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Monologues

Monologues

Picture Credit: [Cropped] By Allan Warren - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Holloway#/media/File:Stanley_Holloway.jpg Between the two World Wars, several British poets wrote comical monologues to lift the spirits of their fellow citizens and servicemen.  Almost one...

The Federal Reserve Bank

The Federal Reserve Bank

Picture Credit: "Federal Reserve Bank of New York Building" by epicharmus is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Started by the Panic of 1907 (1) In 1907 there was a serious financial crisis in the U.S. - the Panic of 1907 or 1907 Bankers' Panic or Knickerbocker Crisis occurred over a three-week period...

Writing: Style and Purpose

Writing: Style and Purpose

Picture Credit: "The Elements of Style" by Patrick Johanneson is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 ‘Elements of Style’ In modern times, the original book on writing style, Elements of Style, was written in 1918 by Professor William Strunk, Jr., for use by his students at Cornell University, USA. His...

Mystery of the SS Ourang Medan

Mystery of the SS Ourang Medan

Picture Credit: "The-Dark-Pictures-Man-Of-Medan-220519-008" by instacodez is marked with CC PDM 1.0 [A video game inspired by the mystery of the SS Ourang Medan was developed by Supermassive Games.] Did a mysterious tragedy occur on the SS Ourang Medan or is it all just a legend? Is it fact or...

This Little Piggy went to Market…

This Little Piggy went to Market…

Picture Credit: "Piggly Wiggly" by ilovememphis is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 On 6th September 1916, Piggly Wiggly opened in Memphis, Tennessee USA.  As you weren’t there at the time, let me fill in some gaps for you. It was the first true self-service grocery store the world had known. It...

Piers of Sussex

Piers of Sussex

Picture Credit: [Cropped] "Brighton Palace Pier" by jameswragg is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Piers of Sussex does not mean Piers Morgan, but you can look him up if you want at: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piers_Morgan - admittedly, his name is Piers and he lives in East Sussex, (Newick) but...

How to play Backgammon

How to play Backgammon

Picture Credit: "Backgammon" by Tord Mattsson is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 Backgammon is one of the oldest known board games with a history that can be traced back nearly 5,000 years to archaeological discoveries in Mesopotamia. It is a two-player game where each player has fifteen pieces...

Save time by using Shortcuts on your Keyboard

Save time by using Shortcuts on your Keyboard

Are you using the shortcuts on your computer keyboard? Ok, let’s start from the beginning. You know what a keyboard is, I hope. There’s one above. It’s like mine. At the bottom left-hand corner, you can see the key ctrl. That’s the Control key. It’s a ‘modifier’ key that, when pressed in...

The man who almost conquered the world

The man who almost conquered the world

Picture Credit: "Genghis Khan: The Exhibition" by williamcho is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 As a boy, he was rejected by his clan yet as an adult he clawed his way to power, coming to believe he was destined to rule the world. And he all but succeeded, so writes Spencer Day in History today (click...

Is this the best medicine of all?

Is this the best medicine of all?

Picture Credit: "Two Men Listening" by .hd. is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 “Learning a new skill at any age helps to promote neural cell growth, improve concentration, and increase overall brain function... The studies provide evidence that intense learning experiences akin to those faced by...

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