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American Trivia: Great State Nicknames
American Trivia: Great State Nicknames

Think you can tell the Beehive State from the Volunteer State? Quiz yourself and see. >>

Seeing Gold: A Blind Soldier Swims to Win
Seeing Gold: A Blind Soldier Swims to Win

This summer, America has an extraordinary opportunity to cheer on one of our country’s wounded… >>

Red, White, and Blue! July 4th Desserts
Red, White, and Blue! July 4th Desserts

Show off your patriotic spirit with these fun, festive, and very colorful July 4th desserts. >>

Video: Conan Teaches First Graders the Blues
Video: Conan Teaches First Graders the Blues

What's not to love? In this great 8-minute clip, funnyman Conan O'Brien teaches first graders… >>

American Quiz: Highest, Lowest, Oldest, and Largest
American Quiz: Highest, Lowest, Oldest, and Largest

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of trivia: Test yourself as we spotlight nine notable locations… >>

Unforgettable Car Stories: Staff Picks
Unforgettable Car Stories: Staff Picks

Our editors reflect on the rides that meant the most to them, from their first set of wheels in… >>

The Gratitude Club
The Gratitude Club

For 50 years, Woody Davis was the ultimate good neighbor. Now he's getting the send-off of a… >>

Devoted Dads: We Salute You!
Devoted Dads: We Salute You!

Here's to all the great dads out there. Frank McKinney in Delray Beach, Florida, walked his… >>

Celebrities Who Inspire Us: Josh Duhamel
Celebrities Who Inspire Us: Josh Duhamel

A Hollywood-but-hometown hero: Josh Duhamel recently told us about his love of his adopted dogs… >>

Are These America's Most Interesting Towns?
Are These America’s Most Interesting Towns?

Breathtaking scenic views, powerful local legends, and more: As we search for America's Most… >>

13 Olympic Moments that Changed History
13 Olympic Moments that Changed History

The Olympics have a rich history of inspiring achievements as well as controversial moments, but we… >>

A Vivid Reminder: One Vietnam Vet's Quest
A Vivid Reminder: One Vietnam Vet’s Quest

This vivid Washington Post profile of Jan Scruggs, the driving force behind the Vietnam Veterans… >>

Video: Million Motorcycle Memorial
Video: Million Motorcycle Memorial

This Memorial Day weekend, it's not just about an extra day off from work—these 6 small towns… >>

How 6 Small Towns Honor Veterans
How 6 Small Towns Honor Veterans

Inspiring: Throughout the year, these small towns honor all United States veterans in unique ways… >>

What Happens When Soldiers Become Civilians Again?
What Happens When Soldiers Become Civilians Again?

Three men fought together on the front lines in Iraq, but faced new perils and different fates when… >>

Travel Digest: America's Best Kept Travel Secrets
Travel Digest: America’s Best Kept Travel Secrets

Popular travel destinations and tourist attractions are fine, but leave time on your travels to… >>

Tweeter's Digest: The Best Graduation Quotes from Commencement Speeches of 2012
Tweeter’s Digest: The Best Graduation Quotes from Commencement Speeches of 2012

Skip the fancy four-year degree as we curate the most inspirational graduation quotes (in 140… >>

Red Dad, Blue Son
Red Dad, Blue Son

My dad is conservative. I’m not. For our relationship to survive, we had to stop talking politics. >>

The Cost of Drilling: Oil in Alaska
The Cost of Drilling: Oil in Alaska

To drill or not to drill? As debate over energy rages, one inspired leader fights for balance. >>

Hometown Heroes: The Dirty Dozen
Hometown Heroes: The Dirty Dozen

How a group of former sorority sisters found peace, purpose, and carpentry skills in New Orleans. >>