This woman wrote a book about the history of pork – and it made her become a vegan

This woman wrote a book about the history of pork - and it made her become a vegan

“Every vegan seems to have their own lightbulb moment when something clicked and they stopped eating animal products,” says Cambridge University archaeologist Dr Pía Spry-Marqués, who committed to a plant-only diet two years ago as she researched the history of pork. “My son was born three years ago and I was nursing him. People looked at me funny for breastfeeding my child, and yet it was fine to drink lattes with cow’s milk, or eat chocolate spread,” she recalls to The Independent.

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The Importance of Being an Unhappy Teenager

The Importance of Being an Unhappy Teenager

Being unhappy is never wholly to be recommended, but if there is any period of life in which if the mood may be justified and in certain ways important, then it is roughly between the ages of 13 and 20. It is hard to imagine going on to have a successful or even somewhat contented next six decades if one has not been the beneficiary of a good deal of agonising introspection and intense dislocation in this span.

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1861 The First Battle of Bull Run Video C-SPAN.org

1861 The First Battle of Bull Run Video C-SPAN.org

1861 Review: First Battle of Bull Run Adam Goodheart, author of 1861: The Civil War Awakening, talked about the First Battle of Bull Run, also known as First Manassas, held July 21, 1861. He talked about how the battle changed public perceptions of the war. He was interviewed at a portrait of General Winfield Scott in a Civil War exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery.

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University rejects $3m so it can keep its LGBT group open

University rejects $3m so it can keep its LGBT group open

An American university has rejected $3m (£2.3m) funding from a Christian organisation that demanded it shut down an LGBT students' group. Samford University, a Christian institution founded by Alabama Baptists, declined a donation offered by state churches on the condition the group was stopped from forming. Earlier this year, students applied for permission to form Samford Together to provide "a forum for students who want to discuss topics relating to sexual orientation and gender identity…

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