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25 Great John Adams Quotes

25 Great John Adams Quotes

John Adams, born on October 30, 1735 in Braintree, Massachusetts, served as Vice President to the first President of the United States, George Washington. Adams was also the second President of the United States and served from 1797-1801. Adams was also an American statesman, diplomat, and...

The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

Atheism is generating quite a lot of attention these days. Prominent atheists are getting the word out about their views in increasing numbers and generating lots of public debate on the proper place of religion in governments and societies in the modern world. And now more than ever, atheists...

The 15 Smartest and Dumbest Presidents of the United States

The 15 Smartest and Dumbest Presidents of the United States

Universally and instantly recognizable, the President of the United States – the heads of state and government of the world’s largest superpower, the commander–in-chief of the US Armed Forces, the omnipotent and oft-termed “Leader of the Free World” – requires no long-winded or flowery introduction. What does require clarification, however, are the notions of “smartness” and “dumbness”.

The 50 Most Influential Christians of All Time

The 50 Most Influential Christians of All Time

Paul of TarsusSaul of Tarsus, a.k.a. Paul the Apostle, Paul of Tarsus [?-65 c.e.] was a Hellenistic Jew and student of Gamaliel the Elder who served as enforcer for the Pharisaic Sanhedrin against the apostate Christian sect following the crucifixion of Jesus. Around 33 c.e. he experienced a dramatic...

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...

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2011 Academy Awards Oscar Nominations

Here are the official 2011 Oscar nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards. BEST PICTURE127 HOURS (Fox Searchlight Pictures)BLACK SWAN (Fox Searchlight Pictures)INCEPTION (Warner Bros Pictures)THE FIGHTER (Relativity Media/Paramount Pictures)THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT (Focus Features)THE KING'S SPEECH...

100 Best Quotes About Life

100 Best Quotes About Life

Life have you down? Despite life's ups and downs, the journey is far more exciting than the destination. Here are the 100 Best Quotes About Life: 1. "Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower." Hans Christian Anderson 2. "When I stand before God at the...

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50 Most Important Books in the Last Half Century

Below is a list of the 50 most important books of the last half century. These books have affected our culture in many ways and shape the way we live and think. 1. Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart 2. Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy 3. Robert Atkins’ Dr Atkins’s New Diet...

50 Best Andrew Jackson Quotes

50 Best Andrew Jackson Quotes

Andrew Jackson was the seventh President of the United States and the eponym of the Jacksonian Democracy. Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 in Waxhaw, North Carolina, or Lancaster, South Carolina, as the border between the states had not been resolved at the time of his birth. Jackson was born...

25 Comedians Guaranteed to Make You Laugh (Until You Cry)

25 Comedians Guaranteed to Make You Laugh (Until You Cry)

Who doesn't need a good laugh with prospects looking so grim on political, economical, environmental, and emotional fronts? Since modern times are a bit troubling and worrysome, here's our list of 25 Comedians Guaranteed to Make You Laugh (Until You Cry): 1. Lenny Bruce2. Johnny Carson3....