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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… >>

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. >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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. >>

11 Things Most of Us Believe In

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

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Movie Trivia Game: Guess the Working Title

Can you figure out which are the working titles for these blockbuster films? >>

“Call Me Maybe”: Why Is It So Addictive?

Don't be embarrassed. We've all blasted it in our cars or turned it up on our iPods (and then… >>

The Year's Best Photos
The Year’s Best Photos

Whether you want a refresher on the national and international news of 2012, or you just like to… >>

The Worst (But Funniest) Way to Kill a Spider
The Worst (But Funniest) Way to Kill a Spider

The real Spider-Man is on the job. (Photo from gawker.com) In our household, my wife’s job is… >>

The Word of the Year Is...Just 3 Letters Long
The Word of the Year Is…Just 3 Letters Long

What better way to kick off the season of year-end lists than with the announcement of the word of… >>

The Sweet Taste of Electoral Votes
The Sweet Taste of Electoral Votes

The Electoral College remains a mysterious process for many Americans, and electoral math can… >>