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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....

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What Is a Con Artist?

A con artist is a person who is well versed in scamming other people. A con artist is very skilled at hatching up plans to trick other people into somehow parting with their money without realizing that they are being fooled. More than coming up with the plans, the con artist is also an expert...

10 Best Taylor Swift Songs With Bonus

10 Best Taylor Swift Songs With Bonus

Taylor Alison Swift is an American country and pop recording singer, songwriter, philanthropist, and actress. Swift was born on December 13, 1989 in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. Swift is one of two children born to Scott Kingsley Swift, a stockbroker, and Andrea Finlay Gardner, a homemaker, and...

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What Is a Police Sketch Artist?

When a crime is committed, it is common for bystanders or witnesses to take notice of the perpetrator of the crime. In order to find the offender, a police sketch artist is called to draw or sketch the face of the offender according to the details provided by those who had seen his or her face....

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...

10 Greatest Escape Artists in History

10 Greatest Escape Artists in History

Escapology is the art of escaping from restraints of some kind - such as handcuffs, straightjackets, cages or coffins. The skill has been used as a form of magical entertainment since at least the 1860s, although it didn’t become recognized as an act in itself until later in the century. As the...

10 Most Devious Street Cons (And How to Avoid Them)

10 Most Devious Street Cons (And How to Avoid Them)

Everyone thinks they’re too smart to fall for a scam until it happens to them. No matter how sure you are that you can spot a con, sometimes it just takes you by surprise. It doesn’t have to be a flashy stock market swindle, it can happen when you’re just walking down the...

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In Literature, What Is the Muse?

The word “muse” originated from Greek mythology, which is one of the most interesting parts of literature. The Greek god Zeus and Mnemosyne had nine daughters called the Muses. They are the goddesses who inspire the creation of arts and literature. They were believed to be the source of knowledge...

25 Best iPhone Music Apps

25 Best iPhone Music Apps

The great thing about the iPhone is that while it is an extraordinary phone with some extraordinary features, there are also an umpteen number of super cool third party apps available which can help you do just about anything you can imagine with your iPhone. This list discusses some of the coolest...

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How to Avoid Online Scams

Though Nigerian email scams may be the butt of late-night comedian jokes, online fraud is still alive and well. Scams involving individuals, such as identity theft and financial scams, cost their victims nearly 240 million in 2007 over four times as much as they did in 2004. Sadly, the numbers...