Author Archives: John Harrington

How Each State Got Its Name

You can practically glean the history of America in the names of all 50 states. The story of the United States begins in the East and the South and is ...
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Most Underpaid Golden Globe Winners

The Golden Globes have been held since 1944 to recognize “distinguished achievements in the film industry,” according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- the organization behind the awards ceremony. ...
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Biggest Scandals of the Year

Incidents involving sexual misconduct dominated scandals in 2018. Following the start of the #MeToo movement in October 2017 after revelations of sexual assault by Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein by women ...
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Most Underpaid Golden Globe Winners

The Golden Globes have been held since 1944 to recognize “distinguished achievements in the film industry,” according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association -- the organization behind the awards ceremony. ...
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The Tallest Christmas Tree in Every State

The lighting of the Christmas tree is one of the most festive events on the yearly calendar of American communities. It is one of the few occasions that brings communities ...
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Where America’s Presidents Are Buried

Former President George H.W. Bush, the longest-living president in our nation’s history, died on Nov. 30 at the age of 94. There will be a national day of mourning for ...
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American Women Make About Half of What Men Do, According to New Study

A new study says working women earn 49 cents for every dollar earned by a man, a claim that challenges most research that says women earn 80% of what men ...
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America’s Largest Cities With No Public Transportation

Americans overwhelmingly support mass transit, according to polls, surveys, and support at the ballot box. There were 62 transportation measures on ballots across the United States in 2012, according to ...
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Best Breakup Songs

For every song that captures the ebullience of love, like “Glad All Over” by the Dave Clark Five, there is a tune that taps into the melancholia of breaking up, ...
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31 Food Recalls That Poisoned the Most People

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a food safety alert on Tuesday, Nov. 20. Consumers were advised to throw out all produce containing romaine lettuce due to a ...
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Best And Worst Robin Hood Adaptations of All Time

The legend of Robin Hood goes back centuries, with the earliest known mention of the name in literature dating back to 1377. Tales of the daring outlaw who steals from ...
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7 Ways to Avoid Becoming a Traffic Statistic This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather for the biggest meal of the year and reflect on the people and the things that are most important to ...
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15 Countries That Export The Most Turkey

Thanksgiving is that most American of holidays, when family and friends gather to indulge in a repast of mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberries, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and of course turkey. ...
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Countries That Produce the Most Waste

Municipal solid waste management (MSW) is the most important service a city or state or nation can provide. MSW, or trash, is waste generated from companies, buildings, institutions, small businesses, ...
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​Coldest Places in the World

With winter on its way and meteorologists warning of a renewed cold air, complete with winds and snow, hitting the Midwest and Northeast this weekend, we might find small comfort ...
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