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  1. Family Travel

    8 Crazy castles in the United States

    Think you can't see a real castle in the United States? Think again. Though these structures are not as old as the castles found in...
  2. Manis, Pedis & More

    The history of nail polish

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    From henna manicures on mummified pharaohs to nail art bloggers, here's the overview of how nail polish and nail trends evolved.
  3. Romantic Getaways

    Travel guide to Bath, England

    For centuries, people have been drawn to the city of Bath, England for one reason; to take to the waters. Named for the Roman baths...
  4. Books

    Historical fiction roundup: France, in honor of Bastille Day

    About a decade after the United States declared its independence from Great Britain, France too worked to throw off its monarchy. On...
  5. Television

    It's time to meet The White Queen

    It's a war story written for the women.
  6. Books

    Historical fiction roundup: The Tudors

    Historical fiction covers a variety of subjects, not just the wives of Henry VIII — but they sure are interesting, as are the many...
  7. Books

    Historical fiction roundup: Americans abroad

    Historical fiction covers a variety of subjects, not just the wives of Henry VIII. This month, we're rounding up five of our...
  8. Books

    Top 5 must-read Jazz Age novels

    In honor of the movie release of Baz Luhrmann's The Great Gatsby , we've brought you five must-read novels from the Jazz Age!
  9. Television

    Spoilers? Historical events to inspire Mad Men

    Each season of Mad Men is as closely guarded as our president. Getting real spoilers can often prove impossible. What we can do,...
  10. Television

    History renews Vikings for a glory-filled Season 2

    Vikings has carved out its place on cable television. On Friday, the History Channel announced there are battle stories to come....
  11. Books

    Historical fiction roundup: Scientific discoveries

    Historical fiction covers a variety of subjects, not just the wives of Henry VIII. This month, we're rounding up five of our...
  12. Television

    Exclusive Vikings clip: Challenge accepted

    On the upcoming episode of Vikings, Ragnar challenges the Earl and they go head-to-head. We've got an exclusive preview of the...
  13. Books

    Fragrance Day: A roundup

    Did you know there's a National Fragrance Day? That's right, March 21 of every year is a day to celebrate... well... smelling good....
  14. Books

    Celebrate Irish-American month: An audiobook roundup

    As you might expect, March is Irish-American month. We're celebrating by listening to a book about a contemporary Irish-American...
  15. Books

    National Women's History Month: A round-up

    March is National Women's History Month, and to celebrate the women who've changed our lives, we're bringing you books that will...
  16. Books

    March historical fiction round-up: Women's History Month

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    Historical fiction covers a variety of subjects, not just the wives of Henry VIII. In honor of Women's History Month, we have...
  17. Television

    Weekend watch: History's Vikings

    Prepare for lots of "Arrrrrghs" and "Braaaaghs"! Vikings is nothing if not violent.
  18. School Age Kids

    6 Women in history your kids (and you!) should know

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    You probably know these historical women by name, but do you know why they're famous? Give yourself and your kids a mini-history...
  19. School Age Kids

    What to teach your kids on Presidents Day

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    For some kids, Presidents Day simply means a day off of school. Give the day more meaning for them with these age-appropriate lessons.
  20. School Age Kids

    Role models for your daughter: The women of Black History Month

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    These four black women opened doors for young girls around the nation. To honor Black History Month, introduce your child to these...