This author has been described by many as a treasure trove of good writing advice

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien. Wikimedia Commons.

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien is one of the most famous fiction authors to have ever lived. A good friend of author C.S. Lewis who wrote “The Chronicles of Narnia” novels, Tolkien blessed the world with fantasy works such as “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy.

The first…

And she’s Jewish.

Adolf Hitler. By Bundesarchiv, Bild 102–10460, Hoffmann, Heinrich, Wikimedia Commons.

Before gaining power as Germany’s Chancellor in 1933, Hitler was just a failed artist and political enthusiast. One only has as much power as people are willing to give them, after all. Hitler and his Nazi Party had failed in the Munich Putsch (an uprising in Munich) during the Weimar…

His most famous quotes

George W. Bush. Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons.

George W. Bush was one of the most popular and later unpopular presidents of the United States of America. He received very high approval ratings during his first term in office. …

Most people who watched his show never painted anything

Bob Ross. Public Domain, flickr.com.

“To me, painting represents freedom, because on this canvas I can create any kind of world that I want, and so can you.” — Bob Ross

Robert Norman Ross was born in Daytona, Florida. He had an interest in nature since early childhood and took up painting for the first…

The year 410 AD was one of the worst in the Roman Empire’s history

By François-Nicolas Chifflart. Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons.

The Roman Empire reached its apex during the second century. It stretched out on all sides of the Mediterranean Sea (which led the Romans to simply refer to it as “Mare Nostrum” meaning “Our Sea”). …

As you age, stability becomes more important.

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The risk of falling down increases with age, and so do the chances of serious injury from said falls. These can literally kill you — a surprising and disturbing statistic I recently found out was that falls are the leading cause of death for people aged 65 and over. …

Contrary to the popular theories that males hunted and females mostly foraged

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Kim Hale, a professor of anthropology at Arizona State University, once said “You can’t just stop in the middle of stalking a deer in order to nurse a crying baby,” in regards to the long-held belief that our prehistoric female ancestors didn’t participate in hunting wild animals; they mostly foraged…

His methods were considered barbaric even by the low standards of the 19th century

Dr. Isaac Baker Brown. Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons.

Dr. Isaac Baker Brown used to be a highly-respected physician in London during the 1840s and 50s. He was a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. People celebrated him for the fact that he had developed new operations to treat ovarian tumors and cysts. And those operations worked, by…

This Roman governor is one of the most hated figures in the Christian religion

Pilate presenting Jesus to the people. Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons.

Pontius Pilate was definitely a real historical figure. We know this because in 1961, an inscribed slab of limestone was found in Caesarea Maritima (modern-day Israel) and it stated that he was the Roman governor of Judaea under the reign of Emperor Tiberius and during the time when Jesus was…

He came from humble beginnings and remained humble throughout his life.

Bob Ross. Public Domain, flickr.com.

Robert Norman Ross was a famous television artist. His instructional videos have been watched by millions of people around the world and he produced over 30,000 paintings before he passed away from lymphoma in 1995, aged only 52. He was known as a happy painter who painted “happy little trees.”…

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