Joshua Lensmire

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8 Space Documentaries That Will Blow Your Mind

With all the buzz surrounding the new film <i>First Man</i>, set to release on October 12, we’re seeing quite the uptick in people interested in learning …

Documentaries

What the First Days of World War II Were Like

Just after midnight on September 3, 1939, a stylish young former socialite from Boston, Massachusetts, made her way toward London aboard the Harwich …

15 Real-Life Mysteries Too Weird For The X-Files

You’ve been warned: you may want to read these stories with the lights on.<p>They say that truth is stranger than fiction, and these 15 cases prove that …

37 Products On Amazon Prime That Have Thousands Of Rave Reviews & Absolutely Rule

They say variety is the spice of life, and it's true. Change is just as essential to life as breathing — except when it's not. Like comfort foods, …

How to Give Your Home Positive Energy with Flowers & Plants

Has the season's unpredictable weather have you feeling gloomy or unmotivated lately? Does your home feel stale, uninspiring? If you've been in a rut of any kind, we're here to share one way to bring some positive energy into your home, stat―and it might be as simple as taking a trip to your local …

Spices

15 Of The Best Dystopian Novels to Add to Your TBR Immediately

In our current political climate, is it any surprise that the hunger for good dystopian novels doesn’t show signs of waning any time soon? Here are …

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The 50 Most Important Events of the Middle Ages

Our list of the most important events in the medieval world, between the years 500 and 1500 AD.

Best Men's Indie Colognes | Valet.

The Secret to Smelling Better Than Anyone Else<p>The Secret to Smelling Better <br>Than Anyone Else<p>There's nothing wrong with having a go-to cologne. But …

How Native American Slaveholders Complicate the Trail of Tears Narrative

When you think of the Trail of Tears, you likely imagine a long procession of suffering Cherokee Indians forced westward by a villainous Andrew …

The Garfield Assassination Altered American History, But Is Woefully Forgotten Today

When President James A. Garfield was shot in the back by an assassin on July 2, 1881, the news electrified the country. Garfield was entering the …

Top 10 Egyptian Themed Board Games

If readers have never been to Egypt, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime type of experience. The visible meld of ancient monuments, medieval farming and city …

Note To 'Experts': Here Are 15 Reasons Obama Is Not a Top 10 President

Opinion<p>Note To 'Experts': Obama Is Not a Top 10 President<p>Posted: Feb 22, 2018 12:01 AM<p><i>The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not</i> …

Top 10

23 Science Books That Are So Exciting They Read Like Genre Fiction

Some of the greatest nonfiction books about science read like novels. They borrow tropes and narrative tricks from science fiction, fantasy, horror, …

Five Essay Collections Every Man Should Read

The essay is having a comeback. This may surprise those for whom the word is primarily associated with having one hour, 20 blank pages and nothing …

5 Fun Games for You and Your Valentine

Play some fun games with your Valentine.Happy Valentine’s Day!!Since our site is totally focused on fun family games, we’re guessing if you’re …

11 historical series to watch this Christmas

Stuck for something to watch over the winter holidays? Here’s our pick of historical TV series to stream on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon Video and …

Entertainment

The Daily Hell of Life in the Soviet Bloc

By: James Bovard <br>This month is the 100th anniversary of the Communist Party’s seizure of power in Petrograd, Russia. British Guardian columnist Paul …

Ancient Chinese Art

Ancient China covered a vast and ever-changing geopolitical landscape, and the art it produced over three millennia is, unsurprisingly, just as …

At Puye Cliffs, N.M., travelers are in the grasp of a fascinating Native American history

We silenced our phones as we stood among remnants of an ancient Native American village, trying to imagine the daily activity 1,000 years ago on this remote mesa.<p>As gusts of wind whistled, we closed our eyes andpicturedmen hunting with bows and arrows, women shaping clay pottery and children racing …

Sui Dynasty

The Sui Dynasty (581-618 CE) was a brief one with only two reigning emperors but it managed to unify China following the split of the Northern and …

Ancient History

The 10 Best New Backpacking Meals

While testing this year’s crop of new just-add-water backpacking foods, something weird happened: I actually went back for second and third bites of not one but several items. In fact, after I finished testing, I grabbed the winning meal and ate it for lunch. In my office. With access to a fully …

The female American spy who lured secrets from Japanese officers in WW II

By Daniel Stashower<p>MACARTHUR’S SPIES<p>The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II<p>By Peter Eisner<p>Viking. 368 pp. $28<p>On April 19, 1951, in the wake of his dismissal as commander of American-led forces in Korea, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stood before Congress and …

World War II

The Train Robbery That Almost Won the Civil War

Alexander Crosman peered through his telescope from the deck of his Union Army gunboat. What the commander of the USS Somerset saw bewildered him. …

War

Greek Fire: The Byzantine Empire's Secret Weapon the Ancient World Feared

The year was AD 678, 46 years after the death of the prophet Mohammed. Now the Mohammedans, determined to bring the light of Islam to Arabia and …