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Scrapbooking became a verb about the same time it overtook golf in revenues earned a year from the various books, papers and other supplies and tools used to create beautiful scrapbooks. More sophisticated and creative than the scrapbooks of childhood, this is now a hobby enjoyed by many adults seeking to create a book of memories for their families. Digital scrapbooking allows its followers to create their scrapbooks online, with digital backgrounds and photos assembled in digital scrapbooking sites.
A second cousin is the child of one of your parent's cousins. That is, children of cousins are second cousins to each other. Their children are third cousins to each other. This is distinct from removed, which refers to generations removed. Thus, children of cousins, who are second cousins to each other, are second cousins once removed to their cousins' parents or to their second cousins' children.
Smallpox was a very contagious disease that caused large boils to arise on the skin and scar it. It was sometimes fatal. It was eliminated from the world with the advent of a smallpox vaccine in the 1950s. Now that it has been eliminated, vaccinations are no longer necessary. However, Boomers are marked by the permanent scar of the vaccination, usually on the left upper arm.
Social entrepreneurship is when the owner of a for-profit business combines that effort to make money with a cause it supports with some of its profits. Tom's Shoes, for instance, donates shoes to poor children. Athena Water contributes to cancer causes.
Socially conscious venture funds invest in companies that support efforts to improve the world. This may be through environmentally-friendly technologies, medical research, or efforts to lift people out of poverty with inexpensive clean water technologies or other, relevant businesses.
A survivor is anyone who lives through a life-threatening event.