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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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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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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...

The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

Atheism is generating quite a lot of attention these days. Prominent atheists are getting the word out about their views in increasing numbers and generating lots of public debate on the proper place of religion in governments and societies in the modern world. And now more than ever, atheists...

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How to Fight Obesity - Tips for You and Your Children

Obesity has reached epidemic proportions across the globe. More than 1 billion adults are overweight with 300 million labeled clinically obese. An alarming 22 million children around the world under the age of five are estimated to be overweight. Of even greater concern is the fact that these...

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...

The Top 3 Distractions That Actually Cause Accidents

The Top 3 Distractions That Actually Cause Accidents

Distractions come in all shapes and sizes. They can be your best friend, your cellphone or even an mp3 player. No matter what it is, distracted driving comes when you least expect it -- maybe even right before a wreck. Here are a few things you should avoid if you don’t want to end up in an accident....

42.0 Milestones in the History of Marijuana

42.0 Milestones in the History of Marijuana

People around the world have been smoking marijuana for thousands of years while also using the hemp plant for everything from fabric and rope to ethanol fuel. Unfortunately, somewhere along the way, a man with a bit of power and enough determination decided pot was wicked, evil and narcotic. He...

Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico

Mazatlan, also known as the Pearl of the Sea is one of Mexico's most popular tourist destinations. It sits on the Gulf of Mexico. It has a population of 450k it is the second-largest city in the state after Culiacan and Mexico's largest commercial port. It is also a popular tourist destination,with...

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Ayn Rand on Sex and Love

The excerpt below is of an interview that Ayn Rand conducted with Playboy Magazine and is the the most concise and clear explanation of her views on sex and love. Of particular note is Rand's harsh criticism of banal, hedonistic based sex in contrast to her sense that the only good sex is...