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Her real name wasn't Pocahontas.

The dark history of Pocahontas, whose name Trump has evoked to slam Elizabeth Warren

US President Donald Trump frequently evokes Pocahontas' name in his feud with Sen. Elizabeth Warren. But the story behind the historical Pocahontas is a tragic one.
I found an old copy of the book in 2016 through my local library.

It took me over a month to hunt down an 89-year-old book Elon Musk recommended, and I’m glad I did

William Bolitho's "Twelve Against the Gods" is a 1929 best-seller dedicated to adventure and the memory of famous adventurers. Elon Musk recommended the non-fiction book in 2016; it's since been re-published.

The progression of office culture from the 50s to today

Office culture has undergone a number changes throughout history. Certain shifts were aesthetic in nature, like the rise and fall of the cubicle. Other included increased diversity in the office. Take a look back at how workplaces have transformed since the 1950s.
A typical Thanksgiving feast.

9 holidays around the world with surprisingly dark origins

Despite how they might be celebrated today, some holidays don't have the happiest history — from the narrowly avoided mass murders of Purim to the riots that jump-started Labor Day, here are nine holidays that have dark origin stories.
Trick or treating on Halloween in the US.

The most popular Halloween costumes over the past 150 years — and the fascinating history behind how costume trends have changed

Ever since the late 19th century, Americans have been dressing up to celebrate Halloween. INSIDER spoke with Lesley Bannatyne, a Halloween expert who has authored several books about folklore and popular culture, to track Halloween costume trends over the years.
William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, on their wedding day in 2011.

14 of the biggest royal weddings in history

With the royal wedding of Princess Eugenie and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank just days underway, we looked back on the most lavish royal weddings of all time. Throughout history royals have dropped millions on wedding dresses, parties and venues at castles.
Kit Kats had different packaging in 1941.

THEN AND NOW: What 12 candy bars looked like when they were first released

Most popular candy bar wrappers have undergone major makeovers over the years. From Hershey's milk chocolate bars to Snickers, here's what popular candy bars looked like when they first came out.
Yer a wizard, 'arry.

Here’s what it’s like inside the new ‘Harry Potter’ exhibit about the real-life history of magic

The "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" exhibit isn't just a collection of J.K. Rowling trivia and movie props. It situates "Harry Potter" in the tradition of global fantasy and magical literature.

25 women you don’t remember from history but should

From being the first to discover radioactive compounds to leading the suffragette movement, these women's accomplishments shouldn't be forgotten.

The real story of Stanislav Petrov, the Soviet officer who ‘saved’ the world from nuclear war

The lesson of Petrov's service bears repeating as the US and Russia find themselves sliding into a new arms race.