A solar cell is a single photovoltaic unit that collects energy from light and converts it into electricity. Often assembled in arrays, called panels, solar cells can be used to power everything from a simple calculator to your home to the International Space Station. Solar cells come in several different types with varying levels of […]

Solar energy is the harnessing of the energy released by our solar system’s sun. The sun burns hydrogen at its core and releases energy in the forms of heat and light, which travel to the Earth. Solar energy technologies capture that energy and convert it into usable forms of energy. With advancements in technology, there […]

A long face is characterized by the fact that it appears much longer than it is wide. If you want to make a look face seem more oval, the sunglasses you wear can help in this pursuit. This is because some styles can make a long face seem shorter. However, also be aware that some […]

The dictionary definition of “popular” is to be regarded with “favor, approval or affection” by others. All of these things are sought after qualities, particularly in younger people whose reliance on their peers for acceptance is at the most acute of their entire lifetime. Popularity, however, is not a goal in itself, but should be […]

Would you bake a cake and leave off the frosting? If you just sling on your prom dress and sweep up your hair and think you’re ready to go, you’re only as ready as that unadorned cake. In fact, you’ll only be a clothes hanger like the faceless mannequin that held up the gown in […]

“A lot of people don’t realize that depression is an illness. I don’t wish it on anyone, but if they would know how it feels, I swear they would think twice before they just shrug it.”-Jonathan Davis People who suffer from depression have the worst sickness of all-and even though it isn’t necessarily contagious, it […]

A person being stalked or harassed can get a restraining court order. A parent or guardian can receive a restraining order for a minor child. Restraining orders are issued for protection, security and privacy, and do not require any former relationship between the parties. You should take certain steps to make sure the restraining order […]

Overview Football equipment or gear is needed by all football players to safely play this hard-hitting and violent game. This equipment is specifically designed to help players absorb hard hits from opponents. Equipment has changed dramatically through the generations from the soft leather helmets that were worn during the game’s infancy to the hard plastic […]

Sense and Insensitivity I have spent the past couple of weeks being very mopey and upset over the perception of a lost friendship. This person I know is going through a rough time and instead of seeking my counsel as has always been “our way,” they asked me to give them time to get through […]

Many otherwise-ecologically minded Americans have a dirty little secret—a stash of plastic bags from the stores they frequent. Although they weigh just a few grams and are just a few millimeters thick, the sheer number of them used each day around the world is an environmental hazard. The Worldwatch Institute reports that in 2002, factories […]