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The Vietnam War was the first major conflict seen live on televisions in American living rooms. On a nightly basis, we watched airplanes drop bombs, soldiers tramping through rice paddies and...
Flying saucers. Lights in the sky. Little green men. But that’s just the stuff of science fiction, right – the kind of thing you’d see in some of the 50 best sci-fi movies of all time? ...
The size of lakes is measured by square miles of surface area. Based on this, the largest lake in the world by far is the Caspian Sea at 143,000 square miles. Its shores are in several countries,...
Before the United States became independent, wars plagued North America, as the British, French, and Spaniards fought for control of the early colonies, with Native Americans sometimes fighting...
It was said the sun never set on the British Empire. Given the vast territories the United Kingdom controlled around the world at the height of its international power, the saying was probably true....
Lighthouses have aided sea navigation for centuries. Among the earliest was one of the so-called Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Pharos of Alexandria in Egypt. Dating back to circa 280 B.C.,...
What’s better than a pumpkin spice latte and unlikely to go out of fashion? Autumn foliage. Nearly every state goes through a dramatic, multicolored transformation as temperatures drop in the fall....
Postal service in the United States is older than the country itself. The idea of an organized way to move mail originated in 1774 as a method to get around the nosy colonial inspectors of the...
On Jan. 20, 1942, Nazi officials led by SS general Reinhard Heydrich met at a villa in Wannsee, a suburb of Berlin, to decide on a ”permanent solution” to what they called the “Jewish...
The U.S. banned leaded gasoline for cars in 1996 with the Clean Air Act as a way to protect Americans from harmful lead poisoning. Yet tens of thousands of Americans are still exposed to the harmful...
Family size varies greatly from country to country, depending not only on how many children a couple (or a single parent) decides to raise, but also on whether or not extended family members –...
Happiness and overall well-being are improving in the United States. According to a recent report from Sharecare, an Atlanta based digital health company, several key factors that impact quality of...
Are you a single female thinking about moving abroad? Whether it’s due to high inflation in the U.S., lingering economic woes due to COVID-19, or simply the prospect of adventure in foreign...
It might not be surprising that Washington D.C., as the nation’s capital, consistently ranks as having one of the nation’s best park systems. Even setting aside the many federal green spaces...
Nearly 80% of the 11 million single-parent families are headed by mothers, a statistic that underscores how disproportionately the responsibility of child-rearing falls on women. But the U.S. also...