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Author Archives: Mikki Gibson
The History of the American Flag
Learn fun facts about the symbol that represents all Americans, regardless of background or politics.
Dogs Know When You’re Praising Them. That Doesn’t Mean They Understand Human Speech
How much of what you say to your dog is really understood?
The Purges in the USSR
The systematic elimination of people viewed as political enemies is nothing new. Learn about Stalin’s ruthless purges during the 1930s.
Who Decided to Put 60 Seconds in a Minute?
Watch this video to learn how an ancient civilization still influences how we view something as fundamental as time.
Tightrope Between the Towers
The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City were once the tallest buildings in the world. Read about a daring highwire act spanning the tops of these skyscrapers.
‘Going with the Crowd’ Causes Us to Make the Wrong Choices
While it’s often important to get along with others, we sometimes follow the crowd at the expense of common sense.
8 Ways Highly Successful People Carry out Successful Plans
Whether it’s for a school assignment or a larger goal for your life, these tips can help you make the most of your time.
Holocaust survivor denounces French protesters who compared COVID-19 vaccines to Nazi horrors
Survivors and loved ones of victims of the Holocaust recently pushed back against protesters who trivialized it.
The past is the past? How slavery still benefits white Americans
A sociologist shares the results and repercussions of an in-depth data analysis.
Confederate Pride and Prejudice
Well over a century after the South lost the Civil War, its battle flag is showing up in a surprising place: the North. This article explores the causes and effects.
Stories Survive: Paula Weissman
Like Anne Frank, Paula Weissman was sent to a Nazi concentration camp as a teenager. Learn about how she made a life for herself after liberation, and explore the site for more powerful stories.
Study: You Really Can ‘Work Smarter, Not Harder’
Studying or practicing a skill non-stop may not be the ticket to achieving your goals, according to this study.
Teens on a Year That Changed Everything
Teenagers reflect on a year of pandemic precautions through their words and artistic representations.
14 jobs of the future: What degree should you consider?
It’s never too soon to start thinking about potential careers. Here are some growing fields you might consider.
Faye Schulman, partisan photographer who captured Jewish resistance during the Holocaust, dies at 101
View powerful photos and learn the life story of a Jewish Holocaust survivor and resistance fighter.
What Is Critical Race Theory, and Why Is It Under Attack?
Learn why an academic approach toward examining lingering effects of slavery has turned into a hot-button topic.
Olympic Organizers Say They’re Ready for COVID-19 Risks, but Japan’s Doctors Are Wary
The 2020 Olympic Games were postponed for a year to limit COVID-19 transmission. Should they be postponed again? What are the risks and rewards?
Why Shakespeare’s Stories Still Resonate
In this podcast, two Shakespeare scholars dig into why we still care about the characters and situations crafted by an Englishman who lived four centuries ago.
The Color of Justice
The American civil rights movement may seem to be a topic of history, but the struggle for equality continues today.