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from Coastal Living

America's Happiest Seaside Towns 2015

America's #2 Happiest Seaside Town 2015: Venice, Florida. What does it say about this town of 22,000 people on Florida’s Gulf Coast that it has a designated beach for dogs? Two things: Venice is a town with a big heart, and it has plenty of gorgeous, pearly-white beaches to spare (14 miles, in fact). Photo: James Schwabel/Alamy.

from History of Massachusetts

Sarah Good

This is not a picture of Sarah, obviously, but Sarah's story is interesting: Sarah Good (July 11, 1653 – July 19, 1692) born in Salem Village (now Danvers), Massachusetts, was one of the first three women to be accused of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials of 1692. However, Sarah Good was accused of witchcraft in February of 1692 but was not hanged for witchcraft until July of 1692.

Getty Images Bites Back in $1 Billion Copyright Dispute As reported last week US-based photographer Carol Highsmith is locked in dispute with stock-imaging giant Getty Images. The dispute began last year when Highsmiths This is America! Foundation received a threatening letter from a company calling itself License Compliance Services (LCS). Sent on behalf of Getty-affiliated Alamy it warned that Highsmiths use of her own photograph was a breach of the companys licensing terms for the…

from Condé Nast Traveler

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in America - Photos

You've heard about the spacious skies and amber waves of grain, but what about the otherworldly deserts, prismatic hot springs, fairytale forests, and stunning feats of architecture? You could spend a lifetime exploring the sites of America, all as beautiful as they are diverse. Here are 50 of our favorites.

from Budget Travel

100 Coolest Small Towns in America

Belfast, Maine (Winner 2008): Resident Bob Hansen is amazed at the influx of artists who have moved to Belfast in the last few years: "Not just people with paintbrushes—there are jewelry makers, glassblowers, and weavers." Population: 6,840. (Andre Jenny/Alamy)

Franconia Falls, Lincoln, N.H. But New Hampshire can also tick off every feature of a perfect swimming hole: hike in, water chutes and rock platforms. Franconia Falls takes us down an 80-foot chute when the water’s right, slides us down a series of broad waterfalls and tosses in a little ledge jumping after soaking in the sun like a local lizard.