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A Brief History On August 12, 30 BC, Cleopatra VII Philopator is alleged to have committed suicide by allowing an Asp (a venomous snake of the cobra family) to bite her.  (Yes, she was THE Cleopatra.)  We used this occasion to publish our article, “10 Famous Suicides,” and today we list another list of those that took their own lives, “5 More Famous Suicides.” We have also addressed the suicide phenomena in our articles “10 More Famous Suicides,” “10 World Leaders that Committed Suicide,” and “The Origins of Dr. Death (Assisted Suicide).” Please note that we do not glorify or…

A Brief History On August 6, 2001, a tragedy known as the “Erwadi fire incident” occurred in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.  A fire broke out at the Moideen Badusha Mental Home in Erwadi Village, claiming the lives of 28 of the patients/inmates there.  A fire and fatalities do not make for a strange tale, except in this case those poor mental patients were chained down!  Run by a faith based organization, the mental home sought to “cure” its patients by caning and beating the patients while treating them with water from a holy shrine in the village. …

A Brief History During the 2007 Dubai Tennis Championship, Jelena Janković (born 1985) retired from an ankle injury during the match against Amélie Mauresmo (born 1979).  We all know how important it is to be active and include regular exercise into our schedules, but it is also essential that we know our stuff when it comes to training and engaging in a sport so that we know how to prevent any injuries from occurring. Sports injuries are very common, and they can occur when you engage in any type of sporting activity, from dancing to running, and if you regularly…

A Brief History In 1918, Diet and Health: With Key to the Calories by American physician and columnist Lulu Hunt Peters (1873–1930) became the first weight-loss book to promote calorie counting and the first weight-loss book to become a bestseller.  Whether you want to lose weight or lead a more active lifestyle, there are so many diets to pick from, making it more confusing than ever to know which one is best for you. To make the selection that little bit easier, here are five tips for finding the right diet that works for your body, helping to keep you…

A Brief History On August 10, 2017, President Trump agreed with his commission’s report released a few weeks earlier and declared the country’s opioid crisis a “national emergency”.  The opioid epidemic has been dominating news headlines in recent years due to the increase of fatal opioid overdoses taking the lives of over 130 Americans each day. Unfortunately, opioid addiction has affected all walks of life – from young adults full of potential, rich or poor, and even innocent unborn children. Between 1999 and 2017, more than 400,000 people have died from a drug overdose that involved opioids; however, the opioid…

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