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While going on vacation and travelling is very fun and exciting, there can also be some stressful moments as well. With so many kinds of restaurants in the United States, trying to figure out how to order food in different places can be very confusing (even to Americans!).
Are you having a creative itch lately? Looking for materials or software to design a logo, t-shirt for a new business, or simply explore top-notch technology? Then look no farther than the Makerspace at the America House, where you can find a variety of equipment, software, and materials to use for your latest project.
Muffins are great breakfast food or snack with many different possible flavors. Great for breakfasts or midday snacks, Making these muffins with fruit also provides some extra nutrients to help you meet vitamin and mineral needs.
One of the most iconic Americans that comes to everyone’s mind is Walt Disney, an innovator in animation and theme park design. Alongside his brother Roy, he co-founded Walt Disney Productions, as we know it today! He later went on to found the Disneyland and Disney World theme parks.
Watching thriller and horror movies is a very popular activity to do in October in the United States. The closer it gets to October 31st, the more people crave to watch scary movies and Halloween themed films. From harmless Halloween movies for children and the entire family, to frightful thrillers not for the faint of heart, here is a list of classic Halloween flicks.
Here are five inspiring campaigns from different countries that raise awareness on domestic violence and the tips each campaign offers to those suffering from domestic violence or friends and family who know someone who is going through this.
Halloween is a fun and almost liberating holiday. Since October 31st is drawing near, we have here a brief history and explanation of how Americans celebrate this spooky evening.
Most Americans prefer their snacks with a dip, and may even refuse to eat certain foods without the extra flavor. This post covers a wide variety of dips with different flavors for simple snacks or for more formal events.
Between September and November, there are many fun activities for families, couples, and friends to do together that only happen this time of year! Here are some of the activities and foods that can be seen at these events, in stores, and even in homes!
Throughout history, many of the most influential books in history have been criticized or banned for presenting unpopular opinions, inappropriate material, or revolutionary ideas. Here are 7 books that have been banned in the past 50 years.
While many people just know Hershey for their famous chocolate bars, there is a unique history behind the company and the town. The influence of Milton Hershey can be seen everywhere in his town- it is amazing how much he accomplished!
In most American schools, students can choose to learn a musical instrument and participate in a band, orchestra or chorus. While joining a musical group is not mandatory, they are still very popular; even very small, private schools will have a few! The ensembles allow students to make friends and be involved in a school activity. While the amount of groups that a school has depends on its size and interest from the students, here are some of the most common across the United States.
Steve McCurry is one of America’s finest photographers and photojournalists today, known for his colorful and introspective portraits of individuals from areas of conflict, especially his image, “Afghan Girl”. He focuses on photographing people from different parts of the world and different civil and political conflicts, whether in Afghanistan, Tibet, Lebanon, or former Yugoslavia, and shows the consequences of war and violence on humans.
You wake up in the morning and look in the mirror only to find love handles* where those abs should be. You’re making breakfast, and find yourself spending five minutes opening that jar of jam. You’re walking to work, and notice that by the time you’re done your shirt is drenched in sweat. If any of this sounds like you, it’s time to focus on your fitness and head to the gym! Here are tips and exercises to help get you started.
The Hershey Company is one of the most well-known companies in the United States, and its products are enjoyed all over the world. Its candies cover a large range of flavors and include the famous Hershey’s KISSES, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Jolly Ranchers, Kit Kats, York Peppermint Patties, and Twizzlers. But how did this almost $19 billion company begin, and how does it influence the town of Hershey?
American pop music is not only heard on radios in the United States, but throughout the whole world. However, it can be difficult to know where to begin to find new artists, and even more difficult to decipher the lyrics if you want to sing along! So, this post has three song recommendations with explanations for some of the lyrics that can be confusing.
Prom is the most anticipated event of an American teenager’s life. It is a rite of passage for many. For others it is a chance to present your best self before you head off to college and into the real world. It is a night full of festivities, from dressing up to dancing, where juniors and seniors in high school enjoy the company of one another and just have fun!
Kerry J. Marshall is an African American contemporary artist who creates colorful, vibrant works of art that draw his audience’s attention towards the richness of black culture. Marshall uses his art to challenge stereotypes and prejudices against black people.
Buying second hand items in the United States is very common for anyone looking to stretch their budget. Thrifting is a great way to buy trendy, unique clothes at a cheap price. As well as benefit both your wallet and the environment.
In this article America House volunteer, Philip Kopatz, shares his experience in RAGBRAI (The Registers Annual Great Bicycle Race Across Iowa). Check out how did he enter into the world of cycling that was kind of a fluke accident.
Music culture in the United States is very strong. One of the most listened to genres of music in the US is Rock and Roll (usually just called “Rock”). Here is a history of the creation and growth of Rock music in the United States, and how it has effected American culture, society, and other musical genres.
One of the most beautiful and challenging hiking spots in the United States is at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico. The ranch is in the southwest corner of the United States and covers over 140,000 acres of rugged mountains and deserts! If you want to hike here, you have to be prepared to be challenged physically, emotionally, and mentally.
The United States is a very young country; not even 250 years old. Though the nation hasn’t been independent as long as other countries, Americans already have many customs and traditions for celebrating the USA’s birthday. Independence Day, held on the fourth of July, has a rich history and is celebrated by almost every American, but how each American celebrates can be different.
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The exhibition in America House displays major corruption schemes, as well as methods and approaches being used today around the world to fight corruption. It explains not only how corruption works, but also what is being done nationally and internationally to combat it.