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We've Replaced Your Wife With Folgers Crystals

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.28.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

Everything indicated that the American divorce rate would drop after the invention of Folgers Crystals. Research indicates, however, that in the early 1960s, when these commercials were introduced, divorce was at its lowest rate of the decade. Over the next ten years, the divorce rate doubled. Maybe the right coffee would have cooled down Donald Trump.

10 Reasons You Should Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

These real life experiences and problems that come with living on your own, managing money and traveling will prepare you for your future in a way that English class will never do.

Why My Answer to Dr. King Would Be: 52 Years Later, We Are Still Working on That Dream

Tania Bradkin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Impact
Tania Bradkin

As we take time as a country to reflect upon the issues that led up to the impetus for a March on Washington in 1963, I wanted to take a moment to reflect upon the statistical data I would share with Dr. King if he were still alive today.

Why Hoopla Is Unlikely for the 50th of SEALAB II

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 08.26.2015 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

Fifty years ago, some historic stuff was happening off the coast of Southern California during a sea-floor mission that was like a corollary to the moon landing, with its own brand of small steps for man and giant leaps for mankind.

Top 25 Reasons to Visit Martinique Now (VIDEO)

Karen Schaler | Posted 08.26.2015 | Travel
Karen Schaler

One of the things I love about the French Caribbean island of Martinique is how it continues to surprised me with unique and affordable things to do.

The Forgotten History Of 'Violent Displacement' That Helped Create The National Parks

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

Tuesday marked the 99th anniversary of the National Park Service, perhaps the most-loved division of the federal government. For many Americans, excu...

Excerpt: The Coast Guard's First Rescue

David Helvarg | Posted 08.26.2015 | Books
David Helvarg

The following is excerpted from my book: Rescue Warriors - The U.S. Coast Guard America's Forgotten Heroes (now in paperback). Friday, August 26, 20...

An Interactive Look Back At Queen Elizabeth II's Most Fabulous Hats

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.26.2015 | Style

Queen Elizabeth II, the soon-to-be longest reigning monarch in British history, is also one of the most fashionable. That is, of course, th...

When Culture and Tourism Join Forces Against Extremism

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.26.2015 | World
Gaia Paradiso

The strategy behind ISIS's is the narrative of a "war on history." Relics, ruins and history are components of ISIS's strategy of imposing a "Year Zero" on the territory they have defined as a "caliphate."

Teach India! and the Importance of Integrating Historical Thinking Into Teaching

Murali Balaji | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education
Murali Balaji

In short, the three-day workshop proved to be one of the best examples of educational praxis -- a combination of content, historical thinking and critical inquiry, and cultural immersion. Teachers who participated said their perspectives had been transformed by the professional development training and cultural immersion.

Ho Lee Fuk Deez Nuts - When Can News Be Trusted?

Lester & Charlie | Posted 08.24.2015 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

And does it really matter in the end? History -- particularly autobiography, where a lot of history comes from -- is often described by scholars as nothing more than distorted facts that are filtered through frail human memory to give meaning to the past. So maybe there is no "truth."

Dear College Student: Please Diversify Your Courses

Marisel Moreno | Posted 08.24.2015 | Latino Voices
Marisel Moreno

Courses about Latino/as, African-Americans, Native Americans, Asian-Americans and other minorities, have the potential to effect social change. They work as catalysts to break down the barriers that divide us as a society -- stereotypes, misconceptions, fear and ignorance.

Clearing Up Some Misconceptions About Xi Jinping's "China Dream"

Ryan Mitchell | Posted 08.20.2015 | World
Ryan Mitchell

In short, the idea of a "China Dream" was old, celebrated, and packed with meaning well before the English language even existed. It should probably not be considered as a mere calque, or word-for-word translation on loan from a country founded millennia after its first usage

Operation Starlight: The Little Things Count in the Big Picture

Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.) | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Capt. Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret.)

One of my absolutely favorite military stories, involves a simple, low-level admin screw-up, half a century ago, that had major historical consequences. It was August 1965, and American Navy and Marine forces were planning an amphibious assault on Viet Cong forces threatening the airbase under construction at Chu Lai.

Observations From Below: Did You Know?

Bryan Dooley | Posted 08.18.2015 | Education
Bryan Dooley

The omission of disability history in school curriculums is deplorable.

The Clinton Campaign Didn't Learn from History: Underestimating Barack, Underestimating Bernie

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Bernie seems to be an alternative to the politics of Clinton. That makes him a threat to the "billionaire" class he is wont to criticize, to Super PACs fueled by Citizens United, and to establishment politicians like Hillary Clinton. Hillary Clinton ignores Bernie Sanders at her own peril.

10 Perfectly Preserved Ancient Cities That Are Stunning

Oyster | Posted 08.12.2015 | Travel

There's nothing better than waking up in a 13th-century building and imagining how many people have woken up, celebrated, or walked the halls of the very same place -- and it doesn't hurt to get to imagine it while still enjoy modern conveniences like air-conditioning and Wi-Fi.

Historians and Teachers Angry Over Advanced Placement Flip-Flop

Alan Singer | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

Left-leaning historians and high school social studies teachers are furious over the announced changes in curriculum for Advanced Placement United States History classes. They charge College Board succumbed to political pressure from the right, and of course they are correct.

Top 10 -- 7 of 10: Is Individualism Good or Bad?

Richard Koch | Posted 08.11.2015 | Business
Richard Koch

As the American government partially shuts down, it is easy to blame excessive individualism for the impasse. Is individualism the root of our problems, or the answer to them?

Hollywood, Don't You Dare Whitewash Stonewall

Ernest Owens | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices
Ernest Owens

As intersectionality becomes a more discussed realm within our current LGBT movement, we have no time to fantasize a reality in which white cis-dominance erases queer representation of color.

Why I Oppose a General Pardon for Historical Convictions for Homosexual Offences

NOTCHES | Posted 08.06.2015 | Gay Voices

Why is a general pardon bad history? The call for a royal pardon is incredibly ambiguous. It fails to take into account the full scope of same-sex sexual acts and behaviors that were criminalized, and therefore inevitably underestimates significantly the number of men impacted by various laws.

Time to Deal With the Elephant in South Carolina's Room

Andy Brack | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Andy Brack

Removing the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds doesn't confront something lurking in rooms across South Carolina for generations -- the elephant of racial division.

The Men's Clothing Item That's Become Less And Less Sexy

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Style

Not many trends have become more conservative over the past 100 years. Men's swimwear, however, is an exception to that rule. In what s...

The Voting Rights Act: Commemorate Its 50th Anniversary by Restoring It

Allegra Chapman | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Allegra Chapman

Numerous acts -- killings of Michael Brown and others, persistence by some in waving the confederate flag high, the burning of Black churches -- indicate that the ideals of our American society have not yet fully born out, and that there is more we need to do to establish a just society in which all have a say.

Reconciling Historical Memories From My Grandfather's Past to a Shared U.S.-Japanese Future

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 08.06.2015 | Politics
Joshua W. Walker

Lewis Graham of Bowling Green, Kentucky, my maternal grandfather, was one of the last remaining B-29 bomber pilots to have flown over and taught other pilots how to bomb the islands of the Pacific.