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This Passage about a Pandemic from Dostoevsky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’ Is Terrifyingly Relevant

If you have ever read anything by Fyodor Dostoevsky, you know that the literary works of this existentialist Russian author of the 19th century are certainly not for ‘light reading’. ‘Crime and Punishment’ is probably his most famous novel and also one of the most difficult to read. First published…

15 Words Shakespeare Invented & You Are Still Using Them

I remember reading Macbeth at school and being instantly beguiled. Here was a world rich with layered meaning, coloured by vivid metaphors and expertly finessed into a captivating moral story. But I didn’t realise at that young age there were words Shakespeare invented that we still use today. I’m not…

15 Quotes about Intelligence and Open-Mindedness

Intelligence is subjective. There are many types of it, just as the perception of what makes someone smart varies from one person to another. The following quotes about intelligence, however, reveal universal truths most people will agree with. Some people get fascinated with erudition and theoretical knowledge. Others tend to…