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7 Foods That Changed the World

How much do you think about what's on your plate? Sure, there are health, environmental, and price concerns to consider, but what about the reason your food is on your plate in the first place? When E…

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8 Inspiring Women From History

March is Women's History Month, and we're celebrating by honoring some of the most inspiring, revolutionary and unconventional women of all time. There are plenty of well-known and celebrated women on…

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7 Famous Animals in History

The bond between animals and humans is one that is well documented. Dogs were domesticated by humans roughly 10,000 years ago and there are numerous animals depicted in cave art that dates back to mor…

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Eat Like a Gladiator – Go Vegetarian

The gladiators of Rome are known for being tough, strong warriors, apart from the average Roman. Historic sources also report that the gladiators' diet was different from what the "normal population" …

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A Brief History of April Fools’ Day (& One of the Best Pranks Ever)

Although it's not a national holiday, April Fools' Day is widely recognized as a day to play practical jokes and invent elaborate hoaxes. In other words, it celebrates foolishness. This day of pranks …

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Surprising Origins of 6 Christmas Traditions

  It's the most wonderful time of the year once again, but I didn't need to tell you that. It's all around -- homes are lit up, shops are decked out with trees and garlands, and you'd be hard-…

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Yoga History Inspires Smithsonian Art Exhibit

Washington D.C. will soon be the home of a piece of yoga history. The Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art will host the first large exhibition of yoga-related art. The show, titl…

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Tattoos: A Permanent Human Obsession

Do you have a tattoo? My boyfriend and I recently realized that we're an anomaly among our friends. Almost everyone we know has at least one tattoo or piercing of some kind. Eric and I have neither…

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6 Lesser Known World Landmarks (Slideshow)

  Sure, we all know the great pyramids in Egypt, the coliseum in Rome, or the Niagara Falls in North America. But there are plenty of other historically, culturally and ecologically important …

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What’s the History of Valentine’s Day?

Love is in the air. If you’re in a part of the world that celebrates Valentine’s Day then you most likely can feel it. Whether you anticipate the day with joy or dread, this yearly celebration marks…

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