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At a small college with a trailblazing past, Chris Medina is transforming students’ lives.
Take a peek at kart racing, as we saw it in 1959.
Astrology is once again a cultural phenomenon, and it’s more addictive than ever.
Was it possible that fat people were more likely to buy cars?
Is an argumentative person truculent, taciturn, or tractable? Do you make a gaff, gaffe, or guff? Test your word power with the latest Logophile Language Puzzler.
In a 1943 decision, the Supreme Court held that Americans weren’t required to pledge allegiance to or salute the flag. The editors lauded the opinion on behalf of the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and all Americans, whose loyalty cannot be commanded.
Julia Child taught Americans to care about food — but her secret was that she was so disarmingly entertaining.
When daylight saving time was enacted, many predicted the end of the world, but I savor that extra hour of light.
Try this balancing act from fitness expert Jessica Smith and Harvard neurologist Marie Pasinski.
Lt. Col. Stone, of the Fifth Connecticut, wrote the following letter to his wife and children during the Civil War.
Every month, Amazon staffers shift through hundreds of new books searching for gems. Here’s what Amazon editor Chris Schluep chose especially for Post readers this season.
A print journalist with a declining income seemed to find validation online. And then one day it struck him that spending hours a day in search of “likes” was a futile attempt to fill a void in his life.
“Why weren’t there summer jobs like this when I was young?”
Elephants are not stealthy by nature. I lifted my eyes and there he was, more topography than animal, and then there were two of us contemplating mortality.
How would you rule?
Without exactly planning it, the author acquired a small domesticated parrot and a wild red-tailed hawk at the same time. The three of them had their ups and downs, but they learned to live together peacefully.
In the early 1900s, yeast manufacturers claimed yeast could cure constipation, bad breath, acne, boils, and “internal fatigue.”
When Joe Pyne’s ’60s-era talk show came along, filled with vitriol, it seemed to take TV to a new low. But novelist John Gregory Dunne found the experience cleansing.
Here’s how some forward-thinking companies are giving formerly incarcerated Americans a foothold in society.
We bring you a celebration in pictures for Independence Day.
Take the heat off your next cookout with a light and easy one-dish dinner from our celebrity chef.
A new kind of wandering tribe is emerging. They’re giving up traditional houses and apartments to live in what some call “wheel estate.”
Just who is to blame for the soul-sucking nightmare that air travel has become?
The little girl started to preen. She wanted by all to be seen. Said the boy, who was skittish, “You are not even British And therefore could never be queen.” Congratulations to Elaine Person of Orlando, Florida! For her limerick describing J.C. Leyendecker’s June 11, 1921, cover image, she wins $25 and our gratitude for […]
A union solider shares his unvarnished account of the often brutal, and sometimes astonishing, march through the Confederacy to Atlanta and the sea.
Curtis Stone’s Green Bean and Cherry Tomato Gratin is a delicious way to add vegetables to your diet.
Noted film critic Bill Newcott, creator of AARP’s “Movies for Grownups,” offers his picks.
We know and love Marcia Gay Harden’s work as an actress, but now she’s taking on a new role: author. In this Post interview, Jeanne Wolf talks with the ‘Code Black’ star about the strength it took to watch her mother suffer through Alzheimer’s even while her marriage was falling apart.