Famous Reasons that Prove the World is Not Getting Stupider

Famous Reasons that Prove the World is Not Getting Stupider

Introduction The world is dumbing down, people are getting stupid, nobody wants to think for themselves, we want it all handed to us on a plate… these are some of the phrases we hear regularly from the older generation, from our teachers and from the media. But is it actually true? Are we really getting [...]

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Famous Sociologists and their Contributions

Famous Sociologists and their Contributions

Introduction Sociology is defined as the study of human social behaviour, its origins, development, power and social structure and institutions. Though it is a social science, it uses empirical method where possible and necessary; however the often erratic nature of human behaviour means that it is also highly theoretical. Here is a list of ten [...]

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Famous Unfinished Artwork

Famous Unfinished Artwork

Introduction Most artists are not appreciated in their lifetime and this goes for painters, sculptors, musicians and designers. The creative process is a powerful thing and creative people are often working on many projects at once. It is no great surprise then that there are so many incomplete pieces of work from the world of [...]

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Famous Worst Aspects of the American Justice System

Famous Worst Aspects of the American Justice System

Introduction The USA has a reputation for harsh treatment of criminals; in some ways, it is the envy of the world. British people say to each other “He got 300 years? They don’t mess about in America, we need some of that!” yet despite the apparent envy of not being soft on crime, lift off [...]

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Famous Headlines of the Nineteenth Century

Famous Headlines of the Nineteenth Century

Introduction Way before the internet, most people had to rely on newspapers for information on world events. The format is usually simple: an attention-grabbing headline, an introduction and then a detailed explanation of the story. The 19th century was the golden age of the newspaper, affordable at a time when literacy was higher than it [...]

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Famous Cognitive Psychology Experiments

Famous Cognitive Psychology Experiments

Introduction Cognitive psychology is the study of mental processes such as language, memory and perception. It is useful in examining why people (or animals) do what they do and how they attempt to justify their actions. There have been hundreds of cognitive psychology experiments over the decades that demonstrate the flaws in our thinking. 1. [...]

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Famous Werewolf Names in Movies

Famous Werewolf Names in Movies

Introduction Werewolves have been as popular throughout myth as vampires yet despite a number of superb films, do not seem to have experienced the continued popularity as the undead bloodsuckers or even as popular as zombies are now. Cursed by being bitten by a werewolf and then having the misfortune to survive, they too will [...]

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Famous Surprising Influences on Pop Culture Icons

Famous Surprising Influences on Pop Culture Icons

Introduction Some of the biggest pop culture icons of our age have not come from nowhere; often they have been inspired or in some cases, have deliberately mimicked something else, often something much older. Influences are everywhere and it can sometimes be amusing to see where those earlier examples and where that influence was taken, [...]

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Famous Characters Needed For A Batman Versus Superman Movie

Famous Characters Needed For A Batman Versus Superman Movie

Introduction Announced in 2013 after the worldwide release of Dark Knight Rises featuring Christian Bale in his final outing as The Caped Crusader, and with Henry Cavill making his first appearance as The Man of Steel, Batman Vs Superman is set for release in 2016. Bale will not reprise his role as the Caped Crusader [...]

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Famous Binge Eaters

Famous Binge Eaters

Introduction Binge Eating, like Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa, is a common mental health disorder where the sufferer is obsessed with food. Often indicative of some other deep-seated issue, it is a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; a sufferer will compulsively consume a large amount of food in a very short space of time. Many [...]

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Famous Foods the Pilgrims Probably Ate at the First Thanksgiving

Famous Foods the Pilgrims Probably Ate at the First Thanksgiving

Introduction Turkey, cranberry sauce, pumpkins and potatoes: these things make up the basic meal for the average American family at Thanksgiving. They are seen as traditional foods reminiscent of the day that the English colonists arrived in North America and shared a meal with the Native Americans in which a number of things were traded [...]

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Famous Conspiracy Theories

Famous Conspiracy Theories

Introduction Conspiracy theories can take many forms, though some psychologists believe they all have the same origin – a search for meaning, compounded by psychological phenomena such as “confirmation bias”. Once you start seeing evidence, you see it everywhere and avoid conflicting information. Some conspiracy theorists believe in more than one theory even when their [...]

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Famous Examples of Unrequited Love

Famous Examples of Unrequited Love

Introduction Unrequited love – put simply – is when one person has romantic feelings for another person and those feelings are not reciprocated. Most of us will have experienced those feelings at least once in our lives. It can be harrowing for the person having the feelings when they know they will never be reciprocated [...]

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Famous People with Cystic Fibrosis Disease

Famous People with Cystic Fibrosis Disease

Introduction Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disorder affecting the lungs, pancreas, liver and intestines. The most serious symptom that sufferers will exhibit is difficulty breathing. Abnormal levels of sodium and chloride transported around the body means they also secrete a bile-like substance which must be removed from the body. Here is a list of ten [...]

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Famous Incredibly Controversial Police Shootings from the Past Ten Years

Famous Incredibly Controversial Police Shootings from the Past Ten Years

Introduction The Police are there to protect the citizens of the city, state or country and sometimes – sadly – they have to kill or attempt to kill in their public duty of protection. Equally sadly, with so much responsibility (and sometimes believing themselves above the law) they shoot and injure or kill the wrong [...]

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