Husband Hunters

From 1874 through the early 1900s, hundreds of fabulously rich American heiresses crossed the Atlantic to find love—or at least suitable... Read More

Workingman’s Blue

Turn the dial on the Wayback Machine to September 5, 1882. Most Americans work 12 hours per day, seven days per week, often in physically... Read More

If I Had a Hammer

When you hear the name Abraham Maslow, you probably think of his hierarchy of needs: a pyramid, starting with a base of life-sustaining... Read More

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year

2023 has been a summer of discontent for millions of parents across America. Record-high temperatures have kept kids indoors. They’ve... Read More


Sports fans love when new stars join their teams. Sometimes it’s a promising rookie called up to the majors, like Elly de la Cruz lighting... Read More

Holiday Road

Forty years ago this week—July 29, to be precise—Clark Griswold loaded his wife Ellen and children Rusty and Audrey into their brand-new... Read More

My Deduction Was Thiiiiiiiis Big

Today’s millennials and Generation Z have hit some speed bumps on their path toward financial independence—the dotcom crash of 1999, the... Read More

Planning Lessons from William Faulkner

Why did the rocket scientists who designed the space shuttle choose to make its solid rocket boosters smaller than they really wanted?... Read More

Unintended Consequences

This week, we celebrate the 247th anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence—a milestone of human imagination and courage. The... Read More

AI Fails to Predict…The Future?

If you had “Russian uprising” and “Titanic-related disaster” on your 2023 bingo card, congratulations! You’re either a time... Read More