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6 Breathtaking Views of the Night Sky That You Rarely Get to See
6 Breathtaking Views of the Night Sky That You Rarely Get to See

Tyler Nordgren, a physics and astronomy professor at the University of Redlands, has a mission: to… >>

56 Weird and Wonderful Facts about 'The Wizard of Oz'
56 Weird and Wonderful Facts about ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Since its release in 1939, the 'Wizard of Oz' is thought to be the most viewed film ever—and… >>

These Perfect Photos of Maine's Puffins Will Give You Hope About Nature
These Perfect Photos of Maine’s Puffins Will Give You Hope About Nature

Animal lovers will cheer for this only-in-America, good-news story about how one man brought… >>

10 Things You Didn’t Know About 'The Star-Spangled Banner'
10 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

Fascinating facts about Francis Scott Key, the writing of what would become America's national… >>

Editor's Note: Do You See What I See?
Editor’s Note: Do You See What I See?

Editor-in-chief Liz Vaccariello reflects on why she is grateful to be American. >>

24 Magical, Mind-Blowing Facts About Disneyland
24 Magical, Mind-Blowing Facts About Disneyland

Celebrate Disneyland's 60th anniversary with these facts about its disastrous first day, its secret… >>

19 Things You Never Knew About Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
19 Things You Never Knew About Harper Lee and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Curious about the famously mysterious author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and the forthcoming book… >>

The White House Staff Confesses: What It's Really Like to Work for the Presidents
The White House Staff Confesses: What It’s Really Like to Work for the Presidents

From the Kennedy administration to the present day, touching White House stories from the people… >>

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… >>