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How to Get a Voice like Adele's
How to Get a Voice like Adele’s

My mom always taught me that I need to speak up more, because my voice is too soft and girlish… >>

Hey Girl, It's Paul Ryan!
Hey Girl, It’s Paul Ryan!

alternate text here" width="200" height="150" />Even before he stepped into the election… >>

Here's a Guaranteed Mood-Booster
Here’s a Guaranteed Mood-Booster

Our Beautiful World and Universe, a Facebook "community page about Mother Nature," never fails to… >>

RD's Best of America on Pinterest
Has Your Hometown Been Pinned?

Our Best of America Pinterest board began amidst the planning of our July/August We Hear You… >>

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… >>

Happy Birthday Raymond Chandler
Happy Birthday Raymond Chandler

I’m a big fan of mystery fiction. Police procedurals, detective stories, amateur sleuths… >>

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H.P. Lovecraft’s Horror Stories, for the Low Price of Free

Beloved horror author H.P. Lovecraft wrote no fewer than 63 short stories between 1917 and 1935… >>

Gun Control: The Most Thoughtful Responses
Gun Control: The Most Thoughtful Responses

Since Friday's killings in Colorado, we've been listening in to the myriad conversations about gun… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

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… >>

Forbes: Foreclosures of the Rich & Famous
Forbes: Foreclosures of the Rich & Famous

Every once in a while, you come across something on the internet that serves no real purpose at all… >>

For Beagle Brigades, the Nose Knows
For Beagle Brigades, the Nose Knows

Meet Linus, federal agent. He's also a 6-year-old beagle. Last night's NBC Nightly News with… >>

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Feast Your Eyes: Four Great Photo Sites

I can get lost in good photography websites just like I can in good books—they tell a story… >>

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… >>

Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don't Step in That
Encyclopedia Farmica: Read This, Don’t Step in That

For a dose of delight in the closing days of summer, I recommend  Barynard Confidential: An A to… >>

Elections: Primary News Source Is TV, But Mobile Close Behind
Elections: Primary News Source Is TV, But Mobile Close Behind

You can find politics news on the web in an overwhelming number of places, but to keep up… >>