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The expression “as American as mom and apple pie” has painted a picture of nostalgic wholesomeness since its first usage during World War Two. And each May, we celebrate our mothers and their contribution to our lives. But while most of them are angels of wisdom and compassion, there have been a few notorious moms
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People are reported missing all the time, leaving authorities and loved ones to piece together clues and come up with theories. Sometimes, there are logical explanations, But other times, there are no clear theories, and the mystery remains unsolved. Not all these disappearances were of the forever kind, but they definitely are all strange and
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A poet, a painter, a novelist, an inventor, a scientist, a movie director, an actress, a chess master, a rock star, and a business magnate, all enormously successful in their professions and world famous, had something else in common as well: each was a recluse. Why, we might wonder, could men and women with so
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No matter whether it’s a first birthday, the first day of school, getting your driver’s license, or getting married, milestone moments are such an important part of life’s journey. They are often the most recalled memories when we look back, and they are the memories that spark joy within our hearts. While no one rite
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From the late 1960s until the late 1990s, Northern Ireland was a killing field, one whose tentacles often extended to the Republic of Ireland in the south and England to the east. The root cause was simple: Catholics living in British-controlled, predominantly Protestant North Ireland wanted more of a say over their own destiny. They’d
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Following up on my recent list “Ten Odd News Stories Out of New Zealand,” I thought I’d look over what we call “The Ditch” to my Australian neighbors and see what oddities are turning up in the headlines over there. Turns out, the Aussies have some rather strange goings-on over their way, too, and here’s
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Not all heroes wear capes, as the saying goes. Advances in animal DNA technology now stand at the forefront of forensic science. Enhanced testing techniques and ever-expanding databases are helping law enforcement agencies to catch criminals. In recent years, the hair, fur, feathers, blood, and other bodily fluids from cats, dogs, birds, and other animals
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What could be more peaceful than a typical English village? Cottages with rose gardens, games of cricket followed by tea on the lawn as church bells ring in the distance. It’s an image that Agatha Christie took and turned on its head with her classic novels featuring murder and intrigue in the fictional village of
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An island is an idyllic destination for millions of travelers worldwide. Especially when the said island is sun-drenched with white sand beaches and surrounded by nothing but turquoise ocean. However, those with an adventurous side seek out the more obscure islands that harbor a secret or two, which makes for a fascinating visit every time.
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Hold on—most people don’t even know what the metaverse is. Here’s a little backstory, plus some Metaverse 101 thrown in for good measure. The word metaverse is a mash-up—Meta comes from Greek and means “next” or “beyond.” So metaverse means the next universe or beyond the universe. In 1992, Neal Stephenson authored the sci-fi novel
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The saying goes, “the truth always comes out in the end.” And for the most part, through life’s twists and turns, that saying seems to ring true. But when it comes to cold-blooded murder and strange disappearances, the families and friends left behind are not so sure. Some cases take many years to solve. And
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