Strategy

10 things we can learn from the founding fathers of America about rebuilding democracy, surviving the pandemic, and finding personal happiness

Thomas E. Ricks is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, military history columnist for The New York Times Book Review, and a visiting fellow for the history department at Bowdoin College. The following is an excerpt from his book, “First Principles: What America’s Founders Learned from the Greeks and Romans and How […]
10 things we can learn from the founding fathers of America about rebuilding democracy, surviving the pandemic, and finding personal happiness
Lifestyle

Fast food has existed since ancient Rome — where restaurants sold fish sauce and baked cheese — and narrowly survived 2 emperors

Fast food isn’t some newfangled invention. It’s been around for centuries, albeit in different forms. Ancient Roman fast-food joints were called “thermopolia.” These restaurants had a bad reputation, but they provided fast and cheap meals to the poor of ancient Rome. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Fast food […]
Fast food has existed since ancient Rome — where restaurants sold fish sauce and baked cheese — and narrowly survived 2 emperors
Tech

Archaeologists reconstructed the mansion of a wealthy banker in Pompeii

VIDEO: Digital archaeologists at Lund University in Sweden have put together a 3D reconstruction of a mansion in Pompeii. The video shows the house in its original state before the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79AD, which destroyed the Roman city. The researchers think the house belonged to rich banker, Caecilius Iucundus.
Archaeologists reconstructed the mansion of a wealthy banker in Pompeii