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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 Most Reclusive Literary Geniuses in History

10 Most Reclusive Literary Geniuses in History

The world’s greatest writers use their literary genius to illustrate and comment on the human condition. And yet, those who could be considered to have the best understanding of human feelings often choose to hide themselves away from the public eye. The stereotype of the reclusive author is not...

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....

10 Great Philosophers Who Were Mentally Disturbed

10 Great Philosophers Who Were Mentally Disturbed

Those who ask the difficult questions, like “Why are we here?”, “From where do we derive morals?” and “What does it all really mean, when you get right down to it?” have given humanity amazing philosophical insights and ethical guidance. Unfortunately, thinking too much about these issues can...

10 Great Painters Who Were Mentally Disturbed

10 Great Painters Who Were Mentally Disturbed

When the dying tyrant Nero proclaimed on his death bed “Oh, what an artist that perishes in me!” his remarks reveal more than just the arrogance of history’s darkest man. They also reveal the almost immutable cultural connection between art and great suffering; between the artist and the sufferer....

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...

Friends Don't Let Friends Go to Law School

Friends Don't Let Friends Go to Law School

Imagine taking out over $200,000 in student loans to go to law school, only to graduate and find that the job market is rotten? That's exactly what's going on with law school graduates today. From: The Best Colleges As law schools continue to sell the vision of a $150,000 lawyer salaries, the...

10 Most Iconic Photographs of the War in Iraq

10 Most Iconic Photographs of the War in Iraq

The War in Iraq has been one of the most significant events of the last decade. Journalists, both those embedded with military units and those who have undertaken their own investigations, have contributed defining and sometimes harrowing images of incidents as they have unfolded. These photos,...

10 Greatest Protests of the 20th Century

10 Greatest Protests of the 20th Century

The 20th century was a time of great change, with devastating wars, the rise of two superpowers and the fall of one. Demonstrations have been used throughout history to change the world, both peacefully and violently, but in the 20th century activism came into its own in an age of protest. 1)...

10 Most Sinister Nazi Occultists

10 Most Sinister Nazi Occultists

As members of one of the most reviled and sinister organizations ever to rise to power, the Nazis were the architects of many evil and disturbing plans. Genocide, medical experimentation on humans, world war; you name it the Nazis did it. However, while living in a ruthlessly efficient military...