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religious group found in 22 states and Canada; stresses community life and separation from the modern world.
Amish brittle hair syndrome - syndrome noted in the Amish, characterized by short stature, brittle hair, decreased fertility, mild intellectual impairment; hair noted to be without scales. Synonym(s): hair-brain syndrome
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He excels in bringing the reader up to date on Amish culture, from their movement off the farm into factory work, where the members can use power equipment if it belongs to someone else, to the rise of home businesses like quilt shops or organic vegetable farms.
She gave birth to a daughter, Oakley, during the first season of "Return to Amish," but was absent from the second season due to rehab after she became addicted to heroin and homeless.
Of course, neither Amish nor Hutterite homes are dirty, and it's important to keep in mind that a too-clean home can have negative effects on personal health as well, ajlinks.
Countryside Amish Furniture is your direct source for authentic, handcrafted Amish furniture.
While not intended as a guide to becoming Amish, Smith's insightful book is an honest and respectful look at the joys, and the costs, one American family experienced as they sought to align their lifestyle with their deepest beliefs.
The conceptual orientation of the book deploys "cultural analysis to unpack the web of meanings that guide social interaction within Amish life" (x), and the authors focus this broad theoretical lens on one key research question: "How has the Amish struggle with modernity modified their religious worldview, cultural patterns, social organization, and interaction with the outside world?
She readily acknowledges her enjoyment of Amish romances and is equally transparent about her religious affiliation (she and her husband belong to the Mennonite Church).
In some parts of the country where the Amish spurn modern ways, you'll find horse-and-buggies plying the roads, but here the only horse and buggy is a model in Yoder's parking lot.
For travelers like Lilly Longshore who appreciate cultural diversity and relish time spent in the scenic, peaceful countryside, Ohio's Amish country has much to offer.