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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

Why Is Friday the 13th Considered Unlucky?

Tracing the origin of Friday the 13th superstitions<p>In a provocatively study titled, "Is Friday the 13th Bad for Your Health?" published in the 1993</i> …

Ancient History

Aum Shinrikyo: Doomsday Cult That Attacked the Tokyo Subway System

In 1995, a deadly sarin gas attack in Tokyo claimed the lives of a dozen subway passengers, injured fifty more, and left thousands struggling to see …

Japan

Life of Wilkie Collins, Grandfather of the English Detective Novel

Wilkie Collins (January 8, 1824 – September 23, 1889) has been called the grandfather of the English detective novel. He was a writer of the …

Literature

50 Persuasive Speech Topics for Students

There is a small but important difference between planning a persuasive speech and writing a persuasive essay. First, if you are planning a …

Royal Family

Discover Pangea, the Landmass That Covered One-Third of the Planet

This landmass once covered one-third of the planet<p>Pangea, also spelled Pangaea, was a supercontinent that existed on the Earth millions of years ago …

Earth Science

An Introduction to Dog Intelligence and Emotion

How Smart Is Man's Best Friend?<p>We feed them, we let them sleep in our beds, we play with them, we even talk to them. And of course, we love them. Any …

Cognitive Science

Understanding Fearful Avoidant Attachment Style

Individuals with a <b>fearful avoidant attachment style</b> desire close relationships, but feel uncomfortable relying on others and fear being let down. …

Psychology

What is Drama? Literary Definition with Examples

In literature, a drama is the portrayal of fictional or non-fictional events through the performance of written dialog (either prose or poetry). …

Cambridge University

Life and Legacy of Jonas Salk, Inventor of the Polio Vaccine

Jonas Salk (October 28, 1914 – October 28, 1995) was an American medical researcher and physician. While serving as the head of the Virus Research …

Public Health

Systematic Desensitization: A Technique for Overcoming Phobias

Desensitization, commonly referred to as systematic desensitization, is a type of behavioral therapy technique in which patients gradually become …

Psychology

How to Transfer Colleges: A Guide for Success

If you're thinking of transferring to a new college, you aren't alone. A 2015 study from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center revealed …

College & University

Biography of Brian May, Rock Star and Astronomer

In the late 1960s, Brian Harold May was an eager student in physics, studying to become an astronomer. He also happened to be a gigging musician. In …

Brian May

The Life of Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Rocket Science Pioneer

Konstantin E. Tsiolkovsky (September 17, 1857 – September 19, 1935) was a scientist, mathematician, and theoretician whose work became the basis for …

Space Exploration

Christine de Pizan: Medieval Writer and Early Feminist

Christine de Pizan (1364 – 1430), born in Venice, Italy, was an Italian writer and political and moral thinker during the late medieval period. She …

Literature

Biography of Spiro Agnew: The Vice President Who Resigned

The rise and fall of the ex-vice president<p>Spiro T. Agnew was a little known Republican politician from Maryland whose unlikely ascent to the vice …

Gerald Ford

What Is a Microaggression? Everyday Insults with Harmful Effects

A microaggression is a subtle behavior – verbal or non-verbal, conscious or unconscious – directed at a member of a marginalized group that has a …

Psychology

Queuing Theory: The Mathematical Study of Waiting in Line

The mathematical study of waiting in line<p><b>Queuing theory</b> is the mathematical study of queuing, or waiting in lines. Queues contain <b>customers</b> (or …

Mathematics

Biography of Ivan Pavlov, Father of Classical Conditioning

Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (September 14, 1849 — February 27, 1936) was a Nobel Prize winning physiologist best known for his experiments with dogs. In …

Nobel Prize

Heuristics: The Psychology of Mental Shortcuts

<b>Heuristics</b> (also called “mental shortcuts” or “rules of thumb") are efficient mental processes that help humans solve problems and learn new …

Psychology

The Top 50 Women Golfers of All Time

Who are the best female golfers of all time? Below is our ranking of the Top 50, starting with No. 50 and counting down to No. 1.<p>Our rankings include …

Golf

Defining Culture and Why It Matters to Sociologists

Definition, Discussion and Examples<p>Culture is a term that refers to a large and diverse set of mostly intangible aspects of social life. It is …

Sociology

10 of the Best Soccer Players in the World

Every fan has an opinion about the world's best soccer players, but nearly everyone agrees on a few players. Many of these stars play for the elite …

Soccer

Meet the Dog That Communicates Through Sneezes: African Wild Dog Facts

Meet the dog that communicates through sneezes<p>The African wild dog, or painted dog, is a fierce predator found in the open plains to dense forests of …

Pets

Life of Alexander Calder, Sculptor Who Reimagined Mobiles

<b>Alexander Calder</b> (July 22, 1898 – November 11, 1976) was one of the most prolific, recognizable, and beloved American artists of the 20th century. He …

Art

What Is Social Oppression?

Social oppression is a concept that describes the relationship between two categories of people in which one benefits from the systematic abuse and …

Sociology

Examples of Great Introductory Paragraphs

Grab Your Reader With the First Words<p>An introductory paragraph, as the opening of a conventional essay, composition, or report, is designed to grab …

Creative Writing