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Stories to Inspire Summer Fun

Some insights and tips to prepare for a summer of fun from JSTOR Daily.
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What Is President’s Day Actually About?

For most of American history, Washington's Birthday was a really big deal, but, as scholar Barry Schwartz explains, that's changed a lot since the middle of the twentieth century.

How American Tourism Began

American tourism took the scenic route over the course of the twentieth century. A growing middle class and car ownership helped.

Is Taking Vacation Bad for Your Career?

Is taking time off for vacation bad for career advancement?