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Productivity Apps to Stretch Your Days

We’re the first to test-drive any app that promises to make our to-do lists a little less daunting. On the flip side, the sheer number of options can …

The Battle of Germantown in the American Revolution

The Battle of Germantown took place during the 1777 Philadelphia Campaign of the American Revolution (1775-1783). Fought less than a month after the …

George Washington Carver on Common Things

"When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."<p>-George Washington Carver (born on this date …

George Washington

Fine owed by George Washington for overdue library books now $300,000

Founder of a nation, trouncer of the English, God-fearing family man: all in all, George Washington has enjoyed a pretty decent reputation. Until now, that is.<p>The hero who crossed the Delaware river may not have been quite so squeaky clean when it came to borrowing library books.<p>The New York …

George Washington - early life

George Washington, the first president of the US, was born on 22 February 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, where his father, Augustine, was a …

America's first entrepreneur -- George Washington

Did you know that in February, America celebrates the birthday of one of the country's earliest business innovators and large-scale entrepreneurs?<p>During a time period of America's existence as British colony and then a young nation—when communication and transportation faced challenges, to put it …

14-Year-Old George Washington’s 110 Commandments for Cultivating Character

“The list is the origin of culture,” Umberto Eco proclaimed. “I <i>perceive</i> value, I <i>confer</i> value, I <i>create</i> value, I even create — or guarantee — <i>existence</i>. Hence, my compulsion to make ‘lists,'” Susan Sontag reflected. But one of modern history’s greatest list-lovers was none other than America’s first …

Drinking George Washington's Whiskey

The biggest question on my mind before a recent trip to the Mt. Vernon distillery: "Did George Washington's wooden teeth add a little bit of extra aging to whatever whiskey he drank?" I quickly learned that the wooden teeth thing is a myth. One set of his false teeth was composed of a cow's tooth, …