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George Washington’s Inauguration as First President of the United States.
Which corporation runs your state?
America. What’re you doing. Stahp.
What does the pursuit of happiness really mean? LIFE’s Alfred Eisenstaedt tried to explain it – with photographs
What does the pursuit of happiness really mean? LIFE’s Alfred Eisenstaedt tried to explain it – <b>with photographs.</b><p>(Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)
In a debate about Energy in Congress, Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska tries to explain his state’s contribution to the rest of the country
In a debate about Energy in Congress, Senator Ted Stevens of Alaska tries to explain his state’s contribution to the rest of the country.
You are my favorite piece of colorful universe,<br>with your face mottled by the scars of blemishes<br>long dead and angst no longer felt.<p>A galaxy of flaws knitted together<br>by the big bang of God clapping his hands<br>in excitement over creating something new.<p>But baby, even planets have scars,<br>and there’s no supernova that can dim your light,<br>so stay a while and orbit imperfection with me.
You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …Travel Photography
Washington translates to “Marsh Farm Land, Missouri to “Land of the People with Dugout Canoes.” What does your state or city name mean? You may not want to know.<p>The New Navel of the Moon. It’s so poetic, isn’t it? (And sure, maybe a bit anatomically confusing.) That’s the real meaning behind the …Canoeing
Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …
Since its 2010 launch, Q&A site Quora has used its $61 million in VC funding to probe doozies like "What should everyone know about prison?" (It's "overcrowded...yet it feels like the loneliest place," writes an inmate at San Quentin.) Here are some of the site's most popular questions.<p><b>Q: Which are</b> …Ronald Reagan
<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …Nature
Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …Doodling
More and more of the things that set the internet on fire are of that species of charmingly moronic pairing of text and image that allows even the post-literate to feel like they have partaken of a shared cultural moment. And now, scientists are beginning to understand how the curiously addictive …Memes
Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …
The continent's booming new economic zones are outstripping the ability of weak central governments to retain their hold on them.<p>Twice as populous today as the next biggest African country, Nigeria, which was cobbled together as a colony 100 years ago, has always stood out on its continent as the …
Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates, aka A Mechanical Mind, creates tiny steampunk insects by carefully soldering together gears, springs, and other watch parts. The mechanical bugs, many of which Gershenson-Gates can balance on just his pinky finger, are miniature, multi-legged creatures …Sculpture
Pristine white interiors are a great way to enhance and accentuate the presence of an intimate space. This gorgeous and smart apartment in Stockholm …
The significance of the Gettysburg Address<p><i>In a rare image of President Lincoln at Gettysburg, he is shown hatless at the center of a crowd on the orators’ platform. (Library of Congress)</i><p>In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee pushed northward into Pennsylvania. The Union army met him at …
<p>The task of Japanese artist Ikeda Manabu is seemingly impossible: a blank paper canvas larger than a person spread before him, a small acrylic pen …
Red pandas are fun animals to photograph because they’re mostly active in the morning and relax in the trees during the afternoon, conserving their …Giant Pandas
In a world of continual status updates, countless photos, millions of videos and internet speeds that continue to bring us information faster than …