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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...

10 Things to NEVER Say on a Date

10 Things to NEVER Say on a Date

You've done it. You landed a date with what could be a future mate and have sealed the deal with plans to get together. Dressed in your finest, you accompany your date to a nice dinner, movie, or otherwise adventurous excursion. If you find yourself exchanging pleasantries, engaging in lively...

Choosing the Best Binoculars for Versatile Wildlife Viewing

Choosing the Best Binoculars for Versatile Wildlife Viewing

There are many tools that are important to the biologist and naturalist, but one of the most useful pieces of equipment that are needed for wildlife field observations is the binocular. Binoculars (Bins) come in different shapes and sizes, and can be purchased at a wide range of prices. My first...

42.0 Milestones in the History of Marijuana

42.0 Milestones in the History of Marijuana

People around the world have been smoking marijuana for thousands of years while also using the hemp plant for everything from fabric and rope to ethanol fuel. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, a man with a bit of power and enough determination decided pot was wicked, evil and narcotic. He...

12 Format War Losers

12 Format War Losers

Format wars are the frontline battles of capitalism. Two or more companies fight over your attention, wanting to bring you the same service, but using their methods. Sometimes the wars are decided by consumers on the basis of price and functionality; sometimes because one side screws up royally;...

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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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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...

10 Uses for Your iPod Touch Other Than Music

10 Uses for Your iPod Touch Other Than Music

The iPod has evolved from a small little gadget, without a touch screen, to a full on mobile machine- the only thing separating it from the iPhone is the ability to make calls and texts. But who says you can't?

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What Is a Comfort Letter?

A comfort letter is a piece of documentation that an accounting firm provides for a company. The purpose of a comfort letter is to informally provide information that will attest to the financial soundness of the company. In a sense, a comfort letter shows the support of the accounting firm to...

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Hillary Clinton Angry at Mention of Husband Bill Clinton

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was angered on Monday when a student asked her what Bill Clinton thought about the growing influence of China on the continent. Hillary Clinton, who is currently traveling in seven African countries, seemed puzzled when a student asked her the question during...