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Sports Medicine

sports medicine. Article #39 Vol 11, pg 177. Here’s the basic idea of sports medicine (the four steps that comprise sports medicine today). Preparation of the athlete.  Focus on conditioning and training. Break it to the athlete that he’s going to … Continue reading

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Chinoiserie

chinoiserie. Article #36. Vol 3, pg 241. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  But sometimes imitation goes beyond duplication and leads to the evolution of something entirely new. That’s the case with the decorative style known as chinoiserie, a French … Continue reading

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Personality

personality. Article #33. Vol 9, pg 312. Simply put, a person’s personality is a description of the way that the person thinks, acts and feels. The science of personality, however, goes far beyond a simple description.  We tend to act in … Continue reading

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Espionage

espionage. Article #32. Vol 4, pg 561. You can make anything sound sophisticated just by using a French word for it.  Take the word “espionage”.  When we describe it as “obtaining secret information by means of secret agents or monitoring devices”, … Continue reading

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University College

university college. Article #30. Vol 12, pg 186. In the British educational system, a university college is an institution that teaches college courses but does not itself award degrees to the students.  Instead, another university awards the degrees. “university college.” Encyclopedia Britannica. 15th ed. … Continue reading

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Zakat

zakat. Article #18. Vol 12, pg 888. Along with declaring your faith, praying every day, fasting and heading to Mecca, zakat (almsgiving) is one of the five pillars of Islam.  Zakat, however, appears to be more of a pseudo-obligatory tax than … Continue reading

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Oral Stage

oral stage. Article #10. Vol. 8, pg 976. Freud said that the oral stage was the first phase of a child’s psychosexual development, when the child explores the world by putting everything in its mouth.  Everybody knows that babies put stuff in … Continue reading

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