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Candid Camera and Your Reputation

Before there was Impractical Jokers, Punk’d, and a host of other hidden-camera realty TV shows, we had Candid Camera. Candid Camera started it all in 1948. 514 more words

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Trying to be Neutral in a Very Small World

Is it OK just to sit on the fence in a world gone mad?

Confession: As an American, I don’t like getting involved with the problems of other countries. 685 more words

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Where Popularity Misses the Mark

We all have those red-letter days: milestone dates we recognize—even as they are happening—as days that define us. We don’t just remember the event; we remember the date on the calendar. 436 more words

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Freely Sharing a Life-Saving Drug

Prescription drugs are usually expensive—and some of them seem outrageously so. Much of that is understandable since some companies have invested years and countless funds in research and development. 534 more words

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Open air classrooms opened at Fendalton Primary School - This week in history 24-30 July

The first open air classroom at Fendalton Primary School was officially opened on the 26th of July 1924 by Mr E.H. Andrews, a member of the Canterbury Education Board. 400 more words


An Innovative Approach to Church Life ... from 1916

The following tidbit from history surprised me. It just seems so natural to walk into the store, make my selections while I walk up and down the aisles, and check out. 595 more words

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King Edward Barracks construction begins - This week in history 10-16 July

The Foundation stone for the King Edward Barracks was laid on the 13th of July 1905 by the Right Hon. R.J. Seddon, Premier and Defence Minister, though construction had already started. 437 more words