History of Marijuana

History of Marijuana

Marijuana has finally started to bridge the gap from frowned-upon fringe habit to a socially acceptable recreational pastime with economic benefits and medical applications. But despite the advantages of what cannabis offers, it has a long and complicated history, bouncing from the foundation of many massive societal improvements to criminalized psychological escape and back again. …

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The Complete Roman Empire Timeline: Dates of Battles, Emperors, and Events

Roman Empire Map

The Roman Empire timeline is a long, complex, and intricate tale covering nearly 22 centuries. Here is a snapshot of the battles, emperors, and events that shaped that story. NOTE: If you want to read a detailed breakdown, you can do so here: The Roman Empire Pre-Roman Empire 1200 BCE – beginning of the first iron …

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The First Movie Ever Made: Why and when films were invented

The First Movie Ever Made: Why and when films were invented 1

With modern-day smartphone technology giving us the ability to make a high-quality movie almost instantly, it’s hard to believe there was a time before making a film was simple, cheap, and easy. In fact, for many years, the most engaging motion pictures of the past were the stories told by your parents and grandparents, and …

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The Ultimate History (and Future) of Shaving

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Like other modifications to one’s outside appearance, the choice to shave and develop a beard has had an important role in male fashion and self-representation throughout history. Ancient shaving techniques, which relied on dull blades, required painful plucking and exfoliation to get any kind of clean-shaven look, meaning men generally preferred to let their beards …

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