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Meet George Washington’s Dentist: Incredible True Tales About 5 Sidekicks Who Changed History

Without these sidekicks, we might not have had John Wayne's Western movies, Coco Chanel's little… >>

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Meet the Woman Who’s Spent 48 Years Sewing More Than 1 Million NFL Footballs

Jane Helser is an Ohio seamstress who has has a hand in every single Super Bowl football since the… >>

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Why I Broke Up With Football

A sportswriter and longtime fan won’t be tuning in to watch football anymore, and the reasoning… >>

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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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Halloween Around the World: Customs and Traditions

How do people celebrate their version of Halloween around the world? With less candy corn than… >>

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12 Stephen King Quotes on Fear, Fitting In, and Being Walt Disney’s ‘Evil Twin’

Enjoy our curated chat with Stephen King, the irrepressible thriller master. >>

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8 Stunning National Geographic Photos to Remind You How Wondrous Our World Is

Go on a journey around the globe—no passport needed!—via these images from a new National… >>

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Finish This Sentence: For One Day, I Would Like to Trade Places With …

If you could be anyone else for a day, who would it be? >>

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America’s Troops Speak Out: 43 Things They Wish You Knew About Shipping Out, Coming Home, and How Their Lives Change

We treasure our soldiers for what they do and stand for, yet how many of us know more than the… >>

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8 Presidents Caught in Rare Candid Pictures

In these excerpted quotes from his book, Presidential Picture Stories, veteran photojournalist… >>

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Malcolm Gladwell on the Late Bloomer Phenomenon

If you haven't discovered your exceptional gift yet, you're in good company. Mark Twain, Alfred… >>

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Don’t Be a Sissy: Garrison Keillor’s Rules to Surviving a Minnesota Winter

The humorist makes a compelling case for embracing the cold. >>

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Photos of Lasting Interest

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

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Why Does This Woman Have 362 Exotic, Endangered Birds Living In Her Backyard?

Sure, Michele Raffin has 35 aviaries to clean and many, many beaks to feed. But she does have help… >>

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Weird Animal Photos: 7 Bizarre Creatures You Won’t Believe Are Real

It's hard to believe these odd-looking critters actually evolved to look this way. Here, the new… >>

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Beyond Frosty: The Bizarrely Important History of the Snowman

Miracles, massacres, and Michelangelo; see how snowmen had a frosty hand in them all. >>

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Weird Facts About 5 Punctuation Marks You See Everywhere

Hashtags, ampersands, and pilcrows, oh my! Grammar nerds, #ReadOn >>

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13 Halloween Party Games

At your next Halloween party, play these new and fun games that are great for kids and adults alike. >>

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6 Weird Facts About Lightning Strikes

From strange lightning strike rashes to exploding trees, these facts about lightning will, well… >>

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“Fragile” is Meaningless: Blunt Confessions of a UPS Handler

"I won't lie and say I've never stood on a package." >>