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Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs

Lava Hot Springs and the Portneuf River was deeded to the state of Idaho in 1902 to provide a health and recreation facility. The foundation is an agency that acts within the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.The springs are often referred to as “the healing waters,” because many people believe the springs have curative properties.

About Antebellum Homes Before and After the War

About Antebellum Homes Before and After the War

Antebellum homes refer to the large, elegant mansions - usually plantation homes - built in the American South during the 30 years or so before the American Civil War (1861-1865). Antebellum means "before war" in Latin. Antebellum is not a particular house style or architecture. Rather, it is a time and place in history - a period in American history that triggers great emotions even today.

DIY Shampoo Recipe and Steps

DIY Shampoo Recipe and Steps

There are a lot of reasons why you might want to make your own shampoo from scratch. The big two probably are wanting to avoid the chemicals in commercial shampoos by controlling the ingredients, and wanting to save a few bucks by making it yourself. Back in ye olden days, shampoo was soap with additional moisturizers so that it didn't strip the natural oils from your scalp and hair.

Dendrochronology - Tree Rings as Records of Climate Change

Dendrochronology - Tree Rings as Records of Climate Change

Dendrochronology is the formal term for tree-ring dating, the science that uses the growth rings of trees as a detailed record of climatic change in a region, as well as a way to approximate the date of construction for wooden objects of many types. Key Takeaways: Dendrochronology Dendrochronology, or tree-ring dating, is the study of growth rings in deciduous trees to identify absolute dates of wooden objects.

"Anna Karenina" Study Guide

"Anna Karenina" Study Guide

Published in 1877, Leo Tolstoy referred to "Anna Karenina" as the first novel he'd written, despite having published several novellas and novels before - including a little book called "War and Peace". His sixth novel was produced after a prolonged period of creative frustration for Tolstoy as he worked fruitlessly on a novel based on the life of Russian Tsar Peter the Great, a project that went nowhere slowly and drove Tolstoy to despair.

U.S.-Iran Tensions: From Hostage Crisis to Sanctions to Drone Strikes

U.S.-Iran Tensions: From Hostage Crisis to Sanctions to Drone Strikes

The United States and Iran have never formally been at war, but tensions between the two countries have persisted for decades. Below is an overview of the long-running conflict between Iran and the United States—and measures taken (economic and otherwise) in the wake of flare ups.Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq is oustedIn 1953, U.