Linda L Labin, PhD

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Medieval zombies: how the walking dead haunted the Middle Ages

Until the Enlightenment, even the most learned agreed that the dead could rise from their graves. Darren Oldridge, the author of a book on seemingly …

The Scattered Bones of Columbus

The legend of Christopher Columbus included serious miscalculations in both life and death. Thanks to some major longitudinal blunders, his attempt …

How to Deal With a Workplace Psychopath

The word <i>psychopath</i> typically conjures up images of sadistic serial killers. But while some violent criminals are psychopaths, many psychopaths can …

Psychology

America’s first 'top secret' Medal of Honor went to a Japanese-American fighting in Korea

Hiroshi Miyamura was born to Japanese immigrants in Gallup, New Mexico, in 1925. This made him Nisei — Japanese for "second-generation."<p>At the outbreak of World War II, Miyamura witnessed many of his fellow Nisei being shipped off to internment camps. Gallup, however, was not located within the …

These photos of soldiers and their horses show the battlefield on the threshold of modernity

The technology in Crimean War changed the way we fight forever<p>Horses, guns, and cameras. One of these is no longer a part of modern warfare. But in …

8 Long Guns You Have to Know from the American Civil War

Here are eight of the long guns that played a role in making the American Civil War the bloodiest conflict in our country’s history.<p>What were the top …

Kenya excavates skeletons of people with Chinese blood - People's Daily Online

<i>Xinhua photo</i><p>A team consisting of archaeologists from China, the United States and Kenya announced last Friday the excavation of three human skeletons …

10 Bizarre Legal Cases From Medieval Europe

By modern standards, legal systems in medieval Europe were unfair and weak. Trials by ordeal, in which an accused person had to prove their innocence …

List-Worthy

Did the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki really end the war?

This Sunday marks the 72nd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, followed three days later by the bombing of Nagasaki.<p>Residents of …

History

“Corduroy Road” From Civil War Era Found in Michigan

Before the invention of modern concrete, travelers were able to cross muddy, swampy grounds by building “corduroy roads”—paths that were constructed …

War

Human Artifacts Found at 46 Ancient Lakes in the Arabian Desert

While parts of the Arabian Peninsula are the most inhospitable climates on Earth today, that wasn’t the case in the not-too-distant past. In fact, …

Anthropology

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College Football

Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh May Be the 1st Known 'Giant'

The supposed remains of Sa-Nakht, a pharaoh of ancient Egypt, may be the oldest known human giant, a new study finds.<p>Myths abound with stories of …

Roman Silver Was Discovered by a Scottish Teenager

He found over 200 pieces of Roman silver.<p>David Hall of Livingston, Scotland, was 14 in 2014, when he discovered Roman silver, a finding that Dr. Fraser Hunter, principal curator of Iron Age and Roman collections at the National Museum of Scotland, would later credit with "rewriting our …

Archaeology

25 Books Every Book Lover Should Read

Books have the power to inspire our imagination, transport us to faraway worlds, and make us think and feel deeply. Luckily, bibliophiles of all ages …

World War I, 100 Hundred Years Ago: Start of the Third Battle of Ypres, Or Battle of Passchendaele | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>The British supremo, General Haig, thought he could take advantage of the troubles experienced by the French to try once again to achieve a decisive</i> …

Insight: Army in the Shadows

The Confederacy’s Western Theater fighters get little attention compared to their eastern counterparts The army of Tennessee has always lived in the …

War

A Tourguide Amongst the Tombstones…..

Hello all. Welcome to my very first interview. As a scientifically educated non scientist I find one of the most exciting things about blogging and …

A trans soldier in the ancient Roman army?

By Tom Sapsford, Lecturer, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. The Roman army at the Battle of …

Ancient Rome

‘Love bombing’ is the newest dangerous dating trend

Have you started dating someone who has lavished you with attention and then things have quickly soured? Chances are you could have been a victim of …

The Viking Shield in the British Isles: Changes in use from the 8th-11th Century in England and the Isle of Man

The Viking Shield in the British Isles: Changes in use from the 8th-11th Century in England and the Isle of Man By Emma Boast Master’s Thesis, …

Archaeology

Buried at the racetracks: 1,500-year-old grave discovered at Carthage circus

How crazy do you have to be about gambling to have your nearest and dearest inter you at the racetrack? Archaeologists excavating the ancient Roman …

Lovers of Valdaro

A young Italian couple has been locked in an embrace for over 6,000 years.<p>Arms and legs entwined, the couple lay facing each other, comfortably …

How To Reframe A Negative Mindset When You Feel Stuck, According To A Psychologist

Are you one of those people who exaggerates a bad day into an entire bad life? It's OK, we've all been guilty of it. But do this too many times, and …

Trivia Challenge: The Only WWII Land Battle Fought in North America

Next year will be the 75th anniversary of the only land battle fought in North America during World War II. That battle, one of the war’s deadliest, …

World War II

10 Powerful Ways to Deal With Your Narcissistic Boss | Inc.com

Practically everyone has either worked for a narcissistic boss or been exposed to one in some capacity. It's an unforgettable experience to be around someone who's flagrantly self-absorbed, self-admiring, self-centered and self-obsessed--someone who works hard only when long as someone's watching, …

Self-help

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College Football

How to Tell Your Personality Style From the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

You’ve probably heard someone say, “I’m an INFP!” Or perhaps you’ve seen a four-letter Myers-Briggs type listed next to a name in an online profile. If you have no idea what that means, you’re in luck! We’re going to break it down for you.<p>The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is a personality test …