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Top 10 Longest Prison Sentences in the World

Going to prison is something that strikes fear into the heart of most of us. The thought of being incarcerated, our freedom taken away, for even a few months, is enough to keep most of us on the straight and narrow. However, for one reason or another, be it insanity or anger, greed or negligence, […]

Top 10 Ways to Prepare for a Nuclear Holocaust

We all hope it will never happen, that the problems we face globally will be resolved by negotiation and reason. Heck, even outright warfare is preferable to a nuclear holocaust, however, the growing tension in the world, the increase in unhappy factions and the shear brutality and insanity we’ve seen in war in the last […]

Top 10 Shortest Living Organisms

Depending on where you live, and a host of other factors, chances are you can expect a life span of around seventy years, give or take a decade or two. Of course, that’s pretty respectable, if not ideal, and most of us bid our final farewells with a few things still on our to do […]

Top 10 Most Appealing Sounds

Sound, or hearing, is one of only five senses we humans have to interact with the world around us. It is through sound that we perceive much of what happens around us, and our love affair with manipulating sound into music has endured since prehistoric times, when our early ancestors first discovered rhythmic drumming, and […]

Top 10 Ways to Have a Soulful Relationship

Over the years, there have been countless books written on relationship development and improvement. Many of those authors have touched on the subject of injecting soul into a relationship, but that’s a tricky thing indeed. After all, what is the soul? How does it differ from the mind, or indeed the heart? Some might say […]

Top 20 Stories That Have Made News Headlines

Over the years, there have been stories in the news that have shocked and stunned the American public, and indeed, people around the world. Tales of injustice, triumphs, scandals and lies, all of them have captured the collective imagination, and we’ve followed them avidly in the media. Whether in sports, politics, war or peace, these […]

Top 10 Tragic Love Stories in Film and Literature

For some reason or another, most of us are a sucker for a love story, and of those, we tend to gravitate to the sad or tragic ones. A good tear jerker strikes a chord within most of use, reminding us of the fleeting nature of our lives, and the importance of love for all […]

Top 10 Tricks/Traps of Debt Collection Agencies

If you’re like most people these days, money and financial woes are a big part of your life. Salary increases have frozen, and bonuses have been vetoed in most cases, but the cost of living has risen, and making ends meet is getting harder and harder every day. Unfortunately, something’s got to give. When you’ve […]

Top 15 Ways to Prolong Your Life

Woody Allen once famously quipped, “I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work…I want to achieve it through not dying.” If only we could achieve just that, however, the reality is closer to another saying – that death and taxes are the only sure things in life. Unless you’re a member of the “live […]

Top 10 Effective Argument Tactics

If you’re like most people, you probably don’t enjoy arguing. It’s upsetting, and usually doesn’t resolve much, merely creating added tension. Conflict is notoriously difficult to handle, and many people avoid arguing simply to avoid confronting their problems. Of course, that also means they have to live with the way their life is going, because […]

10 Apocalyptic Theories and Beliefs

Theories abound about the end of the world and the end of the human race. And whether from a religious, scientific, or cultural perspective, these ideas all have one thing in common: life as we know it won’t last forever. The following list is a compilation of 10 of the most common doomsday theories out […]

10 Little-Known Ancient and Prehistoric Cultures

Everyone has heard about the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, and Egypt. Stories of these dominant cultures can be found in most any grade-school history book. But these huge civilizations weren’t the only organized human cultures on the planet long ago. Hundreds, if not thousands, of human groups rose and fell over in our past. […]