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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… >>

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Meet the Woman Who’s Spent 48 Years Sewing More Than 1 Million NFL Footballs

Jane Helser is an Ohio seamstress who has has a hand in every single Super Bowl football since the… >>

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Finish This Sentence: For One Day, I Would Like to Trade Places With …

If you could be anyone else for a day, who would it be? >>

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America’s Troops Speak Out: 43 Things They Wish You Knew About Shipping Out, Coming Home, and How Their Lives Change

We treasure our soldiers for what they do and stand for, yet how many of us know more than the… >>

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A Deaf Woman Wants to Be a Nurse. Can a School Deem Her Unfit for the Job?

You be the judge: Can a nursing school dismiss a hearing-impaired person because they say she's not… >>

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Don’t Be a Sissy: Garrison Keillor’s Rules to Surviving a Minnesota Winter

The humorist makes a compelling case for embracing the cold. >>

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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… >>

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Weird Animal Photos: 7 Bizarre Creatures You Won’t Believe Are Real

It's hard to believe these odd-looking critters actually evolved to look this way. Here, the new… >>

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Beyond Frosty: The Bizarrely Important History of the Snowman

Miracles, massacres, and Michelangelo; see how snowmen had a frosty hand in them all. >>

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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… >>