american-history

What Reading Every Fast Food Giant’s Autobiography Taught Me About Success

“I’m no psychologist, and I’m no economist or big deal politician, either. My goal is to share with you what my life has taught me…

Why We Love to Lie About the Presidents’ Bodies

For a brief, thrilling moment last week, Twitter took an interest in modern sculpture. The object of our fascination wasn’t particularly new, but it was…

Johnny Appleseed Wasn’t Planting Apples to Eat, Bro

In the hierarchy of American mythology, Johnny Appleseed ranks right up there with George Washington’s cherry tree and Paul Bunyan. Unlike those two legends, however,…

The Disturbing True Story of Kellogg’s Anti-Masturbation Cereal

Have you ever wondered who invented cheese? Or big, crusty bread? Seriously: How did anyone know to combine ground-up grains with water and yeast and…