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Why Countries Use Economic Sanctions to Prevent Conflict
Economic sanctions are one way of pressuring another nation to comply without resorting to war. But the penalties often target the population and not the government. So do they work?The 'SnotBot' Drone Is Making Scientific Research Easier on Whales
A drone with some petri dishes attached is making research much less stressful for whales and scientists alike.What Are the Different Types of Life Insurance?
You might be confused by the difference between term and whole insurance, as well as all the other life insurance products out there. Or whether you even need life insurance in the first place.Fight for Equal Rights Amendment Enters a New Era
The ERA just got a big boost from the state of Virginia. Is now finally the time that the ERA will become the 28th Amendment?The Story of Eric Rudolph, the Real 1996 Olympic Park Bomber
Eric Robert Rudolph evaded the FBI and police from 1996 until 2003, after a series of bombings in Atlanta and Birmingham, Alabama. But what drove him to kill?The Smiley Quokka Is an Australian Super Survivor
The smallest of the wallaby species is known to pose for selfies with tourists and be cuter than cute. But the feisty quokka has had to fight for its very survival.Gelatinous, Squishy Mochi Is Having a Moment
Mochi is a super-chewy traditional Japanese delicacy, made from mochigome, a short-grain glutinous rice.How to Get the Best Deal on Your Mortgage Refinance
Mortgage refinance rates can vary from lender to lender. So, how do you know that you've got the best rate you can?A Portrait of Jimmy Carter, America's Oldest Living President Ever
Jimmy Carter isn't considered one of America's greatest presidents. But the legacy he's built in the 40-plus years after leaving the White House is one that will be hard for other presidents to top.Why Libertarians Have a Love-hate Relationship With the 10th Amendment
The 10th Amendment says any power not delegated to the U.S. by the Constitution is reserved to the states. But the Constitution is never that simple ... and that's why Libertarians are so at odds with it.8 Surprising Things Your Homeowners Insurance Doesn't Cover
If you own a home, you most likely have homeowners insurance, but how sure are you about what is and isn't covered under your policy?5 Questions to Ask Before You Refinance Your Mortgage
"How low will my new interest rate be?" is not the only question to ask before you refinance your mortgage. Here are five others you should think about.How Morse Code Works and Still Lives On in the Digital Age
The heyday for Morse code is primarily over, but this communication method using dots and dashes still has its place in our digital world.Is Dry January a Recipe for February Binge?
During 'Dry January,' you give up alcohol for the month in order to detox and start the new year off right. But does it typically lead to binge drinking in February?What You Need to File a Homeowners Insurance Claim
So you have homeowners insurance, but do you know exactly what you will need in order to file a claim when the time comes?7 Facts About Crafty Athena, Favorite Daughter of Zeus
Regarded as the goddess of wisdom and war, the patron of Athens is also considered the goddess of all things crafty and was the favorite of the Greek god Zeus.When Should You Refinance Your Mortgage?
Refinancing your mortgage may be a great way to lower your monthly bills, but you need to keep these points in mind.The Pili Nut Is a Nutritional Powerhouse Worth Cracking
These nuts could be some of the healthiest we've ever come across. So why can't the pili nut crack the health food market?How the Declaration of Independence Birthed the American Nation
Most Americans can at least recite the phrase about "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." But what else is inside this document? And what was left out?How to Save Money on Homeowners Insurance
The annual cost of homeowners insurance can vary by hundreds of dollars and depend on many different factors. How can you save money on this necessary expense?