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Women's History is Our History

March is Women's History Month . . . the perfect time to do exactly what the month is designed to encourage us to do: learn more about women's history. After all, since women have likely made up half the population throughout history, if we haven't gotten their side of the story, we haven't gotten …

Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – review

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's accomplished third novel is a subtly provocative exploration of oppression and the idea of home<p>After 13 years in the United States, Ifemelu is about to return to Lagos; but first she must go to the hairdresser's. So far, so run-of-the-mill, for who doesn't want to look …

6 Fixes For Repetitive Writing

Pi may go on forever, but your writing shouldn't. Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (i.e. 3.14), and in honor of everyone's favorite endless irrational number, we've curated six tips for more concise writing.<p><b>Overly Long Words.</b> Eschew sesquipedalian diction! In other words, don't use long words--at …

American Bible Reading Statistics Reveal Who Is Studying The Good Book And Why

The number of people in America who do not identify with any religion may be at an all-time high, but the Bible still holds an important place in the lives of many Americans, a new report suggests.<p>According to a study, “The Bible in American Life," conducted by the Center for the Study of Religion …

25 Documentaries Every Arts & Culture Lover Needs To Watch Right Now

We've all sat in front of our Netflix accounts, tirelessly sifting through film and television genres like "Dark Biographical 20th Century Period Pieces" and "Quirky TV Shows Featuring a Strong Female Lead," never quite finding that perfect piece of cinematography. Defeated by your own streaming …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth

These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself.<p><b>The</b> …

Ten countries that deserve more tourists

The beaches may be beautiful and the coastline inviting, but you can understand why Tuvalu doesn’t get much through-traffic. It’s tiny for a start; one of the smallest nations in the world, and not much bigger than Vatican City. It’s also about as far from the beaten track as possible – right out …

6 Volunteer Vacations to Experience

Yes, staying in a luxury hotel and parking your bum on the beach makes for an enjoyable getaway, but what if you're looking for a trip that's more meaningful? Innovative companies are unveiling enticing voluntourism (volunteer tourism) opportunities in a variety of locations, giving travelers the …

5 Weird Tours To Add To Your Travel Bucket List

It's about time your vacation plans got weird. And we mean <i>really</i> weird.<p>From the supernatural to the super high, we've gathered five of the world's weirdest tours that will make your bucket list just as quirky as you are.<p><b>1. A Stoner's Tour</b><p>Whether you are a full fledged pot head or just curious, …

Meteorite hits moon in largest lunar impact ever recorded - video

Astronomers capture the moment a Meteorite hits the moon on 11 September 2013 with so much force that a bright flash can be seen from Earth with the naked eye. The 400kg (63st) meteorite, travelling at 40,000 mph, punches a fresh crater on the moon's surface around 40 metres wide in what is thought …

Axel Void "Life" New Mural - Miami, USA

Share this article<p>Rom Levy<br>• February 25, 2014<br>• 0<p>Axel Void is currently in Miami, USA where he just finished working on this new piece which is entitled …

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …