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Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
The Evil Stepmother

The stereotypical stepmother image, combined with ultra-conservative community "family values", led to one woman's execution (accused of three child murders she probably did not commit) in early 20th Century Australia.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
6 years ago
A Rose by another Name: The Tokyo Rose Story

Tokyo Rose was an appellation thrown out by Allied servicemen during WWII in reference to English-speaking women broadcasting propaganda from Japan.  Tokyo Rose was not a real woman; but one real woman was accused of, and went to prison for, allegedly being this fictional woman.  Her name was Iva Ikuko Toguri d'Aquino.  

History
by crin
6 years ago
Was Dracula A Monster?

At the beginning of the seventies, I was working as a tour guide in Romania, for the only agency which was state-owned. It was a lot of fun, however at times there was a lot of work, and not enough hours to rest, but overall, it was not a bad experience. Here are some stories related to a tour whose main character was... Dracula

Beauty
by egdcltd
4 years ago
8 Great: Black Women to Celebrate

History has left women bereft of a true sense of place in many cases.  None are as undervalued in the United States today as women of African descent.  There are, however, many truly talented, intelligent, and courageous black women who should be remembered and celebrated for their achievements.  

Entertainment
by Marlando
6 years ago
Patsy Cline: In Loving Memory

Patsy Cline is a must read for any fan--it is a trip down memory lane and a picture gallery of nostalgic country stars of the past. If you are a music lover, you will probably truly love this piece. It is all about one of the most admired, remembered and cherished American singers to ever record a song and you'll be able to hear her too! 

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Billy The Kid

Folk hero, legend, killer of 21 men before he reached the age of 21?  Or, in reality, an adenoidal moron, a lucky bastard whose luck finally ran out?  The complete picture of the man/boy known more infamously today as Billy The Kid will likely never be clearly drawn.

History
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Warrior Woman of Early Islam, A'isha

The story of Islam, for those open-minded enough to explore it as a purely historical narrative, is as riveting as anything found in the classic collection of fantasy tales, The 1,001 Nights.  And, much like The 1,001 Nights, Islam has its Scheherazade.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
8 years ago
Mata Hari: Truth & Lies

Mata Haris' life as an adventuress ended before a French firing squad in October 1917. Controversies about her life continue to the present.

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!

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

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 1970 and 2012 and I believe is a trip worth taking. You may recall times and tunes that you thought were lost forever. Enjoy!

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Crowdsourcing Presumed Serial Poisoner, Mary Ann Cotton, to Death

Mary Ann Cotton has passed into history as a vicious serial poisoner, mercilessly killing her loved ones for financial gain. However, a more careful inspection of her life and her case leads to the conclusion she was a victim of class prejudice and ignorance, and is not guilty of the 21 murders ascribed to her without a sound foundation.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
4 years ago
America's First Serial Killer and the Texas Servant Girl Murders

While perhaps serial killers and their activities may be as old as humanity itself there is one case from the late 1800s from Austin, Texas, that points up the probability of nailing down America's first documented string of serial killings. 

History
by egdcltd
7 years ago
Body Snatching, the Resurrectionist Times and the Burke & Hare Murders

Burke and Hare were a pair of serial murderers operating in Edinburgh in the early nineteenth century. The result of their actions was a change to how anatomy was done in the country, with greater regulation and an increase in the supply of corpses, in order to remove the circumstances that resulted in these murders.

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.

Travel & Places
by JengoJengo
8 years ago
Things To Do in New Orleans - Tips from a NOLA Native!

Looking for things to do in New Orleans? New Orleans is a wonderful city, both to visit and to live in!  There is so much culture, vibrancy, and tradition.  Growing up in the Big Easy, there was always something to do, whether it be the world class attrctions like the Aquarium or Zoo, or visiting the French Quarter Market on a lazy Saturday.  The city has really come back from Hurricane Katrina, and in a big way! 

Entertainment
by Sudocream
4 years ago
World of Warcraft: Legion

World of Warcraft: Legion is the sixth expansion to the most successful MMORPG of all time and will be bringing to the table a new hero class, artifact weapons, an overhauled PvP honor system more dungeons and raids and the biggest demonic invasion ever seen!

Environment
by Emily
2 weeks ago
Top 10 Most Amazing and Creative Recycled Art Displays

Recycled art is becoming more and more popular as our world is realizing the extreme importance of recycling. Many artists are finding amazing and creative ways to transform trash into treasure. Recycled art, AKA eco art, is a wonderful contribution not only to the world of art but to the world itself. Artists who integrate recyclable items into their artwork end up sparing the world millions of items that would otherwise be wasted, filling up landfills and polluting the earth. The following 10 artists demonstrate uniqueness, creativity, imagination, and the use of recyclable materials; these artistic factors have allowed them to create the most amazing and creative recycled art sculptures and portraits in the world. These top10 works of recycled art are in no particular order, each one of them exudes excellence and all are equally amazing in their own way!       Bike ArchMain Recycled Materials: BicyclesArtists: Mark Grieve and Ilana SpectorPhotographer:Andrew Grinberg This amazing recycled art sculpture, created by artists Mark Grieve and Ilana Spector, took its formation a few years back in Black Rock Desert, NV. The creative concept came from an assignment given to Mark Grieve to create an entryway into an area where a lot of people parked their bikes. Black Rock Desert, home to the yearly Burning Man Project, was the perfect site for their assignment.Grieve and Spector collected the bicycles from the debris piles of nonprofit bicycle organizations that rebuild bikes for kids: Trips for Kids in Marin, Bici Centro in Santa Barbara, and Community Bikes in Santa Rosa. There were approximately 300 bikes in the artwork. The archway, entitled "Bike Arch," was definitely a sight to see, an amazing demonstration of their creative ideas. Sadly, the Bike Arch was only a temporary installation and the bicycles were eventually recycled. Spector and Grieve have created many other recycled eco-art pieces including Chrome in San Francisco, CA, Wheel Arch in Ventura, CA and Ride On! in Glendale, AZ & San Rafael, CA; all of their work is unique and quite amazing. These creative artists are currently constructing a sixty-foot (five-story) obelisk for the City of Santa Rosa out of discarded bicycles; this recycled art piece will become part of their permanent collection. Grieve and Spector expect to have the project completed around May or June (2010), so if your near Santa Rosa, California stop by to check it out, if it's anything like their previous sculptures it's guaranteed to be a pretty amazing masterpiece! These two great guys have done the world great justice by creating awesome art that makes an eco friendly statement!         Moby the FrogMain Recycled Materials: Cell PhonesArtist: Anthony Wilson Moby the Frog was created by UK artist Anthony Wilson. Anthony's recycled art sculpture made its debut at the WWT London Wetland Center for The Love London Recycled Sculpture Show which launched on June 4th, 2009. The creative artwork is primarily made out of recycled cell phones which were donated by a large recycling company called Regenersis. Wilson's creative idea also had a wonderful purpose which was to promote a campaign to recycle cell phones.Some of Wilson's other work includes amazing, unique sculptures of dinosaurs, monsters, and space invaders- all of which are made out of recyclable materials. Wilson's passion for his work combined with his message to recycle is a true inspiration.       All American GirlMain Recycled Materials: Tax Forms and Political Junk MailArtist: Sandhi Schimmel Gold American artist Sandhi Schimmel has mastered the art of transforming trash to treasure in her unique mosaics made of paper waste. Gold's exquisite work includes paper waste from: menus, junk mail, greetings cards, advertising brochures, and much more. She sculpts various papers, images and text, to form portraits unlike any you have ever seen! Her purpose as an artist is to create unique, amazing portraits while helping the environment by re-using commonly wasted products.Schimmel used tax forms and political junk mail to create this stunning masterpiece shown above! Her collection includes many other amazing recycled art pieces, each unique and exquisite. All of her work is not only truly amazing but 100% eco-friendly!     Polar BearsMain Recycled Materials: Plastic BagsArtist: Tone Holmen   These creatively constructed Polar Bears were first exhibited at the London Zoo on August 8th, 2008. Tone Holmen is a Norwegian eco friendly artist whose work addresses the climate change, maps, geography and landscape. Holmen notes that the theme for her artwork is, "climate change and how it affects our Earth." She has a special interest for the polar areas and the melting of the ice and glaciers. According to Holmen, "The polar bears are made of used wood, chicken net and polystyrene to shape the body, I made strips of used plastic carrier bags and knotted them on to the chicken net to make the fur." Who knew that something so simple could make something so wonderful.Tone has since made a few more of these creative recycled art pieces, some of which are kept in the garden of her London home, some with her agent, and for public viewing you can find a few these Polar Bears on display at Tesco's in Durrington, Worthing. Patchwork DogMain Recycled Materials:Toys Artist: Robert Bradford Artist Robert Bradford is well known for his use of children's toys, most of which are found at garage sales. He uses the recycled toys to create fun, unique, amazing art sculptures. Bradford's creative designs have been an international success. He began creating these masterpieces back in 2004. His inspiration came from a box of his children's toys which sat beside him in his work space. Some of his creative artwork includes up to 3,000 toys used for the amazing construction. It is also noted that some of Bradford's work is sold for up to (US) $19,000.Bradford's work is often noted for its use of recycled materials. However, he notes that recycling was not intentionally his main purpose. Rather he simply prefers to "use materials that are not bland i.e. have some kind of history of weathering or use". Bradford has created many creative sculptures over the last few years; each piece is quite unique and fun. It was extremely difficult to choose only one of his masterpieces for this list! Other notable recent sculptures include a life size toy soldier and toy angel, two additional creative, amazing pieces of art! Very Hungry GodMain Recycled Materials: Kitchen UtensilsArtist: Subodh Gupta This creative recycled art sculpture was constructed in 2006 by Indian artist Subodh. Very Hungry God made its debut in Paris but it is now in the private collection of Francois Pinault, a billionaire French businessman with the biggest collection of contemporary art worldwide. At the time of this writing the amazing recycled art sculpture was on display outside of Pinault's Palazzo Grassi by the Grand Canal in Venice.Gupta gets his inspiration from his childhood; he likes to include familiar items from his youth. This giant skull sculpture was created from stainless steel kitchen utensils, indeed an amazing way to construct creative recycled art! SnowmanPhotographer: J. Gracey Stinson The image of this life size recycled snowman was taken a couple of years back at the Santa Claus Parade in Orillia (Ontario, Can.) It was constructed by a local daycare center and made from Oscar Mayer "Lunchable" containers and empty recycled Kool Aide drink packages! What an awesome idea to use recycled children's lunch products, especially being put together by a daycare. Additionally, this unique piece was a creative way to teach kids to recycle. As for what happened to the recycled art structure after the parade, no one knows! ForevertronMain Recycled Materials: Scrap MetalsArtist: Tom Every Artist Tom Every, known as Dr. Evermor, not only built a sculpture out of recycled materials but an entire park. The above photo, entitled Forevertron, is actually the world's largest scrap metal sculpture. This amazing recycled art is constructed from scraps that are up to 100 years old and include historic components like a decontamination chamber from the Apollo space mission. Every spent over 10 years collecting the different pieces of scrap metal. In 1983 he began building Forevertron, the park also includes other recycled art displays including gigantic insects and a bird symphony. Forevertron itself stands 50 feet tall, 120 feet wide, 60 feet deep and weighs 320 tons. It is truly an amazing sight to see. The park is located in Wisconsin off Highway 12 in North Freedom, Baraboo, near Devil's Lake.   RoboManMain Recycled Materials: Motorcycle PartsArtist: RoboSteel RoboSteel is a company that designs and creates amazing artwork from recycled cars, motorcycles, and airplanes. RoboSteel was approached by the Carole Nash International Motorcycle and Scooter Show to create this life sized sculpture made 100% of motorcycle parts. The creative and amazing recycled art sculpture, Motor Cycle Man AKA RoboMan, stands over 6 feet tall and consists of over 1000 motorcycle parts from manufacturers such as Yamaha and Suzuki. It took RoboSteel over 750 hours to construct this masterpiece! According to the RoboSteel website "the kind folks at MCI Exhibitions Ltd who run the NEC bike show have decided to offer the sculpture as a prize." Still waiting to see who is the winner of this amazing recycled art sculpture. Trash PeopleMain Recycled Materials: Computer Parts and Aluminum CansArtist: HA SchultPhotographer: dbking This is one of the largest displays of recycled art world wide. This amazing creation comes from the creative and bold artist, HA Schult. There are 1000 trash men in total, all of which are constructed out of aluminum cans, computer parts, and plastic. Schult began creating these life size sculptures in 1996, it took over 6 months and 30 assistants to complete this amazing project.Schult made the decision to have the collection of recycled art figures travel the globe and show at the world's most prominent locations. To date, they have been displayed at over a dozen locations including the Egyptian Pyramids, China's Great Wall, La Grande Arche in Paris, New York NY and many more. Schult's creative ideas stem from his response to contemporary issues. His work stands to make a statement and comes with a message. This traveling collection of recycled art is a bold and creative expression that physically allows the world to see the amount of waste they produce, now that is a message both strong and clear! It is wonderful to see so many people use their creative abilities to make such huge contributions to the world, not only by sharing their talent but by sharing a message; a message which allows the world to see the extended lifecycle of materials that when put to use can be helpful instead of harmful. By finding creative ways to use recycled materials the above artists have created some of the most creative and amazing pieces of artwork. Each which makes its own bold and unique statement. Hopefully, it can be an inspiration to us all; a reminder that great things come from recycling and doing our part to save planet earth.    

Health
by Yindee
7 years ago
Citrus pulp facts - cures cancer, cuts cholesterol. Here are the recipes!

There is a lot of truth to the theory that fruit can fight cancer. This is a resource centre that provides all the information, recipes and references you need to get practical about citrus fruit. Not only for cancer but just about all the chronic health problems we have today can benefit from a prescription of citrus pectin, limonene and other natural drugs. 

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