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During both World Wars, many civilian women took up jobs in agriculture, replacing those men who went to war. The women who worked for the Women's Land Army (WLA) were commonly known as Land Girls. In forestry, Women's Timber Corps were known as Lumber Jills. At the height of the First World War the Land Army had a full-time membership of 23,000 members. The number exceeded 80,000 during the Second World War.

from Tastes of Health

Bad Beginning of a (Nice) Adventure - about Physical Education in Polish schools several years ago (and hopefully not now

Back in college, I thought the stepup was a stupid exercise. They were a part of my strength and conditioning program when I played football at Amherst College. Every guy on the team trained together, and we tended to use the same weight to keep things moving. And when it comes to the male ego, using a bare barbell for any exercise is just unacceptable.

from Mail Online

Hundreds of veterans protest liberal arts college after flag removal

Hundreds of veterans gathered at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, in response to the school decision to stop flying the American flag after one student burned it.