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Cassandra Complex in Mythology and Psychology

By |2019-09-30T16:44:10+03:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The Cassandra complex (variously labeled the Cassandra metaphor ) occurs when valid warnings or concerns are dismissed or disbelieved. The term originates in Greek mythology. Cassandra was a daughter of Priam, the King of Troy. Struck by her beauty, Apollo provided her with the gift [...]

14 Inspirational Haruki Murakami Quotes

By |2019-05-05T04:08:53+03:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Haruki Murakami is a Japanese writer. His books and stories have been bestsellers in Japan as well as internationally, with his work being translated into 50 languages and selling millions of copies outside his native country. Haruki Murakami was born January 12, 1949 in Kyoto, [...]

An Introduction to Tango Dance

By |2019-04-12T05:29:20+03:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tango is a popular partner dance and social dance that originated in the 1880s along the River Plate, the natural border between Argentina and Uruguay. It was born in the impoverished port areas of these countries, where natives mixed with slave and European immigrant populations. [...]

Egyptian Scarab Beetles

By |2019-04-09T16:32:46+03:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Arts, Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Scarabs were popular amulets and impression seals in Ancient Egypt. They survive in large numbers and, through their inscriptions and typology, they are an important source of information for archaeologists and historians of the ancient world. They also represent a significant body of ancient art. [...]

The History of Calendars

By |2019-03-27T15:20:18+03:00March 27th, 2019|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The history of calendars means that people creating and using methods for keeping track of days and larger divisions of time covers a practice with ancient roots. Archeologists have reconstructed methods of timekeeping that go back to prehistoric times at least as old as the [...]

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

By |2019-01-20T23:17:47+03:00January 20th, 2019|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , |

The Hanging Gardens of Babylon were one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World as listed by Hellenic culture, described as a remarkable feat of engineering with an ascending series of tiered gardens containing a wide variety of trees, shrubs, and vines, resembling a [...]

Frankenstein and the Birth of Modern Science

By |2018-09-07T00:20:39+03:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein when she was just 18, and it is often read as a gothic horror story and a prophetic warning about the dangers of taking science too far. Author Suzanne Burdon, however, argues that the book can teach us a lot about [...]

15 Stephen Hawking Quotes About Life, God, and the Universe

By |2018-08-13T17:39:26+03:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Stephen Hawking was an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author. He was director of research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge at the time of his death. Stephen Hawking achieved commercial success with several works of popular science in which [...]

Futurism Art Movement

By |2018-08-13T00:48:36+03:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

Futurism was an avant-garde art movement which was launched in Italy, in 1909, although parallel movements arose in Russia, England and elsewhere. It was one of the first important modern art movements not centered in Paris - one reason why it is not taken seriously [...]

The History of Comics

By |2018-08-08T23:12:12+03:00August 8th, 2018|Categories: Arts, Culture, Knowledge|Tags: , , , , , |

The history of comics has followed different paths in different parts of the world. It can be traced back to early precursors such as Trajan's Column, in Rome, Egyptian hieroglyphs, and the Bayeux Tapestry. Early narratives in art An example of an early precursor to [...]