"All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when we are able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must appear inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Appear weak when you are strong, and strong when you are weak."

– Sun Tzu, The Art of War

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More than a century ago, in the middle of bustling Hollywood Boulevard, a man with a dream and a passion for shoes opened a small, unassuming shop. Salvatore Ferragamo's journey began here, but his story soon took on a mythological tone. Located directly opposite the iconic Egyptian Theatre, Ferragamo's store soon became synonymous with Hollywood glamour, earning him the coveted title of "shoemaker to the stars". Ferragamo shoes were not just shoes; They were works of art that graced the finest stages of the silver screen. Their innovative designs and impeccable craftsmanship set them apart, making their name synonymous with luxury and sophistication. His creations adorned the most famous people in Hollywood, from Marilyn Monroe to Audrey Hepburn, and left a significant mark on the fashion world.
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The beginning of the 19th century was marked by the consequences of the French Revolution and the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte. This period saw a departure from the elaborate styles of the late 18th century, with men opting for simpler, more natural looks. Short, neatly cut hair became fashionable, often with sideburns and clean-shaven faces. This clean style was influenced by military trends and remained popular throughout Europe and North America. As the 19th century progressed, hairstyles became more diverse and expressive. Long hair for men emerged in the mid-19th century, influenced by the Romantic movement and the Victorian fascination with nature and the past.
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Located in northeastern France, Alsace is a region filled with a rich and complex history, often serving as a cultural crossroads between France and Germany. This unique status is reflected in its hearty cuisine, charming villages and distinctive traditions. One such tradition is the Schlupfkapp, a bright headdress that was once a hallmark of Alsatian women's attire. Literally translating to "slip cap" in German, the Schluffcap is anything but subtle – a voluminous bow that has taken over both fashion and social identity in the region.
Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, HIDDEN HISTORY, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
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Take a trip back in time to the 1970s with a look at the colorful and dynamic world of television. Journey through a vibrant landscape where storytelling was king, characters were larger than life, and nostalgia was the order of the day. In the age of disco balls, bell bottoms and polyester fashion, television was not just a box in the corner of the room – it was a gateway to laughter, drama and cultural change. Let's take a stroll down memory lane and celebrate timeless classics that defined an era. From the laugh-out-loud fun of The Jeffersons to the outrageous antics of Three's Company, the 1970s gifted us with shows that tickle our funny bones and warm our hearts. But it wasn't all about the laughs; Groundbreaking plays pushed the boundaries of storytelling, reflecting the pulse of a changing society. So, grab your popcorn, sit in your favorite chair, and let's relive the magic of the 1970s – the era that continues to mesmerize and charm audiences, reminding us that some things truly are timeless.
Tags: ASIA, ENTERTAINMENT, HIDDEN HISTORY, SOUTH/CENTRAL AMERICA
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There are over 100 million buildings in the world, a number that is absolutely staggering when you try to wrap your head around it. Before settling down and building structures, people were nomadic for thousands of years – that was, of course, 1.8 million years ago. Mostly, these buildings were simple structures consisting of four walls and a roof. Over time, people learned better techniques and began creating more elaborate structures, similar to the ones we are examining today. From that time to the present day, people have built many remarkable man-made structures. Some are grand homes while others have been used as seats of government as well as for other purposes. Let's take a look at some of these notable man-made structures.
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Kyle Marisa Roth, 36, a famous TikTok personality famed for her explosive celebrity gossip and Hollywood exposés, has been confirmed dead by her family.

Roth, who carved a niche for herself by sharing insider information, blind items, and uncovering scandals within the entertainment industry, was known for her fearless approach and had amassed a considerable following.

Her family announced her untimely demise on Monday with heartrending posts across various social media platforms.

“My daughter Kyle has passed away. She touched some of your lives personally and some of your lives via her immense life on another platform. Kyle loved and lived fiercely,” Jacquie Cohen Roth, Kyle’s mother, wrote on LinkedIn, hinting that more information regarding her death would be revealed in the coming days.

In an interview with NBC News, Roth said, “My message as her mother is TikTok, the toxicity, the mean spiritedness of what Kyle has faced, what so many people have faced and try to deal with because of that toxic space. I just want people to live their lives with the brightness of Kyle and her beautiful soul and spirit.”

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Bills advancing in multiple states could see 'thousands' of America's favorite candies, snacks and sodas banned in their current form.

Last October California approved a historic 'Skittles ban' that outlawed four food additives linked to cancer and fertility issues.

Now, New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois have advanced similar measures, targeting a total of 13 additives that are already banned in some European countries over alleged health risks.

New Jersey and Missouri are also considering the bans. If passed, they would force companies to change their recipes or face legal action.

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