Category: General Interest

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Why Do We Celebrate Remembrance Day? 100 Years

It has been 100 years since the end of the First World War, and in the face of mounting geopolitical pressure, it seems as if the lessons of history have escaped us.

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6 Amazing Unknown Cemeteries

6 Amazing Unknown Cemeteries

A growing number of people are making cemeteries their go-to destination when visiting a new city or country. While there are some cemeteries that are world renowned, there are hidden gems around the world that are just as fascinating, even if they are lesser known. 

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Cultural Appropriation: How Not to Celebrate The Day of the Dead

Is borrowing the rituals, and material culture of Dias de los Muertos cultural appropriation or cultural diffusion? How can we incorporate such an interesting ritual into our lives appropriately and with respect?

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What We Can Learn From Collective Mourning After A Tragedy

Large scale, national mourning is typical of traumatic events. But collective mourning after a tragedy can be complicated, and sometimes fails.

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Interesting Facts and History of Halloween

Halloween occupies a strange place in the realm of holidays. While some people spend weeks planning and creating their elaborate costumes, others barely acknowledge it at all. Perhaps it is because, unlike most holidays on the calendar, Halloween is all about paying tribute to the spooky, scary, and downright deadly. Where did this holiday come from

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The Adventures of Memento Mori: An Interview with D.S. Moss

D.S. Moss’ Adventures of Memento Mori is a podcast that will make you think while making you laugh. Moss dives head first into death, exploring the subject with famed transhumanists, artists, psychics, members of the Death Positive movement, and more.  What makes the podcast so interesting is how involved Moss is in what he covers. Moss

A Brief History of the Death Penalty

Clearly one of the most controversial topics in modern social history is that of capital punishment, or the death penalty. Once commonly practiced throughout the world, the death penalty has been abolished in most countries.

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The Alternative Guide to Montreal

Home to incredible musicians, dozens of festivals (including the world’s largest jazz, and comedy festivals), a large food scene, and practically 24 hour nightlife, there is always something to do in Montreal. But Montreal is also a city with a dark and seedy past. It has been over 375 years since Montreal was colonized, and