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January 21, 2018
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How to Enjoy Valentine’s Day without a Valentine

If you dreaded New Year’s because you knew that red hearts, stuffed animals, and candy would start springing up all over the place the next day, you’re not alone. For singles, Valentine’s Day can be a tough time because it … Continue reading

October 13, 2017
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Run-up to revolution: Early American history seen through the stage in Odai Johnson’s book ‘London in a Box’

The true cultural tipping point in the run-up to the American Revolution, writes University of Washington drama professor Odai Johnson in his new book, might not have been the Boston Tea Party, the British naval blockade or even the First … Continue reading

September 10, 2017
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What the bond between homeless people and their pets demonstrates about compassion

A video camera captures an interview with a man named Spirit, who relaxes in an outdoor plaza on a sunny afternoon. Of his nearby service dogs, Kyya and Miniaga, he says, “They mean everything to me, and I mean everything … Continue reading

September 7, 2017
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Von wegen Burg­fräulein

Politisch aktiv, geschäftstüchtig, vermittelnd: Fürstinnen haben mittelalterliche Politik häufig entscheidend mitgeprägt und sind heute dennoch weitgehend vergessen. Die Historikerin Julia Hörmann-Thurn und Taxis untersucht die Handlungsspielräume von Fürstinnen im 13. und 14. Jahrhundert und holt sie so vor den Vorhang.

August 22, 2017
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Petersen, Gerhartz, Lenz

Der sechste Band des Deutschen Familiennamenatlas befasst sich mit Familiennamen aus Rufnamen Der sechste Band des Deutschen Familiennamenatlas (DFA) ist erschienen. 49 Kartenkomplexe dokumentieren Familiennamen, deren erste Namenträger nach dem Rufnamen ihres Vaters oder einer anderen Bezugsperson benannt wurden. „Der … Continue reading