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How did the elevator shape our ancestor's lives and change the way they lived?
7/25/2017
Innovations and trends that shaped your ancestors' lives. In this issue: A history of the end of the world.
7/20/2017
Myths abound about why Napoleon tucked his hand into his waistcoat in portraits. Did he have a stomachache? Warts on his hand? We'll explain the French emperor's trademark pose.
7/14/2017
There may be no need to reinvent the wheel, but an internal combustion engine changed how our ancestors lived their lives.
7/13/2017
Learn about your ancestors who strived for liberté, fraternité and égalité with this map of the French during and after the French Revolution.
7/10/2017
How did our ancestors go from eating with their hands to using knife, fork and spoon? Discover the surprisingly fascinating development of cutlery.
7/6/2017
Your ancestors didn't have a Martha Stewart or Betty Crocker to guide the way in the kitchen. Read on to discover the history of cookbooks.
7/6/2017
Some Independence day traditions have been around a long time; others are more recent. Take a look at Fourth of July facts by the numbers.
6/29/2017
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