In many city-states, it was perfectly acceptable for older men to have sexual relationships with young boys.
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She apparently learned some valuable business skills as a former prostitute.
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What began as public outcry against Iran’s so-called morality police has snowballed into a mass movement targeting the very essence of the Islamic republic.
As a form of civil disobedience, hacking can help make the world a better place.
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The same parts of the brain that help us navigate complex social interactions can also drive us to make wildly bad investments.
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To war is human – and Neanderthals were very like us.
Mexico City, already progressive, takes more steps to protect its LGBT+ citizens.
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Think America would never elect a socialist? Think again.