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Reality Rocks: Amazing Documentaries to Fit Every Mood
Reality Rocks: Amazing Documentaries to Fit Every Mood

When it comes to film, there's a time for romance, comedy and, yes, even romantic comedy. But… >>

Happy Birthday to the Invention That Changed Music Forever
Happy Birthday to the Invention That Changed Music Forever

How do musical instruments talk to one another in an electronic age? They use MIDI—the Musical… >>

5 Great TV Shows that Changed the World
5 Great TV Shows that Changed the World

These iconic programs made us safer, healthier, quippier, and more tuneful. >>

Equal Rights for Warriors: Pentagon Ends Ban on Women in Combat
Equal Rights for Warriors: Pentagon Ends Ban on Women in Combat

More than 280,000 women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, with hundreds wounded and more than… >>

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Must-Reads: Remembering LBJ’s Final Days

This Tuesday marks the 40th anniversary of his death, but President Lyndon Johnson still looms as… >>

Got a Novel? You Could Score $50,000
Got a Novel? You Could Score $50,000

Have you written a novel that's in search of a publisher? Whether your book has been sitting in a… >>

Song Reader by Beck
The Great Collaboration: Beck’s ‘Song Reader’

Beck's latest album, "Song Reader" is collection of 20 new songs unlike anything you've ever heard… >>

One Monopoly Piece Will Be Sent to Jail, Permanently
One Monopoly Piece Will Be Sent to Jail, Permanently

Hasbro is sending one of their iconic Monopoly tokens to jail for good. In an effort to refresh the… >>

Long Lost Disney Tunes Surface at Last
Long Lost Disney Tunes Surface at Last

Disney movies are hard to outgrow. Whether you watched them over and over again with your kids… >>

The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth
The Big Idea: Clone Ancient Trees to Save Planet Earth

David Milarch is a pioneering spirit who believes that cloning huge ancient trees—such as the… >>

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Must Read: Short Story Genius George Saunders Does It Again

Ever since I first read "The Falls," the dark and powerful final short story in George Saunders… >>

Dog News: Greyhounds Need Homes
Dog News: Greyhounds Need Homes

With greyhound racing on the decline nationwide, more and more greyhounds (and hound-mix breeds)… >>

Books: The First Must-Read of 2013 Arrives
Books: The First Must-Read of 2013 Arrives

Bernard Cornwell is a master of  combining a thumping good tale with a fascinating history… >>

She's the One: Americans Name Their Most Admired Woman
She’s the One: Americans Name Their Most Admired Woman

And it's Hillary Clinton—again! For the 11th year in a row, Americans named Clinton as their… >>

Better Than a Leg Lamp: A Stocking Full of 'Christmas Story' Trivia
Better Than a Leg Lamp: A Stocking Full of ‘Christmas Story’ Trivia

It's time once again to gather around the TV and watch Ralphie Parker and his family overcome… >>

If Only: The Best Unmade Movies of 2012
If Only: The Best Unmade Movies of 2012

The end of the year is often a time of reflection, with "Best Of" lists seemingly everywhere… >>

Got a Minute? Get a Story
Got a Minute? Get a Story

Want to download a quick, compelling, no-cost read? A free app called Bookslinger  treats you to a… >>

GIF Fever: You've Never Seen So Many Cute Dogs (And Cats)
GIF Fever: You’ve Never Seen So Many Cute Dogs (And Cats)

Remember how the Oxford American Dictionary deemed "GIF" its word of the year? Well, Buzzfeed… >>

New Trend: Cyber-Compliments
New Trend: Cyber-Compliments

Cyberbullying is widespread enough to necessitate a Cyberbullying Research Center, but a new trend… >>

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… >>