Meanwhile in pressing international news, elections in Ireland last weekend were the backdrop for a kerfuffle in County Kerry when a woman dressed as celery was ejected from a neighborhood polling station. Locals claimed that she was a plant from the fringe green party intent on stalking voters opposed to her favorite candidates.
If you open any book on history’s greatest speeches, on the first page you will find, well, you will probably find the table of contents; however, on the second page, there is a very good chance you will see Pericles’ Funeral Oration of 431 BC. A leading statesman of the Greek city state of Athens, Pericles gave his famous speech during a ceremony that commemorated the first A
With the Super Bowl over and Valentine's Day quickly approaching, you might think that the rest of February will be devoid of manly activities.
According to the Roman historian Suetonius, the 1st century Emperor Vespasian instituted several unpopular and novel taxes on the public during his reign in an attempt to replenish the depleted imperial coffers. None were more ridiculed than the “Urine Tax”, a new levy on the collection of liquid waste from the public toilets of the city.
The Romans weren’t the only old-timers to have multiple fear words. The ancient Greeks used their basic word for fear phobos to construct names for every possible anxiety, no matter how trifling.
Fear has many facets. The words timid and intimidate are derived from the Latin word for fear timor, which linguists believe ultimately comes from an older prehistoric root word meaning “to choke or to strangle”. These etymologies emphasize the debilitating aspect of fear.
Recent news reports indicate that sales of vinyl records may surpass CDs this year, as a growing number of consumers believe that the old, analog players provide a richer sound experience than the newer electronic devices.
In 2018, student loan debt in the U.S. reached $1.5 trillion. With a continued increase in college tuition, it's likely that even more young adults will be turning to loans in order to finance their education.