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Aesop's Fables by Aesop

Aesop's FablesBy Aesop Translated by George Fyler Townsend The Wolf and the Lamb Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to the Lamb the Wolf's right to eat him. He thus addressed him: "Sirrah, last year you...

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The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The MeditationsBy Marcus Aurelius Written 167 A.C.E.Translated by George Long Book One From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper. From the reputation and remembrance of my father, modesty and a manly character. From my mother, piety and beneficence, and...

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The Enchiridion by Epictetus

The Enchiridion By Epictetus Written 135 A.C.E. Translated by Elizabeth Carter 1. Some things are in our control and others not. Things in our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things not in our control are body, property, reputation,...

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15 Stupid Things People Do to Their Bodies Without Realizing It

Life is full of hazards that can affect our health and well being. It is amazing that most of us are able to hurdle these obstacles and overcome the adversities we are faced with everyday without our bodies succumbing to illness due to these risks and the ever present pressures of life. But we...

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Timaeus by Plato

TimaeusBy Plato Written 360 B.C.E Translated by Benjamin Jowett Persons of the Dialogue-SOCRATES- CRITIAS- TIMAEUS- HERMOCRATES Socrates. One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is the fourth of those who were yesterday my guests and are to be my entertainers to-day? Timaeus. He...

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What Is Critical Illness Insurance?

Critical illness insurance is a kind of insurance policy that is meant to cover the costs associated with treatment for certain serious illnesses as outlined in the policy. More often than not, critical illness insurance is not a stand alone policy, but is purchased in tandem with another policy,...

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What Is Streptomycin?

Streptomycin is a kind of antibiotic drug, and gained renown for being the first antibiotic to be used against tuberculosis. It belongs to a group of drugs known as aminoglycosides. Streptomycin is a very strong antibiotic and is used to treat severe illnesses. This antibiotic cannot be taken...

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What Is Swine Flu?

Swine Flu is also known as influenza A/H1N1, a new flu subtype with genetic material from the swine flu subtype, the avian flu subtype, and the A/H3N2 subtype. It began in Mexico and has quickly spread to countries across the globe. Influenza is a contagious respiratory illness (bronchia, lungs)...

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How to Fight Obesity - Tips for You and Your Children

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions across the globe. More than 1 billion adults are overweight with 300 million labeled clinically obese. An alarming 22 million children around the world under the age of five are estimated to be overweight. Of even greater concern is the fact that these...

15 of the Worst Experimental Deaths of All Time

15 of the Worst Experimental Deaths of All Time

When you run experiments, there's inherently an element of the unknown. After all, we're trying to figure out things we don't know. And sometimes, things go wrong. FATALLY WRONG! Here are some of the most interesting, most intriguing, and sometimes most horrific, experimental deaths we've ever...