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5 Crazy Ideas that Just Might Save the Planet

The Earth is getting warmer. Luckily, scientists are working on creative ways to keep our planet… >>

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15 Little-Known Game Facts and Trivia

Who knew Super Mario was connected to Popeye? Or that Monopoly helped free Allied POWs? One expert… >>

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We Can’t Be Friends If You Don’t Follow These People on Instagram

At its best, social media like Instagram can connect you with amazing individuals that inspire you… >>

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What Unites These States?

Philip Caputo traveled from Key West, Florida, to Deadhorse, Alaska, asking everyday Americans what… >>

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Here’s a Smart Test—and a Devilish Quiz

Reader's Digest first ran these deceptively easy questions in 1970. 
Not one person in a hundred… >>

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What Star Gazing Looks Like From the Last of the Wild Roads

At the crest between valleys, I take out binoculars, and in turn they take my breath, multiplying… >>

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6 Global Warming Effects That May Surprise You

You might already think of global warming effects as melting ice, rising seas, stronger hurricanes… >>

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21 New Games and Fun Apps to Brighten Your Day

There's something for everyone in our top picks of websites and apps that are sure to make you… >>

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6 Creative Ways to Save Endangered Languages Before They Disappear

Each year twenty-five languages die out, but these groups are developing creative ways to keep… >>

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The Gutsiest Game Show Contestants Ever

It doesn't matter if you win or lose, as long as you earn the respect of Americans everywhere. >>

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Gorgeous, Meet Gross: 4 Lovely Locales Ruined By Massive Trash

From the tallest mountain to the largest ocean, no place on earth (or beyond) is immune from… >>

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Guess the Surprising Meanings of These Really Weird Words

Don't you just love "petrichor"? Especially if you're one of the "bibliobibuli" that feels… >>

What You Should Know About the Keystone XL Pipeline

Read up on this controversial project that could affect gas prices, the environment, and more. >>

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5 Flash Mob Videos That Will Brighten Your Day

Sometimes all you need is a little spontaneous song and dance to make you smile. So here you go:… >>

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Animal Skulls Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

It's easy to recognize a human head beneath its flesh, but some of these animal skulls might… >>

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Cool Google Tricks You Never Knew Existed

From functional to fun: The all-powerful search engine is packed with more cool Google tricks than… >>

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5 Can’t-Lose Poker Strategy Tips for Seven-Card Stud

Playing some seven-card stud? Hone your poker strategy and avoid a tough fold with these expert… >>

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Weird News: When Super Heroes Behave Badly

A punch in the gut, pepper spray in the face? Superheroes on Hollywood Boulevard may not act like… >>

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Can You Guess What This Fireworks Display Is Called?

This mini-lesson will make you sound like a fireworks pro. >>