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Where Did the English Language Come From?: An Animated Introduction

If you've ever deliberately studied the English language — or, even worse, taught it — you know that bottomless aggravation awaits anyone foolish …

Language Learning

The Search For Caligula’s Sunken Orgy Ship

Wild tales of sex, affairs, and murder are associated with Roman emperor Caligula’s grand ships. Two vessels have been discovered in Italy’s Lake …

Ancient History

The genius of the Celts

Graham Robb, author of a new book on the Celtic peoples, argues that it’s high time we challenged the Roman characterisation of the Celts as …

Bad language: why being bilingual makes swearing easier

Bilingual reduced emotional resonance is fairly well-established, but why does it happen? And does that have a knock-on effect for different communities?<p>My dad had a liberal philosophy of childrearing, but he would always tell us off for swearing. As a result, I grew up feeling very uncomfortable …

Language

An entire Manhattan village owned by black people was destroyed to build Central Park

Three churches, a school, and dozens of homes were demolished<p>When Reverend Christopher Rush laid the cornerstone of the First African Methodist …

Mapping The 6,000-Year History Of The City

<b>New map and video show that urbanization is not as modern a concept as you might think.</b><p>When talking about <i>Science and the City</i>, I’m often asked about the earliest days of urbanization – when and where did we build the first ‘proper’ city? What influence did those early settlements have on their …

Urbanization

AD Classics: Roman Pantheon / Emperor Hadrian

Locked within Rome’s labyrinthine maze of narrow streets stands one of the most renowned buildings in the history of architecture. Built at the …

Cholesterol Control: PCSK9 Inhibitors vs. Statins

Introduction<p>Nearly 74 million Americans have high cholesterol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, fewer than half …

Holistic Medicine

White prosperity over racial equality: It’s (still) the American way

Donald Trump’s victory feels like an earthquake, but its roots run deep in America’s history and priorities<p>On November 8, 2016, individual voters confronted the imperfect legacy of the Founding Fathers. In this election, for the first time since the great rights revolutions of the 1960s, Americans …

Rights & Freedoms

How falling in love can help you learn a language

When the writer Lauren Collins set about learning French, she had no idea how it would change her life. Rebecca Laurence takes a look at the benefits and pitfalls of bilingual relationships.<p>Cologne, Germany, 1970: Carol, a sparky red-headed Englishwoman catches the eye of a handsome Tunisian man …

Language

Shakespeare's Stratford reminds us of a forgotten, morbid England

The cult around Shakespeare has led to the restoration of murals in Stratford-upon-Avon, whitewashed over by his father. They’re far from masterpieces, but they do show us an England in thrall to devils and death<p>Stratford-upon-Avon is a town preserved not in amber but by language. The words of its …

Painting

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Europeans don’t have true citizenship. They have a second-class status dating back to Ancient Rome

How does a tribe live with the foreigner? Treat them too badly, and they won’t come. Treat them too well, and what is the privilege of being a citizen?<p>Europe has been doing a bit more than trying to tackle this dilemma; it has been running the world’s biggest open-air social-science experiment for …

Europe

What do Ireland’s county names mean?

Ever wonder what the Irish language county names we see on football jerseys and road signs actually mean? Ireland’s long history of native kingdoms, …

Ireland

Basic Short Story Template: Keep It Simple!

Readers asked for a basic short story template. On Fab Freelance Writing Blog, we’ve been talking about writing and self-publishing short …

Writing

21 or 22 Yet Even More Amazing Tips to Be a Better Writer - Altucher Confidential

My 12 year old daughter is afraid to talk to me because I might write it. My sister doesn't speak to me. My mom doesn't speak to me. I suspect even …