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Sarah Bernhardt: Groundbreaking Actress of the 19th Century

Sarah Bernhardt [born Henriette-Rosine Bernard; October 22, 1844—March 21, 1923] was a French stage and early film actress whose career spanned over …

France

Jacques Cousteau: Undersea Explorer and SCUBA Pioneer

Jacques-Yves Cousteau (June 11, 1910 – June 25, 1997) was a famous underwater explorer and conservationist who played a vital role in the history of …

Marine Conservation

16 Weird Food Combinations That Definitely Shouldn't Exist

Why would you mix that with... that?<p>Some food combinations seem strange at first, but turn out to be surprisingly delicious. We're thinking …

Cherry Blossom

Henri Charrière, The Petty Thief Who Escaped Prison Eight Times

The notorious petty thief attempted to escape from prison eight times<p>Henri Charrière (1906 – 1973) was a French petty criminal who was incarcerated …

French Government

An Introduction to Free Verse

Free verse poetry has no rhyme scheme and no fixed metrical pattern. Often echoing the cadences of natural speech, a free verse poem makes artistic …

Literature

Reno v. ACLU: How Does Freedom of Speech Apply to the Internet?

Supreme Court ruling on the restriction of online speech<p>Reno v. ACLU offered the Supreme Court its first chance to determine how freedom of speech …

ACLU

What Is Cultural Hegemony?

Cultural hegemony refers to domination or rule maintained through ideological or cultural means. It is usually achieved though social institutions, …

Framing

Understanding the Triarchic Theory of Intelligence

The triarchic theory of intelligence proposes that there are three distinct types of intelligence: practical, distinct, and analytical. It was …

Emotional Intelligence

What Is a Rhetorical Question? Definition and Examples

“It’s 107 degrees outside. Can you believe it?” a friend asks you on a sweltering summer day.<p>Do you feel the need to answer the question? Probably …

Public Speaking

Why the Black Widow Spider Isn't as Scary as You Think

The black widow spider (<i>Latrodectus mactans</i>) is probably the most feared spider in North America. Its venomous bite is excruciating, and the spider …

Insects

A Simple Introduction to Magnetism

A Simple Introduction to Magnetism<p>Magnetism is defined as an attractive and repulsive phenomenon produced by moving electric charge. The affected …

Magnetism

4th Grade Writing Prompts to Inspire Every Student

Students in 4th grade need a variety of practice developing their writing skills. According to Common Core State Standards Initiative, 4th grade …

Creative Writing

Life and Work of Willa Cather, American Author

Willa Cather was born Wilella Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947). She was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer who gained notice …

Literature

What Is Nuclear Disarmament?

Nuclear disarmament is the process of reducing and eradicating nuclear weapons, as well as ensuring that countries without nuclear weapons are not …

Nuclear Energy

What Is a Pathological Liar? Definition and Examples

A pathological liar is an individual who chronically tells grandiose lies that may stretch or exceed the limits of believability. While most people …

Psychology

10 Delicious Foods the World Could Lose Due to Our Changing Climate

Thanks to Climate, Endangered Lists Are No Longer Just for Animals<p>Thanks to climate change, we may not only need to adapt to living in a warmer world …

Climate Change

Here Are The 20 Best Boredom-Busting Subreddits to Follow

Sick of Facebook? Try a different, more anonymous online community<p>Reddit is a website that calls itself "the front page of the internet," and it …

Internet

Edible Insects You Should Try

An Introduction to Entomoaphagy - Eating Insects<p>Insects are an important food source in many parts of the world and are gaining popularity and …

Insects

What is Treason?

How the United States Defines Aiding and Comforting Enemies<p>Treason is the crime of betraying the United States by an American citizen. The crime of …

Mississippi River

Behaviorism: The Psychological Theory of Stimulus-Response

<b>Behaviorism</b> is the theory that human or animal psychology can be objectively studied through observable actions (behaviors). This field of study came …

Psychology

Frances Perkins: The First Woman to Serve in a Presidential Cabinet

An instrumental figure in the New Deal and the Social Security Act<p>Frances Perkins (April 10, 1880 — May 14, 1965) became the first woman to serve in …

Great Depression

How the Council of Constance Ended the Catholic Church's Great Schism

Inside the medieval council that toppled popes and created martyrs<p>The Council of Constance (1414-1418) was an ecumenical council called by Pope John …

Christianity

The Life and Works of Maud Lewis, Canadian Folk Artist

Maud Lewis (March 7, 1903 – July 30, 1970) was a 20th-century Canadian folk artist. With a focus on subjects in nature and ordinary life and a folk …

Art

How the Moai of Easter Island Were Made and Moved

Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is an island in the Pacific Ocean which is famous for immense, carved stone statues called moai. A completed …

Archaeology

The Chemicals That Make You Feel Love

Which Chemicals Create Lust, Attraction, and Attachment?<p>According to Helen Fisher, a researcher at Rutgers University, chemistry and love are …

Love

What is an Empath?

Definition and Common Traits<p>Empathy is the ability to read and understand people and be in-tune with or resonate with others. Sometimes it is …

Empathy

Generational Names in the United States

Gen X, Millennials, and Other Generation Names Throughout the Years<p>Generations in the United States are defined as social groups of people born …

Demographics

The 10 Biggest Spiders in the World

Do you suffer from a fear of spiders or arachnophobia? If so, you probably don't want to see the world's biggest spiders. But remember: knowledge is …

Insects

3M Championship Golf Tournament

The 3M Championship is a professional golf tournament on the Champions Tour, considered the top tour in the world for 50-and-over golf pros. It is a …

Golf

The Iron Heel: Jack London's Dystopian Science Fiction Novel

Jack London's dystopian science fiction novel<p><i>The Iron Heel</i> is an early dystopian novel published in 1908 by Jack London. London is best known for his …

Literature