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Teen Movies And Female Friendship

Teen movies have come a long way from early examples like Rebel Without a Cause and West Side Story. There were the slasher films of the late 70s and early 80s, movies like Halloween, Friday the 13th, and A Nightmare on Elm Street. Around the same time, a young filmmaker by the name of John Hughes began ...

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The Dangers Of Werther Fever

I Got Chills, They’re Multiplying In 1774, strange occurrences began popping up throughout Germany. First, young men began dressing, en masse, in a very peculiar manner. Like a uniform, thousands of youths started to sport yellow trousers, a matching waistcoat, and a blue jacket, complete with dark boots. But then the ...

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Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, The Father Of Food Writing

“Tell me what you eat: I will tell you what you are.”—Brillat-Savarin. After eating food, the next greatest pleasure is certainly talking about it. People love talking about the last fantastic meal they ate or what makes their favorite recipe special, and with anything people love talking about, writing and ...

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The Remarkable Fred Rogers

When Fred Rogers was in his senior year of college, he returned home to visit his parents and discovered something new in the house: a simple television set. It may seem mundane today, but for Rogers at the moment, he saw something bursting with potential. He took one look at ...

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Unveiling The Black Nun Of Moret, France’s Royal Secret

The story goes like this: one day, King Louis XIV’s second wife, Madame de Maintenon, stepped into a rather unassuming French convent. While in its quiet, hallowed walls, she paid a visit to the dark-skinned Sister Louise Marie Therese—but this was far from a light social visit for the two ...

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The Mysterious Disappearance Of Agatha Christie

It was a foggy day in December 1926 when a 20-year-old journalist named Peter Ritchie-Calder walked into the Swan Hydropathic Hotel in Harrogate, Yorkshire. He was looking for someone in particular. The patrons of the hotel would have known her as Mrs. Teresa Neele of Cape Town. Over the previous ...

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The 1889 Mayerling Incident and Its Colossal Aftermath

On January 30, 1889, tucked away in the royal Mayerling hunting lodge just south of Vienna, one of history’s most tragic love stories unfolded. On that morning, the servants of Rudolf, the Crown Prince of Austria, awoke to a horror: the bodies of their 30-year-old master and his 17-year-old mistress ...

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How One Man Solved The Most Deadly Mystery Of His Time

Cholera, left untreated, can kill you in hours. It’s highly contagious, fast-acting, and incredibly resilient. Anywhere a human population has reached significant size, without also reaching certain standards of cleanliness, cholera is in danger of spreading… And yet today, for the majority of the developed world, contracting cholera is as much of a threat as spontaneous ...

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