Month: January 2018

The earliest-known dictionary in the English language was The Elementarie, a list of 8,000 English words compiled by Richard Mulcaster and published in 1582. Before then, Latin had been the only respected language of learning. The first alphabetical dictionary, A Table Alphabeticall, was written by schoolteacher Robert Cawdrey in 1604. Every year, hundreds of new
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Ancient Greece is undoubtedly one of the most impressive pages in history. The sheer complexity and length of Greek culture left behind a trove of ruins and art. But the most remarkable are the unexpected realities, behaviors, and skills that big ancient Greek projects tend to reveal. Lost cities, strange relationships with earthquakes, battles, and
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Since the dawn of civilization, humankind has sought various ways to alter its consciousness, its experiences, and its perceptions. The methods and mediums with which we can do this are nearly endless. From betel nut, a spicy nut that’s chewed as a stimulant in many cultures in Central and Southeast Asia, to “speedballing,” injecting a
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The English language is the lingua franca of a large swath of the world. Approximately 20 percent of the world’s 7.5 billion people speak English, either as a primary or secondary language. Of those, 360 million individuals claim English as their native tongue.[1] As a dominant international tongue, English has its peculiarities. The language has
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Between hard-core sex scenes, posing for photos, adult film conventions, and Internet stardom, porn actors and actresses are slowly but surely becoming household names. With estimates as high as $14 billion in annual income, the adult entertainment industry is no joke. It’s estimated that the business brings in more money per year than Yahoo, Google,
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Psychopaths both intrigue and frighten us to the core. The media and movies often paint larger-than-life portraits by using far-reaching claims and describing these supposed mental illnesses with exaggerated traits. With estimates of the number of psychopaths ranging as high as 3–4 percent of the population, you probably know several of them right now without
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