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History
by HLesley
1 year ago
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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. 

History
by HLesley
1 year ago
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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.

History
by HLesley
2 years 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.

Entertainment
by HLesley
2 years ago
Race, Class and Honor in Aphra Behn's "Oronooko"

Notorious for her bawdy plays and sexually explicit poetry, Aphra Behn is best known for her short novel Oroonoko, a work that is sometimes regarded as an early abolitionist text and sometimes as a highly racist one.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
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Five Health Benefits of Drinking Beer

You might be surprised to learn that drinking beer in moderation might actually be good for you.

Entertainment
by HLesley
1 year ago
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.

Lifestyle
by HLesley
2 years ago
What is Rooibos Tea and Does It Have Health Benefits?

Rooibos or African red bush tea is a pleasant, caffeine free alternative to black or green tea which may also have some positive health benefits.

Entertainment
by HLesley
1 year ago
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.

Health
by HLesley
2 years ago
Seven Reasons Why the Japanese May Have the World's Healthiest Diet

Discover why so many Japanese live long and healthy lives.

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.

History
by HLesley
1 year ago
What Happened to the Mayan Empire?

The Mayan Empire once extended from Mexico's Yucatan peninsula to Honduras. Yet by 950 A.D many of the great Mayan city states were mysteriously abandoned following what is known as the Great Collapse.

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

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

History
by HLesley
2 years ago
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Language, Culture and Politics: The French Language in Canada

Throughout its 500 year history the development of the French language in Canada has involved a tangled web of linguistic, political and social issues.

Health
by HLesley
1 year ago
Fascinating Facts About Insomnia

Insomnia has been linked to a host of problems. While some celebrities had bizarre ways of dealing with sleeplessness, there are actually some effective ways to cope.

History
by HLesley
2 years ago
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Rapa Nui: Was There an Environmental Disaster on Easter Island?

Why did the original Polynesian culture of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) collapse? One theory states that  they failed because of overpopulation and environmental degradation, but that may not be entirely the case.

Travel & Places
by HLesley
2 years ago
Plane Travel: Five Top Tips to Enjoy a Comfortable Flight

Many years ago when I first traveled by plane, flying was a luxurious experience. Passengers relaxed in comfortable seats and were plied with food and drink by obliging cabin attendants.

But that was in another era. Nowadays plane seats have shrunk in size...

History
by HLesley
1 year ago
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The Columbus Hoax: Who Really Discovered America?

Columbus was not the first European to travel to North America. He may also have been preceded by travelers not only from Europe but also from other parts of the world. Save Save Save Save

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