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Thanksgiving Turkey Wishbone: Why We Break It and How to Find It

Here's what to know about the timeless Thanksgiving tradition of breaking the turkey wishbone—and how to win this turkey face-off.

The Real History of Thanksgiving

The history of Thanksgiving isn't the rosy story from your childhood. Here's what really happened and the truth about some...


Everything to Know About the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021

The annual event marks the Thanksgiving holiday and kicks off the Christmas season. Here's when and how to watch it.


When Is Thanksgiving 2021 and Why Do We Celebrate It?

There's a lot more to this popular holiday than handprint turkeys and pumpkin pie. Here's what to know going into...


15 Podcasts Guaranteed to Make You Feel Smarter

Get smarter in your spare time with these educational and entertaining podcasts.

The Fascinating History Behind These 24 Christmas Symbols

How did decorated trees, cut-out cookies, and stockings by the fireplace come to symbolize Christmas?


Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Columbus Day: 5 Things You Need to Know

President Biden officially proclaimed October 11 Indigenous Peoples' Day, but Columbus Day is not behind us yet. Here's why.

What Is Christmas and Why Do We Celebrate It?

Christmas is America's #1 favorite holiday; 9 in 10 of us celebrate it. Here's how Christmas started and why we...


15 Veterans Day Facts Everyone Should Know

That November date has a major significance. Find out the history of Veterans Day and more facts that'll help you...


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24 Famous Hispanic Americans Who Made History

During Hispanic Heritage Month and beyond, take a look at just a few notable Hispanic Americans who have changed the...


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The History of Jack-o-Lanterns and How They Became a Halloween Tradition

Why do we carve pumpkins on Halloween? This fun tradition dates way, way back to ancient customs and a spooky...

Why Do We Bob for Apples on Halloween?

Compared to other Halloween traditions and legends, its origins aren't as spooky. Learn more about how bobbing for apples came...


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What Do the Olympic Rings Symbolize?

The famous Olympic rings logo is more than 100 years old, but its symbolism is ageless.


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This Is What People Used Before Toilet Paper Existed

Unless you have a bidet, a world without toilet paper seems impossible! Now it's left us wondering—what did people do...


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Who Has the Most Valuable Signature on the Declaration of Independence? (It’s Not Who You Think)

This document contains the signatures of John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin...and then there's that really valuable one!


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Memorial Day: When Is It and Why We Celebrate It

It's not just the unofficial beginning of summer.

What Is Pride Month and How Did It Begin?

Whether you’re a member of the LGBTQ community or an ally, here’s everything you need to know about Pride Month.


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The Difference Between the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution

It's a common mistake to confuse the Declaration of Independence with the Constitution when thinking about the birth of our...


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50 Rarely Seen Photos from 100 Years Ago

Times have definitely changed, as these historical photos from 100 years ago show.


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How Well Do You Know the Declaration of Independence?

Only true history lovers will score 100% on this quiz!


The Meaning Behind 24 LGBTQ Pride Flags

Somewhere over the rainbow...there are a bunch of different LGBTQ flags. Here's what their colors and symbols represent.


What Does LGBTQ Stand For?

LGBTQ is more than just a time-saving abbreviation. The acronym demonstrates the strength and solidarity of varied but united communities...


How the Clenched Fist Became a Black Power Symbol

The clenched fist has been closely tied to social tumult throughout history, yet the gesture's representation of strength and hope...


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What Does the Second Amendment Really Mean?

The answer to that question is as old as the country itself, and it continues to evolve as Americans debate...

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What Would It Take to Amend the Constitution?

It’s not easy to change the Constitution—and that’s exactly what the Framers intended.


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24 Cities You Learned About in School That No Longer Exist

From the tragic to the mysterious, you won't believe these fascinating tales of cities that no longer exist.


The Surprising History of Mother’s Day You Never Knew

A day of thanks and appreciation for the most important and influential women in our lives seems like a no-brainer....


15 Amazing Facts About the Women of NASA

The sky is not the limit for these incredible pioneers.


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April Fools’ Day: How Did It Start and Why Is It April 1?

The origins of the prank-lovers' favorite holiday are murky. In fact, it's possible that the entire concept of April Fools'...


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15 Moments That Changed Women’s History Forever

In honor of Women's History Month, a look back at the single moments in history when, for women, doors of...