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The History of Podcasting - How’d We Get Here?

Podcasting has been around since 2004 and its presence on the World Wide Web is as common as blogs and video. Podcasting finds its roots in the weblog, which eventually became known as a “blog,” and in the Internet itself. Of course if it weren’t for the Internet neither blogs nor podcasts would exist. Both grew from innovative minds that recognized the potential for new types of communication.

The History of Valentine's Day – Love Is in the Air

Valentine’s Day is the number one day in much of world for all things romantic.  This can be anything from first dates to marriage proposals to weddings.  However, in spite of its boon for gift clubs of the month or monthly flower clubs, this once sacred holiday has its roots in an ancient past.

The History of Cosmetics – A Vanity Fair

Are we really a vain society? Do we really have a more-than-normal pride in our appearance? To answer that, you’d have to define normal. There’s nothing wrong with being vain, as long as we don’t get carried away with it. We just want to look good – to look our best. And people have been working hard at looking their best for centuries. And that’s why cosmetics has such a long history. We’d like to take you through the history of cosmetics here; and let’s just see how similar we are to people living in 10,000 BC.

The History of Home Gallery Stores – Century of Selling

Since 1913, Home Gallery Stores has been in the business of manufacturing the highest quality furniture and accent pieces for homes across the country. This is nearly a century of selling products with quality and exceptional customer service; very few companies can boast such a reputable and respected history. Home Gallery Stores treats their customers so well that generations have made it a tradition of shopping there for years. It's hard to not trust a company where your parents, grandparents and possibly even your great grandparents shopped!

The History of Rocking Chairs - A Timeless Classic

A rocking chair, also called a rocker is a chair with two curved bands of wood attached to the bottom of the legs. This type of chair makes contact with the floor at only two points. That gives the person sitting in the chair the ability to rock back and forth. This is usually done by shifting the weight or pushing lightly with the feet.

The History of Medifast – Professional Connections

The 1970s and 1980s was a boom time for the weight loss industry. It seemed like a new diet plan was born every day and everybody had an exercise mat for whatever the newest popular exercise regime was. Dr. William Vitale, however, had a different idea. In 1980, he founded Medifast, a diet plan that you could only obtain via a prescription from a doctor.

The History of Talk Fusion – From an Idea to Innovation

If you have ever thought about how to send a video email to further your organization or business, you are probably aware of Talk Fusion. This innovative new program has people talking because it represents a whole new method for easily putting videos into emails. And the best part? People actually watch them! But where did it all get started? A lot of people want to know everything about a product before they invest in it, so let’s take a look at where Talk Fusion got its start.

The History of Data Entry Clerks – From the Typewriter to the PC

These days, data entry is a pretty common profession. We are all surrounded by computers on a daily basis, whether we are at home, at work, or pretty much anywhere else. This was not always the case, of course. Not too long ago, the idea of spending all day at the keyboard was a novel thought.

The History Of Cabinet Making – Craftsmanship and Utility

These days, we all take for granted that no matter what house we move into, we’ll have a functional set of kitchen cabinets to put all our dishes and kitchen gadgets into. This was not always the case, however. In days of yore, people’s problems were twofold:

The History of Lift Chairs – Continued Independence

Believe it or not, the concept of the “recliner” has only been around since the early 1920s. Two cousins, Edward Knabusch and Edwin Shoemaker, first received a patent in 1931 for the soft oversized chairs we know today as recliners. Several years later, the two cousins founded the popular company we know today as “La-Z-Boy.” Ever since, recliners and overstuffed single-seater chairs have exploded in the furniture market. Today in almost every home in America, Europe and Canada, you can find recliners in almost every living room.

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