Folktales show us a lot about who we once were and still are. Check out these descriptions of nine classic characters from American folklore: Paul Bunyan, John Henry, Sally Ann Thunder, Johnny Appleseed, Mike Fink, Pecos Bill, Geronimo, and Old Stormalong. Why were they so famous? Why are they still famous today?
Grocery shopping during a pandemic is already a strange experience involving sanitizing carts and maintaining social distance. But why does it also include whole aisles of empty shelves where toilet paper should be?
Check out this link to learn what advice some of the most famous and successful people in the world have for teenagers.
“Video games are a waste of time!” How many times have you heard that? One game designer thinks the contrary—that games and the skills they develop in gamers could be the key to solving some of the biggest challenges facing the real world.
The First Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees that Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of the press. That essential freedom provides a powerful check to protect our democracy.
In this essay, writer George Monbiot explores the current state of humanity—and finds that it centers not on our devotion to technology, but instead on our loss of bonds with others.
People with opposing political views may not find much to agree on, but it turns out that they share actual common ground in their appreciation of parkland.
Freedom of speech includes both rights and responsibilities. Find out how the First Amendment applies to students at this non-profit site.
George Washington retired shortly after the American Revolution and re-emerged on the political scene several years later. In this essay, historian Edward Larson emphasizes the significance of these actions and makes a connection to modern global revolutions.
In this interview, fairy tale author Jack Zipes discusses why fairy tales matter, who their audience is, and how they influence the horror genre.
Learn about Mark Twain’s life through this collection of texts, photos, illustrations, and other media.
Studies have shown how materialism, loneliness, and even smell affect how consumers spend money. As you read this article, think about your own decision-making when it comes to shopping.
Did you know that most Americans sleep with some sort of electronic device in their rooms at night? Do you? Find out how this habit might be affecting your sleep.
University of Chicago researchers have found that lonely people have less activity in the ventral striatum part of the brain, which is part of its reward center and is associated with learning.
A university graduate talks about the confidence and independence she gained through volunteering in Sri Lanka.
Food joins people together within and across cultures. American food is slowly becoming more localized over time like French, Mexican, Chinese and Italian cuisine which is made from the produce of the region and with ingredients to hand at a particular season.
The United States lags behind the progress made elsewhere on the globe when it comes to equality in leadership. Read about fourteen recent female heads of state and their thriving nations.
Want to know what you can do to make new friends and keep the ones you already have? Read this article for some expert advice.
Catch the excitement of “rez ball” and learn about what an important part of culture basketball is on Native American reservations.
A Tribe Called Red brings their heritage to the dance scene to raise awareness and bring people together. Watch the video to see how this music group shares aspects of their culture with the public.