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Video Of The Week - February Is Black History Month

By Meera Dolasia on February 8, 2016
Video Of The Week -  February Is Black History Month

Every February, Americans celebrate Black History Month. It was established in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a historian who wanted to ensure that important contributions made by African American men and women throughout history, would never be forgotten.

Let's Go Bananas! It's The Year Of The Fire Monkey!

By Meera Dolasia on February 7, 2016
Let's Go Bananas! It's The Year Of The Fire Monkey!

On Monday, February 8, millions of people across the world will celebrate the Chinese New Year. Also known as Spring Festival, it marks the beginning of the year 4714 and is the longest and most important Asian celebration. The revered tradition whose date is determined by the lunar calendar signifies the end of the dreary winter season and the beginning of spring.

Get Ready To Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday AKA Super Eating Sunday

By Meera Dolasia on February 4, 2016
Get Ready To Celebrate Super Bowl Sunday AKA Super Eating Sunday

Ask any American what he/she is doing on Sunday, February 7 and the answer is likely to be either hosting or attending a Super Bowl Party. For those that need a refresher, Super Bowl is the grand finale of the American football season. Played between the AFC (Denver Broncos) and NFC (Carolina Panthers) champions for the coveted title of the National Football League Champion, it is the most watched annual television program in the United States.

US Presidential Race Kicks Off With The Iowa Caucus

By Meera Dolasia on February 3, 2016
US Presidential Race Kicks Off With The Iowa Caucus

On Monday, February 1, the residents of Iowa became the first in the nation to vote for the candidate they believe is most suited to be the nominee for the upcoming Presidential elections. The record 186,000 Republican voters were almost evenly split in their choice. Ted Cruz won by a slight margin garnering 27.6% of the votes with Donald Trump and Marco Rubio coming in at 24.3% and 23.1%, respectively. Ben Carson was a distant fourth with 9.3% and Rick Santorum and Jim Gilmore received no votes!

Punxsutawney Phil And Staten Island Chuck Predict An Early Spring!

By Meera Dolasia on February 2, 2016
Punxsutawney Phil And Staten Island Chuck Predict An Early Spring!

It's February 2, the day when legendary groundhog Punxsutawney Phil and the relatively new Staten Island Chuck AKA Charles D. Hogg predict if Americans will have to suffer through an extended winter or enjoy an early spring. This year was no exception.

Japanese Bookstore Sells Only One Book At A Time

By Kim Bussing on January 31, 2016
Japanese Bookstore Sells Only One Book At A Time

Those accustomed to browsing through thousands of books in mega bookstores, may find Japan's Morioka Shoten a little strange. That's because this tiny bookstore that is located in Ginza, Tokyo stocks only a single book at a time.

Winter Activities That Go Beyond Skiing And Snowboarding

By Kim Bussing on January 31, 2016
Winter Activities That Go Beyond Skiing And Snowboarding

For most people normal winter sports like ice skating, skiing, or snowboarding provides enough excitement. However, for a select few adventurous souls those are not sufficient. They prefer to take advantage of the abundant snow and ice with 'sports' that range from heart-stopping to downright hilarious.

Ingenious Plant-Powered Lamps Bring Light To Remote Village In Peru

By Shariqua Ahmed on January 29, 2016
Ingenious Plant-Powered Lamps Bring Light To Remote Village In Peru

Access to electricity has always been sketchy for the 173 residents of Nuevo Saposoa, a remote village in Peru. S.America. However, things went from bad to worse in March 2015 after a flood damaged the few power cables in the area. The villagers were forced to turn to kerosene lamps, which are not only expensive but also dangerous because of the toxic fumes they emit.

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