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The history, places and economy of America.

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Legal terms and concepts along with other law-related issues.

Internet and Computers

Information technology is altering all of our lives; we cover search engines, keyboards, storage, networks, online security etc.

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Beauty and Personal Care

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The repository of our answers that do not seem to fit in one of our other categories.

Science and Engineering

Scientific research and the associated breakthroughs are fueling modern life with new innovations and ways of viewing the world.

Health and Wellness

Diseases, conditions, symptoms and other health-related matters.

Cars, Boats and Airplanes

Cars, boats, planes and trains- they're everywhere! We cover all the the vehicles that we use to transport our possessions and ourselves.

Finance and Investing

Answers to your questions about personal finance and investing.

Fashion, Clothing and Accessories

Fashion, clothing and accessories from the runway to the streets.

Art and Music

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Animals and the Environment

Everything about the natural world around us

History and Government

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The World

World politics, geography and country statistics.

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Answers relating to sports, hobbies and other pastimes.

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