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Nine Historical Polling Results That Might Surprise You

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 04.17.2015 | Politics
Kathleen Weldon

As a snapshot of public attitudes at a particular moment in time, polls can bring history to life - and sometimes shake current perceptions of what people believed in the past.

Was George Washington Gay? Consider the Evidence

Thomas A. Foster | Posted 04.16.2015 | Gay Voices
Thomas A. Foster

Historians of the LGBTQ past have noted that there is double-standard, a default setting for the sexual orientations of historical figures. Larry Kramer seeks to tackle it head-on with his book. His provocative statements will convince some and irk others.

The Progression of Rwanda's Feminine Culture

Ange Kagame | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
Ange Kagame

When I reflect upon my own experiences and life lessons, I think of my mother Jeannette Kagame, who has helped change the women of Africa for the better, starting with me.

White Supremacy and the Killing of Walter Scott

Crystal Fleming | Posted 04.14.2015 | Black Voices
Crystal Fleming

On election night in 2008, I would have been stunned to learn that black people would continue to be killed in broad daylight under Obama's presidency. And my tears would take on new meaning had I seen a future in which a black president mostly says nothing as black citizens are routinely targeted for mass incarceration and killed by police.

Privatizing History

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 04.13.2015 | Education
Patrick Stephenson

Not long ago, I asked a 16-year-old cousin if she liked studying history in high school. "I don't do history," she replied with a shrug. She's not atypical.

A Gin Cocktail History Tour of Old Hollywood

Tanja M. Laden | Posted 04.13.2015 | Los Angeles
Tanja M. Laden

It felt like pairing gin cocktails with a history lesson of each establishment was almost more natural than pairing a meal with a fine wine.

Why Didn't Junk Food Cause Obesity Generations Ago?

Quora | Posted 04.08.2015 | Taste
Quora

Junk food has changed. Saturated fats were largely replaced by partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. Such oils are rich in trans fats, which are now known to stoke inflammation and lead to weight gain.

6 Hotels With Super Disturbing Pasts

Oyster | Posted 04.07.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Here we bring you six hotels with pasts that are kinda creepy. Still, it didn't stop us from visiting them all! And a couple of them are some of our favorite hotels ever, so don't let their buried secrets keep you away.

We Just Took A Deep Dive Into Vogue's Photo Archive

HuffPost Italy | Talia Lavin | Posted 04.07.2015 | Style

Late last month, London’s Lumas Gallery ran an exhibit that displayed some of the most spectacular highlights from Vogue's photo archive. The pu...

A Century of Progress

Marcel Pacatte | Posted 04.06.2015 | Chicago
Marcel Pacatte

Ever hear of Oscar DePriest? He made history a hundred years ago Monday. Few today remember him, but a hundred years ago, on April 6, 1915, Oscar DePriest made history, becoming the first African-American elected alderman in Chicago.

The Progressive Promise of Today's Technology

Andrei Cherny | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Andrei Cherny

A digital policy for the new century, tailored not just to the moment but for the future, is vital if we are to unleash economic growth, shared prosperity, and the full potential of technology for citizens and consumers. But such a policy architecture requires a new consensus -- on privacy, on security, on customer protections, on growth and mobility.

Weiqi Versus Chess

David Gosset | Posted 04.03.2015 | World
David Gosset

Generally non-confrontational, ready for paradigm change and fundamentally non-ideological, China, which has regained centrality, is increasingly at the source of initiatives shaping the global agenda.

Abraham Lincoln, American Moses

Louise Mirrer | Posted 04.03.2015 | Religion
Louise Mirrer

Following Lincoln's death, New York became the nation's center for enshrining Lincoln's legacy for the ages. It is, for that reason, particularly fitting that Lincoln and the Jews be on view at New-York Historical during this year's 150th anniversary of his assassination.

Women in the Past, Present and Future of Labor: U.S. Department of Labor Blog

Latifa Lyles | Posted 04.01.2015 | Women
Latifa Lyles

So, join me in celebrating the women of labor's impressive achievements during this Women's History Month, but also in continuing their work long into the future. We owe it to Frances, all those who came before and all those who will come after.

10 Books Everyone Over 50 Should Read This Spring

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 04.07.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

Whether you need a book club recommendation or something to enjoy in your backyard this spring, these books are some of the best of Spring 2015. There are new novels from old favorites, unique voices, and continuing sagas of families you may already know. Plus a memoir that looks fascinating!

Future Being Made Now for Syria's Children

William Lambers | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Syrians need a peace treaty to end the war in their country. They also desperately need food and they need it right away. Every time a donation is made to feed a child, the future that can be built from this generous act.

David McCullough: A Two Time Pulitzer Prize Winner Who Loves His Wife, Family, History and Is Simply a Nice Guy

Cathy Chester | Posted 03.27.2015 | Books
Cathy Chester

Speaking for over 90 minutes without notes or slideshows, Mr. McCullough relied on his extraordinary intelligence and ability to tell a good story the way Will Rogers could spin a good yarn.

America's First Theme Park Fetes Its Berried Past

Annabel Osberg | Posted 03.26.2015 | Los Angeles
Annabel Osberg

Entertainment abounds in Southern California; whereas agriculture is scarce, so we crave the pastoral idea of it. With the Boysenberry Festival, the relationship between agriculture and amusement has come full circle at Knott's.

Haunting Beauty: Visit the Ghost Town of Bodie, California

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Today, decades later, crowds still flock this remote region of the eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, northeast of Yosemite, to visit Bodie. But it's not gold they seek -- it's a genuine ghost town experience.

It's All Aboard at These Train Depots-Turned-Restaurants

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 03.26.2015 | Travel
National Trust for Historic Preservation

We've rounded up three more transformed train depots that are sure to supply the tasty ticket for your taste buds.

The Last Ringmaster

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Entertainment
Johnathan Lee Iverson

As both a ringmaster and a man, it is all at once awe-inspiring and humbling to look upon the enormity of a life such as Col. John Herriott's. A steep standard he has left, and it is well worth the ascent. In circus, we never say "goodbye," rather we say "see you down the road."

The Necessity of LGBT-Inclusive Curriculum

Mark Pino | Posted 03.25.2015 | Gay Voices
Mark Pino

To get to the root of the problem and eradicate homophobic language in everyday jargon, we need to create a link between the word "gay" and the real faces of the LGBT community. Students need to be taught about the accomplishments of LGBT men, women and gender nonconformists.

On Bone Boxes and the Brother of Jesus

Paul N. Anderson | Posted 03.24.2015 | Religion
Paul N. Anderson

While some scholars question James' being the author of the epistle bearing his name in the New Testament, those five chapters associated with the brother of the Lord offer a rich sense of Jewish wisdom as how to make sense of suffering, how to walk in faith, and how to care for the poor.

Basketball Before March Madness

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 03.20.2015 | Sports
Minnesota Historical Society

Although the weather in Minnesota of late has been nice enough to convince us Spring actually might be coming, we must remain vigilant for a bit longe...

A Tale of (Fraternal) Twin Cities

Allison Pataki | Posted 03.19.2015 | Travel
Allison Pataki

When you drive across the border from Austria into Hungary, you barely know that you've passed an international boundary. This took me by surprise the first time I made the two and a half hour drive from Vienna to Budapest.