The Tupperware Story
THE TUPPERWARE STORY
Today the word Tupperware is a generic term for any plastic food container
with a sealable lid. That’s thanks to two people: Earl Tupper, inventor
of the product that bears his name, and Brownie Wise, who has
been all but eras...
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RIP: Hazel Dickens
We just heard today that the great bluegrass singer and true American treasure Hazel Dickens passed away on Friday.
"Hazel Dickens, a West Virginia-born bluegrass singer who was an authentic voice of America’s working class, has died in Washington ...
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It’s a Small World
A story to prove that it truly is a small, small world - spacewise and timewise:
• In 2007 we released Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges Into National Parks.
• On page 107, in an article about Ellis Island, now known as Ellis Island Nation...
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That Old Drive-In Theater
For reasons only the mind-faeries know I just thought of the old drive-in theater that I grew up a short walk through a yard and a field from in Western New York. And lo and behold—I found it on the internet. In several places. There's even an aeri...
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Community Colleges Rule!
There was a segment on NPR this morning about the growing number of higher education students defaulting on federal school loans. The numbers are astounding: More than 238,000 students with federal loans are in default. And we've all heard the horror...
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