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23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

The French Court’s Royal Ban on Smiles

During the days of Louis XIV, smiling—in real life and in portraiture—was considered gauche, not least because dental care was lacking. Then one …

The Most Important Exercise Missing From Your Workout

Discover the benefits of five minutes of breathing at the end of your workout<p>I don’t know if you’ve noticed this or not, but in order for a workout to be any good these days, it has to be “intense.” Or “killer.”<p>But what if all this intensity isn’t necessarily the best thing for us? What if it’s …

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Alfred Nobel - The Man Behind the Nobel Prize

Facts<p><b>Known for:</b> The inventor of dynamite and holder of 355 patents. <b><br>Born:</b> 21 October 1833. <b><br>Died:</b> 10 December 1896. <b><br>Languages:</b> Spoke five languages …

King Tutankhamun did not die in chariot crash, virtual autopsy reveals

A ‘virtual autopsy’ of King Tutankhamun has revealed that he is unlikely to have died in a chariot crash, as has previously been suggested, because …

5 Things About Slavery You Probably Didn't Learn In Social Studies: A Short Guide To 'The Half Has Never Been Told'

Edward Baptist's new book, "The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery And The Making Of American Capitalism", drew a lot of attention last month after the Economist said it was too hard on slave owners.<p>What you might not have taken away from the ensuing media storm is that "The Half Has Never Been …

Meet The Real Gangs of Boardwalk Empire

Enoch "Nucky" Thompson: Steve Buscemi's "Nucky" Thompson may be a murdering, bootlegging, Machiavellian racketeer, but h<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Macall B. …

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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about the history of London

From underground Roman streets and molly houses to plague pits and long-shut tube stations, the forgotten landmarks and traditions of our nation’s …

The 10 greatest changes of the past 1,000 years

11th century: Castles<p>Most people think of castles as representative of conflict. However, they should be seen as bastions of peace as much as war. In 1000 there were very few castles in Europe – and none in England. This absence of local defences meant that lands were relatively easy to conquer – …

In 2014, countries are still paying off debt from World War One

It has been 100 years since the start of the First World War, which was fought for four years and claimed the lives of more than 6000 soldiers a day. Countries in Europe began marking the centenary earlier this year and the Tower of London, pictured above, is awash in poppies in beautiful tribute …

Remembrance Day

10 Things You Should Know About Omega Timpieces

<i>Image Source: Wikipedia</i><p>If you’re familiar with the Greek alphabet, then you’re already aware that Omega represents perfection and success in the …

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10 New Artists You Need to Know: August 2014

Milky Chance<p><b>Sounds Like:</b> Laid-back folk made propulsive by sparse and smart electronic touches, plus the occasional (and remarkably un-corny) …

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4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …