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Timaeus by Plato

TimaeusBy Plato Written 360 B.C.E Translated by Benjamin Jowett Persons of the Dialogue-SOCRATES- CRITIAS- TIMAEUS- HERMOCRATES Socrates. One, two, three; but where, my dear Timaeus, is the fourth of those who were yesterday my guests and are to be my entertainers to-day? Timaeus. He...

15 Most Horrifying Rare Diseases (NSFL)

15 Most Horrifying Rare Diseases (NSFL)

The world is out to get you. That's how I ended up feeling after compiling this list of horrifying, permanently scarring, eternally terrifying rare diseases. Genetic, infectious, parasitic and everything in-between, these 15 diseases scar their victims for life and scar us mentally having looked...

Best Paying Jobs in Health Care

Best Paying Jobs in Health Care

Careers within the health care industry are expected to expand into a record number of job opportunities. Health care careers dominate eight of the top ten highest paying occupations and offer a variety of employment possibilities with ample salaries. During May 2009, the U.S. Bureau of Labor...

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The Meditations by Marcus Aurelius

The MeditationsBy Marcus Aurelius Written 167 A.C.E.Translated by George Long Book One From my grandfather Verus I learned good morals and the government of my temper. From the reputation and remembrance of my father, modesty and a manly character. From my mother, piety and beneficence, and...

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What Is Hemoglobin?

Hemoglobin is the oxygen transporter in the red blood cells of all invertebrates, and is produced in the bone marrow. As the red blood cell travels through the vessels, it transports oxygen from the lungs towards the brain and other active organs, exchanges it for carbon dioxide, then circles back...

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What Is Rheumatism?

The medical term “rheumatism” covers a number of disorders that affect different parts of the body. People tend to think of it in conjunction with rheumatoid arthritis. Some think it is related to rheumatic fever, a complication of a viral disease called strep throat that can (in more serious cases)...

15 of the Worst Experimental Deaths of All Time

15 of the Worst Experimental Deaths of All Time

When you run experiments, there's inherently an element of the unknown. After all, we're trying to figure out things we don't know. And sometimes, things go wrong. FATALLY WRONG! Here are some of the most interesting, most intriguing, and sometimes most horrific, experimental deaths we've ever...

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Aesop's Fables by Aesop

Aesop's FablesBy Aesop Translated by George Fyler Townsend The Wolf and the Lamb Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to the Lamb the Wolf's right to eat him. He thus addressed him: "Sirrah, last year you...

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15 Stupid Things People Do to Their Bodies Without Realizing It

Life is full of hazards that can affect our health and well being. It is amazing that most of us are able to hurdle these obstacles and overcome the adversities we are faced with everyday without our bodies succumbing to illness due to these risks and the ever present pressures of life. But we...

10 Rare Diseases That Are Almost Like Super Powers

10 Rare Diseases That Are Almost Like Super Powers

Sometimes -- a one in ten million or more sometimes -- a person is stricken with a disease so rare, so peculiar, and so oddly beneficial that it could almost be considered a superpower instead of a debilitating problem.