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8 J.K. Rowling Quotes to Motivate You Through Any Slump

The world would be a lot less magical if not for J.K. Rowling and her beloved Harry Potter books… >>

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The Psychology of How We Learn Prejudice: Are We Natural-Born Racists?

Writer Chris Mooney was convinced he was color-blind—until a simple test proved otherwise. Here… >>

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U-S-A! 17 Heartwarming Photos from the U.S. Women’s Soccer Ticker-Tape Parade

On July 10, a boisterous ticker-tape parade—the first ever to honor an all-women's sports… >>

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24 Magical, Mind-Blowing Facts About Disneyland

Celebrate Disneyland's 60th anniversary with these facts about its disastrous first day, its secret… >>

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40 Shocking Facts About the Filming of ‘Jaws’

Fascinating trivia to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this classic summer thriller >>

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7 Cool Things 7-Eleven Never Told You About The Slurpee

July 11th is the official birthday of the 7-Eleven convenience store chain and also Free Slurpee… >>

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8 Brilliant Things You Never Knew Were Invented by NASA

From the practical (UV-protected lenses) to the bizarre (Super Soaker water guns), NASA is… >>

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19 Things You Never Knew About Harper Lee and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Curious about the famously mysterious author of 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and the forthcoming book… >>

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11 Inspiring, Insightful, and Just Plain Wise Quotes from the Dalai Lama

In honor of the 14th Dalai Lama's 80th birthday, we rounded up our favorite among his teachings. >>

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9 Incredible Historical Predictions That Actually Came True

What do Wi-Fi, the moon landing, and debit cards have in common? They were all prophesied by great… >>

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The White House Staff Confesses: What It’s Really Like to Work for the Presidents

From the Kennedy administration to the present day, touching White House stories from the people… >>

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12 Ernest Hemingway Quotes That Will Inspire You to Live Boldly

Ernest Hemingway, writer and adventurer extraordinaire, died 54 years ago this month. These wise… >>

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4 Women Revolutionary War-Era Heroes Your History Class Forgot to Mention

Though they may not always be mentioned in textbooks, these courageous ladies fought for the… >>

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13 Things You Never Knew About the Song ‘Happy Birthday to You’

At a well preserved 122 years old, "Happy Birthday to You," the most frequently sung English song… >>

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15 Fascinating Facts You Never Learned About America

Which president was a hangman, which owned a saloon, the country's deadliest job, and more… >>

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A Scientist Explains Why We Should Stop Being Afraid of Chemicals

Chemistry gets an unfair bad reputation as the world embraces products labeled "natural." But that… >>

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14 Things You Didn’t Know About the Confederate Flag

The Confederate flag we know today looks a lot different than the first version adopted in 1861… >>

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8 of the Most Extreme Facts About the Human Body, From the World’s Smartest IQ to its Tallest Man

Humans may be programmed to grow stronger, faster, and smarter, still science shows our potential… >>

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9 of the Most Inspiring, Powerful Quotes from Pope Francis on Climate Change

On June 18, 2015, Pope Francis releases a 184-page encyclical addressing the threat that global… >>

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20 Mind-Blowing Facts About the Statue of Liberty (She Turns 130 This Year!)

Boston's plan to steal her, the French mother she made famous, the seafaring suffragette protest… >>