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  • Stockholm Syndrome: Ideas & Concepts |  iMinds

    Stockholm Syndrome: Ideas & Concepts

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    • Narrated By Luca James Lee
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    Learn about the Stockholm Syndrome with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. At first glance, two of the most notorious bank robberies of the 1970s would seem to have nothing in common. They occurred eight months apart, for different motives, on opposite sides of the globe. But these two incidents would prove seminal to the development and understanding of a curious and once controversial psychological condition: the Stockholm Syndrome.

  • The Loch Ness Monster: Mystery & Conspiracy |  iMinds

    The Loch Ness Monster: Mystery & Conspiracy

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    Throughout the world, there are hundreds of lakes in which monsters are said to live. None of these lake monsters is more famous than the Loch Ness Monster, who is said to inhabit Loch Ness in Scotland.

  • Monetary Policy: Money |  iMinds

    Monetary Policy: Money

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    • Narrated By Emily Sophie Knapp
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    Learn about Monetary Policy with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Monetary Policy refers to the branch of economic policy handled by a country’s central bank. It is concerned with the management of the money supply, interest rates and financial conditions. It attempts to achieve the central bank’s and the government’s broad economic objectives of achieving high employment, stable economic growth and low inflation.

  • Anime: The Arts |  iMinds

    Anime: The Arts

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    Super robots to schoolgirls, Astroboy cute to violent realism, Pokemon to pornography. All of these different images, stories and types of entertainment, in cartoon form, can be called "anime". The term anime covers an enormous range of animation. The style is vast, steeped in history, and ever evolving.

  • U.S. Constitution: General Knowledge |  iMinds

    U.S. Constitution: General Knowledge

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    Learn about the history of the US Constitution with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. The United States Constitution is the highest law in the United States of America. All other laws made in the country come from the Constitution. The Constitution outlines and shows how the government of the United States should work. It is the oldest and yet shortest Constitution still in use in any major independent country.

  • Yellowstone National Park: Science & Nature |  iMinds

    Yellowstone National Park: Science & Nature

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    • Narrated By Jude Beaumont
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    Learn about the beauty of Yellowstone National Park with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.

    Steaming rivers, stone forests, and bubbling lava are a daily occurrence at Yellowstone National Park. It's the oldest national park in the world and is renowned for its pristine nature and extreme climates. Nowhere else in America can you take a vacation where you drive by a herd of buffalo, watch boiling water shoot into the sky, and feel the slight tremour of earthquakes below your feet.

  • EBITDA: Money |  iMinds

    EBITDA: Money

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    Learn about EBITDA with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Traditionally, those looking to investigate the financial health and value of a company have focused on things such as net income, cash flow and revenue. In recent times, another form of financial analysis has become increasingly used by investors, debt holder and others interested in the worth of businesses. It is known as EBITDA.

  • Dinosaurs: Science & Maths |  iMinds

    Dinosaurs: Science & Maths

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    Learn about the science and history of dinosaurs with iMindsJNR audio-learning series for younger minds. Huge and sometimes ferocious, dinosaurs ruled the earth for more than 175 million years. To us, dinosaurs might be scary-looking. But humans never had to fear dinosaurs because they died out 65 million years ago, a long time before the first people were around!Dinosaurs lived in a period called the Mesozoic era, which began about 240 million years ago.

  • The Spanish Inquisition: Crime, War & Conflict |  iMinds

    The Spanish Inquisition: Crime, War & Conflict

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    Learn the history of the Spanish Inquisition with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Spanish Inquisition was a governing authority started by the crown in the late-15th century. It included a network of spies who worked across the state to ensure Spaniards conformed to the accepted behaviour of traditional Catholic subjects. t was relentless in ensuring Catholic orthodoxy within Spain. But why was Spain so self-conscious in ensuring a singular religious identity?

  • Atoms: Science & Math |  iMinds

    Atoms: Science & Math

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    Learn about the discovery of Atoms with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. How is your body similar to the chair you are sitting in? Both things are made up of atoms! In fact, almost everything in the entire universe is made up of atoms. They are the building blocks of matter.

  • Tragedy of the Commons: Ideas & Concepts |  iMinds

    Tragedy of the Commons: Ideas & Concepts

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    Learn about the Tragedy of the Commons with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The Tragedy of the Commons is a situation in which a jointly owned resource is overused or destroyed because each person takes more than they would if the resource was privately owned. With each individual acting independently, the combined pressure on the resource exceeds what is in the interests of the community as a whole.

  • Human Body: Science & Maths |  iMinds

    Human Body: Science & Maths

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    Learn about the workings of the Human Body with iMindsJNR audio learning series for younger minds. The human body is more sophisticated than even the best computer. But while scientists know more about the human body than perhaps anything else, there are still mysteries that baffle us. When it comes to the human body, it seems that the more we know, the more we realise we don't know!

  • Geisha: Culture & Religion |  iMinds

    Geisha: Culture & Religion

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    Mystery and misconception surround the geisha. At first glance, she may appear to be rather average looking, heavily clad in a weighty costume and an excess of make-up. But behind this mask lies a range of artistic skills and social etiquettes of immense importance to Japanese culture, past and present.

  • Leveraged Buyouts: Money |  iMinds

    Leveraged Buyouts: Money

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    Learn about Leveraged Buyouts with iMinds Money's insightful fast knowledge series. Leveraged buyouts originated in the early 1960’s. It is also known as a hostile takeover, a highly-leveraged transaction, or a bootstrap transaction. In effect, it is a tactic through which control of a corporation is acquired by buying up a majority of their stock using borrowed money.

  • Derivatives: Money |  iMinds

    Derivatives: Money

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    Learn about derivatives with iMinds Money's insightful fast-knowledge series. In economics, a derivative is defined as a financial instrument or an “agreement” between two parties that is based on an “underlying” and generally tangible asset, such as a stock or a commodity.

  • Mahatma Gandhi: People & Places |  iMinds

    Mahatma Gandhi: People & Places

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    Learn about the life of Mahatma Gandhi with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.

    On January 30, 1948, a small, peaceful man, aged 78, was shot dead while holding a prayer meeting in Delhi, India. What made this man's death global news was the extraordinary life that had preceded it. The world gasped in shock that the man who had brought India her independence had been killed; that a man who had proven to be one of the most iconic figures of the 20th century was dead.

  • Krumping: Pop Culture |  iMinds

    Krumping: Pop Culture

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    Learn about the dance style of Krumping with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. Imagine teams of super athletic dancers, engaging in spectacular and aggressive dance battles, their styles reminiscent of African dance to Hip Hop break beats, the scene looking more like a fight than a dance. The teams of dancers, made up of men, women and children, have their faces painted in elaborate styles from the childlike to the grotesque.

  • French Revolution: History |  iMinds

    French Revolution: History

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    The French Revolution came about because of a long-held displeasure at how the rich lived. While the rich lived comfortably, the common people were forced to pay taxes too high for them to pay. And there was not enough food produced for them to eat. French peasants became so impoverished that visitors to France said many of them were as skinny as skeletons.

  • Battle of Waterloo: Crime, War & Conflict |  iMinds

    Battle of Waterloo: Crime, War & Conflict

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    The Battle of Waterloo was fought on June 18, 1815, between Napoleon's French army and the British, Dutch, Belgian and German forces commanded by the Duke of Wellington. It is one of the most famous battles in the world and one of the most decisive events in history. Waterloo marked the endpoint of an extremely turbulent period.

  • Galapagos Islands: Travel South America |  iMinds

    Galapagos Islands: Travel South America

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    Home to the giant tortoises that gave them their name, the Galapagos Islands lie one thousand kilometres off the coast of mainland Ecuador. The famous group of islands remained untouched by humanity for thousands of years, being only charted in the seventeenth century. Two hundred years later the stunning wildlife provided Charles Darwin with the perfect place to work on his theory of evolution. Darwin’s book ‘The Origin of the Species’ was partially inspired by his trip to the Galapagos.

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