4 ways volunteering benefits … you

Volunteering helps develop leadership skills, benefits the economy, makes your government more accountable and improves your physical and mental health.
Football player hoisting trophy in air as confetti rains down (© AP Images)

Why Americans go crazy over the Super Bowl

More than 100 million people across America are expected to watch the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles compete in the Super Bowl. Why?
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Celebrating the Lunar New Year: The Year of the Dog

People across the United States and around the world will come together this month to celebrate the Lunar New Year with fireworks, parades and lanterns.
Chef dishing up a plate of food (© Scott Suchman/Smithsonian Institution)

Serving up rich flavors with a side dish of history

Jerome Grant, Washington native and executive chef of the Sweet Home Café, tells the story of African-American culture through food.
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Meet the American worker

America's legendary productivity is driven by its workers. Learn about the U.S. workforce as the country prepares to celebrate Labor Day on September 4.
Aerial view of partially submerged houses (© AP Images)

These Republicans and Democrats put their politics aside. Here’s why.

Putting partisanship aside, young Republicans and Democrats are working together to help a Louisiana community after it was devastated by a flood.

Mar-a-Lago: The winter White House

The intention of the article was to inform the public about where the President has been hosting world leaders. We regret any misperception and have removed the post.
Russian pirozhki on the wooden plate (Shutterstock/Alieva Liubov)

Russian pirozhki, served West Coast style [video]

Igor Avramenko's food truck in Los Angeles combines its owner's two passions: Russian food and American culture.
George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush standing in the Oval Office (© AP Images)

Former presidents help in times of disaster

When a disaster like Hurricane Harvey or Irma strikes, former U.S. presidents often step up to galvanize public support for those left homeless.