Throughout the nearly 250 years of U.S. history, every state has played an important part in shaping the country into what it is today. Though each has made its mark on American history, in all 50,...
 On a hot day (or even on a cold day), few things hit the spot like ice cream. And even though there’s no shortage of choices on offer at the local supermarket, taking a drive to the ice cream...
Even though Disney has vastly expanded its cinematic repertoire over the last two decades, the company is still closely associated with creating animated musical movies aimed at children (though they...
Hollywood’s top actors work hard to maintain good reputations among movie fans. Their popularity keeps them employed and encourages movie studios to entrust them with lead roles in big-budget...
Considering the rise in global income inequality, the burgeoning climate crisis, and the increasingly divisive socio-political climate, it can feel like the known world is headed down a dark and...
Seafood shacks seem emblematic of summer, providing no-frills gustatory delights. But what, exactly, qualifies as a seafood “shack”? The definition is inexact. In general, seafood shacks –...
It should come as no surprise that July is National Ice Cream Month – so designated in 1984 by President Ronald Reagan. We’re a nation of voracious ice cream consumers – second only to...
The Business Roundtable is a nonprofit lobby association whose members are CEOs of major U.S. companies. Together, these companies employ more than 20 million people and have a total market value of...
The United States has had a former actor, Ronald Reagan, and a former reality TV host, Donald Trump, as president. A lot of great actors have also played fictional presidents in films and on TV. In...
Not even museum tickets are safe from inflation. Around the country, many museums have increased their cost of entry.  These exhibits of art, culture, history, and knowledge operate using a...
In 1959, Detroit songwriter and record store proprietor Berry Gordy founded Tamla Records and opened a small recording studio that he nicknamed Hitsville U.S.A. The following year, he incorporated...
There’s nothing wrong with crying — it can be an important safety valve for stress and emotional pain. In fact, bottling up your feelings can be bad for your health. There’s a whole genre...
Many people around the world consider themselves superstitious, and far more will act superstitiously if the chance presents itself. Superstition is defined as a belief or practice resulting from...
What’s the point of good manners — of etiquette? To show consideration for others, to make those you come into contact with feel comfortable or at least avoid offending them, and in general...