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Fascinating Facts About the Fourth of July

Fascinating Facts About the Fourth of July

  The history of the Fourth of July is a fascinating examination of American culture. Although Americans celebrate their independence on July 4, which is said to mark the day the Declaration of Independence was made, the reality is a little more complicated. John Adams advocated for celebrating independence on […]

by January 31, 2017 6 comments Politics, World
Number of Zika Virus Cases Triples as Congress Holds Funding Hostage

Number of Zika Virus Cases Triples as Congress Holds Funding Hostage

The number of women potentially infected by the Zika virus appears to be growing in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says more than 150 pregnant women in America appear to be currently infected with Zika virus. In addition, there are over 120 women infected by the […]

by January 23, 2017 6 comments Politics, Science, Trending, World
Captain Cook’s Ship Endeavor Discovered off the Coast of Newport, Rhode Island

Captain Cook’s Ship Endeavor Discovered off the Coast of Newport, Rhode Island

Marine archaeologists have announced that they may have solved a mystery dating back 200 years to the loss of Captain Cook’s ship, Endeavor. The announcement comes after a decade of underwater exploration. Captain Cook’s Endeavor was built in Whitby for the purpose of carrying coal from the north east of […]

by January 19, 2017 6 comments Trending, World
Solar-Powered Plane Completes Groundbreaking Flight Across the Pacific Ocean

Solar-Powered Plane Completes Groundbreaking Flight Across the Pacific Ocean

A solar-powered airplane completed a groundbreaking flight across the Pacific Ocean last week, breaking several aviation records. The pilots also tested the limits of human endurance, demonstrating the body’s capacity to stay awake and alert for 72 hours. The Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Mountain View California, having completed […]

by January 18, 2017 6 comments Science, Trending, World
Legal Battle Over Bones of “Kennewick Man” Ends As 9,000 Year Old Remains Will Be Re-Buried

Legal Battle Over Bones of “Kennewick Man” Ends As 9,000 Year Old Remains Will Be Re-Buried

A long battle between science and spirituality has now ended, with spirituality the victor thanks to genetic testing which confirms that 9,000 year old human remains are indeed those of a Native American. The “Kennewick Man” was discovered by the banks of the Columbia River in Washington several years ago. […]

by January 12, 2017 6 comments Science, World
Chinese Resurgence in Confucianism Helps Inmates Transition from Prison to Society

Chinese Resurgence in Confucianism Helps Inmates Transition from Prison to Society

A Chinese prison is seeing surprising results in the rehabilitation of inmates by sending them to classes based on the teachings of Confucius. Confucianism is a blend of philosophy and religion established in the 6th–5th century BCE. Although there is no official religion in China, the Chinese have followed these […]

by January 5, 2017 6 comments Politics, World
Going on Spring Break Vacation: Consider TSA’s Top Tips for Making it Through the Security Line Quickly

Going on Spring Break Vacation: Consider TSA’s Top Tips for Making it Through the Security Line Quickly

For many travelers, there’s nothing more annoying than waiting through various security lines in the airport. The TSA screeners and their tools are a necessary evil, but if you’ve ever been singled out or had a difficult time removing your shoes, phone, laptop and medicine at the same time, you […]

by January 3, 2017 5 comments Trending, World
What Americans Can Learn From the Startling Success of Amish Entrepreneurs

What Americans Can Learn From the Startling Success of Amish Entrepreneurs

Who is likely to be a more successful entrepreneur – a Harvard Business School graduate or an Amish man who quit school in eighth grade? According to new research, the answer may surprise you. Amish scholar Don Kraybill says the failure rate of Amish start-ups is less than 10%, while […]

by December 21, 2016 6 comments Trending, World
How Prince Created His Iconic Symbol

How Prince Created His Iconic Symbol

When Prince died last week at the age of 57, obituaries noted his battle with Warner Brothers over a draconian record contract. Warner wanted Prince to slow down his creative process to meet the traditional schedule for releasing and marketing albums. In response, Prince wrote the name “slave” on his […]

by December 18, 2016 6 comments Arts, Trending, World
Secrets of Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal: The Ghostwriter Tells All

Secrets of Donald Trump’s Art of the Deal: The Ghostwriter Tells All

  Donald Trump once had a bestselling book called “The Art of the Deal,” which was his explanation of how he became a successful businessman. Like most business books, “The Art of the Deal” was written by ghostwriter. Now that ghostwriter, Tony Schwartz, is discussing the process of writing the […]

by November 21, 2016 9 comments Politics, Trending, World