Ivory Soap got its name from Psalm 45.
In the contemporary United States we tend to expect journalists to separate fact and opinion. It's actually a relatively new phenomenon.
In the late 1800s, a U.K. scheme lured lonely bachelors with newspaper advertisements supposedly placed by wealthy women.
Fish stocks are collapsing. But you can still enjoy your freshest local seafood without feeling too guilty—and here’s why.
The phenomena of brands trying to tweet like teenagers might be new, but brands have been trying to seem cool for decades.
Chicago's "Eleanor Clubs" were designed to give young, working women affordable and congenial places to live.
How advertising used the phrase “better living” to portray big business as a force for moral good and continuous progress.
In the 19th century, most Americans weren't used to seeing maps of their communities. New forms of color lithography changed all that.
When plastics were first invented, they seemed to promise a utopian future.
Perhaps, instead of thinking of burnout as a disease to be dealt with at the individual level, we might collectively address it as a social problem.