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Lifestyle
by yaworsk
9 years ago
Common Criminology Definitions

Below are some common criminological definitions from my University days. These are by no means exhaustive but should give you a good starting point for common subjects / themes in criminology. Eugenics is a concept...

Entertainment
by egdcltd
4 years ago
Why I Am Madly In Love With Fleetwood Mac's Christine McVie

One of rock band Fleetwood Mac's most quietly creative forces--singer, songwriter, and keyboardist Chrisitne McVie--is back with the group after a roughly 16 year absence.  And, boy, howdy, did we miss her! 

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Teena Brandon: Transgender Tragedy

Teena Brandon, a gender-confused young woman living as a man, was brutally beaten, then homo-erotically raped by two homophobic males. She was later shot to death. Her story forms the basis for the disturbing film, "Boys Don't Cry".

Lifestyle
by Marlando
6 years ago
Reforming American Law

This article promises to make you think and feel as information unfolds about our legal, penal and judiciary systems that perhaps you never would have dreamed of. And so, be prepared to be shocked especially if you've never had any dealings with law enforcement...and if you have, be prepared to wallow in a few old memories. No matter who you are this piece concerns you and those you love. Worth the read!

Entertainment
by Mike and Friends
8 years ago
Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things: Two Tropes

This essay explores Roy's writing style, specifically her use of colors and scene in her vivid prose to create unforgettable people and places in her novel The God of Small Things.

Lifestyle
by Marlando
6 years ago
Planet Earth: an Adventure into Mind, Madness & motivation

Planet earth; An Adventure into mind, madness & motivation is a must read for anyone interested in making the world a happier more loving place. It is a sit back and read article so pour a glass of wine or cup of coffee and dig in. For some it will be a shocker...so don't expect the expected.Nevertheless, if you've ever looked out and wondered why your world isn't happier, safer and more content this read attempts to answer those questions and more, how to set things right.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Beautiful Cigar Girl Murder Mystery

The unsolved murder of The Beautiful Cigar Girl, Mary Rogers, caught the fancy of macabre short story author, Edgar Allan Poe. He wrote a tale based on her murder that he thought might help catch her killer.

Entertainment
by egdcltd
6 years ago
Elephant Man, Joseph Carey Merrick

Joseph Carey Merrick lived his life in Victorian England as a "human novelty exhibit".  As the infamous "Elephant Man" Merrick's grotesque appearance was sufficent to incite public outrage; he made women faint at the sight of him.  Beneath his hideous deformities, however, lay the spirit of a sensitive, albeit wounded soul, with intelligence and respect for other living things, including those who'd wronged him.

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.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Sylvia Likens: The Girl Next Door

The 1965 murder of a 16-year-old Indianapolis girl would not exist in the realm of unforgettable crimes if not for her manner of death -- tortured, abused, and starved by an entire family of sociopaths.

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.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
America's First Female Serial Killer

Belle Gunness, a pig-farming black widow, worked lonely suitors for money and their assets. She disappeared under mysterious circumstances but not before killing at least a few dozen people and disposing of their remains on her farm.

History
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Christina, Hermaphrodite Queen of Sweden?

The mannish 17th century queen of Sweden, Christina, was anomolous in her day. Preferring men's clothing, engaging in manly pursuits, and a scholar, she also abdicated to pursue an interest in Catholicism (illegal in Sweden then). Her androgynous appearance, attachments to at least one woman, and failed "love" interests in men have led many to believe she may have been a hermaphrodite.

Lifestyle
by Marlando
5 years ago
Religion: A Perspective to Ponder

If you've ever wondered why you are skeptical when it comes to your religion or religion itself, you will find this article unique and intriguing; it is indeed a new prospective to ponder. And, if you are a seeker, you might even find a spirituality that you never thought possible to have. If religion interests you, Religion: A Perspective to Ponder, is a MUST READ.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
The Hall-Mills Murder Case

The 1920s produced many classic murder cases. The one involving a cheating minister and his choir member partner, The Hall-Mills Murder case, ranks high on the list of tabloid-sensational murders.

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]

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