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Tsunamis

Source: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) A tsunami (pronounced soo-nahm-ee) is a series of huge waves that happen after an undersea disturbance, such as an earthquake o…

Sikhism

A major religion of India and the fifth-largest faith in the world, Sikhism emerged in the Punjab under the guidance of the guru Nanak (1469–1539?). This region had been influenc…

The Seven Deadly Sins

The seven deadly sins are considered "deadly" because it is believed they can do terrible damage to the soul. The now-famous list does not appear in the Bible and may have been made…

Religious Dress

People from many religions use dress as a sign of their faith. Sometimes a special type of dress is required by religion, while other times it is a matter of custom.Islam requires b…

Women in American Religion

Even though it is only recently that women have been permitted to hold official roles in many religions, they have always been central to American reli…

Geography Glossary

latitude lines Imaginary lines running horizontally around the globe. Also called parallels, latitude lines are equidistant from each other. Each degree of latitude is about 69 mile…

Be Prepared for a Fire

Be Prepared for a FireInstall a smoke alarm outside each bedroom and on each level of your home. Test the batteries monthly and replace them twice a year.Make sure you have at least …

…Or an Earthquake

…Or an EarthquakeBolt or strap cupboards and bookcases to the walls.Choose a safe place in every room—under a sturdy table or desk or against an inside wall where nothing can fall on…