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Health
by HLesley
2 years ago
Why is Childood Obesity a Worldwide Problem?

A look at a variety of factors which contribute to the modern epidemic of childhood obesity

Entertainment
by HLesley
1 year ago
Why is Britain's Batty Children's Writer Enid Blyton Still Popular?

At her productive height, British children's writer Enid Blyton pounded out an estimated 10,000 words a day. Her books have always been popular with children but are often criticized by adults.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
The Benefits of Phonics

Teaching reading through phonics can provide a solid foundation for future learning.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
How Do Babies Learn to Speak? The Magical Process of Language Acquisition

An overview of the stages babies go through at various ages when they learn to speak

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
What is Noam Chomsky's Language Acquisition Device?

An overview of Noam Chomsky's theory about the unique ability of human children to learn to speak a language.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
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Half of the World's Languages in Danger of Extinction

Why are languages disappearing, and why should we be concerned? 

Entertainment
by HLesley
1 year ago
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Movie Review: Max (2015)

Inspired by a true story, Max both is the story of a traumatized military service dog and the family that adopts him and an adventure movie for young audiences.

History
by HLesley
1 year ago
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Mata Hari: Double Agent or Dupe?

Mata Hari's life was considered scandalously shocking in her day and is now the stuff of legend. She may be the archetype of the sexy female spy, but things are not always what they seem.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
9 months ago
Burns Night: How the World Celebrates Scottish National Poet Robert Burns

January 25 is Robert Burns Day. This is when Scots and Scottish wannabees in Scotland and around the world joyfully celebrate Scotland's most famous poet.

History
by HLesley
1 year ago
97 shares
Surprising Life Choices for Women in the Middle Ages

In the Middle Ages women's life choices were limited by both gender and social status. But in spite of these limitations, medieval women had a surprisingly wide range of careers. 

Lifestyle
by HLesley
8 months ago
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Family Naming Customs Around the World

When I worked in an international language school, I found out that there is a wide variety of naming customs in different countries, especially where surnames or family names are concerned.

Entertainment
by HLesley
1 year ago
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The Rags to Riches Life of Dame Shirley Bassey

The youngest of seven children born to a single mother in the notorious dockland slum of Tiger Bay, Dame Shirley achieved worldwide fame and now lives a life of secluded luxury in Monaco.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
1 year ago
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Five Benefits of Learning a Second Language

According to experts, learning a foreign language provides many more benefits than you might think.

History
by HLesley
1 year ago
Poverty, Chastity and Obedience: The Life of Medieval Monks and Nuns

When Medieval monks and nuns retired from the world, they dedicated themselves to a life of incessant prayer, constant discipline, and Spartan simplicity. There were many reasons to take monastic vows, and these were not always spiritual.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
Pidgins and Creoles: How New Languages are Born

We humans have an inborn need to use language to communicate, and throughout history we have always found creative ways to interact.

Entertainment
by HLesley
1 year ago
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The Irreverent Musical Reverence of "The Book of Mormon"

This satirical musical from the creators of South Park deals with unlikely topics from the history of an evangelical religious movement to female genital mutilation.

Entertainment
by HLesley
1 year ago
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13 of the Best Movies Ever Made From Children's Books

Once in a rare while, when a movie is made from a children's book the quality of the original book and the production values of the movie come together in a perfect magical recipe.

Pets & Animals
by HLesley
2 years ago
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Great Dog Breeds: the Happy Little Papillon

Information about the papillon or butterfly dog, and the writer's personal experience with the breed.

Sports
by HLesley
2 years ago
What on Earth is Pickleball?

All the information you will ever need about the fastest growing sport in North America.

History
by HLesley
1 year ago
101 shares
Ten Influential Women From British History

There have been many great women throughout British history. While some held powerful positions, many had to fight the male establishment and in spite of their influence they often did not gain the recognition they deserved.

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