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The Most Shocking Facts About Gay Conversion Therapy

The Most Shocking Facts About Gay Conversion Therapy

Eight appalling truths about the controversial practice that's now back in the headlines.
Americans Choose The Ten Most Important Historical Events Of Their Lifetime

Americans Choose The Ten Most Important Historical Events Of Their Lifetime

How do your rankings match up?
Who Betrayed Anne Frank? New Research Might Surprise You

Who Betrayed Anne Frank? New Research Might Surprise You

New research shows that Nazis could have discovered Anne Frank simply by accident.
How Vodka Shaped The Course Of Russian History

How Vodka Shaped The Course Of Russian History

The surprising ways in which the "water of life" has helped determine Russia's religious, political, and economic fate for hundreds of years.
A Brief History Of Politically Controversial Fashion

A Brief History Of Politically Controversial Fashion

What you're wearing matters — even when you're running a country.
16 Things To Know About Vladimir Putin

16 Things To Know About Vladimir Putin

Fascinating facts about the world's most powerful man.
How The Welfare State Helped Make America What It Is Today

How The Welfare State Helped Make America What It Is Today

The welfare state gets a lot of criticism, but what seldom comes up is how things used to be before programs like SNAP and Section 8 came along.
Did This 17-Year-Old Girl Really Strike Out Babe Ruth?

Did This 17-Year-Old Girl Really Strike Out Babe Ruth?

How a teenager struck out two of baseball's greats, and why it has historians puzzled.
The Forgotten Asian-American Family That Fought School Segregation First

The Forgotten Asian-American Family That Fought School Segregation First

This family fought school segregation in the Deep South — but not for the reasons you might think.
What We Loved This Week, Dec. 11 – 17

What We Loved This Week, Dec. 11 – 17

"Hysterical" women of the 1870s, humanity's weirdest collections, Kenya's wildlife, light festivals around the world, history's most extravagant funerals.
The Women Who Took Over An Oregon Town 100 Years Ago

The Women Who Took Over An Oregon Town 100 Years Ago

These Oregonian women give new meaning to the phrase "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman."