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The curious history of holiday souvenirs – what compels us to buy them?

It's certainly not 'cool' to collect souvenirs. Most of us who partake do so somewhat sheepishly, meandering the cluttered aisles of an airport gift shop in search of the least offensive made-in-China ... read more

Gayle King recalls the best surprise her BFF, Oprah Winfrey, ever gave her

Of course, curious onlookers have wondered for years, what kind of gifts and wonderful surprises ... the time when she was prepared to spend the holidays alone shortly after her 1993 divorce ... read more

A Story Of Honor: The Curious History Of Military Challenge Coins

Presidents have given these coins as gifts to honor foreign leaders and U.S. servicemen ... Read on to learn more about the history of military challenge coins! The Mysterious History of Military ... read more

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CC 250, the last black ace?

When CC Sabathia won his 250th game, he didn’t just make baseball history, he made black history ... June 19th, aka Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the emancipation of American slaves. Sabathia’s ... read more


The Curious History of Mommy-and-Me Fashion

Celebrities show off their adorably chic children to thousands of fans on Instagram and on the red carpet, while average parents can resort to Facebook and holiday cards. Fashion designers like Stella ... read more

The Forgotten History Behind Father's Day

Samuel, the author of American Fatherhood: A Cultural History, the idea of a holiday ... the “feminine model” and transformed the holiday into one that “celebrates their maleness.” He points to gifts ... read more

A Curious History of Christmas in Great Britain

Christmas Day became an official holiday in Scotland, for example, only in 1958. For a period of time, Christmas was officially banned throughout the British Isles. The history of the celebration ... ... read more

Hosts of NPR’s ‘White Lies’ on how ‘white’ Alabama talks about troubling history

In the first episode of “White Lies” the hosts weave the history of Selma with some of their own memories ... the only three states in the country that dedicate an official state holiday for ... read more

2019 NBA Mock Draft: North Carolina's Coby White on the rise, is taken by the Suns at No. 6

But, if New Orleans uses the pick, and keeps Lonzo Ball and Jrue Holiday on the roster ... Count me as someone who still believes in the natural gifts. Not all freshmen who return to school for their ... read more

Cruising in the Age of Consent

If the #MeToo movement has asked men to rethink their desires with an eye toward the danger those desires can entail, that’s not a new challenge in queer history. Nor ... once brought along a female ... read more



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