Declaration of Independence

Sacred. This was the adjective that Thomas Jefferson wrote in his original draft of the Declaration of Independence.

Where is god?

Living faith: Where is God? May 2013 issue

Always present Speaking from my own experience, when we are in trouble or have trouble, God is always there. Evil is in this world due to the fall of man what makes it bearable is knowing God is here too and that he suffered and died on a cross for no crime. If he suffered, who are we not to suffer?

Housing market illustration

It has been a good year for the housing market. Since spring 2012, home prices have continued on a steady upward trajectory, and based on the latest numbers, they re holding course. According to a new report from online real estate marketplace Zillow (, home value appreciations have posted their sixth consecutive month of gains, exceeding 5% in April 2013.

Elihu Washburne: The Diary and Letters of America’s Minister to France During the Siege and Commune of Paris

Michael Hill spends a typical workday at a desk poring over papers, typing at his computer, meeting with clients. Though his routine sounds like your run-of-the-mill office job, it’s far from it.

Let there be light

Thomas Edison once remarked that he had never perfected an invention that didn t serve the public. I find out what the world needs, he said, then I proceed to invent. During the last quarter of the 19th century, the Wizard of Menlo Park and dozens of other inventors had their eyes trained on a new source of light one that would require no fuss or maintenance.

1913 Armory Art Show

A century ago, the United States was a nation full of promise, but it was not the world leader it is today. Woodrow Wilson was president, people were marching in the streets in support of the women s suffrage movement, and New York City became home of the world s tallest building when the Woolworth Building opened in April of 1913.

At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past

We don’t give it a second thought. As night falls, our headlights brighten our paths of travel, neighborhood streetlights make quiet evening strolls safer, and lamps perched on bedside tables illuminate the pages of our favorite books.

Dog dish of pet medication

Many Americans grapple with the high cost of prescription medications. When a family member needs an expensive medication, most people do whatever they can to make sure their loved one gets that drug. But what if that family member is a pet?

DNA double helix

The most avid genealogists can trace their ancestral histories back several hundred years, but beyond that point the trail often runs cold, at least for researchers working with paper.