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Beauty Marks, Beauty Spots, Moles - Beyond Magnificent

Beauty Marks, Beauty Spots, Moles - Beyond Magnificent

Pictured above: Liza, Liz [Elizabeth Taylor] and Mike Todd/1957 September/Photoprint by Toni Frissell/ Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington

VAV!/May 4, 2014

" If it be a lover's part you are to act, take a black spot or two; tw...

Celebrity Houses - Everyone Needs A Home

Celebrity Houses - Everyone Needs A Home

Pictured above: Jayne Mansfield combs her hair while bathing in the pink carpeted bat...

America's Castles, Mansions, Estates, And Palatial Homes

America's Castles, Mansions, Estates, And Palatial Homes

Pictured above:  Bannerman's Castle

VAV!/October 11, 2013

From the earliest days of our...

Camelot - The Kennedy Era

Camelot - The Kennedy Era

Pictured above: Bouvier-Kennedy wedding portrait/Frissell, Toni, 1907-1988/photographer/19...

April 18 On This Day In History

April 18 On This Day In History

Pictured above: Ruins of San Francisco, from the Site of the Mechanics' Pavilion,San Franc...

 

Food Holidays

Food Holidays

VAV!/December 14, 2014

There's always something to celebrate because there's a food holiday every day of the year. In other words..."We are standing at the precipice of gl...

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Etsy - Smooth

Etsy - Smooth

Pictured above:  Etsy's Home Office

VAV!/March 14, 2014

Etsy is intent on bringing heart to commerce and making the world more fair, more durable, and more fun! 

E...

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Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Hood Ornaments - An Art Form All Their Own

Pictured above: The Spirit of Ecstasy/Rolls Royce Ornament

VAV!/February 8, 2015

The hood ornament or "mascot,"' remains a striking vestige of the past and a distinctive st...

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TCM Classic Film Festival - A Journey

TCM Classic Film Festival  - A Journey

VAV!/March 26, 2015

The TCM Classic Film Festival i s THE place where movie buffs of all ages, from around the globe, assemble to experience classic movies as they were mean...

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Estée Lauder

Estée Lauder

Pictured above: Estée Lauder personally samples her products to make a sale. " It's that rare touch, that person-to-person contact, that leaves the deepest impression," she s...

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Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Pictured above: A portion of the tail from the TWA plane at the Grand Canyon crash site in 1956/ Courtesy of the NPS

VAV!/March 24, 2015

Some of the worst commercial airlin...

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Cinderella

Cinderella

 

Pictured above:  Cinderella/Walt Disney/Contributed by Reviewer,   Audrey of Star in her eyes

"Disney's latest live action adaptation of a cherished classic...

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Roasted Garlic and Brie Stuffed Boule

Roasted Garlic and Brie Stuffed Boule

VAV!/January 30, 2015/Contributed by the Food Ladies  ... where the food is good enough to eat. Period.

Super Bowl Sunday is the second-largest food consumption day of t...

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Edna Woolman Chase

Edna Woolman Chase

VAV!/March 14, 2012

" Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess." ~ Edna Woolman Chase

On March 14, 1877, Edna Woolman Chase was born. She was the American editor of Vogue...

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Breck Shampoo And The Breck Girls

Breck Shampoo And The Breck Girls

Pictured above: Olga Armstrong,  Breck Girl

VAV!/February 8, 2015

  "WHICH BRECK SHAMPOO IS BEST FOR YOU?"

One of the first liquid shampoos in the United States was...

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Highlights for Children Is Devoted To "Fun with a Purpose™!

Highlights for Children Is Devoted To

Pictured above:  Highlights for Children/June 1946 Issue

VAV!/February 2, 2015

I t's true! Highlights for Children has been helping children become their best selves for ...

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Teaching Your Dog Basic Commands

Teaching Your Dog Basic Commands

VAV!/September 18, 2014

The responsibility of dog ownership includes proper training and socialization of your pet.   Mastering basic obedience commands is vital. &nbs...

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The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

The Art Of Being A 1950s Housewife

VAV!/December 7, 2014

Let's take a nostalgic trip back to the 1950s and investigate what life was like for suburban women, or more specifically, probing the art of being a h...

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FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

FIRST PREPARATIONS BEFORE A WEDDING

Pictured above: "The radiance of a truly happy bride is so beautifying that even a plain girl is made pretty, and a pretty one, divine." / ETIQUETTE IN SOCIETY, IN BUS...

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Merriam-Webster

Merriam-Webster

Pictured above:  Noah Webster

VAV!/May 14, 2014

For more than 150 years, in print and now online, Merriam-Webster has been America's leading and most-trusted provider ...

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Merriam-Webster

Pictured above:  Noah Webster VAV!/May 14, 2014 For more than 150 years, in print and now online, Merriam-Webster has been America's leading and most-trusted provider of language information. Merriam Websters beginnings: In 1806 Noah Webster published the first truly American Dictionary. 'A Compendous Dictionary of the English Language.' During 1828, at age 70, Webster published his magnum opus. This 2 volume dictionary 'An American Dictionary of the English Language' had 70,000 entries. and it sold 2,500 copies. In 1831 during the same time Webster was at work on the dictionary two young entrepreneurs, George and Charles Merriam, opened an ambitious printing and book selling company in Springfield, Massachusetts. They named their company G. & C. Merriam Co.

 

Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant

Pictured above: McLean House, Appomattox Court House, Virginia/Timothy H. O'Sullivan, photographer, April 1865/LOC.  VAV!/April 9, 2015 "It would be useless and therefore cruel to provoke the further effusion of blood, and I have arranged to meet with General Grant with a view to surrender." - Robert E. Lee on the morning of April 9, 1865 General Robert E. Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) of the Confederate Army and Major General Ulysses S. Grant (April 27, 1822 – July 23, 1885), officer of the Federal Army, met just after one o'clock on April 9, 1865, at the home of Wilmer McLean in the village of Appomattox Court House, Virginia.  There, a chapter in history was written as Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant, general-in-chief of all United States forces,  thus hastening the conclusion of the bloody Civil War.

 

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Pictured above: A portion of the tail from the TWA plane at the Grand Canyon crash site in 1956/ Courtesy of the NPS VAV!/March 24, 2015 Some of the worst commercial airline crashes in America involved terrorist activity. Of those crashes involved, four occurred on September 11, 2001 in rapid fire succession... a crash into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a rural Pennsylvania field, near the town of Shanksville; the 1988 downing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland.  There are many other crashes that involved problems associated with mid air collisions, mechanical/faulty issues, weather, pilot error, improper storage practices and a variety of other reasons that are blamed for loss of life. Listed are America's commercial airline crashes where at least 100 people met their deaths in each incident. June 30, 1956 – The  mid-air collision between United Airlines Flight 718, a DC-7 and TWA Flight 2, a Lockheed Constellation, over the Grand Canyon, killed all 128 aboard both aircraft; operating under Visual Flight Rules, the planes fail to see each other and collided; the Federal Aviation Administration was created in the aftermath.

 

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Pictured above: A portion of the tail from the TWA plane at the Grand Canyon crash site in 1956/ Courtesy of the NPS VAV!/March 24, 2015 Some of the worst commercial airline crashes in America involved terrorist activity. Of those crashes involved, four occurred on September 11, 2001 in rapid fire succession... a crash into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a rural Pennsylvania field, near the town of Shanksville; the 1988 downing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland.  There are many other crashes that involved problems associated with mid air collisions, mechanical/faulty issues, weather, pilot error, improper storage practices and a variety of other reasons that are blamed for loss of life. Listed are America's commercial airline crashes where at least 100 people met their deaths in each incident. June 30, 1956 – The  mid-air collision between United Airlines Flight 718, a DC-7 and TWA Flight 2, a Lockheed Constellation, over the Grand Canyon, killed all 128 aboard both aircraft; operating under Visual Flight Rules, the planes fail to see each other and collided; the Federal Aviation Administration was created in the aftermath.

 

Deadliest Commercial Airline Crashes In America's History

Pictured above: A portion of the tail from the TWA plane at the Grand Canyon crash site in 1956/ Courtesy of the NPS VAV!/March 24, 2015 Some of the worst commercial airline crashes in America involved terrorist activity. Of those crashes involved, four occurred on September 11, 2001 in rapid fire succession... a crash into New York's World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a rural Pennsylvania field, near the town of Shanksville; the 1988 downing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland.  There are many other crashes that involved problems associated with mid air collisions, mechanical/faulty issues, weather, pilot error, improper storage practices and a variety of other reasons that are blamed for loss of life. Listed are America's commercial airline crashes where at least 100 people met their deaths in each incident. June 30, 1956 – The  mid-air collision between United Airlines Flight 718, a DC-7 and TWA Flight 2, a Lockheed Constellation, over the Grand Canyon, killed all 128 aboard both aircraft; operating under Visual Flight Rules, the planes fail to see each other and collided; the Federal Aviation Administration was created in the aftermath.

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