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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… >>

It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!
It’s a Wonderful @#$%^& Life!

My family’s favorite Christmas tradition is the annual Driving of the Father Crazy by… >>

5 Reasons to See 'Zero Dark Thirty'
5 Reasons to See ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Director Kathryn Bigelow's follow-up to her Oscar-winning film The Hurt Locker is generating buzz… >>

Good Night, Earth: Amazing Photos from Space
Good Night, Earth: Amazing Photos from Space

Want to get away from it all for a few minutes? I mean, really away from it all, like 512 miles out… >>

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The Only Fiscal Cliff Guide You’ll Need This Holiday Season

The news media is abuzz with talk of the impending fiscal cliff—a series of tax hikes and… >>

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Travel Everywhere (Man!) with Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash has been everywhere (man!) and a clever project from British web developer Iain Mullan… >>

Oh, yes! The 30th Anniversary of
Oh, yes! The 30th Anniversary of “Thriller”

2012 has brought us many iconic anniversaries—Reader's Digest celebrates 90 years, the Oreo is… >>

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White House Holiday: Let Bo Be Your Guide

The White House may be beautifully decked for the holidays, but it's left to the First Dog to… >>

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

In our household, my wife’s job is to cook, clean, take care of our daughter, do the books… >>

'But Mom, They're Art!' Major Museum Adds Video Games to Collection
‘But Mom, They’re Art!’ Major Museum Adds Video Games to Collection

New York's Museum of Modern Art—better known as MoMA—announced Thursday that 14 video games… >>

Mad About <i>Mad</i>? New Book Celebrates its Hilarious History
Mad About Mad? New Book Celebrates its Hilarious History

Sixty years ago, a new magazine took newsstands by storm. It was smart, funny, irreverent, and… >>

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Top Christmas Movies Guaranteed to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Cozy up to these top holiday classic Christmas movies. >>

What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?
What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?

With Puerto Rican statehood in the news once again, Smithsonian magazine's excellent Design Decoded… >>