When Sex Didn’t Sell: Marketing Victoria’s Secret and Frederick’s of Hollywood

How will Frederick’s of Hollywood be remembered in a Victoria's Secret age?

The Religious-Irreligious Divide in Working Class Chicago

The struggle for the standard eight-hour workday in Chicago was a bitter one.
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Divorce in the U.S.A.

A glimpse into the long history of divorce in the United States offers perspective on how much has changed.
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Is Marriage a Solution to Poverty?

Is marriage a solution to poverty?

Tax Day in Ancient Egypt

A newly-analyzed papyrus fragment from Ancient Egypt revealed a truly whopping tax bill

Bosnia in Hiking Boots: A History of Mountaineering Clubs

Through the story of Bosnian mountaineering, an alternative mini-history of Bosnia emerges.
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Is TV for Toddlers Really that Bad?

BabyFirstTV, a channel aimed specifically at toddlers is headed for US TV.
The ancient Mayan archaelogical site of Copan, in Honduras, one of the most important cities of mayan civilization. UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Researchers Discover Unknown Ancient City in Honduras

An expedition has identified the ruins of an unknown city in a remote part of Honduras.
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The Coca-Cola Wars: Can Anybody Really Tell the Difference?

While few people can reliably discern any difference in a blind taste test, Coca-Cola is winning in its branding war with Pepsi.
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Medically Assisted Suicide, Christianity, and Confucius

The debate on medically assisted suicide often pits Christian and secular liberal values against each other.