Amex’s 2019 Trend Destination Hotlist

1-1-niarchos-1000x500With 2018 in our rearview mirror, we’re charging full speed ahead into the new year. Next stop: One of these amazing destinations that’s coming into its own in 2019…READ MORE

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Homosexuality in Ancient Greece – One Big Lie?

Homosexuality-in-Ancient-GreeceYou may have heard that homosexuality was celebrated in ancient Greece more than any other place and time. Some scholars have even called ancient Athens a gay paradise, where same-sex romance flourished without discrimination and prejudice. However, sexuality was framed very differently in ancient Greece than it is in the modern Western World….READ MORE

Treating Nicotine Addiction as a Chronic Disease

full-hd-smoke“You will either quit smoking or you will never see me grow older.”

These were my words to my father when I was around four years old. He did quit and lived to see me become an adult, but it wasn’t easy for him. He had been smoking since age twelve, and not even professional soccer interfered with this habit. When he played in the 1960s and 1970s, he would ask the referees how long until halftime so that he could go to the locker room and light up to relax his nerves. His water-drinking teammates looked on with disapproval….READ MORE

20 Historical Figures With Severe Mental Issues Who Shaped Our World

vincent_van_gogh_self_portrait_painting_musee_dorsay_via_wikimedia_commons_promojpgIn many cases, psychiatrists can’t agree on the diagnosis and treatment of what are, nowadays, some of the most common mental disorders. Despite putting a man on the moon (shhh conspiracy theorists), it’s no secret that psychiatry is still a relatively new medical specialty. The way we think about mental illness changes almost constantly. However, as with most health issues, it doesn’t matter if you’re rich, poor, famous, intelligent, or not so intelligent; mental illness doesn’t discriminate. And this has always been the case….READ MORE

The Next Big Thing: 5 Gaming Trends To Watch

20160522_170219.jpg3222We’ve witnessed some truly enormous gaming trends during the past few years, from the forward-looking (emerging new technologies) to the nostalgic (comebacks and remakes for Gen Xers and millennials). This year has been no different, hinting at an array of new developments set to revolutionise the gaming industry as we know it. Here, we look at five of the most promising trends that have taken shape in 2018 – and which we’ll be keeping an eye on in the foreseeable future….READ MORE

16 Epic Movies That May Teach You A History Lesson You Missed At School

troy-2004Movies set in antiquity have the magical ability to take us back in time, while they usually offer big doses of entertainment and action. Epics and historical dramas follow the fascinating adventures of great heroes and notable figures of the past, while they often present us a side of their personality that we didn’t get a chance to know through history books. On several occasions these films also educate us, but only when Hollywood hasn’t totally disregarded the facts of the original story or historical event that is being portrayed….READ MORE