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The 50-States Club

Driven by patriotic (and sometimes quirky) goals, some of us just can’t rest until we visit every state in the union. Meet 25 proud members.  More
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No War Here

When I’m interviewed as the Post’s archives director, I often find myself addressing the misconception that the magazine was a newsmagazine. Actually, it was more of a general interest magazine that occasionally ran feature stories on current events. It didn’t run headlines, and it printed very few photographs compared to, say, Life magazine. And because […]  More

Abraham Lincoln: A Tribute

It’s a big year for our 16th president. Throughout the year, the Lincoln Bicentennial (www.lincolnbicentennial.gov) will celebrate his life, his work, and his words. Considered among the most revered Americans of all time, Lincoln continues to captivate our imagination and inspire the nation. Our 44th president counts Abraham Lincoln among his list of heroes, even […]  More

The Spenders

“‘How much cash and credit of the United States Government has been spent since March 4, 1933?’ I finally asked a very high-placed official. He answered calmly enough: ‘I do not know. I do not suppose anybody knows.’” The discussion was quoted in the editorial The Spenders from the August 8, 1936 issue of The […]  More

The Naples Effect

Visitors and residents alike experience the good life in Naples, Florida. Like many of Naples’ residents and visitors, Colin Estrem came to this Gulf-front town from the Midwest. The Wisconsin transplant moved here three years ago to join the area’s thriving restaurant scene, which has bloomed within the past decade. When he’s not tending to […]  More
Live Well this Winter Season

Live Well this Winter Season

Live well this winter season. Schedule some time for activities that nourish your body and your spirit. Post editors suggest arranging fresh flowers for home or office. Or watch the birds, sing and dance, have lunch with a friend, or visit a museum. Drinking a cup of ginger tea soothes and relaxes. Buy ginger tea […]  More

Benjamin Franklin’s Thirteen Virtues

A set of values defined in 1741, in his own words. TEMPERANCE. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation. SILENCE. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. ORDER. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. RESOLUTION. Resolve to perform what […]  More
The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

Each fall in a selected U.S. city, a battle of the brushes heats up among America’s wildlife artists. The object of contention is a 11⁄4″ by 13⁄4″ perforated stamp issued yearly by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a receipt for a waterfowl hunting license. Hunters are required to purchase the stamps, but thousands […]  More