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10 Words That Mean the Opposite of What They Used to Mean

Thanks to cultural changes, incorrect translations, and a host of other reasons, word meanings… >>

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7 Unique Bird Houses You Wish You Could Move Into

With their unusual designs and attention to detail, these show-stopping homes are true works of art. >>

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Best Short Stories to Read Right Now

These seven memorable books make it clear that short is good. >>

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Stunning Wave Photos You Won’t Believe Are Real

Photographer Clark Little captures beautiful ocean and wave photos from an unbelievable… >>

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7 Great Books from Small Presses That Are Worth Your Time

From psychological thrillers to Southern sagas, from stunningly daring narratives to delicious… >>

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Surprisingly Intimate Moments of Daily Life Around the World

As with his well-known photo, "Afghan Girl," these pictures of strangers from photojournalist Steve… >>

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8 Flower Photos With Surprising Emotional Pull

Photographer joSon captures soul and beauty in these remarkable flower photos. >>

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You’ll Never Believe Who Invented the Super Soaker!

The Popsicle, the super soaker, the kevlar vest ... some of the craziest invention stories ever. >>

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David Brooks: How Much of Our Time Should Politics Take?

In the garden of democracy, politics should support, not dominate, our lives, argues the New York… >>

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St. Patrick’s Day in Pictures: How the World Celebrates

Take a look at how people all over the world celebrate the patron saint of Ireland on March 17. Is… >>