By Natalie Lawrence

To the far north, on the coast of Norway, there lives a mighty creature, as big as an elephant, called the walrus or morse, perhaps so named for its sharp bite; for if it glimpses a man on the seashore and can catch him, it jumps on him swiftly, rends him with its teeth, and kills him in an instant.

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By John Toohey

In the autumn of 1569, the Gargaryne, a French trader, was moored off Cape Breton in present day Nova Scotia, when its captain M. Champaign was alerted to a commotion outside.1 Three English men sitting in a native canoe were asking to be let on board. Their names were David Ingram, Richard Brown, and Richard Twyde, and they told him a story that began in Mexico the year before.

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By Mark Hobbs

Berlin in June 1945 was not at all a pleasant place to be. As the dust settled on what was left of the city, blown to smithereens and now occupied by Russian and Allied forces, the landscape painter Gustav Wunderwald died from water poisoning in a hospital in the western suburb of Charlottenburg. He was sixty-three years old.

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When I was 13 years old, I went on a 735-mile cycling trip with my brother and father. My father was a professional cyclist, and wanted to show his twin sons the work of the trade and bond with them. My brother Chris and I were ecstatic for the adventure—my mother not so much so. However, there is not too much that can stop three adventurous guys.

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Youth—especially the teenage years—is a period of life when an individual is especially vulnerable in terms of his or her personality being affected by the environment: peers, media, culture in general, certain events social or political events, romance, and so on. A teenager is a young man or woman who is beginning to look for his or her place in the world; not a child anymore, but neither an adult, a teenager cannot reproduce his or her childish behavioral models,

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Although medicine has reached the level when many diseases can be cured or at least effectively stopped, there are cases when nothing can help a patient survive. Terminal diseases such as cancer or AIDS, if not attended in time, can cause a person’s body to slowly degrade: organs shut down, the ever-increasing pain becomes unbearable, and sometimes life support apparatus is the only option doctors have to keep a patient from passing away. There are

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There is a popular phrase used by alpinists when asked about why they have chosen to climb mountains: “Because they exist.” If you think this phrase over, you will discover an underlying layer of meanings and motives which perhaps cannot be explained better than in these three words; there is challenge, danger, pushing oneself to the limit, a desire of fame, an adrenaline rush, the testing and the exploring of an alpinist’s capabilities, the feeling of

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Our age is the age of health. Though humanity still battles such terminal diseases as AIDS, cancer, and ever-mutating strains of exotic types of flu, in general, people live longer and healthier than even a hundred years ago. And perhaps it is even fair to say that throughout the recent centuries, humanity has never been taken to the brink of extinction by any kind of sickness—smallpox, cholera, typhus, or any other. Even though the body count of some of the diseases

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One of the most valued traits that a modern employee should possess is creativity. A huge number of companies describing their perfect candidate in job vacancies point out creativity as a necessary quality, even if the job itself is not directly related to “creative professions.” For example, creativity may be required from all kinds of managers, SEO specialists, marketers, or even salesmen. Such a high demand for this quality can be explained with the

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