Learn more about the horrific New York fire that led to stronger regulations protecting worker safety.
Many working parents struggle with developing a strong work-life balance. Some states are beginning to offer extended paternity leave, which could change how fathers—and mothers—balance raising children and having careers.
This article and accompanying presentation explore political scientist Erica Chenoweth’s research on how peaceful protest is often much more successful than violence for making changes.
Explore letters and official documents related to the Underground Railroad from the front line in Maryland.
Read this article to learn about a number of charitable organizations that are building “tiny homes” to help homeless people. Not only are the homes providing shelter, they are also helping to build a sense of community.
Lucinda Grange is a photographer with a love of adventure. She scales skyscrapers and monuments to take unbelievable photographers. Check out this photo essay of her work.
Many people find that spending time in nature reduces stress. It turns out that nature may also help the body heal from physical illnesses. Read this article to learn more about the benefits of being exposed to the outdoors.
In his latest art installation, Leandro Erlich uses mirrors to create an optical illusion on a grand scale. Watch this video interview with the artist.
HISTORY has put together this list of interesting information about the French and Indian War.
Architect Michael Pawlyn recently presented an exhibition of architectural structures that use the power of nature’s designs. See how plant tissue and marine organisms could influence buildings in the future.
In a recent study, researchers at the University of British Columbia found that daughters who see their fathers contribute to household chores are more likely to have higher career aspirations.
In this online version of the Fail Better exhibition, you can explore discoveries, inventions, and ideas that failed. The exhibition looks at the importance of these failures in leading to success.
Take a look at this pamphlet from 1866. In it the author gives common arguments against affording women the right to vote and then refutes each one.
Parents understandably want to protect their children from harm. But should they loosen the reins?
Read about the women in the South Korean island province of Jeju who make their living from diving to collect seafood from the ocean floor using no breathing equipment.
Philip Freneau is known as the poet of the American Revolution, having written poems and other works about that time in American history. Learn more about this prolific writer in this biography.
In 1878, Fred Harvey began building restaurants along the Santa Fe railway. After a fight broke out among male staff, he fired them and hired young women to take their place. These waitress jobs were a small step toward women’s independence.
Can you imagine a video game that can tell if you are happy or frustrated? Computers, smartphones, even cars may someday be able to identify our emotions and adjust accordingly.
In 1864, thousands of Navajo and Apache were forced to walk from their lands to a reservation about 400 miles away. In this recording, descendants of Native Americans on the Long Walk share their experiences and memories.
In this online exhibition, the Academy of Motion Pictures celebrates the genre of horror films. Explore interviews with famous directors and images from classic horror films.