The American Civil War: Causes, Timeline, Battles, and People

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Less than one hundred years after declaring independence from the British and becoming a nation, the United States of America was ripped to shreds by its bloodiest conflict ever: The American Civil War. Some 620,000 men lost their lives fighting for both sides, although there’s a reason to believe this number may have been closer …

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The First Movie Ever Made: What, When, Who, Why, Where, and How

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With modern-day smartphone technology giving us the ability to make a high-quality movie almost instantly, it’s hard to believe there was a time before making a movie was simple, cheap, and easy. In fact, for many years, the most engaging records of the past were the stories told by your parents and grandparents, and later …

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The Ultimate History (and Future) of Shaving

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Like other modifications to one’s outside appearance, the choice to shave and develop a beard has had an important role in male fashion and self-representation throughout history. Ancient shaving techniques, which relied on dull blades, required painful plucking and exfoliation to get any kind of clean-shaven look, meaning men generally preferred to let their beards …

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