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Exploring the Deep and Mysterious Holloways of Dorset
The word “holloways” is derived from the Anglo-Saxon term “hola weg,” meaning ”harrowed path,” or “sunken road.” While the ancient Oregon Trail, which was used by thousands of pioneers heading west through North America, has...
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Did You Know Chinese Emperors Were Not Allowed to View Their Own Records?
The people of China have 5,000 years of uninterrupted history, the longest recorded history in the world. Cang Jie (倉頡) who invented Chinese characters, was the historian for the Yellow Emperor (黃帝) who was honored...
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Modern-day ‘Moby Dick’ Spotted in Caribbean: Film Captures Rare White Sperm Whale
Fans of Herman Melville’s 1851 book, Moby Dick, will be interested to know that Melville’s titular character has recently taken shape in real life. As a Dutch sailor recounted spotting a rare white sperm whale...
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‘Men Respectful, Women Humble’: The Truth About a Traditional Chinese Idiom
A much-maligned ancient Chinese saying, nan zun nü bei (男尊女卑), is often taken to mean “male superior, female inferior.” However, modern Chinese language and interpretation has obfuscated the meaning of the words, causing confusion about...
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Why the Week? A Unit of Time That Doesn’t Make Sense
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will switch to a four-and-a-half-day work week on January 1, 2022, according to a statement released on Tuesday by Latestly. The UAE is the world's first nation to adopt a...
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The Ancient Chinese Historians Who Recorded the Truth, No Matter the Cost
In ancient China, history was considered as sacred as religion, and historians were arranged from birth to meticulously record the events of the state and the private life of the sovereign.  This established a positive...
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Medieval Hair Care – Traditional Ways to Tend Your Locks
Who doesn't like legends about knights, kings, queens, princesses, castles, magical swords, and dragons? Among all the magic and mystery of the Middle Ages, one might ponder: “How did they maintain their hair?” Medieval hair...
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Meditation Grows in Popularity as Scientists Confirm Health Benefits
In the Nov. 16, 2001 issue of Proceedings of the American Academy of Sciences, scientists published a study concluding that meditation can enhance brain activity, significantly affecting the areas of the brain responsible for regulating...
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Annual Christmas Stamps: From Heated Debate to Holiday Harmony
The holiday season is a busy time for the postal service, with masses of cards and packages being exchanged near and far. Every year, the USPS issues new holiday-themed postage stamps for the billions of...