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This Ancient ‘Warg’ Was Scarier Than a Tolkien Beast, Terrorized Kenya 22 Million Years Ago

This hypercarnivore was larger than a modern polar bear, the largest land-based carnivore alive today. n the “Lord of the Rings” series, author J.R.R. Tolkien invented the fantastical “warg,” a wolf-like beast with sharp teeth that lived in the Misty … Continue reading

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Marcus Aurelius — How to Live A Good Life

Freedom in Thought   In this video, I talk about Stoicism and Marcus Aurelius’ concepts of Nature, Justice, and Piety. Sources used: Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy & Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

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Bauhaus movement: why a Google Doodle celebrates the 100th anniversary of the German art school – iNews

David Hughes 11 minsFriday April 12th 2019 The animated Google Doodle marking the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus (Google) The birth of Bauhaus The Staatliches Bauhaus (which literally translates as “building house”) was opened in 1919 by the German architect Walter … Continue reading

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How a Fake Scandal Took Down a Brazilian Fashion Editor — Quillette

If you’re looking for evidence of racial inequality in Brazil, it isn’t hard to find. Racism is a serious problem in my country, as indicated by statistics showing that Black Brazilians are disproportionately likely to be poor, die young, and … Continue reading

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Country Names Explained

In this video, we travel around the world and explore how the nations of the Earth got their names, and what those names mean.

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Antique Lace and Handkerchiefs Add Detail to Embroideries of Female Icons by Lily Bloomwood

Self-taught artist Lily Bloomwood utilizes bits of antique lace, handkerchiefs, and delicate pieces of old knitting as the starting point for her embroidered portraits of female figures. Many of the works are inspired by women of the silent movie era such as … Continue reading

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Influential American business magazine sings the praises of Stockport | I Love Manchester

“American tourists who know and love Britain expect history to greet them at every turn”, writes veteran travel writer Gretchen Kelly in the latest issue of influential American business magazine Forbes. “In Bath, the Regency comes to life right out of … Continue reading

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London university calls for £100m slavery reparation BBC News

By Sean Coughlan BBC News education and family correspondent 25 October 2018   Universities in the UK which benefited in previous centuries from the slave trade should contribute to a £100m fund to support ethnic minority students, says a university … Continue reading

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Was the real Socrates more worldly and amorous than we knew?

  Socrates is widely considered to be the founding figure of Western philosophy – a thinker whose ideas, transmitted by the extensive writings of his devoted follower Plato, have shaped thinking for more than 2,000 years. ‘For better or worse,’ … Continue reading

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