A Short History of Standardized Tests

The origins of standardized tests.

Should Education Be Efficient?

What do education leaders mean by "efficient" schools?

Debating Birth Control In Pre-Revolutionary France

Attitudes toward birth control in 18th century France.

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.
Close up of a petition for divorce with pen and calculator

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.
Happy couple walking while guests throwing confetti on them during wedding ceremony. Horizontal shot.

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.
Boy watchng tv from the bed.

Is TV for Toddlers Really that Bad?

BabyFirstTV, a channel aimed specifically at toddlers is headed for US TV.