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Daylight Saving Time 2014 ends on Sunday, November 2 at 2 A.M.   How did this practice of DST begin? Read more . . .

It’s true—the discovery of America by Leif Eriksson and his Vikings over 1,000 years ago didn't really change history.

Leif's explorations never led to permanent settlement. Only a few pieces of physical evidence have been found to corroborate...

In our Dublin, New Hampshire, office hangs a reproduction of a painting by Norman Rockwell depicting Abraham Lincoln standing in front of a jury holding the 1857 edition of an almanac in his hand. Was it The Old Farmer's Almanac?

See chart below for the equinox and solstice dates and times for 2014 and 2015.

The wearing of birthstones is thought to bring good luck and good health. Astrologers long ago attributed supernatural powers to certain gemstones.

The birthstones we associate with certain months now are not necessarily the same ones as in ancient times. Once, color was...

Our lives are ruled by cycles—night and day, the seasons, a biological rhythm within our own bodies, and many other rhythms.

No more logic supports seven days than, say eight or five, yet the seven-day week has resisted any and all attempt at change.

Unlike the year and the month, which correspond to the movements of the earth around the sun and the moon around the earth, the week has no...

Ever wonder why June is the month of weddings, how Groundhog Day got started, or why we hold elections in the fall? The timing of present-day rituals and holidays may be based on the calendars of the ancient Celts and other cultures. These ...

Across time, people have marked the changes of seasons—sometimes in dramatic ways! Read about these ancient seasonal markers:

For centuries, people have watched the sky for the changes of season and then celebrated with colorful festivals and rituals.


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