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You Be the Judge: A Grandmother’s Rights

A woman argues that she had a right to see her grandson, but her daughter claims she tried to… >>

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What Makes Someone Brave?

Does courage live in the heart or the mind? What compels some people to turn toward danger and… >>

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Awesome Nerd Quotes for Proud Geeks Everywhere

There's something great about being a geek. (Take it from someone who wrote a 100-page thesis on… >>

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Google Street View: 9 Spectacular Sights You Couldn’t See Until Now

Google Street View has been around since 2007, but the tech giant has recently expanded the service… >>

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5 of the Most Epic Animal Migrations

By land, air, and sea these animals that migrate travel hundreds or even thousands of miles for… >>

The Best Art Books to Give as Gifts
The Best Art Books to Give as Gifts

Socks and underwear may come and go, but these beautiful art books will be enjoyed for years to… >>

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Which of Your Favorite ’90s Bands Are Still Rocking It?

Yes, these groups are still going strong in the 21st century. >>

9 Creepy Real Experiments That Sound Like Science Fiction
9 Creepy Real Experiments That Sound Like Science Fiction

Scientists growing human brains in mice? It sounds like science-fiction, but it's happening right… >>

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Top 13 Christmas Movies for Kids

We recap the classics—and offer a few recommendations you may have missed—in this… >>

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12 Common Phrases You Never Knew Were From the Bible

No book in history has contributed more phrases to the English language than the King James Bible… >>

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The Best Thriller Books of All Time

We've organized the best thrillers by category; get ready for your hair to stand on end. >>

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Dorothea Lange: Her Photos, in Her Own Words

"You know there are moments such as these when time stands still and all you do is hold your breath… >>

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Oh, Cute! When Kittens Play Competitive Football

Move over, Super Bowl: Fierce little fuzzballs are ready to take the field in the first Kitten Bowl. >>

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7 Smart Books About Technology Today

A graphic novel, a gripping origin story, a cautionary tale: these are some of the most interesting… >>

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Year in Review: The Best Quotes of 2013

As 2013 winds down, we reflect on the words—funny and serious—that proved to be history in the… >>

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Experts Explain Why Certain Words Sound Fat

It's not just you: researchers say humans literally size up words based on how they sound. >>

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8 Irresistible Fall Books We’re Reading Right Now

Here's the short list of the titles that will keep Reader's Digest books editor Dawn Raffel turning… >>

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John F. Kennedy Quotes: 9 Lasting Thoughts

A look at the Kennedy family's legacy through President John F. Kennedy's enduring words and images. >>

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11 Things Most of Us Believe In

A new study from the Associated Press reveals surprising information about American values. >>