Seasonal Driving

Lovers Spend Record Amount on Valentines

You can’t put a price on love. Just don’t tell that to the National Retail Federation.

The NRF tallied the average expenses and common items purchased on and around Valentine’s Day. See what they discovered.

History Abounds at George Washington's Mt. Vernon Plantation

Presidential homes often serve as a snapshot to bygone times and a vivid connection with our historical roots.

Mt. Vernon offers fun insights into the life of George Washington and sobering realities faced by the young democracy.

Stargazing: National Park Light Shows

Holiday light displays aren't always found wrapped around buildings or draped on trees.

In fact, a night sky packed with sparkling stars is no further than your nearest state or national park.

USO: 75 Years of Help to America’s Veterans

It started as a way to give soldiers some structured down time and a laugh or two.

Seventy-five years later the United Service Organization is vital to providing veterans and active military with essential services. Comedian Bob Hope made the USO famous by performing for troops, but entertainment accounts for only a part of the organization’s mission.

Drivers Get a Brake Out of Innovative Driving Technology

Decisions made in fractions of a millisecond are the difference between a close call and a collision. There’s not enough room for human error to fit through that small a window.

That’s why  technology that applies the brakes faster than the driver is effectively becoming an industry standard.

PGA Stays On A Roll One Century Later

A 100 score may be a dismal round of golf, but it's a number worth celebrating for Professional Golfers Association.

PGA turned 100 this year and has grown into an international organization with more than 28,000 instructors and professionals.

America's Dams: Adventure for All Ages

There’s just something about a wall of cement holding back billions of gallons of water that inspires awe. It’s a fascinating blend of brute force, gumption and technology.

We’ve come a long way since the first block dam was built in Jordan 3,000 years ago. Take a tour of America’s most famous dams.

Radio Language Ushered in Clear Talk

Romeo Echo Alpha Delta--Mike Echo. Do you copy?

Learn how the world’s most popular phonetic language got it’s start.

75th Anniversary of Mt. Rushmore

Ink fades, paper disintegrates and digital files vanish with a click. But stone lasts for centuries.

Mount Rushmore turns 75 this year, making 2016 an ideal time to visit what very well could be America’s most enduring monument.

Test Your Trivial Knowledge on All Things Harry Potter

Muggles around the world are no doubt wishing fantasy author J.K. Rowling a happy 50th birthday in July.

Rowling’s ultra-popular “Harry Potter” series has sold more than 400 million books worldwide and has spawned a plethora of merchandising from clothing to video games to toys.