Education Category

Our education section is dedicated to all those smart people (and those who wish to be smart) in the world. We like to think of these articles as those topics and subjects we would have liked to learn more about in school and college ... but unfortunately, did not ... probably because we were too busy looking for the next party. Curious to learn more about people and the world we live in? Then, likely you will love this section. Enjoy.

You Have Heard Of Columbus, But Have You Heard Of Zheng He?

Years before Columbus sailed the ocean blue, another country began an ambitious exploration of the world with a fleet of ships. It is an often overlooked part of history because this huge ocean expedition was not launched by a European country. It was launched by China, and it is still considered by many historians as one of the most impressive navel efforts ever undertaken. More, it is possible that this Chinese fleet may have visited the 'undiscovered' Americas before … [Read more...]

The Forgotten Voyages Of Zheng He

Many have never heard of Zheng He, a man who sailed the ocean blue with a vast armada almost 100 years before Columbus sailed to find a new route to India. In the first part of this article, You Have Heard Of Columbus, But Have You Heard Of Zheng He? we explored the rise of Zheng He to power and his ambitious efforts to both explore the known world and expand China's influence in the world. It seemed the pressure within emperor Yongle's court to end China's opening to … [Read more...]

How Do You Choose A College Major?

Choosing to go to college is a big decision. Choosing what you want to do with the rest of your life is an even bigger decision. Today, there are so many different types of jobs, and so few job opportunities, that it can be incredibly difficult for a young person to pick through all the options. One’s future is strongly centered on what major he or she chooses to study in college. So, how do you decide what you want to do with your life? The answer is a lot simpler … [Read more...]

The Fall of the Roman Empire

At its peak in the year 106 AD, the Roman Empire consisted of 52 provinces and influenced or controlled some 2.3 million square miles of territory around the Mediterranean Sea. The Roman army was efficient and well-organized, and the ruling classes in Rome, including the Emperor, were the richest and most powerful men in the Western world. Yet within three hundred years the Empire was on the verge of collapse, and the reasons for its decline and fall have interested … [Read more...]

Christine de Pizan: The Original Feminist

Although most people have not heard of Christine de Pizan, she remains a very important historical figure, as Europe’s first professional writer. When a sudden tragedy took the lives of her father and husband, she became a widow and single mother, and out of necessity, self-supporting. Christine was soon drawn to writing. This marked the start of Christine de Pizan’s career as a professional writer, providing her with not only more than enough money to … [Read more...]