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March 11, 2014

eCigarette Industry 101: What You Need to Know

As research into tobacco cigarettes has deepened over the years, there’s no arguing that they have been proven to deteriorate organs, negatively affect the body’s physical appearance, and possibly cause fatal and chronic illnesses. With this in mind, many people have turned away from traditional, tobacco cigarettes over recent years toward a more safe and less offensive alternative, otherwise known as “electronic cigarettes.”

The Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes

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March 8, 2014

Canada Struggles to Handle Birth Tourism

A new debate has been brewing in the Canadian government. Over the past few years, “Birth Tourism” has become an issue for many Canadians who are unsure about the facts of their background.

The government has begun looking into this phenomenon in order to figure out whether it represents a pressing policy issue for its citizens and the nation.

What is birth tourism?

Birth tourism refers the phenomenon where a pregnant woman in one nation schedules a vacation in another country with the purpose of [...]

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February 23, 2014

The Life and Times of Flappy Bird [Infographic]

Millions of people all over the world started off their year right by downloading Flappy Bird. The incredibly successful app, created by a single man in Vietnam, took the world by storm, racking up over 50 million downloads and 48,000 ratings putting it on par with classic apps like Gmail.

Flappy Bird’s meteoric rise to fame is baffling though, as most users have expressed frustration and displeasure from the game play itself. Twitter became the hub of angry players to vent their irritation and confusion about why the game was so impossibly hard. In addition, it was addicting as all get out, fueling a vicious cycle. Some players began to suggest that there was only one [...]

 
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January 30, 2014

4 Art Movements that Shaped the World as We Know It

There have been hundreds of art movements since the beginning of time. A few specific movements have changed the way people see the world, whether they enjoy art fully or not. These four art movements have changed our view of the world.

Impressionism

Image via Flickr by docoverachiever

Impressionism was, as its name suggests, extremely impressionable on the people of the late 19th century when the movement began. It started in 1870 in France where artists used a more colorful style of painting. Artists wanted to analyze the effects of color and light in nature more specifically.

Impressionism was [...]

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