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The popularity of Dan Brown’s latest novel, The Lost Symbol, has opened up the secretive world of the Freemasons to millions of readers. The ancient society and puzzling ciphers featured in the book have sparked interest in finding out more about both.
With its iconic Golden Arches, unforgettable jingles, and famous french fries, McDonald’s is one of the most recognizable brand names in the world. It is also one of the world’s largest employers: more than 1.6 million employees in 118 countries.
New Book Breaks Down the Public Discourse Surrounding Political Correctness
Recent Article from the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies Questions Validity of Chamber Survey
It is a truth (somewhat) universally acknowledged that globalization has given us the most remarkable sixty years of economic growth in world history. It is a process that has lifted hundreds of millions worldwide out of extreme poverty, and has helped raise life expectancy and literacy rates.
For centuries, the major powers of the West were seduced by the allure of the countries of “the Far East”. Spices, textile, silk and tea were the staples of East-West trade. But competition between Western traders eventually led to military intervention and the establishment of colonial empires. These actions have shaped the history of Asia, leaving behind a legacy that continues to influence and shape this region today.
Who are China’s Leaders? How do they think? What does it mean for the future? These are the questions of the moment as New China celebrates its 60th anniversary, because China impacts everyone—an economic superpower competing in every arena of human endeavor. But China’s astonishing transformation comes with challenges and contradictions. Is there a looming “China Threat?” Or an emerging “China Model?”
Corporations take investment risks regardless of regulatory enforcement
Fifty Self-Proclaimed "Atheists" Reveal Their Innermost Spiritual Reflections
This year marks the 40th anniversary of John and Yoko’s Bed-In for Peace, which took place May 26 – June 2, 1969. It was there, on June 1st, that the legendary anthem “Give Peace a Chance” was recorded. Life magazine photographer Gerry Deiter was present for all eight days of the Bed-in, capturing both large, boisterous gatherings of journalists and celebrities, and the smaller, more intimate moments between John and Yoko. The result was an archive of almost 500 images, many of which were never published – until now.
The Reign of the Nine-Days’ Queen in 1553 England
"Whodunit" style telling of the events of the summer of 1553 in Tudor-era England
Love ‘em or leave ‘em, the saints have left their imprint on our culture. A brief look in the phone book at the names of hospitals, schools, and churches proves the point. But who were these saints and what made them so holy?
Where do we go when we die? Will we have personal chats with God on fluffy clouds? What are the odds I will be devoured by a demon? And, most importantly, is Michael Jackson in heaven? Life’s deepest mysteries question what happens when life is over.
Do you know…how God employed talking donkeys, monkeys, mentally unstable prophets and helpful prostitutes in the master plan? Which saints are the patrons of bowel disorders, serial killers, and stamp collections? What to expect upon arrival in destinations like Heaven, Purgatory, and the Chinvat Bridge?
If you could, would you like to know how long you had to live? What diseases you’re susceptible to? Or, what the environment around you is doing to your overall health? Ultimately, would you want to know how you might die? Most of us would say, “no” but most of us aren’t bestselling author and journalist David Ewing Duncan.
INSIDE THE MIND OF BTK: The True Story Behind the Thirty-Year Hunt for the Notorious Wichita Serial Killer
For 31 years a man who called himself BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill) terrorized the city of Wichita, Kansas, strangling and sexually assaulting a series of women (and one child), taunting the police and the community with frequent letters, communications, crime scene photographs and property stolen from his victims. Now comes the behind-the-scenes look at the case by legendary FBI profiler John Douglas and Johnny Dodd, telling the whole incredible story and drawing from it a program for new and improved police methodology to prevent such serial killers from remaining at large.
The NHL's All-Time winningest goalie and 3-time Stanley Cup Champion presents his memoir on his life and career.