At the end of the 19th century, over 100,000 people traveled to the Yukon region of Canada searching for adventure and fortune. People from all walks of life sought to escape the economic depression of 1896 by searching for gold in a remote land. Unfortunately, few acquired the riches they sought.
Which college or university will you or your child choose for the next school year? Choosing the right school of higher learning is an imperative, and this guide will help you weigh many factors to make the best decision for your circumstances and goals.
In 1943, Benito Mussolini was taken prisoner by the same fascist government he had led since 1925. This action taken by King Vittorio Emanuele immediately after the Grand Council of Italy cast a vote of no confidence against him, was a shock to Adolf Hitler. Would Hitler allow this to happen?
They were institutions tasked with providing food and shelter to the impoverished. However, they became ways to punish people for being poor.
Is Putin the new neo-Nazi and White supremacists hero? It seems that in the last five years, Putin, the leader of Russia has emerged as someone admired by many White supremacist groups as well as courted by Trump, an American president often accused of aligning with similar ideologies.
We lost him a year ago this month. Not much more to say other than this is Ziggy's story.
Prior to the advent of modern-day pain killers and anesthesia, many patients avoided surgery due to the fear of enduring excruciating pain. Non-the-less there were times when surgery was unavoidable. Legs and arms needed to be amputated; appendixes needed to be removed. How did humans endure?
Enjoying good works of literature requires a lot more than merely reading the words on the pages—it requires understanding how authors create their narratives. This article explains literary terms you need to know in order to enjoy good literature but also in case you wish to write yourself.
He is a businessman who travels through Latin American during times of political upheaval. He recalls one particular trip filled with tension and potential danger.
The governments of eight Latin American countries feared being overthrown by Communist guerrillas They partnered with American intelligence agencies to fight back.This story is about how they accomplished this and the gruesome results of their actions.
Lymbic synchrony also referred to as mirroring is an important natural occurrence in the learning process of children, but it is also part of how we bond with other. However, as it turns out, it is a excellent tactic for sales and business people in general to use.
Racially, religiously, ethnically, culturally or nationality mixed couples, all face challenges. Ultimately, it is an issue of cultural norms and attitudes. Families play an important role as well as societal attitudes.Eventually, it is up to the couple to be flexible enough to make the union work.
Like Walter Mitty, Brian allows his consciousness to detach itself from reality and float away like a slow moving caravan through the shadows of his mind. Eventually, he must wake up and face reality. But while he drives through the slow moving streets of his Southern town, daydreaming is his escape
It is often said that women are better communicators than men. Women are also considered to be much more in touch with their emotions and able to express them better than their male counterparts. However, could it be both groups are equally good communicators, except their messaging is different?
Five countries in Latin America had insurgent forces fighting against the government. These forces employed large number of women guerrilla fighters. In some cases women represented 40% of these guerrilla fighting forces. This article is about their story.
Women are underrepresented as CEO's of major corporations. In the U.S., we are yet to have a woman president. The proverbial glass ceiling seems to be a ubiquitous fixture within the halls of power. Given the opportunity, can women perform? Can they compete with their male counterparts?
An old boxer looks at himself in the mirror shortly after waking up. He reminisces about when he was young and laments his deteriorating body. The only visitor he gets these days is a stray cat that comes around when he is hungry.
Life expectancy in the U.S. continues to fall while other countries experience increases in how long their citizens live. There are many factors that influence this trend. Higher rates of suicide, homicide,diet, exercise and lack of health coverage are among some. This article explores this issue.
Prior to the 20th century, different societies took divergent approaches to mental illness. In some cases, it was thought dementedness was caused the possession of evil spirits. In other societies it was thought an imbalance of the "humors" caused mental illness. We will explore all this and more.
Cupping is an ancient treatment going back thousands of years. It is globally popular. In recent years it has become in vogue and it is being used by world class athletes and movie stars. We are going to take a look at cupping in this article and learn about its history and effectiveness.
Prior to the 1900s many countries prohibited women from joining the military in any type of combat capacity. However, many women defied these conventions and impersonated men in order to join armies in battle. While it is estimated that hundreds of women have done this, these are four who did.
What can possibly be said about an article that tells the story of ten of the most famous cats in history? There is only one answer: Meow…meow…meow.
While education is important, there are those who accomplish greatness with little or no formal schooling. This article takes a brief look at ten great people in history that changed the world although their educational opportunities were extremely limited.
An Update: Romani and Domari people, who are pejoratively referred to as 'gypsies', are itinerant populations found worldwide. Together they number approximately 20 million and are mainly found throughout Europe, the Middle-East and the Americas, for years discriminated against. This is their story.
Throughout history there have been hundreds, even thousands, of mystics—men and women who have both attempted to enter into an altered state of consciousness and have claimed to have directly communicated with God or the absolute. We will explore mysticism and mystics in this article.
Now referred to as new religious movements (NRM), cults are tight-knit groups often led by a charismatic leader who claims to be everything from God on Earth to the Messiah who will save humanity. Cult followers are often abused mentally and sexually as well as exploited for their labor.
Those with extraordinary mental abilities have fascinated people for millennia. However, those people endowed with one particular "island of knowledge" at the exclusion of all other cognitive capabilities have been uniquely captivating. Today, we know those with these singular abilities as savants.
Understanding history is important as a way of making sense of the present and planning for the future. In this article we will look at how various influenza pandemics have affected the world's population, its economy, political and cultural perceptions. History does not necessarily repeat itself.
The treatment of mental illness has undergone an astonishing transformation since ancient times. During the Renaissance mental illness was thought to be from demonic possession. The Age of Enlightenment ushered in the humane treatment of the mentally ill. Where are we today? Also, new videos added.
It has been said by some experts that the golden age of medicine started sometime in the 1950s. Certainly today we are fortunate to enjoy advancements in medical treatments our grandparents could have never imagined. Unfortunately, for the people that lived in premodern times this was not the case.
In 2013, the National Credit System of China was conceived and began to take shape. It is a system having little to do with financial credit and a great deal to do with social and political behavior. It is a method for China to control its citizens through a process of rewards and punishment.
In a parallel universe, where our laws of physics don't apply, evolution is not the way for species to advance. Instead, all living organisms; animals, humans and trees, reach higher levels of existence through reincarnation. This story is about a parallel world in a far away universe.
It is widely agreed that automation in the form of artificial intelligence and robots will eventually displace a great number of workers throughout all industries. To what degree this will happen is not known. We will explore this as well as the concept of universal basic income as a solution.
There are many tests for measuring intelligence. They mostly measure your ability to solve and think through problems. Ultimately, IQ scores are used for educational placement and evaluating job applicants. This article is about an alternative method of viewing intelligence. New videos included.
The differences between East and West are plentiful. Social and family structures are perhaps the areas exhibiting the greatest differences. This article will show one aspect of the Chinese family structure in which grandparents play an important role in raising children.
The Guna are native people who live in Panama and Colombia. They are at risk of loosing their land to rising sea levels. Directly related to the Caribs, from which the name Caribbean derives, they are one of the few matriarchal society in existence today. This article is about them.
All over the world, humans celebrate the cycle of life: birth, adulthood, procreation, and death. However, death has always been of particular interest to people worldwide. How we deal with death is sometimes manifested through celebrations. This article will take a somewhat jaunty look at this.
This article describes a social phenomenon in Japan of which few people are aware. It points to the fact that its customs, traditions and lifestyles are patently different from Western and specially American culture. Perhaps, this is why it continues to fascinate so many people worldwide.
The BRIC economies are comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, and China. They are emerging markets predicted to be able to surpass the G7 countries—U.S.A., U.K., France, Italy, Germany, Canada, and Japan—sometime in the future. This article will look at their chances of accomplishing this.
Corruption has become a problem of global proportion. This article will look at what I believe are the six most corrupt world leaders in recent history. Unfortunately, there are many more than just these six.
Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere. Their poverty and traditions of political corruption and political violence go back to the time of the Spanish conquistadors. Daniel Ortega continues his stranglehold on the country.
Understanding the way we process knowledge is crucial for making the right decisions regarding education. The theory of multiple intelligences is a good start.
Domestically and internationally, China continues to act as a miscreant. What should our approach be? Is a trade war the solution?
Be happier, be healthier, be creative. Learn how creativity improves your health—and how you can increase your creative output! Check out these tools, methods, and projects for boosting your creativity so that you can gain some wonderful mental and physical benefits.
The terms "machismo" or "macho" has been compared to "male chauvinist." However, there are some important differences between the two descriptions. This article will attempt to explore those differences and how they affect women's career paths.
Central America has been abused both by Spain during colonial times and later by the United States. This article provides the reader with a brief look at what has occurred in the past.