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12 Interesting Word Origins You Had No Idea about

By |2020-06-16T14:13:37+03:00June 16th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , |

Our use of language makes us human. Yet, we pay little attention to where words come from. Well, here are 12 interesting word origins you may have had no idea about. 12 Interesting Word Origins Vaccine (Latin) The word 'vaccine' has been in the news a lot recently. But where did the word originate from? [...]

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7 Famous INTPs in Literature, Science and History

By |2020-06-01T22:08:20+03:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Introvert's World, Personality|Tags: , , , |

If you’ve taken the Myers-Briggs Personality Type test, you may have found that you fit into the ‘INTP’ category. This stands for introverted, intuitive, thinking, and perceiving. But what does it mean to have this personality type? And who can you relate to in popular culture? Let’s take a look at famous INTPs in more [...]

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Stockdale Paradox: How It Can Help You Survive the Worst

By |2020-06-01T22:14:38+03:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , |

Would you describe yourself as an optimist or a pessimist? Perhaps you’re more of an idealist? Maybe you think it’s important to see the reality of a situation? In any case, is it better to be one or the other? The Stockdale Paradox states that a mixture of realism and optimism is the best way [...]

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The Unknown History of April Fools’ Day: Origins & Traditions

By |2020-06-01T22:45:09+03:00April 1st, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology|Tags: , , |

Tricking people has become a normal pastime on the first of April. However, the history of April Fools’ Day is more interesting than that. For as long as I can remember, my friends and family have been playing tricks and lying to me on the first of April. Some of these tricks have been pretty shocking [...]

Why Did Bubonic Plague Doctors Wear Creepy Beak-Nosed Masks?

By |2020-06-01T22:46:39+03:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology|Tags: , |

With the current pandemic firmly entrenched and the death toll rising, it’s not surprising that people are looking to history for answers. However, if the strange bird-like masks worn by bubonic plague doctors are anything to go on, we’re in trouble. The coronavirus pandemic is not the first time we humans have faced an outbreak [...]

6 Worst Pandemics in History and What We Can Learn

By |2020-06-01T22:51:38+03:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: History & Archaeology, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Some of the worst pandemics in history have taken millions of lives. What lessons have we learned from these horrible events? Understanding the history of the worst pandemics requires the ability to differentiate between the epidemic and pandemic in the definition. First of all, the epidemic is an outbreak of the disease on a large [...]

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Vincent Van Gogh Biography: The Sad Story of His Life and His Amazing Art

By |2020-06-02T00:01:03+03:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought|Tags: , , |

This article will be a brief Vincent Van Gogh biography that will tell the story of his life and his art. You will most likely have heard of Van Gogh as he is one of the most well-known, popular and influential figures in post-impressionist and modern art. Nevertheless, he remained unknown and unappreciated in his [...]

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The Unknown Origin of Thanksgiving: a Dark Story You Didn’t Learn in School

By |2020-06-02T00:53:19+03:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology|Tags: , , , , |

The holiday of Thanksgiving may seem straightforward with turkey and stuffing but has an uglier side that many are unaware of... The origin of Thanksgiving is more complicated than just the story of the pilgrims and Native Americans celebrating at Plymouth rock. It gets a bit darker, and peace ultimately didn't win out. This will [...]