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Book Review: Vanessa and her Sister by Priya Parmar

London, 1905: The city is alight with change, and the Stephen siblings are at the forefront. Vanessa, Virginia, Thoby, and Adrian are leaving behind their childhood home and taking a house in the leafy heart of avant-garde Bloomsbury. 564 more words

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7 Terrifying Historical Figures

October 29, 2012

By Evan Andrews

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They say that truth is stranger than fiction, but it might also be spookier. History is filled with accounts of barbarians, murderers and sorcerers who make the vampires and slashers of Hollywood horror movies look positively tame by comparison. 1,614 more words

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Labiology, or Reading Character by the Lips: 1894

LANGUAGE OF THE LIPS

They Tell a Story of the Character of Their Owner

Lips That are Loving; Lips That are Selfish; Lips That Promise Happiness; and Lips That Revel in Mischief. 1,338 more words

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On Islamic Economics

           Modern financial institutions, instruments and their underlying philosophies clash with Islamic law in many areas. For some time, both critics and supporters have thought that these Islamic laws were in need of revision to bring them into conformity with the complexities of modern requirements of trade and industry. 729 more words

Economics And Society

November 29, 1947 - The U.N. Partitions Palestine Between Arabs and Jews

On this day in history, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution organizing Palestine into three Jewish sections, four Arab sections, and an internationally-administration for the city of Jerusalem. 173 more words

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This Day in History Nov 29 2014 Native Americans Eddie Robinson Silver Convention Dust storm Eisenhower South Pole

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Nov 29, 1864:

Native Americans are massacred at Sand Creek, Colorado

On this day in 1864, peaceful Southern Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indians are massacred by a band of Colonel John Chivington’s Colorado volunteers at Sand Creek, Colorado. 3,013 more words

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