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10 Horrifying Archaeological Discoveries Of Human Sacrifice

By Kristance Harlow | January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Human sacrifices are a terrifying facet of our shared history. While most archaeologists would agree that human sacrificial practices were probably not as widespread as reported, they did (and do) still occur.

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10 Things You Should Know About Scotland

By Kristance Harlow | January 5, 2014 | 0 Comments
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The Scotland of the imagination is a land of rolling green hills, kilt-wearing bagpipers, and crumbling castles. While you can find all of this in Scotland, there is a great deal more to this fiercely patriotic country. With a land area equal to the state of Maine in the US, this small country is chock-full…


10 Terrifyingly Huge Extinct Versions Of Adorable Animals

By Kristance Harlow | January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
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We’ve covered the topic of gigantic animals before, looking at ancient and terrifying huge versions of snakes and scary carnivorous reptiles. Now we’re going to take a look at ordinary animals that don’t usually make people feel afraid. From adorable penguins to sleepy sloths, there used to be giant versions of all these animals. No…

Nelson Mandela Confronts White Privilege

By Kristance Harlow | December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Nelson Mandela’s final speech to the African National Congress was in 1997, and he used the opportunity to confront white privilege. His speech made the white privileged masses shudder and react defensively with movements such as Red October.

Honoring Nelson Mandela’s Humanity

By Kristance Harlow | December 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
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No one goes through life without controversy. From the store manager who takes the heat for her employees’ mistakes to the Hollywood star who faces tabloid gossip for their fame, everyone deals with controversy. A certain degree of misunderstandings and rumors are the hallmark of a life well lived. Nelson Mandela was no stranger to…

Was Nelson Mandela’s Revolution Nonviolent?

By Kristance Harlow | November 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Recently the conservative evangelist radio and TV program, Wretched, interviewed a South African man named Dr Peter Hammond about Nelson Mandela’s revolution. Wretched is meant to be a different brand of Christian news, combining sarcasm and investigative reporting to bring a clear yet humorous clarity (through a religious lens) to news. It draws a certain…

Epic Female Traveler: Gertrude Bell Breakin’ Rules 100 Years Ago

By Kristance Harlow | July 14, 2013 | 4 Comments
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A traveler writing about their adventures is not a trend. For thousands of years people have traveled to foreign lands and wrote about their experiences; from Herodotus, the original historian who wrote about his time in Egypt in the 5th century BC, to current authors like Elizabeth Gilbert whose book Eat, Pray, Love was made…

Five Pirate Women You Never Knew Existed – Arr Matey We Be Seafarin’ Ladies

By Kristance Harlow | June 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
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Today the Supreme Court of the United States struck down the anti-abortion bill in Texas (Wendy Davis), the overthrow of the Same Sex Marriage Ban in California (Hillingsworth v. Perry), and the overthrow of the Defense of Marriage Act (United States v. Windsor). With three major rulings lead by women insisting on equality, what better…

38 States Instead of 50?

By Kristance Harlow | August 26, 2008 | 0 Comments
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In 1973 George Etzel Pearcy, with a strong political backing, proposed a remapping of the United States of America. The plan would have isolated larger cities, reducing the number of cities vying for a state’s tax dollars. The state lines would have moved into a more ‘natural’ boundaries, such as rivers and mountains. But because…

Mandela was ON the terrorism watch list?

By Kristance Harlow | July 2, 2008 | 0 Comments
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According to CNN.com Mandela and other members of the African National Congress have been on the list because of their fight against South Africa’s apartheid regime, which gave way to majority rule in 1994. They should never have been on that list, as John Kerry says. I’m shocked they were ever on this list and…

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