When killing and prostituting women wasn’t enough, they buried them alive.

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Originating from Jalisco (a state in Mexico), the sisters Carmen, Delfina, María de Jesus, and Luisa Gonzales Valenzuela were the product of a dysfunctional family. Their mother Bernardina, was a selfless catholic devotee, who religiously followed the rules of the church. She installed in them a mentality of fear and cult-like worship to the religion. On the other hand, their father Isidro, was an alcoholic and sexist, who used his power as a sheriff to abuse them¹.

The Beginning of a Prostitution Business¹

It all started when Isidro (their father) caught Carmen, the oldest sister, having an affair with a much older man. Enraged by her…


The consequences of leaving my religion

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I was seven years old when I was introduced to the idea of a true religion. Reading the bible and praying every day became a duty. Talking to people about God and his creation was mandatory. Not questioning what the ‘elders’ said and trusting every word the ‘governing body’ dictated was expected of me. I was too young to question if this was right or wrong, but I liked the idea of being part of something important. I liked the fact that I knew more about religion and God than other people, even adults.

My Time as a Jehovah’s Witness

Being a curious child was always…


Alfredo Garavito, known as ‘The Beast’, is soon to be a free man battling leukemia in a Colombian hospital

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The discovery of three corpses, lying side by side, with their hands tied and beheaded, made the authorities think they were facing a satanic cult. In reality, they were facing a dangerous pedophile and serial killer. It took the police five years to realize that the hundreds of child disappearances, which occurred in Colombia, had only one responsible: Luis Alfredo Garavito, ‘The Beast’¹.

Alfredo’s Early Life and Violent Thoughts¹

Alfredo was born in Genova (a small town in Colombia) in January 25, 1957. He grew up in a poor family, with five brothers and a very violent and abusive father. …


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The science behind being a good listener, its benefits, and how to become better at it.

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Did you know that being a good listener is more than just a necessary skill for everyday life? Sure, we need to listen in order to comprehend our peers and navigate through life as best as we can. But, besides the previous two reasons, is there more to listening than what we already know? And, if there is, how can we make the most of it?

Listening is an activity we are bound to do all of our life. Therefore, becoming good at it, and more importantly, benefiting from it, is crucial for everyone. …


It started as an obsession for Jack, but quickly turned into a killing spree of prostitutes in the Aztec empire, Mexico City.

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During the 1960s, a Mexican man identified as Macario Alcala, became very well known. He was a blood thirsty criminal who imitated and idolized the British killer, Jack the Ripper¹.

Macario was born into a very poor family. As a teen, he had dreams of becoming a famous and powerful man. To accomplish his goals, he enrolled in the Mexican military, but was dismissed due to his lack of discipline. Years later, Macario tried to become a boxer, but he also failed. As a last attempt to accomplish his dreams, he got a new identity (he changed his name to…


The serial killer who inspired the book/movie series of Hannibal Lecter.


The science behind becoming a happier individual

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The capacity of some people to be undeniably happy, even in the face of adversities and hard times is striking. Most of us can at least identify a person who seems to have a talent for happiness. An individual who sees the bright side in everything, finds joy in the little things of everyday life and who somehow manages to see beauty in misfortune¹.

In a similar manner, we may also be familiar with people who even in the best of times, see the world through gray colored spectacles. …


Tips and tools used in the scientific community that can help improve your writing quality

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Being a writer is a highly competitive profession. Needless to say, one must be able to communicate ideas, feelings and emotions in the most natural way. Success in this profession is often measured on the number of books, articles, and stories that were well written. Thus, it is crucial for any writer to achieve proficiency in writing.

Aside from a profession, we can also classify writing as an art form. And, like any other art form, it requires practice to achieve excellence. It is a demanding task that sometimes needs more time than we’d expect it to. …


The science behind becoming a more seductive woman.

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Being seductive can be helpful when going on a date, to feel more empowered, or even for marketing reasons.

Sadly, not everyone is aware of the power of seduction, or even less, how to be seductive. And, the thing is, anyone can be seductive if they want to.

That being said, let’s take a look at 3 steps anyone can do in order to become more seductive.

1. Being more enticing¹

Like any emotion, seduction is a process. It has a beginning, a middle, and an end. The beginning consists of having what is considered an appealing exterior.

We are all aware of the…


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A lover's rejection helped me find the love I always needed, my own.

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Watching Disney movies and cartoons as a kid was probably not the best thing I ever did. Somehow, they influenced my expectations of love as an adult. I’m now constantly waiting for my prince charming to show up and take me away to a faraway land. Going to coffee shops and hoping to be approached by my future lover is something I admit to have done. Sadly, it has never happened. Weirdly enough, I’ve discovered that chasing love results in never finding it.

Being Rejected by the Guy of My Dreams

My idealization of the perfect guy began when I was 15 years old. I read so many…

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