Dam You, River

Hydroelectric power provides a decent portion of America’s electricity (6.8%, in fact), but it wasn’t always so.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the first hydroelectric power plant began operating on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin in 1882.

Inspired by Thomas Edison, a man named…

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Bot the Vote

A new bot is being rolled out in an effort to get more people to the polls this year.

Called GoVoteBot, the bot is a joint effort of R/GA, for the Connected Age, and the Ad Council, the largest producer of public service campaigns in the U.S.

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Dogs Are Our Best Friends, and Often Our Favorite Family Members

Dogs have long been called “man’s best friend,” and some new research reveals that the relationship is only growing stronger.

Dog food maker Beneful recently showed results of its National Dog Week survey, revealing that a whopping 97% of American dog owners consider their pups a part of their…

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Food Stamps at 57

The U.S. Food Stamp Program turns 57 this month. We hear a lot about this program these days, but what exactly is it?

In September 1959, the Congress acted to help some Americans achieve minimum levels of nutrition, passing a bill which created food stamps for those with low…

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