Sure, it's an extra day off. But do you know why?
Sure, it's an extra day off. But do you know why?
How do we raise our voices to address injustice in ways that promote peaceful and respectful communication?
Rosalind Franklin’s story will inspire and frustrate. And it'll make you want to tell everyone you know.
A Note From the Editor: As we’re inundated with news headlines with every passing day, hour and tweet it seems, we thought it would be helpful to begin curating select news stories here for you that bear particular importance about the world we live in and the people who shape it. It’s easy to consume; it’s a lot harder to stop, process, and think critically about what’s going on around us.
We hope this series opens the door for conversations to develop and for voices to be heard. We encourage you to share your own thoughts on the stories shared and suggest new ones for us to feature in the comment section below.
Sonora Webster Carver was an American entertainer, widely known for being one of the first female horse divers in the world. She was born on February 2, 1904 to a working-class family in Waycross, Georgia. After seeing an ad placed by circus entertainer William Doc
In this day and age there are so many ways to satiate our thirst for culture, even from the comfort of our homes. By reading interesting books, watching fascinating documentaries and connecting with friends and family members across the globe (thank you Skype and FaceTime),
Well-behaved women seldom make history. -Laurel Ulrich The Victorian Era Great Britain was bursting at the seams. Rapid growth and developments were being made across countries. The medical, scientific, and technology fields saw major advances and changes. People started to question and doubt the many rote activities
When we think of famous inventors or great scientists, who could forget men like Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell? However, what about great women inventors – are there any we really know about? Although women in history have had to overcome many barriers and prejudice
[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSBv0VmS6Og[/embed] In accompaniment to our "Hosting Through History" article found in the most recent winter issue, we are pleased to debut this short film. May it put a smile on your face and idea in your head for your next social gathering. (Article found on page 49
I remember the day Audrey Hepburn died. I was eight years old, and I had never seen my grandmother so distraught. She bunched a tissue against her eyes and her voice broke, as though the face of Audrey was not an image on celluloid, but
What comes to mind when you think of Easter? For me, one of the strongest memories I have of Easter is a combination of pastel colored everything and also, waiting impatiently in a kitchen for eggs to boil while dressed in my Sunday’s best. With
“O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree How lovely are thy branches” Each year our family travels to our local Christmas tree lot for our most favorite holiday tradition: fighting over which Christmas tree will become our Christmas tree. While scientific, tree-connoisseur terms exist to describe various styles
“I get no respect.” The line famously coined by the (slightly) lovable Rodney Dangerfield does much to paraphrase the feeling that many men share ‘round the world. Interestingly enough, those fathers out there may have been the very ones to shoot themselves in the foot
Ladies and Gentlemen, it is time. Time for what you might ask? Time to pay homage to dear old mum. Yes, that’s right. As the one who always brings you a short history of nearly everything, I, The Why Kid, am actually quite a softie; a
So friends, I’m going to ask you for a favor. For the first time in the history of our relationship, I, “The Why Kid,” am going to ask you to give me a chance. Given the topic of this article, I already know there are going
WARNING, WARNING: Those not found wearing green tomorrow WILL be pinched! ‘Ello young lads and ladies, The Why Kid here again, and just in the knick of time as the The Green Day is upon us. Yes, that is correct, I said The Green Day…not St. Patrick’s
Hello fellow inquiring and interested ones, The Why Kid here again. Is it safe to say that on this February 13th that good ol’ L.O.V.E. is already wafting through the air? Literally, I feel as if I can smell the chocolate coated candy bliss even as
Continued from: History of Fashion With Regards to the 20th Century 1920-1930 Key Silhouettes: Flapper--straight silhouette, drop waist, shorter hemlines, bob hair cuts, and cloche hats to match. Details: Long pearl necklaces, feathers, sequins and beading. Designer: Chanel. Economic: Abundance of money circulating through the stock market--people became "all about the
I am a nerd. Learning is one of my favorite pastimes. I love the History Channel, National Geographic, and anything or anyone that can tell me "how things are done…" We can take everyday objects and products for granted, especially because of our consumerist culture and
This Christmas, while you listen to the familiar music of Bing Crosby or Frank Sinatra, listen to the words a little closer. You will hear tales of the birth of Jesus, talk of angels, and a holy night. While some of the carols speak of
Continued from History of Fashion With Regards to the 20th Century Let's look at 1910-1920 Key Silhouettes: Hobble Skirt and the empire waistline--one freeing women, one putting them back in chains. Details: Intricate hats for women; for men, collars and ties. Designer: Paul Poiret Economic: The invention of the automobile caused
Growing up, I was the “Why?” kid. “Mom, why does that boy have his ears pierced?” “Mom, why can’t I jump from the deck onto the trampoline?” “Mom, why do I have to clean my room?” “Mom, why does a bed HAVE to have a bed skirt?” (…We were
Darling loves to nerd-out on historical beginnings and discover “how things are made.” So here is our first installation on an everyday tool: Pencils. Pencils find their beginnings in the form of a “stylus” used by ancient Egyptians and Romans. A stylus was a thin metal
She was an expert at using her prowess to escape perilous threats of being captured. A cunning pillar of beauty, she eluded her pursuers by way of flirtation and pure instinct, often finding her way around Gestapo traps set up for her entrapment. Many mistook
To know the past helps us live today in a more efficient manner, while also inspiring us to pursue new innovations. Knowing the subtle and obvious components within the history of fashion enables us to appreciate where silhouettes, details, and intuition behind styles evolved from.
Nineteenth-century Frenchwomen authors. Free-loving flower children. Angry women protestors defending their rights with neon posters and hateful words. All those images spring to mind at the mention of feminism. Conservatism, however, brings up another list of images, most prominent among them a picture of a