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The Milgram Experiment: Testing Blind Obedience to Authority

The 1950s and 1960s were the proverbial heydays for behavioral psychology experiments in the United States.  Harry Harlow’s Rhesus Monkey Experiments tested the effects of maternal separation and social isolation. The Solomon Asch Conformity Experiments tested the power of conformity in groups. Finally, the New York Child Development Center’s Child Development Twin Study examined the effects of twins raised apart.  These …

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Does the Legendary Elephant Graveyard Actually Exist?

While it’s virtually impossible to trace the origin of this curious legend, it’s quite evident that famed adventure, sci-fi, and fantasy writer Edgar Rice Burrows was instrumental in bringing the “elephant graveyard” to popular culture through this heroic character, Tarzan.  First in his Tarzan adventure novels (beginning in 1912), then through film adaptations (starting in …

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19 Facts About The Russian Mystic, Madame Blavatsky

Madame Blavatsky remains in the memory of many as a philosopher, remarkable thinker, writer, and historical mystic figure who caused a profound reawakening in religious consciousness and profoundly influenced the life and spirituality of several people. From her aristocratic background –filled with masonic mysticism– to her adventurous travels around the world and the formation of …

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What Were The 13 Original Colonies?

Today, the United States of America includes 50 states. However, they were only thirteen in the beginning—- the 13 original colonies.  The 13 original colonies of colonial America can be grouped geographically into three distinct regions. They include: The Southern Colonies The southern Colonies included the provinces of Maryland, Carolina (later divided into South and …

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