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A Divine Spark? 4 Famous Epileptics
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A Divine Spark? 4 Famous Epileptics

Once known as the falling sickness, the Ancient Greeks saw

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6 Other “Beauty And the Beast” Movie and TV Adaptations
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6 Other “Beauty And the Beast” Movie and TV Adaptations

Emma Watson was cast this week as Belle in Disney’s

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Books – 14 Of The Strangest Narrators You Will Ever Read
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Books – 14 Of The Strangest Narrators You Will Ever Read

These books hold your attention with their strikingly unusual points

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What Virginia Woolf Can Teach Us About Life, Love, and Books
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What Virginia Woolf Can Teach Us About Life, Love, and Books

This weekend we saw what would have been Virginia Woolf’s

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Shakespeare Did It Too: Weird Words The Bard Made Common
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Shakespeare Did It Too: Weird Words The Bard Made Common

It’s a common experience for the younger generation to be

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The Lord of the Flies and The Robber’s Cave Experiment
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The Lord of the Flies and The Robber’s Cave Experiment

Did you know that the same year cult novel Lord

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The Ring-giver Slew The Water-Wolf: 21 Words That Were Way Cooler in Old English
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The Ring-giver Slew The Water-Wolf: 21 Words That Were Way Cooler in Old English

The English language was not always the way it is

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Sherlock: What Do We Really Know About Professor Moriarty?
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Sherlock: What Do We Really Know About Professor Moriarty?

Sherlock’s nemesis Professor Moriarty actually only appears in person in

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20 More Slang Terms From The Wild Wild West
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20 More Slang Terms From The Wild Wild West

As Americans, the wild wild west is somewhat of a

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How Jack Kerouac Married His Way Out Of Jail And 13 Other Facts About The Author
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How Jack Kerouac Married His Way Out Of Jail And 13 Other Facts About The Author

If you were ever a book-crazy teenager with a heart

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11 Slang Terms From The Peace Loving 1960s
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11 Slang Terms From The Peace Loving 1960s

While most of my taste for movies, music,, etc.. falls

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The Awful Truth – 21 Quotes About Lies
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The Awful Truth – 21 Quotes About Lies

The saying ‘only children and fools always speak the truth’

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9 Jane Austen Facts
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9 Jane Austen Facts

  Jane Austen is one of the few classic writers

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9 Worst Parents in Literature
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9 Worst Parents in Literature

There is nothing readers like more than characters they love

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Be A Stoic – 24 Brutal Life Advice Quotes From Ancient Rome
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Be A Stoic – 24 Brutal Life Advice Quotes From Ancient Rome

Don’t be disturbed – uncomplicate yourself with this brutally honest

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How To Get Ahead – 29 Tactics For The Modern Office (From 500 Years Ago)
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How To Get Ahead – 29 Tactics For The Modern Office (From 500 Years Ago)

In 1531, Niccolo Machiavelli wrote a manual called ‘The Prince’

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6 Oscar Nominees Based On Books
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6 Oscar Nominees Based On Books

2015 was a big year for novel to movie adaptations,

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Subversive Dr Seuss – 11 Ways He Made Us Freethinkers
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Subversive Dr Seuss – 11 Ways He Made Us Freethinkers

China banned ‘Green Eggs & Ham’, schools banned ‘Yertel The

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YA Novels of the 90s
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YA Novels of the 90s

The 2000s saw an explosion of young adult literature that is

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Don’t Panic: 14 Douglas Adams Quotes To Deal With Life’s Absurdity
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Don’t Panic: 14 Douglas Adams Quotes To Deal With Life’s Absurdity

  Douglas Adams could turn a mean phrase. To borrow

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Keys to Creativity: 8 Mottos of Alcoholic Writers
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Keys to Creativity: 8 Mottos of Alcoholic Writers

Authors are not only known for their creative works of

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9 Facts About Tom Clancy
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9 Facts About Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy was one of the most prolific, celebrated American authors

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13 Young Adult Books Turned Into Movies
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13 Young Adult Books Turned Into Movies

Young Adult fiction has been exploding for nearly a decade,

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9 New Words Added To The Dictionary In 2014
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9 New Words Added To The Dictionary In 2014

At Phactual, we have an obsession with old fashioned vocabulary,

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Holy Cow! 6 Tales From Gandhi to Hemingway
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Holy Cow! 6 Tales From Gandhi to Hemingway

January 14th kicks off India’s Pongal Festival – day three