Recently, home canning has seen a rush in popularity, and even upscale retailers like Williams-Sonoma want a share of the idea that a pint of home-canned jam is a fun gift idea. But during both world wars, canning saw another surge, this time prompted by colorful propaganda sponsored by the United States government.
Any claim the British have to their fabled "stiff upper lip" is being destroyed by these Olympic Games. The Brits' lips are wobbling like jellies; their tears are flowing faster than the summer rain; their crowds are cheering themselves hoarse.
Homeless veterans of the Vietnam War have been a face of American poverty for decades, and now some veterans of a younger generation are dealing with the same difficult issues.
"I had my apartment up until 2011," says Joshua, a 28-year-old Navy vet, who asked not to give his last name because of the stigma of being homeless. "[I] couldn't keep up with the rent; I did a little couch surfing and then ended up on the street for a while."
It's Day 7 of competition at the London Olympics, and America has found a new contestant in its continual quest for a sweetheart: Gabby Douglas, the only gymnast who already has two gold medals before individual rounds begin. And still, it seems, some folks prefer to talk about Douglas' hair.
MTSU entering freshman Emily Slayton solved 311 precalculus problems in nine days’ time during the recent two-week MTSU FirstSTEP Summer Bridge program.
“That’s absolutely amazing,” said Dr. Tom Cheatham, former College of Basic and Applied Sciences dean, during a July 27 luncheon to recognize Slayton and 37 other STEM majors from all across Tennessee for completing the 10-day journey to bolster their mathematics knowledge.
Jaye Murray, one of four U.S. students newly honored by the Society for Human Resource Management, will be the guest on “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, and 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
Murray, who hails from Orlando, Fla., is a recipient of the 2012 Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year award from the Society for Human Resource Management.
The jobs gain was the best in five months and was much better than the revised estimated of growth for June — a gain of just 64,000 jobs. But it wasn't good enough to keep the jobless rate from rising slightly. In June, it stood at 8.2 percent.