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Letter From a Nonagenarian

David Harris | Posted 08.20.2014 | Fifty
David Harris

When my mother turned 80, she spoke out for the first time in "Letter from an Octogenarian." At the time, she wrote: "I never thought I would live ...

The Panama Canal - Part 2 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 08.20.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

One hundred years later, Panama is a truly independent nation that with great sacrifices and diplomatic efforts managed to regain sovereignty over the Canal Zone. Nevertheless, reaching this point had a high cost for this young republic, which gradually is becoming a regional economic power.

Recording History: The 1947 Partition Archive

MeiMei Fox | Posted 08.18.2014 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

The 1947 Partition Archive gathers crowd-sourced oral history recordings through an online platform. The younger generation is being empowered to harness widely available communications technology to interview their elders.

Beating the Heat before Central Air

Minnesota Historical Society | Posted 08.15.2014 | Technology
Minnesota Historical Society

How does one beat the dog days of August? It's easy! Open your Westinghouse refrigerator, prop a fan in front of it, and let the cool air do the r...

24 Hours in Athens, Greece

Leora Novick | Posted 08.15.2014 | Travel
Leora Novick

"You really don't need more than a day in Athens." Everyone says it. Whether it is true or not, Athens is the red headed stepchild of the Greek Islands.

Valentinus -- The Gospel of Insight

Richard Koch | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

If I had to live in the past -- and because of modern medicine and dentistry I prefer living in the present -- I would choose to live in Rome in the s...

Stop Looking Up My Skirt, You Creep! A Brief History of Peeping Toms

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 08.11.2014 | Women
Nikki Gloudeman

The latest catchy, scary term to sweep through the Internet is "upskirting," the icky act of sneaking a peek by looking up women's skirts. In the last...

Baggage Culture and Why Embracing Transhumanism Doesn't Come Easy

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.

What Would a Tenement Museum Opening in 2064 Look Like?

Annie Polland | Posted 08.07.2014 | New York
Annie Polland

What form would it take to reflect 2014? Is it an old tenement building on the Lower East Side? Actually, more likely it would resemble a basement apartment in Queens, Brooklyn or the Bronx.

The Panama Canal - Part 1 of 3

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

Speak softly and carry a big stick, you will go far. Theodore Roosevelt It will soon be 100 years since the opening of the Panama Canal, a feat of ...

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

What Would Clausewitz Do?

James A. Nathan | Posted 08.05.2014 | Politics
James A. Nathan

A fair-minded review of the last 40 or 50 years reveals a painfully meager inventory of successes. Grenada, Panama, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan (we can hope) are arguable exceptions.

The 10 Worst Things That Happened to Mona Lisa

Dianne Hales | Posted 08.05.2014 | Arts
Dianne Hales

French monarchs hung "her" in their baths and bedrooms. A thief snatched her from the Louvre. Nazi art looters pursued her. Vandals attacked her. Adve...

The Entire History Of Western Civilization... In 5 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology

If you could compress 2,600 years of cultural history into one moment, it'd look something like this. The stunning visualization created by Maximil...

AP American History in the Rocket's Red Glare

Patte Barth | Posted 08.01.2014 | Education
Patte Barth

History is the most difficult subject to write K-12 standards for, and for one simple reason: the discipline is bursting with information. There's not enough time, even over 13 years of public schooling, to teach students everything that is good to know in the subject.

Keep Calm and Let It Go

Bishop Prince Singh | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion
Bishop Prince Singh

After the recent announcement of the Church of England Synod's decision to approve the appointment of women bishops, I couldn't help but say to myself, "Keep calm and hurry up already!"

Starz Outlander World Premiere and Tartan Carpet Gala

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jessica McNeill Azar

Walking up to the scene of the Starz Outlander Red Carpet Premiere on Friday, July 25, 2014 was a truly thrilling sight to behold. Huge throngs on fans wrapped the sides of The Spreckels Theatre in San Diego in eager anticipation of seeing the premiere of Outlander.

Why I Gave John the Baptist a Wife

K. Ford K. | Posted 07.28.2014 | Books
K. Ford K.

When I began my research for a novel about John the Baptist, I expected to find a wild man dressed in camel hair robes, eating locusts and honey in the desert. The enigmatic and mysterious man I found was quite different. The man I found was charismatic, passionate, popular and brave.

The History of Donuts In America

Food52 | Posted 07.28.2014 | Taste
Food52

From when they arrived in America, doughnuts have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps -- and, thanks to a rather ragtag bunch of characters, they are now one of the most iconic American pastries.

The Convergence of the Past, Present and Future in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D. | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics
Andrew P. Klager, Ph.D.

All we really have is the present, while our actions today are motivated by our recollection of the many yesterdays behind us. These memories, stories, and myths matter. We need to learn about them.

How Queen Victoria Spared You the Agony

Todd Buchholz | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Buchholz

Whenever someone tells you that the modern economy makes people miserable and that people felt just as happy generations ago, ask the following questi...

Explore Ohio's Legendary 110-year-old Ghost Ship

Roadtrippers | Posted 07.24.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

She first set sail back in 1902 from Wilmington, Delaware, originally as a luxury yacht, commissioned by a wealthy railroad executive, J. Rogers Maxwell.

Review: 'Disperse the Light' an Exhibition of New E-Lit

Illya Szilak | Posted 07.22.2014 | Books
Illya Szilak

Each year writers, critics and scholars of "born digital" literature congregate at the Electronic Literature Organization conference.

Helping Others Think: A Tribute to Edwin M. Yoder, Jr. at 80

Joel K. Goldstein | Posted 07.18.2014 | Media
Joel K. Goldstein

All of these works have enriched my life, and invite rereading, and I commend them to those who have not yet experienced Ed's help in shaping their thinking and the enjoyment that inevitably comes from reading his work.

The Downed Airliner, Putin and History

Andrew Nagorski | Posted 07.18.2014 | World
Andrew Nagorski

When the façade of an authoritarian regime begins to be exposed to the harsh glare of truth, it usually crumbles at some point.