History is an important and essential part of society and individuals. Learning history is necessary and very difficult. It is necessary because the past is the only data we have from which to gather patterns of behavior whose endurance as features of human natures, presumably, make them relevant to our own times and problems (Garfinkle, 2001). If...
Japanese xenophobia should be understood properly prior to jumping to any reactive conclusions. Xenophobia is not really racism, although it can occasionally cross the line in Japan and both are occasionally evidenced. For Japanese society any xenophobia is more of a fear of the unknown and a fear of being overpowered by that which is unknown. In...
If families are the foundation of society, ancestry is the foundation of modern life. Many modern people want to better understand their history and the family that created them. Learning about your family and ancestry is great fun. People are frequently surprised at the interesting bits of genealogical gold they pick up along the way. You never...
Personal project of a costumier from Washington DC. The main focus of the site is Elizabethan, Tudor and Early Colonial dress related to the author's work as a costumed volunteer at the Jamestown Settlement and Museum.
Diner tour: Appalachian voters talk pickles and politics
At the popular local eateries the Monitor visited, the fare ranged from smoky brisket and “frickles” (fried pickles) to fresh blueberry muffins and raspberry hot chocolate. By 7:30 a.m. Saturday...
John Kasich raises 'taking out' top North Korean leaders
With that bold assertion, Gov. John Kasich (R) of Ohio raised a controversial argument for American action aimed at neutralizing the North Korean nuclear threat. “An ability to remove a number of...
Google activates company's first servers in Cuba
On Thursday, Google activated a line of caching servers in Cuba, becoming the first foreign company with the ability to provide online content in the country. The new servers will help speed up...
Manfred: What's good for 'Goose,' not good for today's game (Yahoo Sports)
Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says this generation of players will determine its own unwritten rules on what emotion is acceptable to show on the field. ''I think to the extent that you...
Tony Stewart cleared to race, will be in car at Richmond (Yahoo Sports)
Tony Stewart has been cleared to return to racing and will be back in his car Friday at Richmond International Raceway. The three-time NASCAR champion missed the first eight races of the season...
Silver: Change in NC law needed for All-Star in Charlotte (Yahoo Sports)
Commissioner Adam Silver believes the NBA has been ''crystal clear'' that the 2017 All-Star Game only stays in Charlotte if a North Carolina law goes. Political and business leaders he's spoken...
Working, eating and sleeping at the office
The sight of workers sleeping on the job is common in China, where a surplus of cheap labor can lead to downtime and employees at startup companies work long hours.
Union leader who says Trump lied about Carrier deal refuses to back down
Trump tours a Carrier factory in Indianapolis, Dec. 1, 2016. Chuck Jones, the union leader who claims President-elect Donald Trump lied to Carrier employees while touting a deal to keep jobs in...
L.L. Bean rebuffs boycott over granddaughter’s big Trump donation
A man wipes off the headlights of the L.L. Bean Bootmobile in the parking lot at the facility where the famous outdoor boot is made. L.L. Bean is pushing back against a boycott led by a group...
EU to mull post-Brexit membership for 'united Ireland': sources
EU leaders are expected at a summit this weekend to back automatic membership for Northern Ireland after Brexit if it ever reunifies with Ireland, sources said on Friday. Ireland will ask the 27...
Woman, 66, is fifth victim to die in Stockholm truck attack
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five.
Sanders calls Obama’s $400K Wall Street speaking fee ‘unfortunate’
Though he praised the former president, Sanders also repeated criticisms from his campaign about the influence of Wall Street over Washington.