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If You Need a Sense of History, Read a Map

Ann Morgan | Posted 03.03.2015 | Green
Ann Morgan

Stewart culled through scholarly works, diaries of expeditions, local histories, maps, railway guides and government documents to trace how Americans placed names on the land. But it is his insight and ability to comment on our culture that pulls all of this data into a story.

Europe's Only Desert Is Hidden In The Corner Of Spain

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 03.02.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

What's the only continent without a single desert? According to the popular trivia factoid, the answer is "Europe." But that's not strictly true.

Joe Satran

This Map Shows The Most Lucrative Animal Product In Each State

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 02.20.2015 | Taste

Do you live in a beef state, a milk state or...?

These Gorgeous Maps Show The World's Great Cities From A Local's POV

HuffPost Japan | Talia Lavin | Posted 02.19.2015 | Arts

Everyone knows that tourists tend to take a lot of photos—especially in cities that attract a lot of them. Any New Yorker will gripe about the selfi...

How to Enable Offline Maps in the Google Maps App

Map Happy | Posted 02.02.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I wanted to give the tool a try to see how well it would serve as a guide when the Internet has betrayed me. To my surprise, OK Maps is remarkably easy to use. The only major downside I found was that saved maps are well, just maps: raw, downright simple maps.

Joe Satran

2 Simple Maps That Reveal How American Agriculture Actually Works

HuffingtonPost.com | Joe Satran | Posted 01.23.2015 | Taste

There really are two different Americas: the heartland, and the coasts.

Maps and Conflict

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 01.12.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

During the Middle Ages maps of the world often placed Jerusalem at the center. This was based on the vulgate, the Latin, translation of Ezekiel 5:5 which Jerome understood to mean Jerusalem as terrae umbilicus, the "navel of the earth."

This Edwardian Board Game Reveals Something Surprising About English Tourism

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 01.01.2015 | Books

Maps are typically perceived as practical, neutral objects -- the road map in the glove compartment of your car is a faithful representation of the te...

The White Christmases We Used To Know Are A Lie, In One Chart

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 12.23.2014 | Green

Were Christmases of yore actually more merry and bright? Or were Grandpa's tales of walking uphill both ways through five feet of snow to drag home th...

I Asked 20 Coworkers To Draw The United States. Most Couldn't.

Thrillist | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Thrillist

By: Gianni Jaccoma Learning the 50 states was a part of every American student's grade school curriculum; whether or not you thought Alaska and...

The Best Gifts and Gadgets for Travelers on the Road

Map Happy | Posted 02.10.2015 | Travel
Map Happy

I can't imagine life without my travel towel or vacuum-sealer bag for dirty clothes. It sometimes requires crazy-looking gadgets at the risk of having other people look at you like you're crazy.

Here's How You Can Honor The Newtown Victims

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

This Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and community organize...

Volunteering Can Improve Your Quality Of Life -- And These Countries Know It

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living

The benefits of altruism are significant -- and it looks like the world is starting to take notice. According to a new report from the U.K.-based C...

On World AIDS Day, A New View Into HIV

Patrick Sullivan | Posted 01.31.2015 | Impact
Patrick Sullivan

Today, on World AIDS Day, do your part by learning about how HIV impacts the world, the United States, and your community. Through innovation and education we can combat HIV and AIDS together.

7 Things to Know About Native American Languages

Colleen M Fitzgerald | Posted 01.08.2015 | Impact
Colleen M Fitzgerald

The month of November is Native American Heritage Month. A recent editorial by Kevin Gover, director of the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian, suggests that "the vast majority of Americans have a limited -- and often mistaken -- understanding of Native American history."

These Maps Show The Most Common Jobs In Each Zip Code

Laura Allan | Posted 01.05.2015 | Business
Laura Allan

What would you guess is the most common job in the nation? Retail? Agriculture? Factory work?

These Are The Most Googled Halloween Costumes In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.19.2014 | Business

Some states are making a topical Halloween choice this year, opting for Frozen costumes or dressing as the mythical Slenderman. Others will keep it cl...

Here Is The Richest Woman In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.10.2014 | Business

When we think about the most powerful women in America, names like Oprah Winfrey, Janet Yellen, and Sheryl Sandberg come to mind. But measure sheerly ...

New Countries, Who's First?

William D. Chalmers | Posted 09.16.2014 | Travel
William D. Chalmers

Sure you had to cancel your travel plans for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia due to the terrible Ebola outbreak and the Centers for Disease Control a...

Here's How Unfair The Tax System Is In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.19.2014 | Business

Most people don't love paying taxes, though they agree on the need to fork over some money to keep the government running. But what type of system do ...

24 Years Of America's Unemployment Rate In 10 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business

The 2009 financial crisis wreaked havoc on American workers. This map gives a sense of just how dramatic its effect was on employment. The map, cre...

This Is What Everyone Talks About At America's Favorite Music Festivals

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 08.28.2014 | Entertainment

Diving into the conversation surrounding the 2013-2014 music festival season, Eventbrite teamed up with social media research company Mashwork to put ...

Here Are The Rules To Buying Alcohol In Each State's Grocery Stores

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business

Prohibition may have been repealed in 1933, but you'd barely know it from some of the alcohol laws still on the books in various states. The legacy of...

Stunning 19th Century Maps And Charts Put History In A New Light

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts

Have you ever wondered how Ptolemy pictured the globe in the first century AD? Or how architects mapped out the ground plan for the 1904 World Fair? O...

Mapping New Ground: the Artist-Run London Biennale Pollination Event

JK Russ | Posted 08.27.2014 | Arts
JK Russ

The street frontages do not automatically suggest art venues within. But each of these four locations is host to the '2014 London Biennale Pollination in Las Vegas.'