US state mottos

The Motto of Every US State, Mapped

In God We Trust: so goes the motto for the United States of America, and also the state of Florida. But within that mission statement for the US as a whole, each state has its own unifying pledge to live up to as we work together for the common good. […]

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14 Classic Pasta Sauces and How to Make Them

In Italy, pasta sauce is a serious business. Regional specialties and recipes are passed from generation to generation. Embedded in each is the story of the families who’ve developed it – but ultimately, it is the taste and quality that counts! Whether it’s a made-in-a-flash oil-based sauce or a long-simmering […]

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evolution of everyday objects

The Evolution of 8 Objects Americans Use Every Day

Object design is headline news, these days. Every time Apple reveals the next model of its iPhone, the internet lights up with the opinions of ardent fans and the inevitable naysayers. But behind the nitty-gritty of the latest upgrade is the story of decades of evolution. Today’s devices look nothing […]

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The Ultimate Breakfast Burrito Cheat Sheet

Breakfast burritos have been around since 1975 when they were invented in a Santa Fe cafe, and over the years they’ve been adopted by everyone from McDonalds to Dunkin Donuts to Taco Bell. However, they’ve taken on a new life in recent years, courtesy of websites like Reddit, where they […]

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going off the grid

How to Be Invisible Online (Without Going off the Grid)

With more than 3.2 billion people using the Internet, it’s almost inevitable that most of us are creating vast digital footprints. And this accumulation of online data will only be amplified further in the coming years, as the ‘Internet of Things’ becomes more mainstream. With 200 billion online devices expected […]

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How to Save More on Your Cell Phone Bill

Less than a decade ago, only 35% of Americans owned smartphones.1 Now that number is up to 77%, with a vast majority of Americans owning a cellphone of some kind (95%).1 Cell phone ownership is normalized to the point that it is a necessity, just like home utilities and groceries. […]

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