Vogue Magazine: The Rise to Fame

The international trendsetting publication Vogue was launched in the year 1892. For over a decade, the magazine was a weekly social publication, earning its fame only well into 1906 after the ownership switched hands. The new acquirer, Conde Nast, acted swiftly; taking the magazine overseas, making it available in 9 different countries. He subsequently turned […]

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My Top Ten Books of The Year

In December I typically reflect upon the books I read during the year, determine my favorites, and map out a plan for the types of books I hope to read in the ensuing year. One of my goals last year was to diversify my reading selection, by choosing a more comprehensive amalgamation of genres. I […]

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Disciples Are Leaders

As we work on our goal of making new disciples, we should also help them develop the leadership skills that they will need to become effective disciples. I have just finished reading The Conviction To Lead, by Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In the book he gives twenty-five principles for a […]

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Regarding Evidence That The Voynich Manuscript Was Written by Cathars in the Amazon Rainforest

The Yale University Library holds a medieval manuscript written in undecipherable code, in an unknown alphabet, in an unknown language, and it contains detailed drawings of more than one hundred plants none of which have ever been positively identified. Named after a bookseller who purchased it a century ago, the Voynich manuscript has been called […]

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Author Provides the Chance to Relive the Pleasure of Emerson

The art of essay writing has declined greatly since Ralph Waldo Emerson but this literary practice experienced resurgence in 2013 with the publication of “The Best of Chuck Klein” published by Science Humanities Press. This collection of essays, opinion pieces and other literary jewels is an eclectic collection of the author’s best writing of the […]

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An Exciting Book About Exciting Ways to Live

Life is a big game. If you want to win the game you must know the exciting ways to live. The author of the book, ‘365 Exciting Ways to live’, Mr. N.C.Sridharan has explained in detail the exciting ways in 365 small chapters. It is designed to read one chapter per day. Time is an […]

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When a Virtual Office Becomes a Virtual Necessity

Mobile technology is growing increasingly sophisticated, making it so that you only need a laptop and an internet connection and you can work anywhere and everywhere. That means to start a business or to keep a company growing, you don’t actually need a physical office, because you’ve practically got a virtual office set up on […]

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Al Jazeera America: News We Need To See And Hear

Al Jazeera and the Global Media Landscape: The South Is Talking Back by Tine Ustad Figenschou Publisher: Routledge (218 pages) “… being a global journalistic presence is not always popular… “ Mention the news company, Al Jazeera, and it’s likely the response will not be without a strong opinion of the Qatar-based news network. Americans […]

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One Man’s Junk Is Another Man’s Treasure

In William S. Burrough’s “Junky”, a newly graduated English major scraps his middle class life in favor of the opiate addict lifestyle. Published in 1952, this semi-autobiography shows insight into the drug culture and underworld at the time. The main character, William Lee (nicknamed “Bill”), comes into possession of some morphine, and wondering about the […]

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A Review of The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby is one the greatest novels of all time written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. This book is about one of the most powerful characters of American literature. Yes, I am talking about Jay Gatsby. Before I start, let me give you a short introduction of this book. Written in the 1920s, we are […]

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