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Trust poll winner: Tom Hanks is America's most trusted man
Infographic: Why We Trust Certain Faces and Distrust Others

Why do we trust certain people and distrust others? The key might be in these facial… >>

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Snake Pictures That Are Scary and Beautiful at the Same Time

Though the slithering critters might creep you out, these artistic snake pictures are incredibly… >>

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20 Reasons You’re Happy You Don’t Live in Winterfell

Sometimes it looks glamorous: the castle, the feasts, the silk dresses and the gold (assuming you… >>

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14 Books You Really Should Have Read By Now

Seeing the movie doesn't count! If you skimmed these in school, take a closer, grownup look with… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Worst First Date Ever, Senator Proposes Seersucker Ban
Weird News Round-Up: Worst First Date Ever, Senator Proposes Seersucker Ban

This week's oddest headlines will make you thankful for even the lamest first dates, your freedom… >>

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5 Classes You Took That Your Kids Won’t

Memories of Typing and Home Ec are far, far away when we consider the Facebooking, Tweeting teens… >>

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Willie Nelson’s Birthday Bash: 10 Reasons He’s Even More Awesome Than You Thought

Ain't it funny how time slips away? In honor of the touring legend's 80th birthday, here are some… >>

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Who Said It Best: ‘Veep’ or Real Life VP Joe Biden?

Vice President Joe Biden is well known for his garrulousness, but how does his loquacity hold up… >>

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Faith in Humanity, Restored: 4 Documentaries Worth Watching

If you're ever feeling emotionally dried out, watch one of these movies and let the waterworks… >>

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Goodbye, TV: 5 Things Your Tablet Is Poised to Replace

You can read, watch and do close to anything on this one handy gadget -- and pretty soon, it could… >>

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The Winters Of Our Content: Remembering Jonathan Winters At His Funniest

A first-person recollection of the improv master's hilarious drama-class instruction, and clips… >>

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The Most Shocking Break-Ups of the Last Five Years

This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the 1970 break-up of the Beatles. Here, eight recent… >>

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“I’m Not Dead!” 10 Celebrities We Mourned Prematurely

No: Cher's not dead. Yes: Hashtags are confusing. >>

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13 Songs for the Perfect Summer Playlist

Go beyond the Beach Boys with our round-up of upbeat songs—plus learn the surprising music trivia… >>

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8 Eye-Popping Art Park Sculptures

Want to see something cool? Take a trip to these awe-inspiring oases of art, on display in parks… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Bieber Loses Monkey, Guinea Pig Consumption Rises
Weird News Round-Up: Bieber Loses Monkey, Guinea Pig Consumption Rises

There were notable losses this week—film critic Roger Ebert, artist Carmine Infantino, and… >>

Looking Back: Ebert's First Review in Reader's Digest
Looking Back: Ebert’s First Review in Reader’s Digest

Movie lovers worldwide today mourn the passing of Roger Ebert, the famed film critic who pioneered… >>

50,000 Shades of Grey: The Wonder of Bookless Libraries
50,000 Shades of Grey: The Wonder of Bookless Libraries

What if you could fit a library’s entire collection in the palm of your hand? That’s the idea… >>

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12 Untranslatable Words We Love

These wonderful words from all over the world have no direct English translation or equivalent, but… >>