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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… >>

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Wil Wheaton: Why It’s Great to Be a Nerd

An expectant mother at a comics convention asked a Star Trek actor to tell her unborn daughter why… >>

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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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20 Reasons Why 2014 Will Be Better for Us All

Optimism is Reader's Digest's middle name, so we reached out to thought leaders, authors, 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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Should This Woman Be Sent Back to Prison?

She was a fugitive, yes. But for almost two thirds of her life, she’d also been a law-abiding… >>

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You Be the Judge: The Nightmare Neighbor

In the four months after a loud tenant arrived, a neighbor sent 17 letters of complaint to the… >>