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15 Amazing Facts About the Women of NASA

The sky is not the limit for these incredible pioneers.

7 Inventors Who Regretted Their Inventions

What do Labradoodles, Mother’s Day, and emoticons have in common? Their creators rue the day they thought them up.

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8 Hotel Mysteries That Are Still Unsolved

From murders to disappearances, these unsolved mysteries all have hotels in common.

Rochester, NY

Rochester has a history of kindness and philanthropy that has only gotten stronger with time, as some of Rochester's most...

Aston Township, PA

Aston Township traces its roots to before the Revolutionary War. While history is an important part of the town, it's...

Williamsburg, VA

Williamsburg is steeped in American history and patriotic pride runs deep. Friendly neighbors and good people are as reliable as...

New Ulm, MN

Rich with German history and culture, New Ulm goes out of its way to be a welcoming place for residents...

Joliet, IL

Joliet has a long history of welcoming folks to town with open arms -- including, once, President Kennedy.

Kennebunkport, ME

Steeped in history and camaraderie, community is in no short supply in Kennebunkport. Taking an organized approach to education and...

DeRidder, LA

A military community with a rich history of being nice, fables of DeRidder's kindness stretch as far back as World...

Sauk Centre, MN

Welcome to Sauk Centre, a city with a cordial history and contemporary reputation to match. While it's famously known as...

7 Miraculous Stories About the Power of Healing Prayers

Religions throughout history have sought to heal through prayer. Read on for stories of sick individuals who offered up their...

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This Retired Teacher Restored a One-Room Schoolhouse to Give Epic History Lessons

Class is still in session for this retired teacher who gives history lessons in a one-room schoolhouse.

Here’s the Free Advice I Got From Ernest Hemingway in a Mexican Cantina

The way my brother ran into Ernest Hemingway in a random Mexican joint is now a favorite family tale.

When Curtis Pride Heard the Stadium Cheer

In the history of baseball, few players with his handicap had made it to the Major Leagues. But Curtis Pride...

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6 Ways Social Media Made the World a Better Place

More than cat pics: A brief look at social media history and the most significant ways networks like Facebook improved...