC Characters You've Probably Never Heard Of

    23 months ago

    If you hear of a DC character, they will use them despite how obscure. I’ve seen characters make appearances on the animated The Brave and The Bold that made me sit back and remember that some of these characters...

  • 9

    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Immobilize First, Then Go For the Kill

    22 months ago

    I am not the first person to propose zombie combat techniques and I’m certainly not going to be the last, but any reasonable plan in the event of a zombie apocalypse is certainly something you should store in your...

  • 14

    What Are the Best Things to Do When You're Hung Over

    16 months ago

    Okay, you’ve done it again, haven’t you?In a moment of recklessness, you decided that you’d drink with your old college drinking buddy and have woken up the next day with a hangover. The hangover you...

  • 8

    Five Icons Every Person Under Thirty Needs to Know

    21 months ago

    What I can’t understand are the ones that can’t identify John Wayne or Albert Einstein on sight. Okay, John Wayne doesn’t get the same amount of play that he used to get ten or twenty years ago....

  • 3

    What are the Levels of Vegetarianism?

    21 months ago

    This is the hub you’ve been waiting for. I promised readers who hate dieting, working out, and the plain nonsense that this world gives you on a daily basis that they were in the right place. Well, as my...

  • 6

    Five More Obscure Marvel Villains You've Probably Never Heard Of

    15 months ago

    The Marvel Universe has an insane amount of characters in it. The fun part about finding obscure villains is that you can rarely swing a dead cat within the MU without hitting one. I can almost guarantee that any...

  • 9

    Who is the Red Skull?

    22 months ago

    The Red Skull, aka Johann Schmidt, according to S.H.I.E.L.D., is one of the greatest threats to humanity. He is completely evil. His strategic genius has been compared to Napoleon. His political manipulations are works...

  • 5

    Six Marvel Power Objects that You Should Know About

    24 months ago

    Oh, there are objects just lying around the Marvel Universe that will bring great power with zero responsibility. Depending on the wielder, these objects have been used to create great good or great evil. I’ll...

  • 13

    Five Marvel Villains You've Probably Never Heard Of

    15 months ago

    As I said in Five Marvel Heroes You’ve Probably Never Heard Of, there are the villains that just can’t make it in the bad guy game. Some are just sad excuses of a bad guy that the hero gives a few love taps...

  • 8

    Five Great Marvel Heroes You've Probably Never Heard Of

    24 months ago

    With all of the hype that’s gone on in the last few months over the Avengers Movie and The Amazing Spider-man, you’d have to have been living under a rock to not know that comic book fiction is making a...

  • 7

    Zombie Warfare Preparation: To Eat or NOT To Eat - That is the Digestion

    21 months ago

    With zombies there is no real requirement for nourishment. The majority of their corpse is dead. There is only one real part of a zombie that is biologically functioning. It’s the brain. Of the parts of the brain...

  • 5

    What's the Big Deal about Comic Conventions?

    2 years ago

    A comic convention is a huge city money maker that is held many times for multiple days where scifi fans (some say SyFy but I’m of the opinion that that abbreviation was a marketing ploy from an empty suit that...

  • 9

    What to do During a Summer Blackout

    20 months ago

    I am a home owner. I own a house. When blackouts happen in New Jersey either due to weather, excessive power use, or any local natural disaster, you need to know what you’re going to do without the power to run...

  • 8

    Why Your Cell Phone is NOT a Blessing

    2 years ago

    Practically every cellphone has a camera and practically everyone owns a cellphone. Do you know what that means? If anything ordinary or extraordinary happens to you (or in your immediate area), people will photograph...

  • 9

    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Don't Trust the CDC

    20 months ago

    When a society faces a contagion which is, in essence, “beyond belief”, the first thing we do as human beings is try to get more data and make a decision. This is natural behavior and part of the human...

  • 6

    How to Make Lemon Detox Diet

    20 months ago

    The lemon detox diet has been promoted primarily by Beyoncé. She has used this as a cleanse and has lost 20 lbs. within two weeks of the program. I will underline it with this, she did it while fasting. This was...

  • 5

    Sherlock Holmes Tours in London

    14 months ago

    In itself, London is one of the oldest and most historically rich cities on the planet – home to Shakespeare, the crowns of England, Big Ben, and Jack the Ripper. No tour of England is complete without a visit to...

  • 10

    What is the Water Diet?

    12 months ago

    We’ve all been thirsty from time to time. Our bodies will let us know that we need to replenish our supply of water and put some more in our body. When we don’t drink water our mouths get dry and our lips...

  • 9

    How to Learn Web Design Fast

    13 months ago

    So, you want to learn Web Design? Well, it's not that hard. You should be aware that there are a few minor hurdles you'll need to get over before you begin. However, with a bit of time and some commitment, you should...

  • 3

    How to Assume a Horse Stance in Karate

    13 months ago

    This brings us to the horse stance in karate and kung fu. To this day, I still don’t see a practical reason to assume the horse stance in combat. It does not provide mobility or real maneuverability. Yet it is a...

  • 3

    How to Improve Business Writing Skills

    13 months ago

    In this new environment of offshore resources and communication with people from the PacRim, you have to convey the virtual equivalent of a handshake by being a professional in your email correspondence with enough...

  • 2

    Facts About Web Design

    19 months ago

    A real web designer starts simply. His tools are a pen, pencil, markers, ruler, graphing paper, a set of requirements, and the piece of gray matter that is conveniently located between his two ears and behind his...

  • 10

    How to Break a Board Karate Chop Style

    19 months ago

    In reality, the shuto or “knife hand” is rarely used in practical application. However, the breaking of boards is still used as an exercise of focus and strength – hence the second reason for doing it.

  • 7

    How to Lower Cholesterol Through Diet

    21 months ago

    I do have some good news. You can do something about it. All it takes is a bit of knowledge, a healthy helping of commitment, twelve weeks of your time, and some new habits that might just save your life.

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    Sherlock Holmes: Faking His Death is Part of the Myth

    14 months ago

    Outside of being born in the Victorian era, now is the best time to discover Sherlock Holmes. With the release of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Sherlock: Reichenbach Fall, and the series end of the show House, we...

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    The Ten Most Powerful Threats in the DC Universe

    13 months ago

    Due to the premise of DC’s 52, Earth appears to be the keystone which keeps the DC Multiverse together. So, luckily, we always get a front row seat to the menace du jour. And we speak of menaces and threats to...

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    The Ten Most Powerful Threats in the Marvel Universe

    14 months ago

    Over the last fifty years, Marvel Comics has amassed some pretty powerful villains - and villains are people you should be worried about. However, the term "villain" and "threat" are not necessarily...

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    The Villain Called... Thanos the Titan

    2 years ago

    The Avengers Movie looks like it's going to be a box office smash. And it's deservedly so. However, for all of you who decided to stick around after the initial credits, you saw one more scene. Now, I know the...

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    Captain America: The Men Who Sling the Shield

    20 months ago

    Captain America has always been the fighting spirit of this country since World War II. However, it is mostly a title rather than one individual who is the character. There have been many men who have taken the red,...

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    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Getting Ready for the Turn

    19 months ago

    Part of surviving a zombie apocalypse is knowing when one of your party is about to turn. Except, many of us are not prepared to take a life that in many respects has already ended. Zombies are dead automations. ...

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    A Close Look at Kryptonite

    19 months ago

    In common parlance, the term "kryptonite" is used to describe a substance or event that will lead to a person's downfall. For example, some dieters say that chocolate is their kryptonite. And chocolate is...

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    Romancing the Undead: Why Women Shouldn't Love Dead Things

    19 months ago

    True Blood will be coming back to HBO in about a month or two - which I think is awesome. However, this brings some issues back that kind of bother me about vampires and their attraction to 90% per cent of the women...

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    Watchers, Monitors, Observers, and Guardians - Science Fiction Characters that Oversee Humanity

    2 years ago

    There is a growing literary device that's being used in several different science fiction anthologies. What we are seeing is the development of a group of individuals that have either been appointed or have appointed...

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    My Top Three Recommended Graphic Novel Reads for Week Ending April 21

    20 months ago

    Ultimate universe, Elseworlds, What If?, 52, Infinite Earths... These are stories that are not from the main continuity of both Marvel and DC stories. This week I picked three alternate stories that most people...

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    Money is NOT the Root of All Evil

    2 years ago

    A few days ago I read a hub question asking if money brings unhappiness. I've always maintained that people who say "money can't buy happiness" don't know where to shop. What I can't understand is this...

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    My Top Three Recommended Graphic Novel Reads for Week Ending April 14

    20 months ago

    There's nothing better than a regular hero. Sure, we can amuse ourselves with stories about Superman and Green Lantern and watch the human condition evolve through extraordinary powers, but when it comes to a good...

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    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Zombies Don't Swim

    19 months ago

    What you have to be worried about is if a zombie, while under water can grab at your legs while you're trying to stay afloat. If the water is deep, this isn't an issue. However, if the water is shallow (under 20 feet...

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    The Zen of Lawn Mowing

    19 months ago

    Few people realize what kind of opportunity lawn cutting presents for those who wish to meditate. The actual Zen and being "in the moment" for this is a semi spiritual treat that we get to engage in any time...

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    Sherlock Holmes: Three of His Key Adventures

    2 years ago

    Sherlockians will always argue what cases of Sherlock Holmes stand out the most. This is understandable. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle created a character so rich that he's endured for over a century. in that time, the great...

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    Grimm's Fairy Tales: A Look at Dark Stories for Children

    14 months ago

    I recalled that some of the most horrific stories ever told came from Grimm's Fairy Tales. Most people don't think that because they've gotten the scrubbed Disney version of most of them. Disney made Snow White,...

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    Sherlock Holmes: Things To Know About Doctor John Watson

    2 years ago

    Many people believe that the character of Sherlock Holmes was based on one of Doyle's medical teacher's Doctor Joseph Bell. Bell was a lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and was a student of observation and...

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    Sherlock Holmes: A Primer on the Great Detective

    14 months ago

    As the producers of both the latest movies as well as the BBC show have made both incarnations of Sherlock Holmes quite digestible for every new comer, many would debate whether or not further reading is required. To be...

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    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Out in the Open

    20 months ago

    Well, you have a definite problem on your hands. Zombies are everywhere. You have left your sanctuary for lack of food or you've found that too many zombies are getting into your fortification. You've had to leave...

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    My Top Three Recommended Graphic Novel Reads for Week Ending April 6

    22 months ago

    When a story, filled with startling concepts and characters that grab the reader like a long lost lover, is combined with the impeccable art work of artists like Alex Ross and Rags Morales, today's adults can safely...

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    Five (Seven Actually) Really Lame DC Villains

    16 months ago

    Just when I thought it was a herculean task to find and comment about five of the lamest Marvel villains, I found something even more difficult - DC Villains. While Marvel has had more than its fair share of lame...

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    Five Really Lame Marvel Villains

    19 months ago

    No one bats a thousand. My point is that for every Spider-man idea there are thirty Speedballs and OMACs littering the landscape. And every once in a while, we see a character that is just plain sad.

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    Five Really Lame Marvel Characters

    15 months ago

    I had no problem at all envisioning Stan Lee coming up with really bad characters. After all, if he could come up with "Stripperella" for TV, there was no limit to how low he could go. What I found, however,...

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    Five Really Lame DC Characters

    2 years ago

    There are some people who think that Namor and Robin are lame characters in the comic world. Well, I can tell you that there are some really lame characters out there and I have five prime examples from DC that you can...

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    My Top Three Recommended Graphic Novel Reads for Week Ending March 24

    2 years ago

    Because I'm a collector, I've found that it is wiser to buy some of the trade paperbacks of comic issues that I've already bought. If you are going to collect, it's good to read the issue once or twice and then board,...

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    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Making Your Escape

    19 months ago

    If you are stuck in one shelter by yourself, eventually you'll want to leave. Now I use the term eventually in the sense that while it's completely conceivable to stay in one place for a week, two weeks, or perhaps a...

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    The Ten Graphic Novels that No Comic Book Fan Should Be Without

    16 months ago

    People start reading comic books and graphic novels for a variety of reasons. The one common denominator I've found is that they rarely begin without someone introducing them to the medium. In recent years, I've taken...

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    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Booby Trap Zombies

    19 months ago

    Most of what you need to keep a small group of zombies away can be found in fishing supply store and The Home Depot. A showing in a few episodes of The Walking Dead, a small group of people armed with normal farming...

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    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Types of Zombies

    2 years ago

    The term "zombie" gets tossed around carelessly in many different mediums. Facing a zombie is bad enough. If you discover you're fighting some kind of mindless automation that was not created...

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    Ostara - The Real Easter

    16 months ago

    For many years I have watched new parents try to explain to their young children what the Easter Bunny is and what it has to do with Jesus. All they know is that when they were kids, they woke up Easter morning to a...

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    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Don't Get Bitten

    21 months ago

    So your first priority is to not become one of them. For the most part, the only way that can happen is to get bitten or scratched by a zombie. However, I must include this caveat - our data is incomplete. Some slain...

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    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Defending Your Home

    20 months ago

    The ideal places to hole up during an extreme zombie infestation are on a farm, somewhere very remote, and somewhere very cold where the temperature will eventually drop below freezing OR a military base with a guarded...

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    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Up Close and Personal

    7 weeks ago

    In an undead infestation, you may find yourself face to face with a zombie. It happens. You've taken all the precautions of remaining undetected but you find yourself needing to leave the safety of your home or...

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    Zombie Warfare Preparation: Picking and Setting Up a Fortification

    2 years ago

    The basic rule is to stay away from largely populated areas. Cities, prisons, and stadiums are all bad ideas. Also, it’s best to not be in temperate zone that has consistent warm moist weather. A zombie siege...

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    5 Things to Help You Stick to a Vegetarian Diet

    22 months ago

    A vegan diet while eliminating processed food and sugar may be one of the best steps toward rejuvenation. My wife is a 46 year old vegan who has the body and constitution of a 20 something year old. When she made the...

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    6 Comic Heroes Who Could Exist Today

    2 years ago

    Sheldon Cooper of The Big Bang Theory had once said, “I couldn’t become Green Lantern unless I was chosen by the Guardians of Oa, but given enough start-up capital and adequate research facility, I could be...

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    Zombie Warfare Preparation: The Best Strategy Against a Zombie Attack

    20 months ago

    Okay, so the dead are walking the earth. What do you do? You are now against an enemy that for the first time in human history can wage “total warfare”. It does not tire. It does not sleep. It does not...

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