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[Preservation Tips & Tools] More Preservation Organizations You Should Know

National Trust for Historic Preservation | Posted 04.17.2014 | Arts
National Trust for Historic Preservation

Written by Sarah Heffern The historic preservation program at University of Mary Washington (formerly Mary Washington College) in Fredericksburg, Va...

Beyond Boston: A Road Trip to Concord and Lexington

WHERE | Posted 04.17.2014 | Travel

Unlike Paul Revere, you don't need to look to Boston's Old North Church for two lanterns to see that you should hit the road for Concord and Lexington, Mass.

A Physician's Take on the Affordable Care Act

Mehroz Baig | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
Mehroz Baig

I chatted with Dr. Sweet about her work, her take on the Affordable Care Act, and her advice to those who seek self-discovery.

Hanging at Canary Wharf in London

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Canary Wharf is many of these things, plus, according to my son, the financial center of the universe. It was easy for me to recognize that there surely is a lot of business going on, and dozens of buildings to do it in.

Rare, Old Photos of Native American Women and Children

Paul Ratner | Posted 04.16.2014 | Arts
Paul Ratner

Photographs from over a hundred years ago can open an amazing portal into the history. But photos don't tell the whole story, and so much of what happened back then is hard to stomach.

31 Things to Do Around Augusta (That Are Not the Masters)

WHERE | Posted 04.14.2014 | Travel

You'll find there are a lot more things to do in the city that do not involve watching drives and putts. Start with this list of travel ideas for Augusta, Ga., none of which require a ticket into the Masters.

U.S. Map of Failed State Partition Proposals -- Welcome to Forgottonia

Madison Bondi | Posted 04.10.2014 | Chicago
Madison Bondi

I don't know about you, but I'm glad that these state proposals failed, because let's be honest: Who would want to live in a state called, "Forgottonia"?

Two Years Ago Today, the 'Least Credible History Book in Print' Was Published

Chris Rodda | Posted 04.10.2014 | Media
Chris Rodda

The Jefferson Lies was Barton's first "history" book to be published by a major publisher -- Thomas Nelson, one of the largest American trade publishers and the world's largest Christian publisher.

10 Fabulously Free Things to Do in D.C.!

Budget Travel | Posted 04.10.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Did you know that amid the trappings of office, pomp and ceremony, and glitz and glamor of Washington, D.C., you'll find more high-quality freebies than anywhere else on earth?

God and History Won't Help Us in Ukraine

Patrick Stephenson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Patrick Stephenson

If you can't formulate a geopolitical strategy without using God or history as a fail-safe, then you don't have a strategy. You have wishful thinking masquerading as one.

Orkney's Surprising Neolithic Wonders

Historvius | Posted 04.08.2014 | Travel

When we think of historical places which date back thousands of years it's natural to think of the Pyramids, Stonehenge or the ruins of ancient Mesopo...

This Philosopher's Wisdom Will Help You Lead A Happy Life

James Clear | Posted 04.06.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

Many historians believe that Aurelius practiced writing as a daily habit, regardless of the circumstances. Some of his most famous passages were written from outposts and battlefields as he sought to expand the Roman Empire.

Making History: Celebrating 5 Years of Marriage Equality in Iowa

Donna Red Wing | Posted 04.03.2014 | Gay Voices
Donna Red Wing

As we look back, we'll be able to say that we had a part to play in this history. We'll be able to say that it started here, in the Heartland -- it started here in Iowa.

Time on the Run

Robin Korth | Posted 04.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Robin Korth

It hits us all at one time or another in quiet and not-so-quiet ways. We are getting older. Time is marching, no matter how hard we run or try for ...

The Classics and Their Relevance Today

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 04.01.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

"What progress we are making. In the Middle Ages they would have burned me. Now they are content with burning my books." -- Sigmund Freud History is ...

The Ghosts of Kursk

Brian Kahn | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Brian Kahn

To understand (as distinct from 'to agree with') the Russian viewpoint, one needs to remember that Ukrainian nationalists/fascists fought alongside the Nazi invaders. Today's Ukrainian "Right Sector" party is one their current incarnations.

This Twitter Account Has The Ultimate Throwback Thursdays

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 03.29.2014 | Style

We found our new favorite Twitter account. Okay, our favorite after Chrissy Teigen's. History in Pictures is an account we came across this week, ...

World History Shows U.S.- Russia Relations Must Move Beyond Fear and Conflict

David Miles | Posted 03.28.2014 | Politics
David Miles

Tensions between the West and Russia will only be diffused when both sides begin displaying the same level of sensitivity to the concerns of the other that Kennedy's team brought to bear in resolving the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Congress Expected to Vote Today on GOP Bill Attacking National Parks, Antiquities Act

Bob Cesca | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Bob Cesca

In order to build the National Park Service for posterity, we all have to make at least a small effort to block attempts to destroy it. Clearly, the GOP is only concerned with scoring points with fringe wackadoodles who can't seem to remember anything that happened prior to January 20, 2009.

The 'Vikings' Will Return For A Third Season | Posted 03.25.2014 | TV

Get ready for more "Vikings." History has renewed the drama series for a third season, which will air in 2015, the cable channel announced Tuesday....

Retired U.S. Air Force Major General Chris Adams: The Cold War -- Then and Now?

Soul Dancer | Posted 03.25.2014 | Politics
Soul Dancer

If history is our teacher, what have we learned regarding the cold war? According to Chris Adams, a published cold war historian, we've much to learn ...

Where Are the Women?

Ellen Snortland | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Ellen Snortland

Even conscientious women and men who are focused on social justice are often unaware that March is an annual event that pays tribute to women who have changed our world.

This 'Which A**hole From History Are You?' Online Quiz Isn't as Much Fun as the Others

James Napoli | Posted 03.24.2014 | Comedy
James Napoli

I was only kidding myself. I mean, what did I expect my innocent answers to the survey questions would yield?

Open Diplomacy, Wartime, and the Modern Surveillance State

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics
Christopher McKnight Nichols

The amorphous nature of wars since at least the dawn of the Cold War in the mid-1940s has meant that the U.S. has more or less been at war for generations. This, in turn, has precipitated the ever-burgeoning war-industrial-intelligence complex.

This Is Where 'Cool Cukes' And 'Couch Potatoes' Come From

Bon Appetit | Posted 03.19.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

We started wondering what other vegetable metaphors were out there to explore and love. Here are a few of our favorites.