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Social Club
A social club may be a group of people or the place where they meet, generally formed around a common interest, occupation, or activity. Examples include: anime clubs, book discussion clubs, charity work, chess clubs, country clubs, criminal headquarters (e.g., the Cage[1][2] or the Ravenite Social Club), final club, fishing, gentlemen's clubs (known as private clubs in the US), hunting clubs, military officers' clubs, politics clubs, science clubs, university clubs. This article covers only three distinct types of social clubs: the historic gentlemen's clubs, the modern activities clubs, and an introduction to fraternities and sororities. This article does not cover a variety of other types of clubs having some social characteristics.Contents1 History 2 Legalities2.1 England and Wales 2.2 United States of America3 Social activities clubs 4 Sororities and fraternities 5 See also 6 ReferencesHistory[edit]This section does not cite any sources
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Binge Drinking
Binge drinking, or heavy episodic drinking, is a modern epithet for drinking alcoholic beverages with an intention of becoming intoxicated by heavy consumption of alcohol over a short period of time.[1] Binge drinking
Binge drinking
is a style of drinking that is popular in several countries worldwide, and overlaps somewhat with social drinking since it is often done in groups. The degree of intoxication, however, varies between and within various cultures that engage in this practice. A binge on alcohol can occur over hours, last up to several days, or in the event of extended abuse, even weeks. Due to the long-term effects of alcohol misuse, binge drinking is considered to be a major public health issue.[2] Binge drinking
Binge drinking
is associated with a profound social harm, economic costs as well as increased disease burden
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University Club Of Chicago
The University Club of Chicago
Chicago
is a private social club located at 76 East Monroe Street at the corner of Michigan Avenue & Monroe Street in downtown Chicago, Illinois. It received its charter in 1887, when a group of college friends, principally alumni of Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, founded the club hoping to further their collegial ties and enjoy intellectual pursuits.Contents1 History 2 Building 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Though officially chartered in 1887 by university graduates for "the promotion of literature and art, by establishing and maintaining a library, reading room and gallery of art, and by such other means as shall be expedient and proper for such purposes", the University Club of Chicago's history begins in 1885 when a group of Harvard
Harvard
men formed an association of college alumni in a similar fashion to the University Club of New York
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Urban Diversion
Urban Diversion is a San Francisco Bay Area activities and adventures social club. [1] Established in 2003, the company reportedly serves over 700 members and hosts and organizes 35-50 unique events each month in San Francisco, the East Bay, and the South Bay. [2] Urban Diversion is an outlet for professionals in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to meet new people and try an eclectic range of activities. History[edit] Urban Diversion is the brainchild of ex dot-com veterans Topher Thiessen and Lance Evander. They had a dream to turn a lifestyle of leisure and recreation into a business, where the priorities are having fun, experiencing adventures, and making new friends. Their main mission was to give young professionals an affordable way to enhance their social lives and free time
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Soho
SoHo, sometimes written Soho,[2] is a neighborhood in Lower Manhattan, New York City, which in recent history came to the public's attention for being the location of many artists' lofts and art galleries, but is now better known for its variety of shops ranging from trendy upscale boutiques to national and international chain store outlets. The area's history is an archetypal example of inner-city regeneration and gentrification, encompassing socioeconomic, cultural, political, and architectural developments.[3] The name "SoHo" refers to the area being "South of Houston Street", and was also a reference to Soho, an area in London's West End.[4] It was coined by Chester Rapkin,[5] an urban planner and author of The South Houston Industrial Area study,[6] also known as the "Rapkin Report"
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London
London
London
(/ˈlʌndən/ ( listen)) is the capital and most populous city of England
England
and the United Kingdom.[7][8] Standing on the River Thames
River Thames
in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium.[9] London's ancient core, the City of London, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries
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Groucho Club
The Groucho Club
Groucho Club
is a private members club formed in 1985 located on Dean Street in London’s Soho
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Euphemism
A euphemism /ˈjuːfəˌmɪzəm/ is a generally innocuous word or expression used in place of one that may be found offensive or suggest something unpleasant.[1] Some euphemisms are intended to amuse, while others use bland, inoffensive terms for things the user wishes to downplay. Euphemisms are used to refer to taboo topics (such as disability, sex, excretion, or death) in a polite way, or to mask profanity.[2]Contents1 Etymology 2 Purpose 3 Formation3.1 Phonetic modification 3.2 Figures of speech 3.3 Rhetoric 3.4 Slang 3.5 Words from a foreign language 3.6 Evolution4 In popular culture 5 See also 6 Notes 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksEtymology[edit] The word comes from Greek εὐφημία (euphemia) "the use of words of good omen", which is a compound of eû (εὖ) "good, well" and phḗmē (φήμη) "prophetic speech; rumour, talk".[3] The eupheme is the opposite of the blaspheme "evil-speaking"
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Strip Club
Strip clubs are venues where strippers provide adult entertainment, predominantly in the form of striptease or other erotic or exotic dances. Strip clubs typically adopt a nightclub or bar style, and can also adopt a theatre or cabaret-style. American-style strip clubs began to appear outside North America
North America
after World War II, arriving in Asia
Asia
in the late 1940s and Europe in the 1950s,[1] where they competed against the local English and French styles of striptease and erotic performances. As of 2005, the size of the global strip club industry was estimated to be US$75 billion.[2] In 2002, the size of the U.S
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Scotland
Scotland
Scotland
(/ˈskɒtlənd/; Scots: [ˈskɔtlənd]; Scottish Gaelic: Alba
Alba
[ˈal̪ˠapə] ( listen)) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.[16][17][18] It shares a border with England
England
to the south, and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to the east and the North Channel and Irish Sea
Irish Sea
to the south-west. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of more than 790 islands,[19] including the Northern Isles
Northern Isles
and the Hebrides. The Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages
Early Middle Ages
and continued to exist until 1707
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Petty Session
A court of petty sessions was[when?] a local court consisting of magistrates held for a hundred in England, Wales, and Ireland. They were also later established in British colonies, including Australia. They were abolished in New South Wales on 31 December 1984. In England, they are now known as magistrates' courts. See also[edit]Magistrates' court Magistrates' court (England and Wales)This article relating to law in the United Kingdom, or its constituent jurisdictions, is a stub
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Ballet
Ballet
Ballet
/ˈbæleɪ/ (French: [balɛ]) is a type of performance dance that originated during the Italian Renaissance
Italian Renaissance
in the 15th century and later developed into a concert dance form in France and Russia. It has since become a widespread, highly technical form of dance with its own vocabulary based on French terminology. It has been globally influential and has defined the foundational techniques used in many other dance genres and cultures. Ballet
Ballet
has been taught in various schools around the world, which have historically incorporated their own cultures to evolve the art. See glossary of ballet. A ballet, a work, consists of the choreography and music for a ballet production
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Penn Club Of New York City
The Penn Club of New York (usually referred to as The Penn Club) is a private club located in Midtown Manhattan, within New York City, New York, United States. Its membership is restricted almost entirely to students, alumni, and faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Its clubhouse is a fourteen-story building located on West 44th Street between Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue. Originally occupied by the Yale Club of New York City, the building is registered on the National Register of Historic Places.[1][2]Contents1 History 2 Membership 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit]A view of the front entrance to the Penn Club of New YorkIn November 1886, the first local group of University of Pennsylvania alumni outside of Philadelphia was formed in New York at a dinner at Delmonico's Restaurant
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Rockstar Games
Rockstar Games, Inc. is an American video game publisher based in New York City. The company was established in December 1998 as a publishing subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive, and as successor to BMG Interactive, a dormant video game publisher Take-Two Interactive
Take-Two Interactive
had previously acquired the assets of. Founding members of the operation were Sam and Dan Houser, Terry Donovan and Jamie King, who worked for Take-Two Interactive
Take-Two Interactive
at the time, and of which the Houser brothers were previously executives at BMG Interactive. Since 1999, several companies acquired by or established under Take-Two Interactive
Take-Two Interactive
became part of Rockstar Games, such as Rockstar Canada
Rockstar Canada
(later renamed Rockstar Toronto) becoming the first one in 1999, and Rockstar India the most recent in 2016
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New York Friars' Club
The Friars Club is a private club in New York City, founded in 1904 that hosts risqué celebrity roasts. The club's membership is composed mostly of comedians and other celebrities. It is located at 57 East 55th Street, between Park Avenue and Madison Avenue, in a building known as the Monastery.[1][2]Contents1 History1.1 Early years 1.2 Roasting 1.3 Current location2 Organization 3 List of roasts 4 Friars Club Comedy Film Festival 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Early years[edit] The organization traces its roots to 1904, when representatives of the Broadway theatres working with New York publicists organized the Press Agents' Association to exchange lists of people who were fraudulently receiving complimentary passes to shows
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Non-profit Organization
A non-profit organization (NPO), also known as a non-business entity[1] or non-profit institution,[2] is dedicated to furthering a particular social cause or advocating for a shared point of view. In economic terms, it is an organization that uses its surplus of the revenues to further achieve its ultimate objective, rather than distributing its income to the organization's shareholders, leaders, or members. Non-profits are tax exempt or charitable, meaning they do not pay income tax on the money that they receive for their organization. They can operate in religious, scientific, research, or educational settings. The key aspects of nonprofits is accountability, trustworthiness, honesty, and openness to every person who has invested time, money, and faith into the organization. Nonprofit organizations are accountable to the donors, funders, volunteers, program recipients, and the public community
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