Fighting Over Money

Couples have been fighting over money for as long as there has been money. And there’s no end in sight.

According to a recent posting from Bankrate blogger TheCashlorette.com, nearly half of Americans (48%) who are married or living with a partner admit to arguing over finances.

Of…

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Coffee, Please. Please!

Imagine for a moment that coffee is being rationed. It’s not always available in stores, or in coffee shops. How would you cope?

This is exactly the situation that faced millions of Americans during World War II, the U.S. Census Bureau reminds us.

The home front during World…

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The Glory of Air Conditioning

Is there anything more wonderful that air conditioning? It literally changed the way we live and work. On really hot days this modern miracle can save hundreds of lives in just one city, by lessening incidences of heat stroke.

For this relief, we can thank Willis Carrier, who in the…

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Powers of Ten, Brought to You by the Modernists of the 1700s

Never say that the late 1700s were anything but modern. People then were fascinated with science, and the new. One result of this is our tendency to count things off in tens.

The Constitution of the United States, ratified in 1788, made this nation the first in the world to…

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