Marathon entrants today are more likely to be seeking personal validation rather than competitive victory.
The skinny on the Q.
Thomas Cook and Son Ltd. pioneered middle class tourism during the Victorian era, when it followed the course of the British Empire.
Abstaining from alcohol is a new trend with a long, long history.
A distinctly American restlessness is inspiring some to abandon the idea of a permanent home, while others are displaced by harsh realities.
Even when we suspect the underlying root of an issue is complex, we tend to look for a quick fix.
And other 4th of July facts.
In the late 1800s, electric boats were a promising new technology. They are now enjoying a revival.
A 1927 study by famed efficiency expert Lillian Moller Gilbreth revealed how American women dealt with menstruation -- and how they wished they could.
When sex work was considered a "necessary evil," legal brothels provided certain protections for the women who worked there.