Month: November 2022

Marketing is the lifeblood of sales. Unless a brand has already established itself as a dominant force in the market, it will be difficult for the public to react positively to its product launch without some form of marketing. Sometimes, products perform well in the market solely because of an optimized marketing effort. This is
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Humans have always been attracted to the shimmering grandeur of diamonds and other gemstones. Gems have been used as status symbols throughout history, causing people to sometimes do anything to obtain them. Men and women have stolen, cheated, and even killed for these gems, so there are bound to be a few deep, dark secrets
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Research can get a little… boring. But every now and again, a challenge comes along that cannot be solved with run-of-the-mill experiments. That’s when scientists get creative and, daresay, a little weird. From teaching fish to drive (on land) to peeing on crops, here are some of the strangest quests researchers have embarked on! Related:
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Hiring a killer is never a good idea. Homicide gets complicated quickly, and murder conspiracies rarely have a happy ending. Of course, famous hitmen like Bugsy Siegal and Richard Kuklinski were very successful in the industry. However, many more murderers are not so good at their jobs. When you combine a bumbling assassin with an
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On average, standard medical doctors who practice in the United States make more than $180K annually, while specialists can make up to twice that amount! That’s a pretty good deal—they get to help people and potentially save lives. In exchange, they get more than enough money to pay off the several years of schooling it
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What do you do with human remains? Many people feel uncomfortable with just tossing granny in the compost heap when she dies. Luckily, it seems humans have always treated the bodies of the dead with respect. Most cultures have some sort of ritual to mark the end of life. Some of those are very different
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Universally, treason is regarded as a despicable “high crime.” In many countries, it is punishable by life imprisonment or execution and is likely to make a traitor a social pariah. Why, then, would anyone commit such a crime? This list suggests a few motives for such a deed. These accused, which includes some well-known individuals,
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Some songs tell a creepy story by means of dark lyrics and haunting music. Others tell a creepy or disturbing story using catchy melodies and thumping beats. On this list are just some of the many upbeat songs out there that tell a terrifying story or two. Related: Top 10 Christmas Songs Dark Enough To
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Art museums are a criminal’s dream as they house art that is as easy to transport as a piece of paper. Art crime can be a lucrative enterprise with billions of dollars up for grabs yearly, second only to drug dealing. Art theft is one of the world’s most lucrative and common forms of illicit
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As a mystical land filled with mythology and legends, it’s no wonder that Wales has its fair share of mysteries that have yet to be resolved. From the mountains of Snowdonia to the vibrant cities of the south to the ragged but beautiful coastline of the west, there are tons of incredible landscapes filled with
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In the weeks following the September 11, 2001 attacks, bereaved family members angrily phoned news stations. Their gripe was simple, profound, and—to their dismay—completely ignored. To paraphrase their collective complaint: “Could you please stop replaying my loved one’s death over and over and over? [So and so] was in that tower when it collapsed. Must
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There have always been scammers. But with the internet, scammers easily access their victims and often present themselves as legitimate businesses. As people have come to recognize the more obvious scams, scammers have become more sophisticated, and it can now be difficult to tell the real from the fake. When online: Be wary of websites
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Nowadays, matters of alchemy and the occult are largely regarded as pseudoscience, but in the past, supernatural practices were taken more seriously. For example, the idea of a philosopher’s stone that could turn base metals into gold and grant immortality goes back to at least ancient Greece. Throughout the centuries, many people sought (and failed)
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When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, it left behind many remnants of its existence. The ex-Soviet states are dotted with abandoned villages, mines, factories, and sometimes even whole cities. Here are 10 of the most interesting ghost cities the Soviet Union left behind. Related: Top 10 Horrifying Facts About The Soviet Union 10 Kadykchan
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In many Christian denominations, saints are holy people who serve as liaisons linking believers and God. Throughout history, prior to sainthood, those saints lived real lives. Their faiths were tested in excruciating ways. Many were martyred for their obedience to God. Roman emperors Decius, Diocletian, and Julian the Apostate were particularly brutal to these early
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