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Becoming an Astronaut
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|February 12, 2014

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Have you ever dreamed of exploring the stars? For most of us, taking a trip in a spacecraft is just a fantasy. A few extraordinary people, however, actually make this amazing voyage. For them, it's all in a day's work. Learn more about the incredible world of…
Rocket Technology
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|February 14, 2014

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Rockets, from fireworks to elementary school science experiments, are fascinating things. We've all seen the burst of fire as a rocket shoots skyward-but few of us truly understand how rockets work. Discover the history and science behind the rockets that have…
Cornmeal and Cider: Food and Drink in the 1800s

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The farmers, workers, and pioneers of America in the 1800s were nourished by a tradition of hearty, down-home cooking that is still a part of our national cuisine—New England baked beans, roast beef, turkey, corn on the cob, and pumpkin pies. With roots in the…
From the Parlor to the Altar: Romance and Marriage in the 1800s

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We're all here because of people who met and fell in love in the past! In the 1800s, most young men and women were bound by powerful traditions of family, church, and society that limited their choices in romance and marriage. As an economic and…
Home Sweet Home: Around the House in the 1800s

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In rough frontier cabins, tidy farmhouses, and elegant townhouses, Americans in the 1800s were dedicated to living as well and as comfortably as their circumstances allowed. The American home was a sacred institution, the seat of family life where the patriarch…
Passing the Time: Entertainment in the 1800s

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With a six-day workweek, long hours on the job, and the hard labor required to keep house, leisure time was precious in the 1800s. Without recorded music, radio, movies, TV, video games, or the Internet, Americans had to make their own fun, and most of it was…
Rooting for the Home Team: Sports in the 1800s

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America's love of sports goes back a long way. Baseball, basketball, and football all came of age in America of the 1800s. While men like Abner Doubleday may not have invented these sports, they did much to popularize them as rules were officially standardized…
Scandals and Glory: Politics in the 1800s
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|September 29, 2014

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With the principles of democracy firmly established after the War for Independence, Americans in the 1800s took their politics very seriously. As more and more male citizens gained the right to vote, elections became very public, hotly contested, and sometimes…
The Sweat of Their Brow: Occupations in the 1800s

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America in the 1800s was a very hard-working society. Early in the century, farmers, craftsmen, and housewives worked very much the way they had for centuries—by their own physical labor and "the sweat of their brow." The growing industrial economy…
Statistical Timeline and Overview of Gay Life

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The history of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is one of pride and a rich sense of heritage in the midst of prejudice, oppression, and misunderstanding. Seeing the development of the LGBT identity and community over time, a person is…
Sick All the Time: Kids with Chronic Illness

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Kids just want to be kids. They want to spend time with their friends and enjoy life. When a kid has a chronic illness, though, it can be a lot more difficult to do those things. Depending on which illness a person has, she might feel too tired to play or be in…
Tobacco: Through the Smoke Screen
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|September 2, 2014

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It has been used in sacred ceremonies, in medicine, and as a life-saving cash crop in the New World. But today, tobacco is a problem—a big problem. It is one of the first substances to which young people become addicted, and it contains thousands of chemicals…
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