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Weird Facts About 5 Punctuation Marks You See Everywhere

Hashtags, ampersands, and pilcrows, oh my! Grammar nerds, #ReadOn >>

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6 Weird Facts About Lightning Strikes

From strange lightning strike rashes to exploding trees, these facts about lightning will, well… >>

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“Fragile” is Meaningless: Blunt Confessions of a UPS Handler

"I won't lie and say I've never stood on a package." >>

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Meet the Patron Saint of Introverts

How Susan Cain is leading a quiet revolution. >>

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13+ Things Rabbis, Priests, and Ministers Won’t Tell You

Religious leaders share embarrassing moments, secret frustrations, and what they've learned from… >>

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10 Book Gifts for the Person Who’s Got You Stumped

For this holiday season, let us recommend some new and classic titles. >>

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She Left Her Son Alone in the Car. They Put Her on the Child Abuse Registry.

Does a mom deserve 
to be punished for leaving her child to run an errand? You be the judge. >>

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Faces of America: Photos at the Twins Day Festival

Photographer Glenn Glasser visits the Twins Day Festival in Twinsburg, Ohio to get an inside look… >>

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These 7 Foods Are Banned From Space

Zero gravity and little storage space seriously limits astronauts' menu options. Here's what's off… >>

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What Would You Do With a Dollar?

It can provide a meal for the hungry, brighten a child's day, and contribute to the growth of… >>

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Gorgeous Glimpses of America’s Last Wild Places

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

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Faces of America as Photographed by Glenn Glasser

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

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Word Power Quiz: How Well Do You Know Your Shapes?

In this edition of Word Power, we test your geometry vocab. Think you can get them all? >>

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Can You Guess How Old These Natural Species Are?

Photographer Rachel Sussman combines art and science in her journey to capture some of the oldest… >>

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Inside 5 of the World’s Spookiest Places and Haunted Attractions

If you enjoy a real chill, these five spots offer a chance to get close to some of the more grisly… >>

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6 Lego Sculptures That Will Blow Your Mind

In his new book, The Art of the Brick, Nathan Sawaya shows what happens when you take kid stuff… >>

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Here’s What Women Used to Wear to Play Sports

The ladies of yore didn't let long dresses or elaborate hats slow them down. >>

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The World’s Most Unforgettable Royal Gardens

These infamous gardens are more than majestic: They also represent rich, detailed history and… >>

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How to Donate Food So It Won’t Go to Waste

Giving is good, but giving smart is better. Once homeless and hungry, writer Deb Martinson tells us… >>