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American History For The Twitter Age

A new book takes on American history in the style of Steinbeck and Benet.<p>The publication of <i>A Little History of the United States</i> really intrigued me. …

Political Science

USA's top 10 natural wonders

The third biggest country on earth, the USA packs spectacular biodiversity within its borders. Between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, you’ll encounter hot desert playas and plateaus, skyscraping mountain ranges topped by glaciers, rolling grasslands where millions of bison once roamed, tropical …

Gifts for Backpackers and travelers - The only list you need

Ahoy amigos! It’s that time of the year once more – the time to treat your favourite traveller to something special… The only problem? You’re not …


Slavery in America was much worse than you probably imagined

This August, when Hillary Clinton met with Black Lives Matter protesters, they told her that ongoing violence and prejudice against blacks was part …

Black History

25 Things Generation Xers Did as Kids that Could Get Today's Kids Arrested

With all of the ridiculous new regulations, coddling, and societal mores that seem to be the norm these days, it’s a miracle those of us over 30 …

Beauty and the Beast

22 absurd camping supplies no one will ever need

There's nothing better than spending a few days in the wilderness. Except for the fact that there's no WiFi, television, kitchen, quesadillas, …

How To Take An Old Sweater And Turn It Into A Cute Beanie Hat

Barbara is a passionate writer and animal lover who has been professionally blogging for over 10 years and counting.<p>If you’re anything like me, then …


25 incredible hikes to take in your lifetime

We've put together a collection of some of the world's most breathtaking hikes.<p>From the Kalalau Trail in Hawaii to trekking the volcanic Tongariro Northern Circuit of New Zealand, here are 25 hikes everyone should take in their lifetime.

Why so many Americans think they're part Cherokee

Like many Americans at the time, Phelps had a vague understanding of his Native American ancestry. On one point, however, his memory seemed curiously specific: His Indian identity was a product of his "Cherokee blood."<p>The tradition of claiming a Cherokee ancestor continues into the present.<p>Today …

14 horrible things that could happen if we colonize Mars

From the extreme cold to the deadly radiation, there are many traits about Mars that make it inhospitable.<p>Here are some of the main obstacles to surviving — and colonizing — the fourth rock from the sun.

Mars Mission

Altering how sperm develop could lead to a reversible male birth control

Blocking a certain protein in male mice prevented the rodents from impregnating any females<p>It may be possible to create male birth control by altering how sperm develop, according to new research published this week in <i>Science</i>. Researchers blocked a protein that plays a role in sperm production — …