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by Etcetera
5 years ago
Where do your Political Beliefs come From?

Lately there has been an explosion of interest and research about what shapes political beliefs. The evidence that has emerged, points firmly toward political beliefs being rooted in moral perceptions. Jonathan Haidt, social psychology professor at University of Virginia, author of The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion has found that people who take flag burning seriously for example, unsurprisingly tend to fall to the political right; this belief in the sanctity of certain symbolic objects was in fact a major predictor of political conservatism.

Lifestyle
by Etcetera
5 years ago
The Crazy Side of Family

Before the 1950s things were very different from today, mothers were slaves, they didn't have jobs and nobody expected them to have their own lives. Today many mothers are also part-time divas, who take trips to New York for business and who are focussed on getting their nails done and ordering the latest push up, leopard skin, Wizard bra.

Health
by Etcetera
5 years ago
Reflections on Sadness

feeling sad memories of the past thinking of others sad and blue sad depression ...

Health
by Etcetera
5 years ago
Inside the Brain of a Mass Murderer

What is going on in the mind of mass murderers? Is there a pathological brain condition, or are they lonely, isolated young men(pretty much always men) who have a grudge against the world?

Health
by Etcetera
5 years ago
Surgical Cowboys and the Lobotomobile

How a mental disorder is treated often depends on what is perceived to be the cause for that disorder.

History
by Etcetera
5 years ago
Australia Before 1788

The word Aborigine comes from Latin and means "from the beginning". The Aboriginal people arrived in Australia about 50,000 to 60,000 years ago after leaving Africa. Before Europeans arrived in Australia there were about 300,000 aborigines living in around 250 different tribal groups.

Lifestyle
by Etcetera
5 years ago
The Rise of Fundamentalism

The term 'fundamentalism' is a term which came out of the United States after World War 1, to describe the views of evangelical Protestants, who objected to the emergence of less literal interpretations of Biblical scripture.

Lifestyle
by Etcetera
5 years ago
Facts About Divorce

In most Western countries 'no fault divorce' laws were generally passed in the late 1960's and 70's. Before this time divorce was hard to get and if obtained was generally less then fair to women and came with an attached stigma.

History
by Etcetera
5 years ago
Beauty in History

Beauty has been considered of great importance, in most cultures and civilisations, at most periods of history. Much time and effort was expended to look attractive, captivating and hopefully bewitching.

History
by Etcetera
5 years ago
Where do the Names of Nations Come From?

The names of many countries are not universally accepted. For example many may call the Netherlands, Holland and the Finnish call their own country Suomi. The name origins of some other countries however, is often interesting and sometimes, plain bizarre.

History
by Etcetera
5 years ago
Raised by Animals

"The Jungle Book" by Rudyard Kipling is a story which fascinates children and adults alike.Perhaps one reason for this fascination, may be the intrigue which is created by the character of Mowgli being cared for in the jungle by dangerous wild animals. But is there any precedent or evidence that animals can or have acted in this way?

History
by Etcetera
5 years ago
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Best Modern Architecture

When we think of the best architecture of the Modern period we do not think of buildings like factories or public housing. Generally we think of the building creations of those architectural visionaries like: Mies Van der Rohe, Walter Gropius, Bruno Taunt, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos and Antonio Sant' Elia, to name but a few.

Lifestyle
by Etcetera
5 years ago
Are Online Relationships Real?

The reality is that we all construct our own social reality. With the advent of the internet and online 'relationships' a whole new level of personal interaction has come about, but really, how real is it?

History
by Etcetera
5 years ago
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Famous Failed Architecture

Architecture has been described as an artful science, an occupation that consists of equal parts business and passion. Sometimes however, for many and varied reasons architecture fails. Some buildings many still be considered a work of art on one level but may have at their core, contributed to alienation, depression and the development of slums.

History
by Etcetera
5 years ago
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Diverse Mourning Customs

Across the globe and throughout time, diverse cultures have remembered and mourned their dead in a plethora of ways.

History
by Etcetera
5 years ago
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A Few Fashion Foibles

Fashion today can be decidedly strange, but it seems throughout human history oddness has been the rule rather then the exception.

Entertainment
by Etcetera
5 years ago
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A Load of Fiddle Faddle Old Sport

A euphemism is a word or phrase that is substituted when a subject is considered to be: personal, taboo, offensive, or sometimes even just for amusement. Euphemisms appear to be a universal aspect of language and cultures; and can be traced back to the ancient Greeks, who used euphemisms when referring to the various gods or deities, as their names were considered too holy to say out loud. During the Regency era which was generally the period between 1795-1830 (others say 1810-1820), euphemisms reached a ridiculous level, not only amongst the gentry, but amongst the poorer classes. Each group had their own words and jargon, which had their own particular appeal, be it elegant or amusing.

Entertainment
by Etcetera
5 years ago
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Wild and Wonderful Wuthering Heights

Emily BrontÿFDFDFD was by all accounts an unusual character and she wrote an unusual book; 'Wuthering Heights', which as it turned out was her only book. Known to be a very aloof and introverted character who did not like to be too far from home, Emily wrote a book that was full of monumental passions like love, hate and revenge and yet she was the daughter of a isolated, rural clergy man, who led a sheltered life.

History
by Etcetera
5 years ago
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Superstitions of the Victorian Era

The Victorian era, named for the reign of Queen Victorian, was a curious period in many ways, as it is known as a time of prudery, when the mere view of a ladies ankle was considered both titillating and scandalous.

Entertainment
by Etcetera
5 years ago
Artistic Hallucinations

Most people love art, but some people become so overcome by the beauty of an art piece, that they experience: heart palpitations,vertigo, confusion and even hallucinate.

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