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Smiles, Laughs, Chortles & Snorts

Smiles, Laughs, Chortles & Snorts

Leave ‘Em Laughing I dialed a number and got the following recording: "I am not available right now but thank you for caring enough to...

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

Truth is Stranger Than Fiction

The United States Post Office began its Parcel Post service for fourth-class mail on January 1, 1913. Almost anything could be mailed parcel post,...

Phyllis Wheatley and Plessy v. Ferguson

Phyllis Wheatley and Plessy v. Ferguson

Phillis Wheatley was the first African American and second woman (after Anne Bradstreet) to publish a book of poems. Born around 1753 in Gambia,...

The Museum of the Future is Here Now

The Museum of the Future is Here Now

Dubai is the capital and most populous city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Established in the 18th century as a small fishing village, the city...

Pick or Click – A Story of Retail Sales

Pick or Click – A Story of Retail Sales

I'm graduating from high school, and I'm an immature, non-thinking kid. So, I asked my parents, "All my special senior clothes must come from Neiman...

The Wit & Wisdom of Winston Churchill

The Wit & Wisdom of Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill [1874 –1965] was a British statesman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to...

2022 Pritzker Award Winner Announced

2022 Pritzker Award Winner Announced

Diébédo Francis Kéré The 2022 Pritzker Prize Is Awarded to Diébédo Francis Kéré In the world of architecture, there’s no bigger award than the...

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Upcoming Supertall Buildings (March/April 2022 Issue)

Buildings that reach over 980 feet tall are classified by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat as supertall skyscrapers. Since the Chrysler Building in New York became the world's first supertall skyscraper in 1930, over 170 supertalls have been built...

Smiles, Laughs, Chortles & Snorts

Leave ‘Em Laughing I dialed a number and got the following recording: "I am not available right now but thank you for caring enough to call. I am making some changes in my life. Please leave a message after the beep. If I don’t return your call,...

Emmy Award-Winning Journalist Battles Through Covid

The last two years have transformed almost every aspect of our lives. Almost overnight, Zoom meetings became the new norm. Most people worked remotely. Shopping online became the norm, even for groceries. Our friends, family, colleagues, and communities have had their...