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Traveling in Style to the 1936 Olympic Games

The American Olympians could not just hop on a plane to Berlin; instead, they boarded the luxury cruise liner S.S. Manhattan for an eight-day journey that provided plenty of headlines, beginning with the New York Times’s declaration on July 17 that "Athletes Give Pledge to Keep Fit as Officials Warn Against Making Trip a Joy Ride."

Announcing: #ElectionCollection

Get out your historic buttons, bumper stickers, hats, and banners! We’re starting a weekly Instagram challenge called #ElectionCollection to feature your Presidential campaign memorabilia.


Red, White, and Blue: The Meaning Behind America’s Flag

Every Fourth of July people all across the United States celebrate our country's independence with parades, memorials, and barbeques. The sky is lit up with red, white, and blue fireworks with every participant decked out in stars and stripes. But few Americans stop to wonder about the true meaning of our nation’s greatest symbol. What is the story behind the flag's stars and stripes?


Breakfast of Champions: The Evolution of an Olympian’s Diet

Diet is an essential part of being an Olympian. While the average human being like myself attempts to make conscientious efforts to eat healthy, an Olympian must carefully calculate and measure all of his or her caloric consumption. When you think about what it means to eat like an Olympian, you would think it involves strict regulation of sugar and fat with large servings of fruits and vegetables. But what if your trainer gave you a beefsteak and a custard pudding for dinner? How would your stomach react if you found out Olympian Michael Phelps eats three fried-egg sandwiches, two cups of coffee, one five-egg omelet, one bowl of grits, three slices of French toast topped with powdered sugar and three chocolate-chip pancakes all in one breakfast?


Presidential Fathers

Whether you love them or hate them, there is no denying that the Presidents of the United States have been some of the most influential Americans in our country’s history. Each of these men have their own story, but what about the men who raised them? And what legacy did each President leave for their children? In honor of Father’s Day, let's take a look at some of the stories of the fathers and children of Presidents who left their mark on American history.

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