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Understanding the Streisand Effect – When Censorship Backfires

The Streisand Effect is a social phenomenon that occurs when you try to hide or remove something, but instead you end up popularizing it

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The World Tree - Middle Eastern Religions

The World Tree is mytheme in many Middle Eastern religions. It is most often portrayed as an archetype of the trees of knowledge and life.

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Indus Valley Civilization – Ancient Civilization Noted for their Urban Planning

At its peak, the civilization had a population of more than five million people. Their baked brick houses and clusters of large and nonresidential buildings is amazing

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Azulejo – Portugal’s Most Captivating Work of Art

In Portugal, tiled pavements, made of geometrical pieces of plain colors were used since the 13th century. Moros brought Azulejo to the Iberian Peninsula, and the influence in Portugal came from Spain...

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How to Detoxify the Pineal Gland

The pineal gland is believed to play a vital role in consciousness. Detoxifying it can be helpful in attaining higher levels of consciousness.

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The Six Day War – Six Days Changed the Middle East

The Six Day War lasted from June 5, 1967, up until June 10, 1967. But things started cooking earlier than that. At the end of 1948, Israel’s Arab neighbors had invaded to try to destroy the new stat...

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The Karo Tribe – Maintaining a 500-year old Body Paint Tradition

The Karo are a Nilotic ethnic group. They are one of the smallest tribes in the region with an estimated population between 1,000 and 3,000 people

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How Diet Affects Gender

Diet can alter estrogen and testosterone levels significantly, which further impact the development of human physical form.

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Going through the Longest Tunnel in the World

With a length of 53.8km, Seikan connects the islands Honshu and Hokkaido

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Lascaux Caves Facts and Mysteries

One of the best aspects of the caves are the fabulous colors. The colors are taken directly from the Earth itself. Those are the red and yellow ochre, found in the soil of much of the region

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Jeanne Lanvin – Founder of the Oldest French Fashion House

Her calling card was her robe de style dress. This gown hung straight and narrow on the torso, but then ballooned out widely at the hips

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The Kinsey Scale – What is it, and How to Use it?

It is one of the oldest and most-widely used scales to describe sexual orientation. While it is outdated, the scale was groundbreaking at the time

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Who Was Jeannette Rankin? First Woman in the US Federal Office

Jeannette championed a multitude of diverse women’s rights and civil rights through a career spanning more than six decades

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Where is the Internet of Things Headed in 2020?

IoT is changing the landscape of devices in the global industry and consumers. In the past few years, everything is about smart technology. We have just scratched the surface of the technology. More a...

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The Battle of Berlin, What You Didn’t Know about the Fall of Nazi Germany

What if Germany won the battle? Well, even a German victory would not have changed anything at the time. At that point, Germany was way behind in terms of power in the war. Joseph Stalin, the Soviet c...

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Antoni Gaudi Secret Gems – The Lesser Known Buildings You Have to See

Gaudi's work can be classified in three different styles in periods, including orientalist, neo-gothic, and naturalist

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Santa Cruz del Islote – Most Densely Populated Island in the World

According to legends, the island was uninhabited some 150 years ago. The size was less than a hectare of land. It floated in the middle of the Caribbean Sea

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The Scoville Scale Explained

The scale got its name thanks to its founding father, Wilbur Scoville. He was a pharmacist by trade, working for Parke-Davis Pharmaceutical Company. Wilbur created a simple way to measure the pungency...

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The Rockefeller Family Wealth – From Poverty to Billionaires

They are now in the seventh generation with as many as 170 heirs. And the family has managed to sustain their wealth. In 2016, they had more than 10 billion. There are more than 250 members of the fam...

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Escondida Copper Mine – World’s Largest Copper Mine

Escondida produces more than 1 million tons of copper per year, which is about 5% of the global production. That is even more than the entire copper produced in Zambia, a country well known of its cop...

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Lalibela – The Miraculous Underground Churches in Ethiopia

The historical name of the complex is Roha. This religious and pilgrimage center in the north-central Ethiopia is the capital of the Zagwe dynasty. It was renamed for the most distinguished monarch, L...

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Dubrovnik – The Croatian City with the First Quarantine in Europe

Some 700 years ago, officials in Dubrovnik and rest of Europe fought against a devastating outbreak of bubonic plaque. The disease started in medieval Italy. While physicians and health officials had ...

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Jesse Livermore – The Pioneer of Stock Trading

At the peak of his fortune, Jesse had a net worth of $100 million. That was back in 1929. In today’s money, that would be between $10 and $15 billion

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Bamboo – The Tree of The Future

Bamboo belongs in the Bambusoideae subfamily of the perennial evergreen grass family Poaceae. The German botanist Charles Kunth was the first one to publish the taxonomic findings in 1815

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Space Based Solar Power – How Soon is the Future?

This idea has been around since the early 1970s. But the early ideas were not economically viable. The present day launch infrastructure is much more advanced

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Predictive Medicine in 2020 – Where are We Headed?

Predictive medicine is a field of medicine that tries to predict the probability of a disease and institute preventive measures in order to prevent the disease

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7 Migrants that Changed the World

At the peak of the European migrant crisis in 2015, more than 1 million Syrians requested asylum in Europe

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The Fascinating World of Italian Wine

Some of the best wines in Italy are Prosecco, Chianti, and Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Whether you want to try wine tasting, or go to a vineyard visit, you can enjoy everything in Italy

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Neurasthenia – Outdated Disease of Living Too Fast

The condition was first described in 1869 by American neurologist George Beard. Symptoms of the condition included anxiety, migraine, insomnia, and depression. At the time, experts believed it is conn...

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The Wright Brothers – Great Inventors and Lousy Businessmen

The Wright brothers were always interested and fascinated by flight. They attribute their interest in aviation to a small toy helicopter

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Persepolis – Iran’s Archeological Jewel Crown

Persepolis was the capital of the Persian Achaemenid Empire, starting from the reign of Darius I, until its destruction in 330 BCE. The name comes from the Greek Persespolis (Persian city). Persians k...

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Medicine in the 19th Century - Strange Victorian Era Cures

In the 19th century, people thought causes of fever include injury, bad air, violent emotion, or even irregular bowel movement

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Bipolar Disorder and Famous People

There are two common subtypes of bipolar disorder, bipolar I and bipolar II. There are other subtypes but these two are the most common

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Maria Callas – Voice Captured by on CDs Still Enchants People Worldwide

Her status as a cultural icon endures more than 90 years after her birth. And it is all thanks to the lasting legacy of La Divina. She captivated audiences with her outstanding and iconic opera perfor...

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Merkaba Mysticism – What the Sacred Symbol Represents?

Translated, Merkaba means light, spirit, and body in Hebrew. It denotes the harmonious activation of all of the three aspects. The shape of Merkaba is a three dimensional 8 pointed star made from two ...

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Polar Bears – The Adorable Largest Land Predator

A single polar bear can consume up to 100 pounds/45kg of meat at one feeding. A single polar bear needs as much as one seal per week, or between 50 and 75 seals per year to survive

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Gulag – Economy and Political Labor Camps Keeping Staling in Power

Stalin built these camps between 1931 and 1933. The first massive construction project was the White Sea-Baltic Sea Canal. More than 100,000 prisoners dug a 141-mile canal with few tools other than sh...

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Dorothy Day – Controversial Journalist and Servant of God

She described her conversion in her autobiography, The Long Loneliness. She is on her way to becoming canonized by the Catholic Church. She will be one of the more controversial characters to receive ...

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The Habsburg Dynasty – Empire that Shaped the Entire World

They were one of the greatest royal dynasties in Europe. Over the centuries, their branches ruled countries like Germany, Slovakia, Peru, Spain, Croatia, and Mexico.

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Friedrich Nietzsche – The Most Misunderstood Brilliant Mind

He argued that morals don’t exist and we shouldn’t pretend they do. They are just a façade to cover up the real motivation, which is the desire to control other people and prevent other people fr...

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John Williams – The Genius Behind Star Wars and Harry Potter Music

Williams has the technical skills and harmonic sophistication to make brilliant music. But he also possesses good melodic sense, great awareness of music history, and outstanding understanding of dram...

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How Turning to Vegan Could Help the Planet?

The benefits of going vegan or vegetarian are definitely something to consider. Yes, you might have harder time to meet the needs for certain vitamins and minerals, but it is doable

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Ushguli – The Highest Inhabited Place in Europe

Ushguli is a community of four villages located at the head of the Enguri gorge in Svaneti. It is recognized by UNESCO World Heritage as the Upper Svaneti. It is one of the highest continuously inhabi...

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How Long Before Ultracapacitors Overtake Batteries?

Batteries need time to charge and discharge energy. Think of it as the time it takes for a dam to fill with rain during the rain, and then slowly drain. On the other hand, ultracapacitors, can store c...

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Jimmy Hoffa – All the Death Conspiracies

Jimmy Hoffa is one of the central figures in the Irishman, a fictional movie trying to explain the disappearance of the union leader

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Dendera Temple the Home of Many Ancient Mysteries

The Dendera complex has long been one of the most tourist-accessible ancient Egyptian places of worship. Up until 2003, it was possible to visit virtually every part of the complex. In 2003, the highe...

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Michael Bloomberg Enters US Presidential Race – Can he Dethrone Trump?

Bloomberg considered entering the race in 2016, but eventually withdraw. He has experience in politics thanks to his career as mayor of New York from 2001 to 2014

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Karoshi – Death by Overworking

The term first appeared in the early 1970s. The origin of the term can be found in the word “kacho-byo”, which translates to “bosses-disease”T

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Hugh O’Flaherty - Unsung Hero of World War II

Son of a steward at the Killarney golf course, Hugh was fluent in Italian and German. He also held three doctorates and was an amateur golf champion. And during World War II, he was known as the Vatic...

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Celtic Dragon – Symbol of Power and Fertility at the Same Time

Druids believed that the dragon’s power affected the lay of the land. Their belief was that the path the dragons took was important to the flow of energy through the physical world. Areas where drag...

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