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College Student Homesickness

You may have spent so much time preparing for college that you may not have considered how much you'd miss being back home. While homesickness is common for the majority of college students, it can be difficult to overcome. The key to handling it is understanding where it's coming from and knowing what you can realistically do about it.
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Possible Origins of Roman Numerals

Manual Origin of the Roman for 5 [ If you've forgotten what Roman Numerals look like, they're listed below. ] J. E. Sandys describes the origins of Roman numerals, in Latin Epigraphy . He says the original numeral was a line to stand for "1" and a representation of a hand that looks like a V to stand for "5".
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Felicity Conditions: Definition and Examples

In pragmatics (the study of how to do things with words) and speech-act theory, the term felicity conditions refers to the conditions that must be in place and the criteria that must be satisfied for a speech act to achieve its purpose. "In other words," says Mark Liberman, an instructor at the University of Pennsylvania, "a sentence must not only be grammatical to be correctly performed, it must also be felicitous," or well-suited for the purpose.
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Biography of David M. Childs, Design Partner

Architect David Childs (born April 1, 1941 in Princeton, New Jersey) is best known as the designer of the One World Trade Center we see today in Lower Manhattan. His long relationship with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) has given this senior statesman of American architecture wide-ranging experience and success.
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Who Are the Nymphs in Greek Mythology?

Nymphs (Greek plural nymphai ) are mythological nature spirits who appear as beautiful young women. Etymologically, the word ‚Äč nymph is related to the Greek word for bride . Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite: [The mountain nymphs] rank neither with mortals nor with immortals: long indeed do they live, eating heavenly food and treading the lovely dance among the immortals, and with them the Sileni and the sharp-eyed Slayer of Argus mate in the depths of pleasant caves.
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Phyllis Schalfly's STOP ERA Campaign Against Women's Equality

STOP ERA was the name of conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly's campaign against the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) which she founded after Congress passed the proposed amendment in 1972. Her campaign played a significant role in the fight to prevent ERA from being ratified in the 1970s. The Origins of STOP ERA The name of STOP ERA is based on an acronym for "Stop Taking Our Privileges.
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