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9/11: How A Memory Is Becoming A Class Lesson

Posted 09.13.2011 | Education

What is a memory of a shocking and tragic day for many is now a history lesson for students. The New Jersey Department of Education released today ...

Space History in DC -- 11 Hours in the Air and Space Museum

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.12.2011 | College
Zoe P. Strassfield

The actual lunar spacesuits with traces of moondust still on them give me the chills. And how they're presented in such a dark, quiet case -- you really do feel like you're looking through to watch astronauts walking on the moon.

A Different Perspective: A Teacher Leaves The Classroom For Afghanistan

NPR | Tom Bowman | Posted 09.08.2011 | Education

A very small number of Americans are now serving in the military -- less than 1 percent. Some are looking for direction; others are inspired by a sens...

Gay History Bill Headed To California Governor

AP | JUDY LIN | Posted 09.04.2011 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers on Tuesday sent the governor a bill that would make the state the first requiring public schools to in...

Independence Day: 9 Myths Debunked

Posted 09.03.2011 | Education

The National Assessment of Education Progress revealed that in 2010, just 7 percent of eighth graders could correctly identify the three branches of g...

Mimi

Emmie Twombly | Posted 09.01.2011 | Style
Emmie Twombly

As the youngest in my family, who grew up surrounded by strong independent women, I was able to build my future with insight and perseverance. My first role model was my grandmother, who my older sister and I called "Mimi."

Back to Where We Started

Mike Lux | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

235 years ago, the Continental Congress in Philadelphia voted to declare independence from Britain. Then as now, the debate raged over equality and democracy and the nature of tyranny.

Summer Genealogy Reads

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 08.29.2011 | Books
Megan Smolenyak

I'm constantly telling anyone who will listen that there's no such thing as a boring family, and many writers are discovering that their own families are a surprisingly rich source of material.

Who Killed Orde Wingate? (Part Two)

Robert Eisenman | Posted 08.27.2011 | World
Robert Eisenman

As trivial as the events surrounding Orde Wingates death may seem to the rest of the world, for me had Wingate survived and lived, the entire history of the modern Middle East would have probably been a good deal different.

Who Killed Orde Wingate?

Robert Eisenman | Posted 08.24.2011 | World
Robert Eisenman

Orde Wingate is perhaps so famous that there is no need to summarize his life. But what about his death?

The Highest Calling: Being a Dad

Jim Wallis | Posted 08.20.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

To have this relationship with these two boys is literally the best thing I will ever have. And to always be with them, and for them, in this world, is the highest calling I will ever know.

St. Lucia -- The Shangri-la Caribbean Island

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.19.2011 | Travel
Dwight Brown

St. Lucia is an earthly, verdant, mountainous paradise perfect for exploration and vacations.

Today In History: June 17 (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home

There's no denying it: the digital age is unforgivingly fast-paced. But how can we move forward if we never take a moment to reflect on where we'...

Today In History: June 16

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.17.2011 | Home

There's no denying it: the digital age is unforgivingly fast-paced. But how can we move forward if we never take a moment to reflect on where we've...

WATCH: Schoolhouse Rock For Sex Scandals

Posted 08.17.2011 | Comedy

If you have kids who are old enough to overhear the news, they might ask what's been going on with Anthony Weiner lately. You might not know how to ap...

Today In History: June 15

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.15.2011 | Home

There's no denying it: the digital age is unforgivingly fast-paced. But how can we move forward if we never take a moment to reflect on where we've...

China's Water Woes Revisited: The State of Play in 2011

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 08.14.2011 | World
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

In my conversations with Ken Pomeranz, one of the world's leading specialists in Chinese history, I have learned a lot about how complex a role issues relating to water have played in China's past and continue to play in China's present.

Today In History: June 14

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.14.2011 | Home

There's no denying it: the digital age is unforgivingly fast-paced. But how can we move forward if we never take a moment to reflect on where we've...

How Change Happened

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 08.10.2011 | Books
Craig K. Comstock

In just his most recent few books, Adam Hochschild has examined the scandal of the colonial Congo, the anti-slavery movement in Great Britain, and the fighting of and opposition to what we now call WWI.

Today In History: 06/08

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 08.08.2011 | Home

There's no denying it: the digital age is unforgivingly fast-paced. But how can we move forward if we never take a moment to reflect on where we've...

A Trip to the Fontainebleau in Miami

Jordana Zizmor | Posted 08.07.2011 | Travel
Jordana Zizmor

The Fontainebleau is a massive hotel with over 1,500 rooms. You can get your daily workout just by walking to and from the pool area.

A Tale of Two Books: Henry Kissinger's On China & Robert Bickers' Scramble for China

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 08.07.2011 | Books
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

Both are by authors who assume that to make sense of today's China, we need to understand the clashes between China and the West of what in the PRC is called China's "century of humiliation," lasting from the 1840s through the 1940s.

Palin's Revere Fact Check Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 08.06.2011 | Media
Susanna Speier

Fact Check Politiku: Paul Revere's Letter to Jeremy Belknap Circa 1798  The page of the Massachusetts Historical Society website, pictured...

PHOTOS Secretary: The Rise And Fall Of The Office Wife

Lynn Peril | Posted 08.05.2011 | Books
Lynn Peril

For over a century now, secretarial work has been extolled as a wonderful career opportunity for women -- and excoriated as dead-end busy work. Both characterizations are true.

Philadelphia: Hip and Historic

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.20.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Philadelphia has an array of theater, comedy clubs and music venues, like the famed Electric Factory, best known for electronic, heavy metal and rock.