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Why? Because 70+ Million People Perished

It was 77 years ago this week -- on the 27th of January 1945 -- that the Russian army liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp. To commemorate the day on which the survivors of the most notorious Nazi death camp were rid of their oppressors, the United Nations General Assembly established January 27th as International Holocaust [...]

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Commemorating MLK & the Civil Rights Movement

Fifty-four years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down by assassins in Memphis, Tennessee on April 4, 1968.  As a minister and activist, MLK became the key leader in the American civil rights movement. King chose a nonviolence approach to advance civil rights using civil disobedience and activism inspired by his beliefs and Mahatma Gandhi. His legacy lives [...]

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Popular & Here's Why

The Best Gift of the Season?The data are in: the best and most popular holiday gifts were (ironically) our bound birthday newspaper books.Why? Here are a few reasons: 1. Choice: 5 Titles are Available: NY Daily News, Washington Post, Seattle News, Dallas Morning News or LA Times. 2. Quality: These high-quality bound books also happen to be beautiful! 3. [...]

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What Happened in 2021

When some year winds down, you actually want to look back and see what happened. That may not be the case for 2021, as it probably was not for 2020 either.  These have been unique years. The proverb, "You should live in interesting times" sounds pleasant enough but is apparently a curse, and I think we [...]

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The Family Pack, Just in Time

The family pack is back, just when its needed the most! What's a "family pack?" It's when you purchase three of the below items, you'll get another free! Just add 4 of these products in your cart, and the discount will automatically apply. Good for friends too, not just families!Deals Include:Personalized Book About You - [...]

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A Riddle for Hikers (and Investors)

There's a riddle in the following story: Two friends are hiking up a mountain. After walking hours, they finally see the peak -- and head off towards it. But as they approach, they realized that what they saw was just the approach to the top of the mountain and that the peak is further up. [...]

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Wanted: A Rematch

It's playoff time! It's so fun to watch the best baseball teams duke it out nightly. I'll admit -- being from Houston, I'd like to see an Astros vs Dodgers rematch, this time sans cheating. Then, justice will have been served, and the truth will come out!In the meantime, you can save on our Baseball Team History books which make [...]

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National What Week??

Just like clockwork - it has arrived once again! National Newspaper Week started Sunday and continues until Saturday October 9th -- a date that will be celebrated as "Newspaper Carrier Day!" As always, we want to take a moment to salute all the hard working people -- from the business owners, administrators, journalists and paper carriers -- [...]

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History in an Ahistorical Era

We might be living in the most "ahistorical" era ever. Social media has exacerbated what was already a tenuous situation such that nowadays "history" means at best last week and all too often, yesterday.The lack of historical perspective not only impoverishes our minds, it is also endangers our bodies. Why? First, because history is interesting [...]

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Need Inspiration? Head to the Zoo!

Last week, my wife and I went to the zoo. We brought no kids, and there was no special exhibit that drew us in.We just went. And you should too!In day to day life, the most exotic non-human creature I encounter regularly is my too-furry cat.While she can be quite entertaining to observe, at the [...]

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