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Is Irish an Ethnicity?

With the popularity of 23andMe, there is a renewed interest in our individual ancestry and heritage. Also, government census bureaus are interested in gathering information about the various ethnic groups lying within their jurisdiction. For example, does Irish qualify as an ethnicity? Yes, Irish is an ethnicity, with the Irish people sharing common history, traditions, …

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Urban vs. Suburban: Understanding These Settlement Types

Since most Americans describe their living area as suburban, you would think we’d have a firmer definition of what distinguishes an urban environment from a suburban one. The United States government has clear definitions of what constitutes a rural area and an urban one, but what about the suburbs?  An urban area is the area …

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