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What is APY

A tool that comes in use at the time of deposits evaluation gets termed as an APY. It stands for Annual Percentage Yield. This is the most standardized and managed way to compare or differentiate the investments. The job of the consumer should always be to investment money on something that returns a great deal of Annual percentage yield to each consumer.…

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What Is Genetic Drift

Also known as allelic drift, genetic drift is described as an evolutionary mechanism occurring by chance randomly and not by natural selection. The frequency in a specific allele changes in the population just by chance and is not influenced by any adaptation need.…

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What Is the Genetic Code

It is a well coded set of instructions stored to be translated into proteins for normal body functions. It is basically a collection of rules encoded in the genetic material, DNA.

Relationship between proteins and DNA

  • Since proteins are very basic in life and control almost every aspect of the living organism, its production and control must be well regulated.
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What are Minerals

Though we realize it or not we are using objects made out of minerals in our daily life and consume mineral as well in the form of salt. Containers we use to eat and drink are made out of minerals. Silver jewelry we use as ornament to give a blend to our outlook is again mineral.…

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What is Activation Energy

Activation energy, in simple terms, is the energy required for a chemical reaction to take place. Introduced by Svannte Arrhenius, a Swedish scientist in 1889, it is also described as the energy that must be overcome so as to have a chemical reaction.…

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What is 1080p

1080p is mainly utilized with the High Definition Television sets for providing the crystal clear video schemes to the people. The most important benefit of the HD television sets is the resolution only which is best furnished with the aid of the 1080p.…

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What Is a Photon

Light energy travels in packets called photons. The energy content of a photon depends on the wavelength of the light according to the equation

                       E = hv = hc/ λ

Where h is Planck’s constant (1.58 x 10 to power -34 cal-sec), v is the frequency of the radiation, c is the speed of light in a vacuum, and λ is the wavelength of light.…

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What is Sexting

Currently sexting has turned into worrying issue on the cultured society. Generally, the transferring of pictures and the open statement about the sexual activities through the text message, which has shared among friends and others have referred as sexting. With the technology development, this kind of mentality has widespread among numerous populaces.…

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What Are Ionic Compounds

Ionic compounds are normal compounds that doesn’t hold molecules but are composed of ions in a two-dimensional or three-dimensional arrangement. This basic structure is composed of anions and cations and are kept intact within by an ionic bond. The cations are positively charged ions which are usually derived from mettalic elements.…

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What Is an Android Phone

Android Inc and Google combined together and designed the operating system for mobile devices based on Linux, called Android. Android phone is the newest generation mobile phone with latest features included in it, which operates with the help of the Android software.…

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What is Selenium

It is described as a non metal chemical element with atomic mass of 78.96, atomic number of 34 with a symbol Se. selenium rarely exist naturally but is obtained from the refining of other elements. Due to its closeness to sulfur, it’s found in sulfide ores replacing sulfur in some places, selenates and selenides are rare naturally.…

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What is Technology

Technology is a process through which a human being modifies the nature so as to meet their different requirements. A technology can be easily defined in simple words as the practical applications of knowledge in a particular field such as the engineering.…

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What Is Hydroxyzine

Hydroxyzine is an antihistamine drug used to cure allergies. Histamine is released in the body during allergic disorders like common cold. This binds to the histamine receptor cells in our body. Histamine causes allergic reactions like sneezing, running nose and itching.…

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What is an Electron

These are particles in the atom and carry a negative change. Being bound to an atom’s nucleus by electromagnetic forces, it orbits it all through. Its weight is so small that even the smallest atom cannot compare, it is about a thousandth in weight when compared.…

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What Is a Home Equity Loan

Home equity loan is a way to get financial support whenever required. The first priority to obtain this kind of loan is the person should own a home. Home equity loan includes the condition in which a person applies for loan by pledging to use the home as collateral.…

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What is Sickle Cell Anemia

Sickle Cell Anemia is an ailment caused by the crescent shaped formation of the red blood cells in a person. It is classified as a genetically transmitted disease that is passed down to the offspring from the parents. The component of the blood, hemoglobin S is said to be responsible for this malfunctioning in the person.…

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What Is Chemical Energy

From a scientific point of view, energy is the ability to do work with energy being categorized into two: potential and kinetic energy, these are stored energy and energy in motion respectively. Under potential energy is a form of energy known as chemical energy, it is present in things like fuels, batteries and most commonly, food.…

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What is a Proxy Server

Process of Proxy Server

The proxy server assesses the requests made by the client to provide certain services on other server like a file, a web page, a connection etc. while seeking resources there, as per its filtering rules. After validation of the request through filters, proxy server connects the client with the appropriate server and requests on the behalf of the client about the services required by the client.…

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What is a Compound Microscope

Most cells (and hence most unicellular microorganisms) are too small to be detected by the unaided human eye. In order to detect them, and to observe their form and structure, the use of a microscope is therefore essential. The function of the magnifying lens system of this instrument, interposed between the specimen and the eye, is to greatly increase the apparent angle subtended at the eye by objects within the microscopic field.…

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What is Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a kind of a skin disorder.  Generally a person suffering from psoriasis experience a scaly and dry skin. Many medical experts believe this skin disorder to be genetic too.

Psoriasis can occur in people of all ages ranging from 11 to 45 year of age. Psoriasis is medically not considered as a contagious disease, yet there are many people who consider discriminating and socially excluding the people suffering from this disease.…

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What is Spyware

Certain Spywares have been enabled to collect many types of personal informations about the user of the system like his habits to surf on internet, the sites visited by the user etc. It hinders the working as it can install additional software on it, change he activities of web browser, change the settings of the computer system, slow down the speed of web browser on various sites as well as functioning of various programs on the computer.…

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What Is Amplitude

The amplitude a of a wave is the magnitude of the maximum displacement of the elements from their equilibrium positions as the wave passes through them. Since a is a magnitude, it is a positive quantity, even if the displacement is negative.…

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What is Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a serious skin disease. In this disease the skin of a person loses its pigment because of which there occurs pale or white, irregular patches or areas on the skin. The areas of the skin which are commonly affected are the areas of face, arms, hands, legs and the genital areas.…

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What Is Cyber Bullying

Cyber bullying can be defined as the harassment done on individually or publicly through cell phones or online, like harassments done on the playground. Cyber bullying is caused due to the misuse of the technology related to the cell phones and online surfing.…

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What is Taxonomy

The science of classification is called Taxonomy and it involves the naming of organisms (nomenclature) and the systemic placing of organism into groups or taxa (Systematics) on the basis of certain relationships between organisms. Biological nomenclature is based on the binomial system pioneered by the work of the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus (1707 -78).…

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What is Hypothyroidism

Lack of iodine in a body often gives rise to the condition of hypothyroidism. The term hypothyroidism means deficiency of thyroxine hormone due to improper working of thyroid gland in the body. Thyroid gland is considered to control the secretion of thyroxine hormone in a person’s body.…

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What is a RAR file

Roshal ARchive was named after the surname of its inventor, Eugene Roshal, a software engineer fromRussia, which is licensed and registered under the name of win.rar GmbH these days. .rar is the file extension name, for a set of data volume, of RAR and .rev for a set of recovery volume.…

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What Is IBS

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is abbreviated as IBS. It is a kind of functional disorder which gives rise to a series of various symptoms. The cause of occurrence of Irritable Bowel Symptom is not known yet. There is not any certain cure of the disorder but, treatments are available to beat the problems regarding involved symptoms.…

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What is QR Code

The special software on phone displays the web address of the site after you have captured the QR code of the site. This versatile mobile marketing tool can be used by several businesses in many ways. QR codes became popular quickly as and when people understood that they can be used to create a link between the physical word and the internet, a hardlink.…

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What is Tonsillitis

Tonsillitis is the swelling (inflammation) of tonsils due to viral or bacterial infection of tonsils i.e. glands of throat that results in a sore throat. Generally tonsillitis resolves in a few days without any antibiotic medication by virtue of human body’s infection resistance capability.…

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What Is Education

When a person comes to this world as a newly born baby, he or she comes without any knowledge at all; whereas, knowledge is required in each and every step of life and to excel in the life. A person gets precious knowledge and knows the subtle art of living by going through the education process.…

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What is Whole Life Insurance

A whole life insurance helps to cover people for their entire life instead of the term insurance policy that provides coverage only for a specific period of time. 

Any person can take the benefit to being served with the coverage for his or her whole life and that too at the same rate of premium as charged for other term insurance policy covers.…

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What is Civil Engineering

Civil engineering deals with the world’s infrastructure and involves work related to irrigation, bridges, dams, runways of airport, construction of ships etc.The most important branches associated with civil engineering are related with railways, engineering associated with hydraulics, coasts and oceans This engineering branch depicts the step wise procedure of buildings design, construction and process associated with its maintenance.…

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What Is an API

Today, your most of the tasks are performed and completed with just few ‘clicks’ of your mouse and you get to see acknowledgements in almost no time on your desktop but have you ever thought how it happens or how online business system works?…

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What is BIOS

BIOS is the sequence of instructions that the computer executes when its power is turned on. It helps in management of flow of data between the computer’s processor and associated devices like adapter for videos, hard disk, keyboard and output devices like printer.…

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What Is Texas HoldEm

Texas Hold’Em is one kind of community card poker. Commonly it has played among the players from two to nine. This game has not based upon luck and it is also like some other poker games, which are providing a high bonus for the probability experts.…

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What is a Hydrogen Bond

Nitrogen, oxygen and fluorine are the highly electronegative elements. When they are attached to a hydrogen atom to form covalent bond, the electrons of the covalent bond are shifted towards the more electronegativeatom. This partially positively charged hydrogen atom forms a bond with the other more electronegative atom.…

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What is a Spreadsheet

MS Office packages are quite popular with those who have to use different means for their work and leisure as well. One of the most popular programs of the MS Office package is known as MS Excel. The Excel Sheet is a sheet where you can create a detailed analytical and statistical report of numbers, figures and stats.…

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What is the Dow Jones

Dow Jones is a stock market index. It was founded by editor of Wall Street Journal Charles Dow. It came into being in 1896 and is now owned by Dow Jones Indexes. It is an indicator of the stock market activity.…

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What is Microbiology

Microbiology is the study of living organisms of microscopic size, which include bacteria, fungi, algae, protozoa and the infectious agents at the borderline of life that are called viruses. It is concerned with their form, structure, reproduction, physiology, metabolism, and classification.…

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What is Renal Failure

Renal failure is a medical condition that adversely affects the kidneys. The failure can be either permanent or temporary depending upon various options of treatment and the causes of the failure. 

The common renal failures are either chronic or acute. Chronic renal failure is considered more serious than an acute failure of the renal.…

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What is a Credit Union

Credit rating is the credit worthiness of debt issuer determined by credit rating agencies. Debt issuer can be corporation or government. Issuing a debt means raising funds for a project by selling bonds to the investors. Credit rating decides the possibility of achieving returns on investment made in any corporation.…

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What is Binary Fission

Binary fission is kind of asexual reproduction that most of the prokaryotic organisms use. Not only prokaryotic organism eukaryotic organisms also make use of the process. Eukaryotic organism opts for binary fission to duplicate entire organism. However, not the entire eukaryotic organisms take help of this reproduction system to solve the purpose and it is viewed in a few organelles only.…

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What is Nuclear Fission

Nuclear fission is a reaction wherein, a large radioactive nucleus splits up into lighter nuclei and produces neutrons and gamma rays in the process. This process forms the base for nuclear reactors that have growing importance in the present day scenario.…

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What Is a Joule

This is a unit of energy as described by the International System of Units named after an English physicist James Prescott Joule, it measures mechanical work, heat and electricity.

Illustrative description of a joule

It is simply described as:

Electrical energy unit that equals to work done by passing one ampere current through a one ohm resistance for one second.…

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What is Alchemy

Alchemy is a versatile subject which can be termed as the early form of chemical technology that used to explore the nature of different materials. It can also be termed as philosophy of universe and of mankind’s status in the system of different things.…

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What is a Barometer

Barometer is a device that can be used to measure the atmospheric pressure of a place. Since weather forecast requires information about the existing pressure conditions in a place to determine the weather in the future period, the role played by a barometer in weather forecast is of utmost importance.…

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What Is Albumin

A common protein present in the blood, the albumin acts as a very essential component. They are generally water soluble, slightly soluble in salt concentrates and denatures in the presence of heat. They exist in blood plasma and are different from the other blood proteins due to the fact that they are not glycosylated.…

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What is Phagocytosis

Solid particles are engulfed through the process of Phagocytosis. The particles that are engulfed through this biological process are termed as phagocytes.  The particles engulfed through this particular process may be nutrient particles as well as bacteria. The entire process of Phagocytosis belongs to a joint class known as endocytosis.…

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How is Electricity Made

Ever since the discovery of Electricity in the year 1752 by Benjamin Franklin, attempts were made to harness the benefits of electricity. The first successful attempts to generate electricity were made by the scientist Michael Faraday who worked based on the principle of converting kinetic energy into electric energy.…

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What is an Atomic Number

Also known as the proton number, chemists and physicists describe it as the number of protons in the nucleus of any atom. This gives the nucleus its charge since protons are positively charged.

The atomic number gives each atom its uniqueness since the number acts as an identifier.…

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What Is Potassium

Potassium is known to be one of the most significant dietary minerals that provides considerable amount of benefits to the users. It is also used for several other purposes including that of making medicines and products. According to the periodic table, potassium is marked by the symbol K and the atomic number of potassium is that of 19.…

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What is Amortization

This refers to the periodical repayment of loans in a planned manner. These are different from the other normal loans due the manner in which it is structured. For example mortgage loans are very common form of amortized loans. The term “mort” means to slay or do away with the loan through regular period.…

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What Is Computer Engineering

Computer engineering is combined study of electrical engineering and computer science essential to build computer systems. Basically the main job of computer engineers is to analyze, design and evaluate computer systems that include both hardware and software. And since last 30 years, computer engineering has influenced our lives.…

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What are Organelles

Organelles come under the sphere of biological science. Organelles are considered as small organs that contribute to a greater level in the functioning of the body cells. Every cell in the body will contain the organelles in it and carries with it a specific set of functions which it performs inside a single cell.…

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What Is a Holding Company

Usually when any of us is investing in a company for the first time we come across something called holding company. Today most of the successful companies that we see and hear were also holding companies. Let’s try and understand the meaning, how they work etc.…

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What is a Hyperlink

When you are using the Internet to a great extent, you would know that there would be a great requirement of transfer of files and electronic documents and files. The files cannot be transferred in their original format. The files have to be designated with URLs and link addresses that will help them to be viewed, shared and transferred among people on the global Internet server.…

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What is an Exit Strategy

The process by which an investor anticipates to quit out of a business venture made in the past. Various investors in private business wish to exit their business since they have attained retirement age and they have no successor to lead the same or, personal health issues.…

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What is a Dongle

There has been a constant development in the field of gadgets like cell phones and computers. Such a development has ensured that people are able to have a steady access to the Internet. People use computers and cell phones to download a load of data from movies to images and videos.…

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What Is Sleet

Sleet is something that is a frozen raindrop which is formed in the clouds. There is generally a comparison made out of sleet with that of hail. Sleet is a tiny frozen drop from the clouds where as hails are larger in size.…

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What is Shaving Gel

Shaving gel is a slipping kind of an item proposed to apply before shaving. The reason behind advising to apply this gel before shave is to make facial hairs soft and resolve the problems of razor burn and skin irritations. These gels being lubricators take the shapes of containers and these containers may be tubs or cans.…

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What is Zinc

Zinc is one the most important metallic chemical substance that is widely used all over the world. Zinc is represented by the symbol Zn in the scientific world and the atomic number of zinc is 30. Zinc is part and parcel of our everyday life as it is found in food items and also serves to be in the form of products as well.…

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What is a Pro-Am

Professional versus amateur sportsmen is known as Pro-am and also it differentiates the professional player and the amateur or part time or recreational player. In addition according to the view of players this term mimics the action of the amateur improved into professional status.…

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What Is a FICO Score

FICO is the most widely known credit score system developed by Fair Isaac Corporation. FICO Score is credit rating used by lenders to ensure that the borrower will be able to repay the money lent. This score is sum total of ratings of the three beaureaus – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.…

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What is a Certified Check

A certified check is a guaranteed check prepared by bank’s cashier in the name of the payee to make payments which are not possible in cash. Once the check is made, amount from the account is set aside leaving no scope for bouncing of the check.…

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What is the Subway Series

Subway series is the league of the baseball matches played by the teams of New York native. The game got the name from an interesting story that the subway happened to be the major transport facility in the city in those, by utilizing which one can reach the city where the games had been playing by the teams.…

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What is an ETF

ETF stands for exchange traded funds. These are investment funds traded in stock exchanges similar to stocks. ETFs are popular due to their low costs and features similar to stocks. They experience price changes throughout the day. It is possible to buy even a single unit of ETF.…

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What Is a Fellowship

Fellowship is basically a grant given to the pursuant for training or study to facilitate working on a specific project. It covers miscellaneous expenses involved in carrying out training study or project. Fellowship programs are mostly offered to post graduate students who are looking forward to carry out research in their field of interest.…

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What are Merit Badges

Merit badges probably known to be the scout badges are usually regarded as the awards for recognizing the achievements or any other accomplishments made by the candidates belongs to the particular scouting organization. By the word particular, it senses that there avail copious scouting organizations around the world.…

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What is Fiscal Policy

Fiscal policy is the policy adopted by any government to check the expenses and increase revenue inflow methods. Control in expenses help in strengthening the economy of the country. Taxation and government expenditure are the two main pillars of fiscal policy.…

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What is a Mortgage

A mortgage is an agreement under which property is bought by borrowing money. Lender is free to take over the house in case of non-repayment. It is a type of secured loan where property is at stake. The amount of money one can borrow is three times the annual earnings.…

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What is a Freshwater Aquarium

Do you know that Habit of Aquarium is also one of the treatments for stress? Yes, according to the survey among the sufferer of stress related mental illness are obtaining the considerable percent of relief while they watch their pet fish’s home and their routine eye inspiring habit of swimming.…

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What is Probate

Probate is the legal process of executing will of a deceased person involving the resolution of claims and distribution of property of the deceased as per the will. A probate court supervises all the activities ranging from establishing validity of the will to the final execution of the will.…

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What is a Living Trust

A person can form living trust for its property to get rid of probates, tax etc. up to some extent. When a person gets authorized legally for the management of any other person’s property, it is called as trust. If a person whose property is being entitled under someone else for management is alive, it is called living trust.…

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What is HUD

HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) is actually the cabinet of the United States of America. Its main aim is to ensure that policies dealing with housing and development are implemented smoothly. As the name “HousingandUrbanDevelopment” suggests, most of its focus is on urban development in terms of enhancement of infrastructure and housing.

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