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What is culture?

Everything we do is influenced by our culture...so what is it?
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What are Millennials

What generation are you in? The journey from Boomers to Millennials
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History of the polo shirt

This historic photo of Rene Lacoste on the tennis court features his early polo shirt design.
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What is a franchise?

Franchising enables entrepreneurs to own and manage their own business, without having to reinvent the wheel.
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Gum wrapper crafts

Believe it or not, this gorgeous purse was created by hand from hundreds of coloful gum wrappers.
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Facts about Europe

Time lines, maps and key facts about Europe are ideal items to incorporate into any history curriculum or lesson plan.
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Facts about Puerto Rico

The clear, warm waters of Puerto Rico offer spectacular snorkeling and scuba diving opportunties.
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Benjamin Franklin's words of wisdom

Searching for a unique, stylish and meaningful way to decorate? Consider designing interiors with great quotations.
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Popular mobile phone apps

Apps have become the lastest craze for smartphone users. How will the app techology evolve in the future?
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Earth Day celebration ideas

Earth Day, the first political holiday founded to honor the environment, was launched by Senator Gaylord Nelson in April of 1970.
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Learning how to do rug hooking

This stunning early American hooked rug fetched over twenty-six thousand dollars at an antiques auction.
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What are date fruit?

Date fruit, which grow below the fronds of date palm trees, were first cultivated thousands of years ago on the shores of the Persian Gulf.
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Marine Corps history

Images of the Marine Corps in action are etched in U.S. history
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Herbal remedies for acne

Diet, vitamin therapy, herbal tonics and natural topical ointments can all play a vital role in eliminating acne.
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How are stars born

The Hubble Telescope captured this phenomenal image of the birth of a star.
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Where does thunder come from

According to early Norse legends, the god Thor rode through the heavens on chariot pulled by goats. Lighting flashed whenever Thor threw his hammer, and thunder crashed as his hammer tumbled against the clouds.
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African-American history facts

Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I have a Dream” speech on August 28, 1963 on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC
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Facts about america

Give me your tired, your poor; you huddled masses yearning to breathe free
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Where does rubber come from

Natural rubber is obtained from tropical trees native to the Amazon River Basin. Harvesters tap the trees to collect buckets of liquid latex sap.
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How can we stop pollution

This plastic bottle could have been recycled. Instead, it became litter. Avoid littering and set a good example by picking up trash.
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Learning how to type

games that incorporate familiar television or movie characters are ideal teaching tools for young children learning to type.
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Why do we blush

Has an embarassing, frightening or stressful situation ever made you blush?
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Newspaper memorabilia

Newspaper memorabilia, such as front page reprints and commemorative books, can be ideal gifts for history lovers
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Old New York photos

The New York City of years past lives on in old photos
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What foods have vitamin d

Natural sunlight is the best source of Vitamin D. Milk, fish, and eggs are examples of foods high in Vitamin D.
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Cardigan fashion

Cardigans are a fashion staple in almost any wardrobe
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Pashmina fashion

Actress Jessica Alba sports a pashmina
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Spanish coffee recipe

In Spain, café carajillo (Spanish Coffee) contains a small measure of brandy or rum.
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History of Volkswagen

One of the earliest models of the Volkswagen Beetle, developed under British occupation in post-war Germany
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Great marine gift ideas

Display cases are meaningful gifts that can serve to display your hero's accomplishments
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4th of July facts

Facts in our history give us reasons to be proud Americans!
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History of psychics

Through history, people have turned to psychics for answers to their questions
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The history of flags

Today, every country in the world has its own flag, as well as all the states of the United States
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American flag folding

There are many ceremonies for raising, lowering, folding, and displaying the American flag
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Collecting car replicas

Diecast replicas of historical automobiles are exquisitely detailed and historically accurate
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The History of ebay

ebay hasn't done too poorly for itself in its 13 years of life.
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History of coffee

When you have your morning “cuppa joe,” you’re drinking a beverage that’s been around for over 1,000 years
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Super Bowl facts

Superbowl facts that your friends will love
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Hanukkah facts

How much do you know about Hanukkah? Test yourself with these fun facts
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Ford 460 History

The Ford 460 is a favorite for car enthusiasts who are building 60s and 70s-era Ford muscle cars; some tweak this engine to put out more than 1,000 horsepower
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History of the coyote and roadrunner relationship

From their first encounter on a lonely desert highway to the last Beep, Beep, fading off in the distance, these two fascinating beings have remained in the forefront of social science
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What happened to the Red Baron?

Born Manfred von Richthofen in May of 1892, the German fighter pilot known as The Red Baron was the most celebrated flying ace of World War I
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The history of Social Security

A variety of proposals have been put forth to increase the size of the retirement fund, to increase its payout, and to have more people participate in it
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Why do languages change?

There are many reasons why languages change, including the simplification of sounds, language decay and social bonding
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Artistic traditions of Peru

The city of Cuzco is home to beautiful Incan buildings as well as the famous archeological city of Machu Picchu, a spectacular geological structure now considered one of the seven Wonders of the World
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How basketball started

From the Globetrotters to the NBA, people everywhere have fallen in love with basketball - making it one of the most popular sports in America and across the globe
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Who invented the doorknob?

Have we always had doorknobs? Suprisingly, doorknobs are a relatively new invention with a fascinating tale
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The history of Mensa

Considering that some members are high school dropouts and others have multiple doctorates, the membership of Mensa is quite diverse
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Where Halloween really comes from

Knowing the real history behind Halloween takes some of the scare out for parents of young children who might be alarmed by the seemingly evil nature of the holiday
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The most influential women political leaders

Around the world and in the U.S. women have stepped into powerful and historical roles as leaders and policy-makers, being the first in their respective countries to become presidents, chancellors and top-ranking government officials
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History of the New York Yankees

Part of the mystique of the New York Yankees was the talent they managed to attract over the years with some of the best players of all time, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Reggie Jackson and Mickey Mantel in the lineup
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History of the Civil War

A year after the Civil War began in 1861, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation and the war began to focus on the slavery issue
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The history of the NFL

Football slowly developed from the rules of the London Football Association and rugby to the all-American game enjoyed by so many fans today
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History of the space race

During the cold war, the U.S. and the Soviets fought for superiority over each other with satellite launches, manned space flights and a close race to the moon
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The history of Hollywood

From Charlie Chaplin and the silent film era to current, high-tech action movies, Hollywood movie studios throughout the years created a city of unparalleled glitz and glamour
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History of the diamond business

Originating from carbon, diamonds are created by intense pressure and temperature resulting in differences in cut, clarity, color and carat weight
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Enjoy a spooky holiday at a haunted hotel or inn

Guests report seeing a woman dressed in black roaming the halls. Children have refused to go into some of the rooms. If a good scare is what you're after, pay a visit to one of the most haunted hotels and inns to be found
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The history of figure skating

Today, figure skating is one of the most watched and exciting events in the Olympics. Its popularity is increasing across the globe, bringing a greater appreciation internationally
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The history of Evel Knievel

Evel Knievel performed legendary stunts for over 20 years and even though he holds the record for most broken bones, he has inspired some of the death-defying motorcycle jumps we see today in competitions and extreme sports
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The history of the Manhattan Project

German scientists were well aware that nuclear fission was a possibility as early as 1934 and by July of 1945 had successfully tested the first weapon
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History of the Cold War

Torn down towards the end of the Cold War, today there are only a few grafitti-covered, brick remnants left of the Berlin Wall that once separated East and West Berlin and was considered a major symbol of the war
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The strangest stories behind famous art

Van Gogh, while painting some of the most famous art in history, certainly had no idea that the strange act of cutting off his own ear would abound in cultural references that persist even today
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Europe's most famous art

Residing in Florence, Italy, the marble statue of David by Michelangelo is perhaps the most famous sculpture in all of history
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The history of the dictionary

Looking up the word in a dictionary, whether with an old-fashioned paper dictionary or an online site is the best way to find the definition of a new word
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Why is Friday the 13th unlucky?

In general, people today don't consider Friday in itself to be unlucky - but when Friday the 13th rolls around on the calendar, many people dread the day without knowing why
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Famous art of South America

From ancient Incan and Mayan sculptures to modern muralists, South American art has been influenced by Spanish, Portuguese and French art movements blended with unique Latin American artistic styles
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The world's most famous art

The Venus de Milo, now sitting in the Louvre museum in Paris, is one of the most famous pieces of art in history and is said to be a depiction of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love
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The history of basketball

The game of basketball has grown into an internationally loved sport because it has produced outstanding players and legends to compete with the best players from golf, baseball and football
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The history of soccer

Today, soccer (or football as it is called in England) is the world's favorite sport, with millions of fans pledging their alliance to the sport and its players
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Toys from the 1950s

Army Men were originally released in the late 1800s, but it wasn't until the '50s that the armed forces went from tin to plastic, the form that can still be found today
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What makes a volcano erupt?

From Mount Vesuvius in Italy to Mount St. Helens in the U.S., volcanos have always been a thing of beauty to behold even though they are potentially one of the deadliest natural occurrences to happen
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Myths about poseidon

The myths about Poseidon, like all the Greek myths, have their greatest value in the powerful Greek literature we still have today
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Sneezing myths you'll never forget

We may claim we are not superstitious, but what do you say when someone sneezes? Myths and superstitions constitute the attempts of early cultures to understand the world
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America's strangest laws

America's strangest laws are often comprised of antiquated city or local ordinances that have never been taken off the books
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What does RSVP mean?

RSVP means please respond. In French, it reads Repondez, s'il vous plait. You will see RSVP most often on a party invitation or the invitation to a wedding
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The history of Hawaii

Hawaii has a rich heritage - first as an independent nation and later as a state - and culture apart from its identity as a part of the United States
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Famous women in history

Even before the days of Marie Curie, the first female to head a scientific laboratory in 1906, women have made significant contributions to not only research and science but politics, social reforms and environmental issues
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The history of chocolate

About 2,000 years ago the Mayan people took the cacao tree out of the rainforests and cultivated it on farms
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How to understand opera

Opera performances became wildly popular in the 1700s and 1800s in Europe
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Who is Jim Crow?

Jim Crow has frequently been portrayed as a fictional character, but the words Jim Crow are primarily known to describe a set of laws in the 1800s
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History of the potato chip

George Crum sliced potatoes into thin pieces, fried them in boiling oil until they were crispy and put some salt on them – creating what we now know as potato chips
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Who was James Joyce?

There has been much praise and controversy regarding the works of James Joyce
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NASCAR

The Daytona Raceway, now home to the Daytona 500, was built in 1956
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What is a knight?

A knight was more than just a man in armor
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Violin makers

Violins created by Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesu are the most sought after
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What is country western dancing?

Country western dancing, an art form that fell by wayside for a few years by mainstream America, caught the public's attention in the 1990s with the popularity of singer Billy Ray Cyrus
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Common Hindu symbols

A bindi is a vermilion dot on the forehead of a married woman; its placement can indicate which region the woman is from
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What is a sonnet?

The sonnet originally was a poem containing 17 lines and having a pattern of rhyming
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Symbols of Christianity

The cross is one of the most well-known symbols of Christianity, symbolizing the death of Jesus Christ
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How the pope is chosen

The College of Cardinals in the Catholic church selects a new pope in a meeting called the Papal Conclave
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The history of football

While college football didn't begin in the United States until the mid-1800s, football games were played as early as the 1600s in America
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The history of scissors

Scissors have long been part of folklore superstitions, but people today are far less fearful of the devices
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Famous TV lawyers

These TV lawyers are some of the most memorable characters in the pop culture history of the United States
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Museums of Paris

The Louvre is one of the most famous art museums in the world
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Who was Dr. Seuss

For generatons, Dr. Seuss books have been a favorite for reading time
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The history of Starbucks

As you sip your double latte or soy chai, learn about the history of Starbucks
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The history of belly dance

From ancient times to modern stages, belly dance continues to be a popular form of entertainment and expression
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Salvador Dali

Dali's work reflects his unique vision of the world
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What is champagne

While defined as a white sparkling wine, not all sparkling white wines are champagne
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Egyptian goddesses

The ancient religions in Egypt included many powerful Goddesses
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Famous women scientists

From the beginning, women have been in the forefront of scientific discovery
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Who invented the first steam engine

Contrary to popular belief, James Watt was not the original inventor of the first steam engine, but he was instrumental in its development
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The history of extreme sports

Some sociologists say that extreme sports are similar to vision quests or other traditional rites of passage common in some cultures
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Who invented television

In addition to his television system, Farnsworth invented the first simple electronic microscope
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Who invented the light bulb

Historians estimate that over twenty inventors worked toward the creation and design of the light bulb
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Who invented popcorn

Popcorn has been both a favorite snack and decoration for generations
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Who invented LEGOs

Over 400 million children and adults all over the world have played with LEGO® bricks.
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The origin of Thanksgiving

Remembering the purpose of Thanksgiving makes the day even more special to spend with your family
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Who invented HTML

HTML language is behind the websites we use daily to communicate.
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The history of occupational therapy

With more and more vets returning with disabilities, occupational therapy joins physical therapy as an important recovery tool.
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Are we obsessed by shoes

Look in most women's closets (and some men's) and you'll probably answer with a resounding, “Yes!”
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Vacation in Gettysburg

Learn about Gettysburg's rich history and heritage and also enjoy outstanding scenic beauty
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First impressions count

It may not be fair, but how well you dress is the first thing people judge you by.
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Girls swimwear evolution

Women's swimwear has evolved from voluminous total body covering bathing suits of the 1800's to today's eye catching swim fashions