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Why More Extreme Foods Are Creeping Onto Menus

For Americans who haven’t been to a state fair recently or who are unacquainted with Paula Deen’s style of Southern comfort food, this may come as a …

19 Unapologetic One-Liners From Joan Rivers

“We don’t apologize for a joke. We are comics. We are here to make you laugh. If you don’t get it, then don’t watch us.”<p>Joan Rivers was not a …

How to Find the Kind of Joy That Lasts

It was the bottom bottom of the ninth inning in game seven of the 2001 World Series. The New York Yankees and the Arizona Diamondbacks were all tied …

4 Subtle Signs Your Finances Are in Trouble

You Shop With a Reusable Bag<p>People who skip paper or plastic at the grocery store and bring their own reusable bag are more likely to buy organic …

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Creative Writing app review: Tons of information that can help develop your creative writing

Introduction<p>Not every person has the ability to write a story or an interesting piece of text. Some people are born with this skill, while other …

Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

As laptops and tablets become more commonly used as writing tools, many are ready to leave the skill of handwriting behind. Most students will do …

Normandy and Aftermath

John Keegan illustrates how the D-day landings marked the beginning of the end of Germany's grip over Europe.<p>Until June 10th, 1944, the German …

How did writing begin?

We’re continuing our discussion of what is a book today with some historical perspective. The excerpt below by Andrew Robinson from The Book: A …

The Unlikely History of the Origins of Modern Maps

Efforts to explain what GIS actually is almost invariably wax philosophical. At its most essential, GIS is a system for marrying data sets with …

Eighteenth-century British Army soldiers’ slang

By Jennine Hurl-Eamon<p>Britain’s soldiers were singing about “hot stuff” more than 200 years before Donna Summer released her hit song of the same name …

BBC - A History of the World - About - British Museum - 100 Objects

See all the objects from the Radio 4 series <i>A History of the World in 100 Objects</i>. Click on any link to find out more about an object, zoom in on the image and listen again or download the programme.

6 Interesting Events You May Not Have Learned In History Class

Mass suicide as a revolutionary act? An explosion in Siberia the size of 5,000 atomic bombs? These little-known, interesting events make history a …

Rare, Remarkable Maps Trace America's Path to Independence

If you’re lucky enough to get off work for Independence Day, you’ll probably be spending some time by the grill, perhaps with a few cold beers …

This won't hurt a bit: the cultural history of pain

Speculation about the degree to which human beings and animals experienced pain has a long history.<p><i>Jack the ripper: three plates from Jacques Fabien</i> …

‘The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins’

Les Blank was one of the most talented and prolific documentarians of all time—many know him for his wildly variant choice of subjects. He did a doc …

The No-Bullsh*t Swimsuit Guide For EVERY Body Type

Pear-shape, hourglass, inverted trapezoid -- we can't even keep track of the ways people are categorizing womens' bodies anymore. When you're at the mall, do you ever say, "Ugh I can't wear this top because I'm apple-shaped"? No, you say -- I can't wear this top because my chest is too big/too …