Was Napoleon Bonaparte Poisoned?

The official cause of death for Napoleon Bonaparte is generally listed as stomach cancer. It is true that Napoleon did indeed have stomach cancer when he died, but there are several pieces of forensic evidence collected over the years that cast doubt on this conclusion and lead to new questions. Arsenic is the major player…

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Examining The Effect Of Superstition In Life

No matter how sophisticated our society becomes, superstitions persist in having an impact on success or failure. There seems to be part of the human mind that thrives on creating little anchors of “magic” that lift us up or bring us down independent of rationality. Though the clearly logical part of our thinking can easily…

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Tips on Managing Bottlenecks and Constraints

Are you struggling with getting things done, but nothing you or your company does seems to increase your overall level of output? The problem may be caused by constraints in your workflow, or even limitations in your thinking processes. This article explores ways to identify and manage constraints in manufacturing, projects, and other business and…

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3 Tips for Financing Your Property Tax

The increase in property taxes across the nation is only one symptom of the ongoing financial crisis the world has been in since 2008. Many homeowners nationwide have suffered a vicious cycle. They lose their jobs, struggle for a while, and eventually foreclose on their homes. Multiple foreclosures mean that cities and states don’t get…

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Bottomland by Michelle Hoover: A Review

Set in Iowa on a lonely farm, the book opens as two youngest adolescent daughters, Myrle and Esther, vanish in the night. One girl’s bed is perfectly made, the other covered with disheveled blankets. An aura of foreboding and confusion is quickly established. As the mystery of their disappearance unfolds, we learn of the family’s…

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La Tules – Monte Queen of Santa Fe

Born around 1800, Maria Gertrudis Barcel√≥’s childhood years are still being debated among historical scholars but her subsequent marriage to Don Manuel Antonio Sisneros on June 23, 1823, is recorded in the registers at Tom√©, a small village about 30 miles south of Albuquerque. Though married to Sisneros, a member of a prominent family, she…

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