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Look, don’t get it twisted, education is an integral part of life and it helps develop stability and maturity among impressionable young minds. There’s no guarantee you’ll succeed in your studies, of course, because you get what you put in, but there’s no reason why the education system can’t improve and do some developing of its own. Fact is, society is constantly evolving and relying on new technologies to facilitate…

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Where eating is a physiological necessity for most humans – and okay, maybe a hobby for some – there is a small group for which it is a competitive profession. Competitive eating has long existed as a fringe sport and somewhat of a grotesque curiosity. Although we find the exploits of champion eaters Joey Chestnut and Takeru Kobayashi to be both fascinating and rather remarkable, we don’t necessarily consider them…

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The United States advertises itself as the land of the free and the home of the brave. Aside from that line taken from its national anthem, the history of the US is as rich and colorful as any nation on the planet. Born from revolution in the 18th century, the United States began life as the underdog, facing off against Britain, the most powerful nation in the world. Years of…

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Few brands are as powerful, lucrative and widely recognized as Coca-Cola. Surveys have even suggested that it’s the second most popular word worldwide, behind “hello”, and reigns indisputably as the world’s most popular beverage. Invented back in 1886, there are approximately 1.6 billion gallons of the drink now sold every year across over 160 countries. While it might be tasty and refreshing, the soft drink colloquially known as coke is…

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We humans like to think of ourselves as standing atop the evolutionary pecking order among all of the planet’s species. Not only do we feast on the meat of most other animals, but we keep them as pets and observe them as cute and endearing playthings. But in spite of how we may fancy ourselves, this power dynamic isn’t always in play. We are neither the strongest, largest nor fastest…

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Science may have been an intimidating subject for us in school, and typically we associate science with geniuses who got straight A’s in school. Whether you have kids or you’re just curious about science experiments, you don’t have to go all the way to a university lab to see science at work. You see, science is all around us in the colors we see and the environment all around us….

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The practice of gift giving is an age old tradition that manages to still stress people out to ridiculous extents. Buying the wrong gift can cause a marriage to break up, a child to hold resentment towards a parent, or end a friendship. The right gift, especially a birthday gift, can strengthen connections and cause a reciprocation of an equally amazing gift, if not better. A birthday symbolizes another year…

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Nearly every major city around the world is home to a zoo of some kind. But like people, not all zoos are created equal and there are definitely some zoos that are better than others. Thanks to animal rights activists and the evolution of human compassion, zoos are now better than ever. Animals used to spend their zoo lives in cages in the earliest of societies all the way to…

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Music has been and continues to be an integral part of our lives and culture. Dating back many thousands of years, the earliest humans played rudimentary forms of music with very crude instruments. Over the following centuries, music, its content and the instruments used to create it evolved. Depending on where you lived in the world, music had different significance and was used in different ways. For instance, in Ancient…

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The most frustrating thing about vicious, vile internet trolling is the anonymous, cowardly way that it is typically practiced. Trolls hide behind their computer screen, getting malicious satisfaction out of saying incredibly hurtful things that they would likely never have the guts to say to someone’s face. Their cyber identity is entirely and deliberately detached from their real-life persona, with a screen name and avatar that serves to conceal an…

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