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11 of the Most Emotional Winter Olympic Moments Ever

Relive the heartbreaking defeats and inspiring victories of some of the world's most talented… >>

eddy alvarez
What Pump-Up Songs Get Olympic Athletes Going?

Need a kick in the shorts? Team USA Winter Olympians explain how they get pumped to perform. >>

stephen holcomb
7 Motivational Quotes Olympic Champions Rely On

Before the Sochi Winter Olympics, athletes from Team USA shared their private motivational quotes… >>

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How a Mother Taught Her Daughter to Admire Real Women

For Emma Moore, Disney princesses will not do. >>

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7 Cats With Better Jobs Than You

A brief look at the myriad meowfices held by felines throughout history. >>

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This Dad’s Sandwich-Bag Art Is Unbelievably Awesome

In May 2008, graphic designer David Laferriere drew a chicken on his son's sandwich bag. This… >>

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Sorry: Dolphins Aren’t Smiling

A dolphin's "smile" is actually an illusion. So is our belief that these animals can heal. >>

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Inside the Dirty World of an Outlaw Pilot

They'll run food or medicine, guns or drugs, for the highest bidder. They'll fly in planes that are… >>

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8 Fascinating Facts about Twins

Seeing double? This year American women will give birth to more than 140,000 sets of twins. Here's… >>

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The Case of the Peeping Photographer

Can an artist take pictures of his neighbors and then sell them without permission? You be the… >>

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Falling for Math

A scholar describes how humble numbers can beautifully illuminate our world. >>

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The RD Interview: Bob Costas

If he's wearing a parka, you know it's time for another Winter Olympics. The boyish broadcaster… >>

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9 Things You Never Knew About the Secret Service

Read on for surprising facts about one of America's most private agencies. >>

On President George H.W. Bush's 65th birthday he is welcomed back to the White House by Richard Darman, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, in a gorilla costume.
8 Presidents Caught in Rare Candid Pictures

In these excerpted quotes from his book, Presidential Picture Stories, veteran photojournalist… >>

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5 Fun Facts About Pandas

Because who doesn't want to know more about the most adorable animals on the planet? >>

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A Widow’s Incredible Final Gift to Her Husband

They wouldn’t let religion, custom, or even burial come between them. >>

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7 of the Best Audio Books to Listen to Right Now

Traffic jams? Flight delays? You won't mind so much when you're listening to something terrific. >>

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6 Great Books to Read (That You Might Have Missed)

You know about the season's blockbusters, but if you want something different and exceptional… >>

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Word Nerd Quiz: When Did These Terms First Make the OED?

These eight words first appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary in 1913, 1963 or 2013. Can you… >>

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Can a Judge Force Parents to Change a Baby’s Name?

They didn’t name their son Messiah because it means God, and they didn’t think a judge could… >>