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The Origins of Camouflage

Pink camo

We are all familiar with nature and its own clever version of camouflage. For example, the black and white stripes in the coat of a zebra blur the outline of the animal when they run, which actually confuses predators. Owls, snakes, and chameleons are also adept masters of disguise. When it comes to man made camouflage, however, its origins are a bit different.

The etymology of the word camouflage derives from the French word, camoufler, which means to blind or veil. And in fact, the French were also responsible for the first militaristic use of camouflage. (British army units, who were the first to adopt this practice, camouflaged their rifles during the Napoleonic wars with the French empire.)

Camouflage has seen many iterations since its military inception. During World War II, aerial observations caused ever

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Great Bedroom Design in the Real World

Murphy wall beds

Great design in a small bedroom can seem a difficult task. The bedrooms featured in interior decoration magazines are often gargantuan, featuring sky high ceilings, a plethora of windows overlooking sprawling grounds, and closets with the size and contents of a small, personal Bergdorf Goodman inlet. For the average person, leafing through such magazines on their twin beds in rooms comparable in size to freshmen dormitories, it can feel a little depressing.

In this article, we’re going to be realistic. Like, crazy realistic. So, toss aside that copy of Ridiculously Expensive Design Magazine you were just perusing, close out the tab with your Pretty Bedrooms pinboard, and read on for design and organization tips for bedrooms that exist in the real world.

Small Closet Organization Tips


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Why is Web Design an Important Career Choice?

3d modeling web design

Are you looking for web design career information at a top web design company? A career in web design is vital, as many aspects of SEO, or search engine optimization, are built around having a good web design. When an ecommerce site makes roughly 100,000 dollars a day, even just a one second page delay can cost the site around 2.5 million dollars in lost sales annually. Whether you are designing corporate websites or manufacturing company websites, you are responsible for the online marketing of that company.

With a career in web design, you must develop websites for the long haul. Websites have bee

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How to Look for a Great Engagement Ring

Engagement wedding rings

Tacori engagement rings bring to mind beauty and passion. Engagement rings are one of the most influential pieces of jewelry out there, and there is definitely a way to pick out the best of the best. There are four C words to remember when it comes to choosing rings. Cut, color, clarity, and carat. Of all of them, cut has the greatest effect on the beauty of a diamond, but the others should be taken into consideration as well.

In the second century BCE, a Roman bride would be given two wedding rings, a gold one which she would wear in public, and one made of iron which she could wear at home while doing house chores. Of course these days Read more ...