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July 15, 2024

RIP Dr. Ruth: Acclaimed Sex Therapist Dies at 96

The incredible life of Ruth Westheimer, better known as Dr. Ruth, has come to an end. The acclaimed German-American sex therapist, who broke barriers with her frank talk about taboo topics, died at her Manhattan home on Friday, July 12. She was 96 years old. While most of the world knows Dr. Ruth for her career as a therapist, she actually didn't earn her doctorate until she was 42 years old.

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May 24, 2024

Polish Museum Gets Mysterious Package in the Mail With Missing Tiles From the 17th Century

Many of Europe's most beautiful buildings were sadly lost or damaged during World War II. But in a twist of fate, a Polish palace has been able to piece together one of its most enchanting features—almost literally. Poland’s culture ministry announced that it recently got a mysterious package in the mail. Inside was a set of priceless missing tiles from the 17th century.

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May 8, 2024

Spain’s Prado Museum Rediscovers Lost Caravaggio Painting and Will Exhibit Soon

In 2021, a painting was close to being auctioned in Spain when the sale was halted by the authorities. With a starting price tag of €1,500 ($1,600), the artwork was attributed to José de Ribera, a pupil of Italian painter Caravaggio. The prestigious Prado Museum alerted the authorities once it suspected the painting may actually be a long-lost creation by the Baroque master himself.

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March 22, 2024

Teachers in the United States Spent $3.24 Billion of Their Own Money in 2023

Teachers are often some of the most influential people in their students' lives. They can encourage and support a child in a way that few others can. However, teachers routinely need to pay for their own classroom supplies, which cuts into their already limited paycheck. According to a recent report, educators in the United States spent approximately $3.24 billion of their own money on school supplies in 2023, with the average teacher spending $853.90.

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