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Entertainment
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Naughty Lola

There are originators and there are imitators, but one of the very first women to successfully re-invent herself was a young Irish spitfire who passed herself off as a Spanish exotic dancer and who ultimately had a hand in toppling the regime of a Bavarian king. This is the legacy of the adventuress Lola Montez.

Lifestyle
by Brockett
8 years ago
The Disability Rights Movement

The Disability Rights Movement originated in the 1970's and remnants of it have continued into the 1990's. The movement was significant in the United States because it was the first time the disabled people were acknowledged as people who deserved to be treated equally as the rest of society. Before the Disability Rights Movement the disabled had minimal to rights.

History
by LittleTwoTwo
5 years ago
Arctic Explorations: The 1897 Ice Balloon

In 1897, A Swedish engineer and balloonist, took two others along for an expedition to the Arctic, in a hydrogen filled balloon. The entire affair was doomed from the start.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Hannibal Lecter: True Story?

Fiction writers frequently plumb headlines for story or character ideas.  Many of crime fiction's best known figures and plot devices are based upon real criminals and criminal events. Albert Fish, the cannibal and killer of children, has echoes in one of the best-known literary characters of recent history, Dr. Hannibal Lecter.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
True Story of America's First Famous Exorcism

Emma Schmidt (pseudonym: Anna Ecklund) was a Midwestern American woman subjected to one of the last Catholic Church-sanctioned exorcisms in the US. She was exorcised in 1928; her case was written up and approved for publication by the Church in 1935. Elements of Emma's demonic possession case would later feature heavily in both the novel and the 1973 movie, "The Exorcist".

Lifestyle
by Brockett
8 years ago
A basic overview of the medical interview The Lucky One with special attention given to the techniques used by the doctor to keep the medical agenda on track

Problems in doctor-patient communication have been occurring for many decades, but it has not been until recently that scholars have begun to focus on these problems. It is common in medical interviews to see the doctors doing specific verbal and nonverbal actions to move the medical interview along without showing concern for the patient's feelings and concerns.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
6 years ago
Fallout from the Serial Murders of 10 Rillington Place

Reg Christie was a true serial killer; it seems unlikely that he failed to murder (after his second victim in 1944) for the next five years before killing Beryl Evans. Consideration should be given for examining unsolved British murders of women fitting Christie's M.O. for those "missing years" of criminal activity when he was at liberty and free to kill anytime he wished.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
6 years ago
John Reginald Halliday Christie & The Serial Murders of 10 Rillington Place

One of the 20th Century's most vile serial killers, John Reginald Halliday Christie, grew up humiliated by his sexual ignorance and inexperience.  It left him almost completely impotent.  However, he later discovered that the act of strangling and otherwise overpowering a woman gave him great sexual pleasure.  In this early part of his murderous career, he killed two women, the second of which was murdered with the aid of a device of his own making, a glass jar through which he dispensed lethal coal gas.  

Technology
by Hana Omori
8 years ago
Exploring the New Google Analytics, Standard Reporting Part V

As a new year begins it's time to make some serious resolutions. How about taking the time to learn the new version of Google Analytics? This information is invaluable if you want to know how to use web analytics to optimize your content. This is Part V of a five-part tutorial for exploring all the new features of Google Analytics 5.

Pets & Animals
by LittleTwoTwo
5 years ago
The World of Degus

All the what, where and hows of degus and keeping them as pets with personal anecdotes of my own experience with them. 

History
by egdcltd
5 years ago
Most Conspicuous Courage of the Indian Princess Spy, Noor Inayat Khan

There are very few members of royalty who will ever--certainly in this day--put their lives, literally, on the line to do something they think might better the perception of their people.  The Indian princess, Noor Inayat Khan, was one such rare royal personage--she acted as a spy on behalf of the British during World War II and was executed by the Germans.

Entertainment
by Marlando
7 years ago
Music: One Hundred Years of Memories--1912-2012--Part Three

This is a series that spans 100 years of the romance of music and the reality of history in a mixture of Americana that takes the reader down memory lane into a mindscape of feelings and thoughts. This segment travels between 1950 and 1969 and I believe is a trip worth taking. You may recall times and tunes that you thought were lost forever. Enjoy!

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
6 years ago
Presumed Serial Poisoner, Mary Ann Cotton

A poor working-class widow, Mary Ann Cotton has passed into history as a vicious serial poisoner, mercilessly killing her loved ones for financial gain.  She was vilified in the press most likely because of her station in life (as were more modern judicial victims, the early 1900s' Martha Rendell and the 1980s' Lindy Chamberlain of "the dingo ate my baby" infamy). Mary Ann's story, however, upon closer inspection may prove to be completely false; her execution may in fact have been one of history's more shameful miscarriages of justice.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
6 years ago
Ruth Ellis' Last Stand: Britain's Final Female Execution

Ruth Ellis, the last woman executed in Britain before it abolished capital punishment, was a bleached-blonde party-girl.  Her crime, shooting her lowlife boyfriend to death was, was not very interesting or unique. The only reason Ruth Ellis' execution is remembered today is simply this: she was pretty. And pretty people make for better copy.

Environment
by Rye Man
10 years ago
How to Make a Home More Green Energy Efficient

How to Make a Home More Green Energy EfficientRecently, we have begun to witness an increased emphasis on the importance of environmental friendly, and energy efficient, technologies. The truth is, however, that the "green" movement isn't new by any means. Fortunately, there are many simple things that each and every one of us can do make our homes even that much more green energy efficient, that won't wreck or ruin a family who is living on a tight budget. If you have already begun thinking of ways to save money on your energy bills, then you have certainly reached this article in time. The smart changes that I present can really manifest in decreased energy bills, considerable savings, and a more eco-friendly consideration, especially in the long term.As a general background beyond society's desire to "go green", it has been shown that entire communities can benefit from these clear and distinct initiatives, whether pursued on the national level or within the confines of our own homes. After all, we have to begin somewhere. To make your home "green" simply means that you are taking the necessary steps to decrease our natural overconsumption of energy sources by using natural heating and cooling devices. Not only are we concerned about overconsumption of resources, but we are also concerned with providing renewable energy alternatives like wind and solar panels. These two energy sources, in particular, has also proven to be environmental friendly as well as cost effective in the long term. [read the rest]

Lifestyle
by DubeluWriter
4 years ago
Quick And Easy Spring Cleaning Tips

We all know that with the push of a button, appliances and electronics help us get through our days a little more easily and efficiently. Spring is the perfect time to give back to our favorite household appliances by treating them to a thorough, deep cleaning. This article will provide easy tips to help clean and maintain some of your favorite household machines that will keep them fresh and clean every day. If you are the type of person who cleans up after each meal and maintains a cleanliness routine, then you are off to a great start!  

Sports
by Travis_Aitch
9 years ago
Skateboarding

SkateboardingSkateboarding is an activity that has seen more evolution in its history than perhaps any other sport. First bursting onto the scene in California in the 1950s as a new way to "surf on land", skateboards have gone through countless stages since the original prototype--a simple wooden plank with two roller skate trucks nailed to the bottom. In the early days, skateboarding was considered an off-shoot of surfing. Often referred to as "sidewalk surfing", skateboarders used their basic wooden planks and wheels on land to emulate the feel of riding the waves. It wasn't until the rest of the country caught onto this new fad that it just blew up and became what we now see it as today--a highly competitive sport consisting of ridiculous stunts, tricks, and maneuvers using skateboards with perfect dimensions and intricate artwork. 1940s The first prototype of the modern skateboard was created. It was called the "Skeeter Skate", and it was made from aluminum and was ridden on four pedal-car style wheels. The surface of the Skeeter Skate was about 4 3/8 inches wide and 15 3/4 inches long. You could ride it with a handle attached or without one. Before the Skeeter Skate, a few other things came out resembling skateboards, but they never had steering; you could only go straight on them. This was the first skateboard-type device with axles that you could steer, known as "trucks". [read the rest]

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