Julia Lynn Rubin

Julia Lynn Rubin

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I'm an author and an experienced professional writer & editor.

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You Won't Recognize The Original Versions Of These Fairy Tales

Ah, fairy tales. So popular among children and so often considered sweet and fantastical. You may be surprised just how dark and scary the origins of your favorites really are.

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Do We Finally Know Who Jack The Ripper Was?

The identity of Britain's most mysterious and infamous serial killer barber may finally have been nailed down, a whopping 126 years after Jack the Ripper terrorized Whitechapel, East London, committing at least five grisly murders during the autumn of 1888. So who exactly was he?

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From Garage Tinkerer To Industry Titan: Steve Jobs In Images

Steve Jobs founded one of the most powerful and successful companies in the world, and revolutionaized an industry. Let's learn his — and Apple's — story.

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Explaining How A Brain Freeze Works, In Images

Ah, brain freeze, that notoriously unpleasant experience when you consume cold food or beverages too quickly. So how exactly does it work, and what causes that brief yet palpable nerve pain in our heads?

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The Most Unusual Romantic Getaways On The Planet

The white-sand beaches can wait as there are some truly odd and unusual romantic destinations just waiting to be explored.

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Stunning Images Of 14 Animals Near Extinction

If you're an animal lover, you'll marvel at these amazing creatures that sadly may soon completely vanish from our planet and join the dinosaurs on the list of the extinct. The fates of these critically endangered species are in our hands, and it's up to us to learn what we can do to protect them from fading away forever.

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These Ugly Animals Have Incredibly Cute Babies

Baby animals are notoriously adorable, but some have pretty odd-looking parents. It may shock you to learn about the moms and dads of these amazingly cute critters, so let's explore some of nature's little (and littlest) ironies.

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These Incredible Organisms Have Survived For Millions Of Years

From the humble sea urchin to the fascinating waterbear (also known as the tardigrade), these organisms will amaze you with their hardiness and ability to survive on Earth for millions of years. To put it all in perspective: humans have only existed for about 200,000 years. We have a lot of catching up to do!

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The Most Psychologically Disturbing Movies Of All Time

Most of us are pretty familiar with the horror genre and all of the classics in its canon, from "The Exorcist" to "Rosemary's Baby." Lesser known, however, is a collection of films that aren't quite horror but aren't quite drama either, defying genre yet inarguably disturbing.

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16 Unusual French Fry Shapes And Flavors

Waffle, crinkle-cut, shoestring, sweet potato ... yum! French fries are a universally delicious fried delicacy. Some shapes and flavors will surprise you.

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Uber Versus Lyft And 9 Other Massive Business Feuds

Company rivalries are as old as capitalism itself. We'll be exploring some of the craziest and most fascinating ones from around the world. From massive media giants to rising gaming companies, these are some of our favorite business feuds.

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Rodent Remover, And 13 Other Strange And Terrible Jobs

Many of us aren't crazy about our jobs, but once you've read over these 15 selections, many of which touch on common human phobias, you may feel a little bit better about your daily duties.

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20 Famous Bisexual People

World Celebrate Bisexuality Day is August 23 and these 20 famous women and men fall all across the pansexual spectrum.

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The Surprising History Of Propaganda In Kid's Shows

Children's entertainment isn't always an innocent place of escapism. From Putin, to pot, to the "The Lego Movie," blockbuster, we'll explore how the lines between politics and kid's TV, books, and movies have merged throughout history.

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School Has Changed A Lot Since The 1900s

In the early 1900s, schoolteachers were primarily women, and were required to follow strict rules in the maintenance of their classrooms and careers. Here we'll examine what life was really like for pupils and teachers at the beginning of the 20th century.