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The Best Short Books You’ll Ever Read

No time for War and Peace? These great short books, recommended by Features Editor Dawn Raffel, are… >>

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5 Animals That Live Forever

These lucky creatures have found the fountain of youth. >>

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You Won’t Believe These Flyingfish!

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a…fish with wings! Steve N.G. Howell captures these incredible… >>

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Finish This Sentence: Someone Should Invent…

What's your great idea? Finish this sentence below. >>

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From the Letters of E.B. White: “Hang on to Your Hope”

Beloved author E. B. White responds to a letter he received predicting a grim future for humanity. >>

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Why Homeschool? 13 Things Homeschoolers Want You to Know

We asked parents why they chose to homeschool their kids, what it's like to be the teacher, and… >>

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How Unhealthy Is Binge Watching? Press Pause, and Read On

Binge-watching might be worse for you than you think, according to the latest research, but here's… >>

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7 Ways Technology Can Make You Sick

Modern gadgets make life a breeze—until they don't. >>

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Could You Be a Genius? This Mensa Quiz Will Tell You

Here's a fun way to put your IQ through its paces. Try these sample questions! >>

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Photos of Lasting Interest

Each month, our editors invite unique curators to share a photo that resonates with them personally. >>