20 Most Powerful Graphic Novels Of All Time

1_p2ABkQ9qjmANy_TdTTADXwThere’s a very thin line between comics and graphic novels that many people fail to recognize: Unlike comic books, which can be seen as periodicals with successive story-lines, graphic novels are usually (though not always) autonomous stories with more complex plots, and they tend to be less tightly tied to the superhero genre. Here, we highlight 20 influential graphic novels that don’t involve any of your favorite superheroes – but instead heroic everyday people like you and me….READ MORE

10 Ancient Serial Killers That Foreshadowed Jack The Ripper

4495439099001_5325981371001_5312678333001-vsWhat makes someone a serial killer? Even though psychologists and criminologists have been working for decades to accurately define and identify what makes a person commit such cold-blooded murders again and again, we are afraid that the answer to this question could be way more complicated that it appears to be at first glance. The causes of psychopathy remain somewhat of a mystery….READ MORE

High Times in Ancient China: 2,700-Year-Old Marijuana Stash Found in Shaman Grave

Marijuana-Stash-BoxA 2,700-year-old stash of whole marijuana plants was uncovered in an ancient tomb in northwest China. If marijuana aged like wine, the rare “artifact” may be one of the most wanted objects for all the pot smokers around the world, but according to the researchers, the weed had decomposed over the years and no one would feel any effects if they smoked it today….READ MORE

The Nile: How One River Helped Build a Civilization – 10 Amazing Facts

thumb-1920-400013The Nile River spans almost 4,175 miles (6719 km), crosses nine countries throughout Africa, and is widely regarded as the longest river in the world. While all this might be considered common knowledge, the winding waters of the famous river have many intriguing facts that you might not know. Here are ten of the most fascinating ones…READ MORE

You Speak Like a Viking! 10 Everyday Words in English with Old Norse Origins

VikingsHelgaStillDid you know that many words we use today such as “husband,” “happy,” and “egg” are of Old Norse origin? No? Well, this isn’t surprising, as in the minds of many people the Vikings were nothing but a bunch of brutal savages. But they were more sophisticated than most people tend to believe. Their rich and powerful Old Norse language provides clear proof….READ MORE

The 15 Most Captivating Video Game Storylines Ever

the-last-of-us-movie-officially-confirmed-at-comic-con-7522bd70-e72f-4b5b-b9a4-a52ea6afa559jpeg-57aaab_1280wA few decades ago, your average gamer could play Pac-Man and Space Invaders for hours without complaining. However, as video games have grown more sophisticated and become one of the most popular forms of entertainment on the planet, gameplay alone can no longer satisfy the demands of millions of gamers worldwide. They want better graphics, better challenges …and better stories. Here, we present 15 captivating video game storylines that will keep any player immersed in their virtual world….READ MORE

The Greatest Runner You Have Never Heard Of: The Other Famous Greek Leonidas

anicent-olympics-gamesThanks to Zack Snyder’s 2007 fantasy historical film,  300, the Battle of Thermopylae has become one of the most famous battles in history, while the name Leonidas is now synonymous with the legendary Spartan king who led his 300 men against hundreds of thousands of Persians. What if we told you that the most celebrated Olympian of antiquity was also a Leonidas? And that way before Michael Phelps became the most decorated gold medalist in Olympic history, there was Leonidas of Rhodes….READ MORE

Imagination Station: The World Maker Faire

maxresdefaultPart science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students and commercial exhibitors. All of these people come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned.”

An annual event developed by Make magazine and touted as the “Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth”, the World Maker Faire is a family-oriented festival of invention, creativity and resourcefulness….READ MORE

Business Break: See More Than The Boardroom On Your Next Business Trip

Dollarphotoclub_79870518Things can get a bit monotonous on business trips – especially if you allow work stress to dominate most of your day. Yet there are many amazing things you can do while travelling for work, even if you’re stuck in the heart of a city’s business district. Don’t believe us? Check out our list and get a few ideas….READ MORE