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15 Fascinating Facts You Never Learned About America
15 Fascinating Facts You Never Learned About America

Which president was a hangman, which owned a saloon, the country's deadliest job, and more… >>

Extraordinary America: 13 Unsung Heroes Who Will Restore Your Faith in Our Country
Extraordinary America: 13 Unsung Heroes Who Will Restore Your Faith in Our Country

From an Arkansas woman who feeds the town on her pension to the Ferguson, Missouri librarian who… >>

20 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Statue of Liberty (She Turns 130 This Year!)
20 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Statue of Liberty (She Turns 130 This Year!)

Boston's plan to steal her, the French mother she made famous, the seafaring suffragette protest… >>

15 Horrifying Fried Foods at State Fairs
15 Horrifying Fried Foods at State Fairs

Craving a heart attack? Check out the fare at your local State Fair. >>

Photo Contest Winners: 10 Stunning Places In Our Country That Will Make You Proud to Be an American
Photo Contest Winners: 10 Stunning Places In Our Country That Will Make You Proud to Be an American

We asked readers to share the places they hold closest to their hearts. Here, we present the… >>

7 of America's Most Stunning Trails to Hike Right Now
7 of America’s Most Stunning Trails to Hike Right Now

Be warned: These gorgeous photos of our National Scenic Trails may fill you with the irresistible… >>

75 Mind-Blowing Facts About McDonald's to Celebrate Its 75th Anniversary
75 Mind-Blowing Facts About McDonald’s to Celebrate Its 75th Anniversary

With billions of people served, McDonald's has played a fascinating role shaping international… >>

Faces of America as Photographed by Glenn Glasser
Faces of America as Photographed by Glenn Glasser

Photographer Glenn Glasser travels across the United States to meet inspiring locals. >>

7 Weird Facts About Trees You Never Knew
7 Weird Facts About Trees You Never Knew

We crave trees' shade and admire their beauty, but there's plenty of fascinating trivia about trees… >>

7 Random Things You Never Knew Had An Official Color
7 Random Things You Never Knew Had An Official Color

Read on for the signature shades of a weather pattern, a U.S. state, the cosmos, and more. >>

11 Charming Vintage Easter Photos That Will Make You Long for the Past
11 Charming Vintage Easter Photos That Will Make You Long for the Past

From early Easter Egg Rolls at the White House to churchgoers' finest hats along the Fifth Avenue… >>

Photo Quiz: Can You Recognize These Baby Photos of American Presidents?
Photo Quiz: Can You Recognize These Baby Photos of American Presidents?

Ask not what these presidential baby photos can do for you. Ask what you can do to share these baby… >>

3 Stories of Gratitude and Powerful Love
3 Stories of Gratitude and Powerful Love

A narrative project called "StoryCorps" illuminates inspiring stories of generosity and love from… >>

Stolen Moments from America's Hidden Gems: Barbershops
Stolen Moments from America’s Hidden Gems: Barbershops

In his book Barbershops of America, Photographer Rob Hammer set out to find America's last genuine… >>

8 Stunning National Geographic Photos to Remind You How Wondrous Our World Is
8 Stunning National Geographic Photos to Remind You How Wondrous Our World Is

Go on a journey around the globe—no passport needed!—via these images from a new National… >>

Why Does This Woman Have 362 Exotic, Endangered Birds Living In Her Backyard?
Why Does This Woman Have 362 Exotic, Endangered Birds Living In Her Backyard?

Sure, Michele Raffin has 35 aviaries to clean and many, many beaks to feed. But she does have help… >>

Gorgeous Glimpses of America's Last Wild Places
Gorgeous Glimpses of America’s Last Wild Places

Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Wilderness Act, preserving our country's most beautiful… >>

10 Stunning Examples of Native American Artistry
10 Stunning Examples of Native American Artistry

A major traveling exhibit showcases some of our country's most exquisite Native masterpieces… >>

8 Rare, Candid Photos of Women in the 1950s
8 Rare, Candid Photos of Women in the 1950s

Eight never-published photos taken for Look magazine let you travel back in time while considering:… >>

This July Fourth, Remember Our War Widows
This July Fourth, Remember Our War Widows

Two hundred thirty-six. That's how many years of freedom we've enjoyed since our founding fathers… >>