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Happy Kwanzaa: African Americans Celebrate Their African Heritage

Kwanzaa, a Swahili word that means “first fruits,” is a seven-day festival that honors African heritage in African American culture. Kwanzaa takes place each...

The magnificent history of the maligned and misunderstood fruitcake

By Jeffrey Miller, Colorado State University Nothing says Christmas quite like a fruitcake – or, at the very least, a fruitcake joke. A quip attributed to...
a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

SpaceX Launches Christmas Presents, Supplies to Station

SpaceX launched Christmas gifts, goodies and supplies to the International Space Station on Tuesday, December 20, and got a present in return: the company's...
A photo of a gingerbread man cookie

Cookie Swap 101: Part Celebration, Part Baking Exchange

The holiday cookie swap is an evergreen tradition, a terrific way to share sweetness and celebrate community (and lighten our holiday baking loads). The...
A visual history of the Christmas card

The Ho-Ho History of the Christmas Card

While you may love your holiday traditions, you may not have given much thought to the origins of these customs. When it comes to...