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What Is Bitcoin? Everything You Need to Know

Stop asking yourself, "What is bitcoin?"—these articles have all the answers you need. >>

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What Life Was Like on the Last Day at the Waffle House

An account of the dismantling of an extraordinary ordinary place. >>

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Which Movies Were Better Than the Book?

Some authors kick and scream when a director bulks up a book’s plot for the silver screen. But… >>

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8 of the Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World

With their skillfully crafted design and architecture, these famous opera houses are among the most… >>

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Quick: How Does This Picture Make You Feel?

“Too often, when people walk into a museum, they secretly think, 
I can’t see the point of… >>

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Remember the Hot Coffee Lawsuit? What Really Happened

An elderly woman is burned when she spills a cup of hot coffee on her lap. She sues her way to a… >>

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The RD Interview: Anna Quindlen on Her Proudest Achievement

The beloved author talks about midlife surprises, lifelong friendships, and her proudest… >>

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Seth MacFarlane Confesses: “I Regret I Never Got to Meet Carl Sagan”

When I was a kid, astronomer Carl Sagan meant the sun, the moon, and the stars to me. >>

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The Psychic, The Novelist, and the $17 Million Scam

"Take off your bracelet," the fortune-teller commands. That's a test. Do you trust? You'd be amazed… >>

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You Be the Judge: The Case of the Falling Filmgoer

Should a movie theater pay when a patron takes a spill? >>