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Books

The 2015 Washington Book Prize Winner Goes to "An Empire on the Edge"

Historian Nick Bunker offers a new account of the Boston Tea Party and the origins of the American Revolution.

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Cooking School

Ann Butler of Edible Education Shares Four Fun Recipes to Make With Your Kids for the Fourth of July

Step aside Mom and Dad! Kids are taking over the kitchen on July 4 with these four recipes by Chef Ann Butler, founder of Edible Education.

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Education

History Matters at The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

As president and CEO of The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, Jim Basker talks about the exciting ways they promote the study and love of the nation’s history.

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Futurists

Is Average Over?

There is an innovation revolution afoot, says futurist Michael Vidikan. He quotes an economics professor who says that machine intelligence will kill most middle-class jobs, and that “the future will belong to a minority of people who have the talent and discipline to work effectively with smart machines.”

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Hiring

The History of Human Resources

It wasn’t until after World War II that most US employers fully understood that how they treated employees made a profound difference in their productivity, explains hiring expert Barbara Mitchell. In fact, it was Peter Drucker who coined the term “human resource” in the 1950s.

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History

Winners Announced for National History Day Contest

On June 18, awards were presented for the 41st annual National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland. Here’s to shining a spotlight on students who love history!

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Joy

Esther Russell Helps Us Tap Into the Alchemy of Joy

Joy and laughter expert Esther Russell, our new columnist, relishes seeing the delight in a client’s face when they experience an “aha!” moment — “when something deep stirs inside and you start shifting the way you see yourself or your reality.”

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Leadership

Dr. Allida Black Explains Why "Tomorrow Is Today"

In her historic book, “Tomorrow Is Now,” Eleanor Roosevelt provides a look at the world that is eerily current. Dr. Allida Black offers insights.

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Networking

Celebrate the Fourth of July at George Washington's Mount Vernon

Attend “An American Celebration” at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on Saturday, July 4, 2015, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Click here to buy tickets.

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PR Rules

What Would a Website for the American Revolution Have Looked Like?

If Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin had created a website for the American Revolution, what would it have looked like? Here are some ideas!

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Quotes

Revolutionary Ideas: Wisdom from the Founding Fathers

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” — Thomas Jefferson

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Inkandescent Radio

Cate Magennis Wyatt Takes Us on a "Journey Through Hallowed Ground"

Bringing visitors to the hallowed ground where the Founding Fathers and Mothers lived is the focus of most of the Grateful American™ Series. So it is pleasure today to be with Cate Magennis Wyatt, founder and president of the Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership.

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Restaurants

A French Revolution is Happening at Richmond's Amour Wine Bistro — Come in for a Taste

Frenchman Paul Heitz knows that French cuisine — served elegantly, properly, and made with only the freshest ingredients — makes for a perfect meal. Why don’t more Americans comprendre?

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Retirement

Long-Term Care Insurance: Can You Afford Not to Buy It?

Do you have long-term care insurance? If not, you may want to reconsider, suggests Egan, Berger & Weiner partner Dave Beck. “Do you think it’s too expensive, or you really won’t need it? Statistics show that the odds are against you.”

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Speakers Bureau

Karen Hanrahan Is Making History

Karen Hanrahan has worked with Ambassador Richard Holbrooke and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and now the deputy assistant secretary of USAID’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor gives us insight into the politics of human rights.

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Inkandescent TV

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History Opens a New Wing

Don’t miss this Q&A with the Smithsonian’s John Gray about the new Innovation Wing that opens July 1.

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Truly Amazing Women™

Cokie Roberts Introduces Us to "Capital Dames"

Award-winning political commentator Cokie Roberts uses her formidable journalistic skills to give us a new look at “Capital Dames.”

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