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250 Great Latin Phrases to Impress Your Friends

250 Great Latin Phrases to Impress Your Friends

Latin may be as obsolete as a 1998 personal computer but the ancient dead tongue of the world’s greatest thinkers pack a mind punch and often evoke a slight chuckle. As the Italic language spoken long, long ago in Rome, Italy, and other places, a great deal of scholars, clergy, and other people...

10 Longest Great Novels Ever Written

10 Longest Great Novels Ever Written

Intro;The length of a book is no indication of its quality, but if you are looking for door-stoppers you won’t find any shortage amongst great western literature. Although often listed as one of the world’s lengthiest novels Gone with the Wind at over 400,000 words did not even make the top ten....

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Top Linguistics Schools Ranked

Linguistics is a social science which endeavors to find the commonality of languages. The study of linguistics doesn’t focus on the specifics of a language; the rules regarding proper usage such as grammar. Instead, linguistics is a cognitive science similar to psychology and philosophy. Each...

10 Great Novelists Who Were Mentally Disturbed

10 Great Novelists Who Were Mentally Disturbed

The life of an author — particularly an author of fiction – is necessarily connected to that which is most dangerous: our consciousness. It is often through the explorative process of creative literature that we touch the exciting possibilities and subversive consequences of our capacities as a...

15 Child Miracles, Wonders and Prodigies

15 Child Miracles, Wonders and Prodigies

Extraordinary things happen to people the world over, but it's rare when they happen to children -- and end with a pleasant surprise. Many don't believe in luck these days, but there are people walking around today that are surely luckier than most. Some of them survived circumstances that should...

10 Most Influential Weapons in History

10 Most Influential Weapons in History

Weapons: these ever-changing martial tools have been used to forge nations, to create empires and to topple regimes. They have shaped society, signified ranks and, of course, been brutal implements of death. They’ve brought slaughter and destruction to millions of people, but they have also liberated...

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10 Interesting Facts About Tennessee

Tennessee is a state with a very rich history and vast resources. Not only is Tennessee home to mountain ranges, lakes and plateaus put it is also often credited as the birthplace of country music and several well known historical figures. Below we've listed ten interesting facts about the state of Tennessee.

10 Happiest Jobs

10 Happiest Jobs

Here is a list of the 10 types of jobs that make people the most happy. Moral of the story: money doesn't always translate into happiness.

The 50 Most Influential Jews of the Current Era

The 50 Most Influential Jews of the Current Era

Influential people come in all shapes and sizes in all generations throughout history. Such people can be grouped together by shared affiliations and backgrounds, for whatever purposes people are drawn to make lists. This list offers some interesting biographical tidbits about 50 people of Jewish...

Humboldt State University Launches Marijuana Research Institute

Humboldt State University Launches Marijuana Research Institute

Humboldt State University nestled in California's pot growing heartland of Arcata just announced an interdisciplinary program based in marijuana research. The institute will be led by a faculty of 11 and feature the most innovative information from politics, economics, geography, sociology, and...