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Unifying Africa: Dissolving Colonial Borders for a United Africa

Like many other continents, Africa has its own experience of being under colonial rule. These colonial borders have significantly impacted Africa’s political, social, and economic landscape.  As the world moves forward, growing discussion regarding dissolving African colonial borders arises. This is rooted in the desire for a unified and harmonious Africa.  However, this is not ...

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Taking Kids to Restaurants Without the Tantrums! 

Every parent or adult who has experienced bringing kids to a restaurant knows that any fine dining experience could quickly become a nightmare once a child starts throwing a tantrum. But kids are kids. So guess how the Internet reacted when a popular restaurant in rural Georgia charged some extra dining surcharge for what they ...

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A family dining out.

Sherlock Holmes: The Inspiration Behind London’s Iconic Consulting Detective

London, with its intricate tapestry of history and culture, served as both home and inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the illustrious detective Sherlock Holmes. As you wander its foggy streets, you discover the city itself was one of Doyle’s greatest muses. The bustling metropolis of the late 1800s, with its underbelly ...

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Tower Bridge London in fog at night, London, England.

Red Planet Unleashed: Elon Musk’s Plans for Terraforming Mars

Elon Musk is thrilled about going to space and has big plans. He wants people to be able to stay on Mars and grow. The name for this process is “terraforming.”  Terraforming is like making Mars more like Earth so people would want to live there. Elon Musk wants people to love life on Mars. ...

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Mars, the red planet.

The Wonderfully Strange Penny-Farthing Bicycle

The penny-farthing, also known as a high wheel, high wheeler, or ordinary, is an early type of bicycle. It was popular in the 1870s and 1880s, with its large front wheel providing high speeds, owing to it traveling a significant distance for every rotation of the legs, and comfort because the large wheel provided greater shock absorption. The history of the penny-farthing The ...

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Riding a penny-farthing bicycle.

Seal Savior: Cornwall’s Kindhearted Lifeline for Marine Life

A complex web of interdependence exists between the various organisms that comprise an ecosystem, such as seals. Earth’s rich biodiversity is essential to the planet’s continued existence. Therefore, the loss of even a single species can have far-reaching effects on the biosphere. Some species become extinct because of human interference, specifically deforestation and destroying their ...

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A seal.

Shaping Teenagers into Selfless and Balanced Adults

When a person goes from being a teenager to an adult, they go through a lot of emotional, mental, and social changes. Teenagers often act selfishly during this time of change. This article examines practical ways to help teenagers move from acting self-centered to being balanced, caring, and community-focused. Understanding teen psychology The brains of ...

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Teenagers looking at their smartphones.

Jordan Peterson’s Tips for a Thriving Marriage

Marriage is a journey, and like any journey, it needs guidance. Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson is well-known for his views on relationships and individuals. His lessons cover many areas of life, but his advice on relationships, especially marriage, is what many people look to as a guide. This article aims to give both experienced and ...

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A man and woman with a wedding bouquet.

Discover Bali’s Hidden Beauty: 7 Lesser-Known Places to Visit

The island of Bali in Indonesia is famous for its beautiful scenery and history. There are many people at popular places like Kuta Beach and Ubud, but there are also a lot of less popular places that are peaceful, beautiful, and offer something different. 7 of Bali’s secret gems 1. Sekumpul Waterfall Sekumpul Waterfall, nestled ...

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The Sekumpul Waterfall.

Harnessing the Healing Power of Plants for Huntington’s Disease

Looking into treatments for Huntington’s disease that come from plants gives people hope for controlling this brain disease. Brain cells die off over time, making it hard to think and move. Instead of just treating the symptoms, plant chemicals are being studied to see if they can help lessen the effects of the disease. Antioxidants ...

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Huntington's disease.