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Ground Zero, Hiroshima

Seventy-four years ago this month, the city of Nagasaki, Japan was bombed with an atomic weapon. Three days earlier, Hiroshima had suffered the same fate. Within a week of the bombings, the Japanese agreed to stop fighting, thus ending WW2.A number of years ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Japan. It is a [...]

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It's the end of an era for MAD Magazine!

It's a sad reality for loyal subscribers: MAD Magazine will disappear from newsstands with the release of the August issue. After that, the magazine will reprint old material with new covers, but they will no longer be creating new content.MAD Magazine had a great time in the spotlight for almost 70 years, and was a [...]

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50th Anniversary of "The Man on the Moon"

When you look out at the night sky, the moon is the brightest light. After the sun, it is the second largest visible object in the sky (although its surface is dark). It is earth’s only permanent satellite, and the fifth largest in the solar system.For years, man has attempted to better understand our solar system. For most of [...]

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Celebrating Baseball Season!

Raise your hand if you’re excited for the 2019 MLB Baseball season! We certainly are! Firstly, it is the harbinger of summer. This year's Opening Day is the earliest in Major League history which means that summer is getting earlier every year. We’re not complaining about that. Also, for the second consecutive year, all 30 Major League Clubs are [...]

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John Glenn & Hidden Figures

It was fifty-seven years ago, on February 20, 1962, when the first American astronaut, John Glenn performed three orbits of the earth over the course of 4 hours in the Mercury-Atlas 6. At age 77, he was the oldest person to travel in space.Some lesser known facts leading up to this historic day, includes the [...]

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MLK Jr. Day

Civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. brought hope and healing to America, at a time when there was no shortage of division and disagreement. Today, the words of his famous I Have a Dream speech in 1963, are a welcome reminder of the understanding and tolerance that we need to consistently work towards. Thankfully, we have come a long [...]

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Stock Market Tip: Prep Yourself for Euphoric Ups and Depressing Downs

We're taught a young age: what goes up, must come down. We learn it when we ride an elevator or escalator. When it comes to the stock market, however, many of us prefer to think that what goes up, must keep going up! Perhaps that says something about an optimistic spirit, or maybe its just [...]

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Stuffers, the Icing on the Cake

A few years back when my son was very young and about to have a birthday, he received a greeting card in the mail from his grandparents. He was so excited about getting the card because he didn't realize that in a couple days he'd get some actual gifts. It was such a sweet moment [...]

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100th Year Anniversary - World War I Ends

This year, on November 11, the world will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.  While there are perhaps a small number of people who can claim the remember the events of this terrible world wide war first hand, the world as we know it today was and is profoundly impacted [...]

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Remembering Kristallnacht | 80 Year Anniversary

In 1935, Adolf Hitler passed the Nuremberg Laws which stripped Jews of their rights as German citizens and separated them from Germans legally, socially, and politically. In addition, Jewish property was confiscated throughout Germany.As violence and anti-Jewish measures increased, Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels initiated a night of limitless violence against Jews and Jewish stores and property [...]

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