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This Happened — July 28: World War I Begins

World War I started on this day in 1914, with the outbreak of hostilities following the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary.

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What event triggered the start of World War I?

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie by a Bosnian Serb nationalist in Sarajevo, Bosnia, on June 28, 1914, served as the trigger event that led to a chain reaction of diplomatic tensions and military actions, ultimately escalating into a global conflict.

Which countries were involved in the initial stages of World War I?

The major powers involved in the early stages of World War I were Austria-Hungary, Germany, and the Ottoman Empire (Central Powers) against Serbia, Russia, France, and the United Kingdom (Allied Powers).

How did World War I end?

World War I officially ended with the signing of the Armistice of Compiègne on November 11, 1918. This armistice led to the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front and eventually paved the way for the Treaty of Versailles, which formally concluded the war in 1919.

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

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Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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