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  • 10 of History's Happiest Accidents

    10 of History's Happiest Accidents

    Accidents happen, they say, but some actually make the world a better place. Where would we be without the accidental discoveries of beer, penicillin or Popsicles?

  • What's the most polite country in the world?

    What's the most polite country in the world?

    It depends on your standards — how do you feel about sidewalk spitting? But a few nations have earned high marks for ease of getting along.

  • How Medicaid Works

    How Medicaid Works

    It's the U.S.'s primary public health insurance program, but who pays for it and who qualifies for coverage? Get the scoop on the ins and outs of Medicaid's rules and benefits.

  • Do opposites really attract?

    Do opposites really attract?

    How often have you seen a couple interact like oil and water throughout an entire romantic comedy, only to realize that they're fated to be together? Princes marry scullery maids and Harvard lawyers fall for the mechanics who fix their cars. Is there any science to the story?

  • How Newspapers Work

    How Newspapers Work

    Even in the digital age, newspapers continue, although they've had to change dramatically to survive. We'll look at all aspects of putting a newspaper together as well as unusual strategies newspapers are using to bring in revenue.

  • How can you tell if you're mentally ill?

    How can you tell if you're mentally ill?

    We may think that mental illnesses are rare, or things that simply happen to other people. We may think that they'll be easy to spot. We might not be willing to consider that we could have a mental disorder ourselves.

  • 10 of History's Happiest Accidents
  • What's the most polite country in the world?
  • How Medicaid Works
  • Do opposites really attract?
  • How Newspapers Work
  • How can you tell if you're mentally ill?
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Travel space and time to explore our world’s regions and civilizations. The History section takes you across battlefields, into palaces and through the remote villages and growing cities that have created the world we see today.
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