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The Story of How the HEART SHAPE Came to Represent LOVE

The heart shape is recognized the world over as a symbol of romantic love and affection, but its historical origins are difficult to pin down. Some believe it was derived from the shape of ivy leaves, which are associated with fidelity; while others believe it was modelled after breasts, buttocks or other parts of the [...]

“Be DELIBERATE When You DELIBERATE”…Do You Know Your Homonyms?

How did you read the words in quote in the headline? Perhaps, you thought the author made an error in typing? No, it's not an error, but what is called homonyms in English language. Care to have more details as provided by about.com? What Are Hononyms? The word homonym was derived from Greek and means [...]

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Ever Heard of the Amazons? Women So Fearless, They Defeated Men in Battle!

Were the Amazons fact or fiction? Did they ever really exist? Let us consider three main accounts that mention their existence. The ancient Greeks were the first to ever write about the Amazons at about 700 BCE, both Homer and Herodotus described this legendary tribe. The Greek word Amazon means with one breast. The Amazons [...]