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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 egdcltd
6 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.

Environment
by egdcltd
6 years ago
America's First Tree Hugger, Jonathan "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman

Jonathan "Johnny Appleseed" Chapman roamed the frontier Midwest of post-Revolutionary War America planting apple seeds. However, while he loved Nature and was perhaps a gentle and caring man he was no philanthropist: Johnny Appleseed's legendary apple trees had been planted for profit.

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.

Entertainment
by egdcltd
4 years ago
8 Great: Grade B Movies that Transcended

Grade B movies-the thrown-together, low-budget projects that they are-sometimes transcend their lowly status and become iconic for their innovations or storytelling.

Lifestyle
by egdcltd
6 years ago
Damaged Justice in the Career Girls Murders of 1963

When two young women--both working professionals, one a teacher, the other a magazine "copy girl"--were found stabbed to death in their apartment in 1963, police had only one thing in mind: close the case.  However, their initial suspect, a mentally incompetent black man, turned out NOT to be their killer, though he was arrested, confessed, and put behind bars.

Entertainment
by Mic Brody
6 years ago
Going Out as a Transgender Person

So your ready to go out into the world as your new gender identity. Here are some tips that might help make your first time out a spectacular one!

Lifestyle
by AmenValo
6 years ago
Ways To Improve Communication Skills:

Improving communication skills in order to become an effective communicator is an essential skill to learn. Everyone is born with a clean slate, adapting to the world around him or her and learning as they go. The excellent thing about communication is that like most skills, this can be...

Entertainment
by mommymommymommy
5 years ago
Top 10 Unrequited Love Songs

Sometimes you love someone who does not love you back. Here are the top 10 songs about unrequited love that relate to how you are feeling.

History
by DebW07
6 years ago
14 Fascinating Stories from 2014

Some of the most fascinating stories from 2014 include shocking allegations, deals, and deaths. 

Health
by IBOriginals
7 years ago
22 Habits of Unhappy People

It is my experience that the more positive habits you have in your life, the more emotional happiness you will experience.  Instead of telling you things you should do to make increase your emotional satisfaction, I've created a list of bad habits you should try to correct.  Not only will they make you happier, they will also make you a better person.

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