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Here's Proof Selfies Have Been Popular Since 1839
Here’s Proof Selfies Have Been Popular Since 1839

Flip through a brief history of America's favorite photo trend. >>

Photo Contest Winners: How You See America
Photo Contest Winners: How You See America

We received more than 1,200 reader entries for our Made in America photo contest; here are the 26… >>

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… >>

Faces of America: A Civil War Reenactment in Dublin, VA
Faces of America: A Civil War Reenactment in Dublin, VA

Photographer Glenn Glasser meets passionate performers in Dublin, VA at the Battle of Cloyd's… >>

12 Heartwarming Memorial Day Ceremonies
12 Heartwarming Memorial Day Ceremonies

Since the end of the Civil War, Memorial Day has been a time for Americans to honor soldiers who… >>

6 Incredibly Fierce Photos of Big Game Fishing
6 Incredibly Fierce Photos of Big Game Fishing

Not your grandpa's rod and reel. >>

The Bet That Taught Me to Love America
The Bet That Taught Me to Love America

In an instant, a roomful of people I didn't know helped me learn about patriotism, gratitude, and… >>

9 of the Coolest Concept Cars That Never Existed
9 of the Coolest Concept Cars That Never Existed

These retro-futuristic vehicles, part of the High Museum of Art's exhibit "Dream Cars: Innovative… >>

The Best Cities in America for Sleep, Health, Money, More
The Best Cities in America for Sleep, Health, Money, More

See which cities topped recent polls to rank highest in personal job satisfaction, favorable cost… >>

10 Rare Trees That Are National Treasures
10 Rare Trees That Are National Treasures

Learn more about these natural, awe-inspiring beauties. >>

6 Moments When Our Flag Was Larger Than Life
6 Moments When Our Flag Was Larger Than Life

Members of the Armed Forces honor Old Glory in these inspiring pictures. >>

St. Patrick's Day in Pictures: How the World Celebrates
St. Patrick’s Day in Pictures: How the World Celebrates

Take a look at how people all over the world celebrate the patron saint of Ireland on March 17. Is… >>

13 Motivational Quotes from Olympic Coaches
13 Motivational Quotes from Olympic Coaches

Bring home the gold: Follow the winning advice curated from the country's top Olympic coaches to… >>

8 Beautifully Haunting Pictures of Route 66 Ghost Towns
8 Beautifully Haunting Pictures of Route 66 Ghost Towns

Along the 2,291 mile highway that is Route 66, you'll find territorial-era mining towns, quiet… >>

Which Country Was Basically Founded by Teenagers?
Which Country Was Basically Founded by Teenagers?

Don’t let the powdered wigs fool you. When the Declaration of Independence was signed, America's… >>

A Funny Look at America, Using LEGO Minifigs
A Funny Look at America, Using LEGO Minifigs

In his book 50 States of Lego, photographer Jeff Friesen takes a comical yet artful look at the… >>

“Things This Good Don’t Happen to Kids Like Us”

I went to meet these two young athletes for a TV story I was doing. I stayed because I could not… >>

The RD Interview: Sonia Sotomayor
The RD Interview: Sonia Sotomayor

Americans know her as a justice on our nation’s highest court, but this salsa-dancing… >>

Everyday Heroes: The Intrepid Trucker
Everyday Heroes: The Intrepid Trucker

With courage, quick thinking, and a little help from a friend, Michael Schiotis saves a stranger. >>

The Scoop: Why Lincoln Grew a Beard
The Scoop: Why Lincoln Grew a Beard

People are buzzing about Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln." Did his latest cinematic creation capture… >>