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Despite the pain, millions of Chinese women stood firm in their devotion to the tradition

Despite the pain, millions of Chinese women stood firm in their devotion to the tradition

"The Verse of Us" brings forward bottom workers with poets

"The Verse of Us" brings forward bottom workers with poets

Ask Smithsonian: did Ellis island officials really change the name of immigrants?     On the 125th anniversary of the famous portal to the U.S., history shows inspectors were not the ones changing people's names

Did Ellis Island Officials Really Change the Names of Immigrants?

Ask Smithsonian: did Ellis island officials really change the name of immigrants? On the 125th anniversary of the famous portal to the U.S., history shows inspectors were not the ones changing people's names

A Man Booker Finalist: A China Where Music Was Life and Death - NYTimes.com

A Man Booker Finalist: A China Where Music Was Life and Death

A Man Booker Finalist: A China Where Music Was Life and Death - NYTimes.com

Why we call it "the living room": In years passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".

Why we call it "the living room": In years passed, it was the habit to hold a deceased person's viewing and wake at home in the front parlor. During that time it was referred to as "the death room". The Ladies Home Journal in 1910 declared the "Death Room" as no more and henceforth the parlor would be known as the "Living Room".

Hitler was a fan of America's racial hierarchies.

How U.S. Law Inspired the Nazis

Hitler was a fan of America's racial hierarchies.

Chinese women with the smallest feet were given the greatest chance of living a life of luxury and wealth but the process and results were agonising and dangerous.

The last of the women with bound feet: 102-year-old whose toes were be

Chinese women with the smallest feet were given the greatest chance of living a life of luxury and wealth but the process and results were agonising and dangerous.

"Girl with bound feet 1870-1890. The feet would then regularly be unbound, washed and kneaded, with additional pain often caused by beating the sole of the foot to keep the bones broken. The feet were then rebound – ever more tightly each time. Whenever the binding session was over, the girl was immediately forced to walk on her feet to crush them further. None of this was carried out with any anesthetic."

"Girl with bound feet 1870-1890. The feet would then regularly be unbound, washed and kneaded, with additional pain often caused by beating the sole of the foot to keep the bones broken. The feet were then rebound – ever more tightly each time. Whenever the binding session was over, the girl was immediately forced to walk on her feet to crush them further. None of this was carried out with any anesthetic."

Exposing bare, bound feet was unheard of in Chinese society

Exposing bare, bound feet was unheard of in Chinese society

King Tut's still-born baby girl found in his tomb. DNA tests also found she had Marfan Syndrome. One other baby was found w/the king that was much smaller then this one. These two tiny babies are the only examples of mummified fetuses in ancient Egypt

King Tut's still-born baby girl found in his tomb. DNA tests also found she had Marfan Syndrome. One other baby was found w/the king that was much smaller then this one. These two tiny babies are the only examples of mummified fetuses in ancient Egypt

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