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  • Madam C.J. Walker – First Female Self-Made Millionaire

    Madam C.J. Walker – First Female Self-Made Millionaire

    12 months ago

    Madam C.J. Walker was not one to give up. Her can-do attitude and unwavering perseverance propelled her to succeed. She became the first female self-made millionaire in America.

  • Annie Edsen Taylor: Niagara Falls Daredevil

    Annie Edsen Taylor: Niagara Falls Daredevil

    2 years ago

    Annie Edsen Taylor decided to become a Niagara Falls daredevil after her husband was killed in the American Civil War. She hoped the stunt would provide the fame and fortune she felt she deserved.

  • How to Ruin Your Wedding

    How to Ruin Your Wedding

    9 months ago

    Though we all hope our wedding day is perfect in every way, it only takes a few mistakes to ruin it. Here are some common ways to ruin your special day.

  • 15 Internet Lists

    15 Internet Lists

    2 years ago

    List websites are popular on the Internet. They help keep information organized. And they're fun. Here are 15 great lists websites to explore.

  • Popcorn Sutton - The Ultimate Moonshiner

    Popcorn Sutton - The Ultimate Moonshiner

    5 years ago

    Marvin "Popcorn" Sutton may have been a hillbilly but he was also an entrepreneur who surprisingly knew much about marketing. He was descended from a long line of moonshiners and considered it his heritage to produce it. Popcorn was small in build...

  • Water Wheels

    Water Wheels

    2 years ago

    The water wheel has been around for a very long time. It is a machine that converts the energy of falling or free-flowing water into effective forms of power. Water wheels can come in two basic designs. It can either have a horizontal or a vertical...

  • Sell Your Antiques Online

    Sell Your Antiques Online

    9 months ago

    There's always Ebay but did you know there are several excellent other online venues where you can sell your antiques and collectibles? Many offer free set-up stores and easy-to-use listing services. Your antique will be noticed and you can get the best value for it. Here are a few places to sell...

  • Great Gifts for Backyard Bird Watchers

    Great Gifts for Backyard Bird Watchers

    6 months ago

    If you are looking for the perfect gift for your favorite backyard birdwatcher, look no further. Here are some unique and useful gift ideas that will bring a smile to their face.

  • World's Most Remote Churches

    World's Most Remote Churches

    9 months ago

    Tucked away in some of the most remote parts of the world are both large and little churches. Some have been there a very long time. Others have sprung up to fill the religious needs of small rural communities. There is something very human and...

  • Famous Flappers

    Famous Flappers

    2 years ago

    Flappers in America's 1920's were young women who flaunted their disdain for the status quo. They were brash and daring, wore lots of make-up and short skirts. They were the face of the new American woman.They could vote. They smoked, they danced...

  • How to Pray in Unusual Ways

    How to Pray in Unusual Ways

    13 months ago

    Prayer is not complicated. It is an honest and simple connection with God. Like any communication, words are not the only way to interact. We can pray in ordinary and unusual ways.

  • Ida Haendel - Violin Legend

    Ida Haendel - Violin Legend

    10 months ago

    When Ida Haendel plays the violin, it is with an intensity that will bring tears to your eyes. This Grande Dame of Violin does not compromise and even though she is now in her eighties, she is the delight of any stage.

  • Websites For Veterans

    Websites For Veterans

    7 months ago

    There are places on the Internet where both military veterans and active service members can gather. Their unique experiences are best understood by others who have served. Here are a few excellent sites for U.S. veterans to meet.

  • 12 Wonderful Weather Websites

    12 Wonderful Weather Websites

    9 months ago

    Weather affects our everyday life. There are places you can go to keep informed about the weather - both in your own backyard and around the world. Here are a few websites that do just that.

  • Healthcare Around the World

    Healthcare Around the World

    2 years ago

    Healthcare all over the world is a challenge. Some countries have much better systems than others. It is a complicated issue. Here's a look at examples of the heathcare choices in several countries.

  • Blue Ridge Mountain Beauty

    Blue Ridge Mountain Beauty

    13 months ago

    The Blue Ridge Mountains are some of the most beautiful in the world. Rich in history, it is an area where nature is at its best. The vistas seem to go on forever. . .

  • Lady Magicians

    Lady Magicians

    2 years ago

    When we think of magic acts and magicians we usually picture a swathy man with a cape and a top hat. He is a master of illusion and deception. He wows the audience with unexpected intrigue and commands the stage like a maestro. Woman don't come to...

  • Killer Robots

    Killer Robots

    13 months ago

    Battles are fought not just by human soldiers alone but by the robotic soldiers who fight by their side. Every year the technology becomes more advanced and robots become more autonomous.

  • Katydid - Summer Music Maker

    Katydid - Summer Music Maker

    2 years ago

    The sounds of a summer night are awesome. The katydid is a large contributor to the concert and its song enhances the land.

  • 10 Best Jewelry Affiliate Programs

    10 Best Jewelry Affiliate Programs

    9 months ago

    You can take advantage of the allure of trinkets and gems by becoming part of a jewelry affiliate program. Here are 10 jewelry affiliate programs you won't want to miss.

  • Games Children No Longer Play

    Games Children No Longer Play

    13 months ago

    When I was a child growing up, the neighborhood was always alive with the chatter of children. As soon as school was out for the day or in the summer months, we'd play familiar games until the sun went down or we were called in for supper. We would...

  • Margaret Corbin - Revolutionary War Soldier

    Margaret Corbin - Revolutionary War Soldier

    9 months ago

    Margaret Corbin fought beside her husband during the Revolutionary War. It was not unusual for women to accompany their soldier husbands in the fields. They were called "camp followers" and would tend to cooking and laundry chores as well as nurse...

  • Valaida Snow - Jazz's Lady Louis

    Valaida Snow - Jazz's Lady Louis

    11 months ago

    Valaida Snow was one of the most energetic and hard- working women in the show business world. Often referred to as "The Female Louis Armstrong", she proved herself to be a multi-talented entertainer. Her mother taught her to play several musical...

  • America's Quirkiest Towns

    America's Quirkiest Towns

    9 months ago

    America's diversity is a known fact. Some may say it is eccentric. From the California coast to the Maine seashore lies a cornucopia of regional idiosyncrasies and custom that can only be called unique. There are towns that stand out. We could say...

  • 15 Websites For Your Do-It-Yourself Projects

    15 Websites For Your Do-It-Yourself Projects

    9 months ago

    There's something satisfying about doing it yourself. Whatever project you decide to tackle, there are numerous resources on the Internet to ease the way. Here are a few websites to guide you along.

  • Hetty Green - The Witch of Wall Street

    Hetty Green - The Witch of Wall Street

    5 years ago

    Some people take frugality to the limit. They scrounge and save and stretch. They calculate every move and every decision they make. Sacrifice becomes a virtue to them. It is a means to a desirable end. The end, of course, is money and wealth.....

  • Women in Computer Science

    Women in Computer Science

    2 years ago

    Computers as we know them now are a relatively new technology. Yet the history of computer innovation goes as far back as the 1800's. Many women were pioneers in the development of computers through the years and played an important role in the...

  • World's Best Echoes

    World's Best Echoes

    15 months ago

    Echoes can be eerie and awesome. There are places around the world where conditions are perfect to experience echoes. Here are some of them.

  • The Subtle Art Of Silhouette

    The Subtle Art Of Silhouette

    2 years ago

    The art of silhouette is the creation of subtle shape. The deliberate absense of detail leaves space for imagination. Silhouettes can be dramatic or theatrical. Mostly they evoke emotion even though features and sometimes backgrounds are missing. A...

  • 10 Unusual Contests To Enter

    10 Unusual Contests To Enter

    2 months ago

    Everybody likes to be a winner. Around the world there are unique contests that will test your skill as well as your sense of humor. Here are ten unique contests you might want to enter.

  • The Pig War of San Juan Island

    The Pig War of San Juan Island

    13 months ago

    The death of a pig on the present day island of San Juan in Washington state was pivotal enough to to involve both American and British warships. It was 1846 and tempers were running high.

  • Websites For The Thinking Woman

    Websites For The Thinking Woman

    8 months ago

    Women have made great strides in the last 200 years. There are websites specifically for the thinking woman where they can celebrate their successes and share knowledge.

  • Cassie Chadwick - Con Artist

    Cassie Chadwick - Con Artist

    10 months ago

    When it came to cons, Cassie Chadwick was a pro. This Canadian-born woman started young and eventually became famous for defrauding banks in Cleveland, Ohio by claiming to be the illegitimate child of Andrew Carnegie. Chadwick was the mistress of...

  • 12 Communication Types To Avoid

    12 Communication Types To Avoid

    2 years ago

    Communicating with others is an everyday event. Unfortunately some folks, unwittingly or not, make conversation difficult. Here's a humorous look at a few communication types to avoid.

  • Famous Filibusters

    Famous Filibusters

    13 months ago

    Use of the filibuster as a delaying tactic in politics has been around for a long time. Some have stood out in history for both their longevity and results. Here are a few.

  • Unusual Map Websites

    Unusual Map Websites

    9 months ago

    Maps aren't just for driving. They can depict many things besides direction. These unusual map websites will intrigue you.

  • Bootlegging In America

    Bootlegging In America

    9 months ago

    In America's 1920's, bootlegging was big business. Because of Prohibition, the illegal manufacture and sales of alcohol spawned an underground and lucrative business.

  • 10 Sports For The Unathletic

    10 Sports For The Unathletic

    9 months ago

    Some of us are naturals when it comes to sports. Some of us are not. If you're unathletic, there are sports designed just for you. Here are a few.

  • Global Incident Map

    Global Incident Map

    9 months ago

    Something is happening somewhere in the world all the time. The Global Incident Map can keep you informed.

  • 12 Great Websites For Movie Buffs

    12 Great Websites For Movie Buffs

    9 months ago

    Movie buffs like to know everything they can about movies. Here are some great websites dedicated to movie-lovers who want to know it all.

  • The Derringer Pistol - America's Smallest Gun

    The Derringer Pistol - America's Smallest Gun

    13 months ago

    On April 14th, 1865, John Wilkes Booth snuck up behind then U.S. president, Abraham Lincoln, and shot him in the back of the head. His deadly weapon of choice was a Derringer pistol. Since that terrible day, the small gun began to be known as the...

  • The Intricate Art of Filigree

    The Intricate Art of Filigree

    2 years ago

    Filigree is an ancient art form most popularly seen in jewelry. But it can also be found used in cloth and construction as well as in nature.

  • Hobos


    2 months ago

    There have always been ambivalent feelings about the American hobo. Both a romanticized figment of the country's imagination and an integral part of American society, the hobo established its own unique culture. The word "hobo" was first coined in...

  • World's Best Fireworks Displays

    World's Best Fireworks Displays

    6 months ago

    Fireworks are a passion for some and a well anticipated activity for others. Around the world pyrotechnics have advanced and many exceptional fireworks displays are there to be enjoyed.

  • The Music Of Nature

    The Music Of Nature

    13 months ago

    Nature is musical. It has tempo, beat, harmony, melody and rhythm. It has patterns and creates atmosphere. Taking the time to really listen to the music of nature is worthwhile. The sounds of the forest, the ocean, the weather, the birds and the...

  • 12 Ways to Look Ridiculous

    12 Ways to Look Ridiculous

    13 months ago

     It's true. People do things that make them look ridiculous. They have their reasons, I suppose, for doing the bizarre things that they do. If they could see themselves as others do, they might think twice. Or not. It's likely they just don't care...

  • 12 Awesome Websites For Teens

    12 Awesome Websites For Teens

    10 months ago

    Teens need to connect with other teens. Thanks to the Internet it couldn't be easier. Here are some smart, safe sites your teenager will love to explor.

  • The Old-Fashioned Art Of Cameo Carving

    The Old-Fashioned Art Of Cameo Carving

    9 months ago

    Cameo carving is an old art. The first documented cameo carved was as far back as 332 BC. Cameos are defined by contrast. They almost always feature a raised relief image (the positive) combined with intaglio which is the negative image. Throughout...

  • 10 Best Websites For Seniors

    10 Best Websites For Seniors

    13 months ago

    The Internet is no longer dominated by the young. Older adults now surf the Web like pros. Here are some senior-specific sites to explore.

  • Music Of Biblical Times

    Music Of Biblical Times

    9 months ago

    The ancient music of Biblical times was often a form of praise. Writings of the time are filled with testimonies of music's power to perform miracles, to heal and to bring about transformation. One important characteristic of ancient language itself...

  • Pet Affiliate Programs

    Pet Affiliate Programs

    6 months ago

    Pets are big business. They are also part of the family and people will spend their money to make their pets happy. If you have a pet-friendly website, you may want to check out these pet product affiliate programs. Make money doing what you love.

  • Pop Culture Icons

    Pop Culture Icons

    2 months ago

    Standing the test of time means a trend or idea has achieved longevity and remains valid and valued over a long period of time. It is a measurement of greatness. It is not a one hit wonder. In this fast moving world, things come and they go. Only...

  • Little America, Antarctica

    Little America, Antarctica

    2 years ago

    Antarctica is a much fabled land, cold and mysterious. Bad weather and rough seas prevented explorers from reaching its shores. A little over 100 years ago the first human being set foot there.

  • Websites For Sports Lovers

    Websites For Sports Lovers

    12 months ago

    Sports lovers like to talk about sports with like-minded people. The Internet offers some great places to gather and share all your sport enthusiasm.

  • Civil War Music

    Civil War Music

    8 months ago

    During the American Civil War, music served a vital role in the war effort. It lifted spirits as well as kept the soldiers in step.

  • Gift Ideas For Seniors

    Gift Ideas For Seniors

    13 months ago

    Choosing a gift for a senior can prove to be a challenge. Gadgets make great gifts. Here are some ideas that are sure to be a hit.

  • 10 Gifts That Give All Year

    10 Gifts That Give All Year

    13 months ago

    Giving someone a well-thought out gift feels better than getting one. You can make it special with these monthly packages that say "I'm thinking of you" all year long.

  • The Agreeable Art Of Whittling

    The Agreeable Art Of Whittling

    12 months ago

    The agreeable art of whittling is as old as humankind. As far back as when the caveman used a sharp stone to fashion tools, whittling wood has had a place in society. Though a pastime and hobby to some, whittlers have created impressive works of art...

  • All Women's Colleges

    All Women's Colleges

    2 years ago

    Young women in the 21st century have lots of options. Choosing to go to college is one of them. There are literally thousands of colleges to pick from and finding the right one can be a challenge. The first consideration would be academics, of...

  • Old Time Mountain Music

    Old Time Mountain Music

    2 years ago

    Old time mountain music is as American as it comes. It's evolution celebrates diversity and grit and it is still popular today.

  • Seniors Online

    Seniors Online

    11 months ago

    There are several benefits for seniors who are hooked up to the Internet.

  • Flea Markets Around the World

    Flea Markets Around the World

    10 months ago

    Everybody loves a flea market. There is good fun in finding treasures there. Around the world, flea markets draw crowds and families. Here are some of the world's best flea markets.

  • Websites For Music-Lovers

    Websites For Music-Lovers

    15 months ago

    Everybody loves music. But some folks really love music. They are not casual listeners satisfied with pop radio on the way to work. They don't just sing in the shower or slide in a CD when guests arrive. They are not content with the concept of...

  • Real Life Zombies

    Real Life Zombies

    11 months ago

    There are real life zombies out there. It's not quite like the "Walking Dead" but creepy enough to take notice.

  • 10 Funny Cooking Shows

    10 Funny Cooking Shows

    21 months ago

    Television cooking shows have become very popular. They offer great recipes and cooking tips. But some are also fun to watch. Here are a few cooking shows whose colorful chefs will make you smile.

  • The Tailgate King -  Joe Cahn

    The Tailgate King - Joe Cahn

    2 years ago

    Tailgating and Joe Cahn go together. The self-proclaimed Commissioner of Tailgating knows how to do it up right. He is an icon of the parking and what he sees as neighborhoods without fences.

  • Start Your Day The Healthy Way

    Start Your Day The Healthy Way

    2 years ago

    How you start your day can determine what kind of day it will be. There are things you can do to make sure your morning is a happy and healthy experience.

  • 10 Best Small American Colleges

    10 Best Small American Colleges

    2 years ago

    Small colleges are often better than the large ones. They offer a more personal sense of community. Here are a few that stand out.

  • 10 Plant and Seed Catalogs to Brighten the Winter Season

    10 Plant and Seed Catalogs to Brighten the Winter Season

    8 months ago

    Gardeners in the heart of winter are like children wishing for Christmas in July. We can't wait to get out there and plant the garden of our dreams. We scan the landscape, planning our springtime efforts. We browse the usual catalogs wondering if it...

  • Tatting - Is It A Lost Art?

    Tatting - Is It A Lost Art?

    10 months ago

    Most of us remember grandmother's doilies on the arm of a chair. The lace tablecloths and bureau scarves and handkerchiefs were as comforting to us as the smell of apple pie cooling in the kitchen. Lace is now old-fashioned, those old doilies now...

  • Pet Talk

    Pet Talk

    8 months ago

    Anyone who has pets loves to talk about them. And it's always great to see what other pet owners are doing to ensure their pets have a happy and healthy life. Thanks to the Internet, there are ample meeting places for pet lovers to share and learn. Here are a few.

  • Seasonal Decor

    Seasonal Decor

    13 months ago

    We all have a season that fits us best. So why not surround ourselves with the colors and textures of that season? Whether you prefers the pastels of spring or the earth tones of autumn, your decor can be as unique as you are. What season are you? Take the quiz to find out.

  • 10 Online Gardening Communities

    10 Online Gardening Communities

    2 months ago

    Gardening can sometimes be a challenge and it's always good to know you can get gardening advice online when you need it.

  • Political Discussion Forums To Have Your Say

    Political Discussion Forums To Have Your Say

    2 years ago

    We all have our own opinions about politics. Some of us are more involved and interested in the political process than others are. While we rave and shout at the television screen, we sometimes find our family and friends bored, startled or lost. We...

  • Unusual Online Courses for a New Career

    Unusual Online Courses for a New Career

    12 months ago

    In this day and age with jobs scarce and prospects scarcer, more adults are signing up for online classes. Some are getting a more advanced degree, some just want to improve their skills. There are numerous career paths one can choose. Here are some...

  • Healthy Drinks to Love

    Healthy Drinks to Love

    8 months ago

    We all know what both the doctors and the fitness experts say - hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. All day long, our bodies require that we hydrate, our organs crave it. Of course, the best choice is water though most of us choose less beneficial drinks...

  • 100 Years of American Music by Decade

    100 Years of American Music by Decade

    3 years ago

    If there is one thing that every generation shares, it is the love of music. Music often helped define an era. From the roaring twenties to the disco dance sound of the 1970's, music played a role in how people socialized and relaxed. Musical sound...

  • 10 Cool Robots You Will Want to Own

    10 Cool Robots You Will Want to Own

    8 months ago

    Robots may soon become part of everyday life. They may not only vacuum the carpet but may provide help with other household chores, entertain us or simply keep us company. Here are a few.

  • 10 Musical Instruments Anyone Can Play

    10 Musical Instruments Anyone Can Play

    13 months ago

    If you are anything like me and not musically inclined, learning to play guitar or piano is out of the question. But everyone loves music and appreciates the heart and soul that goes into making your own. So I went on a quest to find something even...

  • 10 Best Recipe Websites

    10 Best Recipe Websites

    6 months ago

    For recipe ideas there is no better place than the Internet. Just a click of the mouse brings you to cooking websites packed full of delicious recipes. Here are some of the best.

  • 15 Awesome Websites to Bookmark

    15 Awesome Websites to Bookmark

    4 years ago

    The World Wide Web is an awesome place. Some sites are worth visiting again and again. Here are 15 great ones to discover.

  • How to Fight Depression And Be Happy Again

    How to Fight Depression And Be Happy Again

    2 years ago

    There are things you can do to lift your spirits when you're feeling blue. Here are a few simple remedies to help you smile again.

  •  Mountain Laurel - Queen of the Forest

    Mountain Laurel - Queen of the Forest

    6 months ago

    Mountain laurel is native to the eastern United States and is always a delight when it blooms in the early spring. This evergreen shrub gives life and color to the forest.

  • 10 Rules of Cell Phone Etiquette - Are You Rude?

    10 Rules of Cell Phone Etiquette - Are You Rude?

    5 years ago

    Is this you? To me, there is nothing ruder than a cell phone. Yes, I have one and have occasionally broken the rules. But I try very hard not to since I work with the public and have been at the butt end of the rudeness. Have you noticed how some...


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