10 Things You Didn’t Know About Charles Darwin

Perhaps no theory today is better known—or more controversial—than the theory of evolution. And we have one man to thank for that: Charles Darwin. Darwin wrote The Origin of Species, one of the most influential scientific works of all time that also paved the way for modern biology. But there is a lot more to the man himself.

1. He was born on February 12, 1809. In and of itself, this is not particularly noteworthy, but Darwin does share his birthday with another prominent historical figure – Abraham Lincoln.

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Emily Post: The Beyoncé Of Etiquette And The Internet’s Most Underused Asset

Emily Post Cher

Cher could have learned a lot from Emily Post. Source: Time

The modern world can seem very rude. Take a gander at the comments section of any blog or stroll around a playground and you’ll likely hear some despicable things from the mouths of babes. You might shrug it off, not wanting to sound like your grandma who is notoriously nostalgic for “the good old days”, in spite of how bad they were for a number of people.

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2014 In Review: 197 Movies In 7 Minutes

The year is coming to a close, which means that it’s time to review the highs, lows and in-betweens that helped shape it. Some have already done that through song, and now it’s time to do so through film. Featuring nearly 200 of 2014’s top films, this intrepid videographer has managed to distill them into one awesome seven-minute clip. Enjoy!

10 Writing Studios Which Prove That Place Does Inspire

Writing Studios Hemingway House

The Ernest Hemingway house in Key West, Florida features his humble and peaceful writing studio. The safari motif, small bookshelves, and sparse furniture gave Hemingway his ideal writing space. Hemingway brought many of his greatest books to life in this very room. Source: Carmen’s Travel Tips

No matter his or her genre or style, the one necessity for every writer is an inspired place to imagine and plot a character’s next move. Whether a world famous author or an amateur who has just discovered the worlds one can create with a sequence of letters, the physical places in which a writer writes have a tendency to bleed into the storyline and influence outcomes.

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