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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… >>

Must See: Insanely Addictive Websites
Must See: Insanely Addictive Websites

Warning: These websites are highly addictive and may cause you to waste massive amounts of time… >>

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… >>

Fun Freebie: Stylish Snail Mail is a Hit
Fun Freebie: Stylish Snail Mail is a Hit

When's the last time you got a real, handwritten letter in the mail? Feeling nostalgic, artist Ivan… >>

Why Do Top Students Cheat?
Why Do Top Students Cheat?

Cheating has gone from a nasty habit to a nationwide epidemic. In March,nine seniors from… >>

Funky Map Shows State Size According to Votes
Funky Map Shows State Size According to Votes

An awesome new feature on Slate offers a unique look at America: What would our country look like… >>

Your End-of-the-World App Checklist
Your End-of-the-World App Checklist

Last week, the unthinkable happened: I found myself waiting in line to use a payphone. In my… >>

Election 2012: Memorable Night, Cloudy Future
Election 2012: Memorable Night, Cloudy Future

With a  resounding electoral college win and a slim victory in the popular vote, Barack Obama was… >>

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Mitt Romney’s Loss and the Art of the Concession

Although the election was called by major news outlets shortly after 11 p.m. last night, most of us… >>