Author: Vicki Carter

How to Detect Scoliosis

Scoliosis cannot be termed as a disease; it is rather a term used in describing any abnormality or sideways curving of the spine. It is mostly observed at the back since a normal spine is straight. Once scoliosis is diagnosed, the spine will tend to take shape in one of these ways: The spine bends to the sides, as one curve towards left – dextroscoliosis The spine bends sideways as one curve, shaped like letter C – levoscoliosis The spine would develop two curves, shaped like letter S The curves can’t be corrected just by learning to stand upright....

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How To Fix A Bad Haircut

When you finally have the best haircut that compliments your style in a unique, desirable way, the only thing you wish for is to retouch it from time to time, or maybe experiment with new styles. However, sometimes a visit to the salon leaves you with a haircut, but that is just…bad! The first natural sense is to get mad at your salonist or whoever did it wrong but this will not help anything. After a while, the only real option is to find a way of fixing the problem. So how do you fix a bad haircut? What...

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Brain Injuries at Birth in 2016: The Causes

Welcoming a new baby into your family is supposed to be a glorious occasion. While new parents may spend some sleepless nights worrying about having a healthy child, they are never prepared mentally or financially to cope with the potential problems. What is worse is that not only do they need to be concerned about genetic conditions and pregnancy issues, they also hope that the delivery won’t cause injury to their child. Unfortunately, this does happen and can result in brain injury. Brain injuries at birth have many causes; in this article we will point out only some: The...

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Language Technology – Building Bridges in a Shrinking World

Picture it.  You’re an English-speaking techie on vacation in France and you meet a mysterious woman.  She’s mysterious because you can’t understand a word she’s saying (and vice versa).  You go your separate ways, wondering what might have been, if you’d only had some magical way to bridge the gap. That magical way has arrived. The language barrier encountered by many world travellers may have become a thing of the past with the introduction of the Pilot.  In the book and television series, “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” Babel Fish performed intergalactic translations.   Now, right out of the...

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Spring – the Right Time to Freshen up on the Home Front, Especially in the Kitchen

Spring is the time of year which speaks of new life and fresh starts.  What time of year could be more ideal to give your home a bit of a face lift?  It’s easy to get comfortable with the status quo.  Home is where the heart is.  But if you spend a lot of time there, maybe Spring is your moment to freshen things up. We tend to apply the word fashion to clothing.  But the home front has its own fashion world and this year, that world is talking fresh and light, just like Spring itself.  From flooring...

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Terry Gilliam Ready to End His Don Quixote “Dream Nightmare”

After being on his “to do” list for far too long, Monty Python alum and film maker Terry Gilliam is ready to bring his Don Quixote project back from the dead.  The reason?  He wants it out of his life, after years of glitches, disasters and stagnation. Talking to reporters at the Cannes Film Festival, Gilliam related that he wants the film off his plate for good, so he’ll resume work on “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” this coming October.  Slated to play the role of Don Quixote is the legendary Michael Palin, Gilliam’s former fellow Pythonite. Since...

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