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13 Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Being Pope
13 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Being Pope

He's the Holy Father, but he's also a man, and running the Church is a job. Here's the lowdown on… >>

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Awesome Life Advice from Your Favorite Superheroes

If you're looking to seize "a day, unlike any other!" remember these encouraging quotes, culled… >>

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6 Myths and Legends About Easter Traditions

Multicolored eggs. Cute bunny rabbits. Learn the history behind some of this Christian holiday's… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Rodman Loves a Dictator; Jersey Shore Sea Monster
Weird News Round-Up: Rodman Loves a Dictator; Jersey Shore Sea Monster

The sequester may be this week's most important news item, but automatic spending cuts and the… >>

Funny: The 2013 Academy Awards They Forgot to Hand Out
Funny: The 2013 Academy Awards They Forgot to Hand Out

We're all about Jennifer Lawrence tripping out on victory…but who were the real champions of the… >>

What Hollywood Insiders Won't Tell You About the Academy Awards
What Hollywood Insiders Won’t Tell You About the Academy Awards

Break out your ballots: You may be just as qualified to pick the winners for the Oscar as some… >>

Rx Drugs on Screen: Writer Scott Z. Burns Talks 'Side Effects'
Rx Drugs on Screen: Writer Scott Z. Burns Talks ‘Side Effects’

Released this weekend to general critical acclaim but soft box office numbers, Side Effects is a… >>

What's Your News IQ? And Other Fun, Challenging Quizzes
What’s Your News IQ? And Other Fun, Challenging Quizzes

Sure, the news is widely available and readily accessible thanks to social media, but how much of… >>

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Music Quiz: What’s Your Grammy IQ?

How much do you know about the biggest night in music? Test your Grammy knowledge and discover a… >>

300-Word History Lesson: Colin Powell and the WMDs That Didn’t Exist
300-Word History Lesson: Colin Powell and the WMDs That Didn’t Exist

Ten years ago this week, in a presentation to the United Nations Security Council that he would… >>

A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination
A Book We Love (And You Should Read) Earns a Well-Deserved Nomination

We said it back in our July/August issue when we ran a big excerpt in our pages: Kristen Iversen's… >>

5 Worst Mistakes in Sports History
5 Worst Mistakes in Sports History

If they could do it over again, they'd probably think twice: A look at funny sports stories that… >>

Super Bowl Ads: Show Us the Money!
Super Bowl Ads: Show Us the Money!

It's no secret that Super Bowl commercials can be just as riveting as the glory on the gridiron. A… >>

Test Your Brain Power and Fight World Hunger At the Same Time
Test Your Brain Power and Fight World Hunger At the Same Time

Did you know that hunger is the world's number one health risk? It kills more people each year… >>

Concertgoers, Rejoice: Ticketmaster Kills Those Annoying Wiggly Nonsense Words We All Hate to Type
Concertgoers, Rejoice: Ticketmaster Kills Those Annoying Wiggly Nonsense Words We All Hate to Type

As someone who buys upwards of 100 tickets a year on Ticketmaster.com, the bane of my existence are… >>

Why Wait? The Beatles' 50th Anniversary Party Starts Now!
Why Wait? The Beatles’ 50th Anniversary Party Starts Now!

A year from now, we'll all be caught up in the hype and craziness surrounding the 50th anniversary… >>

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… >>