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How G.E. Lessing gave birth to Nathan

Posted Yesterday at 10:26 AM by Elise Sultanov
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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781) was an enlightener in his purest form. Growing up with "the pastor in his father" and furthermore, after finishing his studies in Theology, he still wasn't a great believer about the Lutheran Orthodoxy his father held to in a scholastic way. Lessing was certain and said once in no uncertain manner: "A man need to do and need not to subtilize."
As a 20-year-old he wrote his first comedy, named "The Jews". At least since then,...
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Roman military wives

Posted April 21st, 2014 at 11:56 AM by Salah

Augustus forbade Roman legionaries (and presumably, auxiliaries) from entering into legal unions with women while they were serving in the ranks. This ban may have been an attempt to keep soldiers from getting too attached to the community in which they were stationed, or it may have been based on the belief that sexually-frustrated men make better fighters. This did not, of course, prevent soldiers from developing sexual liaisons with slaves, prostitutes, and local women.

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On This Day in History

Posted April 17th, 2014 at 05:15 PM by Theninthlegion2014

April 17
1790 Benjamin Franklin dies
1846 The Battle of Plymouth begins (Civil War)
1961 JFK learns about the Bay of Pigs invasion (Cold War)
1970 Apollo 13 returns to Earth

Hope you enjoyed that.
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What was the worst period in Chinese history?

Posted April 16th, 2014 at 12:04 AM by Johntech10

It seems like the Qin dynasty and the Maoist regime were the worst two. In the Qin the massive book burnings and with Mao intensive labour and a few deaths.
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Seven Reasons Why Korea Has the Worst Productivity in the OECD

Posted April 11th, 2014 at 09:55 PM by needstablity

Living in South Korea is such an inefficient decision, eh?

1. Rigid Structures and Hierarchy

Michael Kocken hosts an Australia-Korea businesses event at the JW Marriott Seoul during his tenure in Korea.

Korean corporate structures are notorious for their top-down approach and rigidity. Some experts even compare corporate Korea to an army division, such is the influence of military service and authoritarian leadership on the corporate landscape.
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