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Almost everyone knows the specialized word for the little hammer or mallet a judge or leader of a parliamentary procedure wields is called a "gavel", but what do you hit or rap it against?
Black Friday used to be the day when by default the stores went "into the black", but now it is just a way to exploit low wage earners and take them away from their families on Thanksgiving.
Nubia is a region along the Nile in modern northern Sudan and southern Egypt. Nubia was one of the first civilizations in Northeastern Africa. Its history can be traced from 2000 B.C. via written records from Rome and Egypt.
National Geographic launches its first scripted miniseries in time for Thanksgiving with a new take on the Mayflower.
The Tooth Fairy has a rich and detailed history in many cultures, but it is not without its critics.
Harlem Globetrotters. The name is synonymous with basketball. And, to many, with Harlem. But did you know it took 40 years for the team to play their first game in Harlem, New York???
Halloween is a favorite holiday for many children. What was once a regional affair is now spreading widely, even in countries without a history of Christianity or English being dominant.
There is a big difference between a tax deduction and a tax credit, but which one gives you a refund?
According to Pat Lynch, president of the Patrolman's Benevolent Association (PBA) of the NYPD. Lynch is notoriously and insolent is his rhetoric and Tarantino is the latest person to receive the brunt of Lynch's misguided rage
The Kingdom of Kush was an ancient African kingdom at the confluence of the Blue and White Niles, and the River Atbara in what is now the Republic of Sudan.
Why do we tip an arbitrary amount of around 15-20% or more? Because the servers "live on their tips" as what they get paid by the restaurant is so low, their full-time wage it is below the poverty line.
K2, also known as synthetic marijuana or spice, is a dangerous drug with no benefits and absolutely no relationship with real marijuana (cannabis). The deadly drug, sold largely in areas with a homeless or recovering-addict population, is now illegal in New York City.
Persona Paper is a website that promises a straight-forward payment schedule: you are paid an equal amount for every single view on every single article, and half that amount for each comment. However, this is now impossible to achieve,
Triond is a pay for content site, where you get supposedly make money for your content on a revenue-sharing model
New York City is known for its nightlife and the relative higher cost of everything from a penthouse apartment to a dirty water hotdog (don't ask!). These are not mutually exclusive though, you can get the good life without the high cost!
The Walking Dead episode "JSS" is the second episode of season six. In the US it aired at 9pm on October 18th on AMC and it will be rebroadcast on October 19, 2015 at 9pm on Fox TV in the UK.
How did Thanksgiving in America end up being in late November and why is it on a Thursday? There had been a long tradition of individual colonies declaring days of Thanksgiving, and after that there were states that celebrating on their own, but aren't almost all Secular Holidays from...
It is often overlooked that Hillary Clinton is a two-fold carpet bagger and a political opportunist.
A handy way to remember it is "fifth wheel" and not "third wheel".
The MTA is flouting the First Amendment, claiming ads calling for a fifteen dollar an hour minimum wage are too "political". However, they are non-controversial, and the governor of the state is both also calling for a $15 an hour minimum wage and effectively the head of the MTA.
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