Gift Basket Ideas for Men

Written by Lisa DeClue

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Coffee Hound: Fill a wire basket with shred, add packets of gourmet coffee/cocoa and our "Life is Good" latte cup. Maybe add a mug warmer and wrap in a coordinating napkin.

Time for our Date: We have some beautiful clocks with dark stain. Wrap one, like our Hideaway Box Clock, in a delicate silk or chiffon scarf with a note inside saying, "Meet me at __________ (place)." Setrepparttar time onrepparttar 136784 clock torepparttar 136785 time of your rendezvous!

Lisa is a WAHM and decorating consultant in the central Illinois area. Get deco ideas and home décor at Decorating with HGPgal. Submit an article and sign up for our monthly newsletter and contest.

Throat Singing In Inuit Culture

Written by Clint Leung

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Unfortunately, there is no written record of whenrepparttar Inuit first developed their form of throat singing which differs fromrepparttar 136753 type found in Mongolia and other parts ofrepparttar 136754 world that has some form of throat singing. The Inuit did not keep any written records and history was simply passed down from generation to generation orally. It was reported that at one point in time, Inuit women would actually have their lips almost touching while using each other's mouth cavity as a sound resonator. This technique is not used anymore.

Inuit throat singing was actually forbidden by Christian priests for almost 100 years but since this religious ban was lifted, there has been a resurfacing of this traditional activity inrepparttar 136755 Inuit communities duringrepparttar 136756 last 20 to 30 years. Interestingly enough, there has been a lot of interest amongrepparttar 136757 younger Inuit generations in this revival in addition torepparttar 136758 Inuit elders who are trying to bring throat singing back as part of present Inuit culture. Many ofrepparttar 136759 young Inuit women who have taken up throat singing claim that it is a way for them to express their Inuit identities inrepparttar 136760 modern world where many Inuit traditions have already been lost. The revival of Inuit throat singing has been so popular that in September of 2001,repparttar 136761 first throat singing conference was held in Puvernituk, Nunavik where different types of Inuit throat singing from different Arctic regions of Canada were demonstrated and shared. There has even been a small number of Inuit throat singing CDs produced.

Clint Leung is owner of Free Spirit Gallery , an online gallery specializing in Inuit Eskimo and Northwest Native American art including carvings, sculpture and prints. Free Spirit Gallery has numerous information resource articles with photos of authentic Inuit and Native Indian art as well as free eCards.

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