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  • Wishes and Sorrows’ by Cindy Lynn Speer
    Book review: ‘Wishes and Sorrows’ by Cindy Lynn Speer
    Wishes and Sorrowsis a well-written short story fantasy collection that interweaves myth, magic, romance, and fairytale elements. At times, the writing is darker and bordering on horror.The 14 stories in this collection range from the melancholic,...
  • Scientific American’s “EVOLUTION the human saga” continues the great myth
    Scientific American’s “EVOLUTION the human saga” continues the great myth
    The new Scientific American issue, titled “EVOLUTION the human saga,” is a perfect example of that which we elucidated in essays such as Scientific Cenobites and especially Atheist and Darwinian Science and Story Telling.Scientific...
  • Want “democracy?” Ditch electoral college, switch to PR & public funding
    Want “democracy?” Ditch electoral college, switch to PR & public funding
    It’s bad enough, the game is rigged. The "real money" never changes hands. For that reason, the holders of that wealth are like immortals, vampires they transcend the barriers that hold the rest of us back and withhold...
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    Surname changes in genealogy
    How many times have you heard the line: My ancestor had his name changed at Ellis Island? This is one of the most common myths (along with the three brothers story and the Indian princess story) in genealogy.Scenario 1An Irish man came to the...
  • Winter's tale
    A Winter's Tale, is more than what it appears
    Winter’s Tale:Rated “PG-13” (1 hour, 58 Minutes)Starring:Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown Findlay, Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, William HurtDirected by:Akiva Goldsman From what the trailer of this film presents to us, this is a...
  • Return on remodel
    Real estate folly: Remodeling is a great investment before selling your home
    One of the more common misconceptions people have before listing their home is the need to remodel or do major updates to their property in order to bring a higher sale price.Painting is fine and so is new carpet but experience has taught me the...
  • Prometheus unhinged – on the varied mythology
    Prometheus unhinged – on the varied mythology
    In the previous segments, XXII Olympic Winter Games - Sochi and Prometheus and XXII Olympic Winter Games - Olympics history, we considered the Prometheus myth, how it pertains to the Olympics and why it is centered in Sochi.The earliest source for...
  • A short history of Plymouth Rock
    A short history of Plymouth Rock
    Recently, vandals painted the renowned Plymouth Rock with one word: “LIES.” A symbol of the Pilgrims landing in 1620, Plymouth Rock was once part of a much larger rock formation, but it was broken, and over time, chipped away by...
  • Do you actually practice Hatha-Yoga or simply stretching the body by postures?-1
    Do you actually practice Hatha-Yoga or simply stretching the body by postures?-1
    Everyone claims to know what Hatha-Yoga is by knowing the names of few postures, practicing and sweating like any modern exercise fitness regime. The greatest myth about Hatha-Yoga is that it is stretching of the body and separate from meditation....
  • Thanatos
    "Pinned to the Grave"
    "Pinned to the Grave: Fear of the (un)Dead in Greek Sicily."On Thursday, November 21, at the Cathedral of Learning Room G24 at 4pm the Department of Classics at the University of Pittsburgh presents a lecture by Dr. Carrie L. Weaver.The...
  • Semiramis, occult, myth, legend, history
    Who was Semiramis?
    There are, at least, three versions of reality: 1) that which actually occurred, 2) history as our attempts to most accurately reconstruct that which actually occurred and 3) symbolic or mythological reconstructions which contain historical...
  • How The Jews Defeated Hitler: Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism
    How The Jews Defeated Hitler
    Author: Benjamin GinsbergPublisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers IncISBN: 978-1-4422-2238-0Benjamin Ginsberg informs us in his introduction to How The Jews Defeated Hitler: Exploding the Myth of Jewish Passivity in the Face of Nazism that...
  • Artistic view of a hairbrush that is loaded with hair
    Is your hair dead or alive? And where is it?
    Water isn't the only thing that goes down your drains. Nor is your hairbrush the only place your hair goes when it falls out. And everyone's hair falls out. The average human scalp naturally loses about 100 strands of hair each day. These...
  • Effortless perfection
    Trying to be perfect takes toll on girls
    "The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life" ($16, Berkley Publishing Group), by Ana Homayoun, is a guide to helping girls find a sense of purpose in a stress-filled world...
  • BFRO (Bigfoot Research Organization) Researcher  Ron Boles
    Are Bigfoot's real or just a myth? BFRO researcher Ron Boles says REAL!
    When I spoke with Ron Boles of the BFRO (Bigfoot Research Organization) about Bigfoot, I heard a very convincing perspective from a person who claims to have seen two of them. People have been reporting Bigfoot sightings for literally hundreds of...