Tag Archives: America

Pursuit of Happiness: Brazilian Painter Fer Caggiano

New York, N.Y. Fer Caggiano was nominated as a Soho International Artist of the year in 2003. Although she was a student at the Art Students League at that time, she was invited to present her work at the prestigious Agora Gallery in New York City. Her artistic talent and creative paintings were already on […]

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Latino Voters Potentially ‘Game Changer’ in Presidential Elections

Washington, D.C. The Latino population has grown into the largest minority group in the United States, a transformation that makes this voting bloc increasingly influential in this November’s presidential election. Latinos comprise more than 17 percent of the total U.S. population, according to the Pew Research Center, and U.S. Census figures project that number to […]

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Americans Are Givers – But Some States Are Downright Stingy

Washington, D.C. In general, Americans are generous people. So much so that 95 percent of U.S. households donate to charity, contributing an average of $2,974 each year. The United States comes in second (behind Myanmar) in the World Giving Index, with Americans giving more than $358 billion in 2014. Seventy-two percent of that amount came from […]

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English Found to Have Better Teeth Than Americans

Washington, D.C. Americans have long teased British people for having bad teeth, but a new study shows Americans actually have more dental problems. Teeth by David Shankbone. Courtesy of Wikipedia. Look no further than fictional British spy, Austin Powers’ jaundiced, toothy smile to get the picture. “Contrary to popular belief, our study showed that the oral […]

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No, Donald Trump. We’re not Barring Muslims from Entering Country

Dec 8, 2015 by Hillary Clinton Washington, D.C. Donald Trump has made a name for himself in this election by trafficking in prejudice and paranoia. Now he says he wants to stop all Muslims from entering the United States. It’s a shameful idea. It’s also dangerous. At a time when America should be doing everything we […]

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Global Outcry Grows Over Trump’s Proposal to Ban Muslims

London, U.K. An international backlash grew Wednesday against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the United States, with nearly 250,000 Britons signing an online petition that calls for the real estate mogul to be banned from entering their country. Donald Trump speaking at the 2013 Conservative Political Action […]

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Thanksgiving Ritual: Little Things that Really Mattered to Me

By Susan Ford Collins. New York, N.Y.  In our family, Thanksgiving is about much more than just food. Oh yes, every year I make homemade cranberry sauce, a huge turkey filled with rice-stuffing and roasted with onions, mushrooms and carrots till golden brown, along with neatly trimmed broccoli “trees” for the kids, and a mouth-watering […]

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Is the United States of America Actually Eleven Countries?

Washington, D.C. Are the sometimes stark societal divisions in America rooted in the reality that, although the United States is one country, it is actually compromised of eleven nations with distinctly different cultures with their own values and viewpoints? Graphic: Colin Woodward and Tufts/Brian Stauffer. That’s the argument made by journalist Colin Woodard in his […]

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