Helen Gurley Brown in her office at Cosmopolitan magazine in the 1960s .The legendary editor, subject of two new biographies, knew sex sells – and food brings in ad money. She cannily combined them with features like "After Bed, What? (a light snack for an encore)." Santi Visalli/Getty Images hide caption

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"Nobody can soldier without coffee," a Union soldier wrote in 1865. (Above) Union soldiers sit with their coffee in tin cups, their hard-tack, and a kettle at their feet. Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection/Flickr The Commons hide caption

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If War Is Hell, Then Coffee Has Offered U.S. Soldiers Some Salvation

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The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

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A Brief History Of Spousal Speeches At Political Conventions

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A crowd of over 4,000 people filled the Gospel Tabernacle in Fort Wayne, Ind., to hear Col. Charles Lindbergh address a rally of the America First Committee on October 3, 1941. AP hide caption

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'America First,' Invoked By Trump, Has A Complicated History

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Is This Really The Nastiest Election Season? Or Just Politics As Usual?

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'Make America First Again' Theme Echoes Pre-World War II U.S.

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Grains, beads and bangles unearthed from dig sites in Banda, Ghana, tell of a time when droughts did not bring famine. (Above) Archaeologists Amanda Logan and Osei Kofi dig into the floor of a house from the 1500s. Courtesy of Ann Stahl/Northwestern University hide caption

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The Last Time Cleveland Hosted The GOP Convention

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Cokie Roberts, Sam Donaldson On Conventions: We Witnessed History

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Lebanese chefs celebrate in Beirut after setting a new Guinness record for what was then the biggest tub of hummus in the world — weighing over 2 tons — in October 2009. The world record effort was part of Lebanon's bid to claim hummus as its own. Ramzi Haidar/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Give Chickpeas A Chance: Why Hummus Unites, And Divides, The Mideast

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In The Turmoil Expected At The Conventions, Some Hear Echoes Of 1968

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Scholars Argue Prosecutions Against Muslim Liberals Don't Follow Islamic Teachings

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How Is Turbulent Climate That Rocked '68 Democratic Convention Different From Today's?

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Yale Dishwasher Broke Window Depicting Slaves: 'No One Has To Be Exposed To That Anymore'

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Despite The Headlines, Steven Pinker Says The World Is Becoming Less Violent

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