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Does hypnosis work for Weight Loss?
Hypnosis is more than the gaze into my eyes image of the stage and demonstrational hypnotist. Hypnosis is a medically accepted science since 1958.   “Hypnosis is a state of mind in which critical faculty of the human mind is bypassed and selective thinking ...
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Genealogy News - #Smithsonian: Wonderful Women Wednesday: Dr. Jacquelyn Days Serwer: Chief curator, Dr. Jacquelyn Days Serwer, Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), assembled the museum's art collection documenting 200 years of black visual expression. #Groundbreaker Blog Categories: Smithsonian HistoryBlog Tags: Wonderful Women WednesdayAfrican American historyNational Museum of African American History and Culture
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Genealogy News - Genealogy News 20% discount on Ancestry.com's Thanksgiving gifts: Expires 23 November This Thanksgiving, Ancestry.com is offering a 20% saving on new membership subscriptions and DNA tests purchased as gifts. (Yes, you can purchase them for yourself as a gift... go on, you know you're worth it!) Subscriptions: The discount is available only on 6-month and 12-month gift memberships (non-recurring). It is for new subscribers only and not for renewal of
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Genealogy News - Genealogy News More than 8,000 Irish seamen recorded in the registers of the Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital in Greenwich: I found the time over the weekend to rummage around in the Dreadnought Seamen's Hospital Admissions and Discharges, 1826-1930, collection, released online last week by Ancestry.  The Dreadnought was originally a hulk moored in the Thames at Greenwich as a hospital for seamen. It was run by the Seamen's Hospital Society, and  I wanted to look through the register collection because this was where
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Genealogy News - Genealogy News Galway 1917: Social Conditions & Political Change, conference: Click for booking details and full schedule Organised by Loughrea Memorial Group in partnership with Galway County Council, a day conference – Galway 1917: Social Conditions & Political Change – will be held at the Loughrea Hotel & Spa on Thursday 16 November. Six lectures, briefly noted below, will be presented during the day. An exhibition relating to the Connaught Rangers who were killed
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Genealogy News - #Smithsonian: A New Solution for an Old Scrapbook: Take a look at this new preservation solution for scrapbooks that are from Elizabeth C. Reed, wife of National Zoological Park’s (NZP) Director Theodore H. Reed. The Archives recently received several scrapbooks created by Elizabeth C. Reed during her husband's tenure as Director of the National Zoological Park (NZP). These scrapbooks contain information about noteworthy events and consist mostly of newspaper clippings gathered from newspapers around the country.  Anyone who's attempted to preserve scrapbooks can tell you it's a bit of a challenge. They contain different types of materials - papers, photographs, objects, poor-quality adhesives, problematic binding structures, etc. They are inherently unique, frequently documenting a person's perspective of historical events making them extremely important to preserve. These particular scrapbooks were no exception. All of the scrapbooks were commercially produced and had identical mechanical bindings that consisted of two plastic posts secured through two holes in the spine edge, a type of post binding. The entire scrapbook was then held together by a woven nylon cord with aglets.     There were several factors to take into consideration when determining the appropriate treatment for these scrapbooks. The primary goals were to provide added support for the textblock to prevent damage during handling and to mitigate future deterioration of the groundwood paper pages. Since we anticipate that these scrapbooks will be accessed somewhat frequently by researchers, it was important to maintain them in bound form to prevent any dissociation or disarrangement of pages. First, the scrapbook was taken apart by removing the nylon cord and plastic posts.   Next, interleaving paper (acid-free, buffered, 80 lb. weight) was cut to just slightly larger than the interior pages, about 1/8" on all sides. This protects the edges, and reduces direct handling of the original pages.   Additionally, the heavyweight interleaving provides added support for the brittle groundwood paper. Using a hole punch, each interleaving sheet was given two hole punches that aligned with the holes in the spine and textblock of the scrapbook. A piece of interleaving was then placed between each scrapbook page.   The plastic posts provided most of the support for the interior pages, so we needed to come up with a replacement that would fully replicate that support. Using archival E-flute corrugated board, a "spine wrap" was created. First, the depth of the interleaved textblock was measured to determine the needed depth of the wrap, followed by the height of the textblock. To accurately measure the depth, the textblock was gently depressed. This ensured a snug fit for the wrap.   Once the spine wrap was measured and cut, the top and bottom sections were folded up, and the side tabs were secured using low melt glue. Hole punches were placed in the spine wrap to align with the textblock, and then the textblock was carefully placed in the wrap to check for fit. The original covers were then placed back on the text block and secured using an 8-ply Irish hemp cord. The completed scrapbook still provides easy access as it mimics its original structure, but any poor quality materials have been isolated from one another or completely removed.   Previous Pause Next 1 of 6 The textblock is fit into the corrugated board spine wrap. Image courtesy of Alison Reppert Gerber. The interleaving creates a safer way to handle the interior pages of the scrapbook. Image courtesy of Alison Reppert Gerber. The corners of the spine wrap are secured using low melt glue. Image courtesy of Alison Reppert Gerber. All of the hole punches should align to properly secure the cover boards. Image courtesy of Alison Reppert Gerber. The scrapbook can now be handled safely, and still retains its original form. Image courtesy of Alison Reppert Gerber. The completed scrapbook is now secured using an 8-ply Irish hemp cord. Accession 17-240: Elizabeth C. Reed Papers, 1960-1978, Smithsonian Institution Archives. Image courtesy of Alison Reppert Gerber. Though these scrapbooks will continue to deteriorate due to the poor quality and unstable materials found within, this treatment will help to mitigate some of the deterioration while still providing access to the original materials. Related Resources * The Substitute Mother, The Bigger Picture, Smithsonian Institution Archives * A Salute to Scrapbooks, The Bigger Picture, Smithsonian Institution Archives * AIC Wiki: Scrapbooks, The American Institute for Conservation of Art and Historic Works (AIC) Blog Categories: Behind the ScenesBlog Tags: National Zoological ParkConservationheader_image: 
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Genealogy News - Genealogy News IrishGenealogy.ie adds more free historical birth, marriage and death records: Over the last couple of hours, IrishGenealogy.ie has been uploading another instalment of civil registration records, complete with images of birth, marriage and (possibly) death registers. The upload is taking its time, and I can't say exactly what will be the final call, but so far I can confirm that the 1916 births (the rolling year from 100 years ago) are available, and the index + register
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Genealogy News - Genealogy News Irish Newspaper Archives revises subscription prices: Irish Newspaper Archives, the family-run, Dublin-based online newspaper database, has reduced the cost of its monthly and annual subscription packages. This is not a special, short-term discounted price; it's a revision of standard prices going forward. The new tariff is as follows: Monthly subscription now €29. Annual subscription now €149.00 It's worth noting that the revised cost of the
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